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Violent gang member suspected of killing 14-year-old apprehended using Vigilant Solutions License Plate Reader data (Livermore, CA): Vigilant Solutions announces today that the use of its License Plate Reader data and LEARN® online investigative solution has resulted in the successful resolution of a gang investigation. The details of the case are being obscured at the request of the agency.
Source: Vigilant Solutions    Date: July 22, 2014

Oakland gang sweeps result in 13 arrests, multiple felony charges (Oakland, CA): Thirteen known gang members have been arrested and charged with violent crimes, including attempted murder, home invasion robbery and carjacking in connection with the city's signature anti-violence program, police announced Tuesday.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: July 22, 2014

Judge strikes down gang injunction (Santa Barbara, CA): There were no ifs, ands, or buts in Judge Colleen Sterne's unequivocal ruling that Santa Barbara city police and prosecutors failed to make the case necessary to support the gang injunction they've been seeking since March 11 three years ago. Sterne faulted the gang-related data presented by various experts with the Police Department throughout the course of the 15-day trial — which officially began on Cinco de Mayo — as "flawed, unreliable, and incomplete."
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: July 22, 2014

Juvenile Hall Court to host gang-related murder trial (Santa Barbara County, CA): The so-called "U-Haul murder trial" is expected to be another high security, gang-related trial that requires extra time and money to make it work at the Santa Barbara County Juvenile Hall courtroom which is seen as the most practical venue.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: July 22, 2014

Gang members blamed in deadly Porterville fire (Porterville, CA): Investigators now say gang members trying to kill a recent gang dropout are to blame for a house fire that ultimately killed an innocent woman.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: July 22, 2014

Law enforcement comes together to learn about dealing with gang crime (Los Angeles, CA): Although violent crime in general, including gang crime, is on a downward trend in LA, 58% of homicides in 2013 were gang-related. Law enforcement officials said on Tuesday that the city still has a long way to go to curb gang violence.
Source: The Epoch Times    Date: July 22, 2014

Court overturns first-degree murder conviction of gang member (Orange County, CA): An appeals court has reversed a first-degree murder conviction of a man suspected of being involved in a gang confrontation that left one man dead and a juvenile injured.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: July 22, 2014

Street-wise solutions to gang problems in SLO County (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Michael Macias ran his index finger over his brow and then across both of his cheekbones, as if he were applying war paint. "Right here and here. This was all tatted," he says. Macias, 35, said he once claimed membership to a street gang loosely based around Paso Robles. It took several arrests for battery and drug possession for him to go straight.
Source: The Tribune    Date: July 21, 2014

How SLO County cracks down on gangs (San Luis Obispo, CA): On a hot, sun-drenched March afternoon, a team of heavily armed officers in tactical gear raided the Paso Robles home of a suspect awaiting trial, filling cardboard boxes and paper bags with evidence and carrying them to the trunks of their unmarked sedans.
Source: The Tribune    Date: July 21, 2014

Gang member convicted in shooting of two others in same gang (Bakersfield, CA): Kern County District Attorney Lisa Green announced a conviction in a significant gang case today. In a case prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Cole McKnight, a Kern County jury convicted Devon Camden Mondine, 24, of first degree murder and attempted first degree murder, along with firearm use and gang charges.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: July 21, 2014

Two alleged gang members arrested in strong-armed robbery of 51-year-old pedestrian (Salinas, CA): Two street gang members were arrested Sunday for the strong-armed robbery of a pedestrian in Salinas after they led police on a high-speed chase, a police commander said.
Source: KRON Channel 4 News    Date: July 21, 2014

Suspected Salinas gang member captured after alleged one-man crime spree (Santa Maria, CA): A suspected gang member from Salinas was arrested in Santa Maria on Saturday after an alleged one-man crime spree as he tried mightily to elude capture.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: July 20, 2014

Soledad gang leader gets 42 years for shooting deaths of two former members (Soledad, CA): The head of a criminal street gang in Soledad was sentenced Friday to 42 years in prison in the murders of two men in 2008 and 2010, according to the Monterey County District Attorney's Office.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: July 19, 2014

San Luis Obispo County gangs: a real problem or just politics? (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Does San Luis Obispo County have a gang problem? It's a simple question with no simple answer. A supposed increase in local street gang activity became a talking point during the recent county district attorney election and at a county Board of Supervisors meeting in April when its Anti-Gang Coordinating Commission presented a five-year progress report.
Source: The Tribune    Date: July 19, 2014

Gangs: History of gang activity in SLO County (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Street gangs have existed in San Luis Obispo County since the 1960s. The county has been historically populated by Sureño-related gangs, an umbrella term that describes loosely affiliated members who trace their origins to Southern California, according to a March report on transnational gangs published by the California Department of Justice.
Source: The Tribune    Date: July 19, 2014

Man killed in gang-related Long Beach shooting identified (Long Beach, CA): A 25-year-old Long Beach man was shot and killed while standing outside of a home Friday afternoon in what police are calling a gang-related homicide has been identified.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: July 19, 2014

Santa Ana gang injunction hearing will be open to public (Orange County, CA): An Orange County Superior Court judge has reversed a previous order to close an upcoming gang injunction hearing to the public.
Source: Voice of OC    Date: July 18, 2014

Gang leader gets 42 years in prison for shooting deaths of two former members (Monterey County, CA): The head of a criminal street gang in Soledad was sentenced Friday to 42 years in prison in the murders of two men in 2008 and 2010, according to the Monterey County District Attorney's Office.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: July 18, 2014

Four to be tried in slaying of teens in park (Vista, CA): Four young men accused of shooting into an Oceanside park last year, killing two teenagers and wounding two others, were ordered Thursday to stand trial on charges including murder.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: July 17, 2014

Rollin' 30s gang members arrested on drug distribution allegations (Los Angeles, CA): More than 20 gang members and associates of the Rollin' 30s Harlem Crips are facing federal charges on allegations of drug distribution, officials said Thursday. Hundreds of FBI and L.A. Police Department officers were part of a coordinated effort Thursday morning to serve arrest warrants to 23 alleged members of the street gang.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 17, 2014

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