Two dozen alleged associates of the statewide criminal gang Nuestra Familia were indicted in San Jose on March 4 on 34 felony counts following raids by law enforcement last Oct. 30 in the South Bay and Modesto.
The San Jose Police Department is redeploying officers and freeing up other staff in order to increase police presence on the streets after eight homicides in 11 days.
For the second time in as many weeks, an Alameda County judge on Wednesday didn’t decide whether to grant a preliminary injunction that would prohibit 40 suspected gang members from gathering in an east Oakland neighborhood.
The hearing has been continued until next Wednesday afternoon following more than two hours of testimony on Wednesday.
Gilroy police arrested seven suspected members of the Norteno gang over the last three days.
Aggressive police work and community involvement have led to a significant downturn in gang violence within the last 10 months, according to Watsonville Police.
Oakland city officials on Wednesday announced they are seeking an injunction against dozens of members of a street gang they said is terrorizing the community.