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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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Bakersfield police target gang shooting hot spot (Bakersfield, CA): Shootings are on the rise in Bakersfield, and local authorities said they are facing a common hurdle curbing the crime. In 2015, the city of Bakersfield averaged 21 shootings each month. This year, the city has averaged 26 to date.
Source: Bakersfield Now    Date: October 12, 2016

Stabbing outside City Council forum spotlights Santa Rosa gang problem (Santa Rosa, CA): The challenges of gang violence in Sonoma County were brought into new focus this week after a stabbing outside a political forum for Santa Rosa City Council candidates left one man wounded and three juveniles jailed.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: October 12, 2016

Witness testifies that Watsonville gang leader, victim were jovial hours before shooting (Santa Cruz, CA): A Nuestra Familia gang regiment leader’s friend and landlord testified Wednesday that he did not fear Oscar Amezcua Cabrera, on trial for a deadly shooting outside Watsonville more than a decade ago.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: October 12, 2016

Sanger Police Capture Wanted Gang Member (Sanger, CA): Sanger Police said they have been looking for suspect, Jose Magana, since his release from jail, when he failed to report to Probation for monitoring.
Source:    Date: October 12, 2016

Gang member accused of shooting U.S. Marine to death at strip club was hiding in Tijuana, police say (San Bernardino, CA): Mexican authorities arrested a reputed gang member Sunday in connection with the shooting death of a U.S. Marine outside a strip club earlier this year in San Bernardino, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 11, 2016

Teen stabbed at Santa Rosa middle school; three arrested (Santa Rosa, CA): Minutes after they finished setting up a room for a City Council forum at a Santa Rosa middle school, three boys allegedly attacked an 18-year-old man outside in a confrontation over gang rivalries, stabbing him multiple times, law enforcement said Tuesday.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: October 11, 2016

Former Watsonville gang leader’s murder trial begins (Santa Cruz, CA): Oscar Amezcua Cabrera, a known gang regiment leader, watched jurors enter the courtroom Tuesday morning to open his trial in connection with a bloody, fatal attack of an acquaintance at an intersection outside Watsonville a decade ago.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: October 11, 2016

Two Watsonville men arrested on gang and gun charges after traffic stop (Watsonville, CA): Two Watsonville men were arrested on charges related to participating in a street gang, possession of a loaded firearm and endangering children after a traffic stop Sunday.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel    Date: October 10, 2016

Palm Springs cop killer suspect has gang ties; prior shooting conviction and has fought with police (Palm Springs, CA)C: At 12:50 a.m. Sunday, police arrested known gang member John Felix in the killing of two Palm Springs police officers in a 12-hour standoff. Felix, 26, is accused of two counts of murder of a peace officer. More information is anticipated in an 11 a.m. press conference.
Source: KXTV News 10    Date: October 9, 2016

Gang member gets 26 years in random slaying (Santa Ana, CA): A Garden Grove man convicted of trying to bolster his gang reputation by randomly killing an innocent family man was sentenced Friday to 26 years to life in prison.
Source: The Orange County Register    Date: October 8, 2016

Five suspects in Santa Rosa gang shooting arrested on attempted murder charges (Santa Rosa, CA): A 25-year-old Santa Rosa man and three juveniles were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder stemming from a fight last month outside a Pioneer Way apartment complex that ended with two people wounded by gunfire, police said Thursday.
Source: The Press Democrat    Date: October 6, 2016

4 men arrested in gang shooting outside Winton liquor store (Merced County, CA): Four suspected gang members have been arrested in connection with a shooting last month outside a Winton liquor store.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: October 6, 2016

Graffiti murder: Gangsters killed complaining Arleta neighbor (San Fernando, CA): Three gang members were convicted Wednesday of murdering a neighbor of one of the defendants for complaining days earlier about graffiti in front of his Arleta home.
Source:    Date: October 5, 2016

Officials plan meeting to discuss La Puente’s gang injunction (La Puente, CA): Sheriff’s officials are planning a community meeting this month to discuss and answer questions regarding La Puente’s gang injunction. In addition to La Puente, the injunction against the Puente 13 and Bassett Grande street gangs also covers portions of West Covina and nearby unincorporated county areas such as Valinda and Bassett.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune    Date: October 5, 2016

New Fresno policing district focuses on high crime areas (Fresno, CA): Patrols are now underway in Fresno's new Central policing district. More than 70 officers will work out of the new substation at Manchester Center. The grand opening was held Tuesday. The central policing district was disbanded five years ago during budget cuts.
Source:    Date: October 4, 2016

Merced police arrest suspected gang members with guns (Merced, CA): The Merced Police Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit arrested two men last week who are believed to have gang ties after finding them with guns, police reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: October 3, 2016

Police substation to open in Central Fresno after week of deadly gang violence (Fresno, CA): Fresno Police said new Central Fresno substation opening at Manchester Center is coming at a perfect time to help combat recent gang violence. A man died Saturday night after being shot in the area of Grant and Effie Streets. Authorities said it was gang-related and stemmed from a fight with a rival gang.
Source: KFSN 30 News    Date: October 2, 2016

LAPD reassigns elite cops after killings fall in South L.A. but crime jumps in other parts of L.A. (Los Angeles, CA): With homicides declining steadily after a large spike earlier this year, the Los Angeles Police Department has scaled back an emergency crime-fighting operation that had flooded South Los Angeles with officers from the elite Metropolitan Division.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: October 1, 2016

Leaders question effect of Coachella gang injunction on boys, men of color (Coachella, CA): The City of Coachella is questioning the efficacy of the gang injunction the District Attorney served this spring to combat crime.
Source: The Desert Sun     Date: September 30, 2016

Charges dropped against 2 men in SF nightclub slaying (San Francisco, CA): The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office dropped all charges against two men accused of shooting and killing a 19-year-old man inside a South of Market nightclub this summer, officials said Thursday.
Source: SF Gate    Date: September 29, 2016

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