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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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Salinas gang member sentenced for first degree murder (Salinas, CA): A Salinas gang member received a decades-long sentence in the murder of a man on a Salinas street five years ago, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s Office.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: February 10, 2020

Q&A: Woodland mayor, police chief discuss city's growing gang violence (Woodland, CA): Over the weekend Woodland Mayor Rich Lansburgh wrote on opinion piece in the Daily Democrat denouncing what he calls the city’s growing gang violence. Lansburgh said police officials have been able to tie the city's increase in gun violence to gangs.
Source: KXTV News 10    Date: February 10, 2020

Man Dies in Gang-Related Shooting in East Los Angeles: Sheriff’s Department (Los Angeles, CA): Homicide detectives are investigating after a man died Sunday, following a gang-related shooting in East Los Angeles the night before, officials said.
Source: KTLA 5 News    Date: February 9, 2020

Minor injured in Woodland shooting, prompting mayor to decry gang violence (Woodland, CA): A minor was injured in a Woodland shooting Saturday night that lacks identifiable motive — prompting the city’s mayor to speak out against gang violence.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: February 9, 2020

11 people arrested in Delano-area gang sweep (Delano, CA): Nearly a dozen people were arrested this morning in Delano as part of a gang sweep. The Delano Police Department said at around 7 a.m., more than 70 officers from area departments were involved in a Multi-Agency Street Interdiction Team Operation focused on reducing gang violence within the Delano-McFarland communities.
Source: KGET 17 News    Date: February 7, 2020

Multi-agency operation aimed at reducing gang violence results in 11 arrests (Bakersfield, CA): Delano Police Department hosted a multi-agency operation to help reduce gang violence resulting in 11 people getting arrested. Over 70 law enforcement officers participated in the operation with over 73 locations being targeted, according to the Delano Police Department.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News    Date: February 7, 2020

Salinas gang member gets 54 years to life for gunning down man in 2015 Chinatown murder (Salinas, CA): A man has received more than 50 years behind bars for killing a man in Chinatown who had reportedly disrespected him, prosecutors reported Friday.
Source: The Californian    Date: February 7, 2020

Pomona police conduct gang raids on 5 homes (Pomona, CA): A string of recent shootings in Pomona may have prompted a sweeping raid on the homes of suspected gang members in the city early Thursday, but no arrests tied to a violent crime appear to have been made.
Source: Daily Bulletin    Date: February 6, 2020

Men Jailed, Accused of Being Gang Members To Split $1.5M Payout (San Diego, CA): The city of San Diego will pay nearly $1.5 million to two men who spent seven months in jail after their arrest in a controversial gang case.
Source: NBC San Diego    Date: February 6, 2020

Trial Underway for Men Accused of Gang Shootings, Assaults in Indio (Indio, CA): Opening statements got underway Thursday in the trial of two suspected gang members charged with committing a string of shootings and assaults in Indio.
Source:    Date: February 6, 2020

Gang Members Accused of Murdering Handyman Arraigned (Riverside, CA): Four members of a street gang accused in the killing of a Riverside handyman, who was gunned down at random, pleaded not guilty Thursday to first-degree murder.
Source:    Date: February 6, 2020

Tulare County gang sweep leads to arrest of 3 suspects in connection to Cutler murder from June 2019 (Cutler, CA): Three suspects have been arrested for the murder of 41-year-old Gilberto Serna in Cutler last June. Twenty-seven-year-old Edward Moran, 19-year-old Cristian Bravo and a 17-year-old teenager were arrested during "Operation Stray Bullet" a gang operation led by authorities last month.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: February 5, 2020

Critics Say More Reform Needed in CA Gang Database (Los Angeles, CA): The California Department of Justice has been working to fix CalGang, the state’s secretive database of criminal street syndicates and their suspected crews, to prevent questionable gang identifications uncovered in the Los Angeles Police Department. Critics are worried that the overdue overhaul is in jeopardy, as state Attorney General Xavier Becerra signaled last month that he may backtrack on expected changes.
Source: The Crime Report    Date: February 5, 2020

18-Year-Old Killed in Gang-Related Shooting in Fullerton (Fullerton, CA): An 18-year-old man died in a gang-related shooting in Fullerton Tuesday night, officials announced Wednesday.
Source: KTLA 5 News    Date: February 5, 2020

Two men jailed under controversial gang law will get $1.5-million payout from San Diego (San Diego, CA): San Diego officials have agreed to a nearly $1.5-million payout for two men who spent several months in jail six years ago under a controversial gang conspiracy law.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 5, 2020

Teen was trying to avoid trouble when he was killed, witness says. Alleged shooter faces trial (Fresno, CA): A 24-year-old Fresno man will go to trial for the shooting death of 16-year-old Robert Hernandez in what a Fresno County judge called a “stupid and pointless” crime.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: February 4, 2020

Detectives link unsolved 2013 and 2015 Pasadena killings to feuds within local gang (Pasadena, CA): Beneath the street lights of a Pasadena residential area, on the evening of Feb. 28, 2013, a shooter walked up to Tyrone English, 35, and fatally shot him multiple times, “execution style,” before running away.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: February 4, 2020

Major gang operation helps detectives solve murder in Tulare County (Fresno, CA): A major gang operation helped Tulare County detectives solve a murder that took place last summer. On Tuesday, the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit arrested Edward Moran, 27, Cristian Bravo, 19, and a 17-year-old boy for the murder of Gilbert Serna.
Source:    Date: February 4, 2020

Defendant Receives Mixed Verdict on His Birthday in Gang Case (Woodland, CA): Alleged gang member, Daniel Vallejo, was found guilty of criminal threats, driving under the influence, and the enhancement of refusal to take a chemical test.
Source: The Davis Vanguard    Date: February 3, 2020

LAPD scandal opens window into California’s secret gang database as reforms debated (Los Angeles, CA): Brian Allen wasn’t surprised when he recently heard officers in the Los Angeles Police Department may have fabricated evidence to label people as gang members.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: February 3, 2020

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