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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Suspects in Old Sac bar slayings alleged to have gang ties (Sacramento, CA): Sacramento prosecutors have added gang allegations to the charges against two suspects in the double-fatal New Year's Eve shooting in Old Sacramento.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: January 30, 2013

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Centralia police bump up patrols to deter gang-related graffiti (Centralia, WA): Centralia police will be doing additional patrols in an attempt to battle a recent boost in gang-related graffiti throughout the city. The police department has received between 10 and 15 reports of graffiti during the past week, said Centralia Sgt. Carl Buster.
Source: The Chronicle    Date: January 30, 2013

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Senate Judiciary Committee weighs proposed Kansas RICO law (Wichita, KS): Kansas gang leaders will face tougher prison sentences if a proposed anti-racketeering bill becomes law. SB 16, which could face a vote as soon as Wednesday in the Senate Judiciary Committee, would create the Kansas Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: January 30, 2013

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Ogden PD claims drop in gang-related crimes (Ogden, UT): Police are reporting a decrease in gang-related crime, dramatically since the city's gang unit began serving members of one particular street gang with restraining orders prohibiting them from associating with each other in public.
Source: FOX 13 News    Date: January 30, 2013

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Gang member arrested for robbery (Santa Barbara, CA): Santa Barbara Police officers arrested 24-year-old Roberto Arebalo Amador Jr. of Santa Barbara on Tuesday. They say he was arrested for robbery and participation in a criminal street gang after stealing beers from a local convenience store.
Source: KSBY News    Date: January 30, 2013

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FBI investigation results in sentencing of Blood gang members (New Haven, CT): Today it was announced that two more gang members from the FBI's investigation named Operation Slim Fast, were sentenced in the New Haven, Connecticut federal court.
Source: Examiner    Date: January 30, 2013

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Salinas lacks funding for gang prevention programs (Salinas, CA): While Salinas Police officers are seeing an uptick in gang violence, they said that wasn't always the case when there was sufficient funding for gang prevention programs.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: January 30, 2013

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Bill forces school districts to create gang policy, staff training (Indianapolis, IN): A bill that requires school corporations to create a criminal gang policy, and provide educational outreach and training to school employees to identify and prevent gang activity was heard at the Senate Education and Career Development Committee Wednesday.
Source: Post-Tribune    Date: January 30, 2013

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Suspects nabbed in gang graffiti spree (Sioux Falls, SD): Two minors and a 19-year-old man face a felony charge in connection to a recent string of gang graffiti vandalism east of downtown Sioux Falls.
Source: Argus Leader    Date: January 30, 2013

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Two men sentenced on charges related to local drug-trafficking ring (Cleveland, OH): Two Stark County men were sentenced Wednesday in federal court for their high-level roles in a drug trafficking ring. Virgil Hill and Jerry Gordon Jr. are among 17 people who pleaded guilty late last year to charges related to a cocaine and heroin operation in the Canton area. The group included several suspected Rated R street gang members, according to authorities.
Source: The Independent    Date: January 30, 2013

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Chico schools ask parents to take role in anti-gang drive (Chico, CA): Law enforcement isn't generally a school problem and education isn't routinely a law enforcement concern, but starting Wednesday, a coalition of educators is stepping over the lines to help Chico kids and their parents avoid the pitfalls of the gang world.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: January 29, 2013

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Education, enforcement help lessen gang activity in Henderson Co. (Henderson County, NC): "The kids definitely need to keep their eyes open," said Mark Gmyrek. "It is so much different now a days." Gmyrek brought his ten-year-old daughter to Tuesday's community meeting in Hendersonville where an undercover detective taught the basics on drugs and gangs. It is an effort that's helping combat local gang activity.
Source: WSPA 7 News    Date: January 29, 2013

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Jones County Sheriff's Department starts gang/gun task force (Laurel, MS): Gang violence is on the rise in Jones County and officials are starting an Anti-Gang and Gun Task Force to combat the crime. Jones County officials said they are experiencing a rapid rise in gang activity throughout the county.
Source: WDAM 7 News    Date: January 29, 2013

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Freeport man gets 47 years or gang slay (Long Island, NY): A Freeport man was sentenced Tuesday to 47 years to life in prison for gunning down a rival gang member outside of a Hempstead bar in 2011.
Source: Long Island Press    Date: January 29, 2013

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South Texas couple sentenced for drug trafficking (Brownsville, TX): A South Texas couple have been sentenced to prison for running a drug distribution ring that moved cocaine provided by a Mexican cartel to a St. Louis street gang.
Source: The Baytown Sun    Date: January 29, 2013

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Gang leader indicted in Oakland murder (Oakland, CA): A top-ranking member of the deadly Nuestra Familia prison gang has been indicted by a federal grand jury on murder, conspiracy and racketeering charges in connection with the stabbing deaths of two people found in a burning Oakland apartment.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: January 29, 2013

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Santa Paula man convicted in gang-related shooting (Santa Paula, CA): A Santa Paula man was found guilty Tuesday of assault with a firearm and causing great bodily injury in connection with the shooting of a member of a tagging crew.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: January 29, 2013

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Teen killed in gang-related shooting ID'd (El Paso, TX): El Paso's first murder of the year happened Monday night when an 18-year-old student was fatally shot in his car in a Northeast El Paso neighborhood.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: January 29, 2013

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Self-improvement group takes aim at roots of gang violence (Toledo, OH): A new group is taking steps to reduce gang violence in Toledo through the guidance and personal experiences of those who escaped their own criminal past.
Source: WNWO 24 News    Date: January 29, 2013

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Gang violence to blame for recent homicide numbers (St. Louis, MO): So far in January, 14 people were murdered in St. Louis. That gives the city a January murder rate four times that of Chicago and 20 times New York City's murder rate. Charles Jaco takes a look at the two gangs police blame for much of the January carnage.
Source: KTVI FOX 2 News    Date: January 29, 2013

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