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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Maine Township man named in Chicago Crime Commission's 'Gang Book' (Maine Township, IL) : A Maine Township man is identified among the leaders of a large street gang in a new publication recently released by the Chicago Crime Commission.
Source: ParkRidgeHerald-Advocate    Date: February 27, 2012

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Homegirl Café: Where rival gang members unite (Los Angeles, CA): Sometimes the most remarkable meals come from the most unexpected places. Recently, I went to the HomeGirl Café in Los Angeles with OrganicAuthority's Laura Klein to see what all the fuss was about. We had a great meal (their tacos are incredible) and heard stories of hopelessness and triumph from the Homeboys and Homegirls.
Source: The Huffington Post    Date: February 27, 2012

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Three suspects charged in gang shootings (Madera, CA): Madera police arrested three known gang members on charges of attempted murder in an ongoing and citywide anti-gang effort, the police department reported.
Source: The Madera Tribune    Date: February 27, 2012

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More resources needed to fight gang violence (Oklahoma City, OK): Days after two officers on gang patrol shoot a man, Oklahoma City's police chief says he needs more resources to fight gang violence.
Source: KOCO 5 News    Date: February 27, 2012

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In-Depth: Are we once again, "Banging in the Rock?" (Little Rock, AR): As 2012 began, Central Arkansas was peppered with a rapid succession of killings, we stand at eight murders for 2012. As the numbers rose questions mounted; Was gang violence to blame? Was the police department ignoring a growing gang concern? Are we back in the mid nineties? And above all, why?
Source: KARK 4 News    Date: February 27, 2012

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Cops: 11 in Spalding charged with street gang terrorism after shootout (Spalding County, GA): Eleven young men -- including two juveniles -- face street gang terrorism charges after a shootout at a Spalding County subdivision on Feb. 20., authorities said.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: February 27, 2012

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Crime rates continue to drop in Belvidere (Belvidere, IL): Crime in Belvidere is going down. Belvidere Police Chief Jan Noble says it's because of community support and cooperation with the Boone County Sheriff's Department. For the fifth year in a row crime rates in Belvidere have gone down, and maybe more importantly gang activity seems to be on the decline as well.
Source: WTVO 17 News    Date: February 27, 2012

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Six charged in guns and gang crackdown (Ottawa, ON): Police arrested six men and are hunting for others after weapons, drugs and cash were seized during weekend raids as part of a crackdown targeting gang activity in the Ottawa area.
Source: Ottawa Sun    Date: February 27, 2012

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Residents, city disagree that Ripley fights were gang-related (Ripley, TN): Gangs started in big cities like Chicago and Los Angeles. Now they've spread small areas like Lauderdale County. Even though three adults arrested during a housing project brawl have no known gang affiliation, Ripley residents say the city has a big gang problem.
Source: ABC 24 Eyewitness News    Date: February 27, 2012

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Citing 'public safety emergency,' McGinn vows to beef up police patrols to fight violence (Seattle, WA): There have been nine murders in Seattle so far this year, three times more than at this time last year. A major problem area is the Rainier Valley, where gang violence is escalating.
Source: Q13 FOX News    Date: February 27, 2012

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Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield upbeat on anti-gang bills' chances (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield says he believes his anti-gang proposals are "moving in the right direction" at the state Capitol.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: February 26, 2012

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Chicago gangs getting pushed out of city, into western suburbs (Chicago, IL): Chicago gang members are invading the western suburbs. Gangs have sent juveniles to Riverside to burglarize homes and steal TVs, computers, jewelry, cash and whatever else they could grab.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: February 26, 2012

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Parolee charged in reported Waukegan gang shooting (Waukegan, IL): A Waukegan man on parole for a weapons-related conviction has been ordered held on $1 million bond for allegedly shooting a rival gang member.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: February 25, 2012

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Gathering for students to focus on violence (Toledo, OH): Working with at-risk youth in Toledo during the past decade, Crystal Harris has become accustomed to hearing about violent incidents in children's lives.
Source: The Blade    Date: February 25, 2012

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Nine arrested in gang enforcement operation (Lodi, CA): A parole and probation enforcement operation turned into a foot chase, a car chase and a car crash, Lodi police said, before they were able to arrest nine people late Friday night.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: February 25, 2012

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Shootings continue to plague Oakland neighborhoods (Oakland, CA): Bullets went whizzing past two small children in East Oakland Friday. It's the kind of reckless gang-related crime that seems to be nearly a daily occurrence lately.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News    Date: February 25, 2012

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Mac fighting a growing gang presence (McMinnville, OR): Whether or not you have ever been touched by it, a growing gang presence is apparent in McMinnville. "We deal with it pretty frequently, almost on a daily basis," detective Hugo Cerda of the McMinnville police said during a Thursday night gang awareness presentation.
Source: News-Register    Date: February 25, 2012

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Gang stabbing in Watsonville (Salinas, CA): A man is in life-threatening condition after being stabbed multiple times in Watsonville. Watsonville Police responded to a report of a stabbing Friday night near Freedom and Airport Boulevard.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: February 25, 2012

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Woman injured in Wilmington shooting drives herself to hospital (Wilmington, CA): A 21-year-old woman was shot in the neck today during a car-to-car gang-related shooting in Wilmington, as her two reported assailants got out of their vehicle and fired several shots while she drove away, a police officer said.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: February 25, 2012

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Judging Santa Rosa's anti-gang efforts (Santa Rosa, CA): Since 2004, when Santa Rosa voters approved Measure O, taxpayers have spent more than $7 million on gang prevention and intervention programs. The goal has been to undermine the growing influence of gangs by supporting programs to reform existing gang members and keep at-risk youth from being drawn to gangs.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: February 25, 2012

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