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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Five people arrested after gang-related fight breaks out at high school football game (Toledo, OH): At least five people were arrested Friday night after a gang-related fight broke out at a high school football game in Toledo. In documents filed at Toledo Municipal Court, the men were at Start High School on Tremainsville Road for the Start-Scott game when gang members from the Manor Boys and the Folk were kicked out of the game for reportedly causing a disturbance.
Source: The Blade    Date: September 29, 2012

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Gang member sentenced for Santa Ana restaurant murder (Santa Ana, CA): A Santa Ana gang member was convicted Thursday of fatally shooting an unarmed man in front of restaurant in 2011. Ivan Sanchez, 23, was found guilty of one felony count of murder with a sentencing enhancement for the personal discharge of a firearm causing death.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: September 29, 2012

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Local organization working to eradicate gang violence (Denver, CO): Too many people lost their lives due to gang violence this summer in Colorado. But in some of those neighborhoods there is still hope for change.
Source: KUSA 9 News    Date: September 29, 2012

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'The Gang Wise Project' teaches parents how to prevent children from joining a gang (Somerville, NJ): Parents who wish to help their children avoid gangs are invited to a free workshop, titled "The Gang Wise Project," which will be held in English in Somerville, and in Spanish in Franklin. The workshop is partially funded by the New Jersey Office of Faith Based Initiatives Grant Program.
Source: The Messenger-Gazette    Date: September 29, 2012

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Cities fight back against growing graffiti problem (Coachella, CA): Andrew Abasta dropped his girlfriend off at work and was headed back home in Coachella when he saw the perfect canvas for his art — a white agriculture pipe.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: September 29, 2012

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Man shot to death in suspected gang shooting (Anaheim, CA): A man has been shot to death and another has been wounded in what Anaheim investigators believe are gang-related shootings.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: September 28, 2012

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After a horrific summer of murder, Chicago trying a bold new approach (Chicago, IL): On June 27, a 7-year-old girl named Heaven Sutton was selling candy on her front lawn in Chicago’s North Austin neighborhood when she was shot in the back—caught in the crossfire between rival gang members.
Source: The Daily Beast    Date: September 28, 2012

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Brazen gang shooting at park prompts calls for more policing (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks issued a passionate plea to LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, asking for a "highly-visible police presence" in a South L.A. park where a teenager was fatally shot earlier this week.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 28, 2012

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Police lay charge in beating death (Winnipeg, MB): The suspected leader of the Indian Posse gang has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the beating death of a 16-year-old rival gang member earlier this month.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press    Date: September 28, 2012

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Yakima's anti-gang initiative set to begin youth outreach this fall (Yakima, WA): Yakima's anti-gang effort later this year will begin seeking out its first at-risk youths for counseling and other services in hopes of steering them away from the streets.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: September 28, 2012

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DOJ grant of $600,000 will fund Eleven:45 and a street crime prosecutor (Multnomah County, OR): Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office has landed a $600,000 grant from the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance, part of the Department of Justice. The three-year grant will give $45,000 a year to Eleven:45, the church-led youth violence prevention initiative.
Source: The Skanner News    Date: September 28, 2012

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East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks issues 'anti-gang' dress code: bans royal blue or bright red colors for men, teens (East St. Louis, IL): In an effort to deter violence, East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks announced a slew of severe rules — such as a ban on red or blue clothing for males — that critics argue may infringe on constitutional rights.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: September 28, 2012

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West Island street gang leader Jonathan Klor gets 14-year sentence (Montreal, QC): A street gang leader who admitted to trying to murder three of his rivals says he plans to use the years ahead of him behind bars to better himself.
Source: The Gazette    Date: September 28, 2012

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Providence gang associate, two others charged in drug-dealing scheme (Providence, RI): An associate of the Providence Street Boys gang and two other young men were charged with drug-dealing and gun possession after a police raid Thursday evening.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: September 28, 2012

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Member of 'Obama Boyz' gang charged in St. Louis shootings (St. Louis, MO): A St. Louis teen who authorities say is a member of a gang called the "Obama Boyz" has been charged with two shootings on Saturday.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch    Date: September 28, 2012

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Man wounded in gang-related Harbor Gateway shooting (Los Angeles, CA): An 18-year-old man wounded in what police suspect was a gang-related drive-by shooting in the Harbor Gateway area of Los Angeles was hospitalized in critical condition Friday.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: September 28, 2012

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Motorist shot dead in gang-related attack in Sun Valley, police say (Los Angeles, CA) : Authorities Friday identified a motorist who was fatally shot in Sun Valley during a possibly gang-related confrontation with another driver, who remained at large.
Source: NorthHollywood-TolucaLakePatch    Date: September 28, 2012

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Dozens of known gang members arrested, 29 face indictments (Chattanooga, TN): Several known gang members and other violent offenders are now locked up, some facing major time in prison. It is all a part of the crackdown on Chattanooga gang activity by federal, state and local law enforcement.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: September 28, 2012

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Graffiti report leads to four gang arrests (Duluth, GA): A report of graffiti at a Shell gas station in Duluth this week ended in the arrest of four known members of a street gang with deep roots in metro Atlanta, police said.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post    Date: September 28, 2012

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Teen charged in gang drive by shooting (San Juan, TX): San Juan police said the teen arrested following a drive by shooting between rival gangs on Thursday morning is not cooperating with police.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News    Date: September 28, 2012

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