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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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Committee on gangs considered (Crystal City, VA): The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments is considering establishing a regional anti-gang committee and a list of recommended spending priorities for jurisdictions fighting gang violence.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 7, 2004

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FBI update: MS-13 gang is not N. Va's lone threat (Northern Virginia): MS-13 is an emerging gang problem in Northern Virginia. There are an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 MS-13 members, according to reports from local law enforcement. The FBI's Washington field office has identified approximately 22 cliques existing in Northern Virginia.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 7, 2004

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Eight students arrested at Hillwood High School melee (Nashville, TN): Metro police will put more officers inside Hillwood High School today after a fight there escalated to a melee yesterday as students gathered in the courtyard to watch.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: October 7, 2004

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Waveland police suspect gangs defaced memorial (Waveland, MS): Waveland officials, vets irate over disrespect at memorial. The most recent case of vandalism to the memorial honoring veterans here raises concerns of gang activity and has police seething.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: October 6, 2004

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Cops say slaying may have gang ties (Addison, IL): A Streamwood man killed Sunday night in Addison may have been involved in a gang-related shooting, police said Tuesday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 6, 2004

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Police hope to bring out the big guns (Fort Worth, TX): Want-ing to ensure that his officers aren't outgunned, Police Chief Ralph Mendoza is seeking to give some officers a new weapon - the AR-15 rifle - in the fight against criminals and gangs.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: October 6, 2004

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Anti-gang task force still going strong (Lowell, MA): An anti-gang task force organized by the city is staying busy with strict enforcement of housing codes and laws in areas where gang members hang out. "We're expecting to hit several houses in the next few days," Police Capt. Arthur Ryan said, adding that there are other plans that police cannot yet announce.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: October 6, 2004

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Ogden police say gangs involved in shooting (Ogden, UT): Ogden police Monday said a weekend shooting that left a man in serious but stable condition was likely gang-related.
Source: Deseret News    Date: October 6, 2004

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Training on gangs ends today (DeSoto County, MS): School leaders and representatives of DeSoto County law enforcement agencies are expected to complete a three-day training program today on gang identification and investigation.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: October 6, 2004

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Alleged gang member arrested for death at Indian reservation (Riverside, CA): An alleged gang member has been arrested for the death of a teenager whose body was found on the Morongo Indian Reservation. Authorities claim 19-year-old Gary Lyons of Banning shot and killed 18-year-old Sylvia Olmos of Desert Hot Springs two months ago.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: October 6, 2004

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Wolf proposes funding for state, local gang prevention (Virginia): U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th) announced Wednesday that he has proposed $5.5 million in federal funding for various gang prevention efforts in Virginia. The funding will be included in the next Commerce-Justice-State appropriations bill, developed by a committee that Wolf chairs.
Source: Clarke Times Courier    Date: October 6, 2004

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Man convicted of providing 86 handguns for gang members (Newark, NJ): A federal jury on Wednesday convicted a street gang's tattoo artist of providing its leader with 86 semiautomatic handguns after obtaining them in Colorado, prosecutors said.
Source: Newsday    Date: October 6, 2004

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Lake Worth teen's death called gang whim (Lake Worth, FL): A 14-year-old Lake Worth gang member gunned down in July may have lost his life in an excruciating turn of bad luck: his killers' inability to find their initial target.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: October 6, 2004

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Paroled ex-gang member fatally shot while driving (Aurora, IL): A former gang member on parole was fatally shot Saturday while driving home from work, Aurora police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 5, 2004

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Police: Stabbing victim to survive (Fremont, CA): Police still are seeking the men who attacked and stabbed two other men Saturday night as they walked their dog near the Centerville Community Center.
Source: The Argus    Date: October 5, 2004

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Gangs spread 'like a disease' (Virginia): For a long time, communities across Virginia have been hesitant to admit gangs could exist here. Street thugs, maybe. Disorganized groups of wannabe criminals, perhaps. But never gangs.
Source: Daily Press    Date: October 4, 2004

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Chicago officials innovative in battling street gang life (Chicago, IL): Officials in Chicago have taken innovative law enforcement, intervention, and prevention steps against gangs - including using a variety of behavioral strategies to change the violent "norms" of gang life - to cut shootings in half in targeted areas.
Source: Belleville News-Democrat    Date: October 4, 2004

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Police suspect gang in stabbing (Fremont, CA): A Fremont man remains in the intensive care unit at a local hospital after he and a friend were stabbed multiple times as the two walked their dog near the Centerville Community Center, police said Sunday.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: October 4, 2004

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Two charged in fatal stabbing at rural bonfire celebration (Rockford, IL): Winnebago County authorities have arrested and charged two reputed Rockford street gang members in the fatal stabbing of Eric Flynn, 18, at a post-homecoming bonfire celebration at a Rockford-area farm.
Source: ABC7 News    Date: October 4, 2004

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Police: Immigration crackdown has reduced violent gang crime (Charlotte, NC): A yearlong crackdown on immigration violations has led to a drop in gang-related violence in the Charlotte area, according to police. More than 100 members of Charlotte street gangs have been arrested on immigration violations in the last 16 months.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: October 3, 2004

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