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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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Reputed Bacliff gang members facing drug charges (Houston, TX): Jason James Ruppert was barely a teenager when federal officials say he became one of six founding members of a drug-dealing gang on Galveston County's north side.
Source: The Houston Chronicle    Date: May 21, 2008

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Gang activity prompts local meeting (Del Norte County, CA): Eileen Myster was in a juvenile court proceeding a couple months ago when she realized something needed to be done to raise gang awareness in the community.
Source: The Daily Triplicate     Date: May 21, 2008

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Judge OKs language in gang court order (Ventura County, CA): A judge this week approved new language in a court order that imposes a curfew on the Colonia Chiques criminal street gang.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: May 21, 2008

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Anti-gang efforts in schools need funding, task force told (Yakima, WA): Those involved in the fight against youth gangs in Yakima Valley schools know they must offer current and prospective gang members a better option -- help with school, more parent involvement, incentives to avoid the street life.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: May 21, 2008

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FBI: Gang 'dropouts' pose threat (Salinas, CA): The FBI has warned law enforcement agencies that two groups of ex-Norteño gang members gaining strength in the prison system could spur more violence in Monterey County and elsewhere in Northern California.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: May 21, 2008

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NC Senate committee approves measures targeting gangs (North Carolina): Satisfying the desires of the leading candidates for governor, the Senate moved Tuesday toward strengthening the state's anti-gang laws while also boosting gang prevention programs.
Source: Times-News    Date: May 20, 2008

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York turns anti-gang initiative to elementary schools (York, PA): Some York City children are being recruited into street gangs at such a young age that police are planning to take their anti-gang education to elementary schools next year.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: May 20, 2008

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New reward targets gang graffiti in Fort Worth (Fort Worth, TX): Graffiti has surged in Fort Worth, and so has the amount of reward money for tips leading to the arrest of those responsible for it.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram    Date: May 20, 2008

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Two teens charged in Aurora shooting incident (Aurora, IL): Two teens have been charged in a gang-related shooting near East Aurora High School, where police stepped up patrols Tuesday after a 15-year-old girl escaped injury, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 20, 2008

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Police: Gang member stabs pregnant woman (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City police are looking for a gang member who allegedly stabbed a pregnant woman outside a Cricket store on Monday.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: May 20, 2008

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Manatee a pioneer in gang prosecution (Manatee County, FL): With neighbors and innocent passersby dodging bullets, law enforcement said it was only a matter of time until someone got hurt by the crossfire of gang-related, drive-by shootings that were plaguing many county neighborhoods two years ago.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: May 19, 2008

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Gang shooting & drive-by in Toppenish (Toppenish, WA): Sade Malloy, Action News says, "To put into perspective how many shootings have happened here on the 600 block of East First Avenue, I was here on Thursday doing a story about the brown house because it had been shot at three times in five days in drive-by shootings.
Source: c    Date: May 18, 2008

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16-year-old arrested for gang-related shooting (Fairfield, CA): A 16-year-old boy was arrested Sunday for allegedly shooting and injuring another teenager and a 20-year-old man in Fairfield early this morning and the incident appears to be gang-related, according to the Police Department.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: May 18, 2008

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Law used to stifle gang activity in Lynchburg (Lynchburg, VA): Prosecutors in the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office are increasingly using a 2000 law to crack down on members of at least 16 gangs identified in Lynchburg.
Source: The News & Advance    Date: May 17, 2008

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Four teens arrested in gang inquiry (Keizer, OR): Four teens were arrested in connection with a gang-related investigation in Keizer, police said. About 4 a.m. Friday, a resident called police to report several teens spraying gang-related graffiti in a southeast Keizer neighborhood, Keizer Police Sgt. Lance Inman said.
Source: Statesman Journal    Date: May 17, 2008

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Cities to start anti-gang program (Hopewell, MI): In 1983, M.T. Thompson Jr. believed there could be a problem with gangs in the city where he lived. "When I first raised the issue in 1983, people denied that we had gangs," said Thompson, a judge for the 70th District Court in Saginaw, Mich.
Source: The Progress-Index    Date: May 16, 2008

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Police detail gang bust (San Jose, CA): More than a dozen suspected members of a ruthless Norteño street gang allegedly responsible for four murders, several attempted murders and assaults in San Jose are behind bars, the result of a 1 1/2-year police investigation.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: May 16, 2008

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FBI arrests more than 30 in gang crackdown (Springfield, MA): An FBI gang task force arrested more than 30 suspected members or affiliates of the La Familia street gang in Springfield and Holyoke this morning.
Source: The Republican    Date: May 16, 2008

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Gangs gaining foothold in Klamath Falls, Ore. (Klamath Falls, OR): Graffiti spray painted on walls and quickly repainted with a rival gang's colors suggests a growing gang foothold in Klamath Falls.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: May 15, 2008

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Ban on gang activity at schools passes state Senate (Nashville, TN): The Senate passed a proposal that seeks to prohibit gang activity at high schools in Tennessee.
Source: The Leaf-Chronicle    Date: May 15, 2008

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