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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 program off to slow start (Wausau, WI): She's only 17, but the tattoos on her wrists and arms are faded. Gang members used a homemade tattoo machine with a sewing needle to mark her affiliation with ink on her body. She points to them - there are five - and explains the meaning of each gang symbol.
Source: Wausau Daily Herald    Date: June 13, 2004

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Schools, police deal with youth violence (Harlingen, TX): With another school year over and summer heating up, Harlingen police are looking at ways to combat gang-related youth violence. Arrests were made recently in a June 5 drive-by shooting and a June 6 case where a man was injured when youths threw bricks at him and his home.
Source: Valley Morning Star    Date: June 12, 2004

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Gang members arrested in thefts (Stoney Creek, NC): Guilford County sheriff's deputies arrested 13 alleged gang members this week following a rash of car thefts and vehicle break-ins throughout Forest Oaks and Pleasant Garden. Police believe the suspects belong to the TRG, short for Tiny Rascals Gang. The group targeted unlocked vehicles with keys in the ignition or valuables visible from outside, according to police.
Source: News & Record    Date: June 12, 2004

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Gang fight over woman left child shot (Fresno, CA): A gang fight over a woman reportedly dating a member of a rival gang is believed to have led to a shootout in which a 10-year-old Fresno boy was shot in the leg, police said Friday. Lt. Dennis Bridges said two men have been arrested in connection with the Thursday night incident. Three others are being sought.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: June 12, 2004

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Young victims 'innocent bystanders' (Oakland, CA): A day after catching a bullet in the cheek, one of two victims in a shooting on the front lawn of Castlemont High School made a brief appearance on campus Thursday. Reached by phone, the 15-year-old boy said he was kind of scared during the shooting, but now "I'm doing OK."
Source: Tri-Valley Herald     Date: June 11, 2004

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Two charged in shooting of Riverdale boy (Riverdale, GA): A Clayton County man and a teenager face felony murder charges in the shooting death of a 4-year-old Riverdale boy who was killed Sunday while riding his bicycle in a park. Deontrez Soyo Williams, 21, and a 16-year-old were arrested Thursday night. Police have refused to identify the juvenile.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: June 11, 2004

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Gang violence at Oceanside High School (Oceanside, NY): Seven reputed members of the MS13 gang were arrested and charged with starting a fight with three students at Oceanside High School last week. According to the police, the six adults and one juvenile donned gang colors, brandished weapons and hit and kicked the OHS students before a school security guard broke up the scuffle.
Source: Herald Community Newspapers    Date: June 10, 2004

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Teen's death called gang-related (Kennewick, WA): The blue jeans and blue T-shirt a 16-year-old Kennewick boy was wearing could be among the reasons he was gunned down Monday evening. Police say the death of Gonzalo Magana was gang-related, and they are searching for Luis H. Barragan, a 15-year-old suspected gang member who is wanted for questioning.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: June 10, 2004

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Agents bust local marijuana operation run by national gang (Orange County, FL): Orange County agents busted a marijuana growing and dealing operation during a raid Thursday morning. They say it was run by a major national gang that's establishing itself in Central Florida. They found marijuana plants growing behind a home on Makoma Road near Orange Blossom Trail.
Source: WFTV 9 News    Date: June 10, 2004

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Boy shot after rally against violence (Englewood, IL): On a day when police announced a major drug bust in the Englewood neighborhood and community members marched for reduced violence, a 13-year-old was critically shot Wednesday in the area, caught in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 10, 2004

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Police serving notice on gang (Oxnard, CA): Armed with a new weapon, Oxnard police on Tuesday began serving copies of a civil injunction to alleged members of the Colonia Chiques street gang that bars them from gathering in public within a newly established "safety zone."
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 9, 2004

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Charting action against gang activity (Porterville, CA): To reduce gang activity in Porterville, a working group of a dozen residents has drafted a set of 23 objectives for a coming year's worth of effort. The plan of action grew out of Porterville's All-America City Conference on May 22.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: June 9, 2004

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Gang violence considered in boy's shooting (Riverdale, GA): All Glenda Darville wanted to do early Sunday evening was take her 4-year-old grandson, Trevon Wilson, to Riverdale Park to do what he loved most — ride his bicycle. But as Darville walked alongside Trevon in the park, a hail of gunfire erupted between two groups.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: June 9, 2004

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Three agencies tout joint effort to fight street-gang violence (Trenton, NJ): Three state law enforcement agencies came together to detail the importance of interagency communication in combating street-gang activity throughout New Jersey, in a Gang Reduction and Aggressive Supervised Parole meeting Tuesday.
Source: Courier-Post     Date: June 9, 2004

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Assault suspect looking for gang initiation (San Mateo, CA): The 20-year-old jail inmate accused of beating an officer last week may have been looking for entry into the Sureno gang, according to the District Attorney's Office. Rafael Jaime pleaded not guilty to felony assault charges in the attack on the sheriff's deputy and to the assault charges that initially landed him in jail.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: June 8, 2004

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Man stabbed to death outside Harvest Moon (Santa Cruz County, CA): A 29-year-old Watsonville man was murdered near Green Valley Road on Saturday night, and police are releasing few details about the crime. Shortly after midnight, two Hispanic males were brought to Watsonville Community Hospital suffering from stab wounds. Neither victim's name has been released, but police believe the men had gang affiliations.
Source: Register-Pajaronian     Date: June 8, 2004

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GOP takes tough stance against gangs (Syracuse. NY): With Guardian Angels founder and noted vigilante Curtis Sliwa by their side, Assembly Republicans Monday pitched legislation that would toughen penalties for gang-related crimes. The GOP bills take special aim at gang members who try to recruit students. The measures would also increase penalties for hazing and bullying.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: June 8, 2004

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Police see gang link in killing of teenager (Portland, OR): Portland police say a gang dispute likely led to Sunday's fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy who was found inside a car near the entrance of Portland International Raceway. Police identified the victim Monday as Alexx Alexander, who had several Portland-area addresses.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: June 8, 2004

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Police say gang member fired at crowd, injuring man (Providence, RI): A member of a street gang opened fire on a crowd, wounding one man, police said. According to police, Verack Dy, 21, a member of the Providence Street Boys gang, fired three shots and wounded Somsack Sithong, 22.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: June 7, 2004

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Shooting shakes 'heart of the city' (Salt Lake City, UT): Seven riders were finding their steeds on the merry-go-round, groups of families and friends were laying out picnic dinners, and Clark Clements was transitioning into the second verse of a love ballad on his guitar. Two shots were fired. A short pause, then a third. And a pleasant afternoon at Liberty Park turned chaotic.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune    Date: June 7, 2004

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