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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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Two men arrested in connection with Napa shooting incident (Napa, CA): Two Napa men face allegations of attempted murder in connection with a shooting incident last month. Napa Police announced Monday afternoon it will pursue charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and gang participation charges against Jose Manuel Alcala, 23, and 18-year-old Valentin Michael Sanchez.
Source: Napa Valley Register    Date: June 15, 2015

Monterey County Gang Task Force to dissolve (Salinas, CA): In a little over two weeks, the Monterey County Gang Task Force will be no more. That’s word from the Gang Task Force Steering Committee, who met Monday afternoon.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: June 15, 2015

Police initiative tackles gang violence (Stockton, CA): A multiagency law enforcement task force over the weekend made 36 arrests and confiscated guns and drugs in an effort to curb ongoing gang violence in Stockton.
Source: The Record    Date: June 15, 2015

South County law enforcement agencies join forces to fight gang crime (Salinas, CA): The Monterey County Sheriffs Department announced Monday morning that agencies in South County will join forces to fight gang crime. The new team is being called The South County Violence Suppression Collaboration. These meetings among all the South County cities and sheriff's office has already started and they said it is already fighting gang violence in South Monterey County.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: June 15, 2015

Gang sweep nets 45 arrests (Yucaipa, CA): San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials arrested 45 people as part of an eight-hour gang sweep in Yucaipa Friday, June 12.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: June 13, 2015

CA Excessive-Force Claim Faces Investigation (Salinas, CA): The Monterey County District Attorney's Office will investigate whether Salinas Police Department officers used excessive force arresting a gang member who was beating his mother and dragging her into a busy street.
Source: Courthouse News Service    Date: June 12, 2015

Man shot at least 6 times in possible gang-related shooting in Montebello (Montebello, CA): A homicide investigation was underway in Montebello after a young man was shot to death Friday afternoon.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: June 12, 2015

Gang Member Sentenced To Life Without Possibility Of Parole For Gunning Down Student (Santa Ana, CA): A gang member who laughed about shooting a phlebotomy student in Santa Ana as he begged for his life was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: June 12, 2015

El Monte man sentenced to 50 years in killing of fellow gang member (Pomona, CA): A 27-year-old Pomona man was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison for fatally shooting another member of his El Monte gang outside a market nearly three years ago.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: June 12, 2015

L.A. seeks injunction to end gang activity at Watts home (Los Angeles, CA): Bullets have left pockmarks in homes and frontyard fences in the 2000 block of East 110th Street in Watts. For more than a decade, this has been life for residents near 2127 E. 110th St., a base camp for the Ten Line Gangster Crips, Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer said at a news conference Thursday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 11, 2015

Watts Homeowner Sued Over Alleged Gang Stronghold (Los Angeles, CA): A homeowner in Watts has been sued by the city after her property was allegedly the site of shootings, drug sales and gang activity for over a decade, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said Thursday.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: June 11, 2015

Lompoc Leaders Appeal for Calm Amid Gang Violence (Lompoc, CA): A show of solidarity among leaders in Lompoc Tuesday night against further violence in the aftermath of a deadly stabbing last weekend that police are calling gang-related. A full-court press by the Lompoc Police Chief and Lompoc community leaders to prevent further bloodshed from potential gang retaliation before its too late.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: June 10, 2015

Gang attack kills 1, wounds 3 (Los Angeles, CA): One person was killed and three others were wounded in a shooting in the southwest Los Angeles area, and sheriff’s officials said the attack appeared to be gang-related.
Source:    Date: June 10, 2015

Reward offered in Lennox Fields graffiti tagging (Tehama County, CA): A week after the dedication ceremony of Corning's new Lennox Fields on Houghton Avenue, the new soccer fields were vandalized with street gang graffiti.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: June 10, 2015

King City police discuss recent crimes and joint gang task force (King City, CA): King City police said Brian Zuniga was behind a shooting that sent one person to the hospital Tuesday night. Officers are now looking for Zuniga, who they said is armed and dangerous.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: June 10, 2015

New county gang prevention plan focused on positive messages (Salinas, CA): A new Monterey County program aimed at breaking the cycle of gang violence that has left the county with the state’s highest youth homicide rate seeks to attack the “root causes” of the problem, including youth illiteracy, unemployment, truancy, recidivism, and a lack of community engagement.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: June 9, 2015

Santa Rosa gang gunfire hits home, boy’s bedroom, cars (Santa Rosa, CA): Gunfire broke out in three Santa Rosa neighborhoods within one week, including a random shot into a boy’s bedroom, vehicles riddled with bullet holes and a near-miss for gang members standing on a street corner, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and Santa Rosa police.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: June 9, 2015

Gang Member's Prosecutor Went Too Far, Court Says (San Francisco, CA): A convicted killer whose attorney said nothing as a prosecutor inflamed the jury with racial slurs deserves habeas relief, the Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday. The government believes that the 2001 shooting of 19-year-old Juan Trigueros in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven in Gilroy, Calif., was gang related.
Source: Courthouse News Service    Date: June 9, 2015

Gang member gets life in prison for Delano murder, shooting (Bakersfield, CA): A gang member was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole, plus 57 years to life, on convictions of first-degree murder and attempted murder.
Source: Bakersfield Now    Date: June 8, 2015

Gang member held in Fresno double homicide (Fresno, CA): Fresno police have arrested a Bulldog gang member in the May 23 shooting deaths of two men during a clash at house party in southeast Fresno, Lt. Mark Salazar said Monday.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: June 8, 2015

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