Gang-Related News Articles Newspapers and a magnifying glass

Front Page of the Fall 2014 Newsletter

Check out the latest
National Gang Center

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 by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory using the control below.

28,901 articles from all states and provinces
California map graphic California
Ventura County launches new effort to track gangs (Ventura County, CA): Prompted by rising gang crime in unincorporated areas, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved creation of a special sheriff's gang patrol.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 20, 2006

California map graphic California
Police: Off-duty deputy exchanges gunfire with gang members (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities reported Tuesday morning that an off-duty sheriff's deputy exchanged gunfire with a group of gang members in Van Nuys, wounding one of them.
Source: NBC 4 News    Date: December 19, 2006

Florida map graphic Florida
Vandals tag houses with gang signs (Cape Coral, FL): A string of Cape Coral homes have been marred with graffiti. While each home may not have been vandalized by the same person, officers with the Cape Coral Police Department say there is some sort of connection.
Source: NBC2 News    Date: December 19, 2006

Maryland map graphic Maryland
Harford wins federal funding to take on gangs (Harford County, MD): The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded Harford County $161,000 in grant funding to help county officials combat gang activity, county officials said Tuesday.
Source: Baltimore Business Journal    Date: December 19, 2006

Arizona map graphic Arizona
Scottsdale police use statewide database to track gang activity (Scottsdale, AZ): The difficult task of tracking gang activity is now a little easier for Scottsdale police. For the past several months, the city's detectives and gang liaison officers have been using a statewide database to chronicle gang-related crimes - everything from fights to graffiti.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: December 19, 2006

Oregon map graphic Oregon
Police say gang activity rising in Springfield (Springfield, OR): Police say gang activity is on the rise in this southern Willamette Valley city and recently reached a new level when two teenagers allegedly robbed a woman at knifepoint outside the Springfield Library.
Source: The Oregonian    Date: December 18, 2006

California map graphic California
Police seek five suspects in brothers' stabbings (Azusa, CA): Police are looking for five men who chased and stabbed two brothers in a suspected gang-related attack over the weekend.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: December 18, 2006

California map graphic California
Assailants in killings called gang members (Los Angeles, CA): Gang members are responsible for two homicides over the weekend, authorities confirmed Monday. On Sunday evening, a 30-year old North Hollywood man was gunned down outside his residence in the 7000 Block of Fulton Avenue.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: December 18, 2006

California map graphic California
Fresno Bulldog gang wweep nets 17 arrests (Fresno, CA): Police are once again going after Bulldog gang members. Officers called Saturday night's the biggest sweep ever, making arrests at several different locations around the city.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: December 17, 2006

California map graphic California
Fresno High bans gang colors (Fresno, CA): Stash that red shirt at the back of the closet if you go to Fresno High School. The school has banned students from wearing solid red and royal-blue clothing on campus after a series of confrontations between groups of students wearing those colors, Fresno High Principal Bob Reyes said.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: December 17, 2006

Virginia map graphic Virginia
Police: Gang from upscale neighborhoods wreaks havoc (Richmond, VA): A gang of teenagers and young adults from affluent families and upscale neighborhoods is responsible for vandalism, robberies and at least a dozen violent assaults over the last year and a half, Richmond authorities said.
Source: Daily Press    Date: December 16, 2006

Arizona map graphic Arizona
Chandler takes aim at renewed gang activity (Chandler, AZ): New condos, fine restaurants, art shows and a flurry of municipal projects are putting downtown Chandler on the map. So is an upsurge in gang violence.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: December 16, 2006

Massachusetts map graphic Massachusetts
AG: Attack gang violence with innovation, as well as funding (Boston, MA): A rise in gang violence and shootings is shattering the peace in communities nationwide. Promising more funding for anti-gang programs, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said law enforcement and community leaders can serve as the "shot heard around the world" by partnering to halt youth violence.
Source: The Lowell Sun    Date: December 16, 2006

District of Columbia map graphic District of Columbia
Gonzales seeks place for 'a child's dreams' (Washington, DC): Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales yesterday said communities poisoned by drugs, gangs, gun crime and violence are no place for "a child's dreams to flourish," and that the Justice Department is determined to help prevent America's youth from joining gangs.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: December 16, 2006

Rhode Island map graphic Rhode Island
Authorities gather in effort to control gangs (Providenec, RI): For the sixth time in three years, representatives from nearly three dozen federal, state and local law enforcement agencies gathered at the city's Public Safety Complex yesterday to share strategies for dealing with criminal activity associated with gangs.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: December 16, 2006

Oklahoma map graphic Oklahoma
Gang report offers ideas (Tulsa, OK): A report released Thursday contains a sprawling collection of ideas for fighting Tulsa's violent gang problems.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: December 15, 2006

New Jersey map graphic New Jersey
Expert: gangs looking to infiltrate Morris towns (Dover, NJ): While Morris County may not have a gang problem, there definitely is a presence, Duane Dyson, chairman of the Violence Protection Institute, told residents gathered at town hall Thursday night for a gang awareness seminar.
Source: Daily Record    Date: December 15, 2006

Maryland map graphic Maryland
Baltimore committee releases report on gangs, aims to combat problem (Baltimore, MD): Baltimore has about 2,600 known gang members and 170 criminal street gangs, according to a new report from the Baltimore City Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee.
Source: The Baltimore Examiner    Date: December 15, 2006

New Jersey map graphic New Jersey
Police charge 19 after probe of street gang, sale of drugs (Franklin, NJ): A two-month investigation into the distribution of crack cocaine and heroin by the "Bounty Hunter Bloods" street gang resulted in charges against 19 people - many of them teenagers - and the seizure of cocaine, heroin, a handgun, ammunition, documents, photographs and literature about the gang, officials said.
Source: Daily Record    Date: December 15, 2006

Oklahoma map graphic Oklahoma
Report list steps torward gang prevention (Tulsa, OK): Fixing up neighborhoods, putting more mentors in every school and increasing the number of halfway homes for youth that teach life skills, such as how to cook and balance a checkbook, are some keys to stemming Tulsa's gang problem, according to a report released Thursday.
Source: KCTV 5 News    Date: December 15, 2006

Disclaimer: The news items and links are provided as an informational resource to you. Each of the linked Web page providers has its own policies and practices regarding how long a link to its news item is available before it is archived or a fee is charged. Also, some of the sites require users to register in order to access materials. We do not guarantee the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of any linked Web site information, nor whether a link from the Web site may take the user to unintended or objectionable content. Please contact us to report any problems. Thank you.