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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Police: Teen gang member, 15, charged with attempted murder (Volusia County, FL): A 15-year-old gang member is charged with attempted felony murder after shooting a man he chose randomly in a DeBary neighborhood when the drug dealer he'd planned to rob failed to show up, officials said.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal     Date: November 16, 2016

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Minister outlines Boston's youth violence reduction success (Boston, MA): The Rev. Jeffrey Brown's "Boston Miracle'' is still playing out today through his Rebuilding Every Community Around Peace initiative born from a nighttime walk nearly 25 years ago.
Source: Erie Times-News    Date: November 16, 2016

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Two cuffed, two more sought in Hamilton Heights gang-related shooting (Manhattan, NY): Cops arrested two men — and are searching for two more — in connection with the gang-related shooting of a 25-year-old man in Hamilton Heights, police said Wednesday.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: November 16, 2016

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Death Penalty Recommended For Adelanto Gang Member (Adelanto, CA): A Victorville jury recommended death today for an Adelanto man convicted of the 2009 double slaying of 28-year-old Ealy Davis, Jr. and 26-year-old Shameka Reliford.
Source: Victor Valley News    Date: November 16, 2016

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Gangster insists ‘not guilty’ of Bob’s Hamburgers double murder in Harbor City (Los Angeles, CA): An 18-year-old reputed gang member pleaded not guilty Wednesday to double murder charges stemming from a shooting at a burger restaurant in a Harbor City strip mall that left two people dead, including the longtime owner of the eatery.
Source:    Date: November 16, 2016

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Four alleged Savannah gang members indicted in September revenge slaying (Savannah, GA): Four alleged members of the nationally affiliated Bloods gang were indicted for murder and related charges on Wednesday in connection with the shooting death of a 24-year-old man who was killed five days after defending himself during an armed robbery.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: November 16, 2016

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Police Say Validated Gang Member Almost Ran Over Members Of The Street Crimes Unit (Chattanooga, TN): Police said a validated member of the Athens Park Bloods almost ran over several members of the Street Crimes Unit in an incident on Saturday.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: November 15, 2016

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MS-13 gang member from Brentwood gets 40 years in double-slaying (Brentwood, NY): A Brentwood man who admitted to committing the 2011 execution-style slayings of two brothers — fellow MS-13 gang members — was sentenced Tuesday by a federal judge in Central Islip to 40 years in prison.
Source: Newsday    Date: November 15, 2016

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Hempstead village announces task force to crackdown on gangs (Hempstead, NY): The Village of Hempstead announced a new initiative in hopes to stop gang violence and keep the public safe. The village has seen a number of devastating gang-related crimes over the recent years.
Source: FiOS1 News    Date: November 15, 2016

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FBI seeks man in New Mexico prison-gang killings (El Paso, TX): The FBI is searching for a fugitive with ties to the El Paso-Las Cruces border region suspected in the prison gang-related killings of two inmates in 2001. Angel DeLeon, 39, was indicted in December on a federal charge of violent crimes (murder) in aid of racketeering as part of a long range FBI investigation into the Syndicato de Nuevo Mexico prison gang.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News    Date: November 15, 2016

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Cleveland brothers convicted in gang shooting remain defiant during sentencing (Cleveland, OH): Three brothers maintained their innocence Tuesday as a judge sentenced them to prison in two drive-by shootings that prosecutors attributed to retaliatory gang violence.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: November 15, 2016

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More violence in low-income communities no duh (San Diego, CA): Gang-related crimes have decreased by 44.5 percent since 2009, says a new report from the City of San Diego's Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention. Despite the downward trend, there are still 4005 documented gang members in the 76 reported gangs in San Diego. According to a 2012 study, the average age of newly inducted gang members is 13 years old.
Source: San Diego Reader    Date: November 15, 2016

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100-to-Life Term for Gangster, 17 at Time of Oceanside Slayings (Oceanside, CA): A man who was 17 when he took part in a gang-related retaliation shooting at an Oceanside park that killed two teenagers and left two others wounded was sentenced Tuesday to 100 years to life in state prison.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: November 15, 2016

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Gang activity on the rise in Central Florida (Titusville, FL): Gang activity is a problem that’s plaguing communities across central Florida and the Osceola County Sheriff’s office says its tackling the issue head-on. Officials say the size of the department’s gang unit has doubled over the past decade. “Currently, right now, we’re tracking approximately 1,400 documented gang members in Osceola County,” said Osceola County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Twis Lizasuain.
Source: WOFL FOX 35 News    Date: November 15, 2016

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Suspected gang member gets 37 years for Boone County killing (Belvidere, IL): A 23-year-old Belvidere man was sentenced this week to 37 years in prison for first-degree murder and mob action, Boone County State's Attorney Michelle Courier announced in a news release.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: November 15, 2016

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Alleged Edmonton gang leader faces murder trial for ordering a killing (Edmonton, AB): A Crown prosecutor told a jury that Joshua Petrin is responsible for the murder of Bryan Gower even though Petrin didn’t pull the trigger and wasn’t near the killing.
Source: Global News    Date: November 15, 2016

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Two alleged gang members charged with murder of Camp Pendleton Marine (Los Angeles, CA): Two alleged gang members were charged Tuesday with the murder of a 19-year-old Marine from Camp Pendleton who was found shot inside his vehicle in South Los Angeles nearly two months ago.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: November 15, 2016

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Gang member sentenced to 10 years for attack on Leesburg man (Loudoun County, VA): An MS-13 gang member who assaulted and then later orchestrated an unsuccessful attempt to kill a Leesburg man for refusing to join its ranks was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Source: Loudoun Times-Mirror    Date: November 15, 2016

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Prosecutors seek to speed up Charlotte Blood gang member sentencing after discovery of ‘shank' (Charlotte, NC): Prosecutors asked court officials Wednesday to hurry up the sentencing of an accused Bloods gang member after the discovery of a shank and books at the jail.
Source: WSOC 9 News    Date: November 15, 2016

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Violent gang member' accused of leading police on car chase through neighborhood (Pittsburgh, PA): A man police described as a "violent game member" has been charged after leading police on a chase through a densely populated neighborhood.
Source: WPXI 11 News    Date: November 15, 2016

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