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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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Dispute between gangs led to shooting (Nashua, NH): A confrontation between rival gang members led to one teen being shot and two others jailed on charges that they both fired handguns at him and another youth, according to police reports.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: July 30, 2009

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Tribal leaders seek help with Indian gang activity (Washington, DC): American Indian communities are being overwhelmed by gang violence and drug trafficking, tribal leaders told lawmakers Thursday, appealing for help with problems more commonly found in big cities.
Source: The Associated Press    Date: July 30, 2009

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Oxnard police arrest 7 suspected gang members (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard police arrested seven suspected gang members this week after two incidents involving firearms, officials said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 30, 2009

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Burglar arrested in Arcadia may belong to organized ring (Arcadia, CA): Police on Thursday arrested a suspected burglar investigators believe is part of a criminal ring. Police believe the burglary ring, which has vexed the city for the last several months, may be tied to a street gang from Los Angeles.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: July 30, 2009

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Hayward to use COPS grant to target gangs (Hayward, CA): A portion of a $4 million federal grant to boost Hayward's police force will be used to target street gangs, with a long-term goal of drafting an ordinance that would go after known members.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: July 30, 2009

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Homeowners, deputies vow to fight growing graffiti problem (Houston, TX): It may be considered art by some and freedom of expression by others, but for Katy-area homeowners and law officers graffiti is nothing more than costly vandalism and a problem they vow to fight.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: July 30, 2009

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Providence police arrest teen gang member on weapons charges (Providence, RI): A 14-year-old member of the Asian Boyz street gang has been arrested on weapons charges after the police said they found two loaded handguns in his house in the city’s Smith Hill neighborhood.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: July 29, 2009

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Five gang members held in Fresno robberies (Fresno, CA): Five Eastside Bulldog gang members were arrested early this morning in connection with the robbery and beating of two men in central Fresno.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: July 29, 2009

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Neighborhood seeks to counteract gangs with special nights along Thorndale Avenue at the 'L' stop (Chicago, IL): On a typical evening in Edgewater, dozens of young men linger along the sidewalks of Thorndale Avenue near the elevated train stop. Their presence is intimidating, say many in the community, and sometimes there is drug dealing and theft.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 29, 2009

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City of Prosser saving gang prevention counselors (Prosser, WA): Cut from the budget but saved in the end. The city of Prosser will pay to keep gang prevention counselors in the school. Is it worth the money?
Source: KEPR-TV News    Date: July 29, 2009

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ICAN helps police lower gang activity (Chandler, AZ): As a dust storm kicked up around her on the playground of a run-down apartment complex, Christy McClendon stood next to a Chandler gang detective and talked to a group of about a dozen kids she'd just met.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: July 29, 2009

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Leftover Gang Strike Force funds to stay put for now (St. Paul, MN): With the Metro Gang Strike Force permanently shut down, the advisory board that oversaw the unit voted Wednesday to ask state Public Safety Commissioner Michael Campion to use leftover Strike Force money to cover overtime for Twin Cities law enforcement agencies, to fight gangs.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: July 29, 2009

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Crackdown in Yakima may be sending more gangs to Pasco (Yakima, WA): As if gangs aren't causing enough trouble around here, Pasco's police chief is blaming Yakima Valley criminals for a spike in gang-related violence in the Tri-Cities.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: July 28, 2009

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Yonkers gang leader shoots at, hits bystander's car (Yonkers, NY): A paralyzed 20-year-old gang leader who said he had sworn off the street life is accused of firing a gun and striking a car with a young boy inside, police said.
Source: The Journal News    Date: July 28, 2009

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Police prepare to install gang initiative (Greensboro, NC): Local law enforcement and social service providers are preparing to learn more about a program intended to thwart a growing gang problem. The training will take place Aug. 3 and 4 in Greensboro.
Source: Statesville Record & Landmark    Date: July 28, 2009

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Orange County investigators say gang problem exists throughout county (Orange County, CA): Two Orange County residents have recently been linked nationally known criminal street gangs and that will come as a surprise to some who believe that street gangs are only a big city problem.
Source: KBMT 12 News    Date: July 28, 2009

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Two women accused of leading NJ drug ring (Newark, NJ): The arrests of two female gang leaders during a crackdown on illegal drug sales illustrate a new trend toward women in top spots of criminal enterprises, the state attorney general said Tuesday.
Source: The Inquirer    Date: July 28, 2009

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Busted on Myspace: Two men headed to court for gang material on Web sites (Lee County, FL): Elvis Rodriguez, 30, flashed Latin Kings hand signals on his page and called himself “King Kamel,” according to his arrest report. Richard Figueroa-Santiago, 22, used his Myspace page to post pictures of friends making “Eastside” hand gestures, detectives said.
Source: Naples Daily News    Date: July 28, 2009

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Cranston steps up effort to address gang violence (Providence, RI): The ongoing battles between violent street gangs such as the Young Bloods, Hanover Boyz, Asian Outlaw Boyz, MS-13 and Providence Street Boys know no boundaries.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: July 27, 2009

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Reno-area gang arrests decline, but membership up (Reno, NV): Arrests for gang crime decreased in 2008 in the Reno area, but the number of people joining local gangs grew, according to recently released statistics from the Regional Gang Unit.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal    Date: July 27, 2009

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