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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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Prosecutor accuses sisters of supplying gang with heroin (San Antonio, TX): Three sisters supplied members of the Texas Mexican Mafia with a steady stream of black-tar heroin smuggled from Mexico in women's shoes, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: August 25, 2004

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Road rage ends in jail (Palmdale, CA): A reputed Palmdale street gang member and his girlfriend were charged in a road rage incident in which the man is accused of shooting at an off-duty sheriff's deputy, officials said.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: August 25, 2004

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Police arrest two suspected Latin Kings members (Vineland, NJ): Police arrested more suspected members of the Latin Kings this week for the first time in five months, when officers thwarted a potentially violent turf war after the street gang showed up unexpectedly in Vineland.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: August 25, 2004

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West Side, S. Valley sweep nets 16 arrests (Albuquerque, NM) : A multi-agency warrant sweep Friday netted 16 arrests in Bernalillo County's South Valley and Albuquerque's West Side. "I think it went very well. We are gaining momentum in the Weed and Seed program," Albuquerque Police Department Westside Area Command Capt. Conrad Candelaria said.
Source: Albuquerque Journal    Date: August 24, 2004

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Gang threat's here, but consider signs carefully (Luzerne County, PA): WARY BUT WISE are the guidelines residents should use about the news that gangs are established in the area. If you weren't already street smart to the trend, a story in the Times Leader on Aug. 15 made it clear: The Bloods, Crips and Latin Kings have been confirmed in Luzerne County by local and state police.
Source: The Times Leader    Date: August 24, 2004

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Drive-by shooting suspects arraigned (Syracuse, NY): Two Syracuse men accused of being involved in a near-fatal drive-by shooting Sunday were arraigned Monday in City Court. Alvin V. Clarke, 21, of 932 Butternut St., and Jeremiah Donerlson, 21, of 1512 W. Colvin St., were charged with attempted second-degree murder in the shooting of Corey Breland.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: August 24, 2004

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Weekend spree of violence leaves 2 dead, 3 wounded (Chicago and Maywood, IL): A 19-year-old Chicago man was fatally shot while standing with his friend on the South Side Friday night in part of a weekend spree of violence. Marlo Mesarina, of the 4200 block of South Maplewood Avenue, was shot in the back around 9 p.m. Friday while standing near his home with a friend, said police spokeswoman JoAnn Taylor.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 22, 2004

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After gang raids, work starts over (San Antonio, TX): The pavilion at MacArthur Park seemed a fitting place to celebrate a job well done. Suspected leaders of the Texas Mexican Mafia had once held meetings at the pavilion's long wooden picnic tables.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: August 22, 2004

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Police scrutinizing city’s gang activity (Colorado Springs, CO): Hostile stares greeted Colorado Springs police officer John Koch as he walked through the ICON nightclub on North Academy Boulevard. “There are probably warrants walking all over that place,” Koch said after a recent Thursday night at the club.
Source: The Gazette    Date: August 22, 2004

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Pomona task force eyes weighty gang problem (Pomona, CA): Some streets in Pomona are so gang infested that mail carriers refuse to deliver on certain routes. One of the safer routes, on the west side of the city, saw four people shot last week and another left for dead on the side of the road two streets away.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: August 22, 2004

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Cracking prison letter codes vital (Bexar County, TX): The jail and prison letters to wives, girlfriends and "homies" seem to talk about kids growing, how relatives are doing, and what life is like on the outside. But hidden beneath may be a message that's all business: orders for a hit, instructions for arranging drug and gun shipments, or how to deal with rivals who won't pay a 10 percent tax for peddling drugs on gang turf.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: August 22, 2004

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Cities see problems as gangs recharge (Little Rock, AR): Nationally, gangs are reclaiming the spotlight with communities across the country going through shock waves similar to the one endured by Little Rock in the early 1990s. The U.S. Department of Justice's National Youth Gang Survey released in April indicated that 42 percent of more than 2,000 cities reported a worsening youth gang problem.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: August 22, 2004

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Gangs 2004 (Little Rock, AR) : Beneath clothing, nestled among scars from bullets and blades, the gang tattoos remain. Etched in the minds of gang members are indelible boundaries not found on maps, drawn a decade ago. Little Rock's street gangs are still here, large and festering.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: August 22, 2004

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LR gears up to fight Hispanic gang growth (Little Rock, AR): Not all of Little Rock's gangs are holdovers from the early 1990s. A few fledgling - but growing - Hispanic gangs now call Little Rock home. Their names - Sureno 13, 18th Street Gang and Nortenos - may be unfamiliar in central Arkansas but they are well-known elsewhere in the country as violent, efficient, criminal organizations.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: August 22, 2004

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Meaner Streets (Buffalo, NY): Gang warfare has returned to Buffalo. When the Bloods spray-painted graffiti on the side of a deli at Woltz Avenue and Sycamore Street that disrespected the Crips, the Crips retaliated, police said. Within days, Crips members fired a barrage of bullets at their rival's home, killing a suspected Blood member and wounding three others.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: August 22, 2004

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Graffiti workers getting new jobs (Los Angeles, CA): Two weeks after Homeboy Industries ended its graffiti-removal program in Boyle Heights in the wake of the shooting deaths of two workers, most of the former gang members who lost their jobs are going back to work.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 21, 2004

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Lynn gang suspects arraigned following two nights of violence (Lynn, MA): A District Court judge has ordered alleged gang members jailed at least through the weekend, while the city's police chief urged great cooperation between his force and the public in curbing youth gang violence.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: August 21, 2004

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Gangs making smaller cities home (Durham, NC): Durham, North Carolina, is a thriving city - with a growing gang problem. Deputy Keith Dodson of the Durham Sheriff's Office says, "There's Hispanic or Latin gangs, black gangs, white gangs. Gangs know no color but one -green - making money."
Source: CBS News    Date: August 21, 2004

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Gang fighting fuels much of violence (Milwaukee, WI): Violence on Milwaukee's near south side has been fueled by gang fighting, as at least a dozen groups battle for territory and advantage in a relatively small area, police and community activists say.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: August 21, 2004

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Suspect, 23, charged in drive-by killing of boy (Lake Worth, FL): A Greenacres man has been charged with the gang-related drive-by shooting of a 14-year-old Lake Worth boy killed last month, police said. Miguel Lemus-Flores, 23, was charged with first-degree murder in the July 14 shooting of Ricardo Andres.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: August 21, 2004

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