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Major drugs, weapons bust likely linked to suspected gang violence, police say (Calgary, AB): A major drug operation that was raided by Calgary police earlier this week is likely linked to the recent string of violent crimes in the city, investigators say.
Source: CBC News    Date: November 20, 2015

Forest Lawn homicide linked to dispute among gangs involved in drugs: police (Calgary, AB): A man was shot to death in a Forest Lawn barbershop Saturday afternoon in what police believe was part of an ongoing dispute among gangs connected to the drug trade.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: November 15, 2015

Calgary guns & gang unit teaming up with RCMP to help curb recent violence (Calgary, AB): Calgary’s guns and gang cops are tightening up their partnership with RCMP firearms experts to try to curb the city’s steadily rising street level violence. Staff Sgt. Quinn Jacques with the Calgary Police Service guns and gangs unit says one of his officers will now be embedded with the Mounties’ National Weapons Enforcement Support Team, reorganizing a partnership which has been in place for years.
Source: Calgary Sun    Date: November 13, 2015

Calgary Police frustrated over recent gang violence (Calgary, AB): The escalating gang violence continues to be a persistent thorn in the side of law enforcement in the city. The frustration for officers has been trying to stay ahead of organized crime, forcing police to take the all-hands-on-deck approach.
Source: CHQR News Talk 770    Date: November 6, 2015

Police vow they will nab 'violent, evil people' responsible for recent gun violence (Calgary, AB): Police chief Roger Chaffin attempted to ease tensions over a recent spike in gun violence with assurances his officers are focused on a series of operations designed to disrupt gang activity and bring an end to “reckless acts of violence.”
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: November 5, 2015

Marlborough Park shooting tied to gang and drug activity (Calgary, AB) : The victim of Calgary's most recent shooting is believed to have ties to the city's drug trade and refuses to co-operate with police.
Source: CBC News    Date: November 5, 2015

Calgary police target gang members and violence in an effort to tackle recent spike in drug-fuelled shootings (Calgary, AB): Five major ongoing police operations are targeting high-level gang members and another 85 are targeting violence in an effort to stem a recent wave of drug-fuelled shootings, Chief Roger Chaffin said Thursday.
Source: Calgary Sun    Date: November 5, 2015

Calgary police survey shows citizens feel safe, despite rising gang violence (Calgary, AB): Despite rising concern about gang violence in Calgary, most citizens believe the police are doing a good job of keeping the city safe and are confident about the job that police are doing, says a police survey released today.
Source: CBC News    Date: October 16, 2015

Gang rates dropping in Maskwacis leading to new hope (Maskwacis, AB): For almost two decades Sherman Louis lived the hard-core life as a gangster. In and out of jail, violent fighting and everything else that goes along with the lifestyle, until one day he had had enough. “I found it was hard being a father, husband and a gangster. I told them I was done,” said Louis. He used his willpower and reconnected to his culture to get out of gangs.
Source: APTN National News    Date: September 25, 2015

Calgary boy told by school principal his haircut represents a ‘gang or violence’ (Calgary, AB): One Calgary mom said she's “irate” after her 8-year-old son was told at school he’d have to cut his new do. Gabriel Carrie, who attends École Terre des Jeunes a FrancoSUD elementary school in the city’s northwest, was told by the school’s principal, Sylvie Monette, that his new haircut, a faux hawk, had to be changed. He was told it symbolized “gangs and violence,” according to Paula Carrie, Gabriel’s mom.
Source: Metro Calgary    Date: September 23, 2015

Calgary cops worried retaliation will be sought in two recent gang-related shootings (Calgary, AB): Cops fear retaliatory attacks following the latest shootings of two men linked to criminal gangs, an officer tracking the problem said Wednesday.
Source: Calgary Sun    Date: September 23, 2015

FOB gangster shot in Forest Lawn: Henry Le Nguyen in hospital 28 (Calgary, AB): Police are investigating after a major gang figure was gunned down this morning in southeast Calgary. The Sun has learned the victim is Henry Le Nguyen, a member of the FOB gang.
Source: Calgary Sun    Date: September 21, 2015

Gang member rushed to hospital after shooting in southeast Calgary (Calgary, AB): A masked gunman wounded a core member of the FOB gang Monday morning as he left his Forest Heights home to go to court, where he is on trial for allegedly plotting to kill a rival gangster.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: September 21, 2015

Calgary Police tactics differ in war on gangs (Calgary, AB): Calgary police say gun violence in the city isn’t a new problem, but a changing one. Staff Sgt. Quinn Jacques said investigating gun and gang related crimes have become increasingly more difficult in the last few years. He said what used to be defined gangs stirring up trouble on city streets, is now a group of individuals who might sometimes “collaborate” but have “fleeting criminal relationships,” and are making it harder for CPS to deal with.
Source: MetroNews    Date: September 17, 2015

Calgary gun violence high on police radar, says chief Paul Cook (Calgary, AB): Calgary's police chief is trying to reassure the public about the work officers are doing to combat gun violence in the city. Paul Cook says much of the violence is related to drugs and gangs.
Source: CBC News    Date: September 16, 2015

Drug turf war brewing on Calgary streets could reach bloody levels of last gang battle, says ex-cop (Calgary, AB): The drug-fuelled turf war brewing in Calgary isn’t the same conflict that saw a decade of gangland bloodshed in Calgary but it could be as bad, an expert says.
Source: Calgary Sun    Date: August 29, 2015

Drug trade combatants warned shootings will only intensify police focus on them (Calgary, AB): Police are trying the power of persuasion to end the spate of drug-related shootings on city streets. While dialogue isn’t a replacement for arresting gangsters and drug dealers, the tactic has succeeded before in quelling violent conflicts between criminal groups — notably a gang feud that ended in a police-brokered truce in 1992.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: July 23, 2015

Drug-related feuds among criminal groups behind recent shootings (Calgary, AB): Drug-related feuds involving groups of up to 100 young men are behind dozens of recent shootings, many in northeast Calgary. So far this year, Calgary has seen 63 shooting events, which have claimed seven lives. Police said 25 of the shootings took place in District 5 in the northeast quadrant of the city.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: July 21, 2015

Edmonton woman pens graphic novel about aboriginal gang violence and healing (Edmonton, AB): The Edmonton author of a graphic novel hopes young aboriginal people will find hope and healing through her story. Patti Laboucane-Benson wrote The Outside Circle, now available in some stores, in collaboration with illustrator Kelly Mellings
Source: CBC News    Date: April 28, 2015

Charges laid for gangster slaying in Richmond (Calgary, AB): Charges have been laid in the 2014 slaying of an Alberta gangster in Richmond. Theoren Gregory Poitras was 25 years old when he was found dead, face down in a pool of blood in the early morning hours of Oct. 2, 2014, in the northwest corner of RC Talmey elementary, in the 9500 block Kilby Drive after witnesses reported hearing shots fired.
Source: Richmond News    Date: March 30, 2015

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