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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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Partners in Paint program tags gang graffiti as target (Modesto, CA): Modesto City Councilman Dave Lopez gathered some cash, some brains and some muscle over the past couple of months to carry out his new anti-graffiti campaign.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: May 31, 2009

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Teen gang member ticketed (Sheboygan, WI): A 17-year-old Sheboygan gang member was ticketed Friday afternoon in the downtown area for carrying an unloaded handgun and knife, according to the Sheboygan Police Department.
Source: Sheboygan Press    Date: May 31, 2009

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SLO County gang force ready with new strategy (San Luis Obispo County, CA): The county’s Anti-gang Coordinating Commission will present a new strategic plan Tuesday designed to tackle growing criminal gang activity in San Luis Obispo County.
Source: The Tribune    Date: May 31, 2009

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Salinas guns-for-gifts gets Schwarzenegger's backing (Salinas, CA): A first-time, guns-for-gifts exchange next week in Salinas received a hearty endorsement Friday from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as a way for the community to combat gang violence
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: May 30, 2009

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Norteños, Sureños brawl in Oakdale park (Oakdale, CA): Police broke up a fight in a park between eight or nine Sureño and Norteño gang members Friday evening.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: May 30, 2009

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13 takes on new meaning in gang sweep (Santa Clarita, CA) : Thirteen active gang members are behind bars thanks to a multi-agency sweep of known gang areas on Wednesday.
Source: KHTS AM 1220 News    Date: May 30, 2009

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Two reputed gang members charged with slaying boy who was beaten, shot, burned (Chicago, IL): Two reputed street gang members have been charged in the murder of a Southwest Side teen who was beaten and fatally shot before his body was set on fire this month.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 29, 2009

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Tracy High locked down because of gang-related fight (Tracy, CA): Tracy High School was locked down on the last day of school after a gang-related fight during which an assistant principal was assaulted, according to school officials and Tracy police.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: May 29, 2009

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Fairfax shows progress in war on gangs (Fairfax, VA): Quietly, the word "machete" has vanished from the headlines. Fairfax County had no gang-related homicides last year, and it has had none this year. Since 2005, total gang-related crime in Virginia's largest county has dropped more than 15 percent, even as overall crime has risen the past two years.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: May 28, 2009

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FBI gang unit forms to head off city crime (Fort Wayne, IN): It's the FBI's belief that Fort Wayne has a gang problem, and the bureau thinks it has the answer.
Source: The News-Sentinel    Date: May 28, 2009

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MPD launches its own gang unit (Minneapolis, MN): The Minneapolis Police Department announed it will pull its officers out of the troubled Metro Gang Strike Force July 1. Now it's going one step further and creating its own gang-fighting unit.
Source: KSTP 5 News    Date: May 28, 2009

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No reason to fear gang activity (Iowa City, IA): Iowa City police said people shouldn't be worried about apparent gang tags on the CVS drug store on the east side of Iowa City.
Source: Press-Citizen    Date: May 28, 2009

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42 indicted on racketeering, drug charges (Baltimore, MD): A federal grand jury indicted 23 alleged gang members on racketeering charges and another 19 associates and others on drug charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Thursday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: May 28, 2009

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Tacoma: gang signs end with gunshots, two wounded (Tacoma, WA): Tacoma police say an encounter between rival gang members flashing signs from cars has ended with two men shot and wounded.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: May 28, 2009

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Gangs spray gunfire on Grandview street (Grandview, WA): At the corner of West Fifth Street and Crescent Drive, residents of the small but well-kept homes share garden vegetables. They hire teenage boys to mow their yards, mothers run in-home day cares and young men help old ladies install air conditioners.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: May 28, 2009

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Arrested Apple Valley man allegedly a Baltimore gang leader (San Bernardino, CA): An Apple Valley man who allegedly leads a Baltimore street gang was arrested Thursday under a federal indictment on suspicion of racketeering and conspiracy to distribute drugs.
Source: The Sun    Date: May 28, 2009

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Gang-related fight, stabbing, injures two (Nampa, ID): Two men are in custody at the Canyon County jail after a gang-related street fight in a Nampa neighborhood injured two.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune    Date: May 28, 2009

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Wolf and McDonnell promise more action to stop gang violence (Virginia): Congressman Frank Wolf (R-10th) joined Republican nominee for Governor Bob McDonnell on Thursday to unveil a comprehensive plan to reduce gain activity in Virginia.
Source: Loudoun Independent    Date: May 28, 2009

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Gang violence won't be tolerated in Utah (Salt Lake City, UT): Utah's next governor vowed Thursday to combat gang crime by continuing the work of a state task force established by the current governor.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: May 28, 2009

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Gang with Pasadena ties targeted in huge Maryland sweep (Baltimore, MD): ATF officers and city police raided dozens of locations throughout Baltimore early Thursday, seizing drugs and weapons and arresting people on federal gang racketeering and drug conspiracy charges.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: May 28, 2009

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