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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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Woman shot working in store near gang shooting (Chicago, IL): Two people were shot, including a woman in her 20s who police described as an innocent bystander, in a suspected gang-related shooting in the Uptown neighborhood Friday afternoon.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 3, 2011

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Chief: No truth to rumor about gangs downtown (San Marcos, CA): An uptick in assaults in downtown San Marcos is a definite concern, but Police Chief Howard Williams said there’s no evidence the trend is related to gang activity.
Source: San Marcos Daily Record     Date: December 3, 2011

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St. Paul employs 'smarter, not softer' approach to gangs (St. Paul, MN): One recent day, members of the St. Paul Police Department's gang unit make the rounds of some homes of 18th Street gang members who were subjects of search warrants last spring.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: December 3, 2011

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Military weapons in gangsters' hands (San Bernardino County, CA): Gangs are acquiring high-powered, military grade weapons more frequently, according to the latest National Gang Intelligence Center Report. And FBI and law enforcement officials suggest gang members — both enlisted and those working at military bases as contract civilians — may be funneling the firearms to their street-level counterparts.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: December 3, 2011

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Two Belleville residents arrested in connection with drug-distribution ring (Belleville, NJ): A Belleville home was being used to package and prepare heroin as part of a large drug-distribution network spanning New Jersey and the Carolinas, authorities said.
Source: Belleville Times    Date: December 3, 2011

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S.F. MS-13 gang members sentenced to life terms (San Francisco, CA): Five members of the MS-13 gang in San Francisco's Mission District were sentenced to life in prison Thursday for a campaign of violence that included three 2008 murders.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: December 2, 2011

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Albion Street shootout sentences handed out (Nashville, TN): The attorney for one of three men sentenced Thursday on gun charges associated with a shootout in which more than 100 rounds of ammunition were fired said his client was the target of a planned hit.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: December 2, 2011

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Gang members regular presence in Cheney (Cheney, WA): When large fights, grafitti and drug trafficking crop up in a small community, some residents are quick to blame crime on gangs. It's not as simple as that.
Source: Cheney Free Press    Date: December 2, 2011

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Forum discusses multi-faceted, community-based approach to Portland's growing gang violence (Portland, OR): "How many of you have been touched by violence?" John Canda's words washed over a packed Jefferson High School cafeteria Thursday night as most of the audience put a hand in the air.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: December 2, 2011

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Ex-Chicago cop admits robbing for street gang (Chicago, IL): A former Chicago police officer admitted Friday that he worked as a henchman for the Latin Kings, robbing the street gang’s rivals of cash, drugs and weapons while on duty.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 2, 2011

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Carr gets 35 years for street brawl murder; gun confiscated from SUV outside courthouse (Bangor, ME): Holly Carr on Friday urged teenagers to stay in school, earn their diplomas, get jobs and be happy after her 20-year-old son was sentenced to 35 years in prison for murder. Nearly two years ago, Zachary Carr shot and killed John "Bobby" Surles, 19, of Bangor in a street fight between two rival groups.
Source: Bangor Daily News    Date: December 2, 2011

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Gaithersburg man guilty of gang activity that led to 2007 Hyattsville murder (Greenbelt, MD): A 36-year-old Gaithersburg man was sentenced to 23 years in prison Tuesday for his involvement with the 18th Street Gang, which was uncovered after the 2007 murder of Jose Felix Carcamo in Hyattsville.
Source: The Gazette    Date: December 2, 2011

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Teen accused of enlisting gang members to help abduct newborn (Santa Ana, CA): A 17-year-old girl is accused of enlisting the help of 2 alleged gang members to kidnap her roommate's 15-day-old baby.
Source: KTLA News    Date: December 2, 2011

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One shot, injured in apparent gang-related attack (Anaheim, CA): A man was shot and injured during an apparent gang-related attack on Thursday night in Anaheim, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: December 2, 2011

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Apparent gang-related shooting investigated (El Cajon, CA): El Cajon police Friday are investigating an apparent gang-related shooting that sent one man to the hospital with two bullet wounds.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: December 2, 2011

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These graduates got GRIP on life (Rialto, CA): More than 260 students from Merle S. Casey Elementary School graduated Friday from a new program designed to give them strategies for steering clear from street gangs and drugs.
Source: Redlands Daily Facts    Date: December 2, 2011

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Police to perform gang head count. Crip graffiti on Shelby house is latest indicator of possible gang activity (Shelby, NC): Is gang activity up, down or flat? Shelby police confirmed at a Project Safe Neighborhoods meeting Monday that graffiti was spray-painted on a house in western Shelby.
Source: The Star    Date: December 2, 2011

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Trial of men accused of gang activity continues (Albany, GA): Two defendants have had racketeering charges dropped, but Dougherty County prosecutors continue their goal of putting them away on street gang terrorism charges.
Source: The Albany Herald    Date: December 2, 2011

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Five Chester men sentenced in federal court on drug charges (Chester County, SC): The Chester County Sheriff’s Office announced that five men involved in gang activity in Chester were sentenced in federal court for drug charges on Tuesday.
Source: WCNC 6 News    Date: December 1, 2011

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Police believe drugs, gang ties involved in Kearns home invasion (Kearns, UT): Police were searching Thursday for suspects in a home invasion that ended with a sleeping victim being beaten before his assailants stole his pickup truck.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: December 1, 2011

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