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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Alleged Gang Members Due in Court in Marine's Killing (Los Angeles, CA): Two alleged gang members are scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday for allegedly killing a 19-year-old Camp Pendleton Marine who was found shot inside his vehicle in South Los Angeles.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: November 30, 2016

Gang members sentenced to 50 years for killing teenager over red shoes in 2015 (Los Angeles, CA): In an emotional Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday, two gang members were sentenced for the killing of 19-year-old Tavin Price in front of his mother at a Hyde Park car wash last year.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: November 30, 2016

Court: Asylum Not Automatic for Former Gang Members (San Francisco, CA): Immigrants in the United States illegally are not automatically eligible for asylum on the basis that they are former gang members who risk persecution if they return home, a federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: November 30, 2016

Brothers sentenced in Nipomo gang assault (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Two brothers who viciously beat a community college student in a gang-related assault could face two very different punishments for the crime.
Source: New Times    Date: November 30, 2016

Santa Ana teenage gang member pleads guilty to shooting at officers (Santa Ana, CA): A 19-year-old Santa Ana gang member accused of opening fire on officers responding to a domestic dispute pleaded guilty Tuesday to grossly negligent discharge of a firearm in a plea deal that dropped attempted murder charges.
Source:    Date: November 29, 2016

Man yells something about a gang, then starts firing and hits victim in the leg (Fresno, CA) : A man was shot in the leg Monday morning in an apparent gang-related shooting in southeast Fresno, police reported.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: November 28, 2016

Go-between for gangs gets 15 years in prison (San Jose, CA): A tattoo shop owner who provided drugs and guns to San Jose street gangs on behalf of the Mexican Mafia prison gang was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison, according to federal prosecutors.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 28, 2016

LAPD Says Valley Gang Targeted Wrong Victim (Los Angeles, CA): Jose Zeron was not a gang member, but the man he was with the morning he was shot and killed is – and police believe the killer killed the wrong person.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: November 25, 2016

Gardena gang member pleads guilty to racketeering charges (Los Angeles, CA): A Gardena man who was a longtime member of a South Los Angeles street gang has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and participating in a series of armed robberies that targeted bank customers and small businesses, prosecutors said Friday.
Source: Daily Breeze    Date: November 25, 2016

2 of 3 killed in Compton gang-related shooting identified (Compton, CA): The coroner’s office Thursday released the names of two of the three men found dead in an apparent gang-related shooting at a Compton park.
Source: Press-Telegram    Date: November 24, 2016

Deadly drive from church for Lynwood girl, 16: Gang gunfire got wrong victim (Lynwood, CA): A 16-year-old girl riding in a car with her family after attending church was shot to death in Lynwood in what authorities said Thursday was a gang-related shooting targeting someone else.
Source:    Date: November 24, 2016

One dead, one injured in Chula Vista gang shooting (Chula Vista, CA): An investigation was underway Wednesday into a gang- related shooting that left one man dead and a second wounded in a Chula Vista neighborhood.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: November 23, 2016

CalGang facial recognition technology has problems that spur concerns (San Francisco, CA): A state audit in August confirmed that CalGang facial recognition has numerous errors and inaccuracies and could be a breach of individuals' privacy. CalGang, the gang database used by 58 California police agencies, logs individuals with alleged ties to criminal gang activities in hopes of decreasing the crime rate in the state.
Source: Norcal Record    Date: November 23, 2016

Sheriff: Slaying of 3 in Compton likely gang-related (Compton, CA): Three men found shot to death at a Compton park were likely victims of a gang-related crime, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Wednesday. The sheriff came to the scene where the bodies were found late Tuesday in a utility room attached to a restroom building at Raymond Street Park.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: November 23, 2016

1 Dead, 1 Hurt in Gang-Related Shootings in Chula Vista (Chula Vista, CA): An investigation was underway Wednesday into a gang- related shooting in Chula Vista that left one man dead and a second wounded.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: November 23, 2016

Task force arrests Watsonville men on gun, drug, gang-related charges (Watsonville, CA): The Santa Cruz County Anti-Crime Team/Gang Task Force uncovered a modified handgun and slightly more than an eight-ball of cocaine during a prison release terms compliance search on 27-year-old Oscar Espinoza and his vehicle.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: November 23, 2016

Two alleged Norteños arrested on aggravated mayhem charges (Pittsburg, CA): Two men were arrested and charged with aggravated mayhem after allegedly beating and disfiguring a group that asked them to stop breaking bottles in Mariner Park.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: November 22, 2016

Alleged MS-13 gang leader arrested in connection with Marin teen’s slaying (Marin County, CA): The list of suspects continues to get longer in the gang-related slaying of a Novato High School student last spring. The sheriff’s department disclosed Monday that an alleged gang leader, Edenilson Misael Alfaro, was arrested in Maryland in connection with the Novato homicide case.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 22, 2016

Two alleged gang members arrested on aggravated mayhem charges (Pittsburg, CA): Two men were arrested and charged with aggravated mayhem after allegedly beating and disfiguring a group that asked them to stop breaking bottles in Mariner Park.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: November 22, 2016

2 teens plead guilty in connection with fatal stabbing of Santa Maria high school student (Santa Maria, CA): Two teen boys charged in connection with a fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old in northeast Santa Maria have pleaded guilty, while the case proceeds against the other four defendants.
Source: The Tribune    Date: November 21, 2016

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