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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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3 Gang Members Arrested After Trying to Incite Fight on Thousand Oaks Street: VCSO (Thousand Oaks, CA): Police arrested three gang members two months after they tried to provoke a fight on a street in Thousand Oaks, authorities announced on Tuesday.
Source: KTLA 5 News    Date: July 17, 2018

Concord police arrest Antioch gang assault suspect (Concord, CA): A 22-year-old suspect in a May gang-related beating and shooting case in Antioch is in county jail after his arrest last week, authorities said Monday.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: July 16, 2018

Planada teenager identified as victim in deadly gang shooting in Merced County (Merced County, CA): A man shot Sunday night in Planada has died, the Merced County Sheriff’s Office confirmed. The undersheriff said it was too early to comment on many details of the investigation but said the case appears to been gang-related.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: July 16, 2018

Six suspected gang members arrested in Merced with shotgun, police say (Merced, CA): Six suspected Merced-area gang members were arrested over the weekend after investigators found a shotgun in a car, Merced Police announced Monday.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: July 16, 2018

Porterville police arrest three known gang members, take guns off streets (Porterville, CA): Three suspected gang members were taken off the streets, along with their weapons, Porterville police said.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta    Date: July 16, 2018

Four arrested in Delano for gang and gun related charges (Delano, CA): Four people were arrested in Delano this weekend for firearm possession and gang-related charges, according to the Delano Police Department.
Source: 23ABC News    Date: July 15, 2018

2 arrested in Nyeland Acres by Oxnard gang unit (Oxnard, CA): A gang member and one other person were arrested on suspected gun offenses in Nyeland Acres, authorities said.
Source: Ventura County Star    Date: July 14, 2018

Brockton gang member sentenced to 78 months on firearms charge (Brockton, CA): Having previously served time in prison for distributing crack cocaine, a Brockton man who belonged to the Green Street gang is headed back to the federal penitentiary for 78 months on a firearms charge, according to federal prosecutors.
Source: Enterprise News    Date: July 13, 2018

40-Year-Old Gang Member Convicted of Fatally Shooting Huntington Beach Teen, Hiding Body in Cooler (Huntington Beach, CA): A 40-year-old gang member was convicted of fatally shooting a 19-year-old Huntington Beach woman and hiding her body in a cooler, authorities announced on Friday.
Source: KTLA 5 News    Date: July 13, 2018

Man Says He Was Wrongly Targeted as Claims of Deputy 'Gangs' Emerge (Los Angeles, CA): Sheldon Lockett spent eight months in jail for a crime he says he didn't commit, claiming Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies from the Compton station set him up and made false accusations of resisting arrest and two counts of attempted murder.
Source: NBC Los Angeles    Date: July 13, 2018

Controversial Court Order Against Broderick Boys Gang Expires (West Sacramento, CA): The court-ordered enforcement against the city’s infamous Broderick Boys has officially ended after nearly a decade. The mayor said the controversial injunction to help stop gang violence is no longer necessary.
Source: CBS Sacramento    Date: July 12, 2018

Salinas gangster 'Cowboy' sentenced (Salinas, CA): The FBI announced that a Salinas gangster who goes by the nickname "Cowboy" was sentenced Thursday for robbing several banks in Pacific Grove, Salinas, Seaside, and San Jose.
Source: KSBW 8 News    Date: July 12, 2018

Court proceedings in deadly gang spree put off until August (Stockton, CA): In a courtroom crowded with their family members and friends on Thursday, six people accused of taking part in a gang-related crime spree, which authorities said included three homicides, had their arraignment continued until the end of August.
Source: The Record     Date: July 12, 2018

After decades of problems, new allegations surface of a secret clique within L.A. County Sheriff's Department (Los Angeles, CA): For decades, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has struggled to combat secretive cliques of deputies who bonded over aggressive, often violent police work and branded themselves with matching tattoos.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 10, 2018

California moving away from gang injunctions amid criticism, falling crime rates (Los Angeles, CA): Recent court orders prohibiting police in Los Angeles and elsewhere in California from enforcing gang injunctions are prompting law enforcement leaders to rethink how they employ the tool that for decades was considered a critical weapon in the state’s war on gangs.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: July 8, 2018

Three Arrested After Alleged Gang-Related Brawl (Santa Barbara, CA): Two juveniles and 18-year-old Omar Marquez were arrested Monday night for their alleged involvement in a gang-related brawl near Haley and Bath streets. Santa Barbara police received a call describing several people fighting with sticks, pipes, and bottles. According to the witnesses, the suspects were shouting gang slogans at each other.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent    Date: July 8, 2018

East LA gang members arrested in raids targeting homemade rifle sales in Hollywood, San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles, CA): A months-long investigation into the sales of illegal, homemade firearms by members of an East Los Angeles street gang led to the arrests of 10 people and the seizure of drugs, cash, cars and dozens of weapons, officials said Thursday.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News    Date: July 5, 2018

‘Revenue, respect, revenge’: Tragic 2014 Pittsburg gang murder case comes to a close (Pittsburg, CA): In 2014, then 22-year-old Brian Adams visited the sidewalk memorial of a close friend who had been shot and killed there days earlier. He brought with him a pistol, and would later tell police he’d been having nightmares and anxiety attacks since his friend’s death.
Source: East Bay Times    Date: July 4, 2018

3 people arrested in Santa Barbara following apparent gang fight (Santa Barbara, CA): Santa Barbara police arrested three people Monday night who they say were trying to flee from the scene of an apparent gang-related fight.
Source: KSBY News    Date: July 3, 2018

Botched robbery leads to multiple gang member arrests, police say (Salinas, CA): Three men were arrested in connection to an attempted robbery in June at a liquor store. Luciano Ramirez, 31, Orlando Perez, 40, and Rodney Perez, 45, all known gang members according to police, were booked into Monterey County Jail on June 23 and June 24.
Source: The Salinas Californian    Date: July 3, 2018

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