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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 by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory using the control below.

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MS-13 gang member gets 10 years for killing teen in 2002 (Mineola, NY): The mother of a Long Island teen who was gunned down in a 2002 gang-related slaying called the punishment of her son's killer "a slap on the wrist" at his sentencing hearing.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: November 24, 2016

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Surge in gang violence in Calgary and Edmonton drives up Alberta's homicide rate (Calgary, AB) : Alberta's rate of gang-related homicides more than tripled last year, with killings in the Calgary and Edmonton areas accounting for the majority of the increase. That's according to the latest Statistics Canada data, which breaks down homicide rates by province, by gang involvement and by the Indigenous or non-Indigenous identity of victims.
Source: CBC News    Date: November 24, 2016

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Minneapolis crime fighting plan offers carrot or stick to gang members (Minneapolis, MN): After a gang-related shootout erupted outside a downtown Minneapolis police station one night in early October, city and law enforcement officials announced they had a plan to defuse street violence with a community-oriented approach that wouldn’t just fight crime but would give gang members a chance to straighten out their lives.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: November 24, 2016

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Two homicides in Buffalo end five-week stretch without any (Buffalo, NY): Before two young men were killed earlier this week, Buffalo had experienced its longest stretch of the year without deadly violence: Thirty-seven days had passed without a homicide.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: November 24, 2016

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2 of 3 killed in Compton gang-related shooting identified (Compton, CA): The coroner’s office Thursday released the names of two of the three men found dead in an apparent gang-related shooting at a Compton park.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: November 24, 2016

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Deadly drive from church for Lynwood girl, 16: Gang gunfire got wrong victim (Lynwood, CA): A 16-year-old girl riding in a car with her family after attending church was shot to death in Lynwood in what authorities said Thursday was a gang-related shooting targeting someone else.
Source:    Date: November 24, 2016

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Gang members plead guilty in pistol whipping case (Salisbury, MD): Three members of the Bloods street gang entered guilty pleas this week in connection with a May beating of a man near the Doverdale neighborhood.
Source: Delmarva Daily Times    Date: November 24, 2016

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Homicides up 20 percent from ’15 (Boston, MA): A recent surge in shootings and homicides in the city is part of a “disturbing” trend that’s being blamed on an increase in gang activity and an ongoing reluctance of jittery witnesses to step forward, community leaders tell the Herald. Police have seen a more than 20-percent spike in homicides this year compared to 2015 — with cops acknowledging a jump in shootings the past two months as well.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: November 23, 2016

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One dead, one injured in Chula Vista gang shooting (Chula Vista, CA): An investigation was underway Wednesday into a gang- related shooting that left one man dead and a second wounded in a Chula Vista neighborhood.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: November 23, 2016

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Gang member admits shooting 10-year-old in Walmart parking lot (Nampa, ID): A pair of rival gang members whose shootout in a Nampa Walmart parking lot ended with a 10-year-old girl struck with a bullet pleaded guilty this week.
Source: KTVB 7 News    Date: November 23, 2016

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Murder sentence upheld in Wichita restaurant gang shootout (Wichita, KS): The Kansas Supreme Court has upheld the life sentence of a gang member convicted of murder and 11 other crimes connected to a shootout at a Wichita restaurant.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: November 23, 2016

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The man behind the Almighty Imperial Gangsters Nation pleads guilty (Miami, FL): The founder of the South Florida chapter of the Almighty Imperial Gangsters Nation pleaded guilty to his part in gang activity, which includes the murder of a witness who was going to testify against him.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: November 23, 2016

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Police: Burglary probe uncovers street gang in Lakebottom area (Columbus, GA): An Eberhart Avenue burglary investigation led police to break up a street gang associated with Hardaway High School, a detective testified Wednesday in Columbus Recorder’s Court.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: November 23, 2016

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CalGang facial recognition technology has problems that spur concerns (San Francisco, CA): A state audit in August confirmed that CalGang facial recognition has numerous errors and inaccuracies and could be a breach of individuals' privacy. CalGang, the gang database used by 58 California police agencies, logs individuals with alleged ties to criminal gang activities in hopes of decreasing the crime rate in the state.
Source: Norcal Record    Date: November 23, 2016

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Durham’s violent crime rate holds steady; property crime down 8 percent (Durham, NC): Homicides and robberies rose in the Bull City, even as overall violent crime remained virtually unchanged through the first nine months of the year, according to quarterly police statistics presented Monday night.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: November 23, 2016

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Sheriff: Slaying of 3 in Compton likely gang-related (Compton, CA): Three men found shot to death at a Compton park were likely victims of a gang-related crime, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Wednesday. The sheriff came to the scene where the bodies were found late Tuesday in a utility room attached to a restroom building at Raymond Street Park.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: November 23, 2016

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1 Dead, 1 Hurt in Gang-Related Shootings in Chula Vista (Chula Vista, CA): An investigation was underway Wednesday into a gang- related shooting in Chula Vista that left one man dead and a second wounded.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: November 23, 2016

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Gang member indicted by grand jury (Milledgeville, GA): A Milledgeville man, who authorities say is a member of criminal gang, has been indicted by a Baldwin County grand jury on 20 charges. Some of the charges are related to a string of gang-related drive-by shootings that happened last year in the city limits of Milledgeville, as well as in Baldwin County.
Source: The Union-Recorder    Date: November 23, 2016

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Task force arrests Watsonville men on gun, drug, gang-related charges (Watsonville, CA): The Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team/Gang Task Force uncovered a modified handgun and slightly more than an eight-ball of cocaine during a prison release terms compliance search on 27-year-old Oscar Espinoza and his vehicle.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: November 23, 2016

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Tulsa man convicted of gang-related firearms charge, leading deputy on chase in stolen vehicle (Tulsa, OK): A 19-year-old man was sentenced to a total of nine years in custody after being found guilty of driving a stolen car and pleading guilty to an unrelated felony firearms charge.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: November 22, 2016

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