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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Man shot on Halloween night (Yakima, WA): Police say a gang related shooting last night at a neighborhood market in Yakima could have been a lot worse.
Source: MSNBC KNDU    Date: November 1, 2011

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Man convicted of murder try (Schenectady, NY): A reputed member of Schenectady's Four Block Gang has been convicted of attempted murder in connection with the shooting of a rival on a city street last winter, according to the attorneys involved in the case.
Source: Times Union    Date: November 1, 2011

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South Carolina AG Wilson joins Lancaster County sheriff to talk about how to fight gangs (Lancaster, SC): South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is heading to Lancaster County to talk about how the state is fighting gang activity.
Source: The Republic    Date: October 31, 2011

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Teens with a deployed parent may be more prone to violence (Washington, DC): Teens who have at least one parent deployed with the military may be more likely to fight, carry a weapon and join a gang, according to a U.S. study.
Source: HealthDay News    Date: October 31, 2011

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15 indicted in Lancaster County gang crackdown (Lancaster County, SC): More than a dozen people have been indicted as part of a gang roundup in Lancaster County. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson and Sheriff Barry Faile said Monday 15 people had been indicted for gang activity.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: October 31, 2011

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Gang violence drops due to city’s new efforts, officials say (Sacramento, CA): Gang violence took what officials described as a drastic drop since July 2010, attributing the drop to Mayor Kevin Johnson’s gang-prevention programs initiated in June of 2010 and again after last December’s fatal barbershop shooting.
Source: Sacramento Press    Date: October 31, 2011

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Prisons play key role in growth of gangs (Asheville, NC): Law enforcement officials involved with efforts targeting street gangs in North Carolina say that despite a lack of quantifying data, prevalence of these illegal organizations is likely increasing in rural parts of the state.
Source: Wilkes Journal-Patriot    Date: October 31, 2011

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Fugitive’s gang ties are shared (Minden, WV): A Caldwell County man charged with kidnapping, assault and other felony offenses in Wilkes County this month told authorities in Fayette County, W.Va., that he was a member of a street gang when he was apprehended Wednesday afternoon.
Source: Wilkes Journal-Patriot    Date: October 31, 2011

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Gang-related stabbing near First Street (Gilroy, CA): A Gilroy man is in serious condition, but expected to fully recover, after being stabbed in a gang-related incident that occurred around 8:20 p.m. Friday.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch    Date: October 31, 2011

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Concerns over possible police cuts leading to violent crime increase (Yakima, WA): Yakima's latest gang related killing this year happened over the weekend. And some Yakima residents are concerned violent crime could increase if vacant police positions go unfilled because of budget problems.
Source: KAPP 35 News    Date: October 31, 2011

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Man sentenced for gang activity (Norfolk, VA): A Portsmouth man was sentenced Monday in Norfolk federal court to 15 years in prison for racketeering and other charges.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald    Date: October 31, 2011

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Tucson police investigating two homicides (Tucson, AZ): Tucson police are investigating two separate homicide cases. Officers are interviewing dozens of witnesses. They say the shooting may be gang related.
Source: KMSB FOX11 News    Date: October 31, 2011

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Willie Clark, killer of Broncos' Darrent Williams, found guilty in second murder (Denver, CO): The last lieutenant of Brian Hicks' notorious Denver street gang was found guilty Monday of murdering a state witness. Willie D. Clark was immediately sentenced to a second life term in prison and an additional 420 years.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: October 31, 2011

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Watsonville Norteno gang member arrested at Gilroy motel (Gilroy, CA): Officers from the Gilroy and Santa Cruz police departments arrested a 35-year-old man wanted for attempted murder described as a "known Watsonville Norteno gang member" at a Gilroy motel.
Source: Morgan Hill Times    Date: October 31, 2011

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Upstart gangs the scourge of the city (New York, NY): When the sun sets, Naomi Benjamin scurries home. And tries not to take the same route twice. "Even just standing out here...You can't come outside," said Benjamin, 32, a schoolteacher from the Howard Houses in Brownsville, Brooklyn. "Being on the street is enough to get you shot. When you go out, you got to take a different way every time."
Source: New York Post    Date: October 30, 2011

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Violence toll rises in Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN): The call went out to police as an armed man approaching people in front of a residence. The caller told dispatchers to hurry and send officers as soon as possible.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: October 30, 2011

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Task force monitors gang activity in central Neb. (North Platte, NE): As gang activity increases in the eastern half of the state, area law enforcement agencies continue to monitor activity in central Nebraska.
Source: North Platte Telegraph    Date: October 30, 2011

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Chattanooga takes different approach to combat gangs (Chattanooga, TN): As the number of gang-related homicides in Chattanooga continues to climb, local officials plan to refocus efforts to implement a community plan to combat gangs.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: October 30, 2011

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Women caught up in gang life (Oakland, CA): Nearly seven years ago, three Central Coast women caught the attention of local detectives who noticed they were regularly driving north to a downtown Oakland jail. The investigators discovered the three were visiting top Nuestra Familia generals - the gang's highest-ranking leaders - who were awaiting sentencing in a federal racketeering case.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: October 30, 2011

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Man hit in gang-related Hayden Island shooting (Portland, OR): A man was injured in a gang-related shooting on Hayden Island Sunday morning, police said.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: October 30, 2011

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