Gang-Related News Articles Newspapers and a magnifying glass

Cover Page of the Fall 2015 Newsletter

Check out the latest
National Gang Center
Newsletter!

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.


.
Florida map graphic 1,173 articles from Florida
City responds to tips of possible gang activity on Memorial Day (Jacksonville, FL): Police and city leaders are taking extra precautions to prevent another violent fight from breaking out during Memorial Day celebrations. First comes the verbal warning. "If you come out here with trouble and foolishness, you're going to jail," said Jacksonville City Council member Reginald Brown.
Source: ActionNewsJax.com    Date: May 26, 2014
http://www.actionnewsjax.com/...

Students get training to avoid gangs (Riviera Beach, FL): Taquan Patrick and David Hoens beamed with pride as they showed off their certificates from the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program Monday at Lincoln Elementary in Riviera Beach.
Source: South Florida Times    Date: May 22, 2014
http://www.sfltimes.com/...

Forum seeks answers to gang violence (Lakeland, FL): About 250 people packed into the Coleman-Bush Building on Tuesday night looking for ways to curb the gang violence that has hit Lakeland, and they were told that solutions won't come without the community's help.
Source: The Ledger    Date: May 21, 2014
http://www.theledger.com/...

Mom says son kicked out of First Coast High after gang beat him up (Jacksonville, FL): A Jacksonville mother said her son has been suspended from First Coast High School, after a group of teenagers she described as gang members beat him up.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: May 19, 2014
http://www.news4jax.com/...

March brings gang violence, bullying to forefront (Lakeland, FL): More than 200 men marched down Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue on Friday afternoon shouting a simple message to Lakeland residents: Save our boys and girls.
Source: The Ledger    Date: May 17, 2014
http://www.theledger.com/...

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
http://members.jacksonville.com/...

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
http://www.tcpalm.com/...

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
http://members.jacksonville.com/...

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
http://www.gainesville.com/...

Meeting discusses gangs in Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL): The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office's gang unit showed a small audience of parents and educators the possible signs that you're dealing with a gang member in schools.
Source: WJXT News4Jax    Date: May 14, 2014
http://www.news4jax.com/...

Polk teens arrested in gang-related school bus attack (Winter Haven, FL): Two teenage gang members were arrested on felony battery charges after Winter Haven police said they attacked and knocked unconscious another teenager on school bus Monday afternoon.
Source: The Tampa Tribune    Date: May 14, 2014
http://tbo.com/...

Lakeland drive-by victim arrested after another shooting (Lakeland, FL): A 15-year-old Lakeland boy who was the victim of a gang-related drive-by shooting two weeks ago was arrested following a Sunday evening drive-by shooting.
Source: The Ledger    Date: May 12, 2014
http://www.theledger.com/...

Ganging up on the gangs: Police ramp up efforts to curb North Miami-Dade shootings (Miami, FL): After surviving an attempted hit, Marquis Riley-Asbury took to the witness stand two years ago to detail the inner workings of a dangerous Liberty City street gang known as New Moneii.
Source: The Miami Herald    Date: May 11, 2014
http://www.miamiherald.com/...

Lakeland police chief's chat audience has questions on gangs (Lakeland, FL): After four drive-by shootings over six days, gang violence in Lakeland was the hot topic at Monday's Chief's Chat with Lakeland Police Department Interim Chief Larry Giddens.
Source: The Ledger    Date: May 6, 2014
http://www.theledger.com/...

Two Latino crime gang members indicted for murder, racketeering (Miami, FL): Two members of the Latino crime gang, the Almighty Imperial Gangsters Nation, in Miami, Fla., were indicted on Friday for their alleged participation in a murder conspiracy in Florida, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Source: Examiner    Date: May 3, 2014
http://www.examiner.com/...

Is a gang trying to take over Pineridge? (Gainesville, FL): One teenager was found ditching an AK-47 assault rifle in a trash can. Others have been known to heave bottles through windows or leave on the streets "bombs" that use two-liter soda bottles and household chemicals.
Source: The Gainesville Sun    Date: May 2, 2014
http://www.gainesville.com/...

Gang-related shootings on the rise in Lakeland (Lakeland, FL): Lakeland cops have quite a job on their hands. They have to figure out who was involved in a spate of gang-related drive-by shootings recently. There have been four in just the last week alone.
Source: WTVT FOX 13    Date: May 2, 2014
http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/...

Orange County's gang unit finds guns in search of home (Orange County, FL): Orange County investigators served a warrant for attempted murder and aggravated assault on Christopher Breland, 20, Thursday afternoon and said it was linked to gang activity.
Source: WFTV 9 News    Date: May 1, 2014
http://www.wftv.com/...

Seven O.C. arrests part of national gang sweep Operation Southbound (Orange County, FL): Seven people in Orange County were among 157 arrested in Southern California over the past two months in an operation targeting international street gangs, federal immigration authorities said Thursday.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: May 1, 2014
http://www.ocregister.com/...

Vigilance is key to suppressing gang activity (Vero Beach, FL): While not considered a widespread problem, gangs are a fact of life for Indian River County residents and law enforcement. But with the help of enhanced policing techniques, social programs and citizen awareness, local authorities say the impact of gang-related activity is low and they’re working to keep it that way.
Source: Vero Beach Newsweekly    Date: April 30, 2014
http://www.tcpalm.com/...

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.