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 violence: 'There is a way out' (Portland, OR): As gang violence has heated up in Portland, police hope putting more officers on the street will help cool things down. Portland has already seen 28 violent gang-related crimes this year, including a deadly shooting early Monday morning.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: May 18, 2011
Tippecanoe County picked for gang tracking pilot program (Lafayette, IN): Tippecanoe County is taking center stage in the efforts to stop gang violence throughout Indiana. The county was chosen to be the first to take part in a gang tracking pilot program put on by the Indiana State Police.
Source: WXIN FOX 59 News Date: May 18, 2011
Corte Madera man killed in gang fight (San Rafael, CA): A man was killed and two others were injured in what police believe was a gang-related altercation in San Rafael May 18, police said.
Source: Twin Cities Times Date: May 18, 2011
9th & Wild gang member charged in crack house raid (Niagara Falls, NY): A Falls gang member linked to drug dealing and a double shooting is under arrest again after a raid on an Eighth Street crack house.
Source: Niagara Gazette Date: May 18, 2011
Gangs in the Mountain State: Part II (Fayetteville, WV): Dating back to the early 1920s, Route 19 has transported millions of people across the seven states it touches. It’s also become a modern day haven for drug trafficking according to police.
Source: WVNS 59 News Date: May 18, 2011
Benton sheriff wants $765,000 for gang task force (Benton County, WA) : Benton County Sheriff Steve Keane is asking commissioners for $765,000 to form a gang task force he says is crucial to curbing the spread of Tri-City gang activity.
Source: The News Tribune Date: May 17, 2011
Oakland gang-injunction funding before City Council (Oakland, CA): The Oakland City Council may decide tonight to end the city's controversial gang injunctions, an issue that has roiled the city's political leadership since the November election of Jean Quan as mayor.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: May 17, 2011
Madison schools 'don't want to wait' for a crisis (Madison, WI): Responding to an increase in violence, drugs and gang activity in and around schools, the Madison School District is considering a broad effort to improve building security, including the use of drug-sniffing dogs in high schools next year.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: May 17, 2011
Gang documents found after wreck (Athens, GA): Police are investigating a trove of gang paraphernalia and documents they found in a car that wrecked early Monday in North Athens, Athens-Clarke police said.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: May 17, 2011
Anti-gang tool given tentative NC House approval (Raleigh, NC): Law enforcement could have a new tool to fight North Carolina street gangs by asking a judge to declare the gang or property they're using a public nuisance like a gambling house or brothel.
Source: WRAL 5 News Date: May 17, 2011
Man injured in gang-related shooting near Whittier (Whittier, CA): An 18-year-old man was shot in the leg Monday night in what deputies say was a gang-related attack. The injury wasn't deemed life-threatening.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: May 17, 2011
Stephen Harper announces renewed anti-gang funding (Vancouver, BC): Surrey teen Tanbir Uppal was having negative interactions with police a few years ago. But now he has graduated from high school and hopes to become a police officer.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: May 17, 2011
Trenton gangsters bagged after attempted motorcycle theft (Bordertown Township, NJ): Two documented Trenton members of the violent Bloods street gang were grabbed following a massive police search after they allegedly attempted to steal two motorcycles out of a garage here at high noon.
Source: The Trentonian Date: May 17, 2011
Police arrest two in Vancouver gang shooting (Vancouver, WA): Vancouver police said they have made two arrests in a gang-related shooting that injured a man. Investigators said a gang-related scuffle broke out and two people pulled out handguns. They believe at least one of them then opened fire.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: May 17, 2011
Ft. Smith Police anticipate a dozen arrests in gang-related stabbings at park (Fort Smith, AR): Police believe a recent fight sparked the battle between two gangs; Florencia 13 and the Brig Squad.
Source: KY3 News Date: May 17, 2011
Providence police share anti-gang strategies with visitors (Providence, RI): Police leaders from Los Angeles, Chicago, Newark and Cincinnati are visiting Providence to learn about the city's success at reducing gang violence and open-air drug trading, the city administration said in a news release.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: May 17, 2011
Portland Police hope to ease gang tensions (Portland, OR): After the recent shooting death of 18-year-old Shalamar Edmond, the Portland Police Bureau’s Gang Enforcement Team will be coordinating a "cool down" mission beginning tonight.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: May 17, 2011
Gangs in the Mountain State: Part I (Oak Hill, WV): Some say life flashes before your eyes and slows to a crawl when you hear a gunshot. Not so, according to Cpl. Chris Young with the Oak Hill Police Department. "It seems liked five, maybe 10 seconds," said Young. "He shot the door and I got away from it. Next time he shot, he shot me."
Source: WVNS 59 News Date: May 17, 2011
Plainfield seeks answers as gang violence rises (Plainfield, NJ): Plainfield has some 800 gang members known to law enforcement and they have no shortage of high-caliber weapons, thanks to a persistent flow of guns into the city.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: May 16, 2011
Tougher penalties sought for armed felons in TN (Nashville, TN): Metro police have acknowledged an uptick in gang activity over the past few years but reported slashing gang-related crime from 239 recorded gang incidents in 2009 to about half that in 2010. Several recent major gang prosecutions illustrate how easy and dangerous it is for felons to get guns.
Source: The Tennessean Date: May 16, 2011
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