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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Shooting of six teens in North Portland 'nothing short of an ambush,' police say (Portland, OR): After a shooting police called "nothing short of an ambush" in North Portland that left six teenagers wounded, the mayor and other city officials said Saturday that police would be out in full strength the rest of the weekend in hopes of preventing retaliatory attacks.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: September 3, 2011

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Shooting sprees break pattern of gang-on-gang violence (Salinas, CA): Police are investigating a rash of shootings and slayings in Salinas this week that appear to be the work of the city's two principle gangs.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: September 2, 2011

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Forum at Heritage Elementary School discusses gangs (Lodi, CA): At an elementary school in the heart of Lodi’s gang territory, conversation centered on improving police communication with the community during a bilingual forum Thursday evening.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: September 2, 2011

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Multi-Agency effort to combat gangs in north San Luis Obispo County (Paso Robles, CA): Law enforcement agencies announce a major effort to combat a growing gang problem in northern San Luis Obispo County. It's called Operation Safe Streets -- a plan that puts more officers and deputies in known gang areas.
Source: KSBY News    Date: September 2, 2011

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Three arrested after discovery of robbery scheme targeting officers (Atlanta, GA): Officers have arrested three men with alleged ties to a low-level street gang that has been targeting local and state law enforcement officers.
Source: Examiner    Date: September 2, 2011

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Five gang members arrested in racketerring, murder probe (Mesa, AZ): Five members of what authorities described as a violent gang that originated on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community between Mesa and Scottsdale are facing a minimum of 10 years in prison on numerous racketeering and attempted murder-related charges.
Source: East Valley Tribune    Date: September 2, 2011

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Suspected gang members face conspiracy charges (San Bernardino, CA): Nine suspected gang members have pleaded not guilty charges they conspired to kill Southern California gang rivals.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: September 2, 2011

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Vancouver's anti-gang unit, which relies on federal grant money, seeks new sources of funding in its ongoing, shifting battle (Vancouver, WA): Vancouver Police Sergeant Tim Huberty knows his gang graffiti. Driving down Fourth Plain Boulevard in an unmarked cop car with tinted windows, Huberty points out graffiti on abandoned buildings, gas stations and parks frequented by Vancouver's two main rival gangs, the Surenos and Nortenos.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: September 2, 2011

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Texas Syndicate's Valley head gets 20 years; Five fellow gang members also sentenced (McAllen, TX): Six members of the Texas Syndicate prison gang — including its Rio Grande Valley leader — were sentenced to serve time in federal prison for several charges including racketeering, kidnapping and drug charges.
Source: The Monitor    Date: September 1, 2011

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Three arrested in connection with Half Moon Bay shooting (Half Moon Bay, CA): The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office arrested three people Thursday morning in connection with a gang-related shooting last month in Half Moon Bay.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: September 1, 2011

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Gang tensions evident during Macon trial (Macon, GA): Shamarques Trevon Watkins testified Wednesday that he and another young man, charged with the 2010 slaying of a 17-year-old Macon youth, were gang members at the time of the fatal shooting.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: September 1, 2011

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SFPD steps up patrols after gang-related shootings (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco police are stepping up patrols in the city's Mission District and surrounding neighborhoods in response to two fatal gang-related shootings earlier this week, police Chief Greg Suhr said today.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News    Date: September 1, 2011

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Concord gang members killed innocent man over the color of his belt, prosecutors say (Martinez, CA): Two Concord teenagers killed a 27-year-old man during a robbery at a Concord park Sunday night because his blue belt led them to mistakenly believe he was in a rival gang, prosecutors say.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: September 1, 2011

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Sheriff vows to fight gangs with local help (Half Moon Bay, CA): A standing-room-only crowd gathered in Half Moon Bay's Ted Adcock Community / Senior Center Tuesday night to hear that, while there is no clear way to defeat criminal gangs, there are many tools to use to lessen their impact.
Source: Half Moon Bay Review    Date: September 1, 2011

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Conference on gang activity is under way (Charleston, WV): U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin, the leader of an aggressive assault on the rampant prescription drug abuse in southern counties, turned his attention toward gang activity Tuesday and keynoted an opening session in Charleston of the Project Safe Neighborhoods Anti-Gang Training Conference.
Source: The Register-Herald    Date: August 31, 2011

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Schools, police join to fight gangs (Salisbury, MD): A new state requirement has Maryland school systems readying policies on student gang activity. Calling for monthly meetings between school administration and law enforcement, the policy for Wicomico County is expected to go into effect this fall if approved at September's board meeting.
Source: The Daily Times    Date: August 31, 2011

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Officials say two gang members will be charged in officer's shooting (Indianapolis, IN): When Indianapolis police began cracking down on street gangs about a year ago, they said they were dealing with an audacious new breed of criminal prone to wild gunslinging.
Source: The Indianapolis Star    Date: August 31, 2011

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Shooter opens fire, hitting one of two sisters inside SUV (Chicago, IL): A woman driving a sport-utility vehicle was shot in the cheek during a gang-related shooting late Tuesday in the Southwest Side Little Village neighborhood. Her sister, who was a passenger in the SUV, was unhurt.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: August 31, 2011

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'Multi-pronged, balanced' approach to combating gang activity (Half Moon Bay, CA): In addition to information about the current investigation regarding the Aug. 14 gang-related shooting in Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks and key members of the county's Gang Task Force and School Resource Policing unit spoke to local residents at the town hall meeting Tuesday night about their strategy to combat gang activity and gang violence throughout the city and county.
Source: HalfMoonBayPatch    Date: August 31, 2011

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Sheriff's office selects G-Star student's anti-gang slogan to grace county Palm Tran buses (Palm Beach, FL): Three Palm Beach County middle school students were honored this morning at the sheriff's office for their efforts in reaching out to the community to let other teenagers know that being in a gang just "ain't tight."
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: August 31, 2011

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