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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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Suspected Gang Member Busted For Allegedly Firing Gun In Fairfield Neighborhood (Solano County, CA) : Fairfield police said a known gang member was arrested this morning for firing a gun into the air. Residents in the Utah and Tyler streets area reported the gunfire and gave a description of the gunman around 6:45 a.m., police said.
Source: Suisun City Patch    Date: August 26, 2016

Westwego marijuana arrest tied to gang in Calif., police say (San Jose, CA): The arrest of a Westwego man on Tuesday (Aug. 23) on suspicion of shipping 420 pounds of marijuana hidden in foot-soaking salts from San Jose, Calif., to Louisiana was part of a larger crackdown on gang members, Louisiana State Police confirmed Thursday morning.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: August 25, 2016

Gang member pleads guilty to Cypress Park and jail murders (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member avoided a potential death sentence in pleading guilty today to the 2008 murder of a man who was holding a toddler when he was gunned down in the Cypress Park area of Los Angeles and the killing of a cellmate three years later.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: August 25, 2016

Crackdown on Vietnamese gang leads to cop's arrest, guns, drugs, alligator (San Jose, CA): A crackdown on Vietnamese-American organized crime in San Jose spurred police raids stretching from the Bay Area to the Deep South, yielding nearly two dozen arrests -- including a San Jose police officer -- and a cache of drugs, weapons, gambling machines and one alligator.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: August 24, 2016

Mayor’s anti-gang effort tries to improve reading to reduce crime (Sacramento, CA): The Sacramento Mayor’s Gang Prevention and Intervention Task Force plans to zero in on children’s suspension rates and reading proficiency as part of its effort to curb gang activity in the city, Khaalid Muttaqi, the program’s director, announced Tuesday night to the Sacramento City Council.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: August 24, 2016

Gang member accused of murder returned from Mexico (Garden Grove, CA): A 41-year-old reputed gang member accused in the shooting death of a man in a Garden Grove parking lot will be arraigned next month after he was returned from Mexico to face a murder charge.
Source:    Date: August 24, 2016

Crime Drops Double Digits in Pasadena (Pasadena, CA): Reported crimes in Pasadena have dropped to the lowest levels in four years, according to a report released by the Pasadena Police Department. “Assault with a deadly weapon is typically gang-related,” Gourdikian said. “The Northwest service area, which has most of our street gangs, is known to be prevalent in street shootings and assaults with a deadly weapon.”
Source: Pasadena Now    Date: August 24, 2016

Jury convicts two Fresno gang members in drive-by shooting (Fresno, CA): Two southwest Fresno gang members were convicted Tuesday in Fresno County Superior Court of felony charges in connection with the drive-by shooting and wounding of a 14-year-old boy as he tried to protect his younger brother in southwest Fresno last summer.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: August 23, 2016

Gang Task Force Working to Curb Violence in Sacramento (Sacramento, CA): He smiles today, but at age 17, Vince Jones has seen more heartache, bloodshed and death than most people see in a lifetime. "I got into a lot of shootouts. It's not nice. It's not what people make it seem like on TV. It's no coming back from that,” said Vince, who joined a gang at age 15.
Source: KTXL FOX40 News    Date: August 23, 2016

Santa Rosa hires new gang program manager (Santa Rosa, CA): Santa Rosa hopes it has finally found the right leader for its gang prevention program. The city on Monday announced it had hired Santa Rosa native Jason Carter to manage the city’s anti-gang efforts. He’ll be the sixth person to hold the position since voters in 2004 approved Measure O, the public safety sales tax that funds the program.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: August 22, 2016

Crime spike in Long Beach continues (Long Beach, CA): Crime in Long Beach continued its upward trend during the first half of this year. The rise, however, was less dramatic than a double-digit spike in 2015, and police say they’ve made progress reining in the increase.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: August 21, 2016

Richmond police arrest four suspected gang members, including a juvenile (Richmond, CA): Richmond police arrested four suspected gang members including a 16-year-old boy after responding to reports of gunshots on Thursday morning, police said.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: August 19, 2016

Local Gang Member Found Murdered (Salinas, CA): A local Salinas gang member who’d had several run-ins with police and multiple previous arrests was found shot to death outside in the 600 block of St. George Drive in East Salinas on Tuesday morning.
Source: Crime Voice    Date: August 18, 2016

Bakersfield gang member convicted of first-degree murder (Bakersfield, CA): A jury convicted a gang member Wednesday of two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder, as well as other gun and assault charges.
Source: Bakersfield Now    Date: August 18, 2016

Gang member sentenced for 2015 fatal shooting of man walking dog (Monterey County, CA): A 24-year-old known gang member was sentenced today for fatally shooting a Soledad father walking his dog on a Monterey beach last year, according to the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office.
Source: KRON 4 News    Date: August 18, 2016

Attorneys Challenge Admission of Hearsay As Basis for West Sacramento Gang Injunction (Yolo County, CA): As the West Sacramento Gang Injunction appellate case moves toward a hearing, now five years after Yolo County Judge Kathleen White granted the injunction following nearly six months of trial, a new court decision further complicates the original ruling.
Source: The Davis Vanguard    Date: August 17, 2016

Law enforcement tries to curb increasing gang violence in LA, OC counties (Garden Grove, CA): Authorities attended a conference in Garden Grove in an effort to stop increasing gang violence in Orange and Los Angeles counties. Santa Ana police are trying to curb violence in neighborhoods known for gang activity after more than 50 shootings took place in the first 50 days of the year.
Source: KABC 7 News    Date: August 17, 2016

Gangster ‘Q-Tip' sentenced for running prostitution ring (San Diego, CA): A member of a North Park-based gang was sentenced to 11 years in prison Thursday for his admitted leadership role in a criminal enterprise that engaged in assault, robbery and sex trafficking of minors.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: August 16, 2016

Gang Trial Begins in Yolo County (Yolo County, CA): On the morning of Monday, August 15, 2016, the trial commenced in the case against Jason Lopez and Stephon Ramirez. The co-defendants are charged with the attempted shooting at an inhabited vehicle and three counts of assault with a semi-automatic firearm, with enhancements for use of a firearm during the commission of the felony as well as committing the felony for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a criminal street gang.
Source: The Davis Vanguard    Date: August 16, 2016

Santa Ana Gang Injunction Activist Relieved After Judge Dismisses Her Criminal Case (Santa Ana, CA): A five-year nightmare ended for Vanessa Cerda earlier this month when a judge dismissed a longstanding criminal case against her. The 28-year-old Santa Ana woman faced 12 years maximum prison time for multiple drug and weapon possession charges, all allegedly for the benefit of a street gang.
Source: OC Weekly    Date: August 16, 2016

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