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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One killed, three wounded in Tulsa shooting (Tulsa, OK): Tulsa police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened Wednesday night in north Tulsa. Officers are now saying the shooting was gang-related. Police say they've responded to the home before because of other gang activity.
Source: KJRH 2 News    Date: September 28, 2011

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Second man indicted in 2007 shooting on Strip that injured four (Las Vegas, NV): A Clark County grand jury indicted a second man in connection to the gang-related shooting of four people on the Strip in August 2007.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: September 28, 2011

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Two Plainfield men charged in 2010 gangland killing (Elizabeth, NJ): Two known Plainfield gang members, both incarcerated on unrelated offenses, are being charged with the November homicide of a Queen City man, according to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.
Source: Courier News    Date: September 28, 2011

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East Portland gang gunfire worries neighbors (Portland, OR): Shootings minutes and a mile-and-a-half apart have East Portland neighbors worried about and fed up with gang gunfire.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: September 28, 2011

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Suspected gang member fatally shot in Chinese restaurant (Los Angeles, CA): A 32-year-old suspected gang member is in custody on suspicion of killing a rival inside a Chinese restaurant in Watts after the two exchanged gang slogans and got into a fight.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 28, 2011

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Two alleged members of Blood street gang charged with Plainfield murder (Plainfield, NJ): Two alleged members of Plainfield's G-Shine set of the Bloods street gang were charged today with murdering Keith "Duca" Hathaway, another city resident, in November, the Union County Prosecutor's Office said.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: September 28, 2011

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Four charged in 2010 slaying of man on Hayward street (Hayward, CA): Four men have been charged with murder in the January 2010 slaying of Jose Hidel Barraza, who was shot and killed while walking with his girlfriend and two acquaintances in the early morning hours on South Garden Avenue, according to court documents.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: September 27, 2011

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Gang members at WIBB forum blame incidents on neighborhood rivalries (Macon, GA): Elected officials, police and various community groups are calling for a new and aggressive approach to dealing with youth violence, in the wake of a series of recent shootings. Many of those incidents have been blamed on local gangs.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: September 27, 2011

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Gunfire hits two eastside Portland homes (Portland, OR): Bullets were fired minutes apart early Tuesday at two homes in east Portland. No one was injured in either incident. The shootings were gang-related, police said.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: September 27, 2011

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Salinas gang member gets life in homicide case (Salinas, CA): A gang member convicted of shooting a college student to death in Watsonville in May of 2009 I headed to life in prison without parole. Julian Escobar, 26, was convicted of first-degree murder last month in the death of Angel Escobedo.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: September 27, 2011

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Interrupting the cycle of teen violence (Baltimore, MD): Tard Carter got a call from the ticked-off young hustler in the middle of the day. A rival, the hustler explained, had been telling folks the hustler was a snitch, and he was ready to take care of it. In the hoods of East Baltimore, that often means one thing, and Carter knows this well. He offered to accompany the hustler, who we'll call John. Carter can't provide his real name for professional reasons.
Source: CNN    Date: September 27, 2011

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Bloods gang member in Nashville sentenced to eight years in prison (Washignton, DC): A Bloods gang member was sentenced today in Nashville, Tenn., to eight years in prison for participating in racketeering activity related to his membership in the Bloods criminal enterprise, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and United States Attorney Jerry E. Martin for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Source: 7thSpace Interactive    Date: September 27, 2011

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Violent outbreaks at Tecumseh juvenile center prompt calls for increased force (Tecumseh, OK): Two major violent outbreaks within the span of a week at a Tecumseh juvenile correctional center have prompted the state Office of Juvenile Affairs to call a special meeting Thursday to discuss allowing use of armed security personnel, Tasers, pepper spray and increased mechanical restraints.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: September 27, 2011

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Hiring officers to combat youth crime stalls in council (Macon, GA): One of the first concrete proposals for dealing with an outbreak of youth violence stalled in a Macon City Council committee Monday. An ordinance, sponsored by the mayor’s office, to spend $300,000 on hiring six police officers was tabled in the council’s Public Safety Committee after two hours of lengthy, often meandering speeches from council members.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: September 27, 2011

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Police arrest three in Tucson man's death (Tucson, AZ): Tucson police say they have arrested three people in the murder of a man whose body was found inside an SUV. Detectives reported discovering indications of gang involvement.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: September 27, 2011

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No verdict after day of jury consideration in case where two alleged gang members are accused of murder (Grand Rapids, MI): The jury deciding if a pair of alleged gang members are guilty of the murder of a 19-year-old alleged rival outside a teen drinking club went home without delivering a verdict following its first full day of deliberations.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press    Date: September 27, 2011

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Police release 'Operation Street Sweep' results (Edmond, OK): Representatives from several law enforcement agencies released statistics related to “Operation Street Sweep” Tuesday. The operation focused on arresting violent gang members with active warrants.
Source: The Edmond Sun    Date: September 27, 2011

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Gang affiliation claim is issue of contention in Peal trial (Clay County, MO): The trial of Darris Peal, 22, a suspect in the murder of Aaron Hobson, opened today with jury selection in Clay County. Peal’s level of affiliation with Columbia’s "Louie Bound" gang is one issue of contention.
Source: Columbia Daily Tribune    Date: September 27, 2011

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Joint law enforcement operation nets over one hundred gang members (Oklahoma City, OK): Over 100 gang members are off the streets of Oklahoma County and behind bars thanks to the "Operation Street Sweep", a joint law enforcement investigation that focuses on arresting violent gang members with active warrants.
Source: KWTV News 9    Date: September 27, 2011

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Alleged street gang members accused of assault (Houston, TX): A recent attack at Klein Forest High School is bringing attention to a relatively new gang the sheriff's office says is operating in that area. Investigators say the gang accused of beating up a student at the school is smaller than most other gangs they've seen, and the DA's Office is cracking down on some of the alleged members with felony charges.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News    Date: September 27, 2011

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