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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Tippecanoe County gang activity a primary concern (Tippecanoe County, IN): The Director of the Tippecanoe County Project Safe Neighborhoods Anti-Gang Initiative says gang violence is the number one threat to the community.
Source: WBAA News    Date: May 17, 2012

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Gang trial opens Monday (Moultrie, GA): The trial of six men accused of gang activities, including two slayings, three non-fatal shootings and armed robberies is scheduled to get under way on Monday.
Source: The Moultrie Observer    Date: May 17, 2012

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Downtown Yakima shooting likely gang-related (Yakima, WA): A man in his 20s was shot once in the lower back or buttocks as he was walking about 1 1/2 blocks from the Yakima police station Thursday afternoon.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: May 17, 2012

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Police officer stabbed, suspect shot in altercation (New Bedford, MA): A New Bedford gang detective was stabbed in the chest during a fight with a gang member on Cedar Street, police say.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: May 17, 2012

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Chattanooga City Council examines $500,000 request for gang task force (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga City Council members questioned the gang task force, police and fire pension board, and social service agency budgets on Tuesday.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: May 16, 2012

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Easton gang specialist warns Bangor residents of local gang presence (Bangor, PA): In just a short drive around the Bangor area, Terrence Miller said he saw plenty of signs of gang activity in the borough. "I think you do have some national gangs here," said the founder of the Easton Gang Prevention Community Task Force. "You certainly have homegrown gangs."
Source: The Express-Times    Date: May 16, 2012

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Woman arrested after standoff may have gang ties, police say (Marysville, WA): Police noticed something unusual when they interviewed a woman after a two-hour standoff over the weekend. She had the words "South" and "Side" tattooed where they would expect to find eyebrows.
Source: The Herald    Date: May 16, 2012

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Mayor Menino acts now for safer summer (Boston, MA): Mayor Thomas M. Menino is expected to outline a preemptive push to stanch summertime violence Wednesday, seeking to stop crime now with the hope of preventing retaliation in July and August.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 16, 2012

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Suspected gang member on trial (Pasco, WA): A trial is underway for a man accused of assaulting members of a rival gang. Pasco police arrested Stephen Morfin in February. Prosecutors say Morfin,21, and two other suspected gang members assaulted a woman and her teenager daughter in their apartment.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News    Date: May 16, 2012

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Mexican gang members guilty of kidnappings, murders (San Diego, CA): A member of a violent Mexican street gang that targeted drug dealers was convicted Wednesday of the 2007 kidnap-murders of three men in San Diego County, while a second defendant was found guilty in two of the slayings in which the victims' bodies were dissolved in acid.
Source: FOX 5 San Diego    Date: May 16, 2012

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Trial of suspected gang member starts today (Franklin County, WA): The trial of a suspected gang member accused of being involved in an attack on a rival gang member at a Pasco apartment starts today after a judge refused to allow his attorney to withdraw.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: May 16, 2012

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Teen indicted for gang murder (Redwood City, CA): A teen Norteño accused of beginning a shoving match that ended with the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old Redwood City man he and three accomplices mistakenly thought was a rival was indicted by a criminal grand jury on murder and weapons charges that could send him to prison for life without parole.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: May 16, 2012

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Missouri City Police Department educates citizens on gang awareness (Missouri City, TX): In the summer of 2010, the Missouri City Police Department created an anti-gang unit to curb gang activity in the City. The unit documented 434 gang members and 41 gangs that are either based or sometimes operate in the City. The gangs and its members are entered into a law enforcement database.
Source: The Fort Bend Sun    Date: May 16, 2012

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Law enforcement agencies join forces to create Anti-Gang Tactical Operations Center (Houston, TX): Top officials have joined together to create a new Anti-Gang Tactical Operations Center to serve numerous Texas counties.
Source: Cypress Creek Mirror    Date: May 16, 2012

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Feuding gangs to blame for recent violence (Rochester, NY): Two warring gangs have caused a significant amount of violence in the past month — including most of the 11 shootings that have occurred since May 1 — over what Police Chief James Sheppard said was a minor conflict that escalated into an "ultra-violent response."
Source: Democrat & Chronicle    Date: May 16, 2012

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Writing on the wall: In North Bend, growth of tagging, gang symbols is a troubling sign (North Bend, WA): On the stairwell by the North Bend Park and Ride, a tagger has struck, and pretty recently, too. The nickname, sprayed in black, spiky letters, has resisted one clean-up attempt, leaving the graffiti still legible.
Source: Valley Record    Date: May 16, 2012

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Fourth man guilty in '05 Aurora fatal gang beating (Aurora, IL): A fourth man has been convicted in the 2005 gang-related beating death of a man at an Aurora party. After deliberating less than two hours Tuesday night, a Kane County jury returned a verdict of guilty of first-degree murder against Juan Vargas, 22, of Aurora for his role in the death of Jorge Caro of Aurora.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 16, 2012

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San Mateo Co. Gang Task Force gears up for summer (San Mateo County, CA): Summer is just around the corner and that's a time when gang activity typically picks up, but there is a warning from one gang task force -- they're stepping up their enforcement efforts.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News    Date: May 16, 2012

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Authorities say murder suspect has gang ties (New Hanover County, NC): Corey Guerrero, a reputed gang member suspected in a weekend murder, was no stranger to violence. He was stabbed during a brawl outside a downtown nightclub last year.
Source: StarNews    Date: May 16, 2012

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Two gang members arrested in weekend shooting (Santa Ana, CA): Two Garden Grove gang members have been arrested in connection with a shooting and a robbery targeting Santa Ana juveniles, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: May 16, 2012

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