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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City holds first VRI call-in since Mayor announces Roddy as Chief (Chattanooga, TN): The violence has to end, that was the message at Thursday evening’s VRI meeting. Speakers echoed that message to a group of men, known for being involved in various gangs around Chattanooga.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: August 11, 2017

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Police Make Arrest for August Gang Shooting in Freeport (Freeport, IL): Demario Williams, 25, is in police custody, charged in the shooting that seriously injured a rival gang member last week.
Source:    Date: August 11, 2017

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Galloway Boys gang member granted new murder trial (Toronto, ON): A member of Toronto's notorious Galloway Boys street gang has been granted a new murder trial, while the convictions of two other members have been upheld, the Ontario Court of Appeal ruled on Friday.
Source: CBC News    Date: August 11, 2017

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Documented gang member arrested in Redlands in shooting of 12-year-old Victorville girl (San Bernardino County, CA): A 26-year-old documented gang member accused in the shooting death of a 12-year-old girl in Victorville was arrested in Redlands on Thursday night, sheriff’s officials said Friday morning.
Source: The Sun    Date: August 11, 2017

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'OK' Sculpture That Could Be Seen As Gang Sign Moved In Trenton (Trenton, NJ): A sculpture that children with a Trenton non-profit erected with the intention of saying everything is “OK” is being moved because it can be mistaken for a gang sign, according to published reports.
Source: East Windsor Patch    Date: August 11, 2017

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Man pleads guilty in South Carolina drive-by shooting (Charleston, SC): Federal prosecutors say a gang member has been sentenced on an attempted murder charge in a drive-by shooting in South Carolina two years ago.
Source: The Tribune    Date: August 11, 2017

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Tyler police say drug and gang activity likely cause of recent shootings, including two fatal (Tyler, TX): In the past five weeks, Tyler has seen nine separate shooting incidents, which police believe are related to gang and drug activity. The most recent gunfire happened Friday morning, when a 22-year-old man was fatally shot at a home in the 1600 block of Lawrence Street.
Source: Tyler Morning Telegraph    Date: August 11, 2017

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Fort Myers Police Department Gang Suppression Unit wins awards (Fort Myers, FL): After years of denying the city of Fort Myers' gang problem, the police department has been awarded for going after them. The Florida Gang Investigator's Association named the Fort Myers Police Department's Gang Unit the Florida Gang Unit of the Year.
Source: The News-Press    Date: August 11, 2017

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12 gang members indicted for string of pharmacy robberies (Memphis, TN): Twelve gang members were indicted on Friday for breaking into multiple pharmacies across the Mid-South. It was a crime encouraged by "The Concrete Cartel," which is one of the gangs believed to be involved.
Source: WMC 5 News    Date: August 11, 2017

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Gang Member Arrested In Killing Of Victorville Girl; Victim’s Mother Accused Of Threatening Suspect (Victorville, CA): A 26-year-old gang member has been arrested on murder charges in the shooting death of 12-year-old Makiya Walls in Victorville.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: August 11, 2017

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Three members of violent Hobos gang sent to prison for life (Chicago, IL): Three members of the violent Hobos super gang were sentenced to life in prison on Friday for their role in multiple slayings that were part of a vast drug trafficking conspiracy.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 11, 2017

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UCF grad: From street gang to law school (Orlando, FL): When UCF graduate Angel Sanchez starts law school in Miami this week, it will be a strange sort of homecoming. After all, the last time he lived there, he was a 16-year-old gang member being sentenced to 30 years for attempted murder.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: August 11, 2017

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3 alleged Savannah gang members plead not guilty in Tatemville slaying (Savannah, GA): A defiant Savannah man charged with directing the September gang-related slaying of Dominique Powell in Tatemville refused on Friday to enter a written plea to charges against him, prompting the judge to direct a not guilty plea.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: August 11, 2017

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2 gang members who testified in murder case sentenced in Chester councilman’s killing (Chester, SC): Two men whom prosecutors say are gang members, who both testified against a gang member convicted of murder in the 2014 death of a Chester councilman, have received probation after pleading guilty to reduced charges.
Source: The Herald    Date: August 11, 2017

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Providence police arrest suspected gang member after a violent struggle (Providence, RI): A gang member who was shot and wounded by a rival in July ended up in a violent struggle with police Wednesday night as they fought to wrest a stolen handgun from him.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: August 11, 2017

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Broken Silence nets fifth MS-13 life sentence in Maryland (Greenbelt, MD): An MS-13 gang member convicted of conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise, murder in aid of racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder in the aid of racketeering was sentenced Aug. 8 to life in prison by a federal judge.
Source:     Date: August 11, 2017

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23-Month-Old Baby Gunned Down: Gang Members Plead Guilty (Oakland, CA): Two men affiliated with a West Oakland gang have pleaded guilty in federal court in Oakland to conducting a gunfire attack that killed a 23-month-old boy in 2011.
Source: Alameda Patch    Date: August 11, 2017

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Jury deliberations begin in Fulton County gang trial (Atlanta, GA): A jury will begin deliberations Thursday in a Fulton County gang trial. Closing arguments lasted nearly five hours Wednesday in the murder trial of an Atlanta City Council woman's nephew. Darius Bottoms, 18, was shot and killed June 2014.
Source: WGCL CBS Atlanta    Date: August 10, 2017

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Gang member arrested in deadly Reseda sidewalk shooting (Reseda, CA): A suspect has been arrested in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man on a sidewalk in Reseda early Monday, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: August 10, 2017

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Hobos leader given 40 years in prison for running gang that ruled with violence (Chicago, IL): As the reputed boss of the Hobos super gang, Gregory "Bowlegs" Chester ran a narcotics empire that peddled massive quantities of cocaine, crack and heroin, federal prosecutors said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 10, 2017

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