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Fontana police say teens were throwing gang signs before fatal stabbing (Fontana, CA): Police say an argument between rival gang factions is what sparked a fight that led to the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old outside a Fontana movie theater Saturday night.
Source: The Sun    Date: January 16, 2017

Boy, 15, stabbed to death outside Fontana theater; 14-year-old arrested (Fontana, CA): A 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death Saturday night outside a Fontana movie theater, and a 14-year-old was arrested in what police are calling a gang-related crime.
Source: The Sun    Date: January 15, 2017

Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, Santa Rosa police pull out of California gang database (Sonoma County, CA): Sonoma County’s two largest law enforcement agencies have stopped using a controversial statewide gang database criticized in a state audit that concluded it was riddled with old, unverified and inaccurate information, causing some people to be improperly identified as gang members.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: January 13, 2017

67 arrested in crackdown on San Bernardino County gangs (Fontana, CA): San Bernardino County law enforcement agencies on Thursday announced the arrests of dozens of people in a sprawling, half-year investigation into two gangs centered in Fontana.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 12, 2017

Gang member convicted of 2 Indio murders to be sentenced to death (Indio, CA): A judge is expected to uphold a jury's recommendation and formally sentence a gang member to death for the execution-style killings of two men in Indio more than a decade ago.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: January 12, 2017

Gang-related shooting suspects arrested in Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA): Two suspects allegedly involved in a shooting outside a residence in Santa Rosa on New Year’s Day were arrested Wednesday.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: January 12, 2017

Rapper 'Tiny Doo' and student Aaron Harvey sue San Diego police for gang conspiracy arrests (San Diego, CA): A new legal chapter has opened in the debate over a gang conspiracy law that was used to send dozens of alleged gang members in San Diego to jail.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 11, 2017

Tattooed ‘Kill Squad’ gangster executes rivals: Life in prison, no parole (Los Angeles County, CA): A heavily tattooed founding member of a Montebello-based gang “kill squad” was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the execution-style killings of two rival gang members.
Source: MyNewsLa.com    Date: January 11, 2017

Santa Maria aims to curb youth violence (Santa Maria, CA): Santa Maria saw its first aggravated assault case of 2017 on Jan. 3, when two minors ages 15 and 16 were dropped off at the intersection of El Camino and Thornburg streets with stab wounds. The victims were transported to Marian Regional Medical Center with serious injuries.
Source: Santa Maria Sun    Date: January 11, 2017

Gang Database Criticized for Denying Due Process May Be Used for Deportations (Los Angeles, CA): Peter Arellano was standing on the street with his father last year when an officer from the Los Angeles Police Department handcuffed him, supposedly for vandalism a few blocks away. Before asking him for any information about the incident, the police officer asked him for his gang moniker, Mr. Arellano said. He told the officer he had none. But moments later, Mr. Arellano was served with a gang injunction, restricting where he could go in public and with whom.
Source: The New York Times    Date: January 10, 2017

Man stabbed in head by suspected gang members (San Diego, CA): A man was stabbed twice in a Mountain View alley this morning after being jumped by suspected gang members, police said.
Source: FOX 5 San Diego    Date: January 9, 2017

Pasadena police seize guns, make numerous arrests in aftermath of deadly gang shootings (Pasadena, CA): Pasadena police seized nine guns including two assault rifles and arrested 10 people as a result of increased patrols due to two recent gang-related shootings in which two died and three were injured.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: January 9, 2017

Police investigating gang-related shooting in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Police are investigating a shooting in Salinas Saturday night that left one man dead, police said. At about 11:41 p.m., police were notified of gunshots coming from the parking lot of 1980 N. Main St. in Salinas. Around the same time, other calls came in about a shooting victim in the same parking lot, police said.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: January 8, 2017

2 men fatally shot at Pasadena vigil identified (Pasadena, CA): Authorities have identified two Pasadena men who were shot to death while gathered at a vigil for another recent homicide victim in a suspected gang-related attack that also left two other people wounded late Friday.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: January 8, 2017

Man shot in northwest Santa Rosa in apparent gang incident (Santa Rosa, CA): A 24-year-old man was shot Friday night in northwest Santa Rosa in an apparent gang-related incident, authorities said. The victim, whose name was not released, was with friends about 7:40 p.m. on the 2100 block of Jennings Avenue when a man walked up to the victim, announced his gang affiliation and asked the victim what gang he was affiliated with, Sgt. Tommy Isachsen said.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: January 7, 2017

Man gets 40 years to life in fatal Buena Park party shooting (Santa Ana, CA): A 25-year-old man was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life in prison for gunning down a Buena Park resident who ordered guests at his son's birthday party to leave after the defendant and his associates crashed the gathering and started a fight.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 6, 2017

Kings County sees spike in homicides (Kings County, CA): Kings County had 15 homicides in 2016, almost twice as many as in the previous two years, according to data from the Kings County Coroner’s Office.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: January 3, 2017

Getaway driver faces murder charge in Mira Mesa gang killing (San Diego, CA): A man remains jailed on $1 million in bail, accused of murder in a Mira Mesa gang shooting even though he didn’t fire the gun and it was one of his own companions who died.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 3, 2017

Richmond: Three suspected gang members charged in Walmart shooting (Richmond, CA): Three suspected members of a street gang were charged with attempted murder last week in connection with a December shooting at a local Walmart, police said.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: January 3, 2017

Gang member sentenced in teenage sex trafficking case (San Diego, CA): A North Park gang member was sentenced to 5½ years in prison for his role in a racketeering scheme that involved sex trafficking, drug sales and robbery — a sentence that was followed up hours later with a notice of appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 2, 2017

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