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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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Gang leader sentenced to 15 years in prison (Trenton, NJ): The leader of the Gangster Killer Bloods faction of Trenton's violent Bloods street gang was sentenced Monday to 15 years in federal prison for his role in a large-scale drug distribution ring, U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie announced.
Source: The Times    Date: September 24, 2008

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Civil injunction targets Colton gang (San Bernardino, CA): A judge on Wednesday granted a preliminary injunction against the Colton City Crips gang, legally banishing them from an apartment complex authorities claim has long hosted their drug sales operation.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: September 24, 2008

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Two teens injured in Lynn shooting (Lynn, MA): Two teenagers were injured yesterday in what police called a gang-related shooting in a neighborhood that has been plagued by violence this year.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 23, 2008

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Police say shooting doesn't mean rising gang violence (El Paso, TX): Police said Monday that Sunday's early morning gang-related shooting at a popular East Side nightclub is not an indication that gang violence is on the rise.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: September 23, 2008

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Man charged with gang activity (Wytheville, VA): Street gangs in Wytheville? Although they’re not releasing many details about their ongoing investigation, town and county police have placed 22 charges against a Wytheville man they say was involved in a violent gang hazing incident that injured at least seven juvenile males between ages 12 and 17.
Source: Wytheville Enterprise    Date: September 23, 2008

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Two men accused of beating an Ocala police officer (Ocala, FL): Two suspected gang members who are accused of beating an Ocala police officer over the weekend were arrested by Marion County sheriff’s detectives Monday night and charged with battery on a law enforcement officer, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.
Source: Ocala Star-Banner    Date: September 23, 2008

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Teen faces nine felonies in shooting (Columbus, NE): Columbus Investigator Greg Sealock said a 16-year-old boy was wearing a bandana to conceal his face when he rolled down the window of his car and fired four shotgun blasts into a crowd of teens in an Aug. 19 drive-by shooting at a local mobile home park.
Source: Columbus Telegram    Date: September 23, 2008

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Novato woman, 20, held on drug, weapon, gang claims (Novato, CA): A 20-year-old Novato woman was arrested after county drug investigators searched her home on a warrant and found 250 tablets of Ecstasy, an assault weapon with a silencer, a revolver, Norteno gang paraphernalia and cocaine, a task force supervisor said.
Source: Marin Independent Journal    Date: September 23, 2008

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Suspected Oakland gang member charged in fatal shooting (Oakland, CA): A suspected member of a West Oakland drug gang is scheduled to enter a plea today to felony charges he fatally shot an innocent bystander March 31 during a failed attempt to kill a rival, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Alameda Times-Star    Date: September 23, 2008

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Haverhill receives $100,000 to keep gangs from erupting again (Haverhill, MA): In the summer of 2005, it was the talk of the city — street gangs and the fear they were putting into neighbors. Members of warring gangs were shooting bullets at each other in the Acre and Arlington Street neighborhoods.
Source: Eagle-Tribune    Date: September 22, 2008

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Judge's OK expected on gang injunction (Los Angeles, CA): By next month, almost 20 percent of Los Angeles could be covered by gang injunctions, making it by far the most restrictive city nationwide for gang members and their associates.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: September 22, 2008

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Two die in separate shootings in SB (San Bernardino, CA): Two men, an 18-year-old and one 42, were shot and killed in separate incidents over the weekend on the city's Westside.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: September 22, 2008

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Former gang 'queen' hopes to save young lives (Chicago, IL): Chicago street gangs pose a threat to law abiding citizens all over our city. So why do they thrive? Money? Drugs? Prestige? According to one high-ranking former gang member, it provides the family many of these young kids don't have.
Source: CBS 2 Chicago    Date: September 22, 2008

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Anti-gang efforts to target San Jose's young women and kids as young as 6 (San Jose, CA): With violent crime rising in what was once dubbed America's Safest Big City, San Jose officials Tuesday will consider an updated long-term strategy for combating street gangs that includes reaching out to young women and to children as early as first grade.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: September 21, 2008

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Residents, police differ on influence of gangs (Macon, GA): Many residents in south Macon's Village Green neighborhood say they live inside a gang zone. Day and night, teenage gangbangers stand at street corners and in front of certain houses, pacing up and down the road selling drugs, residents say.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: September 21, 2008

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Rising gang violence prompts tough standards on students' attire (Salinas, CA): The superintendent of the Soledad Unified School District is a proud alumnus of Fresno State University, but he won't be seen wearing his old college baseball cap on a school campus because it doesn't fit with the district's student dress code.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: September 21, 2008

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Four arrested in gang-related shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities say four people were arrested Saturday in the shooting of two teenagers after a high school football game in an unincorporated part of South Los Angeles.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: September 21, 2008

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Getting a grip on gangs (Sharon, PA): The Shenango Valley may not need a root canal yet, but it’s definitely got a toothache. That’s how Sharon schools Superintendent John Sarandrea describes the local gang problem.
Source: The Herald    Date: September 20, 2008

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Dade plans talks on dealing with rising gang violence (Dade County, FL): Miami-Dade County officials on Friday announced plans to meet with U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta at the end of September to discuss the escalation of gang violence in South Florida.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: September 20, 2008

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Schools buy security equipment with grant (Augusta, GA): Richmond County is taking significant steps toward securing schools and curbing gang violence in its hallways.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle    Date: September 20, 2008

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