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.
Investing in youth (Worcester, MA): The Boys & Girls Club is slated to receive $350,000 in federal funding to continue its Gang Prevention Through Targeted Outreach Program.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: January 12, 2010
Corvallis street gang suspects paint their faces, carry hatchets (Corvallis, OR): Two teens arrested for beating homeless people are members of an emerging street gang known for painting their faces like clowns, say police.
Source: KVAL News Date: January 11, 2010
Police detail another fight at Youth Service Center (Seattle, WA): A police report released Monday details a fight last week at the Youth Service Center that sent a center employee to Swedish Medical Center with minor injuries.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: January 11, 2010
Security, gang experts differ on Cleveland schools plan (Cleveland, OH): Parents and city council members have raised concerns that violence could increase in the Cleveland Schools if 18 buildings are closed and students are moved to other schools.
Source: WKYC 3 News Date: January 11, 2010
Innocent bystander shot by reported gang member (Chattanooga, TN): A simple errand turns into a crime scene where an innocent man is killed. While getting gas at the Citgo on Wilcox Boulevard, police tell us Johnathan Lawrence died instantly when he was shot in the head.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: January 10, 2010
Hickory weighs graffiti solution (Hickory, NC): Graffiti is marring vacant buildings and some of the run-down areas that the city is trying to redevelop, police told the Hickory City Council on Tuesday.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: January 10, 2010
Gang-prevention funding cut (Oklahoma City, OK): The Office of Juvenile Affairs has stopped funding gang intervention and prevention programs in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
Source: Tulsa World Date: January 9, 2010
19-year-old's murder involved gang dispute (Sacramento, CA): Sacramento police officers arrested three men Thursday for the murder of a 19-year-old man, according to Sgt. Norm Leong.
Source: KXTV News 10 Date: January 9, 2010
Gang members sought in teens' shooting in West Covina (West Covina, CA): Police continued their search Saturday for three self-identified gang members who shot and wounded two teenage boys, officials said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: January 9, 2010
In the wake of gang injunction, Monrovia streets quiet during recent patrol (Monrovia, CA): There's a simple reason why Monrovia police Sgt. Tom Loy keeps his windows rolled down when patrolling the city's streets. If he's shot at again, he says, he'll be able to hear where the gunfire came from.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: January 9, 2010
Metro schools hold first Latino specific gang conference (Antioch, TN): The key to keeping teenagers from becoming gang members starts at home, and that's why Metro Nashville Public Schools reached out to parents at a crowded community meeting Saturday in Antioch at Glencliff High School.
Source: WSMV 4 News Date: January 9, 2010
Triple shooting near school is gang related (Phoenix, AZ): Phoenix police said Friday a triple shooting at a north Phoenix charter school was gang related.
Source: East Valley Tribune Date: January 8, 2010
Alleged gang member jailed, accused of threatening caseworker (Kearney, NE): A Kearney teen with gang ties who has been sent to Kearney’s Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center five times is in custody again after being accused of threatening a state case worker.
Source: Kearney Hub Date: January 8, 2010
Detroiter charged in Ferndale gang slaying (Ferndale, MI): Ferndale police said they cracked a gangland web of silence, fear and threats to finger a Detroit teen charged today in a shotgun slaying last month at the city’s VFW hall.
Source: Detroit Free Press Date: January 8, 2010
March against gang violence planned in Watts (Watts, CA): Civic leaders are planning to march through Watts on Saturday to demonstrate against gang violence, which has been blamed for four recent deaths in and around Nickerson Gardens, an area that has seen a marked decline in violence.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 8, 2010
Tracy outlines crime, gang strategy (Tracy, CA): Responding to community concerns, the Tracy Police Department has unveiled a strategy to counter an increasing number of violent crimes and gang activity.
Source: The Record Date: January 7, 2010
Handling of gang data revised by Ramsey County sheriff (St. Paul, MN): After an independent report urged changes to a law enforcement database of possible gang members, the Ramsey County sheriff's office has deleted more than one-third of the names and added a parental notification component for juveniles, Sheriff Bob Fletcher said Wednesday.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: January 7, 2010
LA to train anti-gang workers in new academy (Los Angeles, CA): The nation's gang capital launched its official training academy for anti-gang workers on Thursday with a $200,000 contract and high hopes.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 7, 2010
Montgomery, Prince George's receive $2.7M to curb gang activity (Maryland): Montgomery and Prince George's counties are starting a joint-county initiative to combat gangs, thanks to $2.7 million in federal appropriations money, but specific details on how the money will be spent have yet to be hammered out, federal and county officials said Thursday.
Source: The Gazette Date: January 7, 2010
Midvale gets full-time gang officer (Midvale, UT): Police officials say they are seeing an increase in crime stemming from the city's growing gang problem, which includes 24 different gangs and 254 documented gang members.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 6, 2010
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