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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Tat's all, folks: CBSA looks to tattoos for clues (Ottawa, ON): Canadian Border Services agents may have one more tool to help in detecting gang members or members of a criminal organization: a new tattoo handbook.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: March 3, 2012

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More arrests made in Kennewick drive-by shooting (Kennewick, WA) : Two more arrests have been made in connection with an investigation into Monday's gang-related drive-by shooting in Kennewick.
Source: The Bellingham Herald    Date: March 3, 2012

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Statistics show Worcester is safe (Worcester, MA): A daytime slaying in front of City Hall, a shooting in the afternoon on busy Chandler Street and a melee inside the Greendale YMCA. All three incidents made headlines and enhanced the perception that violence is on the rise in Worcester.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: March 3, 2012

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Gangs fly 'under radar' locally (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Local Guardian Angel Scott Koppenhofer believes a recent machete attack on a GAR high school student could be racially motivated, or it may be the first sign of emerging gang rivalry.
Source: The Times Leader    Date: March 3, 2012

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An anti-gang strategy where rivals work side by side (Salinas, CA): A Jesuit priest renowned for his efforts to clean up gang violence on the streets of Los Angeles delivered an inspirational talk Saturday night to a crowd of about 200 people at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Monterey County in Salinas.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: March 3, 2012

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Organization hopes to start safe-house for youth wanting to leave gangs (Edmonton, AB): A local not-for-profit organization is pushing for an initiative which it believes could help troubled youth gang members leave behind their lives of violence and crime.
Source: Global Edmonton    Date: March 3, 2012

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Conference focuses on teen gangsters (Edmonton, ON): A Somali-Canadian community leader says he thinks the key to getting kids off the streets and away from gangs, drugs and violence is to bring them elsewhere to be rehabilitated.
Source: Edmonton Sun    Date: March 3, 2012

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Study: Gang members active in five of eight Tacoma geographic areas (Tacoma, WA): Gangs are most active in five of Tacoma’s eight major geographic areas. Their members are armed and involved in drug crimes. And the youngest gangsters often are lured into the lifestyle in middle school.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: March 3, 2012

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Teachers look for new weapons against gangs (Bethlehem, PA): On Simon Boddie's first day as a police officer at Broughal Middle School, three students cornered a boy in a stairwell and beat him mercilessly. It was a hit ordered by a 12-year-old gang leader – and a sobering realization of what Boddie had gotten himself into.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: March 3, 2012

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Three suspected Madera gang members arrested after chase (Fresno, CA): Police have arrested three suspected gang members after a high speed chase through the city of Madera.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: March 3, 2012

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Courthouse clerk denies any affiliation with gangs (Chicago, IL): Maurice Henderson knew trouble was heading his way. When the Chicago Crime Commission recently published a book naming him as a leader of the Imperial Insane Vice Lords street gang, it was only a matter of time before someone at the Maywood courthouse put two and two together.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: March 2, 2012

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Three shot as gunfire breaks out at Queens Wendy's in suspected gang dispute (Queens, NY): Three young men, including a teenager, were shot as gunfire broke out Thursday afternoon at a Wendy's in Queens.
Source: NBC 4 New York    Date: March 2, 2012

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Arrests by gang task force climb (Riverside County, CA): A task force charged with reducing gang activity across Riverside County made 678 more arrests in 2011 than it did a year earlier. The Riverside County Gang Task Force arrested 2,406 people last year — a 39 percent increase from 1,728 arrests in 2010, law enforcement officials announced Thursday.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: March 2, 2012

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Man stabbed after vandalizing car (San Diego, CA): A 20-year-old man was hospitalized with multiple stab wounds Friday following an apparent gang-related attack in Palm City, where the victim was chased after he vandalized his alleged attacker's car in Chula Vista, police said.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: March 2, 2012

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Culpeper man charged with gang activity in school area (Culpeper, VA): A Culpeper Man was arrested and charged with being a gang member and possession of drugs with intent to distribute following a foot pursuit Monday.
Source: Star Exponent    Date: March 2, 2012

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Elgin man convicted of murder in drive-by case (Elgin, IL): Kane County authorities say a man convicted in a gang-related shooting faces up to 60 years in state prison when he returns to court for sentencing next month.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: March 2, 2012

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San Mateo County Gang Task Force reports increase in searches, seizures (San Mateo County, CA): While the total number of gang member arrests decreased, an increased number of searches and seizures took place in 2010 compared to the year before, according to never-before released data from the San Mateo County Gang Task Force to Half Moon Bay Patch.
Source: HalfMoonBayPatch    Date: March 2, 2012

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Police seek two suspected gang members in shooting of Banning baseball coach (Wilmington, CA): Police are searching for two suspected gang members who allegedly shot an assistant Banning High baseball coach in Wilmington.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: March 2, 2012

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Gang activity is popping up on social media (Medford, OR): As gang members go online, Medford Police are logged on waiting. Gang members use social media sites like Facebook and YouTube to post their criminal activity. Police call it e-thugging.
Source: KTVL 10 News    Date: March 2, 2012

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Charges filed for two accused of trying to run down officer (Chicago, IL): Two alleged gang members were charged with attempted murder and a third released after they were accused of trying to run over an off-duty Chicago Police officer who booted them from a Little Village restaurant for their rowdy behavior Wednesday night.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 2, 2012

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