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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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Life in a Rural Gang: Little Future, Less Hope (Little Rock, AR): Violent big-city gangs have been the focus of research as well as media headlines over the past several years, but relatively little attention has been paid to gang activity in rural areas.
Source: The Crime Report    Date: March 14, 2018

Police look at 2 men in fatal shooting of 14-year-old son of purported Little Rock gangster (Little Rock, AR): A Little Rock police spokesman on Thursday named two men as persons of interest in the killing of a 14-year-old boy last summer.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: March 9, 2018

Motive hinted in July shootout at Little Rock nightclub; testimony cites gang dispute (Little Rock, AR): Testimony by a Pulaski County sheriff's investigator this week in federal court identified several people involved in the mass shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge last year, including the "rival gang member" targeted by the 19-year-old man accused of firing the first shot at the Little Rock nightclub.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: March 8, 2018

LR cracks down on gang activity Thursday (Little Rock, AR): Multiple gang members are among the dozens of individuals arrested in a major law enforcement operation targeting violent criminals in central Arkansas. The Feb. 22, early-morning takedown highlights the coordinated work of federal, state, and local agencies to combat drug and gun crime in Little Rock, and is part of both new and continuing efforts by all law enforcement in the area to address the rise in violent crime.
Source: White Hall Journal    Date: March 1, 2018

Gang-Related Crime in NWA (Northwest Arkansas): Gang-related crime in Northwest Arkansas may be on the rise. In fact, Fort Smith police said the problem in NWA is even worse than in the River Valley. As population in the area has grown, so has crime.
Source: KNWA News    Date: February 28, 2018

Police on the lookout for wanted gang members after shooting (Visalia, CA): A monthlong investigation into a Visalia shooting ended in the arrest of two men over the period of three weeks.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: February 23, 2018

Judge dismisses federal lawsuit seeking to declare Lunada Bay Boys a street gang (Los Angeles, CA): In a major blow to the most high-profile legal effort yet to take down a group of territorial surfers in Palos Verdes Estates, a judge has dismissed a federal civil rights lawsuit filed against the city nearly two years ago.
Source: Daily Breeze    Date: February 14, 2018

Rogers men, Springdale man arrested in gang-related incidents (Bentonville, AR): Authorities believe a man was targeted twice by suspected gang members. Zachary Avans, who was screaming and covered in blood, was walking on Honeysuckle Road near Lowell at 5:30 a.m. Dec. 9, according to court documents. Officers were called and later found Avans at Mercy Hospital in Rogers.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: February 1, 2018

Witnesses in Little Rock nightclub shooting report shouts of 'Crip,' 'Bloods' before gunfire (Little Rock, AR): Court records released Thursday show that witnesses at the Power Ultra Lounge shooting in July heard an argument and people yelling "Crip" and "Bloods" before gunfire plunged the crowded Little Rock nightclub into chaos.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: January 19, 2018

Arkansas to receive extra prosecutor as part of DOJ program to reduce violent crime (Little Rock, AR): The Eastern District of Arkansas is among more than two dozen jurisdictions that will receive an additional federal prosecutor as part of a U.S. Department of Justice program aimed at reducing violent crime, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Wednesday.
Source: KATV 7 News    Date: January 3, 2018

20-year-old Arkansan convicted of murder in rival gang member's death (Fort Smith, AR): A Sebastian County Circuit Court on Wednesday convicted Slangaz 96 gang member Ryan Oxford of second-degree murder and seven counts of committing a terroristic act in the death of rival gang member earlier this year.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: December 20, 2017

Second suspect in Fort Smith gang-related slaying sentenced to 110 years (Fort Smith, AR): The second of four Slangaz 96 gang members was recently sentenced to more than 100 years in prison in a Fort Smith shooting death.
Source: Times Record    Date: December 6, 2017

In video, gang member admits being present at killing of Arkansas teen, denies opening fire (Fort Smith, AR): Sebastian County Circuit Court jurors Tuesday watched the video interview of a Slanga 96 gang member who admitted being present for the slaying of a rival gang member but denied pulling the trigger.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: November 29, 2017

Arkansas teen convicted of murder in fatal shooting of rival gang member (Sebastian County, AR): A Sebastian County Circuit Court jury Wednesday convicted Alberto Chavez of second-degree murder in the Jan. 14 shooting death of rival gang member Justin Lopez.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: November 29, 2017

Trial to start for 2nd teen in killing of rival gang member at Arkansas trailer (Fort Smith, AR): The second of four reported gang members charged with murder in the slaying of a rival gang member is scheduled to go on trial today in Sebastian County Circuit Court.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: November 27, 2017

Man guilty in Arkansas gang killing gets 118 years in prison (Fort Smith, AR): A 20-year-old man was sentenced to more than 100 years in prison Wednesday after a Sebastian County Circuit Court jury convicted him in the death of a rival gang member.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: November 16, 2017

Witness in murder trial says he saw two men in his gang spray Arkansas trailer with bullets (Fort Smith, AR): A 17-year-old testified Tuesday that he saw two fellow gang members spray bullets from assault-style rifles into a trailer that killed an 18-year-old member of a rival gang.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: November 15, 2017

Files in Little Rock 2-year-old's killing trace gang carnage (Little Rock, AR): The night before a toddler was killed in a gang-related shooting while riding on her mother's lap in the back seat of a car, that same car was hit by gunfire in another Little Rock shooting, court records show.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: September 22, 2017

‘We’re Having Gang Wars All Over Again’ (Little Rock, AR): Brian Silva, an unemployed African-American man from one of Little Rock’s roughest neighborhoods, still struggles on a daily basis not to go back to the life of crime he knows so well.
Source: The Huffington Post    Date: September 14, 2017

Gang ties get look in Little Rock teen's death (Little Rock, AR): Little Rock police are investigating the killing of a 19-year-old man earlier this month as a gang-related homicide, an agency spokesman said Tuesday.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: August 30, 2017

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