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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FBI: Gang members joining military (Washington, DC) : Motorcycle and street gang members have joined the U.S. military and served in Iraq, a new FBI report says.
Source: WETM 18 News    Date: January 21, 2007

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New unit set to target gang crimes (Ventura County, CA): In a bid to reduce gang violence in unincorporated areas of the western part of the county, the Ventura County Sheriff's Department plans to roll out a new anti-gang unit in February.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: January 21, 2007

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Local officials going gangbusters (Allentown, PA): Under the Route 222 Corridor federal grant program, Allentown and Lehigh County will spend about $200,000 to tackle the local gang problem.
Source: The Morning Call    Date: January 21, 2007

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Gang brawl at Oregon state prison a rare event (Salem, OR): Minor scuffles are a regular fact of life behind bars in Oregon. But the 27-man brawl that erupted Saturday between rival Latino gangs at the state's medium-security prison in Salem was the kind of melee Oregon's prisons have seen only half a dozen times in the past 10 years.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: January 21, 2007

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Cops: Gang kidnaps teen (Manchester, NJ): A gang-related carjacking here resulted in a local teen being kidnapped for an hour, pistol-whipped and hit in the head with a bat before he managed to escape, police said.
Source: Ocean County Observer    Date: January 21, 2007

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Colorado has been targeted (Colorado): Gangs from Southern California and Mexico have moved into Colorado, recruiting members in virtually every corner of the state and trafficking in drugs and guns on a scale that would astonish most of the state's residents, top law enforcement officials said.
Source: Rocky Mountain News    Date: January 20, 2007

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Anti-gang plan for Harbor Gateway takes shape (Los Angeles, CA): The commander of the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Division said Friday that a crackdown on two Harbor Gateway gangs will be a prolonged and sustained effort designed to eradicate the problem.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze    Date: January 20, 2007

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A dozen gang members get jail time (Atlanta, GA): Twelve Atlanta-area gang members were sentenced to prison Friday afternoon for their involvement in gang-related crimes, some of which included murder.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post    Date: January 20, 2007

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18% of city homicides gang-related (Denver, CO): Nearly one in five Denver homicides in the last eight years has been linked to gangs, records show. But the number could actually be higher because Denver police will only label a homicide a "gang case" if the suspect or the victim - or both - are known gang members.
Source: Rocky Mountain News    Date: January 20, 2007

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Graffiti under investigation by gang intelligence (Loudoun County, VA): Graffiti, discovered Tuesday on a building pillar in the 44300 block of Lightsey Ridge Terrace, is under investigation by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Gang Intelligence Unit.
Source: Leesburg Today    Date: January 19, 2007

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City seeks injunction against Mission gangs (San Francisco, CA): In the wake of a controversial, yet reportedly successful civil court order against members of a Bayview district street gang, the City Attorney’s Office is seeking at least one more similar injunction against gang members in the Mission.
Source: Examiner    Date: January 19, 2007

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DA's office seeking new gang injunctions in Escondido (Escondido, CA): Authorities hoping to clamp down on gang crime in the neighborhoods of central Escondido want to establish new restrictions on two of the city's gangs.
Source: North County Times    Date: January 19, 2007

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L.A. urged to alter gang tactics (Los Angeles, CA): Paramedics and firefighters have been shot at and threatened when responding to calls for medical help involving the city's gang violence, the head of the Los Angeles Fire Department said Wednesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 18, 2007

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Police blame abduction, shooting on gang (Miami, FL): Six members of one of the world's deadliest gangs - the Mara Salvatrucha 13, or MS-13 - are behind an abduction and shooting from Monday night, Miami police say.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: January 18, 2007

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State grants to help counter gangs (North Carolina): Sgt. Brandon Jones saw his first gang activity in Chatham County about two years ago when he investigated four young men accused of breaking into a house and stealing electronics near Siler City.
Source: The News & Observer    Date: January 18, 2007

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Four youths arrested after apparent gang fight (New York, NY): Two separate gang disputes have led to the severe beating of one boy, the stabbing of another and the arrest of four youths.
Source: WABC 7 Eyewitness News    Date: January 18, 2007

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Truce reached in racial turf war (Los Angeles, CA): Members of Harbor Gateway's 204th Street gang — which has a reputation for attacking blacks in their area — said Tuesday they have agreed to a truce and will open their neighborhood to all residents, including African Americans.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 17, 2007

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L.A., county join to combat gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Touting new tactics to combat gang violence, Los Angeles city and county officials pledged Tuesday to create joint law enforcement teams in the San Fernando Valley, and city leaders proposed a $50-million tax increase to beef up anti-gang programs.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 17, 2007

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Anti-gang bill targets grade-schoolers (Sacramento, CA): Amid increased concern about gang violence, a state lawmaker said Tuesday that he has introduced a measure that would begin anti-gang efforts in schools at an earlier stage - fourth to eighth grades, or 9 to 13 years old.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: January 17, 2007

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Athens police work to stop new street gang after weekend beating (Athens, GA): Police are stepping up efforts to stop a newly identified street gang that is believed to have been involved in the weekend beating of a teenager.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer    Date: January 17, 2007

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