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 expert urges action in Saskatchewan (Saskatchewan): An expert on gangs says Saskatchewan should be taking action to prevent young people from joining gangs. Mark Totten, a sociology professor at Carleton University in Ottawa, has written extensively on gangs and is researching gang activity on the Prairies.
Source: CBC News Date: October 6, 2011
Jury convicts some gang members on racketeering charges (Salt Lake City, UT): A federal court jury on Thursday convicted three members of the Tongan Crip Gang on racketeering charges, while others were acquitted or convicted on charges that didn’t include conspiring to build a criminal enterprise.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: October 6, 2011
Violence flares in Edgewood, Perrywood (Harford County, MD): It was a violent two days in Harford County with three men wounded on back to back days in shootings in areas that have long struggled with violent crime, drug trafficking and gang activity, but police say the two incidents, which happened fewer than eight miles apart in Perrywood and Edgewood, do not appear to be related.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: October 6, 2011
How to prevent gang violence (Evansville, IN): What can be done to prevent local gang activity and keep our youth off of the streets? That's the question many in town are asking following several shootings and other alleged gang-related crimes in recent weeks. Gangs widely operated by teenagers.
Source: WEHT 25 News Date: October 6, 2011
Safe Silver Spring to have meeting on gang activity in downtown next week (Safe Silver Spring, MD): Street gang activity will be the topic at next week’s Safe Silver Spring meeting in downtown, according to group members and police officials. Motivated by recent high-profile crimes such as a July 2 fight involving about 70 youths in downtown that ended in a stabbing, the meeting is open to the public and will feature presentations from a number of law enforcement and youth violence experts, said Safe Silver Spring Chair Tony Hausner.
Source: The Gazette Date: October 5, 2011
Gang member convicted for killing of deputy (Woodland, CA): A Northern California gang member has been convicted for the ambush killing of a Yolo County sheriff's deputy.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: October 5, 2011
Oakland delays action on new gang injunctions, youth curfews (Oakland, CA): A trio of policing ideas rushed to the City Council Tuesday night in the name of swiftly tackling Oakland's horrific violence problem were instead given six hours of public discussion and then delayed.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: October 5, 2011
Toledo group seeks community assistance to reduce youth violence (Toledo, OH): There isn’t a shortage of organizations in the quest to quell youth violence in Toledo. What can be challenging, however, is making sure all the legs are marching in the same direction.
Source: The Blade Date: October 5, 2011
'Safety zone' bans meetings of alleged gang members (Wyandanch, NY): A controversial law enforcement technique called a gang injunction "safety zone" has been getting the attention of law enforcement in at least eight states. Essentially, it lists people police say are gang members and bans them from meeting or even speaking to each other inside a defined geographic area.
Source: NPR News Date: October 5, 2011
Patrick, Coakley urge expanding Mass. crime laws (Boston, MA): Gov. Deval Patrick and Attorney General Martha Coakley are pressing lawmakers to toughen the state's laws targeting gun and gang violence.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: October 5, 2011
R2, Crips members sentenced (New Haven, CT): Two New Haven gang members are headed to jail for years following federal court sentencings Wednesday. Ryan Moore, 22, a member of the notorious "R2" gang based in Newhallville, received a 36-month sentence from U.S. District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in federal court in New Haven.
Source: New Haven Independent Date: October 5, 2011
Pastors, police forge relationship (Franklin, TN): When Franklin Police got together with members of the clergy for breakfast Monday, introductions and a few ideas were exchanged as both wondered where this relationship will go next.
Source: The Tennessean Date: October 5, 2011
Prosecutors want to move jailed cartel lieutenant out of Chicago facility (Chicago, IL): Federal prosecutors want to relocate a Mexican drug-cartel lieutenant jailed in Chicago but haven't said where he'd be taken.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 5, 2011
Teens are leaders of South Side gang (Evansville, IN): Four Evansville teens who city police say are the main leaders of a South Side gang with members as young as 12 years old were arraigned Wednesday in Vanderburgh County Superior Court on criminal gang-related charges.
Source: Evansville Courier & Press Date: October 5, 2011
Upcoming murder trial opens a window on Seattle-area street gang (Seattle, WA): He was known as The Godfather, The Boss and The Old Man. Quy Nguyen's aliases, which are documented in federal court papers, reflect the power and wealth he possessed as the accused leader of Young Seattle Boyz, a street gang whose members allegedly grew and sold large quantities of marijuana and operated illegal slot machines in Vietnamese cafes and restaurants in Seattle's Rainier Valley.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: October 5, 2011
Murder trial told of gang retaliation (Calgary, AB): Four days before a triple homicide on New Year's Day 2009, three members of the 403 Soldiers street gang met with three alleged FOB members and discussed joining forces to take on the rival FK gang, a witness told court on Monday.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: October 4, 2011
Teens accused in gang-related jailhouse brawl (Kinston, NC): Three teenagers already in a Kinston jail could face more charges for what lawmen are calling a gang-related jailhouse brawl.
Source: WITN 7 News Date: October 4, 2011
Gunshots fired at car gang-related, Macon police say (Macon, GA): Gunshots were fired at a 32-year-old Macon man early Monday morning while he sat in his car at the traffic light on Bloomfield Road at Eisenhower Parkway, according to Macon police. The police report indicates the shooting was related to the Bloods gang.
Source: The Telegraph Date: October 4, 2011
Tribunals suspend Richmond County students for cellphone violations, gang activity (Augusta, GA): Three students were suspended for violating the Richmond County school system’s policy prohibiting them from having cellphones on school property, and eight others were suspended in gang-related incidents, according to Sept. 9 tribunal findings made public this week.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle Date: October 4, 2011
Barely a teen, boy's killing shakes South City (San Francisco, CA): Joseph Maharaj liked to make plans - big plans. The 14-year-old always had one eye on the future, from a redesign of his bedroom that would include a PlayStation 2, a PlayStation 3, an Xbox and his own TV, to the 1969 Dodge Charger he was going to drive as soon as he got his license.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: October 4, 2011
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