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.
California gang leader sentenced to life in prison for distributing PCP (Los Angeles, CA): The leader of a South Los Angeles street gang, who was convicted of organizing and leading a wide-ranging conspiracy to manufacture and distribute large quantities of the drug phencyclidine—better known as PCP—was sentenced today to life without parole in federal prison.
Source: 7thSpace Interactive Date: February 5, 2011
Police seek help tracking gang graffiti (Medford, OR): A recent spike in gang graffiti has Medford police seeking the public's help in identifying problem areas and people in the city.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: February 5, 2011
San Francisco injunctions may be pushing gangs into Peninsula (San Francisco, CA): As police officers are deployed across South San Francisco to combat a violent spike in gang violence, a question is being raised about whether court injunctions against gang members in San Francisco and other cities are moving crime to the Peninsula.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: February 5, 2011
Gang members arrested, MAC-10 automatic handgun seized in La Puente (La Puente, CA) : Deputies arrested two gang members late Friday and seized a MAC-10 automatic pistol, authorities said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: February 5, 2011
Vancouver police investigate gang-related Oak Street shooting (Vancouver, BC): Vancouver police are investigating another gang-related shooting on Oak Street seven weeks after the attack on a local restaurant that left 10 people injured.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: February 5, 2011
Two Crips released after one year (Tacoma, WA) : Two Hilltop Crips who helped send dozens of their fellow gang members to prison got out of jail Friday with the blessing of Pierce County prosecutors.
Source: The News Tribune Date: February 5, 2011
Community leaders discuss gang prevention (Crofton, MD): It’s been nearly two years since Christopher Jones was killed, the victim of an assault by two boys with connections to a gang.
Source: CroftonPatch Date: February 5, 2011
Anti-gang programs in jeopardy: NDP (Ottawa, ON): The Conservatives in Canada should take lessons on prison policy from their ideological cousins south of the border, the federal NDP said Thursday.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: February 4, 2011
Gang report says violence down in 2010 (Albany, GA): Of the 500 arrests made by the Albany Police Department’s Gang Unit in 2010, 151 were gang-related arrests, according to report presented to the Albany City Commission on Tuesday.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: February 4, 2011
Eight arrested in gang-related crimes (Livermore, CA): Police in the past week have arrested eight juveniles for gang-related crimes. The arrests continue an ongoing investigation of the city's two most prominent gangs -- Nortenos and Surenos.
Source: LivermorePatch Date: February 4, 2011
Police open up about area's gang problem (Medford, OR): In the comfort of your homes here in the Rogue Valley, gang activity is far from our backyards and only seen on television screens. But according to Medford Police, if you believe that, you're wrong.
Source: KTVL 10 News Date: February 4, 2011
Volunteers work to reduce Lynchburg gang problem (Lynchburg, VA): An army of volunteers is out daily, working to keep kids out of gangs and helping those already in, to get out. Gang counselors admit it's difficult to fight the lure of the gang lifestyle.
Source: WSET 13 News Date: February 4, 2011
Gang numbers are misleading, galloway police say (Galloway Township, NJ): A New Jersey State Police report last week that stated Galloway Township is home to 22 gangs is misleading, Det. Mike Goldberg of the Galloway Police Department said Friday.
Source: GallowayPatch Date: February 4, 2011
County leaders creating broad-based gang prevention coalition (Santa Cruz, CA): Furthering last year's formation of a coalition of county leaders focused on gang prevention, the group Thursday agreed to revive a judicial council that existed in the past and will now focus on gangs.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: February 4, 2011
Gangs of Brick still a threat; Police work to hold down drug activity (Brick Township, NJ): Gang members in Brick can’t often be seen peddling drugs from a street corner or recruiting new members in town. Most of the time, they come to Brick from other cities.
Source: BrickPatch Date: February 3, 2011
Is the Albany Gang Unit making progress? (Albany, GA): There's some good news in the battle against gang violence in the good life city. The Albany Gang Unit released its 2010 annual report today and it shows significant progress in reducing gang activity.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News Date: February 3, 2011
Spota announces 23 arrests in east end drug bust (Riverhead, NY): While 17 alleged gang members and drug dealers from the Riverhead area were being arraigned at Suffolk County Criminal Court on Thursday, two floors above them, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota held a press conference announcing their arrests and the county's crackdown of a drug ring which allegedly distributed half a kilo of crack cocaine a week in Eastern Suffolk.
Source: Riverhead Patch Date: February 3, 2011
Moreno Valley police arrest 15 in gang sweep (Moreno Valley, CA): Moreno Valley police arrested 15 people Wednesday in a raid targeting gang members throughout the city.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: February 3, 2011
Gang leader pleads to racketeering in D.C. area (Washington, DC): A leader of a violent street gang tied to the attempted murder of two rival gang members and to the extortion of pimps trafficking prostitutes from Maryland into Virginia pleaded guilty Thursday to federal racketeering charges, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Source: The Washington Times Date: February 3, 2011
Gangs? What gangs? Chief downplays state police survey (Hightstown, NJ): Despite a state police survey ranking the borough among the most gang-riddled towns in the county, Police Chief James Eufemia said the numbers are not what they appear.
Source: Windsor-Hights Herald Date: February 3, 2011
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