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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 by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory using the control below.


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West Sacramento gang member convicted of dissuading witness (Yolo County, CA): A West Sacramento man identified by authorities as a Broderick Boy Gang member has been convicted of dissuading a witness in an attempted murder case.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: April 22, 2016

Gang bust gives neighborhood day of peace (Fresno, CA): People in a violent part of South West Fresno say the Brookhaven Neighborhood is a little more quiet thanks to a massive gang sweep. It's a place, police say members of the Dog Pound Gang call home.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: April 21, 2016

Police chief discusses gang injunctions (Selma, CA): At recent anti-violence events and Neighborhood Watch meetings, citizens have been looking for tools to rid the community of crime. Although the suggestion of using gang injunctions was brought up, Selma Police Chief Greg Garner said the legal action may not fit the bill for the community since gangs are not concentrated in any one area of town.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: April 21, 2016

Gearing Up for Gangs: San Jose Task Force, Community Groups Aim to Prevent Summer Violence (San Jose, CA): Several South Bay community groups are gearing up for gang violence that may come during the summer months. San Jose mayor's gang task force is also making preparations for the busy summer, when violent crime typically spikes. The task force puts boots on the ground once gang violence occurs, to prevent retaliation.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: April 20, 2016

Suspected taggers charged in shooting death of Anaheim man who confronted them (Anaheim, CA): Two gang members were charged Tuesday with the killing of a church volunteer who confronted them while they were spraying graffiti in Anaheim last year, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: April 19, 2016

Spate of gang violence in Burbank renews past concerns (Burbank, CA): Magdalena Araujo was knitting footies for her grandchild in the living room of her Elmwood Avenue home when a bullet flew through her window and pierced the side of her torso.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 18, 2016

Two teens arrested in gang-related shooting in Oroville (Oroville, CA): Two teenagers were arrested for their alleged roles in an alleged gang-related drive-by shooting Sunday in Southside Oroville, deputies said.
Source: Oroville Mercury-Register     Date: April 18, 2016

Homeboy Industries Jobs Save Gang Members From The Streets With Baking And Solar Panels (Los Angeles, CA): Homeboy Industries didn’t bring down the number of gang-related homicides by half, and then half again since 1992, but founder Father Gregory Boyle says that even Los Angeles police would acknowledge that it played a substantial role, he once told NPR.
Source: The Inquisitr    Date: April 17, 2016

Color Run combats gang violence with family-friendly activities (Lompoc, CA): As soon as school let out for the weekend, several students made their way to Buena Vista Park on Friday for the first Save Our Park Color Run, organized by the Teens in Action group of Camp Fire Central Coast of California.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: April 16, 2016

Atwater teen hospitalized after gang-linked shooting (Atwater, CA): Atwater police are investigating a gang-related shooting Thursday night that resulted in a 16-year-old boy being airlifted to an area hospital.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: April 15, 2016

Gang affiliation questioned for 3 charged with murder (Solano County, CA): The three defendants have been charged with attempted murder and with the July 2015 murder of Phillip Liberto. In Solano County Superior Court, Deputy District Attorney Haroon Khan queried Fairfield police officer Robert Piro about the declarations, gang-related tattoos and about the many occassions the three had prior interactions with Fairfield police.
Source: The Reporter    Date: April 15, 2016

San Diego Crime Rate Rose 6% in 2015 But Remains Low (San Diego, CA): The overall crime rate in San Diego County increased by 6 percent in 2015, driven by a big jump in larcenies, but still remained near a 36-year low.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: April 14, 2016

Rash of Gang Shootings Occur in South Los Angeles (South Los Angeles, CA): The Southwest Area Community-Police Advisory Board met on April 4 to discuss a rash of gang shootings that recently occurred in South Los Angeles.
Source: Los Angeles Sentinel    Date: April 14, 2016

Life on the List (Los Angeles, CA): At the height of the Los Angeles gang wars in the 1990s, prosecutors sought to stop violence before it started by imposing restraining orders that allowed police to arrest suspected gang members for congregating in public or violating curfews. While many have praised gang injunctions as a powerful crime suppression tool, not all of those whose names wound up on these lists were gang members. Nonetheless, the stigma would follow them for years.
Source: The Argonaut    Date: April 13, 2016

Two men wounded in gang shooting at Watts housing project (Los Angeles, CA): Two young men were shot and seriously wounded in a gang- related shooting inside the Nickerson Gardens Housing Project in Watts, a Los Angeles police sergeant said Wednesday.
Source: MyNewsLa.com    Date: April 13, 2016

Bill to shed light on California’s gang database moves forward (San Diego, CA): Legislation that would open California’s gang database to more public scrutiny advanced in the state Assembly today, despite significant opposition from law enforcement.
Source: Reveal    Date: April 12, 2016

Authorities Arrest Five Suspects in Gang-Related Warrant (Perris, CA): While serving a search warrant, officers discovered contraband and paraphernalia that resulted in the arrest of five individuals.
Source: Crime Voice    Date: April 11, 2016

Gang member injured in officer-involved shooting, Fresno Police say (Fresno, CA): An armed man was shot early Sunday by officers with the Fresno Police Department after a short pursuit, according to Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer. Neighbors heard loud noises in the middle of the night as police shot the man they'd been chasing near Fresno City College.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: April 10, 2016

Santa Ana police make new push against gang violence (Santa Ana, CA): Facing a spike in violence, Santa Ana police are making a new push to curb gang activity. Officers say the city has has nine homicides this year - seven of them gang-related - in addition to some 200 assaults with a deadly weapon.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: April 9, 2016

Mexican Mafia, El Monte gang members guilty of federal racketeering charges (El Monte, CA): Two leaders of El Monte’s primary street gang, one of whom is also a Mexican Mafia member, pleaded guilty to federal racketeering charges this week after admitting their roles in violently extorting “tax” payments from local drug and fraudulent document dealers, authorities announced Saturday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: April 9, 2016

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