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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Police say gang activity down in Savannah (Savannah, GA): Savannah-Chatham Metro Police say gang numbers are down. The FBI is expected to release a gang assessment report sometime this month. The last national survey was done in 2008.
Source: WTOC 11 News    Date: October 21, 2011

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Albuquerque a top spot for gangs (Albuquerque, NM): FBI's latest report shows new gangs are targeting New Mexico and in a big way. Statistics show there are more than 10,000 gang members in Bernalillo County. Compare that with Dallas County, which is much bigger and has nearly 12,000 gang members.
Source: KRQE News 13    Date: October 21, 2011

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Police subude defiant Hawthorne man with bean bag round (Hawthorne, CA): A reputed gang member suspected of firing a gun at least nine times on a Hawthorne street was shot with a bean bag round when he yelled at officers to "come get me," police said Friday.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: October 21, 2011

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Woman trying to shield children is killed by gunman (Brooklyn, NY): A mother picking up her child was shot to death across the street from a school in Brownsville, Brooklyn, on Friday afternoon as she tried to protect several children from a gunman on a rooftop who opened fire on a group of rivals on a crowded street, the police said.
Source: The New York Times    Date: October 21, 2011

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Ride replacing gangs for native cadets (Calgary, AB): A drum circle pounds out a beat as a small corps of Stoney Nakoda youths marches in step across the Morley school gymnasium. Their crisp, blue shirts are tucked into trousers that have a long, gold stripe down the leg.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: October 20, 2011

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The new face of Sacramento gangs (Sacramento, CA): Luis "Freddie" Serrato still wakes up some nights seized with a cold panic. In his disoriented mind, he's back inside a 6-by-10 tomb, his life ebbing away moment by miserable moment for a murder he didn't commit. "Sometimes I wake up sweating, thinking I'm in jail," the 21-year-old tells SN&R.
Source: Sacramento News & Review    Date: October 20, 2011

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Gang experts speak to Santa Cruz parents about how to prevent children from joining gangs (Santa Cruz, CA): A panel of gang experts stressed the importance of communication between parents and their children to prevent kids from getting involved in gang activity.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: October 20, 2011

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Local man sentenced in gang robberies (Salinas, CA): A judge sentenced a Salinas man Wednesday to 25 years in prison after finding that his participation in a least two robberies with other gang members was aggravated.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: October 20, 2011

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Gang ties suspected in San Jose slaying (San Jose, CA): A San Jose shooting that killed an 18-year-old man is believed to be gang-related, police said today.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: October 20, 2011

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Charles Edward Bey funeral attended by hundreds: Notorious gangster finally changed his life (Chicago, IL): In 1998, notorious Chicago gang member Charles Edward Bey stood in front of the congregation at the Progressive Community Church on the South Side and apologized for his life of drug dealing and violence. Last week, after finally building a better reputation for himself in the community, Bey died of natural causes at 67.
Source: The Huffington Post    Date: October 20, 2011

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Police try to ID suspects in City Hall brawl (Richmond, CA): Richmond police say they have hit a roadblock in their investigation of a gang-related brawl at City Hall that left at least one person bloodied.
Source: The Reporter    Date: October 20, 2011

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Plainfield gang member charged in 2010 slaying of 18-year-old (Plainfield, NJ): A known gang member with the street name “bow wow” has been out of state prison for barely six months since October 2005, but it was during that brief window of time that authorities believe he shot and killed an 18-year-old city man last year.
Source: Courier News    Date: October 20, 2011

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Eye on gangs (Maine Township, IL): For the last few weeks, Noma O'Brien of unincorporated Maine Township says she has noticed two strange cars-one white and one red-circling on the street outside her house.
Source: Journal & Topics    Date: October 20, 2011

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Program helping curb gang-related violence in west Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV): The empty playgrounds on beautiful spring days symbolized the currents of fear rippling through west Las Vegas neighborhoods in 2006. Parents were afraid to let their children outside.
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: October 20, 2011

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Trash, text messages helped build drug cases against gang members in Fort Worth (Fort Worth, TX): Fort Worth police officers dug through trash, studied text messages, photos and contacts on seized mobile phones, and conducted undercover buys and surveillance to build their case against eight Crips street gang members and an associate accused of operating what federal officials deemed "a violent crack cocaine distribution organization."
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: October 20, 2011

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Five arrested in gang, prostitution sweep (Nashua, NH) : The Nashua Police Department Narcotics Intelligence Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Gang Task Force executed simultaneous arrest and search warrants throughout Nashua yesterday. These arrests were the result of a joint investigation by both agencies targeting known alleged gang members and their associates who are involved in narcotic trafficking and prostitution.
Source: NashuaPatch    Date: October 20, 2011

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15-year-old sentenced in fatal stabbing, beating outside Desert Hot Springs party (Desert Hot Springs, CA): A 15-year-old boy was sentenced to eight years in a state juvenile correctional facility today for taking part in the gang-related stabbing and beating death of a Desert Hot Springs man outside a party.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: October 20, 2011

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Red sock raises gang concern at school (Richmond, VA): A 7th grader at Richmond's Elkhardt Middle gets in trouble for wearing what the principal suspected was a gang symbol. That gang-related clothing was school issued.
Source: WWBT 12 News    Date: October 20, 2011

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Reichert on youth violence plan: Don't "talk it to death" (Macon, GA): Nearly two months after Macon Mayor Robert Reichert laid out a sweeping anti-youth and gang violence agenda, he says he's been unable to implement several parts of the plan.
Source: WMAZ 13 News    Date: October 20, 2011

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A new patrol in your neighborhood (Medford, OR): There's a new police patrol in town and they are on the hunt for gang activity. Over the past year police and neighbors noticed an upswing in gang activity.
Source: KTVL 10 News    Date: October 20, 2011

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