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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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Gang member, 19, charged for attempted murder of officers (Santa Ana, CA): A 19-year-old Santa Ana gang member who allegedly opened fire on officers responding to a domestic dispute was charged Tuesday with attempted murder and assault counts.
Source:    Date: August 16, 2016

Gang cops from around the world descend on Garden Grove for annual confab (Garden Grove, CA): Law enforcement from around the world gathered at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Tuesday to discuss gang enforcement during the 25th annual California Gang Investigators Association conference.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: August 16, 2016

Indio homicide involved gang, gunfire exchange (Indio, CA): Multiple arrests stemming from the actions of four suspected members of an Indio-based street gang, considered one of Riverside County's "most violent," were announced Tuesday. The men are accused of firing on a group, killing one earlier this month.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: August 16, 2016

Indio homicide involved gang, gunfire exchange (Indio, CA): Multiple arrests stemming from the actions of four suspected members of an Indio-based street gang, considered one of Riverside County's "most violent," were announced Tuesday. The men are accused of firing on a group, killing one earlier this month.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: August 16, 2016

State leaders push plan to clean gang database (San Diego, CA): California lawmakers are pushing for oversight and transparency on a state list used by law enforcement to fight crime. The database targets gang members, but some state leaders say people are being put on it for no reason.
Source: XETV San Diego 6 News    Date: August 15, 2016

Clergy ask for violence intervention in San Bernardino (San Bernardino, CA): Clergy members delivered more than 1,000 petitions during Monday’s City Council meeting calling on officials to prioritize violence prevention and intervention programs.
Source: The Sun    Date: August 15, 2016

Rare Tustin gang-related murder yields guilty plea, 14-year term (Tustin, CA): A man involved in the gang-related murder of a teenage boy in Tustin pleaded guilty to an assault charge Friday and was immediately sentenced to 14 years in prison.
Source:    Date: August 12, 2016

Deputies: Gang members, high on pot, fall asleep at crime scene (Merced, CA): Deputies say two teenage gang members smoked enough marijuana Friday morning to pass out in their getaway vehicle while it was still parked in the same Winton neighborhood they’d just finished burglarizing.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: August 12, 2016

California gang database plagued with errors, unsubstantiated entries, state auditor finds (Los Angeles, CA): A California gang database maintained by law enforcement agencies is rife with unsubstantiated entries, names that should have been purged long ago and glaring errors, a state audit released Thursday found.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 11, 2016

Man Arrested In Connection With Mid-July Suspected Gang Shooting (Santa Cruz County, CA): A 25-year-old man was arrested Tuesday in connection with an alleged gang-related shooting in Santa Cruz last month, police said today.
Source: SantaCruzPatch    Date: August 11, 2016

Suspect shot dead by police in Boyle Heights was 14-year-old boy, coroner says (Los Angeles, CA): A 14-year-old boy who was shot and killed by police in Boyle Heights was suspected of writing gang-style graffiti in the area before he bolted from officers and fired a gun at them, the Los Angeles Police Department said Wednesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 10, 2016

Gang task force nets two dozen arrests, guns, drugs (Contra Costa County, CA): A months-long covert operation by the FBI and law enforcement agencies in Contra Costa County netted 24 arrests of suspected Norteño street gang members and foiled several murder plots, officials said Wednesday.
Source: SF Gate    Date: August 10, 2016

Gang leader guilty of racketeering, not murder, in Oakland deaths (Oakland, CA): A federal court jury convicted a high-ranking member of the Nuestra Familia prison gang of racketeering Tuesday but deadlocked on his guilt for gang-related murders in the deaths of two people found in a burning Oakland apartment in 2011.
Source: SF Gate    Date: August 9, 2016

Salinas records 23rd homicide of 2016 (Salinas, CA): Salinas police say there have beeen 23 homicides in the city in 2016. That’s eight more than at this point last year, when the city’s homicide rate reached an all-time high of 40. Based on information provided on the Salinas Police Department’s website, a majority of this year’s homicide victims were in their mid 20’s and younger. At least a dozen homicides were investigated as gang-related.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: August 9, 2016

Police: Teens with gang ties had marijuana, scale (Hanford, CA): Three teenagers with gang affiliations were arrested Tuesday after they were found in possession of about 24 grams of marijuana, the Hanford Police Department said.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: August 9, 2016

Most of Oxnard’s nine homicides this year remain unsolved (Oxnard, CA): Oxnard has seen nine homicides so far this year, but police say it's too soon to tell whether the number of slayings will surpass the city's yearly average.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: August 9, 2016

SF gang-killing conviction upheld despite cop’s false testimony (San Francisco, CA): Despite finding that a San Francisco police officer had testified falsely, a federal appeals court upheld the murder conviction of a local gang member Monday for fatally shooting the leader of a rival gang in the Mission District.
Source: SF Gate    Date: August 8, 2016

KCSO arrests 5 suspected gang members who allegedly cut off person's finger (Bakersfield, CA): Five suspected gang members were arrested Monday for allegedly cutting off someone's finger in late May.
Source: Bakersfield Now    Date: August 8, 2016

Gang member arrested on numerous weapons charges (Watsonville, CA): A 33-year-old Watsonville man with gang ties was arrested Saturday night on numerous weapons charges and for participation in a criminal street gang on the 100 block of Grant Street in Watsonville.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: August 8, 2016

Man, woman killed in Richmond homicides (Richmond, CA): A man was killed in a shootout about 90 minutes before a woman riding her bicycle was fatally shot in Richmond on Saturday night, police said Sunday.
Source:     Date: August 7, 2016

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