Gang-Related News Articles
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.
Former gang member faces Parole Board today seeking freedom after 1997 murder (Natick, MA): Phaivanh Inthabane, 36, is appearing before the state Parole Board today after serving 19 years of his sentence in the fatal attack on Josue Molina in 1997. Inthabane, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder two years after the slaying, was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: August 23, 2016
Source: Man shot in Stapleton is gang member with 39 prior arrests (Staten Island, NY): A man who was shot and wounded early on Tuesday morning in Stapleton is a gang member with 39 arrests to his record, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.
Source: Staten Island Advance Date: August 23, 2016
Friends, former gang members recall slain vet who wanted to end violence (Chicago, IL): Abner Garcia taught Miguel Areola some lessons that probably saved his life, without ever resorting to lectures or scoldings. Areola, 19, said when he was a gangbanger, it was Garcia who asked him whether he wanted to treat violence as a career or as an enemy.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 22, 2016
Ex-gang members to walk for peace (Indianapolis, IN): A group of former gang members will join pastors and others Monday night in a new volunteer effort they hope will reduce violence in some of the city's highest crime east-side neighborhoods.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: August 22, 2016
Georgia prisons: Gangs, rising violence, thousands of cellphones (Atlanta, GA): A surge in violence in Georgia prisons over the past few weeks has left at least two inmates dead and dozens of others injured, put staff in danger and forced the lock-down of as many as eight of Georgia’s 33 prisons.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: August 22, 2016
Santa Rosa hires new gang program manager (Santa Rosa, CA): Santa Rosa hopes it has finally found the right leader for its gang prevention program. The city on Monday announced it had hired Santa Rosa native Jason Carter to manage the city’s anti-gang efforts. He’ll be the sixth person to hold the position since voters in 2004 approved Measure O, the public safety sales tax that funds the program.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: August 22, 2016
Violent crime is still up in Dallas, but may have plateaued for now (Dallas, TX): Dallas police are holding the line on this year's spike in violent crime, but some city leaders question how long they can maintain it if the Police Department keeps losing experienced officers.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: August 22, 2016
Shooting that injured 5 in Tacoma was gang-related (Tacoma, WA): A shooting that injured five people in downtown Tacoma was gang-related, police said Monday, although they offered few other details. Some of the victims were innocent bystanders.
Source: The News Tribune Date: August 22, 2016
4 gang members plead to armed robbery of Cobb gas station (Cobb County, GA): Four Atlanta gang members pleaded guilty to the armed robbery of a Marietta gas station, officials announced Monday.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: August 22, 2016
Richfield Man Sentenced for Gang-Related Shooting Outside HCMC (Minneapolis, MN): A Richfield man is the seventh and final defendant to be sentenced for his role in a gang-related shooting outside Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Source: KSTP 5 News Date: August 22, 2016
Gang fighting, multiple arrests follow shooting in downtown Worcester (Worcester, MA): Several people were arrested after a shooting and melee that police said involved rival youth gangs near Main and Chatham streets Saturday evening. Officers who were providing security at the Latin Festival behind City Hall "dispersed numerous groups of disorderly youth that began congregating and taunting each other in apparent attempts to start a fight," police said in a news release Sunday.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: August 21, 2016
Crime spike in Long Beach continues (Long Beach, CA): Crime in Long Beach continued its upward trend during the first half of this year. The rise, however, was less dramatic than a double-digit spike in 2015, and police say they’ve made progress reining in the increase.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: August 21, 2016
Local community raises gang awareness (Clayton County, GA): Residents, religious leaders and even some members of the Clayton County Police force came together Saturday to raise awareness about gangs. "A lot of these kids that get involved in gangs have nothing outside of school life," said resident Gloria James.
Source: FOX 5 Atlanta Date: August 20, 2016
Atlantic City drug gang enforcer sentenced to life in prison (Atlantic City, NJ): A man who federal prosecutors say was an enforcer and drug dealer for a violent Atlantic City street gang led by his older brother has been sentenced to life in prison.
Source: FOX News Date: August 20, 2016
Albany gangs work toward peace with truce (Albany, GA): People upset by violence yelled out as they marched from the Civic Center to the Albany Civil Rights Institute Saturday morning. Many cried out for peace, but some of those calls were coming from somewhere you might not expect. Gang members from four groups in Albany have come together to coordinate a 100-day truce.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: August 20, 2016
Lawyers call for dismissal of wiretap evidence used in gang crackdown (Lake County, IL): A court ruling scheduled for Sept. 8 has the potential to change the outcome of cases from a gang-related operation in Lake County in 2014. A motion to suppress "any and all" information gathered through wiretaps before a series of gang-related Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act arrests has been filed by defense attorney Douglas Roberts, who represents Gregory Harris Sr., one of the main targets of the operation.
Source: Lake County News-Sun Date: August 19, 2016
Police: 15-year-old Savannah gang member shoots at home, endangers children (Savannah, GA): Police in Savannah say they’ve arrested a 15-year-old gang member for firing shots into a home occupied by two small children.
Source: Savannah Morning News Date: August 19, 2016
Six alleged members of 'Chuco Tango' gang arrested on drug charges (El Paso, TX): Investigators with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) arrested six suspected gang members on drug charges.
Source: KVIA ABC 7 News Date: August 19, 2016
5 Reputed N.J. Crips Gang Members Charged With Drug, Gun Offenses (Newark, NJ): Five Newark men associated with the New Jersey set of the Grape Street Crips were charged Wednesday in three separate indictments with drug distribution and firearms offenses, the U.S. Attorney’s Office (NJ) announced.
Source: Newark Patch Date: August 19, 2016
Dozens of Gang Members Nabbed in Chicago (Chicago, IL): An elaborate police operation has netted the arrests of 61 documented gang members in Chicago. Narcotics and vice missions in the city pulled off the operation beginning on Thursday and spent 36 hours in 15 of the city’s 22 districts. They focused on “problem” areas noted by aldermen and residents, totaling 101 arrests in all.
Source: Chicago Patch Date: August 19, 2016
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.