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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Gang violence by the numbers: Murders up, aggravated assaults down (Denver, CO): This week's cover story, "Flash Point," details Denver's response to what many perceive as a recent rise in gang violence. According to the most up-to-date statistics from the Denver Police Department, six murders were linked to gang activity between January and May of this year.
Source: Denver Westword    Date: July 9, 2012

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Police arrest documented gang member after disturbance at Mesa hotel (Mesa, AZ): A documented street gang member was arrested after Mesa police say the man caused a disturbance outside a Mesa motel and threatened officers late Saturday.
Source: East Valley Tribune    Date: July 9, 2012

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Neighbors say shooting likely gang-related (Oklahoma City, OK): A possible gang shooting left one teenager dead in the street Sunday night near N.W. 105th St. and Western Ave. Neighbors said 15-year-old Richard Morales was shot after he was seen arguing with other young men at a nearby gas station.
Source: KFOR 4 News    Date: July 9, 2012

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Ex-Los Angeles gang members work to stop violence (Los Angeles, CA): While gang violence in Chicago is prevalent, the problem is worse in other cities. According to the government, the city with the highest rate of gang-related deaths is Los Angeles.
Source: CBS News    Date: July 9, 2012

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In Chicago hospital, "collateral damage" of gang war never subsides (Chicago, IL): Violent crime in America has fallen for six straight years, with homicides last year down nearly 6 percent. But in Chicago, there have been 275 homicides this year, most of them gang related. The nation's third-largest city had 17 shootings this past weekend alone.
Source: CBS News    Date: July 9, 2012

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D.C. man charged in July 4 gang-related shooting (Washington, DC): D.C. police believe three people are responsible for a gang-related shooting on July 4 that killed a 19-year-old man and injured three others in Northwest, according to a police affidavit filed in the case.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: July 9, 2012

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Sheriff slams 'thugs' in gang-related First Friday shooting, tells merchants to pay up or shut it down (Augusta, GA): Augusta's First Friday shooting is now considered gang related. Augusta mayor Deke Copenhaver and Sheriff Ronnie Strength are speaking out about where to go from here.
Source: WRDW News 12    Date: July 9, 2012

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Despagne pleads guilty in gang-related homicide (Salisbury, MD): A 17-year-old pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Monday morning as part of a plea agreement with Wicomico County State's Attorney's office.
Source: The Daily Times    Date: July 9, 2012

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Mayor Emanuel announces initiative to prevent gang activity in and around vacant buildings (Chicago, IL): Mayor Emanuel today announced a new initiative between the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and the Department of Buildings that will help the city identify, secure, and in some cases demolish vacant buildings, to stop gangs from using these buildings as gathering places and centers for illegal activity.
Source: Hispanically Speaking News    Date: July 9, 2012

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Beaverton teen sentenced to more than seven years for gang shooting (Beaverton, OR): A Washington County judge sent a Beaverton teen to prison for 7 1/2 years after he admitted Monday to shooting at rival gang members last year, injuring one of them.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: July 9, 2012

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City's list of 'flagged businesses' includes just four directly tied to gang or drug activity (Chicago, IL): They’re "conduits for criminal activity," creating the conditions in which street gangs thrive, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 9, 2012

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Chicago police, Ceasefire prepare for partnership (Chicago, IL): Derrick House, Frederick Seaton and Napoleon English know all too well about the violence that is plaguing the streets of Chicago. Each man has spent time in prison; two of them for murder.
Source: NBC Chicago    Date: July 9, 2012

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Chicago's rising gang violence (Chicago, IL): Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks with Scott Pelley about what it will take to curb rising gang violence in Chicago.
Source: CBS News    Date: July 9, 2012

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Gang violence surges in Chicago (Chicago, IL): Doctors and paramedics throughout the Windy City have had their hands full with a recent spike in gang-related violence, with victims as young as 7-years-old caught in the crossfire.
Source: CBS News    Date: July 9, 2012

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Long Beach kicks off its Summer Night Lights anti-gang program (Long Beach, CA): Long Beach launches its third annual Summer Night Lights program Monday evening. The anti-gang program, similar to one in Los Angeles, helps to keep kids busy and off the streets.
Source: SCPR News    Date: July 9, 2012

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Greeley gang member gets 128 years in shooting of two people (Greeley, CO) : A gang member who shot and wounded two people in Greeley last year was sentenced Monday to 128 years in prison.
Source: KMGH 7NEWS    Date: July 9, 2012

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Alleged Las Cruces gang member sentenced for robbing elderly couple at gunpoint (Las Cruces, NM): An alleged member of the East Side Locos street gang will serve at least 10 years in prison for pointing a shotgun at an elderly couple and robbing them last fall outside a Las Cruces pharmacy.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News    Date: July 9, 2012

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Gang violence triples in Tennessee's small towns (Springfield, TN): A group of young men stand on a street corner, across from the Bransford Youth Center, near a house suspected of being a gang hangout.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: July 8, 2012

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20 wounded in weekend violence; McCarthy cites progress in crime fight (Chicago, IL): Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Sunday cited progress in reducing violent crime in Chicago but made it clear he’s far from declaring victory over gangs.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 8, 2012

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Gang ties eyed in Haverhill shooting (Haverhill, MA): A 27-year-old Haverhill man told police he was standing at the corner of Moulton Way and Wingate Street early yesterday morning when he heard the sound of gun shots, then realized that he'd been shot in the groin.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: July 8, 2012

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