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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DA’s Office moves to dismiss gang injunctions aimed at rival Placentia crews (Orange County, CA): The Orange County District Attorney’s Office is moving to dismiss gang injunctions aimed at suspected members of rival crews in two of Placentia’s oldest neighborhoods, saying the court orders are no longer needed.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: March 8, 2018

MAGEC officers arrest four gang members and associates at University Inn (Fresno, CA): Four gang members and associates are now in jail after being busted at the University Inn. The hotel on East Shaw near Woodrow Avenue has been hit with recent gang activity according to police. Police say Tuesday afternoon's arrests are not connected to last week's shooting.
Source:    Date: March 7, 2018

Free tattoo removal liberates sex trafficked women from symbols of servitude (Los Angeles, CA): Days before International Women’s Day, an alternative arts-based aid and advocacy group offered former sex trafficking victims free tattoo removal, liberating women on the road to recovery from the markings signifying their past servitude.
Source: i24NEWS    Date: March 7, 2018

Bay Area freeway shooting that kills Vallejo woman linked to gang activity (Martinez, CA): A 2016 shooting that killed a 25-year-old mother of four and led to calls for increased surveillance on Bay Area freeways was linked to a feud between San Francisco gangs, court records show.
Source: Vallejo Times-Herald    Date: March 7, 2018

2 West Oakland Gang Members Sentenced in Child's Death (Oakland, CA): Two members of a West Oakland gang who opened fire on people making a music video and left a child dead have been sentenced to 43 years each in prison.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: March 7, 2018

Notorious ‘Central Divisadero Players’ Gang Members Convicted Of Racketeering And Murder (San Francisco, CA): A federal jury Monday convicted five members of San Francisco’s notorious ‘Central Divisadero Players’ gang of several racketeering counts and murder.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: March 5, 2018

Pistol recovered as two gang suspects arrested in Live Oak (Live Oak, CA): A pistol was recovered and two young men arrested Friday night as deputies ramped up patrols the area of Live Oak’s Winkle Farm Park following a shooting and apparent uptick in gang activity in the area.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: March 5, 2018

Novato gang homicide case reaches preliminary hearing (Novato, CA): Nearly two years after the crimes, a pair of men charged with the gang-related murder of a Novato teen appeared in court Monday to begin a preliminary hearing that could last into next week.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: March 5, 2018

North Richmond alleged gang member, wanted in teen’s killing, caught in Reno (Richmond, CA): A man wanted on a $24 million arrest warrant in a variety of charges, including murder, was arrested in Reno, Nevada this week, authorities announced Saturday.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: March 3, 2018

Cunningham pushes for gang intervention, prevention program funding (San Luis Obispo, CA): A local assemblyman is pushing to get a gang intervention and prevention program in this year's state budget.
Source: KSBY News    Date: March 2, 2018

OK, ACLU, you win: OC district attorney won’t delete web criticism (Orange County, CA): Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas announced he changed the terms of his office’s social media policy in response to complaints from the American Civil Liberties Union that negative comments were being deleted.
Source:    Date: March 2, 2018

Reputed Gang Members Sentenced For Shootings Of Rival, Police Officer (Oakland, CA): Three reputed members of an East Oakland gang were sentenced this week to lengthy federal prison terms for their roles in the shooting an Oakland police officer in 2013 only hours after the shooting of a rival gang member in an ambush, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: SFGate    Date: March 2, 2018

DA: Four fatal shootings by deputies justified, including Vista gang member (Vista, CA): The fatal shooting of a Vista gang member by a pursuing deputy last year — a deadly encounter that prompted numerous protests by his family —was legally justified, District Attorney Summer Stephan announced Friday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: March 2, 2018

Trio imprisoned for deadly Mission Street gun battle (Santa Cruz, CA): Brothers Michael and Marcus Bates will serve more than a decade each at San Quentin State Prison after pleading guilty for the Mission Street gang shooting that killed 31-year-old Alejandro Sanchez about five years ago, according to court documents.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: March 2, 2018

Jury Finds Defendants Guilty in Gang Shooting (Yolo County, CA): The jury in the trial for Jason Michael Lopez and Stephon Jerome Ramirez came to a verdict Thursday afternoon.
Source: The Davis Vanguard    Date: March 2, 2018

Cunningham leading effort on gang prevention, victim protection (Paso Robles, CA): Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo) is leading the effort to fund the California Gang Reduction, Intervention, and Prevention program (CalGRIP) in this year’s state budget.
Source: Paso Robles Daily News    Date: March 2, 2018

Gang leader found guilty on drug, weapon charges (Salinas, CA): A jury found Duane Joseph Jefferson, a member of the Nuestra Familia prison gang and one of the highest ranking gang members in Monterey County, guilty of possession of heroin and methamphetamine for sale while armed with a firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm all for the benefit of, in association with or at the direction of the Norteño street gang according the District Attorney’s Office.
Source: Monterey Herald    Date: March 2, 2018

Armed gang member arrested in school zone (Fresno, CA): An armed Fresno gang member faces additional charges after police in southwest Fresno arrested him in a school zone, police reported.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: March 1, 2018

Guns, gangs, YouTube lead to Tulare arrest (Tulare, CA): Three known Crip gang members are behind bars after posting a video on YouTube implicating them in a number of gun-related crimes, Tulare police said.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: March 1, 2018

Gang Member Convicted of Murder in Indio Slaying (Indio, CA): A gang member was convicted of second-degree murder Thursday for gunning down a rival at an apartment complex in Indio nearly three years ago.
Source: KMIR News    Date: March 1, 2018

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