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 life ensnares residents, multiplies crimes (St. Louis, MO): A few years ago, defense attorney Jermaine Wooten was having another one of his heart-to-heart discussions with a client.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch    Date: March 20, 2011

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Girl’s burial spotlights a culture of violence (St. Louis, MO): Follow Martin Luther King Drive west from the Mississippi River, through the heart of the city, until the street name changes after a set of railroad tracks just inside the county.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch    Date: March 20, 2011

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Gang member picks fight with Collier sheriff’s gang unit at county fair, deputies say (Naples, FL): Collier County sheriff's gang unit detectives were posted at the front gate of the county fair near the metal detectors on Saturday night when a man became agitated that his buddy was stopped at the gate, deputies said.
Source: Naples Daily News    Date: March 20, 2011

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More gang-related shootings in Vacaville (Vacaville, CA): An escalation in gang violence in Vacaville in recent weeks has resulted in the city's fourth shooting -- and two more victims -- Thursday night.
Source: Times-Herald    Date: March 19, 2011

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New program in Ogden helping youth realize gang life is no life (Ogden, UT): A new program is being used by Ogden law enforcement to help young gang members break the cycle of gang mentality and shun gang activity. Community Re-entry Opportunity Social Supression, or CROSS, is the program designed to get kids out of gangs and keep them out so they can start planning their future.
Source: FOX 13 News    Date: March 19, 2011

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Gangs in Crestview? (Crestview, FL): The Gang Reduction Task Force of Okaloosa and Walton counties believes that one way to combat any nascent gang activity in the Crestview area is to be proactive with them.
Source: Crestview News Bulletin    Date: March 19, 2011

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Man stabbed several times in gang-related attack (Livermore, CA): A Livermore man was stabbed multiple times early Saturday in what police are calling a gang-related attack. The man is a documented gang member and is expected to survive, Livermore Police Sgt. Keith Graves said.
Source: LivermorePatch    Date: March 19, 2011

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Two wounded in Friday shooting in Yakima (Yakima, WA): Two people were wounded in a gang-related shooting Friday night in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven store at 16th Avenue and Fruitvale Boulevard, police said.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: March 19, 2011

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Roundup leads to 57 arrests in Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN): A two-day roundup led by Chattanooga-area law enforcement agencies put 57 people behind bars.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: March 19, 2011

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Tri-Cities officials seek federal money to fight gangs (Kennewick, WA): KEPR is always tracking gang activity in the Tri-Cities, and officials say it's on the rise. Now, a group made up of Tri-Cities leaders in law enforcement, schools, juvenile justice and others are seeking federal money to help combat the gang problem.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: March 19, 2011

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Gang Summit addresses problem areas (Porterville, CA): Not one dissenting comment broke the harmony between city and county leaders Wednesday as they met at the Porterville Police Department to address what they agree to be a pressing issue in Porterville — gang activity.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: March 19, 2011

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Suspected gang member arrested after attack, Collier deputies say (Naples, FL): An Immokalee man and woman face battery charges after witnesses say the man, a documented gang member, along with several other unknown males, attacked two people with a baseball bat Thursday night, reports said.
Source: Naples Daily News    Date: March 19, 2011

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Feds charge 23 in street gang sting (Youngstown, OH): Federal authorities brought charges against 23 members and affiliates of a South Side gang they claim have controlled drug trafficking, shot at rival gang members and attempted to kill an informant over the last eight years.
Source: Tribune Chronicle    Date: March 18, 2011

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Vacaville shooting is gang related (Vacaville, CA): Vacaville police are continuing to investigate the city's third gang shooting in less than two weeks after an area teen was shot in the parking lot of an apartment complex Wednesday night.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: March 18, 2011

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Three Calif. gang members sent to prison for crimes (Santa Cruz, CA) : Santa Cruz prosecutors say three members of the Surenos street gang in Watsonville are going to prison for their various crimes, including attempted murder.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: March 18, 2011

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Proactive approach helps keep Dublin gang-free (Dublin, CA): Gang problems are not unique to large cities; the suburbs have their share of problems too. But one East Bay city credits its proactive approach with making it virtually gang-free.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News    Date: March 18, 2011

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Gangs a growing concern for law enforcement (Graham, TX): Gangs - the dreaded groups are generally associated with major metropolitan areas — very unlike this small rural community in Young County. But there is gang activity in the Graham area, though law enforcement confirms it is not the traditional youth gangs they are seeing.
Source: The Graham Leader    Date: March 18, 2011

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Eight alleged gang members indicted (Newport News, VA): Eight alleged members of the "Ivy Street Gangstas (ISG)" street gang were indicted by a federal grand jury for running a criminal organization that engaged in acts of violence including murders, robberies, narcotics distribution, and weapons violations.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News     Date: March 18, 2011

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Killer accused of punching DuPage deputy (DuPage County, IL): An Aurora gang member awaiting sentencing for a 2007 murder could face additional prison time for punching a sheriff's deputy less than two weeks after his conviction, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: March 17, 2011

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Students taught serious lesson on gangs in Washington Heights workshop (New York, NY): Instead of baggy clothes and bandanas, gang members now use more subtle signs and symbols - with gun-toting members sporting rosary beads or little kids' colorful bracelets and recruiting young teens through Facebook and Twitter.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: March 17, 2011

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