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.

39,243 articles from all states and provinces
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Alberta fights gangs (Lloydminister, AB): With gang crime becoming a growing problem in Alberta the provincial government has developed a strategy to face the issue. The initiative is aimed at curtailing existing gang related crime and preventing future generations from falling in with gangs.
Source: Lloydminster Meridian Booster    Date: December 19, 2010

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New strategy seeks to stem gang crime in Kansas City (Kansas City, MO): Even before last week’s shootout at a Kansas City church, authorities were devising new ways to stem the surging drug crime and violence associated with street gangs.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: December 18, 2010

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City gets creative to combat gangs (Vancouver, BC): Vancouver police announced new anti-gang measures Thursday, including a gang "quick-response" team that will be visible in places like bars.
Source: Regina Leader-Post    Date: December 17, 2010

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Cities to recieve grants to fight gang violence (Los Angeles, CA): Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Office of Gang and Youth Violence will award 24 cities throughout California over $9.2 million in competitive grants to help fight gang violence on Friday.
Source: KPSP Local 2 News    Date: December 17, 2010

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Violence spike sparks Salinas gang sweep (Salinas, CA): In response to a spike in violence — including Saturday's officer-involved shooting — Salinas police Thursday led a multi-agency crackdown on a number of gang members in the city. In all, 19 locations were targeted, resulting in the arrests of eight men and one teenager. Police said the suspects belong in one Salinas gang faction.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: December 17, 2010

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Richmond among three East Bay cities to get state anti-gang grant (Richmond, CA): Richmond is one of three East Bay to receive a state grant aimed at helping police departments combat gang violence, the governor's office announced last week.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: December 17, 2010

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11 members of street gang indicted for racketeering (New Orleans, LA): 11 members of a street gang have been indicted on racketeering charges and cops say this is a significant step in their crime fighting efforts.
Source: WGNO ABC26 News     Date: December 17, 2010

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Manchester High School calm after Thursday's gang-related melee (Manchester, CT): Thursday's melee started as a one-on-one argument outside Jeremy Rice's art class, the sophomore said Friday. One student was "getting in someone's face," he said. Then, "everybody started just jumping in" — at least a dozen students on each side, he said.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: December 17, 2010

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Trial over permanent gang injunction in W. Sacramento wraps up (Sacramento, CA): Lawyers on Wednesday concluded a five-month trial to decide if a permanent injunction is needed in West Sacramento to combat the alleged criminal street gang known as the Broderick Boys.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: December 16, 2010

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County using updated strategies to fight gangs (Napa, CA): In 1998, 17-year-old Michael Arreguin was killed in a drive-by Napa gang shooting that started in a fight over a flat tire. That was an era ago. Since then, high-profile gang crimes have waned, but the number of Napa County gang members has more than doubled after the fatal Norteño-Sureño battles in the late 1990s.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: December 16, 2010

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Gang members indicted (Corpus Christi, TX): Tonight, Corpus Christi is certainly a safer place to live because of an indictment. Law officers say racketeering indictment handed down in federal court today means that 13 accused gang members, most of whom were behind bars already, will not be able to direct anymore criminal activity.
Source: KIII News    Date: December 16, 2010

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Drug raids target gang (Lynnwood, WA): Federal agents and local drug detectives Thursday raided at least seven locations around Snohomish County as part of an investigation into drug trafficking by an area gang.
Source: The Daily Herald    Date: December 16, 2010

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Expert: Anti-gang education needs to start earlier (Vancouver, BC): The recent gang related shooting in Vancouver that left 10 people injured may have some parents wondering how to prevent their kids from getting involved with the wrong crowd.
Source: News1130    Date: December 16, 2010

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Teenage girls arrested on gang charges in Fayette County (Peachtree City, GA): A ninth-grade girl and eight eighth- grade girls were arrested at their Fayette County schools Wednesday morning on charges of gang activity, officials confirmed.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: December 15, 2010

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Illegal alien gang member sentenced for Northern Va. drive-by shooting (Leesburg, VA): Last week, Loudoun County Circuit Court Judge Thomas D. Horne sentenced Hector Valdami Campos-Aguilar, 19, to 10 years in prison for a September 2008 drive-by shooting that took place in Sterling Park. The gang-related attack wounded three people, leaving one paralyzed.
Source: Examiner    Date: December 15, 2010

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Gang-related tensions result in vandalism, shooting (Morgan Hill, CA): Police are investigating a series of gang-related crimes including a shooting that did not result in any reported injuries or property damage.
Source: Morgan Hill Times    Date: December 15, 2010

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Kearney finds gang numbers are on the rise (Kearney, NE): Gang activity in Kearney - it was one city council candidate's campaign issue back in November that never really got off the ground. Now, some hard numbers are coming out of the Kearney Police Department.
Source: KHAS-TV 5 News     Date: December 15, 2010

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Seven-month investigation leads to gang arrests (Salinas, CA): Gang violence is a growing problem across the Bay Area, and authorities are stepping-up the pressure in Monterey County. A police task force arrested two people and seized several weapons in Salinas after of a seven month investigation.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News    Date: December 15, 2010

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Shooting linked to hired U.S. gangsters (Vancouver, BC): Four hired thugs from Reno, Nevada, contracted for a home invasion in Vancouver, are being connected to Sunday's bloody gang shooting, in which at least 10 people were wounded.
Source: Alberni Valley Times    Date: December 14, 2010

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Gang violence at Fairley High (Memphis, TN): 25 students have been arrested over several different incidents at Fairley High School. Tuesday six kids were arrested for robbing a disabled child in class.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News    Date: December 14, 2010

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