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.
Police fear Fort Sill is home to gang woes (Lawton, OK): Soldiers such as Spc. Gregory Darnell King II are emerging as a new kind of face at Fort Sill — a face police claim many high-ranking military officers won’t acknowledge, let alone talk about.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: November 9, 2008
Police: Hispanic attacked by white NY gang, dies (Patchogue, NY): Police say a Hispanic man has been attacked on Long Island by a gang of white teenagers and stabbed to death.
Source: The Associated Press Date: November 9, 2008
S.F. killings seen as centering on gangs, turf (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco's 98 homicides last year, the highest number in 12 years, were anything but random. According to a new study, the violence was concentrated - routinely involving the same gangs and featuring suspects and victims with long rap sheets.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: November 9, 2008
Fighting gangs with prevention (Cameron County, TX): They call it cause for concern. The Rio Grande Valley's elected leaders are sounding off as problems with drug cartel continue to grow south of the border.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News Date: November 9, 2008
Bus shooter arrested (Washington, DC): Numerous news sources are reporting that Hector M. Hernandez, a 20-year old residing in Takoma Park, was arrested Friday for the fatal shooting of a 14-year old boy on a Ride On bus last Saturday.
Source: DCist Date: November 9, 2008
Illegals arrested in bust (Charleston, SC): Federal agents swooped into the Lowcountry, plucked out more than two dozen illegal immigrants with gang ties and deported them from the country.
Source: The Post and Courier Date: November 9, 2008
Kids in North Jersey get a stark view of gang violence (Bergen, NJ): Police are making sometimes graphic gang awareness presentations to middle schoolers throughout North Jersey.
Source: The Record Date: November 9, 2008
Teen blames robbery on local gang (Englewood, OH): A Trotwood teen arrested for shoplifting alcohol told police he carried out the robbery to pay a marijuana-related debt to a street gang, although a detective believes the teen could have invented the explanation.
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: November 8, 2008
Gang concerns draw a crowd (Marysville, WA): Yes, there are gangs in Marysville. This was one of the answers that emerged Thursday night at a forum organized to educate people about the gang subculture.
Source: The Daily Herald Date: November 8, 2008
Supreme Court to review gang law (Atlanta, GA): When gang violence rose to an alarming high in the 1990s, legislators gave prosecutors a weapon of their own in a law that puts anyone convicted of gang-related crimes behind bars for longer.
Source: The Florida Times-Union Date: November 8, 2008
County schools mull over stronger gang policy, uniforms (Lowndes, MS): It has been a communitywide concern for several months, and the Lowndes County School District may soon be adding “some teeth” to its school gang activity policy, members of the LCSD Board of Education announced during a Friday meeting.
Source: The Commercial Dispatch Date: November 8, 2008
County gang sweep nets 59 (Woodbury, NJ): Nearly 60 people, all of them with alleged ties to various violent street gangs, have been arrested following a five-month investigation into gang activity in suburban Gloucester County.
Source: Gloucester County Times Date: November 7, 2008
Gang member arrested in jewelry theft worth $9K (Mesa, AZ): Mesa police arrested a gang member suspected of stealing more than $9,000 worth of jewelry from a pawnshop over the weekend.
Source: East Valley Tribune Date: November 7, 2008
One injured in gang-related fight (Morgan Hill, CA): An unidentified adult male was flown to a trauma center tonight after he was assaulted in what police are a calling gang-related fight.
Source: Morgan Hill Times Date: November 7, 2008
Guns found at Merced gangmember's home (Merced, CA): Merced police say a documented gang member is behind bars after a search warrant served at his Beachwood home revealed a cache of guns.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: November 7, 2008
Officials say gang violence not a problem in county (Williamson County, TX): Although keeping track of gang activity is difficult for law enforcement agencies because of strict legislative definitions, officials say gang violence is down in Williamson County.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: November 6, 2008
Gang member captured (Sioux Falls, SD): A California man wanted for murder was arrested Tuesday in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County Sheriff's Capt. Paul Niedringhaus said.
Source: Argus Leader Date: November 6, 2008
City Council considers anti-gang measure (Fitchburg, MA): A proposed ordinance that would allow police to arrest gang members for loitering has some support among city councilors, but Police Chief Robert A. DeMoura said it may not be the most effective way to deal with a growing local problem.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: November 6, 2008
Statewide survey finds drop in youth drug and alcohol abuse; increase in gang activity (Harrisburg, PA): Fewer students in 6th, 8th, 10th and 12th grades admit to abusing drugs and alcohol than in years past, but more 10th grade students say they are involved in gangs, according to the 2007 Pennsylvania Youth Survey by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
Source: Sun Herald Date: November 6, 2008
Gangs spread to the suburbs (Omaha, NE): Disturbing pictures of teenage gang members are splashed across internet web pages. But these kids are not from the inner city. They are from Millard.
Source: Action 3 News Date: November 6, 2008
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