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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Guilty plea to gang activity in 11-year-old's death (DeKalb County, GA): A man has pleaded guilty to gang activity in connection with the 2010 shooting death of a Chamblee 11-year-old.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: May 31, 2012

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Mayor says liquor stores contribute to gang violence (Chicago, IL): The city of Chicago has closed four liquor stores since April and is eyeing closing 30 more as it tries to get a handle on gang violence that claimed 10 lives Memorial Day weekend.
Source: Examiner    Date: May 31, 2012

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Feds bust gang-related gun operation in South Mississippi (Pascagoula, MS): A three-year investigation into a gang-related gun operation in South Mississippi has resulted in 15 individuals being charged in a 30-count, federal firearms indictment, the U.S. Attorney's office in Gulfport announced Thursday.
Source: The Mississippi Press    Date: May 31, 2012

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Deadly gang shooting at Port Moody rec centre raises public-safety worries, police say (Port Moody, BC): Yet another Lower Mainland gang war continues to put innocent lives at risk, as a 35-year-old gangster connected to the embattled Dhak/Duhre crime group was fatally shot outside a busy Port Moody recreation centre Wednesday night.
Source: The Province    Date: May 31, 2012

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Mayor seeks advice on youth gun violence from gang leaders (Memphis, TN): Memphis Mayor A C Wharton met with the leaders of the city's gangs, and asked them for help. Mayor Wharton is starting a program to get guns out of the hands of young people.
Source: WPTY ABC24 News    Date: May 31, 2012

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Six CeaseFire workers charged with crimes in the past five years (Chicago, IL): Juan Johnson and Harold Martinez were street workers for the CeaseFire anti-violence group back in 2007. But on an August day that year, they were focused on a drug deal — and not on stopping shootings.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: May 31, 2012

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Probe shooting connection (Wheeling, IL) : Local police are working with the Cook County Sheriff's Dept. after a recent string of what law enforcement officials are calling gang-related activity in and near Wheeling, a Wheeling police official said.
Source: Journal & Topics    Date: May 31, 2012

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Chattanooga police ready to enforce Tennessee's new gang law (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga officials say local police already have identified some violent criminal street gangs that officials could eventually target under an expansion of Tennessee's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act that takes effect July 1.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: May 30, 2012

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Gang life claims two brothers (Santa Barbara, CA): For Mimi Roldan, the last four years have been filled with unimaginable pain. On July 4, 2008, in the midst of thousands of people waiting for the holiday fireworks show to start, a gang-related brawl left her 15-year-old son Emmanuel dead from a stab wound to the heart.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: May 30, 2012

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Man awaiting trial for gang murder incident faces more charges (Lompoc, CA): The man whose awaiting trial for a gang related murder incident is now facing more felony charges.
Source: KCOY 12 News    Date: May 30, 2012

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Three arrested, one sought in kidnap of couple, torture of man by reputed members of LA-area gang (Pico Rivera, CA): Authorities say they have arrested three men and are seeking a fourth who kidnapped a Los Angeles County couple and tortured the man for days.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: May 30, 2012

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As gang warfare escalates in Chicago, can Facebook be a help? (Chicago, IL): Chicago police are turning to social media and other alternative methods to try to prevent new gangland murders, after criminal gangs engaged in a four-day killing spree over Memorial Day weekend.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor    Date: May 30, 2012

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Known gang members involved in Calf Pasture Beach standoff (Norwalk, CT): Norwalk Police officers shot down allegations of racial profiling during a Memorial Day fight at Calf Pasture Beach, but the police chaplain said she stands by her comments regarding the manner in which an officer at the beach radioed for backup.
Source: The Hour    Date: May 30, 2012

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Two men, one woman wounded in L.A. park shootings (Los Angeles, CA): Two men and one woman were wounded Tuesday night in a possible gang-related shooting in Queen Anne Park in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: May 30, 2012

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Man charged with killing boy inside pizzeria (Chicago, IL) : A North Side man is charged with killing a teenage gang rival inside an Uptown pizza restaurant. Andre Alejandro, 22, of the 1400 block of West Chase Avenue, faces first-degree murder charges for shooting and killing Ivan Alanis, 14, according to a police statement.
Source: NBC Chicago    Date: May 30, 2012

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Three men charged after shots fired at officer (San Bruno, CA): Three men authorities say were on their way to kill a rival gang member are behind bars after a San Bruno police officer apparently interrupted their plans.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: May 30, 2012

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Alleged Camden heroin network busted; Noel Gonzalez, accused leader, jailed among others (Camden, NJ): Authorities on Wednesday said they took down a lucrative South Camden heroin network dealing up to tens of thousands of dollars in the drug per week.
Source: Gloucester County Times    Date: May 30, 2012

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City working to reduce gang violence (Denver, CO): School is out for the summer, and it is getting hotter in Denver. Yet, before summer has officially started, the Denver Police Department's Gang Unit is already very busy.
Source: KUSA 9 News    Date: May 30, 2012

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Gang members arrested for allegedly tagging BART towers (San Leandro, CA): Two gang members were arrested early Tuesday after they were spray painting graffiti on the pillars of the Bart tracks in San Leandro, authorities said.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: May 30, 2012

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Facebook posts help police in Brooklyn gang takedown (Brooklyn, NY): City law enforcement officials announced Wednesday the take down off a violent street gang they say is responsible for a year-long crime spree in Brooklyn.
Source: NY1 News    Date: May 30, 2012

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