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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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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Suspected San Leandro gang members arrested for vandalism, graffiti (San Leandro, CA): Two 18-year-old gang members were arrested early Tuesday morning when an off-duty officer spotted them spray painting gang-related graffiti, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 30, 2012

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Deputies seek reputed gang member in kidnapping, torture case (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities were searching for a reputed Pico Rivera gang member Wednesday night in connection with a kidnapping and torture case in which a victim was burned with a hot knife and had his fingers smashed with a gun.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 30, 2012

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Gang authority says Folklife shooting typical; gangs don't care where bullets go (Seattle, WA): The suspect being investigated for wounding a bystander at Seattle's Folklife Festival told police after the incident that he was a member of street gang, Little Valley Lakote, based out of Yakima. A man familiar with gang activity from groups like LVL says the type of violence that occurred at the Seattle Center is pretty typical.
Source: Bonneville Seattle    Date: May 30, 2012

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Two alleged members of 'Howard Boys' gang arraigned in federal court (Flint, MI): Two more alleged members of the "Howard Boys" gang, which authorities say used violence to control the gun and drug trade on the city's south side, were arraigned in federal court today.
Source: The Flint Journal    Date: May 30, 2012

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Reputed NJ gang leader faces federal sentencing (Newark, NJ): A reputed high-ranking New Jersey member of the Bloods street gang is facing sentencing in federal court.
Source: The Associated Press    Date: May 29, 2012

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10 dead, 41 hurt in violent Chicago weekend (Chicago, IL): One man was shot in the head and another in the back Monday night, the latest incidents in a violent holiday weekend in Chicago.
Source: NBC Chicago    Date: May 29, 2012

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Gang-related crimes trend downward in past five years (Newark, NJ) : Today marks one month since a Newark Memorial High School student was killed as a result of a gang-related stabbing in Fremont.
Source: NewarkPatch    Date: May 29, 2012

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Gang-motivated shooting in Watsonville leaves man in critical condition (Watsonville, CA): Police followed leads Tuesday in the shooting of a 19-year-old Watsonville man who was targeted by rival gang members.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: May 29, 2012

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After bloody weekend, police say CeaseFire will be asked to help (Chicago, IL): Following a bloody Memorial Day weekend in Chicago, police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Tuesday defended his efforts to stop retaliatory shootings — and said the Chicago Police Department will enlist CeaseFire Illinois for the first time to help.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: May 29, 2012

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Aurora combats gang with lawsuit (Aurora, IL): Aurora officials have filed a lawsuit against about three dozen reputed Latin Kings street gang members, joining several Chicago-area municipalities that have expanded the fight against gangs from the criminal courts to the civil branch.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 29, 2012

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Shooting victim dies; police arrest one, search for more in Sunday's gang-related incident (Wichita, KS): A 23-year-old man who was shot in the head early Sunday morning during a gang-related shooting died Tuesday, a spokeswoman at Wesley Medical Center confirmed.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: May 29, 2012

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Guns more than gangs are fueling city's violence, police say (Seattle, WA): Seattle police officials Tuesday told the City Council that the outbreak of violence through Memorial Day weekend and since the beginning of the year has more to do with guns than with gangs.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: May 29, 2012

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