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 and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.
External Links Disclaimer
The article summaries listed contain links to the sites that host the original articles. These sites are not controlled by the National Gang Center. The National Gang Center does not endorse the organizations or views represented by these sites and takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over, the accuracy, accessibility, copyright or trademark compliance or legality of the material contained on these sites.
Street gang member sentenced on heroin trafficking charges (Wilkes Barre, PA): A member of the G-Stone Crip street gang was sentenced Monday to state prison on charges he peddled heroin in the area for more than two years.
Source: The Times Leader Date: July 16, 2012
Hollister police arrest five in gang-related shootings throughout the city (Hollister, CA): The Hollister Police Department is investigating a series of shootings that have occurred over the past two days and appear to be gang-related.
Source: KION 46 News Date: July 16, 2012
Bloods suspects remain jailed after bond hearing (Columbia, SC): None of the alleged members or associates of Columbia's Bloods Street gang indicted and jailed last week will be getting out on bond any time soon.
Source: The State Date: July 16, 2012
Final Vice Lords figure sentenced in Nashville, Murfreesboro slayings (Nashville, TN): The dominant figure in a Vice Lords gang murder case received three consecutive life sentences last week, bringing the case to an end nearly three years after the first indictments.
Source: The Tennessean Date: July 16, 2012
Region known as good market for drugs (Wilkes Barre, PA): This region is a magnet for drug traffickers, an expert in gang assessment said. That's because of a network of highways and interstates crossing the landscape, a dozen low-income apartment complexes within a 12-mile radius and six colleges and universities in one county.
Source: Times Leader Date: July 15, 2012
Kids hear plea to avoid gangs in Memphis (Memphis, TN): "If any of you here today are in a gang, you will go to prison soon," Chambers told a group of at-risk children living near the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis branch at 1100 Vollintine. "Bloods, Crips, Vice Lords, G-Ds — whatever you call yourself, we don't have a place for you in the city of Memphis."
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: July 15, 2012
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says rural gangs are spreading (Springfield, TN): A group of young men stand on a street corner, across from the Bransford Youth Center, near a house suspected of being a gang hangout.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: July 15, 2012
Three teens charged in videotaped fatal attack on disabled man (Chicago, IL): It was a move that was as dumb as it was callous, according to a prosecutor’s account. But a teenage gang member's decision to let his buddy film him as he fatally punched a 62-year-old disabled man in the jaw came back to haunt him, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: July 15, 2012
Four alleged gang members arrested (Napa, CA): Four alleged gang participants were arrested late Saturday night in Napa on various charges after allegedly fleeing the scene of a fight, police said.
Source: Napa Valley Register Date: July 15, 2012
Witness describes Saturday's gang-related shooting (Las Vegas, NV): A Las Vegas man, who witnessed a gang-related shooting, is speaking out in hopes of finding the gunman. Metro Police say the shooting happened Saturday, near Owens Avenue and J Street, in a car wash.
Source: KLAS 8 News Date: July 15, 2012
Former gang member now assists at-risk kids (Charlotte, NC): For nearly 20 years, Brian Mack has been trying to pay back a debt. He's spoken at nearly every middle school in Mecklenburg County. He's talked to rooms full of future lawyers and judges. He's worked with inner city youth basketball players, trying to keep them out of trouble.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: July 15, 2012
Mosaic Church continues its controversial gang outreach (Chattanooga, TN): It has been a little more than six months since the Christmas day shootings in downtown Chattanooga. Last Christmas, nine people were injured outside Club Fathom, an outreach program for Mosaic Church.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: July 15, 2012
Residents of N. Raleigh subdivision worried about possible gang activity (Raleigh, NC): Residents of one neighborhood on the north side of Raleigh are concerned that a series of spray painting incidents may be more than just vandalism.
Source: NBC 17 News Date: July 14, 2012
Three Portland gang shootings in less than nine hours (Portland, OR) : Police in Portland responded to three gang-related shootings in less than nine hours Thursday and Friday, with one injury and property damage reported.
Source: MSNBC KGW Date: July 14, 2012
Latin Kings members plead guilty to fed charges (Hammond, IN): Two men described by the U.S. attorney's office as members of the Latin Kings street gang have agreed to plead guilty to federal charges as part of plea deals.
Source: WTHR 13 News Date: July 14, 2012
Richfield man charged in gang-related altercation with police officers (Richfield, MN) : Two men, one from Richfield and one from St. Paul, have been charged in connection with an apparent gang-related altercation in north Minneapolis last week in which at least one shot was fired and an attempted carjacking was foiled.
Source: RichfieldPatch Date: July 14, 2012
Deadly shooting at Best Buy is gang-related (Tulsa, OK): Tulsa police are investigating a deadly double shooting near the Best Buy at 5520 East Skelly Drive. According to officers, around 2:30p.m. Saturday, a car pulled up to the Best Buy and a man inside got into an argument with another man standing out front.
Source: FOX23 News Date: July 14, 2012
Fall River police say teen in critical condition after being hit with hammer in gang-related dispute (Fall River, MA): Police said a 16-year-old is in critical condition after reportedly being struck on the head with a hammer in a gang-related altercation about 1 a.m. Saturday.
Source: The Herald News Date: July 14, 2012
Teen "marked for death" after shooting surrenders (Chicago, IL): Accompanied by an attorney and representatives from the anti-violence group CeaseFire, an 18-year-old man turned himself into police for questioning in connection with a Tuesday night shooting that injured two young girls.
Source: NBC Chicago Date: July 13, 2012
Victim feared for family after gang threat (Hampton, NH): Police Chief Jamie Sullivan was asked Thursday if residents should be fearful or concerned in light of allegations against a documented Latin Kings gang member suspected of making threats in the community.
Source: Seacoastonline.com Date: July 13, 2012
Disclaimer: The news items and links are provided as an informational resource to you. Each of the linked Web page providers has its own policies and practices regarding how long a link to its news item is available before it is archived or a fee is charged. Also, some of the sites require users to register in order to access materials. We do not guarantee the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of any linked website information, nor whether a link from the website may take the user to unintended or objectionable content. Please contact us to report any problems. Thank you.