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.
Gang culture hinders homicide investigation (Sacramento, CA): Almost six months have passed since Victor Hugo Perez Zavala was shot and killed at the September Second Saturday Art Walk, and no arrests have been made.
Source: Sacramento Press Date: April 6, 2011
Vancouver police say they've helped curtail gang activity (Vancouver, BC) : Vancouver police say they have sharply curtailed gang activity since 2007, with fewer gang-related killings and shots fired incidents in the past four years, according to a presentation to City Hall.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: April 6, 2011
Gangs choosing new team to show pride (San Francisco, CA) : Francisco Leyva spent his Wednesday morning playing ball with his toddler. Leyva knew he would get glares in San Francisco Giants country, because he and his son Christian were sporting their Dodger hats and t-shirts
Source: NBC Bay Area Date: April 6, 2011
DA: Gang hierarchy crucial in witness slaying (Kingston, NJ): The Ulster County district attorney said Monday that explaining the hierarchy of the Bloods street gang is critical to proving murder charges against two of its operatives.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: April 5, 2011
Supervisors to consider master plan to combat gangs (Napa County, CA): County supervisors will receive a blueprint Tuesday for how to curb street gangs throughout the Napa Valley. County staff will unveil the "Napa County Gang and Youth Violence Master Plan," drafted by a steering committee made up of representatives from the county, the cities of Napa and American Canyon, the District Attorney’s Office, and the Napa County Hispanic Network, as well as from law enforcement and probation departments.
Source: Napa Valley Register Date: April 5, 2011
MS-13: Seven on trial accused of gang violence (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco's biggest gang trial in years opened Monday with a federal prosecutor accusing seven men of terrorizing city neighborhoods with assaults, shakedowns and four 2008 murders.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: April 5, 2011
Residents perceive a gang problem (Hendersonville, NC): Community leaders, parents, residents and youth service agencies all think gang violence is a problem in Henderson County, according to a recently completed study.
Source: Times-News Date: April 5, 2011
Gang member faces federal weapons charge (Gulfport, MS): A D’Iberville man -- a self-professed gang member already sentenced to a 105-year jail term for breaking into a home, robbing a couple at gunpoint and pistol-whipping their son -- is headed to U.S. District Court on Thursday for an arraignment on a federal weapons violation.
Source: Sun Herald Date: April 5, 2011
Groups or gangs? Residents express concerns about roaming teens (Shelby, NC): She’ll sit in her car at night until the area is safe enough to walk into the house. Sometimes she’ll call her daughter on a cell phone to calm her nerves. A group of unknown teenagers at night a few houses down give her that feeling.
Source: WSOC 9 News Date: April 5, 2011
Gangs a presence, but not yet a crisis, in Winston-Salem, experts say (Winston-Salem, NC): Forsyth County doesn't have a gang crisis compared to some of North Carolina's other urban areas such as Charlotte and Durham, but that could change if steps aren't taken to limit gangs, experts said Monday at the kickoff for the city/county Gang Awareness Week.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal Date: April 5, 2011
Prosecutor, police educate King’s Fork High classes on gang crimes (Suffolk, VA): A prosecutor and police officers visited King’s Fork High School Tuesday to arm students with information on why and how to avoid getting mixed up in gangs.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald Date: April 5, 2011
Three El Monte gang members convicted of attempted murder for stabbing (El Monte, CA): Three members of the El Monte Flores street gang are facing life in prison after being convicted by a jury Tuesday of attempted murder, with a special circumstance of being gang members, for a June attack in which two men were stabbed repeatedly in their El Monte home.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: April 5, 2011
Gangs active in Okaloosa, task force says (Crestview, FL): In a departure from budget and zoning issues, Okaloosa County commissioners got a crash course in local gang activity at their meeting Tuesday.
Source: The Destin Log Date: April 5, 2011
Gangs not a problem in local schools-yet (Kamloops, BC): The man who runs the day to day operations in the Kamloops Thompson School District says officials are always watching for evidence of gang activity in area schools, and so far, they're not seeing much.
Source: CFJC TV7 News Date: April 4, 2011
Gang plots return (San Bernardino, CA): In the months and years following the death of 11-year-old Mynisha Crenshaw, the Pimps, Players, Hustlers and Gangsters street gang was dealt a blow as some of its leaders were sent to state prison and police kept up the heat on remaining members.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: April 4, 2011
Fruitvale gang injunction: Judge sets closing arguments (Oakland, CA): An end appears to be in sight for the first phase of court proceedings for Oakland’s proposed gang injunction against the Fruitvale Norteños. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Robert Freedman earmarked May 4th as the date for closing arguments.
Source: The Informant Date: April 4, 2011
Bill would allow protection orders for gang hangouts (Olympia, WA): A new anti-gang bill is still being talked about in Olympia. Part of the bill would essentially ban criminal gang members from known gang hang-outs.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: April 4, 2011
Seven arrested in gang-related incident (Livermore, CA): Seven people were arrested Monday night on suspicion of trying to start a fight in public, police said. An adult affiliated with the Norteno gang challenged six people who claim to be part of the Sureno gang, police said.
Source: LivermorePatch Date: April 4, 2011
Police link gang to killings (Moultrie, GA): A Colquitt County Superior Court indictment unsealed last week accuses 11 people with taking part in street gang-related activities that include two murders, three non-fatal shootings, home invasions and armed robberies.
Source: The Moultrie Observer Date: April 4, 2011
Bill would allow seizure of gang members’ assets (Illinois): The Illinois House on Friday passed a bill which would change the Illinois Criminal Code to allow for the seizure of street gang assets when a member is convicted of certain crimes.
Source: Naperville Sun Date: April 3, 2011
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