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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Migrant gang members sent to prison for drug trafficking in desert (Victorville, CA): Eleven of the 14 Hispanic gang members accused of trying to take control over the High Desert’s illicit drug market have pleaded guilty in Victorville Superior Court. Daniel Manuel Lechuga Jr., 35, is one of the leaders of the group that was sent from the Greater Los Angeles area to distribute and collect taxes in the High Desert for the Mexican Mafia, according to court documents.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: October 6, 2011

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Teen could face 30 years for assaulting man in orange shorts (Victorville, CA): A Victorville teen is headed to trial for allegedly beating up a pedestrian wearing orange shorts — the hated hue of a rival gang.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: October 6, 2011

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Yakima gangs moving to West Valley (West Valley, WA): Most people move to West Valley because they feel it's safer, far away from gangs and gang violence that you find on the east side of Yakima. But KIMA discovered, just as people are moving west, so are the gangs. They're even starting to show up in your child's West Valley schools.
Source: KIMA News    Date: October 6, 2011

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DA announces 46 arrests to address concerns about gangs (Anniston, AL): A recent commitment to curbing gang violence in Calhoun County led to the arrests of at least 46 people in a Thursday morning warrants roundup, police officials said.
Source: The Anniston Star    Date: October 6, 2011

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Judge sentences two Baltimore Street Gang members (Hamilton, OH): Two more gang members are off the streets of Middletown — and one for a long time. Butler County Common Pleas Court Judge Keith Spaeth sentenced two members of the Baltimore Street Gang to prison Thursday.
Source: Middletown Journal    Date: October 6, 2011

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Grape Street Crips gang associate given eight years in prison for Newark crack conspiracy (Newark, NJ): Marquis Works, one of three Grape Street Crips associates convicted in connection with a Newark crack distribution conspiracy, was sentenced Thursday to 104 months in prison, according to officials with the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: WestwardPatch    Date: October 6, 2011

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Gang expert urges action in Saskatchewan (Saskatchewan): An expert on gangs says Saskatchewan should be taking action to prevent young people from joining gangs. Mark Totten, a sociology professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, has written extensively on gangs and is researching gang activity on the Prairies.
Source: CBC News    Date: October 6, 2011

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Jury convicts some gang members on racketeering charges (Salt Lake City, UT): A federal court jury on Thursday convicted three members of the Tongan Crip Gang on racketeering charges, while others were acquitted or convicted on charges that didn’t include conspiring to build a criminal enterprise.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: October 6, 2011

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Violence flares in Edgewood, Perrywood (Harford County, MD): It was a violent two days in Harford County with three men wounded on back to back days in shootings in areas that have long struggled with violent crime, drug trafficking and gang activity, but police say the two incidents, which happened fewer than eight miles apart in Perrywood and Edgewood, do not appear to be related.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: October 6, 2011

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How to prevent gang violence (Evansville, IN): What can be done to prevent local gang activity and keep our youth off of the streets? That's the question many in town are asking following several shootings and other alleged gang-related crimes in recent weeks. Gangs widely operated by teenagers.
Source: WEHT 25 News    Date: October 6, 2011

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Safe Silver Spring to have meeting on gang activity in downtown next week (Safe Silver Spring, MD): Street gang activity will be the topic at next week’s Safe Silver Spring meeting in downtown, according to group members and police officials. Motivated by recent high-profile crimes such as a July 2 fight involving about 70 youths in downtown that ended in a stabbing, the meeting is open to the public and will feature presentations from a number of law enforcement and youth violence experts, said Safe Silver Spring Chair Tony Hausner.
Source: The Gazette    Date: October 5, 2011

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Gang member convicted for killing of deputy (Woodland, CA): A Northern California gang member has been convicted for the ambush killing of a Yolo County sheriff's deputy.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 5, 2011

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Oakland delays action on new gang injunctions, youth curfews (Oakland, CA): A trio of policing ideas rushed to the City Council Tuesday night in the name of swiftly tackling Oakland's horrific violence problem were instead given six hours of public discussion and then delayed.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 5, 2011

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Toledo group seeks community assistance to reduce youth violence (Toledo, OH): There isn’t a shortage of organizations in the quest to quell youth violence in Toledo. What can be challenging, however, is making sure all the legs are marching in the same direction.
Source: The Blade    Date: October 5, 2011

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'Safety zone' bans meetings of alleged gang members (Wyandanch, NY): A controversial law enforcement technique called a gang injunction "safety zone" has been getting the attention of law enforcement in at least eight states. Essentially, it lists people police say are gang members and bans them from meeting or even speaking to each other inside a defined geographic area.
Source: NPR    Date: October 5, 2011

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Patrick, Coakley urge expanding Mass. crime laws (Boston, MA): Gov. Deval Patrick and Attorney General Martha Coakley are pressing lawmakers to toughen the state's laws targeting gun and gang violence.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: October 5, 2011

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R2, Crips members sentenced (New Haven, CT): Two New Haven gang members are headed to jail for years following federal court sentencings Wednesday. Ryan Moore, 22, a member of the notorious "R2" gang based in Newhallville, received a 36-month sentence from U.S. District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in federal court in New Haven.
Source: New Haven Independent    Date: October 5, 2011

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Pastors, police forge relationship (Franklin, TN): When Franklin Police got together with members of the clergy for breakfast Monday, introductions and a few ideas were exchanged as both wondered where this relationship will go next.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: October 5, 2011

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Prosecutors want to move jailed cartel lieutenant out of Chicago facility (Chicago, IL): Federal prosecutors want to relocate a Mexican drug-cartel lieutenant jailed in Chicago but haven't said where he'd be taken.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 5, 2011

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Teens are leaders of South Side gang (Evansville, IN): Four Evansville teens who city police say are the main leaders of a South Side gang with members as young as 12 years old were arraigned Wednesday in Vanderburgh County Superior Court on criminal gang-related charges.
Source: Evansville Courier & Press    Date: October 5, 2011

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