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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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New law lets cities create gang-free zones, but few are using it (Ogden, UT): A new law enabling cities to designate gang-free zones --- giving police the authority to disperse suspected gang members loitering in certain locations -- took effect this month.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: May 23, 2009

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Cops take on street gangs (Glassboro, NJ): Images of scowling young men posing for the camera while flashing gang symbols with their hands flicked across a screen at Glassboro Borough Hall.
Source: Courier-Post    Date: May 23, 2009

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Three wounded in gang-related shooting in Tacoma (Tacoma, WA): Three men were shot in Tacoma late Friday after being confronted by another man while walking along a street and are in stable condition in local hospitals, Tacoma police reported.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: May 23, 2009

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14 arrested in raid on Chester gang (Chester, PA): They went by the street names "EZ," "Banks," "Shady," and "La-La," and carried loaded semiautomatic weapons. The circuitous streets where they peddled crack and other drugs were sometimes referred to as the "Circle of Death."
Source: The Inquirer    Date: May 22, 2009

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Action pledged on gang problems in state prisons (New Jersey): The Department of Corrections says it is "dealing proactively" with gangs in prisons, part of its response to criticism from the State Commission of Investigation.
Source: Herald News    Date: May 22, 2009

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Gang fight at strawberry festival? (Oceanport, NJ): A large fight that police claim is likely tied to gang activity forced the early closure of the annual Strawberry Fair Thursday night.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: May 22, 2009

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Alleged Ahwatukee gang members face robbery, assault charges (Phoenix, AZ): Three Ahwatukee men and two teenagers that Phoenix police are calling gang members have been arrested and are in custody facing multiple charges.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: May 22, 2009

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Racism's role in LA gang case rekindles debate (Los Angeles, CA): Federal prosecutors called their sweeping indictment of the Varrio Hawaiian Gardens gang the biggest takedown of its kind in U.S. history.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: May 22, 2009

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Lawmakers pass bill targeting gang violence (Lincoln, NE): Omaha Mayor-elect Jim Suttle plans to use state and local funds made available for anti-gang initiatives through a bill given final approval Thursday by the Legislature.
Source: Omaha World-Herald    Date: May 22, 2009

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SoCal gang members indicted in racist shootings (Los Angeles, CA): Federal racketeering indictments unsealed Thursday charge that a Latino street gang has waged a racist campaign to eliminate black people from a Southern California city through attempted murders and other crimes.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: May 21, 2009

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Gang Strike Force shut down after audit finds $18,000, 13 cars missing (St. Paul, MN): The Metro Gang Strike Force suspended operations on Wednesday night, less than 12 hours after the Minnesota Legislative Auditor's office issued a report saying that it could not account for at least $18,126 in cash and 13 vehicles that had been seized by Strike Force officers.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: May 21, 2009

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Indictment targets violent street gang (Los Angeles, CA): Federal authorities on Thursday accused a Los Angeles County street gang of a litany of crimes, including the murder of a sheriff's deputy and racially motivated attacks designed to drive blacks from their town.
Source: Deseret News    Date: May 21, 2009

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Juveniles linked to 2nd robbery of store (Beech Island, SC): Police think two juveniles involved in the Saturday night holdup of a Beech Island convenience store returned Wednesday morning and robbed it again.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: May 21, 2009

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Neb. lawmakers pass legislation on gang violence (Lincoln, NE): Nebraska lawmakers have passed a bill that brings stiffer penalties meant to reduce gang violence.
Source: KMEG 14 News    Date: May 21, 2009

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Knife fighter hospitalized in Provo gang feud (Provo, UT): A gang-related fight in Provo sent a man who was stabbed to the hospital on Wednesday, police said. Two men were arrested.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: May 21, 2009

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Police to track gang crime differently (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City police have redefined what they will consider to be gang-involved crime -- a move that coincides with research on three years worth of crime to determine how many gangsters are breaking the law.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: May 20, 2009

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Ex-gang members unite: 'You don't have to kill your neighbors' (Los Angeles, CA): Rudolpho Marquez, Richard Reyes and Cesar Cruz make for a most unlikely car pool. They are all former gang rivals who have spent hard time in prison. But they've put the past behind them for common goals: jobs and their families.
Source: CNN    Date: May 20, 2009

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Authorities link second incident to Fairbanks gangs (Fairbanks, AK): Authorities say a second incident last weekend is connected to an ongoing feud between rival street gangs in Fairbanks.
Source: Daily News-Miner    Date: May 20, 2009

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'Brazen' attacks can be sign of gangs (Nashville, TN): A shooting at a high school graduation may be shocking to the public, but in the gang world gun-wielding violence at high-profile events is not uncommon, says a community activist and former gang member.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: May 20, 2009

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A new approach to gang violence includes a multiple-choice test (Los Angeles, CA): In more than 40 years of studying this city's street gangs as a social psychologist, Malcolm Klein says his home was burglarized nine times.
Source: The Wall Street Journal    Date: May 20, 2009

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