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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FOP not thrilled with CeaseFire, CPD partnership (Chicago, IL) : The Fraternal Order of Police, which has a history of disagreeing with the Chicago Police Department, is not backing the department's new partnership with anti-gang group CeaseFire.
Source: NBC Chicago    Date: July 13, 2012

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Camp keeps youth away from gangs (Conway, SC): Qwamic Frazier said art is one of his favorite parts of Camp G.R.E.A.T., along with playing basketball and kickball, and taking field trips, but the 11-year-old made sure his first remark hit home by pulling out his phone to show his realistic drawing of a baseball player.
Source: The Myrtle Beach Sun-News    Date: July 13, 2012

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Man shot while driving in Northeast Portland in latest gang-related shooting (Portland, OR): A man driving along Northeast Sandy Boulevard just after midnight Friday morning was grazed by a bullet in the third gang-related shooting in Portland in 12 hours.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: July 13, 2012

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Latin Kings drug supplier sentenced (New Haven, CT): A 40-year-old Trumbull man was sentenced Friday to 60 months in federal prison for distributing cocaine to members of the Stamford chapter of the Latin Kings gang, U.S. Attorney David Fein announced in a news release.
Source: Stamford Advocate    Date: July 13, 2012

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Burglary arrests tied to gang activity (Shreveport, LA): The Bossier Sheriff's Office made six arrest Thursday related to burglaries which police have tied to what they believe is a newly formed gang.
Source: The Times    Date: July 13, 2012

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Gang-related shooting injures two in Huron (Huron, IN): Two people were injured Friday afternoon in Huron in what police are calling a gang-related shooting between local Norteño and Bulldogs street gangs, Huron police said.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: July 13, 2012

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Police patrols stepped up in North Richmond after spate of shootings (North Richmond, CA): A pair of gang-related shootings Thursday separated by only seven blocks and 40 minutes -- and less than 48 hours after another daytime shooting -- have provoked a strong law enforcement presence in this community.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: July 13, 2012

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First vacant buildings set to come down Thursday (Chicago, IL): Two out of twelve vacant buildings that are set to be demolished as part of Mayor Emanuel and Supt. Garry McCarthy's initiative to board up or demolish vacant buildings that serve as hubs of gang activity, will come down Thursday.
Source: NBC Chicago    Date: July 12, 2012

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31 alleged Blood members arrested in latest Columbia crackdown (Columbia, SC): Big Mama Blood. Shotgun. Dread. Tater Head. Tweeze. Killer. Arsonist. Fish. Those were nicknames of suspected Bloods Street Gang members disclosed Wednesday in a federal-state dragnet that netted indictments against 38 Columbia-area men and women on more than 100 crimes, including murder, drug dealing, interstate prostitution and sex trafficking, robbery and using the Internet to file false income tax returns.
Source: The State    Date: July 12, 2012

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Homicide numbers reveal stark contrast (Chicago, IL): Violent crime has long afflicted minorities in Chicago at a much higher rate than the rest of the population, and the spike in homicides in the first half of this year provides an especially stark measure: 201 of the 259 homicide victims were African-American.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 12, 2012

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Group gathers in Chattanooga to battle gangs (Chattanooga, TN): As many as 75 children piled into the sanctuary at Olivet Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon for an anti-gang and violence rally.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: July 12, 2012

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Blade sues city over gang territory map (Toledo, OH): The Blade filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the city of Toledo claiming the city's police department is violating the Ohio Public Records Act for refusing to provide access to a "gang boundaries map" that police use to monitor increasing gang activities and a record number of shootings this year.
Source: The Blade    Date: July 12, 2012

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Oxnard streets are getting safer (Oxnard, CA): The City of Oxnard gang injunction seems to be working. On Monday, July 10, the Oxnard Police Department and the Ventura County District Attorney’s office announced the removal of 81 named individuals from the city’s gang injunction lists.
Source: Ventura County Reporter    Date: July 12, 2012

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Stray bullet strikes Yakima woman lying in bed (Yakima, WA): A 26-year-old woman who was in bed was hit in the back by a stray bullet early this morning in what looks like a gang-related shooting meant for someone driving through the neighborhood, Yakima police said.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: July 12, 2012

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Weld DA charges gang mother with nine felonies (Greeley, CO): The Weld District Attorney has filed nine felony charges against a Greeley woman following a gang-related fight that left three people with several stab wounds on Sunday.
Source: Greeley Tribune    Date: July 12, 2012

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Jersey City gang leader sentenced to 15 years in prison for conspiracy to commit murder, sell drugs (Jersey City, NJ): A gang leader in the Jersey City Fruit Town and Brick City Brims set of the Bloods street gang was sentenced today to more than 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to murder a rival gang member, federal officials said.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: July 12, 2012

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Mayor wants to expand anti-gang strategy from neighborhoods where it worked (Chicago, IL): Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday the Police Department is prepared to expand its anti-gang strategies, after early efforts in two neighborhoods have shown dramatic results.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: July 12, 2012

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Violent outbreak in Camden linked to gang feud (Camden, NJ): Investigators believe warring Bloods gang members are to blame for a series of brazen daytime shootings this week that killed three Camden men and injured two others in just over 24 hours.
Source: Courier Post-Online    Date: July 12, 2012

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Chicago hunts for answers to gang killings (Chicago, IL) : With murders and shootings surging here this year, police are fighting back by building a Facebook-like database that tracks the social connections of the city's dozens of street gangs and their myriad factions.
Source: The Wall Street Journal    Date: July 12, 2012

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Alleged gang-related stabbing (Walla Walla, WA): Police are investigating after an overnight stabbing in Walla Walla sent one man to the hospital Wednesday night. The Walla Walla Police Department Gang Unit is actively looking for the suspects.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News    Date: July 12, 2012

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