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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Ga. gang member gets 30-year prison sentence (Decatur, GA): A man prosecutors describe as the last member of a loosely knit gang has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and other crimes in DeKalb County.
Source: FOX 11 News    Date: November 23, 2011

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El Paso gang member gets 45-year sentence (El Paso, TX): Victor Gomez, 31, a member of El Paso’s Barrio Azteca prison and street gang, broke down in tears Tuesday when a judge sentenced him to 45 years in prison and fined him $5,000, television station KFOX14 reported.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: November 23, 2011

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Marina Village Blood sent away for eight years (New Haven, CT): A member of the Marina Village Bloods, a drug-gang implicated in a 2010 shootout that left two dead in the housing project, was sentenced to eight years and four months in prison for his role in dealing heroin and crack cocaine.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: November 23, 2011

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Three men arrested in connection with Hacienda Heights gang-related shooting (El Paso, TX): Three men have been arrested in connection with a gang-related shooting last month in the Hacienda Heights area of the Lower Valley.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: November 23, 2011

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Drug-related violence increases in Houston area (Houston, TX): Residents in a neighborhood were frightened during a drug-related shootout, but federal investigators said the violence created by drug cartels in the Houston area is increasing.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston    Date: November 23, 2011

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Police tackle northwest gang problem (Glendale, CA): Police officials say they plan to boost their presence in a Northwest Glendale neighborhood due to an alarming jump in crime attributed mostly to gang and drug activity.
Source: La Canada Valley Sun    Date: November 23, 2011

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Mothers fed up with violence (Stockton, CA): Fed up with the gang-related homicides, shootings and stabbings, a grass-roots group aims to break the cycle of violence by going to crime scenes and reaching out to the affected communities and families.
Source: The Record    Date: November 22, 2011

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"Thug" shot woman who was putting grandchild in car seat (Columbia, SC): In Richland County's continued fight against gang violence, Sheriff Leon Lott says his department has identified a local "small time hoodlum" as a suspect in several violent incidents in 2011, including shooting a grandmother while she was putting her grandchild in a car seat.
Source: WCSC 5 News    Date: November 22, 2011

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GRASSY fighting gang violence (Memphis, TN): A Memphis City Schools gang resistance program has been nationally recognized as the right way to keep gangs out of schools.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: November 22, 2011

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15 gang members arrested, one still sought (Tulare County, CA): The Tulare Sheriff is asking for your help to find a murder suspect. And eleven gang members are in custody after a sweep in the South Valley. Sheriff's deputies served search warrants in Pixley, Tipton and Tulare.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: November 22, 2011

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Santa Maria seeing a spike in gang activity (Santa Maria, CA): The recent deadly shootings that claimed the lives of two teenagers have shed light on the issue of gang violence in our local communities.
Source: KSBY News    Date: November 22, 2011

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MPD changing tactics to fight gangs (Memphis, TN): "We're gonna be much more powerful than any gang in the city," says MPD Director Toney Armstrong. Re-establishing the gang investigation unit was one of the first moves Armstrong made when he took over.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: November 22, 2011

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Mundelein teen gets 80 years for fatal firebomb attack (Mundelein, IL): Calling gang violence "a cancer," a Lake County judge sentenced a 19-year-old Mundelein man to 80 years in prison Tuesday for a 2009 firebombing that killed one person and injured two others.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: November 22, 2011

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Anti-gang law rarely used (Memphis, TN): The metro gang unit is coming back to Memphis. Prosecutors hope it will help them better prosecute gang members who commit crimes. In 1997, legislation was passed allowing enhanced sentencing for gang members who commit crimes. It's never been used in Shelby County courts.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: November 22, 2011

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Two charged with murder in death of man years after Near West Side beating (Chicago, IL): Two men were charged with murder this week after a Chicago man died 13 years after being beaten on the Near West Side in a gang dispute, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 22, 2011

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Four arrested in Earlimart gang shootings (Earlimart, CA): Four men have been arrested in the gang-related shooting deaths of two men earlier this year in Earlimart, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department said.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: November 22, 2011

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Chanhassen shooting may be gang-related (Chanhassen, MN): 32-year-old man, who was assaulted Tuesday, was taken into custody after he later pistol-whipped one of his attackers and fired several rounds.
Source: WCCO 4 News    Date: November 22, 2011

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Fatal shooting comes at a time investigators see spike in gang activity (Santa Maria, CA): A pair of recent shootings claimed the lives of two teenagers locally. The murders have shed light on the issue of gang violence in our communities.
Source: KSBY News    Date: November 22, 2011

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Wanted man arrested after standoff in Nampa (Nampa, ID): A man wanted on federal meth distribution charges is in jail after a standoff with police in Nampa. Shawn Gordon was indicted earlier this month on three counts of meth distribution, along with members of a Northside street gang.
Source: KTVB 7 News    Date: November 22, 2011

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Group targets gang violence (Tampa, FL): Gun violence in the past month has taken the lives of two East Tampa teenagers. Recently, more than 200 people packed a meeting room at the Chloe Coney Urban Center on East Hillsborough Avenue. It was the first meeting of the Stop the Gang and Gun Violence Task Force.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: November 21, 2011

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