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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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Pocono teens charged in murder part of Juggalo gang known for violent rap (Pocono, PA): Between the clown face paint and the goofy name, Juggalos aren't always taken seriously. But the Monroe County Gang Task Force considers some Juggalos a dangerous and growing gang.
Source: Pocono Record    Date: February 19, 2009

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Police say cell phone links teenage suspect to gang (Manatee County, FL): A cell phone belonging to a Palmetto teenager charged with murder indicates the boy may be connected to a gang, Bradenton police said.
Source: The Herald-Tribune    Date: February 18, 2009

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Gang leader sentenced (Portsmouth, VA): 20-year-old Arous Phillips, described as a leader of a Portsmouth Bounty Hunters Bloods gang, was sentenced to prison Wednesday, according to the Commonwealth's Attorney's office.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News     Date: February 18, 2009

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Bruning backs anti-gang effort (Lincoln, NE): A legislative proposal designed to help Omaha establish a gang-violence prevention program has won a key ally. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning has agreed to support creation of an office of violence prevention within the Nebraska Crime Commission.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: February 18, 2009

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Anti-gang efforts gain ground (Asheville, NC): Rochelle Clement hears fewer cracks of gunfire outside her Hillcrest Apartments home than she did a year ago. She credits community meetings that started after shooters in June emptied several rounds from cars into a Hillcrest apartment.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: February 17, 2009

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Lake City grappling with crime (Seattle, WA): It was just before 6 p.m. Saturday a couple weeks back when police were called to Lake City. A man told officers he had opened the door of his house and was shot in the leg. The scene was turned over to gang unit detectives.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: February 17, 2009

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Orland drive-by nets one arrest (Orland, CA): An Orland man is behind bars today on suspicion of attempted murder after police say shot up the house of a former gang rival.
Source: Willows-Journal    Date: February 17, 2009

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Rockford gang members held over fatal shooting (Chicago, IL): Two alleged gang members from Rockford -- who prosecutors say were looking to beat up any rival they could find -- were ordered held without bond today for the fatal shooting of a teen over the weekend.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: February 17, 2009

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Stabbing victim found walking around Tempe (Tempe, AZ): Authorities are investigating a stabbing at the base of "A" mountain near ASU in Tempe about 9:40 p.m. Monday. Tempe police said they received a call about a stabbing victim walking in the area of Rio Salado Parkway and Packard Drive.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: February 17, 2009

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Rival gangs rumble inside Manhattan courthouse (Manhattan, NY): A bloody feud between two uptown gangs spread downtown today when a wild melee erupted outside a Manhattan courtroom.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: February 17, 2009

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CHP helping Sacramento beef up anti-gang patrol (Sacramento, CA): With resources stretched thin – and no relief in sight – Sacramento police are welcoming help from the California Highway Patrol in the city's struggle against gang violence.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: February 17, 2009

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FBI: More gangs are migrating to suburbs, rural areas (Victorville, CA): Expanding drug distribution territories, increasing illicit revenue, recruiting new members and hiding from law enforcement are among the reasons gang members are moving to areas like the Victor valley, according to a recently released FBI report.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: February 17, 2009

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Arrest renews gang focus (Harrisonburg, VA): Over the years, local affiliates of the Crips, Bloods, Sur-13 and MS-13 gangs have made headlines in Harrisonburg for everything from beat-ins to, most recently, a fatal shooting.
Source: The Daily News Record    Date: February 16, 2009

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Is there really a link between S.C. gangs and terrorists? (South Carolina): Thousands of gang members walk the streets of South Carolina, from outlaw bikers and turf-minded hoods to foot soldiers from criminal armies with cross-border connections.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: February 16, 2009

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As homicides fall in Newark, drug trade rolls on (Newark, NJ): Some of the most successful drug products sold in this city carry the brand names Hot Sauce, Good 'n' Plenty and Diesel. They're not found on the shelves of the local CVS or Rite-Aid stores, but are sold by entrepreneurs with nicknames like Scarface and Spider.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: February 16, 2009

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Authorities fear local gangs competing over cartel work (Texas): A recent spike in gang-related activity has some law enforcement officials concerned that local criminal groups may be jockeying for position with the Gulf Cartel.
Source: The Monitor    Date: February 16, 2009

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Sheriff: Gangs are here (Escambia County, FL): The word "gangs" used to be taboo around here, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said. It is not any more. "They are here," the sheriff said. "The Attorney General's Office and the other agencies we are working with will tell you that bluntly.
Source: Pensacola News Journal    Date: February 16, 2009

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Asheville dropouts linked to gang activity (Asheville, NC): Law enforcement and school officials have noticed a troubling correlation between high school dropouts and gang activity.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: February 16, 2009

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Gang laws put up a fight (Hampton, VA): When Arenzo J. King, 20 — a "War General" with West Side Piru, a "set" within the Bloods street gang — received 2 1/2 years in prison after a plea deal this month, prosecutors marked another small victory in their crackdown on gangs.
Source: Daily Press    Date: February 15, 2009

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As gang violence falls in Palm Beach County, lawmakers move toward prevention (Palm Beach County, FL): Gang violence killed fewer people in Palm Beach County last year, and investigators credit tougher laws and stiffer jail sentences. Now they're turning more attention to stopping new members from joining.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: February 15, 2009

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