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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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Cops: Three shot dead during drag racing event were gang members (Union Grove, WI): Three Illinois men who were shot to death at point-blank range during a drag racing event in southeastern Wisconsin may have been targeted by a rival gang member, but a lack of cooperation has stymied the investigation, sheriff's officials said Monday.
Source: CBS News    Date: August 14, 2017

More charged in June shooting (Kenosha, WI): Two more people have been charged with what prosecutors allege was a gang-related shooting on June 29 that left a 24-year-old man hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.
Source: Kenosha News    Date: August 3, 2017

Teen charged in gang-related shooting (Kenosha, WI): A 17-year-old Indian Trail High School student is being held in jail for what prosecutors believe was a gang-related shooting.
Source: Kenosha News    Date: July 24, 2017

Violent gang members arrested in Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI): Officials with the Milwaukee Division of the FBI say an eight-month long investigation has resulted in 11 federal indictments of suspected gang members.
Source: WEEK TV News    Date: June 9, 2017

Street gang member allegedly hid loaded gun under bush, Madison police say (Madison, WI): A 16-year-old Madison boy who's in a street gang was being chased by police Friday before he allegedly hid a loaded handgun under a bush, telling police he carried the gun because there's a lot of shooting going on.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: June 5, 2017

Two Racine teens charged with gang-related attempted homicide (Racine, WI): Two alleged members of a gang have been charged with attempted homicide in an April shooting.
Source: The Journal Times    Date: May 8, 2017

Janesville crime continues downward trend (Janesville, WI): Janesville crime is down again. Police Chief Dave Moore released the city's 2016 crime statistics Thursday, calling a news conference and beginning his remarks with one troubling number: 12 people died from heroin overdoses last year.
Source: GazetteXtra    Date: March 23, 2017

2 arrested in gang-related shootings at gas station, Madison police say (Madison, WI): Two men have been arrested and police are looking for at least one more suspect in the gang-related shootings of four men Feb. 19 at a gas station parking lot in Madison.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: February 27, 2017

Brazen gang suspected in carjacking spree (Milwaukee, WI): Several alleged members of a gang known for carjackings, high-speed chases and other crimes have been charged with 31 offenses in a case that illustrates the reckless and brazen methods employed by teen robbery crews in Milwaukee.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: December 20, 2016

Milwaukee Police Department's Anti-Gang Unit Makes Several Arrests (Milwaukee, WI): Six felons were arrested that had guns and drugs on them by Milwaukee Police Department’s Anti-gang unit.
Source: WDJT CBS 58    Date: November 11, 2016

Madison City Council accepts $750,000 grant to prevent youth violence on North Side (Madison, WI): The Madison City Council voted Tuesday to accept a $750,000 federal grant for preventing youth violence on the North Side. The grant from the U.S. Department of Justice will be distributed by the city to community organizations to reduce children’s exposure to violence, particularly gun and gang violence.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: October 19, 2016

Man Wanted by FBI in Milwaukee Turns Himself In After Gang Round Up (Milwaukee, WI): One of the two men wanted by the FBI after the gang round up has been captured in Southeastern Wisconsin. The man was wanted on federal charges for his alleged involvement in the Maniac Latin Disciples violent street gang is now in custody.
Source: WDJT CBS 58    Date: October 7, 2016

Police: Gang Member Charged with Selling a Gun (Racine County, WI): Officers with the Southeastern Wisconsin Gang Task Force say a 30-year-old Racine man is facing a felony gun charge after selling a handgun to a confidential informant.
Source: Racine County Eye    Date: October 7, 2016

Over 40 Targeted in Gang Roundup in Racine and Kenosha (Racine, WI): In a tweet Thursday morning, the FBI's Milwaukee officer confirmed that the FBI and their partners were currently engaged in significant gang enforcement operations in Racine and Kenosha.
Source: WDJT CBS 58    Date: October 6, 2016

FBI Nabs 28 in Violent Gang Bust (Milwaukee, WI): State, regional and federal officials are announcing the arrest of over two dozen violent gang members in southeast Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
Source: 104.1 WIKY     Date: October 6, 2016

Gang-affiliated gun violence on the rise in Madison (Madison, WI): With more than 80 shots fired in Madison since the beginning of the year, the Madison Police Department has seen a recent increase in gang-affiliated shootings since August. But while gang-affiliated shootings are on the rise, MPD Chief Mike Koval said MPD isn’t ready to say the gun violence is a manifestation of gangs fighting other gangs.
Source: The Badger Herald    Date: October 4, 2016

Crime task force targets violent gang, breaks down Bless Team (Milwaukee, WI): A simple internet search and you can find Bless Team music videos, but others describe them as something else. "What I look at this as, is a recruitment video," said Laura Crivello, assistant district attorney for Milwaukee County.
Source: WDJT CBS 58    Date: September 20, 2016

Changes to GREAT program funding (La Crosse, WI): A program connecting police officers with students in the classroom, called GREAT, has been going strong in La Crosse schools for decades, but changes this year for the local program have implications on a national scale.
Source: WKBT News8000     Date: September 15, 2016

Suspect in shooting is Latin King gang member (Burnett County, WI): A Latin King gang member, gone “goofy” after having smoked methamphetamine, slipped into the home of the man he had just smoked with, shooting him in the thigh and stealing his fanny pack, police reports state.
Source: Washburn County Register    Date: August 4, 2016

Q&A: Brian Chaney-Austin balances prevention and policing with Madison's gang unit (Madison, WI): As a supervisor for the Madison Police Department’s gang unit, Sgt. Brian Chaney-Austin is not often surprised when he learns about individuals involved in gang activity. 37-year-old Chaney-Austin, who has been the unit’s supervisor since 2014, said many persons of interest and suspects who have gang affiliations have been on the unit's radar for years.
Source: The Capital Times    Date: July 17, 2016

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