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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 by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory using the control below.


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Jail gang unit impacts community prevention (Larimer County, CO): A Larimer County Sheriff's Office effort is helping the agency collect information on area gangs. The Detention Center Gang Unit gathers intelligence - based on behavior and identifying marks such as tattoos - about known or potential gang members who pass through the county jail.
Source: The Coloradoan    Date: February 19, 2009
http://www.coloradoan.com/...

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Portland steers anti-gang money to streets (Portland, OR): In a rare move, Portland's new police commissioner is terminating grants for six youth outreach agencies four months early and redirecting the remaining $120,000 to support eight to 10 street-based gang outreach workers.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: February 19, 2009
http://www.oregonlive.com/...

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Gang task force (Asheville, NC): Local law officers say gang activity is on the rise, so they're joining forces to try and get a handle on it.
Source: WLOS ABC 13 News    Date: February 19, 2009
http://www.wlos.com/...

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Gang leader sentenced (Portsmouth, VA): 20-year-old Arous Phillips, described as a leader of a Portsmouth Bounty Hunters Bloods gang, was sentenced to prison Wednesday, according to the Commonwealth's Attorney's office.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News     Date: February 18, 2009
http://www.wavy.com/...

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Bruning backs anti-gang effort (Lincoln, NE): A legislative proposal designed to help Omaha establish a gang-violence prevention program has won a key ally. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning has agreed to support creation of an office of violence prevention within the Nebraska Crime Commission.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: February 18, 2009
http://www.omaha.com/...

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Police say cell phone links teenage suspect to gang (Manatee County, FL): A cell phone belonging to a Palmetto teenager charged with murder indicates the boy may be connected to a gang, Bradenton police said.
Source: The Herald-Tribune    Date: February 18, 2009
http://www.heraldtribune.com/...

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Lake City grappling with crime (Seattle, WA): It was just before 6 p.m. Saturday a couple weeks back when police were called to Lake City. A man told officers he had opened the door of his house and was shot in the leg. The scene was turned over to gang unit detectives.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: February 17, 2009
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/...

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Orland drive-by nets one arrest (Orland, CA): An Orland man is behind bars today on suspicion of attempted murder after police say shot up the house of a former gang rival.
Source: Willows-Journal    Date: February 17, 2009
http://www.willows-journal.com/...

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Rockford gang members held over fatal shooting (Chicago, IL): Two alleged gang members from Rockford -- who prosecutors say were looking to beat up any rival they could find -- were ordered held without bond today for the fatal shooting of a teen over the weekend.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: February 17, 2009
http://www.suntimes.com/...

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Stabbing victim found walking around Tempe (Tempe, AZ): Authorities are investigating a stabbing at the base of "A" mountain near ASU in Tempe about 9:40 p.m. Monday. Tempe police said they received a call about a stabbing victim walking in the area of Rio Salado Parkway and Packard Drive.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: February 17, 2009
http://www.azcentral.com/...

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Rival gangs rumble inside Manhattan courthouse (Manhattan, NY): A bloody feud between two uptown gangs spread downtown today when a wild melee erupted outside a Manhattan courtroom.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: February 17, 2009
http://www.nydailynews.com/...

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CHP helping Sacramento beef up anti-gang patrol (Sacramento, CA): With resources stretched thin – and no relief in sight – Sacramento police are welcoming help from the California Highway Patrol in the city's struggle against gang violence.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: February 17, 2009
http://www.sacbee.com/...

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FBI: More gangs are migrating to suburbs, rural areas (Victorville, CA): Expanding drug distribution territories, increasing illicit revenue, recruiting new members and hiding from law enforcement are among the reasons gang members are moving to areas like the Victor valley, according to a recently released FBI report.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: February 17, 2009
http://www.vvdailypress.com/...

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Anti-gang efforts gain ground (Asheville, NC): Rochelle Clement hears fewer cracks of gunfire outside her Hillcrest Apartments home than she did a year ago. She credits community meetings that started after shooters in June emptied several rounds from cars into a Hillcrest apartment.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: February 17, 2009
http://www.citizen-times.com/...

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Sheriff: Gangs are here (Escambia County, FL): The word "gangs" used to be taboo around here, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said. It is not any more. "They are here," the sheriff said. "The Attorney General's Office and the other agencies we are working with will tell you that bluntly.
Source: Pensacola News Journal    Date: February 16, 2009
http://www.pnj.com/...

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Asheville dropouts linked to gang activity (Asheville, NC): Law enforcement and school officials have noticed a troubling correlation between high school dropouts and gang activity.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: February 16, 2009
http://citizen-times.com/...

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Arrest renews gang focus (Harrisonburg, VA): Over the years, local affiliates of the Crips, Bloods, Sur-13 and MS-13 gangs have made headlines in Harrisonburg for everything from beat-ins to, most recently, a fatal shooting.
Source: The Daily News Record    Date: February 16, 2009
http://www.dnronline.com/...

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Is there really a link between S.C. gangs and terrorists? (South Carolina): Thousands of gang members walk the streets of South Carolina, from outlaw bikers and turf-minded hoods to foot soldiers from criminal armies with cross-border connections.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: February 16, 2009
http://www.charleston.net/...

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As homicides fall in Newark, drug trade rolls on (Newark, NJ): Some of the most successful drug products sold in this city carry the brand names Hot Sauce, Good 'n' Plenty and Diesel. They're not found on the shelves of the local CVS or Rite-Aid stores, but are sold by entrepreneurs with nicknames like Scarface and Spider.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: February 16, 2009
http://www.philly.com/...

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Authorities fear local gangs competing over cartel work (Texas): A recent spike in gang-related activity has some law enforcement officials concerned that local criminal groups may be jockeying for position with the Gulf Cartel.
Source: The Monitor    Date: February 16, 2009
http://www.themonitor.com/...

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