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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Toronto police chief says social programs, not more cops, needed to stem gang violence (Toronto, ON): Toronto Police chief Bill Blair says the solution to gang violence in the city is not to hire more police officers. In an interview with the Globe and Mail, Blair says the only long term remedy is for government and local businesses to start targeting young men from troubled neighbourhoods with social programming, activity and employment opportunities before they are old enough to join gangs.
Source: Maclean's    Date: August 1, 2012

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Yakima's Gang Free Initiative meets with service providers (Yakima, WA): Yakima's Gang Free Initiative met service providers Wednesday who help at-risk kids in an effort to form partnerships. Service providers interested in a partnership were required to attend an orientation with city and GFI leaders.
Source: KIMA News    Date: August 1, 2012

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Gang Unit success in Benton County (Benton County, WA): Emergency calls down and gang arrests up. It's a product of the Benton County Gang Unit. Sometimes you have to remember the past to truly appreciate the present. A year ago at this time, Finley's Kelly Estates was a haven for gang members looking to spark trouble and put families at risk.
Source: KIMA News    Date: August 1, 2012

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Gang member pleads not guilty in slaying (Victorville, CA): A Victorville gang member arrested in the shooting death of a 17-year-old Rialto boy outside a party Saturday pleaded not guilty to murder on Wednesday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 1, 2012

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MAGEC investigates gang violence in Fresno County (Fresno County, CA): An investigation into gang violence is underway in the Fresno County town of Biola.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: August 1, 2012

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Senate Republicans pushing legislation to combat gangs (Harrisburg, PA): A Senate Republican leader and two colleagues unveiled anti-gang legislation Monday, building momentum for a public safety issue raised by legislators from Northeast Pennsylvania.
Source: The Scranton Times Tribune    Date: July 31, 2012

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Police credit increased patrols for decline in gang-related incidents (Logansport, IN): Though Riverside Park has been an area known for gang-related activity, the Logansport Police Department says it has no incidents this year.
Source: Pharos-Tribune    Date: July 31, 2012

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Police investigating possible gang-related shooting in Lincoln Park (San Diego, CA): San Diego police Tuesday investigated an apparent gang-related shooting that left a male victim with a gunshot wound to his lower back.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: July 31, 2012

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One arrested in Cortland 'gang assault' that left man in critical condition (Cortland, NY): Cortland Police have arrested a man who they say participated in an assault that left another man in critical condition.
Source: WSYR 9 News    Date: July 31, 2012

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Two charged in gang-related homicide in Stamford (Stamford, CT): Police have charged two men in connection with what they described as the gang-related robbery and killing of a man at a local Laundromat.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: July 31, 2012

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Orosi party ends in fatal shooting (Orosi, CA): A party in Orosi ended with a gang-related fatal shooting that left a teen dead Sunday morning.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: July 31, 2012

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Gang violence in Toronto: Fighting for creative solutions from the bottom up (Toronto, ON): Could the "summer of the gun" be echoing through Toronto once again? That's something Toronto city councillors and community advocates feared in early June, and recent tragedies have only served to reinforce their predictions.
Source: The Huffington Post    Date: July 31, 2012

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The Road Ahead: The powerful lure of gang life can be difficult for kids to resist (Greeley, CO): In glossy 3x5 photos meant for the scrapbook, the shining faces of two boys with mischievous grins and eyes full of promise paint an almost Rockwellian picture of normalcy.
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: July 31, 2012

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The Road Ahead: Success against gangs is measured one kid at a time (Greeley, CO): Javier Herrera got his first gang tattoo at 11. Through his freshman year of high school, he ran with this group, drinking, doing drugs, stealing and skipping school. Then he learned about a program at Greeley Central High School that paid students to go to school.
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: July 31, 2012

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Two slain in Visitacion Valley shooting had gang ties (San Francisco, CA): Two men who were shot dead after a broad-daylight brawl in Visitacion Valley on Monday were both named in a 2010 city gang injunction, with one identified as a member of the notoriously vicious Towerside posse.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner    Date: July 31, 2012

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Gun violation admitted in Fruitvale case (Oakland, CA): An alleged gang member who was the first person to be cited for disobeying a gang injunction in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood has pleaded guilty to a weapons violation, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: July 31, 2012

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Chesterfield teen pleads guilty to gang-related murder (Richmond, VA): The MS-13 gang leader was outraged when he heard that members of his crew had been hanging out with Osbin Noel Hernandez-Gonzales, a reputed member of a rival street gang, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: July 31, 2012

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Kid shootings tied to gangs (Brooklyn, NY): A feud between rival Brooklyn gangbangers led to Sunday's drive-by shooting that left a 2-year-old girl, a teenage boy and four others wounded, sources said.
Source: New York Post    Date: July 31, 2012

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Toronto police bust street gang headquarters (Toronto, ON): Toronto police say they busted an illegal after-hours bar that doubled as a gang headquarters, seizing guns and drugs Sunday night.
Source: The Star    Date: July 31, 2012

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Pair arrested after girl threatened (Winnipeg, MB): Two people believed to be members of a street gang are in custody after a girl was threatened with a handgun early Thursday morning in the North End.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press    Date: July 31, 2012

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