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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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Money headed to three Yakima County cities for gang problem (Yakima County, WA): Tens of thousands of dollars are on the way to fight gangs in Yakima County, but in a new twist for the county Gang Commission its going to three different cities.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News    Date: May 15, 2012

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Bibb sheriff seeks anti-gang grant (Macon, GA): Macon and Bibb County officials often discuss gang activity, and now the Bibb County Sheriff's Office wants funding to help combat the problem.
Source: WMAZ 13 News    Date: May 15, 2012

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B.C. gang violence victims cited in awareness campaigns (Abbotsford, BC): B.C. police are citing the deaths of two gang violence victims to make parents aware of the dangers of youth joining the criminal underworld.
Source: Vancouver 24 Hours    Date: May 15, 2012

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The challenges of keeping student riders safe from gangs and bullies (Washington, DC): In March, a group of five girls in Lorain, Ohio, jumped a 16-year-old after she got off the school bus. In December, a 16-year-old boy was beaten up on his bus for refusing to join the Bloods street gang of Earle, Ark.
Source: School Transportation News    Date: May 15, 2012

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KC to target violent criminals through new initiative (Kansas City, MO): Kansas City leaders are promising the city's most violent criminals a long hot summer. And it has nothing to do with the weather. A new initiative announced Tuesday afternoon will target those thought to be disproportionally responsible for the majority of violent crime on Kansas City streets.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: May 15, 2012

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Three suspected gang members charged in deadly San Pablo drive-by shooting (San Pablo, CA): Three men suspected of being members of a violent street gang have been charged in a drive-by shooting that killed a San Pablo man last month, according to police, who say the attack was retribution for a shooting two years ago.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 15, 2012

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Penalty phase begins for gang member convicted of killing Jamiel Shaw (Los Angeles, CA): A prosecutor urged jurors Tuesday to recommend a death sentence for a gang member who gunned down a standout Los Angeles High School football player he mistook for a gang rival, citing a history of violence dating back to the defendant's teen years while he was in juvenile camp.
Source: Los Angeles Wave    Date: May 15, 2012

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Santa Barbara police looking to stop graffiti vandals in their tracks (Santa Barbara, CA): Drive through Santa Barbara's downtown neighborhoods, and it doesn't take long to find the etchings that pop up without warning, often overnight.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: May 14, 2012

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GRASSY fights gangs (Memphis, TN): Five Memphis City Schools students took another big step Thursday toward making successful lives for themselves. They were the inaugural commencement class of the Gang Reduction Assistance for Saving Society's Youth program. GRASSY was started as a way to deter gang membership and the crime and violence that result from gang affiliation.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: May 14, 2012

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Two charged with attempted murder in Berwyn shooting (Berwyn, IL): Two men have been charged with attempted murder as a result of Friday night’s shooting near the intersection of 13th Street and East Avenue that sent two to the hospital.
Source: Cicero Life    Date: May 14, 2012

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Gang members charged in Lynn stabbing (Lynn, MA): Judge James LaMothe ordered two MS-13 gang members charged with stabbing a person downtown early Sunday morning held without bail Monday in Lynn District Court.
Source: The Daily Item     Date: May 14, 2012

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Gangs move from drugs to ID theft (Miami, FL): On the same night the Miami Dade Gang Task Force was out chasing gang members for the types of crimes what you would normally expect — dealing drugs, stealing cars, and carrying guns. Another operation was taking place.
Source: CBS Miami     Date: May 14, 2012

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Stockton police, S.J. County sheriff team up against gangs (Stockton, CA) : The Stockton Police Department is calling in more agencies to help combat crime in Stockton. On Monday, the Stockton Police Department and the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department formed a Multi-Agency Gang Task Force.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: May 14, 2012

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Gangbanger Daniel Everett gets 32 years in slaying of Harlem teen Scotty Scott (Manhattan, NY) : Mother's Day came a day late for Tyshene Mungo — and she couldn’t have been happier. On Monday, the gang-banger convicted of killing her 13-year-old son, Scotty Scott, in a 2008 street feud in Harlem was sentenced to 32 years in prison by Judge Rena Uviller.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: May 14, 2012

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Police get creative when it comes to targeting gangs (Rockford, IL) : Rockford Police recently doubled the size of the gang unit. It now has six detectives instead of three. And according to Rockford Police Chief Chet Epperson that number may increase even more later this year.
Source: WIFR 23 News    Date: May 14, 2012

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Police say local gang crime is on the upswing (Petaluma, CA): With the events of the May 3 federal gang-related raid still fresh in everyone's mind, and a new rash of gang-affiliated graffiti barely dry on the walls of the Miwok Elementary School, the Petaluma Teen Center and the Petaluma library, questions have been raised regarding current gang activity in the area and the city's ability to handle the situation with its limited resources.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: May 14, 2012

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Man arrested in 2009 gang-related murder (Nashville, TN): An accused murderer was arrested late Saturday night after three years on the run.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5    Date: May 14, 2012

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Two teens arrested for gang-related shooting (Portland, OR): The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team has arrested two teenagers in connection with an April shooting.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: May 13, 2012

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Three jailed in gang beating (McMinnville, OR): McMinnville police responded Wednesday to an alleged three-on-one gang beating near Southwest Second and Fleishauer streets.
Source: News-Register    Date: May 12, 2012

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BA teen gets life in gang killing (Tulsa, OK): A teenager faces sentences of life plus 20 years in prison upon being convicted of murder and discharging a weapon into a dwelling in a case that a prosecutor said was about "gang rivalries."
Source: Tulsa World    Date: May 12, 2012

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