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.
Request: Tougher anti-gang measures (Yakima, WA): Yakima Valley residents spoke passionately Thursday before a legislative commit-tee in Olympia about how gang activity is terrorizing their lives and called on lawmakers to give police more tools for the fight.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 14, 2010
Gang-related attack leaves teen shot in Bridgeport (Bridgeport, IL): Police are seeking two male suspects in the shooting of a 18-year-old man who was shot in the upper left shoulder Tuesday night in the Bridgeport neighborhood on the South Side.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: January 13, 2010
Berwyn police gang unit makes impact (Berwyn, IL): Crime is down and arrests are up a little bit in Berwyn since a new gang tactical unit hit the streets in August.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 13, 2010
Gang slaying has police, residents concerned (Ferndale, CA): The city's first gang slaying has residents and police concerned about future gang activity in Ferndale, said Police Chief Michael Kitchen.
Source: Daily Tribune Date: January 13, 2010
Manatee schools mulling universal dress code policy (Bradenton, FL): When leaders in Osceola County’s school district adopted a strict universal dress code policy last school year, they began seeing a decrease in disruptive behavior.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: January 13, 2010
More 'Wolf Pack' members plead guilty (Rochester, NY): Additional guilty pleas have been entered by alleged members of a Rochester gang prosecuted under federal racketeering statutes.
Source: Democrat & Chronicle Date: January 13, 2010
Prosecutors roll out anti-gang bill (Annapolis, MD): State prosecutors will push for strengthened anti-gang legislation in Annapolis this spring in hopes of garnering more convictions of gang-related crimes — and helping to combat growing numbers of Maryland youth participating in gangs and at younger ages.
Source: The Gazette Date: January 13, 2010
Expert on N.J. gangs enlightens parents, educators in Barnegat (Barnegat, NJ): While there's no denying the ever-expanding presence of gangs throughout the state, there is hope, particularly in Ocean County, where the fight against them is "aggressive," juvenile gang expert Lt. Edwin Torres said.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: January 13, 2010
Venice High School student arrested in threats to shoot rival gang members (Venice, CA): An 18-year-old Venice High School student and reputed gang member was arrested this afternoon after allegedly threatening to bring a gun to school and shoot rivals, Los Angeles police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 13, 2010
Salinas' Ceasefire program seeks jobs for ex-gang members (Salinas, CA): Salinas Police Department officials will meet and ask several of the city's biggest employers to hire gang members participating in the Ceasefire program, Mayor Dennis Donohue announced Monday.
Source: The Californian Date: January 12, 2010
Rosaries being used as a gang symbol in Tahoe (South Lake Tahoe, CA): A religious symbol cherished by Catholics is taking on new meaning for gang members in South Lake Tahoe. Church officials and South Lake Tahoe police say gang members are buying rosaries in red or blue to signify their gang affiliation.
Source: CBS13 News Date: January 12, 2010
At least six are hurt in gang fight (Salem, OR): At least six people suffered injuries during a gang fight early Sunday, Salem police said.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: January 12, 2010
Gang shooting injures teen in North Portland (Portland, OR): A teenager was hospitalized Monday night after a gang-related shooting in north Portland, police said.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: January 12, 2010
Three charged in fight on Lebanon street (Lebanon, PA): Lebanon police have arrested two city men - including one who identified himself as a street-gang member - and a 16-year-old boy on charges stemming from a fight that blocked traffic on a busy street Monday afternoon.
Source: Lebanon Daily News Date: January 12, 2010
L.A. gang member accused of shooting at deputies is brought back from Mexico (Los Angeles, CA): A Los Angeles gang member who fled to Mexico after allegedly shooting at two deputies more than nine years ago was brought back to L.A. County today to face trial, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 12, 2010
Investing in youth (Worcester, MA): The Boys & Girls Club is slated to receive $350,000 in federal funding to continue its Gang Prevention Through Targeted Outreach Program.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: January 12, 2010
Corvallis street gang suspects paint their faces, carry hatchets (Corvallis, OR): Two teens arrested for beating homeless people are members of an emerging street gang known for painting their faces like clowns, say police.
Source: KVAL News Date: January 11, 2010
Police detail another fight at Youth Service Center (Seattle, WA): A police report released Monday details a fight last week at the Youth Service Center that sent a center employee to Swedish Medical Center with minor injuries.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: January 11, 2010
Security, gang experts differ on Cleveland schools plan (Cleveland, OH): Parents and city council members have raised concerns that violence could increase in the Cleveland Schools if 18 buildings are closed and students are moved to other schools.
Source: WKYC 3 News Date: January 11, 2010
Innocent bystander shot by reported gang member (Chattanooga, TN): A simple errand turns into a crime scene where an innocent man is killed. While getting gas at the Citgo on Wilcox Boulevard, police tell us Johnathan Lawrence died instantly when he was shot in the head.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: January 10, 2010
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