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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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Flagstaff gang members accused of murder begin trial (Flagstaff, AZ): Opening statements began Friday in the trial against two Flagstaff gang members. The two men are accused of stabbing to death 23-year-old Juan Hernandez, a member of a rival gang, about 18 months ago.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: February 20, 2015

ASU Study Challenges Teen Gang Stereotypes (Phoenix, AZ): Everything you've heard about teen gangs is wrong. That's the basic conclusion of a new study from Arizona State University. "You think gang and you think 'boys in the hood', urban, minority boys living in bad neighborhoods," said Gary Sweeten, an associate professor of criminology and co-author of the report, which was published in the Journal of Adolescent Health this week.
Source: Phoenix New Times    Date: February 20, 2015

Innocent verdict in Flagstaff gang murder trial (Flagstaff, AZ): The youngest of the three men charged in the 2013 gang killing of 23-year-old Juan Hernandez has been acquitted on all charges. A jury found Norberto “Beto” Ramos-Madrid, 19, innocent of second-degree murder in Coconino County Superior Court Tuesday morning after less than two hours of deliberations.
Source: Arizona Daily Sun    Date: February 18, 2015

Gang murder trial goes to jury (Flagstaff, AZ): After three weeks of testimony, the fate of accused killer and gang member Norberto “Beto” Ramos-Madrid now rests in the hands of 12 jurors. The biggest question facing the jury: Who was lying and who was telling the truth?
Source: Arizona Daily Sun    Date: February 14, 2015

22-year-old Terrell Denton pleads guilty in gang-related murder (Phoenix, AZ): A 22-year-old man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of a teen two years ago. Terrell Denton also pleaded guilty to misconduct involving weapons.
Source: ABC15 Arizona    Date: December 18, 2014

DPS shooting suspect pleads not guilty (Maricopa County, AZ): The man accused of shooting an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer in the face before leading police on a weeklong manhunt pleaded not guilty to the crimes Monday in Maricopa County Superior Court.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: November 3, 2014

A search warrant reveals violent gang activity that links to a shooting, and a murder (Tucson, AZ): A search warrant reveals some riveting information about violent gang activity that links a shooting, and a murder. On Oct. 3, Edward Murphy was gunned down in broad day light as we was walking down the street. It happened on 32nd street near Fremont.
Source: KVOA 4 News    Date: October 20, 2014

Gang task force sweeps up suspects, vehicles (Tucson, AZ): Law enforcement officers raided seven Tucson locations in a sweep of suspected street gang members, arresting seven suspects and seizing three vehicles.
Source: KGUN 9 News    Date: October 15, 2014

MS-13 gang member arrested in southwestern Arizona (Yuma, AZ): U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Yuma Sector have arrested an MS-13 gang member near San Luis. They say record checks identified the subject as a Honduran national and active member of the MS-13 gang who was last removed from the country through Phoenix in February 2013.
Source: ABC15 Arizona    Date: October 3, 2014

1 more arrest in Eastside Crips crackdown (Tucson, AZ): A man linked to the local Eastside Crips street gang was arrested Monday by federal authorities in Ohio.
Source: Arizona Daily Star    Date: September 22, 2014

2 gang members convicted in Tempe nightclub shootout (Phoenix, AZ): Two gang members are facing lengthy prison terms following their convictions on multiple felony counts related to a shooting that occurred outside a Tempe nightclub two years ago.
Source: KTVK-3TV News    Date: September 16, 2014

East Side Bloods Gang Member Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy, Attempted Murder, and Firearms Charges (Scottsdale, AZ): An East Side Bloods (ESB) gang member from Scottsdale, Arizona, was sentenced late yesterday to serve 30 years in prison for his role in the violent street gang, which operated on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community reservation.
Source: Yuma News Now    Date: September 13, 2014

Police using social media to keep tabs on gang members (Yuma, AZ): Street gangs in Yuma have increasingly turned to social media sites to boast of their criminal exploits or recruit wannabes with flashy videos.
Source: The Yuma Sun    Date: September 13, 2014

Authorities: 16 arrested in Tucson gang sweep (Tucson, AZ): Authorities in Tucson have arrested 16 street gang members who are suspected of homicides, narcotics trafficking, money laundering and firearms trafficking.
Source: Arizona Daily Sun    Date: September 11, 2014

US Marshal: Sweep intended to dent rising AZ gang problem (Phoenix, AZ): An effort to try and quell the rising prevalence of gang violence in Arizona resulted in a string of nearly 350 arrests over the past four months. U.S. Marshal David Gonzalez told CBS 5 News Friday morning the arrests included 10 individuals suspected of murder.
Source: KPHO 5 News    Date: September 5, 2014

Police vow continued focus on gangs as task force records more than 300 arrests (Phoenix, AZ): A man police describe as a gang member is accused of killing one man and wounding a teen in a shooting on a west Phoenix basketball court. Police say another gang member exchanged gunfire with a Chandler police officer. Yet another was linked to an armed robbery and a kidnapping, police say.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: September 5, 2014

Three suspected gang member arrested in Yavapai County (Paulden, AZ): Three suspected gang members have been arrested after leading authorities on a 100-mph chase in north-central Arizona.
Source: KSWT 13 News    Date: August 26, 2014

3 suspected gang members arrested in Yavapai County (Paulden, AZ) : Three suspected gang members have been arrested after leading authorities on a 100-mph chase in north-central Arizona.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: August 26, 2014

16 arrested in Tucson on crackdown of street gang (Tucson, AZ): A nearly yearlong investigation between federal and local authorities has resulted in the arrests of 16 suspected gang members and the seizure of more than 80 firearms, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Arizona Daily Sun    Date: August 20, 2014

Police investigate gang-related southside murder (Tucson, AZ): Tucson police are investigating a homicide on the south side. Sgt. Pete Dugan, a spokesman for the department, said investigators believe the homicide is gang-related.
Source: KGUN 9 News    Date: August 18, 2014

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