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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Elgin man gets 25 years for shootings (Elgin, IL): An Elgin man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to trying to gun down people he mistakenly thought were rival gang members during two separate shooting incidents last year in the city.
Source: The Courier-News    Date: November 28, 2012

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Gilroy family escapes gang gunman's deadly volley (Gilroy, CA): A gang-motivated drive-by shooting early Wednesday left a family shaken and their home riddled with a bullet holes, authorities said.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: November 28, 2012

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Stopping gang violence takes data, group says (Merced, CA): In a meeting with city officials and area residents, community leaders from Sacramento on Wednesday stressed the need for a data-based approach to the gang violence prevention program CeaseFire.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: November 28, 2012

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Stewart-Marchman patient strikes staffer to avoid gang violence, deputy says (Daytona Beach, FL): In an effort to avoid gang violence, a patient at Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare in Daytona Beach struck a staff member in the face to get himself moved to another area, a report shows.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal     Date: November 28, 2012

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Chicago Youth Boxing Club offers safe alternative to gang violence (Chicago, IL): Eleven-year-old Felix Gonzalez laced his shoes and wrapped his wrists at the Chicago Youth Boxing Club as he dished dirt on his most recent opponent.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: November 28, 2012

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Mayor JoAnne Mounce reveals Lodi received second gang grant (Lodi, CA): Mayor JoAnne Mounce announced that the city of Lodi has received another grant to combat gang violence at the State of the City luncheon on Tuesday afternoon. The city received another $305,000 from a California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention grant to continue Lodi's current gang prevention programs through 2014.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: November 28, 2012

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Burbank felons get 25 years for Armenian and black street-gang-aided identity theft (Santa Ana, CA): Two men behind a massive identity-theft conspiracy that was hatched and operated from a prison and victimized more than 500 people were sentenced today to 25 years in federal prison.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: November 28, 2012

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Suspected gang members on trial for Richmond restaurant killings (Martinez, CA): Two men were gunned down without warning inside a Richmond restaurant in 2009 because they were dressed in red -- the color claimed by their killers' rival gang, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 28, 2012

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San Rafael gang member sent to prison for dragging man from stolen car (San Rafael, CA): A San Rafael gang member accused of stealing a man's car, then dragging the owner through the street while he clung to the door, was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: November 28, 2012

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Gangster Sukh Dhak and his bodyguard shot to death in Burnaby hotel (Vancouver, BC) : After months of well-publicized threats to his life, gangster Sukh Dhak and his bodyguard Thomas Mantel were shot to death in a brazen targeted execution at a busy Burnaby hotel Monday morning.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: November 27, 2012

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B.C. court convicts five gang members for three slayings (Vancouver, BC): A B.C. Supreme Court jury in Vancouver has ended 19 months of evidence and 11 full days of deliberations by agreeing with the Crown that five Vernon-area men are guilty of three drug-related slayings.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: November 27, 2012

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Cops: Girl, 15, not target in fatal gang-related shooting (Chicago, IL): Police are searching for a man who killed a 15-year-old girl on the South Side. Police say she was not the intended target, and the shooting appears to be gang-related.
Source: WGN TV News    Date: November 27, 2012

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Spalding County deputies searching for suspected gang members (Spaulding County, GA): The Spalding County Sheriff's Office is investigating a gang-related shooting. Deputies said a fight had started between two gangs when some gang members pulled out guns and began firing.
Source: WGCL CBS46    Date: November 27, 2012

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Gang-violence project kicks off (New Haven, CT): First they called in the Tre. Then they called in the 'Ville. Finally, they called in the governor and President Obama's attorney general—to launch a new project to stop gang-fueled carnage on the streets of Connecticut's cities.
Source: New Haven Independent    Date: November 27, 2012

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Indictments link Mexican Mafia and street gangs (Ventura County, CA): Ventura County officials on Tuesday said a sweeping grand jury indictment had at least temporarily broken a link between rival street gangs and the Mexican Mafia prison group that was squeezing them for their drug profits.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: November 27, 2012

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27 indicted in Mexican Mafia gang extortion case in Ventura County (Ventura, CA): Twenty-seven people have been indicted by a Ventura County grand jury in a street gang extortion case involving the Mexican Mafia.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: November 27, 2012

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Gang member sentenced for threatening witness to fatal shooting (Peoria, IL): A 16-year-old Peoria boy was sentenced to juvenile prison Tuesday for threatening a witness to a fatal shooting.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: November 27, 2012

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Man sentenced for lying about LSP gang activity (Akron, OH): A defendant who admitted lying under oath in a Youngstown street gang case has been sentenced to three years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: November 27, 2012

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Police educate students about gang activity (La Crosse, WI): A Logan High School teen arrested in connection with an armed robbery back in October, is facing additional charges. De'Aaron Appleton was arrested in October along with two other teens, all claiming to be affiliated with a gang that calls themselves the Get Money Boys.
Source: WXOW 19 News     Date: November 27, 2012

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Uptown Kellogg businesses vandalized (Kellogg, ID): Several Uptown Kellogg businesses were the victims of vandalism late Friday after unidentified individuals used a glass cutter to tag possible gang-related symbols onto the storefront windows of at least four businesses on McKinley Avenue.
Source: Shoshone News Press    Date: November 27, 2012

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