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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Mandatory minimums meant to reduce gun violence (Toronto, ON): Canada's tough minimum sentence laws were meant to curb the rising tide of gun violence, especially by gang members in Ontario and Alberta. In 2005, Canada had 658 homicides — a second straight year for an increase and it was driven by gang-related mayhem. There were 107 gang-related killings, representing 16% of all homicides, and these numbers were particularly alarming in Ontario and Alberta.
Source: Toronto Sun    Date: February 14, 2012

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13-year prison term for gang member in Yuba County (Yuba County, CA) : A Sacramento gang member was sentenced to 13 years in prison Tuesday for an armed robbery of a cab driver in Linda last March.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: February 14, 2012

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Graffiti could be gang related (Silverton, OR): Gang activity in Silverton sounds unlikely. With a population of fewer than 10,000 people, a Mayberry-esque atmosphere and a watchful, full-service police force, Silverton isn't a place associated with drive-bys and shootouts.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: February 14, 2012

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Two men arraigned in September gang-related shooting, drug robbery in Northeast Portland (Portland, OR): A pair of suspects wanted in connection with a September drug robbery and gang shooting were arraigned Tuesday morning in Multnomah County after being extradicted from Utah, where they were arrested.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: February 14, 2012

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Gang-related shooting at Tacoma apartment leaves one injured (Tacoma, WA): One person suffered minor injuries Monday night after Tacoma police say he took part in a gang-related shooting.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: February 14, 2012

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Gang shooting suspects arrested in Utah (Portland, OR): Two suspects in a 2011 gang-related shooting were recently extradited from Utah and arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Tuesday morning.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: February 14, 2012

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Gangsters hit with new round of kidnapping charges (Vancouver, BC): Months after being acquitted in a shocking mutilation and torture case, two Metro Vancouver gangsters have been arrested again and charged in another violent kidnapping.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: February 13, 2012

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Five teens arrested for stealing car and running from police (Salinas, CA): Five juvenile gang members are in custody Monday morning after trying to escape Salinas police in a stolen vehicle Sunday night.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: February 13, 2012

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Norwalk Police Chief 'very concerned' about recent string of shootings (Norwalk, CT) : Norwalk Police Chief Harry Rilling is reportedly "very concerned" about a string of deadly and apparently related shootings in the past two months — the most recent of which occurred Sunday night at the King Kennedy public housing complex.
Source: NorwalkPatch    Date: February 13, 2012

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Court upholds Nampa gang member's conviction (Boise, ID): The Idaho Court of Appeals says there was nothing wrong with the court testimony identifying a man who was found guilty of stabbing two people in a gang fight.
Source: KTVB 7 News    Date: February 13, 2012

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West Modesto shooting of boys gang-related, police say (Modesto, CA): A 13-year-old boy badly wounded during a shooting in west Modesto on Sunday afternoon was the victim of gang violence, investigators said Monday.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: February 13, 2012

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Inside the gang life: An interview with an Omaha gang member (Omaha, NE): Gang activity runs rampant in some Nebraska neighborhoods. In Omaha there are 3,000 alleged gang members, and in Lincoln there are at least 600 members, according to the Omaha and Lincoln police departments.
Source: KVNO News    Date: February 13, 2012

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Lawmaker tries to strengthen Tenn. tattoo law (Nashville, TN): The sponsor of legislation that seeks to strengthen a Tennessee law prohibiting the tattooing of minors says the measure would also help fight gang activity.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: February 12, 2012

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Oklahoma City's police chief questions parts of report on gang deaths (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma City's police chief says steps to prevent gang violence recommended in a recent report already have been implemented and are proving to be successful.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: February 12, 2012

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Two men shot in SE Portland gang shooting (Portland, OR): Two men were shot outside a nightclub in Southeast Portland early Sunday morning in a gang-related shooting, police said.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: February 12, 2012

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Police: Crips gang member arrested in Mahwah (Mahwah, NJ): Two New York men, one an "admitted Crip gang member," were arrested in Mahwah Saturday afternoon after police found money, drugs, and weapons in their car, Mahwah Police Lt. Jeffrey Dino said Sunday.
Source: MahwahPatch    Date: February 12, 2012

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Harrisburg property owners express concern about graffiti symbols appearing downtown (Harrisburg, PA): The sight of the obnoxious spray paint is bad enough, but the recent rash of specific graffiti symbols appearing on the walls of businesses and homes in downtown Harrisburg has property owners fearing the worst.
Source:    Date: February 12, 2012

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Legislature using local gang court as state model (Yakima, WA): Yakima County's Juvenile Gang Court is continuing to get attention from other local governments around the state and country. On Thursday, House Bill 2535 sponsored by Representative Connie Ladenburg from Tacoma was passed in the House by an overwhelming 92 to 4 vote.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News    Date: February 12, 2012

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Lodi's young gangsters (Lodi, CA): On Nov. 17, 2011, a black Lodi SWAT truck rumbled down the 400 block of East Locust Street. The truck rolled up against a curb in front of an apartment complex and its engine shut off.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: February 11, 2012

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Suspects arrested for allegedly killing Monrovia man (Monrovia, CA) : Two 20-year-old men suspected of the gang-related fatal shooting of two men at a party in North Hollywood in August were arrested this week.
Source: MonroviaPatch    Date: February 11, 2012

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