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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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Gangs: Dealing with them here (Cheyenne, WY): This is the second in a two-part series about street gangs in Cheyenne and Wyoming. It details what authorities are doing to prevent the spread of such groups and what communities can do to combat the problem.
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle    Date: June 11, 2008

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Gun violence was result of Crips-Bloods drug turf war (Millville, NJ): A detective with the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime Unit said the series of gun-related incidents in the city earlier this year was due to members of the Crips street gang who did not want Bloods street gang members to interfere with their drug activity.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: June 11, 2008

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Orange vigilant against gangs (Hillsborough, NC): An arrest last week in a Hillsborough shooting was a rare instance in Orange County: Police said with certainty that one of the suspects was a gang member.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: June 11, 2008

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Increase in gang activity seen in San Jose schools (San Jose, CA): Police and school officials called it an anomaly: A 16-year-old girl stabbed a fellow student on the Oak Grove High School campus more than 10 times in the back.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: June 11, 2008

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Reno gang shooting kills two, injures one (Reno, NV): Gang violence was behind a shooting near a Reno park that left two teenagers dead and a third clinging to life, police said Wednesday.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: June 11, 2008

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Valley killing spree (Los Angeles, CA): The LAPD moved to increase its visibility in some of the city's most violent areas Monday after 12 people were killed in an unusually bloody weekend - half of them in the San Fernando Valley.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: June 10, 2008

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Authorities round up 120 suspected gang members (Georgia): Authorities say they have arrested more than 100 gang members and associates across Georgia, including seven on charges of illegally re-entering the country after deportation.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: June 10, 2008

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Beach officer's job is to stay on top of gangs (Virginia Beach, VA): The inmate took a seat in the third-floor interview room at Virginia Beach Correctional Center and rested a lunch tray on his knees. Deputy Donald Totty stood in the doorway, note pad and pen in hand, and started with general questions: Age? Date of arrival? Offense? Any tattoos?
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: June 10, 2008

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Three men held in slaying of suspected gang member in Concord (Concord, CA): Three men have been arrested in the shooting death of a suspected gang member at a Concord apartment, police said today.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: June 10, 2008

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Gangs are for real (Cheyenne, WY): It's Roman numerals scrawled with ink across the knuckles or arms of young men. They've grown up here and have been in and out of the county jail.
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle    Date: June 10, 2008

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Street gangs report due to Elgin council (Elgin, IL): City officials are expected Wednesday to hear recommendations on how best to address gang activity throughout the area.
Source: The Courier-News    Date: June 10, 2008

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Valley gang targeted by D.A.'s office (Riverside County, CA): The Riverside County District Attorney's Office is planning to file a lawsuit against a Coachella Valley gang in the next 30 days.
Source: The Desert Sun    Date: June 10, 2008

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Police arrest 11 suspected gang members (Gilroy, CA): Police arrested 11 suspected gang members Saturday night for allegedly robbing a man at knifepoint, police said.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch    Date: June 9, 2008

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Police identify suspects in deadly Concord fight (Concord, CA): Police identified three men arrested after a Sunday fight that led to the shooting death of a Concord man and the stabbing of another.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: June 9, 2008

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Gang members toe line in jail (Las Vegas, NV): Las Vegas police Lt. Rich Forbus has seen a lot of gang members come and go during his 12 years at the Clark County Detention Center.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal    Date: June 9, 2008

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HPD links Mexico cartel to Houston (Houston, TX): The enforcement efforts that recently crippled the Sinaloa drug cartel in Mexico have a connection to the recent Houston indictment of two dozen alleged members and associates of a Texas-born Hispanic gang.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 9, 2008

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New program based on 'neighbor to neighbor' approach (Watsonville, CA): Getting the community more involved in stemming gangs and violence is behind a new program launched Saturday by the Watsonville Police Department and Neighborhood Services Division.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: June 9, 2008

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Lynn shooting leaves one dead (Lynn, MA): Violence crisscrossed this city during the weekend in a spasm of gunplay and a stabbing that spanned nine hours, punctuated by a fatal shooting outside City Hall.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: June 9, 2008

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149 arrested in S.E. Texas crackdown on gangs (Houston, TX): A multiagency crackdown on Southeast Texas street gangs and other criminal activity led to the arrest of nearly 150 people last week, including 67 suspected gang members or associates, authorities said Sunday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: June 9, 2008

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Fighting youth violence together (Arlington, TX): City and school officials are expected to form a task force that would team local organizations and nonprofits to fight youth violence.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: June 9, 2008

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