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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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Anti-crime initiative succeeds in getting criminals off streets (Youngstown, OH): 2222That was the warning several months ago from Steven M. Dettelbach, the United States attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, as he launched the 2011 edition of the "Violence — Gun Reduction and Interdiction Program," or V-GRIP.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: December 11, 2011

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Greenville forms gangs task force in response to recent violence involving ECU students (Greenville, NC): Greenville's police chief has formed a youth crimes and gangs task force as one response to recent violence involving East Carolina University students at apartment complexes.
Source: The Republic    Date: December 11, 2011

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Greenville forms gangs task force in response to recent violence involving ECU students (Greenville, NC): Greenville's police chief has formed a youth crimes and gangs task force as one response to recent violence involving East Carolina University students at apartment complexes.
Source: The Republic    Date: December 11, 2011

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14-year-old Watsonville boy shot, killed in South County (Pajaro Valley, CA): A 14-year-old Watsonville boy was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting on Highway 152 near the base of Mount Madonna on Saturday night, sheriff's deputies said.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: December 11, 2011

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Prison gangs operate in county jail, but officials confident violence won't escalate (Ventura County, CA) : The politics of prison gangs that calls for loyalty to one's race and is prevalent in the state penitentiary is spilling into the California's county jails, including Ventura, often sparking violence.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: December 10, 2011

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Longmont bucks national gang trend with membership, activity down locally (Longmont, CO): Both gang membership and activity are down in Longmont while nationally the numbers are on the rise, and local police and city officials say credit for the drops should be shared.
Source: Longmont Times-Call    Date: December 10, 2011

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Gang violence on the rise in Portland (Portland, OR): Gang violence has been an issue in North Portland for a while, but it seems to be on the rise again. Portland police are investigating shots being fired Friday around 4:30 PM at Unthank Park as three men in their 20s were playing basketball.
Source: Gather News    Date: December 10, 2011

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Agents arrest cocaine dealers, still searching for Latin Kings member (Chicago, IL): Federal agents had been tracking a Belizean drug gang that was funneling cocaine to Chicago and Evanston. Earlier this month they made a number of arrests, but Angel Serrano gave them the slip.
Source: FOX Chicago News    Date: December 10, 2011

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County detectives: Bloods street gang member had heroin, two bulletproof vests in home (Lackawanna County, PA): A monthlong narcotics investigation of a self-described member of the Bloods street gang living in Simpson culminated in a search of his home early Thursday, his arrest and the seizure of several bags of heroin and two bulletproof vests.
Source: The Scranton Times Tribune    Date: December 9, 2011

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Gang member pleads guilty to racketeering charge (Nashville, TN): A Bloods gang member who was part of a crew that held organizational meetings at a now-defunct anti-gang nonprofit pleaded guilty Thursday to racketeering charge.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: December 9, 2011

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Man sentenced to life in prison for East Hall gang shooting (Gainesville, GA): A life sentence was handed down in Hall County Superior Court last week to a man involved a gang-related shooting two years ago.
Source: AccessNorthGa.com    Date: December 9, 2011

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OC gang member gets 50+ years for killing of teen (Santa Ana, CA): A 20-year-old gang member has been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for the shooting of a 13-year-old rival near an Orange County high school.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner    Date: December 9, 2011

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Monterey County sees gang threat growing in different ways (Salinas, CA): Six years after the FBI published its first National Gang Threat Assessment, the intimidating influence of gang members continues to grow in communities across the country — Monterey County included.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: December 9, 2011

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Leaders hope gun amnesty will reduce violence (Omaha, NE): One day after Omaha's mayor told KETV NewsWatch 7 the city has a gang problem, police and community leaders are helping him try to stop it.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: December 9, 2011

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Judge sentences Reno teen to 10 years in prison for drive-by shooting (Reno, NV): A high school dropout with gang ties — who was 17 when he fired gunshots out of a car window toward guests at a birthday party in North Reno — was sentenced to up to 10 years in prison related to wounding a 19-year-old man who was killed months later during a separate incidence of gang violence.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: December 9, 2011

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Gang member sentenced for Lehigh student robberies (Bethlehem, PA): A 21-year-old Liberty High School dropout who police say robbed Lehigh University students to help fund the Bloods gangs was sentenced Friday to 31/2 to 12 years in state prison.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: December 9, 2011

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One man critically injured in possible gang-related fight at La Cascada restaurant (Merced, CA): A 21-year-old man was shot during a fight Friday at 1 a.m. in the parking lot of La Cascada restaurant on the 2600 block of Santa Fe Road.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: December 9, 2011

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Bismarck Police Department dispels gang rumors (Bismarck, ND) : A lot of women in Bismarck may have been thinking twice about walking across a parking lot alone after a rumor that circulated throughout the city during the past week. The rumor talked about gangs of Somali men following women in parking lots to attack them.
Source: KFYR-TV 5 News    Date: December 9, 2011

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Guns, gangs 'creeping our way': police (Milton, ON): Guns and gangs are not just 'a Toronto thing'. "Even here in Halton, there is some gang activity," said Det. Const. John MacKinnon of the Halton Regional Police Service's guns and gangs unit. "We don’t have gang-controlled buildings, they are not looming on every street corner. I'm not here to scare you."
Source: InsideHalton.com    Date: December 9, 2011

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Gang suspects charged with murder following collision during Concord police chase (Martinez, CA): Two men in a car that struck and killed another motorist in Concord as they fled from police were charged with murder and gang participation, a prosecutor said Friday.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: December 9, 2011

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