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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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Quick facts on gangs in West Seattle and White Center (Seattle, WA): King County Sheriff’s Office Detective Joe Gagliardi spoke at the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council Public Safety Forum in February, discussing gang graffiti, populations and territory. There are 143 active gangs in King County, 46 of those with 15 or more members. South King County has 4000 active gang members while there are 12000 total in the county, including Seattle.
Source: West Seattle Herald    Date: March 21, 2012

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Sheriff says team helps curb growth of gangs (Benton County, WA): The Benton County Gang Enforcement Team has been making house calls, rounding up known gang members and taking down names of new recruits.
Source: The Bellingham Herald    Date: March 21, 2012

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Graffiti in our neighborhoods: Who's behind it and how to take care of it (Seattle, WA): Have you ever driven by an overpass, wall or train car and wondered just what the story was behind the graffiti covering an otherwise mundane surface? King County Sheriff’s Office Detective Joe "I've been working nothing but street gangs for the last ten years of my career" Gagliardi has been studying the illegal paint jobs – from scrawls to argumentative artwork - in depth and recently provided some answers on different kinds of graffiti in West Seattle and White Center.
Source: West Seattle Herald    Date: March 21, 2012

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Two gang members arrested with guns (Salinas, CA): Edgar Gomar, 20, and Christopher Ruiz, 21, were arrested at approximately 1 p.m. Monday on the under 50 block of Julia Avenue, according to the Salinas Police Department.
Source: The Californian    Date: March 20, 2012

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Trying to combat gang crime (Lodi, CA): Gang-related crimes, particularly homicides, are up in Lodi in the past two years, but the police department is looking to combat the increase with a multi-tiered approach despite severely limited financial resources.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: March 20, 2012

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Seven girls faces charges in alleged gang fight at school (Wilmington, NC): The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is preparing juvenile petitions against seven girls allegedly involved in a fight at a Wilmington middle school last week. A Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says investigators believe the fight Thursday at Williston Middle School was gang related.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3    Date: March 20, 2012

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Teens deny attempted murder, gang charges in Beach Flats stabbing (Santa Cruz, CA): Four teenagers were arraigned Tuesday on attempted murder and gang participation charges for a stabbing in Beach Flats on March 7. All pleaded not guilty to the felony charges.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 20, 2012

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Port Arthur gang member sentenced to 20 years in prison (Port Arthur, TX): An 18-year-old Port Arthur gang member has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Alex Guerrero Alejandro pleaded guilty to two aggravated robberies and a burglary of a habitation.
Source: KBTV Channel 4 News    Date: March 20, 2012

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Trial under way in 2010 slaying of Osbourn High School student (Manassas, VA): In late 2010, tensions between rival gang members in Northern Virginia were high and members of one gang were plotting to kill members of another.
Source: News & Messenger    Date: March 20, 2012

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Police said Utah teen tried to host 'Project X' party that ended in shooting (Clearfield, UT): A Clearfield teen whose large party ended in a hail of gunfire was apparently trying to mimic a bash portrayed in a recently released movie, Clearfield police said Tuesday.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: March 20, 2012

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Redlands deals with growing gang issue (Redlands, CA): The arrests earlier this month of four young men who are suspected in last year's double homicide in North Redlands brought a sense of relief to residents who hoped police would solve the shooting deaths of Quinn McCaleb and Andrew Jackson.
Source: The Sun    Date: March 20, 2012

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Officials, residents learn about gang-crime prevention (Escondido, CA): Nearly 100 folding chairs were full and dozens of people were standing in the back of the room Tuesday evening at Oak Hill Elementary School for a community meeting on preventing gang-related crime. There are 381 documented gang members in Escondido, and 1027 associates, or younger children being groomed to join gangs, Escondido police Officer Pedro Nanez said during the meeting. More than half ---- 237 members and 588 associates ---- are in a single gang.
Source: North County Times    Date: March 20, 2012

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Prison for men in 2008 Salinas gang shooting (Salinas, CA): A Monterey County judge sentenced two men Tuesday to a little more than 50 years in prison for a shooting that injured several teens near a Salinas public library.
Source: The Californian    Date: March 20, 2012

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East Chicago gang member to plead guilty (Chicago, IL): An East Chicago man will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to racketeer in connection with his part in the Imperial Gangsters street gang.
Source: Post-Tribune    Date: March 20, 2012

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Yakima County gang assessment completed (Yakima, WA): The Yakima County Gang Commission reviewed the 2012 Gang Assessment report at their meeting Tuesday afternoon in Selah. The Gang Assessment report includes data collected from the Yakima County Local Indicators for Excellence (YC-LIFE), under guidance of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, or OJJDP, Comprehensive Gang Assessment model. During the assessment process, surveys were conducted to target audiences; included were 38 gang members, 58 parents of gang members and 4,440 students.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News    Date: March 20, 2012

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Family of gang member who died in LAPD custody gets $3.2 million (Los Angeles, CA): The family of a 31-year-old gang member who died in Los Angeles police custody in 2007 has been awarded $3.2 million in a wrongful death suit, court officials said Tuesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 20, 2012

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Fatal stabbing a gang-related home invasion, police say (Surrey, BC): A fatal stabbing in the Fraser Heights area of north Surrey appears to be a gang-related home invasion, homicide investigators said Sunday.
Source: The Province    Date: March 19, 2012

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Gang attack kills one (Stockton, CA): A 22-year-old man was slain in front of a Stockton bar late Saturday, marking the third homicide within city limits Saturday and the 12th of 2012.
Source: The Record    Date: March 19, 2012

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Amid cuts, Stanislaus homicide rate increases (Stanislaus County, CA): In August 2008, Stanislaus County law enforcement noted it had been a year without a gang-related homicide. So far this year, 11 homicides have been recorded in Stanislaus County. Investigators say more than half of those are gang-related.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: March 19, 2012

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Weekend shootings in Chattanooga were gang-related, police say (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police said today that they are seeking suspects for two separate weekend shootings that left one man dead and a 13-year-old girl critically injured.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: March 19, 2012

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