Gang-Related News Articles

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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 and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.


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Gang-related shootings in North County kill one (Oceanside, CA): Two apparently related shootings targeted a pair of 22-year-old North County gang associates overnight, killing one and seriously injuring the other, authorities said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 20, 2004

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Maryland police form gang task force (Maryland and Virginia): A task force looking at the gang problem in Montgomery and Prince George's counties says keeping kids busy is key to keeping them out of trouble.
Source: WJZ Channel 13 Eyewitness News    Date: September 20, 2004

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LA murder warning: What went down can also go up (Los Angeles, CA): After police here launched a new strategy to fight crime, they watched last year as the number of murders fell by more than 20 percent. Encouraged, Police Chief William Bratton set goals for 2004 to cut all crime by another 20 percent.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 19, 2004

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Town grieves lost coach, innocence (Benton City, WA): When two teenagers asked Bob Mars for 50 cents to make a phone call, the small-town football coach offered to let the boys use his office phone, even though he didn't know them. It was going on midnight, and he was eager to get home and catch some shuteye after his team's first win.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: September 19, 2004

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Police try to end warfare between Latino gangs (Oakland, CA): As Oakland authorities are finally reducing the city's homicide rate, a bloody feud has broken out between two Latino gangs.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: September 19, 2004

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Police probe multiple stabbings (Providence, RI): Six people, including a juvenile, were hospitalized with severe stab wounds after what the police described as a gang-related fracas at a house on Elmdale Avenue early yesterday.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: September 19, 2004

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Police studying anti-gang measure (Fall River, MA) : Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey, a former public safety consultant, called the bill a model for Fall River, New Bedford, Springfield and cities beset by gang violence.
Source: The Herald News    Date: September 19, 2004

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NC Gangland (Durham, NC): Durham, NC, is home to Duke University and its world-class medical center. Most residents consider it a good place to live. But in some neighborhoods, it's easy to find drugs, guns and young men who carry the harsh souvenirs of gang life.
Source: ABC News    Date: September 19, 2004

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Deadly tribute to gangsters (Oakland, CA): Street shrines to fallen street gangsters have become a common feature of the urban landscape. But are they an appropriate tribute to a life lost or merely an illustration of a gang's grip on a neighborhood?
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: September 19, 2004

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The changing gangster face: He's younger (Tennessee): On a Frayser football field, gang members threaten to kill a rival. Walking home from school, a Binghamton youth is jumped by gang-bangers and sent to an emergency room. Waiting for a bus in South Memphis, a girl is hit on the head with a bag of ice tossed by a suspect "known to be a member of the Crips."
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: September 19, 2004

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Glenn High students told of dangers in gangs, drugs (Kernersville, NC): A month after 16 students were arrested for taking part in a racially charged brawl at Glenn High School, law-enforcement officials told students to make better choices.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal    Date: September 18, 2004

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Police see link to past incidents (Oceanside, CA): Two rival gangs are behind the city's recent wave of shootings, which appear to be connected to gang-related violence in the spring, police said. The Oceanside Police Department is taking steps to curb the gang activity, including increasing patrols and adding officers in neighborhoods where the shootings occurred.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 18, 2004

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Drive-by shooting might be gang-related (Flagstaff, AZ): Gangs might be responsible for a drive-by shooting in Sunnyside Thursday, police officials say. According to Flagstaff police reports, witnesses on the 2100 block of East Dortha Avenue heard "multiple" gunshots and the sound of a vehicle speeding away at approximately 8:30 p.m.
Source: Arizona Daily Sun    Date: September 18, 2004

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Police proactive against gangs (El Paso, TX): The X's over gang placazos, or signs, on walls in a Central El Paso neighborhood recently told police gang officers something was happening. A group of newcomers was challenging an established gang, and police began talking to gangsters to quell any potential fighting.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: September 18, 2004

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Officers keep peace at schools (El Paso, TX): Laughter broke out as El Paso Independent School District Police Officer John Dominguez joked with a group of students lounging around during lunch time at Irvin High School.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: September 18, 2004

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Anti-KKK law used in gang case (Durham, NC): A state law traditionally aimed at Ku Klux Klan cross burnings has been successfully used against a Durham gang member, setting what the prosecutor called a daring precedent. The statute makes it a low-level felony to "place an exhibit for the purpose of intimidation."
Source: The Herald-Sun     Date: September 17, 2004

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Six teens charged in gang-initiation death (Memphis, TN): Six teenagers were charged with homicide Thursday in the beating death of an eighth-grader who agreed to the fight as part of a gang initiation. "To join the gang, you had to engage in a fight," District Attorney General Bill Gibbons said.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: September 17, 2004

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18-year-old stabbed on Red Line train (Boston, MA): An 18-year-old was stabbed yesterday afternoon on a crowded Red Line train that was traveling between South Station and Downtown Crossing, the second such attack in two days in or around the subway line. The violence is prompting police to investigate whether gangs are fighting inside Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority stations.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: September 17, 2004

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Fugitives list gains drive-by suspect (New Jersey): A 23-year-old native Haitian suspected in the drive-by shooting deaths of a New Jersey athlete and a 4-year-old girl has been added to the U.S. Marshals Service's list of "15 Most Wanted" fugitives.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: September 17, 2004

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Legislators tour gang turf in county (Portland, OR): The chattering teens clustered at the bus stop Thursday afternoon looked up in midlaugh. From the tinted windows of a tour bus, state legislators from all over Oregon stared back. The happy scene outside was punctured by police officers inside, as they detailed the gang-related incidents in this part of Rockwood.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: September 17, 2004

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