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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School officials say metal detectors may come down next week (Houma, LA): The metal detectors at Thibodaux and Central Lafourche high schools installed in the wake of a gang-related shooting that left one teen dead could be removed next week, administrators say.
Source: Houma Courier    Date: January 6, 2012

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Homeboy Industries: Turning lives around, one gang member at a time (Los Angeles, CA): Soon after his father was murdered, 10-year-old Wilfredo Lopez started hanging out with neighborhood gangs. When he was 15, he was busted for selling drugs and spent the next decade in and out of jail. But last year, he made a fateful decision while sitting in his cell and reflecting on his six-month-old daughter.
Source: The Huffington Post    Date: January 6, 2012

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Gang member charged in attack on Mesa man near mall (Mesa, AZ) : Mesa police have arrested a Phoenix gang member in connecting with the beating of a Mesa man near Fiesta Mall last month.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: January 6, 2012

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Richmond police report lower crime in 2011 (Richmond, CA): Violent crime in 2011 dropped 14 percent from the previous year in Richmond, police reported Friday. The drop is the third consecutive plunge for a city plagued for decades by street shootings and gang violence.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: January 6, 2012

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Suspected gang members arrested after reported disturbance (Napa, CA): Five suspected gang members were arrested at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday in connection with a reported disturbance in a parking lot on the 1300 block of Trancas Street, according to the Napa Police Department.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: January 6, 2012

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Contra Costa grand jury indicts alleged gang members in Antioch man's slaying (Martinez, CA): A Contra Costa grand jury on Friday indicted two alleged gang members on murder, street terrorism and other felony charges in connection with the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old Antioch man last year.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: January 6, 2012

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Four men with gang ties arrested after 100 mph DUI chase on Highway 1 and in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): Four men with gang ties led authorities on a 100 mph chase down Highway 1 and through Watsonville after one of them brandished a gun at a bystander, the County Gang Task Force reported.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: January 6, 2012

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Task force makes several gang-related arrests (Pitt County, NC): The Pitt County Gang Task Force makes seven arrests. Thursday's operation focused on people who had outstanding felony warrants or connections to areas known for gang activity.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12    Date: January 6, 2012

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Police investigating possible gang-related shooting (Carlsbad, CA): Carlsbad police are investigating an apparent gang-related shooting in which numerous bullets were fired into a house but no one inside was injured.
Source: North County Times    Date: January 6, 2012

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Two boys shot on Southwest Side (Chicago, IL): Someone shot two teen boys this afternoon in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side during an attack police said was gang-related.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 6, 2012

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San Jose shooting becomes first homicide of 2012 (San Jose, CA): San Jose police investigators believe the city's first homicide of 2012 may have been a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: January 6, 2012

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County gang recruiters are aiming younger (Lexington, NE): With evidence of gang activity in Dawson County, law enforcement and other officials have been diligent to implement intervention programs.
Source: Gothenburg Times    Date: January 6, 2012

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Action plan unveiled to help curb S.A.'s east-side violence (San Antonio, TX): While most of San Antonio was ringing in the holidays the over last few weeks, parts of the east side were ringing with gunfire. However, city leaders have unveiled a plan to change that.
Source: KENS 5 News    Date: January 6, 2012

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Three more are arrested in Los Banos nightclub slayings (Los Banos, CA): Three additional suspects in a double homicide behind a Los Banos nightclub last summer are in custody.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: January 5, 2012

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Man accused of killing gang rival (Santa Ana, CA): A man who evaded authorities for a decade was at the center of a war between factions of the Mexican Mafia in the late 1990s and encouraged the killing of a rival in a shooting that also left two others dead, a federal prosecutor told an Orange County jury Wednesday.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 5, 2012

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Street gangs cited in latest Winnipeg shooting (Winnipeg, MB): Winnipeg police are investigating yet another shooting and now say the recent spate of violence in the city could be due to street gang retaliation.
Source: CBC News    Date: January 5, 2012

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Santa Ana celebrates drop in homicides (Santa Ana, CA): Santa Ana leaders are celebrating a significant drop in homicides over the past year, including a reduction in gang killings to levels not seen in more than a decade in a community that has traditionally led the county in gang violence.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 5, 2012

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Despite weak economy, crime in Los Angeles County still declines (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck expressed concern and puzzlement over the 168 gang-related killings committed in the city through Saturday — a 6% increase over the same period the previous year. Oddly, the main precursors to gang homicides — the number of shooting victims and gunshots fired — and gang-related crimes in general were all down.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 5, 2012

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Feds announce MS-13 gang takedown in NY (New York, NY): Federal officials say 10 members of a violent international street gang known as "MS-13" have been charged with racketeering and attempted murder after a lengthy investigation.
Source: The Wall Street Journal    Date: January 5, 2012

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Gang members plead to federal charges (Gulfport, MS): Three documented members of the Simon City Royals street gang have pleaded guilty to federal charges in two cases, one involving a weapon violation and the other involving meth manufacturing, according to U.S. District Court records.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: January 5, 2012

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