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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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Code enforcement ride-along reveals problems littering Robin Dr. (Park Ridge, IL): Gang graffiti scrawled across brick walls, uncut lawns, trash piled where it shouldn't be and, most recently, live chickens, are just some of the issues Robert Prorak deals with almost daily.
Source: Park Ridge Herald-Advocate    Date: August 25, 2009

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South Seattle shooting last week was gang-related (Seattle, WA): A teen shot twice in South Seattle last week was described by police as vague and uncooperative, and though several people were in the area, officers could find no one who reported seeing or hearing anything.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: August 25, 2009

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LA plans crackdown on gang crime surge (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles police say there's been a rise in gang crimes in the city's southern and central areas that runs counter to an overall downward trend.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: August 25, 2009

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Los Angeles city attorney plans to use anti-gang tactic to crackdown on taggers (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles city attorney wants to apply a technique used against gangs to stop graffiti vandals — arresting them for simply hanging out together.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: August 25, 2009

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Salinas summit fights gangs (Salinas, CA): Seeking to make the city a "fusion center" for local, state and federal law enforcement efforts aimed at gang violence, Salinas Mayor Dennis Donohue and Police Chief Louis Fetherolf announced Monday plans for a gang summit in town next month.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: August 25, 2009

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Cooper touts prevention against gang activity (Asheville, NC): Law officers must fight gang-related crimes not only on the streets but also on the playgrounds, cutting off a stream of at-risk youth joining gangs, Attorney General Roy Cooper said.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times    Date: August 25, 2009

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Injunction creates gang-free zone around Los Angeles school (Los Angeles, CA): Fighting to protect students facing "wanton gang violence," Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich have won a court-ordered preliminary injunction creating a 1.4 square-mile gang-free zone around Fremont High School in Los Angeles.
Source: Imperial Valley News    Date: August 25, 2009

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New details emerge in fatal beating outside Boston nightclub (Boston, MA): Jose Alicea refused to back down, standing steadfast with a friend outside a Back Bay nightclub last week, surrounded by a dozen irate men.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: August 25, 2009

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Chief says moving anti-graffiti efforts to police would hike budget $300,000 a year (Santa Fe, NM): City councilors are having second thoughts about putting police in charge of Santa Fe's anti-graffiti efforts in order to combat a wave of gang-related tagging.
Source: The New Mexican    Date: August 25, 2009

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'Tagging' or just hanging out -- busted either way? (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich wants to give police the ability to arrest "taggers" simply for hanging out together, without having to catch them in the act -- raising thorny constitutional issues as he lays the groundwork for a campaign to tackle the city's vexing graffiti problem.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 24, 2009

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Gang violence increase feared (El Paso, TX): The deadly stompings, gunplay and street fighting that claimed the lives of three teenagers became the focus of three separate murder trials last week.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: August 24, 2009

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Franklin, Pennington at D.C. summit on gangs (Washington, DC): Crime is down and gang-related arrests are up. But Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin acknowledged Monday that metro Atlanta’s gang problems are still growing and that the city needs to do more to address social and economic problems that often lead to gang activity.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: August 24, 2009

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Specific numbers on gangs sketchy (Atlanta, GA): Jesus Cintron went to Anderson Park to get beat down by his Blood brothers. The 27-year-old man had violated a gang code: He wanted out after the gang shot his friend.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: August 23, 2009

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Gang activity seems down this summer (Bismarck, ND): Though gang-related assaults, robberies and other crimes have cropped up in recent years in Bismarck, gang activity seems to have slowed down this summer.
Source: The Bismarck Tribune    Date: August 23, 2009

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Man slain in Joliet ambush (Joliet, IL): A Joliet man was killed in a reported gang ambush Thursday night. At 9:41 p.m., Marcus D. Johnson, 20, was riding in the back of a brown Buick heading south in the 100 block of Ottawa Street when the attack occurred.
Source: The Herald News    Date: August 22, 2009

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Gangs an increasing problem for Northwest tribes (Pendleton, OR): When rival street gangs showed up at a Pendleton Round-Up dance looking for a fight, Umatilla County Sheriff John Trumbo let them come in but told them to "get rid of the gang colors and turn your hats around."
Source: The Oregonian    Date: August 22, 2009

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HPD searching for suspected gang member (Houston, TX): Local, state and federal authorities have moved their manhunt to the Houston area for a 27-year-old former U.S. Marine and suspected gunman in a drug-related shooting in Waller County on Thursday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: August 22, 2009

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43 Mexican cartel members indicted (Washington, DC): The Justice Department on Thursday announced the indictments of 43 leaders, members and associates of Mexican drug cartels, including a cartel leader who appeared this year on Forbes magazine's list of billionaires.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: August 21, 2009

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Five more boys, ages 12 to 16, charged in gang-related Iowa City incident (Des Moines, IA): A total of eight Iowa City minors, ranging in age from 12 to 16, have been arrested following an Aug. 5 incident where several shots were fired on the city's southeast side, according to Iowa City police.
Source: The Des Moines Register    Date: August 21, 2009

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San Bernardino County district attorney to present anti-gang strategies in D.C. (San Bernardino County, CA): San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos will present his agency's anti-gang strategies to a gathering of officials Monday in the nation's capital.
Source: The Sun    Date: August 21, 2009

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