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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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Virginia reps call for funding to fight Beltway gang violence : Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock (R.) says a first-hand experience on a police ride-along reinforced her commitment to increasing funds for the northern Virginia regional gang task force.
Source: The Hill    Date: July 18, 2017

Taking Back the Community: Combating Gang Violence (Suffolk, VA): Police say a lot of the violence we hear about in Hampton Roads is at the hands of gangs. But what can communities and police do to stop them? In Suffolk, investigators think there are roughly 15 gangs operating in the city.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: July 12, 2017

Norfolk crime plummets in 2017 after deadliest year in a decade, police chief says (Norfolk, VA): After the bloodiest year in a decade, crime is way down in Norfolk, and the police chief says new strategies to fight gun and gang violence have led to fewer people getting shot and killed.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: July 10, 2017

MS-13 gang member narrated video of teen’s killing, FBI agent testifies (Fairfax County, VA): The MS-13 gang member filmed the killing with a cellphone, barking out orders and narrating as fellow gang members set upon the 15-year-old girl with a knife and a large wooden stake in a suburban Virginia park, an FBI agent testified Monday.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 10, 2017

Why do teens keep getting murdered in Richmond? Inside the gang violence in the city's public housing communities (Richmond, VA): A Richmond Police cruiser bounces down a rutted alley toward a dozen teenagers hanging out behind one of the low, red-brick buildings that make up Mosby Court.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: June 23, 2017

MS-13 Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Murder (Loudoun County, VA) : Jose Miguel Espinosa De Dios, 19, appeared before Judge Stephen E. Sincavage June 7 in Loudoun County Circuit Court and entered an Alford guilty plea to first degree murder and felony use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Source: The Loudoun Tribune    Date: June 7, 2017

Experts say they've seen human trafficking at "every high school in Northern Va." (Fairfax, VA): “During my tenure as a detective working human trafficking we've identified a victim from at least every high school and several middle schools the Northern Virginia area,” explained Detective Woolf who has been working to combat human trafficking and gang activity in the region for years. Experts say average age of entry for a human trafficking victim in Northern Virginia is 15, however Det. Woolf has worked with victims as young as 9.
Source: WHAG-TV     Date: June 6, 2017

At least 4 of 7 homicides in Danville this year are gang related, police chief says (Danville, VA): Authorities believe at least four of this year’s seven homicides are linked to gang activity, according to a presentation by Danville Police Chief Philip Broadfoot.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: June 6, 2017

Danville Police say recent shootings could be gang-related, ask community to step up (Danville, VA): After two people were shot in Danville on Thursday night, police said that makes three victims of shootings in one week. Police believe the recent shootings are gang related, but they are continuing to investigate all leads.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: June 2, 2017

Danville Police cracking down on homes used by gang members (Danville, VA): Danville Police say the national street gang "The Crips" has been in the city for years, since about 2003 to be exact. Recently, though, they have been able to track down homes these gang members use.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: May 25, 2017

Suspected Crips street gang hangout part of Saturday police search in Danville (Danville, VA): An anonymous caller told Danville police that a house on Girard Street had been used for “gang initiations” for the Crips street gang.
Source: Danville Register & Bee    Date: May 24, 2017

Much of Gang Prevention and Intervention Starts in the Community (Manassas, VA): Facing a disturbing rise in gang violence, police say enforcement is only part of the problem. Prevention and intervention is important, too, and much of that starts in the community.
Source: NBC4 Washington    Date: May 23, 2017

2 gang members plead guilty to their roles in 4 murders, shootings (Norfolk, VA): Two gang members pleaded guilty Tuesday to their roles in four murders and multiple shootings.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: May 23, 2017

Virginia Outreach Program Tries to Prevent Children From Joining Gangs (Manassas, VA): An outreach program in Virginia is trying to prevent Hispanic kids from joing gangs by giving the place where they can study, play and hang out after school.
Source: NBC4 Washington    Date: May 22, 2017

MS-13 gang member in Md. accused of killing girl said she 'would see her in hell' before stabbing her 13 times: FBI (Fairfax County, VA): A 17-year-old member of the notorious MS-13 gang accused of murder in Maryland told the 15-year-old victim she "would see her in hell" before stabbing her 13 times, an FBI agent testified.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: May 12, 2017

Suspected gang members arrested for Norfolk homicide (Norfolk, VA): Three suspected gang members are now facing charges in connection with a homicide last month. U.S. Marshals assisted the Norfolk fugitive squad, gang squad and homicide division in the investigation.
Source: WAVY 10 News    Date: May 12, 2017

20-year-old sentenced to two years in prison for shooting at rival gang members’ family home (Williamsburg, VA): A 20-year-old New Kent man will serve two years in prison for shooting at a Williamsburg house in what police called a gang-related incident.
Source: Williamsburg Yorktown Daily    Date: May 11, 2017

ICE Arrests 11 MS-13 Gang Members in Fairfax County (Falls Church, VA): Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has made 1,378 arrests across the country, including 11 MS-13 gang members at a Falls Church stash house in Fairfax County. The operation concluded last weekend and targeted gang members involved in drug trafficking, weapons smuggling, human smuggling and sex trafficking, murder and racketeering.
Source: KingstownePatch    Date: May 11, 2017

US Attorney General must decide to seek death in gang case (Norfolk, VA): Four gang members allegedly involved in the killing five people in Virginia could face the death penalty. But federal prosecutors say they still need approval from Washington, D.C. to seek capital punishment.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: May 10, 2017

Bedford Supervisors approve $72,000 to combat gang violence (Bedford County, VA): Gang violence is a focus of one county's funding this budget season. Bedford County Supervisors approved a $72,000 request Monday night for a new deputy and new equipment to address the issue.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: May 8, 2017

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