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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Rural communities try to combat gangs (Tulelake, CA): In rural Northern California, local police forces are still battling the gang issue. But police have to do it on less. Law enforcement officials say budget cuts in Siskiyou County are affecting the ways they can cracks down on gangs.
Source: KTVL 10 News    Date: March 14, 2012

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Survey: Youths in state lockup concerned over violence (Giddings, TX): More than 100 youths surveyed at one of the state's largest juvenile correctional facilities said their most important concern is attacks from their peers, according to a report released today by the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition.
Source: The Texas Tribune    Date: March 14, 2012

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CDCR releases new gang validation proposal (Oakland, CA): The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has released its "Security Threat Group Prevention, Identification and Management Strategy," which proposes new gang validation and Security Housing Unit (SHU) step down procedures. The document comes as a response to the historic prisoner hunger strikes which took place throughout the state of California in July and September of 2011.
Source: San Francisco Bay View    Date: March 14, 2012

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Public comment sought for criteria for new gang database (Minneapolis, MN): The Violent Crime Coordinating Council (VCCC) is taking public comment on its new proposed Gang Database criteria, which look remarkably like the old Gang Database Criteria. GangNet, the controversial gang database run by Ramsey County’s now defunct Gang Strike Force, was shut down in August, and the Gang Pointer File, run by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehensions, has dwindled because its main feeder was GangNet.
Source: Twin Cities Daily Planet    Date: March 14, 2012

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Fifth grade students graduate from G.R.E.A.T program (Springfield, MA): In a big accomplishment for 65 Springfield fifth graders Wednesday, Homer Street School students graduated from the Gang Resistance Education and Training program run by the Springfield Police Department.
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield    Date: March 14, 2012

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Case against Flores in death of Samuel Reeves Jr. goes to the jury (Santa Paula, CA): The trial that featured secretly recorded comments of the defendant, admitting to the shooting of a Santa Paula teenager during a melee at a party and the gang culture that prosecutors allege led to the murder, is now in the hands of the jury.
Source: Santa Paula Times    Date: March 14, 2012

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'Take back the streets': OCSO asks residents to work together to help stop gangs (Santee, SC): An intricate world of codes exists in Orangeburg County which goes unnoticed by many residents but is all too well known by local law enforcement. The codes are linked to violence, illegal drugs and a multitude of other crimes perpetrated by gangs across The Times and Democrat Region.
Source: The Times and Democrat    Date: March 13, 2012

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Man injured in gang-related shooting in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): A 21-year-old man was shot and injured Monday night in an apparently gang-related shooting, police said. Officers about 11:15 p.m. responded to reports of multiple shots fired in the 800 block of South Shelton Street near Highland Street, Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: March 13, 2012

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15-year-old fatally shot in Stanislaus County (Empire, CA): Authorities believe the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy in the Stanislaus County city of Empire over the weekend was gang-related.
Source: KUSI News    Date: March 13, 2012

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Tempe forum draws a crowd after gang-related shooting (Tempe, AZ): A community meeting in Tempe drew a huge crowd Monday night to talk about the gang-related shootings at a music club earlier this month.
Source: KPHO 5 News    Date: March 13, 2012

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Fresno County officials target Sanger gang (Fresno, CA): Fresno County authorities announced Tuesday that they have started enforcing an injunction against a Sanger street gang responsible for carrying out a spate of violent crime and spreading fear through the community.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: March 13, 2012

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Teen shot getting off Muni bus (San Francisco, CA): A 17-year-old boy was shot multiple times in San Francisco's Visitacion Valley as he stepped off a Muni bus, in what investigators believe was a gang-related attack, police said today.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: March 13, 2012

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Gang assault puts Albany man, 61, in hospital (Albany, NY): An Albany man is in the hospital after being assaulted by a group of people allegedly dealing drugs in front of a Clinton Street apartment.
Source: WNYT 13 News    Date: March 13, 2012

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Roselle residents pack meeting to discuss recent fatal shootings (Roselle, NJ): Less than a week after two Roselle men were shot to death outside a house in the borough, residents packed the Abraham Clark High School auditorium tonight to find solutions to the rash of violence.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: March 13, 2012

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Trial begins for reputed Paterson gang leader accused of shooting man in love triangle (Paterson, NJ): Reputed high-level Bloods street gang leader Asmar Bease and a co-defendant went on trial Tuesday on charges of attempting to murder a Paterson man who the state says confronted Bease for having sex with his wife.
Source: The Record    Date: March 13, 2012

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Three accused of threatening teen to make him join gang (Spartanburg, SC): Three Spartanburg County teens were arrested Tuesday after deputies said they threatened a teen with violence if he did not join their gang.
Source: FOX Carolina    Date: March 13, 2012

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Fighting youth crime a 'complicated' problem (Durham, NC): Durham does not have a major problem with gangs. Durham does have a major problem with violent kids. And authorities have organized to deal with it.
Source: The Durham News    Date: March 13, 2012

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Five arrested in south Visalia residential burglary (Visalia, CA): Five young Delano residents police identified as active Norteño gang members were arrested in connection with a south Visalia residential burglary Monday afternoon.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: March 13, 2012

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Local authorities respond to gang activity (Muscatine, IA): The Muscatine Police Department responded to reports of gang activity in downtown Muscatine around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Early, unconfirmed reports said about 10 people with baseball bats were fighting in front of the Musser Public Library.
Source: The Muscatine Journal    Date: March 13, 2012

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Man fatally stabbed outside Near West Side liquor store (Chicago, IL): A 21-year-old man was fatally stabbed late Sunday in what Chicago police suspect may have been an internal gang dispute, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 12, 2012

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