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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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San Fernando Gardens, a low-income housing project in Pacoima, could get its own cops (San Fernando, CA): The cream-colored rows of apartment buildings in Pacoima’s San Fernando Gardens sit just to the southeast of Van Nuys Boulevard, their flashes of pastel-green and red highlights visible from behind tall, steel fences.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: March 2, 2019

Office of Violence Prevention sees big gains from Peacekeeper program (Stockton, CA): As homicides and nonviolent shootings in Stockton have decreased over the past year, so has the potential for gang-related violence. The Office of Violence Prevention presented the results of its efforts during the first half of 2018 to the Stockton City Council on Tuesday night.
Source: The Record    Date: March 1, 2019

Authorities arrest 21 suspected Crips members (Victorville, CA): An eight-month investigation by law enforcement authorities has culminated in arrests of 21 suspected members of the Five Time Hometown Crips street gang.
Source: Daily Press    Date: March 1, 2019

Fresno group helps gang members turn lives around (Fresno, CA): A 'freefall of hopelessness,' that's how Reverend Roger Minassian described Fresno in the early 90's. Since then his organization 'Hope Now For Youth' has been working to turn things around. The gang outreach program has helped thousands of young men.
Source:    Date: February 28, 2019

Appeals court upholds conviction in Pittsburg gang killing (San Francisco, CA): A California appeals court upheld the manslaughter conviction for a man accused of gunning down the alleged leader of a Pittsburg gang in 2014, according to court records.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: February 28, 2019

Santa Cruz gang killing in 2009 leads investigators to Mexico (Santa Cruz, CA): It used to be easier for criminals to elude U.S. prosecution by hiding in Mexico. The arrest of Ivan Tapia Ramirez on Sunday — in connection with a deadly gang-motivated stabbing nine years ago in downtown Santa Cruz — is the latest example reversing that trend. More American fugitives are being caught south of the border.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: February 28, 2019

Judge: No Evidence Of Who Shot Fatal Bullet In Indio Drive-By (Indio, CA): Closing arguments will begin Wednesday in a trial of four reputed gang members accused of carrying out a drive-by killing in Indio.
Source:    Date: February 27, 2019

Bulldog Gang Member Sentenced to over 8 Years in Prison (Fresno, CA): Alberto Perez, 31, of Fresno, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill to eight years and four months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.
Source: Imperial Valley News    Date: February 27, 2019

Grass-roots anti-gang campaign takes the high road in Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA): The city and county of Los Angeles is widely known as the “gang capital of the nation” with more than 450 active gangs, as reported by the Los Angeles Police Department. Although crime in Los Angeles has begun to decrease, gang membership and violence has increased affecting communities of color and often times killing innocent children, men, and women.
Source: The Philadelphia Tribune    Date: February 27, 2019

Alleged Gang Member Appears In Court In San Mateo Arson Murder Case (Redwood City, CA): A 26-year-old alleged gang member made his initial court appearance Tuesday to face murder and arson charges for setting a fire last week at a San Mateo home that targeted gang rivals but ended up killing an 85-year-old woman, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: February 27, 2019

Murder trial continues for alleged gang members accused of drive-by shooting (Indio, CA): The trial of four reputed gang members accused of carrying out a drive-by killing in Indio will resume today.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: February 26, 2019

Prosecutors Want Three Years for Ex-Glendale Detective Who Helped Gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Federal prosecutors are recommending a three-year prison sentence for an ex-Glendale police detective who took bribes from organized crime members in exchange for inside information about upcoming gang raids, according to court documents obtained Tuesday.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: February 26, 2019

Suspect in armed robbery at Pirate’s Cove charged with multiple felonies (San Luis Obispo County, CA): A Santa Maria man is facing felony charges in connection with an armed robbery at Pirate’s Cove last week. The charges against Brayan ArellanoVazquez, 20, include robbery, attempted carjacking, and assault with a deadly weapon. It’s further alleged that the crimes were committed in association with a criminal street gang.
Source: KSBY News    Date: February 26, 2019

Man once sought in shooting death of 9-year-old girl in custody on gun charges (Fresno, CA): Isaac Stafford, who was once connected to the notorious shooting death of 9-year-old Janessa Ramirez in 2014, is in custody on weapons charges following a two-month search, Fresno police reported.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: February 26, 2019

Is Your Hospital Prepared for Gang Violence and Injuries? (Los Angeles, CA): A South Los Angeles hospital VP shares three crucial steps to managing gang member patients admitted for gang-related injuries.
Source: Campus Safety Magazine    Date: February 25, 2019

Gang member who killed innocent pedestrian in Jurupa Valley sentenced to 61 years to life in prison (Riverside, CA): A gang member who was targeting a rival when he killed an innocent pedestrian on a Jurupa Valley street was sentenced Monday to 61 years to life in state prison.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: February 25, 2019

Gang Member Arrested In Arson Attack That Killed 85-Year-Old Grandmother (San Mateo, CA): A suspect has been arrested in East Palo Alto in connection with an early morning gang-related arson that left an 85-year-old grandmother dead, authorities said. “She’d sometimes come by here and get some lemons,” said Mardoqueo Perez.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: February 25, 2019

Plea Deal Avoids 3rd Trial for Lompoc Man in June 2015 Gang-Related Slaying (Santa Barbara County, CA): A Lompoc man took a plea deal on Monday in Santa Barbara County Superior Court, avoiding a third trial for the murder of a rival gang member nearly four years ago.
Source: Noozhawk    Date: February 25, 2019

Teen avoids attempted murder trial with plea deal (San Mateo, CA): A Redwood City teen who, two days before his 18th birthday, shot a rival gangmember in the buttocks during an argument over turf pleaded no contest to assault and other charges to avoid a trial for premeditated attempted murder.
Source: The Daily Journal    Date: February 25, 2019

Man connected to shooting death of 9-year-old girl arrested for another crime, police say (Fresno, CA): Police say a man connected to the shooting death of 9-year-old Janessa Ramirez is now behind bars for another crime. The arrest of 23-year-old Isaac Stafford, who was a suspect in the shooting death of Janessa about four years ago, comes after police say Stafford ran and escaped from police during a traffic stop.
Source: KMPH FOX 26 News    Date: February 25, 2019

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