Gang-Related News Articles Newspapers and a magnifying glass

Cover Page of the Fall 2015 Newsletter

Check out the latest
National Gang Center

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.

33,822 articles from all states and provinces
California map graphic California
Man beaten by group after asked what gang he was in, police say (Santa Ana, CA): A gang-related attack left an 18-year-old man injured after at least a dozen teens and men kicked and punched him before firing off several shots Wednesday night, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: October 2, 2008

District of Columbia map graphic District of Columbia
Study: Immigration law enforcement helps check criminal street gangs (Washington, DC): A new Center for Immigration Studies Backgrounder finds that immigration law enforcement has been highly effective in fighting gang activity around the country.
Source: MarketWatch    Date: October 1, 2008

Florida map graphic Florida
Police describe gang problems in West Pasco (Pasco, FL): Street gangs are doing their best to instill fear in area residents, New Port Richey Police Chief Martin Rickus said during an appearance last week before the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce.
Source: The Suncaost News    Date: October 1, 2008

Virginia map graphic Virginia
Student attacks spark new anti-gang effort in Norfolk (Norfolk, VA): Days after two high school football games were postponed because of fear of gang activity, the Norfolk City Council ordered the city manager to hire someone to help eliminate the problem.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: October 1, 2008

Virginia map graphic Virginia
Norfolk to hire someone to fight gangs (Norfolk, VA): The Norfolk City Council has ordered the city manager to hire someone to address an increase in gang violence.
Source: Daily Press    Date: October 1, 2008

District of Columbia map graphic District of Columbia
Over 1,300 gang members arrested in past four months (Washington, DC): Federal officials arrested more than 300 members of a previously lesser known criminal gang during a summer crackdown, twice as many as last year, and arrested nearly 1,400 gang members nationwide, immigration authorities said Wednesday.
Source: The Associated Press    Date: October 1, 2008

California map graphic California
Fed gang sweep nets 108 Inland Empire arrests (California): A four-month federal sweep targeting gang members and other violent criminals illegally in the country ended this week with more than 100 arrests in the Inland Empire.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin    Date: October 1, 2008

New Jersey map graphic New Jersey
Hospitals will take a look at dangers of street gangs (Brick, NJ): The proliferation of street gangs and their attendant violence has forced hospitals to take a closer look at how they can insulate themselves from a growing danger.
Source: Asbury Park Press    Date: September 30, 2008

Idaho map graphic Idaho
Blackfoot fights gang graffiti (Blackfoot, ID): Frustration is growing in the eastern Idaho city of Blackfoot over the proliferation of gang related graffiti.
Source: The Olympian    Date: September 30, 2008

Texas map graphic Texas
Governor seeks $24 million to fight gang growth on border (Texas): Gov. Rick Perry urged state legislators Tuesday to fund a $24 million initiative aimed at fighting international gangs along the Texas border with Mexico.
Source: The Monitor    Date: September 30, 2008

California map graphic California
One dead in gang clash on Indian reservation (Cabazon, CA): Rivals gangs clashed on the Morongo Indian reservation, leaving one man dead and two others wounded.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: September 30, 2008

Arizona map graphic Arizona
Gang member makes death threats to cops (Mesa, AZ): A gang member was arrested Saturday night after making death threats to officers who arrested him in connection with a street fight.
Source: East Valley Tribune    Date: September 29, 2008

South Carolina map graphic South Carolina
Police team's goal to prevent gangs (Charleston, SC): North Charleston's Gang Intervention Team went to Los Angeles in 2006 to witness for themselves the street-level gang violence that frequently is depicted in fiction on the big screen.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: September 29, 2008

Oregon map graphic Oregon
Jailed Ore. gang members returning to streets (Marion County, OR): More gang members rare being released from prison and authorities say it is getting harder to keep them in line. State parole and probation officers now monitor 152 gang-related offenders, up from 139 at this time last year, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8     Date: September 28, 2008

Virginia map graphic Virginia
Gang awareness is brought home (Sterling, VA): Factions of MS-13, the 18th Street Gang, the Bloods and the Crips are in Loudoun County, officials from the Sheriff's Office said at a community meeting in Sterling.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: September 28, 2008

New Mexico map graphic New Mexico
Battling gangs: Police expand unit as problem worsens (San Juan County, NM): Gang-related activity has increased in San Juan County as authorities take steps to fight it by beefing up gang units and increasing patrols, top law enforcement officials say.
Source: The Daily Times    Date: September 28, 2008

New Jersey map graphic New Jersey
Gangs recruit 12-year-olds (Englewood, NJ): Violent street gangs, eager to expand their ranks, are recruiting children as young as 12, experts warned Saturday during a forum at Galilee United Methodist Church.
Source: The Record    Date: September 28, 2008

California map graphic California
S.F. shooting victim linked to Norteño gang (San Francisco, CA): A San Francisco man shot to death in Potrero Hill this week was believed to be a major figure in the Norteño street gang, authorities say, and was awaiting trial on local drug charges as well as federal weapons counts when he was killed.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: September 26, 2008

New Jersey map graphic New Jersey
Prosecutor responds in feud with city (Union County, NJ): The Union County prosecutor returned fire this week in a public feud with the mayor of Elizabeth over the city's gang problem, releasing details on the number of gang members in jail versus the number on the streets.
Source: The Star-Ledger    Date: September 26, 2008

North Carolina map graphic North Carolina
Authorities hope law will help stop gangs (Wayne County, NC): Local police who deal with gangs are looking at a new law with cautious optimism -- hoping, they say, that stiffer penalties after Dec. 1 might hamper gangs that try to recruit children for criminal activity.
Source: Goldsboro News-Argus    Date: September 26, 2008

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 Web site information, nor whether a link from the Web site may take the user to unintended or objectionable content. Please contact us to report any problems. Thank you.