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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Anti-gang grant bill boasts bipartisan support (Yakima, WA): A Democratic proposal for a statewide, anti-gang grant program is enjoying bipartisan support heading into a public hearing in the House next week. House Bill 2432 would have the state Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice award grants locally to fund projects focused on criminal street gang prevention and intervention.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: January 18, 2012

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Gangster Sandip Duhre gunned down at posh downtown Vancouver restaurant (Vancouver, BC): Long-time gangster Sandip (Dip) Duhre was gunned down execution-style by someone he was meeting at the Wall Centre Tuesday night.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: January 18, 2012

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Police chief responds to city's fight against gangs (Chattanooga, TN): "We are doing everything we can to fight the gang problem." That's the message from Chattanooga Police Chief Bobby Dodd. He says the gang activity now is the worst he's ever seen.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: January 18, 2012

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Anti-violence group AWAKE says it deserved state funding for youth safety program (Springfield, MA): Some community activists said this week they believe that grassroots groups should have received greater consideration for funding under a new $800,000 state grant designed to reduce gangs, drugs and violence among young men.
Source: The Republican    Date: January 18, 2012

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Gang selling PCP in Harlem busted: sources (East Harlem, NY): A drug gang terrorized East Harlem and raked in more than $1 million a year by peddling PCP, crack and heroin, officials said today.
Source: New York Post    Date: January 18, 2012

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Watts pair charged in mass homeless slaying; one tied to Lancaster kidnap-murder (Los Angeles County, CA): Two alleged members of a Watts criminal street gang were charged Wednesday with the 2008 shooting deaths of three men and two women slain in a homeless encampment flanking the 405 freeway in Long Beach.
Source:    Date: January 18, 2012

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One arrested after gang-related shooting (San Clemente, CA): Two men were shot early Saturday morning in San Clemente and one arrested in the second gang-related incident in San Clemente in a week.
Source: San Clemente Times    Date: January 18, 2012

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Naperville man gets 80 years in gang-related shooting (Aurora, IL): A Naperville man was sentenced to 80 years in prison today for the 2007 shooting death of an Aurora teenager he mistakenly thought was a gang member and the wounding of the teen’s girlfriend.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 18, 2012

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Teen and adult charged for gang-related robbery in Dulles (Dulles, VA): An Alexandria man and a Sterling teen have been charged in the New Year's Eve robbery of a Dulles hotel that investigators believe was gang-related.
Source: NBC4 Washington    Date: January 18, 2012

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Early spike in homicides as two more killed in South L.A. (Los Angeles, CA): Two deadly gang-related shootings in South L.A. this week brought to 20 the number of homicides in Los Angeles so far this year, nearly double the number last year at this point, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 18, 2012

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Gang injunctions a hot topic at Hayward priorities meeting (Hayward, CA): Concerns about gangs were at the forefront of a meeting on city priorities for the coming fiscal year, with residents and City Council members alike weighing in.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: January 18, 2012

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Collierville father says gang members jumped his son at school (Collierville, TN): Collierville man claims that the four students who jumped his son at school was gang activity. "What people need to understand is this could very well be a death instead of just a hurt kid," said Glen Alexander.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3     Date: January 18, 2012

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Task force: invests in youth (Jackson, TN): Members of the Jackson Gang Prevention Task Force are asking West Tennesseans to believe in the youth of Madison County as part of a teen employment initiative.
Source: The Jackson Sun    Date: January 18, 2012

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Four illegal immigrants detained, one MS-13 gang member arrested (Hyannis, MA) : A MS-13 gang member and four illegal immigrants are in custody after Barnstable Police and two US government agencies investigated potential gang activity in the Fresh Holes neighborhood in Hyannis, police said.
Source: Barnstable-HyannisPatch    Date: January 18, 2012

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Springs meth gang allegedly led by Crack Head and Worm (Colorado Springs, CO): Men with the street names Crack Head and Worm led a gang of 25 associates who stole identities and cars as part of a meth-trafficking enterprise, the Colorado Springs Police Department said this afternoon.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: January 18, 2012

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Comment about gangs earns Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond praise, flak (Chattanooga, TN): Remarks by Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond at a civic club have sparked debate about how the gang problem should be dealt with and perception of youth caught up in gang activity.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 17, 2012

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High school officials look at gang prevention (Minocqua, WI): A national gang and youth violence expert and members of the Lac du Flambeau Gang Reduction through Intervention, Prevention and Suppression (GRIPS) task force met with Lakeland Union High School (LUHS) officials during its negotiations committee meeting last Wednesday to discuss gang prevention and intervention strategies at the school.
Source: The Lakeland Times    Date: January 17, 2012

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Reducing area gang activity (Charlottesville, VA): Shortly after Albemarle County police announced they were investigating the possible infiltration of a new gang in the area, county and city police chiefs together addressed the need to curtail gangs by, among other approaches, limiting their recruitment appeal.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: January 17, 2012

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Three shot in Toppenish on Saturday (Toppenish, WA): Three people suffered gunshot wounds early Saturday morning in a suspected gang-related shooting, according to a news release issued late Monday night by the Toppenish Police Department.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: January 17, 2012

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Kids on the Block teaches lessons on gangs, violence, prejudice, bullying and school safety (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga's Kids on the Block addresses gangs, violence, bullying, prejudice and school safety in educational programs for elementary and middle school aged children. Using the non-threatening medium of puppetry, the educational programs present difficult information in an age appropriate manner and offer children the opportunity to ask questions about difficult topics through interaction with the puppets.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: January 17, 2012

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