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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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Man tasered in court Thursday agrees to street gang injunction Friday (Corpus Christi, TX): A suspected gang member tasered Thursday after an obscenity-laced struggle with officers made no outbursts Friday when he agreed to a 10-year injunction that bars him from gang activity.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: May 27, 2011

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Teen found guilty of graffiti vandalism (Norristown, PA): A Norristown teenager was found guilty in Montgomery County juvenile court Thursday of felony criminal mischief for spraypainting graffiti in dozens of places in the borough, according to Norristown Police Department.
Source: The Times Herald    Date: May 27, 2011

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Jurors in San Jose's biggest gang trial in years find four Norteños guilty of murder (San Jose, CA): In the biggest gang trial in San Jose in years, a jury Friday found four Norteños guilty of a murderous rampage that took four lives and severely injured eight people, ending a nearly yearlong proceeding that cost taxpayers more than $1 million -- and entailed so many charges the verdict took 95 minutes to read aloud.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 27, 2011

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Porterville teenager arrested as fourth suspect in Murry Park stabbing (Porterville, CA): A fourth suspect has been arrested in relation to the stabbing, robbery and attempted car jacking that occurred April 18 at Murry Park in Porterville, according to a news release from the Porterville Police Department.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: May 27, 2011

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Teen injured in gang-related stabbing in Mountain View (Mountain View, CA): A 17-year-old boy was punched and stabbed in a gang-related attack Thursday in Mountain View, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 27, 2011

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Gangs present, but not major problem (Topeka, KS): Police Chief Ron Miller says the perception of gang activity in Topeka is worse than its realities. The city's landscape would be much different if gangs were a rampant problem, Miller said.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal    Date: May 27, 2011

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D.A., Fullerton police strike at gang (Fullerton, CA): An Orange County judge this week signed off on a gang injunction that covers nearly the entire southern half of Fullerton. The injunction affects members of a Fullerton gang that has about 400 members, officials with the Orange County District Attorney's Office said Friday.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: May 27, 2011

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Anti-graffiti gang injunction moves forward in court (Los Angeles, CA): A law enforcement effort to deter the Metro Transit Assassins gang from defacing public property with graffiti "tagging" will get a court hearing next month after a Los Angeles judge threw out defense motions challenging the injunction, the city attorney's office said Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 27, 2011

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Fairfield shooting gang-related, police say (Fairfield, CA): A Fairfield man was hospitalized Tuesday after being shot multiple times during what police said was a gang-related shooting in Fairfield.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: May 26, 2011

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Agent: Gangs plotted deaths of prosecutors in Galaxy Star case (Tennessee): Authorities are investigating an alleged plot to kill federal prosecutors assigned to a gang-related murder, conspiracy and racketeering case in Middle Tennessee.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: May 26, 2011

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Federal probe leads to slew of arrests in Schenectady (Schenectady, NY) : More than 30 people were arrested overnight in Schenectady as federal agents conducted an investigation into gang activity in the city, a person familiar with the probe said Thursday.
Source: Times Union    Date: May 26, 2011

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Suicides led to Schenectady gang sweep (Schenectady, NY): An investigation that began after four teenage girls killed themselves two years ago led to a federal indictment Thursday that named 44 gang members and associates on drug and conspiracy-related charges.
Source: The Daily Gazette    Date: May 26, 2011

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Gang Task Force meets on curfew (Albany, GA): Youth and gang members in the area can expect authorities to be vigilant this summer, according to Albany Police Department officials.
Source: The Albany Herald    Date: May 26, 2011

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Utah task force combating Utah's unique gang problem (Salt Lake City, UT): Utah law enforcers say they're finding success with their new gang task force. Members say it's smarter way to keep the community safe from gangs.
Source: KSL News    Date: May 26, 2011

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Gang member talks about injunction (Corpus Christi, TX): An agreement was made on a five-year injunction that affects 20 members of the "La Quarenta" gang including Jennifer Reeves who isn't too happy.
Source: KRIS 6 News     Date: May 26, 2011

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New Durham position would oversee anti-gang efforts (Durham, NC): Durham County and City leaders are discussing adding a position in a budget season where much of the focus around the state has been on cuts. The job title is Gang Reduction Strategy Manager. The person in that position would monitor anti-gang efforts for the city and county.
Source: NBC 17 News    Date: May 25, 2011

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Violent crimes involving guns decrease in Dayton (Dayton, OH): A drastic reduction in the number of gang-related homicides and a decrease in the number of violent crimes involving guns is being attributed to the 2½ year project called Community Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: May 25, 2011

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Calif homicide rate drops to 44-year low (Sacramento, CA): The California homicide rate has dropped to its lowest level since 1966. But gang-related homicides, which represent nearly 40 percent of all homicides in the state, jumped 18 percent last year.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: May 25, 2011

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Police: Detectives arrest gang members preparing to do drive-by (Sacramento, CA) : The Sacramento Police Department is reporting that its gang detectives thwarted a potential drive-by shooting Wednesday afternoon when they pulled over a car containing two validated gang members and multiple weapons, including an assault rifle.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: May 25, 2011

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Early morning gang sweeps in Pasadena, Altadena result in one arrest (Altadena, CA): In a coordinated effort with the FBI, Altadena sheriff's deputies, SWAT and special investigations teams, Pasadena police conducted simultaneous parole sweeps of residences in Pasadena and Altadena early Wednesday morning.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: May 25, 2011

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