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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3 men get 100+ years each for gang murder of former LA high school football player (Los Angeles, CA): Three men convicted of the 2013 gang-related killing of a former Garfield High School football player in East Los Angeles were each sentenced today to more than 100 years to life in prison.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: March 26, 2018

Porterville detectives arrest 7 in 2-day gang detail (Porterville, CA): The streets of Porterville are a little safer after a two-day gang sweep led by Porterville police. On Friday and Saturday, detectives with Porterville's Special Investigations Unit, with the help of Tulare County Probation officers, arrested seven wanted gang members throughout the city.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: March 26, 2018

Boy stabbed in suspected gang attack (San Marcos, CA): A suspected gang assault near Palomar College Monday left a boy suffering from stab wounds.
Source: FOX 5 San Diego    Date: March 26, 2018

Gang member gets 50 years for 2014 mistaken identity murder in Whittier (Whittier, CA): A gang member will be spending the next 50 years in prison for fatally shooting a pedestrian in the head four years ago in Whittier.
Source: Whittier Daily News    Date: March 23, 2018

San Bernardino gang sweep nets 15 arrests, guns and drugs after 2 officers face gunfire (San Bernardino, CA): San Bernardino police arrested 15 people during a gang sweep Wednesday morning at multiple locations throughout the city in connection to the attempted homicide of two officers on March 9, according to police officials.
Source: The Sun    Date: March 23, 2018

Challenge to California’s Gang Database Fails in Court (San Diego, CA): A San Diego judge on Friday denied one of the first legal challenges to California’s gang database, which legislators have said should be overhauled due to inaccuracies and poor management.
Source: Courthouse News Service    Date: March 23, 2018

2 rival gang members charged in murder of 3-year-old boy killed in Compton shootout (Compton, CA): Two rival gang members have been charged with murder in the death of a 3-year-old boy who was killed in a shootout in a Compton liquor store parking lot.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: March 23, 2018

Long Beach Gang Injunctions Will Get Review (Long Beach, CA): In light of a U.S. District judge’s squashing of Los Angeles gang injunction enforcement, Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert has ordered a top-down review of the city’s own gang injunction program.
Source: The Grunion    Date: March 21, 2018

Suspect in Valley Gang-Related Shooting in Custody, 2 Outstanding (Indio, CA): One of three suspects to be taken into custody in connection with an Indio gang-related shooting was being held Tuesday on $1 million bail, but two others remain at large.
Source: Palm Desert Patch    Date: March 20, 2018

Man captured in Mexico convicted of murder in 2011 Santa Ana gang killing (Santa Ana, CA): A 24-year-old man who gunned down a teenage rival gang member in Santa Ana and then fled to Mexico, where he was on the lam for five years, was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: March 20, 2018

Community leaders unveil new plans for keeping teens out of gangs (San Diego, CA): Concerned community leaders met on Thursday night to brainstorm ways of preventing young people from getting involved with gangs. There are currently 33 identified juvenile gang members in the city.
Source: FOX 5 San Diego    Date: March 16, 2018

Santa Ana gang member sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after murder retrial (Orange County, CA): A Santa Ana gang member was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Friday after three trials for the same murder.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: March 16, 2018

Lompoc man sentenced to 16 years in state prison for gang-related murder (Santa Maria, CA): The man convicted of second-degree murder in connection to the 2015 slaying of a rival gang member in Lompoc was sentenced Friday to 16 years in state prison, after a judge blamed the killing on the decision by both men to join a gang.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: March 16, 2018

115 people arrested in San Diego and Imperial counties after ICE operation (San Diego, CA): U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation officers arrested 115 individuals for violating federal immigration laws in the San Diego and Imperial counties during a three-day targeted enforcement operation that ended Thursday.
Source: KUSI News    Date: March 16, 2018

Los Angeles barred from enforcing nearly all gang injunctions, federal judge rules (Los Angeles, CA): The city of Los Angeles has been barred from enforcing nearly all of its remaining gang injunctions, the latest blow to one of the city's oldest and most controversial law enforcement initiatives.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 15, 2018

Family Feud Prompts 11 Arrests In Modesto Gang Sweep (Modesto, CA): Two feuding families with gang affiliations were targeted in a sweep by Modesto Police that lead to 11 arrests and the discovery of nearly a dozen guns, drugs and a stripped stolen car.
Source: CBS Sacramento    Date: March 15, 2018

Three Suspects Sought for Gang-Related Indio Shooting (Indio, CA): Indio police are seeking the public's help in locating three suspects in a gang-related shooting in the parking lot of an area business.
Source: KMIR News    Date: March 15, 2018

He opened fire on gang rivals at Fresno car rental (Fresno, CA): A gang member pulled out a gun and began firing at rivals after an exchange of words at a Fresno car rental agency in a video released this week by police.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: March 15, 2018

Fear over MS-13 gang is overreaction, says Cal State Fullerton researcher (Fullerton, CA): To most people, it’s a scary prospect: gang leaders in El Salvador sending recruits into the United States to spread violence. In his State of the Union in January, President Donald Trump called out the gang – known as MS-13 – for importing violence into the country and introduced the parents of two teen girls killed by MS-13 members on New York’s Long Island in 2016.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: March 14, 2018

Sureno gang members are charged with killing three rival gang members, shooting at two more between 2010 and 2017 (Visalia, CA): An eight-year investigation into three gang related homicides and a fourth shooting culminated with the arraignment of two suspects this week.
Source: The Foothills Sun-Gazette    Date: March 14, 2018

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