Gang-Related News Articles

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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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40-Year-Old Gang Member Convicted of Fatally Shooting Huntington Beach Teen, Hiding Body in Cooler (Huntington Beach, CA): A 40-year-old gang member was convicted of fatally shooting a 19-year-old Huntington Beach woman and hiding her body in a cooler, authorities announced on Friday.
Source: KTLA 5 News    Date: July 13, 2018

Man Says He Was Wrongly Targeted as Claims of Deputy 'Gangs' Emerge (Los Angeles, CA): Sheldon Lockett spent eight months in jail for a crime he says he didn't commit, claiming Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies from the Compton station set him up and made false accusations of resisting arrest and two counts of attempted murder.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: July 13, 2018

Controversial Court Order Against Broderick Boys Gang Expires (West Sacramento, CA): The court-ordered enforcement against the city’s infamous Broderick Boys has officially ended after nearly a decade. The mayor said the controversial injunction to help stop gang violence is no longer necessary.
Source: CBS Sacramento    Date: July 12, 2018

Salinas gangster 'Cowboy' sentenced (Salinas, CA): The FBI announced that a Salinas gangster who goes by the nickname "Cowboy" was sentenced Thursday for robbing several banks in Pacific Grove, Salinas, Seaside, and San Jose.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: July 12, 2018

Court proceedings in deadly gang spree put off until August (Stockton, CA): In a courtroom crowded with their family members and friends on Thursday, six people accused of taking part in a gang-related crime spree, which authorities said included three homicides, had their arraignment continued until the end of August.
Source: The Record     Date: July 12, 2018

After decades of problems, new allegations surface of a secret clique within L.A. County Sheriff's Department (Los Angeles, CA): For decades, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has struggled to combat secretive cliques of deputies who bonded over aggressive, often violent police work and branded themselves with matching tattoos.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 10, 2018

California moving away from gang injunctions amid criticism, falling crime rates (Los Angeles, CA): Recent court orders prohibiting police in Los Angeles and elsewhere in California from enforcing gang injunctions are prompting law enforcement leaders to rethink how they employ the tool that for decades was considered a critical weapon in the state’s war on gangs.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 8, 2018

Three Arrested After Alleged Gang-Related Brawl (Santa Barbara, CA): Two juveniles and 18-year-old Omar Marquez were arrested Monday night for their alleged involvement in a gang-related brawl near Haley and Bath streets. Santa Barbara police received a call describing several people fighting with sticks, pipes, and bottles. According to the witnesses, the suspects were shouting gang slogans at each other.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: July 8, 2018

East LA gang members arrested in raids targeting homemade rifle sales in Hollywood, San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles, CA): A months-long investigation into the sales of illegal, homemade firearms by members of an East Los Angeles street gang led to the arrests of 10 people and the seizure of drugs, cash, cars and dozens of weapons, officials said Thursday.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: July 5, 2018

‘Revenue, respect, revenge’: Tragic 2014 Pittsburg gang murder case comes to a close (Pittsburg, CA): In 2014, then 22-year-old Brian Adams visited the sidewalk memorial of a close friend who had been shot and killed there days earlier. He brought with him a pistol, and would later tell police he’d been having nightmares and anxiety attacks since his friend’s death.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: July 4, 2018

3 people arrested in Santa Barbara following apparent gang fight (Santa Barbara, CA): Santa Barbara police arrested three people Monday night who they say were trying to flee from the scene of an apparent gang-related fight.
Source: KSBY News    Date: July 3, 2018

Botched robbery leads to multiple gang member arrests, police say (Salinas, CA): Three men were arrested in connection to an attempted robbery in June at a liquor store. Luciano Ramirez, 31, Orlando Perez, 40, and Rodney Perez, 45, all known gang members according to police, were booked into Monterey County Jail on June 23 and June 24.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: July 3, 2018

De-Inked: Tattoo removal program launches new lives (San Mateo County, CA): Years after Daniel Abalos left East Los Angeles and the street gang of which he was a member, he still struggled to escape his former life.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: June 30, 2018

Three gang members with firearms arrested in Oxnard (Oxnard, CA): A citizen's report led to the arrest of three gang members with firearms in Oxnard Friday afternoon. Oxnard Police responded to the area of Yale Street and Highland Avenue to investigate a citizen's report of several gang members loitering in the area.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: June 30, 2018

15-year-old arrested for gang and gun charges in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Salinas Police arrested a 15 year old male on gun and gang-related charges in the area of East Laurel Drive and North Sanborn Road. Police say the teen walked up to someone and asked for his gang affiliation.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: June 30, 2018

Guns, gang insignia found in South County probation checks (Watsonville, CA): A sweep of 19 felony probation checks of gang members in the South County on Thursday resulted in three arrests linked with firearms and ammunition possession, according to the Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: June 29, 2018

Deadly gang-on-gang shooting happened near Ball gym as children played nearby, Dyer says (Fresno, CA): Police arrested an 18-year-old man early Friday in the fatal southwest Fresno shooting of another man Thursday evening in what Chief Jerry Dyer said was gang-on-gang violence in front of the Frank H. Ball Community Center as children played nearby.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: June 29, 2018

Man Charged With Gang-Related Killing of 2 Teenagers (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities have charged a reputed gang member with gunning down two 15-year-old boys as they walked along a South Los Angeles street last month.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: June 29, 2018

3 SF gang members get lengthy prison terms for racketeering (San Francisco, CA): Three members of a San Francisco gang were sentenced to prison Friday on multiple racketeering charges involving crimes ranging from enticing a minor to engage in prostitution to murder, officials said.
Source: SFGate    Date: June 29, 2018

Ex-gang member escapes troubled past through tattoo removal (Stockton, CA): Patrick Jackson, 39, has more tattoos than he’s ever counted – Body ink that represents his former life of crime in Stockton, California. “Gangbanging, selling drugs, pimping, and kidnapping,” Jackson described the life he began at 14-years-old; the life before spending 11 years in prison.
Source: KXTV News 10    Date: June 29, 2018

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