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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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Gangs sprang up when L.A. groups saw untapped drug market here (Tacoma, WA): In the mid-1980s, crack-dealing gangsters in Los Angeles decided to branch out. Members of two rival gangs – the Crips and the Bloods – traveled to Tacoma in 1987 and found an uncharted – and highly profitable – market on the Hilltop for selling crack cocaine.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: February 28, 2010

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Building a case against Tacoma's oldest gang (Tacoma, WA): It began with the whisperings of confidential informants. The Hilltop Crips were making a play to exert their force on the city again, sources told members of the South Sound Gang Task Force last year.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: February 28, 2010

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Several task forces have tackled Tacoma's violent crime problem (Tacoma, WA): Over the past six years, the name and mission of a local crime-fighting task force of police detectives and federal agents has changed.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: February 28, 2010

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Shopping the shootings and gangs (Jersey City, NJ): After growing up in Jersey City, Rhonda Moore, 38, worked on Wall Street and as an entertainment planner, but still couldn’t shake her roots.
Source: Hudson Reporter    Date: February 28, 2010

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Columbia steps up its fight (Columbia, TN): The Lost Boyz gang is on the loose here, and Sgt. Korey Cooper plans to find them. A homegrown, white street gang, the group is suspected in as many as 300 car break-ins and home burglaries across Maury County and surrounding communities.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: February 28, 2010

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Gangs seep into the suburbs (Tennessee): Murder topped the agenda as the Traveling Vice Lords rolled into the O'Charley's parking lot. The plan that February night was to meet a familiar drug dealer near Hickory Hollow Mall, drive him a few miles away and pump him full of bullets, according to federal prosecutors.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: February 28, 2010

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Gangs expand their criminal business into TN suburbs (Tennessee): Brandon Simmons ran. He ran past his neighbors' houses, past the grassy yards where he played as a little boy. The 16-year-old football player at Whites Creek High School had dreams of sprinting down an NFL field someday, but on this night he was running for his life.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: February 28, 2010

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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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