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January 5, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A college basketball player was held as a suspect in a drive-by shooting that killed a member of the Crips street gang on Nov. 16, police said. Officers alleged that Kevin Dewayne Johnson, 19, a forward for Sacramento City College, was one of three Meadowview Bloods gang members who gunned down John Hampton, 19, from a car as he was walking home with a 12-year-old cousin. Johnson, Selvan Griggs and Tyrone Turner, both 19, were held without bail in Sacramento County Jail.
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August 6, 2013 | By Jeffrey Beard
A few hundred inmates are continuing to take part in a hunger strike in California prisons. Some prisoners claim this strike is about living conditions in the Security Housing Units, commonly called SHUs, which house some of the most dangerous inmates in California. Don't be fooled. Many of those participating in the hunger strike are under extreme pressure to do so from violent prison gangs, which called the strike in an attempt to restore their ability to terrorize fellow prisoners, prison staff and communities throughout California.
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February 25, 1988 | WILLIAM OVEREND, Times Staff Writer
A flood of highly potent Asian heroin suddenly pouring into the West Coast in record amounts has law enforcement officials worried about a possible surge of violence among newly emerging Thai, Cambodian and Laotian drug rings bent on expanding their markets. One top federal official warned that the situation has the potential for violence in California similar to the "cocaine cowboy" wars that plagued Florida in the 1970s when rival drug dealers engaged in shoot-outs in the streets. The top U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 28, 2001 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The California Supreme Court Monday made it tougher for prosecutors to accuse gang members of murder in some revenge killings. At the same time, a second ruling went the prosecutors' way. In that case, the court made it possible to convict more than one gang member for the murder of a single victim in a shootout without having to prove which of the accused actually fired the fatal bullet.
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August 18, 1988 | Associated Press
A former state clerk conspired with the Aryan Brotherhood to get the home addresses of Folsom Prison correctional officers targeted for assassination, according to a former member of the white supremacist prison gang. Robert Ryan Rowland testified Tuesday on the opening day of trial for Judith Danelle Box, 39, a former program technician for the state Franchise Tax Board who is charged with two felony counts of unauthorized computer access and conspiracy to commit assault.
NEWS
August 5, 1990 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
From the suburbs of Sydney, Australia, to the immigrant enclaves of Orange County and the housing tracts of the San Gabriel Valley, the method is identical. Four or more masked men, often Southeast Asian gang members, knock on a door in an Asian neighborhood and force their way inside at gunpoint.
NEWS
September 8, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Four Fresno youth gang members pleaded innocent to murder and 17 other crimes in connection with a violent Labor Day weekend shooting rampage that killed one man and injured nine people. A Juvenile Court referee said he will decide Oct. 2 if two of the gang members, both 16 years old, should be tried as adults. The other two boys, ages 15 and 14, will face charges in Juvenile Court. The names of the suspects have not been released.
NEWS
October 27, 1988 | JOHN SPANO, Times Staff Writer
With their numbers almost doubling in the last year and a presence in 21 states, neo-Nazi skinhead gangs pose a growing menace to minorities, particularly in California, according to a national report released Wednesday. And increasing ties by these youth gangs to established hate groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and the White Aryan Resistance pose special difficulties for police, according to the report, the third issued by the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith on the subject.
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December 7, 1988 | CARL INGRAM, Times Staff Writer
Senate leader David A. Roberti (D-Los Angeles), declaring that "innocents are being killed," Tuesday proposed gun control legislation that would outlaw the sale of semiautomatic military weapons favored by street gangs. Roberti listed the bill as the top priority on his "Agenda for the People," a list of goals he hopes Gov. George Deukmejian and the Legislature will enact at the session starting Jan. 3.
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March 19, 1993 | CONSELLA A. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
By the turn of the century, California could be home to as many as 250,000 gang members if nothing is done to slow the meteoric rise of gang violence, state Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren said Thursday at a news conference in Boyle Heights, where he released a report titled "Gangs 2000." To combat the report's projections, Lungren proposed a package of anti-gang laws aimed at drive-by shooters, graffiti taggers and juvenile killers.
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April 27, 2001 | From Associated Press
A federal judge entered innocent pleas Thursday for 13 Nuestra Familia gang members and associates facing a litany of federal charges including murder, robbery, conspiracy and drug-related crimes. The charges came in a 25-count indictment handed down last week at the end of a three-year, $5-million local, state and federal investigation. The 12 men and one woman filled the jury box in Judge Charles Breyer's courtroom. Most were heavily tattooed and all wore red jail jumpsuits.
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October 28, 2000 | JOSH MEYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first use of federal racketeering laws against an Asian organized crime ring in California, 14 people were indicted Friday on charges of running a prostitution ring and engaging in "slave trafficking," drug trafficking, credit card fraud and money laundering. The 38-count indictment handed up Friday provides a detailed and rare window into what authorities say is the world of Asian gangsters, whom they consider among the most ruthless, efficient and dangerous criminals operating today.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 2000 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal grand injury indicted three men Wednesday in a continuing crackdown on the Nazi Low Riders, a California-spawned prison gang dominant in the methamphetamine drug trade. Since late last year, federal prosecutors have filed criminal charges against a dozen alleged gang members.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 2000 | GEORGE RAMOS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State Sen. Tom Hayden and Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca on Monday announced a pioneering gang intervention program that could help at-risk youths get their names removed from the state's controversial database of more than 250,000 reputed gang members and associates. Baca also revealed that he will start alerting suspected gang members that they are being added to the list so that they can take steps to stay off.
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January 28, 2000 | From a Times Staff Writer
Citing the potentially heavy cost to local taxpayers, the state Senate on Thursday rejected a bill by Sen. Tom Hayden that would have provided public defenders for indigent defendants named as targets in anti-gang injunction cases. The bill, which the Los Angeles Democrat has said was inspired by revelations of tainted evidence and police perjury in the expanding corruption scandal centered in the LAPD's Rampart Division, failed on a bipartisan vote.
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January 13, 2000 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In legislation linked to the ongoing corruption scandal in the Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division, state Sen. Tom Hayden is proposing that indigent alleged gang members named in anti-gang injunction proceedings be provided lawyers at public expense. Indigent defendants in criminal cases already are entitled to lawyers, but since the injunctions are civil proceedings, many of those against whom they are sought now must confront them without legal counsel.
NEWS
October 21, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Stockton man was killed and his 13-year-old companion wounded early Friday in a drive-by shooting police said may be gang related. Jesse Horn Jr., 19, was shot fatally as he and the 13-year-old walked down the street near Gleason Park in downtown Stockton about midnight, authorities said. The 13-year-old was hospitalized in stable condition.
NEWS
December 12, 1988
A power struggle to determine the next "drug lord" of Oakland was predicted by an Alameda County law enforcement official in the wake of the arrest of Darryl (Little D) Reed, who, at age 20, headed a gang that sold as much as $900,000 in drugs in a single day. Reed is now facing charges that could bring him a life prison term, and Deputy Dist. Atty. Russ Giuntini said five other drug peddlers are vying to succeed him. "Everyone knows who the players are," said Giuntini.
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September 1, 1998 | LESLEY WRIGHT
Two Orange County groups that work to prevent gang violence have won grants as part of a $3-million program launched by the state Department of Justice last year. Atty. Gen. Dan Lungren recently announced that 30 gang-prevention projects had been chosen to receive grants of as much as $200,000 under the California Gang, Crime and Violence Prevention Partnership program. Among the grant winners were Orange County on Track in Tustin and the YMCA of Orange County in Santa Ana.
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August 22, 1998 | MAX VANZI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Over strong opposition from African American lawmakers from Los Angeles, the Assembly on Friday approved an expanded way of stifling gang activity that hits gang members in the pocketbook. Under the legislation, which now goes to the Senate, state prosecutors could seek civil court orders to collect cash damages from known gang members who are declared "nuisances," even though they haven't committed a crime.
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