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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Tulare County's Step Up Summits helping to cut gang violence (Tulare County, CA): The anti-gang message provided by Step Up Summits is helping to reduce gang activity in the county’s small communities, county elected officials and law enforcement agencies say.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: March 31, 2012

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In California, battle still rages over solitary confinement (Atwater, CA): California has for decades used long-term segregation to combat gang violence in its prisons — a model also used by states like Arizona with significant gang problems. Thousands of inmates said to have gang ties have been sent to one of the state’s three super-maximum-security prisons, where they remain in solitary confinement for years, or in some cases decades.
Source: The Bulletin    Date: March 31, 2012

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Chowchilla's anti-graffiti ordinance can hold parents responsible for erring children (Chowchilla, CA) : Parents in Chowchilla can now be held responsible for their children's behavior under a new anti-graffiti ordinance aimed at curbing gang-related and other forms of tagging.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: March 31, 2012

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Gang dispute sparked shooting outside North Miami funeral home, killing two, injuring 12 (Miami, FL): A dispute among gang members at a North Miami-area funeral home sparked a mass shooting that injured 12 people and killed two men, according to Miami-Dade police and law enforcement.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: March 31, 2012

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Ventura police searching for suspects in stabbing (Ventura, CA): Ventura police were searching for three suspects about 18 to 19 years old Saturday in connection with a man who was stabbed while walking in Ventura.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: March 31, 2012

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TBI weighs in on local gang problems (Chattanooga, TN) : The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is getting involved in Chattanooga's gang problems. The Bureau reports 1.4 million gangs members live across our country...and at least a thousand of them reside here in the city of Chattanooga.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: March 31, 2012

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Residents question local leaders at "Gang Intervention" (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga's growing gang problem takes center stage Saturday in a meeting that brought state and local leaders together with community members asking when action will be taken.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: March 31, 2012

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Gang-related shooting leaves man shot twice (La Habra, CA): A man suffered two gunshot wounds Saturday in what police believe is a gang-related attack. The incident happened at about 2 p.m. in the carport area of an apartment complex in the 900 block of North Cypress Street off East Whittier Boulevard.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: March 31, 2012

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16-year-old killed in Salinas' sixth homicide of year (Salinas, CA): A 16-year-old Salinas boy died Friday night after he was shot in the head in what is believed to be a gang-related incident.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: March 31, 2012

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Arrest made in south Stockton bystander shooting (Stockton, CA): Stockton Detectives arrested a suspect Friday night in the shooting death of Jennette Gaines Wednesday in south Stockton. Gaines,56, was an innocent bystander in a gun fight between two rival gangs.
Source: KXTV News 10    Date: March 31, 2012

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Five suspects in dismemberment case were reportedly part of gang (Hamilton, OH): Five people charged in connection with the murder and dismemberment of a central Ohio woman reportedly shared interest in a style of music known for its violent imagery as part of a group identified by the FBI as a growing gang, according to our partners at the Hamilton Journal News. Three of the suspects were arrested in Hamilton this past weekend.
Source: WKRC 12 News    Date: March 31, 2012

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Will gang war end? (Albany, NY): They sported red-and-black gang colors, held weekly meetings around the Capital Region and eliminated the letter "C" from their vocabulary because it stood for a hated group of rivals. They were the Albany-based "G-Shine" faction of the Bloods street gang, an outfit so violent they allegedly tried to assassinate their own gang leader out of fear he was a snitch.
Source: Times Union    Date: March 31, 2012

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Two drive-by shootings reported in Manatee (Manatee County, FL): Police were investigating two drive-by shootings Thursday evening in Manatee County. Bradenton police say a shooting occurred at 9:33 p.m. in the 800 block of 19th Avenue West. No one was injured, Bradenton police said but a house and car sustained damage.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: March 30, 2012

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Jury acquits Midwest City man in shooting death of rival gang member (Oklahoma City, OK): A jury deliberated about 20 minutes Wednesday before acquitting a Midwest City man of murder in the shooting death of a rival gang member.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: March 30, 2012

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Sheriff's Office: Report gang activity (Bartow County, GA): Noting an increase in reports of crime in areas affected by gangs during recent weeks, authorities are asking for residents' help in identifying and targeting gang activity.
Source: CartersvillePatch    Date: March 30, 2012

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Macon police zero-in on gang activity (Macon, GA): The Macon Police Department's Gang Investigations Unit says overall, gang-related crimes are down in Macon, but they also explain that local gangs don't necessarily fit the stereotypical profile.
Source: WMAZ 13 News    Date: March 30, 2012

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Police investigate graffiti incidents in Lewisburg (Lewisburg, PA): Graffiti spray-painted on several structures in Lewisburg over the weekend has some concerned of possible gang activity in the borough, leading one person to offer a $200 reward for information on who is behind the vandalism.
Source: The Daily Item    Date: March 30, 2012

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Adams Lake band students get education on gangs (Chase, BC): While many students were kicking back taking it easy during spring break, there was a group at the Adams Lake Indian Band who participated in a Crime Prevention: Gang Awareness Program.
Source: Salmon Arm Observer    Date: March 30, 2012

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Stockton woman caught in the crossfire of a gang shooting dies (Stockton, CA): A woman who was caught in the crossfire of a gang shooting in Stockton has died. Investigators say the 55-year-old woman was gunned down in broad daylight as two rival gangs began shooting at each other.
Source: CBS Sacramento    Date: March 30, 2012

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Sheriff promises more attention to coastal gangs (Half Moon Bay, CA): The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is promising a renewed focus on gang activity on the coast. In fact, Sheriff’s Lt. Larry Schumaker says the Neighborhood Response Team has already begun its work.
Source: Half Moon Bay Review    Date: March 30, 2012

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