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.
Aurora murders at lowest level since 1987 (Aurora, IL): When FBI supervisor Paul Bock came to the western suburbs in the 1990s, Aurora had a murder rate three times the national average.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 30, 2008
Injunction to restrict Temple Street Gang members (Los Angeles, CA): A preliminary injunction restricting the activities of Temple Street gang members was granted Tuesday by a judge.
Source: CBS2 News Date: December 30, 2008
San Jose task force wins credit in cops' fight against gang crime (San Jose, CA): When police in the spring busted "Shorty" Sanchez and other men they identified as leaders and soldiers of one of San Jose's most powerful and violent street gangs, law enforcement felt they had taken off the street major players in the city's troubling trend of rising gang violence.
Source: The Mercury News Date: December 30, 2008
City officials deny downtown gang presence (Boston, MA): Top city officials yesterday denied that gangbangers are drifting into Downtown Crossing, days after a daylight shooting sent shoppers scrambling for cover outside the popular Macy’s store.
Source: Boston Herald Date: December 30, 2008
Five arrested after posting fight on YouTube (Ogden, UT): Ogden police arrested three juveniles and two adults accused of beating an Ogden teenager. Detectives had little to go on until the attackers broadcasted the crime on YouTube.
Source: KSL News Date: December 30, 2008
1000 plus arrested in gangs & guns operation (Fresno, CA): After 3 weeks, Fresno Police Department's crime suppression effort, "Operation Gangs and Guns" has resulted in more than 1000 arrests.
Source: KSEE 24 News Date: December 30, 2008
Gangs in Las Cruces (Las Cruces, NM): This is a three-part series examining increasing gang activity in Doña Ana County. Whether it's a wall tagged with graffiti, a home break-in or a drive-by shooting, gang crime plays out in some form every day in this county. We'll look closely at the scope of the gang problem here, the roots of gang affiliation and programs to help avoid — and escape — a life of crime.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News Date: December 29, 2008
Gang sweep nets 65 arrests (Modesto, CA): Local law enforcement agencies teamed up in December and arrested 65 people, most in connection with felonies and some who might have been involved in a recent attempted homicide, in a sweep aimed at suppressing gang activities in and around Modesto.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: December 29, 2008
Town to get tougher on gang graffiti? (Culpeper, VA): After tolerating big city gang markings on a utility building within eyesight of the Yowell Meadow Skate Park for months this summer, the town of Culpeper could now take the hard line on gang graffiti.
Source: The Culpeper Star-Exponent Date: December 29, 2008
Lawmaker back with anti-gang initiatives (Lincoln, NE): So far this year, Omaha has recorded 43 homicides, and many of the slayings have been gang-related. The city had 42 homicides in 2007.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: December 29, 2008
Salem area tackles gang problems (Salem, OR): Chris Mulitalo understands the lure of gangs for local children. As the county's only paid mentor for gang-affiliated youths, he sees a common thread.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: December 28, 2008
Deadly gang warfare plays out on Sacramento streets (Sacramento, CA): In a city where splintering gang structures have made old rivalries less relevant, one persistent and deadly rift has produced three high-profile Sacramento homicide cases in the past three years.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: December 28, 2008
Study: Houston leads in homicides by black youths (Houston, TX): As violent crime nationally slows in growth or declines, the United States is facing a dramatic — but hardly noticed — increase in murders by and of young African-American men, a Northeastern University study released today reports.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: December 28, 2008
Idaho's gang law: Gang-busting or profiling? (Caldwell, ID): A young man in a dark blue hoodie cuts down a Caldwell alley, glancing behind him as a white sedan glides onto the gravel.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: December 28, 2008
L.A. Bridges program will end (Los Angeles, CA): The L.A. Bridges program, which has housed the bulk of Los Angeles' anti-gang programs for a decade, will go out of business for good on Wednesday.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: December 27, 2008
Gang shootings wound two 17-year-olds in Oakland (Oakland, CA): Separate gang-related shootings early Saturday left a 17-year-old San Leandro boy and a 17-year-old Oakland girl in critical condition, police said.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: December 27, 2008
Gang presence creeps into ski country (Summit County, UT): Detective Andrew Burton shines a flashlight on a wall behind a Smith's grocery store, exposing a string of graffiti left by two feuding gangs.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: December 26, 2008
Gang intelligence center's size belies its mission (Maryland): Their headquarters is little more than a spare room at the local power company: The officers' four desks occupy almost half the available space.
Source: The Washington Post Date: December 26, 2008
Hitting gangs where it hurts -- their wallets (Glendale Heights, IL): Eliazer Bravo Jr. doesn't hang out with the Latin Kings any more. But the 23-year-old Glendale Heights man said it's not because he owes $3,769.79 after getting slapped with an unusual anti-gang lawsuit by DuPage County prosecutors.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 26, 2008
Task force on girl gangs forms (Pasadena, CA): Just like their male counterparts, teenage girls and young women gang members often join gangs because their siblings, or sometimes even their parents, are active gang members, Pasadena community activist Cheryl Hubbard said.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: December 26, 2008
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