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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Vancouver woman killed; second homicide in two days (Vancouver, BC): Vancouver has recorded its ninth homicide of the year – matching the city’s total for all of 2010. The body of a woman believed to be in her thirties was discovered inside a home Tuesday evening.
Source: The Globe and Mail    Date: July 27, 2011

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Atwater: No evidence of school gang activity (Tifton, GA): The local schools aren’t experiencing a lot of gang activity. The most common thing would be graffiti. The Tift County Board of Education has zero tolerance for gang activity in the schools. Superintendent Patrick Atwater advised that he doesn’t see a lot of evidence of gang activity that comes across his desk.
Source: The Tifton Gazette    Date: July 27, 2011

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Battling gangs in Western Colorado (Mesa County, CO): Gang activity in Western Colorado has some experts worried, and the biggest population at risk might be kids in the community as gangs target them for recruitment.
Source: KREX 5 News    Date: July 27, 2011

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Fort Worth man dies in gang-related shooting (Fort Worth, TX): A man shot in the head during an apparent gang-related incident died today at an area hospital. Gang unit officers have two suspects in custody and are investigating the shooting which occurred late Tuesday.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 27, 2011

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Two held in girl's shooting have arrest records (San Francisco, CA): Two alleged gang members arrested in a weekend shooting that critically injured an 11-year-old-girl in a Western Addition apartment have a record of property-crime arrests, court records show.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: July 26, 2011

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Prison for OGK gang member (Albany, NY): A South End gang member who opened fire on rivals in West Hill, wounding four victims including three bystanders, on Monday received nearly six years in federal prison.
Source: Times Union    Date: July 26, 2011

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Teen gang member charged in Des Plaines murder (Des Plaines, IL): A bullet recovered from a tire outside a murder scene led to charges against a 16-year-old gang member in the death of a Des Plaines man last week, police said.
Source: WBBM 780 News    Date: July 26, 2011

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Watsonville leaders respond to six homicides in 2011 (Watsonville, CA): Police and civic leaders acknowledged Monday that violent gang crime has risen sharply this year, but say they have identified potential suspects in Saturday's daylight shooting at a busy Main Street parking lot.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: July 26, 2011

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Feds highlight efforts to curb reservation crime (Flagstaff, AZ): A year after a federal law gave American Indian tribes more authority to combat crime on reservations, few have taken the steps to enact one of its main provisions — a measure allowing tribes to triple the amount of time tribal members can spend in jail.
Source: The Associated Press    Date: July 26, 2011

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Yakima gang culture behind bars (Yakima, WA): The gang culture in Yakima has become pretty deep-seated. KIMA discovered, so too is the gang culture in our local jails. Action News found keeping that culture from infecting the rest of the jail with gang recruitment and violence takes a unique plan and a high degree of separation.
Source: KIMA News    Date: July 26, 2011

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Is Greenville PD's gang suppression plan working? (Greenville, NC): Greenville police have made dozens of arrests they're attributing to a new gang suppression program targeting west Greenville and other high risk areas. Even after Saturday night’s string of shootings and armed robberies, Greenville police Sgt. Carlton Williams says the fact that crime is moving outside of the usual hotspots is a sign the suppression plan is working.
Source: WNCT 9 News    Date: July 26, 2011

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Police still pursuing leads in funeral shootings (Las Vegas, NV): More than tears flowed when the family and friends of 21-year-old Andres Elena gathered at a central valley funeral home July 6 to mourn the man who was fatally stabbed on the Strip.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: July 26, 2011

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Boy, 13, stabbed while walking with friend, dog to park (San Jose, CA): A 13-year-old teen was stabbed in the back multiple times Monday afternoon as he was walking to a South San Jose park with a friend and a dog, according to police and the boy's family.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: July 26, 2011

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Private meeting doesn't sway immigrant advocates to embrace new policing strategy (San Jose, CA): After a closed meeting Tuesday with San Jose police and federal agents, immigrant rights advocates still oppose a new strategy for ridding the city of violent gang members who also are illegal immigrants.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: July 26, 2011

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Target parking lot homicide victim was from Prunedale, police say (Watsonville, CA): A man shot and killed in the Target parking lot Saturday evening was 20-year-old Gustavo Diaz Saragoza of Prunedale, investigators said Sunday, while expressing shock at the daytime shooting of two. Police believe it was a gang-related slaying.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: July 25, 2011

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Five teens charged with gang assault in Tompkinsville (Staten Island, NY): Five teens -- four of them Staten Islanders -- have been charged with gang assault, assault and weapon possession stemming from a stabbing Friday night in Tompkinsville, police said.
Source: Staten Island Real-Time News    Date: July 25, 2011

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Chicago police use more deadly force as gang war heats up (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police officers have killed more people this year to date than the total number killed in 2010. A quarterly report just released by the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) shows that 14 people were shot and killed by Chicago officers in the first six months of this year ending June 30.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor    Date: July 25, 2011

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Kent shootings shift police focus to gang violence (Kent, WA): In the wake of Saturday's shootings at a custom-car show that left 13 people injured, Kent police are calling for a meeting of law-enforcement officials to focus on the impact of increasing gang-related violence in South King County.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: July 25, 2011

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Cops ask residents to help stop E. Palo Alto violence (East Palo Alto, CA): East Palo Alto has had six murders this year. After reducing the homicide rate to four in all of last year, the spike in gang violence has once again put the community on edge. The police chief is asking for the public's help in identifying the gang members he believes are behind the latest wave of violence.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News    Date: July 25, 2011

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Police seek shooters in gang-related gunfight (Aiken, SC): Two Aiken residents were treated at a local hospital over the weekend after a gunfight at a hall rented for a private party led to gang violence, according to officials.
Source: The Aiken Standard    Date: July 25, 2011

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