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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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The Gangs of Middle Tennessee - three part series (Nashville, TN): How did The Tennessean get into the world of gangs? Three Tennessean journalists immersed themselves in the topic and in the community for several months.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: February 28, 2010

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Gang fight precedes crash that killed Southeast student, police say (Wichita, KS): A fight between rival gang members near Southeast High School ignited the chase Thursday in which a 16-year-old student died, Wichita police said Friday.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: February 27, 2010

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Two charged in shooting that wounded mother holding child (Chicago, IL): Two gang members exchanged gunfire with rival gang members Thursday afternoon in Uptown, shooting a woman as she held her 1-year-old child, Chicago police said
Source: Chicago Breaking News    Date: February 27, 2010

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Delegates target gangs with 10 bills (Anne Arundel County, MD): Frustrated by mounting gang activity in north county, a team of six delegates has drafted a package of 10 bills to crack down on gang crimes.
Source: The Capital    Date: February 27, 2010

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Gang member arrested; gun found in laundry basket (Marysville, CA): A Hmong Nation Society gang member known for the black Hummer he drives was arrested early Thursday at his home in the 1400 block of Sicard Street in Marysville, a law enforcement official said.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: February 26, 2010

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Minn. lawmaker aims to change gang law enforcement (St. Paul, MN): Minnesota lawmakers are discussing legislation that could change the way law enforcement agencies combat gang activity.
Source: WXOW 19 News    Date: February 26, 2010

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Johnson gang bill approved by Senate committee (Yakima, WA): One of state Rep. Norm Johnson’s gang bills took a big step Thursday, making it out of committee in the state Senate.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: February 26, 2010

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Lawmakers move to clean up Metro Gang Strike Force (St. Paul, MN): A year of scandal at the now-defunct Metro Gang Strike Force is prompting a wide-ranging effort by lawmakers to clean up the mess.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio    Date: February 26, 2010

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Teen shot in face in gang shooting (Las Vegas, NV): A 17-year-old girl was shot in the face in a gang-related shooting Friday night, police said.
Source: KVVU FOX5 News    Date: February 26, 2010

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Figures show Manatee’s growing gang problem (Manatee County, FL): A large share of the region’s gang problem is right here in Manatee County. Of the 4,289 gang members in a 10-county region that also includes Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier, some 800 in 15 different gangs, or 18 percent, were in Manatee, according to a state report released Wednesday.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: February 25, 2010

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Feds indict 26 from two gangs plaguing N. Side (Pittsburgh, PA): Federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment Wednesday against 26 members of two North Side gangs who agents said formed an alliance to protect their drug territory with violence, bribery and intimidation.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: February 25, 2010

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20 ‘thugs’ arrested, most affiliated with South Lorain gangs (Lorain, OH): Lorain police cracked down on gang activity on the city’s south side Tuesday and Wednesday, arresting 20 people on charges ranging from murder to drug trafficking.
Source: The Chronicle-Telegram    Date: February 25, 2010

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Southern California gang officers targeted by booby-trap (Hemet, CA): Hemet police say someone has tried to assassinate gang detectives for the second time in two months.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: February 25, 2010

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Five teenagers charged in fight (Moline, IL): Five teens with alleged street gang affiliations are facing felony charges for a fight Saturday in Moline in which at least three people were injured.
Source: The Quad-City Times    Date: February 25, 2010

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Glasgow armed robbery believed to be initiation into Almighty Latin Kings (Glasgow, VA): An armed robbery in tiny Glasgow last summer is believed to be part of an initiation into the big city criminal street gang, the Almighty Latin Kings.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: February 25, 2010

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SJ city leader wants to expand gang injunctions (San Jose, CA): Depending who you ask, it is either a powerful tool to combat gang violence, or a violation of civil rights. San Jose was one of the first cities to use gang injunctions and now some city leaders want to see them expanded.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News    Date: February 25, 2010

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Gang officer opens fire while chasing armed suspect (Santa Ana, CA): A gang officer opened fire on a gang member who pulled a gun from his waistband while running away from officers Thursday night, authorities said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: February 25, 2010

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Councilwoman proposes more 'no gang' zones (San Jose, CA): Hoping to stem street gang bloodshed during a time of dramatically shrinking law enforcement budgets, San Jose City Councilwoman Nora Campos is proposing to establish more "no gang" zones throughout the city and bolster gang prevention programs.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: February 25, 2010

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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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