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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AG pulls out of 34 drug, gang units (Sacramento, CA): The state Department of Justice has notified local and federal law enforcement agencies that it is ending its involvement in two-thirds of California's 52 drug- and gang-fighting task forces next year because of budget cuts.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 9, 2011

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Traffic stop triggers pot, gang arrests (Loma Linda, CA): A Loma Linda traffic stop mushroomed into six arrests related to marijuana cultivation and street gang participation, San Bernardino County sheriff's officials say.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: November 9, 2011

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Judge voids teen's murder indictment (Bartow County, GA) : A superior court judge threw out a murder indictment against the youngest defendant in an incident law enforcement officials say was Bartow’s first gang-related homicide.
Source: CartersvillePatch    Date: November 9, 2011

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Erasing the past to enter the future (San Clemente, CA): Andrew Marquez remembers the day a fellow gang member needled the three tattooed dots near his right eye like it was yesterday. He was 12. "I just didn’t care," he said in the outdoor lounge area of Highland Ink tattoo shop last week. "I wanted it so I got it." The gang member poured India ink into a water bottle cap and started work on the trio of dots that mean mi vida loca or my crazy life, he recalled.
Source: San Clemente Times    Date: November 9, 2011

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New Baldwin Village surveillance cameras aim to combat crime (Baldwin Village, CA): Aiming to further reduce crime in Baldwin Village, the Los Angeles Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have unveiled a new initiative that will extend the law enforcement presence in the area.
Source: Los Angeles Wave    Date: November 9, 2011

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Julio Marquez, 13, becomes youngest gang-involved Portland homicide victim in at least a decade (Portland, OR): Yvonne Wainis was frightened Sunday night when she heard a commotion outside her ground-floor unit at Colonial Villa Apartments in Northeast Portland. "I heard somebody running by screaming, just screaming loudly," Wainis said. "I was scared."
Source: The Oregonian    Date: November 9, 2011

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Jury decides against death penalty in Fairfield double slaying (Hamilton, OH): Convicted MS-13 gang member Hector Alvarenga-Retana will spend the rest of his life in prison for two gang slayings in Fairfield in 2008.
Source: Middletown Journal    Date: November 9, 2011

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Three accused of threatening informants in meth case (Gulfport, MS): Three Mississippi residents have pleaded not guilty to charges they conspired to retaliate against confidential informants in an investigation of meth activity by members of the Simon City Royals street gang.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: November 8, 2011

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Oakland reports crime drop in gang-injunction zone (Oakland, CA): Crime in a 100-block swath of North Oakland under a controversial gang injunction went down by 2 percent over the past 16 months, despite the layoffs of more than 100 officers and cadets during that time, according to a city staff report.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: November 8, 2011

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Six arrested for gang-related beating on southwest side, police say (Madison, WI): Six people were arrested Monday night after allegedly attacking and injuring a 19-year-old man on the southwest side in what Madison police are calling a gang-related incident.
Source: The Capital Times    Date: November 8, 2011

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New evidence in Wilson High School homecoming murder derails sentencing (Long Beach, CA): Sentencing was postponed Tuesday for a local gang member convicted in the slaying of a Wilson High School honor student who was gunned down at her school's homecoming game in 2009.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: November 8, 2011

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Former Crips member sentenced in West Virginia (Clarksburg, WV): A former member of the Crips who was among the first Pittsburgh gang members to be prosecuted federally in the 1990s is headed back to federal prison after a judge in West Virginia sentenced him to 30 months for his role in an ongoing drug case in the Clarksburg area.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: November 8, 2011

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Kinston continues to battle gang violence, makes progress (Kinston, NC): Today deputies took another middle school student into custody - they say he and another student brought a gun to school last week. Investigators say it could be connected to the Latino gang known as "18th Street."
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: November 8, 2011

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Police: Beating, abduction part of gang initiation (Huntersville, NC): Huntersville police are searching for four men who allegedly kidnapped, beat, and robbed a man. Police said the violence that happened last month was part of a gang initiation, so Eyewitness News asked if gangs are becoming a bigger problem in Huntersville.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: November 8, 2011

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Guilty verdict in local gang assault (Hanford, CA): A 19-year-old gang member who stabbed a teenager behind Hanford’s United Market earlier this year was convicted Friday of attempted murder, officials said.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: November 8, 2011

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Bullet strikes home, injures woman (Romeoville, IL): A woman was shot in the arm early Sunday after a bullet penetrated the walls of her home in the 300 block of McKool Avenue in a possibly gang-related shooting, police said.
Source: RomeovillePatch    Date: November 8, 2011

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Santa Rosa man arrested in connection with gang attack (Santa Rosa, CA): A 25-year-old Santa Rosa man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a gang-related attack in September, Santa Rosa police said.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: November 8, 2011

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Gang membership on the rise in Kern Co. (Bakersfield, CA): Gang population is growing across the country. Kern County is no exception. According to a new report from the FBI, Kern County is now home to 13,011 gang members. Just two years ago, the same report indicated Kern County's gang population was in the range of 3,500 to 9,999.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News    Date: November 8, 2011

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North Oakland gang injunction has not reduced violent crime (Oakland, CA): The North Oakland gang injunction has not reduced violent crime, according to a report by the Oakland Police Department that shows homicides, assaults and other serious crimes have risen in the safety zone area defined by the injunction, and arrests for weapons and drugs are way down.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: November 8, 2011

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Gang member convicted of first-degree murder for Pinole Halloween party shooting (Contra Costa County, CA): On the heels of being acquitted of murdering a Vacaville teenager, a West County gang member was convicted Tuesday of murdering an El Sobrante man.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: November 8, 2011

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