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Police ready to abide by court's cellphone ruling (Los Angeles, CA): Officers are being briefed during roll calls, new procedures are in place, and prosecutors are considering the effect on potentially thousands of pending court cases after the Supreme Court's ruling that restricts police searches of cellphones.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: June 26, 2014

Delano gang member guilty in 2005 shooting (Bakersfield, CA): A gang member was convicted Thursday for a 2005 murder in Delano, according to the Kern County District Attorney's Office.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News    Date: June 26, 2014

Expert witnesses testify in gang trial (Yolo County, CA): Yolo County Gang Task Force expert, Joe Perez, testified Monday and Tuesday in People vs. Gonzalez, Jimenez, Fuentes, and Ozunaon the details of gang member identification and the process by which authorities are able to recognize an active gang member.
Source: The Vanguard    Date: June 25, 2014

San Diego gang member's case focus of Supreme Court privacy ruling (San DIego, CA): When David Riley, a 19-year-old member of San Diego's Lincoln Park gang, was arrested in August 2009 on suspicion of shooting at a rival gang member, it received little or no public notice.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 25, 2014

Reedley gang member found guilty of two murders, one murder try (Fresno County, CA): A Reedley gang member will spend life behind bars after a jury convicted him Wednesday in Fresno County Superior Court of two murders and one attempted murder for the benefit or at the direction of a criminal street gang.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: June 25, 2014

San Diego prisoner to seek new trial after Supreme Court ruling (San Diego, CA): The U.S. Supreme Court decision Wednesday in favor of a San Diego gang member convicted, in part, based on information gathered from his cellphone without a warrant does not guarantee that he will be released from prison, the Stanford law professor who was part of his appeals team said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 25, 2014

Visalia gang suppression details leads to arrests (Visalia, CA): A multi-agency law enforcement safety detail resulted in eight arrests and seizure of firearms, ammunition and items indicating gang activity Friday in Visalia.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: June 24, 2014

Reputed gang members guilty of murdering 3-year-old Oakland boy (Oakland, CA): Two reputed gang members showed little emotion Monday when jurors found them guilty of first-degree murder and other charges for a gang-related shooting in East Oakland three years ago that claimed the life of a 3-year-old boy who was an innocent bystander.
Source: CBS SF Bay Area    Date: June 23, 2014

Pair injured in gang-related shooting at Mission bus stop (San Francisco, CA): Two men were shot at a bus stop in San Francisco's Mission District early Sunday morning in what appears to be a gang-related territorial fight, a police spokeswoman said today.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner    Date: June 23, 2014

Oakland's gang injunction upheld (Oakland, CA): A state appeals court on Monday upheld Oakland's gang injunction prohibiting nearly 40 alleged members of the Norteños from gathering in the city's Fruitvale neighborhood.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: June 23, 2014

OC DA files gang injunction against Townsend street gang in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas and Commander Tammy Franks offered inanities when asked by community members last November if the po-po was looking to place a gang injunction that would affect the Townsend Street barrio in central Santa Ana. "We are constantly looking at data related to all our hot spot areas," Rojas said at the time, in response to councilman Roman Reyna.
Source: OC Weekly    Date: June 23, 2014

Underage killers get new hope for freedom (San Diego County, CA): A little more than two decades ago, Desmond Lamont Payton shot and killed three teenage friends in a hotel room in Serra Mesa. He was 16. He was tried as an adult and sent to prison the next year. His sentence: life without parole. But that could change.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: June 21, 2014

D.A.: San Jose fatal road rage shooting linked to gang activity (San Jose, CA): A May 6 road rage shooting that killed a 38-year-old San Jose man was committed to further the conduct of a street gang, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: June 21, 2014

Pomona police chief plans continued community outreach, gang enforcement (Pomona, CA): New Pomona Police Chief Paul Capraro took the helm of the department after the city had been through a particularly violent year and the police force was understaffed.
Source: Daily Bulletin    Date: June 21, 2014

Suspects in fatal gang-related shooting crash into pole near LAX (Los Angeles, CA): Three men suspected of being involved in a fatal gang-related shooting crashed their minivan into a light pole near Los Angeles International Airport early Friday during a police pursuit, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 20, 2014

Two convicted in tourist's slaying near Candlestick (San Francisco, CA): Two men were convicted Friday of the 2009 gang-related robbery and slaying of a Louisiana tourist at the Alice Griffith public housing complex near San Francisco's Candlestick Park.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: June 20, 2014

Macias found guilty of torture and meth sales (Santa Maria, CA): After deliberating the better part of three days, a Santa Maria jury found Raymond Macias, who law enforcement officials contend has been the county's chief "tax" collector for the Southern California prison-based Sureño gang and a major drug dealer, guilty of torture and dealing methamphetamine.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: June 20, 2014

Dos Palos killer, gang member gets 34 years to life (Merced County, CA): A Dos Palos gang member received a sentence of 34 years to life in prison Friday for killing a 21-year-old man in 2010. Issac Lopez-Espinoza was 15 when he stepped out of a vehicle just before noon on Sept. 4, 2010, and fired two shots at people standing outside a home in the 1200 block of Frank Avenue in Dos Palos. Tommy Henson was killed and his father, Randy, was shot in the leg.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: June 20, 2014

Fresno gang member pleads no contest to shooting rival (Fresno, CA): A gang member has pleaded no contest in Fresno County Superior Court to shooting and wounding a rival outside a southeast Fresno market in March.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: June 20, 2014

Lawyer says man accused of 3-year-old's murder is only guilty of gun charge (Oakland, CA): The defense lawyer for the reputed gang member who's accused of firing the shot that killed 3-year-old Carlos Nava in East Oakland three years ago said today that he's guilty - but only of an illegal gun charge, not murder.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: June 19, 2014

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