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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Trial of alleged gang members continues (Gainesville, GA): Testimony resumed Wednesday morning in the trial in Gainesville of two men on street gang charges related to the death of another man last year.
Source:    Date: March 9, 2011

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Teen charged for motel murders (Clay County, MO): An 18 year old was booked into the Clay County Detention Center and charged Wednesday with shooting and killing three young men at a party that took place at the Red Roof Inn last month.
Source: KCTV 5 News    Date: March 9, 2011

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Known gangster surrenders for credit union shooting (Bakersfield, CA): A known gangster has surrendered to authorities for shooting a gun in the parking lot of a Bakersfield credit union.
Source: Bakersfield Now    Date: March 9, 2011

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Norteño hearing: How did police determine gang affiliation? (Oakland, CA): In a combative two-and-a-half hour examination by the defense, Oakland Police Department gang expert Officer Douglass Keely defended the scope of the Fruitvale gang injunction today. Testimony particularly focused on his rationale for naming the 40 defendants identified as Norteños in the case.
Source: The Informant    Date: March 9, 2011

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Montgomery County Police differ internally on how to count gang homicides (Montgomery County, MD): As Montgomery County Police officials prepare the 2010 annual crime statistics report, views differ internally on how homicides involving gang members should be counted.
Source: WheatonPatch    Date: March 9, 2011

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Gardena man shot dead, girlfriend critical in apparent gang-related attack (Torrance, CA): Authorities today identified a Gardena man who was killed in an apparent gang shooting in Watts that critically wounded his female companion.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: March 8, 2011

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UT-Arlington Police keep eyes out for graffiti vandals (Arlington, TX): UTA Police are looking into eleven reported graffiti incidents, some of which could be gang related. Assistant police chief Rick Gomez said the police are in contact with the Arlington Police regarding the graffiti that appears gang related
Source: The Shorthorn    Date: March 8, 2011

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Two men sentenced for having gun on college campus (Morristown, NJ): Two reputed members of the Crips street gang have been sentenced to prison for bringing a loaded handgun onto the campus of Drew University in Madison.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: March 8, 2011

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Bridgeport and Stratford seek federal grant to assess gang activity in the city (Bridgeport, CT): The City of Bridgeport and the Town of Stratford together with youth-based community agencies, boards of education, faith-based organizations and the business community are seeking $750,000 in federal Department of Justice Funds to assess gang activity in the City.
Source: The Bridgeport News    Date: March 8, 2011

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Police monitor southeast Missouri gangs (Cape Girardeau, MO): Authorities say they are seeing more of a gang presence in southeast Missouri, and what's more they're recruiting kids as young as seven years old.
Source: KFVS 12 News    Date: March 8, 2011

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Two reputed Crips gang members get near-maximum sentences for bringing loaded gun to Drew campus (Madison, NJ): Two Newark men who are reputed Crips street gang members received near-maximum sentences today for bringing a loaded handgun onto the Drew University campus in Madison on Dec. 1, 2008.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: March 8, 2011

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Worcester police hope to tap new well for youth gang efforts (Worcester, MA): As grant funding continues to dwindle in the state for police gang programs, police are hoping to receive a federal grant to strengthen their efforts to help at-risk youth in the city.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: March 7, 2011

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Anti-gang bill still alive in Legislature (Yakima, WA): A controversial proposal to allow cities to file civil injunctions against known gang members still has life in the Legislature, a spokeswoman for the state Attorney General's Office said Monday.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: March 7, 2011

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Rep. Jerry McNerney introduces gang database bill (Tracy, CA): Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, reintroduced legislation on Thursday to create a national gang activity database to allow law enforcement officials nationwide to track and share information about gang members and their activities.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: March 7, 2011

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Program targets young gang members (Las Vegas, NV): A possible gang-related shooting is raising awareness about the increasingly young age of gang members. Sunday, police say a 14-year-old gang member pulled out a gun and shot a man in the leg. If you think age 14 is young, you would be shocked to know when some gang members get their start. Metro's Gang Unit says
Source: KLAS 8 News    Date: March 7, 2011

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Police say gang violence is down from last year (Chattanooga, TN): What will it take to end the street violence? That's what residents of east Chattanooga are asking. Fed up with gangs, shootings and violence, they watched on Friday as yet another young man died in a drive-by.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: March 7, 2011

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Two Freehold members of Bloods gang arrested (Freehold, NJ): Police arrested a pair of Freehold men reported to be Bloods street gang members after a handgun was brandished during an argument in the parking lot of an apartment complex, police said.
Source: InJersey    Date: March 7, 2011

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Iraq vet turned Latin Kings leader pleads guilty (Philadelphia, PA): An Iraq war veteran who became the second in command of Bethlehem's Latin Kings gang pleaded guilty to plotting revenge on gang associates who "snitched" to police.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: March 7, 2011

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South Monterey County gang sweep nets 13 arrests (Monterey County, CA): As promised, law enforcement agencies conducted another gang sweep in south Monterey County, resulting in 13 arrests. The sweep took place on Friday. Most of the arrests were for parole and probation violations, authorities said Sunday.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: March 7, 2011

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Salinas seeks new strategy against graffiti (Salinas, CA): The city of Salinas could soon enforce a rule that puts the financial burden for removing graffiti on private property on the property owners.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: March 7, 2011

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