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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Gang informant’s integrity questioned in 2008 deadly shooting case (Yuba City, CA): A preliminary hearing for two Live Oak men accused of the 2008 murder of a rival gang member began Tuesday with testimony from a confidential informant who said the pair told him of the killing.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: September 4, 2018

Are gang crimes also hate crimes? Sometimes, police say (Long Beach, CA): Long Beach police say they’re using an old tool in a new way in an attempt to deter gang crime in the city. Since last year, the department has put a renewed focus on gathering evidence that could show that acts of gang violence qualify as hate crimes as well, which would mean harsher penalties for the perpetrators.
Source: Long Beach Post    Date: September 3, 2018

23-year-old man killed in what deputies say was a gang-related shooting in Whittier (Whittier, CA): A 23-year-old man was shot and killed in what sheriff’s deputies believe was a gang-related shooting. The man was found at 11:07 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1 at a home on the 11600 block of Nan Street in Whittier and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Deputy Tracy Koerner of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: September 2, 2018

Oxnard gang member fights with police after robbing pizza delivery man, authorities allege (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard police said they arrested a documented gang member who allegedly punched an officer and robbed a pizza delivery man.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: September 1, 2018

Teen killer gets long prison sentence for Fairfield shooting (Fairfield, CA): An 18-year-old killer was sentenced Friday to 47 years to life in prison for a 2016 shooting in the parking lot of the Village Shopping Center on East Travis Boulevard.
Source: Daily Republic    Date: September 1, 2018

25 arrested in operation targeting MS-13 gang in Central Valley (Los Angeles, CA): More than two dozen suspected MS-13 gang members operating in a Central Valley town east of Fresno as well as in Los Angeles were arrested in a months-long multiagency operation that culminated this week, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 31, 2018

Gang member gets 14 years in taqueria assault (Redwood City, CA): One of three Norteño gangmembers convicted of attacking a Redwood City taqueria patron because they thought he was a Hispanic gang rival was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison for felony assault.
Source: San Mateo Daily Journal    Date: August 31, 2018

2 Oceanside Gang Members Plead Guilty to Racketeering (Oceanside, CA): Two gang members from the North County pleaded guilty Friday to racketeering involving sex trafficking, drug smuggling, drug dealing and other violent crimes.
Source: NBC San Diego    Date: August 31, 2018

Lompoc Police nab known felon, gang member after pursuit (Lompoc, CA): A known felon and Lompoc gang member is in custody with no bail after trying to get rid of drugs while fleeing the police and possessing a loaded weapon.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: August 31, 2018

Two Members of the Westside Crips Criminal Street Gang Plead Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy Relating to Sex Trafficking, Drug Trafficking, and Other Violent Crimes (San Diego, CA): Two gang members of the Westside Crips pleaded guilty today for their participation in a racketeering conspiracy involving sex trafficking, narcotics trafficking, and other violent crimes as well as possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute.
Source: The United States Department of Justice    Date: August 31, 2018

Early-morning raids target gang activity (Palm Springs, CA): Police agencies launched a series of raids throughout the area early today, targeting gang operations. More than 30 teams from Coachella Valley police departments worked with other Inland Empire agencies to carry out the raids.
Source: Palm Springs Newswire    Date: August 30, 2018

56 arrested in anti-gang raid by police in San Jacinto Valley (San Jacinto Valley, CA): A multi-agency task force swept through the San Jacinto Valley early Thursday, making dozens of arrests in an operation aimed at crushing gang operations that allegedly sell guns and drugs illegally.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: August 30, 2018

Inglewood police, FBI arrest gang leaders on suspicion of drug and weapons violations (Inglewood, CA): Inglewood police and the FBI have arrested 10 leaders of the Legends Crips gang on suspicion of manufacturing and distributing crack cocaine, as well as firearms possession, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 29, 2018

Nuñez, Olivo III, Olivo Jr. plead guilty in Eureka teen’s fatal stabbing (Humboldt County, CA): Three men, all documented gang members, pleaded guilty on Wednesday afternoon to charges related to the stabbing death of a Eureka teenager in December 2014.
Source: Times-Standard    Date: August 29, 2018

Attorney in Operation Matador gang murder case calls for judge to close November hearing to the public (Santa Maria, CA): Citing heavy publicity surrounding the court case stemming from Operation Matador -- a 2016 sting in which alleged members of international gang MS-13 were arrested in Santa Maria and other cities -- a defense attorney is seeking to close the courtroom to the public during a November hearing to ensure his client receives a fair trial.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: August 29, 2018

Community Examines the Future of Gang Injunctions (Oxnard, CA): The Oxnard Community Relations Commission had a lively meeting, Aug. 20, as the Oxnard Police Department used the agenda as a venue to get resident feedback about gang injunctions within the City of Oxnard.
Source: Tri County Sentry    Date: August 29, 2018

Alleged gang members from Pasadena, LA, Altadena, Covina suspected in multiple burglaries (Los Angeles, CA): Eight people suspected of being members of the same criminal street gang were arrested on suspicion of more than a dozen residential burglaries in Los Angeles and Ventura counties, and more arrests are expected, authorities announced Wednesday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: August 29, 2018

3 Teens Held in Apparently Random Gang-Related Oceanside Shooting (Oceanside, CA): Three suspected gang members were in custody Tuesday in connection with an apparently random weekend shooting that wounded three women at an Oceanside strip mall.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: August 28, 2018

2 gang members get life sentences for murder in Sacramento City College shooting (Sacramento, CA) : Two gang members have been sentenced to life in prison in connection to a crime spree involving murdering a rival gang member on Sacramento City College campus and an armed robbery of a Church’s Chicken.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: August 27, 2018

Gang member convicted of murder in Lamont shooting (Bakersfield, CA): A Kern County jury convicted a gang member Monday of murdering a man in December of last year. Jose Garcia Jr. was convicted of first-degree murder, three assaults with a firearm and gang-related charges.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News    Date: August 27, 2018

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