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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Oxnard man shot in head (Oxnard, CA): An Oxnard man was shot in the head during an apparent gang-related incident but not seriously injured, police said Tuesday. Two suspects were arrested.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: April 13, 2005

Yolo defender challenges limits on Broderick Boys (Sacramento, CA): The effort to crack down on West Sacramento street violence by banning gang members from talking in public with each other, among other things, has sparked a court fight with the Yolo County Public Defender's Office leading the charge.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: April 12, 2005

Man is shot to death in SUV (Los Angeles, CA): A 30-year-old man who lived across the street from Los Angeles City Council President Alex Padilla was shot and killed two blocks from his home in Pacoima early Sunday morning, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 11, 2005

Groups pledge to take action to curb gang violence (Santa Monica, CA): Nearly a dozen State, County and local agencies and groups pledged Saturday to take concrete steps over the next two years to curb the gang violence that has simmered in Santa Monica for nearly two decades.
Source: The Lookout News    Date: April 11, 2005

Valley violent crime down 35 percent (Los Angeles, CA): Despite a significant drop in violent crime this year, LAPD Chief William Bratton said Monday the eight homicides over the weekend show that the city is far from safe.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: April 11, 2005

Salinas bingo parlor robbed at gunpoint (Salinas, CA): A Salinas bingo parlor was robbed at gunpoint Friday after the holdup man put an assault weapon to a security guard's head, handed him a bag and ordered him to tell the cashier to fill it with money.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: April 10, 2005

Valley's gang task force funding cut (Palm Springs, CA): The Coachella Valley Violent Crime and Gang Task Force has lost federal funding due to cutbacks in the upcoming fiscal year, which could mean one less body on the team.
Source: The Desert Sun    Date: April 10, 2005

Deported gang members often return (North County, CA): Few people arrested during immigration-related sweeps targeting North County gangs are prosecuted, and many who are deported will probably return, local and federal authorities said last week.
Source: North County Times    Date: April 9, 2005

Two mayoral camps focus on L.A. crime (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn picked up the endorsement Thursday of former Assemblywoman Paula Boland, who accused challenger Antonio Villaraigosa of being soft on gang criminals and child abusers.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 8, 2005

Safest big city ready to step up the battle (San Jose, CA): There was a time when Wednesday night's deadly melee in an East Side neighborhood would have been an anomaly for San Jose.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: April 8, 2005

Bratton: Gang efforts needed (Los Angeles, CA): More attention and resources are needed to combat the nation's gang violence, much of it exported from Los Angeles to smaller communities, LAPD Chief William Bratton said Friday.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles    Date: April 8, 2005

Alleged gunman pleads not guilty (Pasadena, CA): An alleged gunman accused of opening fire at police Tuesday night in Pasadena pleaded not guilty Friday to seven felony counts.
Source: Pasadena Star-News    Date: April 8, 2005

Official to discuss gang presence in valley (Riverside County, CA): Riverside County Assistant District Attorney Rod Pacheco will give a presentation Tuesday on gangs in the Coachella Valley at the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce breakfast.
Source: The Desert Sun    Date: April 8, 2005

Woman held in bold gang slaying (Sacramento, CA): A 22-year-old woman who worked in the gift shop of Sacramento's Il Fornaio restaurant was arrested Wednesday in connection with a bold, midday gang slaying on Florin Road in February that highlighted a raging Asian gang war in Sacramento.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: April 7, 2005

Two more men accused of plot to kill rival gang members (Vista, CA): Two Oceanside men who prosecutors say are members of a violent North County gang have been charged in a case in which six of their colleagues also are accused of plotting to kill one or more of their rivals.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: April 6, 2005

Pasadena neighborhood locked down during gang hunt (Pasadena, CA): Two undercover police officers following a car full of suspected gang members became involved in a shootout Tuesday night, and at least six suspects were taken into custody.
Source: NBC 4 News    Date: April 6, 2005

Anti-gang plan goes to council (San Jose, CA): To the li'l' homeboys, gangster "wannabes"' and new recruits: San Jose is watching you - and wants to help. That's the message behind "Reclaiming Our Youth," the Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force Strategic Work Plan designed to combat gang violence in America's safest big city.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: April 5, 2005

Hahn's anti-gang plan has its skeptics (Los Angeles, CA): Mayor James K. Hahn's latest crime-fighting proposal is breathtaking in scope: an injunction prohibiting Los Angeles gang members from congregating anywhere within the city's roughly 470 square miles.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 4, 2005

Pomona resident is killed at Quinceañera (Placentia, CA): A Pomona man was fatally shot Saturday outside a gymnasium that had been rented for a birthday celebration, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: April 4, 2005

Gang shooting in Logan Heights leaves one man wounded (Logan Heights, CA): An 18-year-old Logan Heights male suffered a gunshot wound to the back in a shooting in Logan Heights, San Diego police report today.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News    Date: April 4, 2005

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