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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Data shows gang members hear calls to stop the violence (Bakersfield, CA): Flashing lights, yellow tape and police on scene. It's the scene of one of many gang shootings in Bakersfield. And, a handful of community members are working to stop this violence.
Source: KGET 17 News    Date: April 7, 2011

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Gang violence prevalent in city, but still safe, says expert (Omaha, NE): "Our gang members are some of the smartest, most intelligent kids we have," said President of Midwest Gang Investigators Association Bruce Ferrell, Omaha.
Source: KPTM 42 News    Date: April 7, 2011

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Calif. AG creates multi-agency gang task force (Tulare, CA): Law enforcement officials are moving to crack down on a spike in gang violence in California's Central Valley. State Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Thursday that a task force with members from state and local agencies will be focusing on investigating and arresting criminal gang members.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: April 7, 2011

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Four males arrested in apparent gang-related stabbing (Santa Barbara, CA): Four suspects have been arrested in connection with last week’s stabbing on Cacique Street in Santa Barbara.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: April 7, 2011

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Gangs in East Orlando (Orlando, FL): East Orlando has the highest concentration of gang activity in Orange County, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Gang Unit.
Source: East Orlando Sun    Date: April 7, 2011

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Arrests prevent gang fight on east side, police say (Madison, WI): A potential gang fight Wednesday afternoon on Madison's east side was thwarted when officers arrested two teens for weapons violations and for being in a neighborhood neither lives in.
Source: The Capital Times    Date: April 7, 2011

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Gang sweep nets Pasadena homicide suspect (Pasadena, CA): An early morning gang sweep Thursday in Pasadena and Altadena netted eight arrests including a homicide suspect, officials said. Several are members or affiliates of the Altadena Block Crips gang, which operates in Northwest Pasadena and Altadena.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: April 7, 2011

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Signs your child may be getting recruited by a gang member (Sandy, UT): Metro Gang Task members are warning parents about how gangs go about recruiting kids. Many members make up one gang with a sole focus.
Source: News4Utah    Date: April 7, 2011

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Grandmother helping Chicago kids 'off the block' (Chicago, IL): In Roseland, one of Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods, many residents stay off the streets to protect themselves from rampant gang violence. But one grandmother opened her door and invited gang members to come inside.
Source: CNN    Date: April 7, 2011

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Possible gang-related fight in Storm Lake (Storm Lake, IA): Approximately 9:12 p.m. Saturday, the Storm Lake Police were dispatched to a fight in progress involving a large group of people in the street in front of 1216 Spooner St.
Source: Cherokee Chronicle Times    Date: April 6, 2011

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Judge upholds Ogden gang injunction (Ogden, UT): The first gang injunction in Utah history is destined for trial after a state judge said the ban is constitutional. Second District Judge Ernie Jones said the injunction does not violate rights to associate or bear arms and is "not overly broad."
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: April 6, 2011

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Authorities: James Island shootout likely "gang related" (James Island, SC): Investigators with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office say last Wednesday's shootout that spilled out onto Folly Road was likely gang related.
Source: WCIV 4 News    Date: April 6, 2011

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Anti-gang campaign portrayed as success (Tacoma, WA): Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist held a news conference Tuesday to declare victory – at least by the measure of convictions and reduced gang violence in Tacoma.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: April 6, 2011

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U.S. budget conflict stalls Salinas anti-gang center (Salinas, CA): An anti-gang project for which Monterey County and Salinas law enforcement officials have high hopes continued to languish, caught up in Congress' ongoing tug of war over the federal budget.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: April 6, 2011

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Alleged Latin King chief found guilty (Chicago, IL): His power and sway over the Latin Kings, one of the country's largest street gangs, stretched from 26th Street to the East Coast and Texas, prosecutors say.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 6, 2011

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Alliance aims to address gang activity in Knoxville area (Knoxville, TN): Local law enforcement and juvenile court authorities have joined forces to create a program that would allow the agencies to address gang activity in the area by better sharing information with each other.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: April 6, 2011

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Indian law and order panel has first meeting in NM (Albuquerque, NM): A national panel of judicial and law enforcement experts convened Wednesday in New Mexico to begin its part in a massive federal and tribal effort aimed at revamping the justice system across Indian Country.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: April 6, 2011

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Pasco Police using gang suppression tactics (Pasco, WA): As schools across the Tri-Cities are enjoying Spring Break, Pasco Police are gearing up for warmer weather and increased gang activity. With an estimated 775 "documented" and "suspected" gang members, police have a two-fold approach to controlling them.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: April 6, 2011

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Metro Gang Unit working to take gang members off Salt Lake streets (Salt Lake City, UT): As Unified Police detective Nate Clark checks under the seats and in the side door pockets of a vehicle he has just pulled over, he comes across a plastic bag containing a small amount of a white, crystal-like substance.
Source: KSL News    Date: April 6, 2011

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Man injured in gang-related shooting (San Diego, CA): A 19-year-old man was injured Wednesday in a gang-related shooting in the Stockton neighborhood, police said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: April 6, 2011

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