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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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Chinatown Gang Trial Set to Start For Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow (San Francisco, CA): A dapper former San Francisco gang leader who presented himself as a reformed criminal was the focus of a lengthy organized crime investigation in Chinatown that ended up snaring a corrupt California senator and more than two dozen others.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: November 9, 2015

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Third teen arrested in Tulare homicide (Tulare, CA): Tulare police reported this morning a third arrest in connection with the fatal stabbing of 21-year-old Eduardo Veyna. A 17-year-old boy was taken into custody at about 7 p.m. Friday. He was booked into the Tulare County Juvenile Hall Facility on suspicion of homicide and participating in a criminal street gang.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: November 9, 2015

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Mothers who have lost sons to violence urge witnesses to help police solve the homicides (Portland, OR): Taunya Mayo had just logged into her computer at her insurance job in California when she started getting messages from friends on Facebook, asking if she was OK. Then she got a call from her son's fiancé and quickly learned her 23-year-old son had been shot to death in downtown Portland the night before.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: November 9, 2015

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Salinas councilman invites L.A. gang expert to help with local troubles (Salinas, CA): Describing existing anti-violence programs as “ineffective,” Salinas City Councilman Jose Castañeda has asked the help of Los Angeles activist and author Luis Rodriguez to attack the problem that has contributed to a record number of homicides in the city.
Source: Monterey Herald    Date: November 9, 2015

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Three Norteño gang members held in connection with Tulare homicide (Tulare, CA): A 17-year-old Tulare boy was arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of Eduardo Veyna, making the teen the third person taken into custody related to the homicide.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: November 9, 2015

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Rocky Mount police chief under fire after teen murder (Rocky Mount, NC): Rocky Mount's police chief is under fire for refusing to join a task force that would target drug trafficking and gang activity along I-95. Chief James Moore tells Eyewitness News he opted out of the regional task force for several reasons. He said his priority since taking office in 2012 has been to engage in constitutional policing.
Source: WTVD 11 News    Date: November 9, 2015

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Baltimore violence continues at torrid pace not seen since the 1990s (Baltimore, MD): The mother let out an anguished scream as she reached the yellow tape surrounding Baltimore's latest homicide scene and crashed into the chest and outstretched arms of a police officer who braced to intercept her.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: November 9, 2015

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Santa Rosa City Council to debate change to public-safety budget formula (Santa Rosa, CA): In 2004, following a spate of gang violence, Santa Rosa voters overwhelmingly approved a 20-year sales tax measure aimed at boosting public safety in the city. Today, that quarter-cent tax, called Measure O, ensures that spending for police, fire and gang-prevention services is about $9 million higher than it would be otherwise.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: November 9, 2015

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Salinas councilman invites L.A. gang expert to help with local troubles (Salinas, CA): Describing existing anti-violence programs as “ineffective,” Salinas City Councilman Jose Castañeda has asked the help of Los Angeles activist and author Luis Rodriguez to attack the problem that has contributed to a record number of homicides in the city.
Source: Monterey Herald    Date: November 9, 2015

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Grant to fund gang violence study in Worcester and 3 other Mass. cities (Worcester, MA): Two Suffolk University professors will study efforts to reduce youth and gang violence in Worcester during the next three years through a federally-funded initiative. A $286,000 U.S. Department of Justice grant will help researchers examine the impact of organizational changes made to government and community groups for four Massachusetts cities, including Worcester.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: November 8, 2015

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G.R.E.A.T. Program is great at St. Stanislaus School (East Chicago, IN): Fifth-, sixth- and seventh-grade classes at St. Stanislaus School are participating in the Gang Resistance Education And Training program, a six- to 13-week violence prevention program taught by Sgt. Jose Rivera from the East Chicago Police Department.
Source: The Times    Date: November 8, 2015

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Police see surge in gang activity following deadly Ukiah shooting (Ukiah, CA): Law enforcement officers in Mendocino County are battling a spike in gang activity and violence in the wake of a deadly shooting last month.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: November 8, 2015

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14-year-old fatally shot while walking in Englewood, police say (Chicago, IL): Community members came together Sunday night to mourn a teenager shot and killed while walking with his friends in the city's Englewood neighborhood.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: November 8, 2015

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Why does Ogden have a gang problem? (Ogden, UT): Cracking down on gang violence takes tough law enforcement, but it also signifies a deep social wound. Ogden was the first city in Utah to file an injunction to help address its unique problem with the Trece gang back in 2010. The Utah Supreme Court invalidated the Trece injunction in October 2013, but the Weber County Attorney’s Office and the Ogden Police Department want to bring it back.
Source: Standard Examiner    Date: November 8, 2015

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Two gang members charged with drug possession in Waukegan (Waukegan, IL): Two gang members have been charged with drug possession after authorities searched a storage unit the pair used that contained guns and various drugs.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: November 8, 2015

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District Attorney Neal Pinkston says he won't give VRI cases priority (Chattanooga, TN): Even though 19 months have passed since the Violence Reduction Initiative launched in Chattanooga, District Attorney General Neal Pinkston appears hesitant to buy into his role, claiming Friday that VRI crosses an ethical line by asking him to target particular defendants.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: November 8, 2015

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Pastor Teams With City to Develop Job Program for At- Risk Youth (Buffalo, NY): So far this year there've been 35 homicides. That's far less than this same time last year when we finished 2014 with 62 homicides. Pastor James Giles heads Back To Basics Ministries a group that's been at the forefront of the anti-violence movement for years. He says part of that decline can be attribute to the organizations gang violence intervention program.
Source: TWC News    Date: November 8, 2015

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Liberals promise $5 million to help fight gang crime in BC communities (Burnaby, BC): The focus was crime prevention on Saturday afternoon at an awards ceremony in Burnaby. Along with the statues and plaques handed out, there was a promise made by the Liberals. Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton wouldn’t say too much about what the party’s plan is, other than the plan to pledge $5 million over the next two years, but she did clarify there will be a component for a very specific group.
Source: News1130    Date: November 7, 2015

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Springfield Mayor Sarno denounces 'gang bangers' and 'cesspools' he believes contribute to late-night violence (Springfield, MA): A seething Mayor Domenic Sarno and frustrated police held a press conference Saturday morning across from City Stage parking garage on lower Worthington Street, where just hours before one of two overnight shootings occurred inside.
Source: The Republican    Date: November 7, 2015

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Ex-gang member works to rebuild life (Saskatoon, SK): It was the first time in his life Brad Christianson truly feared going to jail. He was 23 years old on the cold January morning when he walked into court, knowing his fate was sealed. By that time in his young life, Christianson was no stranger to incarceration.
Source: The StarPhoenix    Date: November 7, 2015

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