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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Two arrested in Clovis drive-by shooting (Clovis, CA): Two gang members were arrested Saturday morning after a drive-by shooting Friday night in Clovis, the Clovis Police Department said.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: June 18, 2011

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Grant helps fight gang crime (Monroe, LA): Local law enforcement agencies could soon see federal assistance in the fight against gang violence. This week, the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Louisiana announced the availability of nearly $85,000 in Project Safe Neighborhoods grants.
Source: The News Star    Date: June 17, 2011

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Gang violence 'red hot' with kids out of school (Portland, OR): Portland police are getting help from a group of volunteer outreach workers to help deal with the city’s spike in gang violence, as gunfire erupted three times Saturday.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: June 17, 2011

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East Palo Alto police chief declares war on street gangs in wake of shooting that left infant dead (East Palo Alto, CA): East Palo Alto police Chief Ron Davis put the Norteno and Sureno street gangs on notice Friday: he's holding both of them responsible for the slaying of 3-month-old Izack Jesus Jimenez Garcia and making it his top priority to shut them down.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: June 17, 2011

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Gang member gets multiple life sentences for role in San Pablo killing spree (Martinez, CA): A West Contra Costa County gang member received multiple life sentences Friday for his role in a San Pablo killing spree that targeted anyone wearing rival gang colors, even if they weren't in a gang, prosecutors said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: June 17, 2011

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Live Oak man sentenced to prison for weapons, drug charges (Santa Cruz, CA): A 23-year-old Capitola gang member who admitted to having illegal guns, cocaine, meth, Oxycontin and more than 4 ounces of marijuana was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: June 17, 2011

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Okla teen killed in drive-by shooting (Midwest City, OK): A man has surrendered to authorities in connection with the fatal shooting of a teenager in Midwest City.
Source: KOKH FOX 25 News    Date: June 16, 2011

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Newark Police to launch Ceasefire strategy to combat gang violence (Newark, NJ) : This fall, the Newark Police Department will offer gang members two choices: quit the life or go to federal prison. The strategy — known as Ceasefire — was outlined to Patch this week by Acting Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio.
Source: SouthWardPatch    Date: June 16, 2011

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Salisbury man's home, car vandalized (Salisbury, NC): Detectives with the Salisbury Police Department are investigating what they say is a gang-based vandalism of a Salisbury home, where red paint was sprayed onto the front and side of the home, and also onto a car behind the home.
Source: Salisbury Post    Date: June 16, 2011

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LCO, surrounding communities tackle growing gang violence (Sawyer County, WI): Gang activity is on the rise in tribal communities across the country and right here in the Northland. One place of growing concern is the Lac Courte Oreilles reservation and areas around it.
Source: FOX 21 News    Date: June 16, 2011

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12 arrested in what deputies call gang-related fight (St. Martin, MS): Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 12 people as the result of a fight at Lemoyne Boulevard Baptist Church on Wednesday night and officials believe was gang-related.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: June 16, 2011

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Ex-mayoral candidate's father charged with gang activity (Crown Point, IN): Antonio Andrade, whose teenage son unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nod for Hammond mayor in May's primary election, is facing felony charges in the wake of his arrest by gang-unit officers.
Source: The Times    Date: June 16, 2011

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USD 501 board approves gang policy (Topeka, KS): Beginning this fall, students in Topeka Unified School District 501 will be disciplined for wearing clothes that may appear to promote gang activity.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal    Date: June 16, 2011

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Gilroy police will not receive $750K gang prevention grant (Gilroy, CA): Two South County police departments hoping a federal grant would help pay for gang prevention efforts will have to look elsewhere.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch    Date: June 16, 2011

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Three-month Chico gang sweep nets 47 arrests (Chico, CA): A three-month gang suppression effort in Chico, which ended May 28, resulted in the arrest of 47 people with suspected or confirmed gang connections.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: June 15, 2011

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Gang member jailed for armed robbery (Saskatoon, SK): An 18-year-old who covered his face with a red bandana and joined a fellow Indian Posse gang member in an armed robbery where a handgun was fired, has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Source: The StarPhoenix    Date: June 15, 2011

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Gang members accused in beating, robbery (Jackson County, MS): Four self-professed members of the Simon City Royals street gang were behinds bars Wednesday, accused in the beating and robbery of a 16-year-old, Sheriff Mike Byrd said.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: June 15, 2011

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Report criticizes PIRC, city's anti-crime initiative (Pittsburgh, PA): An ambitious crime-fighting strategy aimed at reducing the city's homicide rate is too narrowly focused on gang violence and needs to widen its scope, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Center on Race and Social Problems.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: June 15, 2011

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Two arrested in Oakland robbery spree (Oakland, CA): Two suspected street gang members believed responsible for at least seven armed robberies Monday and Tuesday in East Oakland were arrested shortly after the last holdup as they tried to rob another person, police said Wednesday.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: June 15, 2011

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Santa Maria PD teams up with community to combat gang violence (Santa Maria, CA): Police in Santa Maria are giving parents and community members the resources to make their neighborhood safer from gangs.
Source: KSBY News    Date: June 15, 2011

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