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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Calif. gang member sentenced for accomplice death (Santa Ana, CA): A Southern California court has sentenced a Fresno area gang member to 45 years-to-life in prison for first-degree murder in the death of an accomplice during a shootout with police.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: September 30, 2011

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Gang member arrested after police dog finds him in garage (Santa Ana, CA): A documented gang-member and tagger was found hiding in a garage with a stolen handgun after running from officers Friday morning, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: September 30, 2011

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New Pasadena police gang intelligence unit to be launched in near future (Pasadena, CA): After the Pasadena Police Department decided to disband its Project Spotlight – the unit which, as one of its tasks, investigates gangs – a new unit focused entirely on gang activity is planned.
Source: The Pasadena Citizen    Date: September 30, 2011

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Reputed gang member found guilty of killing cop (Chicago, IL): A Cook County jury late Wednesday convicted a reputed gang member charged in the 2009 murder of a Chicago police officer.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 29, 2011

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Accused killer teen shows young face of Winnipeg gang war (Winnipeg, MB): He's just a kid. He's also an accused killer. Winnipeg's street-gang war took another tragic turn this week when police announced a 14-year-old boy is the suspected shooter in the city's 32nd homicide of 2011.
Source: The Gazette    Date: September 29, 2011

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Street gang leader hid $730,000 in revenue (Montreal, QC): Ducarme Joseph, the notorious Quebec street gang leader, earned more than $730,000 between 1999 and 2009 and owned or co-owned at least two businesses but he never declared a nickel of income to tax officials.
Source: Canoe News    Date: September 29, 2011

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Federal gang roundup nabs eight men but neighbors worry other gangs will fight to fill void (Bronx, NY): Melrose residents Wednesday applauded the arrests of suspected murderous thugs from the Courtlandt Ave. Crew and God's Favorite Children street gangs, but also braced for a possible spike in violence if new outfits compete to fill the void.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: September 29, 2011

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Former gang member testifies at murder trial (Lompoc, CA): A former Lompoc gang member said in court Wednesday that he was with a group of friends when three of them admitted they had shot a teen-age boy to death.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: September 29, 2011

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Chiarelli promises sustained gang-unit funding (Ottawa, ON): Ottawa West-Nepean Liberal candidate Bob Chiarelli has sent a letter to police Chief Vern White allaying his fears that funding for the Guns and Gangs program might be cut.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen    Date: September 29, 2011

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Cuts hit efforts to fight gangs (Salinas, CA): Local officials eager to move ahead with what promised to be an innovative gang prevention project have been left stunned by the fickleness and instability of federal funding.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: September 29, 2011

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Shooting may be linked to gang activity (Coquitlam, BC): A man with gang links was shot several times in the 2700block of Barnet Highway in Coquitlam Wednesday afternoon. Sgt. Peter Thiessen said the man is expected to survive.
Source:    Date: September 29, 2011

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Brooklyn politicians ask neighborhoods 'not to retreat' from growing gang issue at area playgrounds (Brooklyn, NY): Brooklyn City Council members are vowing to fight back against street toughs who have been taking over neighborhood parks and playgrounds. The installation of bright nightlights at gang-plagued Paerdegat Park on Albany Ave. and keeping schoolyards open until 10 p.m. in Crown Heights are part of the pols' plans.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: September 29, 2011

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Police identify victim of gang-related shooting (Tulsa, OK): Police have released the identity of a man killed in a shooting Wednesday night that was later ruled gang-related. Detectives say 26-year-old Ernest Dixon was one of four men shot during a drive-by near 42nd Street North and Hartford around 7 p.m.
Source: KJRH 2 News    Date: September 29, 2011

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Young gang member gets prison time for armed violence (Boone County, IL): A 17-year-old gang member in Poplar Grove is sentenced to 11 years in prison for a gang-related attack.
Source: WREX 13 News    Date: September 29, 2011

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Gang-motivated shooting (Philadelphia, PA): The two gunmen that have been identified as suspects in a Point Breeze gang-related shooting that injured four Sunday turned themselves in to police Tuesday.
Source: South Philly Review    Date: September 29, 2011

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Teen, one other wounded in separate shootings (Chicago, IL): Two people, including a 16-year-old boy, were shot in separate incidents in Chicago on Wednesday. That shooting was gang related, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 29, 2011

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Sacramento region will hire 58 new cops, thanks to federal grants (Sacramento, CA): The federal government is bailing out cash-strapped law enforcement agencies in the Sacramento region once again, this time at levels not seen anywhere else in the nation. The biggest winner was the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, which received $11.3 million, the largest grant in the country. That money will pay for 25 deputies who will be assigned to a new task force tackling youth and gang violence.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: September 29, 2011

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Poplar Grove teen sentenced to 11 years for gang beating (Belvidere, IL): A teenager convicted of armed gang violence was sentenced Wednesday to 11 years in prison by Boone County Judge Fernando Engelsma.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: September 29, 2011

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Troubled Alberta reserve seeks to evict criminals (Hobbema, AB): In a novel attempt to combat ongoing gang violence in Alberta’s notorious Hobbema First Nations Reserve, band leaders are proposing a bylaw that would allow them to evict career criminals and remove their band entitlements.
Source: The Epoch Times    Date: September 29, 2011

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Gang activity to blame for south side shootings (Evansville, IN): Evansville police say gang activity is to blame for a series of shootings that left one person hurt. Over the last several months, police say they've been having trouble with local gangs.
Source: WFIE 14 News    Date: September 29, 2011

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