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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Rolling gang attack: Man killed, suspects at large, SAPD says (San Antonio, TX): San Antonio police are looking for two carloads of suspected gang members who they said are linked to the murder of a man on Fredericksburg Road. Two other men were also victims of the deadly shooting, but they survived.
Source: KENS 5 News    Date: January 19, 2012

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Man struck by SUV in apparent gang attack (Santa Rosa, CA): A hit-and-run involving a pedestrian on a Santa Rosa street Wednesday afternoon appears to have been an intentional, gang-related act, Santa Rosa police said.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: January 19, 2012

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Gang member caught in Hyannis probe (Barnstable, MA): An alleged member of one of the most dangerous gangs in America was arrested after a two-week-long joint investigation between local police and a government agency.
Source: Cape Cod Times    Date: January 19, 2012

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Gang member gets life for Tulare County shootings (Visalia, CA) : Prosecutors say a 26-year-old gang member will be spending the rest of his life in prison for killing two people and wounding six others in separate shootings in Tulare County in 2006.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: January 19, 2012

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43 in two warring gangs are indicted in Brooklyn (New York, NY): Rival gang members called it "going to the beach," code for venturing into territory controlled by a landlocked crew in Brooklyn that called itself the Wave Gang.
Source: The New York Times    Date: January 19, 2012

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Two to be arraigned in Long Beach homeless camp killings (Los Angeles, CA): Two reputed members of a Watts-based street gang were scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on murder charges stemming from a shooting in which five people were killed at a homeless encampment in Long Beach, according to investigators because one had an unpaid drug debt.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 19, 2012

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Trial begins in alleged gang-ordered killing in Passaic (Passaic, NJ): It was a test of Passaic street-gang loyalty that ended in murder, a prosecutor told jurors Thursday during opening statements in the trial of a Bloods member charged with grooming a young protégé by ordering him to kill.
Source: The Record    Date: January 19, 2012

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10 charged in connection with gang-related assaults posted on Facebook (Pflugerville, TX): An Austin school district student and four Round Rock students are among 10 suspects accused of gang-related assaults on three youths and of posting videos of the attacks on Facebook, police officials said Thursday.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: January 19, 2012

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Gang-related crime in South Charleston sends one woman to jail (Kanawha County, WV) : A woman is behind bars for her involvement in a gang related crime. Wednesday a Kanawha County Judge sentenced Brittany Lanham to ten years in jail after she lured a man she met at a gas station to a South Charleston park, where he was attacked.
Source: WSAZ 3 News    Date: January 19, 2012

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Broken Arrow graffiti has neighbors worried about gangs growing (Broken Arrow, OK): Neighbors living in a low income Broken Arrow community are upset over recent gang-related graffiti. On Monday morning the words similar to "South Side" appeared painted in black on the entire front side of a vacant mobile home in the Camino Villa trailer park.
Source: FOX 23 News    Date: January 19, 2012

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Arraignment postponed for Watts gang member accused of mass killing at Long Beach homeless camp (Los Angeles, CA): Arraignment was postponed Thursday for one of two known gang members charged in one of the worst mass-killings in Long Beach history.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: January 19, 2012

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Gang member guilty of killing 16-year-old in Tustin (Santa Ana, CA): An Orange County jury on Thursday found a gang member guilty in the killing of a 16-year-old in Tustin at a party.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 19, 2012

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City's gang task force works with ministers (Jackson, TN): Members of the Jackson Gang Prevention Task Force followed Wednesday's teen employment planning meeting with a neighborhood-centered meeting Thursday. The goal is to attack gang problems with a two-fold plan in which officials will structure activities in target neighborhoods throughout the city and place at-risk teenagers in an employment and job-readiness training program, said Vicki Lake, chairwoman of the task force.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: January 19, 2012

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TPD officer helping students make right choices (Thomasville, NC) : Misty Hartwell, a 12-year veteran of the Thomasville Police Department, is helping students make the right choices in her new role at her law enforcement agency.
Source: The Dispatch    Date: January 19, 2012

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Rohnert Park man hit by car, injured in suspected gang-related crash (Santa Rosa, CA): What appeared to be a hit-and-run crash in which a pedestrian was struck by a car Wednesday on West College Avenue may actually have been an intentional gang-related assault, police said.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: January 19, 2012

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Seeking new life, finding gang life (Winnipeg, MB): They come from a war-torn nation looking for a fresh start in Friendly Manitoba. Yet, some African immigrants have learned the kindness only extends so far, and a failure to comply with the law can mean a ticket back home. Justice officials have expressed concern for years about the recruitment into gangs of new arrivals to Winnipeg.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press    Date: January 18, 2012

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Police believe Salisbury murder is gang-related (Salisbury, MD): Investigators believe the murder of a 20-year-old man on East Road was gang-related and have charged a Salisbury man and a juvenile with homicide, according to investigators at the Wicomico Bureau of Investigation.
Source: The Daily Times    Date: January 18, 2012

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Member of B.C. street gang executed in Mexico (Vancouver, BC): A British Columbia man executed in Mexico this week was a high-ranking member of the United Nation gang who had direct contact with Mexican cartels, the Vancouver Sun has learned.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: January 18, 2012

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Student's killing prompts precautions (Mathews, LA): Central Lafourche and Thibodaux high schools increased security for Tuesday's basketball game due to lingering concerns over potential retaliation after a recent shooting death that police said was gang -related.
Source: Daily Comet    Date: January 18, 2012

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Gang members being jailed, San Clemente chief says (San Clemente, CA): Sheriff’s Lt. Paul D'Auria, chief of San Clemente Police Services, says arrests were made shortly after beating and shooting incidents this month, and a gang-enforcement team is hotly pursuing gang activity, which he says is generally declining.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 18, 2012

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