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.
Three teens arrested after graffiti and gang symbols spray painted on buildings (Fort Pierce, FL): Fort Pierce Police Department on Tuesday arrested three teens who officers say are responsible for the majority of recent graffiti and gang symbols appearing on buildings.
Source: TC Palm Date: July 1, 2008
San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano in a push against gang violence (San Clemente, CA): Gia Lugo knows all about the gang turf battles in southern Orange County. So when she taught school in San Clemente, she was careful not to let students know that she lived in San Juan Capistrano.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 30, 2008
Study: Boston police, community mishandled gang violence (Boston, MA): A new study says the Boston Police Department and coalition of religious leaders largely mishandled an increase in gang violence in the city between 2000 and 2006.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle Date: June 30, 2008
LA parks open late to keep kids out of gangs (Los Angeles, CA): In a bid to prevent a summertime spike in gang violence, police and other officials unveiled a plan Monday to keep several city parks open late into the night.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: June 30, 2008
More El Paso gang members arrested for violent crimes (El Paso, TX): Dangerous gang members arrested along with over 200 others who were wanted for violent crimes in Operation Falcon 08.
Source: Right Side News Date: June 30, 2008
Gang violence increasing in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma City police say they have taken notice that gang-related violence in the city has increased in recent years.
Source: Tulsa World Date: June 29, 2008
Conneaut Lake becoming ‘gang’ territory? (Conneaut Lake, PA): It’s a far cry from the mean streets of inner-city Los Angeles, but a group of young people in Conneaut Lake is apparently calling itself the Crips.
Source: The Meadville Tribune Date: June 29, 2008
ICE raids nab gang members in Richmond (Richmond, VA): A series of targeting raids in the metro area by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents as well as local and state law enforcement have resulted in the arrests of illegal immigrants with ties to some of the areas most violent gangs.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News Date: June 29, 2008
Des Moines authorities believe shooting may be gang related (Des Moines, IA): Authorities believe a drive-by shooting in Des Moines that resulted in no injuries may have been gang related.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 29, 2008
Gangs in the military (Washington, DC): A group of nine gathered, ready for an initiation. Juwan Johnson of Baltimore, Md., willingly took a savage beating to join the Chicago-based gang Gangster Disciples.
Source: Daily Press Date: June 28, 2008
Possible gang links to fatal stabbing investigated (Chattanooga, TN): The victim in Thursday morning’s fatal stabbing and the man sought in connection with the incident belonged to different gangs in Chattanooga, officials said.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: June 28, 2008
11 alleged members of Top 6 gang arrested (Palm Beach County, FL): A two-year investigation has resulted in the arrests of 11 alleged members of the Top 6 gang that is tied to 14 homicides and more than 150 shootings in Palm Beach County, local, state and federal agencies said Friday.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: June 28, 2008
Approach to gang prosecution draws criticism (Cleveland, OH): Nearly two dozen residents of an inner-city neighborhood on the city's southeast side are scheduled to go on trial this week on charges that they were part of a gang.
Source: WKYC 3 News Date: June 28, 2008
Protecting kids from gangs (San Jose, CA): With summer as the prime recruiting season for fledgling gang members, the city of San Jose announced a plan Friday to rain on the gangbangers' parade.
Source: The Mercury News Date: June 28, 2008
Anti-gang bill to be signed Monday (West Palm Beach, FL): Gov. Charlie Crist is scheduled to sign anti-gang legislation at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the historical County Courthouse in West Palm Beach.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: June 28, 2008
City leaders tackle gang problem (Los Angeles, CA): Top officials of the Los Angeles Police Department, religious leaders and concerned community members gathered for a meeting on gang violence Saturday morning.
Source: KABC 7 news Date: June 28, 2008
WFPD files new gang injunction (Wichita Falls, TX): A new gang injunction has been filed in Wichita Falls --- this time against the Puro Lil Mafia or PLM gang. Starting Friday afternoon into this weekend --- the Wichita Falls Gang Task force teamed with the Wichita County Sheriff's Department to serve civil papers to 21 alleged gang members and associates.
Source: KAUZ NewsChannel 6 Date: June 28, 2008
Anti-gang effort to put feet on the street (Durham, NC): Residents and public officials are eager to see whether a new program will help teenagers and young adults involved with gangs get the services they need to stay out of trouble.
Source: The News & Observer Date: June 27, 2008
Gang-related activity spurs task force (Eureka, CA): Increased gang-related assaults and graffiti prompted the gang sweep that resulted in the arrest of eight alleged gang members and the confiscation of gang-related paraphernalia and weapons Wednesday night, according to the Eureka Police Department.
Source: The Times-Standard Date: June 27, 2008
Anti-gang proposal draws mixed reaction (Durham, NC): Members of the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham had mixed responses to a gang intervention presentation at their monthly meeting Thursday afternoon.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: June 27, 2008
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