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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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Judge says gang violence fueling unrest at Cuyahoga County Juvenile Justice Center (Cleveland, OH): The eyebrow-raising disturbance at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Justice Center caused more than $200,000 in damage, according to preliminary estimates.
Source: WOIO 19 News    Date: January 15, 2018

Man fatally shot in his Near East Side front yard struggled with drugs and crime (COlumbus, OH): A gang member was shot numerous times and killed Wednesday evening in his front yard while his children were inside his Near East Side home.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: January 11, 2018

Columbus community group to spread anti-gang message across East Coast (Columbus, OH): A Columbus group that invited several ex-gang leaders to town last June to help stop the city's spike in killings, is about to take its anti-violence crusade on the road.
Source: WSYX 6 News    Date: January 9, 2018

Feds announce new charges against alleged Ohio MS-13 members (Columbus, OH): The federal government says four more alleged members and associates of the MS-13 gang have been charged in Ohio. Prosecutors say a federal grand jury charged the four on Dec. 14 on counts including extortion, money laundering and drug dealing. The indictment was announced Tuesday.
Source: The News-Herald    Date: January 4, 2018

Last of 3 ‘Cincinnati White Boys’ gang members sentenced in crime spree (Butler County, OH): The last of three men charged in a Middletown crime spree in the fall of 2016 that ended in the slaying of two people has been sent to prison.
Source: Journal-News    Date: January 3, 2018

Prosecutors Say Two Hilltop Homicides Were Gang-Related (Franklin County, OH): A Franklin County grand jury has indicted two men for allegedly committing multiple gang-related murders.
Source: WCBE 90.5 FM News    Date: December 29, 2017

Heartless Felons gang member pleads guilty in Parma police chase (Cleveland, OH): A member of the Heartless Felons gang pleaded guilty to leading Parma police on a chase before crashing into a tree. Alexander Washington, 23, pleaded guilty Thursday to failure to comply with order, signal of police officer, having weapons while under disability and receiving stolen property, court records show.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: December 22, 2017

Known gang member, 17 at time of drive-by shooting, sentenced to 41 years for injuring 2 young girls (Cleveland, OH): The suspect, who was a 17-year-old gang member at the time of a drive-by shooting, was sentenced to 41 years in prison Thursday morning on attempted murder charges for injuring two young girls.
Source: WOIO 19 News    Date: December 21, 2017

Supreme Court possible next stop for Insane Clown Posse gang designation fight (Cincinnati, OH): The Insane Clown Posse lost another court battle in their fight to force the FBI to retract 2011 claims the band's fans are a "hybrid gang." The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Monday, Dec. 18, agreed with a lower court decision ruling there was no basis for the lawsuit.
Source: MLive    Date: December 18, 2017

Area shootings blamed on gang activity (Toledo, OH): Toledo leaders on Thursday offered tough talk and promises of new initiatives amid a stretch of intense gun violence, a rash of crime punctuated by several killings, a detective wounded by a bullet, and most recently police exchanging gunfire with suspected gang members outside a central-city carryout.
Source: The Blade    Date: December 7, 2017

Reputed gang member to be tried again as adult on drug charges (Lisbon, OH): A reputed Cleveland gang member will be tried again as an adult on drug charges after his first conviction was overturned because local officials failed to file the charges in juvenile court.
Source: Salem News    Date: December 6, 2017

Cleveland gang member gets life sentence in teen girl's execution (Cleveland, OH): A gang member convicted of executing a 17-year-old girl to cover up his involvement in a bank robbery was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with his first chance at parole after 49 years.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: November 30, 2017

Cleveland man who livestreamed gang threats and his arrest on Instagram gets prison time (Cleveland, OH): A Cleveland gang member who livestreamed himself on Instagram threatening a rival gang and was arrested after police found the video was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: November 28, 2017

6 teens shot on street, 1 fatally in Cleveland (Cleveland, OH): Police say a 12-year-old boy fatally shot in an attack on juveniles near a Cleveland liquor store had stepped outside of the store with his father after the shooting started and was struck by a stray bullet.Authorities haven’t identified the boy or his father, who owned the store.
Source: WGN TV News    Date: November 25, 2017

Toledo Residents are tired of the gang violence (Toledo, OH): Toledo's seen a spike in murders. Now Toledoans and the police department's top cop are speaking out. The city's latest murder victim Dakoda Rogers was shot twice. He was shot once in the forearm and shot in the chest according to the Lucas County coroner. The chief says Rogers case does not appear to be gang related, but he says other gun crimes in the south end have been fueled by local gangs.
Source: WTVG ABC 13 News    Date: November 21, 2017

Man pleads guilty to gang involvement tied to 2 Middletown murders (Butler County, OH): The last of three men charged in a Middletown crime spree last fall that ended in the slaying of two people, admitted to being part of a criminal gang today in Butler County Common Pleas Court.
Source: Journal-News    Date: November 20, 2017

The new gang threat: Hybrid Gangs (Columbus, OH): Forget the typical gang colors and gang graffiti. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says traditional gangs are now becoming hybrid gangs. “So it's really not the Bloods and Crips no more,” says Deputy Tyler McDowell who works Community Relations in the sheriff’s office.
Source: WBNS 10 News    Date: November 15, 2017

Cleveland street gang found fertile ground for opioid operation in rural Ohio (Cleveland, OH): Ninety miles separate Cleveland from Columbiana County but insatiable appetites for opioids and cash forged a connection between the two places - a pipeline that funneled more than 1.3 million doses of heroin, fentanyl and other lethal drugs into the rural community.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: November 9, 2017

Cleveland-based gang members among 100 indicted in Southeastern Ohio heroin, fentanyl ring (Cleveland, OH): Three men who investigators identified as members of the Cleveland-based "Down the Way" street gang led a 100-member drug dealing ring that trafficked enough heroin, fentanyl and cocaine to kill everyone in 12 counties in southeastern Ohio, authorities said.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: November 7, 2017

Prosecutor: Two Bloods gang members indicted on 46 charges in Franklin County (Columbus, OH): The Franklin County Prosecutor says two alleged members of the Bloods gang have been indicted on 46 counts.
Source: WCMH NBC 4 News    Date: November 7, 2017

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