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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Six CeaseFire workers charged with crimes in the past five years (Chicago, IL): Juan Johnson and Harold Martinez were street workers for the CeaseFire anti-violence group back in 2007. But on an August day that year, they were focused on a drug deal — and not on stopping shootings.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: May 31, 2012

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Probe shooting connection (Wheeling, IL) : Local police are working with the Cook County Sheriff's Dept. after a recent string of what law enforcement officials are calling gang-related activity in and near Wheeling, a Wheeling police official said.
Source: Journal & Topics    Date: May 31, 2012

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Chattanooga police ready to enforce Tennessee's new gang law (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga officials say local police already have identified some violent criminal street gangs that officials could eventually target under an expansion of Tennessee's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act that takes effect July 1.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: May 30, 2012

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Gang life claims two brothers (Santa Barbara, CA): For Mimi Roldan, the last four years have been filled with unimaginable pain. On July 4, 2008, in the midst of thousands of people waiting for the holiday fireworks show to start, a gang-related brawl left her 15-year-old son Emmanuel dead from a stab wound to the heart.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: May 30, 2012

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Man awaiting trial for gang murder incident faces more charges (Lompoc, CA): The man whose awaiting trial for a gang related murder incident is now facing more felony charges.
Source: KCOY 12 News    Date: May 30, 2012

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Three arrested, one sought in kidnap of couple, torture of man by reputed members of LA-area gang (Pico Rivera, CA): Authorities say they have arrested three men and are seeking a fourth who kidnapped a Los Angeles County couple and tortured the man for days.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: May 30, 2012

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As gang warfare escalates in Chicago, can Facebook be a help? (Chicago, IL): Chicago police are turning to social media and other alternative methods to try to prevent new gangland murders, after criminal gangs engaged in a four-day killing spree over Memorial Day weekend.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor    Date: May 30, 2012

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Known gang members involved in Calf Pasture Beach standoff (Norwalk, CT): Norwalk Police officers shot down allegations of racial profiling during a Memorial Day fight at Calf Pasture Beach, but the police chaplain said she stands by her comments regarding the manner in which an officer at the beach radioed for backup.
Source: The Hour    Date: May 30, 2012

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Two men, one woman wounded in L.A. park shootings (Los Angeles, CA): Two men and one woman were wounded Tuesday night in a possible gang-related shooting in Queen Anne Park in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: May 30, 2012

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Man charged with killing boy inside pizzeria (Chicago, IL) : A North Side man is charged with killing a teenage gang rival inside an Uptown pizza restaurant. Andre Alejandro, 22, of the 1400 block of West Chase Avenue, faces first-degree murder charges for shooting and killing Ivan Alanis, 14, according to a police statement.
Source: NBC Chicago    Date: May 30, 2012

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Three men charged after shots fired at officer (San Bruno, CA): Three men authorities say were on their way to kill a rival gang member are behind bars after a San Bruno police officer apparently interrupted their plans.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: May 30, 2012

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Alleged Camden heroin network busted; Noel Gonzalez, accused leader, jailed among others (Camden, NJ): Authorities on Wednesday said they took down a lucrative South Camden heroin network dealing up to tens of thousands of dollars in the drug per week.
Source: Gloucester County Times    Date: May 30, 2012

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City working to reduce gang violence (Denver, CO): School is out for the summer, and it is getting hotter in Denver. Yet, before summer has officially started, the Denver Police Department's Gang Unit is already very busy.
Source: KUSA 9 News    Date: May 30, 2012

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Gang members arrested for allegedly tagging BART towers (San Leandro, CA): Two gang members were arrested early Tuesday after they were spray painting graffiti on the pillars of the Bart tracks in San Leandro, authorities said.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: May 30, 2012

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Facebook posts help police in Brooklyn gang takedown (Brooklyn, NY): City law enforcement officials announced Wednesday the take down off a violent street gang they say is responsible for a year-long crime spree in Brooklyn.
Source: NY1 News    Date: May 30, 2012

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Gang violence outside Kmart (Petaluma, CA): Petaluma Police arrested three Rohnert Park teens Sunday in connection with the stabbing of a 21-year-old rival gang member in front of Kmart on North McDowell Boulevard.
Source: Petaluma Argus-Courier     Date: May 30, 2012

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CeaseFire questions part of Emanuel's anti-violence strategy (Chicago, IL): Gang murders in Chicago are on the rise. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is feeling the heat, and says he’s doing something about it, but his latest strategy is drawing some heat of its own from a group dedicated to preventing gang violence.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: May 30, 2012

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Patrol for peace: Salinas 'night walks' part of violence reduction strategy (Salinas, CA): In the 900 block of Acosta Plaza, few souls willingly take to the street after dark. Crowded with low-income families living in row after row of apartment complexes, the area is known to police, gang members and neighbors as one of Salinas' most dangerous.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: May 30, 2012

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Police: No turf war going on (San Bernardino, CA): Police say the recent rash of killings in San Bernardino is not a sign that a gang or turf war has erupted in the city, despite detectives calling the latest homicide gang-related.
Source: The Sun    Date: May 30, 2012

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Los Angeles gang workers praise El Salvador truce (Los Angeles, CA) : A gang truce mediated by the Catholic Church in El Salvador has dramatically reduced gang-related killings in the Central American country since it was implemented in March. Those who work with gang members in the United States support the fragile agreement and hope to reduce the lure of gangs in both countries.
Source: Voice of America    Date: May 30, 2012

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