Gang-Related News Articles Newspapers and a magnifying glass

Cover Page of the Spring 2015 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.

31,747 articles from all states and provinces
Florida map graphic Florida
$300,000 grant to Boynton targets youth violence (Boynton Beach, FL): The city is poised to receive a $300,000 grant from Palm Beach County's Criminal Justice Commission, which has targeted Boynton Beach as one of five cities with the highest number of violent offenders.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: February 6, 2007

New Jersey map graphic New Jersey
Street gangs visible on all corners of the Web (Trenton, NJ): It took years for Trenton authorities to talk about the presence of street gangs in the city. But in a few clicks of a computer mouse, online viewers can see all sorts of videos, music and other Web postings with clear depictions of young men who authorities say are known members of Trenton's Sex Money Murder Bloods.
Source: Newhouse News Service    Date: February 5, 2007

Maryland map graphic Maryland
Gansler aims to widen role, take on gangs (Maryland): Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler is seeking to broaden the focus of his office from prosecution of white-collar and environmental crimes to include investigations involving violent street gangs - a change that could boost his role but has stirred controversy among local prosecutors.
Source: The Baltimore Sun    Date: February 5, 2007

Colorado map graphic Colorado
Aurora keeping tabs on gangs (Aurora, CO): Aurora police hope to get a handle on how big a problem gang activity is for this city of 300,000 people by better collecting and analyzing crime data.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: February 4, 2007

California map graphic California
Board to vote on civil gang injunctions (San Bernardino, CA): San Bernardino County Supervisors will be voting Tuesday on whether to accept a proposal to institute civil gang injunctions.
Source: Daily Press    Date: February 4, 2007

California map graphic California
Gang 'capital' steps up fight (Los Angeles, CA): Here in the nation's "capital" for street gangs, Jose Aleman is an ex-gangbanger with 26 bullet fragments in his brain.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 4, 2007

Florida map graphic Florida
Palm Beach County group's anti-gang funds go to public relations, fees (Palm Beach County, FL): Together Against Gangs has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight gang violence, but most of the money has gone to professional fees and contractors -- much of it to a company owned by one of the organization's founders.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: February 4, 2007

California map graphic California
Visalia gang sweep nets 17 arrests (Visalia, CA): On Saturday, February 3rd, members of the Tulare County Gang Task Force conducted a six hour sweep of Visalia. During the sweep, 30 probation/parole searches and a proactive saturation detail of the city netted 17 arrests.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: February 4, 2007

California map graphic California
San Marcos school district uses various strategies to stamp out gang affiliation before it starts (San Marcos, CA): While beefed-up safety measures have reduced gang activity at San Marcos Unified's high school campuses over the last decade, city schools are faced with a new problem, officials said last week ---- the recruitment of children by gangs at younger ages.
Source: North County Times    Date: February 3, 2007

California map graphic California
Judge issues injunction against Whittier gang (Los Angeles, CA): A judge has granted a preliminary injunction against a Whittier street gang that seeks to prevent its members from gathering publicly and intimidating residents.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 3, 2007

Texas map graphic Texas
D.A., resident say injunction is reducing gang activity (San Antonio, TX): It's a gang war crackdown that slapped a scarlet letter on known gangsters and warned them not to associate with each other.
Source: San Antonio Express-News    Date: February 3, 2007

California map graphic California
San Bernardino County DA seeks 'gang-fighting tool' (San Bernardino County, CA): The county's top prosecutor will seek funding Tuesday for two attorneys who would obtain court injunctions prohibiting members of specific gangs from gathering in their own neighborhoods, with violators subject to immediate arrest.
Source: Press Enterprise    Date: February 2, 2007

Virginia map graphic Virginia
Countering the gang culture in Lynchburg (Lynchburg, VA): A Gang Task Force was organized in Lynchburg in 2004 to deal with the big-city trend that hit the Hill City.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: February 2, 2007

Arizona map graphic Arizona
CG police dealing with danger of recent gang-related violence (Casa Grande, AZ): Casa Grande police are dealing with gang violence that has raised a concern that a citizen or officer could be an accidental victim. However, only the gang community has been involved in the vast majority of cases.
Source: Casa Grande Valley Newspapers    Date: February 2, 2007

California map graphic California
L.A. city attorney assigns prosecutor to school in gang area (Los Angeles, CA): Targeting a South Los Angeles school plagued by gang crime, Los Angeles City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo said Thursday that he was assigning a prosecutor to Markham Middle School to help identify and eliminate gang problems in the surrounding neighborhood.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 2, 2007

Washington map graphic Washington
ATF busts alleged members of violent street gang (Seattle, WA): A federal grand jury in Seattle this week returned an indictment against an alleged member and an associate of the Norteno street gang, KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reported.
Source: KIRO 7 News    Date: February 1, 2007

Massachusetts map graphic Massachusetts
Gangs blamed for black teen murder rate (Boston, MA): Gang-related murders are among the hardest in the city to solve, said police Commissioner Ed Davis, explaining why Boston Police identify a suspect in only one out of three murder cases when a black teenager is the victim.
Source: Boston Herald    Date: February 1, 2007

Texas map graphic Texas
Wanted: Help against gangs, guns. Reward: You bet (Corpus Christi, TX): Corpus Christi police launched a new campaign Wednesday targeting gang members with guns by offering cash rewards of as much as $500 for anonymous tips.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times    Date: February 1, 2007

New Jersey map graphic New Jersey
State, federal authorities round up suspected Bloods gang members (Trenton, NJ): State and federal agents rounded up 17 members of the Bloods street gang in a series of raids Thursday that began before dawn and spanned three New Jersey counties and Bucks County in Pennsylvania.
Source: Newsday    Date: February 1, 2007

Oklahoma map graphic Oklahoma
Troubling signs: Juvenile probation official says gang activity increasing in county communities (Mustang, OK): Gang activity is on the rise in the Mustang-Yukon area, a juvenile probation officer told Canadian County parents at a recent meeting.
Source: Mustang News    Date: February 1, 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.