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.
Gang participation on decline (Riverside County, CA): Just three years ago, few law enforcement programs across Riverside County were dedicated to reducing the number of gangs.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: March 10, 2009
Gang unit must have support (Albany, GA): Some of Albany’s top police officials asked Dougherty County Commissioners Monday for their support in ridding the community of the gang element — the same day three people were sent to the hospital after two suspected gang shootings.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: March 10, 2009
NYPD arrests 34 suspected gang members (New York City, NY): New York City police say they've arrested 34 suspected members of a notorious street gang, including the citywide leader of the organization.
Source: Newsday Date: March 10, 2009
Greene County Schools offers students in gangs a better way to live (Snow Hill, NC): Rural communities such as Greene County are seeing more gang-related activities than during previous years, which can affect students' abilities to perform their best in school.
Source: ENC Today Date: March 10, 2009
Deadly gang violence has Salinas residents on edge (Salinas, CA): It is another tense night for law enforcement and the people of Salinas -- a 16-year old boy has just been shot to death in what police call a gang-related killing.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: March 9, 2009
Brother, sister arrested in Toppenish gang slayings (Toppenish, WA): A shooting suspect's sister faces a first court appearance this afternoon in connection with the deaths of two gang members in Toppenish last week.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: March 9, 2009
Ex-gang members get chance at new start with help of S.A.L.T. (Salt Lake City, UT): Kaisa Kinikini's cell phone rings for the third time in 20 minutes and he answers, ready to interrogate the young man on the line about whether he's hanging out with gangsters.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: March 9, 2009
Reclaiming Salinas neighborhood: Police, residents team up in troubled Acosta Plaza area (Salinas, CA): A recent surge of shootings in an East Salinas neighborhood has residents fed up and police paying extra attention.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: March 9, 2009
Expert urges three-pronged approach to combat gangs (Chapel Hill, NC): Durham has a serious, longstanding gang problem -- more serious than many other North Carolina cities. But using a three-pronged approach is crucial in stemming the crime and violence gangs create.
Source: The Herlad-Sun Date: March 8, 2009
Group edits graffiti to shame gangs (Salinas, CA): A large group of teens and adults fed up with gang violence on the Central Coast is trying to shame, antagonize and ridicule gangs.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: March 8, 2009
Grant funds anti-gang programs at San Lorenzo High School (San Lorenzo, CA): A $220,000 grant from the California Corrections Standards Authority is funding a program at San Lorenzo High School that attempts to intervene before students fall into gang life.
Source: The Daily Review Date: March 7, 2009
37 arrested in Bay Area anti-gang raids (East Palo Alto, CA): Local police and federal agents raided homes and made multiple arrests across the Bay Area in a massive gang bust Saturday — the culmination of an 18-month investigation that police say has effectively dismantled the East Palo Alto and Menlo Park-based Taliban gang.
Source: San Mateo County Times Date: March 7, 2009
Signs of gang presence stir fear (Delaware): Gangs in Delaware call themselves the Bloods, Crips, Latin Kings, Gangster Disciples and Sureños. They have the same names as the vicious street gangs that appear on the History Channel's popular "Gangland" series, but a television crew won't be coming to Delaware anytime soon, police and social workers say.
Source: The News Journal Date: March 7, 2009
Park cookouts a window into gang operation (Wichita, KS): Armand Little said members of a Wichita street gang would often meet at cookouts they called "Cripnics."
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: March 7, 2009
Mexican cartels infiltrate Houston (Houston, TX): The order was clear: Kill the guy in the Astros jersey. But in a case of mistaken identity, Jose Perez ended up dead. The intended target — the Houston-based head of a Mexican drug cartel cell pumping millions of dollars of cocaine into the city — walked away.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: March 7, 2009
Bill would outlaw gang recruiting on Internet (El Paso, TX): Gang members could be prosecuted for promoting their activities or recruiting members on the Internet if a bill introduced Thursday in the Texas Legislature is approved.
Source: El Paso Times Date: March 6, 2009
Gang members attack 2 students at SoCal school (Anaheim, CA): Two gang members barged into a high school Friday and stabbed a student in the head with a screwdriver and beat another with a club-like object during a lunch break, police said.
Source: The Mercury News Date: March 6, 2009
Student injured in fight with possible gang ties (Brooksville, FL) : An apparent gang-related fight at Central High School left a student badly beaten on Thursday. The confrontation began when the suspect, Russell Laux, 18, approached the victim and told him not to cross the crack line in the sidewalk.
Source: Hernando Today Date: March 6, 2009
New gang numbers may be misleading (Raleigh, NC): The number of gangs in North Carolina appears to be increasing, according to a new report released by the Governors Crime Commission.
Source: WTVD 11 News Date: March 6, 2009
Echo Park: Man, 38, shot in gang feud (Los Angeles, CA): Eric Zamarripa, a 38-year-old Latino, was shot and killed in a gang feud Sunday, March 1, 2009, on the 1600 block of Baxter Street in Echo Park, according to coroner's records.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 5, 2009
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