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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Anti-gang law rarely used (Memphis, TN): The metro gang unit is coming back to Memphis. Prosecutors hope it will help them better prosecute gang members who commit crimes. In 1997, legislation was passed allowing enhanced sentencing for gang members who commit crimes. It's never been used in Shelby County courts.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: November 22, 2011

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Two charged with murder in death of man years after Near West Side beating (Chicago, IL): Two men were charged with murder this week after a Chicago man died 13 years after being beaten on the Near West Side in a gang dispute, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 22, 2011

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Four arrested in Earlimart gang shootings (Earlimart, CA): Four men have been arrested in the gang-related shooting deaths of two men earlier this year in Earlimart, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department said.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: November 22, 2011

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Chanhassen shooting may be gang-related (Chanhassen, MN): 32-year-old man, who was assaulted Tuesday, was taken into custody after he later pistol-whipped one of his attackers and fired several rounds.
Source: WCCO 4 News    Date: November 22, 2011

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Fatal shooting comes at a time investigators see spike in gang activity (Santa Maria, CA): A pair of recent shootings claimed the lives of two teenagers locally. The murders have shed light on the issue of gang violence in our communities.
Source: KSBY News    Date: November 22, 2011

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Wanted man arrested after standoff in Nampa (Nampa, ID): A man wanted on federal meth distribution charges is in jail after a standoff with police in Nampa. Shawn Gordon was indicted earlier this month on three counts of meth distribution, along with members of a Northside street gang.
Source: KTVB 7 News    Date: November 22, 2011

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Group targets gang violence (Tampa, FL): Gun violence in the past month has taken the lives of two East Tampa teenagers. Recently, more than 200 people packed a meeting room at the Chloe Coney Urban Center on East Hillsborough Avenue. It was the first meeting of the Stop the Gang and Gun Violence Task Force.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: November 21, 2011

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Report: Nation's homicides drop to lowest rate in four decades (Washington, DC): The nation's homicide rate fell to 4.8 homicides per 100,000 U.S. residents in 2010, its lowest level in four decades, according to a new Bureau of Justice Statistics report.
Source: Lake County News    Date: November 21, 2011

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Documents shed light on Plant City violence (Plant City, FL): A week after three people were slain in Plant City, search warrants paint a clearer picture of the police investigations. In one of the cases, officers tracked down a suspect vehicle with gang members inside and a loaded .357-caliber Derringer beneath the driver's seat.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: November 21, 2011

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Latin Kings gang member pleads guilty to retaliatory murder (Jersey City, NJ): An admitted Latin Kings gang member has pleaded guilty to gunning a man down in the Jersey City Heights in 2005 in retaliation for the killing of a man at a Latin Kings Fourth of July party three months earlier.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: November 21, 2011

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Boy, 15, killed in gang-related shooting (Santa Maria, CA): A teenager was killed and another person injured in a shooting incident early Sunday that Santa Maria police say was gang-related.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: November 21, 2011

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Blood Ties: A photographer captures gang culture in her family (Tampa, FL): The first time Lourdes Jeannette entered her uncle’s house as an adult, she held a camera. For many years she refused to visit her mother’s brother – a man who is the leader of the Piru West Tampa Bloods. She disapproved of his activity and chose to ignore that aspect of her family’s life.
Source: TIME    Date: November 21, 2011

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Women kidnapped, tattooed by gang members (Albuquerque, NM): Two women shared their frightening story with Target 7 after they were grabbed off the streets in Albuquerque, thrown to the ground and forcibly tattooed by gang members.
Source: KOAT 7 News     Date: November 21, 2011

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Gangs in Union County (Scotch Plains, NJ): On Thursday, November 17, concerned members of the community, law enforcement, and clergy came together at the Scotch Plains Police Academy to raise awareness and learn about gang activity in Union County. Detective Brendan Sullivan of the Union Count Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, Drugs and Violence Unit gave the keynote presentation.
Source: CranfordPatch    Date: November 21, 2011

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"Operation Gangsgiving" nets 63 arrests; 14 gang members jailed (Chattanooga, TN): A four day operation by the Chattanooga Police Department nets more than 60 arrests, including the capture of a man listed as Hamilton County's 12 Most Wanted.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: November 21, 2011

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AISD students arrested for gang fight at school (Austin, TX): Police arrested members of a street gang for beating a rival gang member with a metal pipe on the campus of Reagan High School.
Source: KVUE News    Date: November 21, 2011

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Gang leader sentenced in San Bernardino drug case (San Bernardino, CA): A leader in a street gang who has a distinctive tattoo showing his dislike for local law enforcement has been sentenced in a drug case.
Source: The Sun    Date: November 21, 2011

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Pair sentenced for roles in Plainfield crack sales (Plainfield, NJ): Two local men with ties to the Queen City’s G-Shine set of the Bloods street gang have been sentenced to a combined total of nearly a decade in prison after pleading guilty to federal drug charges, authorities said Monday.
Source: Courier News    Date: November 21, 2011

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Two men charged with attempted murder in Prince George’s (Takoma Park, MD): Two Maryland men were arrested over the weekend in connection with an assault that may be linked to gang activity in Prince George’s County, police said.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: November 21, 2011

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State lawmakers, police look for ties between cartels, local youth (Austin, TX): Intelligence released by the Texas Department of Public Safety this summer regarding Mexican drug cartels and their growing impact on local gang members was the impetus behind a community meeting on gangs Monday night at Parque Zaragosa in East Austin.
Source: KVUE News    Date: November 21, 2011

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