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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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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17 Members Of Wilmas Gang Arrested (Los Angeles, CA): Members of a violent street gang were arrested Tuesday, November 8 in the Wilmington region. A total of 17 members and associates that have a connection to the Mexican Mafia were detained by law enforcement. The arrests were part of a larger investigation focused on the Wilmas Street Gang known as Operation “Tidal Wave.”
Source: LA Canyon News    Date: November 14, 2016

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Rival gangs fire more than 50 bullets at each other in Stockton — killing an innocent bystander (Stockton, CA): There was the crackle of gunfire, a pause, and then more shots. Then came an eerie, nighttime silence. Following a furious gun battle between rival gangs in a Stockton, Calif., neighborhood Friday night, only one person was struck – an innocent, 57-year-old father who was talking on the phone in his home before he was killed.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: November 14, 2016

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Arlington Heights passes law banning gang loitering (Arlington Heights, IL): At the urging of the Arlington Heights Police Department, officials have passed a law targeting street gang members who are loitering on sidewalks, in parking lots, and in front of retail stores in the village.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 14, 2016

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San Bernardino Law Enforcement Tackles Gang Crime; 41 Arrested (San Bernardino,CA): Law enforcement agencies in San Bernardino joined forces to tackle criminal street gang activity in the city and county areas through Operation No Boundaries.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: November 14, 2016

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Trial begins in alleged gang-related slaying in New Haven (New Haven, CT): During the opening day Monday of Vincente Ayala’s trial on a murder charge, a police officer and paramedic testified about seeing Thomas Mozell Jr. sitting in the driver’s seat of his car with a fatal gunshot wound.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: November 14, 2016

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New Haven drug dealer gets 3 years in prison; ordered to stay away from gang members (New Haven, CT): A former gang member charged with assault and drug dealing was sentenced Monday to three years in prison and has been forbidden by the court to associate with gang members in the future.
Source: New Haven Register    Date: November 14, 2016

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Arlington Heights passes law banning gang loitering (Arlington Heights, IL): At the urging of the Arlington Heights Police Department, officials have passed a law targeting street gang members who are loitering on sidewalks, in parking lots, and in front of retail stores in the village.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 14, 2016

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Inside Santa Maria's biggest gang bust (Santa Maria, CA): Last year was the most violent in memory for Santa Maria. There were 13 killings in a city that averages three or four murders a year. In January of this year, there were six homicides, five of them attributed to street violence.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: November 14, 2016

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Two men, including Denver gang member, charged in Montbello drive-by shooting (Denver, CO): Two men — one of them a purported Denver gang member — have been charged in an August drive-by shooting in the city’s Montbello neighborhood that left two people wounded.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: November 14, 2016

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Violent Gang Leader in Buffalo Sentenced for Role in Murders (Buffalo, NY): The 7th Street Gang in Buffalo, New York was once considered one of the most violent criminal organizations in the city.
Source: American Security Today    Date: November 13, 2016

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Police: Three Killed, 22 Wounded In Chicago Gun Violence (Chicago, IL): Three people have been killed and 22 others wounded in shootings since Friday night across the city, according to Chicago Police.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: November 13, 2016

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2 Adults, 1 Teen Busted Spray-Painting Graffiti On Fences: Police (Santa Cruz County, CA): Two men and a 16-year-old boy identified by police as active gang members were arrested in Watsonville on Saturday night after a resident reported seeing them spray-painting graffiti on fences.
Source: Norcal Patch    Date: November 13, 2016

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Four gang members arrested for possession of firearms, officers say (Merced, CA): After a traffic stop, four gang members were arrested and charged Friday in Merced, the Merced Police Department said in a statement.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: November 13, 2016

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ATF documents from Fresno raid: How a toy became a machine pistol (Fresno, CA): A mass arrest of Fresno street gang members by federal, state authorities and Fresno police in early November pulled back a curtain on the illegal arms trade in the city, and also revealed that a weapon used by terrorists in Eastern Europe and the Middle East was being offered for sale on local streets.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: November 13, 2016

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Violence ends 15-day streak with no shootings in Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN): A Thursday night shooting ended a two-week stretch of no gun violence in Chattanooga and interrupted a rare calm ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, a traditionally violent week in the city.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: November 12, 2016

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"Stop the Violence": Community comes together against drugs and guns (Johnstown, PA): A vigil was held Saturday afternoon for 16-year-old Angelo Toliver, who was found dead last Sunday morning in an apparent drug overdose. Community members stood together against the drugs and violence they've been seeing too often.
Source: WJAC 6 News    Date: November 12, 2016

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Chicago Police, Feds Continue weekend Crime Crackdown (Chicago, IL): Chicago police are taking aim at gun violence across the city by beefing up patrols and working to break-up gangs in the neighborhoods.
Source: ABC 7 Chicago    Date: November 12, 2016

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