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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Kissimmee minister raises alarm about gang violence (Kissimmee, FL): The Rev. Remer Baker Jr. lives in Osceola County, where authorities routinely say nothing about the role of gang violence in deaths, shootings and other crimes. The Sheriff's Office reports 14 gangs with about 620 members living in the unincorporated county outside the cities of Kissimmee and St. Cloud. Kissimmee reports eight gangs with 74 members. St. Cloud has no documented street gangs.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: June 20, 2011

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Stockton has seen spike in violent crime (Stockton, CA): The lead outreach worker for the City of Stockton's Peacekeeper program said Monday the economy is partly to blame for a recent rise in gang violence.
Source: KXTV News 10    Date: June 20, 2011

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Gang violence on the decline in Austin (Austin, TX): While the number of gang-related crimes is on the decline in Austin, the number of documented gang members is up, according to statistics from the Austin Police Department.
Source: KXAN News    Date: June 20, 2011

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Monday Norristown shooting incident believed gang-related (Norristown, PA): A gunman fired shots Monday morning outside a Norristown residence hitting the home’s door and a car parked nearby, and police are investigating what they believe is gang-related violence, according to Norristown police.
Source: The Times Herald    Date: June 20, 2011

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Teen sentenced for gang-related activity (La Porte, IN): Incriminating Myspace photos led to the sentencing of a La Porte man on charges that include criminal gang activity. Police said Brandon Bernacchi was seen in photos on Myspace wearing gang-type clothes and flashing hand gang signs.
Source: Herald Argus    Date: June 20, 2011

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Porter County joins federal drug enforcement effort (Valparaiso, IN): Officers from Porter County will be joining a collaborative effort to combat the proliferation of drugs and gang activity after being named a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area by the federal government Monday.
Source: The Times    Date: June 20, 2011

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San Jose homicide spike forces police to refocus on gangs (San Jose, CA): Just a few hours into the New Year, Lt. Alan Cavallo, the commander of San Jose's homicide detectives, stood in the rain looking down at a 15-year-old boy gunned down by a gangbanger and worried that 2011 could be a bloody year.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: June 19, 2011

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Transnational gangs form alliance with Mexican cartel, becoming more sophisticated in trafficking drugs, guns, people (Los Banos, CA): Evidence is increasing that California prison gangs are forging close relationships with powerful drug-trafficking cartels in Mexico, according to U.S. law enforcement officials and gang experts who say the relationships have moved into a dangerous new area as Mexican cartels and American gangs swap tactical information, share intelligence and exchange techniques to avoid detection.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: June 19, 2011

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Four gang-related shootings, stabbing (Manteca, CA): Gang shootings, knifings, and burglaries occurring between 1:52 and 4:59 a.m. Saturday morning kept five Manteca Police officers busy responding to the 911 calls in addition to one Sheriff’s unit being called in for mutual aid.
Source: Manteca Bulletin    Date: June 19, 2011

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Tulare County gang-free zone challenged (Tulare County, CA): The gang-free zone, a way for law enforcement officials to fight crime, is being challenged as unconstitutional in Tulare County.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: June 19, 2011

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17-year-old beaten by 10 men in gang feud dies from his injuries (Brooklyn, NY): A Brooklyn teen died from his injuries last night nearly two weeks after he was chased down by a mob of 10 young men who punched, stomped and bashed him with a bicycle, police said.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: June 18, 2011

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Federal grant comes to youth center's rescue (Charlotte, NC): When county budget cuts shut down the Greenville Neighborhood Center last summer, the transitioning neighborhood just north of uptown felt abandoned.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: June 18, 2011

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Rogue informants imperil massive U.S. gang bust (San Francisco, CA): As a paid undercover informant, Jaime Martinez helped federal agents take down the San Francisco chapter of Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, a violent gang spanning the U.S. and Central America.
Source: The Wall Street Journal    Date: June 18, 2011

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Drive-by shooting sends six shots into parked car with six occupants (Manteca, CA): The latest in more than a dozen drive-by shootings this year in Manteca missed its mark, but left a series of six bullet holes in the side of an occupied car parked in the 400 block of Acacia Avenue.
Source: Manteca Bulletin    Date: June 18, 2011

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Brooklyn shootout at 'Freaky Friday' party leaves one dead, eight wounded (Brooklyn, NY) : A gang-related gunfight at a "Freaky Friday" house party killed the father of a 2-year-old boy and wounded six others on a Brooklyn street left covered in bodies and blood.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: June 18, 2011

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Two arrested in Clovis drive-by shooting (Clovis, CA): Two gang members were arrested Saturday morning after a drive-by shooting Friday night in Clovis, the Clovis Police Department said.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: June 18, 2011

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Grant helps fight gang crime (Monroe, LA): Local law enforcement agencies could soon see federal assistance in the fight against gang violence. This week, the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Louisiana announced the availability of nearly $85,000 in Project Safe Neighborhoods grants.
Source: The News Star    Date: June 17, 2011

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Gang violence 'red hot' with kids out of school (Portland, OR): Portland police are getting help from a group of volunteer outreach workers to help deal with the city’s spike in gang violence, as gunfire erupted three times Saturday.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: June 17, 2011

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East Palo Alto police chief declares war on street gangs in wake of shooting that left infant dead (East Palo Alto, CA): East Palo Alto police Chief Ron Davis put the Norteno and Sureno street gangs on notice Friday: he's holding both of them responsible for the slaying of 3-month-old Izack Jesus Jimenez Garcia and making it his top priority to shut them down.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: June 17, 2011

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Gang member gets multiple life sentences for role in San Pablo killing spree (Martinez, CA): A West Contra Costa County gang member received multiple life sentences Friday for his role in a San Pablo killing spree that targeted anyone wearing rival gang colors, even if they weren't in a gang, prosecutors said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: June 17, 2011

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