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.
Gangs spray gunfire on Grandview street (Grandview, WA): At the corner of West Fifth Street and Crescent Drive, residents of the small but well-kept homes share garden vegetables. They hire teenage boys to mow their yards, mothers run in-home day cares and young men help old ladies install air conditioners.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: May 28, 2009
Arrested Apple Valley man allegedly a Baltimore gang leader (San Bernardino, CA): An Apple Valley man who allegedly leads a Baltimore street gang was arrested Thursday under a federal indictment on suspicion of racketeering and conspiracy to distribute drugs.
Source: The Sun Date: May 28, 2009
Gang-related fight, stabbing, injures two (Nampa, ID): Two men are in custody at the Canyon County jail after a gang-related street fight in a Nampa neighborhood injured two.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune Date: May 28, 2009
Wolf and McDonnell promise more action to stop gang violence (Virginia): Congressman Frank Wolf (R-10th) joined Republican nominee for Governor Bob McDonnell on Thursday to unveil a comprehensive plan to reduce gain activity in Virginia.
Source: Loudoun Independent Date: May 28, 2009
Gang violence won't be tolerated in Utah (Salt Lake City, UT): Utah's next governor vowed Thursday to combat gang crime by continuing the work of a state task force established by the current governor.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: May 28, 2009
Gang with Pasadena ties targeted in huge Maryland sweep (Baltimore, MD): ATF officers and city police raided dozens of locations throughout Baltimore early Thursday, seizing drugs and weapons and arresting people on federal gang racketeering and drug conspiracy charges.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: May 28, 2009
New Oklahoma City center helps keep at-risk youth engaged (Oklahoma City, OK): Selling drugs and drinking alcohol were recurring items on Arnelious Kessee’s to-do list. He was also accused of committing a burglary last year.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: May 28, 2009
Neb. governor signs bill aimed at gang violence (Lincoln, NE): Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman has signed a bill that promises stiffer penalties meant to reduce gang violence.
Source: KTIV NewsChannel 4 Date: May 27, 2009
Tucson gang members arrested (Douglas, AZ): Douglas Police and The Arizona State Gang Task Force (GIITEM) arrested 6 criminal street gang members from Tucson for assaulting two male subjects at the 15th St. Park and for various other crimes including participating in a criminal street gang.
Source: Douglas Dispatch Date: May 27, 2009
Festival stabbing appears 'gang-related' (Fruitport, MI): A stabbing at the Fruitport Old Fashioned Days festival Monday appears to be "gang-related," according to Fruitport Township's police chief.
Source: Muskegon Chronicle Date: May 27, 2009
Plans in works to curb gangs in Tacoma (Tacoma, WA): Gangs are continuing to grow in Tacoma, prompting police to rework and bolster their plan for fighting them. "What we are doing isn’t working," assistant police chief Bob Sheehan said recently.
Source: The News Tribune Date: May 26, 2009
Federal grants to benefit Pierce County (Pierce County, WA): A $1 million federal grant will help pay for three gang-fighting efforts in Pierce County. Safe Streets recently received the money, which will be spent:
Source: The News Tribune Date: May 26, 2009
Boy, 13, shot to death in East Oakland (Oakland, CA): Josue Lopez-Gil was 13. He had five hamsters, cared for wounded animals and set out bowls of milk for a neighborhood cat.
Source: The Mercury News Date: May 26, 2009
Conference today to address growing problem in Wichita: child sex trafficking (Wichita, KS): Police and social workers are concerned about the growing problem of child sex trafficking in Wichita, so they are holding a conference today called, "Community Action to End Domestic Sexual Exploitation."
Source: Examiner Date: May 26, 2009
Second year of city gang data shows slight decline in activity (Aurora, CO): This year’s annual report on gang activity in the city contains a key element that last year’s report lacked: comparisons. Now in its second full year, the report tracks the yearly progress Aurora Police Department’s Gang Tracking Initiative, an effort started in 2006 that was designed to provide hard data and clear information about the activities of criminal street gangs in the city.
Source: Aurora Sentinel Date: May 26, 2009
Gang rivalry sparks shooting, Hemet police say (Hemet, CA): Police believe two Hemet men getting a pizza on Friday afternoon opened fire on a man who was an associate of a rival gang and was trying to raise money for his friend's funeral.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: May 26, 2009
Man shot by Long Beach police is gang member, but name is withheld (Long Beach, CA): Authorities on Tuesday withheld the name of a man killed during an officer involved shooting over the weekend, saying his family has yet to be formally notified of the incident.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: May 26, 2009
Anti-gang group making progress (Orangeburg, SC): The first year's report card on gang intervention in Orangeburg shows progress, but officials say more work needs to be done.
Source: The Times and Democrat Date: May 25, 2009
Two gang assaults reported in Monticello (Monticello, NY): Police in Monticello are investigating two serious gang assault incidents, both of which occurred last Friday.
Source: Mid-Hudson News Date: May 25, 2009
El Paso county attorney seeking civil injunctions against alleged gang members (El Paso, TX): Two fundamental forces will collide in the court case of 24 people whom the county attorney has publicly labeled as members of the Bloods street gang.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: May 25, 2009
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