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 members erase past (Las Vegas, NV): Two faded blue tattoos on Alberto Mota's arms are all that's left of his gang days. Heat from lasers focused on Mota's shoulder cause the ink under his skin to explode, sending the particles through his bloodstream where his body breaks them down until the tattoo disappears.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: February 14, 2010
Johnson's gang bill OK'd in House (Yakima, WA): The state House of Representatives approved Friday a measure that would authorize additional legal options to curb criminal gang activity. The vote was 90-6.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: February 13, 2010
Federal investigation of rival gangs in Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI): Federal investigators and Milwaukee police say they are cracking down on two rival Asian gangs: the "Menace Of Destruction" and the "Asian Crips."
Source: WISN 12 News Date: February 13, 2010
Richmond County deputies team with school police on anti-gang program (Richmond County, GA): In the next month, the Richmond County School Safety Department is looking to start an initiative aimed at gangs in schools. The effort will include workshops for parents and administrators.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle Date: February 13, 2010
Two shot in gang-related attack on NW Side (Chicago, IL) : Two teens were shot in the Northwest Side Hermosa neighborhood Thursday night in what police say was a gang-related attack.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 12, 2010
Vandals accused of 'terrorizing' Goodyear neighborhood (Goodyear, AZ): Police arrested two men with ties to street gangs who are suspected of "terrorizing" a Goodyear neighborhood with graffiti, officials said.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: February 12, 2010
Gang suspects in court (Tacoma, WA): The long legal grind against reputed members of the Hilltop Crips began Wednesday when 22 suspected members of the street gang were arraigned on charges ranging from car theft to attempted first-degree murder.
Source: The News Tribune Date: February 11, 2010
Two arrests, third suspect sought in SUV death (Daly City, CA): Two suspected gang members have been arrested and a third is being sought in connection with a fight at a Daly City pizzeria that turned deadly when a man was deliberately run over, police said Thursday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: February 11, 2010
Torrico unveils gang prevention program (San Jose, CA): In an effort to thwart the increase of gang violence on several California high school campuses, Assembly Majority Leader Alberto Torrico, D-Fremont, introduced the "Cops on Campus" program Tuesday morning.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: February 11, 2010
Honduran street gang member found in Myrtle Beach pleads guilty to re-entry (Myrtle Beach, SC): A man Myrtle Beach Police have identified as member of a Mexican street gang pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally re-entering the U.S. after deportation, and faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.
Source: The Sun News Date: February 11, 2010
Police, feds target Tacoma gang with arrest of 11 suspected Hilltop Crips (Tacoma, WA): Tacoma police and federal agents are going after one of the city’s oldest and most violent street gangs, targeting 32 people accused in nearly two dozen violent crimes dating back to mid-2008.
Source: The News Tribune Date: February 10, 2010
High-ranking gangster arrested at O'Hare (Chicago, IL): A fugitive who was the subject of a nationwide manhunt by the FBI since July of 2005 was brought back from Mexico and arrested at O’Hare Airport Tuesday afternoon.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 10, 2010
Boulder seeks community input on gangs (Boulder, CO): To find out whether the Boulder community views gangs and gang activity as problems, the city may soon send out a survey to homeowners asking about their perceptions of gang issues.
Source: Colorado Daily Date: February 10, 2010
Eight members of 'Body Snachers' gang charged (Chicago, IL): The "Body Snatchers" got body slammed again. The violent faction of the Four Corner Hustlers street gang was hit hard in 2008 when the feds busted reputed leader Shawn “Shakey” Betts and 74 others.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 10, 2010
Teen graffiti tagger arrested in 'tragic' fatal shooting of anti-gang counselor (Los Angeles, CA): When Ronald "Loony" Barron urged a young graffiti tagger to put away his paint cans, he was doing what he viewed as his mission — steering kids away from crime — but he paid for it with his life.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 9, 2010
City OKs ATF task force pact (Pueblo, CO): City Council gave its approval Monday night to an agreement with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to begin a task force in cooperation with Pueblo police to target gang violence and other violent crimes
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain Date: February 9, 2010
Visalia's Police Department gets $242,000 to suppress gangs (Visalia, CA): Visalia's Police Department needs more resources to maintain its gang-suppression activities and is pursuing local and federal funding, officials report.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: February 9, 2010
Three teens sentenced in mall attack on family (Providence, RI): Three teenagers who spat on and roughed up a family at Providence Place mall have been sentenced in Family Court to punishment ranging from probation to a residential correctional program.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: February 9, 2010
Four gang members arrested in stolen vehicle (Ventura, CA): Four men associated with an Oxnard street gang were in court Tuesday in Ventura to face charges of grand theft auto, possession of stolen property and committing a crime for the benefit of a criminal street gang.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: February 9, 2010
Roundup nabs 27 suspected of West Side drug, gang activity (Buffalo, NY): Twenty-seven people from Western New York, Puerto Rico and New Jersey were charged today in connection with a federal probe into narcotics, gun and gangster activities on the West Side of Buffalo.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: February 9, 2010
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