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.

28,598 articles from all states and provinces
Kansas map graphic Kansas
Police call Wichita shooting 'gang-related' (Wichita, KS): Wichita Police are calling the shooting death of a young mother gang-related. According to police, a woman and her husband were walking down the street when multiple gunshots were fired. Both tried to run, but the woman was hit. Several people who heard the shots then called 911.
Source: WIBW 13 News    Date: May 15, 2014

Florida map graphic Florida
Sheriff's Office acknowledges 43 gangs in Jacksonville, but downplays gang activity (Jacksonville, FL): The Sheriff's Office sent a somewhat mixed message this week about gangs and their activities in Duval County. Representatives of the office said gangs aren't a major issue in Jacksonville, yet the law enforcement agency recognizes 43 gangs with hundreds of members citywide.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: May 15, 2014

California map graphic California
Eastside church is changing in a 'post-gang era' (Los Angeles, CA): Pastor Pete Bradford, a reformed "dope fiend" from San Diego, went out into the streets of Boyle Heights looking for gang members to pray over. Finding them wasn't hard. It was the early 1990s, the era of "Boyz n the Hood" and "Colors" and gangsta rap. Everything about gang life in Los Angeles was loud: the jagged slashes of graffiti, the thrum of police helicopters, the percussion of gun blasts.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 15, 2014

Maine map graphic Maine
Few see signs of gang activity in Portland (Portland, ME): Kennedy Park resident John Augustino said he knows of no gangs by name in Portland, but he knows they exist. He recalled a confrontation last summer in which a young man got beat up at the basketball courts at Fox and Anderson streets.
Source: Portland Press Herald    Date: May 15, 2014

Massachusetts map graphic Massachusetts
Gang member arrested after shooting involving Holyoke officer (Holyoke, MA): Police are investigating a shooting that involved an officer and a SUV near South Bridge Street and Hamilton Street in downtown Holyoke.
Source: WWLP 22 News    Date: May 15, 2014

New York map graphic New York
Man fatally shot while watching baseball game in Queens Park, police say (Queens, NY): A Virginia man who was shot in the head while watching a baseball game in a busy Queens park last Saturday has died, police said. Investigators believe the shooting was gang-related, police said.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: May 15, 2014

Washington map graphic Washington
Gang outreach program wants community input (Bellingham, WA): A local gang outreach program is asking for community feedback on gang activity in the Tri-Cities. F.I.R.M.E. recently received a state grant to create a gang prevention and intervention program for the Mid-Columbia. The goal is to help get youth out of gangs safely.
Source: The Bellingham Herald    Date: May 15, 2014

Indiana map graphic Indiana
Man pleads guilty in fatal shooting of two brothers (Crown Point, IN): An 18-year-old man pleaded guilty Thursday to fatally shooting one of two Gary brothers less than a mile from their home in 2013, according to court records.
Source: The Times    Date: May 15, 2014

Nebraska map graphic Nebraska
Gang violence in Lincoln at tipping point (Lincoln, NE): Gangs in Lincoln are growing and getting more violent, so Mayor Chris Beutler and Lincoln police are trying to get federal money to fight them.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star    Date: May 15, 2014

Indiana map graphic Indiana
South Bend Police unveil new strategy to tackle gun violence (South Bend, IN): The South Bend Police Department is implementing a new crime fighting strategy. It's called Group Violence Intervention. Thursday night, for the first time, police held a call-in. Parole and probation officers ordered 28 people known to have influence on the streets to a meeting held behind closed-door session.
Source: WSJV-TV FOX 28     Date: May 15, 2014

California map graphic California
Gang member gets 21-year prison sentence for killing two Highland Park teens (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member has been sentenced to 21 years in state prison for the shooting deaths of two teenage boys near a Highland Park recreation area just over five years ago.
Source: EGP News    Date: May 15, 2014

California map graphic California
2012 gang-related shooting suspect pleads no contest to lesser charges (Colusa, CA): Pedro Hernandez Herrera, one of two Colusa teens accused of the murder of Miguel Muniz in a 2012 gang-related shooting, pleaded no contest on Tuesday to amended charges in an agreement with the Colusa County District Attorney's Office.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: May 14, 2014

Mississippi map graphic Mississippi
Meridian authorities work to fight gang-related crime (Meridian, MS): Meridian authorities have a new plan to curve crime in the city. Meridian Police are creating a gang task force unit within the department to help cut down on gang-related crime.
Source: WJTV 12 News    Date: May 14, 2014

New Jersey map graphic New Jersey
New Brunswick gang member acquitted of Elizabeth murder (Elizabeth, NJ): A member of the Bloods street gang was found not guilty today of fatally shooting an Elizabeth man. After deliberating for about five hours over two days, jurors acquitted Hasheek Davis, 32, of New Brunswick, of murder and a weapons offense in the Feb. 10, 2010, death of Dean Bonds.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: May 14, 2014

New York map graphic New York
Brentwood man convicted of gang murder (Brentwood, NY): A Brentwood man was convicted Tuesday of helping two fellow MS-13 street gang members kill a fourth member during an internal conflict four years ago.
Source: Long Island Press    Date: May 14, 2014

Florida map graphic Florida
G.R.E.A.T. Program at Sebastian Charter Junior High (Vero Beach, FL): Children spend most of their waking hours at school. There they meet other children who become their peers and who can influence their behavior. Sebastian Charter Junior High is making an effort through the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program to equip children with the tools to be safe from harmful associations.
Source: Vero Beach Newsweekly    Date: May 14, 2014

Florida map graphic Florida
Detective talks to teachers, parents about gang activity in Jacksonville high schools (Jacksonville, FL): Detective Leon Brown works in the gang unit of the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. But Wednesday night he was teaching teachers, some school administrators and a couple dozen parents about how to spot gang signs, clothing, tattoos and other behaviors that point to gang involvement.
Source: The Florida Times-Union    Date: May 14, 2014

Florida map graphic Florida
City pursues federal grant to stem Pineridge gang problem (Gainesville, FL): Gang activities in the Pineridge neighborhood have prompted the Gainesville Police Department to seek a $150,000 grant for programs to try to steer children away from trouble.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: May 14, 2014

California map graphic California
Two former Simi Valley residents arrested on suspicion of gang-related stabbing (Simi Valley, CA): Two men from Los Angeles County were arrested Tuesday in connection with a gang-related stabbing that left two people injured in Simi Valley, officials said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: May 14, 2014

California map graphic California
Man arrested in Monday stabbing (Ukiah, CA): The Ukiah Police Department Wednesday arrested a man suspected of a gang-related stabbing Monday afternoon near Big Lots.
Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal    Date: May 14, 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.