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.
According to law enforcement, gangs hold specific functions throughout the community (New Jersey): The Asbury Park Press interviewed scores of law enforcement officers, gang members and community organizers, and reviewed state and federal gang reports.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: March 29, 2010
Gangs at the Jersey Shore (New Jersey): A look at the growing business of murder, crime and fear at the hands of New Jersey gangs.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: March 29, 2010
Gang incidents increase 40 percent, but overall crime declines last year in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): Gang crime rose more than 40 percent in Watsonville, but overall crime is down to its lowest level since 2000, according to 2009 crime statistics released Monday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 29, 2010
Union County Prosecutor's Office gang database helps investigations (Union County, NJ): The Union County Prosecutor's Office started looking more closely at local gangs about seven years ago because, in the words of Prosecutor Theodore Romankow, "we realized (local police) departments were using intelligence printed on three-by-five index cards.'
Source: Home News Tribune Date: March 29, 2010
Gangs thriving in S.J. prisons (Camden, NJ): When authorities smashed a street gang that dealt drugs and violence in Camden, they swept dangerous figures off street corners along Broadway.
Source: Courier-Post Date: March 29, 2010
Gang raid just one step in city's revitalization push (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Tired of reviewing the paperwork left behind by the city's nine previous police chiefs in nearly as many years, Desert Hot Springs police Chief Patrick Williams opted this week to go on his first patrol shift in more than eight months.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: March 27, 2010
Police tie fatal shooting in Portland to gang violence (Portland, OR): A man killed in what police are calling another in a spate of gang-related shootings once belonged to a gang but was trying to set a new course in life with his two young children, a family member said Saturday.
Source: The Oregonian Date: March 27, 2010
Some Oakland students face life-or-death decisions as early as elementary school (Oakland, CA): Josue Lopez-Gil was only one year out of elementary school when he was shot and killed after dark on Memorial Day, a few blocks from his home. Police say the suspect is a 13-year-old classmate affiliated with a street gang, and that the shooting appeared to be gang-related.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: March 26, 2010
Killing of boy, six, other bloodshed prompt gang crackdown in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Increased violence over the past few weeks, including Tuesday's shooting death of a 6-year-old boy, has prompted state and local law enforcement agencies to crack down on gang members in Salinas.
Source: The Californian Date: March 26, 2010
Gang members attempt assault on officer (Dayton, OH): Two known gang members are facing charges of felonious assault of an officer, police said.
Source: WHIO-TV Date: March 26, 2010
Three teenagers arrested in Fairfax gang slaying (Fairfax, VA): Three teenagers have been arrested this week in the beating death of 16-year-old Christian Perez in Fairfax County last week, and police said the homicide appeared to be gang-related.
Source: The Washington Post Date: March 26, 2010
Protect yourself; read gang signs (Greenville, NC): Gang violence is all over eastern Carolina. It plagues big cities and small towns. The state’s seen gang membership rise by 3,000 in just a year.
Source: WNCT 9 News Date: March 26, 2010
Minnesota state senator backs off on gang databases (St. Paul, MN): State Sen. Mee Moua on Friday dropped her bid to eliminate a state-run gang database and proposed restrictions to other ones used by police and sheriff's departments.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: March 26, 2010
Santa Cruz police, schools introduce new gang prevention effort (Santa Cruz, CA): Beginning in May, gang crime will be combated on a different front in Santa Cruz. A new gang-prevention program will focus on educating and mentoring a small group of at-risk middle school students.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: March 25, 2010
Parents key in gang resistance (Omaha, NE): Parents must be the first line of defense in keeping youths out of gangs, a national official with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America said Wednesday.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: March 25, 2010
Committee needed to oversee area's anti-gang efforts (Prince George's County, MD): Prince George's County needs an interagency committee to oversee coordination of anti-gang initiatives and target prevention efforts in areas with high gang activity, according to a report from the county's Youth and Gang Violence Taskforce.
Source: The Gazette Date: March 25, 2010
Local company’s anti-gang efforts net award (Manatee County, FL): For more than two years, Honeycomb President Daniel Judge Jr. has sought to direct attention away from his company’s program that gave several young adults in Manatee County a chance at leaving a life of gangs and violence behind.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: March 25, 2010
Brunswick County kids arm to resist gangs (Leland, NC): Brunswick County Deputy Jason Fennell calls five sixth-graders to the front of the small auditorium at Leland Middle School, handing them each a script and assigning each a part to read in a gang-resistance skit.
Source: The Sun News Date: March 25, 2010
New method counts N.C. gang involvement at 13,700 (Raleigh, NC): North Carolina is getting a fuller picture of gang activity by relying more on hard data from police and prison officials.
Source: News & Record Date: March 25, 2010
Shooting at Lloyd Center latest violence in running gang fight (Portland, OR): The shooting this week at Lloyd Center is the latest violent outburst in a running rivalry between two gangs, Portland police say.
Source: The Oregonian Date: March 25, 2010
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