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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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Attorney General, coordinating council release first report on statewide gang reduction strategy (Tallahassee, FL): Attorney General Bill McCollum and the Coordinating Council on Gang Reduction Strategies today released their 2007-2009 Report of Progress highlighting accomplishments of the state’s gang reduction efforts.
Source: WCTV News    Date: February 24, 2010

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Attorney General: Florida 'down' to 49,000 gang members (Tallahassee, FL): Florida has about 1,100 criminal gangs, with nearly 49,000 members, Attorney General Bill McCollum said today. That's an improvement from a little more than two years ago, when a state survey indicated there were 1,500 gangs with more than 65,000 members across the state.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat    Date: February 24, 2010

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As gangs evolve, Wash. lawmakers consider new laws (Everett, WA): Just a day before 17-year-old Antonio Marks was stabbed and beaten to death on the streets of a rural town on the Cascade foothills, Snohomish County Sheriff's deputy Bud McCurry had spoken to the teen.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: February 24, 2010

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Gang leader burrowed out of cell to escape Osceola County Jail (Osceola County, FL): Gang leader Michael Rigby escaped from a maximum-security area of the Osceola County Jail last week by removing a toilet and sink from his cell wall and burrowing his way to freedom.
Source: Orlando Sentinel    Date: February 24, 2010

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Gang ID sessions meant to break down fear (Lafayette, IN): In response to concerns of possible turf wars between rival gang members, Jefferson High School in recent years established a firm policy letting students know such behavior would not be tolerated.
Source: Journal & Courier    Date: February 23, 2010

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District attorney aims 'hammer' at gangs (San Bernardino County, CA): San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office has prosecuted more gang members — and won harsher sentences — in the last five years than ever before, according to statistics released Monday.
Source: Daily Press    Date: February 23, 2010

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Three Glens Falls men charged in gang-related assault, robbery (Glens Falls, NY): Three men have been arrested in connection with a gang-related assault and robbery that happened over the weekend in an alley off South Street, police said.
Source: The Post-Star    Date: February 23, 2010

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Albany Police are going after gangsters (Albany, GA): Fourteen Albany men will go on trial next month for street gang terrorism. Prosecutors and investigators say it's proof the Albany Gang Unit is having success bringing gang members to justice.
Source: WALB 10 News    Date: February 23, 2010

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Schools combat gangs with awareness (Maryland): County educators are hoping that when it comes to gangs, knowledge is not only power, but prevention. In a series of lessons that will be rolled out this fall, teachers will use facts and figures to deliver the message that while gangs may seem glamorous in movies and music, they're dangerous and can destroy students' aspirations.
Source: The Capital    Date: February 23, 2010

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Gang-related shooting under investigation (Brownsville, FL): Escambia County deputies are looking for an 18-year-old man wanted in connection with what they say was a gang-related shooting Sunday in Brownsville.
Source: Pensacola News Journal    Date: February 23, 2010

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Seminar trains, informs about local gang presence (Lafayette, IN): Lafayette's Teri Ulrich said she is noticing several negative changes throughout the city. "I hear more stuff about drive-bys and assaults all the time," said Ulrich, who has lived in different parts of Lafayette over the past eight years.
Source: Journal & Courier    Date: February 23, 2010

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Crime sweeps please residents; 30 arrested over weekend throughout Tulare County (Tulare County, CA): Law enforcement sweeps like a pair that nabbed 30 suspects Friday and Saturday appear to be curbing crime in rural Tulare County, officials and residents say.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: February 23, 2010

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Gonzales sees first homicide in nine years (Monterey County, CA): Gang violence struck south Monterey County over the weekend as Gonzales experienced its first homicide since 2001
Source: The Californian    Date: February 22, 2010

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SCGIA hosts gang conference in Myrtle Beach (Myrtle Beach, SC): A gang conference in Myrtle Beach is helping local investigators learn how to curb gang violence in the area. The South Carolina Gang Investigator's Association is hosting the annual conference.
Source: WMBF News    Date: February 22, 2010

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Bethlehem police promote gang awareness seminars for parents, teachers, residents (Bethlehem, PA): Bethlehem police and the Bethlehem Area School District announced a new series of seminars starting in March that are aimed at informing parents, teachers and residents about gangs.
Source: The Express-Times    Date: February 22, 2010

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Prosecutors use conspiracy law in Tacoma gang case (Tacoma, WA): A 35-year-old state law is being used as a new weapon by Pierce County authorities in their battle against Tacoma's Hilltop Crips gang.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: February 21, 2010

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Krieger: Gang problem still prevalent (Denver, CO): A little more than three years ago, the murder of Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams produced a sudden surge of interest in the metro area's gang problem.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: February 21, 2010

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Group wants to help erase old gang tattoos (Manatee County, FL): At first, the tattoos are a source of pride, of belonging, for members of local gangs. A number "13" tattooed on the hands signified membership of street gang Sur 13. Rival gang Norte 14 marked themselves with a bird emblem.
Source: The Herald-Tribune    Date: February 21, 2010

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Anti-gang initiative puts focus on at-risk youths (Escondido, CA): One teen might have a single mother who abuses alcohol, or an uncle who glorifies gang life. For another, growing up in a gang-ridden neighborhood might seal his fate as a future gang member.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 21, 2010

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Former Los Angeles gang member to present anti-gang program in Bay Minette (Bay Minette, AL): For some youngsters, getting involved in the thug life goes deeper than crime and violence. It's a misguided way to feel a part of something, according to experts.
Source: Mobile Press-Register    Date: February 21, 2010

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