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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Brockton State Police gang unit receives commendation (Brockton, MA): The State Police gang unit that operates in Brockton received a commendation this week for their work over the past year in making dozens of arrests and taking guns and drugs off the streets of the city.
Source: The Enterprise    Date: June 23, 2016

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Probation violators arrested during state, local operation (Alamance County, NC): Gang members and sex offenders were among those targeted by state and local authorities Wednesday and Thursday during a roundup of offenders violating probation and parole in Alamance County.
Source: The Times-News     Date: June 23, 2016

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21 arrested in regional drug suspect sweep (Nashville, NC): Small-town drug dealers aren’t living large with gold chains and fistfuls of cash, Sheriff Keith Stone says. When his deputies lock them up, some can’t even scrape together bond money.
Source: The Wilson Times    Date: June 23, 2016

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How crime-linked money is being used to fight crime (Riverside County, CA): Ballistics vests for police and boxing lessons for at-risk youth are some of the ways Riverside County authorities are using millions of dollars seized during criminal investigation. $445,226 was awarded Thursday to 36 Riverside County nonprofits to fund programs that combat drug abuse and gang activity.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: June 23, 2016

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Police charge death was gang-related (Wilmington, DE): Three men with gang affiliations were charged with murder and other crimes in the slaying of 15-year-old Brandon Wingo and for violent criminal acts against at least seven other people in the days before and after the May 19 fatal shooting, according to court records.
Source: The News Journal    Date: June 23, 2016

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Suspect wanted in connection with alleged kidnapping, torture of teens arrested (Toronto, ON): A suspect wanted on a Canada-wide warrant in connection with the alleged kidnapping and torture of two teens following a gang-related shooting is back in Toronto after being arrested in Montreal. According to police, on April 18, members of the Young Buck Killas gang were hosting a party at a unit on the 25th floor of a building on Front Street near Blue Jays Way. At some point during the party, members of a second gang, the Queen’s Drive Crips, allegedly showed up. Gunfire was then exchanged between the two groups.
Source: CTV Toronto    Date: June 23, 2016

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How $100K of drug money will help Coachella Valley kids (Riverside County, CA): Nearly $100,000 of seized drug money has been distributed to Coachella Valley youth organizations that focus on steering children away from drugs and gangs, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: June 23, 2016

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Gang leader gets maximum sentence in machete slaying (Houston, TX): The leader of a Houston area clique of MS-13 - the notorious street gang imported from El Salvador - was convicted Thursday of murder and sentenced to 99 years for the brutal machete slaying of a 14-year-old boy.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 23, 2016

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Fulton County approves two anti-gang positions (Fulton County, GA): Fulton County will soon have two new troops in the battle against gang violence. A gang prevention and intervention coordinator will be in charge of keeping track of gang-related trends, working with at-risk youth and former gang members and engaging in community outreach projects. The coordinator will be assisted by a community resource program specialist.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: June 22, 2016

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Should gang testimony be kept secret in transgender teen's killing? (George County, MS): The district attorney wants to deny public access to testimony Latin Kings street gang members give Thursday about Josh Vallum’s membership and activities, as well as insight into his relationship with a transgender teen he is accused of killing in 2015.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: June 22, 2016

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Officer tells group caring is best weapon against gangs (East Chicago, IN): A former Gary detective told a crowd gathered Tuesday that years later he still can't shake the cries and screams of mothers who arrived at crime scenes to find their slain son or daughter.
Source: The Times    Date: June 22, 2016

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Syracuse cops nab 3 fugitive guns used in 39 shootings resulting in 1 death, 11 injuries (Syracuse, NY): Three of Syracuse's most wanted fugitives are in police custody. Syracuse police have seized three of the six handguns most used in crimes over the past two years.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: June 22, 2016

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Alleged Irish Mob gang members charged with kidnapping murder-case witness (Tulsa, OK): Two alleged Irish Mob gang members were charged Tuesday with intimidation and multiple counts of kidnapping on allegations that they held hostage a witness in a murder case and her children and threatened to kill the woman.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: June 22, 2016

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Bloods Gang Member Fatally Shot in Head While Walking Dog, NYPD Says (Bronx, NY): A man was fatally shot in the head while walking a dog in Soundview Monday afternoon, police said. Clayton Ross, a 32-year-old Queens Village resident, was in the area with his cousin to pick up a car and visit his father, an NYPD spokesman said.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: June 22, 2016

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DA: Club Dejavu to be permanently closed (Knoxville, TN): The owners of an oft-troubled South Knoxville nightclub have agreed to sign a permanent injunction that will close the business, according to the Knox County District Attorney's Office.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: June 22, 2016

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Gang member gets life for murder of immigrant (Denver, CO): Judge Frederick Martinez sentenced a 23-year-old gang member to life in prison plus 102 years last week, immediately after an Arapahoe County jury found Devon Grant-Washington guilty of first-degree murder in the death of a Sudanese immigrant.
Source: The Villager    Date: June 22, 2016

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Local detectives seize weapons, make arrests during gang-enforcement effort (Burbank, CA): Police seized two stolen handguns, a sawed-off shotgun, several bullets and shotgun shells in a registered gang member's home last week, authorities said. The detectives, members of Burbank and Glendale's AB 109 Task Force, were conducting gang enforcement along the Glendale/Burbank border in collaboration with Burbank's new hybrid gang detail.
Source: Glendale News-Press    Date: June 22, 2016

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Feds say video shows multimillionaire gang leader shooting man (Chicago, IL): Thaddeus “TJ” Jimenez, once awarded $25 million by a jury for an overturned murder conviction, was driving around in his Mercedes convertible with a fellow gang member on Aug. 17, 2015 — and both of them were packing heat.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 22, 2016

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Gang unit takes one person into custody (Fort Wayne, IN): The Fort Wayne Police Department Gang Unit took one person into custody and recovered a gun during a suspicious person investigation Wednesday afternoon.
Source: WANE News Channel 15    Date: June 22, 2016

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City shuts down downtown restaurant; says staff let in known gang member (Buffalo, NY): City leaders shut down a popular bar and restaurant in Buffalo’s entertainment district. “The Lodge” hosted a party that turned violent Monday morning. More then 150 people spilled out onto Chippewa and Delaware Street — and a fight broke out. Police say there were known gang members who entered the bar that night. Leaders say there is a no tolerance policy for this kind of violence. Now Mayor Byron Brown is citing a chapter in the city code that allows the city to close businesses that don’t preserve “peace and good order.”
Source: WIVB News 4    Date: June 22, 2016

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