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.
Operation Ceasefire gang crackdown in Fresno (Fresno, CA): A knock at the door awoke several parolees and probationers in Fresno Friday morning. Police officers checked on 55 of them as part of Operation Ceasefire, involving more than 100 officers from several local agencies.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: April 1, 2011
One dead in shootings at Houston school field (Houston, TX): Houston police say one person was killed and five others wounded in a shooting at a football field at a Houston high school.
Source: KXII 12 News Date: March 31, 2011
Street gang bill stalled in state House (Olympia, WA): A bill that would fight the street gang problem has strong, unanimous support of city and county officials in the Tri-Cities but appears all but dead in Olympia.
Source: The News Tribune Date: March 31, 2011
Gun violence puts city, state laws in crosshairs (Portland, OR): The day after four people were wounded in a suspected Northeast Portland gang-related shooting, gun-control advocates rallied at City Hall. Speakers at the March 21 event included Mayor Sam Adams, religious leaders and relatives of people killed by guns.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: March 31, 2011
Gang prevention coordinator gives talk (Santa Barbara, CA): South Coast gang prevention coordinator Gus Frias said this week that local schools and police could better cooperate in preventing gang violence by abiding by a state law requiring that every public school campus have a comprehensive safety plan that addresses, among other things, student gang members and gang violence.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent Date: March 31, 2011
Vt. police chief says parents help needed on gangs (Lyndonville, VT): Efforts to fight a small gang called Deathrow 35 in Lyndonville are hampered because parents of the purported gang members won't support their efforts, the town police chief said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: March 31, 2011
Crime concerns raised over planned Tubman closure (Chattanooga, TN): Harriet Tubman residents and surrounding homeowners warn that closing the public housing development as planned could cause crime to spread in residential areas from North Brainerd to Alton Park and set the stage for new violence among rival gangs.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 31, 2011
Gang crackdown leads to 40 arrest warrants (Austin, TX): A law enforcement operation initiated last summer to stem local gang activity has triggered dozens of arrests, Austin police said Thursday.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: March 31, 2011
Arrest made in gang-related shooting (Reno, NV): Last night the Regional Gang Unit arrested a 17 year old juvenile responsible for the shooting of a 22 year old Reno resident.
Source: FOX 11 News Date: March 31, 2011
Gang activity up in Las Cruces (Las Cruces, NM): Officers with the Las Cruces Police Department gang unit said gang activity not only appears to be up, but gangs are also committing more violent crimes than they have in the past. "It's definitely gotten more violent, we've had more drive-bys, more aggravated assaults, more incidents involving weapons," said LCPD gang unit Officer Miranda Baker.
Source: KFOX14 News Date: March 31, 2011
Rochester school addressing gang issue (Rochester, MN): When you think of Southeast Minnesota, you might not think of gangs. But a recent incident at a Rochester high school proves gangs are here and can be dangerous.
Source: KAAL 6 News Date: March 31, 2011
Richmond braces for violence in wake of shooting deaths (Richmond, CA): A pair of fatal shootings this week in North Richmond leaves local law enforcement on high alert, bracing for retaliation in kind across the city.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: March 31, 2011
Judge sets stage for Broderick Boys gang injunction in West Sacramento (Sacramento, CA): A Yolo County judge issued a proposed ruling Tuesday that would restrict the activities of alleged members of West Sacramento's Broderick Boys street gang for the next seven years.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: March 30, 2011
Girl's slaying at Sacramento event blamed on gang rivalry (Sacramento, CA): A chance meeting between members of two warring Sacramento street gangs sparked a shooting that killed an innocent out-of-town girl at a teen party last summer on Auburn Boulevard, witnesses told a hearing Tuesday.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: March 30, 2011
Sheriff looks to counter rising gang influence (Mashpee, MA): Periodic table: Check. The human nervous system: Check. Gangs on Cape Cod: Check? "Why do you think people join gangs?" Barnstable County Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Brace asked a Mashpee Middle School science classroom filled with seventh-grade students Monday.
Source: Cape Cod Times Date: March 30, 2011
Gang-related murder trial opens (Richland County, SC): Defense and prosecution attorneys presented starkly different versions of events in a murder case with gang overtones in opening statements Tuesday as the trial of Cola Fred Taylor got under way in a Richland County courtroom.
Source: The State Date: March 30, 2011
City of Salinas approves anti-gang plan (Salinas, CA): The city of Salinas on Tuesday signed off on an ambitious plan to bring youth violence and gangs under control. The 43-page draft plan, titled "Salinas Comprehensive Strategy for Community-wide Violence Reduction," was created by Community Alliance for Safety and Peace, a coalition of nonprofits and government officials, in conjunction with the Naval Postgraduate School and nearly two-dozen community meetings.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: March 30, 2011
Youth gang recruitment real, says speaker (Winnipeg, MB): Gangs are poised to put a stranglehold on Winnipeg youth, says a prominent American youth violence specialist. David Reid, director of teen services for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, was in Winnipeg March 22 to discuss methods of reducing and preventing youth crime involvement.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: March 30, 2011
Police say fights draw gangsters (Nanaimo, BC): Dozens of people with connections to gangs or organized crime attended a mixed martial arts event in Nanaimo on the weekend, say police.
Source: The Daily News Date: March 30, 2011
36 teens cited at Antioch party (Antioch, IL): Thirty-six teens were ticketed for underage drinking at a party in Antioch over the weekend at a house police said is "frequented" by members of a street gang.
Source: Daily Herald Date: March 30, 2011
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