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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Four gang members arrested for north suburban shootings (Waukegan, IL): Police arrested four street gang members this week for alleged roles in gang-related shootings in north suburban Waukegan. Authorities responded in January to two connected shootings with victims in the 600 block of Lorraine Avenue, according to a Waukegan police release.
Source: WLS 890AM    Date: February 3, 2012

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Officials warn of MS-13 gang activity in area (Richmond, VA) : An emerging presence in the Richmond area of MS-13, a notoriously violent national street gang, is raising concern among law enforcement officials as they investigate several violent incidents, including a stabbing in Richmond.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: February 3, 2012

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Seven suspects arrested in countywide gang sweep (Lake County, CA): The Lake County Gang Task Force made seven arrests during a countywide gang sweep conducted late last month.
Source: Lake County News    Date: February 3, 2012

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Multiple shootings in Fort Worth are gang-related, police say (Fort Worth, TX): Fort Worth police say two separate shootings that took place early Friday morning are gang related. The first took place outside the Lone Star Nite Club in Sundance Square when a fight inside the bar spilled out onto Commerce Street just after 2 a.m. At some point during the fight, one man pulled a gun and shot another man in the stomach.
Source: KXAS 5 News     Date: February 3, 2012

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Police arrest Native Mob gang leader (Bemidji, MN): A Bemidji man, the suspected leader of the Native Mob gang with ties to reservations in four states, is accused of directing a widespread criminal enterprise, including violence against witnesses and rival gangs.
Source: The Bemidji Pioneer    Date: February 3, 2012

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Wichita sees spike in domestic violence (Wichita, KS) : A yearly report released by the Wichita Police department finds mixed news in fighting crimes. Eight homicides were gang-related. Officers made 1,141 gang-related arrests in 2011, down 13-percent from 2010.
Source: KAKE News    Date: February 3, 2012

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Gang members get 168½ years in killing of Tacoma woman (Tacoma, WA): A Tacoma gang member and four accomplices were sentenced to a total of 168½ years in prison Friday for the deadly 2010 shooting of a Tacoma woman as she drove a car they mistakenly thought belonged to a rival gang member.
Source: KOMO News    Date: February 3, 2012

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Gang violence threat adds security to Charlotte school (Charlotte, NC): There was a heavy presence of Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers at M.L.K. Middle School Friday afternoon because of rumors that violence might break out.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: February 3, 2012

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Franklin murder trial ends in acquittal but gang struggle rages on (Franklin, NJ): Ammar Simmons was 18 years old in the summer 2007. According to friends, he was not a gang member. But on July 15, during an altercation between rival gang sets, he made the mistake of claiming to be a Blood. That cost him his life.
Source: Courier News    Date: February 3, 2012

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Visalia's first homicide of 2012 (Visalia, CA): The Visalia Police Department is investigating whether the City's first homicide is gang related. The murder comes after a string of gang-related shootings in Visalia. The victim's family says they're not sure what led to the shooting.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: February 3, 2012

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Fort Worth police say two shootings may be gang-related (Fort Worth, TX): Police were investigating two shootings early Friday that they believe were gang-related -- one in Sundance Square and one in north Fort Worth.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: February 3, 2012

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Gang members sentenced in Camille Love murder (Tacoma, WA) : Five men convicted in the killing of 20-year-old Camille Love received prison sentences Friday ranging from 12 to 75 years – punishment the father of the murdered woman said was not nearly enough.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: February 3, 2012

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FBI gang statistics for Maine questioned (Portland, ME) : Ever since the FBI released a report last fall about the threat of gangs, a surprising statistic has surfaced about Maine: that there are up to 4,000 gang members in our state. Just last week, that number was used to bolster support for a potential bill that aims to suppress gang activity. But how accurate is that statistic?
Source: Maine Public Broadcasting Network    Date: February 3, 2012

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Teen escaped Indian River to avoid gang (Massillon, OH): A youth who escaped last month from the Indian River Juvenile Correctional Facility told investigators he ran to avoid being forced to join a gang.
Source: The Independent    Date: February 3, 2012

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Visalia gang member runs, drops guns (Visalia, CA): A 24-year-old Visalia gang member was arrested Friday on suspicion of possessing two guns and violating his parole, Sgt. Amy Watkins said.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: February 3, 2012

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Incarcerated Bloods gang member gets more prison time for gun possession (Trenton, NJ): The alleged leader of a Trenton faction of the Bloods street gang, already in prison on unrelated charges, was sentenced Friday to more prison time for unlawfully possessing a gun as a convicted felon.
Source: The Trentonian    Date: February 3, 2012

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Court hearing confirms shooting stemmed from feuding gangs (Batesville, MS): Two rival street gangs brought guns to a fight January 16 in Batesville that left one of their members, Jeremy Wright, shot on Vance Street, a police detective testified this week.
Source: The Panolian    Date: February 3, 2012

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Murder victim figured in gang fight (Philadelphia, PA): Gang involvement could be to blame for the grisly murder of an Olney man in his own home Tuesday. Court records show that the victim, Sophos Siv, was set for a court proceeding next month on charges that included attempted murder for a gang-related fight April 17, 2010, during which a man was stabbed.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: February 2, 2012

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Gang members found not guilty of in-jail assaults (Saskatoon, SK) : Two gang members have been found not guilty of sexually assaulting a fellow prisoner at the Saskatoon jail.
Source: The StarPhoenix    Date: February 2, 2012

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Deported immigrant in custody again (Smithfield, NC): Immigration authorities are trying to again deport a suspected gang member who moved to Selma after twice crossing the Mexican border illegally.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: February 2, 2012

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