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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Witnesses sought in Salinas' seventh homicide of year (Salinas, CA): Barely 12 hours after the city's seventh homicide of the year, a number of families — some with children — were enjoying the sunny weather Friday at Alma and Second avenues in east Salinas.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: April 6, 2012

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Suspect in gang-related Spokane shooting surrenders (Spokane, WA): Police say a man wanted in connection with a gang-related shooting that wounded a man and child in Spokane has surrendered.
Source: The Republic    Date: April 6, 2012

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Supreme Court orders new trial for a man convicted in 2008 Waterloo gang-related shooting (Des Moines, IA): The Iowa Supreme Court ordered a new trial Friday for a man convicted in a 2008 gang-related shooting in Waterloo, saying police violated his rights to remain silent and to be represented by an attorney during questioning.
Source: The Republic    Date: April 6, 2012

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Co-defendant testifies in Salinas gang murder case (Salinas, CA): A 24-year-old man testified Friday that he had participated in a 2009 gang murder, naming a co-defendant as the triggerman.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: April 6, 2012

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Teen member of Eastside Buena Park gang gets life in prison term (Orange County, CA): California's uncompromising anti-gang laws reached inside an Orange County courtroom this morning, gave a Buena Park teenager severe punishment and left the defendant's family, who firmly believe the kid's innocent, terribly distraught.
Source: OC Weekly    Date: April 6, 2012

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Community groups score on proceeds of crime (Richmond, BC): A record amount of cash collected from civil forfeiture is being redirected to community groups tackling issues such as gang recruitment, violence against women and crime prevention, Justice Minister Shirley Bond said Wednesday.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: April 5, 2012

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Authorities report another Schenectady gang sweep (Albany, NY): Authorities say they've charged 27 people with racketeering, drug dealing or both following a long-term investigation and arrests this week in Schenectady.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: April 5, 2012

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Baby unhurt as dad dies in hail of bullets (San Antonio, TX): While bullets struck the window of an SUV in which a 1-year-old girl was sitting and killed the girl's father, who was standing in the driveway, the baby wasn't touched during an ambush-style shooting said to be gang-related Monday night.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: April 5, 2012

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Police say Native Mob busts lead to lull in gang-related crime (Leech Lake Indian Reservation, MN): Law enforcement officials are tracking a drop in gang activity in some tribal communities that they say is the result of a sweeping take-down of Native Mob gang leaders earlier this year.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio    Date: April 5, 2012

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Rival gangs believed to be involved in shooting (Medford, OR): Medford police believe a beef between rival gangs may have led to a shot fired at a Medford apartment complex on March 27.
Source: Mail Tribune    Date: April 5, 2012

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Police raid gang tied to South Padre stabbing (South Padre Island, TX): A brutal attack on a college student at South Padre Island during Spring Break led to raids Wednesday in San Antonio as law officers arrested a dozen reputed members of one of the state's largest prison gangs and seized drugs, cash, weapons and stolen vehicles.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: April 5, 2012

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Gang member threatened officer (Mesa, AZ): Mesa police arrested one gang member Wednesday on suspicion of threatening to kill an officer and continue to seek a second man.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: April 5, 2012

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Two gang members arrested, charged in Southwest Fresno murder (Fresno, CA): On Wednesday night just after 7:00 p.m., Fresno Police officers from the Violent Crime Impact Team (VCIT) were conducting a uniformed patrol in Southwest Fresno when they heard several gunshots. The officers immediately drove towards the sound of the gunfire which appeared to come from a neighborhood in the area of Elm and Reverend Chester Riggins.
Source: KSEE 24 News    Date: April 5, 2012

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Inmate charged with soliciting murder of rival gang members (Richmond, VA) : A Virginia inmate has been charged with 13 counts of trying to have fellow gang members murdered. If convicted of all counts, he could be sentenced to up to 650 years in prison.
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex    Date: April 5, 2012

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Teens accused of recruiting students for gang fight (Boone, NC): Two high school students were charged in suspected gang activity in Boone. Enrique Rivera Alvarez, 17, and Noe Hernandez Lopez, 19, students at Watauga High School, were each charged with one felony count of soliciting gang activity.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: April 5, 2012

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Manassas man pleads guilty to conspiracy in teen's 2010 stabbing death (Manassas, VA): A Manassas man accused of instructing other gang members to kill a 15-year-old Osbourn High School student as he walked home from school in November 2010 pleaded guilty Thursday to two felony charges.
Source: News & Messenger    Date: April 5, 2012

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Confession recalled in slaying of Dominique (Buffalo, NY): A member of a violent street gang confessed to killing a 15-year-old girl one month after the September 2010 shooting, a fellow Gangster Disciples member testified Wednesday in court.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: April 5, 2012

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Pasco developing street crimes unit after latest gang-related shooting (Pasco, WA): Police said they still don't have leads on the suspects in this apparent drive-by shooting. Tuesday's shooting on Court and 18th was made all the scarier for where it happened. It was near a busy strip mall filled with families.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: April 5, 2012

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Street gang members charged in Lehigh Valley auto theft ring (Lehigh County, PA): Several members of a local street gang were charged in an auto theft ring busted by the Lehigh County Auto Theft Task Force and area police departments, authorities announced Thursday.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: April 5, 2012

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Huge anti-gang sweep months in the making (Kingston, NY): On March 14, the cops came for Marc Bonaventure at his home on East Chestnut Street, bagging the Bronx-born ex-con on a parole violation. On March 19, Tyrone "Freaky Ty" Chappelle got into an argument on Broadway. Cops responded, found drugs on him and hauled him off to jail.
Source: Kingston Times    Date: April 5, 2012

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