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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Four juveniles in Suffolk plead guilty to gang charges (Suffolk, VA): Four juvenile members of a street gang that police say is responsible for mob attacks and assaulting police officers pleaded guilty Tuesday to a variety of gang-related charges.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: January 11, 2012

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Houser: Gang survey will guide long-term plan (Chattanooga, TN): Mayor Littlefield's plans to conduct a gang study are on hold for now after the City Council decided not to redirect funds earmarked for the Multicultural Chamber and the Urban League.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: January 11, 2012

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Teen stabbed in gang attack at school (San Marcos, TX): A gang-related jumping during a class break left a 13-year-old stabbed at a San Marcos Middle School. It happened Tuesday at Goodnight Middle School during the first passing period between 8:14 a.m. and 8:20 a.m.
Source: KXAN News    Date: January 11, 2012

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Three in custody after Friday night fight (San Clemente, CA): Deputies made three arrests stemming from the street fight on Avenida Rosa Friday night. Filiberto Cordoba, 23; Francisco Sanchez, 31; and Gilberto Valazquez, 31, all face possible attempted murder charges with a gang enhancement, according to Lt. Paul D'Auria, chief of police services.
Source: San Clemente Times    Date: January 11, 2012

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Known gang members arrested in Corcoran stabbing (Corcoran, CA): Two known gang members were arrested in connection with an attempted murder, Corcoran police said Tuesday.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: January 11, 2012

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Shooting deaths spur San Mateo County to confront youth gun violence and gangs (South San Francisco, CA): Joseph Maharaj was practically born with a mustache, and that threw everyone off, his mother said with a smile. He always looked so grown up.
Source: Peninsula Press    Date: January 11, 2012

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Life sentence for Aurora gang member who killed two (Aurora, IL): A 24-year-old Aurora man was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after being found guilty last fall of gunning down a Chicago man in March 2007 who he mistakenly thought was a rival gang member.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: January 11, 2012

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Student stabbed in apparent gang-related incident (San Marcos, CA): A 13-year-old student was stabbed with a pen or pencil in an apparent gang-related assault Tuesday morning at Owen Goodnight Middle School in San Marcos, city officials say.
Source: Hays Free Press    Date: January 11, 2012

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Tongan Crip Gang: Salt Lake man to serve 10 years (Salt Lake City, UT): A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a 28-year-old Salt Lake City man to serve 10 years in prison for crimes committed on behalf of the Tongan Crip Gang.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: January 11, 2012

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Prison gang leader gets 20 years in federal prison for attempted murder (Las Vegas, NV): Ronald "Joey" Sellers, once the leader of the violent Aryan Warriors prison gang, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Wednesday in the attempted jailhouse murder of an associate.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: January 11, 2012

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'Dog Pound' gang member sentenced to life (New Orleans, LA): A 24-year-old New Orleans man who federal investigators say was a member of the infamous Josephine Dog Pound gang in Central City was sentenced to life imprisonment Wednesday.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: January 11, 2012

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Is there an increase in gang activity? (Amarillo, TX): Like it or not, gang activity is alive and well here in Amarillo. From graffiti, drugs and the occasional drive-by shootings. But is the amount of such activity increasing? It's a question Pronews 7 took to Amarillo Police.
Source: Pronews 7    Date: January 11, 2012

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Top concerns are fatal wrecks and gangs (Albemarle County, VA): The area’s two top law enforcement officers said reducing Central Virginia gang activity and the number of fatal wrecks in Albemarle County were the chief concerns heading into the new year.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: January 11, 2012

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Crossing enemy lines; Local coalition pushing city leaders for new gang commission (San Antonio, TX): "Gangs are more sophisticated now," said Dan Martinez, Director of the San Antonio Crime Coalition. "They don't readily hang out on street corners," he added. So then how do you cross enemy lines to curb gang activity? Wednesday night, Martinez emailed every council member a proposed plan to appoint a Commission for gang violence.
Source: KENS 5 News    Date: January 11, 2012

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City, Hopkins to expand Safe Streets intervention program (Baltimore, MD): Baltimore's Board of Estimates Wednesday morning was expected to approve funds to expand the Safe Streets violence intervention program into a new neighborhood, and officials say there could be an additional two new sites by 2013.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: January 11, 2012

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Portsmouth gang member sentenced to life in prison (Norfolk, VA): A Portsmouth gang member has been sentenced to life in prison for the murders of two men during a home invasion.
Source: The Washington Examiner    Date: January 10, 2012

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Anti-gang coordinator urges Chattanooga to spend $75,000 for crime study (Chattanooga, TN): The new coordinator of a mayoral initiative to combat gangs urged City Council members Monday to spend $75,000 on a study of the problem. "We need to find out specifically why our kids are joining gangs," said Boyd Patterson, coordinator for the city's Comprehensive Gang Initiative.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 10, 2012

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Two gang members sentenced for racketeering (Boise, ID): The men belong to the "Brown Magic Clica" Sureno street gang. The two men appeared Monday before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Boise.
Source: Idaho Statesman    Date: January 10, 2012

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City's gang task force seeks to help at-risk teens (Chattanooga, TN): City of Chattanooga Parks and Recreation Administrator Larry Zehnder is encouraged by the mayor’s recent announcement that a task force is being assembled specifically to deal with gangs and related issues.
Source: Nooga.com    Date: January 10, 2012

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Judge postpones Latin Kings trial (Greensboro, NC): A federal judge on Monday agreed to postpone the start of the trial for six Latin Kings members charged with racketeering until at least the beginning of March, citing the complexity and enormity of discovery material.
Source: News & Record    Date: January 10, 2012

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