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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Sureno gang member gets 22 years in prison for shooting at teens in Santa Rosa park (Santa Rosa, CA): A Sureno gang member was sentenced to 22 years in prison for shooting a rival gang member at a Santa Rosa park last year.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: July 29, 2015

Gang graffiti and guns a deadly mix: Suspect arrested in killing of man, 51, objecting to “tagging” (Anaheim, CA): A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the shooting of two men — one of them fatally — during a confrontation over gang graffiti near Anaheim, authorities said Wednesday.
Source:    Date: July 29, 2015

L.A. mayor and police chief visit Leimert Park after flare of violence (Los Angeles, CA): Terrencé Smith smiled nervously as he plugged in his iPhone on Wednesday afternoon and hit play. A few seconds later, the 15-year-old's voice rang clearly through the entryway of a Leimert Park performing arts center. He hoped his audience — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck — understood the message behind his words.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 29, 2015

Gang feuds fueled surge in South L.A. shootings, LAPD chief says (Los Angeles, CA): Police Chief Charlie Beck on Wednesday continued the LAPD's efforts to calm concerns over recent gang violence in South L.A., saying recent shootings were related to a longstanding feud between two rival groups -- not to postings on social media.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 29, 2015

Three additional suspects charged with 2002 gang killing of Montebello girl (Montebello, CA): Prosecutors have charged three additional suspects in connection with the alleged rape and murder of a 15-year-old Montebello girl on her way to school more than 12 years ago.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: July 29, 2015

San Jose police plan to flood the streets after bloody weekend, deadly month (San Jose, CA): San Jose police plan to flood high-crime areas with additional officers following an exceptionally violent weekend in the city, punctuated by the killing of two men in separate shootings.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: July 28, 2015

Community leaders prepare neighborhood outreach (Lompoc, CA): In an effort to show solidarity, leaders from across Lompoc have decided to conduct a meet-and-greet with the community next month. The initiative comes on the heels of an alleged gang-related murder last month, which has brought elevated tensions to the streets, Lompoc Police Chief Pat Walsh said.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: July 28, 2015

2 Accused in 2011 Gang Retaliation Murder Plead Not Guilty (San Diego, CA): Two people accused of taking part in a retaliation gang killing in a City Heights neighborhood more than four years ago pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder, conspiracy and other charges.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: July 28, 2015

2 Boys Shot, 1 Boy Beaten In Gang-Related Fight Near Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): Two teenage boys suffered gunshot wounds and a third had a concussion in a suspected gang-related incident just outside of Watsonville on Sunday night, a Santa Cruz County sheriff’s spokesman said Monday.
Source: WatsonvillePatch    Date: July 28, 2015

Police work to calm concerns about threats of increased gang violence (Los Angeles, CA): Police are working to calm concerns about gang violence after a cluster of gang-related shootings in South L.A. over the weekend and various threats on social media, The Times has reported.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 28, 2015

Violent weekend in South L.A. leaves 11 wounded, 1 dead (Los Angeles, CA): Fed up with a recent rash of gang violence in South Los Angeles, Naima Smith gathered a group Saturday at a Baptist church on Hoover Street to talk about ways to bring peace to their neighborhood.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 27, 2015

#100days100nights: Gang threats of violence on social media draw fear (Los Angeles, CA): The photographs went online earlier this month after a 27-year-old man was gunned down in South Los Angeles. One showed a man flashing a chrome handgun from his jacket pocket. In another, a young man held a pistol in each hand. “Better wake up,” one person wrote on Instagram. “It's a war goin' on.”
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 27, 2015

Gang shootings spark tactical alert in South Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles police issued a tactical alert Saturday night after multiple gang shootings in South Los Angeles. The tactical alert area spanned from Vernon Avenue to Manchester Boulevard and Crenshaw Boulevard to Figueroa and San Pedro streets.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: July 26, 2015

Third suspect arrested in connection to 2011 gang-related shooting (San Diego, CA): A third suspect was arrested Saturday in connection with the 2011 gang-related shooting death of a 28-year-old man near San Diego's Manzanita Canyon.
Source: KUSI News    Date: July 26, 2015

Long Beach task force aimed at guiding youth (Long Beach, CA): A group of Long Beach city, school and community leaders are in the midst of developing an action plan to create a more positive environment for the city’s youth.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: July 26, 2015

How an aspiring actor’s roles parallel his unsolved gang-related death in Covina (Covina, CA): There’s a powerful scene in “Freedom Writers” when Ms. G, the teacher, asks her students to stand on a line taped to the classroom floor if they’ve ever lost a friend to gang violence.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: July 25, 2015

This Pacoima gang murder case went cold when the bullet left the barrel (Pacoima, CA): La’Chalon Broadus could forget the streets during the week, when he worked at a local Togo’s sandwich shop. He had a newborn son to care for, to spoil with new clothes and toys.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: July 25, 2015

4th Suspect Arrested in Gang-Related Fatal Stabbing in Lompoc (Lompoc, CA): A fourth person has been arrested in connection with a deadly gang-related stabbing last month in Lompoc. Damian Simpson, 20, was taken into custody last week, Lompoc Police Chief Pat Walsh said.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: July 25, 2015

Santa Rosa police arrest 5 in gang sweep (Santa Rosa, CA): The Santa Rosa Police Department has arrested five people as part of a probation and parole compliance sweep on convicted gang participants.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: July 25, 2015

Merced police arrest three gang members in separate firearm allegations, police said (Merced, CA): Three gang members were booked into the Merced County jail for separate cases of possession of firearms, the Merced Police Department said.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: July 25, 2015

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