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.
Sarasota 'Fast Life' mural to come down (Sarasota, FL): Scott Gerber has changed his mind again — ostensibly for the final time — and now says the controversial "fast life" mural on the side of his Sarasota building will be removed.
Source: The Herald-Tribune Date: February 10, 2012
Arrest made in deadly shooting (Sacramento, CA): Cops say a deadly shooting outside a liquor store Thursday morning was possibly gang related, and they have one suspect in custody.
Source: KTXL FOX40 News Date: February 10, 2012
Three charged with gang activity (Suffolk, VA): Suffolk police have added new charges to three teens already accused of robbing a pizza delivery driver in December.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald Date: February 10, 2012
Reputed gang member from Staten Island pleads guilty in fatal stabbing (Staten Island, NY): A West Brighton resident will be sentenced to 10 years in prison after admitting he fatally stabbed another man last year during a domestic dispute in Stapleton.
Source: Staten Island Advance Date: February 10, 2012
Modesto defendant's gang affiliation is trial's focus (Modesto, CA): A defendant, accused of attempted murder, testified on the witness stand in his trial Friday, telling the jury he did not a shoot an 18-year-old man in a brazen attack in south Modesto.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: February 10, 2012
Gang member to serve 32 years for Powhatan slaying (Powhatan, VA): A member of the Bloods gang was sentenced today to serve 32 years for shooting a fellow gang member and critically wounding another in May in Powhatan County.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: February 10, 2012
Jersey City stabbing murder may have been gang-related, authorities say (Jerset City, NJ): Gang ties appear to have played a role in yesterday's machete murder in the Jersey City Heights in which a 15-year-old boy has been charged, officials said today.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: February 10, 2012
Group helps at-risk youths change paths (Lowell, MA) Group helps at-risk youths change paths : When Xavier Hardin stopped showing up to his job-training program at the United Teen Equality Center in Lowell early last year, he began getting daily visitors at home. It was the center's street team workers wondering when he'd be coming back.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: February 9, 2012
Norwood Middle School facing city revamp amid gang problems (Bronx, NY): At a town hall meeting to discuss persistent problems with gang activity in the area, school officials at Norwood’s MS 80 came out against a city plan to dramatically overhaul the school by replacing half of its staff.
Source: Norwood News Date: February 9, 2012
Gang member held in Kingston tire iron assault (Kingston, NY): A 29-year-old Brooklyn man known by police to be a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang was being held on a felony assault charge after he struck another man with a tire iron in Midtown Wednesday afternoon, city police said.
Source: Daily Freeman Date: February 9, 2012
Dozens arrested on federal drug charges in Middletown, N.Y. gang bust (Middletown, NY): A task force of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies arrested dozens of members of a violent gang in Middletown, N.Y., in a widespread drug investigation, NBC New York has learned.
Source: NBC 4 New York Date: February 9, 2012
Flathead gang activity tied to Insane Clown Posse (Kalispell, MT): The Insane Clown Posse is a rap group whose music centers around violence and murder and reporter Dax VanFossen has the story of how these gangs have made their way to the Flathead Valley.
Source: KPAX 8 News Date: February 9, 2012
Dozens arrested in Denver-area drug probe (Denver, CO): Hundreds of officers awoke before dawn Thursday to start arresting 97 suspected gang members, drug dealers and associates — some of whom were still sleeping when agents arrived — in what federal prosecutors called one of the largest drug-bust operations in Denver history.
Source: Sheboygan Press Date: February 9, 2012
Man guilty of killing teen by wrongly thinking SUV had rivals (Chicago, IL): Stephanie Herrera was the first in her family to attend college. The teenager was a role model to her two younger siblings and dreamed of becoming a surgeon because she wanted to help non-English speaking patients like her mother have an easier time navigating the health care system.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 9, 2012
State's new public safety plan targets drug abuse, violent crime (Nashville, TN): State officials are touting a new comprehensive "public safety action plan" being implemented now as the best chance yet at making significant reductions to Tennessee's rates of violent crime and drug abuse.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: February 9, 2012
Three reputed Harbor Area gang members charged (Los Angeles, CA): Three reputed gang members have been charged in a crackdown on gangs in the Harbor Area, prosecutors said Thursday.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: February 9, 2012
San Pedro gang member gets 180 days for having assault rifle (Long Beach, CA): A San Pedro gang member has been sentenced to 180 days in jail for possessing an assault rifle, prosecutors said Thursday.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: February 9, 2012
Gang task force apprehends teen with weapon (Lemoore, CA): A teenager found walking the streets in gang attire was arrested on Friday night after investigators said they found him carrying an open-blade knife.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: February 9, 2012
Judges uphold use of MySpace in murder trial (Houston, TX): The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday an accused killer's MySpace pages were properly used as evidence by prosecutors to help convince a jury to convict the Dallas-area street gang member of murder.
Source: The Eagle Date: February 9, 2012
Gangs trade gunfire in Exeter (Exeter, CA): Rival gang members traded gunfire in Exeter on Friday night, but police say no one was injured.
Source: Sun-Gazette Date: February 9, 2012
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