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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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Chicago, suburban police look to take gangs on this summer (Chicago, IL): Chicago police have launched Operation Safe Summer, an initiative aimed at reducing weekend gang and drug-related violence.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: July 14, 2006

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Anti-gang center opens in Richmond (Richmond, VA): The city of Richmond has opened a one-stop shop for the Gang Reduction and Intervention Program.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: July 14, 2006

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Cops keep lid on gangs after boy slain (Chicago, IL): Just three hours after 14-year-old Miguel Contreras was shot to death in front of his little brother, a suspected gang member from a rival neighborhood was found three blocks away - crouching behind cars with a TEC-9 loaded with 21 live rounds, police said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 14, 2006

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Police say change in gang tactics paying off (Wichita, KS): A spike in gang-related shootings in June prompted Wichita police to change tactics -- and it's paying off.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: July 13, 2006

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Portland mayor appoints Canda to slow gang violence (Portland, OR): Portland Mayor Tom Potter has called on a long-time community activist to lead a new crime prevention effort.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: July 13, 2006

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Chicago police team up with suburban authorities to reduce gang violence (Chicago, IL): Chicago police are joining forces with suburban authorities in a new initiative to reduce gang violence.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: July 13, 2006

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Spokane agencies form gang task force (Spokane, WA): Responding to an increase in violent crime committed by armed gang members, local and federal police agencies in Spokane have formed a task force.
Source: KXLY News    Date: July 13, 2006

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MS-13 gang members arrested (Clinton, NC): Nine members of the notorious MS-13 gang are behind bars as investigators warn gang problems are spreading to rural areas.
Source: WTVD 11 News    Date: July 13, 2006

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Anti-gang grant to target youth (Reading, PA): Regional officials will use a portion of a $2.5 million federal grant to focus on preventing youth from joining gangs, U.S. Attorney Patrick Meehan said Tuesday.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: July 12, 2006

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Police looking online for gang exploits (Salt Lake City, UT): Street gangs are showcasing their exploits on the Internet and police are taking advantage of the information.
Source: KSL 5 News    Date: July 12, 2006

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Suffolk gets first look at youth violence study (Suffolk, VA): City leaders gave the public its first glimpse Tuesday night at a months-long study aimed at curbing youth violence.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: July 12, 2006

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County looks to adopt policy for speedier removal of graffiti (Belvidere, IL): The Boone County Sheriff’s Department is cracking down on graffiti. Quick cleanup of gang signs, swastikas and other offensive scribing is the goal of a new ordinance that will come tonight before the Boone County Board for a vote.
Source: Rockford Register Star    Date: July 12, 2006

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Gangs a growing suburban scourge (Bergen County, NJ): Violent street gangs have been quietly spreading out from their urban bases in North Jersey over the last five years and finding new ones in the suburbs of Bergen County, authorities say.
Source: The Record    Date: July 11, 2006

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Drive-by shooting seriously wounds girl, 4, playing in her frontyard (Los Angeles, CA): A 4-year-old girl playing in front of her South Los Angeles home was seriously wounded Monday when an SUV pulled up and its occupants sprayed bullets at her and about half a dozen other children, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 11, 2006

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Street gangs using Internet for violent bragging rights (Seattle, WA): The hoodlum in the photo holds a shotgun and claims to be a 17-year-old Tacoma gang member. He's draped in blue and uses "East Side Rebels" as his screen name, referring to a Tacoma street gang.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: July 10, 2006

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Oakland man killed during early morning walk to taco truck (Oakland, CA): A man was killed and two of his roommates, including one who arrived in the United States two weeks ago, were wounded early Sunday when a gunman shot them as they walked to a Fruitvale district taco truck, police said.
Source: Oroville Mercury-Register    Date: July 9, 2006

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Bloods member arrested (Fort Lauderdale, FL): Federal and local authorities arrested a reputed member of the Bloods gang in connection with a slaying in Georgia.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: July 9, 2006

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Possible gang involvement in fatal teen shooting (Teaneck, NJ): An altercation between several teenagers at a party ended in tragedy when a 15-year-old Teaneck resident was shot to death early Sunday morning.
Source: WCBS Channel 2 News    Date: July 9, 2006

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Boy, 15, fatally shot in gang-related drive-by (Long Beach, CA): A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting in Long Beach and four people have been detained as possible suspects in the suspected gang-related attack.
Source: CBS 2 News    Date: July 9, 2006

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Area teens charged with burglary and gang involvement (Mason City, IA): Four North Iowa teenagers are facing felony charges including involvement in a gang after an incident early Saturday morning in Mason City.
Source: KIMT NewsChannel 3    Date: July 9, 2006

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