Gang-Related News Articles

Photo illustration showing an open laptop and a cloud created from the word “news”

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 and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

Selected Article

Pennsylvania map graphic Pennsylvania
Philly sees big increase in gang activity, feds say (Philadelphia, PA): Gang activity in Philadelphia and the surrounding region increased dramatically over a four-year period while the availability of many drugs remains high in the city, according to a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. From 2009-2013, the Philadelphia Police Department identified 169 gangs operating within the city and the immediate suburbs, the agency said in a report released Tuesday.
Source: PhillyVoice     Date: December 7, 2016
39,269 articles from all states and provinces
California map graphic California
Suspect in 14-year-old's murder charged with wounding gang rival (Los Angeles, CA): A man arrested in connection with the murder of a 14-year-old boy who was gunned down while riding a bicycle pleaded innocent to wounding a rival gang member a month earlier.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 17, 2004

North Carolina map graphic North Carolina
Gang film focuses on hope (Durham, NC): Skipping class, smoking weed, twisting their fingers into gang signs in the name of survival. Yes, there is another film about gangs in Durham. But "Choices and Change: Keeping Durham's Kids Safe in School," is mostly about how to get kids out of gangs.
Source: The News & Observer     Date: November 17, 2004

Florida map graphic Florida
Leaders meet, discuss stemming youth crime in Palm Beach County (Palm Beach County, FL): The urgency of stopping a spate of youth violence in Palm Beach County grabbed the attention of criminal justice and school officials Monday. Solutions ranged from developing strategies to curb the outbreak to changing the way the School District handles troublemakers.
Source: Sun-Sentinel    Date: November 16, 2004

New Jersey map graphic New Jersey
Police probe Lakewood shooting; may be gang-related (Lakewood, NJ): Authorities said they are looking for two men involved in a shooting - possibly gang-related - that may have left a 26-year-old man paralyzed after a failed robbery attempt.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: November 16, 2004

Virginia map graphic Virginia
Loudoun Sheriff's Office holds forum on gang awareness (Loudon County, VA): Some gang members proudly boast their allegiance to their factions through the color of their clothes, doodles on their book bags and bold tattoos on their faces or hands. Others are more subtle, wearing gang symbols on concealed belt buckles and in codelike emblems on T-shirts.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: November 15, 2004

Virginia map graphic Virginia
Shenandoah Valley authorities work to identify gang members (Harrisonburg, VA): After the body of a pregnant teenager was discovered on a Shenandoah County river bank last year, local authorities realized that violent street gangs were gaining a presence in rural areas of the state.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News     Date: November 15, 2004

New York map graphic New York
Residents say youths were falsely arrested in recent gang sweeps (Huntington, NY): In the wake of police sweeps in Huntington Station designed to crack down on gangs, outraged community leaders and area residents say dozens of young men were falsely accused of gang membership and their arrests were fraught with police harassment.
Source: Newsday    Date: November 15, 2004

New York map graphic New York
Youth must be served! (Huntington, NY): In the past seven years, Dolores Thompson's dream of a safe haven for Huntington Station youth - an alternative to gang life - has grown beyond even her wildest expectations. Her youth center began as a handful of programs run out of a room at the local library.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: November 15, 2004

California map graphic California
Santa Rosa police fight rising number of drive-by shootings (Santa Rosa, CA): An escalation of violence in this Sonoma County city has left nine people wounded, one of them paralyzed, in 32 drive-by shootings this year. Police say the drive-bys have grown increasingly common, particularly in the south and northwest areas of the city where gangs thrive.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 14, 2004

Mississippi map graphic Mississippi
Asian gangs trace deep, complex roots (Biloxi, MS): Fear and anger grip another South Mississippi community as the phenomenon of Asian gang activity shatters a peaceful neighborhood with drive-by shootings. Residents of St. Martin's Dismuke Avenue, the latest targeted area, say it's not much comfort that authorities have arrested the suspected shooter.
Source: Sun Herald    Date: November 14, 2004

California map graphic California
Community troubled by gang activity (Fremont, CA): Many months have passed, but Gaby Machuca still thinks about the four days of gang violence - the fights, stabbings and shootings - that rattled the Centerville area in May.
Source: The Argus    Date: November 14, 2004

California map graphic California
SDPD gang unit investigating Hillcrest stabbing (San Diego, CA): San Diego police reported that a 22-year-old man stabbed in the stomach in a gang-related attack in Hillcrest was hospitalized.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: November 14, 2004

New York map graphic New York
Police watching gang members (Syracuse, NY): The Syracuse Police Gang Violence Task Force is keeping close tabs on about 300 suspected gang members by beefing up patrols and setting up roadblocks on the city's South and East sides.
Source: The Post-Standard    Date: November 14, 2004

California map graphic California
Altercation that led to stabbing of two men under investigation (Chico, CA): An altercation that resulted in the stabbing of a 23-year-old Chico man and a 19-year-old Magalia man is under investigation as possibly being gang-related, according to a police press release.
Source: Enterprise-Record    Date: November 14, 2004

New York map graphic New York
US charges 51 with Chinatown smuggling (New York, NY): Two violent Chinese gangs started with a string of local gambling parlors and, in a few quick years, turned the network into a thriving international smuggling conglomerate, federal authorities said yesterday as they announced arrests to break up the gangs.
Source: The New York Times    Date: November 13, 2004

New York map graphic New York
Nail Asian gang bosses (Flushing and Chinatown, NY): Leaders of two powerful Asian street gangs were charged yesterday with trying to snuff out competitors who tried to muscle in on their lucrative illegal gambling dens in Chinatown and Flushing.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: November 13, 2004

Illinois map graphic Illinois
Slaying on street blamed on gang (Cicero, IL): The killing of a Berwyn man on a residential Cicero street Thursday was gang-related, police said Friday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 13, 2004

Maryland map graphic Maryland
Hispanic gang plots to ambush Maryland cops (Prince George's and Montgomery County, MD): Police officials in Prince George's and Montgomery counties are warning officers that a Salvadoran street gang is plotting to ambush and kill them when they respond to service calls.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: November 13, 2004

Florida map graphic Florida
Schools troubled over gang activity (Cape Coral, FL): An increase in gang-related activities prompted Cape Coral High School officials to meet with other high school and city officials this week to discuss prevention strategies. One Cape High student had photos of others showing off gang signs, and about 20 students have scrawled gang signs on their notebooks or on their arms this year, Principal Charles Dailey said.
Source: The News-Press    Date: November 13, 2004

California map graphic California
Teenager shot in Logan Heights (San Diego, CA): Three or four young men drove off in a Ford Mustang after shooting a teenager in Logan Heights last night, San Diego police said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: November 13, 2004

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 website information, nor whether a link from the website may take the user to unintended or objectionable content. Please contact us to report any problems. Thank you.