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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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Fatal stabbing in Sultan brings attention to gangs (Sultan, WA): Even before Wednesday's beating and stabbing death of a Marysville teen in downtown Sultan, a countywide team had planned to meet with people in Monroe to talk about gangs in the Skykomish Valley.
Source: Herald Net    Date: June 20, 2009

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Gangs flourish in suburbs (Baltimore, MD): In middle school, they were friends, playing in the same local football league. Some kids played for the Crofton Cardinals. Others wore the jerseys of the Odenton Wildcats.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: June 20, 2009

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Gang task force arrests 17 (Hemet, CA): A gang task force arrested 16 adults and one teenager during a sweep operation in the Hemet-San Jacinto region, a sheriff's spokesman said Saturday.
Source: North County Times    Date: June 20, 2009

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Chattanooga police utilize federal court system (Chattanooga, TN): Two years after the Chattanooga Police Department formed a crime suppression unit tasked with targeting gangs, officers have discovered their best tool in getting gangs off the street — the federal court system.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press    Date: June 20, 2009

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Some find El Monte police officer's side business -- selling clothing with gang symbols -- dismaying (El Monte, CA): When El Monte Police Officer George Fierro was seen on video kicking a prone, heavily tattooed gang member in the head at the end of a televised high-speed chase, he received some criticism but also a good amount of praise.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 20, 2009

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36 Detroit gang members arrested in crackdown (Detroit, MI): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have helped round up 36 members of violent street gangs in Detroit.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 19, 2009

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12 suspected gang members charged in Syracuse (Syracuse, NY): Authorities say they've charged a dozen members of a Syracuse street gang with selling drugs and using violence to protect their turf.
Source: WCAX 3 News    Date: June 19, 2009

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Outburst of gang violence in El Monte and West Valinda leave two dead, three wounded (Valinda, CA): An outburst of gang violence left two men dead, another critically injured, and two others slightly wounded, authorities said Friday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: June 19, 2009

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Police drug raid nabs 38 (Elizabeth City, NC): Elizabeth City police charged 38 suspects Friday with a host of drug, weapons and gang-related charges, among them a man accused in a recent rape and two men implicated in recent shootings.
Source: The Daily Advance    Date: June 19, 2009

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ICE arrests 37 in operation targeting area gang members (Carson City, NV): A total of 37 foreign nationals with ties to violent street gangs in this area are facing deportation this morning following a three-day enforcement operation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Source: KTVN 2 News    Date: June 19, 2009

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Public meeting on gangs draws 300 in Ojai (Ojai, CA): More than 300 people crowded Thursday night into the auditorium at Matilija Junior High School for an emotional discussion about gang violence in the Ojai Valley.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: June 19, 2009

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110 Gang faces charges (Syracuse, NY): Twelve members of a Syracuse street gang carved out a territory on Syracuse's South Side to exclusively sell illegal drugs and protected that territory through intimidation and violence, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: June 19, 2009

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Feds crack down on Texas Mexican Mafia (San Antonio, TX): Federal authorities on Friday took another swing at one of Texas' largest prison gangs in hopes of disrupting their activities, which include heroin and cocaine-trafficking and murder.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: June 19, 2009

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Rally at Santa Cruz courthouse decries stiffer sentences for gang-related crimes (Santa Cruz, CA): A new group called the Santa Cruz Alliance Against Gang Enhancements held a rally outside the courthouse Wednesday, carrying signs proclaiming sentencing enhancements unfair and urging "prevention not enforcement" as a better way to stem gang crime.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: June 18, 2009

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Indictment offers harrowing details of L.A. gang's workings (Los Angeles, CA): When a stray bullet from a gang member's gun struck 3-week-old Luis Angel Garcia in the heart and killed him in 2007, police, politicians and ordinary Angelenos expressed outrage over the infant's death.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 18, 2009

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Youth center opens as racial tensions ease in Harbor Gateway (Los Angeles, CA): After Cheryl Green, a black teenager, was gunned down, allegedly by Latino gang members, near her house after school, her mother was approached by several African Americans offering to retaliate violently for her daughter's death.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 18, 2009

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35 arrested in south LA County gang sweep (Long Beach, CA): Police say 35 arrests were made during a gang sweep triggered by a spike in gang-related violence in the Long Beach area.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: June 18, 2009

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Prison for ex-gang head (Albany, NY): The former leader of one of Albany's most notorious street gangs, the Jungle Junkies, was sentenced to 14 years in prison Wednesday in a case that exposed the city's tangled gang network and the violence it fuels.
Source: Times Union    Date: June 18, 2009

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Syracuse task force indictments target 12 members of the 110 gang (Syracuse, NY): Twelve members of a Syracuse street gang carved out a territory on Syracuse's Southside to exclusively sell illegal drugs and protected that territory through intimidation and violence, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: June 18, 2009

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Watsonville police take eight suspected gang members to jail (Watsonville, CA): Eight suspected gang members were jailed in three separate cases Wednesday night and police recovered four weapons, including a handgun.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: June 18, 2009

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