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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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Park cookouts a window into gang operation (Wichita, KS): Armand Little said members of a Wichita street gang would often meet at cookouts they called "Cripnics."
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: March 7, 2009
http://www.kansas.com/...

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Mexican cartels infiltrate Houston (Houston, TX): The order was clear: Kill the guy in the Astros jersey. But in a case of mistaken identity, Jose Perez ended up dead. The intended target — the Houston-based head of a Mexican drug cartel cell pumping millions of dollars of cocaine into the city — walked away.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: March 7, 2009
http://www.chron.com/...

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Bill would outlaw gang recruiting on Internet (El Paso, TX): Gang members could be prosecuted for promoting their activities or recruiting members on the Internet if a bill introduced Thursday in the Texas Legislature is approved.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: March 6, 2009
http://www.elpasotimes.com/...

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Gang members attack 2 students at SoCal school (Anaheim, CA): Two gang members barged into a high school Friday and stabbed a student in the head with a screwdriver and beat another with a club-like object during a lunch break, police said.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: March 6, 2009
http://www.mercurynews.com/...

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Student injured in fight with possible gang ties (Brooksville, FL) : An apparent gang-related fight at Central High School left a student badly beaten on Thursday. The confrontation began when the suspect, Russell Laux, 18, approached the victim and told him not to cross the crack line in the sidewalk.
Source: Hernando Today    Date: March 6, 2009
http://www2.hernandotoday.com/...

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New gang numbers may be misleading (Raleigh, NC): The number of gangs in North Carolina appears to be increasing, according to a new report released by the Governors Crime Commission.
Source: WTVD 11 News    Date: March 6, 2009
http://abclocal.go.com/...

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Echo Park: Man, 38, shot in gang feud (Los Angeles, CA): Eric Zamarripa, a 38-year-old Latino, was shot and killed in a gang feud Sunday, March 1, 2009, on the 1600 block of Baxter Street in Echo Park, according to coroner's records.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 5, 2009
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/...

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Take down for violent Milwaukee gangs (Milwaukee, WI): The streets of Milwaukee are safer today. Acting U.S. Attorney Michelle Jacobs said members of two grangs, the West Clyde Boys and Vliet Street Gangster Disciples, were arrested and charged with drug offenses Wednesday, in a sweep which also took twelve guns and a kilo of cocaine off the streets.
Source: WRN News    Date: March 5, 2009
http://www.wrn.com/...

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Durham anti-gang official advises public vigilance, creation of outlets (Chapel Hill, NC): Building strong relationships in neighborhoods and providing 'safe havens' for youths are keys to preventing them from joining gangs, according to Tim Henderson.
Source: The Herlad-Sun    Date: March 4, 2009
http://heraldsun.southernheadlines.com/...

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Teen arrested after SLC gang fight (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City police arrested one man after a gang fight on Tuesday evening.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: March 4, 2009
http://www.sltrib.com/...

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PAPD arrests two suspected gang members, searches for third (Port Arthur, TX): The Port Arthur Police Department Street Crimes Unit, with assistance from the Houston Police Department Gang Unit, has arrested two suspect members of the Surenos or Sur 13 street gang.
Source: KFDM 6 News    Date: March 4, 2009
http://www.kfdm.com/...

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Man killed in gang-related shooting in southeast Fresno (Fresno, CA): Fresno police are investigating the gang-related shooting death Wednesday morning of Toua Xiong, 21, in his southeast Fresno home.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: March 4, 2009
http://www.fresnobee.com/...

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Gang membership up in Seattle, FBI says (Seattle, WA): The FBI estimated in March 2008 that 10,000 gang members and associates are operating in King County and pose a "high" level of threat.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: March 3, 2009
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/...

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Police respond to SLC gang fight (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City police responded to a gang fight Tuesday evening that involved as many as 20 people.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: March 3, 2009
http://www.sltrib.com/...

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LaVergne gang issues escalate, police say (La Vergne, TN): LaVergne police are beginning an initiative to crack down on a problem they have said is getting significantly worse: gangs.
Source: MSNBC WSMV    Date: March 3, 2009
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/...

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Gang members in custody in death of Kenosha teacher (Kenosha, WI): Kenosha police on Tuesday announced the arrest of a 20-year-old reputed gang member in connection with the death of a teacher who was punched in the face and whose head struck the ground outside a bar last month.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: March 3, 2009
http://www.jsonline.com/...

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Salt Lake City unveils new plan for attacking gangs (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City Police have a new target in the battle against gang crime: parents.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: March 3, 2009
http://www.sltrib.com/...

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Three arrested in gang killing (Stockton, CA): Sheriff's detectives and Stockton anti-gang officers arrested three men Sunday on suspicion of murder in what sheriff's officials say was a gang-related crime.
Source: The Record    Date: March 3, 2009
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Salinas police target local gangs (Salinas, CA): In response to a deadly surge in gang violence, Salinas police this past weekend went into "heavy suppression" mode, arresting seven gang members and confiscating an assault rifle, a police official said.
Source: The Californian    Date: March 3, 2009
http://www.thecalifornian.com/...

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Echo Park neighborhood shaken by shootings (Los Angeles, CA): Miguel Chavez was taking a Sunday afternoon nap when he was startled by what sounded like fireworks outside his Echo Park home.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 2, 2009
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/...

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