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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Youngstown chief hails anti-violence program a success (Youngstown, OH): After recording 14 homicides through the first five-and-a-half months of the year, half of them being gang-related, Youngstown police said there have been only five murders since mid-June, with only one being tied to gang activity.
Source: WYTV 33 News    Date: September 4, 2012

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Santa Rosa gang prevention program gets new leader, reorganized (Santa Rosa, CA): Santa Rosa's gang prevention program has a new manager and a new home. The city hired naturalist Bethany Facendini to be its gang prevention and intervention services manager.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: September 3, 2012

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Apparent gang-related shooting wounds two, including girl, 12 (Napa, CA): Two Napa residents, including a 12-year-old girl, were shot in the legs during an apparent gang-related shooting Saturday night, Vallejo police said Sunday.
Source: The Times-Herald    Date: September 3, 2012

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The young and the ruthless: Teenage crooks show new level of street-smarts (Winnipeg, MB): A Manitoba judge faces a thorny challenge in deciding whether to bail out two teen suspects accused in an "exceptionally disturbing" robbery conspiracy — a case raising serious issues over the evolving level of criminal know-how being practiced by young Winnipeg street gang associates.
Source: Winnipeg Sun    Date: September 3, 2012

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Gang-related problems surface in Crisfield (Crisfield, MD): Gun holes in windows, doors and air conditioners - those are remnants from a violent weekend in Crisfield. "They are gang related, there's no doubt about it," said Police Chief Michael Tabor.
Source: WMDT 47 News    Date: September 3, 2012

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Chattanoogans gather at Harris-Johnson Park to lead young people away from gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): Food vendors, live music and the resources to get young people out of gangs — Stop the Violence brought all three together Saturday afternoon at the group's first Labor Day weekend festival in Harris-Johnson Park.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: September 2, 2012

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Gang-leader's funeral draws hundreds (Albany, GA): Friends and family turned out by the hundreds to mourn the death of reputed Southside Bloods gang leader 24-year-old Dontavious Santez Luke at church in East Albany.
Source: The Albany Herald    Date: September 2, 2012

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Man critically hurt in gang-related shooting on NW Side (Chicago, IL): A gunman opened fire at a group early Sunday in the Northwest Side Belmont Craigin neighborhood, critically wounding one man in the apparently gang-related shooting.
Source: WLS 890AM    Date: September 2, 2012

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Toledo police looking to social media for gang clues (Toledo, OH): In a video uploaded to YouTube, a man boasts in a rap that "I don't talk about the murder" and claims to invoke fear in people around the city.
Source: The Marion Star    Date: September 2, 2012

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San Jose gang-related crash follows spate of violence (San Jose, CA): The city's gang tensions, which were part of a recent violence spike, again flared Saturday night when a man slammed his car into two people during what police termed a gang-related dispute.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: September 2, 2012

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San Jose seeks answers amid violence (San Jose, CA): Punctuating a yearlong increase in overall crime, normally quiet San Jose, often touted by residents as one of America's safest big cities, witnessed eight homicides in 11 days last month.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: September 2, 2012

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Intoxicated Bloods member arrested for refusing to show ID (Middletown, CT) : A 25-year-old street gang member is facing an interfering charge after Middletown Police say he refused to comply with their request for identification.
Source: MiddletownPatch    Date: September 2, 2012

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Martin killing allegedly gang-related (Pittsfield, MA): Nearly four months after the book was closed in the Jahda Martin slaying, a killing the reasons for which have never been explained, court documents allege that the incident was gang-related and that the attackers mistakenly believed Martin was a police informant.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle    Date: September 1, 2012

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Street gang unit investigates assault (Saskatoon, SK): Two people were hospitalized and one man is in custody after what may have been a gang-related assault on Saskatoon's west side Thursday night.
Source: The StarPhoenix    Date: September 1, 2012

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Wentwood Lane shooting related to gang activity (Prince William County, VA): The two men accused in the Wentwood Lane shooting that left one victim with a shattered spine and the other victim with a shattered leg bone have now been charged with gang participation, said Jonathan Perok, a spokesman for Prince William County police.
Source: LakeRidge-OccoquanPatch    Date: September 1, 2012

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Suspected Wentwood shooters charged with gang participation (Woodbridge, VA): Police have placed additional charges of gang participation against two men charged in connection with a double shooting in Woodbridge this week.
Source: Inside NoVa    Date: September 1, 2012

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Gangs no longer a 'big city' problem (Alice, TX): A recent eruption of gang violence forced two sisters to reconsider where they live. "I've been here 20 years, and this is the worst I've ever seen it," said Margaret Baker, 68. Baker even quit her job working nights at a nursing home because she didn't feel safe driving after dark.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: September 1, 2012

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New project aims to protect youth from violence and gangs (Denver, CO): It's been a breeding ground for violence and gangs over the last few years. The Park Hill Community in northeast Denver has been struggling to bring back culture, history and a sense of community for nearly four years.
Source: KUSA 9 News    Date: September 1, 2012

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Corpus Christi gang unit works to keep streets safe, assists other agencies (Corpus Christi, TX): A black Cadillac Escalade passes a patrol car on Morgan Avenue. Corpus Christi Police Officer Armando Cruz recognizes the driver. Cruz makes a U-turn and alerts nearby officers from the Police Department's gang unit. They devote their attention to the black SUV.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: September 1, 2012

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Police target West Side drug market (Chicago, IL): Chicago police today announced arrests targeting a West Side drug market where heroin was sold by gang members.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 1, 2012

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