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Three more gang members sentenced in crackdown (Sacramento, CA): Three leaders of a Northern California gang have been sentenced to federal prison as part of an ongoing crackdown on its drug trafficking activities.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: May 8, 2012

Does new brand of vodka glorify San Diego's gang violence? (San Diego, CA): A new brand of vodka is stirring up controversy and its makers are accused of glorifying San Diego's gang violence. Bottles of "Southeast Red" display a label that features a map of neighborhoods in San Diego with documented gang activity.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: May 8, 2012

Police seek help after string of shootings (Oceanside, CA): After the third shooting since March in Crown Heights, city officials said the violence was undermining efforts to establish trust with residents of the small neighborhood in the shadow of Oceanside High School.
Source: North County Times    Date: May 8, 2012

Trio ordered to stand trial in suspected payback killing (Oceanside, CA): A trio of suspected gang members was on Tuesday morning ordered to stand trial in the Jan. 2 slaying of a man who authorities said was a rival gang member.
Source: North County Times    Date: May 8, 2012

Slain L.A. athlete mistaken for a gang member, prosecutor says (Los Angeles, CA): The 17-year-old football star's skin was black and his backpack red. Were it not for those colors, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday, Jamiel Shaw II might never have been murdered by an 18th Street gang member eager to earn his stripes.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 8, 2012

Sacramento County hopes to become model for gang suppression (Sacramento County, CA): The numbers are much bigger than you might realize: Sacramento County has more than 12,000 validated gang members in 200 different gangs.
Source: KXTV News 10    Date: May 8, 2012

One killed in gang-related shooting in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): Authorities have identified a man found dead Tuesday after an early morning shooting in the underground parking structure of an apartment complex.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: May 8, 2012

Five gang members arrested during sweep (Carlsbad, CA): Carlsbad police arrested five gang members, including three minors, Tuesday after a six-month investigation into a spate of gang-related crimes that occurred late last year, said Sgt. Mickey Williams.
Source: North County Times    Date: May 8, 2012

Victim in Anaheim shooting was 17-year-old boy (Anaheim, CA): Authorities have identified a 17-year-old boy who was killed last week in what police suspect to be a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: May 8, 2012

Ban on saggy pants proposed (Porterville, CA): Is it a fashion crime or an actual crime? A Porterville man who's running for city council wants to ban saggy pants. It's one of three anti-gang ordinances he'd like to propose. Most people don’t enjoy looking at a person in public whose underwear is in full view.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News    Date: May 7, 2012

Pontiac organizations aim to keep children away from gangs (Oakland County, CA): Xavier Bond who grew up skating at Rolladium 20 years ago listened as reports filtered out of the gang shootings that took place there last year. Six people were injured during the gunfire between two gangs.
Source: The Oakland Press    Date: May 6, 2012

Visalia teen fatally shot at Dinuba cemetery (Dinuba, CA): A Visalia teenager died following a gang-related shooting at a Dinuba cemetery on Sunday morning, the Tulare County Sheriff's Department said.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: May 6, 2012

Sacramento sheriff outlines work of new gang division (Sacramento County, CA): In a news conference Friday, Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones announced that his new anti-gang "Impact Division" has arrested nearly 125 suspects for gang-related crimes and seized more than 100 guns.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: May 5, 2012

Law enforcement officials: Gangs still a problem in Oakland County (Oakland COunty, CA): Kuantele Sangster remembers the night last year when the gang shootings went down in Waterford Township.
Source: The Oakland Press    Date: May 5, 2012

More than 20 arrests Friday in Cinco de Mayo celebrations in San Jose (San Jose, CA): More than 20 people were taken into custody at Cinco de Mayo celebrations Friday night, including three juveniles arrested in a gang-related assault, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 5, 2012

Oakland gang member sent to prison for at least 75 years for killing man because of red hat (Oakland, CA): Francisco Hernandez will spend the rest of his life in prison, a judge ruled Friday, for killing Marco Casillas and almost killing Casillas's girlfriend just because Casillas was wearing a red baseball hat.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: May 4, 2012

San Jose gang leader nicknamed 'Capone' sentenced to 223 years to life for violent kidnapping (San Jose, CA): A San Jose gang leader whose street name is "Capone" was sentenced Friday to 223 years to life in prison, plus another 112 years, for the violent kidnapping of a man who failed to pay for a delivery of methamphetamine.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 4, 2012

Gang members charged in Simi Valley crime spree (Simi Valley, CA): Several Simi Valley gang members are in custody following an unusual spree of violence that began with a beatdown in the wash and escalated to a stabbing and a drive-by shooting.
Source: Simi Valley Acorn    Date: May 4, 2012

14-year-old arrested in Santa Ana shooting; gang rivalry blamed (Santa Ana, CA): A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in the shooting of a Santa Ana teenager last week over a gang rivalry, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 4, 2012

Gang member faces life for grad-party slaying (Santa Ana, CA): A member of a criminal street gang who shot to death a fellow gang member trying to move on and join the military and get married faces possible life in prison without parole following a conviction this week.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: May 4, 2012

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