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.
Sheriff: Growing gang activity may be influencing drug trade here (Henderson County, KY): A nine-month drug investigation by the Henderson County Sheriff's Office and the Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force has generated two things: almost 100 people charged or in the process of it, and information that suspected gangs could be gaining a foothold in the county.
Source: The Gleaner Date: December 21, 2016
Incarcerated Los Banos man charged with 2015 homicide (Los Banos, CA): A 22-year-old Los Banos man has been charged with murder for the April 2015 killing of a man, allegedly because the victim tried to drop out of a gang, the Los Banos Police Department announced Wednesday.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: December 21, 2016
Hotbed of gang violence: City sues to ban gangsters from red tennis shoes murder site (Los Angeles, CA): A hotbed of gang violence that was the site of the red tennis shoes murder was targeted Wednesday by city officials who demanded a court ban gangsters from the area and increase security.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: December 21, 2016
After years with a gang, Aurora pastor looks to end the violence (Aurora, IL): A pastor in Aurora has a very personal reason for getting involved to stop the violence in Chicago, and also right here in Aurora.
Source: The Beacon-News Date: December 21, 2016
1st person charged with hate crime for killing transgender person pleads guilty (Gulfport, MS): Josh Vallum, a statewide officer of the Latin Kings street gang, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning to the first federal hate crime charge filed in U.S. history against the killer of a transgender person.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: December 21, 2016
Another Plainfield street gang member sentenced for racketeering (Newark, NJ): A member of a Plainfield branch of the international street gang La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13 — that operated in Middlesex, Somerset and Union counties — was sentenced to prison Tuesday for his role in the brutal murder of an associate of the gang.
Source: myCentralJersey.com Date: December 20, 2016
Charges of murder, criminal street gang activity and weapon violation sent to grand jury in Augusta cold-case homicide (Augusta, GA): Whispers and rumors may have spread in the nearly three years since an Augusta man was gunned down on Bobby Jones Expressway, but Latasha Moore was the one who knew what the sheriff investigators thought but never released to the public – the names of the chief suspects, said Assistant District Attorney Hank Syms.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle Date: December 20, 2016
Attorney for alleged gang assassin attacks testimony in closings (Chicago, IL): Catching a glimpse of a gunman’s limp and dreadlock hairstyle while ducking for cover as the car you’re in is being shot up is no way to make a positive identification that holds up in court.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 20, 2016
Fugitive task force, street crimes unit team up to nab gun, gang suspects (Fargo, ND): During the past seven weeks, a joint effort by the Metro Street Crimes Unit and the U.S. Marshals Service High Plains Fugitive Task Force netted 26 arrests involving people wanted for gun offenses, or people known to be associated with gangs who also had active felony warrants.
Source: Grand Forks Herald Date: December 20, 2016
Bethlehem gang shooter accused of punching, spitting blood on guard (Bethlehem, PA): A Bethlehem teenager who shot a rival gang member eight times last January allegedly assaulted a corrections officer at Northampton County Prison while awaiting trial.
Source: The Express-Times Date: December 20, 2016
Alderman targets 2 Brighton Park businesses after four shot (Chicago, IL): A Southwest Side alderman wants to permanently shut down two businesses in Brighton Park, arguing that they are partly responsible for the alleged gang activity that led to a quadruple shooting that killed two people Friday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 20, 2016
Youth sentenced for role in gang-related beating (Regina, SK): A youth who recorded a beating of a fellow gang member, then delivered a couple kicks of his own, will spend some additional time in custody.
Source: Regina Leader-Post Date: December 20, 2016
Authorities identify 18-year-old man killed in gas station shooting (San Jose, CA): Police have identified an 18-year-old San Jose man who was shot to death during a confrontation at a gas station parking lot late Sunday, as detectives continue searching for the shooter.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: December 20, 2016
Columbia police get federal grant for more officers (Columbia, MO): The federal government will help Columbia bring on four more police officers to combat growing gun violence in town. The Department of Justice awarded CPD with $500,000 to bring on four new officers. While the program only encourages departments hire post-September 11 military veterans, CPD says each one hired will be a veteran.
Source: KMIZ ABC 17 News Date: December 20, 2016
Brazen gang suspected in carjacking spree (Milwaukee, WI): Several alleged members of a gang known for carjackings, high-speed chases and other crimes have been charged with 31 offenses in a case that illustrates the reckless and brazen methods employed by teen robbery crews in Milwaukee.
Source: Journal Sentinel Date: December 20, 2016
5 dead, at least 15 wounded in city shootings (Chicago, IL): Five people were killed, including an innocent bystander, and at least 15 others were wounded in city shootings from Friday to early Saturday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 19, 2016
Homicide tally ties 25-year high after gas station shooting (San Jose, CA): An 18-year-old man was shot to death in a suspected gang-related shooting at a West San Jose gas station late Sunday, bringing the city’s killings to the highest point in a quarter-century, authorities said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: December 19, 2016
Reputed gang member found guilty of murder (Hartford, CT): A reputed Hartford street gang member has been found guilty of killing a man in 2011. A federal court jury in New Haven on Monday found 27-year-old Arthur Stanley guilty in the killing of 23-year-old Keith Washington of Windsor.
Source: The Daily Progress Date: December 19, 2016
Trial begins for Diego Ramos of Goshen who faces two murder charges (Goshen, IN): A Goshen man is on trial after a double murder earlier this year. 22-year-old Diego Ramos is faced with two charges of murder after Jose Nava and Marco Carmona-Gonzalez were killed in their home back in March.
Source: WNDU Channel 16 News Date: December 19, 2016
Man charged in 2015 South L.A. shooting; police say victim was mistaken for a gang member (Los Angeles, CA): A combination of witness statements and surveillance video led detectives last month to a suspect in the 2015 shooting death of a 24-year-old man in Vermont-Slauson, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 19, 2016
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.