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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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Camera becomes weapon against thugs and drugs (Independence, OR): In the film, teenage gang members deal drugs and carry guns. And most of them die. Francisco Vega hopes that young people who watch his short film will connect with the characters and realize that gang life is not as glorious as it sometimes is depicted in mainstream movies.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: July 28, 2004

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Newsletter exploring gang issues goes to press (Burke, VA): As a result of earlier meetings addressing gang activity in the Braddock District, Supervisor Sharon Bulova (D-Braddock) and a newly established Outreach Material Committee are going one step further and producing an informational newsletter addressing the issue.
Source: Burke Connection    Date: July 28, 2004

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Gang signs rising (Roxboro, NC): According to Roxboro police Capt. M.A. (Tony) Kirby, people often refer to members of gangs as wannabes since many reportedly become affiliated with gangs due to low self-esteem. "I always say that a wannabe is a gonnabe," Kirby said Tuesday.
Source: The Courier-Times     Date: July 28, 2004

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Alleged gang fight ends with gunfire (Sterling, VA): Shots were fired Monday morning on North Sycamore Road in Sterling in what sheriff’s office investigators believe might be a gang-related incident.
Source: Leesburg Today    Date: July 28, 2004

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Student code addresses problem of gang activity (Richmond County, GA): Gang activity gets its own section in the proposed Student Code of Conduct expected to pass at tonight's meeting of the Richmond County Board of Education. The section spells out how schools can determine gang membership and identify the organizations so they can ban their activity and clothing on campus.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: July 27, 2004

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Suspects eyed in gang shooting (Fitchburg, MA): Police have several suspects in connection with Saturday's gang-related shooting that left three people injured on Blossom Street, according to Police Chief Edward F. Cronin. The chief, however, would not release names of suspects and said arrests are not imminent.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: July 27, 2004

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Mother: Drive-by shooting victim is not in a gang (Fitchburg, MA): The mother of a teenager who was shot in a drive-by assault Saturday doesn't know why her son was a target, or who shot him, but she does know he is not in a gang.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise    Date: July 26, 2004

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Gang colors reappear in city (Pittsburgh, PA): When gangs arrived in Pittsburgh a decade ago, flashing hand signals, wearing colorful bandannas and carrying out organized crimes, police were caught flat-footed.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: July 25, 2004

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Toddler, 3 adults hurt in drive-by (Hazel Crest, IL): A toddler was grazed by a bullet and three other people also were injured in a drive-by shooting at a south suburban Hazel Crest home early Saturday, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 25, 2004

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'I wanted a name. I wanted to be a gangster.' (Syracuse, NY) : Boot Camp street gang members had their own way of swearing an oath. "Word to Cav," they'd say with their hands over their hearts. The reference was to Tyree "Caviar" Allen, the original Boot Camp gangster who was killed in a car crash in 1996.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: July 25, 2004

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Group of graffitists can be called gang (San Francisco, CA): Three or more people who get together to deface a community with graffiti can be prosecuted and punished as gang members, even if they never damage anything but a building, a state appeals court has ruled.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: July 24, 2004

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Area law enforcement conducts operation to identify gang members (Belen, NM): It's not uncommon for police to see a rise in criminal activity during the summer months. But, lately, police in Belen have noticed that some of that crime is connected to gang activity.
Source: Valencia County News-Bulletin    Date: July 24, 2004

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Gang activity behind graffiti (Sterling, IL): Police believe gang activity is behind a series of spray-painted graffiti in the west end of town.
Source: Sauk Valley Newspapers    Date: July 23, 2004

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Police say arrests linked to drug ring (Bloomington, IL): Bloomington Police say a monthlong investigation has stamped out a drug-dealing operation in which three street gangs collaborated to sell crack cocaine. The investigation dubbed Operation Market Place produced eight arrests Wednesday night.
Source: The Pantagraph     Date: July 23, 2004

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Highway shooting linked to rivalry (Santa Cruz County, CA): A rivalry between young people from Seaside and Salinas was probably the root of a highway shooting that put three Seaside men in the hospital, Santa Cruz County authorities said Thursday.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: July 23, 2004

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Stray shot wounds West Phila. boy (Philadelphia, PA): A 9-year-old boy sitting on a front step of a house in West Philadelphia was shot in the knee yesterday when two cars full of people tore up the street, shooting at each other.
Source: Philadelphia Daily News    Date: July 23, 2004

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Wolf uses his clout against gangs' fury (Northern Virginia): Rep. Frank R. Wolf has traveled the world for two decades trying to stop human atrocities, including attacks by machete-wielding rebels in Sierra Leone who would cut off arms and legs. Now he is trying to stop machete-wielding gang members in his own back yard of Northern Virginia.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: July 22, 2004

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Kerry promises urban aid (Detroit, MI): John F. Kerry, under fire from some African Americans for appearing detached from their concerns and community, promised Thursday that he would seek new government spending to combat gang violence and rising unemployment in urban areas.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 22, 2004

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State inmates injured in Colorado prison riot (Olney Springs, CO): Several hundred inmates set fires and attacked their cellmates at a privately run prison in southern Colorado early yesterday, leaving more than a dozen people injured, authorities said.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: July 22, 2004

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Boot camp made film of trip (Syracuse, NY): When Boot Camp went on vacation from the street gang life in Syracuse last year, its members made a highlight film. Clips from the videotape of the trip to Miami and Virginia Beach were played Wednesday in U.S. District Court, where alleged gang leader Karo Brown is being tried on racketeering charges.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: July 22, 2004

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