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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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DeKalb gang members convicted in 2015 deadly crime spree (DeKalb County, GA): One man was robbed at an inn. Another man was sleeping in his car. A third guy was sitting on a patio. All, police say, were fatally shot for pretending to be members of DeKalb-based gang the Hate Committee.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: April 6, 2017

Alleged gunman, two co-defendants plead not guilty in Savannah death penalty prosecutions (Savannah, GA): The alleged gunman and two co-defendants in an alleged gang-related slaying pleaded not guilty Thursday in their death penalty trials for the slaying of Dominique Powell last year in Tatemville.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: April 6, 2017

Homicide victim’s past shows gang activity (Cobb County, GA): Cobb police are investigating a Saturday night shooting in Kennesaw that left one man dead. Justin Dallas, 23, of Woodstock, died from apparent gunshot wounds on West Station Drive near Bells Ferry Road, authorities report.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal    Date: April 4, 2017

Eight men indicted for Newnan Street murder (LaGrange, GA): A Troup County Grand Jury indicted nine alleged members of the “Lot Boys” criminal street gang (also known as the “4way” criminal street gang) earlier this month for two separate shootings in which one man was killed.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: March 30, 2017

Gang members indicted for multiple crimes (LaGrange, GA): Three members of the alleged Bloods criminal street gang were indicted earlier this month by a Troup County Grand Jury for multiple crimes.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: March 30, 2017

Gang Task Force says gang activity increasing in Augusta (Augusta, GA): The Richmond County Gang Task Force says gang activity seems to be increasing in the area. Right now, the agency is tracking more than 100 active gangs, most of them are small though. Investigators believe Tuesday’s deadly shooting at Fox Den Apartments was gang related.
Source: WJBF NewsChannel 6    Date: March 30, 2017

Some violent crimes on the streets of Atlanta stem from gangs inside Fulton County Jail (Fulton County, GA): Authorities said store robberies, carjackings and shoot-outs have been tracked back to gangs. While investigators are working the streets making arrests, FOX 5 has learned the problem only moves from the streets to inside the jail.
Source: FOX 5 Atlanta    Date: March 29, 2017

Gang members get life for shooting man to death in front of daughter (Atlanta, GA): Two Atlanta gang members are headed to prison for life plus 60 years for robbing a local drug dealer and shooting him to death in front of his 11-year-old daughter, officials say.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: March 28, 2017

Members of 3 separate gangs given prison terms (LaGrange, GA): Four gang members will each spend several years in state penitentiaries for their roles in various crimes around Troup County. The men, who are part of different gangs, were sentenced earlier this month in a Troup County Superior Courtroom by Judge Emory Palmer.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: March 25, 2017

Alleged shooter jailed in gang-related Gwinnett assaults (Gwinnett County, GA): A second suspect has been charged with gang activity and 10 counts of aggravated assault in connection with a February incident. Yan Mario Hernandez-Castillo is being held without bond at the Gwinnett County Detention Center.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: March 24, 2017

Alleged gang members arrested, weapons found (LaGrange, GA): A routine traffic stop at the intersection of Boulevard and Green Streets led to the arrests of two alleged gang members Tuesday afternoon. A LaGrange police officer smelled a strong odor of suspected marijuana in the vehicle while it was pulled over, a police report stated.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: March 23, 2017

APD works with community to prevent gang violence, involvement (Albany, GA): Albany Police Department is working with the community to prevent gang violence and involvement. According to authorities, giving kids tips on gang behaviors and the consequences of being in a gang could help prevent them from joining.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News    Date: March 23, 2017

Officials: Man in Georgia human trafficking case forced tattoos on victims (Atlanta, GA): A Georgia man forced women he held at a million-dollar mansion to get gang-related tattoos, collected all the money they made at a strip club and threatened them if they wanted to leave, a prosecutor said Thursday.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: March 23, 2017

Rival gangs exchange gunfire, injuring 3 outside West End mall (Atlanta, GA): Investigators believe an argument inside The Mall West End spilled outside Friday afternoon and ended with shots exchanged between rival gang members.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: March 17, 2017

Gwinnett gang member jailed on 10 aggravated assault charges (Gwinnett County, GA): A self-proclaimed gang member is being held without bond in the Gwinnett County Detention Center on 10 aggravated assault charges, records show.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: March 15, 2017

Gang activity increasing in Augusta area (Augusta, GA): After several recent incidents involving gangs in the Augusta-area, local authorities agree on one thing: gang activity is increasing and becoming a growing problem.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: March 11, 2017

Warrants: Suspected human trafficker had connection to Gangster Disciples (Sandy Springs, GA): In new documents just released by officials, police officers detail links between a suspected human trafficker to the well-known Atlanta gang, Gangster Disciples.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: March 10, 2017

Three purported gang members indicted in January shooting (Clarke County, GA): A Clarke County grand jury this week indicted three purported members of the Bloods street gang for a shooting in January for which the alleged victim exacted retribution three days later by shooting one of the alleged gangsters multiple times.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald    Date: March 9, 2017

13 Savannah gang members busted in End Gun Violence initiative (Savannah, GA): The Savannah-Chatham police department, along with partners from federal, state and local levels, announced the arrest Friday of 13 individuals affiliated with the Gangster Disciples gang.
Source: Savannah Morning News    Date: March 3, 2017

Combating Metro Atlanta's gang problem (Atlanta, GA): The "Bloods" gang has a hold on Gwinnett County and the issues don't stop there: It's becoming a problem more and more metro neighborhoods are dealing with. Law enforcement says gangs in the suburbs have become a massive problem that can no longer be ignored. In a ride-along with CBS46, an officer says the members of the gangs are getting younger and younger.
Source: WGCL CBS Atlanta    Date: February 28, 2017

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