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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Gang member pleads guilty to racketeering charge (Nashville, TN): A Bloods gang member who was part of a crew that held organizational meetings at a now-defunct anti-gang nonprofit pleaded guilty Thursday to racketeering charge.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: December 9, 2011

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Man sentenced to life in prison for East Hall gang shooting (Gainesville, GA): A life sentence was handed down in Hall County Superior Court last week to a man involved a gang-related shooting two years ago.
Source:    Date: December 9, 2011

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OC gang member gets 50+ years for killing of teen (Santa Ana, CA): A 20-year-old gang member has been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for the shooting of a 13-year-old rival near an Orange County high school.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner    Date: December 9, 2011

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Monterey County sees gang threat growing in different ways (Salinas, CA): Six years after the FBI published its first National Gang Threat Assessment, the intimidating influence of gang members continues to grow in communities across the country — Monterey County included.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: December 9, 2011

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Leaders hope gun amnesty will reduce violence (Omaha, NE): One day after Omaha's mayor told KETV NewsWatch 7 the city has a gang problem, police and community leaders are helping him try to stop it.
Source: KETV 7 News    Date: December 9, 2011

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Judge sentences Reno teen to 10 years in prison for drive-by shooting (Reno, NV): A high school dropout with gang ties — who was 17 when he fired gunshots out of a car window toward guests at a birthday party in North Reno — was sentenced to up to 10 years in prison related to wounding a 19-year-old man who was killed months later during a separate incidence of gang violence.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: December 9, 2011

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Gang member sentenced for Lehigh student robberies (Bethlehem, PA): A 21-year-old Liberty High School dropout who police say robbed Lehigh University students to help fund the Bloods gangs was sentenced Friday to 31/2 to 12 years in state prison.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: December 9, 2011

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One man critically injured in possible gang-related fight at La Cascada restaurant (Merced, CA): A 21-year-old man was shot during a fight Friday at 1 a.m. in the parking lot of La Cascada restaurant on the 2600 block of Santa Fe Road.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: December 9, 2011

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Bismarck Police Department dispels gang rumors (Bismarck, ND) : A lot of women in Bismarck may have been thinking twice about walking across a parking lot alone after a rumor that circulated throughout the city during the past week. The rumor talked about gangs of Somali men following women in parking lots to attack them.
Source: KFYR-TV 5 News    Date: December 9, 2011

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Guns, gangs 'creeping our way': police (Milton, ON): Guns and gangs are not just 'a Toronto thing'. "Even here in Halton, there is some gang activity," said Det. Const. John MacKinnon of the Halton Regional Police Service's guns and gangs unit. "We don’t have gang-controlled buildings, they are not looming on every street corner. I'm not here to scare you."
Source:    Date: December 9, 2011

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Gang suspects charged with murder following collision during Concord police chase (Martinez, CA): Two men in a car that struck and killed another motorist in Concord as they fled from police were charged with murder and gang participation, a prosecutor said Friday.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: December 9, 2011

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Troy teen sentenced in gang assault (Troy, NY): Patrick Chamberlain was sentenced Friday to five years of probation, according to the Rensselaer County District Attorney’s office, for his role in the gang attack on two students.
Source: The Saratogian    Date: December 9, 2011

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School district rescinds gang warning (Chester County, PA): A Chester County school district has backed off its effort to warn residents about possible gang activity in neighboring districts and issued an apology to one of them.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: December 9, 2011

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Los Banos man shot, his relative gives chase (Los Banos, CA) : A Los Banos man was shot in a gang-related incident last week, police said.
Source: Los Banos Enterprise     Date: December 9, 2011

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Prosecutors get convictions against five gang members (Boise, ID): Federal prosecutors say five members of a gang operating in southwestern Idaho have pleaded guilty to racketeering charges.
Source: Idaho Statesman    Date: December 8, 2011

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Prosecutor says guilty pleas are 'end of Baltimore Street Gang' (Hamilton, OH): Middletown’s Baltimore Street Gang has been dismantled now that the final three members plead guilty on Tuesday.
Source: Middletown Journal    Date: December 8, 2011

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Largest gang sweep in South County (Greenfield, CA): Nearly twenty known gangsters are off the streets and in jail. In one of the biggest gang sweeps this year in South Monterey County, fifty-five officers from nine different agencies were all there, hoping to use sweeps like this one as a blueprint for cities across California.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: December 8, 2011

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Tulare County supervisors award $95k to youth programs (Tulare County, CA): The Tulare County Board of Supervisors has awarded $95,000 in Step Up Youth Activities Grant funds to support programs that fight youths' exposure to gang activity and their joining gangs.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: December 8, 2011

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Osceola school official offers uniform insight to Flagler audience (Palm Coast, FL): Uniforms have transformed the school culture in Osceola County and could benefit Flagler County too, an Osceola School Board member told Flagler officials, parents and students Wednesday night.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal     Date: December 8, 2011

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31 arrested in Gilroy gang sweep (Gilroy, CA) : A massive raid targeting powerful Gilroy gang members resulted in 31 arrests in the South Bay this morning, Gilroy police said. A coalition of 20 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies served search and arrest warrants and apprehended 21 suspected gang members and leaders.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News    Date: December 8, 2011

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