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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Hybrid gangs bring new challenges (Apple Valley, CA): New breeds of "hybrid" street gangs have been appearing with more frequency lately, posing unique challenges for local sheriff's and school officials — and forcing them to come up with creative ways to deal with young people more inclined to commit crimes.
Source: Daily Press    Date: October 27, 2012

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Judge denies gang officers banned from court (Vancouver, BC): B.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Bauman says anti-gang police have not been banned from his courthouse, though he asked them to "avoid being blatantly and oppressively present."
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: October 26, 2012

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Yudichak-backed anti-gang legislation becomes law (Harrisburg, PA): Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law Thursday bills intended to crack down on gang members and their attempts to recruit and exploit people, especially children.
Source: The Citizens' Voice    Date: October 26, 2012

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Anti-gang legislation fast-tracked in Chester County (Chester County, PA): At a December bonfire gathering in New Garden Township, gang rivalry turned deadly as knife-wielding assailants killed two partygoers. The homicides resulted in the enactment of anti-gang legislation, introduced less than three months ago and signed into law today by Gov. Tom Corbett, said Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan.
Source: The Unionville Times    Date: October 26, 2012

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Bloods gang signs and culture outlined in court filings (Baltimore, MD): To the average person, seeing someone wipe the tip of his nose, then the sides with his left index finger and thumb might mean "I have an itch." Or possibly "I have a cold." But to a member of the Bloods gang, according to court filings, it could mean "I don't trust him."
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: October 26, 2012

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YouTube video shows alleged gang member firing shots at UT students (Austin, TX): It's posted on YouTube for anyone to see, a 16-year-old firing shots into the road at two UT students in a fleeing car.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: October 26, 2012

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Gang member gets 15 years in Clarksville drug operation (Clarksville, TN): The 11th gang member of 28 who were arrested two years ago in a drug trafficking conspiracy in Clarksville, Tenn., was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in federal prison.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: October 26, 2012

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Four charged with murder in East Oakland gang shootout that left one dead (Oakland, CA): Four reputed Oakland gang members have been charged with murder in a birthday party gunbattle last January that left one of their accomplices dead, police said Friday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 26, 2012

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Agents arrest "Bloods" gang member in Socastee (Socastee, SC): On Monday, 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit agents arrested a man believe to be a member of the Bloods Street Gang in Socastee.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15    Date: October 26, 2012

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Phoenix police arrest 20 street gang members in murder cases (Phoenix, AZ): Twenty people from rival street gangs have been arrested by Phoenix police for their alleged involvement in at least two murders and conspiring to commit others.
Source: KNXV 15 News    Date: October 26, 2012

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19-year-old Springfield man killed in gang-related shooting on Eastern Avenue (Springfield, MA): A 19-year-old city man died after he was shot Friday night in what police are saying is a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Republican    Date: October 26, 2012

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Doña Ana County anti-gang initiative receives donation (Las Cruces, NM): The Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department Gang Resistance Education and Training program received a $1,000 boost Friday thanks to the contribution of a local business.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News    Date: October 26, 2012

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Shooting in Anaheim leaves man in critical condition (Anaheim, CA): A man was seriously injured Friday night in a shooting that police suspect to be gang-related, authorities said. Based on the circumstances, police suspect that the shooting is gang-related, Dunn said. Authorities identified the victim as a documented gang member.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: October 26, 2012

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Four teens to be tried as adults in Roosevelt Park fatal beating (San Jose, CA): Four teenage boys arrested in the gang-related beating death of a 14-year-old boy in Roosevelt Park in April will be tried as adults and if convicted, could be sentenced to life in prison, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 26, 2012

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County will seek to try 15-year-old shooting suspect as adult (Yakima, WA): Yakima County prosecutors will seek to try Daniel Perez Jr. as an adult for the shooting death of a man in downtown Yakima earlier this week that authorities are characterizing as gang-related.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: October 26, 2012

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'No snitch' street code complicates trial — and gang unit's job (Seattle, WA): JaeBrione Gary says he wanted revenge after he was wounded in a shooting outside a fast-food restaurant in Skyway in May, but exacting vengeance from the witness stand was not what he had in mind.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: October 26, 2012

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Two Anaheim gang members arrested in shooting that wounds one (Anaheim, CA): Two gang members have been arrested in connection with a shooting that left a 30-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the arm, authorities said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: October 26, 2012

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Lack of anti-gang officers in court criticized (Vancouver, BC): The presence of uniformed anti-gang officers in B.C. courthouses during gang trials can prevent violence from breaking out, former solicitor general and longtime police officer Kash Heed said Wednesday.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: October 25, 2012

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Man held in the shooting deaths of two teens (Joliet, IL): A Joliet man is being held in lieu of $7 million bail in connection with a gang-related shooting that left two teens dead.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: October 25, 2012

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RPD looking to gang members' families for help (Rochester, NY): Today 22-year-old Ashley Johnson has her life in control. She has a job and is going to school to study Business Administration. In her spare time, she volunteers with R.I.S.E Youth Connection. But years ago, when she was 16 years old, Ashley's future didn’t shine so bright. She was a member of a gang and was constantly getting into fights.
Source: WHAM 13 News    Date: October 25, 2012

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