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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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Officials at odds over gang presence in Elizabeth (Elizabeth, NJ): You couldn’t miss it. Every single municipality in New Jersey filled out the State Police gang survey last year except one: Elizabeth. The absence of one of the state’s most violent cities from the resulting report, released last month, is strange on its own.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: February 27, 2011

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Anti-gang program in danger of losing funding (Harlem, NY) : A program that uses ex-gang members to target those most likely to shoot someone or be shot is in danger of losing its funding several months after launching.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: February 26, 2011

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Earlimart: Gang 'ground zero' (Earlimart, CA): There is little doubt in the minds of Earlimart residents that their city has a gang problem. With three homicides already this year, the question is: How do they deal with it? The Tulare County Sheriff's Department has stepped up gang saturation patrols, and the gang suppression unit has made more than 50 gang-related arrests in this rural south Tulare County community this year.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: February 26, 2011

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Street gang dispute blamed for Rancho Cucamonga killing (Rancho Cucamonga, CA): The fatal shooting last month near the intersection of Grove Avenue and Ninth Street stemmed from a dispute between rival street gangs in Upland and Rancho Cucamonga, according to a police report
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: February 26, 2011

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Thoughts ... on gangs, farmers market, sports stadiums (Bradenton, FL) : Manatee County ranks as a ground-breaking success story in the struggle to contain street gangs. Four years ago, gang membership stood at 1,200. While the county remains home to 23 gangs, the number of members has plunged to 600.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: February 26, 2011

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Gang arrests in Winslow (Winslow, AZ): Two men were arrested on weapons, drug and gang-related charges in Winslow Sunday morning. According to information from the Winslow Police Department, officers from the police department and the anti-gang task force responded to a call of a "weapons offense" on the 1900 block of North Park Drive.
Source: Arizona Daily Sun    Date: February 26, 2011

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Downstate student suspended for rosary beads (Chicago, IL): A southwestern Illinois high school student says he has been suspended for five days for wearing rosary beads to school.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 26, 2011

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Police 'outmanned' by growing gang population (Chicago, IL): In this Intelligence Report: "Outmanned." Street gang membership in Chicago and the suburbs is at least twice as big as city and outlying police departments.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: February 25, 2011

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Gang member sentenced for fatally shooting Pico Rivera teenager (Pico Rivera, CA): A gang member received a sentenced of 50 years to life in prison Friday for shooting a 17-year-old Pico Rivera boy in 2009, authorities said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: February 25, 2011

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Santa Barbara men stabbed, beaten in separate attacks (Santa Barbara, CA): A 47-year-old man was stabbed multiple times and two men were severely beaten in two separate attacks late Wednesday night.
Source: The Daily Sound    Date: February 25, 2011

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Gang recruitment case bound over to district court (Grand Island, NE): The case of a man charged with illegally recruiting a 13-year-old boy into the East Side Locos gang was bound over to district court on Friday.
Source: The Grand Island Independent    Date: February 25, 2011

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Crime-fighting Hummer drives home anti-gang message (Abbotsford, BC): A Hummer seized from a Victoria drug ring has become the latest tool in the anti-gang campaign of the Abbotsford Police Department.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: February 24, 2011

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Hillsborough targets gang graffiti with new paint truck (Tampa, FL): On Wednesday, the county rolled out its latest strategy in battling gang activity: a $103,000 customized Ford F-550. The heavy-duty truck is equipped with a professional-grade painting system, pressure washer, 125-gallon water tank, generator and other tools — all designed to remove and paint over graffiti.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: February 24, 2011

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15 charged in Camden drug case linked by officials to Bloods (Camden, PA): Authorities charged 15 people Wednesday with being part of a South Camden drug ring linked to the Bloods street gang.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: February 24, 2011

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Hightstown officials dispute State Police report showing 119 gang members, 23 gangs in town (Hightstown, NJ): Is the borough infested with gangs or not? According to a New Jersey State Police report issued last month, there are 23 different gangs and 119 gang members that call the tiny borough of Hightstown home, making it second only to Trenton for gang activity in Mercer County.
Source: The Times    Date: February 24, 2011

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Oakland gang hearing evidence inconclusive (Oakland, CA): Oakland City Attorney John Russo says Abel Manzo's movements need to be restrained because the city can prove he is a member of a violent gang terrorizing the Fruitvale neighborhood.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: February 24, 2011

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Gangs and violence infest East Harlem, say residents of upper Manhattan (Manhattan, NY) : Ten out of 13 housing developments in a section of East Harlem are home to gang members, police told shocked residents last week. Cops also said at a Community Board 11 meeting they had identified more than 300 gangbangers throughout East Harlem.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: February 24, 2011

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Four Korean gang members arrested for alleged hate crime attack in Diamond Bar (Rowland Heights, CA) : Four gang members were arrested in connection with the hate crime assault and robbery of a Chinese man in Diamond Bar, the sheriff's department announced Wednesday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: February 24, 2011

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Police concerned by gangs recruiting kids for violent crimes (Winnipeg, MB): High-level police officers are concerned about gangs luring kids to commit violent crimes in Winnipeg. Between 2007 and 2009, 12 out of 30 gang-related homicides in Winnipeg were committed by young offenders, said officials.
Source: CTV Winnipeg    Date: February 24, 2011

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Cops nab 'Beat-Down Posse' (Minneapolis, MN): They called themselves the "Beat-Down Posse," according to cops who were after them for years. Authorities say they were a ruthless and brutal north Minneapolis gang that robbed drug dealers, sold guns and drugs and viciously beat members who got out of line or criminal associates who owed them money.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: February 24, 2011

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