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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Two Newark cops are shot, one fatally (Newark, NJ): A school police officer responding to an argument between two groups of girls Monday was killed and a colleague injured in a shootout, police said.
Source: The Record    Date: July 19, 2005

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Police shoot teen fleeing South Side gunfight (Chicago, IL): Chicago police shot and wounded a 16-year-old boy who allegedly pointed a pistol at officers as they chased him from the scene of a gun battle early Sunday on the South Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 18, 2005

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One man killed, five wounded in three Saturday shootings (Chicago, IL): A man was killed, another man was seriously hurt and four male teenagers were wounded in three separate shootings Saturday night in Chicago.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 18, 2005

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Roots of gang violence feed off '60s (Minneapolis, MN): Gang violence is on the rise in Minneapolis again. Homicides in 2005 are up about 45 percent vs. this time last year. Criminals are increasingly young and brazen.
Source: Star Tribune    Date: July 18, 2005

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Suspect sought in apparent gang-related shooting (Portland, OR) : Police are searching for the suspect in what they believe was a gang-related shooting. The incident happened outside Cocktails and Dreams, a Portland strip club.
Source: KOIN 6 News    Date: July 18, 2005

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Gang bill takes cue from organized crime legislation (Washington, DC): Key Senate Democrats and Republicans are backing a bill to crack down on gang violence, using provisions similar to those used to combat organized crime to criminalize membership and make it easier for authorities to try juveniles as adults.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 17, 2005

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Shots fired at teens playing basketball (North Miami Beach, FL): Two men shot at a group of teenagers playing basketball in a North Beach park in an apparently gang-related act, police said.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: July 17, 2005

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Fourth suspect in May killing charged (Long Island, NY): A fourth suspect in the killing of a Glen Cove man shot in a parking lot was charged yesterday with first-degree gang assault.
Source: Newsday    Date: July 17, 2005

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A 'tool' vs. gangs? (Colton, CA): Colton authorities may turn to court orders in their fight against gangs, a move that would make the city only the second in the county to put such measures on the books.
Source: The Sun    Date: July 17, 2005

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Ex-gangsters try to break cycle by working with youth (Victorville, CA): Former gang members are working with "at-risk" youth to educate them about the dangers of gang life and what alternatives are available through a program called Gang Reduction Intervention Team.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: July 17, 2005

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Two men killed in separate shootings (Milwaukee, WI): A late-night shooting on the north side Saturday and a gang-related shootout on the near south side early Sunday left two men dead, the tenth homicide in eight days in the city.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: July 17, 2005

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Singing out for peace (Sacramento, CA): Can hard-core hip-hop music get Sacramento's gangbangers to put down their guns? Michael Colen thinks so. He's calling for a six-month truce between local gangs through a gangsta rap album, the kind of streetwise hip-hop that focuses on tales of gangbanging.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: July 16, 2005

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Policy bars gang-tinged activities on school grounds (Person County, NC): After several months of debate, the Person County Board of Education this week adopted a policy regarding gangs and gang-related activity on school grounds.
Source: Roxboro Courier Times    Date: July 16, 2005

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Authorities rounding up Mailbox Meth Gang members (Atlanta, GA): Federal, state and local authorities in north Georgia are tracking down a group of thieves who have been using identities stolen from mailboxes to obtain money for methamphetamine.
Source: AccessNorthGa.com    Date: July 16, 2005

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Officials weigh a second Oxnard gang injunction (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard police and Ventura County prosecutors are considering seeking a second gang injunction in the city, citing a strong drop in violent crime after they brought a similar legal action last year.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 16, 2005

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Burbank official arrested in gang probe (San Fernando Valley, CA): A Burbank city councilwoman known for her work with nonprofit groups was arrested along with her boyfriend on suspicion of narcotics and firearms violations after police searched their homes as part of a larger investigation into a San Fernando Valley street gang.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 15, 2005

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Judge weighs DVD issues (Fresno County, CA): Prosecutor Greg Anderson will explain today in Fresno County Superior Court why the actions of six defendants in a DVD called "Fresno Uncensored" should be a felony.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: July 15, 2005

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Dyer rallies against gangs (Fresno, CA): Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer announced Thursday a major crackdown on gangs and called for citizens to help take back their community. The call came after a recent surge in gang-related violence, including two slayings.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: July 15, 2005

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Young gangsters coming of age (Bergen County, NJ): They ride Huffy bicycles and some aren't old enough to drive. Still, they're suspects in a two-county crime spree, one that targeted unsuspecting cabbies and fast-food deliverymen.
Source: Herald News    Date: July 15, 2005

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Shooting victims had no gang ties (Memphis, TN): A young man and teenage girl shot down on a Raleigh street early Thursday were innocent victims of gang violence, Memphis police said.
Source: The Commercial Appeal    Date: July 15, 2005

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