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.
Gangs in Savannah Part Two (Savannah, GA): On News 3 at 6, our Community Reporter Alice Massimi introduced us to two Savannah gang members who now call the Chatham County Jail home. Both men grew up in Savannah and at a young age got wrapped up in gangs.
Source: WSAV 3 News Date: November 12, 2009
Three arrested in Watsonville gang-shooting; no one injured (Watsonville, CA): Suspected gang members driving through an opposing gang's territory got into an argument with two rivals, pulled a gun and fired multiple rounds at the pair Tuesday night.
Source: The Mercury News Date: November 12, 2009
Databases one effort to fight criminal gang activity (St. Paul, MN): Attorneys, police, legislators and even suspected gang members have weighed in on the troubles of efforts to fight street gangs in the Twin Cities, and on Thursday night an effort to hear from the public on the scandal surrounding the now-defunct Metro Gang Strike Force will release its findings.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio Date: November 12, 2009
Another Southside gang shootout..six wounded (Monroe, LA): Saturday evening six Southside youth were standing in front of the Family Stop Food on Orange Street in what seemed to be a melancholy evening, until their serenity was disturbed by the roar of an engine.
Source: Monroe Free Press Date: November 12, 2009
San Jose community meets on Halloween gang attack (San Jose, CA): Struggling to make sense of a vicious Halloween attack on two young trick-or-treaters, an East San Jose community came together Tuesday night, searching for answers and solutions to the gang violence that's wracked their neighborhoods.
Source: The Mercury News Date: November 11, 2009
Four teens arrested after west side gang fight (Green Bay, WI): One teenager was zapped with a Taser and four teens were arrested Tuesday after what police say was a gang-related fight on Green Bay's west side.
Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette Date: November 11, 2009
Officials tackle juvenile crime after three gang-related incidents (Salisbury, MD): The state is working with local law enforcement officials to help suppress juvenile gang activity and other offenses committed by minors, according to a state juvenile justice official at the Salisbury Crime Task Force meeting on Tuesday.
Source: The Daily Times Date: November 11, 2009
Maury County cracks down on gang hairstyles (Columbia, TN): Maury County school administrators have sent letters to parents telling them that students are banned from shaving numbers or symbols into their hair.
Source: WSMV 4 News Date: November 10, 2009
Council OKs fines in war on gangs (Springfield, MA): The City Council last night gave final approval to an ordinance that allows police to issue fines against anyone involved in gang activity such as recruitment of new members in public places.
Source: The Republican Date: November 10, 2009
Re-cycling offers alternative to gangs (Sunnyside, WA): Don’t give George Villalobos a hacksaw. The 13-year-old bike mechanic-in-training might try to use it to remove a crusty tire from the rim of a road bike.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: November 10, 2009
Santa Cruz approves rules to crack down on gang, drug, alcohol violence (Santa Cruz, CA): In a town long known for its complicated relationship with police, Tuesday night was a virtual make-up session with law enforcement as residents said they would report crime and work with officers after a rash of violence last month.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: November 10, 2009
Montgomery County Police charge three with Wheaton attack (Wheaton, MD): County police have arrested three suspected members of the MS-13 gang for allegedly assaulting several area residents last month in what appears to be a hate crime, according to a Montgomery County Police press release.
Source: The Gazette Date: November 10, 2009
Three gang members arrested in NE Fresno (Fresno, CA): Officers arrested three men, one armed with a handgun, late Sunday while searching for rival gang members who were in northeast Fresno after the Jay-Z concert at Save Mart Center, a Fresno police sergeant said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: November 9, 2009
TX officials say 11 students arrested for riot (Pharr, TX): Eleven students including six juveniles are accused of participating in a gang-related riot at a Pharr alternative high school.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: November 9, 2009
His mission: Get the word out on Modesto's gangs (Modesto, CA): A mother of three stood in the Tuolumne Elementary School cafeteria with her arms crossed, her bottom lip almost quivering and her voice filled with desperation.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: November 8, 2009
One Vision One Life strives to save youths from gang life (Pittsburgh, PA): Six years ago, a former gang member brought together two dozen people like himself to intervene in street disputes and reach out to troubled kids in Allegheny County's worst neighborhoods.
Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Date: November 7, 2009
JMB fight part of gang war, police say (Salisbury, MD): When school bus No. 70 drove away from James M. Bennett High School at 3:05 p.m. Thursday, the 45 students on board didn't know the yellow and black bus would serve as a moving target.
Source: The Daily Times Date: November 7, 2009
Police relieve two gang members of firearms (Santa Rosa, CA): Within an hour's time, two guns were taken out of the hands of alleged Norteño gang members by Santa Rosa police officers patrolling the streets of northwest Santa Rosa Friday night, officials said.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: November 7, 2009
Case involving problematic gang law postponed to January (Baltimore, MD): Dajuan A. Marshall does not deny being a member of the Spyder gang, a Bloods sect, according to his defense attorney.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: November 6, 2009
D.A. offers gang help to schools (Palm Desert, CA): Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco called school administrators from across the Coachella Valley together Thursday for a first-of-its-kind anti-gang summit.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: November 6, 2009
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