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 and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.
External Links Disclaimer
The article summaries listed contain links to the sites that host the original articles. These sites are not controlled by the National Gang Center. The National Gang Center does not endorse the organizations or views represented by these sites and takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over, the accuracy, accessibility, copyright or trademark compliance or legality of the material contained on these sites.
Houston gangs recruiting students, both the imposing and bullied (Houston, TX): A new study shows that gangs are no longer just an inner city problem. The National Gang Center recently released a study that estimated 55 percent of all gang activity occurs in big cities, and 41 percent occurs in either suburbs or smaller cities. This adds up to a lot of kids being involved in gang life.
Source: The Grio Date: August 11, 2011
O.C.'s Mexican Mafia: Battle for power (Orange County, CA): Armando Moreno was new to the Mexican Mafia, but if he wanted to make his mark he'd have to go up against one of the gang's most established members. A war was about to erupt in Orange County's underworld.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: August 11, 2011
Pasco police stop rap concert with known gang ties (Pasco, WA): Police in Pasco continue taking strides toward curbing gang activity, especially as a high profile rap group came to town. Amid concerns about violence and even gang retaliation, police met the group at the Pasco airport Thursday night, making it very clear, if they broke the law, they would be going to jail.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: August 11, 2011
Seven tied to MS-13 gang accused of murders here (Houston, TX): Seven members and associates of the Mara Salvatrucha street gang are charged with three murders as part of a squad that allegedly killed, robbed and dealt drugs on the streets of Houston, officials said Thursday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: August 11, 2011
Police have man in custody linked to Oakland boy's fatal shooting (San Jose, CA): Police have a man in custody who has been tied to the fatal drive-by shooting of a 3-year-old boy, Oakland police Chief Anthony Batts announced Wednesday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 10, 2011
Feds charge 65 in Yonkers gang, drug sweep (Yonkers, NY): FBI agents and city police launched pre-dawn raids Tuesday as federal prosecutors charged dozens of reputed members of two violent street gangs with drug, gun crimes and murder.
Source: The Journal News Date: August 10, 2011
$2,000 debt leads to gang-related attack (Milton, PA): Sunbury Community Hospital officials were following state law when they notified police of a possible gang-related attack after a woman showed up in their emergency room last Thursday for treatment of slashes to her face.
Source: The Daily Item Date: August 10, 2011
Grand jury indicts three on gang charges (Sandusky, OH): An Erie County grand jury has indicted three men on gang-related charges for robbing and brutally beating a man at a Sandusky bar three months ago, Erie County prosecutor Kevin Baxter said.
Source: Sandusky Register Date: August 10, 2011
Local gangs using prostitution to fund violence (Portland, OR): At crime scenes, it's easy to see the impact of gang-related violence on Portland. However, for every victim you see on the streets, more victims are suffering silently behind closed doors.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: August 10, 2011
Profanities aimed at police chief, department scrawled on Shaw school (Corpus Christi, TX): Someone left a message for police overnight Tuesday and it wasn’t very nice. Investigators want to know who left graffiti on Shaw Special Emphasis School with profanity-laced messages aimed at Police Chief Troy Riggs and the police department.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times Date: August 10, 2011
Three teens killed man after they were given money to kill someone (Chicago, IL): Three teenagers charged in a shotgun slaying in the Rogers Park neighborhood over the weekend had agreed to kill a rival gang member after being offered cash, prosecutors said today.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 9, 2011
Police seize guns and cash from gang member’s suburban home (Brookfield, IL): Police seized guns and $1,700 last month from a self-admitted Latin King gang member at his west suburban Brookfield home, police said.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: August 9, 2011
Nebraska teen imprisoned for gang shooting (Columbus, NE): A 17-year-old Columbus youth convicted as an adult for a gang-related shooting last year has been given 11-to-22 years in prison.
Source: Columbus Telegram Date: August 9, 2011
Gangs recruiting students in city, suburbs (Houston, TX) : The weeks before students head back to school can be filled with anxiety and uncertainty, but there's one serious problem that most families don't have on their radar, and that's gangs.
Source: MSNBC KPRC Date: August 9, 2011
Town fights gang violence with a summer picnic (Outlook, WA): This past spring we brought you the story of an Eastern Washington dairy town plagued by gang violence. Now, several months later residents of Outlook, Washington are fighting gangs with summer camps and social gatherings.
Source: NPR News Date: August 9, 2011
Gang-related fight leads to shots fired (Merced, CA): No one was injured during a shooting reported on 16th Street after a gang-related fight early Sunday, Merced police reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: August 8, 2011
Azteca power grab in Midland, Texas stymied by RICO crackdown (Midland, TX): A violent franchise of the Barrio Azteca gang seeking to dominate the drug trade in Midland was taken down this summer in a federal anti-racketeering case, DEA officials said.
Source: El Paso Times Date: August 8, 2011
Gangsters sentenced in local crime spree (Atlanta, GA): A federal judge sentenced five members of the widespread Hispanic street gang SUR-13 to prison Monday for their roles in a mayhem-filled weekend that included robberies in Gwinnett County.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post Date: August 8, 2011
MS-13's intention is to "attack and kill rival gang members" (San Francisco, CA): A prosecutor told a federal jury in San Francisco today that the most important rule of the MS-13 street gang is to "attack and kill rival gang members."
Source: Bay City News Date: August 8, 2011
Harford school board considers updated gang policy, passes graduation schedule (Harford County, MD): The Harford County Board of Education is considering broadening its policy regarding gangs in schools and their activities.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: August 8, 2011
Disclaimer: The news items and links are provided as an informational resource to you. Each of the linked Web page providers has its own policies and practices regarding how long a link to its news item is available before it is archived or a fee is charged. Also, some of the sites require users to register in order to access materials. We do not guarantee the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of any linked website information, nor whether a link from the website may take the user to unintended or objectionable content. Please contact us to report any problems. Thank you.