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Gang member gets life in prison for fatal 2014 shooting in San Jacinto (Riverside County, CA): A gang member who opened fire on seven people outside a San Jacinto home, killing one, while wearing a GPS monitoring device that eventually led to his capture was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: July 2, 2020

Crime Suppression Operation Nets 23 Arrest Including Two Minors In Santa Clarita (Santa Clarita, CA): Detectives with the Career Offenders, Burglary, Robbery and Assault (COBRA) Unit arrested 23 individuals Tuesday including two minors during a crime suppression operation, officials said. “After a successful operation Friday night, COBRA hit the streets again last night, going back to areas in the Santa Clarita Valley that gang activity had been reported in or gang members were said to be hanging out at,” said Shirley Miller, spokesperson for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.
Source: KHTS AM 1220 News    Date: July 1, 2020

Suspected Lompoc gang member arrested on gun charges (Lompoc, CA): Lompoc police arrest a suspected gang member in possession of a firearm on Tuesday evening. Police arrested Jerald Tucker, 37, for prohibited possession of firearms. Police say Tucker was a convicted felon and was not allowed to be in possession of firearms.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: July 1, 2020

Four Arrested For Drive-By Murder, One Still On The Run (Porterville, CA): A drive-by shooting the afternoon of June 8, 2020 in Porterville left one man dead. Deputies arrived at the scene on the 500 block of East River in Porterville and found the victim suffering from multiple gunshots.
Source: Crime Voice    Date: July 1, 2020

San Diego Activists Join Call To Stop Adding People To State’s Gang Database (San Diego, CA): The social justice movement sparked by the police killing of George Floyd has intensified efforts by San Diego activists and others across the state to demand at the very least a freeze on police adding people to California’s gang database.
Source: KPBS News    Date: June 30, 2020

Santa Barbara County Grand Jury Eyes Regional Approach to Youth Gang Problem (Santa Barbara, CA): A countywide consortium should tackle the youth gang problem as one step to boost coordination between law enforcement officers, according to the Santa Barbara County Civil Grand Jury. The watchdog group recently issued a report titled “Juveniles in Gangs in Santa Barbara County: Has Accountability Been Forgotten?” making seven findings and eight recommendations, including replacement of Lompoc’s aging police radio system and creation of a consortium.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: June 30, 2020

New records show why you get labeled a gang member in San Diego County (San Diego, CA): Police are required to notify people they intend to list as gang members in a controversial state database, but local agencies aren’t required to keep records of these notifications. inewsource sought notification letters from seven law enforcement agencies in San Diego County through public records requests over the past eight months. Of 829 people added by those agencies to the CalGang database locally from 2017 through 2019, only about 350 letters have been turned over.
Source: inewsource    Date: June 30, 2020

3 women shot, 1 fatally, at candlelight vigil for man killed in North Long Beach (Long Beach, CA): An investigation was underway this morning into a shooting near a candlelight vigil in Long Beach that killed one woman and left two other women hospitalized. Police received a call of shots fired in the area of Orange Avenue and South Street about 9 p.m. Monday and the 911 operator could hear gunshots in the background, according to Lt. Robert Bernsen of the Long Beach Police Department.
Source: Long Beach Post    Date: June 30, 2020

Whittier senior gets 12 years, 7 months for role in Canta Ranas gang (Whittier, CA): A 73-year-old Whittier woman was sentenced Monday to 12 years and seven months in prison for her role in a Santa Fe Springs-based gang called Canta Ranas, or the Singing Frogs.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: June 29, 2020

Four Men Injured in Gang-Related, Drive-By Shooting in Sylmar (Sylmar, CA): Four men were taken to a hospital Monday afternoon with injuries from a drive-by shooting, which authorities said they believe was gang-related, in the Hansen Dam Recreation Area in Sylmar.
Source:    Date: June 29, 2020

BPD arrests two on parole on suspected firearm and gang participation violations (Bakersfield, CA): Two men were arrested Sunday on suspicion of several firearms related charges, gang participation and parole violations. Thaddeus Thomas, 25, and Norris Jones, 23, were arrested in the 800 block of Brundage Lane after a pursuit. Both are convicted felons, documented gang members and on parole from the California Department of Corrections, according to a Bakersfield Police Department news release.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: June 29, 2020

Two Local Leaders Of MS-13 Gang Sentenced To Over 25 Years In Prison For Racketeering, Extortion, and Murder (San Jose, CA): Tomas Rivera, a/k/a Jonas Portillo Escobar, a/k/a Profugo, a/k/a Caballo, and Alexander Martinez-Flores, a/k/a Pocar, were sentenced to prison for their respective roles in Santa Cruz-based MS-13 gang-related crimes, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in Charge Tatum King.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: June 29, 2020

Authorities in Coalinga are investigating multiple gang-related shootings within the last week (Coalinga, CA): Authorities in Coalinga are investigating multiple gang-related shootings that occurred within the last week. Officers responded to the area of Warthan and Sacramento Street for reports being fired in the area on Sunday, June 21 at about 9:53 p.m.
Source:    Date: June 28, 2020

Young gangbanger: 'If you could only see inside me' (Los Angeles, CA): Eric, 18, wears baggy pants and shuffles as he walks, hands in his pockets. His eyes — narrowed, challenging — are dark brown, almost black. He shaves his head and wears a goatee. His arms, legs, back and chest are decorated with more than a dozen tattoos.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin    Date: June 28, 2020

Alleged gang member arrested with loaded gun and drugs, Merced police say (Merced, CA): A suspected gang member was arrested with a loaded gun and drugs in Merced, according to authorities. The arrest occurred when an officer stopped a vehicle in the area of G Street and Cone Avenue at bout 4:58 p.m. in Merced on Saturday, according to the Merced Police Department.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: June 28, 2020

Woodland man granted clemency for 2007 gang shooting (Woodland, CA): A Woodland man who has spent nearly half his life in custody for his role in a 2007 gang-related shooting gained a swifter opportunity for parole Friday after Gov. Gavin Newsom commuted his state prison sentence.
Source: The Davis Enterprise    Date: June 27, 2020

Man shot by 2 men at Long Beach park dies at hospital, suspects sought (Long Beach, CA): A 23-year-old Long Beach man died at a hospital Friday, June 26, two days after he was shot at a park in Long Beach, authorities said Saturday. Police believe the incident was gang-related.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: June 27, 2020

Preliminary Hearing on Gang-Related Murder Charge Moves Forward (Sacramento, CA): A Sacramento man’s preliminary hearing for a gang-related murder charge concluded last week, and it didn’t go well. On September 28, 2017 the defendant, Lakquan Solomon drove up and shot and killed another Sacramento man as part of a series of gang-related shootings, alleged the Sacramento District Attorney’s office.
Source: The Davis Vanguard    Date: June 26, 2020

Fresno gives $300,000 to program targeting gang members to reduce gun violence (Fresno, CA): Fresno City Councilmembers voted 5-1 to give $300,000 from the city’s budget to fund the Advance Peace program. The program is designed to reduce gun violence and identify gang members in the community. It will pay for education or life-skills training to encourage members to stay out of trouble.
Source:    Date: June 26, 2020

Documented Gang Member Arrested on Weapons Violation in Pomona (Pomona, CA): A known gang member who tried to run away from police in Pomona while armed with a loaded .22 caliber rifle was jailed Thursday morning in lieu of $35,000 bail.
Source:    Date: June 25, 2020

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