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.
Graffiti on the rise in Columbus (Columbus, NE): The messages scrolled in spray paint across city playground equipment and park facilities vary from gang-related to offensive language and the classic “Jack + Jane” declaration.
Source: Columbus Telegram Date: April 9, 2011
Indianapolis residents take action to stop gang activity (Indianapolis, IN): Metro Police estimate there are 300 active gangs in the Indianapolis area. City leaders met Saturday to explore ways to make the streets safer.
Source: WTHR 13 News Date: April 9, 2011
Three gang members guilty of robbery (Fresno, CA): Three Fresno gang members, including a former Central High football standout, were convicted Friday of robbing three people who had listed items for sale on Craigslist.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: April 8, 2011
NDP unveils plan to stamp out gang violence during Surrey stop (Vancouver, BC) : NDP leader Jack Layton pledged Thursday during a campaign stop in Surrey that an NDP government would crack down on gang violence and increase crime prevention.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: April 8, 2011
Operation in Delta nets 122 arrests (Mississippi): Complaints pouring in from elected officials, residents and police have led to a roundup of 122 people suspected of gang and drug activity in five Mississippi Delta counties.
Source: The Clarion-Ledger Date: April 8, 2011
Stronger penalties for gang-related crimes proposed by San Diego law makers (San Diego, CA): A bill co-sponsored by San Diego-area lawmakers to add pimping, pandering and human trafficking to a list of crimes associated with street gangs will receive its first vetting by an Assembly committee next week.
Source: KPBS News Date: April 8, 2011
Living in gangland: Former gang member makes new life (Caldwell, ID): Most new gang members join when they're about 13 years old. They think the gang will give them prestige, a sense of belonging and protection. But it often doesn't pan out that way. Gang members become much more likely to be the victims of violence and crime. Many want out. But it's not easy to do.
Source: NPR News Date: April 8, 2011
Man hit in leg in gang-related shooting (Chattanooga, TN): A 23-year-old man was shot in the leg this afternoon in a gang-related incident, according to Chattanooga Police Officer Rebecca Royval.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: April 8, 2011
Students charged after gang-related graffiti found at Williams (Burlington, NC): Burlington police made two arrests Friday and were looking for a third suspect after extensive gang-related graffiti was found at Williams High School.
Source: Times-News Date: April 8, 2011
Gang-related graffiti concerns deputies (Orange County, FL): East Orange County has the largest number of gang members in the county and that number is growing, deputies told WFTV Friday. Deputies say the gangs are using private property as their personal canvass, spraying graffiti across the area east of Semoran Boulevard.
Source: WFTV 9 News Date: April 8, 2011
Living in gangland: Some women don't choose gang life, but it affects them nonetheless (Yakima County, WA): Across the nation there are an estimated 750,000 gang members. That's according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Some of them are women, but many more are mothers, sisters and girlfriends of gang members. They may not actively choose the gang life, but its perils affect them nonetheless.
Source: NPR News Date: April 8, 2011
Visalia-based non-profit CSET gets $500,000 for anti-gang programs (Visalia, CA): Community Services Employment Training was awarded $500,000 by the California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention Initiative Friday.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: April 8, 2011
Lansing Police working to dismantle a violent gang (Lansing, MI): Lansing Police say they've spent countless hours working to dismantle a violent gang. A gang they say extends beyond the city limits. Lansing Police say the Block Burners are responsible for several crimes spreading throughout mid-Michigan.
Source: WLNS 6 News Date: April 8, 2011
Helping kids finish school, reject gangs (Henderson County, NC) : The 103 students who dropped out of Henderson County Public Schools last year are 103 too many. Still, the trend toward fewer dropouts shows the school system is taking the right steps to keep students in school.
Source: Times-News Date: April 7, 2011
Data shows gang members hear calls to stop the violence (Bakersfield, CA): Flashing lights, yellow tape and police on scene. It's the scene of one of many gang shootings in Bakersfield. And, a handful of community members are working to stop this violence.
Source: KGET 17 News Date: April 7, 2011
Gang violence prevalent in city, but still safe, says expert (Omaha, NE): "Our gang members are some of the smartest, most intelligent kids we have," said President of Midwest Gang Investigators Association Bruce Ferrell, Omaha.
Source: KPTM 42 News Date: April 7, 2011
Calif. AG creates multi-agency gang task force (Tulare, CA): Law enforcement officials are moving to crack down on a spike in gang violence in California's Central Valley. State Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Thursday that a task force with members from state and local agencies will be focusing on investigating and arresting criminal gang members.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: April 7, 2011
Four males arrested in apparent gang-related stabbing (Santa Barbara, CA): Four suspects have been arrested in connection with last week’s stabbing on Cacique Street in Santa Barbara.
Source: Noozhawk Date: April 7, 2011
Gangs in East Orlando (Orlando, FL): East Orlando has the highest concentration of gang activity in Orange County, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Gang Unit.
Source: East Orlando Sun Date: April 7, 2011
Arrests prevent gang fight on east side, police say (Madison, WI): A potential gang fight Wednesday afternoon on Madison's east side was thwarted when officers arrested two teens for weapons violations and for being in a neighborhood neither lives in.
Source: The Capital Times Date: April 7, 2011
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