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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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Thousands freed from L.A. gang injunctions that controlled their movements, friendships, even dress choices (Los Angeles, CA): Thousands of Angelenos whose movements, clothing and even relationships were tightly restricted under gang injunctions were released from those court orders this year, marking a dramatic reduction in the use of a crime fighting tool once hailed as an innovative answer to the city’s violent street gangs.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 12, 2017

Gang Suppression Operation Underway (Fresno, CA): A recent increase in shootings in the Southwest and Southeast districts of Fresno stirred police to launch a gang suppression operation on December 4th. Officer work hours were changed and extra resources were allocated to more effectively address the increase in violence.
Source: Crime Voice    Date: December 12, 2017

Operation 'Blind Mice': 40 arrested in anti-gang crackdown by BPD, DOJ, FBI (Bakersfield, CA): At least 40 people associated with the West Side Crips gang were arrested on Tuesday in a multi-agency law enforcement operation that the Bakersfield Police Department said provided leads in at least two especially troubling homicides.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: December 12, 2017

Sacramento’s Advance Peace Program Aims To Holster Gun Violence (Sacramento, CA): Black city leaders joined Sacramento city officials to call for peace. On Monday afternoon, Mayor Darrell Steinberg introduced a program called Advance Peace. The program aims to reduce gun violence, gun activity, and gun-related deaths.
Source: CBS Sacramento    Date: December 11, 2017

Court papers reveal more detail about Halloween night gang shooting (Berkeley, CA): The documented gang member charged with shooting a rival gang associate in the leg in Berkeley on Halloween went by the street name “Savage,” according to court papers reviewed by Berkeleyside.
Source: Berkeleyside    Date: December 11, 2017

After seven-month manhunt, East Bay gang murder suspect nabbed in Mississippi (Martinez, CA): A Bay Area resident who was wanted in connection with a Pittsburg killing was arraigned on murder charges this week, after authorities caught up with him in Mississippi.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: December 8, 2017

Santa Cruz jury finds shooter in 2011 Watsonville murder guilty (Santa Cruz, CA): A jury found 25-year-old former Watsonville man Cesar Rosales guilty Friday of a fatal 2011 gang-related drive by shooting. Rosales was a passenger in a car with fellow gang member and driver Miguel Rodriguez-Chavez, 29, when Gustavo Diaz Zaragoza, 19, of Prunedale, was shot and killed in a Main Street store parking lot in Watsonville on July 23, 2011.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: December 8, 2017

Man charged in October shooting in Boyle Heights (Los Angeles, CA): A 23-year-old documented gang member has been charged in the October killing of a man in Boyle Heights, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 7, 2017

Suspected Gang Activity Results In 4 Alexandria Arrests (Alexandria, VA): Four individuals from Alexandria were among 28 arrested as suspected gang members in a DC area roundup Wednesday. The charges relate to their roles selling drugs or use of guns in suspected gang-related activity.
Source: Old Town Alexandria Patch    Date: December 7, 2017

Nearly 50 arrested in Northern California gang crackdown (Stockton, CA): Nearly 50 people have been arrested in a crackdown on gangs that also netted nearly three-dozen firearms in a Northern California city.
Source: The Republic    Date: December 7, 2017

Northeast L.A. Gang Shot Caller Pleads Guilty In Federal RICO Case (Los Angeles, CA): A northeast Los Angeles gang member who was one of the ringleaders of a conspiracy that united three rival gangs under the authority of a Mexican Mafia member pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges and admitted being an active narcotics trafficker who worked to further the goals of the criminal enterprise.
Source: EGP News    Date: December 7, 2017

City officials work to rally community support for recently adopted youth safety plan (Santa Maria, CA): Community members and city officials have spent months arguing over ways to best reduce youth violence in Santa Maria, and an end to the battle is not in sight.
Source: Santa Maria Sun    Date: December 6, 2017

Known gang member arrested in Landers (Landers, CA): A man was arrested Monday following an arrest warrant executed by the Yucca Valley Multiple Enforcement Team.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: December 5, 2017

Novato gang attack survivor testifies about teen’s slaying (Marin County, CA): A former Novato High School student who survived an alleged gang ambush last year recalled how he was knifed, shot and left for dead while listening to his friend suffer an agonizing death.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: December 5, 2017

Visalia security video helps nab Bulldog gang members (Visalia, CA): Two suspected Bulldog gang members are behind bars after home surveillance video helped Visalia police link them to stolen guns.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: December 5, 2017

Two victims with no gang ties killed in Santa Ana gang shootings (Santa Ana, CA): Gang violence in Santa Ana claimed the lives of two men who had no known ties to gangs, a police spokesman said Monday.
Source:    Date: December 4, 2017

Santa Maria youth discuss ways to curb youth violence in the community (Santa Maria, CA): Santa Maria youth want to make sure their voices are heard. After months of conversation and research, a report released on Monday narrows down the issues young people want to work on in the near future.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: December 4, 2017

A gang member pulled over by an officer said he had a rifle on the back seat (Fresno, CA): A gang member driving in central Fresno was arrested after he told an officer he had a rifle on the back seat.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: December 4, 2017

No. 3 Defendant in RICO Indictment Targeting Northeast L.A. Gang Coalition Overseen by Mexican Mafia Admits Guilt to Federal Charges (Los Angeles, CA): A Northeast Los Angeles gang member who was one of the top figures in a conspiracy that united three rival gangs under the authority of a Mexican Mafia member pleaded guilty today to federal charges and admitted being an active narcotics trafficker who worked to further the goals of the criminal enterprise.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: December 4, 2017

Man known as ‘Homicide’ charged in Oakland killing (Oakland, CA): A reputed gang member whose street name is “Homicide” has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of another man Nov. 3 in East Oakland that was motivated by a stolen gun, according to authorities and court records.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: December 4, 2017

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