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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Feds nab 29 gang members in Chicago area, as part of national crackdown (Chicago, IL): Federal immigration agents and police have arrested 29 reputed street gang members in the Chicago area, all but one of them foreign nationals.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: April 25, 2012

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Cops: Gang member nabbed at Stratford carnival (Stratford, CT): A 17-year-old Bridgeport resident who police said is a known member of the city's East Side Boyz gang was arrested over the weekend outside a carnival in Stratford.
Source: StratfordPatch    Date: April 25, 2012

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B.C. government seeking online input about gang violence, gun crime (Vancouver, BC) : A blog seeking public input on B.C.'s policing strategy over the next 10 years will be launched by the provincial government in the next few weeks.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: April 25, 2012

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Muscatine Police Department wants to keep the streets safe (Muscatine, IA): Because of recent gang activity, and with a little help from Uncle Sam, the Street Crimes Unit is coming back to the Muscatine Police Department.
Source: The Muscatine Journal    Date: April 25, 2012

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Gang member sentenced on racketeering charges (Buffalo, NY): A Buffalo man was sentenced in federal court to 25 years in prison and five years of supervised release. Adrian Traylor, 25, was convicted of racketeering influenced corrupt organizations (RICO) conspiracy.
Source: Empire State News    Date: April 24, 2012

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Measures target gang crimes (Baton Rouge, LA): Both the House and Senate have backed proposals to increase penalties for crimes associated with street gangs, like inciting or participating in a riot, aggravated criminal damage to property, assault by drive-by shooting and looting.
Source: Daily Comet    Date: April 24, 2012

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Man shot in neck in East Hollywood attack (Los Angeles, CA): A man was seriously injured in a suspected gang- related shooting in East Hollywood but is expected to survive, police said today.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: April 24, 2012

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Man pleads no contest to gang-related shooting outside Lincoln bar (Lincoln, NE): A 27-year-old has pleaded no contest to a gang-related shooting outside a Lincoln bar. Anthony Escamilla made his pleas Monday in Lancaster County District Court. He's charged with first-degree assault, use of a firearm for a felony and second-degree arson.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: April 24, 2012

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Gang members arrested near Pasco club (Pasco, WA): Two documented gang members were arrested near a Pasco club early Saturday as they allegedly were about to challenge rival gang members to a fight, police said.
Source: The Bellingham Herald    Date: April 24, 2012

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MS-13 gangster Carlos "Silencio" Ortega indicted for attempted murder of Voice source, murder of two others (Brentwood, NY): The MS-13 gangster who admitted to shooting one of our sources in the head -- and fatally shooting one of his friends -- was formally indicted today by a federal grand jury.
Source: Village Voice    Date: April 24, 2012

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Gangs in Aiken are indication of broken families (Aiken, SC): The Aiken community does not have a gang problem, Christian life coach and author Yannik Mckie told a group of community members in Aiken Tuesday night, because a gang is only an indication of a deeper problem - a broken family.
Source: The Aiken Standard    Date: April 24, 2012

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Sheriff's deputies say Woodlawn Avenue shooting was gang-related (Los Angeles County, CA) : A known gang member was arrested early this morning for a shooting on the 4000 block of Woodlawn Avenue after Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies tracked down the suspect's getaway vehicle.
Source: LynwoodPatch    Date: April 24, 2012

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Teen suffers bullet wound in "gang-related" shooting (Chattanooga, TN): Police said a teen suffered a bullet wound late Tuesday afternoon in a "gang-related" shooting.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: April 24, 2012

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Yolo Narcotic Enforcement Team arrests target criminal gang network (Yolo County, CA) : State Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the arrest of several gang members and their associates in the Sacramento region.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: April 24, 2012

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Providence gang member gets almost six years on gun charge (Providence, RI): Russell Cartagena, 29, of Providence, a member of the Latin Kings street gang, was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Providence to 71 months in federal prison.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: April 24, 2012

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Former Loring Job Corps student sues over dismissal, denies gang activity (Bangor, ME): A former student who was assaulted at the Job Corps center in Limestone and his mother have sued the company that operates the school over the student’s dismissal last year.
Source: Bangor Daily News    Date: April 24, 2012

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Neighborhood watch groups fight for safer communities (Syracuse, NY): Syracuse Police Detective Tim Galanaugh sees the violence in the city every day. The majority of it is gang related. And it's on the rise.
Source: Your News Now    Date: April 24, 2012

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Somerville Youth Peace Conference to address gangs, addiction (Somerville, MA): This Saturday, the Somerville Youth Peace Conference is expected to draw hundreds of area teens for a day of discussion and action against gangs and bullying, organizers said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 24, 2012

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Teens charged with murder in shooting (Madera, CA): Two Madera teenagers have been charged with murder as adults in the shooting of 16-year-old Jesus (Jesse) Espinoza of Madera, the county DA said Monday.
Source: The Madera Tribune    Date: April 24, 2012

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Man, 21, recovering after stabbing in Otay Mesa (San Diego, CA): A 21-year-old man was stabbed several times in the back in an apparent gang-related attack in Otay Mesa early Tuesday but he is expected to be OK, police said.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: April 24, 2012

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