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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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Mexican Mafia sweep may not help fight gangs, decrease crime (Los Angeles County, CA): Wednesday morning, 500 law enforcement officers took to the streets of Los Angeles County in search of Mexican Mafia gang members. The ripple effect could reach communities struggling to combat gangs, such as Salinas and the Central Valley.
Source: The Californian    Date: May 24, 2018

Salinas police get federal help for gang crackdown (Salinas, CA): The Salinas Police Department made 32 arrests as a result of an ongoing crime sweep in conjunction with federal law enforcement agents.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: May 24, 2018

Fresno police announce major crackdown on Fresneck gang (Fresno, CA): Fresno police announced a large crackdown on the Fresneck gang. Chief Jerry Dyer says there is a grand jury indictment on nine of the members. He says they committed crimes like rape, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon and much more.
Source:    Date: May 24, 2018

FBI raids target Mexican Mafia gang in Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA): Federal agents are making several arrests and executing search warrants targeting the violent Mexican Mafia street gang in Los Angeles County.
Source: The Seattle Times    Date: May 23, 2018

ICE says detained Bakersfield College student is gang member (Bakersfield, CA): A Bakersfield College student detained Tuesday by federal immigration authorities is a gang member, the government said.
Source: Bakersfield Now    Date: May 23, 2018

Salinas police 'send message' to gang members, more to come (Salinas, CA): More than a dozen suspected criminals are off the streets of Salinas thanks to a multi-agency gang sweep on Monday. “We want to send a message that we’re utilizing every resource we have to suppress gang activity in Salinas and that includes working with our federal partners,” said Salinas Police Cmdr. John Murray.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: May 22, 2018

Police Act To Reduce Gang Violence (Salinas, CA): Salinas police followed up on the arrest of three shooting suspects with the arrest of 15 suspected gang members, the agency said today.
Source: SFGate    Date: May 22, 2018

Men Lobby Judge to Advance Suit Over Botched Gang Arrests (San Diego, CA): Did officers have probable cause to arrest and incarcerate two men for gang murders they didn’t commit? A federal judge heard arguments Tuesday on why he should toss a gang conspiracy case where the San Diego District Attorney’s Office botched a new legal theory over an obscure gang law.
Source: Courthouse News Service    Date: May 22, 2018

Rapper 'Tiny Doo' and college student arrested under controversial gang law get day in court against police (San Diego, CA): A San Diego Superior Court judge has already ruled that rapper Brandon “Tiny Doo” Duncan and student Aaron Harvey were wrongly prosecuted under a controversial and untested gang conspiracy law.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: May 22, 2018

Sentencing postponed for woman charged in gang slaying (San Fernando, CA): A Newhall woman initially charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Ivan Solis last summer but who later pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of being an accessory after the fact saw her day of sentencing put off for a couple months.
Source: The Signal    Date: May 21, 2018

Gang Member Sentenced to 25 Years for Conspiracy in Unification of Rival Northeast L.A. Gangs Under Mexican Mafia: DOJ (Los Angeles, CA): A Northeast Los Angeles gang member convicted of helping to run a coalition of rival gangs that unified under the Mexican Mafia was sentenced Monday to 25 years in federal prison, prosecutors said.
Source: KTLA 5 News    Date: May 21, 2018

Gang fights at Charter Alternatives place school on lockdown (Tulare County, CA): Three Visalia Unified School District students were arrested after Tulare County sheriff's deputies said they were involved in gang-related fights at their Ivanhoe charter school.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: May 20, 2018

Salinas Police arrest two Norteno gang members Sunday (Salinas, CA): The Salinas Police Violence Suppression Unit (VSU) arrested two Norteno gang members Sunday Afternoon. Salinas PD says they recognized 26-year-old Dennis Ortiz and 25-year-old Eric Ortiz unloading a stolen Honda dirt bike from a silver truck in the area of Byron and Chaucer Streets.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: May 20, 2018

20-year-old man killed in apparent gang shooting in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): A 20-year-old man was killed early Saturday, May 19 in what police say appeared to be a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: May 19, 2018

San Jose gang member convicted of 3 drive-by shootings (San Jose, CA): A San Jose gang member who “mocked” his rivals by using colored bullets in a series of deadly drive-by shootings will spend the rest of his life behind bars, prosecutors said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: May 17, 2018

Gang member charged with robbery, other offenses after sheriff’s raid in Jurupa Valley (Riverside, CA): A 22-year-old documented gang member and ex-convict accused of robbing a Jurupa Valley business and arming himself with a high-capacity semiautomatic pistol was charged Wednesday with multiple felony offenses.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: May 17, 2018

Gang member arrested after pulling gun in Fresno restaurant, police say (Fresno, CA): A Fresno gang member who brandished a firearm inside a southwest Fresno restaurant Tuesday evening was taken into custody by officers, police reported.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: May 16, 2018

Man Severely Wounded in Gang Shooting in Remote Area of Escondido (Escondido, CA): A 20-year-old man was hospitalized Wednesday morning for treatment of several gunshot wounds following a possibly gang-related shooting near a remote Escondido water tank.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: May 16, 2018

DA: Sureños killed San Pablo man last year for wearing red (Martinez, CA): At the start of a murder trial over a 2017 San Pablo killing, prosecutors gave the jury an overview of two warring California gangs and said the victim was shot while wearing colors associated with the defendants’ rivals.
Source: East Bay Times     Date: May 15, 2018

Glendale Police Officer Accused Of Helping Gangs (Glendale, CA): Glendale police narcotics detective John Balian was arrested Tuesday at his home on suspicion of lying to federal investigators. As CBSLA’s Jeff Nguyen reports, in an affidavit investigators say Balian hid ties with the Mexican Mafia and Armenian organized crime in Southern California.
Source: CBS Los Angeles    Date: May 15, 2018

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