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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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An inside look at gangs in Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV): Last year, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said it investigated 166 homicides, and by the year’s end law enforcement said, enough is enough.
Source: KVVU FOX5 News    Date: November 9, 2017

One student’s story highlights Clark County schools’ struggle with violence (Las Vegas, NV): This is the first installment in a series, Year in the Life, which will follow one CCSD senior through to graduation — highlighting districtwide issues along the way.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: November 4, 2017

Police say Las Vegas safer after operation cripples area gang (Las Vegas, NV): Las Vegas-area police and federal law enforcement agencies have crippled a longtime area gang, indicting most of its members in a state racketeering case, the first in Nevada targeting an entire organization, authorities said.
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: October 19, 2017

Dispute over tagging caused May murder in Las Vegas, police say (Las Vegas, NV): Las Vegas homicide detectives believe a rivalry between two tagging crews led to the fatal shooting of Adan Gavilanes in May near downtown Las Vegas.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: October 17, 2017

Jury finds MS-13 gang member guilty of 2 Sparks murders (Sparks, NV): A known MS-13 gang member was found guilty of murder after fatally shooting two young men seven years ago at an apartment party in Sparks.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: October 13, 2017

California man sentenced to prison for trafficking heroin in Reno (Reno, NV): A California man has been sentenced to up to 19 years in prison for trafficking heroin in Reno in 2015, according to prosecutors.
Source: KRNV News 4    Date: October 12, 2017

Murder trial: 'You don't disrespect MS-13 and make it out alive' (Washoe County, NV): Opening statements in the murder trial of an MS-13 gang member who was extradited from El Salvador was off to a rocky start on Wednesday. Public defenders Linda Nordvig and Richard Viloria told Washoe County District Judge Connie Steinheimer, who was substituting for Judge Patrick Flanagan, that they were concerned she did not know enough about the case and called for a mistrial.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: October 5, 2017

Trial begins for MS-13 gang member in Sparks murders (Sparks, NV): The murder trial of an MS-13 gang member, who was extradited from El Salvador, begins this week — nearly seven years after two young men were shot and killed at a Sparks apartment.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: September 30, 2017

Gang member guilty of murder in slaying weeks after release from jail (Las Vegas, NV): A violent gang member was found guilty Friday of murder in a slaying that happened shortly after he was released from jail at the request of an FBI-led task force.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: September 15, 2017

Carson City sheriff talks regional efforts to combat gang activity (Carson City, NV): Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong says his office and regional partners have made great strides in combating gangs over the last decade. But he also says they are at a critical point where that progress could be lost.
Source: KRNV News 4    Date: August 9, 2017

Las Vegas Valley homicides keep pace with 2016 numbers (Las Vegas, NV): The nights blend together in Las Vegas police officer Andrea Simon’s memory, but driving past a house can trigger a flashback to specific people or crimes.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: July 15, 2017

1 man dead in shooting at east Las Vegas apartment complex (Las Vegas, NV): A man in his late 20s was shot dead Tuesday night shortly after coming to an eastern valley apartment complex with a woman he was dating.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: July 11, 2017

Feds Charge Gang Stole Vehicles And Sold Them (Las Vegas, NV): An indictment unsealed this week in federal court in Las Vegas charges 16 alleged members of The Yung Money/Yung Gunz Bloods Street Gang with running an operation that rented vehicles, stole them, and then sold them. The gang allegedly operated in Nevada, California, Texas, Tennessee, Arizona, and Florida.
Source: Las Vegas Patch    Date: June 21, 2017

Gang culture is changing with leadership, social media and spike in youth violence (Las Vegas, NV): It’s 1:54 a.m. on July 30, 2006. The call to Metro Police dispatch is from the east valley, about a house party loud enough to rattle a neighbor’s windows. “I don’t know what they’re doing, but it’s trouble waiting to happen out here. The dogs are going crazy,” the caller says, guessing there could be 100 kids at the party. “Nobody in this house is sleeping, or on this block.”
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: June 5, 2017

Former gang members fighting violence with peace (Las Vegas, NV): A former gang member is fighting back against violence through peace. Jonny Galvan is one of the people organizing an event on the Strip Saturday night. They’ll be armed with candles and signs that display a message of non-violence.
Source: KLAS 8 News    Date: June 3, 2017

Advocacy groups ramp up efforts to end gang violence (Las Vegas, NV): The latest homicide in the valley has catapulted gang violence back in the spotlight. A 23-year-old man was gunned down Tuesday night near Eastern and Sahara in what police say might be a graffiti war.
Source: KLAS 8 News    Date: May 24, 2017

Gang operation brings 1,400 arrests, including 5 in Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV): Federal agents arrested nearly 1,400 people across the country in what immigration officials are calling the “largest gang surge” in its investigative arm’s history, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Thomas Homan announced today.
Source: Las Vegas Sun    Date: May 11, 2017

Nevada gang member convicted of fatal shooting in Sun Valley (Reno, NV): A 19-year-old Nevada gang member has been convicted of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a teenager during a party at a residence north of Reno in October 2015.
Source: The Republic    Date: April 12, 2017

Metro Police bringing back Gang Unit this weekend (Las Vegas, NV): A year after Sheriff Joe Lombardo executed his decentralization plan, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is bringing back its gang unit this weekend.
Source: KLAS 8 News    Date: April 8, 2017

Nevada bill would make gang affiliation easier to fight in court (Carson City, NV): It may become easier in Nevada to dispute a gang member designation before sentencing. Assembly Bill 326 would allow those convicted in criminal cases to access the reports and documentation that pre-sentence investigators use to determine that they belong to a gang. Pre-sentence reports are reviewed by judges to help determine sentencing.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal     Date: April 6, 2017

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