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  • Authorities: Convictions announced in boy's 2011 slaying

    Authorities: Convictions announced in boy's 2011 slaying
    Two of three men charged with the 2011 slaying of 13-year-old Darius Brown, who was shot dead by gang gunfire while playing basketball on the South Side, have been convicted of his murder, authorities announced today. Jamal Streeter, 21, and Aramis...
  • 'Everyday citizens' are also enablers of gun violence [Letter]

    'Everyday citizens' are also enablers of gun violence [Letter]
    Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts is catching flak from the very people who should be saying "amen" to his view of gun violence being focused on black drug dealers and gangs ("City murder rate should outrage even 'everyday citizens,'" Jan....
  • 2 sentenced in slaying of 13-year-old boy in 2011

    2 sentenced in slaying of 13-year-old boy in 2011
    Two men convicted of the 2011 slaying of a 13-year-old boy as he played basketball at a Grand Boulevard park have each been sentenced to 50 years in prison, authorities said. Jamal Streeter, 21, was sentenced today and Aramis Beachem, 24, last week for...
  • Jurors find pair guilty in Glendale (2) Freeway shooting

    Jurors find pair guilty in Glendale (2) Freeway shooting
    Two men were convicted this week in the 2008 murder of a Mongols Motorcycle Club member gunned down while riding on the Glendale (2) Freeway. Jurors on Wednesday found Richard Clayborne, 40, and Jose Gonzalez, 36, guilty of killing 30-year-old Venice...
  • Two men guilty in killing of Mongols motorcycle gang member

    Two men guilty in killing of Mongols motorcycle gang member
    Two men were convicted this week in the 2008 murder of a Mongols Motorcycle Club member gunned down while riding on the 2 Freeway. Jurors on Wednesday found Richard Clayborne, 40, and Jose Gonzalez, 36, guilty of killing 30-year-old Venice resident...
  • Two men convicted in murder of 12-year-old Baltimore boy

    Two men convicted in murder of 12-year-old Baltimore boy
    Two men were convicted Friday of randomly firing into a group of young people, killing a 12-year-old boy and wounding three others in an attempt to "send a message" to their East Baltimore neighbors. In May 2011, prosecutors said, Danyae Robinson, 31,...
  • Gang member convicted of Santa Monica murders gets life sentence

    Gang member convicted of Santa Monica murders gets life sentence
    A 25-year-old man convicted of murdering two people in Santa Monica during attempts as a teenager to gun down rival gang members was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Jose Contreras Zapien Jr., was also given a...
  • Pastor's slaying is latest in a year of violence for Pomona

    Pastor's slaying is latest in a year of violence for Pomona
    Eddie Reyes was just a 12-year-old in the school lunch line when Daniel Diaz shook his hand, introduced himself and asked Reyes about God. Twenty years after the pair first met, Diaz was still reaching out to young people. His ability to connect with...
  • Tujunga man faces attempted murder, carjacking charges

    Prosecutors charged a reputed gang member Friday with trying to kill two Glendale men during a brazen carjacking and separate shootings earlier this week. Manuel Jesus Rodriguez, 28, of Tujunga faces two felony counts of attempted murder as well as a...
  • Number of killings surges in some California communities

    Number of killings surges in some California communities
    In a year in which the number of homicides plummeted across California, a few communities were outliers in 2013, leaving crime experts puzzled and some residents on edge. In Pomona, a city of 150,000 people on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County,...
  • Pomona struggles to understand 70% jump in homicides

    Pomona struggles to understand 70% jump in homicides
    Pomona was one of a few areas in Southern California to see a major spike in killings in 2013. Homicides in the city jumped from 17 to 29, a 70% increase. Communities patrolled by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department also recorded a homicide...