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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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Violent crime in L.A. jumps for third straight year as police deal with gang, homeless issues (Los Angeles, CA): Violent crime increased in Los Angeles for the third straight year as police tried to stem a rash of homicides and gang-related shootings while dealing with a growing homeless population.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 30, 2016

Vacaville man held on variety of charges, gang allegation (Fairfield, CA): A Vacaville man authorities said is member of a street gang was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on multiple felony charges. The ruling follows two days of probable cause hearings in which a friend of the accused also was held for trial.
Source: Daily Republic    Date: December 29, 2016

Man arrested in conection with $5,000 in gang graffiti damage (Redwood Valley, CA): On December 28, at 3:20p.m., the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a call of a suspect spray painting buildings, fences, and the roadway in the 400 block of Ellen Lynn Road in Redwood Valley.
Source: KRCR 7 News    Date: December 29, 2016

‘Involuntary’ confession tossed in 2014 gang murder trial (Martinez, CA): Two alleged gang members are heading to trial, charged with murdering a San Pablo man in a 2014 drive-by shooting, court records show.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: December 29, 2016

Three alleged gang members acquitted of conspiracy to murder rivals (Martinez, CA): Three Richmond men were acquitted of conspiracy to commit murder and gang charges Tuesday, in a case that resulted from a law enforcement wiretap operation. As they have in past cases, Contra Costa prosecutors also introduced rap videos made by two of the defendants that allegedly proved their gang ties, a decision blasted by a defense attorney following the trial.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: December 28, 2016

San Diego Gang Member Accused of Murder Snared in Massive Police Sting (San Diego, CA): A pair of reputed gang members accused of killing two men and wounding another in a 2015 attack on a Riverside street made their initial court appearances Friday.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: December 23, 2016

Key Bay Area figures in Nuestra Familia prison gang sentenced for murders, drugs (Oakland, CA): A leader, two Bay Area commanders, and a street solider in the Nuestra Familia prison gang have received long prison sentences for murders in Oakland and San Jose, racketeering, drug trafficking, robberies, assaults and other crimes, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: December 22, 2016

Gang members arrested in separate San Bernardino slayings, police say (San Bernardino, CA): Two arrests were made Wednesday in separate San Bernardino shootings – an August incident that left a father of seven and his neighbor dead and his longtime girlfriend wounded and an April incident in which a man was found dead in his car.
Source: The Press-Enterprise    Date: December 22, 2016

LA sues to fight Crips gang activity at strip mall (Los Angeles, CA): The owner and one of the tenants of a South Los Angeles strip mall alleged to be a hotbed of gang activity are the targets of a lawsuit filed today by City Attorney Mike Feuer.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: December 21, 2016

Incarcerated Los Banos man charged with 2015 homicide (Los Banos, CA): A 22-year-old Los Banos man has been charged with murder for the April 2015 killing of a man, allegedly because the victim tried to drop out of a gang, the Los Banos Police Department announced Wednesday.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: December 21, 2016

Hotbed of gang violence: City sues to ban gangsters from red tennis shoes murder site (Los Angeles, CA): A hotbed of gang violence that was the site of the red tennis shoes murder was targeted Wednesday by city officials who demanded a court ban gangsters from the area and increase security.
Source:    Date: December 21, 2016

Authorities identify 18-year-old man killed in gas station shooting (San Jose, CA): Police have identified an 18-year-old San Jose man who was shot to death during a confrontation at a gas station parking lot late Sunday, as detectives continue searching for the shooter.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: December 20, 2016

Homicide tally ties 25-year high after gas station shooting (San Jose, CA): An 18-year-old man was shot to death in a suspected gang-related shooting at a West San Jose gas station late Sunday, bringing the city’s killings to the highest point in a quarter-century, authorities said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: December 19, 2016

Man charged in 2015 South L.A. shooting; police say victim was mistaken for a gang member (Los Angeles, CA): A combination of witness statements and surveillance video led detectives last month to a suspect in the 2015 shooting death of a 24-year-old man in Vermont-Slauson, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: December 19, 2016

San Jose gang members “Stomper,” “Boxer” convicted in brutal murder (San Jose, CA): The killing of a young man who was waiting for a bus while his 15-year-old girlfriend helplessly looked on was horrifying enough to compel a Santa Clara County jury Monday to convict two gangsters after deliberating for less than two days.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: December 19, 2016

Gang Tattoo Removal Program opening in North County (North County, CA): Escondido Gang Reduction Intervention Prevention (EGRIP) Taskforce will hold a Press Conference on Friday, December 16th for the opening of the North County Tattoo Removal Program. This program has been the vision of the EGRIP Task Force, under the leadership of Chief Craig Carter for almost 10 years.
Source: XETV San Diego 6 News    Date: December 16, 2016

Free program removes tattoos, stigma for ex-gang members (North County, CA): When Jacqueline Cervantes looks at the tattoos on her leg and left hand, she sees a potential barrier to success. A former boss once told her to cover the three dots on her hand — she won’t say what they signify — with a band-aid.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: December 16, 2016

Grand jury indicts top suspects in major Tulare County gang crackdown for murder (Visalia, CA): The string of violent crimes alleged to have been committed by the Norteno gang includes at least four murders and dozens of other crimes.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: December 16, 2016

Santa Rosa police seize guns in gang arrests (Santa Rosa, CA): Two illegal guns were seized from suspected gang members in two separate arrests, Santa Rosa police said.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: December 16, 2016

Stabbing, shooting in San Gabriel blamed on gang rivalry (San Gabriel, CA): A man was stabbed, another was beaten and a car was struck by gunfire in a sudden spate of violence blamed on a gang rivalry late Wednesday, officials said.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: December 15, 2016

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