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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14-week operation nets 300 arrests (Omaha, NE): Authorities collared more than 300 criminals, confiscated dozens of firearms and took several thousands of dollars worth of narcotics off the streets in a 14-week, multi-agency operation.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: July 31, 2012

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Gun violence up due to younger gang leaders (St. Louis, MO): Ten people were shot and one was killed Monday night in six separate shootings around St. Louis. Four of the wounded remain in critical condition.
Source: FOX 2 News    Date: July 31, 2012

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Red Deer RCMP arrest 16 in connection with 'dial-a-dope' street gangs (Red Deer, AB): Sixteen people connected to two street gangs have been charged in one of the biggest organized crime busts in recent history in Red Deer.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: July 31, 2012

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Another Latin Kings gang member pleads guilty (Chicago, IL): A Chicago man admitted Tuesday to taking part in the criminal conspiracy of the Latin Kings street gang, including shooting and killing two men outside a Griffith restaurant in 2007.
Source: Post-Tribune    Date: July 31, 2012

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Gang letters confiscated from Newport News brothers charged with murder (Newport News, VA): Two brothers were actively trying to recruit for a street gang while in jail awaiting charges for homicide, according to court records.
Source: Daily Press    Date: July 30, 2012

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Task forces tackle gangs (Stockton, CA): Brazen criminal acts and constant gang activity are causing concern across San Joaquin County, and law enforcement officials are scrambling to stem the tide.
Source: The Record    Date: July 30, 2012

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Community leaders weigh in on gangs in Greeley (Greeley, CO): "It seems like every time something happens, we react instead of being proactive." Art Terrazas, chairman of the Greeley Youth Gang Intervention program, who has worked with gang members for years
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: July 30, 2012

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Drive-by gang shooting in Evans injures two; three juveniles arrested (Evans, CO): Two people were shot about 9:45 p.m. Sunday night in Evans in a drive-by shooting that police described as gang-related.
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: July 30, 2012

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Man stabbed with screwdriver in apparent gang-related attack (Gilroy, CA): A man was injured in Gilroy on Sunday evening when he was stabbed with a screwdriver in an apparent gang-related attack, police said.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: July 30, 2012

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Male hands gun to friend and tells him to shoot girl (Winnipeg, MB): Two young men believed to be members of a street gang are in custody after a girl was threatened with a handgun early Thursday in the North End.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press    Date: July 30, 2012

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Victorville gang member jailed for Rialto murder (Rialto, CA): A Victorville gang member has been arrested as a suspect in the shooting death of a Rialto teen over the weekend, officials said.
Source: Daily Press    Date: July 30, 2012

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Gangs becoming more diverse with Africans, Caribbeans, Asians (Washington, DC): Gang violence has been something that has been galvanizing the black community for decades. The statistics are alarming and the personal stories are heartbreaking yet the pervasiveness of gangs hasn't lessened.
Source: Atlanta Black Star    Date: July 30, 2012

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Shooting in Goldsboro was gang-related (Sanford, FL): Police announced today the Sunday shooting in Goldsboro that left one woman dead and two others injured was motivated by friction between violent rival street gangs in Sanford.
Source: The Sanford Herald    Date: July 30, 2012

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Ottawa guns and gangs unit gets boost (Ottawa, ON): Five extra officers have been assigned to help crack down on growing gun violence, Ottawa police chief Charles Bordeleau announced on Monday.
Source: Ottawa Sun    Date: July 30, 2012

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Anaheim police shooting survivor says cops shot 'again and again' (Anaheim, CA): On a Saturday night in late February, Gerardo Pineda stood on West Northgate Lane in Anaheim, where he says he was waiting to meet friends. Then, a group of plain-clothes officers from the Anaheim Police Department's anti-gang unit emerged from an unmarked van behind him, ready to arrest him, he says.
Source: FOX News Latino    Date: July 30, 2012

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Funding will help combat gang violence (Ottawa, ON): Ottawa Police no longer have to re-apply every two years for renewed gun enforcement funding. The province recently let them know the $621,000 annual funding they have been getting will now be a permanent source of revenue, which they won’t have to re-apply for.
Source: Ottawa Sun    Date: July 29, 2012

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Police arrest 22 gang members in drug market raids (Chicago, IL): The Chicago Police Department on Saturday announced that 22 alleged gang members were arrested and quantities of heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis were seized during two drug market raids on Friday on the city’s South and West sides.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: July 29, 2012

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Stockton police: One-third of homicides gang-related (Stockton, CA): In a city that has seen 36 homicides in 2012, new statistics suggest the majority of the homicides in Stockton are not gang related, and almost half have taken place during daylight hours.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: July 29, 2012

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Gang violence smolders on hot Chicago streets (Chicago, IL): This has been a summer of blood, sweat and tears in Chicago. The city has been scorched by historic heat, and the homicide rate has soared. When the sun goes down behind the glimmering lakeshore skyline, blocks on the South and West Side of the city can ring with shots and sirens.
Source: NPR News    Date: July 28, 2012

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Six shot in overnight violence as neighbors say gangs 'fighting for pieces of street' (Chicago, IL): A man was apparently caught by a rival gang member who shot him in the head as he tagged a wall on 22nd Place, just west of California Avenue early Saturday morning, according to police.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 28, 2012

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