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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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Sheriff policy shrinks LB anti-gang injunction jail time (Long Beach, CA): Using a strengthened anti-gang injunction that his office sought and obtained late last year, LB City Prosecutor Tom Reeves recently won a serious jail sentence against a WLB gang member: 360 days in County jail.
Source: Long Beach Report    Date: March 12, 2005

Gang Task Force put on hold for now (Victorville, CA): The Sheriff's High Desert Gang Task Force has been put on hold while the county determines how it can be funded permanently.
Source: The Daily Press    Date: March 12, 2005

Prison gangs keep tight rein on members (Crescent City, CA): Supermax prisons are places of stark isolation, where some of the most dangerous convicts are housed. At Pelican Bay prison in California, the men in the Supermax are locked in windowless cells for 22 or 23 hours a day, with almost no direct contact with other inmates or staff.
Source: NPR    Date: March 12, 2005

SoCal teen sentenced to life without parole for murder of CHP officer (Pomona, CA): A 16-year-old boy who admitted shooting to death a California Highway Patrol officer outside a courthouse to impress a street gang was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 10, 2005

Suspected gang member arrested in Willow Glen slaying (San Jose, CA): A 16-year-old suspected gang member was arrested Tuesday and booked into Juvenile Hall, suspected of shooting to death a Willow Glen man who police said was trying hard to leave the gang life.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: March 10, 2005

Gangs, crackdown, on community's mind (Ceres, CA): Residents fearful of a gang presence in Ceres mixed with those questioning aggressive police tactics used to crack down on gang members during a town hall meeting held Wednesday evening
Source: Manteca Bulletin    Date: March 10, 2005

Road rage blamed in stabbing (Roseville, CA): A 12-year-old Natomas girl suffered minor stab wounds to her shoulder and hand after two teenage girls allegedly attacked her with knives in a suspected road-rage incident, police said.
Source: The Sacramento Bee    Date: March 8, 2005

Four shot in Richmond drive-by (Richmond, CA): Police are investigating a Sunday afternoon drive-by shooting in which four men suffered gunshot wounds.
Source: Contra Costa Times    Date: March 7, 2005

Gangs reach out of prison to commit crimes (Crescent City, CA): A federal judge in San Francisco is due to sentence five leaders of a California prison gang. The men have already pleaded guilty to drug dealing, extortion and murder across northern California.
Source: NPR    Date: March 7, 2005

New war on an old gang (Fresno, CA): Armed with an injunction that makes it illegal for gang members to gather in public, police have swarmed a neighborhood near Roeding Park. But the Parkside Bulldogs say the injunction violates their civil rights.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: March 6, 2005

Suspects charged in killing of teen (Newark, CA): Two teenagers were charged Friday with killing a 17-year-old Newark boy by firing shots in an attack designed to promote gang activity, prosecutors said in court documents Friday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: March 5, 2005

Anti-gang court order weighed in San Marcos (San Marcos, CA): Gang activity appears to be increasing here, and law enforcement officials are considering a second court injunction aimed at limiting it.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: March 5, 2005

Man was Nuestra Familia target (Salinas, CA): The man shot and critically wounded in the parking lot of a Salinas motel on Tuesday is Pablo Castañeda, a Nuestra Familia gang dropout who had survived at least one previous attempt on his life.
Source: Monterey County Herald    Date: March 4, 2005

Orland police break up suspected gang fights (Orland, CA): Two groups about to do battle on an Orland street Wednesday afternoon were interrupted by police.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record    Date: March 4, 2005

Brothers ordered to trial (Visalia, CA): Two Earlimart brothers accused of nearly killing a pair of Tulare police officers will stand trial on attempted murder charges for an attack that permanently injured one officer and may have caused permanent damage to another.
Source: Fresno Bee    Date: March 4, 2005

Suspected members of gang arrested (Oroville, CA): Three suspected gang members were arrested Wednesday after Oroville Police officers responded to a disturbance on Oro Dam Boulevard.
Source: Oroville Mercury-Register     Date: March 4, 2005

Permanent gang order is urged (Oxnard, CA): A landmark injunction against Oxnard's most violent street gang has cut crime in Ventura County's largest city and should be made permanent to safeguard the community, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 3, 2005

Pomona to study ways to combat gangs (Pomona, CA): The city of Pomona, where a 16-year-old boy randomly killed a California Highway Patrol officer last year to impress the group he wanted to join, has approved $100,000 for a long-term gang-prevention program.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 2, 2005

Community workshop focuses on gang violence (Santa Monica, CA): Over 300 people gathered at John Adams Middle School last Saturday to grapple with the issue of gang violence.
Source: Santa Monica Mirror    Date: March 2, 2005

Foreign-born gang members arrested (National City, CA): Federal agents and local police arrested 20 foreign-born gang members and gang associates yesterday and plan to deport them, authorities said yesterday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: March 2, 2005

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