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.
Salinas gang task force cut in half (Salinas, CA): As Salinas police prepare to cut their specialized gang team in half, Chief Louis Fetherolf said he hopes a state-led narcotics task force will fill some of the gaps — although that project has been slowed by local delays getting the paperwork in order.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: June 17, 2010
Othello considers gang ordinance (Othello, WA): Othello City Council listened to testimony about gang violence and were presented with a proposed ordinance to deal with gangs.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: June 17, 2010
Search continues in gang-related shootings (Redding, CA): Redding Police continued Thursday to look for four suspects in three separate gang-related shootings in the city this month.
Source: Redding Record Searchlight Date: June 17, 2010
Task force hits tagging crew that left graffiti in Rosemead, El Monte and Whittier (Rosemead, CA): A yearlong investigation by a multiagency task force resulted Wednesday in the arrests of 15 tagging crew members who scrawled their "OCP" moniker in Rosemead, El Monte, Whittier and dozens of other cities, authorities said.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: June 17, 2010
A strategy on gangs: Know who they are (Boston, MA): After a violent spring in which five people 15 and under have been shot in Boston, police girding for a potentially bloody summer are stepping up a campaign to help parents and teachers spot warning signs that young people may be members of gangs.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: June 16, 2010
Gillibrand: $1B to combat gangs (Albany, NY): Proposed federal legislation and $1 billion in grants will help the greater Capital Region battle more than 3,500 gang members and help 125,000 victims of drug abuse fueled by their activities, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said.
Source: Times Union Date: June 16, 2010
Police, federal agents arrest 13 gang members in drug busts (Greeley, CO): In a fast-moving drug and gang raid early Tuesday, Greeley police and federal agents arrested 13 gang members accused of connections to a drug operation with supplies coming from Mexico.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: June 16, 2010
New gang may have started in Tracy prison (Tracy, CA): State prison officials have traced the genesis of a new gang to Tracy's Deuel Vocational Institution. The Northern Riders first gained attention in 2000 when a founding member made a brazen declaration of war in a yard at Deuel.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: June 16, 2010
Chino street gang indicted on drug charges (Chino, CA): A federal indictment, unsealed in Los Angeles on Wednesday, charges 21 members of a Chino street gang with being part of a drug distribution ring with ties to the Mexican Mafia prison gang.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: June 16, 2010
Cabrini-Green area gang members arrested for drug trafficking after three year police investigation (Chicago, IL): Eight known or suspected members of the Gangster Disciples street gang were arrested early on Tuesday, culminating a nearly three-year investigation into drug trafficking in and around the Cabrini-Green housing project on Chicago’s Near North Side, the FBI and Chicago police announced on Wednesday.
Source: WFLD FOX 32 News Date: June 16, 2010
Gang member, 17, faces vandalism charges (Ramona, CA): A 17-year-old Ramona gang member is charged with vandalizing five Main Street businesses in May, reports Deputy Tom Seiver with the sheriff’s Ramona Substation.
Source: Ramona Sentinel Date: June 16, 2010
Watsonville police track down fourth suspect in Santa Cruz gang slaying (Watsonville, CA): Watsonville police arrested a gang member Tuesday afternoon who Santa Cruz police had been looking for in connection with the stabbing death of a 16-year-old high school student last fall.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 16, 2010
Gang crimes drop in Raleigh (Raleigh, NC): Criminal gang activity in North Carolina's Capital City was down by more than 40 percent last year, according to a report released on Monday by the Raleigh Police Department's Gang Unit.
Source: The News & Observer Date: June 15, 2010
Police don’t add to gang database (Boston, MA): Eighteen months after the Patrick administration planned to launch a computer database that would identify street-gang members across the state, not a single local police department has contributed information to the $1.2 million federally funded intelligence system, according to a high-ranking public safety official.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: June 15, 2010
Bloods gang member attacks Budd Lake resident in driveway (Mount Olive, NJ): A Bound Brook man who said he is a member of the Bloods street gang was charged with aggravated assault after he punched and kicked a township man in the face at his Midland Avenue home early Sunday morning.
Source: Daily Record Date: June 15, 2010
Yonkers slaying gang-related (Yonkers, NY): A 23-year-old Yonkers construction laborer brazenly stabbed to death in the busy New Main Street business district May 17 was a victim of gang rivalry, city police said Monday.
Source: The Journal News Date: June 15, 2010
Third shooting linked to gangs (Redding, CA): Police are investigating the third gang-related shooting in Redding in a little over a week, this time in West Redding early Monday morning.
Source: Redding Record Searchlight Date: June 15, 2010
3500 gang members fuel drug abuse in Capital Region (Albany, NY): There are nearly 3,500 gang members living in the Capital Region and they fuel the spread of narcotics to the region's addicts, according to data released by the office of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
Source: Times Union Date: June 15, 2010
Gang members rounded up, accused of dealing near schools, playgrounds (Denver, CO): Authorities have indicted 46 suspected gang members for drug-trafficking and weapons violations in the Greeley area, where some are accused of dealing drugs near schools and playgrounds.
Source: KMGH 7NEWS Date: June 15, 2010
New life without ink (St. Paul, MN): Albert Gomez steeled his jaw as the laser traced the tattoo on his right forearm. Click! Click! Click! The staccato sound filled the room as the laser flickered and the black ink faded away.
Source: Star Tribune Date: June 15, 2010
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