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.
Colors of Success anti-gang initiative honored by FBI (Salt Lake City, UT): Lorena Rivera wanted to quit high school. Feeling lost and lonely during her sophomore year at Ogden High, the teenager started hanging out with gang members in an effort to fit in. Her grades plummeted along with her ambition.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 12, 2009
Sixth alleged gang member linked to alley assault arrested (Muscatine, IA): Police on Thursday arrested the sixth of eight alleged Latin Kings members accused of a September 2008 assault in a Muscatine alley.
Source: The Muscatine Journal Date: January 12, 2009
Georgia high court upholds anti-gang law (Atlanta, GA): The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday upheld the state’s anti-gang statute, rejecting claims the law is unconstitutional.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: January 12, 2009
Gang activity a growing problem in Northwest Arkansas (Arkansas): Gangbanging for Freddy Montoya was not the typical American-dream-gone-awry story depicted in Hollywood movies. Occasionally he got into fights when he lived in Albuquerque, N.M., but never really when he moved to Springdale in 2000.
Source: The Arkansas Traveler Date: January 12, 2009
Detective says suspected gang member confessed to iPod killings (Colorado Springs, CO): A 19-year-old man accused of killing two other teenagers during what is believed to be a gang brawl last week over a stolen iPod was identified by witnesses as the shooter and confessed when questioned by investigators, according to an arrest affidavit released Monday.
Source: The Gazette Date: January 12, 2009
10 convicted of various gang-related crimes (Santa Ana, CA): Ten members and associates of a ruthless Hispanic street gang that sought to control drug trafficking in crime-riddled South Los Angeles by targeting blacks were convicted Monday on various criminal charges.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 12, 2009
Santa Cruz police target gang crime, make five arrests (Santa Cruz, CA): Gang investigators arrested five people suspected of possessing weapons or illegal drugs, and contacted numerous suspected gang members during a special enforcement Friday, Santa Cruz police reported.
Source: The Mercury News Date: January 12, 2009
Honolulu police revive database to keep track of gang activity (Honolulu, HI): Honolulu police have resurrected a database that helps officers track the membership and movements of O'ahu gangs. With federal law enforcement money, the Honolulu Police Department in March began entering names, locations and other information into a central database administered by the department's Juvenile Services Division.
Source: The Honolulu Advertiser Date: January 11, 2009
Ganging up on crime (Garland, UT): Marty Hiles was shocked when flyers for the Vagos motorcycle club started circulating in Garland, a berg of about 2,000 people in Box Elder County that he jokingly calls his personal "Mayberry."
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 11, 2009
Police: shooting was gang-related (Santa Fe Springs, CA): A shooting reported Saturday was a gunbattle between rival gang members, officials said. Three men were wounded, one of them seriously, in the incident, which occurred about 8:20 p.m. on Norwalk Boulevard, just south of Washington Boulevard, Whittier police Lt. Bill Webster said.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: January 11, 2009
Yakima Valley to form anti-gang force (Yakima, WA): Using seed money from the state's anti-gang law, leaders from Yakima Valley's law enforcement agencies are creating a task force to pursue the county's most violent criminals.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 11, 2009
Police call Portland-area gang wars a 'crisis' (Portland, OR): Gang enforcement officials across the Portland area are sounding the alarm as police and crisis workers race to one gang shooting after another -- violence that erupted after a man was gunned down by a rival inside a North Portland church last month.
Source: The Oregonian Date: January 10, 2009
L.A. gang leader sentenced to death (Los Angeles, CA): Even in a city with more than 150 gang slayings a year, Timothy Joseph McGhee's murders stood out. For years, authorities say, McGhee waged a campaign of terror in the northeastern part of Los Angeles.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 10, 2009
Survey: Gangs are top concern (Salisbury, MD): Gangs were ranked as one of the most important community issues in a recent survey of Wicomico County residents.
Source: The Daily Times Date: January 10, 2009
Three West Sac gang members get prison in Amtrak attack (Sacramento, CA): Three young men convicted of attacking an Amtrak engineer in West Sacramento and of being members of the Broderick Boys street gang were sentenced Friday in Yolo Superior Court to terms in state prison.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: January 10, 2009
Two gang members arrested on menacing, drug charges (Yonkers, NY): Two reputed members of a Nodine Hill street gang known as the Elm Street Wolves were arrested by police.
Source: The Journal News Date: January 10, 2009
Broadway Kings street gang in Cleveland brought down by traffic stop (Cleveland, OH): A traffic stop more than a year ago led to the dismantling of the Broadway Kings street gang on Cleveland's southeast side, police said Thursday.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: January 9, 2009
Coalition shares info on gang activity in area (Colorado Springs, CO): Security officers from several area school districts met early Friday with Colorado Springs police to share information about a gang-related shooting Thursday afternoon that left two area students dead.
Source: The Gazette Date: January 9, 2009
Five injured in shooting at Dunbar High (Chicago, IL): A screech of tires, people running, a girl's scream -- those were the only warnings before shots fired outside Dunbar Vocational Career Academy wounded five teenage boys as a basketball game let out Friday evening.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: January 9, 2009
L.A. gets hi-tech gear for gang crackdown (Los Angeles, CA): The city of L.A. is getting some high tech-help fighting gangs in Baldwin Village and the Crenshaw District. Target is donating a $250,000 so police can buy surveillance cameras and license-plate readers to use in the area.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: January 9, 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.