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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Specialist would help fight gang violence (Brooksville, FL): The Hernando County Sheriff's Office is looking to educate middle schoolers on the dangers of joining gangs.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: July 26, 2005

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Stepp rips Doyle's veto of anti-gang money (Madison, WI): Among the items Gov. Jim Doyle cut from the state budget on Monday was $100,000 earmarked for an anti-gang program in Racine.
Source: The Journal Times    Date: July 26, 2005

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Reported gang activity on the rise (Lenoir County, NC): A recent study shows criminal gang activity is on the rise in North Carolina, including Lenoir County, where gangs have been responsible for assaults, burglaries and drug crimes.
Source: Kinston Free Press    Date: July 26, 2005

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Argument may have led to S. Oliver club slaying (Wichita, KS): Police say gangs were involved in the Sunday morning shooting death of Melvin Jackson at Club Dreamz, formerly Club Mexico.
Source: The Wichita Eagle    Date: July 26, 2005

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Yonkers slashing probed as possible gang attack (Yonkers, NY): Detectives yesterday were trying to determine if a weekend slashing — apparently videotaped by one of the assailants — was gang-related, police said.
Source: The Journal News    Date: July 26, 2005

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Compton stung by steep rise in killings (Compton, CA): Compton has recorded 44 slayings this year - more than in all of last year - putting the city of 96,000 on a pace to far surpass homicide rates in the nation's most dangerous big cities.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 25, 2005

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Weekend violence leaves five dead in city (Chicago, IL): Chicago police were busy this weekend with a spate of fatal shootings and stabbings. Shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday, police went to a home in the 2500 block of West Jackson Boulevard and found a woman fatally stabbed in the neck.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 25, 2005

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Police say gunmen killed one, injured one in parked car (Aurora, IL): One man was killed and another wounded when they were shot early Saturday in Aurora, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 25, 2005

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Family: Killing gang-related (Staunton, VA): At 22 years old David Pannell Jr. was still trying to find his way in life. What he had was a family who loved him and a passion for rapping.
Source: The News Leader    Date: July 25, 2005

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D.C. program urges girls away from the streets (Washington, DC): Andre Marcucci, a D.C. police officer in the gang prevention unit, walked into the Latin American Youth Center on a recent afternoon and was thronged by teenagers from the Girls Youth Leadership Program.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: July 24, 2005

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Man killed in suspected gang shooting (Long Beach, CA): A man was shot to death early Sunday during a baptism party in the 1400 block of East 11th Street, and police think the shooting was gang-related, an officer said.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: July 24, 2005

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Strategy outlined to deal with surge in violence (Racine, WI): Just blocks from the site where three people were killed recently, the city Police Department and mayor's office announced a strategy last week to stem the recent surge in violence that has seen 10 people killed this year.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: July 23, 2005

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Suspected members of gang arrested (Lynn, MA): Four suspected members of the violent gang MS-13 were among the 10 people arrested this week in the third roundup of undocumented immigrants in the area since June, authorities said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: July 23, 2005

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Syracuse undercover police caught in crossfire (Syracuse, NY): Police officers usually arrive at a scene after the bullets have flown. Thursday night, they were front and center, caught in what police believe was a gang conflict.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: July 23, 2005

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O. C. gang members drop 38%, D. A. says (Orange County, CA): The number of gang members in Orange County has dropped by more than a third since 1995, according to an analysis of gang activity that at least one expert says could be misleading.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 22, 2005

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Hispanics fearful of federal gang investigation (Shelby County, AL): Fear runs deep in Shelby County's Hispanic communities this week as a federal gang investigation continues, bringing agents to neighborhoods largely left alone in previous immigration roundups, advocates said Thursday.
Source: The Birmingham News    Date: July 22, 2005

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Murders drop in Paterson (Paterson, NJ): With a handful of violent gangsters dead or in jail and police targeting specific areas, murders in Paterson fell 50 percent last year, well above the 3 percent statewide decline, according to the annual state crime report released Thursday.
Source: Herald News    Date: July 22, 2005

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Latino street gangs a major law issue in US (Washington, DC): Street gangs have existed in the United States since the 1800s. But in the last few years, street gangs have grown more violent, more numerous and more widespread, from the big cities to rural areas.
Source: Voice of America News    Date: July 22, 2005

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LA police say two gang members linked to freeway shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Police have charged one gang member and identified another as a suspect in the fatal March freeway shooting of a 20 year-old college student, officials announced Friday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: July 22, 2005

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Gang violence caught on tape (Fort Worth, TX): A remarkable surveillance video obtained by News 8 illustrates the ferocity of gang violence in North Texas.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News    Date: July 22, 2005

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