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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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Code enforcement ride-along reveals problems littering Robin Dr. (Park Ridge, IL): Gang graffiti scrawled across brick walls, uncut lawns, trash piled where it shouldn't be and, most recently, live chickens, are just some of the issues Robert Prorak deals with almost daily.
Source: Park Ridge Herald-Advocate    Date: August 25, 2009
http://www.pioneerlocal.com/...

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South Seattle shooting last week was gang-related (Seattle, WA): A teen shot twice in South Seattle last week was described by police as vague and uncooperative, and though several people were in the area, officers could find no one who reported seeing or hearing anything.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: August 25, 2009
http://www.seattlepi.com/...

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LA plans crackdown on gang crime surge (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles police say there's been a rise in gang crimes in the city's southern and central areas that runs counter to an overall downward trend.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: August 25, 2009
http://www.mercurynews.com/...

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Los Angeles city attorney plans to use anti-gang tactic to crackdown on taggers (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles city attorney wants to apply a technique used against gangs to stop graffiti vandals — arresting them for simply hanging out together.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: August 25, 2009
http://www.mercurynews.com/...

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Salinas summit fights gangs (Salinas, CA): Seeking to make the city a "fusion center" for local, state and federal law enforcement efforts aimed at gang violence, Salinas Mayor Dennis Donohue and Police Chief Louis Fetherolf announced Monday plans for a gang summit in town next month.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: August 25, 2009
http://www.montereyherald.com/...

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Cooper touts prevention against gang activity (Asheville, NC): Law officers must fight gang-related crimes not only on the streets but also on the playgrounds, cutting off a stream of at-risk youth joining gangs, Attorney General Roy Cooper said.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: August 25, 2009
http://www.citizen-times.com/...

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'Tagging' or just hanging out -- busted either way? (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich wants to give police the ability to arrest "taggers" simply for hanging out together, without having to catch them in the act -- raising thorny constitutional issues as he lays the groundwork for a campaign to tackle the city's vexing graffiti problem.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 24, 2009
http://www.latimes.com/...

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Gang violence increase feared (El Paso, TX): The deadly stompings, gunplay and street fighting that claimed the lives of three teenagers became the focus of three separate murder trials last week.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: August 24, 2009
http://www.elpasotimes.com/...

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Franklin, Pennington at D.C. summit on gangs (Washington, DC): Crime is down and gang-related arrests are up. But Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin acknowledged Monday that metro Atlanta’s gang problems are still growing and that the city needs to do more to address social and economic problems that often lead to gang activity.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: August 24, 2009
http://www.ajc.com/...

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Gang activity seems down this summer (Bismarck, ND): Though gang-related assaults, robberies and other crimes have cropped up in recent years in Bismarck, gang activity seems to have slowed down this summer.
Source: The Bismarck Tribune    Date: August 23, 2009
http://www.bismarcktribune.com/...

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Specific numbers on gangs sketchy (Atlanta, GA): Jesus Cintron went to Anderson Park to get beat down by his Blood brothers. The 27-year-old man had violated a gang code: He wanted out after the gang shot his friend.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: August 23, 2009
http://www.ajc.com/...

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Man slain in Joliet ambush (Joliet, IL): A Joliet man was killed in a reported gang ambush Thursday night. At 9:41 p.m., Marcus D. Johnson, 20, was riding in the back of a brown Buick heading south in the 100 block of Ottawa Street when the attack occurred.
Source: The Herald News    Date: August 22, 2009
http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/...

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Gangs an increasing problem for Northwest tribes (Pendleton, OR): When rival street gangs showed up at a Pendleton Round-Up dance looking for a fight, Umatilla County Sheriff John Trumbo let them come in but told them to "get rid of the gang colors and turn your hats around."
Source: The Oregonian    Date: August 22, 2009
http://www.oregonlive.com/...

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HPD searching for suspected gang member (Houston, TX): Local, state and federal authorities have moved their manhunt to the Houston area for a 27-year-old former U.S. Marine and suspected gunman in a drug-related shooting in Waller County on Thursday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 22, 2009
http://www.chron.com/...

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Five more boys, ages 12 to 16, charged in gang-related Iowa City incident (Des Moines, IA): A total of eight Iowa City minors, ranging in age from 12 to 16, have been arrested following an Aug. 5 incident where several shots were fired on the city's southeast side, according to Iowa City police.
Source: The Des Moines Register    Date: August 21, 2009
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/...

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Rivals in midst of gang war (Iowa City, IA): Iowa City police continue to arrest juveniles, including a 12-year-old, associated with the Aug. 5 shooting in southeast Iowa City.
Source: The Press-Citizen    Date: August 21, 2009
http://www.press-citizen.com/...

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Crimes in Dillon unrelated to gangs (Dillon, SC): With the recent violent crimes that have taken place throughout Dillon County, some residents are wondering if any of them are gang related.
Source: WMBF News    Date: August 21, 2009
http://www.wmbfnews.com/...

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Fatally shooting in Bay Terraces seen as gang-related (San Diego, CA): An 18-year-old man was shot to death in Bay Terraces early Friday morning in what police are investigating as a gang-related shooting.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: August 21, 2009
http://www3.signonsandiego.com/...

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San Bernardino County district attorney to present anti-gang strategies in D.C. (San Bernardino County, CA): San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos will present his agency's anti-gang strategies to a gathering of officials Monday in the nation's capital.
Source: The Sun    Date: August 21, 2009
http://www.sbsun.com/...

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Two men indicted in fatal gang shooting (Gainesville, GA): A Hall County grand jury has indicted two men in an Aug. 9 gang-related shooting that killed one teen and injured three others.
Source: The Times    Date: August 21, 2009
http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/...

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