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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 and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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Philly sees big increase in gang activity, feds say (Philadelphia, PA): Gang activity in Philadelphia and the surrounding region increased dramatically over a four-year period while the availability of many drugs remains high in the city, according to a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. From 2009-2013, the Philadelphia Police Department identified 169 gangs operating within the city and the immediate suburbs, the agency said in a report released Tuesday.
Source: PhillyVoice     Date: December 7, 2016
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Foreign-born gang members arrested (National City, CA): Federal agents and local police arrested 20 foreign-born gang members and gang associates yesterday and plan to deport them, authorities said yesterday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: March 2, 2005

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S.L. area gang unit measures success of Public Enemy Program (Salt Lake CIty, UT): Public Enemy Number One is a program designed to catch Utah's most dangerous criminals. You've seen them profiled on our newscasts.
Source: KSL News    Date: March 2, 2005

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Four held in gang-linked Yakima killings (Yakima, WA): Four people are being held in what police described as a gang-related killing that apparently stemmed from a case of mistaken identity based on a Washington State sweatshirt.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: March 1, 2005

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Fresno gets aid in battle with gangs (Fresno, CA): Fresno has been chosen as one of five communities nationwide to receive targeted help in reducing gang crime, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: March 1, 2005

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Parents insist son wasn't gang member (Indianapolis, IN): Anita Ortiz sat in her former husband's living room Monday, holding her head and mourning the death of her 18-year-old son.
Source: The Indianapolis Star    Date: March 1, 2005

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Cops: Gang member ordered killing (Trenton, NJ): Latin Kings top gun Jose "Boom Bat" Negrete, whom police suspect of ordering the assassination of Latin Queen Jeri Lynn Dotson, claimed just 10 days ago that he and his organization abhor the gang label, even saying that the organization sought peace, not violence.
Source: The Trentonian    Date: March 1, 2005

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Gangs, incendiary device suspected in house fire (Rockford, IL): Police believe a street gang is responsible for a firebombing that destroyed a house in the 900 block of Sanford Street shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday.
Source: Rockford Register Star    Date: March 1, 2005

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Breaking the gangs down (Rochester, NY): Paul McFadden was only 11 when he joined a gang. At first, he thought of it as a brotherhood, a haven from his chaotic, impoverished home on the city's West Side. "I just wanted to belong," he said.
Source: The New York Times    Date: February 28, 2005

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Oxnard gang injunction debated as trial nears (Oxnard, CA): Crude scrawlings in acid have destroyed the front windows at The Pinata's Fabrics, a discount fabric store on Saviers Road in Oxnard.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: February 28, 2005

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Police arrest alleged gang chief, underlings (Trenton, NJ): The alleged leader of the city's Latin Kings street gang and eight males who police believe are gang henchmen were arrested yesterday afternoon for the August murder of a city woman who witnessed the gang's attempted hit of a rival.
Source: The Times    Date: February 28, 2005

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Full-blown war by Hmong gangs alarms police (Sacramento, CA): Deputy Ed Yee leaned his elbows on a patrol car just yards from the dead man's bullet-riddled car, plugging a finger in his right ear so he could hear a colleague on his cell phone describe the victim's gang history.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: February 28, 2005

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Guards: New Year's fight at prison was a riot (Trenton, NJ): Dozens of inmates in a unit of Bayside State Prison attacked guards on New Year's Day with broom and mop handles, an iron and padlocks, guards told a state Senate committee on Monday, describing the violence as a riot.
Source: Newsday    Date: February 28, 2005

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Police launch effort to fight Hispanic gangs (Indianapolis, IN): Jose L. Espinoza, 18, stood his ground - and died from a 12-gauge shotgun blast to his head. The weekend shooting of the 18th Street gang member by a rival Sur-13 member underscores the violence that Hispanic gangs - copied and imported from gangs in Los Angeles and other cities - are beginning to wreak in Indianapolis, police say.
Source: The Indianapolis Star    Date: February 28, 2005

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Gangs use Internet to bang out messages of pride, hate (San Jose, CA): Sal Rojas was working on his computer science degree when he created to celebrate Latino culture.
Source: The Kansas City Star    Date: February 27, 2005

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Nine-year-olds forced into gangs (New York, NY): The gangs of New York are getting younger and younger. Concerned prosecutors across the city are warning that the city's violent street toughs are recruiting a new generation of baby-faced followers.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: February 27, 2005

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Police investigate possible gang shooting (Portland, OR): Portland police responded early Sunday morning to a "shots fired" call in North Portland that authorities believe may have been gang-related.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8    Date: February 27, 2005

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Gang Life (Charleston, WV): While other seventh-graders were learning their locker combination or how to diagram sentences, Lee Ayers was learning to sell crack cocaine and initiate other gang members.
Source: Charleston Gazette    Date: February 27, 2005

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Schools crack down on gangs (Athens, GA): Training by police is helping the Clarke County School District combat gangs by helping school officials recognize gang behavior and deal with the problem before it gets out of hand, police and school officials said.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: February 27, 2005

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Orange County teen gets life for shooting (Orange County, CA): A Huntington Beach teenager who adopted the moniker "Hitler" when he joined the "Dragon Family Juniors" street gang became one of the youngest defendants in Orange County history to get a life term in prison.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: February 27, 2005

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Fairfax aims to thwart gangs (Fairfax County, VA): Fairfax County kicked off its first gang summit yesterday with an announcement that cable giant Cox Communications will donate $1 million in cash to start after-school clubs for children and an additional $2 million worth of anti-gang public service announcements.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 26, 2005

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