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.

29,524 articles from all states and provinces
Florida map graphic Florida
Florida’s falling juvenile crime rate mirrors national trend (Tallahassee, FL): Like the adult crime rate, the juvenile crime rate is also plummeting in Florida. “This trend grossly underreported,” state Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, tweeted after Gov. Rick Scott and the Department of Juvenile Justice highlighted the 2013-14 stats in a release this week. A former state prosecutor, Bradley has helped guide criminal justice spending and programs over the last two years.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal     Date: December 20, 2014

California map graphic California
17-year-old boy killed in gang-related shooting in La Puente (La Puente, CA): A 17-year-old boy standing in the driveway of a home was killed in a gang-related shooting in La Puente Friday, authorities said.
Source:    Date: December 20, 2014

Iowa map graphic Iowa
Tribal communites becoming home to gang violence (Rapid City, IA): Over the last few days many people have been enjoying all that the Lakota Nation Invitational has to offer, and Saturday afternoon education was the focus.
Source: KEVN Black Hill FOX    Date: December 20, 2014

Georgia map graphic Georgia
Bibb Sheriff monitors eight to 10 gangs (Bibb County, GA): The Wings Cafe shooting has shed more light on Bibb County's gang activity. Sheriff David Davis said they are monitoring eight to ten gangs.
Source: WMAZ 13 News    Date: December 20, 2014

Manitoba map graphic Manitoba
Police nab 8 in street gang drug bust (Winnipeg, MB): Winnipeg Police have busted a string of members and associates of the B-Side street gang. The police have been targeting the gang in "a very involved investigation," since mid-October and more arrests are expected, police spokesman Jason Michalyshen told a news conference on Saturday.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press    Date: December 20, 2014

California map graphic California
Oakland gang member gets life in prison in murder of millionaire tech investor (San Jose, CA): An Oakland man was sentenced Friday to life in prison and two additional potential life terms in the 2012 murder of millionaire tech investor Raveesh "Ravi" Kumra.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: December 20, 2014

California map graphic California
San Diego region has become hub of gang-controlled prostitution rings (San Diego, CA): It began with teachers and counselors becoming suspicious. The same teenage girls were often absent from their classes on Fridays and Mondays. When they came to school, they wore flashy jewelry and provocative clothing and often carried more than one cellphone. Sometimes they had visible bruises.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 20, 2014

California map graphic California
Gang members in Fresno booked for gun possession (Fresno, CA): Two gang members were arrested Saturday in the area of Millbrook and Olive avenues in Fresno after police pulled them over for a vehicle code violation and found a loaded a .380 handgun in the vehicle.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: December 20, 2014

California map graphic California
Bulldog gang member leads police in Fresno car chase (Fresno, CA): A Bulldog gang member was arrested Friday after leading police in a car chase through several neighborhoods, then abandoning his car to run into the backyard of a house in the area of Cornell and Blackstone avenues in central Fresno, said Sgt. Doug Goertzen.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: December 20, 2014

North Carolina map graphic North Carolina
Officials disrupt High Point heroin gang (Greensboro, NC): The reign of a High Point drug ring is over. With 15 of their high-level leaders and street dealers arrested in the past two weeks, the “Bando Boys,” an affiliate of the nationally known Bloods street gang, won’t be selling heroin anytime soon, authorities said Friday during a news conference.
Source: News & Record    Date: December 19, 2014

California map graphic California
'Gang-related': a controversial term with varying definitions (Los Angeles, CA): Nationally, there are two common definitions, according to the National Gang Center, a project funded by the U.S. Justice Department and the Bureau of Justice Assistance that studies gang activity. One is the member-based approach. Another approach, which is less common, considers whether the crime was committed to benefit a gang.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 19, 2014

Rhode Island map graphic Rhode Island
Man to be sentenced in 2013 Providence shooting (Providence, RI): A Providence man faces sentencing for crimes related to the June 2013 shooting death of a 12-year-old girl. Luis Gonzalez, known as "Fat Boy," was found not guilty of the most serious charges in the killing of Aynis (EYE'-nees) Vargas but convicted of felony assault and weapons charges.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News    Date: December 19, 2014

Illinois map graphic Illinois
Notorious El Rukn killer wins surprise release from prison (Chicago, IL): He's one of the most legendary informants in Chicago history, a former El Rukn general once described by prosecutors as a "trained killer" who bribed a Cook County judge to fix the infamous double murder case that landed him on death row.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 19, 2014

Rhode Island map graphic Rhode Island
Gang member sentenced to 30 years in killing of Aynis Vargas, 12 (Providence, RI): A judge on Friday sentenced Harriet Street gang member Luis “Fat Boy” Gonzalez to serve 30 years in prison for his role in the murder of a 12-year-old girl and the shooting of three others attending a Hartford Park party in June 2013.
Source: The Providence Journal    Date: December 19, 2014

New York map graphic New York
Buffalo Police say 3 of 4 murders this week were likely gang-related (Buffalo, NY): Four murders were committed in four days on the city’s East Side this week, most of them gang-related and possibly fueled in part by retaliation, police officials say.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: December 18, 2014

New York map graphic New York
NYPD task force busts violent Brooklyn gang, police say (Brooklyn, NY): An NYPD investigation busted 15 drug trafficking gang members, dismantling the gun-toting operation that brought "havoc" to Brooklyn neighborhoods where an innocent bystander was shot this summer.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 18, 2014

Washington map graphic Washington
Tri-City gang sweep nets 50 arrests (Benton County, WA): A recent wave of shootings prompted a gang sweep across the Tri-Cities this week that landed 50 people in jail facing dozens of felony charges. Local, state and federal agencies worked together to identify and arrest the suspects during the ninth gang sweep in the area since 2009.
Source: Tri-City Herald    Date: December 18, 2014

New York map graphic New York
Shmurda was driving force behind murderous drug gang: indictment (Brooklyn, NY): Rising rapper Bobby Shmurda was a “driving force” behind a gang accused of murder, violence and the sale of narcotics from Brooklyn to South Beach, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday.
Source: New York Post    Date: December 18, 2014

California map graphic California
Judge Rules That Group Can Challenge Gang Injunction (Orange County, CA): An Orange County Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that a group of people law enforcement has labeled as gang members can defend themselves as parties to a gang injunction lawsuit that District Attorney Tony Rackauckas has filed against the Townsend Street gang in Santa Ana.
Source: Voice of OC    Date: December 18, 2014

Massachusetts map graphic Massachusetts
Fleeing Salvadoran Gangs, A Months-Long Journey To Boston (Boston, MA): Lisette glances over her right shoulder, looking out the window of a Greyhound bus at the U.S. immigration agents sitting nearby in an unmarked white cargo van. The agents just dropped her and her 11-year-old daughter off at a bus stop in Carlsbad, New Mexico, and are idling, waiting for the bus to leave.
Source: WBUR News    Date: December 18, 2014

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.