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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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Heartless Felons gang founder sentenced to prison for intimidating a police officer (Cleveland, OH): A man described by authorities as a founding member of the Heartless Felons gang was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday for participating in a gang and intimidating a police officer.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: July 21, 2015

Akron drug-house robbery marks second time gang member shot in armed home invasion, police say (Akron, OH): A convicted member of an Akron street gang was shot while robbing a drug house, marking the second time he was shot during an armed robbery since 2008, police say.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: July 20, 2015

Family Says They're Being Terrorized by Short North Posse Gang Members (Columbus, OH): A west side family says the federal push to rid central Ohio of a notorious street gang is not working. They say they’ve been terrorized by members of the Short North Posse for weeks. The family is too scared to talk on camera but started reporting the violence against them earlier this month.
Source: WSYX 6 News    Date: July 20, 2015

Heartless Felon sentenced to five years for pair of robberies (Cleveland, OH): A member of the Heartless Felons gang was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for two unrelated robberies.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: July 20, 2015

Cleveland man sentenced to 2.5 years for affiliation with Heartless Felons gang (Cleveland, OH): A Cleveland man pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two and a half years in prison Monday for his affiliation with the Heartless Felons gang and for failing to check in with his parole officer.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: July 20, 2015

Assaults, fights common in youth prison system (Massillon, OH): Early last decade, the Heartless Felons, a gang known for its violence on the streets of Cleveland, got its start within the walls of the state’s youth prisons. Members sought to exert control over other inmates. Sometimes that led to assaults, against other inmates and against staff at juvenile correctional facilities.
Source: The Independent    Date: July 19, 2015

Police link heroin-trafficking arrests to Chicago gang (Canton, OH): Authorities say the 10 people rounded up by police earlier this week were members of or associated with a Chicago-based street gang has been selling heroin in Canton. Police and federal agents say the nine men and one woman have ties to the Black Gangster Disciples.
Source: Canton Repository    Date: July 16, 2015

Cleveland man charged in West Side sexual assault tied to street gang (Cleveland, OH): An 18-year-old man and 17-year-old boy are charged and another teenager is suspected in the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl that police believe was carried out by members of a West Side street gang.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: July 14, 2015

Heartless Felon serving life term gets three more years for threatening judge (Cleveland, OH): A Heartless Felons gang member already serving life in prison plus 100 years was given an additional three years Monday for threatening Cuyahoga Common Pleas Judge Michael Astrab.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: July 13, 2015

Anti-violence activists react to Cleveland's weekend violence (Cleveland, OH): A rash of shootings over the July 4th weekend left a dozen people, including three younger children and two teens, wounded by gunfire. As WCPN's Brian Bull reports, community peace activists, as well as police are striving for answers.
Source: WKSU News    Date: July 6, 2015

Crime down overall in Toledo; shootings up 40% (Toledo, OH): We have reached the half way mark of 2015, and the Toledo Police Department is sharing exactly how Toledo is doing when it comes to crime this year compared to last year. On Friday Chief George Kral took to Facebook to show exactly where the city stands, especially as we head into this busy holiday weekend.
Source: Toledo News Now    Date: July 3, 2015

Cleveland law enforcement tackling increased gang activity (Cleveland, OH): Law enforcement in Cleveland says it is working hard to curb a dramatic increase in gang activity. Officials say the number of documented members has doubled since 2013.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: July 1, 2015

Local gang membership includes white supremacists (Cleveland, OH): “We have a gang problem,” said District Attorney Steve Crump while speaking at a Rotary Club meeting earlier this year. And, according to Crump, Bradley County currently has 394 “verified gang members.” 
Source: Cleveland Daily Banner    Date: July 1, 2015

Police: Cleveland police gang unit shot suspect after he displayed weapon (East Cleveland, OH): Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams released more information Tuesday night following a police-involved shooting on Superior Ave. in East Cleveland.
Source: FOX 8 News    Date: June 30, 2015

Numbers show gangs emerging in Cleveland (Cleveland, OH): New statistics provided by the Bradley County Juvenile Court and a research facility reveal a small but steady increase in gang numbers within the Cleveland City limits from 2010 to 2014. Environmental Systems and Research Institute, as well as juvenile court authorities, have made the information available to the Cleveland Daily Banner.
Source: Cleveland Daily Banner    Date: June 30, 2015

Maple Heights man pleads not guilty to gang activity, burglary and robbery (Cleveland, OH): A Maple Heights man accused of being a member of the Heartless Felons gang pleaded not guilty Monday to 27 charges, including participating in a criminal gang, aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, kidnapping and felonious assault.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: June 29, 2015

Prosecutors link accused robber to Akron street gang (Akron, OH): A man charged in a violent robbery of $4.90 is now accused of doing so as part of a violent Akron street gang. The Kaika Klan Outlaws, or KKO, was the subject of a two investigations since 2003. Other members were linked to the 2013 slaying of Paris Wicks III, a former football star at Youngstown State University and Ellet High School.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: June 25, 2015

3 Cleveland gang members get prison in attempted hit on rival (Cleveland, OH): Three admitted gang members in Cleveland have been sentenced to prison for shooting into a home and wounding a rival.
Source: The News-Herald    Date: June 16, 2015

Toledo man sentenced for 2010 gang-related murder (Toledo, OH): A Toledo man has been sentenced after being convicted of murder, felonious assault and criminal gang participation.
Source: WNWO 24 News    Date: June 16, 2015

3 JPark gang members sentenced for shooting rival gang member (Cleveland, OH): Three members of a Cleveland street gang known as JPark are heading to prison after pleading guilty Friday to charges related to the shooting of a member of a rival gang.
Source: The Plain Dealer    Date: June 15, 2015

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