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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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Paul Tanaka admits he has tattoo associated with violent deputy gang (Los Angeles, CA): Former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka admitted on the witness stand Monday that he has a tattoo associated with a deputy gang known as the Vikings that a federal judge has called a “neo-nazi, white supremacist” group.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: April 4, 2016

Fugitive arrested in Texas is charged with killing 15-year-old in South L.A. graffiti dispute (Los Angeles, CA): A 23-year-old man has been arrested and charged with fatally shooting a 15-year-old boy -- a killing triggered by the victim spraying graffiti in a rival gang's territory, authorities allege.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: March 31, 2016

LAPD addresses rising street crime at town hall (Los Angeles, CA): Rising gang violence, including two people being killed and four others being assaulted in a six-hour period in mid-March, prompted Los Angeles police officials to hold a town hall meeting to calm residents’ fears.
Source: Los Angeles Wave    Date: March 31, 2016

Surveillance cameras catch vandals tagging San Jose City Hall (San Jose, CA): Security cameras are proving to be no deterrent as taggers have started to spray graffiti at San Jose's City Hall. Walls there have been targeted twice in a week, even as video shows bystanders walking in the vicinity and not intervening. Residents have been complaining that graffiti reappears as fast as it's cleaned up.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News    Date: March 31, 2016

Citizens rally to end violence (Selma, CA): Selma residents who attended an anti-violence rally held at Lincoln Park on March 28 say they’re tired of what they feel is a steady increase of shootings and gang activity in the town. They’re looking for answers and civic leaders say that while they have some solutions, it’s time to consider more options.
Source: Hanford Sentinel    Date: March 31, 2016

Police: Merced gang officers seize guns from convicted felons (Merced, CA): Merced police seized several guns, including an AR-15 rifle and 12-gauge sawed-off shotgun, from alleged gang members in two separate incidents Wednesday, the Police Department said in a news release.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: March 31, 2016

Cops Blame Gangs for S.F.'s Property Crime Wave (San Francisco, CA): In January, San Francisco police Capt. Joseph McFadden — commanding officer of Ingleside Station, which polices the Excelsior, Ingleside and the Outer Mission — sent his superiors at SFPD command staff a special request.
Source: SF Weekly    Date: March 30, 2016

Selma gang member to stand trial on murder charge (Fresno County, CA): A hearing in Fresno County Superior Court began with a witness blurting out her feelings before the prosecutor could ask his first question.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: March 30, 2016

Mom, teen daughter shot by gang members at Los Angeles bus stop (Los Angeles, CA): A mother was shot while defending her 16-year-old daughter from a group of alleged gang members flirting with the girl and her friend while waiting at a Los Angeles bus stop, authorities said.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: March 29, 2016

Federal lawsuit claims Palos Verdes Estates surfers are a criminal street gang (Palos Verdes Estates, CA): A federal class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday against the Lunada Bay Boys, a group of territorial Palos Verdes Estates surfers known for intimidating visitors from their beloved coastal bluff, argues that the group is a criminal street gang and should be banned from gathering together.
Source: Daily Breeze    Date: March 29, 2016

Three Fresno gang members sentenced to prison for Fashion Fair brawl (Fresno, CA): Three Fresno gang members were sentenced Tuesday to prison for their role in a fight with rival gang members inside the Fashion Fair mall last year – a violent altercation that received widespread views on social media.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: March 29, 2016

Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Voluntary Manslaughter (San Diego, CA): A 28-year-old documented gang member pleaded guilty Tuesday to voluntary manslaughter for his role in the fatal shooting last year of a man in Logan Heights.
Source: Times of San Diego    Date: March 29, 2016

Man shot dead in San Bernardino gang-related attack (San Bernardino, CA): A 26-year-old man was gunned down Monday night in San Bernardino, bringing the city’s homicide count this year to 16, officials said.
Source: The Sun    Date: March 29, 2016

2015 Lodi Police Department Annual Report: Violent crimes up in Lodi (Lodi, CA): Last year, Lodi saw a large spike in violent crimes — the most in 10 years. In 2015, there were 380 reported violent crimes, compared with 292 in 2014 and 245 in 2006.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel    Date: March 29, 2016

Several rounded up in gang detail (Tulare County, CA): Officers from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department and surrounding agencies rounded up about two dozen gang members during a gang suppression detail Friday and Saturday.
Source: The Porterville Recorder    Date: March 28, 2016

Suspected Anaheim gang members arrested in sweep (Anaheim, CA): Multiple suspected Anaheim gang members face drug charges after being arrested by local and federal officials during a large sweep last week, and nine were still being sought Monday.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: March 28, 2016

Police Find Racist Graffiti in San Leandro's Marina Park (San Leandro, CA): An early visitor to Marina Park in San Leandro made a distressing Easter discovery: racist graffiti scrawled across an amphitheater wall. City crews swiftly painted over the epithets, before crowds arrived for holiday bar-b-ques.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: March 27, 2016

Police: Merced gang member arrested with stolen guns, drugs (Merced, CA): A 37-year-old Merced gang member was jailed Saturday after police seized two stolen handguns at his home, along with methamphetamine, cocaine and a digital scale, officers reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: March 27, 2016

Police see increase in Hmong gang activity (Yuba County, CA): A member of the Hmong Nation Society street gang held a .45 caliber gun in his waistband as he scuffled with a Yuba County sheriff's deputy last week.
Source: Appeal-Democrat    Date: March 26, 2016

Serious crime in Santa Paula down 5 percent last year (Santa Paula, CA): The figures on so-called Part I crimes were released as part of an annual nationwide crime report compiled by the FBI. Part I crimes include the violent offenses of homicide, rape, robbery and aggravated assault, as well as the property crimes of burglary, larceny, auto theft and arson.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: March 26, 2016

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