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.
Gangs adopt social media for recruiting, boasting, and inciting (Brooklyn, NY): Early one evening in April 2010, 18-year-old Roldan Alonzo-Castro was walking with his girlfriend just south of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park when a group of more than 10 gang members surrounded him. One wielded a baseball bat and one a machete, and they beat Alonzo-Castro and repeatedly stabbed him in the chest before dispersing and leaving him to die from heart and lung lacerations.
Source: The Brooklyn Ink Date: September 8, 2011
Investing in gang members stops violence, author tells Holy Cross audience (Worcester, MA): Fresh out of prison with "F*** THE WORLD" tattooed across his forehead, Ramiro, a gang member, was having difficulty finding employment. "I could only imagine him at McDonald's — 'Do you want fries with that?' — and seeing mothers grab their kids and flee," Rev. Gregory Boyle said last night at the College of the Holy Cross.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: September 7, 2011
Detroit cops: All seven homicides from bloody August weekend solved (Detroit, MI) : Police say they have solved all seven homicides that took place during the bloody weekend of Aug. 12-13, including one killing that resulted in what investigators say is a rare charge, "gang membership." Five of the alleged gunmen have been arrested, and police are seeking a sixth suspect. One case was a double homicide.
Source: The Detroit News Date: September 7, 2011
Six teens arrested in gang-related incidents in Sunnyside (Sunnyside, WA): Sunnyside police arrested six teens associated with gang activity, including two involving firearms, in the past three days.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: September 7, 2011
Is the Tongan Crip Gang a criminal enterprise? (Salt Lake City, UT): Shooting a fellow gang member at a party. Beating up a 7-Eleven clerk during a beer robbery. Holding up convenience stores at gunpoint. Eight members of the Tongan Crip Gang on trial in U.S. District Court this month for a string of gang-related crimes dating back to 2002 don’t deny that they’ve committed crimes.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: September 7, 2011
High-ranking Bloods gang member arrested in Orlando shooting, records state (Orlando, FL): A man described as a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang faces attempted murder and other charges in what authorities described as a gang initiation gone wrong.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: September 7, 2011
Gang task force patrols city streets (Half Moon Bay, CA): Four men were clustered along Pilarcitos Avenue on Friday evening, sipping beer concealed in brown bags and idly watching the foot traffic around the neighborhood of apartment buildings.
Source: Half Moon Bay Review Date: September 7, 2011
North County gang crackdown begins (Paso Robles, CA): For years, gang influences from the Salinas Valley, Fresno and other locales have continued to penetrate Paso Robles' city borders, some bringing with them a lifestyle rampant with crime and violence.
Source: Paso Robles Press Date: September 7, 2011
Seeds of gang life start early (Ogden, UT): If anyone had loved her besides the gang members who adopted her, maybe her son wouldn't be in prison for life. Former gang mother Tamra Lucero talked about the seeds that lead to gang life before a crowd of several hundred police officers and educators Wednesday at the Northern Utah Gang and Youth Violence Conference.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: September 7, 2011
Revere Police, New York detectives make major gang grab on Revere Street; One man confesses to murder (Revere, MA): A cadre of law enforcement, including Revere Police, apprehended two major Salvadoran gang members hiding out on Revere Street last week, with one of the men confessing to a cold-blooded murder committed in New York City last July.
Source: Revere Journal Date: September 7, 2011
Quebec police dismantle gang-run cocaine ring (Montreal, QC): Quebec provincial police, RCMP and Montreal police have made a series of drug arrests in and around Montreal. Sergeant Benoît Richard with the Sûreté du Québec said it is the second phase of Operation Matamore, which targets people smuggling and trafficking cocaine.
Source: CBC News Date: September 7, 2011
State wants to hold parents responsible for child's bad behavior (Fresno, CA): Parents getting punished, when their kids get in trouble with the law. It's what AB 177 aims to accomplish, by ordering parents of kids who commit acts of vandalism, truancy, and other types of gang activity to take anti-gang parenting classes.
Source: KMPH FOX 26 News Date: September 7, 2011
Fourth arrest made in gang beating (Union, SC): A fourth person has been arrested for allegedly participating in a gang-related beating in June. Jonathan Maurice Collins, 19, 113 Windy Hill Road, Union, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with lynching and the use or threat of physical violence by a gang member.
Source: The Union Daily Times Date: September 7, 2011
Monterey Co Health Dept gets grant for youth violence prevention (Salinas, CA): An unusual source receives money to fight gang violence. You've heard of funding being given to the gang task force, cities and even local non-profits, but what about to the Monterey County Health Department? The department is getting a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Source: KION 46 News Date: September 6, 2011
Soccer game between rival San Fernando Valley gangs helps keep the peace (Van Nuys, CA): What began this spring as a police call for San Fernando Valley gangs to drop their guns ended this summer in a peaceful soccer match between rival gangs.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: September 6, 2011
LAPD makes example of Panorama City gang (Panorama City, CA): Showing that they've made good on a new hard-line approach to stopping gang violence, police said they have made an example of a Panorama City gang by arresting dozens of its members after a spate of shootings, regardless of whether those individuals were directly involved.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: September 6, 2011
U.S. attorney working to head off any local activity (Charleston, WV): West Virginia has been immune, so far, from the bloody episodes of gang violence that have marred the big cities from New York to Los Angeles. Yet, there are disturbing signs of something evil that might lurk beneath a tranquil surface and ultimately rear its ugly head.
Source: The Register-Herald Date: September 6, 2011
Sheriff's office shares tips on gang messages in graffiti, clothing (Half Moon Bay, CA): Along with fellow San Mateo County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Smyser, Alfredo Gudino maintains a presence on school campuses from Montara to Pescadero as part of his duties with the agency's Community Resource School Policing Unit.
Source: HalfMoonBayPatch Date: September 6, 2011
Ex-L.A. gang member trades streets for family life (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles is arguably the epicenter of street gangs stretching back for generations. NPR's Mandalit del Barco has been documenting the lives of gang members in the city for nearly two decades. For the series "The Hidden World of Girls," produced with the Kitchen Sisters, del Barco revisits one gang girl she profiled for an NPR documentary in 1995.
Source: NPR News Date: September 6, 2011
Hobbema band leaders frustrated by gang violence (Hobbema, AB): Band leaders in Hobbema, Alta., say they are grappling with how to stop gang violence plaguing the community of 15,000 residents southeast of Edmonton after the latest killing.
Source: CBC News Date: September 6, 2011
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