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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Tulare man guilty of killing former gang member 'Bad Boy' (Tulare, CA): A Tulare gang member may spend the rest of his life behind bars after being convicted of the 2013 murder of a former gang member.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: January 25, 2018

'Sunny Day' defendant to spend 25 years in prison for killing, robbery (San Mateo County, CA): Another defendant in the San Mateo County sweep of East Palo Alto gang members has received a long prison sentence for his part in a 2013 murder and a separate robbery.
Source: Palo Alto Online    Date: January 25, 2018

Suspect At Large After Supposed Gang-Related Shooting (Salinas, CA): The suspect responsible for shooting at two teens in an alleged gang-related incident in Salinas on Tuesday afternoon is still at large, police said.
Source: SFGate    Date: January 24, 2018

Two Gang Members Convicted Of Sex Trafficking In Long Beach, L.A. (Los Angeles County, CA): Two men, identified by police as gang members, pleaded no contest Wednesday, Jan. 24, to trafficking a woman in Long Beach and teenager in Los Angeles for sex in 2015, according to the L.A. County District Attorney's Office.
Source: The Grunion    Date: January 24, 2018

Pomona gang member sentenced to 151 years to life in Montclair homicide (San Bernardino County, CA) : A 29-year-old Pomona gang member was sentenced to 151 years to life in prison Friday, Jan. 19, for his role in the 2014 gang-related death of a 20-year-old Montclair man, according to a San Bernardino County District Attorney’s news release.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: January 22, 2018

3-Year-Old Killed in Compton Gang Shooting Is ID’d; Suspect Turns Self In (Compton, CA): A man suspected of being the gunman in an apparent gang-related shooting that left a 3-year-old dead in Compton has turned himself in, and the victim has been identified.
Source: KTLA 5 News    Date: January 22, 2018

Local filmmakers produce docuseries on fighting gang violence in Sacramento (Sacramento, CA): On Thursday night, '916 Hollywood Initiative' hosted a special screening at the Guild Theatre of HBO's 'Baltimore Rising,' the story of Freddie Gray and the protests that went on in the city following his death.
Source: KXTV News 10    Date: January 19, 2018

Atwater gang member receives life for 2013 slayings, taunts victims’ families (Merced County, CA): Jose Luis Botello gave the families of two people he killed a wry smirk as he walked out a Merced County courtroom Friday with consecutive life sentences.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: January 19, 2018

LAPD reports drop in homicides across city (Los Angeles, CA): Citywide, violent crimes were up about 3 percent in 2017 compared to the year before, police said Friday. But homicides fell 4.1 percent, officials added. There were 282 homicides last year compared with 294 in 2016, officials said Friday at a news conference, which also included the retirement announcement of LAPD Chief Charlie Beck.
Source: Daily Breeze    Date: January 19, 2018

Alleged MS-13 gang members expected to enter pleas Feb. 9 (Santa Maria CA): Alleged MS-13 gang members indicted on murder, conspiracy to commit murder and criminal street gang counts are on track to enter pleas in Santa Maria on Feb. 8, two years after they were arrested during Operation Matador.
Source: Santa Maria Times    Date: January 19, 2018

FPD partners with federal agents to curb gun violence (Fresno, CA): In an effort to curb gang violence Fresno Police and federal agents are working to get illegal guns off city streets. At one location they seized 260 guns and at least 60,000 rounds of ammunition.
Source:    Date: January 19, 2018

Suspected gang members plead not guilty to Indio shootings, assaults (Indio, CA): Two suspected gang members accused in a string of shootings and assaults in the city of Indio, which included shooting at and pistol whipping adult and juvenile victims, were charged with multiple felonies Friday.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3    Date: January 19, 2018

Man convicted in one of Long Beach’s worst mass killings gets life in prison (Long Beach, CA): After a trial that included jailhouse recordings of two Watts gang members bragging about gunning down five people, one of the men was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Thursday for what remains one of Long Beach’s worst mass slayings.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: January 18, 2018

Gang members arrested in connection with attack during gathering for shooting victim (Thousand Oaks, CA): Four purported gang members have been arrested in connection with a fight that broke out last month during an informal memorial service for a young man killed in a suspected gang-related shooting.
Source: Thousand Oaks Acorn    Date: January 18, 2018

San Jose gang members killed young dad in cold blood, jury finds (San Jose, CA): Four years after a young dad made the fatal mistake of trusting he could look for a parking spot in East San Jose without risking his life, the two Norteño gang members accused of gunning him down in cold blood were convicted Thursday of first-degree murder.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: January 18, 2018

Arrest of adult-teen robbery crew highlights new wave of ‘gang’ crimes (San Jose, CA): A robbery crew made up mostly of teenagers has been arrested in connection with at least 30 robberies and carjackings in San Jose dating back to last spring, and is being treated as a gang despite having no conventional gang ties, authorities said.
Source: The Mercury News    Date: January 16, 2018

Fresno PD aims to keep stolen cars away from gangs (Fresno, CA): Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer praised his officers last week for bringing down the number of stolen cars to a level he hasn't seen in decades. Fresno police leaders hope it will begin to impact gangs. Investigators say stolen cars are a key tool being used by gangs to carryout shootings and robberies in the city. This is why officers say it's so important to make preventing auto theft a priority.
Source:    Date: January 15, 2018

Former gang member to speak about turning his life around (Farmington, CA): A Farmington man will speak Thursday about his time in a California gang — and how he turned his life around after great adversity — during an event he planned along with the city's police department.
Source: Farmington Daily Times    Date: January 15, 2018

Good Samaritan assists arrest of gang member in Southwest Fresno (Fresno, CA): A Southwest Fresno neighborhood was awakened to a loud crash Sunday morning. A suspected drunk driver was speeding through the area and drove onto a curb before crashing into a car. He turned the corner and finally came to a stop where Edward Williams tried to detain the driver.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: January 14, 2018

Another West Side Crip indicted in connection with months-long gang investigation (Bakersfield, CA): A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted another alleged member of Bakersfield's West Side Crips gang in connection with a 10-month investigation into the gang's activity by multiple law enforcement agencies.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian    Date: January 12, 2018

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