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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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Gangster insists ‘not guilty’ of Bob’s Hamburgers double murder in Harbor City (Los Angeles, CA): An 18-year-old reputed gang member pleaded not guilty Wednesday to double murder charges stemming from a shooting at a burger restaurant in a Harbor City strip mall that left two people dead, including the longtime owner of the eatery.
Source:    Date: November 16, 2016

More violence in low-income communities no duh (San Diego, CA): Gang-related crimes have decreased by 44.5 percent since 2009, says a new report from the City of San Diego's Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention. Despite the downward trend, there are still 4005 documented gang members in the 76 reported gangs in San Diego. According to a 2012 study, the average age of newly inducted gang members is 13 years old.
Source: San Diego Reader    Date: November 15, 2016

100-to-Life Term for Gangster, 17 at Time of Oceanside Slayings (Oceanside, CA): A man who was 17 when he took part in a gang-related retaliation shooting at an Oceanside park that killed two teenagers and left two others wounded was sentenced Tuesday to 100 years to life in state prison.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: November 15, 2016

Two alleged gang members charged with murder of Camp Pendleton Marine (Los Angeles, CA): Two alleged gang members were charged Tuesday with the murder of a 19-year-old Marine from Camp Pendleton who was found shot inside his vehicle in South Los Angeles nearly two months ago.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: November 15, 2016

17 Members Of Wilmas Gang Arrested (Los Angeles, CA): Members of a violent street gang were arrested Tuesday, November 8 in the Wilmington region. A total of 17 members and associates that have a connection to the Mexican Mafia were detained by law enforcement. The arrests were part of a larger investigation focused on the Wilmas Street Gang known as Operation “Tidal Wave.”
Source: LA Canyon News    Date: November 14, 2016

Rival gangs fire more than 50 bullets at each other in Stockton — killing an innocent bystander (Stockton, CA): There was the crackle of gunfire, a pause, and then more shots. Then came an eerie, nighttime silence. Following a furious gun battle between rival gangs in a Stockton, Calif., neighborhood Friday night, only one person was struck – an innocent, 57-year-old father who was talking on the phone in his home before he was killed.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: November 14, 2016

San Bernardino Law Enforcement Tackles Gang Crime; 41 Arrested (San Bernardino,CA): Law enforcement agencies in San Bernardino joined forces to tackle criminal street gang activity in the city and county areas through Operation No Boundaries.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: November 14, 2016

Inside Santa Maria's biggest gang bust (Santa Maria, CA): Last year was the most violent in memory for Santa Maria. There were 13 killings in a city that averages three or four murders a year. In January of this year, there were six homicides, five of them attributed to street violence.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: November 14, 2016

2 Adults, 1 Teen Busted Spray-Painting Graffiti On Fences: Police (Santa Cruz County, CA): Two men and a 16-year-old boy identified by police as active gang members were arrested in Watsonville on Saturday night after a resident reported seeing them spray-painting graffiti on fences.
Source: Norcal Patch    Date: November 13, 2016

Four gang members arrested for possession of firearms, officers say (Merced, CA): After a traffic stop, four gang members were arrested and charged Friday in Merced, the Merced Police Department said in a statement.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: November 13, 2016

ATF documents from Fresno raid: How a toy became a machine pistol (Fresno, CA): A mass arrest of Fresno street gang members by federal, state authorities and Fresno police in early November pulled back a curtain on the illegal arms trade in the city, and also revealed that a weapon used by terrorists in Eastern Europe and the Middle East was being offered for sale on local streets.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: November 13, 2016

18 arrested in LAPD, DEA sweep targeting Wilmington gang (Los Angeles, CA): Eighteen members and associates of a violent street gang with ties to the Mexican Mafia were arrested in Los Angeles’ Wilmington neighborhood early Wednesday morning, according to police and federal prosecutors.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: November 9, 2016

Nine arrested in crackdown on Lopers gang in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): Nine people were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of weapons and drug offenses following a multi-agency crackdown on the Lopers street gang, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: November 9, 2016

Man Who Killed College Student Mistaken for Rival Gang Member Sentenced to 27 Years (San Francisco, CA): A member of the MS-13 gang was sentenced in federal court in San Francisco Tuesday to 27 and one-half years in prison for racketeering and the fatal shooting of a college student in Daly City in 2009.
Source: Palo Alto Patch    Date: November 9, 2016

Reputed gang members charged in downtown shootout that wounded eight (Oakland, CA): Two reputed gang members have been charged in a gun battle Saturday morning outside a downtown Oakland club that left eight people, including themselves, wounded, according to authorities and court documents.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: November 9, 2016

Police: Women sprayed gang graffiti at Hanford park (Hanford, CA): Two Hanford women were arrested Tuesday after they allegedly spray painted graffiti at a local park, the Hanford Police Department said.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: November 9, 2016

LA-based gangmember convicted in 2013 San Bernardino homicide (San Bernardino, CA): A member of a Los Angeles street gang accused of murdering a San Bernardino gang member learned his fate Wednesday. Victor Angulo, 42, of San Bernardino was found guilty of second degree murder in the 2013 shooting death of Angel Cortez, 21, of San Bernardino.
Source: The Sun    Date: November 7, 2016

Anti-Gang Program Planned in Contra Costa County (Contra Costa County, CA): Contra Costa County supervisors will expand an anti-gang program across the county and are looking for a coordinator for the work, county officials said.
Source: El Cerrito Patch    Date: November 7, 2016

San Diego lawmaker wants more transparency in gang database (San Diego, CA): CalGang, a statewide database law enforcement agencies use to share information about suspected gang members, has been around for more than a decade, but how it’s operated and maintained has mostly been walled off from the public.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: November 5, 2016

Glover announces expansion of anti-gang program across Contra Costa, seeks coordinator (Contra Costa, CA): Operation Ceasefire is a problem-oriented policing intervention aimed at reducing youth homicide and youth firearms violence. Began in Boston, it has been adopted by Chicago, Cincinnati and Indianapolis, and these cities achieved reductions in gun homicide of 25 to over 60 percent. In California, Stockton reduced gun homicide by more than 43 percent between 1998 and 2001.
Source: Antioch Herald    Date: November 5, 2016

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