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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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Gangs violence rising in rural Pacific Northwest (Quincy, WA): Dozens of people had gathered for a family reunion at a modest home in this small farm town last September, when a gang member walked down the sidewalk and fired a shot into the air.
Source: Times-News    Date: January 27, 2012

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Criminal justice and public safety committee holds hearing on gang activity bill (Augusta, ME) : A new bill targets gang activity in Maine. The Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee held a public hearing on LD 1707, "An Act To Define, Prevent and Suppress Gang Activity in the State" at the State House on Friday.
Source: WABI 5 News    Date: January 27, 2012

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Cops get break, arrest in Beacon Hill robberies (Beacon Hill, WA): Seattle police have arrested a suspect they believe has been part of a gang that has committed up to 10 violent street robberies on Beacon Hill.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: January 27, 2012

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Book shows how gangs are using social media (Chicago, IL) : A new book spells out how Chicago area street gangs are using social media to plot and carry out their dirty work. Among the newest information is how street gangs use some of the very same social media sites we all use, but to stir up trouble and intimidate.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: January 26, 2012

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As gangs gain traction in Maine, prison braces (Warren, ME): To prepare for the possibility of housing more gangsters, Maine State Prison officials are writing new guidelines to help identify which prisoners belong to gangs.
Source: Bangor Daily News    Date: January 26, 2012

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Small Wash. town to track gunshots to nail gangs (Quincy, WA): Dozens of people had gathered for a family reunion at a modest home in this small farm town last September, when a gang member walked down the sidewalk and fired a shot into the air.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune    Date: January 26, 2012

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Gang deaths often involve youth and guns, not drugs (Atlanta, GA): Gang-related deaths typically aren't the product of fights over drugs -- as many assume -- but rather result from grudges between rival gangs that erupt into violence, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Source: Reuters    Date: January 26, 2012

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Man fleeing police crashes into cruiser (San Diego, CA): An alleged drug dealer sought as part of a countywide anti-gang sweep that snared more than 100 suspects this week was arrested Thursday, after he plowed his truck into a police car at an Oak Park freeway entrance while trying to evade capture, a San Diego police lieutenant said.
Source: 10 News    Date: January 26, 2012

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Gang violence is less related to drugs than thought, CDC says (Washington, DC): Gang homicides are less likely to be drug-related than many people think -- and more likely to be the result of factors such as retaliation to ongoing gang violence, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. The report is from the first such study based on the agency’s National Violent Death Reporting System.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 26, 2012

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Faith community led effort to prevent gang violence in North, Northeast Portland gaining attention, steam (Portland, OR): The 11:45 initiative, which mobilizes volunteers to support Portland youth and families, is expanding. More pastors are bringing their congregations to the table, and more than 400 volunteers have signed up. At the same time, the city and county’s youth violence prevention efforts have gained new programs and staff.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: January 26, 2012

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Rise in gang membership prompting police, lawmakers to take action (Bangor, ME): Maine’s natural beauty and easy-going lifestyle have drawn tourists and retirees to the state for decades. Now a new demographic is moving in. According to the FBI, in the last three years up to 4,000 gang members have moved in to Maine, where there is a lucrative drug market. This surge has forced lawmakers and police to act.
Source: Bangor Daily News    Date: January 26, 2012

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Alleged gang members face charges in college student's beating (San Diego, CA) : A Berkeley college student nearly beaten to death in the College Area last month is making a remarkable recovery. He has been transferred out of the hospital, and now two suspected gang members are under arrest.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: January 26, 2012

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Joint law enforcement operation targets Fitchburg gang activities (Worcester, MA): Six people secretly indicted last week as part of what prosecutors said was a federal and state investigation into drug trafficking, illegal firearm sales and related gang activities in Fitchburg were arraigned this afternoon in Worcester Superior Court.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: January 26, 2012

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Eight arrests in South County gang sweep (South County, CA) : A gang sweep Wednesday in South County resulted in eight arrests and 16 searches of persons on probation and parole, police said.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: January 26, 2012

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Suspect in Yakima gang shooting arraigned (Yakima, WA): A suspect in a gang-related shooting in Yakima earlier this month was arraigned Thursday on a charge of first-degree assault in Yakima County Superior Court.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: January 26, 2012

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North Philadelphia community, police meet to discuss gang activity (Philadelphia, PA) : In the aftermath of several gang-related killings, North Philadelphia community groups, and the police department gathered at the West Kensington Ministries at Norris Square on Thursday night for a workshop on gangs.
Source: CBS Philly    Date: January 26, 2012

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Study looks at causes of gang violence (Portland, OR) : Gang violence has increased in the Northwest over the last few years. A new report finds that gang homicides are less likely to involve drugs or other criminal activity than generally believed.
Source: OPB News    Date: January 26, 2012

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Trial for suspects in 2007 Pico Rivera murder nears end (Norwalk, CA) : The prosecution and the defense finished presenting their cases Thursday in the trial of three alleged Pico Rivera gang members accused of killing a grandmother who tried to stop their fellow gang member from tagging a wall.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: January 26, 2012

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Teen gets 10 years for soliciting gang membership (Texas City, TX): A Texas City teenager pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of soliciting members for a street gang, a prosecutor said.
Source: The Daily News    Date: January 25, 2012

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Gangster charged with shooting (Worcester, MA): A known member of a violent gang in Lowell was arraigned in Central District Court yesterday in the shooting of a man three times outside a Benefit Street home after a fight at a party Sunday.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: January 25, 2012

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