Gang-Related News Articles Newspapers and a magnifying glass

Front Page of the Spring-Summer 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.

28,557 articles from all states and provinces
Ontario map graphic Ontario
Toronto Somalis say they were victimized by police in Dixon Road raids (Toronto, ON): Saeda Sidin Hersi woke to what sounded like gunshots. When police arrived at the Dixon Rd. complex where she lives early morning on June 13, the woman told a news conference she was startled awake.
Source: Toronto Star    Date: June 18, 2013

Maryland map graphic Maryland
Hiring guards as young as 18 may have fueled Baltimore jail scandal (Baltimore, MD): The scandal at the Baltimore City Detention Center, where 13 female guards were indicted in April for essentially handing over control of the jail to gang members, may be partly the legacy of a short-lived state experiment of hiring corrections officers as young as 18.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: June 18, 2013

Indiana map graphic Indiana
Gang outreach key in anti-violence plan (South Bend, IN): Christopher Mallette isn't proud of the fact that Chicago, his adoptive hometown, recorded more than 500 homicides in 2012 and this year posted its deadliest January in a decade.
Source: South Bend Tribune     Date: June 18, 2013

California map graphic California
Yuba City Norteños busted in 11-house raid (Yuba City, CA): Efforts to "cut the head off the snake" of a Yuba City street gang coalesced Tuesday when police stormed 11 Yuba-Sutter houses looking for gang members who advertised their membership in rap videos they posted online.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: June 18, 2013

Saskatchewan map graphic Saskatchewan
Gang graffiti becoming more prevalent on Saskatoon streets (Saskatoon, SK): Spray-painted onto garages, buildings and fences, gang graffiti can be easily found in Saskatoon’s west side and with the arrival of warm weather police say the territorial markings are becoming more prevalent.
Source: Metro Saskatoon    Date: June 18, 2013

California map graphic California
Deputies investigate fatal gang-related shooting in Waterford (Waterford, CA) : A 20-year-old Waterford man died early Tuesday after being shot in Waterford in what investigators are calling a gang-related incident.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: June 18, 2013

North Carolina map graphic North Carolina
Teen shot during undercover drug sting at elementary school dies (Charlotte, NC): Police in northeast Charlotte say they were forced to shoot a teenager in a gang-related undercover drug operation. The teen has since died. The incident forced an elementary school to go on lockdown Tuesday afternoon.
Source: WBTV 3 News    Date: June 18, 2013

South Carolina map graphic South Carolina
Ex-gang member, now filmmaker: "Crime does not pay." (Columbia, SC): Finding the right path in life can be hard, especially for young teens. Gang life can be an outlet for many looking to belong. One former gang member says he left that world behind in search of a better life. The gang took years of his life and now he's trying to take it back as a budding filmmaker.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: June 18, 2013

Illinois map graphic Illinois
Nine dead in Chicago's most violent weekend of the year (Chicago, IL): Nine people were killed, two by police officers, over the past three days in Chicago's most violent weekend of the year, amid a rise in gang violence in the city.
Source: Reuters    Date: June 17, 2013

California map graphic California
Gang member arrested during probation search (Napa, CA): Two gang members were arrested Saturday evening in the 1300 block of Tallac Street after police officers found them associating with other gang members, according to Napa police.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: June 17, 2013

California map graphic California
Guns seized by Fresno police (Fresno, CA): Fresno Police have cracked down on gang activity after recent threats made against their officers. Chief Jerry Dyer said they received tips that gang members would be making false 911 calls to try to get officers into their neighborhoods to ambush them.
Source: KMJNOW News    Date: June 17, 2013

Oregon map graphic Oregon
Police investigate fourth possible gang shooting in a week (Portland, OR): Portland and Gresham police are now investigating a total of four possibly gang-related shootings in East Multnomah County to take place in the course of a week.
Source: The Outlook Online    Date: June 17, 2013

California map graphic California
Police find stolen pistol in car after gang disturbance (Reedley, CA): Reedley Police recovered a stolen gun and imitation narcotics on Sunday, June 16, after a gang-related disturbance was reported at the Meadowbrook apartments in the 600 block of North Haney Avenue.
Source: The Reedley Exponent    Date: June 17, 2013

Pennsylvania map graphic Pennsylvania
Pa. AG wants anti-gangs unit (Hazleton, PA): State Attorney General Kathleen Kane is asking for funding to establish a mobile street crime unit that she says will flush gangs out of Pennsylvania. The proposed 20-person law enforcement unit would combat gang members, chasing them out of trouble areas in Pennsylvania and following their drug trail to the supplier in an effort to cut off their income.
Source: The Republican-Herald    Date: June 17, 2013

Massachusetts map graphic Massachusetts
Worcester police put focus on violent drug dealers (Worcester, MA): The Police Department's vice squad will continue to focus on getting drugs off the streets, but now the unit will focus on violent people entwined with the illegal drug trade.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette    Date: June 17, 2013

Oklahoma map graphic Oklahoma
Gang arrests may slow drug trade (Tulsa, OK): Tulsa police are hoping the recent indictment of four Hoover Crips will go a long way toward curbing drug trafficking and violence in the 61st Street and Peoria Avenue neighborhood.
Source: Tulsa World    Date: June 17, 2013

California map graphic California
Pico neighborhood comes together at Sunday vigil (Santa Monica, CA): Santa Monica's Pico neighborhood youth, parents, and community leaders held a vigil and procession Sunday evening to bring healing to the community. It was held in response to the rash of shootings and the persistence of gang related homicide in the neighborhood.
Source: Santa Monica Mirror    Date: June 17, 2013

New Jersey map graphic New Jersey
Former Bounty Hunter Bloods gang leader serving life in N.J. State Prison works to steer inner-city teens from gang life (Trenton, NJ): When Dewan Dennis lorded over the streets of Trenton in the early 2000s, a time when gang rivalries led to frequent gunfights and left many dead, he was called "Gully Boy" and known as the five-star general of the Bounty Hunter Bloods, a notoriously violent and ruthless gang.
Source: The Times of Trenton    Date: June 17, 2013

New York map graphic New York
Tyrone McCallum, reputed Mt. Vernon gang member, admits attempted murder (White Plains, NY): Reputed Mount Vernon street gang member Tyrone McCallum admitted Monday that he was one of three men who fired shots at a car full of rival gang members, resulting in a 65-year-old passerby in a car being struck by a bullet.
Source: Newsday    Date: June 17, 2013

Ontario map graphic Ontario
Toronto police raids: List of names and 224 charges released in Project Traveller gang sweep (Toronto, ON): After police raids that saw more than two dozen arrests, police have released a near-complete list of those charged in a year-long gang sweep linked to Mayor Rob Ford and an alleged crack cocaine scandal.
Source: Toronto Star    Date: June 17, 2013

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.