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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Greenwood man pleads guilty to shooting rival gang member at nightclub; sentenced to 15 years (Greenwood, SC): A 20-year-old Greenwood man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison in a shooting death that started as a fight between rival gangs.
Source: The Republic    Date: October 14, 2011

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Gang forum educates local parents (Hollister, CA): Hundreds of residents showed up Wednesday night at the Veterans Memorial Building for a gang forum that included a resource fair and presentation, sponsored by local law enforcement agencies as a way to educate parents on how to keep kids out of gangs.
Source: Hollister Free Lance    Date: October 14, 2011

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103 arrested in northern, central Calif gang sweep (Gilroy, CA): Agents have made more than 100 arrests in the most recent action by California authorities to dismantle gangs in the state.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: October 14, 2011

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Teen trio plead not guilty to beating gang rival (San Mateo County, CA): Three teenage alleged Norteño gangmembers accused of attacking a rival with sticks, bricks and a pellet gun because he was scheduled to testify in court about a previous assault pleaded not guilty.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: October 14, 2011

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'Operation Garlic Press' results in more than 100 arrests in five Bay Area counties (Gilroy, CA): What began as an effort to crush crime in Gilroy grew into "Operation Garlic Press," a sprawling, 16-month, multiagency, five-county undercover operation that netted illegal drugs, enough stolen cars to fill a parking lot, guns galore and more than 110 suspects from Salinas to San Jose.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: October 14, 2011

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Gangs starting to 'infect' women's prisons (Edmonton, AB): Jojo Vivian's got the game written all over her. On her knuckles is a simple tattooed creed: t-h-u-g l-i-f-e. On her back: the name of her locked-up boyfriend. And on her right arm, a barbed wire tattoo coils around her slender arm, underneath the image of a black widow spider.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: October 14, 2011

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Troy student guilty of attempted gang assault (Troy, NY): Another of the five Troy High School students charged with gang assault pleaded guilty on Friday. Stephaun Grinage pleaded guilty in front of Judge Robert Jacon to felony attempted gang assault and was sentenced to 20 days in the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Department work program and five years of probation.
Source: The Saratogian    Date: October 14, 2011

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Worcester grant aimed at intervening in youth violence (Worcester, MA): Agencies and groups in Worcester working to turn teenagers and young men away from street violence and give at-risk youths alternatives to joining gangs, will get a $710,000 state grant toward their efforts, Gov. Deval L. Patrick announced yesterday.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: October 14, 2011

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Agents arrest five Sureno criminal street gang members in Delhi (Delhi, CA): The Merced Multi-Agency Gang Task Force said its agents arrested five Sureno criminal street gang members in the Delhi area Wednesday.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: October 14, 2011

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Words prevailed over gangs for Luis J. Rodriguez (Los Angeles, CA): Even when he was a notorious street punk, shooting at people and shooting up heroin, there was always something a little different about Luis J. Rodriguez.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: October 14, 2011

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ICE arrests 5,270 illegal alien gang members in dozens of U.S. cities in two-year period (Washington, DC): An analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), based on data provided by the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), reveals that more than 5,000 individuals who were in the United States illegally and were affiliated with criminal gangs were arrested in 2009 and 2010.
Source:    Date: October 14, 2011

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Gang member charged with two Oakland killings (Oakland, CA): A high-ranking member of a violent statewide prison gang, who served a federal term for his role in a plot to kill prosecutors, has been charged with the Sept. 11 stabbing deaths of a man and woman found inside a burning Fruitvale district apartment, authorities said Friday.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: October 14, 2011

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Known gang member James Gray, suspected driver in a car-to-car shooting (Lakewood, IL): Lakewood police said harsh words and bad looks are what fueled James Gray, accused of being the driver in a car-to-car shooting.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 14, 2011

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Defence will not call evidence in gang 'hit' (Calgary, AB): The jury will not hear from two men accused of premeditated murder in the gang-related shootings of three men on New Year's Day 2009 at Bolsa Restaurant.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: October 13, 2011

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Gang problems infiltrating women's prisons (Calgary, AB): Women's prisons in Canada are so short of space that inmates - some mentally ill or suicidal - have been sleeping in interview rooms without toilets or running water.
Source: The Windsor Star    Date: October 13, 2011

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Raids at 79 places lead to 12 arrests (Los Angeles, CA): A dozen suspected gang members were arrested Wednesday during raids in the central San Fernando Valley as part of an LAPD clampdown on gang violence. Probation and parole searches at 79 locations focused on the Blythe Street Gang, whose members are suspected in the Aug. 5 shooting death of Marco Antonio Gonzalez, 20, of North Hills. Several members and associates of the San Fer gang also were apprehended.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: October 13, 2011

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Gang enforcement task force losing officers (Portland, OR): The fight against gang violence here in Portland could get a little more difficult. For people of Portland, it means fewer gang force members on the streets. Portland police say the unit is losing nine officers. These officers will go back to their original assignments.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: October 13, 2011

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Suicide shooter linked to gang (Calgary, AB): The man who fired at police officers and the public on a southwest Calgary street before fatally shooting himself was a gang associate facing drug and weapons charges, the Herald has learned.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: October 13, 2011

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Homeowner's meeting focuses on gangs (Elmwood Park, NJ) : Members of the community recently had a chance to learn more about gang activity. On Sept. 28, the Elmwood Park Homeowners Association held a public meeting for residents to learn about any gangs.
Source: Community News    Date: October 13, 2011

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Hundreds pack gang forum in Hollister (Hollister, CA): On Wednesday night, hundreds of people packed a Hollister building to stop gangs from running their town. But, getting rid of gangs doesn't happen overnight. Hollister Police said the fight starts at home. Julia Silva moved to Hollister to escape the gang problems in Salinas, only to find out this small town has them too.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: October 13, 2011

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