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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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Ongoing fight to erase graffiti appears to be working (Merced County, CA): That unassuming wall or fence at the end of the block may be more than simply a decorative property divider. When it's covered with graffiti, it could be the barometer of that neighborhood's criminal street gang activity, the highly visible "newspaper" that gang members use to diss one another.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: April 21, 2008
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/...

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Weekend of rage (Chicago, IL): In gang-related drive-bys, an attempted robbery and other flashes of violence, some 37 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend -- seven of them fatally.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 21, 2008
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Spokane gang members turn to technology (Spokane, WA): Gang members here are increasingly using the Internet, cell phones and other technology to intimidate foes, take credit for crimes and recruit new members, police say.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: April 21, 2008
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Visalia gets gang program grant (Visalia, CA): City leaders will use a state grant to expand a program for ex-gang members and other mentors to steer youngsters clear of a life of crime.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: April 21, 2008
http://www.fresnobee.com/...

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Gang Task Force grows (Monterey County, CA): The Monterey County Gang Task Force has expanded to include a pair of officers hailing from Seaside and Soledad. The Monterey County Gang Task Force has expanded to include a pair of officers hailing from Seaside and Soledad.
Source: The Californian    Date: April 21, 2008
http://www.thecalifornian.com/...

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L.A. rethinking its anti-gang programs (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa made a splash when he announced plans last week for ending L.A. Bridges, an anti-gang initiative under fire since the Riordan administration for failing to demonstrate clear results.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 21, 2008
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Checking out on gangs (Kannapolis, NC): Wearing a hooded sweatshirt backward so that it covered his eyes, a Kannapolis Middle School student stumbled as Officer Daniel Wallace ordered him around.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: April 20, 2008
http://www.charlotte.com/...

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Police: Man dead, teen injured in gang shooting (Santa Ana, CA): A man died and a teenager is in the hospital after police said they were struck in an overnight gang-related shooting.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: April 20, 2008
http://www.ocregister.com/...

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Elizabeth City reports a disturbing surge in gunfire (Elizabeth City, VA): Police Lt. John Etheridge said a recent spike in reports of gunshots fired reflects a significant change in Elizabeth City.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: April 20, 2008
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Gang members take fight to open house (Merced, CA): Gang members set a new low for criminal behavior this week by taking their senseless conflict from the streets into the elementary school classroom, Merced police said.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: April 19, 2008
http://www.mercedsunstar.com/...

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L.A. police union backs changes to policy on asking gang members about legal status (Los Angeles, CA): The union representing rank-and-file Los Angeles police officers Friday announced its support for a controversial campaign to make it easier for officers to question gang members about whether they are in the country legally.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 19, 2008
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Graffiti arrests (Panama City Beach, FL): Two Bay County men are facing charges of felony criminal mischief and criminal street gang activity.
Source: WMBB News 13    Date: April 19, 2008
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Gang fights linked to half of city's drive-by shootings (Greensboro, NC): Half of the recent drive-by shootings in Greensboro have been linked to a battle between two rival gangs, police said Thursday.
Source: News & Record    Date: April 18, 2008
http://www.news-record.com/...

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LA seeks injunction against street gang (Los Angeles, CA): Prosecutors are taking aim at a street gang they say has terrorized the San Fernando Valley.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: April 18, 2008
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Police arrest suspected gang members (Rockford, IL): Police have arrested three members of the Latin Kings, who they say kidnapped a man, beat him repeatedly and held him for ransom in the basement of a Rockford home.
Source: Rockford Register Star    Date: April 18, 2008
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Outside experts address Southcentral gang activity (Anchorage, AK): Gang signs, including graffiti, tattoos and hand gestures, can be seen all around the state.
Source: KTUU 2 News    Date: April 18, 2008
http://www.ktuu.com/...

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Gang population continues to rise (Victorville, CA): Despite officials saying they are making headway in combating the gang problem, the gang population in the High Desert continues to rise according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
Source: Daily Press    Date: April 18, 2008
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Street gang blamed in Nyack fights (Nyack, NY): It was a gang-related incident at Nyack High School that set off brawls across downtown Wednesday, police and some students said yesterday.
Source: The Journal News    Date: April 18, 2008
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Street crime battle continues on (Yakima, WA): Yakima police say the recent seizure of 372 pounds of marijuana and more than $100,000 in cash shows how gangs are evolving, turning crime into more of a business than a pastime.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: April 18, 2008
http://www.yakima-herald.com/...

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Overall crime down, gang crime on rise in S.D. (San Diego, CA): While overall crime in San Diego continues to drop, gang crime rose 19 percent in the first three months of the year when compared to the same period last year, according to the latest crime statistics released by the mayor's office Thursday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: April 17, 2008
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