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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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Teen Shot by Another Teen, Adds to Gang Violence in Fresno (Fresno, CA): A 17-year-old was shot in the middle of a Fresno street, and another teen is the main suspect. Fresno Police said 18-year old Jesus Cardenas shot the 17-year old victim on Friday morning just after 7am. Investigators said the victim was shot once in the upper body, and remains in critical condition.
Source:    Date: July 7, 2017

Legislators Save $9.5 Million For Local Gang Prevention Programs (Los Angeles, CA): Assembly member Reginald Jones Sawyer joined other California legislators last week in passing a state budget that allowed for $90 million for gang prevention programs. The California Gang Reduction Intervention and Prevention program had been cut earlier this year, from Governor Jerry Brown’s budget proposal.
Source: Los Angeles Sentinel    Date: July 6, 2017

37 Homicides in Fresno So Far, More Than Half are Gang Related (Fresno, CA): A bloody night in the City of Fresno - from Wednesday evening to early Thursday morning, there were three shootings, two of which were deadly. Chief Jerry Dyer believes gang members are involved in two out of the three shootings from overnight. There have been 37 homicides so far this year, as compared to 18 this time last year. Dyer said more than half of those murders are gang related.
Source:    Date: July 6, 2017

Teen girl led sex trafficking ring (Hanford, CA): Two days before her 18th birthday, a judge sentenced Jelinajane Bedrijo Almario to 13 years in prison for pimping and trafficking younger girls.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: July 6, 2017

Violence on the rise in Merced County. Total homicides in 2017 already more than 2016 (Merced, CA): A Planada teenager who was shot during a gunfight between gang rivals on Carson Street earlier this week has died, the Merced County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Thursday.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: July 6, 2017

Peninsula Deadly Shooting: Gang Member Gets Max Sentence For 2015 Murder (Redwood City, CA): A 21-year-old gang member convicted of first-degree murder for the 2015 fatal shooting of a man at a house party in Half Moon Bay was sentenced to 53 years to life in prison Thursday, according to San Mateo County prosecutors.
Source: South San Francisco Patch    Date: July 6, 2017

Vacaville gang member convicted of attempted murder (Solano County, CA): A Solano County Superior Court jury convicted a Vacaville gang member of willful, deliberate, premeditated attempted murder in the brutal 2014 stabbing of his co-worker over his past gang affiliations.
Source: The Reporter    Date: July 5, 2017

Gang member shot and killed by a deputy in Vista during confrontation (Vista, CA): A documented gang member wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant was fatally shot by a deputy Wednesday at the end of a foot chase through a residential North County neighborhood, authorities reported.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: July 5, 2017

One dead in gang-related shooting in southwest Fresno (Fresno, CA): One person was killed by gunfire Wednesday, the second such homicide of the day in Fresno, Fresno police confirmed.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: July 5, 2017

Rival gang members hospitalized after drive-by shooting in Planada (Planada, CA): Two men are being treated at a Modesto hospital for injuries suffered in a drive-by shooting in Planada Sunday night that Merced County sheriff’s deputies believe was gang-related, authorities reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: July 3, 2017

Gang member arrested in stabbing death of man in Glendale (Glendale, CA): Police Sunday said they have arrested a 31-year-old gang member in connection with the stabbing death of a 51-year-old man in Glendale, a police sergeant said.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: July 2, 2017

SF jail school’s new bus to deliver education across gang lines (San Francisco, CA): A charter school based in San Francisco County Jail has turned an old Muni bus into a mobile classroom that can cross gang lines so that students from rough neighborhoods don’t have to.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner    Date: June 30, 2017

86 arrested in San Bernardino County street gang crackdown (San Bernardino, CA): The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department announced dozens of arrests and seizures as part of an effort to take down the Westside Verdugo street gang at a news conference Friday afternoon.
Source: The Sun    Date: June 30, 2017

Fresno Police Chief, Mayor, Groups Call For Gang Violence Truce (Fresno, CA): Fresno Mayor Lee brand and Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer met Friday June 30th with religious leaders and groups including the NAACP, Stop the Violence Fresno, the Boys & Girls Club, just a handful of names that are all vowing to do their part to convince gang members and young would-be gang members that there is a different way to live and it doesn’t involve violence.
Source: KMJNOW News    Date: June 30, 2017

Fairfield teen charged with murder in gang-related shooting remains in juvenile court (Solano County, CA): The accused triggerman in a December shooting in Fairfield that left a 19-year-old man dead was back Thursday in Solano County juvenile court.
Source: Times-Herald    Date: June 29, 2017

Dozens of arrests made, weapons seized in Hemet/San Jacinto-area ‘takedown’ (Hemet, CA): A seven-month crackdown on gang and weapons activity in the San Jacinto Valley has resulted in the arrest of 47 people, including suspects in at least three homicides, authorities announced Thursday, June 29.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: June 29, 2017

We're following through on anti-violence pledge (Sacramento, CA): One day after city and community leaders stood shoulder to shoulder at city hall calling for a dedication of resources to quell the violence in Oak Park, a drive-by shooting claimed the life of a 19-year-old man and injured a 22-year-old woman.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: June 29, 2017

Mexican Mafia organizes gang ‘peace treaty,’ gains control of LA’s criminal activity (Los Angeles, CA): A 26-year-old gang member pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges stemming from a racketeering indictment describing how three street gangs were united by an imprisoned Mexican Mafia member to control criminal activity along the Los Angeles River from Elysian Park to Burbank.
Source:    Date: June 29, 2017

Shopping center targeted as nuisance (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office filed a nuisance abatement suit Tuesday against the owners of a South Los Angeles shopping center about a half-dozen blocks west of the flash point of the 1992 riots, alleging gang members freely congregate there and commit crimes.
Source: The Bulletin    Date: June 28, 2017

Tattoos to transportation: Santa Maria leaders identify services needed to help at-risk youth (Santa Maria, CA): The Santa Maria Mayor's Task Force on Youth Safety has wrapped up its set of forums in which they requested feedback from the community. Through these community meetings, city officials have identified several types of services they want to address moving forward.
Source: KSBY News    Date: June 28, 2017

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