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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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Portsmouth gang member sentenced to life in prison (Norfolk, VA): A Portsmouth gang member has been sentenced to life in prison for the murders of two men during a home invasion.
Source: The Washington Examiner    Date: January 10, 2012

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Anti-gang coordinator urges Chattanooga to spend $75,000 for crime study (Chattanooga, TN): The new coordinator of a mayoral initiative to combat gangs urged City Council members Monday to spend $75,000 on a study of the problem. "We need to find out specifically why our kids are joining gangs," said Boyd Patterson, coordinator for the city's Comprehensive Gang Initiative.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 10, 2012

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Two gang members sentenced for racketeering (Boise, ID): The men belong to the "Brown Magic Clica" Sureno street gang. The two men appeared Monday before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Boise.
Source: Idaho Statesman    Date: January 10, 2012

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City's gang task force seeks to help at-risk teens (Chattanooga, TN): City of Chattanooga Parks and Recreation Administrator Larry Zehnder is encouraged by the mayor’s recent announcement that a task force is being assembled specifically to deal with gangs and related issues.
Source: Nooga.com    Date: January 10, 2012

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Judge postpones Latin Kings trial (Greensboro, NC): A federal judge on Monday agreed to postpone the start of the trial for six Latin Kings members charged with racketeering until at least the beginning of March, citing the complexity and enormity of discovery material.
Source: News & Record    Date: January 10, 2012

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Two more arrests in slaying of man killed by alleged rival gang members (Washington, DC): Marcellus E. Jackson, 23, and Kier M. Johnson, 21, were arrested Monday in connection with the 2010 slaying of Jamal Coates, D.C. police announced.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: January 10, 2012

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February Weyers Cave shooting called gang-related (Weyers Cave, VA): A February shooting that injured a man at the Weyers Cave Community Center was gang-related, according court documents filed Friday in Augusta County Circuit Court.
Source: The News Leader    Date: January 10, 2012

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Shooter admits to killing gang rival in Minneapolis alley in '96 (Minneapolis, MN): More than 15 years after a fatal shotgun blast brought down a rival gang member who was trying to run away in a Minneapolis alley, a Bloomington man has admitted to pulling the trigger.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: January 10, 2012

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Chief hopes more people will come forward to fight crime (Hobbema, AB): Chief Marvin Yellowbird hopes members of his reserve in central Alberta will keep talking with police so more arrests are made in unsolved crimes, just as they have been in the killing of his five-year-old grandson.
Source: The Globe and Mail    Date: January 10, 2012

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Assault near Dalla' NorthPark revives fears of gang violence (Dallas, TX): An attack on three teen boys in a parking lot across Central Expressway from NorthPark Center has revived Internet chatter that the mall is a dangerous place infested with violent gangs.
Source: The Dallas Morning News    Date: January 10, 2012

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Kent County leaders say Gaines Township shooting shows need for more protection in rural areas (Grand Rapids, MI): What authorities are calling recent gang violence including an incident over the weekend which saw more than 30 gun shots fired from multiple weapons and left a local pastor shot in the head is proof more Kent County Sheriff’s patrols are needed in outlying areas, county leaders said.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press    Date: January 10, 2012

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Gang violence declines in areas with community programs (Los Angeles, CA): Gang violence continued to decrease for a fourth year in a row in areas where city and community programs such as Summer Night Lights have taken root, officials said Tuesday.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: January 10, 2012

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Feds: Send Latin King gang leader to prison for 60 years (Chicago, IL): The head of the Latin Kings street gang should go to prison for 60 years on a racketeering conspiracy conviction, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Prosecutors filed a recommendation for Augustin Zambrano, 51, to receive the maximum prison term. The gang has more than 10,000 members in Illinois, officials said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: January 10, 2012

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Witness: 10-year-old girl was unintended target of gang shooting (Chicago, IL): The shot that snuffed out Nequiel Fowler’s young life on Labor Day 2008 started with the words of a ranking Latin Dragon to an underling: "Go light up some Kings."
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: January 10, 2012

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Vandalism may have been gang initiation (Albany, GA): An Albany auto shop owner thinks thousands of dollars in damage to his business was done as part of a gang initiation.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: January 10, 2012

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Teen arrested in connection with gang shooting (Portland, OR): Portland police have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with a shooting in southeast Portland. Bennie London III, who police believe is a gang associate, now faces three counts of attempted aggravated murder with a firearm.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News    Date: January 10, 2012

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Shooter admits to killing gang rival in Mpls. alley in '96 (Minneapolis, MN): More than 15 years after a fatal shotgun blast brought down a rival gang member who was trying to run away in a Minneapolis alley, a Bloomington man has admitted to pulling the trigger.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: January 10, 2012

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Third person sentenced in 2007 gang-related shooting death (Napa, CA): The third of five original defendants has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison in connection with the shooting death of a rival gang member in Napa four years ago.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: January 10, 2012

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Monterey County top in youth murders again (Salinas, CA): Despite a drop from the previous year, Monterey County's youth murder rate remains the highest in the state for a second consecutive year, according to a study released Tuesday.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: January 10, 2012

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Edinburg shooting gang-related; two men charged (Edinburg, TX): Two men remain behind bars in connection with a shooting and a car chase. Authorities believe the feud that led to the shooting is gang-related.
Source: The Monitor    Date: January 10, 2012

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