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.
Mexican traffickers get help from U.S. prison gangs (El Paso, TX): When Mexican drug traffickers need someone killed or kidnapped, or drugs distributed in the United States, they increasingly call on American subcontractors -- U.S.-based prison gangs that run criminal enterprises from behind bars, sometimes even from solitary confinement.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: May 3, 2010
N.M. seeks harsher penalties for gangs (Farmington, NM): New Mexico is the only state in the Southwest that has not enacted laws increasing punishments for gang-related crimes and law enforcement officials are seeing an increasing number of gang members move into the area to avoid harsher prison sentences in other states.
Source: The Durango Herald Date: May 3, 2010
Ogden police investigate gang-related stabbing (Ogden, UT): Ogden police are searching for a group of men suspected of stabbing another man multiple times outside his home early Saturday morning.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: May 3, 2010
Boone gang members prohibited from meeting (Belvidere, IL): Members of the Latin Kings street gang owe $14,518, plus court costs, to Boone County taxpayers following State’s Attorney Michele Courier’s successful civil action against them.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: May 3, 2010
Huge parties turning deadly (Houston, TX): Three teens have been shot to death while attending or leaving large parties or rap concerts in the Houston area in the last two weeks, highlighting the dangers of youthful gatherings being advertised on Facebook, My Space and other social networking sites, police and other observers say.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: May 3, 2010
Springfield teen Rafael Montanez, 16, killed in gang-related shooting (Springfield, MA): A Springfield teen was killed Saturday night during a gang related shooting near 57 Allendale St., officials said.
Source: The Republican Date: May 2, 2010
Fresno Bulldog gang member arrested (Fresno, CA): Fresno police arrested an 18-year-old Bulldog gang member of Fresno and retrieved a gun Friday afternoon, authorities said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: May 2, 2010
Gangs, surf culture intertwine in Santa Cruz, and the result can be violent (Santa Cruz, CA): The outward difference between Westsiders with local pride and Westside Norteno gang members is subtle -- so much so that police often can't tell the difference without talking with the people.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: May 2, 2010
DVC bombarded with graffiti (Pleasant Hill, CA): Scrawled names like "Oats" or "Karne," or even, "Jewels," seem light-hearted, even innocuous. But they can be a warning of gang activity and require hours of scrubbing to remove from public property.
Source: The Inquirer Date: May 2, 2010
Live Oak residents help sheriff's deputies arrest suspected gang members (Live Oak, CA): Sheriff's deputies arrested two suspected gang members Thursday after witnesses reported seeing them throw a bag concealing a gun into a dumpster on Chanticleer Avenue.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: May 1, 2010
Nashville shooting victim was not gang member, family says (Nashville, TN): Police identified a 34-year-old Nashville man gunned down Thursday night as a suspected Crips gang member, but his family says he was never in a gang and was a beloved member of the community.
Source: The Tennessean Date: May 1, 2010
Operation hard hat cracks down on NJ gangs (Trenton, NJ): Attorney General Paula T. Dow, Department of Corrections Commissioner Gary M. Lanigan, and New Jersey State Police Major Matthew Wilson today announced charges against eighteen members and associates of the violent Nine Trey Headbusters set of the Bloods street gang.
Source: Jackson Online Date: April 30, 2010
Two sought in 'Operation Knockout' gang sweep (Salinas, CA): Police said they are looking for two people in connection with Operation Knockout, a massive gang sweep that started in Salinas on April 22.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: April 30, 2010
Gang-related shooting on East Side kills 19-year-old Madisonian (Madison, WI): A shooting on the city’s east side Wednesday evening left one Madison man dead and has prompted an investigation coordinated between a number of enforcement agencies to find the suspects involved.
Source: The Badger Herald Date: April 30, 2010
Police arrest Menasha man in Appleton gang fight investigation (Appleton, WI): Police on Thursday recovered a cache of weapons after receiving an anonymous call regarding a gang fight that was to occur at Memorial Park.
Source: The Post-Crescent Date: April 30, 2010
City working to close gaps in gang-reform initiative (Pittsburgh, PA): Only a few weeks before the forecasted launch of a program to stem gang-related homicides, the city is still working to plug big holes in a network of social services that is supposed to offer gang members a chance to turn their lives around.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: April 30, 2010
Forty-six arrested in Fresno County gang sweep (Selma, CA): Dozens of suspected gang members are facing charges after local and federal authorities raided a series of locations in Fresno County.
Source: The Mercury News Date: April 30, 2010
Gang graffiti spray-painted on town building (Floyd County, VA): Gang graffiti, also known as "tags" that mark territory, is appearing in Floyd County, but area law enforcement officials and national gang experts disagree on the origin of spray-painted signs.
Source: The Bland County Messenger Date: April 29, 2010
Shootings gang-related (Wichita, KS): Police said Thursday they are trying to stem an apparent gang feud that erupted with a shooting death at an apartment complex earlier this week.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: April 29, 2010
Foreign-born gang members targeted in Chicago area (Chicago, IL): Transnational street gang members were the target of a series of arrests this week in the Chicago area, federal officials announced today.
Source: Chicago Breaking News Date: April 29, 2010
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