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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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Nearly 33,000 juveniles arrested over last two decades labeled as gang members by Chicago police (Chicago, IL): Nearly 33,000 juveniles arrested over about the last two decades have been labeled by Chicago police as gang members, according to police data. The records, released as a result of an open records fight by the Chicago Tribune, provide the first look at gang data kept by the Police Department for those 17 or younger, most of whom were African-Americans and Hispanics from historically violent neighborhoods such as Lawndale and Back of the Yards.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 9, 2018
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Source: Rikers beating gang-related (Rikers Island, NY): At least two of the inmates involved in last week's fatal beating of a Rikers Island inmate are suspected members of the Latin Kings, law-enforcement sources said.
Source: Newsday    Date: October 10, 2004

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Street-gang enhancement tossed in rooftop burglary case (Riverside County, CA): Several defendants in a case connected to a high-profile rooftop burglary ring could face less jail time if convicted because a street-gang enhancement filed by the Riverside County district attorney's office has been thrown out.
Source: The Press-Enterprise     Date: October 9, 2004

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Police deny gang reports (Dayton, OH): When Robert Sites was mugged by two people Sept. 6 while walking downtown, he said Dayton Police Lt. David Sherrer told him it was a gang initiation. "He told me that," Sites said. "He said usually that's how they get affiliated."
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: October 9, 2004

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Palmer, Santiago confront gang issue (Trenton, NJ): Mayor Doug Palmer yesterday announced that he plans to launch a new plan to curb gangs in Trenton with a combination of smart street work by police and programs to keep youngsters away from that lifestyle.
Source: The Trentonian    Date: October 9, 2004

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More students arrested as police link Hillwood fight to gangs (Nashville, TN): More than two dozen Metro school students have been arrested and charged in connection with a Wednesday brawl in the Hillwood High School courtyard that police said was sparked by minor gang activity.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: October 9, 2004

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29 arrested in drug roundup (Buffalo, NY): Some neighbors on Gittere Street call Franklin Johnson "Santa Claus." They talk about a man who gives clothing to poor families, sponsors a big block party for neighborhood kids - complete with pony rides - and pays to have the grass cut at vacant houses.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: October 8, 2004

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Teen injured in foot in Salinas shooting (Salinas, CA): Two teenagers were shot at while they were walking Thursday, according to Salinas police reports. A 15-year-old and a 16-year-old were walking near Linwood at Rainer drives in Salinas at 3:50 p.m. when a brown sedan pulled up next to them and a passenger fired shots, police said.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: October 8, 2004

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South Side drug market shut down (Chicago, IL): A $1,000-a-day illegal drug market on the South Side was shut down and charges were filed against 15 people, Chicago police announced Thursday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 8, 2004

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Manteca pulls plug on rapper over gang fears (Manteca, CA): The artist Rappin' 4 Tay's appearance at tonight's Manteca Recreation youth dance has been canceled at the request of Manteca Police.
Source: Manteca Bulletin    Date: October 8, 2004

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Va. to receive $3 million to align anti-gang efforts (Fairfax County, VA): Virginia's top officials gathered in Fairfax County yesterday to announce that the state will receive $3 million from Congress to coordinate its many anti-gang task forces.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 7, 2004

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Committee on gangs considered (Crystal City, VA): The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments is considering establishing a regional anti-gang committee and a list of recommended spending priorities for jurisdictions fighting gang violence.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 7, 2004

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FBI update: MS-13 gang is not N. Va's lone threat (Northern Virginia): MS-13 is an emerging gang problem in Northern Virginia. There are an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 MS-13 members, according to reports from local law enforcement. The FBI's Washington field office has identified approximately 22 cliques existing in Northern Virginia.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: October 7, 2004

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Program aims to limit influence of gangs (Mountain View, CA): Even before a junior at Los Altos High School was killed last month in a gang-related shooting, referrals to the Mountain View Police Department's gang-prevention program had skyrocketed.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: October 7, 2004

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Eight students arrested at Hillwood High School melee (Nashville, TN): Metro police will put more officers inside Hillwood High School today after a fight there escalated to a melee yesterday as students gathered in the courtyard to watch.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: October 7, 2004

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Cops say slaying may have gang ties (Addison, IL): A Streamwood man killed Sunday night in Addison may have been involved in a gang-related shooting, police said Tuesday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 6, 2004

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Anti-gang task force still going strong (Lowell, MA): An anti-gang task force organized by the city is staying busy with strict enforcement of housing codes and laws in areas where gang members hang out. "We're expecting to hit several houses in the next few days," Police Capt. Arthur Ryan said, adding that there are other plans that police cannot yet announce.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: October 6, 2004

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Waveland police suspect gangs defaced memorial (Waveland, MS): Waveland officials, vets irate over disrespect at memorial. The most recent case of vandalism to the memorial honoring veterans here raises concerns of gang activity and has police seething.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: October 6, 2004

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Ogden police say gangs involved in shooting (Ogden, UT): Ogden police Monday said a weekend shooting that left a man in serious but stable condition was likely gang-related.
Source: Deseret News    Date: October 6, 2004

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Training on gangs ends today (DeSoto County, MS): School leaders and representatives of DeSoto County law enforcement agencies are expected to complete a three-day training program today on gang identification and investigation.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: October 6, 2004

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Alleged gang member arrested for death at Indian reservation (Riverside, CA): An alleged gang member has been arrested for the death of a teenager whose body was found on the Morongo Indian Reservation. Authorities claim 19-year-old Gary Lyons of Banning shot and killed 18-year-old Sylvia Olmos of Desert Hot Springs two months ago.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: October 6, 2004

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