Oakland police arrest 26 in gang crackdown


Associated Press 05/20/2010 OAKLAND, Calif.—More than two dozen suspected gang members are facing charges after a crackdown on gang and drug activity by Oakland police. Police say they arrested 26 people while serving warrants Thursday targeting the so-called “Ghost Town” gang. Members of the gang are believed to be responsible for a number of crimes, […]

U.S. Attorney General Tackles Gang Violence in Oakland


By CHRISTIE SMITH May 11, 2010 U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is tackling a big issue in trying to combat gang violence by is looking at strategies besides just ‘lock them up and throw away the key’ treatment. On Tuesday, Holder visits East Oakland’s Youth Uprising on MacArthur Blvd. The center is a place of […]

Straight Outta L.A.: The Raiders Meet Gangsta Rap

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Posted on Mon, May. 10, 2010 By Rhindi White STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER The first four voices we hear in Straight Outta L.A. are Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, John Facenda and John Madden. This is a documentary about the intersection between the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders and gangsta rap, and really, are there any four people whose […]

State regulators cite Oakland hospital, police and fire departments


By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Los Angeles Times (LA Times) April 20, 2010 Using a new state law for the first time, state regulators Monday issued fines to a private hospital and a police and fire department for failing to report and prevent the spread of bacterial meningitis. The failure to follow safety and reporting protocol, regulators […]

Oakland Gang Crackdown: Friend or Foe to Community?


By BRENNAN McCORD (ABC News) April 15, 2010 A notoriously violent gang that has been blamed for terrorizing a section of Oakland, Calif., has found allies in the American Civil Liberties Union and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, which have challenged a proposal to make it a crime for the North Side Oakland Gang […]

ACLU argues against Oakland gang injunction


The Associated Press 04/09/2010 OAKLAND, Calif.—The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California is challenging a plan by the city of Oakland to sue a street gang—saying it could violate constitutional rights. The ACLU argued Thursday against a proposed injunction that would set a curfew on 19 reputed gang members and ban them from gathering […]

Oakland to ask court for injunction against gang


By Kelly Rayburn (Oakland Tribune) February 18, 2010 OAKLAND — Oakland will ask a court Thursday to grant an injunction against an Oakland street gang known for drug sales, robberies and homicides, City Attorney John Russo’s office said. Injunctions are designed to prohibit gang members from conducting certain activities — such as associating with each […]

DA’s office charges 3 after East Palo Alto bust

By Jessica Bernstein-Wax (Daily News) 02/11/2010 Three adults arrested in East Palo Alto earlier this week in an anti-gang operation pleaded not guilty to weapons, gang and child endangerment charges Thursday, a prosecutor said. About 20 officers from East Palo Alto and other jurisdictions participated in the bust at about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, arresting two […]

Oakland man held in gang-related double shooting

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Harry Harris (Oakland Tribune) 01/28/2010 OAKLAND — A shooting Wednesday afternoon that left two men wounded and another man arrested was gang-related, police said today. The victims, one 30 and the other 23, both of Oakland, are expected to recover from their wounds. Police said that the 30-year-old is a suspected Sureno gang member and […]

Six suspected gang members arrested after daytime robbery in Oakland


By Harry Harris (Oakland Tribune) 01/18/2010 OAKLAND — Six suspected gang members were arrested Sunday after robbing a 22-year-old man as he walked to a store in East Oakland, police said. The robbery happened about 12:45 p.m. in the 2200 block of High Street. The victim was walking to the store when he was confronted […]

Ex-Oakland official’s nephew sentenced

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Henry K. Lee (SF Chronicle) January 6, 2010 OAKLAND – The nephew of former Oakland City Administrator Deborah Edgerly was sentenced Tuesday to a year of home detention on a weapons charge and ordered not to associate with gang members. William Lovan, 28, of Antioch, whose 2008 arrest prompted an investigation that eventually contributed to […]

Oakland to seek injunction against street gang

Demian Bulwa, SF Chronicle Saturday, January 2, 2010 Oakland is poised to join San Francisco as one of the first Northern California cities to try to tame street gangs by slapping them with lawsuits. In coming months, City Attorney John Russo will seek Oakland’s first civil gang injunction, his office said. Such measures bar gang […]