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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Anti-gang bill clears committee hurdle (Yakima, WA): A get-tough-on gangs bill that supporters have been seeking for several years made it through a key committee Tuesday with bipartisan support.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: February 1, 2012

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Three suspected Native Mob gang members at large (Minneapolis, MN): Three northern Minnesota men allegedly belonging to the Native Mob — a gang federal authorities say is responsible for violent criminal activities on American Indian reservations throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas — are on the lam after the indictment last week of two dozen suspected gang members on racketeering and other charges.
Source: Duluth News Tribune    Date: February 1, 2012

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Link seen between stabbing, national street gang MS-13 (Richmond, VA): Authorities are investigating a link between a brutal stabbing in Richmond last month and the national street gang MS-13. Law enforcement authorities have arrested five suspects in the Jan. 14 abduction and stabbing of a 21-year-old man in South Richmond. Police said Tuesday that multiple suspects stabbed the victim as many as seven times, but he survived.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: February 1, 2012

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Area street gang member hit with drug-selling charges (Hanover Township, PA): A member of the G-Stone Crip street gang was hit with more charges Tuesday on allegations he peddled heroin in an apartment complex and a fast food restaurant.
Source: The Times Leader    Date: February 1, 2012

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Police round up more suspects in December gang slayings (New Garden Township, PA): A dozen suspects linked with December’s brutal slayings of two men are in custody for what authorities contend was a gang-related crime in New Garden.
Source: Avon Grove Sun    Date: February 1, 2012

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Alleged gang members arrested in burglary (Dalton, GA): Dalton police arrested three teens in connection with a burglary after a neighbor called in a tip.
Source: WGCL CBS Atlanta    Date: February 1, 2012

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Third teen charged in shooting of 1-year-old girl (Chicago, IL): Officers investigating a noise disturbance on the South Side arrested a teenager wanted in a gang-related shooting last August that critically wounded a 1-year-old girl.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 1, 2012

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Gang member convicted in Hanford murder case (Hanford, CA): A young gang member who gunned down his rival more than two years ago at the El Dorado Mobile Home Park west of Lemoore was recently found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of 19-year-old Jose Manuel Aguirre, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: February 1, 2012

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Does San Clemente have a gang problem? (San Clemente, CA) : Earlier this month, a hazy nighttime video caught the last pieces of a violent street fight on Avenida Rosa and in the background voices are heard yelling racial slurs. The gang-related incident left one man, struck by brick, in a coma. The following weekend a shooting left two injured and hospitalized.
Source: San Clemente Times    Date: February 1, 2012

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Court unseals indictment of Native American gang members (Minneapolis, MN): Federal authorities were looking for three members of a Native American gang on Wednesday charged alongside 21 others in a 47-count federal indictment with racketeering and drug offenses.
Source: Reuters    Date: February 1, 2012

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No-contest plea in fatal 2008 King City gang stabbing (Monterey County, CA): A 21-year-old man agreed Wednesday to a 21-year prison sentence in accepting a plea agreement for a lesser charge in the fatal stabbing of a teenaged boy in King City in 2008.
Source: The Californian    Date: February 1, 2012

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Two men with guns arrested after pursuit (Santa Ana, CA): Two armed men police believe to be gang members were arrested after leading an officer on a high-speed chase in Santa Ana and crashing.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: February 1, 2012

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More gang-related crimes going federal (Chattanooga, TN) : The federal government is stepping up its war on Chattanooga gangs. The U.S. Attorney's office is taking more cases to federal court. That's where suspects face stiffer penalties.
Source: WDEF News 12    Date: February 1, 2012

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Assault at East High School appears gang-related (Victoria, TX) : An assault occurred at East High School about 10 a.m. Wednesday. The attack appeared to be gang-related, said Officer Kelly Luther, with the Victoria Police Department.
Source: Victoria Advocate    Date: February 1, 2012

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One man's journey from gang member to academia (Santa Barbara, CA) : Victor Rios says he has lived two lifetimes. In his first, he was a gang member, juvenile delinquent and high school dropout. Today, he's a sociology professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who studies at-risk youth.
Source: PBS    Date: February 1, 2012

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Bill to restrict gang member interaction going to the House (Olympia, WA) : A House committee has passed a measure that lets local law enforcement restrict the behavior of gang members. Under the bill police could stop known gang members from talking to, and hanging out with other criminals.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News    Date: February 1, 2012

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Mexican Mafia: 119 members, associates nabbed in police dragnet (San Diego, CA): A federal grand jury in San Diego handed down 17 indictments and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California has filed eight criminal complaints charging a total of 119 suspects with federal racketeering conspiracy, drug trafficking violations, and federal firearm offenses, according to a government report obtained by the 14,000-member National Association of Chiefs of Police on Tuesday.
Source: Examiner    Date: February 1, 2012

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Lebanon gang forum draws little interest (Lebanon, TN): Police in Lebanon recently held a forum for citizens who are only starting to understand the gang problems in their own backyard. Fewer than 30 showed up.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: February 1, 2012

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Golf course killing case back in district court—again (West Valley City, UT) : A teenager accused of pulling the trigger in the gang-related shooting of 18-year-old JoJo Lee Brandstatt at a West Valley City golf course nearly three years ago will stand trial for the crime as an adult in district court, a juvenile court judge has ruled for the second time.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: February 1, 2012

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Two face attempted-murder charges in Visalia Mall shooting (Visalia, CA): Two men have been charged with six counts of attempted murder for the gang-related shootings inside Visalia Mall that injured two people, including an innocent bystander.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: February 1, 2012

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