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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DPS: Barrio Azteca remains El Paso's most prominent gang threat (El Paso, CA): The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) released their annual Texas Gang Threat Assessment on Tuesday. Based on the contributions of multiple law enforcement and criminal justice agencies across Texas and the U.S., this assessment provides an overview and update of gang activity throughout the state.
Source: KTSM NewsChannel 9    Date: July 26, 2017

After tracking him on Facebook, ATF raids home of Oakland man suspected in series of gang-related robberies (Oakland, CA): A series of Facebook posts showing a man posing with guns, flashing gang signs, and bragging about criminal activity allowed federal agents to secure a search warrant against him and raid his home, leading to a grand jury indictment.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: July 25, 2017

LAPD justified in killing of 14-year-old boy, commission rules (Los Angeles, CA): The fatal shooting last year of 14-year-old Jesse Romero by a Los Angeles police officer in Boyle Heights was justified and complied with department policy, the L.A. Police Commission ruled Tuesday.
Source: SCPR News    Date: July 25, 2017

Facebook posts by suspected gang member help ATF make arrest (Oakland, CA): Facebook postings by a suspected gang member has helped ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) put an Oakland man behind bars.
Source: KTVU 2 News    Date: July 25, 2017

11 plead not guilty in Mexican Mafia prison gang case (San Diego, CA): Eleven people charged in a conspiracy case related to the Mexican Mafia, a notoriously violent prison gang whose influence reaches far beyond prison walls, pleaded not guilty Monday to felony charges.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: July 24, 2017

Father, son gang members arrested in Fresno (Fresno, CA): A father and son were arrested Sunday after Fresno police found guns during a traffic stop and identified both men as gang members, said Corporal Tomas Cantu.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: July 24, 2017

They had explosive devices, a gun and knife and beat a couple before their arrests (Visalia, CA): Two Visalia men kicked in the front door of a Corcoran home and beat a woman and man inside before police stopped them and found two explosive devices in their possession, according to Corcoran police reports.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: July 24, 2017

Fairfield teen makes first appearance in adult court (Fairfield, CA): A 17-year-old Fairfield boy who faces murder and attempted murder charges for a suspected gang-related shooting in December made his first court appearance Friday in the adult court system.
Source: Daily Republic    Date: July 22, 2017

Santa Cruz drug smuggling operation halted after 8 arrests (Watsonville, CA): Watsonville police uncovered what they're calling a "well orchestrated" street gang operation that smuggled drugs into the Santa Cruz County Jail.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: July 21, 2017

Gang member feared public outrage would deny him a fair murder trial. Judge disagreed (Fresno, CA): A Fresno gang member accused of killing a 9-year-old Janessa Ramirez in 2015 will be tried in Fresno County Superior Court, a judge ruled Friday.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: July 21, 2017

Fairfield gang member makes first appearance in adult court (Solano County, CA): A Fairfield teen recently ruled unfit for Juvenile Court due to his alleged involvement in a 2016 gang-related fatal shooting, made his first appearance in Solano County Superior Court Friday.
Source: Times-Herald    Date: July 21, 2017

19 charged in Mexican Mafia prison gang takedown (San Diego, CA): Nineteen people have been charged as part of a three-year investigation into the Mexican Mafia prison gang, a powerful and violent group that uses street gangs to traffic drugs both inside and outside Southern California correctional facilities.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: July 21, 2017

Is your Eastside neighborhood covered by a gang injunction? Here’s the map (Los Angeles, CA): L.A. gang injunctions are back in the news this week. The are more than 40 gang injunctions — some of which cover portions of Atwater Village, Boyle Heights, Echo Park, Highland Park and other Eastside neighborhoods — that restrict the activities of persons named in the court orders in specific areas.
Source: The Eastsider    Date: July 21, 2017

Merced man stabbed during gang argument near taco shop (Merced, CA): Two young men stabbed a 37-year-old Merced man early Thursday near an R Street taco shop during some type of gang-related squabble, the Merced Police Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: July 20, 2017

L.A. officials considering changes to gang injunction policy after lawsuit alleges constitutional violations (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles officials are considering making significant changes to the way they enforce gang injunctions in the wake of a lawsuit that accused the city of violating the constitutional rights of thousands of people, according to court documents made public this week.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 20, 2017

Manhunt Intensifies For Wanted Alleged Richmond Gang Members (Richmond, CA): The manhunt for two alleged members of Richmond notorious Manor Boyz street gang intensified Thursday in connection with the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old woman in a local park.
Source: CBS San Francisco    Date: July 20, 2017

Family filing wrongful death lawsuit in fatal deputy-involved shooting (Vista, CA): A wrongful death lawsuit is being filed against San Diego County after a deputy shot and killed a man earlier this month in Vista.
Source: FOX 5 San Diego    Date: July 20, 2017

Police arrest 4 in gang related shooting in King City (King City, CA): King City police say they are investigating a gang related shooting that happened Tuesday evening.
Source: KION 46 News    Date: July 19, 2017

FBI, DA crack down on Richmond’s Manor Boyz gang; two suspects remain at large (Richmond, CA): A pair of ongoing investigations by Richmond police, the Contra Costa district attorney’s office, and the FBI’s San Francisco office have led to half a dozen arrests in connection with a series of crimes including homicides, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: July 19, 2017

Marin DA: Novato murder suspect wanted aide slain (Marin, CA): A gang leader who allegedly killed a Novato teenager tried to arrange the murder of one of his own henchmen, authorities allege.
Source: Marin Independent Journal     Date: July 18, 2017

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