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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Lansing Police Department repudiates assertions of gang problem (Lansing, MI): A day after one of its detectives testified under oath, the Capital City's police department said Lansing is not overrun with gang activity.
Source: MLive    Date: April 5, 2012

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St. Paul gang accused in teen's rape known for guns, thefts, violence (St. Paul, MN): True Blood 22 gang members and associates racked up burglary and auto theft charges in recent years as their ranks grew, making them one of the largest Hmong gangs in St. Paul.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: April 5, 2012

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Sheriff employs new 'team' in gang fight (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: April 5, 2012

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Charges dropped on gang attack (Half Moon Bay, CA): A lack of physical evidence and unreliable witnesses has led San Mateo County prosecutors to drop a case against a man they say is a Half Moon Bay gang member they initially charged with two counts of attempted murder.
Source: Half Moon Bay Review    Date: April 5, 2012

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Inmate sues over alleged gang beating at Western Virginia Regional Jail (Roanoke, VA): Officials at the Western Virginia Regional Jail failed to break up a gang that was terrorizing other inmates in one of its pods, according to an inmate who claims he was severely beaten as a result of their inaction.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: April 4, 2012

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Increased gang awareness stressed (Hazleton, PA): Two local legislators said Monday the gang-related attack on a 13-year-old girl at a city playground is the most recent example of why more needs to be done to deter gang activity in the community. New legislation is in the works and a community forum is planned to help educate citizens.
Source: Go Lackawanna    Date: April 4, 2012

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Bryan High School student held on gang charge (Bryan-College Station, TX): A 17-year-old Bryan High School student was arrested on campus Monday afternoon and charged with promoting gang membership. The student was taken into custody after ignoring a school resource officer's requests to refrain from wearing what was believed to be a piece of gang-related jewelry while at school.
Source: The Eagle    Date: April 4, 2012

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Gang-related shooting case in Vacaville gets trial date (Vacaville, CA): A 21-year-old Vacaville man suspected in a 2011 gang-related shooting will go to trial in August, a Solano County Superior Court judge ordered on Tuesday.
Source: The Reporter    Date: April 4, 2012

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Drug gang's leader gets life (Philadelphia, PA): A North Philadelphia drug kingpin got a life sentence Tuesday in federal court for running a large-scale trafficking organization that involved his wife and mother-in-law.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: April 4, 2012

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Member of Bloods gang will hear final arguments in second murder trial (Jersey City, NJ): Closing arguments will be heard this morning in the second murder trial of a man charged with gunning down a Jersey City father of four on Clinton Street in December 2008.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: April 4, 2012

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UCLA Professor Jorja Leap publishes memoir documenting the lives of gang members (Los Angeles, CA): A young boy with a purple bandana covering his face walks through the streets of his Watts neighborhood. He carries an AK-47 assault rifle in hand, but no one seems to notice. But Jorja Leap does.
Source: The Daily Bruin    Date: April 4, 2012

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CeaseFire program to reduce street violence launches in Central City (New Orleans, LA): A long-awaited program aimed at short-circuiting street violence is finally getting off the ground in Central City, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other city officials announced Wednesday. CeaseFire New Orleans is this city's version of a program developed in Chicago that employs "violence interrupters" to stop shootings and murders before they happen.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: April 4, 2012

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San Rafael teen sentenced in gang melee (San Rafael, CA): A San Rafael teen was sentenced in Marin County Superior Court March 28 to five years in prison for his role in a violent melee between rival gang members in San Rafael last May.
Source: San Rafael News Pointer    Date: April 4, 2012

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Two arrested in shooting at Clearfield party (Clearfield, UT): Two teenagers have been arrested in connection to a shooting during a large party in Clearfield last month.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: April 4, 2012

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Fate of reputed Bloods gang member accused in 2008 Jersey City shooting death in jury's hands (Jersey City, NJ): Closing arguments were heard this morning in the second murder trial of a man charged with gunning down a Jersey City father of four on Clinton Street and West Side Avenue in December 2008.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: April 4, 2012

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Old Forge police investigating stabbing; possible gang or drug involvement suspected (Old Forge, PA) : Borough police are investigating the late-night stabbing of a 23-year-old man on West Grace Street on Monday and are pursuing possible gang or drug relation as a motive.
Source: The Times-Tribune    Date: April 4, 2012

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$70,000 grant to help three Valley cities with anti-gang work (Yakima, WA): Yakima, Sunnyside and Toppenish will soon begin using a federal grant to plan the launch of resource centers that will help steer youngsters and families away from gangs.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: April 4, 2012

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Gang violence threat increases WHS security (Boone, NC): There was a statement from Watauga Schools on the cause of the increased security at Watauga High today, a police presence that was impressive as students and staff arrived this morning.
Source: GoBlueRidge    Date: April 4, 2012

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Gang activity on the rise (Lincoln, CA): While the number of gang members has not grown since last year, the crimes committed by members have become more violent. That's what the top two officers in the Lincoln Police Department told The News Messenger this week. And gang activity – including assaults and drive-by shootings – is on the rise in this city, according to Lincoln Police Chief Paul Shelgren.
Source: Lincoln News Messenger    Date: April 4, 2012

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Charges filed in gang-related stabbing (Crandon, WI): Five people have been charged in Forest County with the gang-related stabbing of a Wausau man who was a potential witness in a court case.
Source: WSAU News    Date: April 4, 2012

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