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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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Child killed, 2 teens injured in drive-by shooting (Oklahoma City, OK): A 9-year-old boy is dead, two teenagers are wounded and three people are in custody following what Oklahoma City police are calling a drive-by shooting.
Source: The Associated Press - KOCO 5 News    Date: August 11, 2004

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Man fatally shot in his car after stopping at a Santa Ana intersection (Santa Ana, CA): A man was shot to death in his car Tuesday in a Santa Ana intersection in what police described as a gang-related attack. Neither the victim's name nor his hometown was released.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 11, 2004

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Police: Fight may have been gang-related (Napa, CA): A Napa man led police on a long chase through downtown Napa on Monday night before throwing in the towel without a scuffle. With guns drawn and a K-9 ready to spring into action, officers took Joel Manuel Vasquez, 20, into custody in front of the Napa Bowl on Soscol Avenue, police said.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: August 11, 2004

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Gunfire hits Councilman Lane's home (Fort Worth, TX): Two days after gunfire pierced his north side home, City Councilman Jim Lane called for doubling the Police Department's gang unit.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: August 11, 2004

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Murder rates rising, cities respond (Boston, MA): A recent spate of gun violence - including two incidents that dozens of children at city parks witnessed - has shaken Boston neighborhoods, leaving residents stunned and police and community leaders scrambling for a solution.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor    Date: August 11, 2004

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Talks on gang order possible (Oxnard, CA): Seeking to calm community tensions, a Superior Court judge indicated Tuesday that he may order mediation between law enforcement officials and residents affected by a gang injunction imposed in Oxnard two months ago.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 11, 2004

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Two men face drug charges (Oswego, NY): Two Oswego city residents have been charged with selling crack cocaine and marijuana in the city, members of the Oswego County Drug Task Force said Monday.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: August 10, 2004

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Critics assail gang order (Oxnard, CA): More than 200 opponents of Oxnard's 2-month-old gang injunction have filed court papers alleging it is being used to harass innocent people and trample civil liberties, while stigmatizing dozens of youths as "urban terrorists."
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 10, 2004

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North Side teacher proposing closed campus during lunch (Fort Worth, TX): A North Side High School teacher concerned about the spike in gang activity around the school will appeal to the Fort Worth school board tonight to consider a closed-campus lunch period for all students.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: August 10, 2004

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Gang fight stops baptism party (Waukesha, WI): A suspected gang fight interrupted a baptism celebration Saturday, causing $2,500 in damage to a Waukesha restaurant and leading to six arrests.
Source: Milwaukee Freeman Newspapers    Date: August 10, 2004

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Police keep watch for Far-Eastside gang strife (Indianapolis, IN): Authorities who patrol a Far-Eastside neighborhood are keeping an eye out for gang trouble after a fight broke out just after 9 p.m. Sunday inside a family's home. No one was injured or arrested.
Source: The Indianapolis Star    Date: August 10, 2004

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Local gang tied to two violent hits (Leesburg, VA): A home-grown gang implicated in two violent attacks in Leesburg within five days is getting a fresh look from police. Leesburg police said the gang known as "434" is not to be confused with the powerful and violent Hispanic gang MS-13, whose presence in Northern Virginia has ignited a far-reaching effort to control such groups.
Source: Loudoun Times-Mirror    Date: August 10, 2004

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Police strive to keep kids out of line of fire (Omaha, NE): As a 12-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy were being treated for gunshot wounds, Omaha Police Chief Thomas Warren said Monday that police had stepped up efforts to make arrests and to keep the community safe. Police have increased patrols in the south and north Omaha neighborhoods where the shootings occurred, he said, and the gang unit has joined the investigations.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: August 9, 2004

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Gang suspect charged with shooting at party (Chicago, IL): A Chicago man suspected of being a gang member was charged with aggravated battery Sunday in a shooting that left a man critically wounded.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 9, 2004

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Napa gang unit moves through the streets (Napa, CA): It haunts some of Napa's toughest neighborhoods, but many don't realize it's there. The ones that do can feel its presence hovering around, quietly watching over them. At night, its blue hue camouflages the beast as it creeps through Napa's streets in search of gang activity.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: August 9, 2004

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Two shootings claim four lives in county (Los Angeles County, CA) : Four people were killed and four others injured, two of them critically, in separate gang-related attacks Sunday in South Gate and South Los Angeles, officials said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 9, 2004

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Hope and reality collide (Los Angeles, CA): It was a day after a graffiti-removal worker employed by Homeboy Industries was shot to death while stopped at a traffic light at a Boyle Heights intersection, and six weeks after another graffiti worker was slain by suspected gang members.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 8, 2004

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Jupiter Village voicing concerns on gang members (Jupiter, FL): They're prominent on the streets of Chicago, New York City and even West Palm Beach and Miami. Most residents of those cities know where gang activities occur, and they know how to stay safe. But residents in the Jupiter Village community don't know those things, and now that a band of presumed gang members have inhabited a home in their neighborhood, their lack of knowledge has left them feeling vulnerable and afraid.
Source: The Jupiter Courier    Date: August 8, 2004

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City urged to end gang injunction (Oxnard, CA): With a Ventura County judge set next week to review Oxnard's recently imposed gang injunction, community activists are urging city leaders to scrap the court-ordered crackdown in favor of broader, more effective solutions to youth violence.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 7, 2004

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Suspected gang leader indicted on drug charges (Tacoma, WA) : A suspected leader of an East Side Tacoma street gang was arrested earlier this week on suspicion of dealing crack cocaine. A federal grand jury indicted Collie Babbs Jr., 29, on Thursday on two counts of distribution of crack cocaine, the Pierce County Violent Crime Task Force reported.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: August 7, 2004

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