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2 arrested during Oxnard traffic stop, police say (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard police said they arrested two gang members Wednesday on suspicion of multiple felony violations.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 28, 2016

El Cajon Gang Member Caught Selling Meth to Informant Gets Life in Prison (San Diego, CA): A 53-year-old West Coast Crips gang member from El Cajon was sentenced Tuesday morning in San Diego federal court to life in prison for multiple drug-related crimes.
Source: Santee Patch    Date: July 26, 2016

Three Face Charges in La Mesa Gang-Related Shooting Killing Man (La Mesa, CA): Three men — two of whom were already behind bars — now face murder, conspiracy and other charges stemming from a gang-related car-to- car shooting on Interstate 8 in La Mesa that killed 22-year-old man three years ago.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: July 25, 2016

Santa Rosa PD Makes Arrests In Gang-Related Kidnapping & Stabbing (Santa Rosa, CA): According to a recent Community Bulletin issued by the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD), SRPD officers responded to the report of a stabbing victim at approximately 2:30 PM Saturday afternoon July 16th in the 2400 block of Hardies Lane.
Source: Crime Voice    Date: July 25, 2016

Judge denies Lunada Bay Boys’ attempts to dismiss lawsuit (Palos Verdes Estates, CA): A federal judge has denied the Lunada Bay Boys’ first attempts to extract themselves from a lawsuit seeking to ban them from the Palos Verdes Estates surfing spot they are accused of ruthlessly defending from outsiders.
Source: Daily Breeze    Date: July 25, 2016

Overall crime is up in L.A. for the second straight year, LAPD reports (Los Angeles, CA): For the second straight year, the Los Angeles Police Department is reporting an increase in overall crime at the year’s midpoint, with the latest figures depicting a department still struggling to quell the rise after more than a decade of declines. Through July 16, violent crime increased 15.9% compared with the same period last year while property crime was up 3.8%, department records show. Overall crime rose 6.3%.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 22, 2016

Eastside Bar Is a Gangster Drug Market, Authorities Allege (Los Angeles, CA): The El Troquero Bar in Boyle Heights is a haven for gang members and buyers and sellers of cocaine and meth, according to the L.A. City Attorney's Office, which is attempting to wrest the bar from its owners, at least temporarily, and hand it over to a court-appointed receiver.
Source: LA Weekly    Date: July 22, 2016

Dos Palos gang member sentenced to nine years in homicide case (Merced County, CA): Witnesses refused to cooperate. That was the main factor in a plea agreement reached this week in a gang-related homicide case that ended with the defendant receiving a nine-year state prison term, according to prosecutors with the Merced County District Attorney’s Office.
Source: Los Banos Enterprise     Date: July 22, 2016

Court tosses murder conviction in gang shooting, says LAPD violated teen's Miranda rights (Los Angeles, CA): A Los Angeles man convicted of a 2003 gang-related murder must be released or given a new trial because police continued to question him after he said he did not want to talk, a federal appeals court decided Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 22, 2016

Los Angeles Area Man Killed in Gang-Related Attack (Los Angeles, CA): A man was fatally shot early this morning in an apparent gang-related attack in South Los Angeles, and sheriff’s detectives were searching for his killer, authorities said..
Source:    Date: July 22, 2016

Suspected gang member charged in throwing burning bottles at black families; Judge denies bail (Los Angeles, CA): A suspected gang member charged in a federal indictment with throwing Molotov cocktails through the windows of sleeping black families at the Ramona Gardens public housing complex in Boyle Heights two years ago in an alleged effort to drive them out of the area was denied bail Thursday.
Source:    Date: July 21, 2016

112 immigrants with criminal pasts arrested in four-day ICE operation in Southern California (Los Angeles, CA): More than 100 immigrants with criminal convictions were arrested during a four-day sweep in Southern California, federal officials announced Thursday. The arrested were immigrants who were involved in gang activity or had three or more misdemeanor convictions or a conviction for a “significant” misdemeanor such as a DUI. Some of those arrested this week were in the country legally, officials said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 21, 2016

San Diego West Coast Crips Gang Member Gets Life in Murder, Sex Trafficking, Robbery Enterprise (San Diego, CA): West Coast Crips gang member Wilbert Ross was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to life in prison for his role in a racketeering enterprise involving execution-style murders, a takeover robbery, witness intimidation and sex trafficking, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in San Diego.
Source: San Diego Patch    Date: July 20, 2016

Man Beaten, Stabbed in Gang Attack Outside Linda Vista Library (San Diego, CA): A 22-year-old man was beaten and stabbed Tuesday in what likely was a gang-related attack outside the Linda Vista Public Library.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: July 20, 2016

Fresno gang sweep leads to 17 arrests; drugs, firearms seized (Fresno, CA): Standing alongside several state and federal agents Tuesday afternoon, Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer announced that 17 gang members, including leaders of Malos Hechos and the Bulldogs, had been arrested in a joint law enforcement operation. Officers also seized 45 firearms and 80 pounds of methamphetamine during the operation.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: July 19, 2016

2 charged with murder, gang participation (Bakersfield, CA): Two alleged gang members were formally charged Tuesday with murder. Wendell Scott, 24, and Albert Montelongo, 30, are suspected of shooting Saddam Muslih Ali, 25, Saturday night on 8th Street.
Source: Bakersfield Now    Date: July 19, 2016

In Santa Rosa, Gang-Taunting Graffiti Scars Park Named For Man Of Nonviolence (Santa Rosa, CA): Police in Santa Rosa have arrested two men for their suspected roles in spraying gang-related graffiti at a park named in the memory of nonviolence activist Martin Luther King. According to police, the gang-related graffiti depicted two rival Santa Rosa gangs "disrespecting and threatening each other using words, signs and symbols."
Source: RohnertPark-CotatiPatch    Date: July 18, 2016

The Game meets with L.A. gangs in an effort to stop killings (Los Angeles, CA): Hip-hop artist the Game urged gang members from across Southern California on Sunday to stop the violence in the midst of the national focus on the recent police shootings of African-American men.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 17, 2016

West Sacramento Mothers Demand Changes to Gang Injunction (Sacramento, CA): The latest effort by West Sacramento Police to connect with the community has gone viral. Their running man challenge video has been viewed over 100,000 times. However, building trust means tackling hard issues, says one group of West Sacramento moms demanding a change to policing practices in the Broderick neighborhood.
Source: KTXL FOX40 News    Date: July 16, 2016

Two alleged gang members face life sentence for 2014 shooting (Bakersfield, CA): Two alleged members of a criminal street gang are facing life in prison without parole, District Attorney Lisa S. Green said in a press release Friday afternoon.
Source: Bakersfield Now    Date: July 15, 2016

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