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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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Gang member who fatally stabbed Pioneer Valley student faces 26 years to life in prison after changing plea (Santa Maria, CA): A West Park gang member who was charged in connection to the 2016 slaying of a Pioneer Valley High School student will be sentenced to 26 years to life in prison after changing his plea Wednesday.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: June 21, 2018

Stockton police arrest gang members in homicides, other crimes (Stockton, CA): A nine-month investigation into a new subset of the Norteno gang resulted in the arrests of nearly a dozen people in connection with multiple homicides, several shootings and other crimes in Stockton and San Joaquin County, police said.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: June 20, 2018

San Rafael police arrest 3 gang suspects in Canal attack (San Rafael, CA): Three men were arraigned Tuesday in connection with an alleged gang attack in San Rafael that involved knives and a beer bottle. The crimes occurred on May 26 at Pickleweed Park in the Canal area, said San Rafael police Lt. Raffaello Pata. He said the suspects went to the park to fight members of a rival gang and confronted a small group.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: June 19, 2018

Homeboy Industries Helps Los Angeles Youth Exit Gang Life With Jobs, Therapy (Los Angeles, CA): Garry Powers stands on Alameda Street near the North Vignes Street overpass, across from a smoke shop and a Vietnamese restaurant. He’s on the edge of Chinatown and a couple of miles north of Boyle Heights, a neighborhood once rife with gangs.
Source: Youth Today    Date: June 18, 2018

Murder Charges Filed Against Three Men in Cathedral City Gang Shooting (Cathedral City, CA): Murder and attempted murder charges were filed Monday against three men accused in a gang-related shooting outside a Cathedral City strip club that left one man dead and two others injured.
Source: KMIR News    Date: June 18, 2018

Man pleads guilty to murder in 2012 gang slaying in Placentia (Fullerton, CA): A 24-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to murder in the gang-related shooting of another 24-year-old man in Placentia two days before Christmas Day 2012. Daniel Nestor also pleaded guilty to conspiracy and participating in criminal street gang activity, according to court records. He was scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 6.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: June 18, 2018

Fatal Shooting of Man in Compton Believed to Be Gang Related: Investigators (Compton, CA): Homicide detectives were investigating the fatal shooting of a man that took place Saturday night in Compton, authorities said.
Source: KTLA News    Date: June 17, 2018

2 gang members arrested in fatal San Pedro shooting; victim identified (San Pedro, CA): Los Angeles police have arrested two gang members in the slaying this week of a 52-year-old man who was shot while sitting in his car in San Pedro.
Source: Daily Breeze    Date: June 15, 2018

"Sureño" gang member arrested by Border Patrol (Calexico, CA): Border Patrol agents apprehended a "Sureño" gang member near Calexico Thursday afternoon. A records check revealed the man had a felony conviction for illegal re-entry into the U.S. and is a registered Sureño gang member. Under the Street Gang Act, the 27-year-old Mexican citizen was sentenced to a four-year prison term.
Source: KYMA 11 News    Date: June 15, 2018

Reports provide new details on accused child killer Kaleb Kessinger's alleged relationship with Bakersfield street gang (Bakersfield, CA): Left alone in a grocery store after his wallet — containing $1,200 — was stolen from his pocket, Kenneth Kessinger told police the thief was his grandson and the theft happened so fast he couldn't do anything but yell as his grandson ran out the door.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: June 14, 2018

Former Surenos gang member testifies in Fairfield murder trial (Solano County, CA): Day 2 of a Solano Superior Court trial of an alleged gunman in a 2016 gang-related Fairfield homicide ended Thursday afternoon with testimony from an accomplice and former fellow Sureños gang member who recounted his relationship with the defendant and memories of what happened just before gunfire erupted.
Source: The Reporter    Date: June 14, 2018

Strip club shooting between suspected gang members leaves one dead and two wounded (Cathedral City, CA): An altercation between suspected members of two rival gangs escalated in front of a strip club in Cathedral City Monday night.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: June 13, 2018

SF supes take hard look at 12-year-old gang injunctions (San Francisco, CA): Three members of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors rigorously examined the city’s controversial gang injunction program during an emotional and overflowing meeting Wednesday evening at City Hall.
Source: SFGate    Date: June 13, 2018

Police: Santa Rosa gang member arrested on drug, concealed carry charges (Santa Rosa, CA): A Santa Rosa man was arrested Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of methamphetamine possession and carrying a concealed weapon, police say.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: June 13, 2018

Accused child killer now charged with elder abuse and allegedly owned guns to benefit street gang (Bakersfield, CA): A Bakersfield man charged — along with his girlfriend — in the death of her 2-year-old son allegedly stole $1,200 from his grandfather two months before the boy's death, and authorities in that investigation found weapons including a homemade assault rifle in his room, according to court documents.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: June 12, 2018

Accused baby killer faces new charges & allegations of ties to WSC street gang (Bakersfield, CA): It was a crime that shocked our community, and tonight the man accused of murdering his girlfriend's two year old son, burying the child's body in the Kern River Canyon, and then taking the cops on a lengthy manhunt- is now facing a new set of charges.
Source: KGET 17 News    Date: June 12, 2018

Sessions excludes domestic, gang violence from asylum claims (San Diego, CA): Immigration judges generally cannot consider domestic and gang violence as grounds for asylum, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday in a ruling that could affect large numbers of Central Americans who have increasingly turned to the United States for protection.
Source: WPXI 11 News    Date: June 11, 2018

2 SF men receive multiple life sentences for gang-related murders (San Francisco, CA): Two alleged San Francisco gang members have been sentenced to multiple life terms for murder, as well as pimping and racketeering charges.
Source: SFGate    Date: June 10, 2018

Five arrested, two guns found in special units sweep (Stockton, CA): Multiple law enforcement agencies teamed up in recent days to crack down on gang and gun violence in Stockton and the surrounding county, netting five felony arrests and confiscating two handguns in the process.
Source: The Record    Date: June 10, 2018

LAPD officers critically wound gang member in hospital emergency room fight (Los Angeles, CA): Gunfire erupted in a hospital emergency room in Boyle Heights Saturday, and one person was critically wounded. Los Angeles police said their officers were involved but not injured when violence erupted at about 5 a.m., said an LAPD public information officer at a 9:30 a.m. news conference in front of the hospital.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: June 9, 2018

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