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.
FBI: 3 more gang members arrested; 7 still sought (Charlotte, NC): Three more people have been taken into custody in connection with a five-state sweep that targeted members of the United Blood Nation gang, and seven more are still being sought.
Source: WSET 13 News Date: May 20, 2017
Rep. Comstock: Va. needs more funding to fight gang violence (Washington, DC): After a rise in gang violence in the D.C. metro area, a Virginia congresswoman is asking for help from the Justice Department.
Source: WTOP News Date: May 20, 2017
Program offers ex-cons way out (Dorchester, MA): A “bold” program launched last night is offering gang members and ex-cons $20,000 a year to get out of the life and attend community college for free to help curb gunplay in the city.
Source: Boston Herald Date: May 19, 2017
Suspected gang member sentenced for role in shooting death at St. Paul park (St. Paul, MN): A 19-year-old will be nearly a decade older when he is released from prison for his role in a chaotic altercation between rival gangs that left an 18-year-old slain at St. Paul’s Indian Mounds Regional Park last spring.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: May 19, 2017
Athens gang members arrested in attack streamed on Facebook (Athens, GA): Police recently arrested two Athens street gang members who live-streamed a Facebook video of them brutally beating a rival gang member, according to an Athens-Clarke County police report obtained Friday by the Athens Banner-Herald and OnlineAthens.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: May 19, 2017
Band Crew street gang leader sentenced to 20 years for violence, shootings in Detroit (Detroit, MI): A leader of the Band Crew street gang was sentenced Friday to nearly 20 years in prison for his role in gang-related attempted murders, robberies, and shootings.
Source: Click On Detroit Date: May 19, 2017
Cops cuff second suspect in 19-year-old Bronx man’s gang-related murder (Bronx, NY): Police have arrested a second man for the murder of a 19-year-old Bronx man during a gang-fueled beef — nearly a year after the fatal shooting, officials said.
Source: New York Daily News Date: May 19, 2017
'Bigger, better things than gang life,' former gang members say (Charlotte, NC): As suspected gang members sit behind bars in the Mecklenburg County Jail, community leaders are in Charlotte neighborhoods trying to connect with young men.
Source: WSOC 9 News Date: May 19, 2017
Judge: No bail for New Bedford’s ‘most dangerous gang member’ (New Bedford, MA): A district court judge on Friday found 19-year-old Rayshond Lewis of New Bedford — considered by police to be “the most dangerous gang member in the city” — to be a danger to public safety and he was ordered held without bail.
Source: South Coast Today Date: May 19, 2017
Gang members lay in wait in her Warner Robins home; now she’s going to prison for murder (Perry, GA): A gang member convicted in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor’s father pleaded guilty to felony murder Friday in a Warner Robins gas station killing.
Source: The Telegraph Date: May 19, 2017
Gang members, domestic extremists vastly different, says CU Boulder study : Domestic extremists tend to be much older, better educated, more affluent, more religious, and are more likely to be white than street gang members, according to a sweeping new University of Colorado Boulder study that systematically compares the groups for the first time.
Source: EurekAlert! Date: May 18, 2017
The impact of gang injunctions in Memphis (Memphis, TN): It has been more than four years since the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office announced Gang Injunction Zones. The zones were created to prevent known gang members from gathering together in public areas, in an effort to reduce violent crime.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News Date: May 18, 2017
Coaches using sports to save Memphis kids from the streets (Memphis, TN): A Memphis youth football team is coached by former gang members. It’s not a script for a movie, although it could be. On a given night, you’ll find dozens of boys practicing football in a field near a North Memphis community center. More than 40% of the children in the neighborhood live in poverty.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News Date: May 18, 2017
Q&A: UCLA expert explains what the MS–13 raid means (Los Angeles, CA): Shortly before dawn Wednesday, federal and local law enforcement agencies arrested nearly two dozen alleged members of the gang known as Mara Salvatrucha, or MS–13. For more on this notoriously violent gang, KPCC’s Alex Cohen spoke with UCLA’s Jorja Leap, who specializes in gang activity. The following interview has been edited slightly for length and clarity.
Source: SCPR News Date: May 18, 2017
Feds charge 83 gang members with murder, other crimes across Charlotte region (Charlotte, NC): A massive federal crackdown on gang operations in four states led to the arrest Thursday morning of dozens of alleged members of United Blood Nation, an organized crime group with ties across Charlotte and along the East Coast, a new indictment says.
Source: The News & Observer Date: May 18, 2017
How is law enforcement combating Greenville Co.’s gang problem? (Greenville, SC): The death of a Greenville County teenager caught in gang- related crossfire has law enforcement cracking down on this growing threat. To even be considered a gang member, state and federal standards require law enforcement to identify multiple factors, including dress and tattoos, to confirmation through a confidential informant.
Source: WSPA 7 News Date: May 18, 2017
Jury renders verdict in ‘senseless killing’ at pumps of a Warner Robins gas station (Perry, GA): A Houston County jury deliberated only 90 minutes Thursday before finding Deondray Darnell Yarn guilty of murder and all related charges in a gang-related slaying at a Warner Robins gas station three years ago.
Source: The Telegraph Date: May 18, 2017
Two charged with murder in drug-related homicide outside north Tulsa grocery store (Tulsa, OK): Tulsa County prosecutors charged a juvenile and a man with murder Thursday after what police said was a drug-related shooting near a grocery store May 5.
Source: Tulsa World Date: May 18, 2017
Teen wounded in shooting after gang fight in north Fort Worth (Fort Worth, TX): A 19-year-old man was wounded in a shooting after a gang fight on Fort Worth’s north side Thursday afternoon, police said.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: May 18, 2017
Harlem gang members charged in connection with slay (Harlem, NY): Thirteen members of two Harlem gangs were busted on conspiracy charges in connection to gang activity and a retributive murder, prosecutors said Thursday.
Source: New York Daily News Date: May 18, 2017
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