A prosecutor told a federal jury in San Francisco Monday that the most important rule of the MS-13 street gang is to “attack and kill rival gang members.”
The Oakland City Attorney’s Office, which has filed lawsuits against two gangs in the city, still plans to file a lawsuit against a third gang at some point in the near future, a spokesman said Tuesday.
A lawyer for reputed Norteño gang members in Oakland’s Fruitvale District Wednesday turned the tables on city officials who are suing his clients by saying he wants an injunction against police officers who he alleges are harassing them.
San Francisco police are stepping up enforcement in the Mission District after a series of suspected gang-related stabbings and shootings.
An Oakland man alleged by city officials to belong to the Norteños street gang denied his affiliation to the group at a hearing in Alameda County Superior Court on Wednesday.
A woman charged with supplying the gun used to fatally shoot a teenager at a party in Redwood City in 2004 was sentenced to five years in prison in San Mateo County Superior Court Wednesday.
Oakland City Attorney John Russo’s bid to get an injunction against alleged members of the Norteños gang hit a speed bump Friday when a judge delayed making a ruling on a key procedural issue in the case until Feb. 3.
The shooting came after what authorities described as a successful summer of gang suppression efforts throughout San Mateo County.
Aggressive police work and community involvement have led to a significant downturn in gang violence within the last 10 months, according to Watsonville Police.
There are 2,700 known gang members in San Mateo County, yet the gang-related homicide rate in San Mateo County is among the lowest in the state.