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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Increased police patrols in Fresno (Fresno, CA): More police officers are on the streets of Fresno. It's the department's new strategy to combat a rise in gang violence. Detectives and other officers who would not be in uniform are patrolling the street.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: June 19, 2012

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State measure would target businesses that enable gang activity (Alamance County, NC): A measure passed in the N.C. House and Senate would make it easier for authorities to sue businesses and property owners who allow illegal gang activities to take place on their property.
Source: Times-News    Date: June 19, 2012

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Gang that brought havoc to Mott Haven projects busted by cops and feds in major takedown (Bronx, NY) : Nearly two dozen members of a violent Bronx street crew known to sling drugs and guns while terrorizing rival gangs city-wide have been busted, officials said.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: June 19, 2012

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Salinas police investigating suspected gang-related shooting (Salinas, CA): Salinas police said a 16-year-old was shot in the leg in an apparent gang-related shooting Monday night on the 800 block of Cari Court.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: June 19, 2012

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'Parents must take charge': Deputy talks gangs, bullying with Denmark congregation (Denmark, SC): The congregation of Denmark's Progressive Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ Inc. has a little more knowledge about gangs and bullying, thanks to a presentation by Bamberg County Sheriff's Deputy Norris Williams during the church's vacation Bible school.
Source: The Times and Democrat    Date: June 19, 2012

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Gang arrest called 'significant' (Stockton, CA): Police reported arresting a known gang member spotted in a Stockton neighborhood who was in possession of four guns and a large amount of drugs and ammunition.
Source: The Record    Date: June 19, 2012

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Two held in fatal shooting case (Salinas, CA): A Monterey County judge Monday bound two people over on charges that they were involved in a gang shooting last year which killed a teenage boy.
Source: The Californian    Date: June 19, 2012

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Anti-gang counsellor testifies for friend accused of gang hit (Toronto, ON): An anti-gang counsellor for a federal program — who has a conviction for possessing two pounds of pot for trafficking — testified Tuesday as a witness for a friend accused of orchestrating a gang-related execution.
Source: Toronto Sun    Date: June 19, 2012

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Motive behind daylight Modesto airport area killing debated (Modesto, CA) : An investigator testified in a preliminary hearing Tuesday that creating fear and intimidating a rival gang member was the motivation behind a brazen daylight shooting that killed a 19-year-old man last year in Modesto's airport neighborhood.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: June 19, 2012

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Prosecutor: Revenge drove gang killing (Santa Ana, CA): Two Fullerton gang members were on a revenge trip in March 1996 when they came across a rival – a 16-year-old boy – waiting outside his girlfriend's house, a prosecutor told a jury on Tuesday.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: June 19, 2012

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Slain teen Ramarly Graham's twin brothers convicted of heading gang (Manhattan, NY): The twin half brothers of Ramarley Graham, the Bronx teen fatally shot by a police officer in February, were convicted Tuesday for gun possenion and being part of a Harlem street gang.
Source: amNewYork    Date: June 19, 2012

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Gang prevention programs target children at risk (Arlington, VA) : Federal law enforcement officials say criminal gangs are on the rise, with more than 33,000 now operating across the country and committing more than 50 percent of all violent crime. But in one community outside Washington, gang activity is down.
Source: Voice of America    Date: June 19, 2012

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Plainfield police investigating likely gang-related double shooting (Plainfield, NJ): Police are investigating a likely gang-related shooting in which an unknown suspect approached and shot a man and a woman in chillingly calm fashion, hospitalizing both, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Courier News    Date: June 19, 2012

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Austin border shootings unsolved (Chicago, IL): Three murders this week along the Oak Park-Chicago border recall the ongoing gang turmoil that has plagued the area around West Suburban Medical Center since the mid-1990s. All of the shootings remain unsolved.
Source: ForestLeaves    Date: June 19, 2012

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Gang information presented to Dayton advisory board (Dayton, NV): Residents attending the June 6 Dayton Regional Citizens Advisory Board had the opportunity to significantly increase their knowledge about gangs and gang activity, both of which have been seen moving into Lyon County in some areas.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: June 19, 2012

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Cambridge gang members carjack Somerville man at gunpoint (Somerville, MA) : Police are looking for two Cambridge gang members who allegedly threatened a victim in East Somerville with a gun during a carjacking on Saturday. Another man allegedly involved in the incident, Willgen “Will” Sanchez, 20, of 103 Newman Road, Malden, was arrested on Glen Street on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, according to a police report.
Source: The Cambridge Chronicle    Date: June 19, 2012

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Six headed to trial on 2011 Antioch murder, gang charges (Martinez, CA): Six people are headed to trial on murder and gang charges in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old Oakley boy at an Antioch house party last year, a prosecutor said.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: June 18, 2012

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Buffalo, NY gang member sentenced for killing teen (Buffalo, NY): A member of a western New York gang has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for killing a 15-year-old girl while gunning for her brother.
Source: The Wall Street Journal    Date: June 18, 2012

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Tattoo artist arrested on suspicion of drug possession, gang participation in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): A tattoo artist was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of carrying a loaded firearm, participating in a criminal street gang and possessing narcotics, the Sheriff's Office said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: June 18, 2012

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Trial to begin in 1996 gangland slaying (Los Angeles, CA): More than 16 years after the fatal gang-related stabbing of a teenager outside his girlfriend’s Fullerton home, prosecutors say they will try one of the rival gang members long suspected of taking part in the attack.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 18, 2012

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