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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LA-based gangmember convicted in 2013 San Bernardino homicide (San Bernardino, CA): A member of a Los Angeles street gang accused of murdering a San Bernardino gang member learned his fate Wednesday. Victor Angulo, 42, of San Bernardino was found guilty of second degree murder in the 2013 shooting death of Angel Cortez, 21, of San Bernardino.
Source: The Sun    Date: November 7, 2016

Anti-Gang Program Planned in Contra Costa County (Contra Costa County, CA): Contra Costa County supervisors will expand an anti-gang program across the county and are looking for a coordinator for the work, county officials said.
Source: El Cerrito Patch    Date: November 7, 2016

San Diego lawmaker wants more transparency in gang database (San Diego, CA): CalGang, a statewide database law enforcement agencies use to share information about suspected gang members, has been around for more than a decade, but how it’s operated and maintained has mostly been walled off from the public.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: November 5, 2016

Glover announces expansion of anti-gang program across Contra Costa, seeks coordinator (Contra Costa, CA): Operation Ceasefire is a problem-oriented policing intervention aimed at reducing youth homicide and youth firearms violence. Began in Boston, it has been adopted by Chicago, Cincinnati and Indianapolis, and these cities achieved reductions in gun homicide of 25 to over 60 percent. In California, Stockton reduced gun homicide by more than 43 percent between 1998 and 2001.
Source: Antioch Herald    Date: November 5, 2016

Investigation: Gang violence up, funding to fight gang culture goes down (Bakersfield, CA): Local nonprofit groups trying to steer kids and young people away from gangs are dealing with a steep cut in county funds. Project 180 funds were reduced by half, and this comes during a time when gang violence has gone up.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News    Date: November 4, 2016

San Jose Police on Alert Amid Surge in Gang Violence (San Jose, CA): The San Jose police brass is urging beat officers to be careful when approaching crime scenes. NBC Bay Area learned that the department’s commanders sent out an alert warning officers to wait for backup when responding to violent crimes, especially in light of a recent spike in gang violence.
Source: NBC Bay Area    Date: November 4, 2016

SWAT teams sweep through Fresno, arrest 36 Strother gang members (Fresno, CA): Ten federal, state and local SWAT teams swept through Fresno early Thursday, arresting members and associates of the southwest Fresno Strother Street Boys Gang on charges of trafficking in and stealing firearms as well as selling drugs, including methamphetamine.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: November 3, 2016

Gang members, associates arrested, charged in ATF-LAPD probe targeting SFV (Los Angeles, CA): Federal and local authorities investigating firearm- and drug-related crimes in the San Fernando Valley conducted a series of pre- dawn raids Wednesday and took 17 people into custody.
Source: MyNewsLa.com    Date: November 2, 2016

Prosecutor: Park slaying linked to gangs (Oceanside, CA): The gunfire that killed a 15-year-old girl in a middle-of-the-night attack at an Oceanside park came from documented gang members hunting for random rivals to kill, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: November 2, 2016

1 dead, 2 gravely wounded in series of possible gang shootings in Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities were on high alert Saturday as a series of shootings suspected to be between rival gangs has left one person dead and two others in grave condition.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: October 29, 2016

Gang member sentenced for murder (Tulare County, CA): Tulare County Superior Court Judge Gary Paden Friday sentenced Tony Ponce, 18, of Cutler, to 50 years to life in prison for the murder of 29-year-old Carlos Sanchez Haro of Hanford.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: October 29, 2016

Armed gang member arrested in Merced, police say (Merced, CA): A 41-year-old suspected gang member has been arrested after officers seized a firearm, a stun gun, ammunition and marijuana, the Merced Police Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: October 28, 2016

Gang member sentenced to 50 years to life (Fresno, CA): A Cutler gang member was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for murder. On September 16, 18-year-old Tony Ponce was found guilty for his involvement in a variety of gang related charges.
Source: Yourcentralvalley.com    Date: October 28, 2016

Alleged gang member accused of Oakland murder in July shooting (Oakland, CA): A reputed gang member has been charged with one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder for allegedly firing shots that killed a man and wounded three other people in East Oakland in July.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: October 28, 2016

Woman sentenced to 15 years-to-life for fatal stabbing of Salinas teen (Monterey County, CA): A King City woman was sentenced to serve 15-years-to life in prison for fatally stabbing a 14-year-old Salinas High School student three years ago.
Source: The Californian    Date: October 28, 2016

Dozens arrested, guns confiscated across Fresno County during major gang operation (Fresno, CA): A major gang operation in Fresno County has led to the arrest of nearly 50 people. A 10-month long gang operation took dozens of guns and weapons off the streets of Fresno. The busts involved 34 locations in Calwa and resulted in a total of 47 arrests but Sheriff Margaret Mims said the biggest takedown happened Thursday.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: October 28, 2016

Pasadena Police arrest 6 suspects involved in gang-related shootings (Pasadena, CA): Two brothers — one on probation — were arrested along with four juvenile suspects in connection with a pair of gang-related, non- injury shootings in Pasadena, police reported Friday.
Source: MyNewsLa.com    Date: October 28, 2016

Man charged in gang-related killing (Oakland, CA): A reputed gang associate has been charged in a July shooting in East Oakland that killed a man trying to stop a vicious assault and left three other men wounded, authorities said.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: October 27, 2016

Gang Violence Suspected after Teenager’s Bloody Body Found in Vista (Vista, CA): An investigation was underway Wednesday into the possibly gang-related killing of a teenager whose body was found in a pool of blood in the middle of a roadway in Vista.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: October 26, 2016

LAPD gang injunctions deny targets due process, ACLU lawsuit says (Los Angeles, CA): The Los Angeles Police Department has violated the due process rights of thousands of city residents by serving them with gang injunctions without first allowing them to challenge those orders in court, according to a federal lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 25, 2016

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