Gang-Related News Articles

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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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Another West Side Crip indicted in connection with months-long gang investigation (Bakersfield, CA): A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted another alleged member of Bakersfield's West Side Crips gang in connection with a 10-month investigation into the gang's activity by multiple law enforcement agencies.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: January 12, 2018

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Violent gang member apprehended in Fannin County (Blue Ridge, GA): A police chase ended with the detainment of the suspect involved. The Fannin County Sheriff’s Office made the arrest after becoming involved in the chase shortly after midnight on Wednesday, Jan. 10.
Source:    Date: January 12, 2018

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Gang activity saw sharp decline in LaGrange in 2017 (LaGrange, GA): The LaGrange Police Department has put an emphasis on deterring gang activity within the city limits, and made significant progress to this end in 2017. The proof is in the numbers. In 2017 there were only two gang-related shootings in the city limits, down significantly from 2014 to 2016, when LaGrange had an average of 16 gang-related shootings per year.
Source: LaGrange Daily News    Date: January 12, 2018

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Teen charged with gang activity after Meridian shooting (Meridian, MS): A teenager is now charged with gang activity after a shooting that happened a month ago in Meridian. ZyQuan Lemon, 18, is charged with shooting into a vehicle and participating in or conducting gang activity.
Source: WTOK 11 News    Date: January 12, 2018

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Feds: Crips gang member sentenced in 2010 murder (Central Islip, NY): A member of the Crips street gang that had terrorized Roosevelt for a decade was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday in federal court in Central Islip, officials said.
Source: Newsday    Date: January 12, 2018

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US Indictment Suggests MS13 Expanding Communications, Drug Trafficking (Long Island, NY): A newly-unveiled criminal case against several alleged MS13 members suggests the gang is attempting to improve its communication practices and step up its involvement in drug trafficking.
Source: InSight Crime    Date: January 12, 2018

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Detroit gang leaders sentenced to decades in prison (Detroit, MI): Two leaders of the Rollin 60s Crips street gang were sentenced Friday to decades in federal prison, the latest crackdown on violent crime in Detroit. Chief U.S. District Judge Denise Page Hood sentenced gang leader Jerome Hamilton of Detroit to 30 years in prison while his deputy, Darriyon Mills of Detroit, received a 24-year sentence.
Source: The Detroit News    Date: January 12, 2018

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Jury convicts man of murder in 'gangland ambush' (Tulsa, OK): A Tulsa man could be sentenced to nearly 130 years in prison after he was found guilty of first-degree murder and other charges Friday in connection with a gang-related attack in north Tulsa.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: January 12, 2018

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New County Sheriff Vows To Crack Down On Gangs, Opioids (Suffolk County, NY): New Suffolk County Sheriff Errol D. Toulon Jr. was sworn in to office Friday — and he gave a moving and powerful inaugural speech at the Suffolk County Community College campus in Brentwood, vowing to crack down on gangs and opioids.
Source: Southampton Patch    Date: January 12, 2018

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Fresno Special Response Teams crack down on gang violence (Fresno, CA): Starting this month Special Response Teams have been re-assigned to high violence areas in the city. The goal is to reduce the number of shootings and homicides.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: January 12, 2018

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Murder suspect, gang member arrested (DeKalb County, GA): A suspected gang member who failed to appear in court for arraignment on murder and other charges has been arrested again by DeKalb sheriffs and Cobb police.
Source: WXIA 11 News    Date: January 12, 2018

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Ped mall shooting trial: Gang charge to be decided separately, judge says (Iowa City, IA): The man accused of carrying out a deadly shooting on Iowa City's pedestrian mall last August will face a separate trial on a criminal gang participation charge, a judge said Thursday.
Source: The Des Moines Register    Date: January 12, 2018

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Everett mayor orders a coordinated response to gang violence (Everett, WA): An upsurge in gang-related violence — coupled with the shootings, deaths and arrests of young people most often connected with those crimes — has caught the attention of Everett’s new mayor.
Source: HeraldNet    Date: January 11, 2018

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FBI Arrests Fugitive Believed to Have Criminal Gang Ties (Jacksonville, FL): FBI Jacksonville division Special Agent in Charge Charles Spencer on Thursday said Rahmon D. Allen was arrested Wednesday in Jacksonville. Allen was wanted for trafficking more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana in a distribution enterprise associated with two criminal street gangs.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: January 11, 2018

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New federal drug charges against West Side Crips members (Bakersfield, CA): A federal grand jury issued an indictment against Jarvis Thomas, Tommie Thomas and Luis Fernandez. The indictment says Jarvis and Tommie, along with Augustus Crawford planned to buy at least four pounds of meth from Fernandez.
Source: KernGoldenEmpire    Date: January 11, 2018

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MS-13 Gang Members Indicted in Machete Killing of Long Island Boy (Nassau County, NY): A grand jury indicted 17 alleged members and associates of the notoriously violent MS-13 gang on charges related to the machete killing of a 13-year-old boy, other murders and drug trafficking following a seven-month investigation that spanned several states, officials announced Thursday.
Source: NBC New York    Date: January 11, 2018

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Everett Mayor takes on youth and gang violence with first directive (Everett, WA): Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin outlined a plan Thursday to combat youth and gang violence in her first directive since taking office earlier this month. Franklin held a press conference with Police Chief Dan Templeman, where they discussed efforts to prevent and intervene in gang violence moving forward.
Source: KOMO News    Date: January 11, 2018

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Two Hagerstown-area men enter pleas in gang-related gun cases (Hagerstown, MD): Two Hagerstown-area men charged as a result of a joint city-county investigation into gang and gun activity pleaded guilty Thursday in Washington County Circuit Court to weapons charges, and more defendants are expected in court in the coming weeks.
Source: Herald-Mail Media    Date: January 11, 2018

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New York charges 17 with numerous crimes, ties to Salvadoran drug gang (New York, NY): Law enforcement authorities on Thursday unveiled a slew of charges, including murder, drug trafficking and conspiracy, against 17 alleged members of a Central America-tied gang that they say is running a global criminal enterprise.
Source: Reuters    Date: January 11, 2018

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Utah State Prison on lockdown after apparent gang-related brawl (Draper, UT): Eight inmates with apparent gang affiliations attacked each other Wednesday night with self-made weapons, prompting a lockdown at both of Utah’s state-run prisons.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: January 11, 2018

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