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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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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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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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