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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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Huge Mexican heroin ring raided (Los Angeles, CA): Federal and local law enforcement officers raided 38 locations across Southern California today as part of a crackdown on a huge drug ring allegedly run by a family based in Mexico and East Los Angeles that distributed heroin to street gangs across the region.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 24, 2009

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Gang shooting leaves innocent man dead (Phoenix, AZ): Police on Tuesday said an innocent man suffered a fatal gunshot wound during a midday gang shooting in south Phoenix.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: March 24, 2009

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Five arrested during gang probes (Ventura County, CA): Several people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, robbery and firearm offenses during investigations of gang-related crimes in the Oxnard and Piru areas, the Sheriff’s Department said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: March 23, 2009

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Prosser anti-gang group combines outreach, response (Prosser, WA): All it took was a rash of graffiti, and the writing was on the wall. Prosser had a gang problem. Residents, city officials and school district personnel decided to strike back a little more than a year ago by forming an anti-gang task force.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: March 23, 2009

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Portland cops on gang alert during spring break (Portland, OR): The Portland Police Bureau is keeping a close eye on gang activity during spring break following a pair of fights at the Lloyd Center mall.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: March 23, 2009

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Shootings may be gang-related (Lynchburg, VA): There's new information in two weekend shootings in Lynchburg. Police say both of them may be gang related, because many of the names they're getting are known gang members.
Source: WSET 13 News    Date: March 23, 2009

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Shotgun shooting believed to be gang-related (Orange, CA): Three suspected gang members from Orange were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder early Monday after deputies say they beat up a 17-year-old boy and shot him with a shotgun early Monday morning in the El Modena area, authorities said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: March 23, 2009

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Bloods gang members caught with guns in Stafford (Stafford, NJ): Two men, later identified as members of the Bloods street gang, were arrested Sunday after a resident of the Ocean Acres section called police on their behalf after denying their request to come inside his home and use the phone, police said.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: March 23, 2009

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Police use personal touch to address Livermore's growing gang troubles (Livermore, CA): Officer Al Grajeda did one more thing after arresting a teenage gang member for violating his probation. He got on his cell phone and called the kid's mother.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: March 22, 2009

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Hampton Roads police forces to combine to fight gangs (Newport News, VA): Police officers from as far away as Virginia Beach would be drafted into gang-busting operations in Newport News as "surge" tactics are used to fight organized crime, according to senior officers.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: March 22, 2009

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One killed, one injured in Watsonville attacks (Watsonville, CA): A 19-year-old Hollister man was shot to death while playing basketball in a residential park in Watsonville on Saturday, the city's second shooting of the day, according to police.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: March 22, 2009

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Providence youth groups link up to end violence on their streets (Providence, RI): At a time when gang violence and rumors of gang retribution dominate local teenagers’ conversations on My-Space and Twitter, a group of teenagers has joined together to transform a message of hate into one of hope.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: March 22, 2009

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Four charged with gang assault (Ballston Spa, NY): Four people are charged with gang assault in the stabbing of a man on Tuesday, police said Saturday.
Source: Times Union    Date: March 22, 2009

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Cops battle new hybrid gangs (Washington, DC) : Law enforcement officers from communities unaffected by gangs until the 1980s or early 1990s often find themselves scrambling to obtain training relevant to what are called hybrid youth gangs in the 21st century.
Source: American Daily Review    Date: March 22, 2009

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Game Over force makes 223 arrests (Brevard County, FL): During its first year, a multi-agency task force led by the Brevard County Sheriff's Office made 223 arrests, which officials say put a dent into local gangs such as the Black Flag Mafia, the Gangsta Disciples, the E.G. Boyz and the Cold Side Posse.
Source: Florida Today    Date: March 22, 2009

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San Pablo program dramatically cuts graffiti (San Pablo, CA): Squirrels chatter from sun-dappled pines above Wildcat Creek, adding color and motion to the shady spots below on a quiet weekday morning in Davis Park.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: March 21, 2009

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Police try to track gang members' changing styles (Los Angeles, CA): As the city of Los Angeles continues to ratchet up its fight against gangs, some gang members are trying to escape the attention of patrolling police officers.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: March 21, 2009

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Violent MS-13 gang has spread itself across U.S. (New York, NY): MS-13, or La Mara Salvatrucha, is a violent street gang that originated among Salvadoran immigrants in Los Angeles in the 1980s.
Source: Newsday    Date: March 20, 2009

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Bloods gang to be target of injunction (El Paso, TX): A court injunction targeting a street gang in Northeast El Paso by prohibiting members from gathering, throwing gang signs and using cell phones will be requested Friday, officials said.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: March 20, 2009

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North Bay woman stabbed in girl gang fight (Santa Rosa, CA): Santa Rosa police today are investigating the stabbing of a 19-year-old local girl that occurred Thursday afternoon following a fight between four teenage girls at a park in the city.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: March 20, 2009

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