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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Police catch suspected gang member following pursuit (Oklahoma City, OK): A 24-year-old man led police on a short chase in south Oklahoma City before crashing his car into a vacant home. Police arrested him the next day at his home in southwest Oklahoma City.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: April 11, 2012

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Law enforcement agencies announce new anti-gang efforts (Houston, TX): The FBI, Houston Police Department, and the complete network of law enforcement agencies throughout Harris County announced enhancements to their anti-gang efforts Wednesday.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: April 11, 2012

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Anti-gang group, gang argue in Quincy (Quincy, WA): Quincy Police responded to separate instances of gang members clashing with members of an anti-gangs group.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald    Date: April 11, 2012

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Jury deliberating fate of gang member in killing of girl, 15 (Buffalo, NY): Jurors in the murder trial of a Buffalo man accused of fatally shooting 15-year-old Dominique Maye started deliberations Wednesday afternoon, with graphic images of her death and lessons in street gang life.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: April 11, 2012

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Ten held following Humboldt Park drug, weapons bust (Chicago, IL): Ten gang members including three boys have been charged and drugs, six pit bulls, and seven weapons were recovered following a two-month long investigation that ended in a North Side bust Tuesday, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 11, 2012

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Watsonville gets $250,000 state grant for gang prevention, suppression efforts (Watsonville, CA): A grant from the California Emergency Management Agency will provide funding for gang prevention, intervention and suppression efforts in Watsonville, with particular focus on at-risk youth and the Landis Street/Carey Avenue neighborhood.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: April 11, 2012

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New legislation to target gangs (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police are taking aim at gangs in new and interesting ways. A major bust Tuesday night- and maybe more help coming from state lawmakers.
Source: WGN TV News    Date: April 11, 2012

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Gang violence escalating and not getting enough attention, activist says (Denver, CO): Last week, when we noted that the number of Denver homicides during the first quarter of 2012 was up from 2010 and 2011. But the nine Denver victims through the end of last month hardly encompass all the violence that's gone on in these parts of late -- including the death of Manuel Munoz, which escaped the attention of the news media, but not The Youth Connection, whose Heidi Grove sees gang confrontations escalating in the metro area.
Source: Denver Westword    Date: April 11, 2012

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Wounded Salinas boy dies and is identified (Salinas, CA): A 16-year-old boy who was shot multiple times Tuesday in what police are calling a gang-related shooting has died.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: April 11, 2012

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Gang activity high in Larimer County (Larimer County, CO): The Larimer County Sheriff's Office released information on large gang activity for the first quarter report of the year.
Source: KUSA 9 News    Date: April 11, 2012

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Event to explore the gangs of Arlington (Arlington, VA): Arlington may have a relatively low crime rate and a reputation for being a idyllic “urban village,” but there are still gangs — including the notorious MS-13 street gang — operating in our midst.
Source:    Date: April 11, 2012

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Website shines spotlight on sought-after gang members (Houston, TX): Houston law agencies Wednesday upgraded a website that allows citizens to anonymously turn in gang members, adding a Top 10 gallery of the most wanted gang members.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: April 11, 2012

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Gang member known as "Cheeto" crunched by police (Fresno, CA): Fresno police say a notorious gang member is off the street after he robbed another man at gunpoint.
Source: KMPH FOX 26 News    Date: April 11, 2012

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Normal man convicted in gang-related shooting (Bloomington, IL): A Normal man was convicted Wednesday of aggravated discharge of a firearm in a gang-related shooting in June in which a victim was shot in the face.
Source: The Pantagraph    Date: April 11, 2012

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Witness IDs another as shooter in Salinas gang homicide case (Salinas, CA): An eyewitness to a 2009 homicide testified Wednesday that another man — not the defendant on trial — pulled the trigger in a shooting that claimed the life of a Salinas High School student.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: April 11, 2012

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Recent vandalism tied to gang activities (Lyon County, NV): Lyon County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicles and private property owned by two deputies were all targeted and vandalized in February and March by a street gang in retaliation of a gang member’s arrest, according to the LCSO Deputy Chris Bixby.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: April 11, 2012

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Suspected gang shooting arrest in Moline (Moline, IL): Police in Moline says they have made arrests in connection with a shooting incident Monday night. Just before midnight, officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 400 block of 48th Street near East End Park.
Source: KWQC Channel 6 News    Date: April 11, 2012

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18 indicted on drug charges for alleged involvement in New Haven-area cocaine distribution ring (Bridgeport, CT): Eighteen individuals were indicted Monday on drug charges for their alleged participation in a New Haven-area cocaine and crack cocaine distribution ring, officials said.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: April 11, 2012

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Witness says at trial she was a prostitute at 12 (Nashville, TN): A young woman at the center of a trial involving nine defendants accused in a Somali gang child sex trafficking case testified Monday that she was supposed to sexually service gang members for free.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: April 10, 2012

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Tacoma assessment will help keep youth out of gangs (Tacoma, WA) : Over the last month, some have questioned the value of the Tacoma City Council’s decision to conduct a comprehensive gang assessment. The city had good reason to conduct this study. We did it because we recognize that we cannot simply arrest our way out of gang violence.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: April 10, 2012

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