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.
No Gangs: Boxing club will provide youths an alternative (Hickory, NC): When Eddie Mitchell, Hickory Dickory Dock's general manager, saw that Hickory's young people were being drawn into gang activity, he decided to get involved by introducing them to a sport he has always loved -- boxing.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal Date: August 10, 2009
Gang influence questioned after inmates' deaths (McAlester, OK): Relatives of 3 inmates who died last month at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary are questioning whether gangs control the state's maximum security prison.
Source: NewsOn6.com Date: August 9, 2009
Salinas tackling deadly gang violence (Salinas, CA): Police in Salinas are getting help from fellow law enforcement agencies to stem gang violence that has left seven dead and six injured in 12 days.
Source: The Mercury News Date: August 9, 2009
Gang violence linked to social roots (Amherst, MA): When a gang member kills a member of another gang, it's not a usually over drugs or money, but about status and respect, said a University of Massachusetts sociologist.
Source: The Republican Date: August 9, 2009
Local lawmen on the lookout for gang activity (Okaloosa County, FL): Northwest Florida residents once shook their heads at news of national gang violence, but with a recent shooting in the Wright area, it is clear that gangs are an issue locally.
Source: Northwest Florida Daily News Date: August 9, 2009
Tearful gang member claims he's victim of bad reputation (sEATTLE, wa): At 21, Eric Sanford is a felon, a son of the Central District and an unrepentant gang member. On Thursday, Sanford was a young man crying as he told a U.S. District Court judge he wasn't much more than a guy caught with a gun and a bad reputation.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: August 9, 2009
Grant County in the crossfire of a gang war (Grant County, WA): More than 10 years ago, "Maniac" moved to Central Washington to escape a Los Angeles street gang. An illegal immigrant from Tijuana, Mexico, Maniac - who refused to provide his real name for this story - sought refuge in Grant County, a largely rural and agricultural area where his grandfather was already working in the fields.
Source: The Spokesman-Review Date: August 8, 2009
International street gang members held (Las Vegas, NV): Immigration officials arrested 29 foreign nationals this week in Las Vegas and Mesquite as part of a three-day multi-agency gang enforcement operation.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: August 8, 2009
Suspected 'Latin Kings' arrested by Newburgh police (Newburgh, NY): Police interrupted a burglary Thursday and arrested six alleged members of the Latin Kings. City of Newburgh police said officers reported to a burglary in progress at approximately 8:50 p.m. at the Family Barber Shop on Broadway.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal Date: August 8, 2009
Gang Activity blamed for double murder in Fresno (Fresno, CA): Police are blaming gang activity for a double murder in Central Fresno Friday night.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: August 8, 2009
State cuts hurt gang enforcement efforts (Oakland, CA): While the wheels of justice sometimes seem to turn slowly, the two biggest police raids in Richmond and Oakland last year have proved beneficial to the residents of both cities.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: August 7, 2009
11 inmates injured in brawl at county jail (Cook County, IL): Eleven inmates, some wielding homemade weapons, were injured in a gang-related brawl early Thursday at the Cook County Jail.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 7, 2009
Pair victims of suspected gang-related assault (Santa Rosa, CA): Santa Rosa Police say there were two male victims in the initial assault at the Sonoma County Fair that preceded what investigators believe was a gang-related stabbing Thursday night.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: August 7, 2009
Council OKs funds to battle gang violence (Yakima, WA): Responding to a rash of gang shootings, the Yakima City Council beefed up the city's thin blue line Friday -- temporarily. Long-term strategies will have to wait.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: August 7, 2009
Two gang suspects arrested at court appearances (Caldwell, ID): Police say a pair of southwest Idaho gang suspects who eluded capture earlier this summer were arrested after showing up at the courthouse on unrelated charges.
Source: KIVI 6 News Date: August 6, 2009
Salinas led state in percentage of gang-linked killings (Salinas, CA): All 20 Salinas homicides in 2009 have been gang-related, a number that threatens to repeat a dubious distinction from the prior year when the city led the state in the percentage of slayings involving gangs.
Source: The Californian Date: August 6, 2009
LITH police: Help us end gang activity (Lake in the Hills, IL): An overflowing room of Lake in the Hills neighbors told police Wednesday night that they were tired of having gang members armed with baseball bats, knives and even a hammer fighting in their neighborhood.
Source: Northwest Herald Date: August 6, 2009
Kennewick's gang crackdown results in three more arrests (Kennewick, WA): Kennewick police say three recent arrests connected with four burglaries and seven vehicle prowls are part of the department’s continued "zero tolerance" stance against criminal gang activities.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: August 6, 2009
Homicide rate down in NJ, flat in Trenton (Trenton, NJ): As city residents walked the streets Tuesday celebrating National Night Out - a night devoted to crime awareness and prevention - the city was recording a decrease in most violent crime, though the murder rate is keeping pace with last year, officials said.
Source: The Times Date: August 6, 2009
Three held in San Pablo slaying (San Pablo, CA): San Pablo investigators identified and arrested three gang suspects on suspicion of murder within nine hours of a shooting that killed a 20-year-old on their city's border with Richmond, police said Thursday.
Source: The Mercury News Date: August 6, 2009
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