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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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Community uses Hip Hop dance to fight gang violence (Bridgeton, NJ): Gang violence is a growing concern to those in Bridgeton, NJ. Chosen Dance Company, a Philadelphia-based professional Hip Hop dance group, was the latest effort by the community to reach out to their children and let them know that violence is not the best answer.
Source: eMediaWire    Date: March 7, 2005

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Showdown at border? (Tombstone, AZ): It looks like there is going to be a second "showdown at the OK Corral" in Tombstone, Ariz., April 1.
Source: World Net Daily    Date: March 7, 2005

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Police to focus on city's north side (Minneapolis, MN): Minneapolis police on Sunday announced the creation of a special operations division to target crime on the city's embattled north side, which has become a hotbed of gang violence during the past year.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: March 7, 2005

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Four shot in Richmond drive-by (Richmond, CA): Police are investigating a Sunday afternoon drive-by shooting in which four men suffered gunshot wounds.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: March 7, 2005

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Parents troubled by gang violence (Fair Lawn, NJ): A gang- and drug-related shooting in Lodi and a related stabbing in Paterson two weeks ago have sparked concern among some parents, because two of the young men allegedly involved have ties to the town.
Source: The Record    Date: March 7, 2005

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Gangs reach out of prison to commit crimes (Crescent City, CA): A federal judge in San Francisco is due to sentence five leaders of a California prison gang. The men have already pleaded guilty to drug dealing, extortion and murder across northern California.
Source: NPR News    Date: March 7, 2005

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Gangs, drugs plagued Oklahoma prison (Watonga, OK): Monitoring reports by state prison officials describe gang violence, drug dealing and other problems at the Diamondback Correctional Facility in Oklahoma where hundreds of Hawai'i inmates are being held.
Source: The Honolulu Advertiser    Date: March 6, 2005

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First lady takes on gang violence (Washington, DC): First lady Laura Bush, a book-loving former librarian and White House hostess, is an unlikely role model for street toughs.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch    Date: March 6, 2005

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New war on an old gang (Fresno, CA): Armed with an injunction that makes it illegal for gang members to gather in public, police have swarmed a neighborhood near Roeding Park. But the Parkside Bulldogs say the injunction violates their civil rights.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: March 6, 2005

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Utah gang violence rising, officials say (Sandy, UT): One of the messages at this year's Utah Gang Conference at the South Towne Expo Center is that violent gang activity is on the rise again in the Beehive State.
Source: Deseret News    Date: March 5, 2005

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Suspects charged in killing of teen (Newark, CA): Two teenagers were charged Friday with killing a 17-year-old Newark boy by firing shots in an attack designed to promote gang activity, prosecutors said in court documents Friday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: March 5, 2005

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Man free in branding case (Hernando County, FL): A 22-year-old man accused of burning crosses onto three children in an attempt to recruit them into a gang was released from the Hernando County Jail on Friday, records show.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: March 5, 2005

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Third gang member gets 12 years for machete attack (Fairfax, VA): The third and final gang member convicted of attacking a 16-year-old boy with a machete last spring was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: March 5, 2005

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Anti-gang court order weighed in San Marcos (San Marcos, CA): Gang activity appears to be increasing here, and law enforcement officials are considering a second court injunction aimed at limiting it.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: March 5, 2005

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Laser zaps link to old gang ties (Denver, CO): Accompanied by a heavy hum and a relentless snap-snap-snap, the tiny sunbursts of incandescent yellow light slowly blur a dark chapter of Isaiah Garcia's past while helping to illuminate his path toward a brighter future.
Source: Rocky Mountain News    Date: March 5, 2005

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Six shots are fired during gang fight (West Valley City, UT): A 19-year-old man allegedly fired about six rounds at another man - missing each time - during a gang-related fight outside some homes in West Valley City.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: March 5, 2005

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Town meeting focuses on gang activity (Durant, FL): There was the young girl who never wore anything but long-sleeve shirts and, underneath, the same T-shirt. Her arms were scarred with homemade tattoos, made from the heat of a cigarette lighter.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: March 5, 2005

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Brothers ordered to trial (Visalia, CA): Two Earlimart brothers accused of nearly killing a pair of Tulare police officers will stand trial on attempted murder charges for an attack that permanently injured one officer and may have caused permanent damage to another.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: March 4, 2005

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Suspected members of gang arrested (Oroville, CA): Three suspected gang members were arrested Wednesday after Oroville Police officers responded to a disturbance on Oro Dam Boulevard.
Source: Oroville Mercury-Register     Date: March 4, 2005

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Gang signs clear: Don't panic, police say; situation still well in hand (San Marcos, TX): Revelations of a Mexican Mafia gang connections to a contract killing plot targeting two San Marcos women caught many in the community by surprise this week.
Source: San Marcos Daily Record     Date: March 4, 2005

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