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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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Email warns gang members are targeting Chicago police officers (Chicago, IL): An email warning Chicago police that gang members would be trying to kill them has officers on alert. The email was written on Monday, apparently by a member of the Chicago Police Department's SWAT team.
Source: FOX Chicago News    Date: July 20, 2010

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Teens injured in Salinas attacks (Salinas, CA): One teenage boy was shot and another stabbed in separate incidents Sunday night as they were riding their bicycles on Salinas streets. Police said both attacks are being investigated as gang-related and both youths were hospitalized.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: July 20, 2010

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Emphasis patrols cut into city gang activity (Yakima, WA): Extra police patrols targeting gang activity in Yakima made an impact on the city's crime rate in May and June, despite one high-profile gang murder.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: July 20, 2010

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Three teens arrested in fatal Sunnyside shooting (Sunnyside, WA): Police have arrested three people and are looking for a fourth in connection with Saturday afternoon's fatal drive-by shooting, while the victim's family disputes that he was a gang member.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: July 20, 2010

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Western Carolina University professors study gang activity in Asheville, Haywood areas (Asheville, NC): Two professors from Western Carolina University hope findings from an ongoing study will help communities prevent gang violence.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: July 20, 2010

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Teens charged with first 'gang member felonies' seek plea deals (Wyoming): It made a big splash earlier this month when Wyoming authorities held a press conference to trumpet the news: Kent County's first-ever charges of "gang member felonies" were being brought against two teens accused of firing a gun into a crowd outside Lee High School, injuring a 15-year-old girl.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press    Date: July 19, 2010

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Gang shootings fuel homicide rate (Omaha, NE): The short life of Andrew "Lucky" Galligo came to a sudden end June 18 in a parking lot near 24th and Vinton Streets. Around 8:30 p.m., the 19-year-old man exchanged gang hand signs with a woman, according to court testimony.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: July 19, 2010

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Tulare County gang suppression raid ends in 10 arrests (Tulare County, CA): Tulare County sheriff's deputies arrested 10 people, three of them juveniles, during a Friday/Saturday operation aimed at suppressing gang violence in Cutler, Orosi and Dinuba.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: July 19, 2010

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105 people in Dallas-Fort Worth arrested in ICE sting (Dallas, TX): A five-day operation that targeted foreign-born gang members and their associates has resulted in the arrests of nearly 40 people from the Arlington and Fort Worth area, authorities with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Monday.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: July 19, 2010

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N.J. authorities indict 14 accused Gangster Killer Bloods gang members (Trenton, NJ): Fourteen Trenton residents, all alleged members of the Gangster Killer Bloods gang, have been indicted for racketeering, officials announced today.
Source: The Times    Date: July 19, 2010

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4 Long Beach men charged with witness intimidation in gang murder trial (Long Beach, CA): Four Long Beach men were charged Monday with trying to intimidate witnesses in a gang murder trial, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 19, 2010

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'Scary' growth of gangs in war zones (Chicago, IL): Being in a street gang is now forbidden for members of the U.S. armed forces. But you might not guess that if you were to visit U.S. military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to soldiers who have recently served there.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 18, 2010

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Ceasefire-type programs receive AG's backing (Salinas, CA): Salinas officials joined U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in New Orleans last week as he announced his support of Ceasefire-style anti-violence strategies.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: July 18, 2010

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Cops step up anti-gang effort in city (Trenton, NJ): City police and their law enforcement partners have been conducting sweeps on known gang areas and aggressively pursuing known gang members on warrant charges and probation violations in the wake of an alleged gangster's death last weekend.
Source: The Times    Date: July 18, 2010

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Gang ties probed in motive for fatal shooting at park (Issaquah, WA): From outward appearances, the two groups were celebrating a warm summer Saturday in typical Northwest fashion: grilling food along a picturesque lakefront as children played.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: July 18, 2010

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Suburbs are not immune from gang activity (Omaha, NE): Officials in the city’s suburbs are seeing an increase in gang activity, too. "It doesn’t matter what city you’re in, what size city you’re in. Gangs can be anywhere. It’s a culture that doesn’t know any boundaries," said Douglas County Sheriff’s Detective Chris Yordt.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: July 18, 2010

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Gang membership withstands Fresno crackdown (Fresno, CA): A new report highlights a contradiction in local efforts to stop gang violence: Despite years of gang sweeps and other high-profile crackdowns, gang activity shows no sign of waning.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: July 17, 2010

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Police, sheriff divided over Fresno gang sweep (Fresno, CA): Most people arrested during the Fresno Police Department's well-publicized gang sweeps never set foot in the county jail, records collected by The Bee suggest.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: July 17, 2010

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Four gang members sought on federal charges (Daytona Beach, FL): Authorities are looking for four Daytona Beach gang members wanted on federal drug and weapons charges.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: July 17, 2010

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Two suspected Sureños arrested in King City (King City, CA): King City police said officers arrested two violent Sureño gang members Thursday, one of whom they say is a high-ranking member from Mexico.
Source: The Californian    Date: July 17, 2010

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