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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Providence gang associate, two others charged in drug-dealing scheme (Providence, RI): An associate of the Providence Street Boys gang and two other young men were charged with drug-dealing and gun possession after a police raid Thursday evening.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: September 28, 2012

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Member of 'Obama Boyz' gang charged in St. Louis shootings (St. Louis, MO): A St. Louis teen who authorities say is a member of a gang called the "Obama Boyz" has been charged with two shootings on Saturday.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch    Date: September 28, 2012

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Man wounded in gang-related Harbor Gateway shooting (Los Angeles, CA): An 18-year-old man wounded in what police suspect was a gang-related drive-by shooting in the Harbor Gateway area of Los Angeles was hospitalized in critical condition Friday.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: September 28, 2012

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Motorist shot dead in gang-related attack in Sun Valley, police say (Los Angeles, CA) : Authorities Friday identified a motorist who was fatally shot in Sun Valley during a possibly gang-related confrontation with another driver, who remained at large.
Source: NorthHollywood-TolucaLakePatch    Date: September 28, 2012

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Dozens of known gang members arrested, 29 face indictments (Chattanooga, TN): Several known gang members and other violent offenders are now locked up, some facing major time in prison. It is all a part of the crackdown on Chattanooga gang activity by federal, state and local law enforcement.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: September 28, 2012

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Graffiti report leads to four gang arrests (Duluth, GA): A report of graffiti at a Shell gas station in Duluth this week ended in the arrest of four known members of a street gang with deep roots in metro Atlanta, police said.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post    Date: September 28, 2012

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Teen charged in gang drive by shooting (San Juan, TX): San Juan police said the teen arrested following a drive by shooting between rival gangs on Thursday morning is not cooperating with police.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News    Date: September 28, 2012

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Two men arrested in shootings that killed pair in Anaheim (Anaheim, CA): Two Anaheim men have been arrested in connection with what is believed to have been a gang-related shooting that left two men dead, police said Friday.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: September 28, 2012

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Four City residents charged with robbery (Michigan City, IN): Michigan City police arrested four people for Class B felony robbery and Class D felony criminal gang activity after an incident near Salem Court Apartments.
Source: The News Dispatch    Date: September 28, 2012

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Some cry foul over East St. Louis clothing ban (East St. Louis, IL): Of all the new restrictions Mayor Alvin Parks enacted this week to battle youth violence, the most controversial is limiting what colors male residents can wear.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch    Date: September 28, 2012

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Longtime youth volunteer shot dead in South L.A.'s Harvard Park (Los Angeles, CA): For Patrick Caruthers, Harvard Park was like a second home. It was at the South L.A. park where he played soccer as a child, and where his passion for basketball later flourished. It was where the 19-year-old spent countless hours as a youth volunteer.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 27, 2012

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Illinois man gets 85 years for killing teen playing video games (Joliet, IL): A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 85 years in prison for the January 2011 murder of a 14-year-old boy who was playing video games in his home when he was shot to death.
Source: Belleville News-Democrat    Date: September 27, 2012

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Feds to announce new crackdown on Syracuse gangs (Syracuse, NY): Federal prosecutors are set to reveal details of a new initiative in the ongoing effort to combat gang violence in Syracuse. U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian (har-TOO’-nee-ihn) has scheduled a news conference Thursday afternoon at his office in Syracuse to release details of the plan.
Source: Utica Observer-Dispatch    Date: September 27, 2012

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Latin Kings’ member acquitted of murder, found guilty of racketeering (Chicago, IL): A federal jury convicted a Chicago man conspiring to deal large amounts of drugs as part of the Latin Kings street gang in Northwest Indiana and Illinois.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: September 27, 2012

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Stockton gang members talk about gang life, reducing violence in Stockton (Stockton, CA): Joining a gang starts with a violent initiation, but getting out of a gang could be a death sentence. "When you drop out of a gang, you're less protected, but you still have all of your enemies," said The Barber, a former member of the Northerners gang, a street branch of the Nortenos.
Source: News10    Date: September 27, 2012

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Two teens beaten during gang-related dispute (Janesville, WI): Two teens were injured during a gang-related incident Wednesday night. Janesville police were dispatched at 10:32 p.m. for a disturbance in the parking lot at 600 W. Milwaukee St. But upon arrival, and after checking the area, police found two 16-year-old Janesville boys near the intersection of McKinley and Locust Streets, said Sgt. Aaron Ellis.
Source: GazetteXtra    Date: September 27, 2012

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The graffiti code breaker (Indianapolis, IN) : To mark their territory and warn off rivals, 21st-century gangsters still depend on the street language of graffiti. "Graffiti is a big part of how gangs tell their story and pick their turf," says Steven Schafer, a detective in the criminal gang unit of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
Source: Discover Magazine    Date: September 27, 2012

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Marina seeing rival gang violence up tick (Marina, CA): Marina Police are calling the arrest of two known gang members a significant accomplishment in their efforts to make streets safer. Chief Edmundo Rodriguez said Jaime Gonzales and Ramon Rosales are accused of attempted murder for last month's shooting outisde the Monterey County Health Clinic building in Marina.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: September 27, 2012

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Oklahoma City man convicted in 2009 gang member death (Oklahoma City, OK) : A second jury convicted an Oklahoma City man Thursday of killing a rival gang member over drugs and territory more than five months after a judge declared a mistrial in the case.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: September 27, 2012

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Trial begins for reputed Plainfield gang member accused of fatally shooting rival (Plainfield, NJ): It wasn't personal, Assistant Prosecutor Bruce Holmes told a jury today. It was just one side's turn to retaliate. Opening statements began at the Union County Courthouse in Elizabeth this morning in the trial of Hassan "Baby Crazy" Alexander, 24, who is facing murder charges for the September 2008 drive-by shooting which killed Quran Carter, 30.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: September 27, 2012

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