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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McCollum releases gang study (Tallahassee, FL): Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced the 2010 Florida Gang Reduction Strategy Report results have been compiled and released.
Source: Pensacola News Journal    Date: December 22, 2010

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Gang violence down in our area (Bay County, FL) : According to a new report on reducing gang violence, there are close to 1,500 documented gangs in Florida. Around 150 of those are in the Panhandle.
Source: WMBB News 13    Date: December 22, 2010

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Teens to face charges in gang-related attacks (Columbus, NE): Two Columbus teens facing assault and multiple weapons charges in connection with two gang-related attacks last fall, an Oct. 5 stabbing and a drive-by shooting early Halloween morning, have been bound over for trial in district court.
Source: Columbus Telegram    Date: December 22, 2010

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Ten street gang members arrested, indicted on federal drug charges (Las Vegas, NV): Ten members and associates of the Las Vegas street gangs Donna Street Crips and Anybody's Murders have been arrested and indicted for crack cocaine trafficking and unlawful firearm possession, Nevada's U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden said today.
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: December 22, 2010

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Second Chance to receive state money to combat gangs (Salinas, CA): A Salinas anti-gang outreach nonprofit will receive most of the state grant money to combat gang violence in the city, officials said Tuesday afternoon.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: December 22, 2010

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Salinas, south Monterey County anti-gang money set for outreach efforts (Salinas, CA): More than $700,000 in state grant money is headed to south Monterey County and Salinas to combat gang violence, officials said Monday.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: December 21, 2010

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Council gives Spartanburg County sheriff a boost to fight gangs (Spartanburg, SC): Spartanburg County Council effectively approved creating a new position for the Sheriff’s Office Monday so that agency can maintain a two-man gang task force.
Source: Spartanburg Herald-Journal    Date: December 21, 2010

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Street gang behind armed brawl in Kitchener woods (Kitchener, ON): A street gang that police have been watching for almost two years was responsible for a Kitchener brawl in which two teenagers were injured this fall.
Source: The Record    Date: December 21, 2010

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Cops charge two with gang assault in Newburgh beating (Newburgh, NY): Two Newburgh men face charges of gang assault in an early Monday morning beating.
Source: Times Herald-Record    Date: December 21, 2010

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Oakland cops: Shot gang member was hunting rivals (Oakland, CA): A 19-year-old man who was shot and killed by Oakland police after he fled from a crashed car had been on his way to shoot members of a rival gang, investigators said Tuesday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: December 21, 2010

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M-13 gang member sentenced to 10 years in 2008 drive-by shooting (Loudoun County, VA): A member of the street gang Mara Salvatrucha, commonly known as MS-13, was sentenced Dec. 10 to 10 years in prison for his role in a 2008 drive-by shooting in Sterling, the Loudoun County commonwealth's attorney said in a statement.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: December 21, 2010

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Grant builds Gang Unit (Murfreesboro, TN): Using a $1.2 million federal grant, the Murfreesboro Police Department will soon launch a four-member Gang Unit and educational initiative to prevent children from joining gangs.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: December 20, 2010

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Drug bust nets Crip gang member, three others (Olivehurst, CA): A Crip street gang member who used houses in Marysville and Olivehurst for drug trafficking was arrested Monday on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine for sale, a drug enforcement official said.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: December 20, 2010

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Two reputed gang members face charges in Palmdale stabbing death (Lancaster, CA): Two alleged gang members, including a 16-year-old boy, are scheduled to be arraigned today on a murder charge for the stabbing death of an 18-year-old in Palmdale last month.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: December 20, 2010

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Known gang member charged with criminal defacement (Mount Prospect, IL): A known gang member has been charged with criminal defacement for allegedly spraying graffiti throughout two neighborhoods in northwest suburban Mount Prospect.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: December 20, 2010

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Nighttime basketball at San Jose community center provides alternative to gang life (San Jose, CA): The pickup basketball game in South San Jose was starting to heat up, and soon tension between rival players boiled over. Words were exchanged. Two young men got face-to-face.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: December 19, 2010

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Man wounded in gang-related drive-by shooting (Colorado Springs, CO): A man was wounded early Sunday in what Colorado Springs police said appeared to be a gang-related drive-by shooting outside a Knob Hill bar.
Source: The Gazette    Date: December 19, 2010

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Chicago’s gang crime spreading to the suburbs (Chicago, IL): The 23-year-old man was hanging out on a dark street in tiny south suburban Sauk Village. The temperature was 14 degrees — and Cook County Sheriff gang officers suspected he was a dope dealer.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: December 19, 2010

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Alberta fights gangs (Lloydminister, AB): With gang crime becoming a growing problem in Alberta the provincial government has developed a strategy to face the issue. The initiative is aimed at curtailing existing gang related crime and preventing future generations from falling in with gangs.
Source: Lloydminster Meridian Booster    Date: December 19, 2010

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New strategy seeks to stem gang crime in Kansas City (Kansas City, MO): Even before last week’s shootout at a Kansas City church, authorities were devising new ways to stem the surging drug crime and violence associated with street gangs.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: December 18, 2010

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