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.
Santa Cruz police ask neighbors to help fight gangs (Santa Cruz, CA): Residents asked police and a representative from the Beach Flats neighborhood Wednesday night what they could do to help combat gang violence in the city.
Source: The Mercury News Date: January 22, 2009
High school homicide: Kearns student dies in gang shooting (Kearns, UT): A simmering gang rivalry boiled over Wednesday with the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old two blocks west of Kearns High School.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 22, 2009
Scores of gun-related crimes reported in Modesto in 2008 (Modesto, CA): The number of homicides may have risen in 2008 compared with previous years, but officials say overall violence in the city of Modesto decreased last year.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: January 22, 2009
More arrests in graffiti incidents (Omaha, NE): Omaha police announced two new arrests Wednesday by anti-gang officers in a string of graffiti incidents.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: January 22, 2009
Oklahoma bills take aim at gang crime (Oklahoma City, OK): Three House bills would put stiffer penalties on offenders with gang ties.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: January 22, 2009
Gang life examined: Convocation reveals aspects of hoodlum culture (Utah): Tuesday's convocation speaker UC Irvine Professor of Social Ecology James Diego Vigil spoke in the SUU Auditorium about poverty dynamics and the urban youth gang culture.
Source: The University Journal Date: January 22, 2009
Anti-gang funds get support (Salinas, CA): A pair of anti-gang programs will probably get enough county funding to continue their efforts through June amid a flare-up of gang violence that has shaken the county.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: January 21, 2009
Gang initiation could be illegal in Neb. (Omaha, NE): A Nebraska lawmaker wants to fight gang activity by making their initiation customs illegal. On Wednesday, state Sen. Pete Pirsch of Omaha introduced a bill (LB508) in the Legislature that would make it illegal to put someone through gang-initiation procedures that might put them at risk.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal Date: January 21, 2009
Gang-involved teens to go green with new California grant (Sacramento, CA): Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today announced nearly $1.5 million in job training grants to stimulate the economy, lead the way to a green economy and combat gang violence.
Source: The Californian Date: January 21, 2009
Sheriff hosts FDLE advanced gang investigation class (Bay County, FL) : While Florida government focuses on the economy, it’s not forgetting law enforcement, more specifically gangs. Investigators say gang violence is a growing problem across the state, and Bay County is no exception.
Source: WMBB News 13 Date: January 21, 2009
Authorities charge 14 members of Houston drug gang (Houston, TX): Law enforcement officials say they have arrested 10 members of a Houston drug gang and are seeking another four for distributing marijuana and cocaine with a street value of up to $40 million.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: January 21, 2009
Reports detail gang-related graffiti in Seattle (Seattle, WA): Police reports released late Tuesday reveal details of two graffiti incidents that officers consider gang-related.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: January 21, 2009
Rural area struggles with gang activity (Reno, NV): Only a decade ago, if you asked the average resident of central Lyon County about youth gang activity in the small communities that dot the U.S. 50 corridor, they would have thought you were crazy.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: January 21, 2009
Do jobless join gangs? (Denver, CO): A multi-faceted strategy to curb street gangs in Denver is crucial because a rising unemployment rate — which Denver has seen — has historically led to more gang violence, said a former Denver gang member turned community activist.
Source: Denver Daily Date: January 20, 2009
Caballero: Focus all forces on gangs in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Gang violence in Salinas has reached the point where it’s time to tap every possible law enforcement resource, Assemblywoman Anna Caballero, D-Salinas, said Monday.
Source: The Californian Date: January 20, 2009
Gang violence tied to increase in homicides (Ventura County, CA): The number of homicides in Ventura County increased sharply in 2008 from a record low in 2007 as gang violence increased, authorities said.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: January 20, 2009
Anti-gang effort to move to Pueblo (Pueblo, CO): A Pueblo resident is elected its interim executive director. Pueblo will be the new home for the National Major Gang Task Force, beginning Feb. 1.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain Date: January 19, 2009
Vallejo student slowly recovering from beating (Vallejo, CA): After being beaten nearly to death in a video-recorded incident at his Vallejo high school, a 17-year-old student and basketball player was recovering slowly Sunday from serious head injuries at a Walnut Creek hospital, one day after doctors were able to remove him from a ventilator.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 19, 2009
Local shootings appear gang-related (Manatee, FL): Two homes were shot at over the weekend by individuals suspected of gang involvement.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: January 19, 2009
Springs neighborhood hit with gang graffiti (Sonoma, CA): Some young toughs decided to decorate their neighborhood in the Springs. Unfortunately, they decided to decorate it with criminal street-gang graffiti.
Source: The Sonoma Index-Tribune Date: January 19, 2009
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