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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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Federal-regional force to strike at gang activity (Portland, OR): Local gang investigators from six area police agencies, representing four counties in the metropolitan Portland region, will begin to work side by side with federal agents in a new Metro Gang Task Force to start operating July 1.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: May 12, 2006
http://www.oregonlive.com/...

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Coleman presents anti-gang legislation (Trenton, NJ): In October, a 20-year-old college student was dragged from her car while stopped in traffic in downtown Trenton.
Source: The Times    Date: May 12, 2006
http://www.nj.com/...

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Police target gang activity (Las Vegas, NV): If you're a parent, Las Vegas police Detective Bernard Plaskett has a tough message: Your child could be in a gang.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal    Date: May 11, 2006
http://www.reviewjournal.com/...

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Trying to build a peaceful 'village' (Washington, DC): In the game room of the Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, about 40 teenage girls gathered not for air hockey or to shoot pool, but to discuss why they beat on each other.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: May 11, 2006
http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

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Edison High parents plead for district help (Philadelphia, PA): Roving gangs of youths are jumping and assaulting Edison High School students when they walk home from school in their North Philadelphia neighborhood, and a "parent patrol" group asked the school district yesterday for help to halt the attacks.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer    Date: May 11, 2006
http://www.philly.com/...

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Swissvale, Braddock officials looking for answers to graffiti problem (Swissvale, PA): Some of the graffiti scrawled across a raft of Swissvale buildings a week ago has been cleared up, but the incident has local leaders thinking about solutions.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: May 11, 2006
http://www.post-gazette.com/...

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Gang violence causes lock-down of Valley schools (Las Vegas, NV): Gang violence came to close to campus Wednesday forcing lock-downs at five valley schools. It started when a pair of gunmen shot up a house near Vegas and Simmons.
Source: KVBC Channel 3 News    Date: May 11, 2006
http://www.kvbc.com/...

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Robberies might be gang-related (Madison, WI): Madison's police chief says a recent spate of violent downtown robberies may be tied to a gang initiation rite.
Source: The Capital Times    Date: May 10, 2006
http://www.madison.com/...

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Officials, residents concerned about gang trouble (Aberdeen, MD): Police in Aberdeen met with citizens Tuesday night to discuss gang activity in Harford County. Police want to help citizens help officers, by learning how to spot trouble and report it.
Source: WBAL Channel 11 News    Date: May 10, 2006
http://www.thewbalchannel.com/...

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Hawai'i inmates in lockdown in Miss. (Mississippi): Hawai'i inmates in a Mississippi prison have been in lockdown for the past week after a gang-related fight broke out April 30 in a recreation yard.
Source: The Honolulu Advertiser    Date: May 9, 2006
http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/...

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Police arrest 16-year-old in Burges student's slaying (El Paso, TX): A 16-year-old boy was arrested late Sunday on a murder charge in the death of a Burges High School student killed in a street-gang fight during the weekend, El Paso police said Monday.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: May 9, 2006
http://www.elpasotimes.com/...

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Teen killed in shooting at convenience store (Fort Worth, TX): A 16-year-old boy was fatally injured Sunday night when he was caught in the cross-fire of a suspected gang shooting outside a southeast Fort Worth convenience store.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 9, 2006
http://www.dfw.com/...

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67 in Chicago gang face drug charges (Chicago, IL): Authorities began rounding up 67 members of a street gang Tuesday after prosecutors unsealed charges accusing them of conspiring to distribute large amounts of crack and other drugs.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: May 9, 2006
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/...

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Potential for gang violence has Thomasville's attention (Thomasville, GA): An increase in gang activity in the south has caused communities like Thomasville to be more aware of the dangers.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: May 8, 2006
http://www.walb.com/...

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Fort Worth gang unit boosts patrols after shooting (Fort Worth, TX): The Fort Worth gang unit has been extremely busy. Over the last three months gang related crimes have increased. Last night there were three drive-by-shootings and police believe they were all gang related.
Source: CBS 11 News    Date: May 8, 2006
http://cbs11tv.com/...

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Exposing the true colors of gangs (South Jersey): The lure is subtle and the manipulators, masterful. That's what Willingboro Patrolman Mario Rodriguez tells kids when he talks to them about gangs.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer    Date: May 7, 2006
http://www.philly.com/...

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Salinas man shot in apparent gang-related attack (Salinas, CA): A 19-year-old Salinas man was shot multiple times near Closter Park in Salinas Thursday after an apparent gang-related attack, the Salinas Police Department reported.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: May 7, 2006
http://cbs5.com/...

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Gang link suspected in death of student (Minneapolis, MN): A Harvard College student home on vacation was fatally shot in the chest in Minneapolis this week while spray-painting graffiti on someone's house in a crime police said could be gang-related.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: May 7, 2006
http://www.boston.com/...

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Patrols added in Apple Valley (Apple Valley, CA): Following a string of gang-related incidents, including a recent murder, detectives from the Apple Valley sheriff’s station are going proactive with random patrols.
Source: Daily Press    Date: May 7, 2006
http://www.vvdailypress.com/...

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Man believed to be member of violent gang arrested on DWI charge (Valencia County, NM): State police on Friday captured who they believe is the state’s first known member of an international gang that federal agents often compare to terrorists.
Source: KOB Eyewitness News 4    Date: May 6, 2006
http://www.kobtv.com/...

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