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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Gang fight breaks out on Main Street bridge (Watsonville, CA): Watsonville police say members of rival gangs were involved in a brawl that broke out on the Main Street bridge of the Pajaro River about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, police said.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: August 1, 2012

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Board of Trade sees jobs as way to help police stem gang violence (Toronto, ON): The Toronto Board of Trade is responding to Police Chief Bill Blair's call for the business community to attack the root causes of gang violence with jobs.
Source: The Globe and Mail    Date: August 1, 2012

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Alleged gang member charged with attempted murder of agents in Petaluma (Petaluma, CA): An alleged member of a Norteno gang has been charged in federal court in San Francisco with the attempted murder of three federal agents who were shot during a raid in Petaluma on May 3.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: August 1, 2012

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Crips gang member indicted on Roselle murder charge (Elizabeth, NJ): A self-admitted member of the Crips street gang who is charged with two separate murders was indicted on the more recent offense today, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: August 1, 2012

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Recent shootings are gang-related (Fort Wayne, IN): There's been a rash of shootings and homicides this summer, and Fort Wayne Police (FWPD) blame gang activity for most of them. Police say for the past several years, many gang members have been in jail for other crimes not related to shootings or homicides. Now that their sentences are up, they're back out on the streets.
Source: Indiana's NewsCenter    Date: August 1, 2012

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Police identify 400 gang members in New Hanover County (Wilmington, NC): The Criminal Conspiracy Unit, a joint task force between the Wilmington Police Department and New Hanover County Sheriff's Department, is trained to identify gang members and shut down their activity. The unit has identified 400 known gang members in our community.
Source: WECT 6 News    Date: August 1, 2012

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Toronto police chief says social programs, not more cops, needed to stem gang violence (Toronto, ON): Toronto Police chief Bill Blair says the solution to gang violence in the city is not to hire more police officers. In an interview with the Globe and Mail, Blair says the only long term remedy is for government and local businesses to start targeting young men from troubled neighbourhoods with social programming, activity and employment opportunities before they are old enough to join gangs.
Source: Maclean's    Date: August 1, 2012

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Yakima's Gang Free Initiative meets with service providers (Yakima, WA): Yakima's Gang Free Initiative met service providers Wednesday who help at-risk kids in an effort to form partnerships. Service providers interested in a partnership were required to attend an orientation with city and GFI leaders.
Source: KIMA News    Date: August 1, 2012

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Gang Unit success in Benton County (Benton County, WA): Emergency calls down and gang arrests up. It's a product of the Benton County Gang Unit. Sometimes you have to remember the past to truly appreciate the present. A year ago at this time, Finley's Kelly Estates was a haven for gang members looking to spark trouble and put families at risk.
Source: KIMA News    Date: August 1, 2012

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Gang member pleads not guilty in slaying (Victorville, CA): A Victorville gang member arrested in the shooting death of a 17-year-old Rialto boy outside a party Saturday pleaded not guilty to murder on Wednesday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 1, 2012

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MAGEC investigates gang violence in Fresno County (Fresno County, CA): An investigation into gang violence is underway in the Fresno County town of Biola.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: August 1, 2012

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Senate Republicans pushing legislation to combat gangs (Harrisburg, PA): A Senate Republican leader and two colleagues unveiled anti-gang legislation Monday, building momentum for a public safety issue raised by legislators from Northeast Pennsylvania.
Source: The Scranton Times Tribune    Date: July 31, 2012

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Police credit increased patrols for decline in gang-related incidents (Logansport, IN): Though Riverside Park has been an area known for gang-related activity, the Logansport Police Department says it has no incidents this year.
Source: Pharos-Tribune    Date: July 31, 2012

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Police investigating possible gang-related shooting in Lincoln Park (San Diego, CA): San Diego police Tuesday investigated an apparent gang-related shooting that left a male victim with a gunshot wound to his lower back.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: July 31, 2012

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One arrested in Cortland 'gang assault' that left man in critical condition (Cortland, NY): Cortland Police have arrested a man who they say participated in an assault that left another man in critical condition.
Source: WSYR 9 News    Date: July 31, 2012

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Two charged in gang-related homicide in Stamford (Stamford, CT): Police have charged two men in connection with what they described as the gang-related robbery and killing of a man at a local Laundromat.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: July 31, 2012

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Orosi party ends in fatal shooting (Orosi, CA): A party in Orosi ended with a gang-related fatal shooting that left a teen dead Sunday morning.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: July 31, 2012

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Gang violence in Toronto: Fighting for creative solutions from the bottom up (Toronto, ON): Could the "summer of the gun" be echoing through Toronto once again? That's something Toronto city councillors and community advocates feared in early June, and recent tragedies have only served to reinforce their predictions.
Source: The Huffington Post    Date: July 31, 2012

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The Road Ahead: The powerful lure of gang life can be difficult for kids to resist (Greeley, CO): In glossy 3x5 photos meant for the scrapbook, the shining faces of two boys with mischievous grins and eyes full of promise paint an almost Rockwellian picture of normalcy.
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: July 31, 2012

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The Road Ahead: Success against gangs is measured one kid at a time (Greeley, CO): Javier Herrera got his first gang tattoo at 11. Through his freshman year of high school, he ran with this group, drinking, doing drugs, stealing and skipping school. Then he learned about a program at Greeley Central High School that paid students to go to school.
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: July 31, 2012

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