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Pinedale Bulldogs and Lao Bloods feuding over marijuana trade, Fresno police say (Fresno, CA): With the help of the U.S. Marshals Task Force, Fresno Police served a search warrant Monday at a Pinedale property, belonging to Jeremy Chacon, a Pinedale Bulldog. Police arrested Chacon for being an ex-felon in possession of two firearms.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: July 9, 2015

Fresno gang member guilty of killing innocent victim in 2014 drive-by (Fresno, CA): A 21-year-old Fresno gang member faces life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury on Thursday convicted him of killing an innocent victim in a drive-by shooting in March last year.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: July 9, 2015

After a 12-year decline, crime in L.A. surges in first half of 2015 (Los Angeles, CA): Crime surged across Los Angeles in the first six months of this year despite a campaign by the Los Angeles Police Department to place more officers on the streets and target certain types of offenses.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 8, 2015

Second shooting in three days on neighborhood corner (San Jose, CA): A 29-year-old man was shot and wounded Tuesday night and became the second person wounded by gunfire at a same East San Jose corner in a three-day span, according to San Jose police.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: July 8, 2015

Montebello clerk gets probation for leaking police records to gang member (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Edmund W. Clarke Jr.on Wednesday gave probation to a former Montebello police records clerk who leaked records to a gang member seeking information about witnesses in an attempted murder case.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: July 8, 2015

Raymond ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow won’t take plea deal, his lawyer says (San Francisco, CA): As many as half of the eight defendants scheduled for trial in November in a Chinatown racketeering case will take a plea deal with prosecutors, but former gang leader Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow won’t be one of them, Chow’s lawyer said Tuesday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: July 8, 2015

Forensic psychologist testifies in Modesto double homicide trial (Modesto, CA): A forensic psychologist testified Wednesday that there’s an increased chance of error when someone who was under attack tries to identify a suspect.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: July 8, 2015

Fresno shootings up 25% this year compared to last year (Fresno, CA): Wednesday afternoon, crime tape could be still be found in a Southwest Fresno neighborhood near Amador and Modoc, hours after a shooting late Tuesday night. The victim was a 15-year-old boy, who was shot in the neck but released from the hospital Wednesday. The shooter was a 14-year-old gang member, according to Fresno Police.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: July 8, 2015

Two Orange men sentenced to 11 years in prison for killing rival gang member (Orange, CA): Two Orange men were sentenced to 11 years in prison Wednesday for the killing of a 19-year-old rival gang member whose body was found in an abandoned SUV.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: July 8, 2015

New developments in a gang-related cold case (Long Beach, CA): A reputed gang member is facing a murder charge stemming from a cold case investigation into a 1996 shooting in Long Beach, police announced Wednesday. Wayne Taufi, 40, was 21 years old when he allegedly shot 26-year-old Jorge Martinez on May 4, 1996, according to Long Beach police.
Source:    Date: July 8, 2015

Meeting about Long Beach gang violence prompts calls for community unity (Long Beach, CA): After facing a rise in violent crime and threats of gang violence targeting the city’s African-American and Asian communities, Long Beach residents joined faith-based leaders and police Tuesday to discuss the state of the city and solutions.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: July 7, 2015

Kendrick Lamar's New Reeboks Makes A Fashion Statement Against Gang Violence (Compton, CA): Since partnering with Reebok, Kendrick Lamar has paid tribute to his hometown of Compton, CA, and gotten a bit revolutionary. Now, with his latest design, the superstar rapper is making a fashion statement about gang violence.
Source: Fast Company    Date: July 7, 2015

Desert Hot Springs man pleads guilty in 2012 shooting (Desert Hot Springs, CA): A Desert Hot Springs gang member pleaded guilty Tuesday to voluntary manslaughter in the New Year's Day 2012 shooting death of a 16-year-old boy and is expected to testify against his two co-defendants.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: July 7, 2015

Number of L.A. County police killings climbs to 22 this year (Los Angeles County, CA): Los Angeles County law enforcement officers shot and killed five people in four days over the long holiday weekend. The shootings brought the number of people killed by police in the county to 22 since the start of 2015, according to public records.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 6, 2015

LA gang member pleads not guilty to killing teen over shoes (Los Angeles, CA): A man charged with killing a South Los Angeles teen because he was wearing red shoes has pleaded not guilty to murder. Police say gang members confronted him about his red tennis shoes - the color of a rival gang - and shot him in front of his mother.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: July 6, 2015

Santa Rosa man shot and killed at apartment complex (Santa Rosa, CA): Reports of screams and gunfire early Monday drew deputies to a southwest Santa Rosa neighborhood, where they found a 20-year-old man dying from multiple gunshot wounds, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: July 6, 2015

Santa Rosa man killed in suspected gang related shooting (Santa Rosa, CA): Sonoma County Sheriff’s officials believe gang activity may be behind a deadly shooting that claimed the life of a 20-year-old man early Monday morning, investigators said.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: July 6, 2015

Surge in Suspected Gang-Related Violence in San Jose (San Jose, CA): San Jose police saw a spike in suspected gang-related violence over the Fourth of July weekend. Gang specialists were called back on duty due to the increase in violence and concern about retaliation.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: July 6, 2015

Ann Bramsen, California’s Top Prosecutor, Keeps Focus on Justice and Community Safety (Santa Barbara County, CA): For almost a year, a pair of criminal cases involving nearly two dozen defendants linked to Santa Barbara County gangs — including top-ranking members — all-but-consumed Senior Deputy District Attorney Ann Bramsen’s life.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: July 5, 2015

Anti-Gang Group in Santa Monica Starts Layoffs, Pay Cuts After Losing City Funding (Santa Monica, CA): The Pico Youth and Family Center (PYFC) has begun scaling back and scrambling for funding after failing to win a City grant for the first time in nearly two decades, center officials said.
Source: Santa Monica Lookout    Date: July 4, 2015

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