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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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Atwater gang member receives life for 2013 slayings, taunts victims’ families (Merced County, CA): Jose Luis Botello gave the families of two people he killed a wry smirk as he walked out a Merced County courtroom Friday with consecutive life sentences.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: January 19, 2018

LAPD reports drop in homicides across city (Los Angeles, CA): Citywide, violent crimes were up about 3 percent in 2017 compared to the year before, police said Friday. But homicides fell 4.1 percent, officials added. There were 282 homicides last year compared with 294 in 2016, officials said Friday at a news conference, which also included the retirement announcement of LAPD Chief Charlie Beck.
Source: Daily Breeze    Date: January 19, 2018

Alleged MS-13 gang members expected to enter pleas Feb. 9 (Santa Maria CA): Alleged MS-13 gang members indicted on murder, conspiracy to commit murder and criminal street gang counts are on track to enter pleas in Santa Maria on Feb. 8, two years after they were arrested during Operation Matador.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: January 19, 2018

FPD partners with federal agents to curb gun violence (Fresno, CA): In an effort to curb gang violence Fresno Police and federal agents are working to get illegal guns off city streets. At one location they seized 260 guns and at least 60,000 rounds of ammunition.
Source:    Date: January 19, 2018

Suspected gang members plead not guilty to Indio shootings, assaults (Indio, CA): Two suspected gang members accused in a string of shootings and assaults in the city of Indio, which included shooting at and pistol whipping adult and juvenile victims, were charged with multiple felonies Friday.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: January 19, 2018

Man convicted in one of Long Beach’s worst mass killings gets life in prison (Long Beach, CA): After a trial that included jailhouse recordings of two Watts gang members bragging about gunning down five people, one of the men was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Thursday for what remains one of Long Beach’s worst mass slayings.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: January 18, 2018

Gang members arrested in connection with attack during gathering for shooting victim (Thousand Oaks, CA): Four purported gang members have been arrested in connection with a fight that broke out last month during an informal memorial service for a young man killed in a suspected gang-related shooting.
Source: Thousand Oaks Acorn    Date: January 18, 2018

San Jose gang members killed young dad in cold blood, jury finds (San Jose, CA): Four years after a young dad made the fatal mistake of trusting he could look for a parking spot in East San Jose without risking his life, the two Norteño gang members accused of gunning him down in cold blood were convicted Thursday of first-degree murder.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: January 18, 2018

Arrest of adult-teen robbery crew highlights new wave of ‘gang’ crimes (San Jose, CA): A robbery crew made up mostly of teenagers has been arrested in connection with at least 30 robberies and carjackings in San Jose dating back to last spring, and is being treated as a gang despite having no conventional gang ties, authorities said.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: January 16, 2018

Fresno PD aims to keep stolen cars away from gangs (Fresno, CA): Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer praised his officers last week for bringing down the number of stolen cars to a level he hasn't seen in decades. Fresno police leaders hope it will begin to impact gangs. Investigators say stolen cars are a key tool being used by gangs to carryout shootings and robberies in the city. This is why officers say it's so important to make preventing auto theft a priority.
Source:    Date: January 15, 2018

Former gang member to speak about turning his life around (Farmington, CA): A Farmington man will speak Thursday about his time in a California gang — and how he turned his life around after great adversity — during an event he planned along with the city's police department.
Source: Farmington Daily Times    Date: January 15, 2018

Good Samaritan assists arrest of gang member in Southwest Fresno (Fresno, CA): A Southwest Fresno neighborhood was awakened to a loud crash Sunday morning. A suspected drunk driver was speeding through the area and drove onto a curb before crashing into a car. He turned the corner and finally came to a stop where Edward Williams tried to detain the driver.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: January 14, 2018

Another West Side Crip indicted in connection with months-long gang investigation (Bakersfield, CA): A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted another alleged member of Bakersfield's West Side Crips gang in connection with a 10-month investigation into the gang's activity by multiple law enforcement agencies.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: January 12, 2018

Fresno Special Response Teams crack down on gang violence (Fresno, CA): Starting this month Special Response Teams have been re-assigned to high violence areas in the city. The goal is to reduce the number of shootings and homicides.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: January 12, 2018

New federal drug charges against West Side Crips members (Bakersfield, CA): A federal grand jury issued an indictment against Jarvis Thomas, Tommie Thomas and Luis Fernandez. The indictment says Jarvis and Tommie, along with Augustus Crawford planned to buy at least four pounds of meth from Fernandez.
Source: KernGoldenEmpire    Date: January 11, 2018

Police: Six gang members arrested in San Bernardino attempted murder of rival (San Bernardino, CA): Five alleged gang members were taken into custody Thursday after being accused of an attempted murder of a rival gang member in San Bernardino, police said.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: January 11, 2018

Second suspect arrested in gang-related homicide (San Jose, CA): A second suspect has been arrested in connection with a deadly gang shooting last fall. Police on Tuesday took 24-year-old Eduardo Rodriguez into custody at The Woods Apartments in San Jose.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: January 10, 2018

Three Members and Associates of the Westside Crips Criminal Street Gang Sentenced to Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy Involving Sex Trafficking, Narcotics Trafficking, and Other Crimes (San Diego, CA): Two gang members of the Westside Crips and one hotel manager of two national brand hotels in Oceanside were sentenced last week for their participation in a racketeering conspiracy involving sex trafficking, narcotics trafficking, and other violent crimes.
Source: United States Department of Justice    Date: January 10, 2018

He was the only man to fight the Coachella gang injunction in court. Now he is free of it (Coachella, CA): As Omar Mata explained it, he was a hard-working family man with a small catering business and an unfortunate tattoo. Years ago, back when he was addicted to drugs, he had made connections with the wrong people, but all that was behind him now.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: January 9, 2018

​Stockton hopes to curb gun, gang violence through monetary incentives (Stockton, CA): Stockton is moving forward with a million-dollar effort to reduce shootings by training and paying suspected violent offenders to put down their weapons and make something of their lives.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: January 9, 2018

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