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.

30,554 articles from all states and provinces
Indiana map graphic Indiana
Students suspended for possible gang activity (Indianapolis, IN): Two middle school students are suspended, possibly for the rest of the year, for gang activity.
Source: WTHR 13 News    Date: January 22, 2008

Washington map graphic Washington
Anti-gang measure gaining support (Olympia, WA): Anti-gang legislation got a full measure of support at a packed Legislative committee hearing Monday as Yakima County officials and others testified on its behalf.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic    Date: January 22, 2008

California map graphic California
County cutting budget across all departments (San Luis Obispo, CA): To effectively fight growth in street gangs, the county needs to hire two sheriff’s deputies, a deputy probation officer and a deputy district attorney and buy two vehicles and other equipment, according to a report the Board of Supervisors will discuss today.
Source: The Tribune    Date: January 22, 2008

Arizona map graphic Arizona
Gang member nabbed in graffiti incident (El Mirage, AZ): A 19-year-old suspected gang member in El Mirage was taken into custody last week in connection with a graffiti "tagging" incident, police said.
Source: The Arizona Republic    Date: January 21, 2008

California map graphic California
Gang sweep nets 32 arrests (Tulare County, CA): A pair of gang sweeps over the weekend in southern Tulare County resulted in the arrests of 25 adults and seven juveniles.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: January 21, 2008

California map graphic California
Gun crimes rise in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Gun violence rose sharply in Salinas in 2007, with drive-by shootings and other gang-related crimes reaching their highest levels in years.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: January 21, 2008

Massachusetts map graphic Massachusetts
Dozens arrested in gang, gun sweep (Boston, MA): A massive sweep across Boston by multiple law enforcement agencies netted at least 67 arrests on gang- and drug-related charges in a 24-hour period starting late Friday night, police said.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: January 20, 2008

California map graphic California
The myth and reality of the Broderick Boys (Sacramento, CA): Richard Trino Savala has tattoos on his left arm depicting an Aztec warrior, prison towers and "ENE XIV," a reference to the Norteños street gang.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: January 20, 2008

Washington map graphic Washington
Lawmakers ready to consider sweeping gang bill (Yakima, WA): Several communities in Eastern Washington's farm belt made headlines last year when they considered or adopted ordinances to outlaw gang membership in response to escalating crime, ranging from graffiti to murder.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: January 19, 2008

Florida map graphic Florida
Police arrest seven middle schoolers in robbery (Clearwater, FL): On a baseball field outside a Clearwater middle school, police arrested seven boys Thursday and charged them in a gang-related robbery the day before.
Source: St. Petersburg Times    Date: January 18, 2008

Nebraska map graphic Nebraska
S. Sioux City foundation focused on breaking up gang lifestyle (Columbus, NE): Following the gang symposium last July, many people were asking, “Where do we go from here?”
Source: Columbus Telegram    Date: January 17, 2008

Maryland map graphic Maryland
Officials call meeting about rising gang violence (Cape Charles, MD): Town officials in Cape Charles say gang violence is on the rise locally and are encouraging community leaders and residents to attend a Gang Summit today sponsored by the Cape Charles Police Department.
Source: The Daily Times    Date: January 17, 2008

Pennsylvania map graphic Pennsylvania
New program targets gangs, violence in S. Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA): Teen gangsters in South Philadelphia got a stern warning yesterday from Administrative Judge Kevin M. Dougherty: Land in court and expect to "kiss your mother goodbye" - because street violence will no longer be tolerated.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer    Date: January 17, 2008

Florida map graphic Florida
Testimony IDs suspect as gang member (Bradenton, FL): The jury scanned a board in the courtroom that displayed mug shots of 19 men, some with nicknames including "Loco," "Magoo" and "Pistol Pete" written below them.
Source: Bradenton Herald    Date: January 17, 2008

Florida map graphic Florida
Police arrest YouTube gangster (Miami, FL): A Miami-Dade gang leader gained momentary notoriety this week when he popped up in YouTube videos holding guns and taunting police to "come get some."
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: January 17, 2008

Washington map graphic Washington
Gang bill introduced in state legislature (Yakima, WA): A local legislator introduces a comprehensive bill to fight gangs in Washington State. The bill was put together based on recommendations from a statewide gang task force
Source: KNDO/KNDU News     Date: January 17, 2008

California map graphic California
Gang effort hailed (San Bernardino, CA): The state's anti-gang director praised Mayor Pat Morris' Operation Phoenix crime-fighting program on Thursday, calling it an innovative approach to tackling gangs and violence.
Source: The Sun    Date: January 17, 2008

Pennsylvania map graphic Pennsylvania
Multi-city approach helps York fight gangs (York, PA): Drug-dealing gangs have "exploited" the fact that police departments work within geographical boundaries, using highways such as Route 222 to ferry their product far and wide, according to U.S. Attorney Patrick Meehan.
Source: The York Dispatch    Date: January 17, 2008

California map graphic California
Anti-graffiti camera system getting results (Montebello, CA): Even without all the cameras working at full capacity, the $836,000 surveillance system installed late last year is producing results, officials said Thursday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: January 17, 2008

California map graphic California
Whittier gets injunction against local gang (Whittier, CA): Members of the city's biggest gang can't bring weapons, throw gang signs, tag and loiter in a section of town they've historically claimed.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: January 17, 2008

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.