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Two gang members face trial in stray bullet killing of 6-year-old Salinas boy (Monterey, CA): A Monterey County Superior Court judge has ruled that two gang members should face trial in the death of a 6-year-old boy who was struck by a stray bullet while playing in the kitchen of his house.
Source: Daily Reporter    Date: September 18, 2013

Second arrest in connection with gang-related stabbing (Napa Valley, CA): A man was arrested Monday and booked into the Napa County jail in connection with the stabbing of a Napa resident on Sept. 6 in a gang-related incident, according to court records.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: September 17, 2013

Fresno gang member to face murder charge over Super Bowl shooting (Fresno, CA): A Fresno gang member will stand trial for fatally shooting a father of three on Super Bowl Sunday this year, a judge ruled Tuesday in Fresno County Superior Court.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: September 17, 2013

Gang involvement suspected in Northridge shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A woman was shot in the leg early Tuesday morning in Northridge, the victim of an apparent gang crime.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: September 17, 2013

Police report 19 percent drop in gang-related crime (San Jose, CA): The San Jose Police Department's summer crackdown on gang activity, an effort launched in June after a string of killings, resulted in a 19 percent drop in gang-related violent crime, according to statistics released Monday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: September 16, 2013

L.A. gang member held on suspicion of illegally entering U.S. (Los Angeles, CA): A reputed member of a notorious Los Angeles street gang was arrested on suspicion of illegally entering the United States, federal authorities said Monday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 16, 2013

Gang member given 15 years (Yuba City, CA): A Yuba City gang member was sentenced to 15 years and 8 months in prison on Monday for attempting to murder a 20-year-old Olivehurst man last September.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: September 16, 2013

Gang member who slashed attorney during trial gets extended prison term (San Diego, CA): A gang member who slashed his attorney on the cheek during a trial in which the defendant was convicted of trying to carry out a Mexican Mafia-directed "hit" on a fellow inmate at Donovan State Prison was sentenced Monday to 64 years to life behind bars, plus 35 years.
Source: San Diego 6 News    Date: September 16, 2013

Gang investigator: Defendant never said he took part in fatal Riverbank shooting (Modesto, CA): A gang investigator on Monday testified that a defendant accused of murder never said he participated in a Riverbank shooting in which a 21-year-old man was killed during a botched carjacking.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: September 16, 2013

Gang member arrested in Highland with meth, ammo after chase (Highland, CA): The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department says the 32-year-old man was taken into custody after an air and ground search.
Source: Redlands-LomaLindaPatch    Date: September 16, 2013

Preliminary hearing under way in Canyon Country stabbing case (Santa Clarita, CA): Prosecutors presented their case Monday against a Canyon Country man charged with attempted murder in the alleged gang-related stabbing of a 20-year-old man four months ago, a court official said.
Source: The Santa Clarita Valley Signal    Date: September 16, 2013

L.A. Mission College gets at-risk youth back on track (Los Angeles, CA): For Javier Franco, it's a long way from Columbus Street to precalculus at L.A. Mission College. A member of the notorious Columbus Street Gang, which just received an injunction because of street crimes including drug dealing and murder, the 27-year-old Panorama City student had served long stints in Folsom State Prison.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: September 15, 2013

New technology aids Long Beach police in gang enforcement (Long Beach, CA): Even as opposition has risen against the use of gang injunctions by those who claim their sweeping nature violates the civil liberties of those living within their boundaries, a new technology developed by a local company is helping Long Beach authorities be more precise and effective in the way they target gang members.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: September 14, 2013

Activists and law enforcement square off over gang injunctions (Los Angeles, CA): More than 30 years since court injunctions were first imposed in Los Angeles County to radically alter the behavior of gang members, a grass-roots effort is building to challenge the sweeping restrictions as a violation of basic civil liberties.
Source: Daily Breeze    Date: September 14, 2013

Lawsuit aims to curb L.A.'s use of gang injunction curfews (Los Angeles, CA): A $28 million class-action lawsuit filed against Los Angeles over its use of curfews in civil gang injunctions could be a game-changer. The federal lawsuit filed in 2011 alleges that the city’s use of curfews to limit the movements of alleged gang members inside the injunction areas is vague and a violation of the Constitution.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: September 14, 2013

Sylmar, Pacoima helped by injunction, authorities say (Los Angeles, CA): Police and prosecutors have pushed through more than 40 gang injunctions in the city of Los Angeles in the last three decades, and say the restraining orders that prohibit the movements of known gang members are a powerful tool to reduce crime in the city.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: September 14, 2013

Officials: Gang injunctions effective in San Gabriel Valley (San Gabriel Valley, CA): Law enforcement officials in the San Gabriel Valley say gang injunctions have proven to be an effective and valuable tool to combat gang crime and membership.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: September 14, 2013

Gang injunctions shaped change in Wilmington (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles police Sgt. Anthony Balderama had made a left turn at Gulf Avenue and D Street in Wilmington when he spotted a 16-year-old boy standing on the corner. The boy whistled to another teenager down the street, prompting the Harbor Division gang unit member to stop his patrol car.
Source: Daily Breeze    Date: September 14, 2013

Police say gang injunction help curb gang crime in Whittier, Montebello (Whittier, CA): Members of the Whittier Varrio Locos gang can't hang around with other fellow gangsters, throw gang signs, stay out past 10 p.m. or loiter in a certain part of Whittier.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: September 14, 2013

Inland Empire gang injunctions see some success, but challenges remain (Rancho Cucumonga, CA): Children played on swings while adults jogged and walked at Old Town Park in Rancho Cucamonga on a recent September morning. With the exception of some graffiti scrawled on park signs, there were few indications that this park was once a hub for the Cucamonga Kings gang.
Source: The Sun    Date: September 14, 2013

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