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.
Gang kids feel safer despite risks: study (Washington, DC): Being a gang member makes kids feel safer, new research finds, despite the higher risks of being assaulted or even killed.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: June 5, 2009
FBI: gangs moving into suburbs (Washington, DC): Criminal gang activity, once primarily an urban issue, is increasingly spreading to suburban regions of the United States, according to the FBI.
Source: United Press International Date: June 5, 2009
Windsor police to host public meeting on gangs (Windsor, VA): Gangs connected with the Bloods and Crips — rival street gangs that have spread across the country — have been wiping their feet on the town's welcome mat, according to the town's chief of police.
Source: Daily Press Date: June 5, 2009
Known gang members arrested in raid (Yuma, AZ): Yuma police and officers from several other law enforcement agencies arrested two documented street gang members Friday in connection with recent gang-related activities and disturbances, police said.
Source: The Sun Date: June 5, 2009
Officials say major Austin-area drug ring cracked (Austin, TX): Authorities announced Wednesday that they have dismantled a large-scale drug trafficking ring with ties to Mexico and Honduras that operated in Austin and across Central Texas.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: June 4, 2009
Arundel police pledge stepped-up presence (Anne Arundel County, MD): Anne Arundel County's police chief promised Wednesday night to crack down on teenage gang activity in response to community fears and anger stemming from the death of a 14-year-old Crofton boy who was beaten while he bicycled near his home last weekend.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: June 4, 2009
Oxnard council accepts grant for anti-gang program (Oxnard, CA): The Oxnard City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the use of a $399,690 grant for a program designed to address gang-related gun violence.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: June 4, 2009
Judge rules for hearing against Nortenos gang (Fairfield, CA): A Solano County judge Thursday ruled proceedings would be allowed to go forward for a hearing on a Fairfield city effort to crack down on a notorious Fairfield street gang.
Source: KXTV News 10 Date: June 4, 2009
Three-prong strategy on gangs detailed to SLO County supervisors (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Some parents of gang members are shocked to learn that their children are in gangs, others are intimidated by their gang-member kids, and yet others are reluctant to “narc” on their offspring, Chief Probation Officer Kim Barrett told the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
Source: The Tribune Date: June 4, 2009
Police target teen violence in Crofton (Crofton, MD): County police and officials last night unveiled a new program to target gang-related crime in Crofton using a surge of officers and even a mobile command unit.
Source: The Capital Date: June 4, 2009
L.A. City Attorney to ask judge for injunction against Barrio Van Nuys gang (Van Nuys, CA): City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo was expected to ask a Los Angeles Superior Court for an injunction against what he called the San Fernando Valley's largest and most powerful street gang.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: June 3, 2009
Combating Seattle gang violence: What's definition of success? (Seattle, WA): Seattle's $8 million Youth Violence Prevention Initiative aims to cut youth and gang violence by 50 percent. But a notable gang expert with the U.S. Department of Justice cautions against evaluating the initiative's success solely by whether it meets that ambitious goal.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: June 3, 2009
Chicago cop died in gang gunfire (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police Officer Alejandro "Alex" Valadez and his partner heard the call of shots fired in the Englewood neighborhood just after midnight and responded to the scene to help early Monday. As they talked with a resident about the ongoing firefights, a car pulled up to the plainclothes officers.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 3, 2009
Despite increased danger, youth gang members feel safe (East Lansing, MI): Children who join gangs feel safer despite a greater risk of being assaulted or killed, according to federally funded research led by a Michigan State University criminologist.
Source: MSU News Date: June 3, 2009
Grants will be used to fight gangs (Mooresville, NC): Two local police departments and a child advocacy center are the recipients nearly a half-million dollars in grant funds.
Source: Mooresville Tribune Date: June 3, 2009
Law enforcement breaks up Hispanic street gang (Omaha, NE): Federal agents team up with Omaha police to haul in nearly 70 guns and bust three-dozen alleged gang members and their associates. The 14-month-long investigation targeted members of the Hispanic street gang known as the Surenos.
Source: KPTM 42 News Date: June 3, 2009
Watsonville neighborhood feud erupts into street fight between gang members (Watsonville, CA): A neighborhood gang rivalry boiled over into a street brawl with dozens of people throwing rocks and bottles at one another during two separate fights Tuesday night.
Source: The Mercury News Date: June 3, 2009
McDonnnell and Wolf imagine a gang-free Virginia (Virginia): Republican candidate for governor and former Attorney General of Virginia Bob McDonnell visited Loudoun last weekend to unveil the "Make Virginia a Gang-Free Zone" plan, his weapon of choice in battling Virginia's growing crisis—street gangs.
Source: Loudoun Independent Date: June 3, 2009
Suspects arrested in gang-related shooting (Ogden, UT): Two suspects who police believed had fled to Mexico after being involved in a gang-related shooting last February were arrested in Ogden over the weekend.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: June 2, 2009
City of Fairfield takes Norteno gang members to court (Fairfield, CA): The Fairfield city council has filed an injunction barring any member of the Norteno street gang from driving, sitting, standing, walking or gathering with any other Norteno gang member within a specific area of the city.
Source: KXTV News 10 Date: June 2, 2009
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