- Feb. 17
- These Days
What's the gang world like in America's Finest City? For several months, KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has been compiling a series of reports that she calls San Diego Gang Stories. It explains local gangs through the eyes of the people who come in contact with them. For the next hour, we'll bring you a special report that incorporates this series of Gang Stories.
- May 7
Parents can protest the gang designation, but KPBS found recently that the 10 parents who received the letters from the San Diego police didn't challenge the finding.
- April 28
A new law lets parents step in before police add their child's name to a statewide gang database. So far, no one has taken the cops up on the offer.
- April 24
The arrest of 45 San Diego gang members is expected to dramatically improve public safety in El Cajon and Spring Valley.
- April 8
As statewide conversations on childhood trauma grow, San Diego health, welfare and education leaders push service providers to get "trauma-informed."
- April 2
For a city whose gang problem pales in comparison to so-called gang capitals Los Angeles and Chicago, we sure have been talking about gangs a lot lately. Here's a primer on San Diego's gang landscape.
- March 25
Tasha Williamson, an activist and educator schooled in fighting gangs in Los Angeles, is using her street skills to battle gang violence in San Diego. She's one of dozens of street outreach workers new group License to Serve is working to organize and support.
- March 18
A street outreach worker in San Diego says the term "at-risk" is too vague and too broadly applied — sometimes to the detriment of those truly in danger of becoming entrenched in gang life.
- March 17
The San Diego Police Department shares real-time information on gang homicides so former gang members can work to stop retaliation — starting at the hospital.
- March 3
Some community members community have likened members of the San Diego Police Department's gang suppression unit to Stormtroopers or a gang itself.
- Jan. 30
San Diego leaders and law enforcement Thursday unveiled a new campaign to raise awareness and help combat the growing problem of sex trafficking.
- Jan. 30
San Diego officials gathered Thursday to draw attention to a statewide campaign against the growing problem of human trafficking, a highly profitable underworld that enslaves its victims in prostitution and hard labor.
- Jan. 27
According to FBI, San Diego’s rival street gangs have put aside their differences over turf and drugs, and struck up alliances to sell women and girls, some as young as 12.
- Jan. 10
San Diego County prosecutors filed nine sex-trafficking cases in 2009. Last year, that number rose to 43.
- Jan. 10
An investigation called “Operation Corridor” has charged 22 people in North County with engaging in drug trafficking and racketeering. Those indicted are accused of involvement with Mexican Mafia prison gangs.
A recent report on street gangs finds there are more than 7,500 documented gang members in San Diego County, and their names go into a statewide database that some civil rights activists say may be flawed.
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