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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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Shooting fuels fears of gang expansion (Baltimore, MD): Baltimore police arrested three suspected gang members from Anne Arundel County Sunday night after gunfire erupted on a street corner in Brooklyn.
Source: Maryland Gazette    Date: April 1, 2009
http://www.hometownglenburnie.com/...

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Gang confab: Crime ensnaring Utah's Polynesian youth (Salt Lake City, UT): A Glendale Family Dollar store manager killed during a botched robbery. A Kearns High School student shot blocks from a campus swarming with students.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: April 1, 2009
http://www.sltrib.com/...

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Gang crime up in Phoenix as police brace for spillover from Mexican drug wars (Phoenix, AZ): Gang-related crimes have gone up 28 percent in Phoenix since 2004 and police say that could increase as more violence between Mexican drug cartels and smuggling rings spills over into U.S. border states such as Arizona.
Source: Phoenix Business Journal    Date: April 1, 2009
http://www.bizjournals.com/...

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Springfield gets $1.4 million grant to help fight youth violence (Springfield, MA): Law enforcement and youth service agencies, assisted by a $1.4 million state grant, have announced plans for a series of neighborhood deployments to combat gang and youth violence.
Source: The Republican    Date: March 31, 2009
http://www.masslive.com/...

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Street gang leaves mark on neighborhood (Bennettsville, SC): A criminal street gang has marked it's territory in a Pee Dee neighborhood. Police tell us they're using an abandoned house to funnel their drugs and weapons operations.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15    Date: March 31, 2009
http://www.carolinalive.com/...

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St. Paul seeks to block gang from Cinco De Mayo (St. Paul, MN): St. Paul city officials announced Monday that the city is filing a legal injunction against a nationally known street gang which has recently made its presence felt in the city.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio    Date: March 31, 2009
http://minnesota.publicradio.org/...

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Increased patrol nets arrests of 17 gang members (Watsonville, CA): Seventeen gang members were arrested and multiple weapons were seized last week after Watsonville police increased patrol efforts in response to recent gang violence.
Source: Register-Pajaronian    Date: March 31, 2009
http://www.register-pajaronian.com/...

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Trial starts for man indicted under SC gang law (Columbia, SC): The first man indicted under a South Carolina gang crime law is going on trial.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: March 31, 2009
http://www.wbtv.com/...

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Police report lists gang activity, ‘call out’ as factors in Macon club shooting (Macon, GA): Macon Police estimate between 300 and 400 people were at a downtown Macon nightclub late Sunday night when gunfire erupted in the crowd.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: March 30, 2009
http://www.macon.com/...

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SW Idaho officials say gang crime is down (Nampa, ID): Law enforcement officials in southwest Idaho say cooperation among various agencies led to the convictions in federal court of more than 40 gang members or their associates the last five years.
Source: KTVB 7 News    Date: March 30, 2009
http://www.ktvb.com/...

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Wrong look leads to Pinole gang triple stabb (Pinole, CA): Three men were hospitalized Saturday morning after being stabbed by gang members outside a liquor store, according to police.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: March 29, 2009
http://www.mercurynews.com/...

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Summit alerts parents to gangs' temptations (Columbus, OH): At age 12, Big Mo lay buried in snow, the icy clumps holding back the blood in his bullet-riddled body, left for dead in a Columbus park.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch    Date: March 29, 2009
http://www.dispatch.com/...

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Police target local gangs (Hopewell, VA): Gang activity is on the rise in the Tri-Cities and law-enforcement authorities are beginning to mount a strategy to combat the issue before gang-related crime increases further.
Source: The Progress-Index    Date: March 29, 2009
http://www.progress-index.com/...

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Gangs blamed in south Fort Worth shootout that killed two, wounded two (Fort Worth, TX): Michelle Chavez and her two girlfriends left a party late Friday to pick up a friend, but they ended up in gang crossfire only six blocks away, according to the girl who drove her wounded friends to the hospital.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: March 29, 2009
http://www.star-telegram.com/...

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Providence gangs’ feud festering since last fall (Providence, RI): The violent feud between two South Side street gangs that has left one teenager dead and another hospitalized with a serious gunshot to the stomach this month had been simmering since last fall when gang members brawled at a house party on Prairie Avenue.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: March 29, 2009
http://www.projo.com/...

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Graffiti spree worries neighbors (Salem, OR): A southeast Salem neighborhood tagged with graffiti late Thursday night has caused concerns about gang violence in the close-knit community.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: March 28, 2009
http://www.statesmanjournal.com/...

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Injunction targets O.C. street gang (Orange County, CA): An Orange County judge issued a court order today that bars dozens of alleged members of a street gang from assembling with each other, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 27, 2009
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/...

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Austin seeing surge in crime by gang members, police say (Austin, TX): The number of crimes linked to gang members in Austin jumped 65 percent from 2007 to 2008 - a period that also saw an increase in the overall number of documented gang members on city streets, according to new police statistics.
Source: Austin American-Statesman    Date: March 27, 2009
http://www.statesman.com/...

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Major gang sweep conducted in Desert Hot Springs (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Law enforcement officials from nearly three dozen agencies conducted perhaps the largest gang sweep in Riverside County history on Friday, arresting more than 120 people and confiscating an assortment of drugs and dozens of guns.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: March 27, 2009
http://www.mercurynews.com/...

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Gang recruit effort alleged at middle school in Va. (Fairfax County, VA): Efforts by a street gang to recruit Fairfax County youths have led to the arrests of seven Chantilly area teenagers, ages 13 and 16, and county officials said yesterday that the episode serves as a reminder that middle school-age youths are the most vulnerable to being lured down the path of delinquency, drugs and even violence.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: March 27, 2009
http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

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