Parole board to set minimums for life-term prisoners

Parole board to set minimums for life-term prisoners

By Paige St. John / LA Times December 16, 2013, 10:01 p.m. SACRAMENTO — State corrections officials agreed Monday to a major change in California’s parole system that could lead to earlier releases for convicted killers and other inmates sentenced to a maximum of life in prison but who are still eligible for parole. The […]

10-year-old girl fatally shot inside Northern California home

Elvira Campos home

KABC | May 20, 2013 SACRAMENTO — A 10-year-old girl was fatally shot inside her home just outside of Sacramento Saturday. Police are searching for the suspects. Deputies say at least two gunmen walked up the door of the Northern California home and fired at least a dozen shots. Elvira Campos was killed. Her parents […]

Street Gangs in Sacramento, California

Street gangs in Sacramento, CA Asian gangs Bahalana Gang Insane Viet Boys Lemon Hill Posse Menace Of Destruction Gang Oriental Boys Paul Side Wah Ching Sac Town Bad Boys Tiny Little Rascalz (TLR) Tiny Rascals Gang (TRG) Viet Pride Gangsters Blood gangs Beast Mobb Beldon Street Del Paso Heights Detroit Blvd Bloods (DBB) Elm Street […]

DHS denied gang prevention funding

JAKE HENSHAW • Desert Sun Sacramento Bureau • May 4, 2009 SACRAMENTO — With gang crimes becoming an all too grim staple of life in communities such as Desert Hot Springs, the state’s gang czar spent his first year trying to identify funds to counter the violence and programs to get the job done. Paul […]

Drug agents laid off: necessity, or payback?

DOJ drug agents cut

Nannette Miranda (KABC) | February 14, 2012 SACRAMENTO — Dozens of agents waging California’s war on drugs are set to lose their jobs. Are the layoffs a financial necessity or political payback? A judge is refusing to block Friday’s layoffs at the California’s Department of Justice. The layoffs were a result of state budget cuts. […]

Appeals court overturns Sacramento teen’s manslaughter conviction


Denny Walsh and Andy Furillo (The Sacramento Bee) | January 12, 2012 An appellate court has thrown out a teenager’s conviction in a high-profile gang prosecution stemming from the 2008 killing of another young person at a house party in the Meadowview area of Sacramento. A three-justice panel of the 3rd District Court of Appeal […]

Prison officials are set to let some female inmates out early

overcrowded Chino prison

Jack Dolan (Los Angeles Times)| September 13, 2011 Reporting from Sacramento—Drastically redefining incarceration in California, prison officials are about to start releasing thousands of female inmates who have children to serve the remainder of their sentences at home. The move, which could affect nearly half the women held in state facilities, will help California meet […]

A way out


Cameron Macdonald (Elk Grove Citizen) | July 12, 2011 The motto, “Taught by Those Who Learned the Hard Way” is emblazoned across Ronald Montez’s car. He uses his life experience to discourage teenagers from joining gangs. His right eye is blind after he was shot in the face by a rival during a family feud […]

Broderick Boys: What does the gang injunction mean?

broderick injunction

KATHERINE JARVIS (Daily Democrat) | July 10, 2011 While many believe the Broderick Boys gang injunction will continue to reduce crime in West Sacramento, a lawyer representing the alleged gang members still hopes to have the ruling overturned.In a judgment released in June, Yolo County Superior Court Judge Kathleen White ruled members of the Broderick […]

West Sacramento gang now under curfew

broderick boys

Daily Democrat | June 21, 2011 Members of the Broderick Boys gang must adhere to a curfew and avoid affiliating in public when inside a West Sacramento “Safety Zone” for the next seven years, Yolo County Judge Kathleen White ruled. The ruling was released Thursday and is the latest in a years-long saga where the […]

Police: Detectives arrest gang members preparing to do drive-by

pull over

The Sacramento Bee | May 25, 2011 The Sacramento Police Department is reporting that its gang detectives thwarted a potential drive-by shooting Wednesday afternoon when they pulled over a car containing two validated gang members and multiple weapons, including an assault rifle. The detectives were in a known gang area in south Sacramento at about […]

Gang Activity Heating Up

sacramento graffiti

Rowena Lugtu-Shaddox (Fox 40) | April 26, 2011 SACRAMENTO— “It is very hot on the streets.” “It has heated up.” “It is on the rise.” These are the words of cops whose specialty is dealing with gangs, and they say the violence has erupted just within the past couple of weeks. “Just based on them […]