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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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Kalamazoo police say focus on group violence reduces shootings (Kalamazoo, MI): Less than half of one percent of Kalamazoo residents are involved in more than half of the city's homicides and shootings. People who disproportionately commit violent acts and suffer from them often are associated with street groups, police said.
Source: MLive    Date: May 31, 2018

Undercover agent recounts mission to infiltrate, dismantle violent Detroit street gang (Detroit, MI): Police officers teamed up with state and federal authorities to take down a group of dangerous, armed drug dealers sharing the same streets as sports fans and high school students in Detroit.
Source:    Date: May 23, 2018

Gang affiliate arrested after Detroit police find heroin, marijuana, arsenal of guns, ammo, mask (Detroit, MI): Detroit police said a 31-year-old man was arrested after they uncovered drugs, weapons and ammunition during a search on the city's east side.
Source:    Date: May 18, 2018

Anti-Gang Paintball Program Starts Battles, Confuses Law Enforcement (Detroit, MI): Police in several cities are trying to stop citizens from painting the town red (and blue and pink and yellow) with paintball guns after the anti gang-violence hashtag #PaintballsUpGunsDown, which asked gang members to fire paintball guns instead of actual guns, spread on social media.
Source: Fatherly    Date: May 14, 2018

Gang convict pleads in drive-by shooting to avoid 3rd murder trial (Muskegon County, MI): A man accused in a 2014 drive-by shooting pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the day his third trial for murder was to begin.
Source: MLive    Date: May 1, 2018

Residents around Detroit’s ‘Red Zone’ want better for community (Detroit, MI): For some, it’s a war zone. For others, it’s home. Life and death play out in this east side community among the few who refuse to give up on the 48205 ZIP code. Part of the area has been dubbed “The Red Zone” — gang turf for the Seven Mile Bloods who, authorities say, terrorize residents with shootings, murders and drug dealing, as detailed in a Detroit News series this week.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: April 27, 2018

6 Latin Counts street gang members charged in connection with Southwest Detroit shootings (Detroit, MI): Six members of the Latin Counts street gang are facing charges in connection with shootings Oct. 7, 2017 in Southwest Detroit.
Source:    Date: April 26, 2018

Unorganized crime: Defense lawyers fight back against racketeering allegations (Detroit, MI): The shootings had nothing to do with the Seven Mile Bloods, defense lawyer Michael Rataj told jurors during opening statements in the first wave of trials.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: April 25, 2018

Executing Aaron: Fresh bloodshed as The Seven Mile Bloods trials get underway in downtown Detroit (Detroit, MI): A recent shooting appears to have rekindled the war between the Seven Mile Bloods and rival gangs. On Sept. 24, prosecutors say alleged Seven Mile Bloods member Aaron Hayes was sitting on a porch outside an east side home. Hayes, 27, was a free man after spending almost a decade in a Michigan state prison for manslaughter.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: April 25, 2018

'Got 'em': Laughing emojis mark another victim as feds search Detroit for an AR-15-style rifle (Detroit, MI): Accused Seven Mile Bloods leader Billy Arnold had help hunting rivals during the gang war, according to trial testimony. Prosecutors say the girlfriend of slain gang leader Devon McClure helped search the east side.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: April 24, 2018

Stripped bare: A strip bar, a car chase and a hidden clue leads to a sweeping indictment (Detroit, MI): Three months after the baby shower shooting, in September 2015, federal agents made a breakthrough in the Seven Mile Bloods investigation at the Crazy Horse strip club on Detroit's southwest side.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: April 24, 2018

Unlikely alliance: Smaller east-side gangs team up as hit lists appear on Instagram (Detroit, MI): The promise that Michael Davis would sit on the witness stand and identify Seven Mile Bloods members in a fatal shooting was broken quickly March 8. Davis, 27, defied U.S. District Judge George Caram Steeh’s order to testify about the shooting. “No, your honor,” Davis said.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: April 23, 2018

Rapid vengeance: A friend of rapper "Team Eastside Peezy" races for home amid a hail of bullets (Detroit, MI): After Devon McClure died, best friend and alleged Seven Mile Bloods leader Billy Arnold issued a threat, according to trial testimony. “He was like, ‘I’m killing everybody,’” McClure’s girlfriend Matleah Scott, 24, testified. The Seven Mile Bloods waited six hours for vengeance, prosecutors allege.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: April 23, 2018

The Red Zone: Inside Detroit's deadly gang wars (Detroit, MI): Federal prosecutors are piecing together a rare death penalty prosecution against members of the Seven Mile Bloods, a notorious east-side Detroit gang blamed for terrorizing neighbors, fueling the opioid epidemic and assassinating rivals targeted on Instagram hit lists.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: April 22, 2018

A deadly rivalry: The Seven Mile Bloods hunt for rivals after a chance meeting on Detroit’s west side (Detroit, MI): Back in Detroit, the Seven Mile Bloods battled with gangs spread across the east side, including the Hustle Boys, Gutta Boys and 6 Mile Chedda Grove. Hit lists started popping up on Instagram after a chance encounter in summer 2014 between rival gang members at a state parole office on Detroit’s west side.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: April 22, 2018

2 alleged gang members arrested on gun charges (Kankakee, MI): Two Kankakee men with alleged ties to a local gang were arrested by Kankakee police on weapons charges on April 16.
Source: Daily Journal    Date: April 18, 2018

Mid-Michigan prison locked down after three days of gang-related fighting (St. Louis, MI): A high-security state prison in St. Louis in mid-Michigan was on lockdown Tuesday after three days of gang-related fighting involving dozens of prisoners, a spokesman confirmed.
Source: Detroit Free Press    Date: April 17, 2018

Final Detroit's Latin Counts street gang member pleads guilty to racketeering conspiracy (Detroit, MI): The 12th and final member of a Latin Counts street gang member charged in a racketeering conspiracy involving murder and attempted robbery has pleaded guilty.
Source:    Date: April 10, 2018

Detroit police, feds work to rid area near Cass Tech of 'A1 Killers' gang activity (Detroit, MI): The A1 Killers are widely known as one of Detroit's most ruthless street gangs. The group is made up of drug dealers and violent criminals. Now residents are worried their activity is getting too close to Cass Technical High School.
Source:    Date: April 2, 2018

Feds cracking down as identity theft triggers violence between gangs in Metro Detroit (Detroit, MI): Experts say $50 billion is stolen through identity theft every year in the United States, a criminal revenue stream that has caught the attention of violent street gang members who are willing to kill to get in on the massive illicit profits.
Source:    Date: March 18, 2018

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