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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Springs meth gang allegedly led by Crack Head and Worm (Colorado Springs, CO): Men with the street names Crack Head and Worm led a gang of 25 associates who stole identities and cars as part of a meth-trafficking enterprise, the Colorado Springs Police Department said this afternoon.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: January 18, 2012

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Comment about gangs earns Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond praise, flak (Chattanooga, TN): Remarks by Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond at a civic club have sparked debate about how the gang problem should be dealt with and perception of youth caught up in gang activity.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: January 17, 2012

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High school officials look at gang prevention (Minocqua, WI): A national gang and youth violence expert and members of the Lac du Flambeau Gang Reduction through Intervention, Prevention and Suppression (GRIPS) task force met with Lakeland Union High School (LUHS) officials during its negotiations committee meeting last Wednesday to discuss gang prevention and intervention strategies at the school.
Source: The Lakeland Times    Date: January 17, 2012

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Reducing area gang activity (Charlottesville, VA): Shortly after Albemarle County police announced they were investigating the possible infiltration of a new gang in the area, county and city police chiefs together addressed the need to curtail gangs by, among other approaches, limiting their recruitment appeal.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: January 17, 2012

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Three shot in Toppenish on Saturday (Toppenish, WA): Three people suffered gunshot wounds early Saturday morning in a suspected gang-related shooting, according to a news release issued late Monday night by the Toppenish Police Department.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: January 17, 2012

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Kids on the Block teaches lessons on gangs, violence, prejudice, bullying and school safety (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga's Kids on the Block addresses gangs, violence, bullying, prejudice and school safety in educational programs for elementary and middle school aged children. Using the non-threatening medium of puppetry, the educational programs present difficult information in an age appropriate manner and offer children the opportunity to ask questions about difficult topics through interaction with the puppets.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: January 17, 2012

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Two men convicted in gang shooting that killed 10-year-old girl (Chicago, IL): Two men were convicted Tuesday in the gang-related shooting that claimed the life of 10-year-old Nequiel "Nee-Nee" Fowler as she stood on a South Side street with her blind younger sister.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: January 17, 2012

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Boyd Patterson speaks to NAACP about gang problem solution (Chattanooga, TN): One of Chattanooga's new gang czars addressed the NAACP tonight, about a potential solution to the city's gang problem. Assistant District Attorney Boyd Patterson presented the comprehensive gang model.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: January 17, 2012

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City council's role in gang problem (Chattanooga, TN): Looking for leaders in the anti-gang movement, we asked Chattanooga city council members about their role and what they can do to help.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: January 17, 2012

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Visalia gang violence fell last year (Visalia, CA): Gang violence dropped by half in Visalia last year, police said today. Gang-related homicides fell by 25%, gang-related assaults with deadly weapons decreased 56% and drive-by shootings into homes went down 44%, the department said. The overall decrease in gang crime totaled 50%, according to department statistics.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: January 17, 2012

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Parent involvement, coping skills reduce gang allure (Washington, DC): Researchers have found that moderate levels of parental monitoring combined with good coping skills can keep high-risk kids out of gangs.
Source: Psych Central    Date: January 17, 2012

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Youth violence plagues California, but encouraging signs emerging (Modesto, CA): Monterey County had the highest youth homicide rate in California in 2010, followed by Alameda County, according to an analysis by the Violence Policy Center, a nonprofit group focused on curbing firearm violence.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: January 16, 2012

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Man dead after gang confrontation in Maple Falls (Maple Falls, WA): A 20-year-old Maple Falls man was stabbed to death in an apparent gang attack late Saturday, Jan. 14, Whatcom County sheriff's officials said.
Source: The Bellingham Herald    Date: January 16, 2012

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Man shot in leg outside party (Mira Mesa, CA): A 19-year-old man was shot in the leg Monday outside a party in Mira Mesa in what San Diego police said was a gang-related incident.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: January 16, 2012

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Gang member arrested in assault on officer (Mesa, AZ): A gang member on supervised probation for several prior felonies has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a Mesa police officer.
Source: KPHO 5 News    Date: January 16, 2012

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Are threats against gangs only idle threats? (Chattanooga, TN): Law enforcement in Chattanooga has been threatening to crack down on gangs for many years, but many say they have been idle threats.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: January 16, 2012

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Southwest Florida gangs eschew street for Internet (Lee County, FL): Gangs are active in Southwest Florida, but many members have evolved beyond tattooed, gun- and knife-wielding thugs.
Source: The News-Press    Date: January 16, 2012

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Vancouver gang associate sentenced to five years in jail for assault rifles (Vancouver, BC): A Vancouver Provincial Court judge sentenced a gang associate to five years in jail Monday for driving around the city with ready-to-fire assault rifles hidden in a secret compartment.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: January 16, 2012

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Dalton chief says "personal touch" cuts down gang problems (Dalton, GA): Authorities in Dalton, Georgia say they have seen a dramatic decreased in gang activity in their community in the last five year.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: January 16, 2012

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Man wounded in NE Portland shooting (Portland, OR): A Portland man was injured in a shooting in Northeast Portland early Monday and it may be gang-related.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: January 16, 2012

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