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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Man hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after gang fight (Gilroy, CA): A 25-year-old man has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being stabbed several times early Sunday morning when a fight near Eighth Street and Monterey Road spilled into a nearby street, according to the Gilroy Police Department.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch    Date: June 13, 2011

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Oakdale trying to deal with gang problem (Oakdale, CA): Oakdale police are seeing an increase in gang activity, from petty crimes, to assaults to graffiti tags all over town.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: June 13, 2011

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Suspects described in gang shooting at South County apartment complex (Watsonville, CA): Sheriff's deputies on Monday described two suspects who shot a man in the leg and stole his Honda outside a large apartment complex on Tierra Alta Drive.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: June 13, 2011

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Do budget cuts mean possible gang team reductions? (San Bernardino County, CA): The economic woes that have plagued the state, county and Victor Valley cities could lead to reductions in specialized law enforcement teams.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: June 13, 2011

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Some at town hall meeting worry about gang injunction (Whittier, CA) : Law enforcement officials held a town hall meeting Saturday where they discussed a recent gang injunction and fielded questions from residents.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: June 12, 2011

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Gang violence in Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA): A stabbing at Beach and Third Street hurts two teens, Saturday morning. Santa Cruz Police said out of county gang members were involved.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: June 12, 2011

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Teen hurt in gang-related shooting (Pheonix, AZ): A 16-year-old boy is in serious condition after he was shot several times in a gang-related shooting Sunday.
Source: KNXV 15 News    Date: June 12, 2011

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Portland police outline strategy to combat gang violence after eight shootings in two weeks (Portland, OR): City police are beefing up the bureau's gang enforcement team. Multnomah County parole officer and prosecutors are holding "Stop the Violence" meetings with gang offenders on parole. And, volunteer outreach workers are fanning out in city hot spots to try to talk to youth and stem violence.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: June 11, 2011

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Gang sweep in Paso Robles results in 14 arrests, eight citations (Paso Robles, CA) : Twenty-two people were arrested or cited this week during a two-day crackdown on alleged gang activity and other crimes in Paso Robles, authorities announced Friday.
Source: The Tribune    Date: June 11, 2011

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Police fight Lodi gang violence (Lodi, CA): Lodi police are changing the way they operate to stop a recent spike in gang shootings and stabbings. The gang squad is now working different hours and days because officers believe gang members are paying attention to police schedules and attacking rival members when the gang unit is off the clock.
Source: News 10    Date: June 11, 2011

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Desert Hot Springs church bears the brunt of gang war (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Michael Shaw was walking up to First Community Baptist Church in Desert Hot Springs with another church-goer when the woman pointed up.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: June 11, 2011

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South Monterey County effort in tackling gangs to go regional (Monterey County, CA): South Monterey County police agencies are inching toward forming a partnership with Hollister police in hopes of targeting criminal street gangs regionally.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: June 11, 2011

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Suspects in PTC robberies related to gang activity (Peachtree City, GA): Suspects arrested in connection with recent Peachtree City robberies have been related to gang activity, say Peachtree City Police officials.
Source: The Times-Herald    Date: June 11, 2011

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Gang member arrested; search finds drugs, cash and bullet-proof vests (Woodstock, IL) : A Woodstock resident and known gang member was arrested today and charged with a number of offenses, including drugs and firearm possession.
Source: CaryPatch    Date: June 11, 2011

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Seeking peace after six gang slayings (San Diego, CA): Police officers and community members are trying to reclaim their streets following a recent increase in gang homicides in southeastern San Diego — a spike that comes amid a drop in gang and overall crime citywide.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: June 11, 2011

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Juveniles arrested for alleged gang graffiti vandalism (Clearlake, CA): Police have arrested two Clearlake juveniles for allegedly damaging a local church with gang-related graffiti.
Source: Lake County News    Date: June 10, 2011

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S.J. sweep snares gang 'shot callers' (Tracy, CA): In a sweeping crackdown on gangs, drugs and weapons, the Tracy Police Department and several state and federal law enforcement agencies arrested nearly 30 suspects early Thursday morning.
Source: The Record    Date: June 10, 2011

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Corrections officer who doubled as gang member sentenced to prison (Baltimore, MD): A corrections officer who was associated with the Black Guerrilla Family gang has been sentenced to 37 months in prison. Alicia Simmons was accused of helping to smuggle heroin and cell phones into the downtown Baltimore prison through the laundry.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: June 10, 2011

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Brother of Brandon Johnson among 15 arrested in gang crackdown (Indianapolis, IN): Indianapolis public safety leaders put more than a dozen alleged gang members behind bars Thursday, including Terrell Jackson, 18, the brother of Brandon Johnson, who they say is the ringleader of the gang.
Source: WXIN FOX 59 News    Date: June 10, 2011

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Gang violence, murder, assault top indictments (Albany, GA): A Dougherty County grand jury considered 45 cases presented by the district attorney’s office Wednesday and handed down indictments.
Source: The Albany Herald    Date: June 10, 2011

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