| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:04 PM
As Baltimore's mayor on Wednesday consoled the family of a hospital worker used as a human shield during a gang shooting downtown, elected officials and community activists called on the city to do more to combat gang violence.
The killing of Brandon...
| May 4, 2014
Every Wednesday morning, supervisors and officers of the Los Angeles Police Department gather in a windowless room on the first floor of the department's headquarters. There, they analyze crime statistics and get grilled about their strategies for...
| May 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Angel Corral is in many ways the new face of a city long known for its criminal gangsters and one of the world's highest homicide rates.
At 29, with pale green eyes and a can-do spirit, Corral is riding Ciudad Juarez's return to life, running three...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:47 PM
In his first visit to Chicago since becoming director of the FBI, James Comey said today he is “painfully aware” of the city’s seemingly intractable gun violence and plans to direct more federal resources at the problem.
Comey, who was...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 12:44 PM
A man convicted of attempted murder for opening fire on a rival gang member on the USC campus, injuring four, sobbed uncontrollably in court Friday after he was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.
At one point, sheriff's deputies had to restrain...
| Apr 19, 2014
A man convicted of attempted murder for opening fire on a rival gang member on the USC campus sobbed in court Friday as he was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.
At one point, sheriff's deputies had to calm Brandon Spencer as he banged his head on...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 8:40 PM
Brandon Spencer ought to be considered an object lesson by wannabe gangsters carrying guns.
The 21-year-old was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life in prison for shooting into a crowd waiting in line for a Halloween party on the USC campus in 2012....
| Apr 22, 2014
| 12:33 PM
No mass killer terrorized the Chicago streets on Easter weekend. But the joyous spring holiday of renewal was anything but tranquil.
At least nine people were killed and 36 others, including children, were shot and wounded. It was the second weekend...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:36 PM
For 16 months, Bay Area rapper Deandre Mitchell — better known as Laz Tha Boy — has been sitting in a jail cell faced with a decision no artist should have to make: whether to defend his innocence at trial, knowing his music likely will be...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The call to the county homicide detective came in the middle of the night. A man had been gunned down at a bus stop on Eastern Boulevard in Essex. Found on the scene, the victim's cellphone held a message from someone named Ashley. It read simply, "You...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 4:06 PM
A reputed gang member accused of trying to kill two Glendale men during a carjacking and subsequent freeway crash was ordered to stand trial Monday on attempted murder charges.
Manuel Jesus Rodriguez, 28, of Tujunga is charged with carjacking, assault...