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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Kern County DA seeks death penalty for 2 men accused of murdering man outside pot shop (Bakersfield, CA): The Kern County District Attorney's office is seeking the death penalty in the case of two alleged gang members charged with murdering a Bakersfield man outside a pot shop last month.
Source: KernGoldenEmpire    Date: August 4, 2017

Local pastor calling for the end of gang violence after shootout in Southwest Fresno (Fresno, CA): Two days after Joby Jones, of Fresno Street Saints, led a march against violence, another shootout happened on the same Southwest Fresno streets.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: August 3, 2017

Judge sentences Vacaville gang member to 13-years-to-life for stabbing (Fairfield, CA): A 21-year-old gang member from Vacaville received a 13-years-to-life prison sentence Tuesday for a November 2014 stabbing that nearly killed a former member of a rival gang.
Source: Daily Republic    Date: August 2, 2017

At least 5 wounded in gang shooting in southwest Fresno (Fresno, CA): At least five people, and possibly six, were shot late Tuesday night in southwest Fresno after a confrontation between Hispanic and Asian gangs, police say.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: August 2, 2017

Local leaders help punch out racism, gang violence and police mistrust (San Diego, CA): San Diego Youth, San Diego Law Enforcement and community members join together to throw some punches from the heart.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: August 2, 2017

LA committee approves funds to fight rising violent gang crime in West Valley (Los Angeles, CA): Following a recent city report that found gang activity in the West San Fernando Valley has been on the rise in recent years, a City Council committee approved $50,000 today to help address the problem.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: August 2, 2017

Vacaville gang member gets 13 years to life for 2014 stabbing (Vacaville, CA): A Vacaville gang member found guilty last month of attempted murder in a December 2014 stabbing that almost killed his co-worker was sentenced Tuesday in Solano County Superior Court.
Source: The Reporter    Date: August 1, 2017

Advocacy Group Organizes Conference To Fight California’s Gang Conspiracy Laws (San Diego,CA): A law has long been on the books in California that says people who associate with known gang members, are seen in a gang neighborhood, or wear gang-related clothing can be listed in the state's gang database.
Source: KPBS News    Date: July 31, 2017

Probation sweep results in one 3-year prison sentence (Santa Clarita, CA): A Newhall man was sentenced to three year in prison Friday, the day after he was arrested in a probation sweep undertaken by members of a sheriff’s team specially assembled to monitor gang activity.
Source: The Santa Clarita Valley Signal    Date: July 31, 2017

Rohnert Park Gang Fight Report Leads To 3 Arrests (Sonoma County,CA): Three allegedly documented members of the Sureno street gang were arrested late Saturday night outside the Rohnert Park Community Center after a report was received about a fight that had broken out in the parking lot between suspected gang participants, according to the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety.
Source: Rohnert Park Patch    Date: July 31, 2017

Evidence review delayed in Novato student’s slaying (Novato, CA): The preliminary hearing in the alleged gang slaying of a Novato High School student has been pushed back to Dec. 4.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: July 31, 2017

Working With Gangs in Longmont – Part 2 (Longmont, CA): There are two programs in Longmont that work to help keep kids out of gangs. One of these is the Gang Response and Intervention Program, or GRIP, run by Louie Lopez. Louie is the Community Coordinator with the City of Longmont.
Source: Longmont Observer    Date: July 30, 2017

San Diego gang case shows how the Mexican Mafia wields power beyond prison (San Diego, CA): Mexican Mafia, God, family — in that order. That’s how one expert described the power and influence the notorious prison gang, also known as “La Eme,” holds over people in prison or county jail, as well as those on the outside.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: July 29, 2017

Santa Barbara D.A asks for federal funding in MS-13 prosecution case (Santa Maria, CA): Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley says as prosecution moves forward with what she calls the biggest MS-13 case in the country she's asking for federal funding.
Source: KEYT 3 News    Date: July 29, 2017

Working With Gangs in Longmont – Part 1 (Longmont, CA): You may have noticed more graffiti in your neighborhood lately, particularly gang graffiti. Sergeant Jason Pitts of the Longmont Police Department’s Gang and Crime Suppression Unit (GCSU) says that this is a cyclical problem rather than being a new gang problem.
Source: Longmont Observer    Date: July 29, 2017

Community holds peace walk to end gang violence in Southwest Fresno (Fresno, CA): Dozens of people joined together at Bigby Villa Park in Fresno to voice their concerns about recent gun violence.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: July 29, 2017

Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office cuts gang, drug and community policing units (Sonoma County, CA): In the face of a $5.5 million budget shortfall, the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office has axed its narcotics, gang and community policing units while eliminating 21 unfilled positions — moves expected to limit the depth of some investigations and community outreach.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: July 28, 2017

Program offers free tattoo removal for former gang members (Escondido, CA): A new program is helping former gang members get jobs. The program doesn't offer job training - it offers a reshaping of their appearance. A process that can sometimes, be painful. The tattoos on Angelo Pamintuan's face and hand were meant to be permanent.
Source: KGTV 10 News    Date: July 28, 2017

Two brothers convicted in largest criminal case in Tulare County history (Tulare County, CA): As part of the largest criminal case in Tulare County history, two brothers were convicted Thursday of numerous gang crimes including conspiracy to commit murder, said the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: July 28, 2017

Winton man stabbed by suspected gang member, deputies say (Merced County, CA): A 34-year-old Winton man was hospitalized Wednesday night after a teenage barged into his apartment and stabbed him, according to Merced County Sheriff’s Office investigators.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: July 27, 2017

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