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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New Assembly bill goes after parents of truant teens (Ontario, CA): Parents or guardians of truant teens - get ready to brush up on your classroom skills. Assembly Bill 177, which took effect on Jan. 1, expands the number of reasons for which parents or guardians can be ordered to take anti-gang parenting classes if their child is convicted of a crime.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: January 16, 2012

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Leaders ponder ways to curb violence at Trenton Central High School (Trenton, NJ): Concerned about the amount of gang- and race-related violence involving Latino and African-American students as they walk to and from school, about 30 community figures assembled yesterday at Trenton Central High School to discuss what to do about it.
Source: The Times    Date: January 15, 2012

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Toledo group calls for change to stop violence (Toledo, OH): The gang showed him its graffiti; it showed him its rivals. Then the gang took Jarrod Atkins, then hardly a teenager, and showed him what its members do to rival gangs.
Source: The Blade    Date: January 15, 2012

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Gang activity remains low in Bartow County (Cartersville, GA): Gang activity was blamed for a 2010 death during a Bartow County Superior Court trial in late 2011. Though witnesses during the trial confessed to hearing of the gang and knowing of its existence, a Cartersville Police Department officer who specializes in gang-related crimes said activity is down in the area.
Source: The Daily Tribune News    Date: January 15, 2012

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Gang member and drug dealer sentenced to prison (Seattle, WA): A Seattle man affiliated with a violent street gang, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 96 months in prison and three years of supervised release, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.
Source: Kent Reporter    Date: January 15, 2012

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Gang feud behind $1-million arson? (Winnipeg, MB): A $1-million fire that gutted a west end apartment block and left a number of people homeless was likely sparked by animosity between two rival street gangs, QMI Agency has learned.
Source: Canoe News    Date: January 15, 2012

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Gang members suspected in San Clemente shooting (San Clemente, CA): Two men were detained after an apparent gang-related shooting in San Clemente on Saturday that left two other men with minor head injuries, authorities said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 15, 2012

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Gangster gone good: Woodlander turns his life around (Woodland, CA): Alejandro Leon knew he needed to change his ways. He was getting into fights with rival gang members. He took up smoking pot and drinking. He had experimented with cocaine a couple of times. And he didn't want his soon-to-be-born son to come into the world in a situation similar to his - without a father figure.
Source: Daily Democrat    Date: January 15, 2012

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Murder suspect admits gang ties (Salem, MA): When Jonathan Rivera testified in his own defense in his murder trial Thursday, he was a soft-spoken former honor student who had found himself, through no fault of his own, living in a tough Salem neighborhood.
Source: The Salem News    Date: January 14, 2012

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Gangs of the Twin Cities: Despite recent shooting, police say gang activity not at 2007's high level (Centralia, WA) : Of the seven gang-related shootings in Centralia that were investigated in 2007, Guadalupe Solis-Diaz became the poster boy of heedless violence that hectic summer.
Source: The Chronicle    Date: January 14, 2012

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East Side gang member sentenced to 15 years (Tacoma, WA) : A Tacoma gang member accused of helping to orchestrate a murder from prison pleaded guilty Friday to leading organized crime.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: January 14, 2012

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Gang related shooting in Merced County (Merced County, CA): An 18 year old is shot in a possible gang shooting. Wednesday a teen was walking on Childs Avenue in Planada when a Chevy truck pulled up next to him, inside the truck were five males who opened fire on the teen.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: January 14, 2012

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Santa Rosa man arrested in suspected gang-related armed robbery (Santa Rosa, CA): An 18-year-old Santa Rosa man was arrested for suspicion of armed robbery after a couple was robbed at gunpoint Friday night as they climbed from their car in Santa Rosa, police said.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: January 14, 2012

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Deaths from gang violence up in San Diego (San Diego, CA): Gang violence countywide accounted for 13 murders in 2011, including the deaths of three North County teens and several men shot to death in San Diego within days of each other.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 14, 2012

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Gang links suspected in attempted murder case (Saskatoon, SK): A 26-year-old man who was nearly shot by a pair of thugs was able to escape his captors and run to the police station in Saskatoon for help.
Source: CBC News    Date: January 14, 2012

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Valley Gang Prevention finds a home (Hemet, CA): When Melvin Valentine started a gang prevention program in Hemet some six months ago, his goal was to one day have a location and a studio where the youth he was mentoring could work and begin to hone a craft.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: January 14, 2012

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Street gang kingpin returns to Saskatoon (Saskatoon, SK): The founder of Saskatoon's notorious Terror Squad street gang is out of prison and back on the streets of his hometown.
Source: The StarPhoenix    Date: January 13, 2012

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Va. gang member sentenced for racketeering acts (Norfolk, VA): A leader of a Portsmouth gang has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for his role in illegal activities in southeastern Virginia.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: January 13, 2012

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More violence erupts in area of south Sacramento strip mall (Sacramento, CA): Sheriff's deputies are investigating what they described as a gang-related shooting of two people Thursday afternoon in a south Sacramento County strip mall parking lot – at least the third violent crime in that immediate area in two years.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: January 13, 2012

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Accused gunman charged in fatal Walmart shooting in Sheboygan (Sheboygan, WI): Interactions that led to a gang-related killing outside a Sheboygan Walmart began when the alleged shooter and a soon-to-be victim chose the same checkout line while shopping with their families, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday.
Source: Sheboygan Press    Date: January 13, 2012

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