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.
Focus on fighting gangs cut murders in '09 (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police took their fight against gangs to a new level in 2009 -- one of the reasons murder and other crimes were down almost across the board in the city last year, officials say.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: January 2, 2010
Third gang injunction zone (Wichita Falls, TX): Following the success of two previous "Gang Injunction Zones", the City of Wichita Falls is filing a third. This zone covers 15.5 square miles across a major portion of central Wichita Falls.
Source: KAUZ NewsChannel 6 Date: January 2, 2010
Tucson police identify gang shooting victim (Tucson, AZ): Tucson police have identified the victim of a gang-related shooting on the city's north side.
Source: Arizona Daily Star Date: January 2, 2010
Fire department to learn about gang awareness (Chattanooga, TN): Some Chattanooga firefighters noticed people acting suspiciously near their fire station earlier this year and suspected gangs were in the neighborhood.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 2, 2010
13-year-old killed in Dallas gang-related shooting (Dallas, TX): A 13-year-old died and a 17-year-old was critically wounded in a New Year’s Eve shooting that police said was gang-related.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: January 2, 2010
Monterey County sheriffs nab Norteno in shooting (Castroville, CA): A Nortenos gang member is under arrest for attempted murder after several shots were fired at a man climbing the stairs to his apartment on New Year's Eve.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 1, 2010
Violent gangs can be as close as next door (Tampa, FL): They range in age from 7 to 80. They surf the Web. They go to school. They pray. Sometimes they shed blood to belong and break the law.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: January 1, 2010
Deputies arrest four linked to Chicago gang (Chicago, IL): Four alleged gang members with ties to the Chicago-area gang alliance known as Folk Nation were arrested late Tuesday after allegedly arranging to exchange a handgun for drugs, sheriff's deputies said Wednesday.
Source: El Paso Times Date: December 31, 2009
Two suspected gang members arrested for vandalism (Santa Barbara, CA): Santa Barbara police arrested two suspected Eastside gang members early Tuesday morning after an officer stumbled across one of the suspects spray painting gang graffiti on a Westside business.
Source: The Daily Sound Date: December 31, 2009
Three arrested in gang-linked attack in Modesto on Christmas Eve (Modesto, CA): Police investigators Wednesday arrested two teenage boys and a man suspected of severely beating an 18-year-old man in a gang-related attack Christmas Eve in northwest Modesto, a department spokesman said.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: December 31, 2009
An Oakdale gang fight on Christmas night (Oakdale, CA): About 100 people were inside an Oakdale entertainment center and bowling alley the night of Dec. 25 when a fight broke out between individuals from two gangs, according to Captain Jack Kettler with the Oakdale Police Department.
Source: Oakdale Lake Elmo Review Date: December 31, 2009
New Latino group unites Oakland youth across gang lines (Oakland, CA): Joaquin, a teenager with family gang connections, a love for Aztec dance and a gripping fear of premature death, saw a shivering day laborer one morning and forgot about his own troubles.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: December 31, 2009
L.A. gangs seek profit in peace (Los Angeles, CA): After nearly two decades fighting gangs, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Detective Robert Lyons thought he had seen it all. Until he saw members of the Bloods and the Crips -- rival gangs that spent years in brutal conflict -- meeting amiably in a restaurant.
Source: The Wall Street Journal Date: December 30, 2009
Gang linked raised in slaying of three (Brandon, FL): The killings took place a few minutes before midnight, in a quiet neighborhood lined with oaks, at a home decorated with Christmas lights that faces a Baptist church across the street.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: December 30, 2009
Providence gang violence takes toll in young lives lost (Providence, RI): Two months before he was murdered, David Delacruz was running from the police with a loaded .38 handgun at his waist. At just 17, Delacruz was known by the police for a violent reputation and running with the C-Block street gang.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: December 29, 2009
Gang graffiti stuns quiet neighborhood (Sunset Park, CA): Residents of a quiet block here were shocked Monday morning to discover 11 vehicles and several fences and signs covered with graffiti that police said was likely the work of a Venice gang.
Source: Santa Monica Daily Press Date: December 29, 2009
Breaking the gang culture (Pueblo, CO): The question: Why are there an estimated 1,200 gang members in Pueblo, more than 1 percent of the city's population? The answer: These kids are looking for acceptance. In many cases they are looking for family, open arms and welcoming embraces.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain Date: December 29, 2009
Grant to help Layton fight drug and gang troubles (Layton, UT): The Layton Police Department has received federal stimulus money to focus on the growing problems of prescription drug abuse and gang activity.
Source: Deseret News Date: December 29, 2009
LAPD gang units feel the pinch of financial disclosure rule (Los Angeles, CA): The LAPD is struggling to fill vacancies in gang units as a financial disclosure rule meant to fight corruption has been received by many rank-and-file cops as an insult -- and a deal-breaker when it comes to working the tough gangland assignments.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 28, 2009
Anti-gang funds won't flood Montgomery, Pr. George's border (Virginia): To local members of Congress, it was a big deal: More than $2 million secured this month to go after gangs that straddle the border between Montgomery and Prince George's counties.
Source: The Washington Post Date: December 27, 2009
Disclaimer: The news items and links are provided as an informational resource to you. Each of the linked Web page providers has its own policies and practices regarding how long a link to its news item is available before it is archived or a fee is charged. Also, some of the sites require users to register in order to access materials. We do not guarantee the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of any linked Web site information, nor whether a link from the Web site may take the user to unintended or objectionable content. Please contact us to report any problems. Thank you.