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Wannabe gang member knifes stranger in neck: ‘He wanted street cred!’ (Garden Grove, CA): A 23-year-old aspiring gang member ran up to a stranger in Garden Grove and fatally stabbed him so he could earn “respect” and stature from the gang he affiliated with, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday, but the defendant’s attorney said her client acted out of fear for his life.
Source: MyNewsLa.com    Date: August 2, 2016

Trial begins for gang member accused of stabbing 52-year-old to death (Santa Ana, CA): A deadly attack at a Stanton apartment complex has attorneys arguing whether a Garden Grove gang member killed an innocent family man unprovoked, or if the stabbing was self-defense following mistaken identity.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: August 2, 2016

Police: Teens brandished knives, shouted gang slurs (Hanford, CA): Three teenagers were arrested Thursday after they threatened two people with a weapon and shouted gang slurs, the Hanford Police Department said.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: July 29, 2016

Oxnard man sentenced to prison for gang-related robbery, assault with a firearm (Ventura County, CA): An Oxnard man was sentenced to 17 years and 8 months in state prison after pleading guilty to a gang-related robbery and assault with a firearm, the Ventura County District Attorney's Office said Friday.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 29, 2016

2 arrested during Oxnard traffic stop, police say (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard police said they arrested two gang members Wednesday on suspicion of multiple felony violations.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 28, 2016

Teen pleads no contest to assault and street gang charges (Yuba County, CA): A teenager arrested last year on suspicion of attempted murder for the benefit of local Norteño gang Varrio Linda Rifa was released from custody Thursday after pleading no contest to lesser charges.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: July 28, 2016

East Bay men arrested in alleged gang killing on street (Oakland, CA): Four gang members were under arrest and a fifth was being sought in the brazen daytime killing of a 24-year-old man gunned down this month while sitting in his vehicle in East Oakland, police said Thursday.
Source: SF Gate    Date: July 28, 2016

El Cajon Gang Member Caught Selling Meth to Informant Gets Life in Prison (San Diego, CA): A 53-year-old West Coast Crips gang member from El Cajon was sentenced Tuesday morning in San Diego federal court to life in prison for multiple drug-related crimes.
Source: Santee Patch    Date: July 26, 2016

Three Face Charges in La Mesa Gang-Related Shooting Killing Man (La Mesa, CA): Three men — two of whom were already behind bars — now face murder, conspiracy and other charges stemming from a gang-related car-to- car shooting on Interstate 8 in La Mesa that killed 22-year-old man three years ago.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: July 25, 2016

Santa Rosa PD Makes Arrests In Gang-Related Kidnapping & Stabbing (Santa Rosa, CA): According to a recent Community Bulletin issued by the Santa Rosa Police Department (SRPD), SRPD officers responded to the report of a stabbing victim at approximately 2:30 PM Saturday afternoon July 16th in the 2400 block of Hardies Lane.
Source: Crime Voice    Date: July 25, 2016

Judge denies Lunada Bay Boys’ attempts to dismiss lawsuit (Palos Verdes Estates, CA): A federal judge has denied the Lunada Bay Boys’ first attempts to extract themselves from a lawsuit seeking to ban them from the Palos Verdes Estates surfing spot they are accused of ruthlessly defending from outsiders.
Source: Daily Breeze    Date: July 25, 2016

Overall crime is up in L.A. for the second straight year, LAPD reports (Los Angeles, CA): For the second straight year, the Los Angeles Police Department is reporting an increase in overall crime at the year’s midpoint, with the latest figures depicting a department still struggling to quell the rise after more than a decade of declines. Through July 16, violent crime increased 15.9% compared with the same period last year while property crime was up 3.8%, department records show. Overall crime rose 6.3%.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 22, 2016

Eastside Bar Is a Gangster Drug Market, Authorities Allege (Los Angeles, CA): The El Troquero Bar in Boyle Heights is a haven for gang members and buyers and sellers of cocaine and meth, according to the L.A. City Attorney's Office, which is attempting to wrest the bar from its owners, at least temporarily, and hand it over to a court-appointed receiver.
Source: LA Weekly    Date: July 22, 2016

Dos Palos gang member sentenced to nine years in homicide case (Merced County, CA): Witnesses refused to cooperate. That was the main factor in a plea agreement reached this week in a gang-related homicide case that ended with the defendant receiving a nine-year state prison term, according to prosecutors with the Merced County District Attorney’s Office.
Source: Los Banos Enterprise     Date: July 22, 2016

Court tosses murder conviction in gang shooting, says LAPD violated teen's Miranda rights (Los Angeles, CA): A Los Angeles man convicted of a 2003 gang-related murder must be released or given a new trial because police continued to question him after he said he did not want to talk, a federal appeals court decided Friday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 22, 2016

Los Angeles Area Man Killed in Gang-Related Attack (Los Angeles, CA): A man was fatally shot early this morning in an apparent gang-related attack in South Los Angeles, and sheriff’s detectives were searching for his killer, authorities said..
Source: Westsidetoday.com    Date: July 22, 2016

Suspected gang member charged in throwing burning bottles at black families; Judge denies bail (Los Angeles, CA): A suspected gang member charged in a federal indictment with throwing Molotov cocktails through the windows of sleeping black families at the Ramona Gardens public housing complex in Boyle Heights two years ago in an alleged effort to drive them out of the area was denied bail Thursday.
Source: MyNewsLa.com    Date: July 21, 2016

112 immigrants with criminal pasts arrested in four-day ICE operation in Southern California (Los Angeles, CA): More than 100 immigrants with criminal convictions were arrested during a four-day sweep in Southern California, federal officials announced Thursday. The arrested were immigrants who were involved in gang activity or had three or more misdemeanor convictions or a conviction for a “significant” misdemeanor such as a DUI. Some of those arrested this week were in the country legally, officials said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 21, 2016

San Diego West Coast Crips Gang Member Gets Life in Murder, Sex Trafficking, Robbery Enterprise (San Diego, CA): West Coast Crips gang member Wilbert Ross was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to life in prison for his role in a racketeering enterprise involving execution-style murders, a takeover robbery, witness intimidation and sex trafficking, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in San Diego.
Source: San Diego Patch    Date: July 20, 2016

Man Beaten, Stabbed in Gang Attack Outside Linda Vista Library (San Diego, CA): A 22-year-old man was beaten and stabbed Tuesday in what likely was a gang-related attack outside the Linda Vista Public Library.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: July 20, 2016

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