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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Did video mocking JoJo's murder get alleged gang member killed? (Chicago, IL): The wave of feuding gangs going online to call out rivals — digital graffiti called "cyber-banging" — may have not only led to the murder of aspiring rapper Joseph "Lil JoJo" Coleman last month, but also a 26-year-old parolee in a potential retaliation slaying.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: October 19, 2012

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Chicago's gang violence fueled through social media (Chicago, IL): Social media has helped launch revolutions and bring down government regimes, but these incredibly powerful tools are also helping to keep the streets of Chicago bloody.
Source: ABC News    Date: October 19, 2012

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Son of street gangster gunned down 18 years ago among three arrested (Denver, CO) : The son of a street gangster gunned down 18 years ago and two sons of a Baptist preacher have been arrested in the deaths of five people in a Denver bar early Wednesday morning.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: October 19, 2012

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Freeholder candidates debate gang activity (Edgewater Park, NJ): Public safety in Edgewater Park has come front and center in the race for Burlington County freeholder, with the Democrats and the township police chief crying foul as the GOP incumbents highlight what they claim is the town’s "gang problems" in campaign materials.
Source: Burlington Free Press    Date: October 19, 2012

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Santa Ana fatal bicycle shooting victim was gang member (Santa Ana, CA): A man on a bicycle was shot and killed in Santa Ana, and police say the victim was a known gang member.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: October 19, 2012

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Harris County suing alleged gang members (Houston, TX): Harris County officials on Friday morning will announce a new effort to stop gang activity in southwest Houston.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: October 19, 2012

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Woodlanders learn about rival gangs (Woodland, CA): Nortenos and Surenos were the primary topic of conversation Wednesday night at a gang awareness forum. Around 50 community members gathered at Dingle Elementary's cafeteria as Woodland Police Sgt. Heath Parsons, supervisor of the Yolo County Gang Task Force, outlined specifics of each organization, from symbols to associated colors, and ways locals can be proactive in their own safety.
Source: Daily Democrat    Date: October 19, 2012

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Gang member admits role in gun violence (Syracuse, NY): A Syracuse street gang member today admitted his involvement in multiple acts of violence, including a fight in which a fellow gang member was stabbed to death.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: October 19, 2012

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12 arrested in Peoria federal gang indictment (Peoria, IL): Federal prosecutors in Peoria have charged a dozen alleged street gang members known as the "Bomb Squad."
Source: Journal Gazette & Times-Courier    Date: October 19, 2012

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APD arrest two involved in morning stabbing (Anderson, CA): Anderson Police arrest two registered gang members after a 19-year-old reported he was assaulted by them with a knife on Friday, October 19, police said.
Source: Anderson Valley Post    Date: October 19, 2012

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Community key to reducing youth gang violence, expert says (Los Angeles, CA): Community Involvement, Relational Networks Key to Reducing Youth-Related Gang Violence in Los Angeles, says City's Head of Gang Reduction and Youth Development Office
Source: The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange    Date: October 19, 2012

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Seven arrested in gang-related beating death of 14-year-old at Roosevelt Park (San Jose, CA): Police have arrested four men and three juveniles on suspicion of murder in connection with the gang-related beating death earlier this year of a 14-year-old San Jose boy at Roosevelt Park.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 19, 2012

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Gang-related gun fight leaves Crisfield man dead (Crisfield, MD): Shots rang out in Crisfield on Thursday night into Friday morning, leaving one man dead, a community worried for their safety, and police searching for answers.
Source: WMDT 47 News    Date: October 19, 2012

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San Bernardino gang member sentenced to 40 years to life for murder (San Bernardino, CA): A San Bernardino gang member was sentenced to 40 years to life in state prison this week for fatally shooting another man during a gang-related fight earlier this year.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: October 19, 2012

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Sixth Brown Magic Clica gang member sentenced in Boise (Boise, ID) : Juan "Chango" Gonzalez, 27, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Boise, where he pleaded guilty in July to conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise.
Source: Idaho Statesman    Date: October 18, 2012

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County official proposes bullet tax to curb Chicago crime (Chicago, IL): As Chicago struggles to quell gang violence that has contributed to a jump in homicides, a top elected official wants to tax the sale of every bullet and firearm -- an effort even she acknowledges could spark a legal challenge.
Source: FOX News    Date: October 18, 2012

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Change to gang violence in Ottawa starts with harsh realities (Ottawa, ON): There were 200 people in the room — many were cops, politicians and journalists. Many more were people paid to do the kind of work that involves the prevention of gangs or liberating people from that lifestyle.
Source: Ottawa Sun    Date: October 18, 2012

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Fighting 'inner-city issues' gangs bring to Maine Township (Maine Township, IL): "It was a quiet summer…a lot of them are locked up," said Tony Brzezniak, the Cook County Sheriff's deputy area commander for unincorporated Maine Township.
Source: GlenviewPatch    Date: October 18, 2012

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Gang member guilty of drug, gun crimes (Nashville, TN): A federal court jury has convicted a Cookeville man of drug and gun crimes he committed as a high ranking member of a street gang known as the Vice Lords.
Source: Herald-Citizen    Date: October 18, 2012

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Indictments target South L.A. street gang, apartment complex (Los Angeles, CA): Federal agents and local police arrested four members and associates of a South Los Angeles street gang Thursday, the same day city prosecutors filed a civil injunction to force changes at an apartment complex that has been a center of gang activity, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 18, 2012

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