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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One killed in gang-related shooting in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): Authorities have identified a man found dead Tuesday after an early morning shooting in the underground parking structure of an apartment complex.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: May 8, 2012

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Wichita police work to slow gang violence (Wichita, KS): Like almost any city, Wichita has seen its fair share of gang violence. Some fear that violence could escalate this summer. "We will have a gang-related homicide occur this summer," said David Gilkey, a youth mentor. "It's going to happen."
Source: KSN 3 News    Date: May 8, 2012

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Gang shooting suspect arrested (Waukegan, IL): A suspect in a gang shooting — whose escape attempt during a traffic stop lead to a school going on lockdown — was charged by Waukegan police and a loaded 9mm gun was recovered.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: May 8, 2012

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Gang presentation gains crowd attention (Dayton, NV): Dayton residents attending last Wednesday's Dayton Regional Citizens Advisory Board were caught up with a presentation by Lyon County Sheriff’s officials about gangs.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: May 8, 2012

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King County Council mulling anti-gang ordinance (Seattle, WA): The King County Council is considering an ordinance that would crack down on gang activity by making it a crime for known gang members to enter certain "gang free zones."
Source: KOMO News    Date: May 8, 2012

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Man charged with first-degree murder in gang-related shooting (Tulsa, OK): A teen accused of murder in a gang-related shooting was charged Tuesday. Jonathan Isaac Velasco, 18, was charged with the first-degree murder of 20-year-old Jose Elizalde, Tulsa County District Court filings show.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: May 8, 2012

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Five gang members arrested during sweep (Carlsbad, CA): Carlsbad police arrested five gang members, including three minors, Tuesday after a six-month investigation into a spate of gang-related crimes that occurred late last year, said Sgt. Mickey Williams.
Source: North County Times    Date: May 8, 2012

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Street gangs: A new breed of white collar criminals? (Milwaukee, WI): Gangs are expanding and becoming more violent, posing an increasing risk to communities across the country, according to the National Gang Intelligence Center. And their latest threat is not drugs or prostitution, it's white-collar crime.
Source: CNBC     Date: May 8, 2012

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Teen's shooting may be gang-related (Des Monies, IA): Des Moines Police will not confirm whether or not Monday night's shooting is gang-related but witnesses' told police they believe it was.
Source: WOI-DT 5 News    Date: May 8, 2012

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Victim in Anaheim shooting was 17-year-old boy (Anaheim, CA): Authorities have identified a 17-year-old boy who was killed last week in what police suspect to be a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: May 8, 2012

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Three more gang members sentenced in crackdown (Sacramento, CA): Three leaders of a Northern California gang have been sentenced to federal prison as part of an ongoing crackdown on its drug trafficking activities.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: May 8, 2012

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Recent shootings tied to growing gang problem (Bridgeport, CT): The 3-year-old girl, shot last Monday while walking with her mother on a West Side street, is the latest victim in a war between youth gangs for control of parts of the city.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: May 7, 2012

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Ban on saggy pants proposed (Porterville, CA): Is it a fashion crime or an actual crime? A Porterville man who's running for city council wants to ban saggy pants. It's one of three anti-gang ordinances he'd like to propose. Most people don’t enjoy looking at a person in public whose underwear is in full view.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: May 7, 2012

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Plan for gang reduction in Macon (Macon, GA): Macon's Public Safety Committee is looking into new initiatives to help steer youth away from violence and onto a new course toward a successful future.
Source: WMGT 41 NBC News    Date: May 7, 2012

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Barwatch claims safety as gang violence ramps up (Vancouver, BC): Maybe a bar is the safest place for you to be during this recent run of gang violence. It sounds counter-intuitive, but Barwatch is adamant that it is keeping people out of harm's way.
Source: News1130    Date: May 7, 2012

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A night inside South Florida's gang wars (Miami, FL): Spend a night with the Miami-Dade Police Department's Gang Unit, and its commander, Lt. Luis Almaguer, and you will be forever on the move.
Source: CBS Miami     Date: May 7, 2012

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Taggers causing problems in upstate counties (Spartanburg, SC): From stop signs to speeding signs, someone is defacing property along the streets of Spartanburg County. And it is costing tax payers like Faye Westbrook.
Source: WSPA 7 News    Date: May 7, 2012

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Gang member's sentence is five to six years (Yakima, WA): A 15-year-old Yakima gang member who wounded three people in separate unprovoked shootings last year was actually sentenced as a juvenile Friday to up to six years in custody, not three as originally reported.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: May 7, 2012

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Police investigate Sunday night shooting in Northeast El Paso (El Paso, TX): El Paso police continue to investigate a Sunday night gang-related shooting that left a 21-year-old man wounded in Northeast El Paso.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: May 7, 2012

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Two plead not guilty to shooting at Clearfield party (Farmington, UT): Two defendants police said may be members of the Nortenos gang entered not guilty pleas to charges relating to a shooting that left five people wounded at a party in Clearfield in March.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: May 7, 2012

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