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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City works to offset gang activity following rise in gun violence (Columbia, MO): With gun violence in Columbia rising to nearly record levels, the Columbia Police Department and local organizations are working to offset gang violence and get local youth on the right track.
Source: The Maneater    Date: April 20, 2012

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Gang member charged in warehouse party killing (Tacoma, WA): A gang member has been charged with second degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a man last weekend at a Tacoma warehouse party.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: April 20, 2012

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Gang expert speaks at Scranton neighborhood watch meeting (Scranton, PA): If you notice your child becoming withdrawn, coming home with unexplained bruises, wearing only certain colors or buying hats or necklaces with certain symbols, you could be seeing indicators of gang activity, a gang expert said.
Source: The Times-Tribune    Date: April 20, 2012

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Officials probe secret clique in L.A. County sheriff's gang unit (Los Angeles County, CA): The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating a hard-charging clique of aggressive deputies known as the Jump Out Boys.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 20, 2012

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Gang retaliations: A bloody tit for tat (Seattle, WA): Will Wednesday night's shooting in South Seattle bring retaliation? Police have said it appears gang-related, and one expert in gang violence prevention said that means, more often than not , more bullets will fly.
Source: KING 5 News    Date: April 20, 2012

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Sheriff's officials probe secret clique of deputies in anti-gang unit (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives have launched a probe into what appears to be a secret deputy clique within the department's elite gang unit, an investigation triggered by the discovery of a document suggesting the group embraces shootings as a badge of honor.
Source: KTLA News    Date: April 20, 2012

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Gang violence strikes two Fresno hotels (Fresno, CA): It was a violent night at two Fresno hotels early Friday morning. One man is dead and another was injured after shots were fired. Police say the two incidents were unrelated. Officers do say the both attacks were gang-related.
Source: KSEE 24 News    Date: April 20, 2012

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Violent gang crime erupts in Visalia (Visalia, CA): A South Valley police chief is calling on the community to help stem a rise in violent crime. A double shooting this week near Downtown Visalia is the latest violent gang crime to erupt in the South Valley city.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: April 20, 2012

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Murder of member's girlfriend led to Pa. gang case (Pittsburgh, PA) : Two murders - one of an alleged gang member's girlfriend - and a spate of armed robberies and other violent crimes led to 14 people being charged as part of an alleged gang-related heroin ring in Pittsburgh, a federal prosecutor said Friday.
Source: Centre Daily Times    Date: April 20, 2012

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Santa Ana gang member gets life in teen's death (Santa Ana, CA): A Santa Ana gang member was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Friday for his role in the 2010 death of a 16-year-old who was shot in the back as he fled semiautomatic gunfire, the Orange County district attorney's office said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 20, 2012

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Injunction against Rancho Cucamonga-based gang has Northtown residents uncomfortable (Rancho Cucamonga, CA): A court-ordered injunction has a number of Northtown residents feeling unfairly targeted by law enforcement. A recent town hall gathering to discuss an injunction against the Cucamonga Kings street gang resulted in a two-hour meeting where more than 150 community members expressed that the ban targets the whole neighborhood as opposed to those who are committing crimes.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: April 20, 2012

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Former Air Force airman sentenced in gang-related beating death of Army sergeant in Germany (Washington, DC): A former airman has been sentenced to 22 years in prison in the gang-related beating death of an Army sergeant in Germany in 2005.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: April 20, 2012

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Man sentenced to prison in 2008 King City gang stabbing (Monterey County, CA): Because of a father's wish to prevent two lives from being lost, a 21-year-old man escaped the possible fate of spending the rest of his life behind bars.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: April 20, 2012

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Rival gangs spray-paint Encinitas (Encinitas, CA): Early in the morning on April 17, gang members reputedly from the Eden Gardens area of Solana Beach, using black spray-paint, tagged several walls in their rival gang's territory of Encinitas. By the time the three schools in the immediate area opened, the Encinitas gang had spray-painted over the rival gang's graffiti with their own gang signs, in blue paint.
Source: San Diego Reader    Date: April 20, 2012

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Grant for anti-gang, literacy programs delayed by Sacramento City Council (Sacramento, CA) : It seemed simple enough. The city of Sacramento was awarded a $250,000 grant to fund after-school reading programs for kids. All the City Council had to do Tuesday night was vote to approve the award, something the council does on an almost weekly basis with similar grants.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: April 19, 2012

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Alleged gangster faces assault charges (Montreal, QC): An alleged street gang leader who was at the centre of an investigation that shut the doors of a downtown strip club has been ordered to go on trial on charges he used a firearm to threaten a former employee.
Source: The Gazette    Date: April 19, 2012

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Convict: Life 'hard' in gang (Cleveland, OH): Marques Duvall told a judge that he never considered himself a gang member. He just hung around with the kids he grew up with on Parkview Avenue in Youngstown. He and his friends couldn't find jobs, so they sold marijuana, he said.
Source: Tribune Chronicle    Date: April 19, 2012

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Man stabbed in gang-related fight at Downtown Plaza (Sacramento, CA) : A man was stabbed and another beaten during two gang-related brawls Wednesday morning in the food court at Downtown Plaza, according to Sacramento police.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: April 19, 2012

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Feds indict 14 in Pittsburgh gang-based drug ring (Pittsburgh, PA): Fourteen alleged street gang members or their associates are being rounded up in what federal prosecutors are calling a major gang-related heroin ring in Pittsburgh.
Source: WTRF 7 News    Date: April 19, 2012

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Teen accused of killing dad over argument about gang activity to get forensic exam (Pontiac, MI): A teenager accused of killing his father will have a forensic evaluation at the request of his attorney, who cited his client's mental health issues and past suicide attempts.
Source: The Oakland Press    Date: April 19, 2012

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