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City attorney cracks down on gang activity (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has filed nuisance abatement lawsuits against the owners of three south Los Angeles properties, including a strip mall and an unlicensed barber shop, that were allegedly controlled by the Rollin’ 30s and Rollin’ 40s criminal street gangs and used for gang activity such as narcotics and firearms sales.
Source: Park Labrea News/Beverly Press    Date: July 24, 2014
http://parklabreanewsbeverlypress.com/...

Extra police on hand to keep gangs in check at fair (Sonoma County, CA): Police and Sonoma County Fair officials say they are confident they have measures in place this year that will maintain the fair's run of being unmarred by gang violence.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: July 24, 2014
http://www.pressdemocrat.com/...

Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US (Los Angeles, CA): Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America. Experts, however, say those gangs are actually a byproduct of U.S. policies in the 1990s that sent many immigrants back to Central America after they had been indoctrinated into gang culture in this country.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: July 24, 2014
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Killers of 3-year-old in Oakland get life in prison (Oakland, CA): Saying she was consumed with sadness, the mother of a 3-year-old boy killed by a stray bullet in East Oakland asked for maximum sentences Wednesday for two alleged gang members whose drive-by gunfire had been directed at rivals.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: July 23, 2014
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Gang members get over 100-year prison sentence for Oakland toddler killing (Oakland, CA): Two East Oakland gang members on Wednesday were sentenced to more years in prison than they could possibly live in connection with a 2011 drive-by shooting on a busy East Oakland thoroughfare that killed a 3-year-old boy.
Source: The Oakland Tribune    Date: July 23, 2014
http://www.insidebayarea.com/...

San Jose jury acquits young woman of gang-related murder (San Jose, CA): In a rare victory for a murder suspect, a jury Wednesday acquitted a young woman of a gang-related killing, sparing her from a possible life sentence.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: July 23, 2014
http://www.contracostatimes.com/...

Three teens get prison for Oceanside gang killing (OCeanside, CA): Three young men were sentenced to prison Wednesday for their roles in the 2013 gang-related stabbing death of a 16-year-old boy near Oceanside High School in a dispute about graffiti and vandalism.
Source: XETV San Diego 6 News    Date: July 23, 2014
http://www.sandiego6.com/...

Trio sentenced to life in slaying outside lounge (Stockton, CA): Three men charged in the shooting of 29-year-old Eric Valverde outside of Evviva Lounge will spend the rest of their lives in state prison in connection to the murder.
Source: The Record    Date: July 23, 2014
http://www.recordnet.com/...

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
http://www.insidebayarea.com/...

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
http://www.independent.com/...

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
http://www.keyt.com/...

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
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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
http://www.theepochtimes.com/...

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
http://www.ocregister.com/...

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
http://vigilantsolutions.com/...

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
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/...

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
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/...

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
http://www.turnto23.com/...

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
http://news.kron4.com/...

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
http://www.noozhawk.com/...

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