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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70 arrested in Chattanooga police sweep (Chattanooga, TN): A citywide sweep by Chattanooga, Hamilton County and federal officers netted 21 felony arrests and 49 misdemeanor arrests over two days, police said Saturday.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: February 4, 2012

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Six 10th Street Gang members held (Buffalo, NY) : Six associates of the 10th Street Gang were rounded up early Friday morning—the latest batch of arrests and indictments by federal authorities since 2009 aimed at stamping out rival West Side drug gangs that terrorized the neighborhood, U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul announced Friday.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: February 4, 2012

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Gang sweep in Humboldt nets 15 arrests, five pounds of marijuana (Eureka, CA) : Fifteen people were arrested in a gang sweep Wednesday and Thursday in Humboldt County, and one Eureka man was arrested on suspicion of possessing marijuana for sale after five pounds of the processed plant and multiple digital scales were found in his apartment.
Source: The Times-Standard    Date: February 4, 2012

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Huntsville superintendent: Fight at Lee High School was gang initiation (Huntsville, AL): The four students from Lee High School who filmed a fight in a school bathroom and posted the video to YouTube did so as a gang initiation, Huntsville's superintendent said.
Source: The Huntsville Times    Date: February 4, 2012

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Gun-packing gang member gets arrested (Avenal, CA): A Norteño gang member was taken into custody earlier this week on after admitting to carrying a loaded weapon to "protect himself," authorities said.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: February 4, 2012

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Gang member faces 26 years for murder of 14-year-old girl (San Diego, CA): A gang member was convicted Saturday of first-degree murder for killing a 14-year-old girl in an abandoned house in Golden Hill on New Year's Eve 2007.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: February 4, 2012

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Gang member arrested in Tukwila sentenced for possession of firearm (Tukwila, WA): Monroe Ezell, 23, of Seattle, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to five years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Officers discovered the loaded, stolen Glock .45 pistol in the locked glove box of Ezell’s car.
Source: Kent Reporter    Date: February 4, 2012

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Local teen in critical condition after gang-related shooting (Belvidere, IL): A local teenager is in critical condition after a gang related shooting in Belvidere. Investigators found several guns and ammunition at the scene.
Source: WIFR 23 News    Date: February 4, 2012

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Gang members charged with murder (San Juan, TX): After three weeks on the run, the remaining three gang members wanted in the beating death of Rogelio Pardo Jr. were formally charged Friday afternoon.
Source: The Monitor    Date: February 4, 2012

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Former gang member testifies against Edwin Ramos (San Francisco, CA): A former member of the MS-13 gang testified Thursday that the man accused of murdering a father and his two sons in San Francisco helped initiate him into the gang.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: February 3, 2012

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Four gang members arrested for north suburban shootings (Waukegan, IL): Police arrested four street gang members this week for alleged roles in gang-related shootings in north suburban Waukegan. Authorities responded in January to two connected shootings with victims in the 600 block of Lorraine Avenue, according to a Waukegan police release.
Source: WLS 890AM    Date: February 3, 2012

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Officials warn of MS-13 gang activity in area (Richmond, VA) : An emerging presence in the Richmond area of MS-13, a notoriously violent national street gang, is raising concern among law enforcement officials as they investigate several violent incidents, including a stabbing in Richmond.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: February 3, 2012

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Seven suspects arrested in countywide gang sweep (Lake County, CA): The Lake County Gang Task Force made seven arrests during a countywide gang sweep conducted late last month.
Source: Lake County News    Date: February 3, 2012

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Multiple shootings in Fort Worth are gang-related, police say (Fort Worth, TX): Fort Worth police say two separate shootings that took place early Friday morning are gang related. The first took place outside the Lone Star Nite Club in Sundance Square when a fight inside the bar spilled out onto Commerce Street just after 2 a.m. At some point during the fight, one man pulled a gun and shot another man in the stomach.
Source: KXAS 5 News     Date: February 3, 2012

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Police arrest Native Mob gang leader (Bemidji, MN): A Bemidji man, the suspected leader of the Native Mob gang with ties to reservations in four states, is accused of directing a widespread criminal enterprise, including violence against witnesses and rival gangs.
Source: The Bemidji Pioneer    Date: February 3, 2012

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Wichita sees spike in domestic violence (Wichita, KS) : A yearly report released by the Wichita Police department finds mixed news in fighting crimes. Eight homicides were gang-related. Officers made 1,141 gang-related arrests in 2011, down 13-percent from 2010.
Source: KAKE News    Date: February 3, 2012

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Gang members get 168½ years in killing of Tacoma woman (Tacoma, WA): A Tacoma gang member and four accomplices were sentenced to a total of 168½ years in prison Friday for the deadly 2010 shooting of a Tacoma woman as she drove a car they mistakenly thought belonged to a rival gang member.
Source: KOMO News    Date: February 3, 2012

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Gang violence threat adds security to Charlotte school (Charlotte, NC): There was a heavy presence of Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers at M.L.K. Middle School Friday afternoon because of rumors that violence might break out.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: February 3, 2012

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Franklin murder trial ends in acquittal but gang struggle rages on (Franklin, NJ): Ammar Simmons was 18 years old in the summer 2007. According to friends, he was not a gang member. But on July 15, during an altercation between rival gang sets, he made the mistake of claiming to be a Blood. That cost him his life.
Source: Courier News    Date: February 3, 2012

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Visalia's first homicide of 2012 (Visalia, CA): The Visalia Police Department is investigating whether the City's first homicide is gang related. The murder comes after a string of gang-related shootings in Visalia. The victim's family says they're not sure what led to the shooting.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: February 3, 2012

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