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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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Edmonton agencies await their share of anti-gang dollars (Edmonton, AB): While the federal government has announced $327.6 million in anti-gang funding, the amount Alberta will get and which agencies will be funded has yet to be determined.
Source: Edmonton Journal    Date: December 10, 2017

Alberta street gangs recruit with false promises, new study concludes (Edmonton, AB): Dispelling the myth that gang life promises money, status and respect is the best way to help Alberta youth escape criminal lifestyles, according to a new survey of street gangsters.
Source: CBC News    Date: November 7, 2017

Police in Edmonton and Calgary still investigating gang-related shootings in 2016 (Edmonton, AB): Investigators in Calgary and Edmonton are asking for the public’s help as they investigate three shootings, two in Calgary and one in Edmonton, in late 2016.
Source: CTV News Edmonton    Date: September 7, 2017

Police say 'violent and unpredictable' gangs are behind surge in shootings, home invasions (Calgary, AB): Calgary police say gang violence is to blame for at least 55 shootings dating back to 2012, a number of homicides over the last five years and at least 17 reported violent home invasions within the last year.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: July 21, 2017

Man who accidentally shot toddler instead of rival gang member is sentenced to return to jail — again (Samson Cree Nation, AB): A man who wounded a toddler in a drive-by shooting on an Alberta reserve has been sent back to jail for a second time since serving a portion of his sentence.
Source: National Post    Date: May 12, 2017

Shooting deaths in Edmonton a 'blood reality' of gang life (Edmonton, AB): Two B.C. men with ties to South Asian gangs based in the Lower Mainland slain in the city’s southeast earlier this month is further evidence organized crime groups no longer care about borders or provinces.
Source: Edmonton Journal    Date: January 22, 2017

Canadian border guards right to fear visa elimination will lure Mexican drug cartels: ex-DEA agent (Calgary, AB): Canada’s border guardians have reason to fear an influx of drug cartel operatives following the elimination of visa requirements for Mexico, says a former DEA agent.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: December 11, 2016

Admitted Calgary killer testifies of assassination plan outside courthouse (Calgary, AB): Purported gangsters planned to murder a rival gang member as he arrived at court to be sentenced for shooting his own rivals, court heard Wednesday.
Source: Calgary Sun    Date: December 7, 2016

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

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.
Source: CBC News    Date: November 24, 2016

Two wounded in gang-related shootings at Samson Cree Nation (Maskwacis, AB): Two people were shot on the Samson Cree Nation this weekend in separate gang-related incidents RCMP said "posed a significant safety risk" to innocent people.
Source: CBC News    Date: November 21, 2016

Alleged Edmonton gang leader faces murder trial for ordering a killing (Edmonton, AB): A Crown prosecutor told a jury that Joshua Petrin is responsible for the murder of Bryan Gower even though Petrin didn’t pull the trigger and wasn’t near the killing.
Source: Global News    Date: November 15, 2016

City gangster gets prison term for gun charges from deadly shooting (Edmonton, AB): An Edmonton gangster who shot a man dead during a meeting to settle a dispute at a Mill Woods pizzeria was put behind bars Wednesday on gun charges stemming from the shooting.
Source: Edmonton Journal    Date: November 9, 2016

Q&A: Gang association 'comes with a price': Youthlink (Calgary, AB): Two people are dead after Calgary’s latest gang-related shooting, leaving a five-year-old child to witness the crime. Postmedia spoke with Tara Robinson of the Youthlink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre to learn about the ways gangs are targeting youth and how kids can avoid falling victim to gangs.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: September 24, 2016

Calgary police arrest ninth suspect in relation to local gang violence (Calgary, AB): Calgary police have arrested and charged a ninth man in relation to gang violence and drug trade in the city. Twenty-year-old Ahed Alwand is now facing eight charges, including two counts of attempted murder.
Source: 660 News    Date: July 8, 2016

Eight men charged in dozens of gang-related shootings (Calgary, AB): Calgary Police have charged eight men in connection to a number of shootings that plagued the northeast last year. Investigators allege the acts of violence were carried out to benefit a criminal organization selling drugs in the city.
Source: 660 News    Date: May 10, 2016

'I found my way out': Edmonton anti-gang project shows positive results (Edmonton, AB): An anti-gang project launched 2-1/2 years ago when six Edmonton social agencies banded together to keep teens out of crime and turn their lives around is showing good results at the halfway point, say participants.
Source: Edmonton Journal    Date: May 3, 2016

Police not concerned with increase in gang violence (Lethbridge, AB): Blood Tribe police and Lethbridge police were downplaying an article that ran in Calgary papers last weekend in which an officer said the Blood Reserve and the city of Lethbridge can expect to see an increase in violence waged by two rival gangs “prone to use machetes and hatchets” as they “fight to secure their turf in the drug trade.”
Source: Lethbridge Herald    Date: April 12, 2016

Violent drug war about to ramp up in and around 'Methbridge,' warn police (Lethbridge, AB): Two southern Alberta communities can expect an increase in violence waged by two rival gangs — prone to use machetes and hatchets — that are clashing for control over turf in the drug trade, a police investigator warns. The Bloods and the Crips, who are not affiliated with the Los Angeles street gangs, began their long-standing feud on the Blood Tribe, a sprawling First Nation southwest of Lethbridge.
Source: Calgary Herald    Date: April 10, 2016

Calgarians seek solutions to gang violence (Calgary, AB): While last month's shooting at the Muslim cemetery near Cochrane is still being investigated, members of Calgary's Pakistani community are trying to figure out what they can do to curb gang-related crimes.
Source: CBC News    Date: April 9, 2016

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