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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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Three United Front gang members sentenced (New Bedford, MA): Federal judges sentenced three United Front gang members to prison terms this week for drug and firearms charges stemming from a trifecta of drug busts starting in March 2008, reports the New Bedford Standard-Times.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: May 8, 2010

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Injunction against Oakland gang (Oakland, CA): The city of Oakland will be in court later this month seeking authority to impose an injunction against alleged violent members of a street gang.
Source: KCBS News    Date: May 8, 2010

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New Santa Cruz police officers will beef up downtown, gang units (Santa Cruz, CA): To quell mounting concerns about public safety, police are planning to assign eight new officers to downtown and anti-gang units.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: May 8, 2010

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18-year-old gang member jailed for tagging (Temecula, CA): An 18-year-old gang member is jailed and faces felony charges for suspicion of tagging.
Source: The Valley News    Date: May 8, 2010

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Monterey County charges Northern Riders as a gang for the first time in state (Salinas, CA): In a first for California, five Monterey County men are facing criminal charges that they committed a crime to benefit the Northern Riders — a rapidly growing Norteño dropout group, a gang officer revealed this week.
Source: The Californian    Date: May 7, 2010

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Alleged Tacoma Crips gang members argue 'umbrella' tactic unfair (Tacoma, WA): The sweeping criminal conspiracy case against alleged members of the Hilltop Crips street gang withstood assaults from the defendants’ attorneys Thursday.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: May 7, 2010

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Police say two hurt in gang battle involving limo (Los Angeles, CA): Police say one person was shot and another was dragged by a gun-riddled Hummer limousine during a gang fight near Dockweiler State Beach.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: May 7, 2010

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Dozens arrested, drugs and weapons confiscated (Santa Maria, CA): Police in Santa Maria, with the help of the DEA ,arrested 35 people in connection to a large street gang and drug operation.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: May 7, 2010

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Officer describes gang affiliations of defendants in gang-murder case (Gilroy, CA): A police officer spent two hours Wednesday afternoon detailing the criminal histories and gang affiliations of three of the four defendants charged with the 2008 murder of 18-year-old Larry Martinez.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch    Date: May 7, 2010

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Prince Memorial Greenway not gang turf (Santa Rosa, CA): Santa Rosa police say they are continuing efforts to identify suspects in the stabbing Tuesday of an 18-year-old Santa Rosa man along the city's Prince Memorial Greenway.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: May 7, 2010

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Senate backs police on criminal gang database bill (St. Paul, MN): Legislation aimed at tightening police oversight of criminal gangs after last year's Metro Gang Strike Force scandal got roughed up a bit Friday in the Minnesota Senate.
Source: Pioneer Press     Date: May 7, 2010

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Man blames Lodi shooting on gang link (Lodi, CA): A 21-year-old man was shot in the right elbow around 9 p.m. Tuesday in front of an apartment in the 500 block of East Elm Street, Lodi police reported.
Source: The Record    Date: May 6, 2010

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Salinas Ceasefire call-in draws 30 gang members, a few juveniles (Salinas, CA): About 30 gang members — including a handful of juveniles — attended the Salinas Police Department's two Operation Ceasefire call-ins on Wednesday.
Source: The Californian    Date: May 6, 2010

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Plainfield gang investigation follow-up nets five suspects (Plainfield, NJ): New Jersey State Police and Plainfield Police Department arrested five people in a follow up of a 2008 investigation. Two of the five were wanted on indictments for illegally selling firearms including assault weapons.
Source: NJ TODAY    Date: May 6, 2010

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Latest Long Beach murder believed to be gang-related (Long Beach, CA): Police are investigating the city's third homicide in as many days, and the second believed to be tied to gang violence.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: May 6, 2010

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Gang sweep leads to 11 arrests (Denver, CO): Almost a dozen members or associates of two street gangs were arrested during a five-day sweep conducted in northern Colorado by federal and local law enforcement agencies.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: May 5, 2010

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Two juveniles plead guilty to weapons charges in large alleged gang murder case (Hudson County, NJ): Two juveniles have pleaded guilty to charges filed in the crackdown on 52 Hoover Street Gangsta Crips based in Jersey City's Booker T. Washington housing complex and they have provided statements incriminating others arrested in the case, officials said.
Source: The Jersey Journal    Date: May 5, 2010

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Four charged in Madison as manhunt stretches across country (Groves, TX): Authorities in Texas late Tuesday were looking for the man Madison police say shot and killed a rival gang member last week outside a Fordem Avenue business.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: May 5, 2010

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Gang expert: East Side shooting an unusual incident (Madison, WI): The victim of a Madison shooting last week and his accused killer are members of West Coast-affiliated Latino gangs that are violent rivals in Los Angeles but usually work together once they migrate to other parts of the country, according to a national gang expert.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal    Date: May 5, 2010

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Five Plainfield residents arrested in gang crackdown follow-up (Plainfield, NJ): Five people have been arrested in a follow-up to Operation Five Spot, a 2008 crackdown on gang activity in the city.
Source: Courier News    Date: May 5, 2010

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