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.

California map graphic 8,170 articles from California
Verdict reached in trial over four LA gang killings (Los Angeles, CA): Jurors have reached a verdict in the trial of a prominent member of a Los Angeles street gang who hid out in the Philippines for years before he was caught and charged with four murders.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: August 16, 2012

Redlands anti-gang advocate turned his life around (Redlands, CA): Joseph Rodriguez pulled out a razor and sliced the skin off his hand, removing a tattoo that sat between his thumb and index finger. The tattoo was the symbol of the gang that indoctrinated him nearly 15 years earlier - a decision that led him into a life of crime, gang violence and over a decade of incarceration.
Source: Redlands Daily Facts    Date: August 16, 2012

Gang prevention team mobilizes in San Jose after drive-by shooting (San Jose, CA): San Jose's homicide prevention team has been mobilized following the city’s latest killing this week, the 27th so far this year.
Source: KCBS News    Date: August 16, 2012

Lancaster declares war on Bloods street gang (Lancaster, CA): Officials in Lancaster said Thursday they are joining forces with Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies to declare war on a local street gang they blame for a recent spike in crime in the High Desert region.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 16, 2012

Suspect arrested in gang-related shooting (San Jose, CA): An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a gang-related shooting in West San Jose earlier this week, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 16, 2012

Police report three gang-related assaults (South Gate, CA) : The South Gate Police Department (SGPD) has informed South Gate Patch Latino that only 3 of the 12 assaults with a deadly weapon that were reported from August 1st to August 8th are related.
Source: SouthGatePatch    Date: August 16, 2012

Two gang members get prison for shooting detective (Long Beach, CA) : Two Southern California gang members have each been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the attempted murder of a Long Beach police gang unit detective.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: August 16, 2012

CDC helps Salinas tackle gang violence (Salinas, CA): The leading cause of death for young Hispanic males, lead poisoning, from bullets! Salinas Police are making the analogy, but it is no joke. Gang violence is now being called a "public health crisis" and that has helped police land some money to battle it.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: August 15, 2012

San Jose shares gang prevention tips with other cities (San Jose, CA): San Jose city leaders say they’ve learned some new ways to prevent gang violence among young people. The city and five others are participating in the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention, an Obama administration initiative.
Source: KQED News    Date: August 15, 2012

Prison sentences for gang members in San Bernardino County increase in 2012 (San Bernardino, CA): Prosecutors secured 25 percent more state prison sentences against gang members in San Bernardino County the first six months of this year than in all of 2011, the District Attorney's Office reported. Between January and June, 158 gang members were sentenced to prison for a total of 1,495 years. In 2011, 129 were sentenced to 738 years, the District Attorney's Office said.
Source: The Sun    Date: August 15, 2012

Springville residents say 'No more!' (Springville, CA): Concern over an increase in crime and gang-activity in their small mountain community has prompted Springville residents to step up, run community awareness meetings and educate their community on doing something about it before it is too late.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: August 15, 2012

Shooting that spoiled Roseville quinceañera likely gang-related (Sacramento, CA) : A shooting at a quinceañera celebration that turned violent is being investigated as gang-related, Roseville police said.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: August 15, 2012

Two teens ordered held for trial in Modesto shooting (Modesto, CA): A judge on Tuesday ruled that two teenagers must stand trial, accused of murder in the brazen gang- related shooting death of a 19-year-old man last year in Modesto's airport neighborhood.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: August 14, 2012

Man arrested in connection with gang-related shooting in Santa Paula (Santa Paula, CA) : A 22-year-old Santa Paula man was arrested last week in connection with a gang-related shooting that occurred a week earlier, authorities said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: August 14, 2012

Gang unit arrests five over weekend (Tulare County, CA): Over the course of Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Tulare County Sheriff's Department Gang Violence Suppression Unit, South County Community Based Officers, representatives of State Parole and Probation, were able to make five arrests in rural communities in the county as a part of a gang violence suppression detail meant to curb violence and related nuisances.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: August 14, 2012

Rival gang factions prompt concern (Paso Robles, CA): Paso Robles Police Department Lieutenant Ty Lewis said that the city has seen elevated gang activity in the past few years and is seriously concerned about Monterey County transplants causing disputes amongst rival factions.
Source: Paso Robles Press    Date: August 14, 2012

Sanger gang member sentenced to life for drive-by killing (Fresno, CA): A Sanger gang member was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the drive-by killing of a rival in southeast Fresno in January 2010.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: August 14, 2012

Justice officials in SJ to talk about gang violence (San Jose, CA): A high powered delegation from The U.S. Department of Justice was in San Jose Tuesday to talk about gang violence. They arrived just hours after San Jose police had to deal with two shootings that are likely gang-related.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News    Date: August 14, 2012

For Latinos, Anaheim gang sweep rubs riots' wounds. Should police have waited? (Anaheim, CA): For the police in Anaheim, where the rates for murder and crime in general have soared over the past year, the gang sweep was an operation that could not wait.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor    Date: August 14, 2012

Morning report: Gang-related murder surge (San Diego, CA): You might assume that the cops wouldn't like to talk about crime rates going up. But the San Diego Police Department has been doing just that recently with an eye toward getting more funding to push the numbers down. The latest topic: gang-related murders.
Source: Voice of San Diego    Date: August 13, 2012

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.