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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 by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory using the control below.


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Judge sentences gang member, questions agents’ tactics in arrest (San Francisco, CA): A federal judge sentenced a South San Francisco gang member to life in prison Friday for a triple murder in 2010, and also questioned federal agents’ military-style tactics that led to a near-fatal shootout when they went to arrest him.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: May 1, 2015

Petaluma gang member gets life in prison for three murders (Petaluma, CA): A Petaluma man convicted of three murders who shot at federal agents with an AK-47 rifle when they came to arrest him was sentenced Friday to life in prison, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: May 1, 2015

The Palms Neighborhood Is No Stranger to Gangs (Los Angeles, CA): L.A.'s Palms neighborhood has a median household income of $57,124, which is greater than the local and national medians. About 58 percent of residents have a college degree or higher. And it's 38 percent white and 25 percent Asian.
Source: LA Weekly    Date: April 29, 2015

Man sentenced to 90 years to life in 2012 killing of Venice youth pastor (Los Angeles, CA): A 25-year-old man who was convicted of murder in the fatal shooting of a youth pastor in Venice was sentenced Wednesday to 90 years to life in prison.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 29, 2015

Reputed Hayward gang member sentenced for murdering high school football star (Hayward, CA): A known gang member was sentenced to 29 years to life today for the murder of a 17-year-old Newark High School student and football star more than 4 years ago.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: April 27, 2015

Known gang member arrested after shooting in Vista (Vista, CA): A known gang member was arrested in the midnight hour for allegedly shooting a man during an attempted robbery on Saturday afternoon, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: April 26, 2015

Jury deliberating gang-related shooting case (Moreno Valley, CA): Seventeen-year-old Chelsia Joyce was in the wrong place at the wrong time and wound up shot and fatally wounded slumped over in her friend’s lap. She lay dying in her car parked on Bay Street in Moreno Valley while some of her teenage female passengers talked to teenage boys who came up to the car on foot.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: April 24, 2015

West Adams gang shooting: Man killed, woman in critical condition (Los Angeles, CA): A man was killed and a woman was injured following a gang-related shooting in Los Angeles' West Adams District.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: April 24, 2015

Three sentenced to life in prison for gang-related murder in Pasadena (Los Angeles, County, CA): Three men convicted of a 2013 gang-related murder in Pasadena were sentenced this week to life in prison without the possibility of parole, prosecutors said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 23, 2015

Actors Hope to Use Art as a Deterrent From Gang Life (Long Beach, CA): When Placas: The Most Dangerous Tattoo makes its stop in Long Beach next week, Ric Salinas says the acting will be as critical as the message. Salina, who plays reformed Salvadorian gang banger Fausto Carbajal, said that the plot of redemption is a powerful tool, and through art, the cast is hopeful to spread that message in an effort to keep kids off the streets.
Source: Long Beach Post    Date: April 23, 2015

Newhall Gang Banger Takes 30-year Deal for Killing Rival (Santa Clarita, CA): A Newhall gang member charged with a 2012 stabbing murder took a plea deal and was sentenced Tuesday, officials said.
Source: SCVNews.com    Date: April 22, 2015

Mentorship program aims to excite young girls about STEM (Escondido, CA): Del Dios Academy of Arts and Sciences 6th grader Jazmin likes to bake and has even considered pursuing it as a career. While she’s got plenty of time to decide, she said she’s now leaning more towards computer engineering.
Source: The Coast News    Date: April 21, 2015

Teen on bike shoots, injures one in Santa Rosa gang shooting (Santa Rosa, CA): Riding a bicycle and carrying a handgun, a teen shot at two brothers as they stood outside a west Santa Rosa apartment and then rode away, according to Santa Rosa police.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: April 21, 2015

Gang member convicted of executing student in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): A gang member who laughed about gunning down a phlebotomy student in Santa Ana as the victim begged for his life and tried to run away was convicted Monday of first-degree murder.
Source: MyNewsLa.com    Date: April 20, 2015

Man convicted for 2012 gang murder, shooting at undercover officers (Orange County, CA): A gang member was convicted Monday of killing a 20-year-old man in a Santa Ana shooting and firing at undercover officers in a separate incident.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: April 20, 2015

Roseville police explain gang validation process (Roseville, CA): At the request of the council members, the Roseville Police Department recently made a presentation to city leadership on its gang validation process. The move was intended to answer criticism against the department from a local family who recently had two members convicted in a jury trial of gang-related crimes.
Source: The Press Tribune    Date: April 20, 2015

Shocking Westside Shootings Were Gang-Related, Cops Say (Los Angeles, CA): Shootings that shocked the Westside last week were gang-related, police said today. Over the weekend authorities announced that 35-year-old James Pickens of Inglewood was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the first attack on Thursday, which took place at Woodbine Park in the Palms neighborhood.
Source: LA Weekly    Date: April 20, 2015

Two teens arrested in suspected gang meeting (Santa Cruz County, CA): Two teenagers were arrested and a gun was recovered Saturday after a citizen reported seeing alleged gang members meeting near a bridge in Watsonville, according to the Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team’s gang task force.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: April 20, 2015

Getting a GRIP on gangs in Orange County (Santa Ana, CA): The soccer fields at Centennial Regional Park may be only a short distance from their crowded Santa Ana neighborhoods, but for a group of excited students this crowded green expanse is a world apart from the gang life they are trying to avoid.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: April 19, 2015

Police take gun from suspected teen gang members (Watsonville, CA): After police received word that suspected gang members were meeting near Watsonville’s Pajaro River Bridge on Saturday morning, officers met the young males and found a gun, according to Sgt. Mark Yanez.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: April 19, 2015

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