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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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$302,445 grant to fund anti-gang programs, deputy (Apple Valley, CA): Thanks to a substantial grant, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Apple Valley Station will retain its juvenile gang prevention deputy and expand youth programs aimed at reducing juvenile gang crime.
Source: Daily Press    Date: January 30, 2014

San Jose gang, drug raid nets 20 arrests (San Jose, CA): At least 20 people were arrested Thursday morning during a gang and drug raid in San Jose. "They're bad people. Absolutely they are affiliated with gangs and drugs," said Peter Lee, an FBI spokesman.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: January 30, 2014

Grant to fund officer, programs to prevent gang crime (Apple Valley, CA): Thanks to a grant from the Board of State and Community Corrections, Apple Valley will retain its Juvenile Gang Prevention Deputy for at least two years and initiate or expand several youth programs all aimed at reducing juvenile gang crime.
Source: High Desert Daily    Date: January 29, 2014

Gangs targeted in search (San Bernardino, CA): The San Bernardino Police Department continues take aggressive action to curtail criminal street gang activity within their jurisdictional boundaries.
Source: Highland Community News    Date: January 29, 2014

San Diego gangs cash in on sex trafficking (San Diego, CA): Drug dealing and gun running both used to be big business for streets gangs. However, these days, authorities say gangs are making the bulk of their money from sex trade – targeting young, unsuspecting victims.
Source: NBC San Diego    Date: January 29, 2014

Four suspected gang members arrested, guns confiscated during San Bernardino raids (San Bernardino, CA): Four alleged gang members were arrested, and three weapons, including a submachine gun, were confiscated in synchronized raids Wednesday morning by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, FBI, and San Bernardino Police Department, authorities said.
Source: The Sun    Date: January 29, 2014

Roseville police suspend gang unit to maintain patrols (Roseville, CA) : Staffing problems have forced the Roseville Police Department to suspend a unit that focuses on gang violence, two months after the city launched an intense manhunt of a gangster who allegedly shot two law enforcement officers.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: January 29, 2014

A court's all-hands approach aids girls most at risk (San Leandro, CA): Toni J., an effervescent 16-year-old who talks on speed-dial, lives with 11 family members in West Oakland, on a street buffeted by gang activity and poverty. Her mother died of an overdose, her father in a revenge shooting.
Source: The New York Times    Date: January 28, 2014

Merced DA blasts supervisors over lack of funds to fight gangs (Merced, CA): The county Board of Supervisors got an earful Tuesday from the district attorney, who urged the supervisors to devote more resources to fighting gang violence. "Each year I have spoken with members of this board and told them that the amount of money and resources we are devoting to the gang problem is not enough," said District Attorney Larry Morse II.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: January 28, 2014

Opening statements begin in Roache Road homicide retrial (Santa Cruz, CA): Attorneys focused on the credibility of gang informants turned witnesses in opening statements Tuesday for the retrial of Angel Torres, a 26-year-old Watsonville man charged in the 2009 fatal shooting on Roache Road.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: January 28, 2014

Relief for gang member sparks strident rebuke (San Francisco, CA): Releasing a lifer from a gang housing unit ignored evidence that he remained "the No. 1 man" in a prison's Aryan Brotherhood, the 9th Circuit ruled Tuesday.
Source: Courthouse News Service    Date: January 28, 2014

Fresno Police search for suspects in gang-related shooting in SW Fresno (Fresno, CA): Three people are recovering from their injuries following what police are now calling a gang-related shooting in Southwest Fresno.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: January 27, 2014

Leaders of Ontario street gang convicted (Ontario, CA): Two men accused of directing operations of Ontario's Black Angels street gang were found guilty Monday of federal racketeering charges in Los Angeles. The Black Angels gang is comprised of about 450 members, which includes full members of the gang and younger members in subgroups called Ontario Varrio Sur and Junior Black Angels.
Source: Daily Bulletin    Date: January 27, 2014

Two convicted in federal street-gang crackdown (Ontario, CA): Two reputed Mexican Mafia members have been convicted on racketing charges in a federal case that accused them of overseeing the actions of the main street gang in Ontario, federal prosecutors say.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: January 27, 2014

Sex trafficking overtakes drugs as San Diego County gang's top cash source (San Diego County, CA) : FBI Assistant Special Agent Robert Howe said San Diego's rival street gangs like the BMS, the Neighborhood Crips and Brim have put aside their differences over turf and drugs, and have struck up alliances to sell women and girls, some as young as 12.
Source: KPBS News    Date: January 27, 2014

Cases offer peek into prison gangs (North County, CA): Latino inmates who smuggle illegal drugs into prisons and jails know there's a cost to doing business behind bars. A third of their contraband must be "kicked up" to leaders of the Mexican Mafia prison gang, investigators said recently in a federal indictment.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 26, 2014

Police arrest gang members for Halloween shooting in Desert Hot Springs (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Three gang members face possible attempted murder charges following their arrests in connection with a shooting at a Desert Hot Springs house party on Halloween last year, a detective said Saturday.
Source: PalmDesertPatch    Date: January 25, 2014

Monterey Peninsula agencies arrest three in gang-related homicides (Monterey, CA): Erick Curiel and Hugo Ricalde had several things in common — both were in their 20s, both lived on the Peninsula and both were gunned down last July in Seaside. The attacks were seemingly random — ambush-style. But on Thursday, Monterey Peninsula law enforcement officers tied them together with the arrest of three gang members suspected of killing both Curiel and Ricalde and attempting to murder four other individuals.
Source: The Californian    Date: January 24, 2014

Indictment leads to arrests of alleged gang members in San Bernardino (San Bernardino, CA): A multi-agency investigation culminated this week in the arrests of more than a dozen members of a local street gang, authorities said.
Source: The Sun    Date: January 24, 2014

Gang suppression team sweeps Sanger (Sanger, CA): A gang suppression team composed of federal, state, county and city law enforcement officers swept through Sanger Saturday looking for gang, gun, parole, probation and drug violations.
Source: The Sanger Herald    Date: January 23, 2014

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