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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Shopping center targeted as nuisance (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office filed a nuisance abatement suit Tuesday against the owners of a South Los Angeles shopping center about a half-dozen blocks west of the flash point of the 1992 riots, alleging gang members freely congregate there and commit crimes.
Source: The Bulletin    Date: June 28, 2017

Tattoos to transportation: Santa Maria leaders identify services needed to help at-risk youth (Santa Maria, CA): The Santa Maria Mayor's Task Force on Youth Safety has wrapped up its set of forums in which they requested feedback from the community. Through these community meetings, city officials have identified several types of services they want to address moving forward.
Source: KSBY News    Date: June 28, 2017

Feds: 16 convictions follow illegal gun and drug bust (Norfolk, VA): Authorities say they've netted a total of 16 convictions following a recent sweep of people who sold illegal guns or drugs. The U.S. Attorney's Office in eastern Virginia said in a statement Wednesday that the operation's final defendant has pleaded guilty. All were convicted within four months of being arrested.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: June 28, 2017

Hanford police do gang sweep (Hanford, CA): Hanford police are cracking down on criminal street gangs in Hanford and Armona. Police say officers arrested five people during a sweep of 20 residences on Friday. The effort was done in conjunction with the Kings County Probation Department, state law enforcement officers and the Kings County Gang Task Force.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: June 28, 2017

Merced man convicted of murder in 17-year-old gang slaying (Merced, CA): More than 17 years ago a 26-year-old Los Banos man with ties to a Norteno street gang went with a group of friends to Merced to meet girls and have a good time.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: June 27, 2017

City Of Sacramento Responds To Gang Violence In Oak Park (Sacramento, CA): Community leaders and Sacramento City Council members are reacting to a wave of gang violence in Oak Park that includes the shooting death of a father and injuries to a pregnant woman.
Source: Capital Public Radio    Date: June 27, 2017

Oak Park mom hopes city’s anti-violence plan works (Sacramento, CA): As she watches her son glide back and forth in McClatchy Park’s skate park, an Oak Park mom hopes gang violence doesn’t reach her family. Citta, as she wanted to be known, is a mother of three children. Among them, 8-year-old Kashuan, who’s already been approached by gang members.
Source: KCRA 3 News    Date: June 27, 2017

3 arrested for trying to sell 5,000 pounds of illegal fireworks in Long Beach (Long Beach, CA): Police arrested three people for allegedly trying to sell 5,000 pounds of illegal fireworks in a makeshift storefront out of a garage. Long Beach officials confiscated the explosives Monday night and arrested two men and a woman. They said the male suspects were known gang members.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: June 27, 2017

Stabbing, several injured in gang fight at Monte Rio beach (Sonoma County, CA): A large fight involving gang members at a busy Russian River beach resulted in at least one stabbing and several people getting hit in the head with bottles, with at least five people sent to hospitals, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office Monday.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: June 26, 2017

Former gang members working to end cycle of youth violence in Central Valley (Lemoore, CA): Two murders in Lemoore involving teenagers back in May aren't going unnoticed in the community. At the heart of a city struggling with violence stands an unassuming building on Irwin Street where two former gang members are trying to break the cycle.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: June 26, 2017

Trial for 2014 Vacaville gang-related stabbing continues (Solano County, CA): The trial for a Vacaville gang member accused of viciously stabbing a co-worker in 2014 over his past gang affiliations continued in Solano County Superior Court Monday.
Source: The Reporter    Date: June 26, 2017

Galarza identifies education, tattoo removal, gangs as top youth issues (Santa Maria, CA): Access to education, the need to remove tattoos and the fear of gangs are some of the issues affecting young people in the city of Santa Maria, according to city Outreach Coordinator Eddie Galarza.
Source: Lompoc Record    Date: June 25, 2017

Merced gang member arrested with stolen guns, police report (Merced, CA): A 24-year-old gang member was jailed Saturday after police found nearly half a dozen firearms at his home, including four that had been stolen, the Merced Police Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: June 25, 2017

Church aims to help gang problem (Hanford, CA): James Purser and Robert Aguilar know what it’s like being in gangs. In his youth, Purser spent years on the streets homeless before turning his life around.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: June 24, 2017

3 Merced County jail inmates cut and stabbed during argument among gang members (Merced County, CA): An argument among Norteno gang members escalated this week at the Merced County Jail with three people sent to the hospital, including one man who was stabbed, the Merced County Sheriff’s Office reported Saturday.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: June 24, 2017

80 Cops Bust Street Gang (Ventura County, CA): Clearly subscribing to the theory of “overwhelming force,” no fewer than 80 individual members of nine different law enforcement agencies wrapped up a month-long investigation into the activities of individuals believed to be involved in illegal street gang activity in the early morning hours of June 15th.
Source: Crime Voice    Date: June 23, 2017

Trial begins for brutal gang-related stabbing at Vacaville warehouse (Vacaville, CA): A trial began Thursday in Solano County Superior Court in the case of a Vacaville man accused of nearly stabbing to death a co-worker in 2014 over gang affiliations.
Source: The Reporter    Date: June 22, 2017

Mothers Come Together After Sons Killed by Gang Violence (Inglewood, CA): To spend time with her two sons, Barbara Pritchett visits Inglewood Cemetery in southern California. Her son D'Andre was buried there 10 months ago, right beside his brother Dovon, who was laid to rest 10 years ago.
Source: NBC News    Date: June 20, 2017

This South L.A. church is a gang hangout, city says. Now it's the center of a lawsuit (Los Angeles, CA): Pastor Kenneth Little knew the family renting out the church’s property across the street long before the violence began. When they were younger, the tenants’ children sometimes walked over to Ebenezer Baptist Church to help out with small tasks and attend Bible study.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 20, 2017

Party violence, shooting in Pomona: Teen charged in gang-related fight, murder (Pomona, CA): A 19-year-old San Bernardino County man was charged Tuesday with murder for a gang-related shooting after a fight at a party in Pomona.
Source:    Date: June 20, 2017

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