Gang-Related News Articles

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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.


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Wentwood Lane shooting related to gang activity (Prince William County, VA): The two men accused in the Wentwood Lane shooting that left one victim with a shattered spine and the other victim with a shattered leg bone have now been charged with gang participation, said Jonathan Perok, a spokesman for Prince William County police.
Source: LakeRidge-OccoquanPatch    Date: September 1, 2012

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Suspected Wentwood shooters charged with gang participation (Woodbridge, VA): Police have placed additional charges of gang participation against two men charged in connection with a double shooting in Woodbridge this week.
Source: Inside NoVa    Date: September 1, 2012

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Gangs no longer a 'big city' problem (Alice, TX): A recent eruption of gang violence forced two sisters to reconsider where they live. "I've been here 20 years, and this is the worst I've ever seen it," said Margaret Baker, 68. Baker even quit her job working nights at a nursing home because she didn't feel safe driving after dark.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: September 1, 2012

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New project aims to protect youth from violence and gangs (Denver, CO): It's been a breeding ground for violence and gangs over the last few years. The Park Hill Community in northeast Denver has been struggling to bring back culture, history and a sense of community for nearly four years.
Source: KUSA 9 News    Date: September 1, 2012

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Corpus Christi gang unit works to keep streets safe, assists other agencies (Corpus Christi, TX): A black Cadillac Escalade passes a patrol car on Morgan Avenue. Corpus Christi Police Officer Armando Cruz recognizes the driver. Cruz makes a U-turn and alerts nearby officers from the Police Department's gang unit. They devote their attention to the black SUV.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: September 1, 2012

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Police target West Side drug market (Chicago, IL): Chicago police today announced arrests targeting a West Side drug market where heroin was sold by gang members.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 1, 2012

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Bronx gangsters indicted on assault, drugs and weapons charges; used social media to plan attacks (Bronx, NY): Authorities have squashed a violent feud between rival drug dealing Bronx gangs who used Facebook, YouTube and text messaging to plan their attacks.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: August 31, 2012

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Five charged in home invasions (Tacoma, WA): Pierce County prosecutors on Thursday charged five alleged gang members and associates in a string of home-invasion robberies that targeted Asian families in Tacoma over the past seven months.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: August 31, 2012

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Social media rumor spreads fear of violence in Exeter (Exeter, CA): The Facebook messages poured in Wednesday evening, circulating rumors of potential violence in the small town of Exeter. Exeter Union High School, a school of 1,168 students near the base of Rocky Hill in a tight-knit community, was briefly put on alert. Posts on social media sites, school district officials said, warned of a gang-related shooting on the campus.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: August 31, 2012

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21-year-old man gets prison in Wilmington gang war case (Wilmington, DE): The last prosecution related to a 2010 gang war in Wilmington that left three dead and involved a half-dozen shootings concluded this week with a defendant admitting to criminally negligent homicide and reckless endangering.
Source: The News Journal    Date: August 31, 2012

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Authorities hold news conference to address gang fears (Albany, GA): Leaders from Albany and Dougherty Co. law enforcement and the D. A.'s office held a news conference today at the Law Enforcement Center to address fears of gang violence after a gang leader was shot and killed last week.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: August 31, 2012

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Pasco police seek six suspects in shooting that injured teen (Pasco, WA) : Six suspects are still being sought in a suspected gang-related shooting in Pasco where a 17-year-old girl was shot in the head but not seriously hurt, police said.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: August 31, 2012

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Accused gang member gets 11 years in prison on racketeering charge (Camde, NJ): A Camden man was sentenced to 11 years in state prison Friday for his role in a narcotics network in South Camden with ties to the Bloods street gang that was dealing large quantities of cocaine, heroin and PCP.
Source: Gloucester County Times    Date: August 31, 2012

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Colusa 16-year-old charged as adult in murder (Colusa County, CA): A 16-year-old Colusa boy, charged with the murder of a 14-year-old rival gang member, was arraigned in Colusa County Superior Court on Thursday.
Source: Corning Observer    Date: August 31, 2012

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Dangerous month for young black men in Minneapolis (Minneapolis, MN): August is the deadliest month in Minneapolis for homicides. An MPR News analysis of the last ten years of data from the Minneapolis Police Department found 57 people have been killed in August over the last decade - more than in any other month of the year.
Source: MPR News    Date: August 31, 2012

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Law enforcement says community should not fear gang violence (Albany, GA): A gang leader's murder has sparked concerns about retaliation in Albany. But law officers and school leaders say they will make sure that students and visitors are safe from gang violence.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: August 31, 2012

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No homicides for a week following violent surge; cause remains elusive (San Jose, CA): After one of the most violent stretches in San Jose's history claimed eight lives in 11 days, there hasn't been a homicide in more than a week. But the drop-off in killings is as difficult to explain as the unprecedented surge, a bloody confluence of gang shootings and random, unrelated slayings scattered throughout the city.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 31, 2012

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Despite crime, city puts dent in gangs (Buffalo, NY): This summer has seen a string of violence in the Queen City. So what are law enforcers doing to fight back? Buffalo Police identify the victim of Thursday evening's fatal shooting as 28-year-old city resident, Quincy Balance.
Source: WIVB News 4    Date: August 31, 2012

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City to expand violence reduction effort (Chicago, IL): Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Justice on Friday announced the expansion of the Chicago Police Department's violence reduction initiative in which aggressive, coordinated efforts across patrol, gang, narcotics and vice bureaus have reduced violent crime in the Englewood (7th) District on the South Side and the Harrison (11th) District on the West Side.
Source: WLS 890AM    Date: August 31, 2012

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Trial begins for San Bernardino man accused of fatal gang shooting (San Bernardino, CA): The trial started this week for a San Bernardino resident accused of fatally shooting another man during a gang-related fight earlier this year.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: August 31, 2012

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