The Oakland Police Department announced on Thursday that a plea deal has been reached with four men, believed to be members of the Norteno gang, in a case involving the attempted murder of a California Highway Patrol officer last summer in East Oakland.
Calling him a “vicious, heartless murderer,” a federal judge in San Francisco Thursday imposed a sentence of life plus ten years in prison on an MS-13 gang member accused of participating in the gunfire slaying of a college student in Daly City in 2009.
One of two alleged MS-13 gang members who went on trial in federal court in San Francisco last month has pleaded guilty to seven charges, including possessing the gun used in a shooting murder near the Daly City BART station in 2009.
After lengthy discussion, the Oakland City Council Tuesday night voted to table three controversial proposals aimed at preventing violent crime and youth crime citywide.
A man who was fatally shot in San Francisco’s Mission District early Monday morning has been identified by the medical examiner’s office as 45-year-old Dwayne Spruell.
A man was fatally shot in San Francisco’s Mission District early Monday morning, the third homicide in the neighborhood in less than a week, police said.
More San Francisco police have been patrolling the Mission District since a second gang-related murder less than 24 hours after a young father was shot to death by gang members who mistakenly thought he belonged to a rival gang.
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.