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.

29,509 articles from all states and provinces
Massachusetts map graphic Massachusetts
Clergy urge congregants to work to end violence (Roxbury, MA): Clergy and residents in Roxbury and Dorchester called Sunday for renewed efforts to oppose gang violence in the aftermath of a deadly start to the year.
Source: The Boston Globe    Date: February 3, 2014

Illinois map graphic Illinois
Guilty plea in Aurora murder yields 30-year prison term (Aurora, IL): A man who supplied a gun, transportation and expertise in a 2009 gang-motivated murder in Aurora was sentenced today to 30 years in prison, according to Kane County prosecutors.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 3, 2014

California map graphic California
With gentrification, Echo Park gang members move outside their turf (Los Angeles, CA): Sgt. Victor Arellano drove slowly through the hills of Echo Park, cruising by the places where he had seen the guys hanging out in the past. There was the market painted bright yellow with large green letters spelling out "BEER WINE" and the hidden staircase nearby. The graffitied stretch of pavement along Preston Avenue and the house where a known gangster lives.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 3, 2014

New York map graphic New York
Two plead guilty in gang-related slayings (Long Island, NY): Two members of the Netas street gang and one of their wives pleaded guilty Monday in connection with the 2004 murders of two members of the rival Latin Kings.
Source: Newsday    Date: February 3, 2014

Ohio map graphic Ohio
Cincinnati mayor introduces anti-crime initiative (Dayton, OH): Cincinnati will ramp up overtime for its police department, resurrect a gang unit and put 80 new officers on the street in the next 1½ years under an initiative aimed at tackling a recent rash of homicides and violent crimes in Ohio’s third largest city, authorities announced Monday.
Source: Dayton Daily News    Date: February 3, 2014

Tennessee map graphic Tennessee
New crime unit finding success in cracking down on gangs in neighborhood (Memphis, TN): It's the middle of the work day and straight to the streets for a team with one sole mission – gangs. "It's around you everyday, all day. Kids have to deal with it in their music, everything that they do," says Sgt. Michael Pierce with the Multi-Agency Gang Unit.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3    Date: February 3, 2014

California map graphic California
Shalander Givens gets 205 years to life in 2010 shooting (Fresno, CA): A Fresno man convicted of disabling a young girl in a mistaken gang drive-by shooting is going to prison for 205 years to life.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: February 3, 2014

Arizona map graphic Arizona
Gunfire outside high school gang-related, not random (Phoenix, AZ): Police now say shots fired outside a basketball game at Cesar Chavez High School Friday night were gang-related and not random.
Source: KTVK-3TV News    Date: February 3, 2014

Illinois map graphic Illinois
Felon linked to gang gets three years for having gun (Peoria, IL): A man linked to the Bomb Squad street gang was sentenced Monday to three years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: February 3, 2014

Illinois map graphic Illinois
Chicago Strike Force chases 'perfect storm': Gangs linked to Mexican heroin cartels (Chicago, IL): The ABC7 I-Team connects the dots of a billion-dollar drug dealing business from Mexico to Chicago and the suburbs. Law enforcement calls it "Chicago's new organized crime" and has new strategies to deal with it.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: February 3, 2014

Manitoba map graphic Manitoba
Another arrest made in Project Falling Star investigation (Winnipeg, MB): Police have made another arrest in the Project Falling Star investigation. The investigation, which started in April 2013 and targeted members of the Manitoba Warriors street gang, has led to criminal code charges being levied on 57 Manitoba Warriors members and associates, as well as the execution of seven search warrants and three firearms warrants.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press    Date: February 3, 2014

Illinois map graphic Illinois
Nine more suspected Aurora gang members hit with injunctions (Aurora, IL): A judge recently tagged nine more suspected street gang members from Aurora with restrictions as part of a 2012 lawsuit filed against the Latin Kings by the city.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: February 2, 2014

California map graphic California
California to recognize gang members can change (Sacramento, CA): Prison officials revealed new rules Friday that they say will make California the first state to recognize that inmates can quit prison gangs and put that lifestyle behind them, allowing them to escape the tough restrictions that gang members are subject to.
Source: The Californian    Date: February 1, 2014

Illinois map graphic Illinois
Sen. Mark Kirk to highlight anti-gang effort (Peoria, IL): Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk, Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis and several other officials are gathering at the Peoria Police Department on Sunday morning to detail the city's "Don't Shoot" initiative. City officials say Peoria currently has more than 10 active street gangs, with a total of more than 400 known gang members.
Source: WICS Newschannel 20    Date: February 1, 2014

Oregon map graphic Oregon
Gang member sentenced on shooting, drug charges (Medford, OR): A known Medford Norteño gang member will serve seven and a half years in prison for his involvement in a March 2013 drive-by shooting and delivery of more than a quarter-pound of methamphetamine in 2012.
Source: Mail Tribune    Date: February 1, 2014

Connecticut map graphic Connecticut
Bridgeport gangs fight outside court (Bridgeport, CT): Dozens of judicial marshals, and local state and school police kept a large crowd in check inside the courtroom as four young men pleaded guilty Friday to the gang slaying of a popular high school student.
Source: Connecticut Post    Date: February 1, 2014

Arizona map graphic Arizona
Indiana gang member wanted in shooting arrested in Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ): The U.S. Marshals Service says an Indiana gang member wanted in connection with a brutal shooting has been apprehended in Phoenix.
Source: KTVK-3TV News    Date: February 1, 2014

California map graphic California
Suspects arrested in gang-related stabbing in Visalia (Visalia, CA): Two men have been arrested in Visalia as suspects in a gang-related stabbing of a male victim Wednesday afternoon, police said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: February 1, 2014

Illinois map graphic Illinois
Chicago crime is down (Chicago, IL): Chicago finished January 2014 with 43 percent less shootings and cut the number of murders in half compared to January of last year, according to the Director of News Affairs Adam Collins. Chicago police also say overall crime in the city is down 34 percent.
Source: CSN Chicago    Date: February 1, 2014

California map graphic California
Retaliation may be cause of Fresno gang member's shooting (Fresno, CA): A Dogpound gang member was shot multiple times Friday evening in southwest Fresno, and police are trying to learn if it was related to shots fired eight minutes earlier in a rival neighborhood, Lt. Joe Gomez said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 31, 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.