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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Stabbing in Nampa sends one to hospital (Nampa, ID): A stabbing that left one man in the hospital is believed to be gang related. That's according to Nampa Police, who investigated the incident Friday.
Source: KTVB 7 News    Date: April 2, 2011

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Gang awareness presentation on tap for Thursday (Ontario, OR): With an ever-growing gang presence in the area, a local law enforcement agency is bringing in an expert on gangs to give a few presentations over two days.
Source: The Argus Observer    Date: April 2, 2011

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Five stabbed in gang fight at La Mirada sports bar and grill (La Mirada, CA): A fight between rival gang members at a sports bar and grill early Saturday left three women and two men hospitalized with stab wounds, authorities said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: April 2, 2011

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Mid-Columbia gang sweep results in 25 arrests (Kennewick, WA): A multi-agency law enforcement gang sweep in the Tri-Cities Wednesday netted 25 arrests, including seven juveniles.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: April 1, 2011

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Three people arrested after possibly gang related fight on Goleta Beach (Goleta, CA): Three men were arrested Thursday afternoon after a possibly gang related fight on Goleta Beach. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department received a call around 4:30 p.m. about a large fight involving several young adults.
Source: KSBY News    Date: April 1, 2011

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One in custody after teen shot dead in Melrose Park (Melrose Park, IL): A shooting believed fueled by gang rivalries left one teen dead in west suburban Melrose Park Thursday night and his alleged assailant in custody, police said this morning.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 1, 2011

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Bill would double jail time for gang members (Sacramento, CA): A bill in the California State Assembly would increase penalties for people who are arrested for crimes connected to drug cartels and street gangs.
Source: News 10    Date: April 1, 2011

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So far so good in fight against gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): Just one week after holding a rally on the steps of city hall, the same local African-American Clergy, Community leaders, and police force come together again to discuss the progress of their recent approach to end community violence.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: April 1, 2011

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Trenton shootings prompt police to investigate possible escalation of gang violence (Trenton, NJ): After two shootings on the same block four days apart, police are trying to determine whether gang violence has again intensified in the South Ward.
Source: The Times    Date: April 1, 2011

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Oakland agency gets $500,000 grant to help prevent youth violence (Oakland, CA): The Oakland Private Industry Council, or PIC, has won a substantial state grant to continue its counseling, job training and intervention work with youths at risk of joining gangs and those who seek to leave the gang life behind.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: April 1, 2011

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22 arrests in gang crackdown (Fresno, CA): More than a hundred officers took part in the crackdown, including Fresno and Clovis police, Sheriff’s deputies, and state and federal officers.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: April 1, 2011

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Expert on WHS: 'Are there gangs here? No, I don't think so' (Westerly, RI): An investigator with the state Department of Corrections who delivered the gang identification portion of a parents forum on school safety Thursday was not familiar with at least some aspects of the case which initiated the event.
Source: The Westerly Sun    Date: April 1, 2011

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Operation Ceasefire gang crackdown in Fresno (Fresno, CA): A knock at the door awoke several parolees and probationers in Fresno Friday morning. Police officers checked on 55 of them as part of Operation Ceasefire, involving more than 100 officers from several local agencies.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: April 1, 2011

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One dead in shootings at Houston school field (Houston, TX): Houston police say one person was killed and five others wounded in a shooting at a football field at a Houston high school.
Source: KXII 12 News    Date: March 31, 2011

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Street gang bill stalled in state House (Olympia, WA): A bill that would fight the street gang problem has strong, unanimous support of city and county officials in the Tri-Cities but appears all but dead in Olympia.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: March 31, 2011

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Gun violence puts city, state laws in crosshairs (Portland, OR): The day after four people were wounded in a suspected Northeast Portland gang-related shooting, gun-control advocates rallied at City Hall. Speakers at the March 21 event included Mayor Sam Adams, religious leaders and relatives of people killed by guns.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: March 31, 2011

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Gang prevention coordinator gives talk (Santa Barbara, CA): South Coast gang prevention coordinator Gus Frias said this week that local schools and police could better cooperate in preventing gang violence by abiding by a state law requiring that every public school campus have a comprehensive safety plan that addresses, among other things, student gang members and gang violence.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: March 31, 2011

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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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