Gang-Related News Articles

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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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Gang member gets 33 years in prison for shooting Oakland officer (Oakland, CA): A gang member was sentenced to 33 years in prison for shooting an undercover Oakland police officer who was investigating his role in the attempted murder of a gang rival, federal prosecutors said.
Source: SF Gate    Date: September 21, 2017

Reputed Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Robbery Charge (San Diego, CA): A reputed gang member who snatched a deposit bag from a customer at a downtown bank pleaded guilty Tuesday to a robbery charge.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: September 19, 2017

Jury finds gang member guilty of killing rival, wounding rival’s son to avenge a murder (Fresno, CA): A Fresno gang member has been found guilty of killing a rival and wounding the rival’s son on New Year’s Day 2014 – a daytime shooting that the prosecutor said was done to promote his criminal street gang.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: September 19, 2017

Pair accused of stopping, robbing victim of money on street (Bakersfield, CA): Police arrested two men on robbery, conspiracy, firearm and gang charges Monday after the victim said they got out of a car and robbed him of money Monday, according to a news release.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: September 19, 2017

Fort Bragg gang members arrested in assault (Fort Bragg, CA): Fort Bragg police have arrested two suspected gang members in connection with a violent assault Saturday night after the suspects and a third person used their vehicle to block a car returning home from a trip to the store, authorities said.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: September 18, 2017

SJPD: Man killed in San Jose police shooting was a Norteño gang member wanted for string of violent crimes (San Jose, CA): San Jose police say the suspect fatally shot by an officer last week was a Norteño gang member who was wanted in connection to a string of violent crimes.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: September 18, 2017

Police: 2 teens hurt in gang shooting in Grant Hill (San Diego, CA): Two teenagers were injured in a gang-related shooting in the Grant Hill neighborhood of San Diego late Saturday night, authorities said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: September 17, 2017

New process creates streamlined way to challenge listing on Oxnard's gang injunctions (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard’s two largest street gangs have lived under court orders barring them from specific activities that police identify as a public nuisance since the early 2000s.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: September 15, 2017

Oxnard gang injunctions' effectiveness difficult to measure (Oxnard, CA): More than a decade after Ventura County authorities linked a slew of violent incidents to Oxnard’s largest street gang to make a case for a civil restraining order against the group, it’s unclear whether the injunction has been effective because of imprecise data collection.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: September 15, 2017

Man waiting for bus stabbed by gang member (San Diego, CA): Police searched Thursday for a man who claimed a gang affiliation before pulling out a knife and slashing a man waiting for a bus in Normal Heights, wounding him, police said.
Source: FOX 5 San Diego    Date: September 14, 2017

8 arrested during east valley gang sweep (Coachella, CA): 8 suspects were taken into custody during a gang sweep in the east valley Thursday morning. It happened at 5:00 a.m. as the Coachella Valley Violent Crime Gang Task Force supported by teams of local law enforcement officers, began serving a series of gang-association search warrants in the city of Coachella and surrounding areas.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: September 14, 2017

California Justice Department would oversee all shared gang databases across the state under bill sent to governor (Sacramento, CA): California lawmakers on Thursday approved legislation that would give the state Justice Department control over all gang databases shared by law enforcement, repositories holding the personal information of thousands of people suspected of gang membership across the state.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 14, 2017

Gun stolen from San Francisco police officer’s personal car used in gang-related murder (San Francisco, CA): A gun stolen from a San Francisco police officer’s personal car weeks ago was used in a gang-related murder days later, according to San Francisco Police Officers’ Association President Martin Halloran.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: September 13, 2017

Gang members sentenced to prison for 2013 murder (Tulare County, CA): On a cold February morning in 2013, a 30-year-old man shot and killed a teenager outside of a gas station in Porterville.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: September 13, 2017

L.A. saw a big drop in homicides this summer, falling to levels seen in 1966 (Los Angeles, CA): Two years ago, a particularly brutal August — the deadliest the city had seen in years — alarmed Los Angeles police. Hoping to slow the bloodshed, top officials at the Los Angeles Police Department retooled their crime-fighting strategies. They sent extra officers to the neighborhoods hit hardest, looking for guns and focusing on gang-inspired violence.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: September 12, 2017

All suspects in custody following manhunt near Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): According to Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, four people have been detained after someone was shot on Rancho Road near Watsonville. The victim was airlifted to a nearby hospital and is reported to be in stable condition.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: September 11, 2017

Pixley gang member could die in prison (Tulare County, CA): A Pixley gang member awaits sentencing after being found guilty on multiple charges by a Tulare County jury.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: September 11, 2017

Police: Arrests made after gang-related fight at bar (Hanford, CA): Hanford Police officers responded to a possible gang-related fight with pool sticks this weekend at a local bar, officials said.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: September 11, 2017

Victim Critically Injured in Gang-Related Shooting in Santa Maria (Santa Maria, CA): A man was critically injured early Monday in a gang-related shooting in Santa Maria, according to the Police Department. At about 12:45 a.m., Santa Maria officers responded to the 900 block of West El Camino Street on a report of a shooting, police said.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: September 11, 2017

Gang suspect ordered to stand trial in 2 murder cases (Merced, CA): A 22-year-old suspected gang member from Merced was ordered to stand trial Wednesday for separate homicides, one that occurred 2011 and another in 2012.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: September 10, 2017

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