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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Hanford teen stabbed (Hanford, CA) : A local teenager was asked if he belongs to a gang. He said, "No" and nearly paid with his life. Hanford police say a 17-year-old boy was viciously attacked by gang members.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: November 2, 2012

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Reputed gangster surrenders in murder investigation (Bakersfield, CA): A reputed gangster who was wanted for murder has surrendered to police. Alejandro Robles Vizcarra, 21, turned himself in Thursday night and was arrested on suspicion of murder, possession of a firearm by a felon and participation in a criminal street gang, police said Friday.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News    Date: November 2, 2012

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Community reacts to surge in gang violence (Chico, CA): Gang violence in public may be a jarring sight, but Chico Police Sergeant Rob Merrifield says this is nothing they haven't seen before. "These things go in cycles like this, where one group will commit crimes against the other group, and then, that group is obliged to retaliate."
Source: KHSL-TV 12 News    Date: November 2, 2012

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Three gang leaders arrested in Seaside, police say (Seaside, CA): Crediting a new focus on intelligence-driven enforcement, Seaside police on Friday announced results from a new regional task force targeting the city's gangs.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: November 2, 2012

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Nine people arrested in gang-related shooting in Hopewell (Hopewell, VA): Police have made several arrests after a shooting on Halloween in Hopewell - including the teen that was injured.
Source: WWBT 12 News    Date: November 2, 2012

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San Jose gang member, 18, convicted of murder in brazen rush-hour slaying (San Jose, CA): A San Jose teenager who shot and killed an 18-year-old man last year after chasing him on a bicycle through a busy intersection during rush-hour traffic has been convicted of first-degree murder, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 2, 2012

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Hamilton County Coalition hopes to reach Chattanooga kids at early age (Chattanooga, TN): The problems are many, but a small group of advocates hopes to help children on the verge of falling through the cracks as gang membership continues to rise in Chattanooga.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: November 1, 2012

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Teens arrested in gang-related shootings near school (Greensboro, NC): Police say three teenagers were arrested after two others were shot during an apparent internal gang-related conflict behind Jackson Middle School Monday night.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: November 1, 2012

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BWP gangs include Latin Kings, Maniac Latin Disciples, Spanish Lords (Chicago, IL): While Bucktown and Wicker Park aren't as well known as other areas of the city for gang activity, a few of each neighborhood's problem areas—some of which are near schools—are now being linked to the city's largest and most violent gangs.
Source: Bucktown-WickerParkPatch    Date: November 1, 2012

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Five in custody in alleged gang-related shooting on the Midway in Chico (Chico, CA): A juvenile gang member barely missed the Chico couple he was allegedly aiming for last week, hitting their headrests but not them while he shot at their vehicle from a car.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: November 1, 2012

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Manteca Police see success in effort to keep gangs in check (Manteca, CA): Aggravated assault - primarily gang-related shootings - surged 57.14 percent in Manteca during June going from seven to 11 incidents. Such assaults through the of the first six months of 2012 were running 37.5 percent ahead of last year at the same time. It was an ominous outlook since such violence normally continues to climb over the hot summer months.
Source: Manteca Bulletin    Date: November 1, 2012

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Guns, dope and gang members off the street (Fresno, CA): Fresno police say three gang members, a loaded 9 millimeter handgun, and some dope are off the street.
Source: KMPH FOX 26 News    Date: November 1, 2012

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Three arrested in shooting of rival gang member in Waukegan (Waukegan, IL): Three gang members, two of them juveniles, were charged following a shooting in Waukegan, authorities said.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: November 1, 2012

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Police swarm Mission District in response to upsurge in gang violence (San Francisco, CA): Violence erupting from Mission district gang tensions has led to two memorial services for gunned-down youths in just five days and a response from city officials who say they are flooding the area with resources to cool things down.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner    Date: November 1, 2012

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Salinas gets $500,000 grant to interrupt gang violence (Salinas, CA): A new anti-violence program in Salinas has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District Melinda Haag announced Thursday.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: November 1, 2012

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Shining a light in shadows: Gang violence victim has a plan to end gangs in West Michigan (Kentwood, MI): Marshon Peoples is trying to wage war against gang violence in West Michigan. Peoples says he's up against nearly 100 gangs in Grand Rapids alone.
Source: FOX 17 News    Date: November 1, 2012

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Bricktown gang member admits role in conspiracy (Syracuse, NY): The tenth member of the Bricktown street gang today admitted he was part of a conspiracy to use violence to control its drug trade in Syracuse.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: November 1, 2012

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Three gang members convicted in Woodland drive-by shooting (Yolo County, CA): Three Woodland men have been convicted of attempted murder in a November 2011 drive-by shooting. The charges included conspiracy to commit attempted murder, shooting at an inhabited dwelling, and gang charges and enhancements, according to a Yolo County District Attorney's Office news release.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: November 1, 2012

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Two Salinas gang members found guilty of murder (Salinas, CA): Two Salinas men were found guilty Wednesday of a 2010 gang shooting that left a 16-year-old boy dead, the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office said.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: November 1, 2012

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Gangs migrating to county, Hamilton County Commission told (Chattanooga, TN): The Chattanooga Gang Task Force told the Hamilton County Commission today that the city’s gang problem has begun migrating into the more suburban areas of the county.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: November 1, 2012

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