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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Judge orders Macias held for trial in 2010 double shooting (Santa Paula, CA): A Superior Court judge found sufficient evidence and continued a multi-million dollar bail to hold a Ventura man for trial in connection with the 2010 gang-related shooting of two young men in Santa Paula that left one victim with critical injuries.
Source: Santa Paula Times    Date: December 23, 2011

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Man killed in apparent gang-related shooting in Glassell Park (Glasell Park, CA): Police were looking Thursday for a gunman who killed another man in an apparent gang-related shooting in Glassell Park.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 22, 2011

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Los Angeles uses multi-pronged approach to reduce gang violence (Los Angeles, CA): Some of the more notorious gangs originated in Los Angeles, like the Crips and Bloods. L.A. has a long history of gangs and gang violence, and some of the gangs from L.A. have taken hold in Memphis.
Source: WKNO 91.1 News    Date: December 22, 2011

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Man linked to TX Syndicate prison gang arrested (New Braunfels, TX) : Authorities say they have arrested a man, who is linked to the most violent prison gang operating in the United States, for the distribution of methamphetamine in the New Braunfels area.
Source: FOX 7 News    Date: December 22, 2011

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Trio convicted in D.C. drive-by attack (Washington, DC): Three District men were convicted of a drive-by shooting last summer that targeted a rival neighborhood crew, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced Thursday.
Source: The Washington Examiner    Date: December 22, 2011

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Driver charged in gang-related murder in Round Lake Park (Round Lake Park, IL): Reckless homicide is among the charges filed against a Round Lake Park man accused of chasing rival gang members in the vehicle he was driving in July.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: December 22, 2011

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Suburban King County conducts survey on gangs (King County, WA): Residents of several King County communities are being surveyed about their perceptions of gang activity and violence as part of a larger effort to assess the scope of the suburban gang problem and develop strategies to combat it.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: December 22, 2011

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'Mean looks' led to Fresno slayings by gang members, police say (Fresno, CA): "Mean looks" between groups of teens Tuesday night sparked a confrontation that led to the shooting deaths of two teens, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Thursday.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: December 22, 2011

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Suicidal man reports phony gang-related shooting (Murfreesboro, TN): A suicidal man who told police he was the victim of a gang-related shooting may be facing criminal charges after police said they learned he made the whole thing up.
Source: The Daily News Journal    Date: December 22, 2011

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Golf course killing case heads back to juvenile court (West Valley City, UT): The Utah Court of Appeals ordered a juvenile court judge on Thursday to reconsider his decision to allow a then-14-year-old boy to be tried as an adult for a gang-related killing on a West Valley City golf course.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: December 22, 2011

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50 years in mistaken identity killing of teen (Alhambra, CA): A Southern California woman has been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for the gang-related mistaken identity shooting death of a teenager in 2005.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: December 22, 2011

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Fifth suspect in Dec. 13 stabbing arrested in Anaheim (Anaheim, CA): A Redwood City man was arrested in Southern California Thursday, the fifth teenager to be arrested in connection with a gang-related stabbing in Redwood City earlier this month, police said.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: December 22, 2011

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Gang tattoo removal a growing trend (San Francisco, CA): The black tattoo that once wrapped Cris Pulido's throat now looks like a smear of grease. One year ago it was the Mayan symbol for the number 13, which in gang-speak signifies the 13th letter of the alphabet, M. M is code for Mexican Mafia, which is another code for Sureno, which is what Pulido used to be.
Source: Standard-Examiner    Date: December 22, 2011

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Graffiti is sign of gang activity in Mooresville (Mooresville, NC): Mooresville barbershop owner Anthony Gallo is always looking for ways to attract clients, but the signage on his business isn't exactly what he was thinking. One morning in November, Gallo found gang-related graffiti on three sides of his building.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: December 21, 2011

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Sacramento gang task force to focus on prevention, intervention (Sacramento, CA) : In another sign that officials are shifting the way they go after the region's gangs, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said Tuesday his gang task force will turn much of its focus toward prevention and intervention tactics.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: December 21, 2011

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Youngstown officials seek to curb city's violence (Youngstown, OH): City officials are searching for new ways to curb violence and are looking at programs that have worked in other Ohio cities as a possible solution.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: December 21, 2011

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Suffolk police units' message to gangs: We're watching (Suffolk, VA): In a windowless room of the Police Department's 1st Precinct, the walls tell the story of a four-year war on gangs. Near the door, a color-coded map outlines downtown gang territories.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: December 21, 2011

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Jury deadlocks on murder charge in gang-related death (Indio, CA): A jury deadlocked Tuesday on the principal charge in the trial of a Coachella gang member accused of involvement in a shooting that killed a 19-year-old woman, but convicted him of other felonies.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: December 21, 2011

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Police say fights near Jersey City high school may have gang connection (Jersey City, NJ): Jersey City police who found a long trail of blood and a blood-soaked T-shirt at Baldwin and Newark avenues on Monday are still probing possible gang connections as the cause of several fights that broke out shortly after classes let out at nearby Dickinson High School.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: December 21, 2011

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Gang leader gets 19 years (San Jose, CA): A Salinas man who was a top target of the Operation Knockout gang takedown in 2010 was sentenced to 19 years in federal prison Tuesday.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: December 21, 2011

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