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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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Judge: Four can challenge controversial Santa Ana gang injunction (Santa Ana, CA): An Orange County judge has set the stage for a trial over a hotly-debated gang injunction in Santa Ana's Townsend Street neighborhood. The decision Tuesday by Orange County Superior Court Judge Franz E. Miller will allow four residents to challenge the injunction by questioning whether there is a criminal street gang operating in the Townsend neighborhood and, if so, whether it impacts the community enough to require court action.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 13, 2015

County considering new plan for Maxwell Farms Regional Park (Sonoma County, CA): Sonoma County officials are considering an upgrade to Maxwell Farms Regional Park, a popular but troubled facility in the heart of Sonoma Valley. The park for years has been a key gathering place for the public. But it’s also seen in recent years a spate of gang- and gun-related crimes, including the fatal 2007 shooting of 17-year-old Luis Roberto Miranda by rival gang members.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: January 13, 2015

Critics attack method of fighting Santa Ana gangs (Santa Ana, CA): Soon after gunshots interrupted Christmas Eve in the city’s Townsend neighborhood, the dying 17-year-old was abandoned at a nearby hospital. Officers quickly identified the boy as Angel Arellano, saying he and a group of gang members, armed with weapons, had been searching for rival gang members a night earlier.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: January 12, 2015

Murder-Torture Trial For 6 Begins in Santa Maria (Santa Maria, CA): After the Judge denied final motions for a change of venue, opening statements began Monday in the murder trial of six men accused of killing Anthony Ibarra.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: January 12, 2015

San Francisco police fear gang retaliation after quadruple homicide (San Francisco, CA): San Francisco police are hoping to stop more violence after four people were shot to death Friday night. Investigators with the gang task force have joined homicide detectives to try to find the suspects. In the meantime, others on the street are trying to stem further violence.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News    Date: January 12, 2015

Peninsula cops arrest eight in suspected gang war (Seaside, CA): Seaside police and other Peninsula law enforcement curbed a potential gang battle with the arrests of eight suspected in retaliatory shootings last week, according to a report.
Source: The Californian    Date: January 12, 2015

Gang Sweep Nets Two Arrests (Oakdale, CA): A four-month investigation into a large gang fight from last summer resulted in a multi-agency gang sweep in Oakdale Monday morning, Jan. 12.
Source: Oakdale Leader    Date: January 12, 2015

Eleven inmates in gang fight at Madera County jail (Madera County, CA): Eleven inmates were involved in a gang-related fight at the Madera County Department of Corrections Monday night, breaking some security glass and a door, the department said Tuesday afternoon.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 12, 2015

San Bernardino County's largest gang case ends with 61 people jailed (San Bernardino County, CA): The largest single gang prosecution in San Bernardino County history ended last week with the sentencing of 25-year-old Cherish Velez. The Apple Valley woman, who was ordered to spend 16 years in prison on assault and drug charges, was the 61st person with ties to the East Side Victoria street gang to be put behind bars, prosecutors said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: January 10, 2015

Fresno gang member arrested for allegedly shooting boy in the leg (Fresno, CA): A gang member was arrested Friday for allegedly shooting a 16-year-old boy in the leg in southwest Fresno last month, police said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 10, 2015

How the LAPD Got Smart and Started Winning the War Against Street Gangs (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles Police Department may have won the fight against street gangs — at least in some critical ways, and at least for the time being. Police statistics — in addition to analyses by experts and advocates on the ground — suggest that gang violence on LA's streets has dramatically decreased. The city's most dangerous communities are markedly safer today than they have been at any point in the past 30 years.
Source: VICE News    Date: January 10, 2015

Two Merced brothers arrested on suspicion of gang-related child endangerment (Merced, CA): A search of an alleged gang member’s home last week ended with two brothers behind bars after officers found at least one loaded gun “within easy reach” of two young children, the Merced Police Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: January 10, 2015

Trendy Hayes Valley neighborhood shaken by 4 gunfire slayings (San Francisco, CA): Police in San Francisco scoured the city Saturday, searching for killers who gunned down four men in what likely was a gang-related attack in Hayes Valley late Friday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: January 10, 2015

Six Richmond gang members arrested after drug raid (Richmond, CA): Six south Richmond gang members were arrested on drug and conspiracy charges after a police raid on a Sixth Street home Wednesday evening, authorities said.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: January 9, 2015

Santa Cruz County law enforcement agencies increase resources to quell violence (Santa Cruz, CA): Suppressing the recent spike in gang violence topped the list for Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart, Watsonville police’s leaders and the Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team’s Gang Task Force.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: January 9, 2015

How Gang Injunctions Precipitate Gentrification In Los Angeles Communities (Los Angeles, CA): Since the 1990s, gang injunctions have been a widespread police strategy in many Los Angeles neighborhoods. But the controversial law enforcement technique, which bans gang members from assembling within designated “safety zones,” has its share of critics, some of whom say the practice is just the first step toward gentrification.
Source: The Huffington Post    Date: January 9, 2015

Two gang members arrested in Atwater, police say (Atwater, CA): Two men, described by police as known gang members, were arrested Thursday in Atwater by the Merced County Multi-Agency Gang Task Force.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: January 9, 2015

Police: Gang member boasted about drug deal on Facebook (Fresno, CA): One man was arrested Thursday after police say he posted on Facebook a picture of himself with a gun and his exact plans for a drug deal in southeast Fresno.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 8, 2015

O.C. District Attorney, ACLU spar over gang injunction in Santa Ana (Orange County, CA): Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said Thursday the victim of a fatal shooting on Christmas Eve might be alive if he had not resisted the terms of an injunction against a gang in Santa Ana, prompting an ACLU attorney to label the observation as “offensive.”
Source:    Date: January 8, 2015

Boy, 13, stabbed after denying he belonged to a gang (Concord, CA): A 13-year-old boy was in stable condition Thursday after police say two suspects fired gunshots at him and then stabbed him after he denied being in a gang.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: January 8, 2015

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