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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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Anti-gang effort continues despite loss of funds (Huntington Station, NY): U.S. Rep. Steve Israel says he is proceeding with efforts to stem crime in Huntington Station, even though proposed funding to bolster local law-enforcement efforts in high-crime areas was voted down recently in Congress.
Source: Huntington Patch    Date: January 6, 2011

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Watsonville man admits to assault, gang charges, sentenced to eight years (Santa Cruz, CA): A Watsonville man arrested in connection with a gang-related shooting at a Sycamore Street apartment complex in July admitted to assault and gang charges Thursday in exchange for an eight-year prison sentence, prosecutors said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: January 6, 2011

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Texas prison gang members get life sentences without parole (McAllen, TX): Three members of the Texas Syndicate prison gang have been sentenced to life in prison without parole for their roles in separate shooting deaths in South Texas, U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno said Thursday.
Source: KWTX 10 News    Date: January 6, 2011

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Man arrested after attempted prison-gang hit (El Paso, TX): An ex-gang member apparently averted a prison gang hit Monday when a gunman hesitated because the victim was with his two young sons outside a bakery in Central El Paso.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: January 5, 2011

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Novato officials take aim at gang activity (Novato, CA): Days after two men were shot in a grocery store parking lot in Novato, city officials are calling attention to what they say is a rising gang problem.
Source: Marin Independent Journal    Date: January 5, 2011

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One gang member imprisoned for 16 years for trying to kill another (Syracuse, NY): A federal judge imposed the maximum prison sentence on a Syracuse street gang member today after hearing from the mother of a rival gang member who’s paralyzed for life because of the defendant’s bullet.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: January 5, 2011

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Sterling man sought in Fairfax rape (Fairfax, VA): On the day after Christmas, an 8-year-old Fairfax County girl told her mother that a family friend had raped her earlier in the day. On Wednesday, Fairfax police conducted a manhunt for the "friend," an alleged member of the Mara Salvatrucha street gang, with warrants for forcible rape and forcible sodomy.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: January 5, 2011

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S.J.'s first homicide of 2011 called gang-related (San Jose, CA): San Jose's first homicide victim of 2011 was identified by police today as 15-year-old Oscar Gonzalez, who was shot dead on his front porch in what investigators believe was a gang-related attack.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: January 5, 2011

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Girl gang violence at Phila. school caught on tape (Philadelphia, PA): A YouTube video shows the latest incident of girl gang violence in school corridors in Philadelphia. The assault on an Edison High School student by two others took place Tuesday in the school hallways.
Source: WPVI 6 News    Date: January 5, 2011

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Long Beach wins GRIP grant to offer gang alternative (Long Beach, CA) : Long Beach’s efforts to curtail gang violence, improve public safety and support gang prevention and intervention activities received some extra help last month when then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced the award of a $369,309 California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention (CalGRIP) grant to the city of Long Beach.
Source: Gazettes    Date: January 5, 2011

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Man, 39, found beaten in Hollister (Hollister, CA): A 39-year-old Hollister man is in critical condition at a Bay Area hospital after he was injured in a gang-related attack, police said.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: January 5, 2011

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Police slash Middle Tenn. gang crimes (Nashville, TN): Police say efforts in 2010 paid off in battling the estimated 2,500 to 3,000 gang members in at least 14 gangs in and around Nashville.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: January 4, 2011

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Saginaw crime numbers drop (Saginaw, MI): Saginaw's latest investigation into gang activity has lead to eight arrests while the search continues for one more suspect.
Source: WJRT ABC 12 News    Date: January 4, 2011

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Long Beach Police Department announces lowest murder rates since 1971 (Long Beach, CA): Murder rates dropped to near 40-year lows and for the first time the Long Beach Police Department can boast a 90 percent rate for cleared murder cases.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: January 4, 2011

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Murder rate in LA hits four-decade low (Los Angeles, CA): For the first time in more than four decades, Los Angeles finished the year with fewer than 300 murders as crime continued to fall for a ninth year, officials announced Tuesday.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: January 4, 2011

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Attorney General Rob McKenna seeks tough anti-gang law (Tacoma, WA) : Washington’s attorney general wants to have legal power to crack down on gangs that prosecutors in California already possess.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: January 3, 2011

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County looks to clean up graffiti issue (San Luis Obispo, CA): With one eye aimed at monitoring gangs and the other eye on aesthetics, the county is about to introduce an anti-graffiti ordinance.
Source: The Tribune    Date: January 3, 2011

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October sees 20th straight month of drop in crime rate despite jump in gang violence (Manteca, CA): A surge in year-end felony-level property crimes - a regular holiday occurrence - won’t likely break Manteca’s string of 20 months of double-digit drops in the crime rate.
Source: Manteca Bulletin    Date: January 3, 2011

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Gangs aren't always easy to see (Panama City, FL): Gangs might not look or act the same everywhere, but they are everywhere. The number of gangs and their membership is continuing to rise in Florida, according to the annual Florida Gang Reduction Strategy report released by Florida’s Office of the Attorney General on Dec. 22.
Source: The News Herald    Date: January 3, 2011

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Calgary homicide rate drops (Calgary, AB): Calgary's homicide rate took a sharp nosedive in 2010 and police are pointing to a decrease in gang violence as a factor. There were 15 homicides in 2010, compared to 26 in 2009, and 34 in 2008. It's the lowest number posted since 2003.
Source: CBC News    Date: January 3, 2011

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