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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Grandmother helping Chicago kids 'off the block' (Chicago, IL): In Roseland, one of Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods, many residents stay off the streets to protect themselves from rampant gang violence. But one grandmother opened her door and invited gang members to come inside.
Source: CNN    Date: April 7, 2011

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Possible gang-related fight in Storm Lake (Storm Lake, IA): Approximately 9:12 p.m. Saturday, the Storm Lake Police were dispatched to a fight in progress involving a large group of people in the street in front of 1216 Spooner St.
Source: Cherokee Chronicle Times    Date: April 6, 2011

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Judge upholds Ogden gang injunction (Ogden, UT): The first gang injunction in Utah history is destined for trial after a state judge said the ban is constitutional. Second District Judge Ernie Jones said the injunction does not violate rights to associate or bear arms and is "not overly broad."
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: April 6, 2011

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Authorities: James Island shootout likely "gang related" (James Island, SC): Investigators with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office say last Wednesday's shootout that spilled out onto Folly Road was likely gang related.
Source: WCIV 4 News    Date: April 6, 2011

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Anti-gang campaign portrayed as success (Tacoma, WA): Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist held a news conference Tuesday to declare victory – at least by the measure of convictions and reduced gang violence in Tacoma.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: April 6, 2011

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U.S. budget conflict stalls Salinas anti-gang center (Salinas, CA): An anti-gang project for which Monterey County and Salinas law enforcement officials have high hopes continued to languish, caught up in Congress' ongoing tug of war over the federal budget.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: April 6, 2011

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Alleged Latin King chief found guilty (Chicago, IL): His power and sway over the Latin Kings, one of the country's largest street gangs, stretched from 26th Street to the East Coast and Texas, prosecutors say.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 6, 2011

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Alliance aims to address gang activity in Knoxville area (Knoxville, TN): Local law enforcement and juvenile court authorities have joined forces to create a program that would allow the agencies to address gang activity in the area by better sharing information with each other.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: April 6, 2011

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Indian law and order panel has first meeting in NM (Albuquerque, NM): A national panel of judicial and law enforcement experts convened Wednesday in New Mexico to begin its part in a massive federal and tribal effort aimed at revamping the justice system across Indian Country.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: April 6, 2011

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Pasco Police using gang suppression tactics (Pasco, WA): As schools across the Tri-Cities are enjoying Spring Break, Pasco Police are gearing up for warmer weather and increased gang activity. With an estimated 775 "documented" and "suspected" gang members, police have a two-fold approach to controlling them.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: April 6, 2011

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Metro Gang Unit working to take gang members off Salt Lake streets (Salt Lake City, UT): As Unified Police detective Nate Clark checks under the seats and in the side door pockets of a vehicle he has just pulled over, he comes across a plastic bag containing a small amount of a white, crystal-like substance.
Source: KSL News    Date: April 6, 2011

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Man injured in gang-related shooting (San Diego, CA): A 19-year-old man was injured Wednesday in a gang-related shooting in the Stockton neighborhood, police said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: April 6, 2011

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Trenton man is wounded in third gang-related shooting in 24 hours, police say (Trenton, NJ): A 19-year-old Trenton man is the latest victim in a string of shootings in the city’s West Ward that are likely attributed to gangs, police said today.
Source: The Times    Date: April 6, 2011

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Gang culture hinders homicide investigation (Sacramento, CA): Almost six months have passed since Victor Hugo Perez Zavala was shot and killed at the September Second Saturday Art Walk, and no arrests have been made.
Source: Sacramento Press    Date: April 6, 2011

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Vancouver police say they've helped curtail gang activity (Vancouver, BC) : Vancouver police say they have sharply curtailed gang activity since 2007, with fewer gang-related killings and shots fired incidents in the past four years, according to a presentation to City Hall.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: April 6, 2011

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Gangs choosing new team to show pride (San Francisco, CA) : Francisco Leyva spent his Wednesday morning playing ball with his toddler. Leyva knew he would get glares in San Francisco Giants country, because he and his son Christian were sporting their Dodger hats and t-shirts
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: April 6, 2011

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DA: Gang hierarchy crucial in witness slaying (Kingston, NJ): The Ulster County district attorney said Monday that explaining the hierarchy of the Bloods street gang is critical to proving murder charges against two of its operatives.
Source: Times Herald-Record    Date: April 5, 2011

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Supervisors to consider master plan to combat gangs (Napa County, CA): County supervisors will receive a blueprint Tuesday for how to curb street gangs throughout the Napa Valley. County staff will unveil the "Napa County Gang and Youth Violence Master Plan," drafted by a steering committee made up of representatives from the county, the cities of Napa and American Canyon, the District Attorney’s Office, and the Napa County Hispanic Network, as well as from law enforcement and probation departments.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: April 5, 2011

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MS-13: Seven on trial accused of gang violence (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco's biggest gang trial in years opened Monday with a federal prosecutor accusing seven men of terrorizing city neighborhoods with assaults, shakedowns and four 2008 murders.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: April 5, 2011

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Residents perceive a gang problem (Hendersonville, NC): Community leaders, parents, residents and youth service agencies all think gang violence is a problem in Henderson County, according to a recently completed study.
Source: Times-News    Date: April 5, 2011

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