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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Man shot in neck outside Fort Worth bar in gang-related shooting (Fort Worth, TX): A man was shot in the neck during a gang related shooting outside a Fort Worth bar Saturday morning.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News    Date: December 29, 2012

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Gang member to stand trial for alleged 'hate motivated' murder (Murrieta, CA): A San Jacinto gang member who allegedly gunned down a man wrongly associated with a rival gang must stand trial for first-degree murder and other felonies, a judge ruled today, Dec. 28.
Source: The Valley News    Date: December 28, 2012

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Police seek community's help to reduce gang violence (Eugene, OR): Eugene Police said they are organizing a community discussion to combat rising gang violence and gang-related crimes. "We've seen an increase in gun related crimes," said Eugene Police Sgt. Scott McKee on Friday.
Source: KVAL News    Date: December 28, 2012

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Shooting was gang-related, Victoria police say (Victoria, TX): The shooting in the 1300 block of Levi Street on Thursday was gang related, Lt. Mike Hernandez, of the Victoria Police Department said Friday.
Source: Victoria Advocate    Date: December 28, 2012

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Teen intended to shoot gang rival at Fashion Fair mall (Fresno, CA): Fresno police say they thwarted a shooting Thursday at Fashion Fair mall by a teenager armed with a Glock pistol and a 30-round magazine.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: December 28, 2012

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Calif. court says no to gang participation charge (San Francisco, CA): The California Supreme Court has ruled that a suspect can't be convicted of felony gang participation if he committed the crime by himself.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: December 28, 2012

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Crime drops in L.A. for 10th straight year (Los Angeles, CA): Overall crime in Los Angeles fell for a 10th straight year in 2012, but small increases in petty thefts and homicide numbers again provoked the perennial question of how much longer the city's remarkable crime drop would continue. Gang-related crimes were also down about 10%.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 27, 2012

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Alleged leader of Roxbury street gang sentenced to 15 years in prison on federal drug charges (Boston, MA): A man who allegedly led a violent Roxbury street gang for more than a decade pleaded guilty to federal drug charges and was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison followed by five years of supervised released, authorities said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: December 27, 2012

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Santa Ana gangster isn't happy with 10-year gang enhancement for attempted murder (Santa Ana, CA): Martin Perez joined the Lyon Street criminal street gang at the age of 14 and enjoyed four relatively fun years in freedom using the moniker "Chino."
Source: OC Weekly    Date: December 27, 2012

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Feds want Chicago cop to serve 19 years for Latin Kings case (Chicago, IL): Federal guidelines call for a former Chicago police officer to serve life in prison after pleading guilty to racketeering conspiracy as an accomplice of the Latin Kings street gang but federal prosecutors recommend he serve 19 years.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: December 27, 2012

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Grant to fund job training for juvenile offenders (San Deigo, CA) : A program that provides job training and life skills to some of San Diego County’s chronically unemployed is pegged to receive an $820,000 federal grant to continue its work with juvenile offenders.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 26, 2012

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Dangler calls for community response to drug, gang problems (Long Branch, NJ): Charges against 52 people, most from local towns, resulting from a widereaching, gang-related heroin sweep by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office may force communities to finally confront the growing problem of gangs on their streets, a Long Branch community activist said last week.
Source: Atlanticville    Date: December 26, 2012

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Gangs and politicians in Chicago: An unholy alliance (Chicago, IL): A few months before last February's citywide elections, Hal Baskin's phone started ringing. And ringing. Most of the callers were candidates for Chicago City Council, seeking the kind of help Baskin was uniquely qualified to provide.
Source: Chicago Magazine    Date: December 26, 2012

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Man hospitalized after gang-related shooting near Hellyer County Park (San Jose, CA): A man was taken to a hospital after a gang-related shooting around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Serenade Way and Lullaby Lane, police said, but the victim's wounds were not believed to be life-threatening.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: December 26, 2012

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Clearlake man arrested following investigation into gunfire in neighborhood (Clearlake, CA): A Clearlake man was arrested early Wednesday morning in connection with an incident on Christmas night involving gunfire in a neighborhood that struck a home.
Source: Lake County News    Date: December 26, 2012

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DOJ commended for prosecution of gang members who trafficked children (Washington, DC): National anti-trafficking organization Global Centurion Foundation (GCF) commended the Fairfax County Police Department, the FBI's Washington Field Office, HIS and the Northern Virginia Human Trafficking Task Force for their work to prosecute two MS-13 gang members for child sex trafficking.
Source: Hawaii Reporter    Date: December 26, 2012

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Sheriff's Office: Gang member arrested, pot bundles seized near Edinburg (Edinburg, TX): The Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit arrested a member of the Vallucos prison gang during a search at his property, where they found four bundles of marijuana and a shotgun.
Source: The Monitor    Date: December 26, 2012

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Two men arrested after reports of shots fired in Clearlake (Clearlake, CA): Two men were arrested on various charges including resisting arrest and participating in a criminal street gang after reports of shots fired Tuesday night.
Source: Lake County Record-Bee    Date: December 26, 2012

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Police identify Poughkeepsie teenager who was fatally shot (Poughkeepsie, NY): City police are following leads in the gang-related shooting death of a 17-year-old boy early Sunday morning, authorities said.
Source: Daily Freeman    Date: December 25, 2012

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Ohio's youth prisons much-improved, monitor says (Columbus, OH): Some changes to Ohio's youth prison system are a model for the nation, an annual report concludes, while it also highlights continuing issues in the system involving gang violence, education classes and medical care.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: December 25, 2012

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