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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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Sand Springs tattoo parlor to offer free tattoo coverups as part of 'stop the hate in the 918' (Sandy Springs, OK): Jamy Magee was reading some of the arguments on social media and even got involved in some of the disagreements. After watching people go back and forth about race and politics, he decided he was going to do something about it.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: September 11, 2017

Ardmore gang activity ‘next to nothing’ thanks to state grant (Ardmore, OK): In 2014, the Ardmore Police Department had every reason in the world to seek guidance on how to purge area gang activity. Uniform reports show more than 1,400 crimes committed that year, including more than 500 violent crimes reported, including murders, rapes, robberies and aggravated and simple assaults.
Source: The Daily Ardmoreite    Date: September 10, 2017

Member of Bloods street gang charged over north Tulsa shooting that wounded teen girl (Tulsa, OK): A Tulsa man faces felony charges for his alleged involvement in a possible gang-related shooting incident that injured a 16-year-old bystander at a QuikTrip store in north Tulsa.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: August 30, 2017

Tulsa man sentenced in fatal shooting of rival-gang member (Tulsa, OK): A Tulsa judge has sentenced a man to life imprisonment without parole after a jury found him guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting of a rival-gang member last year.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: July 3, 2017

OKC jurors find gang member guilty of fatally shooting 17-year-old girl (Oklahoma City, OK): Jurors have found a gang member guilty of firing a gun into a crowd at the close of an Oklahoma City New Year's Eve party, leaving a 17-year-old girl dead.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: June 10, 2017

Two charged with murder in drug-related homicide outside north Tulsa grocery store (Tulsa, OK): Tulsa County prosecutors charged a juvenile and a man with murder Thursday after what police said was a drug-related shooting near a grocery store May 5.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: May 18, 2017

Oklahoma Vice: Former California gang member charged in shooting (Oklahoma City, OK): A self-proclaimed former Norteño gang member from California has been involved in two Oklahoma City shooting incidents in less than a year, police records show.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: April 25, 2017

16-year-old Tulsan gets life plus 60 years in 2015 fatal shooting of girl (Tulsa, OK): Barring a successful appeal, a 16-year-old will spend the rest of his life in prison for crimes stemming from a 2015 shooting death in north Tulsa that a judge on Friday called “especially tragic and senseless.”
Source: Tulsa World    Date: February 25, 2017

16-year-old convicted of murder in 2015 shooting of girl in north Tulsa (Tulsa, OK): After listening to a 16-year-old testify in his own defense during his trial over a fatal gang-related shooting in 2015, a Tulsa County jury took less than an hour to return guilty verdicts on three felony counts.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: February 18, 2017

Cutting back on gang violence in Tulsa (Tulsa, OK): The city of Tulsa saw a violent year in 2016 with record breaking homicides, armed robberies and assaults. The Tulsa County District Attorney’s office told FOX23 most of those crimes involved a person who was affiliated with a gang.
Source: FOX23 News    Date: February 17, 2017

Police go door-to-door in northeast Oklahoma City in targeted approach (Oklahoma City, OK): Instead of just fielding complaints and responding to crimes in progress, Oklahoma City police officers in the Springlake division are pounding the pavement and knocking on some 9,000 doors to speak with residents about their issues with the northeast side.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: January 13, 2017

Homicide detectives find body while searching for missing man; three charged with murder (Tulsa, OK): Tulsa homicide detectives searching for a missing witness to a shooting found a body Wednesday in Muskogee County. The body has not yet been identified, Tulsa Police Sgt. Dave Walker said.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: December 17, 2016

Educating Tulsa's Early Child Care Workers About Street Gangs (Tulsa, OK): The gangs working in Tulsa recruit early and increasingly are involved in child trafficking and that's leading to more training for people who work with children. County officials are working hard to stop gang influence.
Source:    Date: December 9, 2016

Cousins to stand trial in north Tulsa shootings of two women (Tulsa County, OK): Two men will stand trial in the Aug. 5 shootings of two women during an argument in north Tulsa, a Tulsa County judge decided Wednesday. Assistant District Attorney Brett Mize said Wednesday evening that the cousins are members of a subset of the Hoover Crips street gang. Neither of the women testified during the preliminary hearing on Wednesday, but they are not associated with the group, he said.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: December 1, 2016

Year of gun violence puts Tulsa 1 homicide away from record (Tulsa, OK): A year of gun violence has put Oklahoma's second-largest city one killing away from setting a record for the number of homicides in a year — with five weeks still remaining in 2016.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: November 26, 2016

Tulsa man convicted of gang-related firearms charge, leading deputy on chase in stolen vehicle (Tulsa, OK): A 19-year-old man was sentenced to a total of nine years in custody after being found guilty of driving a stolen car and pleading guilty to an unrelated felony firearms charge.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: November 22, 2016

Hoover Crip gang member sentence to 15 for drug trafficking (Tulsa, OK): Vysean Leandre Embry, 33, of Tulsa, Oklahoma was sentenced for his participation in drug trafficking activities conducted from the Tonight Inn and Suites locatedat 8333 East Admiral, Tulsa, Oklahoma and other locations throughout Tulsa.
Source: The Daily Ardmoreite    Date: November 18, 2016

Former Gang Leader Speaks To Kids In OKC (Oklahoma City, OK): Seeworth Academy is nestled in the fields of Northeast Oklahoma City near N.E. 122nd and Kelly Ave. It is a long way from the streets of Los Angeles. It’s one of three schools 60-year-old Michael Concepcion, former founder of the notorious Crips street gang, came to visit to share his story.
Source: KWTV News 9    Date: September 22, 2016

Spencer community reacts following a double homicide over the weekend (Spencer, OK): Rodeos are a tradition in Spencer. The small and usually quiet African American farming community in Oklahoma County isn't a stranger to violence but it wasn't the norm when chaos broke just before 11 p.m. Saturday night.
Source: KOKH FOX 25 News    Date: August 29, 2016

CSO: Catoosa murder may be gang-related (Claremore, OK): Tulsa Police Department detectives and Rogers County Sheriff’s Office investigators believe the murder of a man found shot to death in Catoosa on Aug. 12 could be gang-related.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: August 25, 2016

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