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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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Pistol recovered as two gang suspects arrested in Live Oak (Live Oak, CA): A pistol was recovered and two young men arrested Friday night as deputies ramped up patrols the area of Live Oak’s Winkle Farm Park following a shooting and apparent uptick in gang activity in the area.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: March 5, 2018

Novato gang homicide case reaches preliminary hearing (Novato, CA): Nearly two years after the crimes, a pair of men charged with the gang-related murder of a Novato teen appeared in court Monday to begin a preliminary hearing that could last into next week.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: March 5, 2018

North Richmond alleged gang member, wanted in teen’s killing, caught in Reno (Richmond, CA): A man wanted on a $24 million arrest warrant in a variety of charges, including murder, was arrested in Reno, Nevada this week, authorities announced Saturday.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: March 3, 2018

Cunningham pushes for gang intervention, prevention program funding (San Luis Obispo, CA): A local assemblyman is pushing to get a gang intervention and prevention program in this year's state budget.
Source: KSBY News    Date: March 2, 2018

OK, ACLU, you win: OC district attorney won’t delete web criticism (Orange County, CA): Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas announced he changed the terms of his office’s social media policy in response to complaints from the American Civil Liberties Union that negative comments were being deleted.
Source:    Date: March 2, 2018

Reputed Gang Members Sentenced For Shootings Of Rival, Police Officer (Oakland, CA): Three reputed members of an East Oakland gang were sentenced this week to lengthy federal prison terms for their roles in the shooting an Oakland police officer in 2013 only hours after the shooting of a rival gang member in an ambush, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: SFGate    Date: March 2, 2018

DA: Four fatal shootings by deputies justified, including Vista gang member (Vista, CA): The fatal shooting of a Vista gang member by a pursuing deputy last year — a deadly encounter that prompted numerous protests by his family —was legally justified, District Attorney Summer Stephan announced Friday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: March 2, 2018

Trio imprisoned for deadly Mission Street gun battle (Santa Cruz, CA): Brothers Michael and Marcus Bates will serve more than a decade each at San Quentin State Prison after pleading guilty for the Mission Street gang shooting that killed 31-year-old Alejandro Sanchez about five years ago, according to court documents.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: March 2, 2018

Jury Finds Defendants Guilty in Gang Shooting (Yolo County, CA): The jury in the trial for Jason Michael Lopez and Stephon Jerome Ramirez came to a verdict Thursday afternoon.
Source: The Davis Vanguard    Date: March 2, 2018

Cunningham leading effort on gang prevention, victim protection (Paso Robles, CA): Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo) is leading the effort to fund the California Gang Reduction, Intervention, and Prevention program (CalGRIP) in this year’s state budget.
Source: Paso Robles Daily News    Date: March 2, 2018

Gang leader found guilty on drug, weapon charges (Salinas, CA): A jury found Duane Joseph Jefferson, a member of the Nuestra Familia prison gang and one of the highest ranking gang members in Monterey County, guilty of possession of heroin and methamphetamine for sale while armed with a firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm all for the benefit of, in association with or at the direction of the Norteño street gang according the District Attorney’s Office.
Source: Monterey Herald    Date: March 2, 2018

Armed gang member arrested in school zone (Fresno, CA): An armed Fresno gang member faces additional charges after police in southwest Fresno arrested him in a school zone, police reported.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: March 1, 2018

Guns, gangs, YouTube lead to Tulare arrest (Tulare, CA): Three known Crip gang members are behind bars after posting a video on YouTube implicating them in a number of gun-related crimes, Tulare police said.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: March 1, 2018

Gang Member Convicted of Murder in Indio Slaying (Indio, CA): A gang member was convicted of second-degree murder Thursday for gunning down a rival at an apartment complex in Indio nearly three years ago.
Source: KMIR News    Date: March 1, 2018

Reputed MS-13 drug dealer found guilty in 2001 murder of teenage runaway (Los Angeles, CA): A drug dealer for the Mara Salvatrucha street gang was found guilty Thursday of murdering a 13-year-old runaway whose nude body was found by a hiker in Elysian Park in 2001.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 1, 2018

Salinas man gets 17 years for shooting rival gang members, racketeering (Salinas, CA): A Salinas gang member has been sentenced to more than 17 years for racketeering and firearms crimes, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California reported Wednesday evening.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: February 28, 2018

Oakland ex-gang members sentenced for assaulting cop, shooting rival in 2013 (Oakland, CA): Three members of an Oakland gang were sentenced to prison Wednesday in federal court for their roles in the attempted murder and assault of a police officer and a rival gang member, officials said.
Source: SFGate    Date: February 28, 2018

Dozens charged in alleged North County gang gun and drug networks (North County, CA): A longtime investigation into gang networks trafficking heroin, methamphetamine and guns throughout North County culminated Wednesday in indictments against 37 people — from street dealers to mid-level managers to cross-border smugglers, authorities said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: February 28, 2018

Yuba County men arrested in alleged gang shooting (Yuba County, CA): Two alleged gang members are in Yuba County Jail, accused of firing shots into an Olivehurst residence Sunday night.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: February 28, 2018

Norteño Gang Member Sentenced To 17 Years And Six Months In Prison For RICO Conspiracy And Use Of Firearms (San Jose, CA): Julian Ruiz was sentenced today to 210 months in prison for his role in a racketeering conspiracy and for using or possessing firearms in furtherance of a crime of violence, announced United States Attorney Alex G. Tse and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett. The sentence was handed down earlier today by the Honorable Lucy H. Koh, U.S. District Judge.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: February 28, 2018

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