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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

Calgary gang assassin Nathan Zuccherato gets life in prison 26 (Calgary, AB): Being a major player in a “reign of terror” on Calgary citizens will mean a minimum 25 years behind bars for gangster Nathan Zuccherato, a judge ruled Friday.
Source: Calgary Sun    Date: March 13, 2015

FOB gang member pleads guilty to three murders (Calgary, AB): Nathan Zuccherato shot 21-year-old Kevin Ses seven times with a .45-calibre handgun — once in the head, three times in the chest, once in the back and once in each arm. The Calgary gangster also turned his weapon on Tina Kong, striking the 21-year-old nursing student once fatally in the head.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: March 2, 2015

Reputed Calgary gangsters expected to plead guilty in string of murders 12 (Calgary, AB): Reputed gangsters Nathan Zuccherato and Thoai Van Luc are expected to enter guilty pleas Monday in a series of gangland murders.
Source: Calgary Sun    Date: March 1, 2015

Gang prevention program making a difference, study says (Calgary, AB): Lengthy investigations have succeeded in locking up gangsters responsible for several killings connected to a bloody conflict between two Calgary gangs. Now, police are saying a program established at the height of that war is preventing kids from joining gangs in the first place.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: February 10, 2015

Short film on gang violence screened in Morley to aid in prevention (Morley, AB): Around 50 people turned out for the screening of A New Warrior for Hope — a short film cast with Stoney Nation members, directed by Jason Gondziola of ycmedia. The screening was part of the gang prevention program run through the Bearspaw Youth Centre — where the screening was held.
Source: Rocky View Weekly    Date: February 9, 2015

Calgary police, Alberta health officials to give parents a crash course on anti-gang resources (Calgary, AB): From getting stabbed to getting arrested, gang involvement can have a detrimental and lasting impact on a young person’s life.
Source: MetroNews    Date: February 1, 2015

Proliferation of gangs in Calgary concerning to police (Calgary, AB): Calgary police say a recent string of what they believe to be gang-related shootings are being investigated as high priority cases.
Source: Global News    Date: January 27, 2015

Canada's gang hotspots — are you in one? (Calgary, AB): In Atlantic Canada, the Bacchus outlaw motorcycle club runs the drug trade, according to police biker crime specialists. In the West, bullets fly when the Red Scorpions clash with the United Nations crew. In the Prairies, the White Boy Posse's migration east from Edmonton has spilled blood in Saskatchewan.
Source: CBC News    Date: January 19, 2015

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