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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Huntsville Police educates community on gang activity (Huntsville, AL): Huntsville Police show showed WHNT NEWS 19 the indicators. The bling, weapons, and even bandanas are out there. All suggest gang activity exists in the Rocket City.
Source: WHNT NEWS 19     Date: February 7, 2011

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'Enough is Enough' worried about another possibly gang-related murder in Fort Pierce as three detectives investigate (Fort Pierce, FL): Three police detectives now are assigned to the latest possibly gang-related murder that is unnerving residents. It is the second such day since Nov. 14, when three people died in separate incidents.
Source: TCPalm    Date: February 7, 2011

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Whatcom County officials alarmed over increasing gang activity (Bellingham, WA) : On Jan. 13, Texas Street residents reported shots fired from a maroon Ford Taurus toward a group of people standing on the street. One person from that group returned fire. No one was hit in the exchange.
Source: The Bellingham Herald    Date: February 6, 2011

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As Somali gangs evolve, so does enforcement (Minneapolis, MN): The girl was 12 when the gangsters told her the rule: They would sell her for sex to men outside the gang, but members of the Somali Outlaws or the Somali Mafia would use her for free.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 6, 2011

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Driver wounded in Oak Street hit (Vancouver, BC): A 30-year-old North Vancouver man with gang ties is in hospital recovering from injuries sustained Saturday morning during a gangland shooting in a quiet neighbourhood in Vancouver's west side.
Source: The Province    Date: February 6, 2011

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Chandler teen arrested in connection with gang shooting (Chandler, AZ): Gang violence erupted in Chandler on Saturday as a gang member, 15, fired multiple shots at a member of another gang on Erie Street near Arizona Avenue, police said.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: February 6, 2011

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Witnesses tell police deadly fight on Avenue D was gang-related (Fort Pierce, FL): An early Saturday morning melee at the intersection of Avenue D and North 11th Street that resulted in the shooting death of a woman and the wounding of a man involved rival gangs, a crowd of about 50, several guns and at least one shot-up car, according to witnesses cited in the arrest affidavit of the murder suspect.
Source: TC Palm    Date: February 6, 2011

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Girls move up in gang world (Victorville, CA): Drive-bys, drug sales, stealing cars, tagging and murder. What was once a mainly male-dominated area of the gang world has been opening up to more and more women and girls.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: February 6, 2011

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Keeping girls out of gangs (Victorville, CA): As more and more girls and women are taking active roles in violent, male-dominated street gangs, experts agree parents and especially father figures are important components to keeping girls out of the lifestyle.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: February 6, 2011

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Gang officer sees progress (Oceanside, CA): One of Lt. Valencia Saadat's biggest worries last week was tracking down the gang members who tagged Balderrama Park and caused $10,000 worth of damage.
Source: North County Times    Date: February 6, 2011

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California gang leader sentenced to life in prison for distributing PCP (Los Angeles, CA): The leader of a South Los Angeles street gang, who was convicted of organizing and leading a wide-ranging conspiracy to manufacture and distribute large quantities of the drug phencyclidine—better known as PCP—was sentenced today to life without parole in federal prison.
Source: 7thSpace Interactive    Date: February 5, 2011

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Police seek help tracking gang graffiti (Medford, OR): A recent spike in gang graffiti has Medford police seeking the public's help in identifying problem areas and people in the city.
Source: Mail Tribune    Date: February 5, 2011

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San Francisco injunctions may be pushing gangs into Peninsula (San Francisco, CA): As police officers are deployed across South San Francisco to combat a violent spike in gang violence, a question is being raised about whether court injunctions against gang members in San Francisco and other cities are moving crime to the Peninsula.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner    Date: February 5, 2011

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Gang members arrested, MAC-10 automatic handgun seized in La Puente (La Puente, CA) : Deputies arrested two gang members late Friday and seized a MAC-10 automatic pistol, authorities said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: February 5, 2011

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Vancouver police investigate gang-related Oak Street shooting (Vancouver, BC): Vancouver police are investigating another gang-related shooting on Oak Street seven weeks after the attack on a local restaurant that left 10 people injured.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: February 5, 2011

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Two Crips released after one year (Tacoma, WA) : Two Hilltop Crips who helped send dozens of their fellow gang members to prison got out of jail Friday with the blessing of Pierce County prosecutors.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: February 5, 2011

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Community leaders discuss gang prevention (Crofton, MD): It’s been nearly two years since Christopher Jones was killed, the victim of an assault by two boys with connections to a gang.
Source: CroftonPatch    Date: February 5, 2011

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Anti-gang programs in jeopardy: NDP (Ottawa, ON): The Conservatives in Canada should take lessons on prison policy from their ideological cousins south of the border, the federal NDP said Thursday.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press    Date: February 4, 2011

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Gang report says violence down in 2010 (Albany, GA): Of the 500 arrests made by the Albany Police Department’s Gang Unit in 2010, 151 were gang-related arrests, according to report presented to the Albany City Commission on Tuesday.
Source: The Albany Herald    Date: February 4, 2011

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Eight arrested in gang-related crimes (Livermore, CA): Police in the past week have arrested eight juveniles for gang-related crimes. The arrests continue an ongoing investigation of the city's two most prominent gangs -- Nortenos and Surenos.
Source: LivermorePatch    Date: February 4, 2011

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