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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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Reputed gang members guilty of murdering 3-year-old Oakland boy (Oakland, CA): Two reputed gang members showed little emotion Monday when jurors found them guilty of first-degree murder and other charges for a gang-related shooting in East Oakland three years ago that claimed the life of a 3-year-old boy who was an innocent bystander.
Source: CBS SF Bay Area    Date: June 23, 2014

Pair injured in gang-related shooting at Mission bus stop (San Francisco, CA): Two men were shot at a bus stop in San Francisco's Mission District early Sunday morning in what appears to be a gang-related territorial fight, a police spokeswoman said today.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner    Date: June 23, 2014

Oakland's gang injunction upheld (Oakland, CA): A state appeals court on Monday upheld Oakland's gang injunction prohibiting nearly 40 alleged members of the Norteños from gathering in the city's Fruitvale neighborhood.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: June 23, 2014

OC DA files gang injunction against Townsend street gang in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas and Commander Tammy Franks offered inanities when asked by community members last November if the po-po was looking to place a gang injunction that would affect the Townsend Street barrio in central Santa Ana. "We are constantly looking at data related to all our hot spot areas," Rojas said at the time, in response to councilman Roman Reyna.
Source: OC Weekly    Date: June 23, 2014

Underage killers get new hope for freedom (San Diego County, CA): A little more than two decades ago, Desmond Lamont Payton shot and killed three teenage friends in a hotel room in Serra Mesa. He was 16. He was tried as an adult and sent to prison the next year. His sentence: life without parole. But that could change.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: June 21, 2014

D.A.: San Jose fatal road rage shooting linked to gang activity (San Jose, CA): A May 6 road rage shooting that killed a 38-year-old San Jose man was committed to further the conduct of a street gang, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: June 21, 2014

Pomona police chief plans continued community outreach, gang enforcement (Pomona, CA): New Pomona Police Chief Paul Capraro took the helm of the department after the city had been through a particularly violent year and the police force was understaffed.
Source: Daily Bulletin    Date: June 21, 2014

Suspects in fatal gang-related shooting crash into pole near LAX (Los Angeles, CA): Three men suspected of being involved in a fatal gang-related shooting crashed their minivan into a light pole near Los Angeles International Airport early Friday during a police pursuit, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 20, 2014

Two convicted in tourist's slaying near Candlestick (San Francisco, CA): Two men were convicted Friday of the 2009 gang-related robbery and slaying of a Louisiana tourist at the Alice Griffith public housing complex near San Francisco's Candlestick Park.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: June 20, 2014

Macias found guilty of torture and meth sales (Santa Maria, CA): After deliberating the better part of three days, a Santa Maria jury found Raymond Macias, who law enforcement officials contend has been the county's chief "tax" collector for the Southern California prison-based Sureño gang and a major drug dealer, guilty of torture and dealing methamphetamine.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: June 20, 2014

Dos Palos killer, gang member gets 34 years to life (Merced County, CA): A Dos Palos gang member received a sentence of 34 years to life in prison Friday for killing a 21-year-old man in 2010. Issac Lopez-Espinoza was 15 when he stepped out of a vehicle just before noon on Sept. 4, 2010, and fired two shots at people standing outside a home in the 1200 block of Frank Avenue in Dos Palos. Tommy Henson was killed and his father, Randy, was shot in the leg.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: June 20, 2014

Fresno gang member pleads no contest to shooting rival (Fresno, CA): A gang member has pleaded no contest in Fresno County Superior Court to shooting and wounding a rival outside a southeast Fresno market in March.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: June 20, 2014

Lawyer says man accused of 3-year-old's murder is only guilty of gun charge (Oakland, CA): The defense lawyer for the reputed gang member who's accused of firing the shot that killed 3-year-old Carlos Nava in East Oakland three years ago said today that he's guilty - but only of an illegal gun charge, not murder.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: June 19, 2014

Questions of racial profiling as Santa Barbara pushes for gang injunction (Santa Barbara, CA): Like many cities throughout the United States, Santa Barbara, California, is gripped by gang warfare — at least according to the city's law enforcement community.
Source: Mint Press News    Date: June 19, 2014

'Big Homie' or bumbling gang boss? (Santa Maria, CA): When Raymond Macias, a well-known leader of the East Side Krazies street gang, was arrested last June on torture and extortion charges, law enforcement officials crowed they'd just nabbed Mister Big, or as he would be described throughout the four-week criminal trial that just concluded in Santa Maria, "the Big Homie."
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: June 19, 2014

Committee to stop gang violence stresses intervention (Bakersfield, CA): When Bakersfield Police Lt. Joe Mullins listed the number of gang-related shootings in the city, he told officials to remember the numbers stand for not only gang members, but children and innocent bystanders.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: June 19, 2014

Defendant in gang killing takes manslaughter plea (Sacramento, CA): A man accused in a gang killing that resulted in two mistrials in the murder charges filed against him Thursday pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to the three years he has already served in jail.
Source: The Modesto Bee    Date: June 19, 2014

Three arrested in attack on cyclist in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): Two men and a teenage boy have been arrested in connection to a suspected gang-related assault that left another man hospitalized in critical condition.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: June 19, 2014

About 50 members of violent L.A. street gang are arrested in sweep (Los Angeles, CA): Dozens of members of a notorious Los Angeles street gang were arrested early Tuesday as federal and local investigators moved to break up what they said was a violent and powerful cartel that ran a drug operation that stretched as far as Louisiana.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 18, 2014

Over 1300 FBI and LAPD officers arrest Broadway Crips street gang members (Los Angeles, CA): More than 1,300 FBI agents and LAPD officers this morning arrested 50 people associated with the Five Deuce Broadway Gangster Crips, a street gang that claims control of a South Los Angeles neighborhood and drug sales in an area just west of the "Skid Row" district of Los Angeles.
Source:    Date: June 18, 2014

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