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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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Council rejects Fenty's anti-gang measure (Washington, DC): The D.C. Council rejected a proposal yesterday that would have made it easier to arrest and detain suspected gang members, gutting a key provision of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's strategy to fight crime.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: June 17, 2009

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Community meeting identifies local gang issue (Walton County, GA): Throughout the county, local youth are faced with the seduction of gangs — a criminal family that offers acceptance and financial gain to lonely, struggling teens.
Source: The Walton Tribune    Date: June 17, 2009

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Azteca gang in disarray, officials say (El Paso, TX): Some high-ranking members of the Barrio Azteca gang have quit, an indication that notorious gang is in disarray after repeated crackdowns by law enforcement, El Paso County sheriff's gang intelligence officers said Tuesday.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News    Date: June 17, 2009

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11 purported Middlesex gang members arrested on drug and weapons charges (Middlesex, NJ): A four-month investigation into street gangs in Middlesex County has led to the arrest of 11 men, including members of the Bloods and the Latin Kings, according to Middlesex County prosecutor Bruce Kaplan.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: June 17, 2009

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Anti-gang proviso draws support but also raises concerns (Washington, DC): The D.C. Council is set to vote today on a broad crime bill that includes a new legal mechanism for combating gangs, one that proponents say has been effective in other cities but that critics warn could infringe on people's liberties.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: June 16, 2009

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Girls caught writing gang graffiti, but not booked (Seattle, WA): About 10 p.m. Thursday, police stopped three young girls after seeing one in the group write graffiti on an apartment in the 800 block of South Cloverdale Street.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: June 16, 2009

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Watsonville teen shot in suspected gang-related drive-by (Watsonville, CA): A teenager with gang ties was shot Monday night while riding his bike in a neighborhood already rife with gang violence. The 18-year-old was on his way home around 11:30 p.m. when a small, dark car pulled alongside him on Herman Avenue and someone fired several rounds from a handgun at him, police reported.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: June 16, 2009

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Yakima police crack down on gangs (Yakima, WA): Yakima police have temporarily reassigned 20 officers to crack down on gang violence, following two recent shootings that injured innocent bystanders.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: June 16, 2009

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18th Street gang members arrested on racketeering charges (Los Angeles, CA): About a dozen 18th Street gang members and an attorney who allegedly served as an intermediary between the gang and the Mexican Mafia were arrested early this morning by federal agents and local police, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the case.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 16, 2009

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Firearm seizures and gang activity on the rise (Madison, WI): When Deandre Bernard, 16, allegedly gunned down 17-year-old Karamee Collins on June 9, he reportedly used a .22-caliber handgun that had been stolen from a residence that same day.
Source: The Capital Times    Date: June 16, 2009

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LA city attorney seeks gang injunction at school (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles' top prosecutor has asked for a gang injunction to restrict the activities of four gangs around a high school.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: June 16, 2009

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Feds unseal indictment against LA street gang (Los Angeles, CA): A clique of the 18th Street gang for years terrorized a neighborhood west of downtown and ran a campaign of violence and extortion that included the murder of a 3-week-old baby, federal prosecutors charged in an indictment unsealed Tuesday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: June 16, 2009

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Gang Infighting: When members attack each other, bystanders often pay (Modesto, CA): It's not just turf wars between rival gangs that lead to violence anymore: Stanislaus County law enforcement officials say they are seeing more fights between members of the same gang.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: June 15, 2009

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Fresno gang sweep follows fatal shooting (Fresno, CA): Police officers completed an anti-gang operation in southwest Fresno Sunday that was launched after a shooting Thursday that left two men dead.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: June 15, 2009

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Baptism in Bronx marred by gang shooting that critically wounds teen (Bronx, NY): A Bronx baptism turned into holy hell Sunday when gang thugs opened fire, critically wounding a teen and sending scores of revelers diving for cover, cops said.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: June 15, 2009

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Salinas man stabbed leaving for work (Salinas, CA): A 21-year-old Salinas man leaving for work was stabbed this morning after four males drove up and challenged him about a gang affiliation, police said.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: June 15, 2009

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Gangs battle at birthday party (Bridgeport, CT): Gunfire erupted at an East Side church hall during a birthday party Friday night as gangs from opposite sides of the city squared off, police said.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: June 15, 2009

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Arundel residents pleased with crackdown on crime (Anne Arundel County, MD): North County residents say they are pleased with the recent monthlong crackdown on crime in the area where Brooklyn Park abuts Baltimore.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: June 14, 2009

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Proposed Springfield bylaw targets street gang recruitment (Springfield, MA): Neighborhood meetings will be held across the city to discuss a proposed ordinance aimed at combating gang recruitment.
Source: The Republican    Date: June 14, 2009

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Shots fired at hotel as gang members brawl (Carlsbad, CA): Shots were fired into the Marriott Resident Inn in Carlsbad when a fight broke out at a party there early Saturday morning, police said. No one was hit by the gunfire.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: June 13, 2009

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