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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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Investigation nets 30 immigrants with suspected gang ties (Wilmington, DE): Officials from the U.S. Attorney’s office and ICE announced today the results of a four-month anti-gang effort that has resulted in the arrests of 12 undocumented immigrants in Delaware with suspected gang ties including one who was a professed member of the notorious MS-13 transnational gang.
Source: The News Journal    Date: March 9, 2007

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Governor, lawmakers discuss gang reform (Sacramento, CA): Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wants a statewide "big meeting" to map out a plan to combat criminal gangs while lawmakers are introducing bills to crack down on their members.
Source: The Desert Sun    Date: March 9, 2007

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Four teens charged with murder (Richland County, SC): Four teenagers have been arrested in connection with a gang-related drive-by shooting Tuesday evening in the Newcastle subdivision that left an 18-year-old Columbia man dead.
Source: The State    Date: March 9, 2007

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Gang injunction backed for two areas (Port Hueneme, CA): Port Hueneme police will keep working toward a gang injunction in two of the city's neighborhoods after their efforts earned the City Council's blessing Wednesday night.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: March 9, 2007

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Police boost street presence (Salinas, CA): A day after the city's third killing of the year, Salinas' top law enforcement officials announced they will step up policing efforts in the neighborhoods that have seen a spike in violence.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: March 9, 2007

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DeKalb triples anti-gang unit size (DeKalb, GA): DeKalb Police Chief Terrell Bolton announced a crackdown on youth violence Wednesday and warned parents they will be held accountable if their kids break curfew, skip school or act up at malls.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: March 8, 2007

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Gang ties prevalent in slaying (Saginaw, MI): Prosecutors charged one man with murder as police look for at least two others in the Buena Vista Township shooting death of a toddler.
Source: The Saginaw News    Date: March 8, 2007

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City dealing with multiple gang shootings (Wichita Falls, TX): Violence erupted in the Wichita Falls VC Safety Zone yesterday between two gangs, and several police officers were caught in the crossfire.
Source: KFDX 3 News    Date: March 8, 2007

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Los Angeles tackles persistent gang problem (Los Angeles, CA): Gangs mark their turf with graffiti, warning rivals to stay out. The groups thrive in parts of Los Angeles that are mired in poverty, mostly African-American and immigrant neighborhoods.
Source: Voice of America    Date: March 8, 2007

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NC launches statewide gang database (Raleigh, NC): North Carolina is going high tech to crackdown on high gang numbers. Bladen County Sheriff Steve Bunn sits on the Governor's Crime Commission and heads up initiatives like Gangnet.
Source: News 14 Carolina    Date: March 8, 2007

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Summit seeks to curb gangs (Contra Costa County, CA): The murder of a Concord teen earlier this year has sparked a serious community effort to curb gang involvement and violence.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: March 8, 2007

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Police battle gang feud (Kansas City, KS): Kansas City police are trying to disrupt a feud that sparked a fatal drive-by shooting Monday and four retaliatory shootings Tuesday and Wednesday.
Source: Kansas City Star    Date: March 8, 2007

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Bradshaw urges passage of anti-gang measure (Tallahassee, FL): Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw doesn't want to hear about cutting taxes or a budget problem when he's trying to get gangs off the streets.
Source: The Palm Beach Post    Date: March 8, 2007

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Police: Gangs to blame for rise in assaults (Manitowoc, WI): The number of assaults reported in Manitowoc County saw a 170 percent increase from 2005 to 2006, and local police and other leaders think they know where to place the blame — gangs.
Source: Herald Times Reporter    Date: March 8, 2007

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City forbids suspected gang members from meeting in public (Escondido, CA): Police served dozens of suspected gang members with court orders forbidding them to congregate in public spaces, flash gang signs or wear certain clothes.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: March 7, 2007

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Proposals designed to crack down on growing gang violence (Tallahassee, FL): County authorities picked up lawmakers' support Wednesday in a bid to crack down on growing gang violence across Florida.
Source: The Ledger    Date: March 7, 2007

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Lawmakers pushing gang measures (Indiana): Indiana lawmakers are trying to get tougher on gangs. They've proposed a bill that changes the definition of a gang to a group of 3, instead of 5.
Source: South Bend Tribune    Date: March 7, 2007

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Bill targets gang leaders (Maryland): Some state lawmakers questioned yesterday whether a proposal to bolster the powers of prosecutors to pursue violent gang members was necessary and voiced fears that it would unfairly target people who hadn't committed crimes.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: March 7, 2007

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Hueneme police will ask city to seek gang injunction (Port Hueneme, CA): Buoyed by the apparent success of Oxnard's two gang injunctions, Port Hueneme police will ask the City Council tonight to pursue an injunction targeting two neighborhoods in their city.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: March 7, 2007

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Gang members, allies beware: Tougher laws target activity (Bakersfield, CA): Think twice. That's the message Supervising Deputy District Attorney Michael J. Vendrasco is sharing with anyone who's thinking of joining a gang or even trying to help a gang member.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian     Date: March 7, 2007

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