Gang-Related News Articles

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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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Cops: Organized crime, drug raid nets 64 arrests (Chicago, IL): Sixty-four people were arrested during a drug and organized crime raid that concluded early Friday on the South Side. “The Chicago Police Department will continue to implement practices and missions aimed at reducing the crime and violence in our communities,’’ said interim police Superintendent Eddie Johnson in the statement.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 8, 2016

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Waco: Youth center director concerned about gang activity (Waco, TX): According to data provided by the Waco Police Department there has been a surge in almost every crime category in February of 2016 compared to February of 2015. The largest increase was in assaults jumping from 119 in 2015 to 160 in 2016.
Source: KWTX 10 News    Date: April 8, 2016

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Statistics say violent crime up in Merced, nationwide (Merced, CA): Violent crimes showed a notable increase in Merced County in the first half of 2015, according to preliminary law enforcement statistics that suggest the trend held true across the United States and particularly on the West Coast.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: April 8, 2016

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Prosecution of gang members causes more disagreement among city leaders (Chattanooga, TN): Once again, the problem of controlling street gangs divides the Chattanooga Mayor from the Hamilton County District Attorney. Thursday, an appellate court struck down parts of a Tennessee law that allows harsher penalties for criminals who are in gangs. It's called the Gang Enhancement Law.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9    Date: April 8, 2016

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Merced authorities crack down on gang violence (Delhi, CA): Dozens of law enforcement officers in Merced County spent Friday afternoon taking guns out of the hands of gang members. They hit the streets after a sharp rise in shootings in Delhi. In just the past week, deputies say six daytime shootings have been reported.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: April 8, 2016

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RCMP to access Surrey street cameras in investigation of gang violence (Surrey, BC): RCMP will be gaining new access to municipal traffic cameras in Surrey to help with their investigations as fears grow that a bystander will be caught in the crossfire of a gang conflict that has led to 31 shootings this year.
Source: The Globe and Mail    Date: April 8, 2016

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Jack in the Box knife fight in Burbank said to involve rival gangs (Burbank, CA): Two young men described by Burbank police as known local gang members were arrested Friday in the wake of a fight at a Jack in the Box restaurant that left both injured, one with stab wounds.
Source:    Date: April 8, 2016

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Sixth person arrested in Raleigh shooting linked to gang membership (Raleigh, NC): A sixth suspect in a March 16 shooting that detectives said was related to gang membership was arrested Wednesday.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: April 7, 2016

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Heroin-Related Violence Mars a Colorado City’s Effort to Recover (Pueblo, CO): In the heart of territory run by the gang Los Carnales East Side Dukes — on a corner known as the Devil’s Triangle — a 14-year-old who describes himself as a “baby gangster” explained why he was trying to escape the crew.
Source: The New York Times    Date: April 7, 2016

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Surrey mayor calls for new prosecution rules after recent shootings (Surrey, BC): A wave of gang-related shootings in Surrey has prompted the city’s mayor to propose changing the rules for criminal prosecution to get more accused gunmen before the courts.
Source: The Globe and Mail    Date: April 7, 2016

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As Coachella combats a gangster, Indio pays him $140K (Coachella, CA): Indio has agreed to pay $140,000 to settle a police brutality lawsuit from a known member of Varrio Coachella Rifa, a ruthless gang that authorities say has terrorized the neighboring city of Coachella.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: April 7, 2016

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Prosecutor sues owners of buildings allegedly used by drug gangs (Los Angeles, CA): City Attorney Mike Feuer sued the owners of three South Los Angeles apartment complexes allegedly used by street gangs for drug sales and other criminal activity, Feuer announced Thursday.
Source:    Date: April 7, 2016

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Appellate court strikes down Tennessee’s gang enhancement law (Knoxville, TN): Using a Knox County case, an appellate court has struck down as unconstitutional a Tennessee law that allows harsher penalties for crime-committing gang members.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel     Date: April 7, 2016

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State: 'Hybrid' gang member took gun to YouthBuild school (Normal, IL): A member of a "hybrid gang" brought a loaded handgun to the YouthBuild school, but it was confiscated and the 18-year-old now faces weapons charges, officials said Thursday.
Source: The Pantagraph    Date: April 7, 2016

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Portland Police plan to tackle growing gang violence by getting guns off the street (Portland, OR): Though gang shootings are up 25 percent so far this year compared to the same time in 2015, Portland Police say they don't plan on making systemic changes to curb the problem.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: April 7, 2016

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Suspects arrested in Palm Springs stabbing (Palm Springs, CA): Two Yucca Valley men with alleged gang ties were arrested Wednesday afternoon under suspicion of stabbing a man in Palm Springs in March.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: April 7, 2016

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Springfield task force offers community workshop to tackle gangs, drugs, human trafficking (Springfield, MA): The Mayor's Citywide Violence Prevention Task Force is presenting a community workshop on Tuesday, April 12, to provide information and training on gang trends and anti-gang efforts, drug trends and the reemergence of opiates and heroin, and efforts to curb human trafficking.
Source: The Republican    Date: April 7, 2016

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Historic gang-murder pleas restored, judge admits error; shooting triggered 3-year feud (Muskegon, MI): Isiah Amoz Spears' groundbreaking no-contest pleas in the gang-related fatal shooting of Kentae Jones are back on. On April 1, Muskegon County Chief Circuit Judge William C. Marietti reversed himself and restored Spears' gang murder convictions.
Source: MLive    Date: April 7, 2016

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Gang member convicted for human trafficking in Knoxville (Knoxville, TN): A gang member convicted for human trafficking in Knoxville has been sentenced to ten years in prison. Roger Ernest McClain, Jr., a Gangster Disciple gang member, will also be placed on the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry, under the terms of the plea deal.
Source: WBIR 10 News    Date: April 7, 2016

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Bail revoked for reputed Springfield gang member, 25, with 31-page criminal and driving record (Springfield, MA): Reputed Latin Kings gang member David Reyes' six-page criminal record is gaining on his 25-page motor vehicle record.
Source: The Republican    Date: April 7, 2016

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