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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Nancy Worsford on gang violence (Ottawa, ON): Crime Prevention Ottawa will continue to place focus on at-risk youth in an effort to curb gang-related violence in Ottawa.
Source: Ottawa Sun    Date: October 17, 2012

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Fighting Chattanooga's gang problem with words (Chattanooga, TN): Reaching out to the Hispanic population today is key to solving Chattanooga’s gang problem tomorrow, says the head of the city’s Gang Task Force.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: October 16, 2012

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Ex-gang member warns solutions begin at home (Ottawa, ON): As a kid growing up in Nepean, Marc Clairoux was so violent that it surprised few who knew him that he was incarcerated for a brutal assault by the age of 12.
Source:    Date: October 16, 2012

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What makes a "gang member" in the eyes of the law (Ottawa, ON) : Police depend on a two-decade-old set of criteria to determine what makes somebody a gang member or associate in the eyes of the law — although some defence lawyers worry the definition is too broad, and unfairly smears innocent people.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen    Date: October 16, 2012

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Gang task force seeks help of faith leaders (Chattanooga, TN): Research shows that kids who read well in early grades are more likely to graduate from high school, stay out of trouble and lead successful lives. So it's no wonder Chattanooga leaders are targeting literacy as a first step to curbing the influence of criminal street gangs.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: October 16, 2012

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Gang intervention workers and police build trust (Los Angeles, CA): Gang intervention workers and cops are working together to curb gang violence in Los Angeles. But trust between the two groups hasn’t come easily as some 40 Los Angeles Police Department officers and LA County Sheriff’s deputies made clear during a recent all-day training session on the topic.
Source: HealthyCal    Date: October 16, 2012

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Freedom around the corner for notorious gang leader (Montreal, QC): Roy (Capone) Haynes is sentenced two years after guilty plea A gang leader known for this brutality on the streets of Montreal and behind bars has finally been sentenced two years after pleading guilty to drug trafficking — and now has only three months left on his sentence, to be served on weekends.
Source: The Gazette    Date: October 16, 2012

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Vice Lords gang member found guilty in drug case (Nashville, TN): A Vice Lord gang member was found guilty Monday in a federal drug conspiracy case that involved a wired informant in witness protection, phone taps, illegal weapons and angry outbursts from the defendant.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: October 16, 2012

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Black Guerrilla Family gang 'expanding its reign' (Baltimore, MD): Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts says that the Black Guerrilla Family gang is spurring much of the recent violence in the city as it tries to expand its reach.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: October 16, 2012

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Could "Boston Miracle" offer anti-gang solution for Ottawa? (Ottawa, ON): As Canadian cities struggle to deal with escalating gang violence, one U.S. expert says authorities here should consider what happened 16 years ago in Boston.
Source:    Date: October 16, 2012

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Man killed in Seaside shooting was hurt in August gunfire at health clinic (Seaside, CA): After weeks of escalating violence in Seaside, police said a man killed Friday night in the city is the same person who was shot and injured outside a Marina health clinic in August.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: October 16, 2012

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Saginaw steps up fight against gang violence (Saginaw County, MI): City leaders are joining forces with community leaders to decrease the amount of gang-related violence in Saginaw. More than 50 percent of murders in the city of Saginaw are gang-related, according to the Saginaw Police Department.
Source: WNEM 5 News    Date: October 16, 2012

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Two prisons now report hunger strikes over gang policy (Tehachapi-Corcoran, CA): A hunger strike over new prison gang policies has spread to a second institution, involving more than 200 inmates.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 16, 2012

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Teen killed in Anaheim gang-related shooting, police say (Los Angeles, CA): A 14-year-old boy was killed on Tuesday night in what detectives believe was a gang-related shooting.
Source: NBC 4 News    Date: October 16, 2012

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New Haven residents worried of back-and-forth violence in wake of toddler shooting (New Haven, CT): Residents of Stevens Street say they can't help but fret for their safety a week after a 16-month-old boy was shot two neighborhoods away in a gang-related drive-by.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: October 16, 2012

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Gang graffiti a growing problem in south Austin (Austin, TX) : Austin police say gang graffiti is a huge problem in one south Austin neighborhood. Police say they have received several calls from neighbors who live around West Street and Elmo complaining of the constant tagging. The concern is not just the graffiti but the crimes they have and can lead up to.
Source: KTBC FOX 7 News    Date: October 16, 2012

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Grass-roots effort on Fond du Lac Reservation seeks to stem Native Mob (Fond du Lac, WI): After learning that authorities had found the body of a missing Floodwood woman on the Fond du Lac Reservation and — on top of that — suspected she was killed by a local member of the Native Mob gang, Bettina Johnsen decided enough was enough.
Source: Osakis Pine Journal    Date: October 15, 2012

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New Haven police make arrests in shooting of baby (New Haven, CT): Two people have been charged in the Kensington Street shooting of a 1 1/2 year-old child, who was wounded in the stomach on Wednesday afternoon but is expected to recover.
Source: The Register Citizen    Date: October 15, 2012

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Man arrested in Walla Walla gang killing (Walla Walla, WA): A second man has been charged and arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a rival gang member during a confrontation last year in the west end of town.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: October 15, 2012

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Guns and gangs: A Citizen special report (Ottawa, ON): Omar Ahmed, or Ghost as he was known on the street, only carried his Dirty Harry-style .44 magnum on special occasions. When the former Crips member thought he might run into a rival gangster or when he set out to rob another drug dealer, he hid the gun in his boots, in his waistband or in a jacket pocket.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen    Date: October 15, 2012

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