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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 by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory using the control below.


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Suspect shot victim on ground (Desert Hot Springs, CA): A Desert Hot Springs gang member accused of fatally shooting one man and wounding another fired at one of the victims as he lay on the ground, a witness testified Tuesday.
Source: The Desert Sun    Date: November 9, 2011

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Two suspects held in man's Long Beach stabbing death (Long Beach, CA): Two men were in custody today in the gang-related stabbing death of a Rancho Cucamonga man in Long Beach, and a third was being sought, police said.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: November 9, 2011

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Gang member gets 21 years in prison (Portsmouth, VA): A Portsmouth man was sentenced Wednesday in Norfolk federal court to 21 years in prison for participating in a pattern of racketeering activity, including a home invasion and conspiring to distribute controlled substances, and possession of a firearm in a crime of violence.
Source: WAVY FOX43 News     Date: November 9, 2011

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Bethlehem man sentenced for gang crimes (Northampton County, PA): A Bethlehem man arrested in a string of crimes targeting Lehigh University students could serve more than three years in state prison, a judge decided Wednesday.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: November 9, 2011

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Two members of violent gang get 30 years behind bars (New Orleans, LA): Two members of a New Orleans gang were sentenced Wednesday to 30 years each in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Source: WWLTV.com    Date: November 9, 2011

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Gang-related murder in Kettleman City (Kettleman City, CA): A murder investigation is underway in Kettleman City. The Kings County Sheriff's Department says the murder is gang related.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: November 9, 2011

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Gang shooter gets 28 years in 2009 death (Yakima, WA): A Toppenish gang member who went by the street name Smiles was sentenced Wednesday to 28 years in prison for the 2009 slaying of a rival gang member.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: November 9, 2011

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Anti-gang forum in Queens (Queens, NY): Community leaders in Queens say that gangs are a growing influence on teens, so they got together Wednesday evening to give parents some tactical support to help their children.
Source: WNYW FOX 5 News    Date: November 9, 2011

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AG pulls out of 34 drug, gang units (Sacramento, CA): The state Department of Justice has notified local and federal law enforcement agencies that it is ending its involvement in two-thirds of California's 52 drug- and gang-fighting task forces next year because of budget cuts.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 9, 2011

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Traffic stop triggers pot, gang arrests (Loma Linda, CA): A Loma Linda traffic stop mushroomed into six arrests related to marijuana cultivation and street gang participation, San Bernardino County sheriff's officials say.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: November 9, 2011

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Judge voids teen's murder indictment (Bartow County, GA) : A superior court judge threw out a murder indictment against the youngest defendant in an incident law enforcement officials say was Bartow’s first gang-related homicide.
Source: CartersvillePatch    Date: November 9, 2011

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Erasing the past to enter the future (San Clemente, CA): Andrew Marquez remembers the day a fellow gang member needled the three tattooed dots near his right eye like it was yesterday. He was 12. "I just didn’t care," he said in the outdoor lounge area of Highland Ink tattoo shop last week. "I wanted it so I got it." The gang member poured India ink into a water bottle cap and started work on the trio of dots that mean mi vida loca or my crazy life, he recalled.
Source: San Clemente Times    Date: November 9, 2011

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New Baldwin Village surveillance cameras aim to combat crime (Baldwin Village, CA): Aiming to further reduce crime in Baldwin Village, the Los Angeles Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have unveiled a new initiative that will extend the law enforcement presence in the area.
Source: Los Angeles Wave    Date: November 9, 2011

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Julio Marquez, 13, becomes youngest gang-involved Portland homicide victim in at least a decade (Portland, OR): Yvonne Wainis was frightened Sunday night when she heard a commotion outside her ground-floor unit at Colonial Villa Apartments in Northeast Portland. "I heard somebody running by screaming, just screaming loudly," Wainis said. "I was scared."
Source: The Oregonian    Date: November 9, 2011

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Jury decides against death penalty in Fairfield double slaying (Hamilton, OH): Convicted MS-13 gang member Hector Alvarenga-Retana will spend the rest of his life in prison for two gang slayings in Fairfield in 2008.
Source: Middletown Journal    Date: November 9, 2011

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Three accused of threatening informants in meth case (Gulfport, MS): Three Mississippi residents have pleaded not guilty to charges they conspired to retaliate against confidential informants in an investigation of meth activity by members of the Simon City Royals street gang.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: November 8, 2011

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Oakland reports crime drop in gang-injunction zone (Oakland, CA): Crime in a 100-block swath of North Oakland under a controversial gang injunction went down by 2 percent over the past 16 months, despite the layoffs of more than 100 officers and cadets during that time, according to a city staff report.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: November 8, 2011

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Six arrested for gang-related beating on southwest side, police say (Madison, WI): Six people were arrested Monday night after allegedly attacking and injuring a 19-year-old man on the southwest side in what Madison police are calling a gang-related incident.
Source: The Capital Times    Date: November 8, 2011

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New evidence in Wilson High School homecoming murder derails sentencing (Long Beach, CA): Sentencing was postponed Tuesday for a local gang member convicted in the slaying of a Wilson High School honor student who was gunned down at her school's homecoming game in 2009.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: November 8, 2011

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Former Crips member sentenced in West Virginia (Clarksburg, WV): A former member of the Crips who was among the first Pittsburgh gang members to be prosecuted federally in the 1990s is headed back to federal prison after a judge in West Virginia sentenced him to 30 months for his role in an ongoing drug case in the Clarksburg area.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: November 8, 2011

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