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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Portland gang-related killings in 2011 highest in a decade (Portland, OR): Seventeen shell casings in the street. A 14-year-old boy lying on the corner of Northeast Multnomah Street and 11th Avenue, shot in the head and back. Witnesses outside the Lloyd Center Mall watch three young men firing toward the corner.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: January 1, 2012

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Gang members aren't as visible, but some Modestans fear being targeted (Modesto, CA) : The fear was evident as a south Modesto resident talked with gang investigator Froilan Mariscal. She clearly does not feel safer two years after authorities began enforcing an injunction to reduce rampant gang activity in her neighborhood.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: January 1, 2012

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Since injunction, Modesto area gangs spend time outside home turf (Modesto, CA) : The Deep South Side Norteños' loyalty to its turf is a prime reason it was targeted for Stanislaus County's only gang injunction two years ago.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: January 1, 2012

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Fist fight quickly turns into gun fight (Yakima, WA): A man was shot three times in the hip Saturday night after getting into a fist fight with a rival gang member.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News    Date: January 1, 2012

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Homicide rate drops to lowest in decade (Buffalo, NY): Buffalo's murder rate for 2011 dropped to its lowest in more than a decade and represents a downward trend for the second year in a row. "Our strategy in 2011 was simple, target the worst of the worst, work with our federal and state partners to remove violent gang members and work closely with our community partners," Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda said.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: January 1, 2012

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City sees decades-low number of homicides (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte recorded fewer homicides in 2011 than any year in more than two decades as violent crime continued to decline in the city and across the nation.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: January 1, 2012

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Suspected gangster charged in large haul of stolen firearms (Athens, GA): A purported street gang member was arrested this week in connection with a cache of stolen guns authorities found in his home last year, Athens-Clarke police said.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: December 31, 2011

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Watsonville police arrest five suspected gang members Friday night after vehicle pursuit (Watsonville, CA): Four adults and a teenager were arrested in Watsonville Friday night following an attempted traffic stop.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: December 31, 2011

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Modesto injunction instills the fear of arrest (Modesto, CA): Officer Bob Meredith handed out several police badge stickers to a group of children playing in their front yard during a patrol of a south Modesto neighborhood troubled by gang activity.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: December 31, 2011

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South Modesto residents wary of gangs despite two years of change (Modesto, CA): Two years after enactment of a gang injunction intended to protect south Modesto residents routinely terrorized by the Deep South Side Norteños, neighbors have mixed feelings when asked if their neighborhood is any safer. Authorities said 150 gang members had nearly 20,000 law-abiding residents paralyzed with fear.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: December 31, 2011

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Offering alternatives to gangs (Beloit, WI): Founder and director of Fierce Youth Outreach Brandon Duncan is getting some national media attention and finding new ways to raise funds.
Source: Beloit Daily News    Date: December 31, 2011

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Two teens shot, one dead (Toledo, OH): Two male teenagers were shot multiple times in Central Toledo right before midnight Friday night. A person driving near the intersection of Tecumseh and Hoag noticed the young men lying in the street.
Source: WNWO 24 News    Date: December 31, 2011

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El Rio graffiti, gun bring arrests of two teens (El Rio, CA): Two teenage boys were arrested Saturday morning, one on an accusation of carrying a loaded handgun, after being caught spray-painting gang-related graffiti on an El Rio neighborhood wall, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office reported.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: December 31, 2011

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Chattanooga Police Department studying shooting clues (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Police Department investigators are sending off numerous casings to the lab and interviewing gunshot victims as they recover and hope to prevent any retaliation that may happen if a church youth group goes forward with a planned New Year’s Eve party.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: December 30, 2011

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Mississauga’s eighth murder of the year could be gang-related: police (Mississauga, ON): A 19-year-old Mississauga man is dead after being stabbed in the chest in what police believe could be a gang-related attack.
Source: National Post    Date: December 30, 2011

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Teen injured in gang-related shooting (Salinas, CA): A teen was listed in critical condition Thursday night after what police described as a gang-related shooting.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: December 30, 2011

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Faith-based program a fresh start for Memphis juvenile delinquents (Memphis, TN): Jhukuruin Corley said he used to terrorize the streets of Memphis -- selling drugs, and robbing and attacking people as part of a violent street gang.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: December 30, 2011

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Arrest made in attempted drive-by shooting (Eugene, OR): Eugene police have arrested a local street gang member in connection with an attempted drive-by shooting.
Source: The Register-Guard    Date: December 30, 2011

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Domestic and gang-related violence drive spike in killings (San Jose, CA): In a year that saw a spike in gang slayings, a vigilante murder-suicide and a disgruntled quarry trucker gun down three co-workers, another disturbing trend unfolded in Silicon Valley's homicide statistics: a surge in domestic killings.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: December 30, 2011

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Eugene police hope gang arrests will slow down violent activity (Eugene, OR): Eugene police say they're hoping the arrests of three Eugene gang members will slow down gang-related criminal activity in west Eugene.
Source: KEZI 9 News    Date: December 30, 2011

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