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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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San Rafael gang suspects jailed in street assault case (San Rafael, CA): Two alleged gang members in San Rafael were arrested Tuesday after a man was threatened with a fake gun and punched in the face, police said.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: August 2, 2011

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Dunn, Phillips call for response to gang violence in South King County (Auburn, WA): Metropolitan King County Councilmembers Reagan Dunn and Larry Phillips today sent a letter to King County Executive Dow Constantine requesting additional resources for the Prosecuting Attorney to use to fight gang violence in South King County.
Source: Auburn Reporter    Date: August 2, 2011

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BP agents apprehend a convicted rapist and a Mexican gang member (Naco, AZ): Yesterday, Border Patrol agents from the Naco Station apprehended a man convicted of rape over 20 years ago, and a member of a dangerous Mexican street gang.
Source: KVOA 4 News    Date: August 2, 2011

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Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood regained from grips of violence (Tacoma, WA): Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood is an area once known for drugs and violence. But it's no longer at the top of the police radar. Mike Dwyer spinned the tunes Tuesday night, near his boyhood Hilltop home.
Source: KING 5 News    Date: August 2, 2011

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Ramsey County pulling plug on controversial gang database (St. Paul, MN): The Ramsey County sheriff's office will stop maintaining a controversial statewide database that contains information about suspected gang members.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: August 2, 2011

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Man wounded in N. Portland gang shooting (Portland, OR): A 75-year-old man was seriously injured late Sunday by suspected gang gun fire, police say.
Source: The Portland Tribune    Date: August 1, 2011

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ICE arrests 30 men in Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI): Federal officials have arrested 30 men in Milwaukee as part of an anti-gang operation. According to a news release by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the arrests last week targeted foreign born gang members and their associates throughout the Milwaukee area.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: August 1, 2011

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San Lorenzo man killed in Fremont drive-by shooting (Fremont, CA): Police detectives are investigating a drive-by shooting in the Centerville district that killed a 32-year-old San Lorenzo man. The slaying may be gang-related, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 1, 2011

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North County crackdown targets illegal gang activity (San Diego, CA): Federal, state and local law-enforcement agencies made 49 arrests, confiscated $2,500, four guns and about $1,000 worth of drugs Saturday night in North County in what was called Operation Tidal Wave.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: August 1, 2011

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Gang 'Interrupters' fight Chicago's cycle of violence (Chicago, IL): For 11 years, former gang members in Chicago have entered dangerous neighborhoods in the city and staged group interventions for at-risk youth, in an effort to try to stop the cycle of retaliatory gang violence that plagues the city's western and southern neighborhoods.
Source: NPR News    Date: August 1, 2011

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Victims unharmed in gang fight (Phoenix, OR): Three people are facing charges after a suspected gang fight in Phoenix. The Jackson County Sheriff's Office says just after 11 p.m. Sunday night, a group of people, claiming to belong to a Hispanic street gang, approached a mother and several juveniles near Phoenix High School.
Source: KDRV 12 News    Date: August 1, 2011

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Austin's cartel and gang influences (Austin, TX): At its August meeting Monday night, Austin’s Public Safety Commissioners invited Austin Police, agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration and AISD police to help share perspective on increasing gang activity. "As of today out of our Austin police gang database we have 2,657 documented active gang members," said APD Commander Don Baker.
Source: KVUE News    Date: August 1, 2011

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Crimes raise police priority for gang intel (Grand Junction, CO): Vacant for the past year, a full-time position at the Grand Junction Police Department dedicated to monitoring gang activity will soon be filled, department leaders said last week.
Source: The Daily Sentinel    Date: August 1, 2011

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Park-trespass ordinance may be used as tool to fight gangs (Yakima, WA): Suspected criminals could be banned from Yakima city parks under a proposed ordinance that the City Council will discuss this afternoon. "Yakima is being very aggressive in trying to eliminate gangs, and this is rather an aggressive way to do it," said councilwoman Kathy Coffey, chairwoman of the public safety committee.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: August 1, 2011

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Riverbank weighs injunction to curb violence by gangs (Riverbank, CA): Police officials are considering whether to pursue a so-called gang injunction to deal with the more than 220 documented gang members in this city of about 22,000 residents.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: August 1, 2011

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Hilltop Crips sweep cost Pierce County public $7,200 per defendant (Tacoma, WA): Pierce County paid nearly four times the going rate to provide private defense attorneys for 31 men swept up in a crackdown on the Hilltop Crips street gang last year, according to a News Tribune analysis.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: July 31, 2011

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Male stabbed in gang-related attack in Watsonville, police report (Watsonville, CA): A young man was stabbed multiple times Friday night in what officials are investigating as a gang-motivated attack, according to Sgt. Henry Robles of the Watsonville Police Department.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: July 31, 2011

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Canyon County drive-bys take a dive (Canyon County, ID): In 2004, Caldwell police investigated 100 drive-by shootings in August alone. That’s about four times as many incidents the town has seen over the past 4 years.
Source: Idaho Statesman    Date: July 30, 2011

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Silicon Valley city battles surging murders (San Jose, CA): San Jose has dubbed itself the "Capital of Silicon Valley" and has for years prided itself on being one of the safest big cities in America. Yet, it is on pace for more than 50 killings in 2011, a rate not seen in about 20 years.
Source: The Huffington Post    Date: July 30, 2011

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Edmonton police say Somali gangs work a circuit across Canada (Edmonton, AB): Somali drug gangs appear to be highly mobile and loosely organized without the hierarchy of traditional criminal gangs, says Staff Sgt. Jim Peebles of Edmonton city police.
Source: The Vancouver Sun    Date: July 30, 2011

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