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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Six charged in deadly beating (Jackson, MS): Jackson police arrested six men Friday after they were indicted by a special grand jury on murder charges in the Sunday morning beating death of Antwan Brooks of Denmark.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: August 11, 2012

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New Chicago anti-gang strategy: No more no-cash bonds for misdemeanors (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has found a new way to keep gang members off their street corners. Keep them locked up until they pay up.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: August 11, 2012

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Former gang member escaped life of crime (Toronto, ON): His teenage criminal resume includes drug dealing, robberies, assaults and break and enters. He ran with a gang. He carried weapons. He was arrested. And all of that happened before he ended up a homeless in Toronto.
Source: Ottawa Sun    Date: August 11, 2012

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United anti-gangs effort eyed (Chattanooga, TN): The Georgia state line might be less of a barrier to gang enforcement if Hamilton County commissioners approve an agreement between the Hamilton and Walker county sheriff’s offices.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: August 10, 2012

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Eight members of alleged sex-trafficking ring indicted (Los Angeles, CA): It was a promise that spoke to high school girls of humble means and less-than-stable homes — quick money to get their hair and nails done, buy a house, even get their kids back from foster care.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 10, 2012

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First-degree murder charges filed against alleged killer (Yakima, WA): Prosecutors on Thursday filed charges of premeditated first-degree murder against a 19-year-old man accused of gunning down two teenagers along the Naches River this week.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: August 10, 2012

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SUR-13 gang member sentenced for sex trafficking Virginia teen (Manassas, VA): Ramiro Espinoza Jamaica, also known as "Criminal," 21, of Manassas, was sentenced yesterday to 168 months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for the sex trafficking of a juvenile female in Northern Virginia.
Source: FairfaxNews    Date: August 10, 2012

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Third suspect arrested in Cortland gang assault; at least one more still on the loose (Cortland, NY): Cortland Police have arrested a third suspect they say participated in a brutal gang assault that left a man in critical condition.
Source: WSYR 9 News    Date: August 10, 2012

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Man shot dead on Southwest Side (Chicago, IL): A man died after being wounded during a Southwest Side Ashburn neighborhood shooting Thursday night, police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: August 10, 2012

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District man sentenced to 18 years for 2010 Northwest killing (Washington, DC): A District man who shot two people as they were walking down the street in Northwest D.C. two years ago as part of a feud between rival street crews was sentenced Friday to 18 years in prison, the U.S. Attorney’s office announced.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: August 10, 2012

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Dozens arrested in crackdown on Calif. gang (Anaheim, CA): Federal agents and police targeting a violent street gang swept through a Southern California neighborhood Friday where earlier police killings sparked violent protests.
Source: CBS News    Date: August 10, 2012

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Gang members arrested with illegal shotgun (Portland, OR): Two gang members were arrested in a North Portland park Thursday night after an illegal shotgun and cocaine were found, police said.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: August 10, 2012

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Santa Rosa Gang Task Force unveils prevention plan at conference (Santa Rosa, CA): Santa Rosa Mayor Ernesto Olivares' Gang Prevention Task Force unveiled a four-year plan Wednesday morning to stop youth and gang violence and victimization.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: August 10, 2012

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Local mother holds vigil to remember daughter & rally against violence (Bainbridge, GA): Barbara Williford is on a mission. A mission to make sure no other mother has to bury a child because of gang violence. "The way that Ebony lost her life, I don't want another child or parent to end up like she did," she said.
Source: WCTV News    Date: August 10, 2012

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Woodland shooting latest in rash of gang-related incidents, cops say (Woodland, CA): Woodland police are investigating whether gang tensions played a role in a Wednesday night shooting that left an 18-year-old man seriously wounded.
Source: The Davis Enterprise    Date: August 10, 2012

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Three gang members get 10 years (Moultrie, GA): Three of four men who entered guilty pleas and gave testimony in a gang trial earlier this year received 10-year prison sentences.
Source: The Moultrie Observer    Date: August 10, 2012

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Tears flow as police announce arrest in fatal shooting of teenage girl (Sanford, FL): The man who police say shot and killed an innocent teenage girl during gang warfare in Sanford two weeks ago is behind bars.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: August 10, 2012

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Quincy killing yields 18-year sentence (Quincy, WA): The driver in a 2011 gang-related murder has been sentenced to 18 years in prison. South Side Locos gang member Roberto "Lil Man" Murillo Vera, 21, of Wenatchee, pleaded guilty in December to second-degree murder in the April killing of Adan Beltran, 25, outside his home in Quincy.
Source: The Wenatchee World     Date: August 10, 2012

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Man sentenced in shooting on 73 Freeway (Costa Mesa, CA): One of four members of a Vietnamese criminal street gang was sentenced Friday for the 1995, execution-style murder of a fellow gang associate.
Source: Daily Pilot    Date: August 10, 2012

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Parents angry after finding children's names on police 'gang lists' (Largo, FL): Letitia Lyles had heard about the lists for years but hadn't seen one until early April. Lyles, 44, was talking to a friend whose son had just gotten probation, and the judge told him to stay away from gang members. The court gave him a "no contact list" with the names and birth dates of more than 120 members and associates of the "119 Boys" gang, a.k.a the "Young Souljas."
Source: Tampa Bay Times    Date: August 9, 2012

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