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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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City alert to gang scene as it evolves (Omaha, NE): The close eye that authorities keep on Omaha gangs has turned up several new trends. Although Omaha police have identified 28 suspected gangs in the community, U.S. Attorney Joe Stecher said those that are actively involved in criminal activity, such as shootings and graffiti, number about 12.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: January 25, 2008

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Group links gang activity in Va. to illegal immigrants (Virginia): Illegal immigrants are responsible for much of the gang activity in Virginia, and the relationship among local, state and federal law enforcement agencies should be strengthened to better address the problem, according to a study by a Washington think tank that advocates limits on immigration.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: January 25, 2008

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Four teens held in gang attack (Philadelphia, PA): Four teenagers were arrested and charged yesterday in the bloody assault of a peer they say disrespected the violent Bloods street gang, which authorities say is increasing its influence in Philadelphia.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer    Date: January 25, 2008

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23 arrested in W. Phila. High 'turf' brawl (Philadelphia, PA): A large student fight over "turf" at the troubled West Philadelphia High School led to the arrest of 23 students and minor injuries to two police officers, officials said.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer    Date: January 25, 2008

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New local program hopes to can graffiti (Manatee County, FL): Jim Wall came to work to find a surprise. Someone had spray-painted his fence near his business, The Boatstation, along Cortez Road. The graffiti included unknown words and symbols.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: January 25, 2008

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Suspected Crips gang members held in string of Memphis holdups (Memphis, TN): Four suspected members of the Crips street gang are being held by Memphis police in connection with as many as 20 business robberies.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel    Date: January 24, 2008

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Task force aids in capturing gang members (San Francisco, CA): Two Vallejo residents described by police as active gang members were arrested Wednesday in that city on multimillion-dollar warrants citing a series of violent carjackings and robberies in downtown San Francisco.
Source: The Reporter    Date: January 24, 2008

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Gangs a priority for local lobbyist (Kalamazoo, MI): Combating local gang activity is a top priority of area governments and organizations that have hired a lobbyist to speak on their behalf in Washington.
Source: Kalamazoo Gazette    Date: January 24, 2008

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HS student shot in gang-linked feud (Jamaica, NY): An 18-year-old man was shot in a fight outside a Jamaica high school Wednesday - and responding NYPD officers exchanged fire with a fleeing gunman, cops said.
Source: The Daily News    Date: January 24, 2008

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Compton seeks to restrict gang (Compton, CA): Seeking to further curb criminal activities, Compton has asked a judge to ban individuals identified as members of the Mob Piru street gang -- including rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight -- from congregating in a northeast neighborhood.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 24, 2008

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Legislation aims to stop gang crime (Manatee County, FL): Local officials applauded efforts announced by state lawmakers Wednesday to enhance laws targeting criminal street gangs.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: January 24, 2008

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Phila. attacks seen as signs of gang activity (Philadelphia, PA): Authorities are warning that a beating this week of a teenager in Southwest Philadelphia and a killing blocks away in November - both over "gang colors" - are signs that the Crips and Bloods are expanding in the city.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer    Date: January 24, 2008

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Two Crips members are arrested after Queens teenager is shot (Queens, NY): A teenager was wounded in the neck outside his high school in Queens on Wednesday, and the police said the shooting was gang related.
Source: The New York Times    Date: January 24, 2008

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Florida bills take aim at gangs (Tallahassee, FL): State legislators are looking to bolster their fight against gangs and gang-related crime.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: January 24, 2008

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GOP gang bill targets kingpins, Internet (Florida): Republican state legislators Wednesday presented a bill aimed at fighting gang violence in Florida, but it did not include a key proposal recommended recently by a statewide grand jury that would establish special prosecutors and add investigators throughout the state.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: January 24, 2008

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Police: Two charged in drive-by shooting (Wichita Falls, TX): Police claim two men with connections to the Varrio Carnales gang drove by a house in the 1900 block of Polk firing weapons and striking the structure, according to arrest warrant affidavit paperwork.
Source: Times Record News    Date: January 23, 2008

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Gang bill inspires bipartisan support (Olympia, WA): The Legislature appears ready to give local law enforcement agencies several new tools to fight gang violence, which police say is on the rise in communities around the state.
Source: The Columbian    Date: January 23, 2008

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Lawmakers want to crack down on gang violence in Florida (Tallahassee, FL): Gang leaders could face life in prison under one of several proposals aimed at cracking down on Florida's roughly 65,000 gang members.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: January 23, 2008

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Officer's death sparks tough proposal to stop gangs in Elk Grove (Elk Grove, CA): The Elk Grove City Council will consider a proposed street gang ordinance that would prohibit loitering by gang members and would hold parents of gang members accountable.
Source: KXTV News 10    Date: January 23, 2008

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Gangs vs. coyotes could mean more Houston gun battles (Houston, TX): In the middle of the day, on a busy street corner, a frightening shootout erupted last April between organized gang members and human smugglers.
Source: KHOU 11 News    Date: January 23, 2008

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