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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As murders rise, Emanuel pushes for tougher anti-gang law (Chicago, IL): As murder skyrockets in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling on the General Assembly to pass a law to target gang members with federal-style racketeering cases.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 11, 2012

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Feds target Yonkers gang leadership (Yonkers, NY): Nine reputed members of the Cliff Street Gangsters have admitted to conspiring to sell drugs and to violently keeping rivals at bay in the Nodine Hill section of Yonkers, as prosecutors continue to build their case against a chief enforcer of the group.
Source: The Journal News    Date: April 11, 2012

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Definition of gangs clear on paper, not in the community (Columbia, MO): The Columbia Police Department has connected several shootings in Columbia since late January and called them gang-related. But what constitutes a gang? The Columbia Police Department and Boone County Sheriff’s Department operate from the legal definition in Missouri's criminal code.
Source: Columbia Missourian    Date: April 11, 2012

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Three held in fatal gang-related stabbing in San Jose (San Jose, CA): Three suspects have been arrested in a fatal gang-related stabbing in San Jose, police said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: April 11, 2012

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Shooting in Livermore may be gang-related (Livermore, CA): Members of the Sureno street gang may be involved in a Livermore shooting that occurred Sunday afternoon, police said
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: April 11, 2012

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MS-13 gang member arrested in Maryland, wanted for Honduras slaying (Baltimore County, MD): An MS-13 gang member was arrested in Baltimore County on Monday in connection with a murder in Honduras, federal authorities announced.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: April 11, 2012

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Man fatally shot in Brighton Park alley (Chicago, IL): A man was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting Friday night on the Southwest Side. The man -- identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as 19-year-old Luis Cordova -- was shot in the head and shoulder about 10:05 p.m. Friday in the 2600 block of West 47th Street, police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 11, 2012

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Dispute within Linda gang erupts in park fight (Linda, CA): An internal dispute within a Linda street gang erupted violently Tuesday in a public park.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: April 11, 2012

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Police catch suspected gang member following pursuit (Oklahoma City, OK): A 24-year-old man led police on a short chase in south Oklahoma City before crashing his car into a vacant home. Police arrested him the next day at his home in southwest Oklahoma City.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: April 11, 2012

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Law enforcement agencies announce new anti-gang efforts (Houston, TX): The FBI, Houston Police Department, and the complete network of law enforcement agencies throughout Harris County announced enhancements to their anti-gang efforts Wednesday.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: April 11, 2012

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Anti-gang group, gang argue in Quincy (Quincy, WA): Quincy Police responded to separate instances of gang members clashing with members of an anti-gangs group.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald    Date: April 11, 2012

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Jury deliberating fate of gang member in killing of girl, 15 (Buffalo, NY): Jurors in the murder trial of a Buffalo man accused of fatally shooting 15-year-old Dominique Maye started deliberations Wednesday afternoon, with graphic images of her death and lessons in street gang life.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: April 11, 2012

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Ten held following Humboldt Park drug, weapons bust (Chicago, IL): Ten gang members including three boys have been charged and drugs, six pit bulls, and seven weapons were recovered following a two-month long investigation that ended in a North Side bust Tuesday, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 11, 2012

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Watsonville gets $250,000 state grant for gang prevention, suppression efforts (Watsonville, CA): A grant from the California Emergency Management Agency will provide funding for gang prevention, intervention and suppression efforts in Watsonville, with particular focus on at-risk youth and the Landis Street/Carey Avenue neighborhood.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: April 11, 2012

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New legislation to target gangs (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police are taking aim at gangs in new and interesting ways. A major bust Tuesday night- and maybe more help coming from state lawmakers.
Source: WGN TV News    Date: April 11, 2012

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Gang violence escalating and not getting enough attention, activist says (Denver, CO): Last week, when we noted that the number of Denver homicides during the first quarter of 2012 was up from 2010 and 2011. But the nine Denver victims through the end of last month hardly encompass all the violence that's gone on in these parts of late -- including the death of Manuel Munoz, which escaped the attention of the news media, but not The Youth Connection, whose Heidi Grove sees gang confrontations escalating in the metro area.
Source: Denver Westword    Date: April 11, 2012

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Wounded Salinas boy dies and is identified (Salinas, CA): A 16-year-old boy who was shot multiple times Tuesday in what police are calling a gang-related shooting has died.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: April 11, 2012

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Gang activity high in Larimer County (Larimer County, CO): The Larimer County Sheriff's Office released information on large gang activity for the first quarter report of the year.
Source: KUSA 9 News    Date: April 11, 2012

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Event to explore the gangs of Arlington (Arlington, VA): Arlington may have a relatively low crime rate and a reputation for being a idyllic “urban village,” but there are still gangs — including the notorious MS-13 street gang — operating in our midst.
Source: ARLnow.com    Date: April 11, 2012

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Website shines spotlight on sought-after gang members (Houston, TX): Houston law agencies Wednesday upgraded a website that allows citizens to anonymously turn in gang members, adding a Top 10 gallery of the most wanted gang members.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 11, 2012

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