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.
Trying to interrupt crime before it happens (Syracuse, NY): By using people with firsthand knowledge of guns and gangs, a program is trying to interrupt violence on Syracuse’s streets. The national Cure Violence program was created by a former public health doctor and so it’s modeled off of treating infectious disease: you have to treat the cause of the illness, not just the symptoms.
Source: WRVO News Date: March 24, 2015
SNUG Program to arrive in Soundview (Bronx, NY): A violence prevention program based out of Jacobi Medical Center is seeking to cure violence plaguing the Soundview neighborhood, but they needed help. To do this, Stand Up to Violence reached out to Senator Jeff Klein for additional funding. The senator has allocated $300,000 toward this program’s expansion as part of last year’s budget.
Source: Bronx Times Date: March 24, 2015
LAPD struggles with spike in violent crime, shootings (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles police are struggling to combat an increase in crime across the city this year, including a sharp spike in the number of people shot.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 24, 2015
California inmate's parole reflects rethinking of life terms for youths (Los Angeles, CA): Edel Gonzalez expected to die in prison for the crime he committed at 16. For his role in the "savage, brutal and senseless" carjacking that ended in murder, an Orange County Superior Court judge in 1993 sentenced Gonzalez, who wasn't the triggerman, to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 24, 2015
Man said to be gang member sentenced in shooting (Providence, RI): A Providence man who is an alleged member of the Hartford Soldiers street gang has pleaded guilty to shooting another man last year after a fight over money.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News Date: March 24, 2015
Former Youngstown street gang leader sentenced to prison (Youngstown, OH): The former leader of a Youngstown street gang is going to prison. A ten year sentence was handed down on Tuesday to 24-year-old Darrell Mason, Jr., who authorities say led the Vic Boys criminal street gang.
Source: WFMJ News Date: March 24, 2015
Man killed teen in Portage Park over gang affiliation: prosecutors (Chicago, IL): A man accused of fatally shooting a teen in the Portage Park neighborhood last week after asking about his street gang affiliation has been ordered held without bond.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: March 24, 2015
Del Monte Beach homicide: Police reassure residents in wake of arrests (Monterey, CA): Monterey police officers helped ease the minds of community members Tuesday night who were concerned about crime and possible gangs invading their tight-knit Del Monte Beach community.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: March 24, 2015
Police: Known gang member charged in January slaying (Dallas, TX): Dallas police arrested an 18-year-old known gang member Tuesday in connection with a January slaying in Deep Ellum, police say.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: March 24, 2015
Police lay hundreds of gun and gang-related charges this year (Ottawa, ON): Ottawa Police have laid more than 400 charges against over 120 people in connection with gun and gang activity since the beginning of the year. The arrests are attributed to officers from across the force.
Source: 580 CFRA News Talk Radio Date: March 24, 2015
SAFE task force releases violence reduction ideas (Grand Rapids, MI): The task force formed after a sudden spike in violence in the Spring of 2014 presented its recommendations to city officials. The Safe Alliances for Everyone (SAFE) report focuses on five categories: Prevention investment, eliminating violent acts, activating economic opportunity, community engagement, education and empowerment, and effective positive change in public institutions.
Source: WOOD 8 News Date: March 24, 2015
Sheriff talks gang, drug activity at San Miguel town hall meeting (San Miguel, CA): The sheriff talked about issues facing the community, particularly gang and drug activity. He said that gang members from King City and Salinas are moving south into San Luis Obispo County.
Source: Paso Robles Daily News Date: March 24, 2015
Three arrested in deadly shooting at Del Monte Beach (Monterey, CA): Police believe the killing of Abraham Lizama, 39, of Soledad was gang related. The Monterey Police Department said the arrest and the increased patrols is sending a message to keep gangs out.
Source: KION 46 News Date: March 24, 2015
Suspect shot by Richmond police Saturday identified (Richmond, CA): The man shot by a Richmond police officer during a reported gunfight Saturday evening has been identified as a 19-year-old with possible gang ties, police said.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: March 23, 2015
Is Portland's Gang Problem Getting Worse? (Portland, OR): At around 11:30 PM on February 24, two officers from the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team and Gun Task Force pulled into the parking lot of Shimmers Bar & Grill, a strip club on the corner of Southeast 82nd Avenue and Foster Road. A crowd outside quickly filed into the bar, but moments later, a man named Quintrell Shaimon Holiman emerged and was confronted by the officers.
Source: VICE Date: March 23, 2015
Daughter of Mexican Mafia boss who ran L.A. gang gets 15 years (Los Angeles, CA): The daughter of a Mexican Mafia boss was sentenced to 15 years behind bars for running a South Los Angeles street gang on orders given to her by her imprisoned father.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: March 23, 2015
7 gang members charged in St. Paul skyway, rail platform assaults (St. Paul, MN): A group of St. Paul gang members has initiated several assaults in downtown since January, sometimes targeting people with no gang ties, according to recent criminal charges.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: March 23, 2015
Reputed Hartford gang leader convicted of murder (Hartford, CT): A reputed Hartford gang leader has been convicted of murder in a 2007 drive-by killing. Hartford police allege Raynor led the unusually violent Money Green/Bedroc gang in the North End, which engaged in drug trafficking.
Source: FOX CT Date: March 23, 2015
Boone County Gang Task Force Working With The Public To Battle Drug Issues And Gang Violence (Boone County, IL): Boone County law enforcement is dealing with several incidents of gang violence and illegal drug usage. “Everywhere is affected by gangs. I don't think that it is solely an urban issue anymore. There are certainly rural characteristics of gang activity,” says Boone County States Attorney Michelle Courier.
Source: WTVO 17 News Date: March 23, 2015
Judge: Girlfriend of Barrio Azteca member can testify against him (El Paso, TX): The trial of one of three Barrio Azteca gang members charged with the 2012 slayings of an Azteca gang lieutenant and another man in Socorro has been delayed until September.
Source: El Paso Times Date: March 23, 2015
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 Web site information, nor whether a link from the Web site may take the user to unintended or objectionable content. Please contact us to report any problems. Thank you.