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.
When a gang is a gang: Bigger issue should be removing criminals from the streets (Anniston, AL): Depending on your definition of the word “gangs,” the Taliban Clan and YNTO are either Anniston-area gangs involved in criminal activity, or they are friends who do nothing more than hang out and record rap songs.
Source: The Anniston Star Date: October 18, 2011
Sheriff: 'We have gang activity' (North Charleston, SC): Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon doesn't shy away from the word "gang," in fact, he embraces it. "One of the problems around the country, typically that relates to gangs, even among law enforcement is a certain denial that there is gang activity in their community," Sheriff Cannon said.
Source: WCIV 4 News Date: October 18, 2011
Five charged in Lee County crack ring bust (Miami, FL): A crack cocaine distribution operation with gang ties has been uncovered in Lee County, and law enforcement is searching for five suspects.
Source: The News-Press Date: October 18, 2011
Teen says he’s not in a gang, so robber steals his necklace (Wenatchee, WA): A short conversation about gang affiliation preceded a robbery Monday afternoon outside of SkillSource, 233 N. Chelan Ave.
Source: The Wenatchee World Date: October 18, 2011
Calgary judge lashes out at gang violence as Bolsa killers handed 25-year jail terms (Calgary, AB) : The two men convicted of first-degree murder in the New Year's Day gang shooting at the Bolsa Restaurant were handed mandatory jail sentences Tuesday morning of 25 years in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: October 18, 2011
Gang members attack mother, family (Ephrata, WA): A fight between gang members and a mother getting her son at a George park reportedly led to a July drive-by shooting.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: October 18, 2011
No Belleville link to shooter: police (Belleville, ON): The search for a suspected street gang member wanted in connection to a Toronto shooting does not involve Belleville. A QMI Agency story highlighting the search for Cordell Cartledge stated the 18-year-old may be hiding with friends in Belleville.
Source: The Intelligencer Date: October 18, 2011
Lawsuit: Cops brought young man into rival gang territory (Chicago, IL): A young man who was driven by police into rival gang territory in March is suing the City of Chicago. According to the lawsuit, Miguel Castillo was walking with three friends to a restaurant on a Saturday afternoon when two Chicago police officers pulled their car over and began questioning them.
Source: WBEZ 91.5 Date: October 18, 2011
Falls gang member gets five years in prison (Lockport, NY) : A Falls street gang member, who pleaded guilty to shooting two teenagers and dealing crack cocaine, will spend the next five years behind bars.
Source: Niagara Gazette Date: October 18, 2011
Officers will be back on the street despite gang threat (Trenton, NJ): City Police said Tuesday they won’t reveal whether or not they’re going to staff foot posts in the future, in light of a gang threat Monday night to shoot an officer on the beat.
Source: The Trentonian Date: October 18, 2011
Whittier-area and San Gabriel Valley police agencies take part in drug trafficking sweep (Whittier, CA): A multi-jurisdictional task force, "Operation Grand Slam," on Tuesday did a sweep targeting members of a Los Nietos-based gang for trafficking methamphetamine, officials said.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: October 18, 2011
Three arrested in High Desert gang shootings (Hesperia, CA): San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies arrested three men Monday after at least one of them allegedly shot at a home in two separated gang-related incidents.
Source: KTLA News Date: October 18, 2011
21-year-old charged in Carpentersville shooting (Carpentersville, IL): A 21-year-old Carpentersville man was arrested Tuesday and charged with attempted murder in connection to an Oct. 13 gang-related shooting, according to police.
Source: The Daily Herald Date: October 18, 2011
Santa Rosa advises Colusa: Halting gangs starts in community (Santa Rosa, CA): When a 12-year-old boy was shot and killed in a gang-related incident in August 2007, Williams police and school officials launch.
Source: Colusa County Sun-Herald Date: October 18, 2011
Teenage boy dies in suspected gang shooting in downtown L.A. (Los Angeles, CA): A suspected gang rivalry between two teenage boys left one of them dead after a shooting in downtown Los Angeles, police said Tuesday night.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 18, 2011
Yakima gang mama locked up for giving loaded gun, drugs to son (Yakima, WA): The focus of Yakima's attack on gangs has been on kids and teens, but prosecutors say we are missing a big part of the problem, the parents. KIMA discovered it’s gang families that are becoming the new norm here in Yakima.
Source: KIMA News Date: October 18, 2011
A get-tougher approach in the fight against gangs (Sunnyside, WA): Call gang members "terrorists," their families "sanctuary" and drive-by shootings "guerilla warfare." Phil Schenck said combating gangs requires a whole new attitude, culture and lexicon; the old way of thinking is simply not good enough.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: October 18, 2011
San Jose homicide appears to be gang-related (San Jose, CA): San Jose police Tuesday said the killing of an 18-year-old man on Monday night appears to be gang-related.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: October 18, 2011
N.M. gang members far outnumber law enforcement (Las Cruces, NM): New Mexico ranks among the top three states with the highest number of gang members per police officer, along with Illinois and California.
Source: KFOX14 News Date: October 18, 2011
Tulare man sentenced to 35 years in drugs, weapons case (Tulare, CA): A Tulare man whom authorities identified as a high-ranking member of a prison gang received a 35-year prison sentence for crimes involving drug sales, firearms, street gangs and child endangerment Tuesday.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: October 18, 2011
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