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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Md. prison panel urges focus on gangs, health care (Hagerstown, MD) : A state task force on prison violence urged policymakers Monday to take a systemwide approach to reducing gang activity and improving inmate mental health care.
Source: Stamford Advocate    Date: January 10, 2011

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Suspect arrested in Kawana school stabbing (Santa Rosa, CA): Detectives detained a suspect Monday in the death of a young man who was stabbed during a weekend fight at a Santa Rosa elementary school.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: January 10, 2011

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Former gang leader pleads guilty to racketeering (San Francisco, CA): A longtime member and former leader of a violent gang known as MS-13 has pleaded guilty to racketeering and other charges.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: January 10, 2011

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Lehigh seeks to track gang members (Lehigh County, PA): Lehigh County wants to construct a place for all gang members whether they're Bloods, Crips, Latin Kings or Trinitarios. Not a physical location, but a place in cyberspace where authorities throughout the county can store information on gang members — such as where they live, what gang they're associated with and crimes they have been charged with.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: January 9, 2011

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Gangs often a concern among Norfolk grade schoolers (Norfolk, VA): Of all the students in the city's 48 schools, those in elementary grades are most likely to perceive a gang problem in their school, according to a division survey.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: January 9, 2011

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War on Albany gangs ends with 55 convictions (Albany, NY) : It was late September 2006. The city of Albany was being ripped by gun violence. Since that July, nine people had been shot on city streets.
Source: Times Union    Date: January 9, 2011

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Father fights off gang members in Grover Beach (Grover Beach, CA): Two gang members required medical treatment after a father fought to protect his family during an alleged random assault by three members of a Santa Maria gang at Grover Beach Elementary School on Saturday.
Source: CalCoastNews    Date: January 9, 2011

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Gun used in robbery has gang ties (Nanaimo, BC): A loaded handgun linked to gang activity was seized from a 20-year-old Nanaimo man who faces several charges after police say a man was pistol-whipped during a robbery.
Source: The Daily News    Date: January 8, 2011

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Parents urged to help stamp out gangs (Abbotsford, BC): Weapons and clothing seized from local gangs were on display. And there were challenges to parents to do everything in their power to keep their kids away from a deadly lifestyle that has killed several Abbotsford youth.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: January 7, 2011

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Oakland gang injunction group may be end-running (Oakland, CA): An Oakland law firm with close connections to the city's new mayor is no longer challenging a proposed gang injunction, but a group that has taken its place might be committing an end run around a possible conflict of interest, an Alameda County judge said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: January 7, 2011

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Arrests aren't the end point for local law enforcement (Tracy, CA) : Tracy police have responded to a recent uptick in gang-on-gang violence by refocusing on gang suppression, according to a department spokesman. But local officers also say arresting people on the street sometimes isn’t enough to keep the peace.
Source: Tracy Press    Date: January 7, 2011

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O.C. homicides: Fewest in 10 years (Orange County, CA): Orange County experienced a significant drop in homicides in 2010 – the lowest number in 10 years. O.C. is in line with a national trend of falling crime rates.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 7, 2011

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County works to reduce gangs amidst Knightdale shooting (Knightdale, NC) : The second shooting in Knightdale's history has some people concerned about gang activity. "Gangs are a problem everywhere," Darryl Blevins, Director of the East Wake Gang Prevention Partnership, said. "One gang is too many."
Source: NBC-17 News    Date: January 7, 2011

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Quick police work helps fight growing gang menace (Kennewick, WA) : Kennewick police are giving a lot of credit to civilians for the quick resolution of the gang shooting near a bank last week. The citizens, particularly the bank employee who witnessed part of the drama and first called it in, deserve all the credit they can get.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: January 6, 2011

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Gang-related graffiti shows up in Central Point and Medford (Medford, OR): Suspected gang members have sprayed the Rogue Valley with graffiti in recent days, spurring clean-up efforts and an investigation to track down the culprits and hold them accountable, police said.
Source: Mail Tribune    Date: January 6, 2011

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Grant to combat gang violence (Watsonville, CA): The City of Watsonville has been granted $369,309 from the California Emergency Management Agency to launch a two-year program that will hopefully reduce gang crime in the neighborhoods surrounding Marinovich Park.
Source: Register-Pajaronian    Date: January 6, 2011

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Charges filed in gang-related shooting of brothers in Northeast area (Kansas City, MO): Jackson County prosecutors today accused an 18-year-old man of shooting two teenage brothers in the Northeast area of Kansas City Wednesday, leaving the older brother paralyzed.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: January 6, 2011

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Anti-gang effort continues despite loss of funds (Huntington Station, NY): U.S. Rep. Steve Israel says he is proceeding with efforts to stem crime in Huntington Station, even though proposed funding to bolster local law-enforcement efforts in high-crime areas was voted down recently in Congress.
Source: Huntington Patch    Date: January 6, 2011

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Watsonville man admits to assault, gang charges, sentenced to eight years (Santa Cruz, CA): A Watsonville man arrested in connection with a gang-related shooting at a Sycamore Street apartment complex in July admitted to assault and gang charges Thursday in exchange for an eight-year prison sentence, prosecutors said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: January 6, 2011

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Texas prison gang members get life sentences without parole (McAllen, TX): Three members of the Texas Syndicate prison gang have been sentenced to life in prison without parole for their roles in separate shooting deaths in South Texas, U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno said Thursday.
Source: KWTX 10 News    Date: January 6, 2011

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