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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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MILPA leader at center of gang-connection scandal resigns (Salinas, CA): Under fire and in the spotlight after video surfaced showing a MILPA employee flaunting the gang lifestyle, MILPA leadership announced last week they would start an internal investigation of their organization.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: November 4, 2019

Lompoc gang member convicted of murdering teenager gets retrial after court ruling (Santa Barbara County, CA): A Lompoc man convicted in 2011 for the gang-related murder of a teenager will get a retrial thanks to a 2014 California Supreme Court ruling and a new law that went into effect earlier this year.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: November 4, 2019

Sentencing Due for Armenian Gang Leader in L.A. RICO Case (Los Angeles, CA): The co-leader of an Armenian street gang faces a lengthy prison term at sentencing Monday for multiple federal racketeering crimes, including a debit card skimming operation that siphoned more than $1 million from customers of 99 Cents Only stores across the Southland.
Source:    Date: November 4, 2019

Courtroom Changes Needed for Santa Maria M-13 Gang Murder Trial with 10 Defendants (Santa Barbara, CA): Darrel Parker may feel more like a construction manager than a Santa Barbara County Superior Court executive these days. With two other significant projects under way, the Superior Court executive officer has discussed plans to modify a Santa Maria courtroom for a complex criminal case now involving 10 defendants for a trial estimated to last up 18 months.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: November 4, 2019

Two Inmates Charged in Gang Killings Escape From a California Jail (Monterey County, CA): Two inmates who had been awaiting trial for gang-related killings and several other felony charges escaped from a California jail on Sunday morning, the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office said.
Source: The New York Times    Date: November 3, 2019

Homeboy to Harvard: former gang member motivates Madera Unified students (Madera, CA): For the first time, Madera Unified hosted the Migrant Youth Leadership Conference to motivate its students to pursue higher education. Pushing the message further with the keynote speaker, who was a Fresno gang member that ended up going to Harvard University.
Source: CBS Denver    Date: November 2, 2019

Associate of Whittier street-gang sentenced to 15 years (Whittier, CA): An associate of a Whittier street gang was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for committing a series of drug-related and violent acts, including the attempted murder of a local police officer during a narcotics transaction, prosecutors said on Friday.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: November 1, 2019

Gang Member Sentenced to Life in Prison for Series of Murders and Attempted Murders in Baldwin Park (Los Angeles County, CA): A judge sentenced a 26-year-old gang member to life in prison without the possibility of parole Friday for orchestrating a series of two deadly shootings, two other shootings and a stabbing in Baldwin Park in 2013, authorities said.
Source: KTLA 5 News    Date: November 1, 2019

Fed Appeals Court Upholds L.A. Injunction Against DOJ over Safety Grant (Los Angeles, CA): An appeals court Thursday affirmed an order barring the Trump administration from requiring local law enforcement to cooperate with federal immigration officials in order to qualify for a public safety grant used to fight gang violence in Los Angeles and elsewhere.
Source:    Date: October 31, 2019

2 additional people arrested for May attempted murder of teen (Soledad, CA): An investigation into the shooting of a Gonzales 17-year-old has led to two more arrests in Monterey County. According to the Monterey County Sheriff's Office, a May shooting of a teenage boy just outside the city limits of Gonzales already led to the arrest of Uriel Tirado Otero by law enforcement.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: October 31, 2019

Documented criminal street gang member arrested in Loma Linda (Loma Linda, CA): San Bernardino County Sheriff deputies in Loma Linda arrested a documented criminal street gang member on Monday, Oct. 28. According to authorities, Raymond Garcia, 25, of Los Angeles, was arrested and charged for allegedly carrying a loaded firearm while under the influence of a controlled substance.
Source: Redland Community News    Date: October 30, 2019

Jury finds 1 man guilty of murder for 2012 Anaheim shooting, acquits second defendant (Anaheim, CA): More than seven years after an 18-year-old man was gunned down on an Anaheim street, a jury on Wednesday found one defendant guilty of second-degree murder and acquitted a second.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: October 30, 2019

Police: Gang extortion attempt led to Los Angeles market shootout (Los Angeles, CA): A shootout that wounded at least one person outside a Los Angeles market on Monday involved the business owner and members of a street gang who had been trying to extort him out of $100,000, a police official said.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: October 29, 2019

Gang-related shooting in Logan Heights sends one man to hospital, police say (San Diego, CA): A 28-year-old man was tagging a wall with graffiti Tuesday night in Logan Heights when an argument erupted with another man who shot him twice in the leg, police said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: October 29, 2019

Gang member threatens victim’s family after sentencing for 2016 homicide (Bakersfield, CA): If there was any remaining doubt Wendell Scott felt no remorse for gunning down a man in front of his children in 2016, his actions in court on Tuesday laid the matter to rest.
Source: KGET 17 News    Date: October 29, 2019

Gang member on parole had loaded gun in Oxnard park, cops allege (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard authorities arrested a gang member reportedly found in a park with a loaded gun Sunday. The Oxnard Police Department's gang unit was working near Beck Park, at Kamala and C streets, due to recent gang activity in the area, officials said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: October 27, 2019

Cathedral City detective's misconduct calls into question a potential life sentence in gang case (Cathedral City, CA): The ethical violations that cost a one-time Cathedral City police detective his positions as a gang investigator and an expert witness could wind up keeping a father of three from spending the rest of his life in prison.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: October 26, 2019

Northern California’s most notorious prison and street gang has infiltrated a Salinas nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing community leaders. (Salinas, CA): Public records and extensive interviews with law enforcement as well as gang sources paint a disturbing picture of how the Nuestra Familia and its affiliated Norteño gangs took control of the MILPA Collective. The name stands for Motivating Individual Leadership for Public Advancement, and is the Uto-Aztecan word for “cornfield.”
Source: Monterey County Weekly    Date: October 24, 2019

Man stabbed to death in gang fight at Escondido park (Escondido, CA): An apparent gang-related fight at an Escondido park left a 37-year-old man dead Wednesday night.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: October 24, 2019

Alleged Lompoc gang member sentenced to time served, probation for firearm-related assault (Lompoc, CA): An alleged Lompoc gang member on Tuesday was sentenced to five years of probation and time served after pleading no contest to a firearm-related assault that occurred in May.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: October 24, 2019

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