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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'Timekeeper' role admitted in deadly gang-related prison beating (Winnipeg, MB): A former Stony Mountain inmate admits he acted as the "timekeeper" for a deadly gang-related prison beating. Steven Courchene took the witness stand Monday to testify against four men now on trial for the March 2005 slaying. He was granted immunity from prosecution in exchange for his co-operation.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press    Date: November 15, 2011

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Winnetka gang shooting leaves two critical (Winnetka, CA): Two men were critically injured in a gang-related drive- by shooting but were expected to survive, police said today.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: November 15, 2011

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Gang leader gets 37 yrs. in '08 killing (Tucson, AZ): A Tucson man who has spent the last 2 1/2 years in solitary confinement at the Pima County jail on a murder charge pleaded for mercy Monday, saying he's learned a lot about himself in that time and wants to get home to his 10-year-old son as soon as possible.
Source: Arizona Daily Star    Date: November 15, 2011

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"Cyber-Banging": When gangs take it from the street to the Web (Richmond, CA): You may have heard of "cyber bullying," but an even more deadly trend is happening in Richmond and across the country: cyber gang-banging. Young people are using social media as a platform to represent their gang affiliation or their neighborhood.
Source: New America Media    Date: November 15, 2011

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Gang Team says it's making progress (Prosser, WA): The Benton County Sheriff is reporting big strides in the fight against gangs. The gang team Tuesday told county commissioners that in the last month it has focused on the most criminally active gang members, serving eight search warrants in the last ten days.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News    Date: November 15, 2011

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Street gang member accused of list of offenses (Morgan Hill, CA): Police arrested a Norteno street gang member after they allegedly found a loaded handgun and methamphetamine in his car, and a stolen laptop computer in his Morgan Hill home.
Source: Morgan Hill Times    Date: November 15, 2011

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Anti-gang program focus of 2012 Columbus budget (Columbus, OH): Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman revealed his 2012 budget of $753 million budget Tuesday, highlighting public safety and jobs.
Source: Ohio-Votes    Date: November 15, 2011

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Mutual respect key to defusing gang violence, L.A. priest says (Dayton, OH): Spreading hope by way of mutual respect and kinship is the key to curbing gang violence in the Dayton community, said Father Gregory Boyle, founder of the nation’s largest gang intervention and re-entry program, Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: November 15, 2011

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Gang activity increasing in Oklahoma (Tulsa, OK): The FBI says America has more gangs and they are more violent. They say there are 33,000 gangs in the US with nearly one and a half million gang members, which is up 40 percent from just two years ago. That includes street, motorcycle and prison gangs.
Source:    Date: November 15, 2011

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Miami-Dade no. seven county for street gang members in country (Miami, FL): Miami-Dade is No. 7 on the top ten list of street gang members by county in the United States, according to statistics released by the FBI.
Source: NBC Miami    Date: November 15, 2011

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State finds many faults with FBI-run gang task force (Minneapolis, MN): In two reports over the past month, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety identified major deficiencies in the oversight and operations of a new FBI-run task force set up to replace the scandal-ridden Metro Gang Strike Force.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: November 15, 2011

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East Orange's 'Operation Gridlock' leads to arrest of 59 gang members involved in drug trafficking (East Orange, NJ): Nearly five dozen members of the Bloods and Crips street gangs who were working together to control the drug trade near the East Orange-Newark border have been arrested as part of a sprawling investigation dubbed "Operation Gridlock," police said.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: November 15, 2011

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Two teens charged in Metro bus shooting (Seattle, WA): Two brothers have been charged in a Metro bus shooting that police say was gang-related.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: November 15, 2011

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Police say local gang violence is relatively restrained (San Leandro, CA): San Leandro's two main gangs, the Davis Street Locos and the Marina Dro Boys, have been relatively quiet of late, said the police detective who investigates gang-related crimes.
Source: SanLeandroPatch    Date: November 14, 2011

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MBPD discovers possible Bloods activity at apartment complex (Myrtle Beach, SC): Myrtle Beach Police are investigating after an officer found possible gang related graffiti at a local apartment complex on Veterans Day.
Source: WMBF News    Date: November 14, 2011

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Gangs enter new territory with sex trafficking (Fairfax, VA): The MS-13 gang got its start among immigrants from El Salvador in the 1980s. Since then, the gang has built operations in 42 states, mostly out West and in the Northeastern United States, where members typically deal in drugs and weapons.
Source: NPR    Date: November 14, 2011

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Over 1,000 street gang members in Eugene-Springfield (Eugene, OR): Graffiti scribbled on walls, fences and signs around town mark a silent chatter largely unintelligible to Eugene and Springfield residents - unless they are members of criminal street gangs.
Source: KVAL News    Date: November 14, 2011

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Admitted member of Crips street gang accused in killing of Linden man (Roselle, NJ): A self-admitted member of the Crips street gang murdered a Linden man in Roselle last week, authorities said today.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: November 14, 2011

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Inside a gang summit (Nashville, TN): After a rash of recent shootings in north Nashville, Metro police have taken steps to crackdown on gang violence, arresting several alleged gang members. Others, of course, remain on the streets.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5    Date: November 14, 2011

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Gang membership soars in Prince George's (Prince George's County, MD): Prince George's County has the fifth-largest gang membership on the East Coast, with the number of members more than doubling since 2008, according to a new FBI report.
Source: The Washington Examiner    Date: November 14, 2011

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