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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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Milwaukee committee approves anti-gang measure (Milwaukee, WI): A Milwaukee Common Council committee has approved an anti-gang measure that would let police ticket people who are loitering in a menacing fashion.
Source: WBAY Channel 2 News    Date: February 17, 2006

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Collier deputies check up on gang members (Collier County, FL): Deputies with the Collier County Sheriff's Office combed the streets Friday night, looking for gang members violating their probation.
Source: WBBH NBC2 News    Date: February 17, 2006

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Spread of graffiti in West Boynton is troubling to Palm Beach County officials (Palm Beach County, FL): The spray paint began creeping onto abandoned buildings and walls in the fall. Tags such as "KL" for the Krazy Locos alerted residents and the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office that the gangs were spreading into new territory.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: February 17, 2006

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Teen suspect viewed as adult (Banning, CA): A 15-year-old boy will be charged as an adult in connection with the slaying of two men who tried to stop the violent beating of another teenage boy who wanted out of a gang, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: The Sun    Date: February 16, 2006

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Employment can lead gang members to a better place (Mendocino County, CA): Jobs, not jails was the rallying cry behind Jesuit priest Father Gregory Boyle and 500 mothers from gang-filled project housing in Los Angeles when they went looking for a solution to the violence in their community.
Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal    Date: February 16, 2006

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Violence shifts from street to jails (Los Angeles County, CA): As law enforcement officials investigate the outbreak of violence in Los Angeles County jails, clues might be found on the streets of some of the county's toughest neighborhoods.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 16, 2006

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Gunman fires on car, wounds teenage girl (Lakewood, CO): A teenage girl was wounded Tuesday afternoon when a gunman on foot fired on a car the victim was riding in near the Lakewood-Edgewater boundary.
Source: Rocky Mountain News    Date: February 15, 2006

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East P.A. chief moves against gang (Palo Alto, CA): East Palo Alto Police Chief Ron Davis will meet with the city attorney and district attorney's officials in the next week to request restraining orders for 55 alleged members of the city's Sacramento Street gang, according to a letter released Tuesday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: February 15, 2006

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More prisons do not address gang problem (Wichita, KS): Wichita Police Chief Norman Williams is asking legislators for a new weapon in the war against youth gangs. The proposal, Senate Bill 458, would make it a crime for gangs to recruit at schools, make it easier to keep gang members locked up after an arrest, and define the term "gang member" in state law.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: February 15, 2006

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Gang attacks becoming more violent (Petaluma, CA): Los Angeles gang members recently released from prison are contributing to a rise in the severity and number of gang-related attacks in Petaluma, said Sgt. Jim Stephenson, supervisor of the street crimes and gang-enforcement units for the Petaluma Police Department.
Source: Petaluma Argus-Courier    Date: February 15, 2006

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Gang expert talks heat, light' (Mendocino County, CA): Father Gregory Boyle, a Jesuit priest and the founder of the anti-gang organization Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, spoke with community leaders and policy makers Tuesday about gang prevention in Mendocino County.
Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal    Date: February 15, 2006

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Gang-related violence down (Sioux City, IA): Police officers, social workers and after-school programs can do only so much in curbing gang activity. The first line of defense in keeping teenagers out of gangs starts at home, a gang expert said.
Source: Sioux City Journal    Date: February 15, 2006

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Fremont man, 29, stabbed, beaten with bat in gang fight (Fremont, CA): Four men are expected to be arraigned today on felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon following a Monday night gang fight in which a man was stabbed twice, police said.
Source: Oroville Mercury-Register    Date: February 15, 2006

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Gang graffiti written on teen center's wall (Chapel Hill, NC): When a police officer went to the Street Scene Teen Center in downtown Chapel Hill to investigate an assault, he was surprised at what he found.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: February 15, 2006

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Drug trafficking probe leads to arrest of nine tied to gang (San Diego, CA) : Nine people linked to a notorious street gang have been arrested after a six-month undercover probe into a suspected drug trafficking operation in San Diego, authorities have announced.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 15, 2006

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Charlotte gang tally tops 1,200 (Charlotte, NC): Gang members now number more than 1,200, living and traveling all over Charlotte, police said Monday. Some are in their 40s, but as many as a third of them are still young enough to be in school.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: February 14, 2006

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Six arrests tied to E. African gang (Seattle, WA): The arrest of key members has dealt a blow to a gang of African immigrants who allegedly terrorized University of Washington students and others in the University District.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: February 14, 2006

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Police make large drug bust and gang arrests (Bakersfield, CA): Beginning in October of 2005, the Bakersfield Police Department's Narcotics Unit and the Special Enforcement Unit, along with special assistance from the Kern County District Attorney's Office, began a covert sting operation aimed at impacting "street level" drug dealing in neighborhoods where drugs and other illicit activities are controlled by violent criminal street gangs.
Source: One Bakersfield    Date: February 14, 2006

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Gang rivalry fuels weekend attacks (San Mateo, CA): Members of the Norteo street gang were arrested in connection with two violent attacks on Saturday night in different areas of the county, authorities said.
Source: San Mateo County Times    Date: February 14, 2006

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Banning police warn residents of gang revenge (Banning, CA): Fearing gang-related retaliation in the wake of last week's double homicide, Banning Police Chief John Horton left the congregation at the First Missionary Baptist Church with a message: "Get the colors off the street."
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: February 13, 2006

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