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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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State bill poses anti-gang tools (Manatee County, FL): Guns, knives and drug paraphernalia aside, Florida lawmakers are going after the secondary tools gang members use to ply their trade.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: August 1, 2007

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Program helps students avoid gang members (San Diego, CA): At least two San Diego schools have asked to be part of a program designed to protect students from gang members.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: August 1, 2007

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State lawmaker aims measure at broader anti-gang effort (Florida): A bill filed in the Florida Legislature on Tuesday would broaden the definition of a criminal street gang and would also make it harder for those gangs to recruit members or advertise their activities.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: August 1, 2007

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Fort Worth criminal, civil courts come together to bring gang members to justice (Fort Worth, TX): Weary of gang members coalescing in its streets, Fort Worth has followed the lead of two other Texas cities and filed suit.
Source: The Southeast Texas Record    Date: August 1, 2007

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Gang sting nets 146 arrests (Canyon County, ID): The latest law-enforcement crackdown on gang-related crime in Canyon County resulted in 146 arrests as part of an effort involving local, state and federal agencies.
Source: The Idaho Press    Date: August 1, 2007

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Huge law enforcement sweep targets gangs in south L.A. County (Los Angeles County, CA): Law enforcement authorities fanned out across south Los Angeles County early Tuesday in a huge anti-gang sweep aimed at taking down violent offenders.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: July 31, 2007

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Union City to get $200G to fight youth violence (Union City, NJ): Union City is expected to receive a $200,000 federal grant for an anti-gang and youth violence prevention program, according to Rep. Albio Sires, D-West New York.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: July 31, 2007

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Gains made in fighting gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Seeing progress in efforts to combat gang violence in the San Fernando Valley, a city panel voted Monday to continue a pilot program teaming probation officers with cops.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: July 31, 2007

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Hope Project gets money to fight city gang problem (Greensboro, NC): With recent violence bringing the city's gang problem into sharp focus, many are looking for a way to keep kids away from gangs.
Source: News-Record    Date: July 31, 2007

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Kurdish gangs emerge in Nashville (Nashville, TN): A proud enclave of Kurds has lived in this city for decades, starting businesses and soccer leagues, holding down good jobs and blending into the immigrant neighborhoods south of town.
Source: ABC News    Date: July 31, 2007

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Gang bill passes House (Raleigh, NC): Legislation that would provide enhanced criminal penalties for youth gang activity and provide additional state grants for prevention programs passed the House this afternoon. It will be referred to the Senate, where a similar bill has been drafted.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: July 31, 2007

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Parks Dept. trying to control gang colors, attire at public pools (Staten Island, NY): Traditionally, white has been a symbol of peace. And that's just what the Parks Department is trying to achieve with a little known law that bans people from wearing anything but white T-shirts and hats when visiting in city pools in the five boroughs.
Source: Staten Island Advance    Date: July 30, 2007

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Keiffer Mitchell Jr. pushes enhanced gang enforcement (Baltimore, MD): Baltimore City Councilman Keiffer J. Mitchell Jr., who has been focusing on addressing violence in his mayoral campaign, held a small news conference yesterday to call for the establishment of gang crime enforcement units in every police district.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: July 30, 2007

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To fight gangs' lure, police stress learning (Hampton Roads, VA): The same image closes each awareness presentation given by the Newport News gangs investigator.
Source: Daily Press    Date: July 30, 2007

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Authorities try pumping in classical music to chase gangs from bus stop in Tacoma, Wash. (Tacome, WA): City authorities, fed up with gang activity in public places, are taking Bach their bus stop. Transit workers are installing speakers this week to pump classical music from Seattle's KING-FM into the Tacoma Mall Transit Center.
Source: Time Record News    Date: July 30, 2007

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Police crack down on 'gang-like' activities (Newburyport, MA): A new patrol by city police is targeting local parks in an effort to stem illegal activity by young people in those areas. Police are calling some of the activity "gang-like."
Source: The Daily News    Date: July 30, 2007

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Cities sue gangs in bid to stop violence (Fort Worth, TX): Fed up with deadly drive-by shootings, incessant drug dealing and graffiti, cities nationwide are trying a different tactic to combat gangs: They're suing them.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 30, 2007

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Crips, Bloods, and the Suburbs as a target (New York, NY): It was about 1 a.m. on a Wednesday when three teenagers drove down a street lined with small ranch-style homes in this quiet suburb and fired two shots through the front window, according to police officers who arrested them minutes later along with four other men in the car with guns.
Source: The New York Times    Date: July 29, 2007

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Anti-gang task force sweeps L.A.'s west side (Los Angeles, CA): More than 120 members of an anti-gang task force swept through Culver City and the west side of Los Angeles as part of a campaign to make major one-day shows of force in communities with persistent gang problems.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: July 29, 2007

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State lawmakers propose cuts in anti-gang funding (Sacramento, CA): Even as gang crime continues to surge in communities throughout the state, lawmakers are proposing to cut new funding for anti-gang programs.
Source: The Argus    Date: July 29, 2007

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