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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35-year sentence in Elgin 2009 shooting that killed young mom (Elgin, IL): A Kane County judge Wednesday sentenced a 21-year-old Elgin man to 35 years in prison for his role in the shooting death of a young mom in 2009.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: April 18, 2012

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Ventura attack may be gang related, police say (Ventura, CA): Two Ventura County men were arrested in connection with a shooting that police say may be gang-related.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: April 18, 2012

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Second USC shooting in a week: Suspect a gang member, police say (Los Angeles, CA): The suspect who was shot by USC security officers after allegedly robbing USC students near fraternity row early Wednesday is a documented Compton-area gang member who was on probation, Los Angeles police officials said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 18, 2012

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Area youth joining gangs to fit in (Amarillo, TX): Gangs in our area are recruiting younger and younger. One non-profit organization is spreading awareness before it's too late. Children and teens in our area are joining gangs, all in an attempt to fit in.
Source: KFDA NewsChannel 10    Date: April 18, 2012

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Gang members held on gun charges in SE Fresno (Fresno, CA): Fresno police patrolling southeast Fresno arrested two gang members on firearms charges Monday night.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: April 17, 2012

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Texas gang member sentenced for killing man over unpaid $40 bet (Fort Worth, TX): A North Texas gang member has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for killing a man over an unpaid $40 Super Bowl bet.
Source: KWTX 10 News    Date: April 17, 2012

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Teen guilty of 2009 rival gang murder (Nashville, TN): A teen who killed a man to impress his friends has been found guilty of 2nd degree murder. Christian Walters was just 17-years-old when he opened fire on 21-year-old Dontrell McFadden in October of 2009.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5    Date: April 17, 2012

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Three SUR 13 gang members sentenced (Palm Beach County, FL): Three reputed members of the SUR-13 organized crime gang were sentenced on Tuesday to more than 40 years in prison for racketeering and armed robbery convictions, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: April 17, 2012

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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court denies new trial for former Springfield man in gang-motivated murder (Boston, MA): The state Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday denied a new trial for a former Springfield man convicted in 1996 of helping to plot the murder of the "godmother" of a rival gang amid a feud over drug territory.
Source: The Republican    Date: April 17, 2012

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Councilman Reagan Dunn proposes anti-gang measures (Issaquah, WA): Reagan Dunn, a local representative on the King County Council, outlined additional tools April 9 to combat gang violence. The proposed legislation calls for establishing anti-criminal street gang emphasis areas and allow judges to prohibit people convicted of gang-related crimes from entering areas of high gang activity.
Source: Issaquah Press    Date: April 17, 2012

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Tacoma's gang problem focus of assessment (Tacoma, WA) : The City of Tacoma has published an assessment of the city’s gang problem and programs available for youths. The assessment is posted online at
Source: The News Tribune    Date: April 16, 2012

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Gangs are under 'audit' in Rogers Park neighborhood (Chicago, IL): In other parts of Chicago, Black P Stones gang members are almost always African-American. Latin Kings are usually Hispanic. But in Rogers Park, you might see a Pakistani Black P Stone or Asian Latin King.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 16, 2012

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Prosecutor dismissing Idaho gang recruitment charges (Sandpoint, ID): A northern Idaho county is dropping criminal gang-recruitment charges against five people following an Idaho Supreme Court decision making it more difficult to prove the law was broken.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune    Date: April 16, 2012

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Guilty verdict in Salinas High football player murder case (Salinas, CA): Carlos Espinoza, 20, was convicted of murdering a Salinas High School student while the victim was on his way to football practice in 2009. On Monday, a jury found Espinoza guilty of first-degree murder, attempted murder and street terrorism with gang enhancements.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: April 16, 2012

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Toledo police unveil Community Initiative to Reduce Violence (Toledo, OH): Toledo Police on Tuesday will unveil the Community Initiative to Reduce Violence, aimed at lowering violent crimes rates in the city. With an estimated 25 gangs and 2,500 active gang members in Toledo, The police are adopting an approach used in Cincinnati and other cities, and that will involve meeting face-to-face with known gang leaders.
Source: WTOL 11 News    Date: April 16, 2012

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Reputed L.A. gang member convicted in killing of 4-month-old boy (Los Angeles, CA): A reputed Van Nuys gang member was convicted Monday of first-degree murder in the 2009 shooting of a 4-month-old boy.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 16, 2012

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Gang leader pleads guilty to four felony charges (Stockton, CA): A man described by law enforcement as the leader of the Tracy Norteno street gang pleaded guilty to four criminal counts in San Joaquin County Superior Court in Stockton today.
Source: Tracy Press    Date: April 16, 2012

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Jury returns guilty verdict in Salinas gang murder case (Salinas, CA): A jury found Carlos Espinoza guilty of all charges involving the August 2009 fatal shooting of a Salinas High School student who was on his way to football practice.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: April 16, 2012

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As gang party raged, kids cowered (Fresno, CA) : More than 20 Norteño gang members were arrested at a weekend party in Hanford after city and county law enforcement officers found teenagers drinking as three young children cowered in a back bedroom, Hanford police said Monday.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: April 16, 2012

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Former 'Most Wanted' woman sentenced on gun charge (Kansas City, MO): A Kansas City woman who was briefly on the FBI's "Most Wanted" list in a series of gang-related shootings is going back to prison on a weapons charge.
Source: KCTV 5 News    Date: April 16, 2012

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