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 and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.
External Links Disclaimer
The article summaries listed contain links to the sites that host the original articles. These sites are not controlled by the National Gang Center. The National Gang Center does not endorse the organizations or views represented by these sites and takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over, the accuracy, accessibility, copyright or trademark compliance or legality of the material contained on these sites.
2 reputed gang members go on trial Friday, 5 1/2 years after Hadiya Pendleton's slaying (Chicago, IL): It was a rare spectacular day amid Chicago’s typically bone-chilling winter. With the temperatures tipping into the low 60s, Hadiya Pendleton and about a dozen friends headed to Harsh Park on Jan. 29, 2013, after finishing final exams at King College Prep, a selective-enrollment high school in the Kenwood neighborhood.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 10, 2018
Display of crosses painted by kids going back up in Thomson to curb gang violence (Thomson, GA): The recent spike in gang violence in McDuffie County prompted the community to join together to help put a stop to the crime. We recently sat down with Thomson's Police Chief John Seay immediately after a rise in shootings there. He pointed to gang violence, criminal activity that caused ten drive by shootings and two homicides in 45 days this summer.
Source: WJBF NewsChannel 6 Date: August 10, 2018
Dismantling a Violent Gang (Phoenix, AZ): They called themselves the Red Skin Kingz, or RSK for short. And unlike most gangs on the sprawling Navajo Nation Indian Reservation that occupies portions of Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona, this criminal group was highly organized and extremely violent.
Source: FBI.gov Date: August 10, 2018
Metro Vancouver cops send 'strong message' with Project Territory gang roundup (Vancouver, BC): Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth said the arrest of 14 gangsters linked to the Red Scorpions and the Kang group “sends a very strong message” to those caught up in organized crime in B.C.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: August 10, 2018
Merced police seize drugs, gun from home of suspected gang member, officers say (Merced, CA): A probation search on a gang member’s Merced home led to the discovery of a revolver and a plastic bag containing methamphetamine, police said.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: August 10, 2018
Police: After new arrest, pair now charged with two Berkeley gang shootings (Berkeley, CA): Two young men have now been charged in connection with a pair of gang-related shootings in Berkeley earlier this year, in March and April, after a new arrest last week, according to court papers.
Source: Berkeleyside Date: August 10, 2018
Teen to be tried as adult for fatal Middletown gang shooting (Butler County, OH): A 16-year-old Middletown teen will be tried as an adult following a hearing today in Butler County Juvenile Court. Gonnii White is charged with murder and participating in a criminal gang in the shooting death of Joesph Davis, 17, near the corner of Woodlawn Avenue and Garfield Street during the late night hours of May 29.
Source: Journal-News Date: August 10, 2018
Wilmington Gang Member Sentenced to More Than 8 Years for Heroin Distribution and Weapon Violations (Raleigh, NC): The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that, Chief United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced DIQUELLE SWEET, 22, of Wilmington to 105 months of imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release.
Source: The United States Department of Justice Date: August 10, 2018
Tennessee gang member, convicted felon wanted by FBI in drug conspiracy case (Nashville, TN): A convicted felon is wanted by the FBI for a drug conspiracy including possession with intent to distribute weed, cocaine and oxycodone.
Source: WZTV FOX 17 Date: August 10, 2018
Malibu Canyon bodies are gang-related, sheriff says (Los Angeles County, CA): A Los Angeles-based street gang is responsible for the two bodies discovered recently in Malibu Canyon, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
Source: The Acorn Date: August 10, 2018
Gang attack in Springfield: 'It was actually a LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers jersey' (Springfield, OR): The man beaten by gang members in a public park over his sports jersey wasn't wearing a Portland Trail Blazers jersey after all, Springfield Police said.
Source: KVAL News Date: August 10, 2018
Local case highlights dilemma of tackling juvenile crime (Danville, VA): “You have not done work, you need to drill tonight” someone told Phillip Hairston Jr. before handing him a .38-caliber pistol. Hairston, 14 years old at the time, took it and used it.
Source: Danville Register & Bee Date: August 10, 2018
Police: MS-13 gang member, parolee charged with selling cocaine in Nashville (Nashville, TN): Narcotics detectives arrested a MS-13 gang member and convicted armed robber on parole Friday. Jason Sandoval was taken into custody on a three-count indictment charging him with selling multi-ounce quantities of cocaine in the Nashville area.
Source: WZTV FOX 17 Date: August 10, 2018
Detroit's Most Wanted: Jerome McNeil a documented member of the Bloods (Detroit, MI): Police say a Detroit gang member with a long criminal history is terrorizing Detroit's east side. Jerome McNeil is a documented member of the Bloods, a gang responsible for heinous crimes across the country.
Source: WXYZ Channel 7 News Date: August 10, 2018
Over $4M announced to disrupt gang violence, crime (Annapolis, MD): On Aug. 9, Governor Larry Hogan announced more than $4 million in new grants to target gangs and violent criminal networks. Announcement of the awards was made during a press conference in Montgomery County during which the governor outlined actions to strengthen assistance to victims of human trafficking and additional measures to pursue those committing this heinous crime.
Source: The Bay Net Date: August 10, 2018
A.C. teen pleads guilty to gang, gun, and carjacking charges (Mays Landing, NJ): An Atlantic City teen pleaded guilty to gang criminality, possession of a handgun, aggravated assault and carjacking charges, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced Wednesday.
Source: The Press of Atlantic City Date: August 9, 2018
Nearly 33,000 juveniles arrested over last two decades labeled as gang members by Chicago police (Chicago, IL): Nearly 33,000 juveniles arrested over about the last two decades have been labeled by Chicago police as gang members, according to police data. The records, released as a result of an open records fight by the Chicago Tribune, provide the first look at gang data kept by the Police Department for those 17 or younger, most of whom were African-Americans and Hispanics from historically violent neighborhoods such as Lawndale and Back of the Yards.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 9, 2018
Maximum security prison inmates in lockdown after gang fight (Comstock, NY): Gov. Andrew Cuomo says 1,400 inmates at maximum-security prison in New York near the Vermont border have been locked down in their cells after about two dozen were involved in a gang fight.
Source: WNYT 13 News Date: August 9, 2018
Rash of shootings in High Point believed to be linked to gang-related activity (High Point, NC): A rash of shootings in High Point appear to be related to gang activity, according to High Point police. The crimes appear to be linked to two groups of people affiliated with gangs in High Point, but police have not named the gangs.
Source: WGHP FOX 8 News Date: August 9, 2018
‘This Is A Good Day For Us’: Miami Police, Homeland Security, FDLE, DEA Take Down Miami Gang Members (Miami, FL): Members of a violent South Florida street gang are under arrest Thursday following an early morning round up by federal, state and local police agencies.
Source: CBS Miami Date: August 9, 2018
Disclaimer: The news items and links are provided as an informational resource to you. Each of the linked Web page providers has its own policies and practices regarding how long a link to its news item is available before it is archived or a fee is charged. Also, some of the sites require users to register in order to access materials. We do not guarantee the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of any linked website information, nor whether a link from the website may take the user to unintended or objectionable content. Please contact us to report any problems. Thank you.