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.
Two gang members arrested on menacing, drug charges (Yonkers, NY): Two reputed members of a Nodine Hill street gang known as the Elm Street Wolves were arrested by police.
Source: The Journal News Date: January 10, 2009
Broadway Kings street gang in Cleveland brought down by traffic stop (Cleveland, OH): A traffic stop more than a year ago led to the dismantling of the Broadway Kings street gang on Cleveland's southeast side, police said Thursday.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: January 9, 2009
Coalition shares info on gang activity in area (Colorado Springs, CO): Security officers from several area school districts met early Friday with Colorado Springs police to share information about a gang-related shooting Thursday afternoon that left two area students dead.
Source: The Gazette Date: January 9, 2009
Five injured in shooting at Dunbar High (Chicago, IL): A screech of tires, people running, a girl's scream -- those were the only warnings before shots fired outside Dunbar Vocational Career Academy wounded five teenage boys as a basketball game let out Friday evening.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: January 9, 2009
L.A. gets hi-tech gear for gang crackdown (Los Angeles, CA): The city of L.A. is getting some high tech-help fighting gangs in Baldwin Village and the Crenshaw District. Target is donating a $250,000 so police can buy surveillance cameras and license-plate readers to use in the area.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: January 9, 2009
Suspected 'Grimmie Gang' leader arrested in Atlanta (Cincinnati, OH): A suspected Tri-state gang member wanted for more than two years was arrested Wednesday in Atlanta.
Source: MSNBC WLWT Date: January 9, 2009
Yes, gangs are here (Bullhead City, AZ): Avoid denial of local gang activity. That was the message sent to the public at the first meeting of Police and Citizens Together for 2009.
Source: The Daily News Date: January 9, 2009
Four teenagers are charged in shooting at Wheaton Mall (Montgomery County, MD): The teenagers weren't thinking about last-minute holiday purchases when they pulled into the Montgomery County shopping mall two days before Christmas. Instead, one of the teens later told police, the group went to the crowded mall to randomly shoot someone.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 8, 2009
Brunswick County gang busters ask for funds (Bolivia, NC): The Brunswick County District Attorney's Office wants a grant from the state to help refine relatively new efforts that one official said have already dulled the growth of local gang activity.
Source: The Sun News Date: January 8, 2009
District Attorney heads up gang sweep (Bakersfield, CA): They're called the shot callers and they were the targets of a sweep Thursday in Bakersfield.
Source: KGET 17 News Date: January 8, 2009
Cops stage pre-dawn raid on Crips gangs (Bakersfield, CA): The toughest gangs in Bakersfield were probably hunkered down Thursday, their criminal plans on hold, thanks to a pre-dawn raid by dozens of officers.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian Date: January 8, 2009
L.A. County supervisors approve anti-gang pilot program (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles County supervisors on Tuesday approved a multiagency pilot program to combat gang activity in four targeted communities -- Duarte-Monrovia, Florence-Firestone, Harbor Gateway and Pacoima.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 7, 2009
Bruning joins anti-gang push (Lincoln, NE): Ways to reduce gang violence will get a full hearing this year in the Nebraska Legislature. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning on Tuesday joined Omaha mayoral candidates and at least one state senator in unveiling a proposal to combat gang-related crimes.
Source: Wahoo Newspaper Date: January 7, 2009
Gang-loitering bill is revived (Ogden, UT): The Utah Sentencing Commission on Wednesday gave its endorsement to a revamped anti-gang loitering bill sponsored by Sen. Jon Greiner, R-Ogden, who is also the city's police chief, that is intended to give police one more tool to combat gang activity.
Source: Deseret News Date: January 7, 2009
Man wounded in suspected Antioch gang shooting (Antioch, CA): A man was wounded in the stomach Wednesday evening in a suspected gang-related shooting, police said.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: January 7, 2009
Sen. Murray co-sponsors anti-gang legislation (Yakima, WA): U.S. senators introduced anti-gang legislation Tuesday and asked for $1 billion to address the nation's growing gang problem.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 7, 2009
Supervisors to hear gang plan today (Los Angeles, CA): A plan to deal with gang violence will be presented to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: January 6, 2009
Gang-related Sunnyside shooting leaves one dead, two hurt (Sunnyside, WA): It took just three days for Sunnyside police to record its first gang-related homicide of 2009.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: January 6, 2009
New gang task force ready to take action (Yakima, WA): Using seed money from the state's anti-gang law, leaders from Yakima Valley's law enforcement agencies are creating a task force to pursue the county's most violent criminals.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 6, 2009
A flamboyant leader of a Seattle street gang faces federal scrutiny (Seattle, WA): School was just getting under way in September when Ted Howard, the principal at Garfield High, noticed a disturbing thing: Dozens of his students were congregating outside the building, jockeying for a chance to shake hands with a young man lurking across the street.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: January 6, 2009
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