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.
Call to address gang violence in Flushing housing projects (Queens, NY): In the wake of the most recent shooting at Flushing’s James A. Bland House, Councilmember Peter Koo held a town hall meeting to discuss new security protocol at the Bland and Latimer housing projects.
Source: The Queens Courier Date: November 16, 2011
Mexican gang member captured in Norwalk (Norwalk, CT): A Brooklyn, N.Y. man with ties to a Mexican gang was arrested in Norwalk Monday after he allegedly refused to release a woman he drove cross country to her daughter's house.
Source: Stamford Advocate Date: November 16, 2011
12 gang members arrested in Manhattan and the Bronx (Manhattan, NY): Federal prosecutors and New York police say they’ve arrested 12 members of a street gang on a variety of charges. The arrests follow a yearlong investigation.
Source: New York Post Date: November 16, 2011
Homeland security officials bust alleged Mexican gang members in East Harlem (East Harlem, NY): Officers from the Department of Homeland Security moved in the dark hours of the early morning to take down members of Los Vargos, a Mexican gang they allege terrorized East Harlem and parts of the Bronx.
Source: NY1 News Date: November 16, 2011
Gang member guilty in shooting of Fremont officer (Oakland, CA): Prosecutors say a 21-year-old gang member is facing 50 years to life in prison after being convicted in the shooting of a Fremont police officer and a series of other crimes.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: November 16, 2011
Crime fails to make civic election agenda despite rising gang tensions (Vancouver, BC): When Vancouver police detectives knocked on Shannen McGreevy’s door Jan. 16, 2010, she immediately feared the worst.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: November 16, 2011
WLKY Investigates: Kids in gangs (Lousville, KY): There are more than 30,000 street gangs currently operating across the country, and the FBI said some of them are prowling neighborhoods in Louisville. WLKY investigated Jefferson County's gang problem -- how teens get sucked into lives of crime and violence -- and what's being done to stop it.
Source: WLKY News Date: November 16, 2011
Joliet police: Gang members steal from charity funds (Joliet, IL): Police say four gang members stole money from a charity jar and candy at a convenience store Tuesday.
Source: The Herald-News Date: November 16, 2011
Street counselors: MVPD gang-prevention efforts require outreach and law enforcement (Mountain View, CA): For Mountain View Police Officer Mike Magana, suppressing gang activity requires, of all things, a good ear. Magana, a 15-year law enforcement veteran, currently serves as the lone full-time officer assigned to the department’s Gang Prevention Program.
Source: Los Altos Town Crier Date: November 16, 2011
Gangs of Eugene: 'We've taken guns off of 12-year-old kids before' (Eugene, OR): Saul Patu set records as a defensive end for the Oregon Ducks - an athletic career that almost didn't happen because of gangs.
Source: KVAL News Date: November 16, 2011
Three to face charges of fighting by agreement (Fort Collins, CO): Three men with knives and a metal bar were arrested at Rolland Moore Park in Fort Collins after planning a fight stemming from arguments over gang-affiliation issues, according to Fort Collins Police Services.
Source: The Coloradoan Date: November 16, 2011
Gang member sentenced for two slayings (Hamilton, OH): A Butler County judge made it official Wednesday. A convicted MS-13 gang member will spend the rest of his life in prison for two gang slayings in Fairfield in 2008.
Source: Middletown Journal Date: November 16, 2011
'Timekeeper' role admitted in deadly gang-related prison beating (Winnipeg, MB): A former Stony Mountain inmate admits he acted as the "timekeeper" for a deadly gang-related prison beating. Steven Courchene took the witness stand Monday to testify against four men now on trial for the March 2005 slaying. He was granted immunity from prosecution in exchange for his co-operation.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: November 15, 2011
Winnetka gang shooting leaves two critical (Winnetka, CA): Two men were critically injured in a gang-related drive- by shooting but were expected to survive, police said today.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: November 15, 2011
Gang leader gets 37 yrs. in '08 killing (Tucson, AZ): A Tucson man who has spent the last 2 1/2 years in solitary confinement at the Pima County jail on a murder charge pleaded for mercy Monday, saying he's learned a lot about himself in that time and wants to get home to his 10-year-old son as soon as possible.
Source: Arizona Daily Star Date: November 15, 2011
"Cyber-Banging": When gangs take it from the street to the Web (Richmond, CA): You may have heard of "cyber bullying," but an even more deadly trend is happening in Richmond and across the country: cyber gang-banging. Young people are using social media as a platform to represent their gang affiliation or their neighborhood.
Source: New America Media Date: November 15, 2011
Gang Team says it's making progress (Prosser, WA): The Benton County Sheriff is reporting big strides in the fight against gangs. The gang team Tuesday told county commissioners that in the last month it has focused on the most criminally active gang members, serving eight search warrants in the last ten days.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: November 15, 2011
Street gang member accused of list of offenses (Morgan Hill, CA): Police arrested a Norteno street gang member after they allegedly found a loaded handgun and methamphetamine in his car, and a stolen laptop computer in his Morgan Hill home.
Source: Morgan Hill Times Date: November 15, 2011
Anti-gang program focus of 2012 Columbus budget (Columbus, OH): Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman revealed his 2012 budget of $753 million budget Tuesday, highlighting public safety and jobs.
Source: Ohio-Votes Date: November 15, 2011
Mutual respect key to defusing gang violence, L.A. priest says (Dayton, OH): Spreading hope by way of mutual respect and kinship is the key to curbing gang violence in the Dayton community, said Father Gregory Boyle, founder of the nation’s largest gang intervention and re-entry program, Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles.
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: November 15, 2011
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