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, guns' growing (Concord, NH): New Hampshire's top federal law enforcers say their successors should expect to see a continued rise in criminal street gangs along with the trouble they bring while the Internet is becoming more of a tool for white-collar criminals.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader Date: February 9, 2009
Beefing up fight against gangs (Sunnyside, WA): A Lower Valley grass roots group steps up its efforts to fight the valley's gang problem.
Source: KAPP 35 News Date: February 9, 2009
A life from Crips to Christ (Monterey, CA): The adult son of Stanley Tookie Williams III — a convicted killer who, to some, became a model of redemption before he was executed in 2005 — told the congregation of a Seaside church Saturday that his mission is to carry out his father's legacy and help solve the nation's street-gang problems by bringing young people to Christ.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: February 8, 2009
State report on gangs questioned (Madison, WI): A 23-year-old analyst with a limited criminal justice background compiled a state Department of Justice report that relied on anecdotal reports to conclude northeast Wisconsin is battling an increasing gang problem.
Source: Sheboygan Press Date: February 8, 2009
S.C. becomes focal point to track funds for gangs, narcotics (South Carolina): South Carolina's political and military leaders fear that U.S. street gangs are conspiring with international terrorists, an alarming scenario they said highlights the need for a specialized unit that targets major drug runners and their bankrollers.
Source: The Post and Courier Date: February 8, 2009
Two arrested in Fairfield gang fight (Fairfield, CA): A second man has been arrested in connection with a gang-related stabbing in Fairfield, police said.
Source: KCRA 3 News Date: February 8, 2009
Violence, lockdowns on rise in Colorado prisons (Colorado): State prison officials blame a stunning increase in violence and lockdowns on mushrooming gang activity and budget cuts that reduced programs to keep inmates out of trouble.
Source: Vail Daily Date: February 7, 2009
Gangs keep evolving and spreading like diseases, say experts at KC conference (Kansas City, MO): Forget stereotypical gang colors and traditions. Today’s street gangs are evolving into jumbled hybrids where even Bloods sometimes wear blue and Crips sport red.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: February 7, 2009
Mayor calls on community to stop protecting gangs (Salinas, CA): Vowing to eliminate gangs in the city, Salinas Mayor Dennis Donohue had hard words for gang members and those who tacitly support them during his annual State of the City address Friday.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: February 7, 2009
Taking the fight to Merced County's gangs (Merced County, CA): Take a look around next time you're in a crowd. Two out of every 100 people in Merced County are gang members.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: February 7, 2009
Gang task force looking for three males involved in bar fight (Moundhouse, NV): The Lyon County Gang Task Force is looking for three Hispanic males involved in a bar fight early Saturday morning in Moundhouse which sent one victim to the hospital with severe head injuries.
Source: Lahontan Valley News Date: February 7, 2009
Man stabbed during gang altercation (Fairfield, CA): A 20-year-old man was arrested after allegedly stabbing a 26-year-old man in a grocery store parking lot Friday night in Fairfield.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: February 7, 2009
Fla. police aide accused of tipping off gangs (Fort Pierce, FL): A civilian police aide is accused of passing investigation details to Florida gang members. Fort Pierce Police say community service aide Ebony Baret warned an inmate about an operation against his gang.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: February 6, 2009
Shots ring out after men in cars shout gang names (Santa Ana, CA): Police are looking for a group of men believed to be involved in a shooting that left two people injured Thursday night, police said today.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: February 6, 2009
Rialto wants second gang injunction, targets 15 gang lairs (Rialto, CA): It's a young gang, but it seems intent on announcing its arrival and leaving its mark. That's why 171 cops banded together Friday to rustle its members out of bed while serving search warrants for "Operation Bust-A-$quad."
Source: The Sun Date: February 6, 2009
Despite crackdown, local gang activity grows (Spokane, WA): A Spokane task force created to quell the area’s growing gang problem is taking guns off the streets, seizing drugs and successfully working cases that result in arrests and convictions.
Source: The Spokesman-Review Date: February 6, 2009
New prison gang unit touted by Washington state (Walla Walla, WA): Robert Walker is a recent arrival to the new gang unit at the Washington State Penitentiary. He likes his new home, as far as anyone can like prison.
Source: The Associated Press Date: February 5, 2009
Avenues gang bastion is demolished (Los Angeles, CA): City officials tear down the Satellite House on Drew Street, from which Maria Leon's family allegedly controlled gang and drug activity in Glassell Park. Residents say the area has gotten safer.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 5, 2009
Lawmakers OK penalties for loitering gang members (Salt Lake City, UT): Lawmakers have approved a bill to give communities the ability to designate gang-free zones and force anyone suspected of being a gang member to leave the areas.
Source: KIFI Local News 8 Date: February 5, 2009
Carteret Co. agencies coming together to fight influence of gangs (Carteret County, NC): There are more signs each day that gangs are popping up all across the east. Several areas have gang prevention task forces—and as Nine On Your Side’s Philip Jones reports, you can add one more county to the list of places where law enforcement agencies are banding together to fight the influence of gangs.
Source: WNCT 9 News Date: February 5, 2009
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