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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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Father Gregory Boyle has an ambitious plan to expand Homeboy Industries (Los Angeles, CA): Homeboy Industries has long been known for Father Gregory Boyle’s slogan, “Nothing stops a bullet like a job.” But when former gang members and convicted felons walk through the doors at Homeboy headquarters seeking help, Boyle’s ambition goes far beyond just getting them a job.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 5, 2019

City offers $75,000 for gang prevention (Visalia, CA): The Visalia Police Department reported last fall that gang violence is at a 20-year low in Visalia. And while its sworn officers deserve most of the credit, Chief Jason Salazar credits the partnerships and community involvement as the number one reason for the drop in gang related crime.
Source: The Sun-Gazette    Date: December 4, 2019

Contra Costa County Norteno Gang Crackdown Ends With 15 Convictions (Martinez, CA): A Contra Costa County gang crackdown, launched in 2016 and targeting violent Norteno gang members and their associates, has resulted in 15 individuals being convicted of felony offenses including attempted murder, transporting weapons and selling drugs, prosecutors announced Wednesday.
Source: KPIX 5    Date: December 4, 2019

Nuestra Familia gang members plead guilty to roles in violent crimes in Monterey County Jail (Salinas, CA): Two members of the Nuestra Familia prison gang pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to racketeering conspiracy charges for their roles in violent crimes in Monterey County Jail to maintain discipline of gang members and punish transgressions of gang rules.
Source: Monterey Herald    Date: December 4, 2019

15 gang members convicted in Concord Police, FBI’s ‘Operation Omega Red’ (Contra Costa County, CA): More than a dozen gang members in Contra Costa County were convicted on felony charges and sentenced to jail or prison time as part of an FBI and police investigation that began in 2016 after several shootings, some on an East Bay freeway.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: December 4, 2019

Police investigate gang-related shooting in Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA): Police in Santa Rosa are investigating a gang-related shooting that injured two people on Monday evening.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: December 3, 2019

Docs: 20-year-old 'blood gang member' admits to police that he shot woman who he thought was a rival (Bakersfield, CA): The man arrested for the murder of Sara Bustamante admitted to shooting her because he thought she was a rival gang member, court documents stated.
Source: KERO 23 News    Date: December 3, 2019

Bakersfield Safe Streets Partnership hopes to continue making impact in community (Bakersfield, CA): Efforts to make the streets in Bakersfield safer rely heavily on community outreach and constant collaboration. Members of the community met Tuesday night as part of the Bakersfield Safe Streets partnership in efforts to combat gang activity.
Source: KGET 17 News    Date: December 3, 2019

Police think Santa Rosa shooting that injured 2 men was gang-related (Santa Rosa, CA): The shooting that seriously injured two men Monday night in Santa Rosa’s South Park neighborhood was gang-related, police said.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: December 3, 2019

Getaway Driver in 2016 Gang Shooting in Mira Mesa Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison (San Diego, CA): The getaway driver in a Mira Mesa gang-related shooting that resulted in the death of an associate was sentenced Tuesday to 11 years in prison.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: December 3, 2019

Two Associates Of Nuestra Familia Prison Gang Plead Guilty To Federal Rico Conspiracy (San Jose, CA): Juan Alvarez, a/k/a Chucky, and Ramon Montoya, a/k/a Little Ray, pleaded guilty today to racketeering conspiracy charges for their respective roles as associates of the Nuestra Familia prison gang, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett. The guilty pleas were accepted by the Honorable Beth L. Freeman, United States District Judge.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: December 3, 2019

Gang member arrested after pursuit in Oxnard (Oxnard, CA): A documented gang member is in custody after police say he was found with a loaded, unregistered firearm. On Sunday, police responded to the 3100 block of Merced Place for a report of gang activity.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: December 2, 2019

Known gang member arrested with loaded gun in Mendocino County, police say (Mendocino County, CA): A known gang member could face four charges, including a felony, after the 18-year-old was stopped by Mendocino County sheriff’s deputies early Sunday morning, authorities said.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: December 1, 2019

LAPD Officer Wounded in Shootout with Gang Member in Boyle Heights (Los Angeles, CA): A gang-detail officer from Los Angeles police’s Hollenbeck Division was hospitalized in stable condition Saturday morning with an injury to an arm suffered in a shootout with an alleged 21-year-old gang member in Boyle Heights.
Source:    Date: November 30, 2019

Gang shootings slightly down through October, homicides comparable to past two years (Bakersfield, CA): Newly released statistics from the Bakersfield Police Department’s gang unit shows that gang-related shootings are slightly down through October of this year while homicides have remained about the same compared to the same time period in 2017 and 2018.
Source: KGET 17 News    Date: November 29, 2019

Anonymous call helped police nab gang member who admitted killing woman in case of mistaken identity: reports (Bakersfield, CA): A gang member who admitted shooting dead a woman last month told police he mistook her for a man who is friends with a rival gang member, according to court documents.
Source: KGET 17 News    Date: November 29, 2019

Gang Activity, Crime Rampant at 24-Hour South LA Market, City Attorney Says in Lawsuit (Los Angeles, CA): The City Attorney's Office is suing a South Los Angeles store owner, alleging his Happy Shoppers Market is a public nuisance due to ongoing crime at the location, including the fatal shooting of a young man the day after the business opened in June.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: November 27, 2019

Gang Ambush Murder in Front of Toddler + RICO Act Violation = Stiff Sentence (Los Angeles, CA): The FBI, the LAPD, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Inspector General the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; and the L.A. County DA’s Office all stepped in to arduously investigate the murder of a man in front of his toddler son.
Source: Crime Voice    Date: November 27, 2019

City Council approves $330K youth crime prevention grant (Santa Clarita, CA): Santa Clarita will receive a piece of more than $25.5 million in state grant dollars to continue funding programs aimed at curbing youth crime across the valley, a move made possible with a recent vote by the City Council.
Source: The Santa Clarita Valley Signal    Date: November 26, 2019

92% black or Latino: the California laws that keep minorities in prison (San Francisco, CA): When Lucero Herrera stepped out of the San Francisco county jail on a cold, dreary autumn afternoon in 2008, she didn’t go back to the home in the neighborhood where she grew up.
Source: The Guardian    Date: November 26, 2019

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