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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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Intimidating witnesses: What can be done to reduce gang harassment, violence (Cleveland, OH): Gang intimidation has become frighteningly clear in recent months, as rivals have terrorized neighborhoods, leaving behind a trail of blood, bodies and fear.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: October 1, 2015

2 in gang get community control terms (Toledo, OH): Two Toledo gang members charged with robbing a man at gunpoint were placed on community control for five years Thursday.
Source: The Blade    Date: September 25, 2015

Police work with community members to eliminate gang threats (Columbus, OH): Recent talk of gangs and retaliation surrounding the Champion Avenue murder scene from a few weeks ago raises questions on gang activity. Sgt. Rich Weiner of Columbus Police tells NBC4 Columbus deals with several issues common to big cities.
Source: WCMH NBC 4 News    Date: September 23, 2015

Police: Gang-related fight at funeral causes lockdown of Ohio Avenue Elementary (Columbus, OH): A Columbus City School has been placed on lockdown after police respond to the report of a gang-related fight at a church on the city’s east side.
Source: WCMH NBC 4 News    Date: September 21, 2015

'Heroin kingpin' behind barbershop slayings, prosecutors say (Cleveland, OH): Prosecutors say an area "heroin kingpin" is behind a series of shootings, several of them gang-related, including slayings at a Warrensville Heights barbershop.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: September 18, 2015

Gang members spin through prisons' revolving doors as cycle of violence seldom ends (Cleveland, OH): Soon after he walked out of his prison cell, gang leader Theo Travis went to work peddling guns and terror on Cleveland's East Side. Travis helped create the Cutthroats, an offshoot of the city's fastest growing and most violent gang, the Heartless Felons.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: September 17, 2015

Former gang member believes bullet that killed 3-year-old Cleveland boy was meant for him (Cleveland, OH): Seven tattoos inked into the upper body of a self-described former gang member named RJ are a monument to his friends or family members killed by gunfire.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: September 16, 2015

Four men land gang charges for Monroe Street robbery (Sandusky, OH): Gang charges were leveled against three Sandusky men and an Akron man for their alleged involvement in an armed Monroe Street robbery last month. Not only did the group allegedly rob a man at gunpoint and proceed to beat him while he was on the ground— police say all four men are affiliated with a local gang, and a September grand jury indicted them for that involvement.
Source: Sandusky Register    Date: September 15, 2015

Two Cleveland men plead guilty to murder in death of 15-year-old friend (Cleveland, OH): Two Cleveland men could get life prison terms for the death of a 15-year-old friend, who was hit by a bullet that prosecutors say was intended for a rival gang member.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: September 15, 2015

U.S. Marshals arrest kidnapping suspect (Cincinnati, OH): A man who was wanted on an outstanding warrant from the Hamilton County Municipal Court on a charge of kidnapping and robbery was arrested Tuesday.
Source: WXIX FOX19 News    Date: September 8, 2015

Gang-related shootings underscore problem of retaliatory gun violence (Cleveland, OH): A feud between two East Side street gangs has punctuated another Cleveland summer marred by gun violence. Police attribute almost two-dozen shootings to the tension between the Broadway-Fleet area rivals.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: September 3, 2015

California city could be Cleveland model for quelling retaliatory gun violence (Cleveland, OH): Shootings in Cleveland have spiked to the highest level in nearly a decade. The city has beefed up its gang unit and sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to neighborhood organizations to combat the violence, but investigators have often been left guessing who's going to show up next on an operating table.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: September 3, 2015

Cleveland residents on gang violence: 'We're just trying to make it from day to day' (Cleveland, OH): Eight of Cleveland's violent gang members are behind bars following a six-month investigation. In a press conference Thursday, police announced the arrests of eight members of the Lakeview Locke 2 gang.
Source:    Date: September 3, 2015

Police: Gang members arrested following investigation (Cleveland, OH): Police announce the arrests of multiple suspects wanted for violence crimes and gang activity. Police Chief Calvin Williams said eight of nine members part of the 'Lockview 2 Locke' gang have been arrested and indicted following a six-month investigation.
Source: WKYC 3 News    Date: September 3, 2015

One sentenced on gang charges, other fails to appear (Youngstown, OH): Judge Lou D’Apolito is not a seer, yet he told a man he was sentencing in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday that he was sure he will see the defendant again. Part of what led the judge to predict the future: a pair of slippers.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: September 2, 2015

Students at Westwood get Educated on Gangs (Dayton, OH): Gang expert Marlon Shackelford on Tuesday took his anti-gang message to Westwood K-8. "'Rest in peace' means you die of unnatural causes. 'Live in peace' means you die of natural causes. 'Rest in peace' is a death wish," Shankelford said. It's straight talk to kids who could be at risk of joining gangs.
Source: WKEF ABC 22 News    Date: August 25, 2015

Gang Issues Reduced in Old North Dayton (Dayton, OH): Billy Ladd says the last two weeks have been peaceful in his Old North Dayton neighborhood. "I haven't seen anything and talking to neighbors they seem to think the same thing it's been quiet they haven't had any trouble either," Ladd said.
Source: WKEF ABC 22 News    Date: August 24, 2015

Nonviolence summit hopes to stem gang and gun violence (Columbus, OH): Violence touches the lives of many local families whether due to drugs, gangs or bullying. Today,The MidEast Area Community Collaborative (MACC) hosted a non-violence summit, hoping to combat violence by strengthening family and neighborhood ties.
Source:    Date: August 22, 2015

Heartless Felons member gets 6 years for shooting witness (Cleveland, OH): A member of the Heartless Felons gang was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday for shooting a witness who testified in a gang-related hearing.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: August 20, 2015

Man who pleaded guilty to gang charges arrested over weekend (Youngstown, OH): A man who pleaded guilty earlier this year to belonging to a West Side street gang and awaiting sentencing was arrested over the weekend in a car with a stolen license plate, a large quantity of ammunition and more than $1,100 cash.
Source: The Vindicator    Date: August 18, 2015

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