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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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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

Undercover agent shares story of taking down vicious Band Crew street gang in Detroit (Detroit, MI): An undercover agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is speaking out for the first time about the takedown of a vicious street gang in northwest Detroit known as the Band Crew.
Source:    Date: March 14, 2018

Michigan's newest U.S. Attorney on gang violence, opioid epidemic (Bay City, MI): As the newly appointed U.S. attorney for Michigan's Eastern District, Saginaw County native Matthew J. Schneider has four priorities -- violent crime, gang activity, political corruption and terrorism.
Source: MLive    Date: March 4, 2018

Felony lane gang used wigs, stolen IDs and checks to fleece area banks, feds say (Grand Rapids, MI): Eight suspected criminals from Florida are behind bars, charged in a ‘felony lane gang’ operation that got money from western Michigan banks using driver’s licenses and checks stolen from metro Detroit.
Source: WZZM 13 News    Date: February 15, 2018

More Sunny Side Gang members now in prison for heroin distribution (Bay City, MI): Three years ago, FBI agents began investigating Saginaw's infamous Sunny Side Gang for running a widescale heroin and cocaine distribution. The probe led to federal indictments of 18 men.
Source: MLive    Date: February 13, 2018

Birthday party ends in rival gang shootout on Saginaw's East Side (Saginaw, MI): A birthday party at a residence on Saginaw's East Side ended in a rival gang shootout late Thursday, according to police.
Source: MLive    Date: February 9, 2018

Additional Members of Detroit-Based Gang “YNS” Charged with Racketeering, Kidnapping, and Trafficking Crack Cocaine (Detroit, MI): New charges were filed yesterday in the prosecution of the northwest Detroit street gang Young and Scantless (YNS).
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: January 25, 2018

Notorious Gang's Members Indicted On RICO Charges (Detroit, MI): Two more members of the Young and Scantless street gang, considered by police as one of the most dangerous in the city, have been charged with racketeering, kidnapping and trafficking cocaine, according to federal authorities.
Source: Detroit Patch    Date: January 25, 2018

Detroit gang leaders sentenced to decades in prison (Detroit, MI): Two leaders of the Rollin 60s Crips street gang were sentenced Friday to decades in federal prison, the latest crackdown on violent crime in Detroit. Chief U.S. District Judge Denise Page Hood sentenced gang leader Jerome Hamilton of Detroit to 30 years in prison while his deputy, Darriyon Mills of Detroit, received a 24-year sentence.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: January 12, 2018

Rare in Michigan: Feds in Detroit set to seek death penalty against gang members (Detroit, MI): Federal prosecutors filed a rare "Notice of Intent to Seek the Death Penalty" on Monday in Detroit in the case of a gang suspect who is charged with a raft of murderous crimes.
Source: Detroit Free Press    Date: January 8, 2018

Gang member 'Sniper' killed the wrong man, witness testifies (Saginaw, MI): A Sunny Side Gang member said his former cohort mistakenly shot and killed the wrong man in revenge for another homicide.
Source: MLive    Date: December 20, 2017

Immigration agents arrest 27 in West Michigan (Grand Rapids, MI): Federal agents arrested 27 foreign nationals in West Michigan during a four-day operation targeting those in the U.S. illegally. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, said 21 of the 27 taken into custody had previous criminal convictions.
Source: MLive    Date: December 8, 2017

15-year-old boy fatally shot due to gang rivalry on Facebook, witness says (Saginaw, MI): A gang rivalry and online insults over a slain friend resulted in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy last September, according to witness testimony.
Source: MLive    Date: December 8, 2017

FBI: Detroit Gang Members Busted In St. Louis Jewelry Heist (Madison Heights, MI): Four jewel thieves and alleged gang members from Detroit have been caught by the FBI near St. Louis. Authorities say Tyran Gray, Xavier Grove, Darrell Lee and Robert Scott were taken into custody earlier this week after robbing a Jared Galleria of Jewelry store in Richmond Heights, Missouri. All four are alleged members of the Detroit Vice Lords street gang.
Source: CBS Detroit    Date: December 8, 2017

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