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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Man killed in gang-related shooting on Wilmington sidewalk (Los Angeles, CA): A man was killed in a gang-related shooting in Wilmington today, police said. The 32-year-old man was standing on a sidewalk about 9 a.m. when two suspects walked up to him and opened fire, then fled, said Los Angeles police Officer Rosario Herrera. He died at the scene.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: October 11, 2011

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Known gang member taken into custody (Middletown, CT): A man who police say is affiliated with the "Bloods" street gang was taken into custody on four outstanding warrants Monday.
Source: The Middletown Press    Date: October 11, 2011

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Witnesses refuse to talk in daylight shooting of gang member (Yakima, WA): Lack of witness cooperation has hampered the investigation of a gang-related shooting that occurred Tuesday in broad daylight, Yakima police said.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: October 11, 2011

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New tactic for keeping kids out of gangs (Las Vegas, NV): From drive-by shootings to stabbings, Las Vegas police says they are seeing higher levels of gang-related crime, and gang members are younger than ever. But they have new tactics that include house calls to criminals and their guardians, warning them about this destructive path.
Source: KLAS 8 News    Date: October 11, 2011

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Eight people shot during rival gang tiff at a rap battle in North Dallas night club (Dallas, TX): Not all open-mic rap competitions are as friendly as the ones down in Deep Ellum these days, apparently: Multiple guns were reportedly fired and eight different people were injured by gunfire late on Friday night during a "Rap-Off Contest" taking place at Rolls Royce Club in North Dallas, near the intersection of Skillman Street and Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway.person is critically injured.
Source: Dallas Observer    Date: October 10, 2011

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If there's a war on gangs, police and public are losing (Chicago, IL): The police like to call it a war. The War on Street Gangs. Gives it a tidy, official title that sends a succinct message to the public: we've put the problem in a package and everything is fine.
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: October 10, 2011

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10 arrested during gang operation (King City, CA): Ten people were arrested over the weekend during a gang suppression and prevention operation that multiple law enforcement agencies in South Monterey County teamed up to run as part of the Four Cities for Peace initiative.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: October 10, 2011

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Latin Kings street gang makes Park Slope junior high's handball courts home base (Brooklyn, NY): A Park Slope park has turned into a hangout for the Latin Kings - and the cops are cracking down, the Daily News has learned. The handball courts behind Junior High School 51 in Washington Park near Fourth Ave. and Third St. draw about 30 gang members, sources and residents said.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: October 10, 2011

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Barrage of bullets at burger stand kills one (Stockton, CA): One man was killed and another seriously wounded Sunday afternoon near a hamburger stand in a barrage of bullets that police said was related to the ongoing gang violence that for months has plagued south and east Stockton.
Source: The Record    Date: October 10, 2011

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Several alleged gang members arrested after Ogden drug bust (Ogden, UT) : Thousands of dollars worth of cocaine was seized in an Ogden drug bust. Police found a chunk of crack cocaine while searching a gang house near 360 South and 13th Street in Ogden.
Source: KUTV Channel 2 News    Date: October 10, 2011

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13 Manatee gang members charged with racketeering (Manatee County, FL): Thirteen reputed members of the SUR 13 criminal street gang have been charged with racketeering and related charges, culminating an 18-month investigation by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office and other law enforcement agencies.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: October 10, 2011

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Police chiefs defend SROs, anti-gang work (Glenwood Springs, CO): Immigration enforcement is not the job of local police departments, and would be an inappropriate focus for individual police officers working as school resource officers (SROs), police chiefs from three area communities emphasized Monday.
Source: Post Independent    Date: October 10, 2011

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Salinas families to share their gang violence tragedies at forum in D.C. (Washington, DC): Two Salinas mothers who lost sons at the hands of gang violence will share their family tragedies with a national audience this week in Washington, D.C.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: October 10, 2011

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Another Bloods member heads to prison (Buffalo, NY): Half of the 24 members and associates of a violent set of the Bloods street gang, arrested two years ago in the Falls, have now been sentenced to time behind bars. Out of the 24 gang members who were arrested in a massive joint local, county, state and federal law enforcement investigation and roundup in April 2008, 20 have been convicted through guilty pleas.
Source: Niagara Gazette    Date: October 10, 2011

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Man killed in apparent gang-related shooting in northeast Portland (Portland, OR): Portland police said a man was shot and killed in what they believe was a gang-related shooting in northeast Portland Monday night.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: October 10, 2011

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New parking ban in the works for Maroon Drive near Elgin High (Elgin, IL): The city council Wednesday night will discuss moving forward a proposal to limit parking near Elgin High School. According to supporting documentation for the meeting, “There have been repeated gang-affiliated problems in the vicinity of Elgin High School.
Source: The Courier-News    Date: October 10, 2011

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Cinderblock fight was over a girl, gang member admits (Elmwood Park, IL): A girl, hearsay and a rivalry. That combination sparked two days of two motor vehicles being damaged by rocks and cinderblocks along with people being injured on the 2500 block of Wood Street in River Grove two weeks ago.
Source: Elm Leaves    Date: October 10, 2011

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Groups turn to kids for help on cutting violence (Chicago, IL): As the City Council looks for ways to reduce violence on the West and Southeast sides, community organizers are showing neighborhood youth how to set the agenda on violence prevention themselves.
Source: The Times    Date: October 9, 2011

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Two wounded in Albany Park drive-by shooting (Chicago, IL): Two people were wounded this afternoon in a drive-by shooting in the Albany Park neighborhood on the city's Northwest Side, officials said. The shooting happened shortly after 4 p.m. on the 4000 block of North Bernard Street, said Police News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 9, 2011

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Police keeping up with gangs to monitor cartels (Austin, TX): As spit splatters near senior officer Jim Harrell's shoes, he pretends not to notice, and instead presses the teen about the tattoo on his forearm. Harrell is in full uniform, his Austin police badge in plain sight and a bulletproof vest displaying the word "police" across his back. It's clear who he is, and yet the teen, believed to be a gang member, talks to him willingly.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: October 9, 2011

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