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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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House Judiciary Committee Approves Bill to Help Local Law Enforcement Combat Gang Violence (Washington, DC): The House Judiciary Committee today approved by voice vote the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act (H.R. 3249) to curb the rise in gang activity and violence in the United States.
Source: House Judiciary Committee    Date: November 2, 2017
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Stopping gang menace requires coordinated plan (San Bernardino County, CA): Gang homicides in San Bernardino County were up 25 percent in 2003 over the year before - and 70 percent since 2001. So says a report from a county task force. Those numbers are preliminary, the county's Gangs and Drugs Task Force stresses, but the challenge they present to the county is clear.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: July 21, 2004

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Gang blamed in fatal stabbing of woman (Santa Ana, CA): A weekend attack that left a 22-year-old woman dead and two others injured was gang-related, officials said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 20, 2004

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Two hurt in Fremont shooting (Fremont, CA): Police on Monday were investigating a drive-by shooting with possible gang ties after three gunmen fired numerous times into a crowded garage and wounded two people at a party early Sunday morning.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: July 20, 2004

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Police still searching for suspect in slaying (Reno, NV): Police continued the search Monday for a suspect in the eighth murder committed in Reno this year and said it was gang-related.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: July 20, 2004

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Palm Beach County officials focus on gang activity after drive-by shooting (Palm Beach County, FL): Palm Beach County leaders are pledging to confront an increasing problem with street gangs, marked by last week's killing of a 14-year-old Lake Worth boy in a drive-by shooting.
Source: Sun-Sentinel     Date: July 20, 2004

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Teen hit by stray bullet during apparent gang fight (Houston, TX): A teenager holding a small child in her lap was hit by a stray bullet this evening when an apparent gang fight broke out at her northwest Houston apartment complex.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: July 20, 2004

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Kilgore blocks release of gang study (Richmond, VA): A report on gang activity compiled by a coalition of Virginia gang investigators that Virginia Attorney General Jerry Kilgore (R) referred to during a press conference this week in Richmond will not be made public until law enforcement agencies review the contents.
Source: Leesburg Today    Date: July 20, 2004

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20 slayings sets Maywood record (Maywood, IL): Karlena Nash doesn't need to look at statistics to know that her hometown became an increasingly more violent place to live last year. A nearby photograph of her grandson, Umonie Barnes, shot to death on a Maywood street in October, won't let her forget.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 18, 2004

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Murders climb in Lake County (Lake County, IL): A spike in the number of murders committed in Lake County contributed to a slight increase in major crimes reported last year, authorities said. Law-enforcement officials credit anti-gang and anti-drug programs to holding the increase to 1 percent despite population growth throughout the county, state figures being released Sunday show.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 18, 2004

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Arrests help put edgy residents at ease (New Haven, CT): With three young suspects behind bars and arrests pending for two more, life here is finally returning to normal after a series of random shootings last week wounded five city men. But some worry about the new generation of violent offenders.
Source: Newsday    Date: July 18, 2004

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S.F. cops hold man wanted in slaying at karaoke bar (San Mateo, CA): A manhunt for a suspect in a slaying outside a San Mateo karaoke bar ended Friday evening when San Francisco police happened upon a man matching the suspect's description walking down the Great Highway.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: July 18, 2004

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Street gangs stake turf in cyberspace (Boston, MA): They looked like a gang, with crude tattoos on their torsos and arms proclaiming membership in one of the country's most violent street bands. They were acting like a gang when police apprehended them in March, waving knives and rocks as they chased another youth through Maverick Square in East Boston. What set apart these alleged members of the Salvadoran gang MS-13, police say, was the way they had arranged their meeting in cyberspace.
Source: The Boston Globe     Date: July 18, 2004

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Gangs: Criminal from the get-go (Northern Virginia): Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R-Va.) and state Attorney General Jerry Kilgore (R) each has created a task force to crack down on gang activity. Wolf now is pressing Congress for $10 million for a national gang-intelligence center.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 18, 2004

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Kearns gang member tops public enemy list (Salt Lake City, UT): A member of a Kearns street gang has been named this week's Public Enemy No. 1 by the Salt Lake Area Gang Project.
Source: Deseret News    Date: July 18, 2004

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Latest attacks add more pieces to the gang puzzle (Boston, MA): If you think the war in Iraq is confusing, try something closer to home, as in the region's gang conflicts. So far this spring and summer, there have been armed assaults in Revere, Saugus, and Chelsea, and a major task force raid targeting gang members in Revere, Everett, Lynn, Chelsea, East Boston, and Somerville.
Source: The Boston Globe     Date: July 18, 2004

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Two killed in shooting outside south side bar (Milwaukee, WI): A shooting outside a tavern on Milwaukee's south side early Saturday left two men dead and area residents asking for the establishment to be shut down.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: July 18, 2004

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Double homicide may be gang-related (Milwaukee, WI): Milwaukee police are looking for a gunman who shot and killed two men outside a southside tavern early Saturday morning.
Source: WDJT CBS 58    Date: July 17, 2004

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Multipronged approach stressed at gang summit (Los Angeles, CA): LAPD Chief William Bratton and other national experts said Friday that a combination of officers, police, better intervention and prevention programs, and community involvement will characterize the next generation in the battle against gangs.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: July 17, 2004

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Police chief wants to stay ahead of gang activity (North Richland Hills, TX): Widespread graffiti. Open hostility in public places. Gang members hanged in effigy at local apartment complexes. All have taken place in North Richland Hills in recent months.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 16, 2004

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Gang injunction draws protest (Oxnard, CA): About 40 people opposed to the Colonia Chiques gang injunction in Oxnard marched through La Colonia in the evening this week to prove their community is safe and does not need the extra legal restrictions. Carrying small black coffins declaring "RIP Civil Rights" and a large banner that read "Colonia Stands United, No Gang Injunction," the group handed out fliers about the injunction Wednesday night.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 16, 2004

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