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.
Funds flow to gang task force (Gresham, OR): This spring, Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, D-Gresham, and representatives Nick Kahl and Greg Matthew, also Gresham-based Democrats, feared the East Multnomah Gang Team would fall victim to a struggling economy that left politicians scrambling to balance the state’s $15 billion operating budget for the next biennium.
Source: The Gresham Outlook Date: June 30, 2009
Lynn gang member arrested with gun (Lynn, MA): A known gang member was plucked from the streets Friday on gun charges and an array of warrants.
Source: The Daily Item Date: June 30, 2009
Gang Combat (Seattle, WA): Marker in hand, the director of Seattle's new Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, Mariko Lockhart, stood patiently at an easel at a city council "town-hall" meeting in West Seattle last Thursday night.
Source: Seattle Weekly Date: June 30, 2009
Gang injunctions have helped in some counties (Yolo County, CA): Police complained after the Yolo County district attorney's office filed a gang injunction against West Sacramento's Broderick Boys criminal street gang.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: June 29, 2009
13 gang members arrested during "Operation Disrupt" in north Monterey County (Monterey County, CA): Twelve street gang members are in jail and another is in juvenile hall today following a three-day blitz by local law enforcement meant to curb violence in north Monterey County, authorities said.
Source: The Californian Date: June 29, 2009
Nine accused Middlesex street gang members charged for drug trafficking (Middlesex, NJ): Nine members of street gangs have been charged in three indictments with dealing in thousands of dollars worth of crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana and illegal gun possession, authorities said.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: June 29, 2009
Anti-gang recreation program to begin soon (Los Angeles, CA): Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Monday kicked off the second year of the successful anti-gang program, Summer Night Lights, offering recreation programs to young people at 16 sites throughout the city.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: June 29, 2009
St. Paul cops reach out to Hmong after killing (St. Paul, MN): For a second time in two months, a young Hmong man has been killed in St. Paul, prompting Police Chief John Harrington and state Sen. Mee Moua, DFL-St. Paul, to agree Monday to help find ways to prevent future violence.
Source: Star Tribune Date: June 29, 2009
Orem City Council to consider 'no loitering' areas to curb gang activity (Orem City, UT): The Orem City Council is considering enforcing a new state statute that allows municipalities to prohibit gangs from loitering in specific areas, including parks and schools.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: June 28, 2009
Attorney general touts Tri-City gang response (Kennewick, WA): It takes a community to stand up against gangs and keep kids from getting sucked into the gang lifestyle, the state's top law enforcer said.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: June 28, 2009
Gang prevention program tips the balance for teens (Watsonville, CA): At 13, Victor hung around with gang members. He got into fights, smoked pot and was caught tagging, all signs he was headed toward even bigger trouble.
Source: The Mercury News Date: June 28, 2009
Rooting out gangs (Sioux City, IA): Miguel Alderete Jr. saw joining a gang as a way to protect himself from bullies who picked on him for being an overweight kid.
Source: Sioux City Journal Date: June 28, 2009
Suing for peace (Modesto, CA): For the first time in Stanislaus County, the district attorney's office is suing a street gang to curb the crime and the violence it brings to one of the region's most crime-plagued neighborhoods.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: June 28, 2009
As Gang Force takes fire, cops weigh next move (St. Paul, MN): The Metro Gang Strike Force remains in disarray, its operations suspended during an accountability inquiry. The gang violence that it would work to stem, meanwhile, has kept on seeping southward from urban hubs.
Source: Star Tribune Date: June 28, 2009
One dead, three hurt in Cicero gang fight (Cicero, IL): One man is dead and three other males were injured during a gang-related knife fight Sunday afternoon in west suburban Cicero.
Source: WBBM 780 News Date: June 28, 2009
Eight gang members arrested in Salinas and Seaside (Salinas, CA): Eight Mexican nationals one of them linked to the notorious Mara Salvatrucha street gang ' were arrested Thursday during a sting in Salinas and Seaside, federal officials said Friday.
Source: The Californian Date: June 27, 2009
Plan to modify L.A. gang injunctions splits lawmakers along party lines (Sacramento, CA): A key strategy in Los Angeles' battle against street gangs -- the use of court injunctions -- has come under attack by state lawmakers who are moving to strictly limit it.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 26, 2009
Gang cases bring tougher sentences, make tougher trials, district attorney says (Santa Cruz, CA): Repercussions for gang-related crimes include longer potential prison sentences, and though the debate on the virtue of increased incarceration continues, county prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys agree on one thing -- gang cases are tough.
Source: The Mercury News Date: June 26, 2009
Gang factions clash across the county (Santa Cruz, CA): Gangs have existed in Santa Cruz County for decades, but in recent years their members have become increasingly mobile, and areas once known as strongholds for either Nortenos or Surenos are now in flux.
Source: The Mercury News Date: June 26, 2009
Kennewick police say they've had it with gangs (Kennewick, WA): Gang members be warned: Kennewick cops are turning up the heat. They're fed up with the recent escalation of gang violence in Kennewick and surrounding cities, and plan to make things uncomfortable for gangs, Sgt. Ken Lattin said.
Source: The News Tribune Date: June 26, 2009
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