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Purported Calgary gangster Billy Ly accused of stabbing rival, attempted murder trial told (Calgary, AB): Moments after leaving a Beltline grocery store, purported gang leader Nick Chan was attacked and repeatedly stabbed, an attempted murder trial heard Monday.
Source: Calgary Sun    Date: February 1, 2016

Gang turf war between FOB and FK at centre of Billy Ly trial in Calgary (Calgary, AB): Purported Calgary gang leader Nick Chan was attacked and repeatedly stabbed as he left a city organic food store, court was told Monday.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: February 1, 2016

Grande Prairie drug raids net four gang-related suspects (Grande Prairie, AB): Four people associated with alleged ties to an organized crime group known as the Surrey Boys have been arrested after a series of ALERT raids in Grande Prairie, police said Wednesday. The four face 73 charges related to drugs and firearms.
Source: CBC News    Date: January 27, 2016

Sentencing dates and trial set for Calgary men in gang slayings (Calgary, AB): Sentencing dates have been set for April for a pair of Calgary men admittedly involved in two deadly shootings that shocked the city during a bloody gang war more than seven years ago.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: January 15, 2016

Gang member who 'regressed' in prison to be released next month (Calgary, AB): Three years in prison for a revenge shooting at the height of Calgary’s gang war apparently haven’t reformed Vinh Tung Truong, who has instead used the time behind bars to re-acquaint himself with gangsters from the FOB Killers.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: January 11, 2016

Social media accounts of accused Edmonton killers show guns, gang signs, children (Edmonton, AB): The men charged with murdering two convenience store clerks have violent criminal histories, and boast social media profiles laden with pictures of themselves posing with guns, making gang signs and symbols, and giving the finger.
Source: Edmonton Journal    Date: December 21, 2015

Calgary gang war forces police, prosecutors to change tactics (Calgary, AB): Three months after Mohamed Rafie made a frantic 911 call to say his cousin was shooting at him from a moving vehicle, he showed up in a Calgary courtroom to support his alleged attacker's release.
Source: CBC News    Date: December 17, 2015

Calgary's new gang war marked by close family ties, police say (Calgary, AB): One major difference between the criminals involved in Calgary's all-out gang war and gangs of the past in the city is the degree to which the top members are related through family ties, police say. A list of about 60 people believed to be "high level" participants in the gangs has been compiled by the guns and gangs unit of the Calgary Police Service to help front-line officers identify them.
Source: CBC News    Date: December 16, 2015

Calgary faces all-out gang war defined by impulsive gun violence (Calgary, AB): Turf battles over drugs in Calgary's northeast have escalated into a gang war — amid a criminal landscape that's different from any the city has seen before, police warn. And Calgarians haven't seen the worst of it yet, according to police who describe a powder keg situation likely to lead to the harm of innocent bystanders.
Source: CBC News    Date: December 14, 2015

Gang member pleads guilty to killing bystander in triple homicide at Calgary restaurant (Calgary, AB): A Calgary man has admitted to killing a bystander who fled the Bolsa Restaurant on Macleod Trail South during a daytime gang-related triple homicide on New Year’s Day 2009.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: November 30, 2015

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

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