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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Police investigate possible new gang (Peoria, IL): A Friday night attack has Peoria police investigating alleged gang violence on the city's Central Bluff.
Source: WMBD News    Date: June 15, 2013

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Man convicted of committing a gang-related retaliation murder when he was 16 (New Orleans, LA): On the night before Thanksgiving 2009, when he was 16, David Dove fatally shot a 24-year-old man in the Cutoff section of Algiers and wounded a woman in the process, a New Orleans jury determined late Friday.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: June 15, 2013

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June sees an uptick in shootings in South LA (Los Angeles, CA): Police in South L.A. are on alert this weekend after five people were shot Friday and two more on Saturday. The violence comes as LAPD's South Bureau reports an increase in homicides and shootings.
Source: SCPR News    Date: June 15, 2013

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Cleveland sees signs of gang activity (Cleveland, TN): Gang graffiti and tattoos are on the rise in the Cleveland area, and Bradley County Juvenile Court is calling for a communitywide response. In a recent presentation to the Cleveland City Council, Juvenile Court officials discussed evidence of a growing gang culture and strategies for combating the problem.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: June 14, 2013

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Massive raid targets guns, drugs (Windsor, ON): Windsor took centre stage Thursday as police from across the province executed a series of pre-dawn raids, stabbing at the heart of a notorious Toronto street gang involved in murder, drug trafficking and gun smuggling.
Source: The Windsor Star    Date: June 14, 2013

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Busting gang violence in Broome County (Broome County, NY): In the wake of recent arrests of self-described gang members in Broome County, law enforcement officials say they are working to control a growing problem.
Source: WBNG 12 Action News    Date: June 14, 2013

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Union County assistant prosecutor lashes out at street gangs during sentencing (Elizabeth, NJ): Saying a message must be sent to stop street gang violence, a Union County assistant prosecutor today argued for a stiff sentence against a 20-year-old defendant for the shooting of a rival gang member.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: June 14, 2013

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Phoenix gang member added to Marshals' fugitives list (Phoenix, AZ): The U.S. Marshals Service placed a Phoenix gang member suspected of attempted murder on its list of 15 Most Wanted Fugitives.
Source: KPHO 5 News    Date: June 14, 2013

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Judge: Gang killing ‘shocking, disgusting' (San Diego, CA): Two men accused of trying to raise their status in a street gang by gunning down a 27-year-old father they encountered in the Fairmont Village area in 2009 received sentences Friday that will likely keep them imprisoned for life.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: June 14, 2013

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Turf of alleged gang in 'Dixon City' has long, violent history (Toronto, ON): Toronto police say that, following raids targeted on an Etobicoke apartment complex, they have effectively dismantled a sophisticated gang operation responsible for smuggling guns and running drugs.
Source: Toronto Star    Date: June 14, 2013

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Black Souls gang leaders ordered held without bail (Chicago, IL): Amid heavy courthouse security, the alleged top leaders of one of Chicago's most violent street gangs were ordered held without bail today on sweeping racketeering charges that allege they controlled their West Side drug empire through intimidation, kidnappings, shootings and murder dating back to the 1990s.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 14, 2013

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Gang member wanted in March shooting, police say (Richmond, CA): An arrest warrant has been issued for a reputed gang member wanted in connection with the March shooting death of a 21-year-old Richmond man, police said Friday.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: June 14, 2013

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Details emerge about fatal shooting of man in Patterson (Paterson, CA): A 25-year-old man whose friends called him "Big Mike" died on a street Thursday night after someone shot him in what authorities are calling a gang-related incident.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: June 14, 2013

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Two officers added to YPD's gang unit (Yakima, WA): More officers in the gang unit are having a direct effect on crime in Yakima. YPD said veteran officers can now be more proactive to prevent trouble.
Source: KIMA News    Date: June 14, 2013

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Gang-related charges issued in Battle Creek shooting investigation (Battle Creek, MI): More charges have been issued in a Battle Creek shooting. 26-year-old Dawon Dupree Haymer was arrested for a shooting in the 100-block of Greenwood Avenue on June 2nd after he was found in Shreveport, Louisiana on June 12th.
Source: WIN 98.5 News    Date: June 14, 2013

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Murder charges spotlight growing gang activity (Colusa, CA): As two suspected gang members face murder charges in Colusa County, the District Attorney's Office said gang activity is increasing in the last few years.
Source: Colusa County Sun-Herald    Date: June 14, 2013

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Second Memphis drug gang member gets life in prison (Memphis, TN): A gang member was sentenced to life in prison Friday for killing a man on orders from the head of a violent Memphis-based drug ring that had ties to Mexican cartels.
Source: The Baxter Bulletin    Date: June 14, 2013

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Three charged in alleged gang-related shooting (Crown Point, IN): Prosecutors on Friday charged three Latin Counts gang members with the attempted murder of an alleged rival.
Source: The Times    Date: June 14, 2013

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Anti-gang efforts celebrated at meeting (Sunnyside, WA): "Five years ago we gathered at this same location to celebrate the construction of the building behind us," Sunnyside School Superintendent Dr. Rick Cole told a crowd of people yesterday afternoon (Thursday) in front of the Bridges Building in Sunnyside.
Source: Daily Sun News    Date: June 14, 2013

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Gang members Steven Valencia Miranda and Ignacio Ruiz sentenced to life in prison without parole for Alvarado Pit Boss Bar and Grill restaurant executions (Martinez, CA): In a courtroom filled with the victims' grieving family members, two West Contra Costa County gang members were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the ambush murders of two friends inside a Richmond restaurant in 2009.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: June 14, 2013

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