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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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Cranston Police Arrest 'Bloods' Street Gang Member, Seize Weapons (Cranston, RI): Police describe Travone Green, 22, of Providence, as a "known member of the Bloods street gang" with a long rap sheet. On Tuesday, he faced a judge in District Court where he was charged with possession of a stolen car, a 2006 Toyota Highlander car jacked in Boston on April 20.
Source: Cranston Patch    Date: April 24, 2018

R.I. judge upholds double-life sentence for gang member (Providence, RI): A Superior Court judge has struck down a constitutional challenge to a double consecutive life sentence he meted out to a teenage gang member who ambushed a rival on Christmas Eve in 2013.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: April 9, 2018

Alleged Gang Member Convicted in Shooting Near Courthouse (Providence, RI): A jury has convicted an alleged gang member of planning the shooting of a rival near a Rhode Island courthouse.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: February 2, 2018

Victim: Gang threats preceded drive-by shooting near courthouse (Providence, RI): The Pawtucket man shot three times last year near the Licht Judicial Complex told jurors Thursday that his cousin’s gang rivals recorded threatening Facebook Live videos on the courthouse steps shortly before the midday shooting.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: January 25, 2018

Providence Place Mall Shooting Linked to Gang Activity (Providence, RI): Monday afternoon's shooting at Providence Place Mall that triggered an active shooting warning was tied to gang activity according to multiple Police sources.
Source: GoLocalProv    Date: January 16, 2018

Video shows purported gang members descending on courthouse before drive-by shooting (Providence, RI): Surveillance video footage shows more than 10 purported Pawtucket gang members descending on the Licht Judicial Complex the morning of Jan. 9, 2017, less than an hour before authorities say they tried to gun down a rival just blocks away in downtown Providence.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: January 9, 2018

New Providence Police gang database policy violates Community Safety Act, maintains PrYSM (Providence, RI): The newly created Intelligence Assessment Database “blatantly and unequivocally” violates the Community Safety Act (CSA) maintains attorney Shannah Kurland in a letter to Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and City Solicitor Jeffrey Dana. Kurland is the legal director of the Providence Youth Student Movement (PrYSM)’s Community Defense Project.
Source: Uprise RI    Date: January 4, 2018

Alleged gang member indicted in 2016 murder (Providence, RI): A statewide grand jury has indicted an alleged Pawtucket gang member in the September 2016 murder of 23-year-old Dylan Contreras in Pawtucket.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: January 3, 2018

Alleged Pawtucket gang member gets 14 years to serve for Uzi attack on girlfriend, mother (Providence, RI): A Superior Court judge Wednesday sentenced a purported gang member to serve 14 years in prison for pistol-whipping and strangling his girlfriend and shooting her mother.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: November 1, 2017

Fight between gang members preceded gunfire outside Providence courthouse (Providence, RI): Police say that several members of the “Bucket West” street gang in Pawtucket were among eight young men arrested after a fight and gunfire near the Garrahy Judicial Complex late Thursday morning.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: September 29, 2017

Alleged Providence gang member charged with dealing guns, lending them for rap video (Providence, RI): An alleged member of the Lakeside street gang is accused of buying and selling guns on the street — and lending out firearms for a rap video celebrating the gang.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: September 13, 2017

Gang member gets 30 years for drive-by shooting (Providence, RI): A Rhode island gang member has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in a drive-by shooting of rival gang members that left one man seriously injured.
Source: The Republic    Date: September 8, 2017

Pawtucket gang member admits role in midday shooting, sentenced to serve 30 years (Providence, RI): A Pawtucket East gang member was sentenced to serve 30 years in prison Thursday after admitting to his role in the brazen drive-by shooting of rival gang members in January near the Licht Judicial Complex in downtown Providence.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: September 7, 2017

Police: Pawtucket gang member made death threats against ‘rats’ in courthouse shooting case (Providence, RI): A member of a Pawtucket street gang is charged with making death threats against four fellow gang members, whom he accused of snitching to police about a shooting in January outside the Licht Judicial Complex.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: August 18, 2017

Murder suspect arrested outside Providence recording studio (Providence, RI): A Providence rapper has been arrested leaving a recording studio. Twenty-three-year-old John Minaya, also known as “G-Money” was arrested last night and is charged with the murder of 22-year-old Devin Burney.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: August 17, 2017

Police: 2 gang members arrested after police chase (Cranston, RI): Police in Rhode Island say two alleged gang members are in custody following a police chase that began in Providence and ended with a crash in Cranston.
Source: The Eagle    Date: August 12, 2017

Providence police arrest suspected gang member after a violent struggle (Providence, RI): A gang member who was shot and wounded by a rival in July ended up in a violent struggle with police Wednesday night as they fought to wrest a stolen handgun from him.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: August 11, 2017

‘Person of interest’ in Providence homicide on the run after jumping bail (Providence, RI): A Pawtucket man who’s a “person of interest” in the city’s latest homicide is on the run after being charged with speeding from the scene with a stolen gun. A. Minaya, 23, who police say is part of the C-Block street gang, was arrested minutes after 22-year-old Devin Burney was gunned down early July 1.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: July 11, 2017

In Providence, murders add up, and a feud lives on (Providence, RI): His family and friends stood by the grave of 23-year-old Dimitri LaQuan Perry in North Burial Ground on Saturday and released balloons to mark the second anniversary of his death. Meanwhile, miles away at a church in Cranston, the loved ones of 22-year-old Devin Burney gathered for his funeral.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: July 8, 2017

Police investigate possible gang link in Providence shooting (Providence, RI): Police are searching for a gunman who shot and critically wounded a man with gang ties in South Providence early Sunday.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: June 27, 2017

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