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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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Chicago police unveil crime-fighting strategy for areas on South and West sides (Chicago, IL): Chicago police officers from several specialized units will focus on two districts where nearly a quarter of the city's murders and shootings took place last year under a new strategy laid out Monday by Superintendent Garry McCarthy.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 24, 2012

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Two more arrested in gang murder (Salisbury, MD): Two additional suspects have been charged in what police are calling the gang-related "assassination" of a 20-year-old Salisbury man on East Road.
Source: The Daily Times    Date: January 24, 2012

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Law enforcers hit violent drug gang hard (Buffalo, NY): In the first salvo against drug traffickers this year, FBI agents, Buffalo police and dozens of other law enforcers reported Monday that they had begun to dismantle a violent East Side drug gang.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: January 24, 2012

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Hundreds gather for sixth annual regional gang conference at LCC (Kinston, NC): Educators, law enforcement professionals, and others who work with youth across Eastern North Carolina gathered in the auditorium of LCC’s Waller Building on Monday for the sixth annual Eastern Carolina Gang Conference.
Source: Kinston Free Press    Date: January 24, 2012

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Jury convicts Fort Bragg woman of assault, battery in ax attack (Fort Bragg, CA): A Fort Bragg woman has been convicted by a Mendocino County Superior Court jury of felony assault and battery charges for attacking two people with an ax during what authorities early last year described as a gang-related altercation outside a coast recreation center.
Source: Lake County News    Date: January 24, 2012

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Five alleged MS-13 gang members indicted (New York, NY) : Five alleged members of the Mara Salvatrucha gang, or MS-13, were indicted on murder, assault and robbery charges on Monday.
Source: WNYC Radio    Date: January 24, 2012

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Fifth suspect charged in gang-related murder (Salisbury, MD): A fifth suspect has been charged by police on Monday in connection with the gang-related shooting of a 20-year-old Salisbury man, according to police.
Source: The Daily Times    Date: January 24, 2012

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Sociologist receives grant to study gang youth (Santa Barbara, CA): Victor Rios, associate professor of sociology at UC Santa Barbara, has received a $300,000 grant from the William T. Grant Foundation for a study examining how the interactions between gang-associated youth and their parents, school professionals, police and probation officers affect their identity and criminal behavior.
Source: UC Newsroom    Date: January 24, 2012

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Suffolk cops to redeploy anti-gang unit to precincts (Huntington Station, NY): Suffolk County is redeploying the police department's anti-gang investigators from a centralized unit back into the seven precincts to make it easier to gather intelligence and be more engaged with communities, County Executive Steve Bellone announced Tuesday in Huntington Station.
Source: Long Island Press    Date: January 24, 2012

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Use of juvenile information source of contention in Santa Barbara gang injunction case (Santa Barbara, CA) : It's unlikely the City of Santa Barbara's bid to implement a gang injunction will keep its March 5 trial date, since the two sides haven't yet established how juvenile records will be used in the case. Santa Barbara's civil gang injunction would restrict the activities of 30 named individuals who are allegedly members of either the Westside or Eastside criminal street gangs.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: January 24, 2012

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San Juan Police Department - Gang activity on the rise (San Juan, CA): San Juan Police said they have noticed an increase in gang activity in the past few weeks. On Tuesday morning, they arrested Abdon Bazan, 18 a member of the Tri-City Bombers for leading them on a chase across Hidalgo County from San Juan to Mercedes.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News    Date: January 24, 2012

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New gang officer in Hermiston (Hermiston, OR): Gangs have proven to know no boundaries and show no signs of fading away. KEPR has told you about the spike in major crimes in Umatilla County. And now we've learned Police in Hermiston are stepping up to do something about it.
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: January 24, 2012

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Gang member from Auburn convicted of burglary (Auburn, WA): A King County Superior Court jury convicted a 20-year-old Auburn man and his sister Tuesday for first-degree burglary in connection with an Auburn case.
Source: Auburn Reporter    Date: January 24, 2012

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Pico Rivera gang focus pivotal in 2007 murder (Norwalk, CA): Crossing out another gang's graffiti shows disrespect to that group and could lead to a violent confrontation or worse, a detective testified Tuesday in the trial of three gang members accused of killing a Pico Rivera grandmother.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: January 24, 2012

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Police bracing for more gang violence (Surrey, BC): One of two men gunned down in Surrey, B.C., late Thursday was the half-brother of a gang associate shot to death there in October, the Vancouver Sun has learned.
Source: Edmonton Journal    Date: January 23, 2012

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Officials in Chattanooga propose tougher gang law (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga-area elected officials, law enforcement officers, state and federal prosecutors and social agency representatives have joined in seeking tougher sentencing guidelines to punish gang violence and to expand efforts to keep children from joining gangs.
Source: WRCB 3 News    Date: January 23, 2012

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Canada looks to Chicago to reduce 'honour' crimes (Chicago, IL): At first glance, gang crime in a U.S. city would seem to have little in common with the family conflicts that led to the killing of several women in Canada in recent years.
Source: The Globe and Mail    Date: January 23, 2012

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Feds, city dismantle 'violent' street gang (Buffalo, NY): 12 people have been arrested and one person is still at large following early morning raids throughout the city of Buffalo. Ten of the suspects were named in a federal criminal complaint and were arraigned in U.S. District Court in downtown Buffalo late Monday afternoon.
Source: WKBW 7 News    Date: January 23, 2012

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Alleged gang member arrested for tagging (Santa Cruz, CA): A 32-year-old alleged Santa Cruz gang member was arrested Saturday after a patrol officer saw him hiding in some bushes on the 1500 block of Ocean Street and found evidence he had written gang slogans on the side of a building, police said.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: January 23, 2012

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St. Catharines youth gang targeted by police (St. Catharines, ON): The Saint City Crooks street gang has a target on its back. It's in the sights of Niagara Regional Police. In recent weeks, police have been investigating and charging gang members. As well, officers are actively discouraging local teens from joining.
Source: The Standard    Date: January 23, 2012

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