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.
Asian gangs leave footprint (Modesto, CA): The 28 year old survivor of Tuesdays deadly shooting in Modesto is in critical condition at a local hospital. But what hospital we don’t know because police are withholding that information and the identity of the victims. The suspects are gang members and investigators are trying to keep what’s left of the family safe.
Source: KTXL FOX40 News Date: January 27, 2011
Lodi police seek leads to curb gang-related crimes (Lodi, CA): Lodi police are asking for help from the community to curb a recent string of gang-related crimes, which have only escalated as January has progressed.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: January 27, 2011
Councilman calls for proactive approach to gangs (Hazleton, PA): A city councilman is calling on community stakeholders to meet with police and city leaders to develop a proactive - rather than reactive - approach to gang activity in Hazleton.
Source: The Standard Speaker Date: January 27, 2011
Ontario gives police $15M to target gangs, guns (Toronto, ON): A police crackdown on illegal guns and gang activity in Toronto has sent criminals across Ontario seeking safer places to do their illegal business, Thunder Bay's police chief said Thursday.
Source: The Canadian Press Date: January 27, 2011
Reputed RI gang leader pleads guilty (Providence, RI): A Providence man federal authorities describe as the leader of a violent street gang has pleaded guilty to weapons and drug charges that could send him to prison for more than a century.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: January 27, 2011
Gunfight feared at gang funeral (Calgary, AB): After a tipster told cops two opposing gangs were at the same funeral Wednesday, police closely monitored the gathering and say they likely averted a gunfight.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: January 27, 2011
Hier-anarchy: Gangs run on military-style hierarchy (Tulare County, CA): Thousands of Tulare County’s street gangs are controlled by their highest-ranking leaders from inside the unlikeliest of places — California’s prisons. Structured in a paramilitary style, northern and southern Hispanic gangs have become some of the most organized and violent offenders in the country.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: January 27, 2011
Third gang member pleads guilty to Brentwood murder (Riverhead, NY) : A Deer Park teenager has admitted to stabbing a man to death and shooting a 13-year-old boy in the head during in a string of gang violence in Brentwood in the summer of 2009.
Source: Long Island Press Date: January 27, 2011
Sheriff, lieutenant attend gang summit in Arizona (Dobson, NC): This week, Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson and Lt. Randy Shelton attended the World Gang Control Strategy Summit in Arizona in hopes of getting “ahead of the curb.”
Source: The Mount Airy News Date: January 27, 2011
Marin investigators school residents on gang infestation (Marin, CA): Marin residents need to be increasingly proactive, engaged and shrewd to combat a pernicious gang presence in the county, especially with ongoing budget constraints on law enforcement resources, gang investigators said Thursday night.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: January 27, 2011
Gang-related crimes fell sharply in 2010 (Wichita, KS): Good news for Wichita as the police department has announced statistics show crimes in the state’s largest city are dropping in nearly every category. It’s the second year in a row that crime has been cut down in Wichita.
Source: KSN 3 News Date: January 27, 2011
City of Houston signs five-year agreement to remove graffiti (Houston, TX) : Mayor Annise Parker today announced an inter-local agreement between The Greater East End Management District (GEEMD) and the City of Houston to remove graffiti on city property throughout greater Houston.
Source: The Cypress Times Date: January 27, 2011
Anti-gang programs to close (Winnipeg, MB): Four successful anti-gang programs will shut their doors in March when federal funding runs out, leaving at least 65 kids at the mercy of the streets again.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: January 26, 2011
New Bedford again receives diminished Shannon Grant funding (New Bedford, MA): New Bedford is again receiving $335,000 this year in state funding to combat gang violence. That figure is still a 60 percent cut from the $1 million the HOPE Collaborative received each of the first three years of the Shannon Grant, which is awarded to cities for anti-gang programs.
Source: South Coast Today Date: January 26, 2011
Tulare County supervisors' aim: Service, fewer gangs (Tulare County, CA): The Tulare County Board of Supervisors hopes to train employees to provide better customer service in 2011, do more to communicate with the public and cut gang-related crime by 5 percent.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: January 26, 2011
Opponents of gang injunction rally in front of Oakland City Hall (Oakland, CA): About 100 people gathered outside City Hall on Wednesday in protest of the proposed Nortenos gang injunction that has sparked controversy in Oakland, from its neighborhoods to its courtrooms and political debates.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 26, 2011
Fall River gets boost in grant to keep kids away from gangs (Fall River, MA): The city is receiving a minor boost in funding to help keep kids away from gangs. The office of Gov. Deval Patrick announced Fall River will receive $280,000 through the Charles E. Shannon Community Safety Initiative Grant. The funding is a $5,000 increase from the city’s allocation during the previous fiscal year.
Source: The Herald News Date: January 26, 2011
Police crack down on gang activity (Livermore, CA): Police have made 14 arrests of suspected gang offenders in the past two weeks and are now looking for the public's help in curbing a spike in gang activity in town.
Source: LivermorePatch Date: January 26, 2011
Police: Teen injured as bullets fly in neighborhood shooting (San Antonio, TX): It was a terrifying Wednesday evening on the west side as neighbors ducked to avoid flying bullets. A 14-year-old was caught in the middle of the mayhem. Police say they have no leads on suspects at this time but believe the shooting is gang-related.
Source: KENS 5 News Date: January 26, 2011
11 Gardena street gang members in custody (Gardena, CA): A major crackdown on a street gang in Gardena landed nearly a dozen suspects behind bars early Wednesday morning. Authorities accuse the gang of spreading fear and crime in the city.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: January 26, 2011
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