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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Bullet strikes home, injures woman (Romeoville, IL): A woman was shot in the arm early Sunday after a bullet penetrated the walls of her home in the 300 block of McKool Avenue in a possibly gang-related shooting, police said.
Source: RomeovillePatch    Date: November 8, 2011

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Santa Rosa man arrested in connection with gang attack (Santa Rosa, CA): A 25-year-old Santa Rosa man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a gang-related attack in September, Santa Rosa police said.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: November 8, 2011

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Gang membership on the rise in Kern Co. (Bakersfield, CA): Gang population is growing across the country. Kern County is no exception. According to a new report from the FBI, Kern County is now home to 13,011 gang members. Just two years ago, the same report indicated Kern County's gang population was in the range of 3,500 to 9,999.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News    Date: November 8, 2011

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North Oakland gang injunction has not reduced violent crime (Oakland, CA): The North Oakland gang injunction has not reduced violent crime, according to a report by the Oakland Police Department that shows homicides, assaults and other serious crimes have risen in the safety zone area defined by the injunction, and arrests for weapons and drugs are way down.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: November 8, 2011

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Gang member convicted of first-degree murder for Pinole Halloween party shooting (Contra Costa County, CA): On the heels of being acquitted of murdering a Vacaville teenager, a West County gang member was convicted Tuesday of murdering an El Sobrante man.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: November 8, 2011

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NC gang task force to meet for first time (Raleigh, NC): The Governor’s Gang Task Force will meet for the first time Thursday at the Governor’s Crime Commission in Raleigh.
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: November 8, 2011

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Mayors, police chiefs from around Pacific Northwest gather in Portland to share crime-fighting ideas (Portland, OR): Mayors from Portland, Vancouver and Seattle are in Portland today, along with police chiefs from several cities along the I-5 corridor, to coordinate tactics in combating crime that travels between the communities.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: November 8, 2011

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Three arrested in alleged gang-related shooting (Lodi, CA): Three people were arrested in connection with what police believe to have been a gang-related shooting at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, according to Lodi police Lt. Fernando Martinez.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: November 7, 2011

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29-year-old man killed in gang-related shooting in Vancouver (Vancouver, BC): A brazen gangland murder in a busy area one block from the Vancouver police station has left many witnesses to the Sunday morning shooting extremely shaken.
Source: The Province    Date: November 7, 2011

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Man guilty in gang-activity, assault case (Stafford County, VA): An Arlington man who started a fight at a Stafford County party earlier this year is facing more than six years in prison after being convicted under a state statute that his lawyer calls "a disgrace."
Source: The Free Lance-Star    Date: November 7, 2011

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Prospect Hts. teen charged with attempted murder (Cook County, IL): A 17-year-old from Prospect Heights remains behind bars today with a $1.5 million bond, following his arrest on allegations he fired shots at a pair of rival gang members shortly after they stepped off a school bus.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: November 7, 2011

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Montgomery officials confront violent new wave (Montgomery, AL): There are three dead and 22 injured from a spate of con­nected shootings over a two-month span, and city, police and community leaders are searching for ways to quell the violence.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser    Date: November 7, 2011

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Syracuse police fight back against gang violence (Syracuse, NY): Violent squabbling among gangs have police on constant patrol in the city of Syracuse. So much so, that a few neighborhoods are growing immune to the violence. What kind of gangs are there in the city and what are police doing to protect us? NewsChannel 9’s Christie Casciano got a first hand look at what goes on behind the scenes during a ride along with the Syracuse Police Gang Violence Task Force.
Source: WYSR NewsChannel 9    Date: November 7, 2011

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Alleged gang members charged in nine murders (Hammond, IN): A federal indictment charged 12 suspected gang members with racketeering and accused them of the killings of nine people over five years, court records show.
Source: The Times    Date: November 7, 2011

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Battling Brownsville street gangs plan to talk peace in secret meeting (Brooklyn, NY) : Brownsville’s battling street gangs have been invited to a beef-squashing powwow later this month aimed at stopping the ongoing turf war and rising homicide count.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: November 7, 2011

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Walnut Hills residents celebrate gang crackdown (Cincinnati, OH): One week after police swept alleged gang members off their streets, people in the neighborhoods where the crackdown took place are celebrating by throwing a block party. Police arrested more than a dozen gang suspects in raids in Avondale and Walnut Hills. Officials said 15 people were named in an 82-count indictment.
Source: WLWT 5 News    Date: November 7, 2011

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Two get prison terms for child sex trafficking in San Diego (San Diego, CA): Two Oceanside men were sentenced Monday to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to sex trafficking of children as part of prostitution rings run by African American street gangs that used social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook to find "johns."
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: November 7, 2011

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Watsonville man arrested with handgun (Watsonville, CA): A 22-year-old suspected gang member was arrested Saturday after witnesses said he brandished a gun at a teenager, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 7, 2011

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Two Harlingen men facing felony graffiti charges (Harlingen, TX): Two Harlingen men face felony graffiti charges. The men were caught on camera tagging fences, trash cans and even a car. Their tags say "BTA." It stands for Bowie Town Aquas.
Source: KRGV 5 News    Date: November 7, 2011

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Attorneys give closing arguments in trial of man accused shooting Fremont officer (Oakland, CA): Evidence showing that alleged gang member Andrew Barrientos knew he was shooting at an undercover police officer during a botched arrest in East Oakland is overwhelming, a prosecutor told a jury during closing arguments Monday in an attempted murder and carjacking trial.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 7, 2011

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