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.
Gallery: Criminal tattoos, wear at your own risk (Victoria, BC): These tattoos are from a new Canada Border Services handbook designed to help agents identify criminals and members of crime gangs. A version of the handbook was unofficially released on Feb. 28 by an advocacy group called "Public Intelligence."
Source: Times Colonist Date: March 7, 2012
Know your graffiti: Disses, threats and the Mexican Mafia (Los Angeles, CA): Sometimes the ubiquitous graffiti in South Los Angeles is pure artistic expression. Sometimes it's just kids' tagging and costing business owners or the city a couple hundred bucks in repainting expenses.
Source: OnCentral Date: March 7, 2012
Police arrest gang members (Saskatoon, SK): A street gang in North Battleford has had its wings clipped. Three adults and three youths - members of the Crazy Natives gang - were arrested early Saturday in North Battleford, about 130 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: March 6, 2012
Murder trial begins for gang member once featured on Discovery Channel (Oakland, CA): A gang member once featured in a Discovery Channel documentary series that focused on various police departments' efforts at combating gang violence is now being featured in an Alameda County courtroom as a suspect who killed a teenager because of a red baseball cap.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: March 6, 2012
Indianapolis conference educates Hispanic families on warning signs of gang activity (Indianapolis, IN): The gathering Monday night at George Washington Community High School was small, but the message from city and police leaders was big-time when it comes to gangs: Know the warning signs of gang activity and seek help if your kids are getting involved.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: March 6, 2012
B.C. gangsters in over their heads in Mexico (Kamloops, BC): Gangsters from British Columbia are increasingly doing business with drug cartels in Mexico — a recklessly naive trend that has resulted in five deaths in the past four years, police say.
Source: CBC News Date: March 6, 2012
Sears: Anti-gang bill is moving through Senate (Bennington, VT): Legislation aimed at curbing what some lawmakers and law enforcement officials have labeled a growing gang problem has cleared a Senate panel and will be considered next week by the full chamber.
Source: The Bennington Banner Date: March 6, 2012
Several members of Detroit Boys gang arrested in Knoxville (Knoxville, TN): Seven members of a gang called The Detroit Boys were arrested Tuesday morning in Knoxville by officers in a joint investigation.
Source: WATE 6 News Date: March 6, 2012
Forest County tribes tackle gangs (Crandon, WI) : Recent violent crimes, like the stabbing in Mole Lake, have community leaders in Forest County taking action. This morning the Forest County Potawatomi Gang Task Force looked at ways it can step in. The National Violence Prevention Resource Center tailors gang prevention programs for specific communities around the U.S., and has already been working with Lac Du Flambeau leaders since last July.
Source: WJFW 12 News Date: March 6, 2012
Man in critical condition after gang-related shooting (Santa Ana, CA): Authorities seek the shooter or shooters who left a man in critical condition after what investigators believe to be a gang-related fight, police said Tuesday.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: March 6, 2012
Men suspected in abduction and stabbing charged with gang activity (Richmond, VA): Court papers show a dangerous Latin gang may have ties to Richmond and Chesterfield. Five men have been charged with gang activity after police say they abducted and stabbed someone in January.
Source: WWBT 12 News Date: March 6, 2012
Burglary, homicide were up in 2011, but aggravated assault, arson decreased (Watsonville, CA): A total of 2,229 adults and 481 juveniles were arrested by Watsonville police in 2011, a year that saw the city's homicide rate jump 400 percent even as violent crime overall dropped to the lowest rate since 2005.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 6, 2012
Anaheim police shoot, kill suspected gang member (Anaheim, CA): Anaheim police shot and killed an armed man believed to be a gang member on Tuesday night.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: March 6, 2012
Teens accused of gang attack on 12-year-old boy (Novato, CA): Two suspects were arrested in a gang-related attack on a 12-year-old Novato boy, and investigators were trying to identify a third suspect, police said Tuesday.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: March 6, 2012
MPD community policing plan to target gang, youth violence (Memphis, TN): Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong is sending a message to gang members and thugs. There is no more powerful gang in town than the Memphis Police Department, and no gang will run the cops out of a neighborhood.
Source: WPTY ABC24 News Date: March 6, 2012
Know your graffiti: Art, vandalism or gang device? (Los Angeles, CA): There are graffiti artists who view themselves as just that – artists. "They look at it as art," said Brandon Barron, an officer in the Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Division. He works on the division's Gang Enforcement Detail. "They look at it as art and they don't think they're doing anything wrong. They're throwing it up there because they want people to see their artistic side."
Source: OnCentral Date: March 6, 2012
Los Banos barber to be tried in gang, drug case (Los Banos, CA): A barbershop owner accused of allowing his business to become a haven for illegal activity conducted by members of Nuestra Familia and the Norteños criminal street gang will go on trial this month.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: March 5, 2012
Three men shot in Inglewood in what police say is gang-related attack (Inglewood, CA): Three men were expected to survive gunshot wounds suffered in a gang-related shooting in northwest Inglewood, a police lieutenant said.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: March 5, 2012
Arrest made in December '11 Fresno homicide (Fresno, CA): Authorities announced on Monday that Joe Anthony Aguilar Rodriguez, a Fresno man and known gang member, has been arrested for the stabbing death of a man in south west Fresno in early December.
Source: KSEE 24 News Date: March 5, 2012
Girl, man wounded in Spokane gang shooting (Spokane, WA): Police say the shooting of a man and a girl Sunday night in Spokane was gang-related, and the shooter is still at large.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: March 5, 2012
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