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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Two teens arrested for gang-related shooting (Portland, OR): The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team has arrested two teenagers in connection with an April shooting.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: May 13, 2012

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Getting out of gangs (Lodi, CA): Lodi gang violence is on the rise, and young men, especially on the Eastside, are recruited into the ranks of Norteños and Sureños. Gang life can be violent, lethal — but also alluring. Escaping gangs is no simple task. Yet three local men did it. These are their stories.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: May 12, 2012

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Shootings leave three dead, 17 wounded across city (Chicago, IL): A man was found shot to death in an alley in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side this morning , making him the third person slain since last night in shootings that left 17 others wounded citywide.
Source: WGN Radio 720    Date: May 12, 2012

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Gang warning signs (Santa Maria, CA): The words "gang member" may conjure up images of hardened, tattooed men committing violent crimes on Santa Maria streets or locked up in prison.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: May 12, 2012

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Three jailed in gang beating (McMinnville, OR): McMinnville police responded Wednesday to an alleged three-on-one gang beating near Southwest Second and Fleishauer streets.
Source: News-Register    Date: May 12, 2012

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BA teen gets life in gang killing (Tulsa, OK): A teenager faces sentences of life plus 20 years in prison upon being convicted of murder and discharging a weapon into a dwelling in a case that a prosecutor said was about "gang rivalries."
Source: Tulsa World    Date: May 12, 2012

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Teens charged as violence continues (Burlington, IA): As the investigation into the separate fight and shooting incidents in Burlington's South Hill area continues, police are piecing together the information they have to determine whether there are any connections.
Source: The Hawk Eye    Date: May 12, 2012

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Gang link in stabbing (Vancouver, BC): A stabbing in Langley on Thursday morning was gang-related, RCMP say. "This is believed to be directly linked to gang activity and not a random act of violence," said Sgt Peter Thiessen of the Lower Mainland District RCMP.
Source: The Province    Date: May 11, 2012

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Gang expert: Suspects in Vacaville murder trial went 'hunting Norteños' (Vacaville, CA) : Three suspects charged with the shooting death of a Vacaville teen in 2010 were Sureño gang members "actively hunting Norteños," a gang expert testified Thursday in Solano County Superior Court.
Source: The Reporter    Date: May 11, 2012

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Program seeks to head off gangs (Memphis, TN): Stacey Holliday began the school year like many of her peers at Trezevant High School, attending classes but hanging out with a bad crowd. But she did something to change that.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: May 11, 2012

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Attorney general: Willingboro gang member sold guns to undercover trooper (: The New Jersey State Police and prosecutors are cracking down on criminals who carry and use guns and those who illegally sell them.
Source: Burlington County Times    Date: May 11, 2012

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Feds: Indicted Kan. gang thrived by fomenting fear (Dodge City, KS): Nearly two dozen members of a Hispanic gang were arrested in Kansas this week under a federal grand jury indictment accusing them of victimizing illegal immigrants who do their business in cash and are reluctant to go to law enforcement because of their immigration status.
Source: The Huffington Post    Date: May 11, 2012

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Stockton PD gets help to combat gang violence (Stockton, CA): The Stockton Police Department announced Friday a new multi-agency violence suppression unit to help combat an increase in gun and gang violence.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: May 11, 2012

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Chief: Gangs, drugs are themes in recent killings (San Bernardino, CA): Gangs, drugs and prostitution - they are at the core of the homicides that have plagued the city this year and a rash of killings in recent days that has alarmed residents, according to Police Chief Robert Handy.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: May 11, 2012

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Four gang members convicted of extorting money from L.A. drug dealers (Los Angeles, CA): Four gang members potentially face life in prison without parole after being convicted Friday of using violence and intimidation to extort "rents" from drug dealers and suppliers on their Los Angeles turf, a federal prosecutor's office said.
Source: CNN    Date: May 11, 2012

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District says Kent school brawls not planned, gang-related (Kent, WA): After three brawls erupted in a high school cafeteria on Thursday afternoon, the district is trying to dispel rumors circulating on social media.
Source: KIRO 7 News    Date: May 11, 2012

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Police investigating gang shooting in Wheeling (Wheeling, IL): Wheeling police are investigating a report of shots fired on Thursday night in what they said they believe was gang-related activity.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: May 11, 2012

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Arizona gang trends make N.M. cops wary (Albuquerque, NM): Kidnappings, home invasions and other acts of violence. New Mexico police have seen some of that, but they are preparing for more waves of crime linked to violent gangs.
Source: KRQE News 13    Date: May 11, 2012

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Gang members kidnap, rob Biloxi teen (Biloxi, MS): Two members of the Vice Lords street gang kidnapped and robbed a 17 year old at gunpoint after the teen won $3,500 in an illegal gambling game, Detective Craig Shows said.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: May 11, 2012

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Four gang members convicted in fatal shooting of three-week-old infant (Los Angeles, CA): Four high-ranking members of an entrenched criminal street gang were found guilty Friday afternoon of participating in a racketeering enterprise responsible for the September, 2007 shooting of a street vendor near MacArthur Park that resulted in the murder of a 3-week-old infant.
Source: KTLA News    Date: May 11, 2012

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