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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Peoria man arrested for gang-related shooting (Peoria, IL): A Peoria man has been arrested as part of an investigation into a gang-related shooting Tuesday night that sent one man to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: November 23, 2012

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Street gangs gain foothold on Native American reservations (South Dakota): During this time of year, school children are often taught the story of the first Thanksgiving where the Pilgrims met the Indians upon coming to North America. Much like the first Thanksgiving, the true story of the current struggle of Native Americans has remained largely untold and misunderstood.
Source: The Grio    Date: November 23, 2012

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Three hurt, two arrested in gang brawl at CherryVale Mall (Cherry Valley, IL): Two people were taken to the hospital after an early-morning brawl between alleged gang members during Black Friday shopping at CherryVale Mall.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: November 23, 2012

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Third man sentenced in gang-related robbery (Ephrata, WA): A third man was sentenced to 90 days in jail for helping to steal a dead gang member's dog. Erik Martinez, 18, of Moses Lake, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in Grant County Superior Court, according to court records.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald    Date: November 23, 2012

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Gang member arrested in two slayings (Stockton, CA): A man suspected of murdering two people in October was arrested Wednesday in Stockton, authorities said.
Source: The Record    Date: November 22, 2012

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Gang member pleads guilty to drug murder (White Plains, NY): A member of the Newburgh Latin Kings gang pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to his role in the 2010 murder of John "Tarzan" Maldonado.
Source: Times Herald-Record    Date: November 22, 2012

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Two teenagers injured in shooting (Nashville, TN): A shooting in the Andrew Jackson public housing complex hospitalized two Nashville teens Wednesday afternoon, spurring Metro’s gang unit to investigate what led to the violence.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: November 22, 2012

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Wanted teen suspect Fernando Hernandez turns himself in (Fairfield, CA): A Fairfield teen wanted in connection to a drive-by gang shooting in September that hospitalized a rival gang associate turned himself in on Wednesday, police said.
Source: The Reporter    Date: November 22, 2012

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Two plead not guilty to gang-related charges in Trumbull County (Niles, OH): The Niles community is hoping to move forward after a trio is indicted on charges related to possible gang activity.
Source: WFMJ News    Date: November 22, 2012

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Woman with Salinas gang ties sent to prison for 70 months (Salinas, CA): A woman who had close ties to prominent Salinas and Watsonville gangs has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison following last year's Operation Garlic Press Sweeps.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: November 22, 2012

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NC Latin Kings gang head convicted (Winston-Salem, NC): Jorge Cornell, the founder and leader of North Carolina's Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation, bowed his head Wednesday as the verdict came in.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: November 22, 2012

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State's gang laws lacking, officials say (Washington, DC): Although a new tool in the federal government’s fight against the violent gang MS-13 may help curb the growing problem in Maryland, local officials say state laws aren’t so effective.
Source: Cumberland Times-News    Date: November 22, 2012

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Kennewick City Council approves new operating budget (Kennewick, WA): Kennewick's police force will gain three more officers next year to help in the city's fight against gang activity. The Kennewick City Council unanimously approved its $95.7 million 2013-14 operating budget Tuesday.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: November 21, 2012

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Gang-affiliated murderer gets 40 years in prison (Los Angeles, CA): A South Los Angeles gang member has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for murdering a single mother and a teenage honors student.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 21, 2012

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Gangster Disciples gang member to serve 17 years in federal prison (Cedar Rapids, IA): A Cedar Rapids man who was an active member of the Gangster Disciples street gang was sentenced Monday to more than 17 years in federal prison.
Source: KCRG 9 News    Date: November 21, 2012

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Five suspected members of violent Oakland gang charged in fatal 2011 shooting (Oakland, CA): Five suspected members of a violent Oakland gang have been charged with murder in the August 2011 fatal shooting of a man they erroneously thought belonged to a rival gang, police said Wednesday.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: November 21, 2012

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Police investigate Tuesday night shooting as gang-related (Peoria, IL): A Peoria man was shot in the chest in what appeared to be a gang-related shooting Tuesday night.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: November 21, 2012

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Yakima gang unit hoping to double in size (Yakima, WA): The Yakima Police Department is hoping to double the size of its gang unit to cut down on gang activity and crime.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News    Date: November 21, 2012

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Police investigation yields 12 indictments on gang-related charges (Cincinnati, OH) : Cincinnati police have announced that several joint investigations have resulted in the indictment of 12 gang members and affiliates from the Madisonville neighborhood.
Source: WCPO 9 News    Date: November 21, 2012

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Gangs remain active on West Island (Montreal, QC): Montreal's West Island is known for being a safe, family-friendly suburb. But despite appearances, there is an active criminal undercurrent in the region.
Source: CBC News    Date: November 21, 2012

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