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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Romney signs anti-gang bill (Boston, MA): Phyllis Lopes, whose grandson's 2004 death prompted a push for new anti-gang and witness intimidation bills, recalled his memory Thursday as Gov. Mitt Romney signed the legislation into law.
Source: WCVB 5 News    Date: March 30, 2006

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City eyes antigang offensive (Chelsea, MA): When members of the street gang, Latin Kings, attempted to infiltrate and recruit in Chelsea more than a decade ago, city officials fought back by giving parents a youth activity guide, urging them to enroll their children in community programs to keep them away from the streets.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: March 30, 2006

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New Jersey gang threat rampant (Vineland, NJ): Nationally affiliated gangs are present in Cumberland County and U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie said the problem is reaching epidemic proportions across the state.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: March 30, 2006

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Police arrest two in killing of bystanders (San Bernardino, CA): Police have arrested two men on suspicion of killing two bystanders Monday in a gang-related shooting.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: March 30, 2006

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Two men killed in gang shooting (San Bernardino, CA): Two bystanders were killed in a gang-related shooting Monday night in downtown San Bernardino, a city so overwhelmed by violent crime that the murder rate was the top campaign issue in the recent mayoral election.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 29, 2006

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Teen shot in alleged gang squabble (San Antonio, TX): A teen suspected of being a gang member was shot in the leg after apparently arguing with rival gang members who also attend his high school, authorities said.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: March 29, 2006

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McDonnell, club to tackle gang problem (Charlottesville, VA): Delinquents, at-risk youth, gang members - whatever the name, the Charlottesville community wants to help them.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: March 29, 2006

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Gang rules to change (Salinas, CA): Wearing baggy pants in school should not be a crime, Salinas Union High School District board members said Tuesday, before calling for a subcommittee to rewrite the district's policy on dealing with students who engage in gang-related behavior.
Source: The Californian    Date: March 29, 2006

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Cops say fatal shooting gang-related (Chicago, IL): A Chicago man was charged Monday with murder in a weekend shooting on the West Side that police say was gang-related.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 28, 2006

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Police arrest 5 suspects in Southside Park slaying (Sacramento, CA): Police announced Monday that five people were arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a man early Saturday morning near Southside Park.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: March 28, 2006

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11 suspected gang members arrested in Springs (Colorado Springs, CO): El Paso County authorities said they'll aggressively prosecute nearly a dozen gang members arrested after a year-long investigation in Colorado Springs.
Source: CBS 4 Denver    Date: March 28, 2006

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Fighting declines, gang ties persist at juvenile centers (Santa Clara County, CA): Confrontations between staff and youths in the Santa Clara County juvenile hall and camps have dropped, but gang membership among boys and girls in the system persists in significant numbers, according to an annual status report.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 28, 2006

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Man wounded in suspected gang shooting near LA high school (Los Angeles, CA): A 46-year-old man was wounded in a suspected gang shooting near a high school Tuesday as thousands of students ditched classes to protest a proposed immigration crackdown for a second day, authorities said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 28, 2006

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Programs help prevent serious gang activity at schools (El Paso, TX): If you ask J.R. Martinez, the director of security for the Ysleta Independent School District, there's only two places gang membership can lead to.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: March 27, 2006

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Gang graffiti on the rise in SoCal (Pasadena, CA): Gang graffiti has been increasing throughout Southern California and communities are using surveillance cameras, plants and GPS to fight the crime, according to reports published Monday.
Source: CBS 2 News    Date: March 27, 2006

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Gang members can get death sentence for slaying unintended victims (San Francisco, CA): The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that a gang member who kills an unintended victim instead of the person he aimed at can be given a death sentence or penalty of life in prison without parole.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: March 27, 2006

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Other kids' sway may lure (El Paso, TX): Although fewer than 2 percent of El Paso Independent School District middle-school students are known gang members, security officials want parents to take notice of the problem.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: March 27, 2006

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Ex-gang members, others get tattoo removal, new start (Phoenix, AZ): They're inked letters peaking out from shirt collars, hate emblems sported on fingers or teardrops drawn below the eye.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: March 27, 2006

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Dutchess youth gang initiative under way (Dutches County, NY): A new effort to keep kids out of gangs has begun in Dutchess County.
Source: Mid-Hudson News    Date: March 26, 2006

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West Side schools have most gang activity, report says (El Paso, TX): Franklin and Coronado - perhaps the two high schools least associated with gang activity in the city - have more gang members than any other high schools in the El Paso Independent School District.
Source: El Paso Times    Date: March 26, 2006

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