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.
External Links Disclaimer
The article summaries listed contain links to the sites that host the original articles. These sites are not controlled by the National Gang Center. The National Gang Center does not endorse the organizations or views represented by these sites and takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over, the accuracy, accessibility, copyright or trademark compliance or legality of the material contained on these sites.
Report highlights most active gangs in Central Texas: The Texas Department of Public Safety has released its 2017 Texas Gang Threat Assessment, a collaboration with federal, state and local law enforcement and criminal justice agencies across Texas and the U.S.
Source: KVUE News Date: July 26, 2017
5 Investigates looks at Boston's sharp increase in violence (Boston, MA): Within hours of the slaying of a Mission Hill hardware store owner last week, three people were in custody and soon charged with murder. But not every case is so easy to solve, especially if gang violence is involved.
Source: WCVB 5 News Date: July 26, 2017
Man seriously injured in gang-related shooting (Jackson, TN): Police believe a man shot early Tuesday morning on Mitchell Street was targeted due to his gang affiliation.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: July 25, 2017
After tracking him on Facebook, ATF raids home of Oakland man suspected in series of gang-related robberies (Oakland, CA): A series of Facebook posts showing a man posing with guns, flashing gang signs, and bragging about criminal activity allowed federal agents to secure a search warrant against him and raid his home, leading to a grand jury indictment.
Source: East Bay Times Date: July 25, 2017
Home associated with gang activity condemned after warrant served (Fort Wayne, IN): Fort Wayne police served a warrant Tuesday morning at what was described in a press release as a “problem house associated with gang activity.”
Source: WANE News Channel 15 Date: July 25, 2017
Gang's 'five-star' general gets 12 years in prison (Newark, NJ): A so-called 'five-star" general in the Sex Money Murder set of the Bloods street gang was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison for his role in a host of crimes.
Source: NJ.com Date: July 25, 2017
Child Sex Trafficking, a Pervasive but Hidden Crime (New York, NY): The “silent crime” of human trafficking, and especially child sex trafficking, is getting a tiny bit louder. Three bills aimed at curbing human trafficking quietly passed the House in mid-July.
Source: The Epoch Times Date: July 25, 2017
Sunset Park gang member gets five years’ probation after cooperating with feds (Brooklyn, NY): Members of a Chinese street gang huddled in an illegal Sunset Park gambling parlor and threw around thousands of dollars, until the feds busted the gang’s leader and seven others in 2015.
Source: Brooklyn Daily Eagle Date: July 25, 2017
Omaha gang member sentenced to 20 years for trying to hire hitman to kill woman (Omaha, NE): A man who wanted a woman he blamed for his legal entanglements to be shot to death was sentenced on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Omaha to 20 years in prison.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: July 25, 2017
Life sentences imposed upon 39ers gang members linked to Magnolia Shorty slaying (New Orleans, LA): Two 39ers gang members linked by authorities to the December 2010 slaying of popular New Orleans bounce artist Renatta "Magnolia Shorty" Lowe, and the murders of four others, were sentenced Tuesday (July 25) to serve life terms in federal prison.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: July 25, 2017
Officials in Will County conduct sweep targeting gangs (Joliet, IL): Authorities say they’ve made several arrests, seized 31 illegal guns and more than 200 grams of cocaine in Will County in an operation targeting area street gangs.
Source: The Republic Date: July 25, 2017
LAPD justified in killing of 14-year-old boy, commission rules (Los Angeles, CA): The fatal shooting last year of 14-year-old Jesse Romero by a Los Angeles police officer in Boyle Heights was justified and complied with department policy, the L.A. Police Commission ruled Tuesday.
Source: SCPR News Date: July 25, 2017
Convicted killer seeks new trial in gang-related shooting at gas station (Houston County, GA) : Convicted killer Deondray Darnell Yarn is seeking a new trial in the gang-related shooting of another man at a Warner Robins gas station.
Source: The Telegraph Date: July 25, 2017
Facebook posts by suspected gang member help ATF make arrest (Oakland, CA): Facebook postings by a suspected gang member has helped ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) put an Oakland man behind bars.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: July 25, 2017
San Antonio home to most violent gang network in Texas, report says (San Antonio, TX): For the fourth year in a row, the Tango Blast gang network topped the list of Texas gangs that pose the greatest threat, a report from the Texas Department of Safety said.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News Date: July 25, 2017
Durham loses gang prevention program in city schools (Durham, NC): The City of Durham has discontinued its gang awareness program within Durham city schools. The effort is a program which has been operating for at least 15 years.
Source: WNCN News Date: July 25, 2017
Man arrested in Fairfax County gang-related stabbing (Fairfax County, VA): Police arrested a 21-year-old wanted in a gang-related stabbing in Fairfax County last week. Early Monday morning, police arrested 21-year-old Franklyn Isaac Cruz Flores, a Chantilly, Virginia, resident, after police say he was involved in a gang fight that ended in one man’s stabbing.
Source: WTOP News Date: July 24, 2017
Teen charged in gang-related shooting (Kenosha, WI): A 17-year-old Indian Trail High School student is being held in jail for what prosecutors believe was a gang-related shooting.
Source: Kenosha News Date: July 24, 2017
11 plead not guilty in Mexican Mafia prison gang case (San Diego, CA): Eleven people charged in a conspiracy case related to the Mexican Mafia, a notoriously violent prison gang whose influence reaches far beyond prison walls, pleaded not guilty Monday to felony charges.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: July 24, 2017
Father, son gang members arrested in Fresno (Fresno, CA): A father and son were arrested Sunday after Fresno police found guns during a traffic stop and identified both men as gang members, said Corporal Tomas Cantu.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: July 24, 2017
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.