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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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Gangbangers fighting near Seattle middle school (Seattle, WA): Two Seattle Police reports last Friday document an apparent gang rivalry playing out near Meany Middle School.
Source: KING 5 News    Date: February 14, 2008

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Bank robbery suspects in gang? (Mobile, AL): Two men who robbed a Wachovia Bank on Wednesday are believed to be members of a gang known for its violent "takeover-style" robberies, according to an FBI spokesman.
Source: Press-Register    Date: February 14, 2008

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Police report says 67 street gangs are active in Norfolk (Norfolk, VA): Alleged leaders of the Bounty Hunter Bloods, which authorities said is a violent street gang operating out of city neighborhoods, were charged in a federal racketeering indictment unsealed Tuesday.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: February 13, 2008

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Police departments in Pierce County battle gangs with team approach (Tacoma, WA): Last year, the Tacoma Police Department gang unit arrested 1,193 people, collected 65 guns, confiscated $78,560 in cash and took hundreds of grams and pills of illicit drugs off the street.
Source: The News Tribune    Date: February 13, 2008

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SPD Gang Unit: We need help (Seattle, WA): A recent spike in deadly gang violence in the city has led the Seattle Police Department gang unit to ask all officers for help, according to an internal police e-mail obtained by KING 5 News.
Source: KING 5 News    Date: February 13, 2008

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Rules set for anti-gang programs (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles City Council approved a plan Wednesday to strengthen anti-gang initiatives, deciding certain benchmarks must be met for programs to keep their funding.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: February 13, 2008

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Police find crack cocaine, revolver in child's backpack (Merced, CA): Behind a box of diapers in a small closet was a Winnie the Pooh backpack. But instead of the childish toys one would normally expect, the backpack contained 17 grams of crack cocaine and a .22-caliber eight-shot revolver.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 12, 2008

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Westbury students' slayings prompt call to action (Houston, TX): The recent slayings of two Westbury High School students spurred police, church leaders and school officials on Tuesday to pledge a joint effort against gang violence in that southwest Houston neighborhood.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: February 12, 2008

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Laws allow Thomas to get tough on gangs (Mesa, AZ): Armed with new laws, Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is ready to lockup gang members for a long time along with those who associate with gangs.
Source: KPHO 5 News    Date: February 11, 2008

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Schools trying to save gang members one by one (Pittsburgh, PA): With a $1.1 million federal grant, the Pittsburgh Public Schools and a handful of partners are trying to save East End gang members -- one at a time.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    Date: February 11, 2008

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Surge in gang violence worries Portland police (Portland, OR): A teenage boy was shot Sunday night in Northeast Portland in what police say is an ongoing spike in gang-related shootings and gang activity in the city.
Source: KATU 2 News    Date: February 11, 2008

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Cops bust gang meeting in Clove Lakes Park (Staten Island, NY): The message sent by the NYPD was clear: Clove Lakes Park belongs to the people -- not the gangs.
Source: Staten Island Advance    Date: February 11, 2008

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Gang case prompts tight security at courthouse (Palm Beach County, FL): The cases of 10 suspected gang members recently indicted by a statewide grand jury are just beginning to wind their way through the criminal system, but already their prosecution is presenting some uncommon logistical challenges at the Palm Beach County Courthouse.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: February 11, 2008

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Seven caught after mall stabbing (Modesto, CA): A 19-year-old Modesto man is in critical condition after being stabbed Sunday afternoon in what appears to have been a gang-related fight at Vintage Faire Mall, police said.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: February 11, 2008

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Graffiti changing look of Loudoun (Loudoun County, VA): A tot lot in Ashburn. A school door in Sterling. A community clubhouse wall in Dulles. All have been hit with graffiti in recent weeks, a growing nuisance in Loudoun County.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: February 10, 2008

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Mexican Mafia's root runs deep in San Gabriel Valley (San Gabriel Valley, CA): Ralph "Perico" Rocha and Rafael "Cisco" Gonzalez-Mu oz committed what is considered a mortal sin among the ranks of the dreaded Mexican Mafia prison gang: they encroached into the drug territory of a senior gang member
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: February 10, 2008

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County attorney vows to uphold tougher gang laws (Maricopa County, AZ): With new marching orders courtesy of the Arizona Legislature, the Maricopa County Attorney's Office is working harder to make sure violent gang members stay out of Valley neighborhoods, County Attorney Andrew Thomas said at a press conference Sunday afternoon.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: February 10, 2008

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East Palo Alto: Neighborhood T-shirts mark pride or gangs? (Palo Alto, CA): The three T-shirts displayed in the front window of Naidelyn's Boutique in East Palo Alto bear the names of three city neighborhoods in the slang of local gangs that have staked them as their turf.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: February 10, 2008

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Accidental shooting in Salem apartment building raises gang concerns (Salem, MA): The shot fired Thursday night inside a Boston Street apartment building, which went through the floor and barely missed a young father in the apartment below, has rattled this working-class neighborhood on the edge of the city's McIntire Historic District.
Source: The Salem News    Date: February 9, 2008

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Man dies during gang dispute (Exeter, CA): On Friday, Brian Barajas, 18 years old, was stabbed multiple times during a confrontation between multiple rival Northern and Southern structure gang members in Exeter
Source: KSEE 24 News    Date: February 9, 2008

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