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 see a boom in drugs: report (Hamilton, ON): Hamilton police cleared city streets of $2.3 million worth of illicit drugs last year. That's a $2-million increase over the previous year's seizures.
Source: The Hamilton Spectator    Date: February 21, 2012

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Gang violence a 'significant concern,' Desert Hot Springs police chief says (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Three years after a multimillion-dollar, military-style operation to crack down on gangs, gang violence remains a "significant concern" in Desert Hot Springs, the police chief says. The city of 25,000 is home to more than 200 gang members, with an additional 60 known gang members living in the unincorporated Dos Palmas neighborhood nearby.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: February 21, 2012

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Vandals target Petaluma school with ethnic slurs, gang symbols (Petaluma, CA): Police are searching for vandals who tagged a school and several homes with gang signs and ethnic slurs in Petaluma this weekend.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: February 21, 2012

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Former gang members work to stop gun violence among youth (Harlem, NY): After a string of shootings in Harlem last year refocused the spotlight on local violence, one organization is turning to ex-felons to keep young people from committing violent crimes. Operation S.N.U.G.—which spells "guns" backwards—recruits former gang members and others who have served prison time to work directly with at-risk youth.
Source: Columbia Daily Spectator    Date: February 21, 2012

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Irvington man is fatally shot in Newark (Newark, NJ): An Irvington man was shot and killed on Newark’s border with the township Monday night, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said in a release this morning.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: February 21, 2012

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Shooting caught on tape; Madera sees spike in gang activity (Madera, CA): Madera police say they're seeing a surge in gang violence; Police have linked two shootings in the past two days to rival gangs. Gangs are leaving their mark all over Madera. "When they fire their weapons, innocent people can get hit," says Sgt. Dino Lawson of the Madera Police Department.
Source: KSEE 24 News    Date: February 21, 2012

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City Council approves gang assessment funds; Asks tougher sentences for most-violent gang members (Chattanooga, TN): The City Council on Tuesday night voted 7-2 to fund a gang assessment carried out by the Ochs Center and was unanimous in asking the state Legislature to set tougher sentences for the most violent gang members.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: February 21, 2012

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Why youths choose gangs over church (Durham, NC): Nine youths who know what the street life is like shared their take on why at-risk youths choose gangs versus church during "Gangs and Faith: A Dialogue on Driver Street" held Tuesday at the Holton Center on Driver Street.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: February 21, 2012

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Gang members plead guilty in Norristown arson case (Norristown, PA): Four local members of the "Bloods" gang accused of firebombing houses in Norristown pleaded guilty to corrupt organizations and related charges Tuesday.
Source: The Times Herald    Date: February 21, 2012

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Man, teen jailed in deadly street stabbing (San Diego, CA): A young man and a teenage boy were behind bars Tuesday on suspicion of murder in connection with the apparently gang-related weekend stabbing of a Mountain View resident near his home.
Source: KSWB FOX 5 News     Date: February 21, 2012

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Five juveniles and one adult charged in Murfreesboro shooting (Murfreesboro, TN): Five juveniles and one adult have been arrested in connection to Monday's shooting of a 14-year-old near Cason Lane Academy in Murfreesboro.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: February 21, 2012

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Neighbors mobilize to battle gang graffiti on Northwest Side (Chicago, IL): An ongoing graffiti war between rival gangs in a Northwest Side neighborhood has spurred residents to take action before it can escalate into violence.
Source: Medill Reports    Date: February 21, 2012

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Boy, 14, hit in central Fresno gang shooting (Fresno, CA): A gang-related shooting in central Fresno Tuesday night put a 14-year-old boy in the hospital, police said. Five males had been standing around a vehicle when a suspect approached, made gang calls and began firing a pistol, Lt. Anthony Martinez said.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: February 21, 2012

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Man stabbed to death in suspected gang argument in Pico-Union (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles police Tuesday evening were investigating a suspected gang-related attack that left one man dead from multiple stab wounds in the Pico-Union neighborhood.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 21, 2012

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Conviction No. 40 won against Bloods (Albany, NY): They asked him a simple question: What's your favorite basketball team? He answered "The Lakers." To members of a violent Albany-based crew of Bloods gang members, that question had a special meaning — and the man did not know it. He failed their test. He was not a Blood. He was just passing himself off as one.
Source: Times Union    Date: February 21, 2012

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Police: War on gangs working (Chicago, IL): It's been more than six months since Chicago police declared war on street gangs and the city's top cop says it's working.
Source: WGN TV News    Date: February 21, 2012

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Martin County has strong gang presence, expert says (Hobe Sound, FL): The greatest gang problem in Martin County isn't drugs or violence or prostitution; it's people who don't believe the area has a gang problem. That's what gangs specialist Sgt. Edward Brochu stressed Tuesday evening during a Gang Awareness Presentation at the Boys & Girls Club in Hobe Sound. Brochu, from the Martin Sheriff's Office, began his talk with numbers — 45 known gangs in Martin County, 550 people in the county jail, approximately 200 juveniles on probation, approximately 750 gang members identified who either live in, have been arrested in, or stopped by law enforcement in Martin County.
Source: TC Palm     Date: February 21, 2012

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LA gang member pleads guilty to killing man in DHS (Desert Hot Springs, CA): A Los Angeles-area gang member pleaded guilty today to fatally shooting a man in front of a Desert Hot Springs supermarket and was immediately sentenced to 35 years to life in state prison.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: February 21, 2012

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Three arrested in Porterville after shooting at a house (Porterville, CA): On Sunday night Porterville Police officers were conducting an investigation near Leggett and Olive when they heard gun shots nearby. When Officers responded to the area of Doree and Willow, they found a home that was struck by gunfire, and spotted subjects fleeing the area on foot.
Source: KSEE 24 News    Date: February 21, 2012

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10th Street Gang member sentenced to 30 years in prison (Buffalo, NY) : A member of the 10th Street Gang will spend the next 30 years behind bars. Michael Corchado-Jamieson, 20, of Buffalo was found guilty of two counts of Murder in Aid of Racketeering in connection with the April 17, 2006 shooting deaths of Darinell Young and Brandon MacDonald, and two counts of Attempted Murder in Aid of Racketeering in connection with shootings on April 26, 2006 and June 4, 2008.
Source: WGRZ 2 News    Date: February 20, 2012

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