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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Portland police plead with gang members to give up 'code of silence' and help solve killings (Portland, OR): Portland police investigators are frustrated by a "code of silence" among gang members that has kept officers from solving two gang-related homicides from last year and one this year where a host of witnesses likely saw something, Assistant Chief Eric Hendricks says.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: April 15, 2012

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Vacaville police arrest pair on suspicion of gang, gun crimes (Vacaville, CA): Two teenagers who police said have known gang affiliations were arrested Thursday evening on gun and gang allegations by Vacaville police.
Source: The Reporter    Date: April 14, 2012

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Former gang leader sentenced for gun trafficking (Stamford, CT): A 27-year-old former leader of the Stamford chapter of the Latin Kings gang was sentenced Friday to more than four years in federal prison for conspiring to sell firearms, U.S. Attorney David B. Fein announced in a news release.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: April 14, 2012

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Six arrested in Visalia grocery store assault (Visalia, CA): Visalia police announced Thursday that officers from the department's violent crime and gang suppression units made six arrests in connection with a brutal Monday assault at a south Visalia grocery store.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: April 14, 2012

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Rival gangs battle in Mac (McMinnville, OR): Local youths affiliated with the Los Angeles-based Surenos and Nortenos, bitter rivals in the national Latino gang realm, squared off about 4 p.m. Friday at an apartment complex behind McMinnville's Plaid Pantry.
Source: News-Register    Date: April 14, 2012

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Mexican Mafia member ordered gangs to target blacks, police say (Escondido, CA) : A local leader of the Mexican Mafia prison gang ordered Escondido's rival Latino street gangs to stop fighting among themselves and target black people instead, leading to a surge in such attacks, say gang members and authorities.
Source: North County Times    Date: April 14, 2012

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Officer on gang duty shot (Trotwood, OH): A veteran Dayton undercover police officer investigating gang activity was involved in a gunfight Saturday morning that left him and a 21-year-old suspect seriously injured.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: April 14, 2012

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Gang shooting near Portland grade school (Portland, OR): A 20-year-old man was seriously injured in a gang-related shooting outside a Northeast Portland elementary school Friday evening, police said.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: April 14, 2012

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Argument on basketball court led to 36th gang shooting (Portland, OR): A 20-year-old man injured in a Friday evening shooting was the 36th victim of gang violence this year.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: April 14, 2012

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Gang member found guilty in Dominique murder (Buffalo, NY): The gang member who fired a hail of bullets into a house with an AK-47, killing a 15-year-old girl -- an unintended target -- was found guilty Thursday of second-degree murder.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: April 13, 2012

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Tagging targets are victims twice over (Toronto, ON): With their flamboyant good looks and strutting ways, roosters tend to attract attention. Usually, that’s a good thing.
Source: Toronto Star    Date: April 13, 2012

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Wichita holds Walk Against Gang Violence (Wichita, KS): Organizers of the annual Wichita Walk Against Gang Violence hope this year's march will draw twice as many participants as there are gang members in the city. The Wichita Eagle reports there are about 3,000 documented gang members in the city, and organizers hope 6,000 walkers show up for the event.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal     Date: April 13, 2012

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School T-shirt case goes to jury (Omaha, NE): A jury is deliberating a case that could change how at least some area schools deal with gang violence. At issue: shirts that say R.I.P.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: April 13, 2012

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Hammond to add two SROs at elementary school level (Chattanooga, TN) : Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond laid out his department's plan to better connect with communities and combat gang activity in a speech at the Nightside Pachyderm Club at the Ooltewah Western Sizzlin restaurant Thursday night.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: April 13, 2012

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Mexican Mafia member gets life term for killing (Eagle Pass, TX): Prosecutors in South Texas say a Mexican Mafia gang member has been sentenced to life in prison for a 2008 slaying and racketeering.
Source: The Baytown Sun    Date: April 13, 2012

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Racketeering complaints target 30 suspected Oklahoma City gang members (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma City police and other law officers arrested 13 suspected Juarito gang members Thursday on racketeering complaints. More than a dozen others were implicated, many of whom already were in custody on other cases.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: April 13, 2012

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Teen arrested in September MAX platform gang stabbing (Portland, OR): Portland police believe they've solved a September stabbing at the Gateway Transit Center, arresting an 18-year-old man Thursday.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: April 13, 2012

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Eugene Police Department seeks input for gang symposium (Eugene, OR) : The Eugene area has seen a rise in gang related activity in the recent past. Many community members say they want to nip this problem in the bud.
Source: KLCC News     Date: April 13, 2012

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Retired NYPD Lt. guns down armed robber (New York, NY): A retired NYPD lieutenant blew away a drugstore bandit yesterday as the suspect tried to gun down three police officers during a foot pursuit, sources said.
Source: New York Post    Date: April 13, 2012

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West Suburban Chiefs of Police Association endorses new street gang racketeering statute (La Grange, IL): The West Suburban Chiefs of Police Association is supporting House Bill 1907, the Street Gang Racketeering Corrupt Organizations Act, in the Illinois General Assembly. The proposed law ensures street-level gang members who are arrested, prosecuted and punished are held responsible for their involvement in violent criminal activity, according to a news release.
Source: Lyons Suburban Life    Date: April 13, 2012

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