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Brutality of racial gang violence detailed in latest arrest (Riverside, CA): Gang violence is a factor in at least five fatal shootings since 2012 in Riverside’s Eastside, police officials said.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: March 1, 2015

Multi-Agency Sweep Targets Gang Members in North County (San Diego County, CA): North County law enforcement agencies arrested 11 suspected gang members in the Vista area Friday as part of an effort to disrupt criminal activity along the Highway 78 corridor.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: February 28, 2015

4 jailed, 1 sought after fight at Fresno's Fashion Fair Mall (Fresno, CA): Action News has uncovered new details following a violent brawl at Fashion Fair Mall that was caught on camera. Fresno police say one of the suspects, Demariea Robinson, 20, turned himself in on Thursday night. They're still actively searching for Isaiah Moore. Police say that fight sparked eight shootings and a murder.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: February 27, 2015

North Bay Man, 22, Pleaded ‘No Contest’ In Gang-Related Teen Murder (Santa Rosa, CA): A 22-year-old Santa Rosa man pleaded no contest this morning in Sonoma County Superior Court to being an accessory to the murder of a teen at a party in Windsor last June. Sergio Quiroz also admitted an enhancement alleging his actions were intended to benefit a street gang.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: February 27, 2015

Protesters condemn gang conspiracy law (San Diego, CA): About 75 protesters gathered outside the San Diego Superior courthouse Friday to criticize the use of a controversial state gang conspiracy law they say unfairly targets young minority men. The law is being used for the first time here and has drawn national attention.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 27, 2015

Jury Deadlocks on Whether Gang Members Knowingly Shot at Anaheim Cops (Anaheim, CA): Time was when the Orange County District Attorney's office could trot cholos in front of a jury of mostly middle-aged gabachas, claim said cholos produced all sorts of crimes against cops, and win verdict after verdict. But we don't live in that Orange County anymore, Toto.
Source: OC Weekly    Date: February 27, 2015

2 Documented Gang Members Arrested In Connection With Riverside Murder (Riverside, CA): Two documented gang members were in custody Friday for allegedly shooting and killing a 40-year-old man.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: February 27, 2015

Fresno family takes bold stand against gang violence (Fresno, CA): A Fresno family is taking a bold stand against gang violence after their mother was shot and killed while sleeping on the couch in her own home. The Alvarez family wants everyone to know they too are victims. They say they're tired of living like prisoners in their own neighborhoods.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: February 26, 2015

Seaside residents take part in gang violence workshop (Seaside, CA): Over 50 people crowded the Oldemeyer Center in Seaside Thursday night for a community workshop focusing on ending youth gang violence in the city. "My biggest worries are just everything for my daughter," said Seaside resident Joanna Loera. Loera grew up in Seaside and came to the meeting to help make the city a better place for her daughter.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: February 26, 2015

Second suspect named in gang slaying, police say (Riverside, CA): Prosecutors have filed a murder charge against a 19-year-old Riverside man who is among two suspects in a slaying that police say is gang-related in that city nearly a year ago.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: February 26, 2015

U-Haul defense continues cross-examination of SMPD gang detective (Santa Maria, CA): Cross-examination of a Santa Maria Police detective, who works on a gang unit in the city, continued in the U-Haul murder case on Thursday.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: February 26, 2015

Three convicted in gang-linked shooting on Anaheim police car (Santa Ana, CA): Three men were acquitted Thursday of conspiracy to commit murder but convicted in connection with the gang-related shooting at an unmarked Anaheim police car with uniformed officers inside the vehicle.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: February 26, 2015

Fresno gang members in custody for fight at Fashion Fair Mall, police say (Fresno, CA): Police say three west Fresno gang members are in custody for the gang-related fight at Fashion Fair Mall earlier this month. Police are searching for two more suspects.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: February 26, 2015

Guard sentenced for smuggling drugs into California prison (Lancaster, CA): A former guard at a state prison in Southern California has been pleaded no contest to smuggling drugs and other contraband to fellow gang members behind bars. Andre Pierre Scott entered the plea Tuesday and was immediately sentenced to four years in prison.
Source: The Tribune    Date: February 25, 2015

Third defendant in 2009 Daly City gang murder extradited, facing federal charges (San Francisco, CA): A man recently extradited from Mexico in connection with a 2009 Daly City murder made his first appearance in U.S. District Court in San Francisco this week, according to federal prosecutors.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: February 25, 2015

Accessory in October shootout in Chico given probation (Oroville, CA): An Oroville man convicted as an accessory in a daytime shootout in Chico between rival gangs has been given probation.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: February 25, 2015

Livingston police arrest seven known gang members (Livingston, CA): A total of seven known gang members have been arrested in Livingston since Saturday, the Police Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: February 25, 2015

La Puente community meeting planned to discuss gang injunction (La Puente, CA): The community is invited to join sheriff’s officials for a conversation regarding La Puente’s gang injunction next week. The permanent civil injunction targeting gang members and gang-related activity has been in place since 2011. It is meant to curb the activities of the local street gangs Puente 13 and Bassett Grande. Deputies have described the injunction as a valuable tool in combating gang crime.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: February 25, 2015

Behind LA's Dramatic Decline In Gang Violence (Los Angeles, CA): From 1988 to 1998 -- known to some as the “decade of death” -- close to a thousand people per year were killed in Los Angeles. Gangs didn’t run all the neighborhoods, but the ones they did, they terrorized. Drugs moved openly on street corners, drive-by shootings occurred with dispiriting frequency, and wearing the wrong color T-shirt on the wrong street could be interpreted as a death wish.
Source: The Huffington Post    Date: February 24, 2015

Alejo bill targets profiteering gangs (Salinas, CA): A Salinas-area lawmaker is hoping to cripple transnational gangs by beefing up prosecutors' ability to freeze criminal assets prior to indictment in profiteering cases. Last week, Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville) introduced Assembly Bill 443. State Attorney General Kamala Harris, who outlined the proposal in a report, is sponsoring the bill.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: February 24, 2015

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