Gang-Related News Articles

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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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The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs (Los Angeles, CA): The indictment of 38 members of Los Angeles street gang Big Hazard once again puts the national spotlight on the Mexican Mafia, a treacherous and violent criminal organization also known as La Eme that has deep roots inside California’s prison system.
Source: The Daily Beast    Date: December 11, 2014

Feds: Gang lured schoolgirls to sex trade (San Diego, CA): A federal indictment unsealed Thursday accuses San Diego gang members of running a cross-country sex-trafficking ring that preyed on teenage girls from East County schools and used violence and drugs to coerce them into prostitution.
Source: U-T San Diego    Date: December 11, 2014

Feds Target Members of 'Hazard' Gang in Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA): More than two dozen suspected members of a gang that terrorized a housing project for a half century and controlled drug dealing in an East Los Angeles neighborhood were arrested Wednesday on charges related to a federal racketeering indictment.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: December 10, 2014

14 defendants in East Palo Alto 'Operation Sunny Day' gang indictments plead not guilty (Redwood City, CA): Fourteen defendants indicted in March for crimes related to their alleged involvement with East Palo Alto gangs pleaded not guilty Monday to charges including murder, assault, narcotics trafficking and robbery, prosecutors said.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: December 10, 2014

3 arrested in Fresno shooting that critically wounded 16-year-old girl (Fresno, CA): Three gang members wanted in the Nov. 30 shooting of a 16-year-old honors student in the 600 block of North College Avenue in central Fresno were arrested Wednesday during a large law enforcement sweep, Fresno police Sgt. David Ramsey said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: December 10, 2014

Fourteen plead not guilty to gang indictments (Palo Alto, CA): Fourteen defendants, indicted in March for crimes related to their alleged involvement with East Palo Alto gangs, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges including murder, assault, narcotics trafficking and robbery, prosecutors said.
Source: Palo Alto Online    Date: December 10, 2014

Nearly 300 arrested in Fresno police gang operation (Fresno, CA): Nearly 300 people were arrested in a massive city wide gang operation aimed at targeting Fresno's most violent criminals. The chief says police haven't seen this type of crime increase in years. Officers are hitting the streets and while they've got a long way to go they say they've made some good progress.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: December 10, 2014

Compton Community Desperate for Peace After Teen's Shooting (Compton, CA): The shooting death of a 16-year-old boy in Compton Sunday afternoon has some in the community claiming racial tensions have continued to pour onto city streets, while his family and friends searched for answers.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: December 9, 2014

LAPD detectives solve two homicides in Wilmington, arrest four suspected gang members (Los Angeles, CA): Three suspected gang members who allegedly roamed rival territory looking for someone to kill have been charged with shooting an innocent 18-year-old Wilmington man to death as he rode his bicycle into their path, an investigator said Tuesday.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: December 9, 2014

3 jailed in Atwater vehicle attack are gang members, police say (Atwater, CA): Three men, described by police as known gang members, were arrested earlier this week in Atwater after they allegedly attacked a vehicle with a child inside, the Police Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: December 9, 2014

14-year-old being tried as adult could get 21 years to life in attempted murder (San Jose, CA): A 14-year-old male gang member being tried as an adult in the stabbing of a teen boy in San Jose on Nov. 17 could face a prison sentence of 21 years to life, a prosecutor said Friday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: December 8, 2014

Stockton Violence Prevention Office Geared Toward Curbing City’s History Of Gangs, Homicides (Stockton, CA): Stockton’s newly created Office of Violence Prevention is the first of its kind in the country. The goal is to put a stop to the city’s long history of gangs and homicides.
Source: CBS Sacramento    Date: December 8, 2014

Co-leader of South Los Angeles gang gets 6 years in prison (Los Angeles, CA): The co-leader of a Mexican Mafia-controlled gang that operated in a South Los Angeles neighborhood was sentenced Monday to six years behind bars. Aaron Soto, 42, pleaded guilty last year to federal charges of racketeering conspiracy and possession of a firearm for use in a crime of violence.
Source:    Date: December 8, 2014

Suspects in Santa Rosa drive-bys arrested (Santa Rosa, CA): The Santa Rosa Police Department has announced the arrest of two juveniles suspected of a series of drive-by shootings in the city last week, police said.
Source: Bay City News    Date: December 7, 2014

Fresno police anti-gang operation makes 44 arrests, seizes seven weapons (Fresno, CA): The third day of Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer’s citywide gang operation was a busy one, with officers making 44 felony arrests on Friday, seizing seven guns and investigating one gang-related shooting in the increased crackdown on violence.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: December 6, 2014

A family's reward for avoiding gangs? How about a new car (Irvine, CA): The family of a successful participant in a law-enforcement led gang intervention program was rewarded with a brand-new car on Friday, during an event that drew more than 150 at-risk kids to Ford’s Orange County headquarters.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: December 5, 2014

Jury convicts trio of murder for 2012 Gridley gang shooting (Oroville, CA): A jury has convicted three men of second-degree murder for a 2012 vehicle-to-vehicle shooting in Gridley. The Butte County Superior Court jury also found Friday that the Oct. 1, 2012, shooting that killed Alonzo Robles-Morales, 18, was gang-related.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: December 5, 2014

Watsonville police looking for clues, ties between recent violence (Watsonville, CA): More than a week after a Watsonville teen was gunned down on the eve of Thanksgiving, police are still searching for suspects and clues amid thick gang tensions.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: December 5, 2014

Gang Member Sentenced To Life In Prison For Fatal Shooting Of Toddler, Uncle (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for murdering a 2-year-old boy and the child’s uncle in South LA three years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: December 5, 2014

Dozens protest gang conspiracy cases (San Diego, CA): The first-time use of a gang conspiracy law against dozens of alleged gang members sparked a protest over freedom of speech in front of the downtown Superior courthouse Thursday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 4, 2014

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