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
New Mexico map graphic New Mexico
Petroglyphs vandalized, tagged with gang graffiti (Albuquerque, NM): Petroglyph National Monument is the latest target of an ongoing battle between Albuquerque gangs bent on proving dominance, this time by vandalizing the hallowed and historic park with graffiti.
Source: The Albuquerque Tribune    Date: April 25, 2007

Tennessee map graphic Tennessee
8-year-old admits to gang involvement (Nashville, TN): An eight-year-old has admitted to his dad that he's joined an infamous gang and the trend is not uncommon. Gangs are now recruiting new members from elementary schools and children as young as seven or eight.
Source: WKRN 2 News    Date: April 25, 2007

California map graphic California
Gang offenders passes public safety committee (Sacramento, CA): Senator George Runner’s (R-Antelope Valley) and Senator Bob Dutton’s (R-Rancho Cucamonga) legislation to increase the use of GPS monitoring of juvenile gang offenders passed Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday.
Source: California Chronicle    Date: April 25, 2007

California map graphic California
Gang busters (Roseville, CA): Two years ago Sal Collado, 25, was still an active gang member in Roseville. With his "won't-be-stopped" attitude he would enter opposing gang territory by himself just to look for a fight.
Source: The Press Tribune    Date: April 25, 2007

California map graphic California
Appellate court tosses out West Sacramento gang curfew (Sacramento, CA): A state appellate court has struck down a West Sacramento injunction intended to reduce gang activity because prosecutors failed to adequately notify gang members of the city's crackdown.
Source: North County Times    Date: April 24, 2007

California map graphic California
Lompoc Police arrest suspected gang members (Lompoc, CA): In light of last week's murder, Lompoc police target suspected gang members. Authorities served gang search warrants at twenty locations Tuesday, including the home of Alejandro Perez's grandmother.
Source: KSBY News    Date: April 24, 2007

Tennessee map graphic Tennessee
Gang beating, threats lead to Glencliff lockdown (Nashville, TN): Five Kurdish gang members attacked a 17-year-old student today at Glencliff High School, causing the school to be locked down for about 1½ hours while police stabilized the situation, according to Metro Police spokeswoman Kristin Mumford.
Source: The Tennessean    Date: April 24, 2007

New York map graphic New York
Four beat, shoot at suspected gang member in Yonkers (Yonkers, NY): A 19-year-old Yonkers man was shot at several times by a group of men who asked him if he was a member of a Mexican street gang then opened fire on his car as he tried to escape from them early today.
Source: The Journal News    Date: April 24, 2007

Florida map graphic Florida
Leaders address gang violence (Gadsden County, FL): Gang activity can no longer be ignored, according to local community leaders in Gadsden County.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat    Date: April 23, 2007

New Mexico map graphic New Mexico
Police net multiple arrests during gang sweep on West Side (Albuquerque, NM): For the second week in a row, local law enforcement officers took direct aim at violent gang members. This time, the Albuquerque Police Department gang unit ballooned from five to 23 members and spread out over the city's West Side in a coordinated attack on gang members and the havoc they wreak.
Source: The Albuquerque Tribune    Date: April 23, 2007

New York map graphic New York
Cops: Latin King slain in Queens (Queens, NY): A 22-year-old man was shot in the face and killed in what police described as a gang-related slaying in Corona Sunday.
Source: am New York    Date: April 23, 2007

North Carolina map graphic North Carolina
County trying to organize meeting over gang survey (Durham, NC): County officials are trying to organize a three-way meeting with their counterparts from the city and the Durham Public Schools to resurrect plans for a survey of middle-schoolers about gang activity.
Source: The Herald-Sun    Date: April 23, 2007

California map graphic California
Three gang members charged in triple murder (Los Angeles, CA): Prosecutors charged three black gang members today with killing two Latino boys and an adult as they talked in the frontyard of their South Los Angeles home last year, saying the assailants picked the victims at random because they could not find any gang rivals to shoot.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 23, 2007

Florida map graphic Florida
Tattoo artists cover gang tattoos for free (Fort Myers, FL): Three Fort Myers tattoo artists want to help former gang members put their pasts behind them. Jay Purdy, Nune Aguayo and Robert Krupp work at the Liquid Image Tattoo shop.
Source: WPBF 25 News    Date: April 23, 2007

Massachusetts map graphic Massachusetts
Homicide in Holyoke was gang-related, police believe (Holyoke, MA): Local, state, and federal law enforcement officials are investigating a shootout on a busy Holyoke street that left one man dead and four others injured.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: April 22, 2007

North Carolina map graphic North Carolina
How to stop gangs? (Gaston County, NC): About 100 representatives from different realms of Gaston County came together last week to discuss ways to stop kids from joining gangs.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: April 22, 2007

California map graphic California
Lawmakers crack down on gangs (Los Angeles County, CA): Gangs and the problems they bring aren't confined to big cities like Los Angeles. In Los Angeles County, many smaller suburban communities are home to long-established Latino gangs with memberships that span generations, as well as highly mobile Asian gangs that claim no turf.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: April 22, 2007

New York map graphic New York
Gates teen's killing raises gang issue (Rochester, NY): Last week’s shooting death of a Gates teenager was gang-related, according to police. Eric Stanley, 18 and Terrance Stanley, 17, are accused of killing Shamar Patterson, 16, in a drive-by on Genesee Street in Rochester.
Source: WHAM 13 News    Date: April 21, 2007

California map graphic California
Gang members among suspects in train attack (Yolo County, CA): An Amtrak train engineer remained in the hospital Friday after a group of youths, including members of the West Sacramento gang the Broderick Boys, viciously beat him five days ago, a Yolo County prosecutor said.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: April 21, 2007

Illinois map graphic Illinois
Youth slain in NW Side drive-by shooting (Chicago, IL): A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed this morning in what police described as a gang-related drive-by shooting on Chicago's Northwest Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 20, 2007

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.