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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Indian law and order panel has first meeting in NM (Albuquerque, NM): A national panel of judicial and law enforcement experts convened Wednesday in New Mexico to begin its part in a massive federal and tribal effort aimed at revamping the justice system across Indian Country.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: April 6, 2011

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Pasco Police using gang suppression tactics (Pasco, WA): As schools across the Tri-Cities are enjoying Spring Break, Pasco Police are gearing up for warmer weather and increased gang activity. With an estimated 775 "documented" and "suspected" gang members, police have a two-fold approach to controlling them.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: April 6, 2011

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Metro Gang Unit working to take gang members off Salt Lake streets (Salt Lake City, UT): As Unified Police detective Nate Clark checks under the seats and in the side door pockets of a vehicle he has just pulled over, he comes across a plastic bag containing a small amount of a white, crystal-like substance.
Source: KSL News    Date: April 6, 2011

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Man injured in gang-related shooting (San Diego, CA): A 19-year-old man was injured Wednesday in a gang-related shooting in the Stockton neighborhood, police said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: April 6, 2011

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Trenton man is wounded in third gang-related shooting in 24 hours, police say (Trenton, NJ): A 19-year-old Trenton man is the latest victim in a string of shootings in the city’s West Ward that are likely attributed to gangs, police said today.
Source: The Times    Date: April 6, 2011

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Gang culture hinders homicide investigation (Sacramento, CA): Almost six months have passed since Victor Hugo Perez Zavala was shot and killed at the September Second Saturday Art Walk, and no arrests have been made.
Source: Sacramento Press    Date: April 6, 2011

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Vancouver police say they've helped curtail gang activity (Vancouver, BC) : Vancouver police say they have sharply curtailed gang activity since 2007, with fewer gang-related killings and shots fired incidents in the past four years, according to a presentation to City Hall.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: April 6, 2011

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Gangs choosing new team to show pride (San Francisco, CA) : Francisco Leyva spent his Wednesday morning playing ball with his toddler. Leyva knew he would get glares in San Francisco Giants country, because he and his son Christian were sporting their Dodger hats and t-shirts
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: April 6, 2011

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DA: Gang hierarchy crucial in witness slaying (Kingston, NJ): The Ulster County district attorney said Monday that explaining the hierarchy of the Bloods street gang is critical to proving murder charges against two of its operatives.
Source: Times Herald-Record    Date: April 5, 2011

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Supervisors to consider master plan to combat gangs (Napa County, CA): County supervisors will receive a blueprint Tuesday for how to curb street gangs throughout the Napa Valley. County staff will unveil the "Napa County Gang and Youth Violence Master Plan," drafted by a steering committee made up of representatives from the county, the cities of Napa and American Canyon, the District Attorney’s Office, and the Napa County Hispanic Network, as well as from law enforcement and probation departments.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: April 5, 2011

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MS-13: Seven on trial accused of gang violence (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco's biggest gang trial in years opened Monday with a federal prosecutor accusing seven men of terrorizing city neighborhoods with assaults, shakedowns and four 2008 murders.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: April 5, 2011

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Residents perceive a gang problem (Hendersonville, NC): Community leaders, parents, residents and youth service agencies all think gang violence is a problem in Henderson County, according to a recently completed study.
Source: Times-News    Date: April 5, 2011

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Gang member faces federal weapons charge (Gulfport, MS): A D’Iberville man -- a self-professed gang member already sentenced to a 105-year jail term for breaking into a home, robbing a couple at gunpoint and pistol-whipping their son -- is headed to U.S. District Court on Thursday for an arraignment on a federal weapons violation.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: April 5, 2011

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Groups or gangs? Residents express concerns about roaming teens (Shelby, NC): She’ll sit in her car at night until the area is safe enough to walk into the house. Sometimes she’ll call her daughter on a cell phone to calm her nerves. A group of unknown teenagers at night a few houses down give her that feeling.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: April 5, 2011

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Gangs a presence, but not yet a crisis, in Winston-Salem, experts say (Winston-Salem, NC): Forsyth County doesn't have a gang crisis compared to some of North Carolina's other urban areas such as Charlotte and Durham, but that could change if steps aren't taken to limit gangs, experts said Monday at the kickoff for the city/county Gang Awareness Week.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: April 5, 2011

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Prosecutor, police educate King’s Fork High classes on gang crimes (Suffolk, VA): A prosecutor and police officers visited King’s Fork High School Tuesday to arm students with information on why and how to avoid getting mixed up in gangs.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald    Date: April 5, 2011

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Three El Monte gang members convicted of attempted murder for stabbing (El Monte, CA): Three members of the El Monte Flores street gang are facing life in prison after being convicted by a jury Tuesday of attempted murder, with a special circumstance of being gang members, for a June attack in which two men were stabbed repeatedly in their El Monte home.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: April 5, 2011

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Gangs active in Okaloosa, task force says (Crestview, FL): In a departure from budget and zoning issues, Okaloosa County commissioners got a crash course in local gang activity at their meeting Tuesday.
Source: The Destin Log    Date: April 5, 2011

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Gangs not a problem in local schools-yet (Kamloops, BC): The man who runs the day to day operations in the Kamloops Thompson School District says officials are always watching for evidence of gang activity in area schools, and so far, they're not seeing much.
Source: CFJC TV7 News    Date: April 4, 2011

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Gang plots return (San Bernardino, CA): In the months and years following the death of 11-year-old Mynisha Crenshaw, the Pimps, Players, Hustlers and Gangsters street gang was dealt a blow as some of its leaders were sent to state prison and police kept up the heat on remaining members.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: April 4, 2011

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