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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Crips gang members plead guilty to racketeering charges (Washington, DC) : Four members of a Crips street gang clique in Pittsburgh pleaded guilty this week in federal court to charges of conspiring to conduct a racketeering enterprise, according to a report obtained by the Organized Crime Committee of the National Association of Chiefs of Police.
Source: Examiner    Date: April 30, 2011

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Use of GPS on gang suspects challenged (Nashville, TN): Almost two months after the state began tracking a handful of reputed Nashville gang members, two people have gone back to jail, at least three have gotten out from under the tracking, and defense attorneys have begun challenging the practice.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: April 29, 2011

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Sentencing a test of firearms law (Montreal, QC): The case of a reputed street gang member who fired a weapon in broad daylight on a busy street during a heated argument might serve as a litmus test for how mandatoryminimum sentences involving firearms are supposed to be applied.
Source: The Gazette    Date: April 29, 2011

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Code of silence nets gang member six more years in prison (Chicago, IL): A Joliet man already serving 45 years in prison for the murder of an innocent bystander received an additional six years today for abiding by his gang’s code of silence and refusing to testify against an associate gang member.
Source: Chicago Breaking News    Date: April 29, 2011

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Group hits streets to fight gang violence (Portland, OR): A local group is taking to the streets to try to prevent more youth violence in the city. Members of Restore Our Village, along with people from the community, hit the area of Holladay Park and the Lloyd Center mall, where the most recent deadly gang-related shootings occurred.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News    Date: April 29, 2011

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Gang violence kills 17-year-old girl in Outlook (Outlook, WA): After a teenage girl became the latest casualty in a gang war, it seems Yakima County's ability to control the violence continues to shrink.
Source: KIMA News    Date: April 29, 2011

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Gangs surround Kittitas County (Kittitas County, WA): Kittitas County is not immune to problems with gangs, and once issues arise, they can spread quickly, a gang specialist told more than 100 law enforcement officers, probation workers and educators in Cle Elum on Thursday.
Source: Daily Record     Date: April 29, 2011

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OK law asks teachers to spot gang members (Oklahoma City, OK): An Oklahoma lawmaker and one former gang member are worried about a bill now sitting on the Governor's desk could lead to profiling of students.
Source: FOX 23 News    Date: April 29, 2011

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Gang activity down, but not gone, says cop (Wichita, KS): Gang violence in Wichita has dropped dramatically compared to the early 1990s, but it's unlikely to ever disappear from the city entirely.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: April 28, 2011

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Early morning gang sweep in LA county (Los Angeles, CA) : Hundreds of police officers, dozens of undercover agents and a handful of agencies brings in more than 100 arrests of local suspected gang members.
Source: NBC4 Los Angeles    Date: April 28, 2011

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Zetas drug gang uses Dallas as hub in growing empire, authorities say (Dallas, TX) : A shadowy Mexican drug gang that sprang from the Texas-Mexico border region just a dozen years ago has made North Texas a key hub in a criminal enterprise that now extends through Central America and into Colombia, law enforcement officials say.
Source: The Bellingham Herald    Date: April 28, 2011

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U.S. senator joins fight against gang violence (Portland, OR): A U.S. senator is joining the effort to fight gang violence in Portland. Sen. Ron Wyden says next year’s proposed budget calls for cutting local law enforcement by 24 percent -- a reduction that he says can’t happen when funding is needed for gang enforcement and outreach programs.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News    Date: April 28, 2011

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Man wounded in drive-by gang shooting in Pasco (Pasco, WA): Police say a drive-by shooting that wounded a man in Pasco is gang-related.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: April 28, 2011

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More than 50 people arrest in Lompoc's major gang and drug investigation (Lompoc, CA): Dozens of people are behind bars after a huge drug and gang investigation in Lompoc. It's called "Operation Lights Out." The six month-long investigation targeted a gang suspected of distributing meth and cocaine in the Lompoc Valley.
Source: KSBY News    Date: April 28, 2011

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Operation Pirate Town nets more than 70 suspected gang members in Harbor area (Los Angeles, CA): Police and federal agents descended on neighborhoods in the Harbor Gateway and Wilmington area of Los Angeles early Thursday, arresting dozens of reputed gang members and their associates in a raid targeting illegal weapons and drug dealing by local gang members.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 28, 2011

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Deputies struggle to keep local kids out of gangs (Panama City, FL): You probably drive by the billboards everyday and pay no attention. The billboards read: "Gangs Want Your Kids." But is there a really gang problem in Bay County?
Source: WJHG NewsChannel 7    Date: April 28, 2011

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DCSS police update Gang Task Force (Albany, GA): As summer approaches a serious concern is whether or not young gang members will be coming out of schools and into the streets. On Thursday Dougherty County School Police gave the Gang Task Force an update on their efforts.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News    Date: April 28, 2011

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Community celebrates opening of second gang prevention center in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma City, OK) : When Darvee Lovan, 17, first started hanging out with Oklahoma City police officers at a gang prevention center in the northeast part of the city, he hadn't attended school since the seventh grade.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: April 27, 2011

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St. Paul police try new tack to thwart gang initiation (St. Paul, MN): St. Paul police gang investigators had been tracking violence involving the 18th Street gang for more than a year when new information deepened their resolve: 11 girls were to be "jumped in" to the gang April 18.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: April 27, 2011

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Feds slam 13 Bricktown street gang members with RICO charges (Syracuse, NY): Syracuse police and federal prosecutors have targeted a Syracuse street gang that they connect with a previously unsolved homicide and in the shooting death of a toddler.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: April 27, 2011

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