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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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King County's growing Latino gang problem (King County, WA): The homies used to call him Mr. Buzzard. During his first shooting, when he was a teenager living in East L.A., the OG's in his gang sent him back around the block to make sure the wounded target in their drive-by had indeed met his maker.
Source: Seattle Weekly    Date: October 12, 2011

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Gang leader wants case tossed because Denver police destroyed cocaine evidence (Denver, CO): Four kilograms of cocaine were mistakenly destroyed by a Denver police property sergeant before the case against a notorious gang kingpin could go to trial.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: October 12, 2011

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LI man gets prison for NYC nightclub killing (New York, NY): A Long Island man has been sentenced to prison for a 2008 stabbing death outside a Queens nightclub.
Source: The Wall Street Journal    Date: October 12, 2011

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Montgomery’s new school rules require rapid investigation of gang activity (Montgomery County, MD) : Schools are taking a more organized and proactive approach to tackling gang-related incidents among students, following a Maryland law passed last year requiring quick and effective responses to such problems.
Source: The Gazette    Date: October 12, 2011

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Arrest made following another gang shooting (San Mateo County, CA): Two months after being shot himself, the victim of a Coastside gang attack is now facing attempted murder charges for what may be a retaliatory strike. One person was shot in the torso on Friday after 29-year-old Jose Monroy allegedly opened fire on Willow Avenue.
Source: Half Moon Bay Review    Date: October 12, 2011

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Shooting nets seven-year prison term for teen (Columbia, MO): A Columbia teen involved in a March gang-related shooting was sentenced yesterday to seven years in prison.
Source: Columbia Daily Tribune    Date: October 12, 2011

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New gang law leads to prison (Omaha, NE): Steve Scott, the first person convicted under a Nebraska law that makes it illegal to coerce someone into gang activity, was sentenced Wednesday to 8 to 10 years in prison. He will be eligible for parole in 4 years.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: October 12, 2011

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Coquitlam gun trafficker sentenced to five years (Coquitlam, BC): A Coquitlam gun trafficker was sentenced to five years Tuesday for selling a 9-mm handgun last year. Matthew Milando was convicted in June in B.C. Supreme Court on several counts related to the sale of two firearms in the fall of 2010 as part of a four-month Gang Task Force sting.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: October 12, 2011

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Stabbing case resolves with assault deal (San Mateo County, CA): A man charged, along with a teenage accomplice, with stabbing a man near downtown San Mateo last year because he wore a rival gang’s color will be sentenced to two years in prison.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: October 12, 2011

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Safe Silver Spring suggest ways to prevent gang violence (Silver Spring, MD): The following are recommendations for the Third District police and Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) from Safe Silver Spring.
Source: SilverSpringPatch    Date: October 12, 2011

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Two armed gang members charged under Valadez Law (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police arrested and charged two gang members for unlawful possession of a firearm by a street gang member in two separate cases. The charges stem from a law signed by Governor Quinn back in December 2009.
Source: Hispanically Speaking News    Date: October 12, 2011

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Two Banning men accused of vehicle theft, drug possession in Cabazon (Cabazon, CA) : Two men from Banning with alleged gang ties were arrested Wednesday morning in Cabazon on suspicion of vehicle theft and drug possession, a sheriff's sergeant said.
Source: Banning-BeaumontPatch    Date: October 12, 2011

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Two with gang ties arrested on drug charges in Belvidere (Belvidere, IL): A two-month-long investigation by the Belvidere Police Narcotics Unit ended with a drug raid and two arrests Tuesday at a residence in the 300 block of Nebraska Street.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: October 12, 2011

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Two charged in Southcrest murder to stand trial (San Diego, CA): Two men accused in the gang-related shooting death of a 22-year-old man, who was gunned down in front of a relative in Southcrest, must stand trial on a murder charge, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: October 12, 2011

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Two men guilty in gang incident that killed teen girl (Clover, SC): Two men have pleaded guilty for their roles in a gang punishment plan gone awry back in May that ended in the death of a teen girl during a Clover home invasion.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: October 12, 2011

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Alleged gang member faces murder trial (Carlsbad, CA): A documented Carlsbad gang member was ordered to stand trial Wednesday in a fatal stabbing outside a popular bar.
Source: North County Times    Date: October 12, 2011

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Gang gunfire hits Sunnyside home Tuesday (Sunnyside, WA): A Sunnyside residence was hit multiple times by gunfire Tuesday night in what police are calling a gang-related drive-by shooting.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: October 12, 2011

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Witnesses suspect gang activity in local teen’s stabbing death (Oakland, CA): Teenager Matthew Acuna died from multiple stab wounds after being caught in a brawl friends and family members say had nothing to do with him. "One kid was a gang member and he had a beef with someone else," said a friend of Acuna’s, who is not being named by The Oakland Press to protect his safety.
Source: The Oakland Press    Date: October 12, 2011

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North Side gang member handed 11-year sentence (Pittsburgh, PA): A federal judge has sentenced a North Side man to 11 years and two months in prison for his gang activities.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review    Date: October 12, 2011

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Meet Mr. Buzzard: The story behind the gang tattoos in this week's paper (Seattle, WA): The intimidating Chicano guy staring you down on the cover of the latest edition of Seattle Weekly is Carlos Garza, formerly known as Mr. Buzzard. As detailed in this week's feature story, Garza is an ex-gang member who now works for the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, mentoring Latino teenagers who have either joined a gang or are at risk of being recruited into one.
Source: Seattle Weekly    Date: October 12, 2011

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