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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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L.A. gets hi-tech gear for gang crackdown (Los Angeles, CA): The city of L.A. is getting some high tech-help fighting gangs in Baldwin Village and the Crenshaw District. Target is donating a $250,000 so police can buy surveillance cameras and license-plate readers to use in the area.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: January 9, 2009

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Suspected 'Grimmie Gang' leader arrested in Atlanta (Cincinnati, OH): A suspected Tri-state gang member wanted for more than two years was arrested Wednesday in Atlanta.
Source: MSNBC WLWT     Date: January 9, 2009

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Yes, gangs are here (Bullhead City, AZ): Avoid denial of local gang activity. That was the message sent to the public at the first meeting of Police and Citizens Together for 2009.
Source: The Daily News    Date: January 9, 2009

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Four teenagers are charged in shooting at Wheaton Mall (Montgomery County, MD): The teenagers weren't thinking about last-minute holiday purchases when they pulled into the Montgomery County shopping mall two days before Christmas. Instead, one of the teens later told police, the group went to the crowded mall to randomly shoot someone.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: January 8, 2009

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Brunswick County gang busters ask for funds (Bolivia, NC): The Brunswick County District Attorney's Office wants a grant from the state to help refine relatively new efforts that one official said have already dulled the growth of local gang activity.
Source: The Sun News    Date: January 8, 2009

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District Attorney heads up gang sweep (Bakersfield, CA): They're called the shot callers and they were the targets of a sweep Thursday in Bakersfield.
Source: KGET 17 News    Date: January 8, 2009

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Cops stage pre-dawn raid on Crips gangs (Bakersfield, CA): The toughest gangs in Bakersfield were probably hunkered down Thursday, their criminal plans on hold, thanks to a pre-dawn raid by dozens of officers.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: January 8, 2009

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L.A. County supervisors approve anti-gang pilot program (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles County supervisors on Tuesday approved a multiagency pilot program to combat gang activity in four targeted communities -- Duarte-Monrovia, Florence-Firestone, Harbor Gateway and Pacoima.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 7, 2009

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Bruning joins anti-gang push (Lincoln, NE): Ways to reduce gang violence will get a full hearing this year in the Nebraska Legislature. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning on Tuesday joined Omaha mayoral candidates and at least one state senator in unveiling a proposal to combat gang-related crimes.
Source: Wahoo Newspaper    Date: January 7, 2009

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Gang-loitering bill is revived (Ogden, UT): The Utah Sentencing Commission on Wednesday gave its endorsement to a revamped anti-gang loitering bill sponsored by Sen. Jon Greiner, R-Ogden, who is also the city's police chief, that is intended to give police one more tool to combat gang activity.
Source: Deseret News    Date: January 7, 2009

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Man wounded in suspected Antioch gang shooting (Antioch, CA): A man was wounded in the stomach Wednesday evening in a suspected gang-related shooting, police said.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: January 7, 2009

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Sen. Murray co-sponsors anti-gang legislation (Yakima, WA): U.S. senators introduced anti-gang legislation Tuesday and asked for $1 billion to address the nation's growing gang problem.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: January 7, 2009

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Supervisors to hear gang plan today (Los Angeles, CA): A plan to deal with gang violence will be presented to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: January 6, 2009

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Gang-related Sunnyside shooting leaves one dead, two hurt (Sunnyside, WA): It took just three days for Sunnyside police to record its first gang-related homicide of 2009.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: January 6, 2009

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New gang task force ready to take action (Yakima, WA): Using seed money from the state's anti-gang law, leaders from Yakima Valley's law enforcement agencies are creating a task force to pursue the county's most violent criminals.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: January 6, 2009

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A flamboyant leader of a Seattle street gang faces federal scrutiny (Seattle, WA): School was just getting under way in September when Ted Howard, the principal at Garfield High, noticed a disturbing thing: Dozens of his students were congregating outside the building, jockeying for a chance to shake hands with a young man lurking across the street.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: January 6, 2009

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A flamboyant leader of a Seattle street gang faces federal scrutiny (Seattle, WA): School was just getting under way in September when Ted Howard, the principal at Garfield High, noticed a disturbing thing: Dozens of his students were congregating outside the building, jockeying for a chance to shake hands with a young man lurking across the street.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: January 6, 2009

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Redwood City teen fatally stabbed in street attack (Redwood City, CA): Redwood City police are hoping any possible witnesses will provide information after a teenage boy was stabbed to death in a gang-related incident over the weekend.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: January 5, 2009

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Couple recognized for efforts to combat gang activity (Loudonville, OH): In the 50s musical, "West Side Story," it was the Jets and the Sharks, warring for control of their turf in Manhattan.
Source: Ashland Times-Gazette    Date: January 5, 2009

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Corrections can do more to fight gangs (Yakima, WA): Efforts to combat gang activity have ramped up with gang crime across the state in recent years. State lawmakers took notice of the problem last year, approving $750,000 to help law enforcement agencies target gangs and combat graffiti.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: January 5, 2009

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