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 respond to SLC gang fight (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City police responded to a gang fight Tuesday evening that involved as many as 20 people.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: March 3, 2009
LaVergne gang issues escalate, police say (La Vergne, TN): LaVergne police are beginning an initiative to crack down on a problem they have said is getting significantly worse: gangs.
Source: MSNBC WSMV Date: March 3, 2009
Gang members in custody in death of Kenosha teacher (Kenosha, WI): Kenosha police on Tuesday announced the arrest of a 20-year-old reputed gang member in connection with the death of a teacher who was punched in the face and whose head struck the ground outside a bar last month.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: March 3, 2009
Salt Lake City unveils new plan for attacking gangs (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City Police have a new target in the battle against gang crime: parents.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: March 3, 2009
Salinas police target local gangs (Salinas, CA): In response to a deadly surge in gang violence, Salinas police this past weekend went into "heavy suppression" mode, arresting seven gang members and confiscating an assault rifle, a police official said.
Source: The Californian Date: March 3, 2009
Gang membership up in Seattle, FBI says (Seattle, WA): The FBI estimated in March 2008 that 10,000 gang members and associates are operating in King County and pose a "high" level of threat.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: March 3, 2009
Seattle schools scramble to outsmart gangs (Seattle, WA): A police officer now stands sentry every day near the front door at Garfield High School. The school didn't schedule a basketball game this year against Rainier Beach because of worries that gang feuds might erupt after the game.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: March 2, 2009
Echo Park neighborhood shaken by shootings (Los Angeles, CA): Miguel Chavez was taking a Sunday afternoon nap when he was startled by what sounded like fireworks outside his Echo Park home.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 2, 2009
Gang threats scare off witnesses (Raleigh, NC): A potential informant shot multiple times in the stomach at the behest of a jailed gang member. Convicted killers flashing gang signs and threatening jurors with revenge.
Source: The News & Observer Date: March 1, 2009
Gang unit investigates college graffiti (Boston, MA): A Boston police unit that handles gang-related activity in the city is investigating graffiti painted on a Harvard Medical School building late last week.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: March 1, 2009
Studying up to combat gangs (St. George, UT): Gang investigators from throughout the state gathered Friday in St. George to discuss strategies and share information on criminal activity in their precincts and counties.
Source: The Spectrum & Daily News Date: February 28, 2009
Salinas gang slaying is third in two days (Salinas, CA): A young Salinas man became the third homicide victim in a less than a 24-hour span on Friday during a new surge in gang violence.
Source: The Californian Date: February 28, 2009
Multiple-defendant, gang-related homicide cases costing Contra Costa County (Contra Costa County, CA): Contra Costa's campaign to contain gang violence has turned up an unanticipated cost by greatly multiplying the number of private attorneys paid with taxpayer dollars to defend people held on murder charges.
Source: The Mercury News Date: February 28, 2009
Drug sweep targeted the notorious 31 Gang (Buffalo, NY): When 300 cops hit the streets of Buffalo early Thursday morning, they knew they were going after suspected members of a dangerous drug gang, some of whom could be armed and violent.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: February 27, 2009
Gang crackdown in Mesa snares 129, 3 in homicides (Mesa, AZ): Authorities arrested three homicide suspects, including two gang members, in a three-week Mesa gang sweep that snared 129 arrests.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: February 27, 2009
Chicago schools chief wants kids safe from crossing gang turf (Chicago, IL): Following the latest wave of student killings, the new Chicago schools chief told aldermen Thursday the district will evaluate the role gang turf boundaries play in escalating violence.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: February 27, 2009
Illegals targeted sheriff as gang initiation (Washington, DC): The attempted assassination of a South Carolina deputy sheriff was a gang initiation carried out by three illegal immigrants including a 15-year-old boy who was supposed to "kill a cop" in order to be admitted as a member, according to a confidential Department of Homeland Security advisory.
Source: The Washington Times Date: February 26, 2009
West Texas gang indicted on drugs, weapons charges (Lubbock, TX): Seventeen members of a gang, who authorities say committed gang-related killings in West Texas, face drugs and weapons charges, according to an 11-count indictment unsealed Thursday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: February 26, 2009
New study shows need for improved data on youth gang violence and guns in California (Washington, DC): "The issue of youth gang violence and firearms is defined far more by what is not known, than what is known," according to a new 57-page study released today by the Violence Policy Center.
Source: PRNewswire Date: February 26, 2009
A dozen students arrested at Mesa schools in gang sweep (Mesa, AZ): A dozen students between the ages of 13 and 16 were arrested on Mesa school campuses as part of a crime sweep that also netted three homicide suspects and dozens of other suspected gang members, authorities said Thursday.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: February 26, 2009
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