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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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New law makes schools, playgrounds gang free zones (Corpus Christi, TX): A new law has given authorities more tools to fight gangs, including increasing the penalties for committing gang-related crimes near places like schools, playgrounds and youth centers.
Source: Caller-Times    Date: November 2, 2009

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Brazen shooting stuns residents (Atlanta, GA): The van waited on a residential street next to Perkerson Park over the course of two days with men inside. Some residents thought it a bit odd, but apparently no one reported it.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: November 1, 2009

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Pico Sheriff's station focuses on graffiti, tagging (Pico Rivera, CA): The baby-faced teenager walking home from school wearing a black backpack looked like any other high school student.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: November 1, 2009

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Salinas police arrest two in Archer Street gang homicides (Salinas, CA): Extensive detective work, along with witnesses' help, led to the arrest of two Salinas teenagers in the fatal shooting of an Alisal High School sophomore and Salinas Community School student, police announced Friday.
Source: The Californian    Date: October 31, 2009

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Oklahoma City police name suspect in OCU student’s death (Oklahoma City, OK): An Oklahoma City man identified by police as belonging to the Juarito street gang has been accused in a first-degree murder charge of gunning down an Oklahoma City University student in September.
Source: The Oklahoman    Date: October 31, 2009

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Fight between rival gangs of youths avoided but two arrested for weapons (Fairfield, CA): Fairfield police broke up a potential fight between two rival youth groups and arrested two of the participants on weapons charges Thursday afternoon.
Source: CBS 5    Date: October 31, 2009

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Shooting near Lloyd Center was gang drive-by (Portland, OR): Just after 11 p.m. Friday night gunshots rang out at the intersection by a Wendy's fast food restaurant and the Courtyard by Marriott at Lloyd Center.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: October 31, 2009

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Sting nabs 21 suspected gang members in Santa Cruz county (Santa Cruz, CA): Twenty-one suspected gang members were arrested late Friday in an undercover sting that reached from Santa Cruz to Watsonville.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: October 31, 2009

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Anti-gang legislation inspired by slain cop (Chicago, IL): Inspired by the fatal shooting of a Chicago Police officer, the Illinois General Assembly passed gun legislation targeting gang members Friday.
Source: WBBM-AM 780    Date: October 31, 2009

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Lynn student charged in attack (Lynn, MA): A 16-year-old Lynn Classical High School student was charged yesterday with armed assault with intent to murder and other charges in connection with a gang-related stabbing just off school grounds that left four other students injured Thursday, according to authorities.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: October 31, 2009

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Trafficking suspects face murder charges (West Palm Beach, FL): Federal prosecutors have added murder to the charges against two men allegedly involved in an extensive drug and arms trafficking operation in a quiet neighborhood west of Lantana.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: October 31, 2009

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South End gang busted (Albany, NY): In a long-awaited takedown of one of Albany's most notorious street gangs, 25 members and associates of the South End-based Original Gangsta Killas were charged Thursday with a vicious crime spree of drug dealing, robbery and gang violence dating back to 2000.
Source: Times Union    Date: October 30, 2009

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Newark teen assaulted outside of Oliver Street School (Newark, NJ): David Quinones Jr., 14, was walking away from Oliver Street School in Newark and headed home when he saw another kid looking at him intently.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: October 30, 2009

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Man shot and wounded in Whittier (Whittier, CA): A man was shot and wounded late Friday in an apparently gang-related attack, police said. The shooting occurred about 8:30 p.m. at Pioneer and Beverly boulevards, Whittier police Sgt. Tom Reed said.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: October 30, 2009

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Two children wounded in gang crossfire in Morgan Park (Chicago, IL): Police are seeking a silver Volkswagen or Volvo in a gang-related drive by shooting that wounded two cousins, who were not the intended target, Wednesday night outside a Morgan Park neighborhood housing development on the Far South Side.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: October 29, 2009

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City anti-gang program pays kids who finish $100 (Hartford, CT): It can pay to stay out of gangs. At least it will for 60 children who successfully complete a youth/police training component of a city-sponsored mentoring program. They'll be paid $100 each as part of a $500,000 federal grant recently awarded to the city as an anti-gang initiative.
Source: The Hartford Courant    Date: October 29, 2009

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Anti-gang initiative coming together after 13-month wait (Pittsburgh, PA): David M. Kennedy, heralded 13 months ago as a solution to a surge in shootings across the city, was back in Pittsburgh yesterday preparing the way for an experienced team to "jump start" a long-awaited anti-violence plan here.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: October 29, 2009

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Little Falls police targeting youth gang in fire investigation (Little Falls, NY): The Little Falls Police Department is actively investigating a string of suspicious fires that have struck three vacant buildings in the last 16 days.
Source: The Evening Times    Date: October 29, 2009

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Police arrest four after Southeast Portland gang fight (Portland, OR): Four teens have been arrested following a gang fight at a Southeast Portland park in which they allegedly beat three rivals and sent one to a hospital, according to a court document filed this week.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: October 29, 2009

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Indictments show gangs' spread in Middle TN (Nashville, TN): Roger Wayne Battle, the local leader of the Traveling Vice Lords who was indicted on federal charges Tuesday, was on the Metro police gang unit's radar as early as 2005.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: October 28, 2009

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