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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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First of Eight Gang Members Gets Nine Years for Ramona Gardens Firebombings (Los Angeles, CA): A Latino gang member faces a lengthy federal prison term today for firebombing the homes of black residents in the Boyle Heights area five years ago in an effort to drive them out of their neighborhood.
Source: KFI AM640    Date: June 24, 2019

14 Year Old Gang Member Arrested for Firearm Possession (Oxnard, CA): On June 23, at 9:00 p.m., officers from the Special Enforcement Unit (gang unit) were in the area of the 200 block of Cuesta Del Mar reference recent gang activity. As officers attempted to contact a group of suspected gang members in the south alley, they began to flee from the officers. One of the subjects, a 14-year-old Oxnard resident and documented criminal street gang member with several previous firearms related arrests, was seen placing a firearm on the tire of a vehicle that was parked along the side of Cuesta Del Mar.
Source:    Date: June 24, 2019

Investigation Into ‘Everybody Killa’ Gang In Stockton Results In 9 Arrests (Stockton, CA): Authorities in Stockton have arrested numerous people during an investigation into the Everybody Killa (EBK) gang.
Source: CBS Sacramento    Date: June 24, 2019

Stockton gang sweep nets 9, including homicide suspect (Stockton, CA): Nine suspected members of the Everybody Killa criminal street gang were arrested last week following a major investigation led by the Stockton Police Department.
Source: The Record    Date: June 24, 2019

Man, 22, is shot dead by 'member of a Fresno, California juvenile gang' at his own birthday party (Fresno, CA): A California man was shot dead at his own 22nd birthday party in the early hours of Sunday morning after five gang members gatecrashed then opened fire.
Source: Long Room    Date: June 24, 2019

Cities for Peace: Police, former gang members work to reduce violence in South L.A. (South Los Angeles, CA): Through a program called Cities for Peace, officers and former gang members have been doing yoga, meditating and learning skills to take back to their communities such as South Los Angeles.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: June 22, 2019

Fresno Police Chief says no taxpayer money to reform gang members (Fresno, CA): Supporters of the Advance Peace plan came to city hall expecting the city council to endorse their anti-gang efforts by guiding gang members into school or work. They found support from Council Member Luis Chavez who said, "nothing stops a bullet like a job."
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: June 21, 2019

MS-13 Member Sentenced to Life in Prison for Kidnapping, Rape, Murder of 13-Year-Old Whittier Girl (Los Angeles County, CA): A judge on Friday sentenced an MS-13 gang member to life in prison without the possibility of parole, plus an additional 25 years, for the 2001 kidnapping, rape and murder of a 13-year-old Whittier girl, authorities said.
Source: KTLA 5 News    Date: June 21, 2019

3 Gang Members Arrested For Selling Riverside 16-Year-Old For Sex In Ventura County (Newbury Park, CA): Three known gang members have been arrested and charged in connection with selling a 16-year-old girl from the Riverside area for sex in Ventura County.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: June 20, 2019

3 Arrested in Police Raids Targeting MS13 Gang Members Throughout Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA): Three suspected MS13 gang members were arrested during a series of raids in the San Fernando Valley and the city and county of Los Angeles, authorities said this morning.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: June 20, 2019

Nearly 100 arrested in multi-agency gang sweep in the Central Valley (King County, CA): Law enforcement is cracking down on gangs accused of selling drugs from their cells in a South Valley prison. This major drug operation orchestrated out of Pleasant Valley State Prison was announced during a news conference on Wednesday.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: June 19, 2019

Twenty-One Drug Traffickers Associated With Nuestra Familia Arrested On Federal Charges In Kings And Tulare Counties (Fresno, CA): As part of a multi-agency operation, over 50 individuals were arrested in California on federal and state charges in connection with their drug-trafficking activities after investigation into the criminal activities of individuals associated with the Nuestra Familia prison gang.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: June 19, 2019

LAPD Carries Out Operation Targeting MS-13 Gang (Los Angeles, CA): Investigators following up on a fatal shooting earlier this year conducted searches at more than 10 locations and arrested three people Wednesday throughout the Los Angeles area in raids targeting the Mara Salvatrucha gang, which police say has been trying to establish a foothold in the San Fernando Valley in recent months.
Source: KTLA 5 News    Date: June 19, 2019

Inglewood gang member sentenced in shooting death of rapper Kid Cali at Granada Hills party (Los Angeles, CA): An Inglewood gang member has been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for the 2016 murder of rapper Kid Cali. Justin Lishey, who went by the rap name Kid Cali as well as Cali Oso, was fatally shot at a house party in Granada Hills in August 2016.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: June 19, 2019

Fresno City Council considers funding program to get gang shooters to give up their guns (Fresno, CA): The Fresno City Council will consider spending $200,000 to help finance the Advanced Peace program. Councilmember Miguel Arias said it is aimed at getting gang members who use guns, to give up the gang life.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: June 18, 2019

L.A. County to pay $7-million settlement in fatal shooting involving tattooed deputy group (Los Angeles County, CA): Secret societies of Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies with matching skeleton tattoos have long been a liability in cases in which inked deputies are accused of excessive force and harassment.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 18, 2019

Violence Suppression Taskforce working to make Salinas safer (Salinas, CA): The Salinas Police Department's Violence Suppression Taskforce is on the front lines of combating crime. Police Chief Adele Frese brought back the unit last summer. By fall, more than 125 people had been arrested, including two accused murderers.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: June 18, 2019

Feds: Mexican gang flooding Central Valley towns with drugs from inside California prison (Sacramento, CA): Two weeks after federal officials announced charges against members of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang in an alleged conspiracy to order murders, sell drugs and smuggle cell phones, new charges have been filed against another prison gang believed to be coordinating methamphetamine sales from a Central Valley prison.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: June 18, 2019

Alleged gang member arrested when officers find gun in Merced County home, police say (Merced, CA): A suspected gang member has been arrested after officers found a firearm in his home, according to authorities. The Merced Police Department said at 11:02 a.m., Saturday, 41-year-old Lorenzo Lagunas was arrested at his home in Winton after officers located a .38 caliber revolver and ammunition inside the residence.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: June 17, 2019

Foursome Who Killed 22-Year-Old in Gang-Related Attack Sentenced (Riverside County, CA): A gang member and three associates were all sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the shooting death of a 22-year-old Indio man in a gang-related drive-by attack stemming from a dispute at a cemetery.
Source:    Date: June 17, 2019

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