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 rescued from highway after gang-related kidnapping (Vancouver, BC): Seven people have been charged with kidnapping after police say they abducted a man from a Vancouver restaurant on behalf of an Eastern Canadian gang.
Source: CTV British Columbia    Date: October 28, 2011

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Aurora man guilty of second murder (Aurora, IL): An Aurora man already serving a lengthy prison sentence for a gang-related murder was found guilty today of a second murder and now will spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 28, 2011

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Reputed gang member gets maximum for killing police officer (Chicago, IL): A reputed gang member was sentenced to 125 years in prison today for the 2009 murder of Chicago police Officer Alejandro "Alex" Valadez in June 2009.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 28, 2011

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Police: Eugene gang planned Halloween shooting (Eugene, OR): Police uncovered and disrupted a plot by street gang members to gun down rival gang members on Halloween day in retaliation for a botched drive-by shooting in September, the Eugene Police Department said Friday.
Source: KVAL News    Date: October 28, 2011

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Six juveniles charged in Suffolk gang investigation (Suffolk, VA): Six teenagers, ages 11 through 17, are charged with crimes in Suffolk. Police searched four homes Thursday as part of its ongoing investigation into the so-called Lloyd Street Gang.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: October 28, 2011

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Head educator happy about anti-gang program's progress (Colusa County, CA): If one thing comes out of latest Partners in Education meeting, Colusa County Superintendent of Schools Kay Spurgeon hopes it will be perseverance. More than 50 people in education, law enforcement and from the community gathered in Williams on Wednesday morning to discuss the latest step in the gang awareness and intervention efforts that Spurgeon launched about two years ago.
Source: Colusa County Sun-Herald    Date: October 28, 2011

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Staunton-Waynesboro-Augusta youth office gets anti-gang grant (Staunton, VA): The area's Office on Youth won a $250,000 grant to develop anti-gang programs. The office will use the funds help police agencies suppress gangs, to run programs to get members out of gangs and find ways to keep kids from joining gangs.
Source: The News Leader    Date: October 28, 2011

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Fighting violent gang crime with math (Los Angeles, CA): UCLA mathematicians working with the Los Angeles Police Department to analyze crime patterns have designed a mathematical algorithm to identify street gangs involved in unsolved violent crimes. Their research is based on patterns of known criminal activity between gangs, and represents the first scholarly study of gang violence of its kind.
Source: UCLA Newsroom    Date: October 28, 2011

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From the streets to cyberspace: U.S. gangs turn to white-collar crime (Washington, DC): When is credit-card theft a good thing? When the culprits might otherwise be killing you. The Federal Bureau of Investigation says national gangs like the Bloods and Crips are becoming more sophisticated, turning to white-collar financial crime and cyber attacks that threaten Corporate America and, well, everyone.
Source: FOX Business     Date: October 28, 2011

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Linda man arrested in gang-related shooting in Yuba County (Yuba County, CA): A Linda man was arrested today in connection with what sheriff's officials described as a gang-related shooting incident Thursday.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: October 28, 2011

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Scaremare experiences gang-related incident (Lynchburg, VA): With Scaremare wrapping up Saturday night, organizers say they're on the verge of breaking an all-time attendance record. But all the good fortune has been marred by reports of gang activity.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: October 28, 2011

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Police: Missouri shooting possibly gang-related (Wellston, MO): At least two people were shot and at least one has died because of shootings at or near a food market in Wellston, Mo., police said.
Source: Mason Daily County Daily News    Date: October 28, 2011

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Eight Cordova students suspended for possible gang activity (Cordova, TN): Eight Cordova High School students have been suspended for what could end of being the rest of the school year. Memphis City Schools say the students were all suspended for disruptive behavior that happened off campus.
Source: FOX 13 News    Date: October 28, 2011

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Roughly 300 in local gangs (Staunton, VA): The area has a significant youth gang problem, with an estimated 300 active gang members, a study for the SAW Coalition found. The gangs aren't well organized, and despite claims of links to at least 10 national operations, those affiliations are in name only, for the most part, the study found.
Source: The News Leader    Date: October 28, 2011

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Cops bust dozens of suspected gang members in Brooklyn drug rings (Brooklyn, NY): Cops busted up two Brooklyn drug rings this week, tossing more than two dozen drug dealers behind bars, authorities said Thursday.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: October 28, 2011

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Salisbury mayor appointed to gang task force (Salisbury, NC): Mayor Susan Kluttz has been appointed to serve on the newly formed N.C. Governor’s Gang Task Force. The task force will work to develop a comprehensive plan to ensure a well-coordinated, statewide enforcement program, while increasing the flow of gang-related information among various law enforcement agencies, correctional institutions and the judicial system.
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: October 28, 2011

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Grandfather of man killed in suspected gang shooting in North Portland pleads for end to violence (Portland, OR): The grandfather of the man who was fatally shot two blocks from Jefferson High School after being turned away from a football game because of his gang affiliation pleaded with community leaders Friday to find solutions to the deadly violence.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: October 28, 2011

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Teen beaten with baseball bat outside Cordova High School (Rancho Cordova, CA): Sacramento County sheriff's deputies are searching for two men, believed to be juveniles, after a teen was beaten with a baseball bat outside Cordova High School Friday afternoon.
Source: News10    Date: October 28, 2011

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Seven arrested in gang-related kidnapping, including Surrey man (Vancouver, BC): A Surrey man is among seven people facing kidnapping charges after what police are calling a "terrifying" gang-related incident.
Source: Surrey North Delta Leader    Date: October 28, 2011

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Ending youth violence: A new generation of ideas (Minneapolis, MN): According to testimony that focused on youth crime and violence in North Minneapolis, social and economic factors that directly contribute to gangs and gang violence include prevalence of poverty, unemployment, and the housing crisis that is leaving neighborhoods in foreclosure, creating homelessness among students, and exacerbating low academic performance.
Source: Insight News    Date: October 28, 2011

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