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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Police release map of gangs near North Park campus, but students remain safe school says (Chicago, IL): Street gangs decorate the borders of North Park University in the Northwest Side Albany Park neighborhood, but students are safe on campus, university authorities said.
Source: Medill Reports    Date: January 31, 2012

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Prison gang adopts UNM Lobo as symbol (Albuquerque, NM): The gang is called Los Burqueños or the Burqe Boys, and members are using well-known Albuquerque symbols to identify themselves. The Burqueños started as a New Mexico prison gang where members of different Albuquerque street gangs would band together behind bars.
Source: KRQE News 13    Date: January 31, 2012

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Cranbrook gang violence spills into KRCC, judge told (Kamloops, BC): Violence between players in a Cranbrook gang war spilled over into a Kamloops prison, leading to one inmate being swarmed and beaten by four others, a judge heard Tuesday.
Source: The Kamloops Daily News    Date: January 31, 2012

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Homeboy Industries shares gang members' stories of success (Los Angeles, CA) : Within the country's largest gang intervention program, young men and women learn job skills working side-by-side with their would-be rivals. That's because one of Homeboy Industries' founding principles is that it works with gang members -- not gangs.
Source: The Huffington Post    Date: January 31, 2012

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Chicago woman asks dismissal of local racketeering charges (Hammond, IN): A Chicago woman is seeking to dismiss a federal indictment pending against her, claiming she was a minor when the alleged gang-related crime occurred, federal court records filed Tuesday show.
Source: The Times    Date: January 31, 2012

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Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield's proposed anti-gang initiative faces snags at Capitol (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield's proposed anti-street gang legislation could be in for a rumble in the halls of the state Capitol, lawmakers say.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 30, 2012

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In a gang-ridden city, new efforts to fight crime while cutting costs (Salinas, CA): People in California generally know two things about this agricultural city nestled among lettuce fields east of Monterey’s beaches and hotels: John Steinbeck was born here, and it has a big problem with gangs.
Source: The New York Times    Date: January 30, 2012

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Man shot by gang member at trolley stop (San Diego, CA) : An 18-year-old man was shot in the thigh by a gang member while sitting at a trolley stop, police said Monday.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: January 30, 2012

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Teens facing gang-related charges in vandalism (New London, OH): A handful of local teenage boys are looking at possible gang-related charges for their involvement in spray painting graffiti.
Source: Norwalk Reflector    Date: January 30, 2012

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10 more arrested in Chesco gang-related killings (Chester County, PA) : Ten more people have been arrested in the allegedly gang-driven fatal stabbings of two men at an outdoor Avondale party on Dec. 3, authorities said today. Two young men were arrested days after the killings.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: January 30, 2012

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Three teenagers taken into custody connected to gang (Waynesboro, VA) : Three teenagers early morning on Monday. These three kids were connected with three others who stole allegedly stole a vehicle and led police on a chase through Augusta County on Jan. 19. All of the involved teenagers have self-identified as members of a local "homegrown" gang.
Source: WHSV 3 News    Date: January 30, 2012

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Haslam's proposed Tennessee budget boosts education, cuts Taft Youth Center (Nashville, TN): Gov. Bill Haslam today proposed a $30.08 billion state budget for 2012-13 that includes new funding in areas like economic development and education.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 30, 2012

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Investigation of West Bank drug ring nets a dozen indictments (New Orleans, LA): A dozen men have been indicted on federal racketeering charges linked to a West Bank drug trafficking ring called the "Harvey Hustlers" and its enforcement arm, the "Murder Squad," which allegedly committed kidnappings and at least one murder.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: January 30, 2012

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Teen suspect in Ceres school stabbing had signed anti-gang contract (Ceres, CA): A 14-year-old boy suspected of stabbing a fellow student at Central Valley High School in Ceres earlier this month will be tried as an adult on an attempted murder charge, the district attorney's office confirmed Monday.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: January 30, 2012

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Gang shooting in Union Gap (Union Gap, WA) : Union Gap has felt shielded from some of the gang violence seen in Yakima. That could be changing after a shooting over the weekend was the second in recent months. Action News found police are keeping tabs on the gang activity there.
Source: KIMA News    Date: January 30, 2012

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MPD programs continue to tackle gang problem (Modesto, CA) : Modesto Police Chief Mike Harden responded to questions from The Bee. This is the last in a three-part series.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: January 30, 2012

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Gang related fight leaves one juvenile in ICU (Reno, NV): A juvenile is in serious condition after a fight, which police believe was gang related, has left him fighting for his life.
Source: FOX Reno    Date: January 30, 2012

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New anti-gang program looks to steer youth (Elk Grove, CA) : The program is part of an $11.3 million federal grant last year that created a new division dedicated to decreasing gang activity throughout the area. The division will focus on enforcement, analysis and prevention of gangs.
Source: ElkGrovePatch    Date: January 30, 2012

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Weekend gang sweep nets arrests (Watsonville, CA): A squadron of law enforcement personnel fanned out across South County on Friday to contact gang members who were on parole or probation.
Source: WatsonvillePatch    Date: January 30, 2012

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Four held after gang shooting, chase through east Yakima (Yakima, WA): Four people are in custody after a gang-related drive-by shooting and vehicle pursuit Monday afternoon through east Yakima that ended in the northeast part of the city, police said.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: January 30, 2012

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