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Operation Ceasefire program lacks support in Pomona (Pomona, CA): Before City Council members voted recently to approve a municipal budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, Councilman John Nolte proposed adjusting it to allow the city to establish a program to reduce crime. Operation Ceasefire has been used with great success in other cities to reduce gang violence, but it requires a substantial financial investment to pay for additional police and public outreach.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin     Date: June 6, 2015

1 shot in Pacoima gang attack (Los Angeles, CA): A 25-year-old man is in serious condition today after being shot during an argument with several other people in Pacoima, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: June 5, 2015

Police: Santa Ana gang member shot in the hand, won't say how he was shot (Santa Ana, CA): A documented gang member was uncooperative with officers Thursday night after he was shot in the hand, police said. Santa Ana police responded to reports of shots fired around 10:30 p.m. in the 100 block of South Broadway Street.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: June 5, 2015

'No snitching' rule may slow hunt for killer in Wyandanch triple homicide, experts say (Los Angeles County, CA): A judge sentenced a 31-year-old gang member on Friday to 58 years to life in prison in the Venice shooting death of Oscar Duncan, a youth pastor and mentor.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 5, 2015

Greenfield police combat gang violence (Greenfield, CA): The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office says some sort of gang task force is being discussed. While nothing is set in stone, the Greenfield Police Department is already devoting more resources to the problem.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: June 5, 2015

Pimp convicted of human trafficking, sentenced to life (Orange County, CA): A convicted gang member became the first defendant in Orange County on Friday sent to prison for human trafficking of a prostitute for the benefit of his street gang, according to prosecutors.
Source: MyNewsLa.com    Date: June 5, 2015

Salinas Valley cities working to create gang task force (Monterey County, CA): A task force aimed at tackling gang-related crime in Salinas Valley cities is in the works, officials said Thursday. Salinas Valley police chiefs said details are being finalized before an announcement is made, but officials told the Herald that the Sheriff’s Office is working with police departments including in King City and in Greenfield where a series of shootings last month left three dead and four people injured.
Source: Monterey Herald    Date: June 4, 2015

Gang member sentenced for Hacienda Heights shooting (Pomona, CA): A judge sentenced a gang member to 34 years to life in prison Wednesday for shooting a rival gang member in the throat last year, authorities said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: June 3, 2015

Arrests made following gang-related assault investigation in Lompoc (Lompoc, CA): Four arrests were made following a gang-related assault investigation in Lompoc that sent a man to the hospital last month.
Source: KSBY News    Date: June 2, 2015

Long Beach Prosecutor Doug Haubert to Spotlight Gang Program in Washington, D.C., Wednesday (Long Beach, CA): Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert will spotlight his office’s gang crime program during a briefing in Washington, D.C., Wednesday afternoon, he announced today.
Source: Long Beach Post    Date: June 2, 2015

Homeboy, other nonprofits fear wage hike will lead to program cuts (Los Angeles, CA): L.A.'s elected officials and their political staffs are a frequent presence at Homeboy Diner, picking up sandwiches or holding meetings at the cafe that operates on the second floor of City Hall.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 1, 2015

Being labeled a gangster could land you in prison longer, even if you're a regular criminal (Los Angeles, CA): Here's a term I hadn't encountered before today: "gang enhancement." It refers to a law passed in response to the gang violence in Los Angeles back in the 1980s. Gang enhancement allows prosecutors to stiffen the sentence for certain types of crimes. But they have to prove the crime was committed by a gang member — or on behalf of a street gang.
Source: Public Radio International    Date: June 1, 2015

2 killed in Koreatown in gang-related shootings (Los Angeles, CA): Two separate — but apparently related — shootings in Koreatown on Monday left two people dead in what police said they believe were gang-related attacks.
Source: MyNewsLa.com    Date: June 1, 2015

Examining Gang Enhanced Sentences In California's Legal System (California): NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates talks to Daniel Alarcon about his reporting on gang enhanced charges and sentencing. California law gives the prosecution the chance to increase the penalty in gang cases.
Source: KUOW News    Date: May 31, 2015

Gang-related arrests made in Oxnard (Oxnard, CA): Three Oxnard residents were arrested early Sunday morning for suspicion of offenses ranging from gun-related violations to resisting arrest. Oxnard police said the suspects fled when police approached at them at midnight Saturday in an apartment building courtyard on the 200 block of Cuesta Del Mar in Oxnard.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: May 31, 2015

MS-13 gang members deported to El Salvador to face homicide charges (Los Angeles, CA): Two members of the violent street gang MS-13 have been deported from Los Angeles to their native El Salvador to face charges of aggravated homicide, according to U.S. immigration officials.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: May 30, 2015

Alleged Long Beach Gang Member Charged With Committing Human Trafficking, Great Bodily Injury (Long Beach, CA): An alleged Long Beach gang member was charged with committing human trafficking and causing great bodily injury Tuesday after a woman he is accused of prostituting appeared with physical injuries in court last week, according to Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) officials.
Source: Long Beach Post    Date: May 29, 2015

Man killed in gang-related shooting in Anaheim identified (Anaheim, CA): The identity of a man fatally shot multiple times in Anaheim earlier this week was released by the Orange County coroner Friday afternoon.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: May 29, 2015

Young Hispanic People Are Squeezed Between Gangs and Cops in California's Central Valley (Modesto, CA): On a clear Valentine's Day afternoon two years ago in the rural town of Modesto in California's Central Valley, Jesse Sebourn and Jeanette Robles were hanging out outside an apartment complex when they decided to fuck with some graffiti memorializing the murder of two Norteño gang members about a year earlier.
Source: VICE     Date: May 28, 2015

75 arrests, guns and drugs seized in Merced gang take down (Merced, CA): A five-month investigation ended Thursday in Merced County with dozens of Norteno gang members arrested, including at least two in connection with a recent double homicide, as well as the seizure of firearms, drugs and pirated DVDs.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: May 28, 2015

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