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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Vt. police chief says parents help needed on gangs (Lyndonville, VT): Efforts to fight a small gang called Deathrow 35 in Lyndonville are hampered because parents of the purported gang members won't support their efforts, the town police chief said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 31, 2011

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Crime concerns raised over planned Tubman closure (Chattanooga, TN): Harriet Tubman residents and surrounding homeowners warn that closing the public housing development as planned could cause crime to spread in residential areas from North Brainerd to Alton Park and set the stage for new violence among rival gangs.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: March 31, 2011

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Gang crackdown leads to 40 arrest warrants (Austin, TX): A law enforcement operation initiated last summer to stem local gang activity has triggered dozens of arrests, Austin police said Thursday.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: March 31, 2011

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Arrest made in gang-related shooting (Reno, NV): Last night the Regional Gang Unit arrested a 17 year old juvenile responsible for the shooting of a 22 year old Reno resident.
Source: FOX 11 News    Date: March 31, 2011

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Gang activity up in Las Cruces (Las Cruces, NM): Officers with the Las Cruces Police Department gang unit said gang activity not only appears to be up, but gangs are also committing more violent crimes than they have in the past. "It's definitely gotten more violent, we've had more drive-bys, more aggravated assaults, more incidents involving weapons," said LCPD gang unit Officer Miranda Baker.
Source: KFOX14 News    Date: March 31, 2011

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Rochester school addressing gang issue (Rochester, MN): When you think of Southeast Minnesota, you might not think of gangs. But a recent incident at a Rochester high school proves gangs are here and can be dangerous.
Source: KAAL 6 News    Date: March 31, 2011

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Richmond braces for violence in wake of shooting deaths (Richmond, CA): A pair of fatal shootings this week in North Richmond leaves local law enforcement on high alert, bracing for retaliation in kind across the city.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: March 31, 2011

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Judge sets stage for Broderick Boys gang injunction in West Sacramento (Sacramento, CA): A Yolo County judge issued a proposed ruling Tuesday that would restrict the activities of alleged members of West Sacramento's Broderick Boys street gang for the next seven years.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: March 30, 2011

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Girl's slaying at Sacramento event blamed on gang rivalry (Sacramento, CA): A chance meeting between members of two warring Sacramento street gangs sparked a shooting that killed an innocent out-of-town girl at a teen party last summer on Auburn Boulevard, witnesses told a hearing Tuesday.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: March 30, 2011

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Sheriff looks to counter rising gang influence (Mashpee, MA): Periodic table: Check. The human nervous system: Check. Gangs on Cape Cod: Check? "Why do you think people join gangs?" Barnstable County Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Brace asked a Mashpee Middle School science classroom filled with seventh-grade students Monday.
Source: Cape Cod Times    Date: March 30, 2011

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Gang-related murder trial opens (Richland County, SC): Defense and prosecution attorneys presented starkly different versions of events in a murder case with gang overtones in opening statements Tuesday as the trial of Cola Fred Taylor got under way in a Richland County courtroom.
Source: The State    Date: March 30, 2011

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City of Salinas approves anti-gang plan (Salinas, CA): The city of Salinas on Tuesday signed off on an ambitious plan to bring youth violence and gangs under control. The 43-page draft plan, titled "Salinas Comprehensive Strategy for Community-wide Violence Reduction," was created by Community Alliance for Safety and Peace, a coalition of nonprofits and government officials, in conjunction with the Naval Postgraduate School and nearly two-dozen community meetings.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: March 30, 2011

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Youth gang recruitment real, says speaker (Winnipeg, MB): Gangs are poised to put a stranglehold on Winnipeg youth, says a prominent Amer­ican youth violence specialist. David Reid, director of teen services for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, was in Winnipeg March 22 to discuss methods of reducing and preventing youth crime involvement.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press    Date: March 30, 2011

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Police say fights draw gangsters (Nanaimo, BC): Dozens of people with connections to gangs or organized crime attended a mixed martial arts event in Nanaimo on the weekend, say police.
Source: The Daily News    Date: March 30, 2011

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36 teens cited at Antioch party (Antioch, IL): Thirty-six teens were ticketed for underage drinking at a party in Antioch over the weekend at a house police said is "frequented" by members of a street gang.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: March 30, 2011

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Police fear gang violence in Kamloops (Kamloops, BC): More than 20 additional police officers from Kamloops City RCMP, the Central Interior Traffic Services along with uniformed members of Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit Gang Task Force will make a visible presence in Kamloops over the next 2 days as the wake and funeral for Archie LePretre, Kamloops first homicide victim of 2011, starts Wednesday afternoon.
Source:     Date: March 30, 2011

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Nursing professor takes new approach to gang intervention (Greensboro, NC): Lots of researchers have studied gang members. Dr. Sarah Kelly, assistant professor of nursing at UNCG, is working toward an intervention program for kids not in gangs but who are psychologically scarred by gang violence.
Source: UNC News    Date: March 30, 2011

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Teen gang terrorizes NEK community (Lyndonville, VT): With a population of only 6,000 people, Lyndonville isn't a town that you'd expect would have a gang problem. But unfortunately that's reality. "If it's happening here it could happen anywhere," said Dale Urie of the Lyndon Town School.
Source: WCAX 3 News    Date: March 30, 2011

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Four gang injunction battles in places other than Oakland (Oakland, CA): Oakland’s gang injunction hearings are getting a lot of attention, but the truth is, injunctions are spreading all over California, the United States, and have even gone international.
Source: The Informant    Date: March 30, 2011

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Funding too late for anti-gang programs (Winnipeg, MB): Despite an announcement that federal funding for five anti-crime initiatives was approved and in place before the government fell, some programs may still have to shut down if administrators don't receive official notification the funds exist.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press    Date: March 29, 2011

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