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  • Gang-related homicides on rise in Aurora

    Gang-related homicides on rise in Aurora
    Aurora police are continuing their investigation into a weekend slaying, hoping to make arrests and perhaps gain insight into a recent eruption of violence. Nathan Gonzalez was the west suburban city’s fourth gang-related homicide victim in 2014,...
  • In Chicago, police shootings rarely protested

     In Chicago, police shootings rarely protested
    If anything was unusual about the shootings of two people by Chicago police last weekend, it was that one of the incidents sparked a protest. A sudden rainstorm scattered the 80 or so people who gathered Monday on the West Side to protest the fatal...
  • Islamic State's badass path to paradise

    Islamic State's badass path to paradise
    In his 1988 book “Seductions of Crime,” UCLA sociologist Jack Katz devotes an entire chapter to what he calls the “ways of the badass.” “In many youthful circles,” he writes, “to be ‘bad,' to be a ‘...
  • Police: Gang members thought boy, 9, was warning rivals and killed him

    Police: Gang members thought boy, 9, was warning rivals and killed him
    Chicago’s youngest victim lost to gun violence this year may have been targeted by four reputed gang members who thought the boy shouted a warning to rival gangbangers, Chicago police said Friday in announcing charges in the month-old slaying....
  • Mistrial declared in Newport News double-homicide trial

    Mistrial declared in Newport News double-homicide trial
    NEWPORT NEWS — It's been almost six years since gunmen snuffed out the life of teenagers Barry Eugene Richardson and Keon Otis Flemming on 35th Street. The latest chapter in the lengthy case ended in a Newport News courtroom Friday when a jury...
  • Two men booked on suspicion of murder in shooting of Anaheim girl

    The girls were playing in front of their Anaheim apartment when a man stepped out of a white car with a gun. As shots rang out, neighbors screamed at their children to hit the ground. Ximena Meza ran for her front door, but didn't make it. She was...
  • Shootings across city leave 1 dead, 16 more wounded

    Shootings across city leave 1 dead, 16 more wounded
    A shooting between rival gangs in Little Village left a 16-year-old boy dead and two other teens wounded Friday night. The three were among at least 17 people shot overnight, according to police. The Little Village shooting happened about 11:30 p.m....
  • Review: 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' by Marlon James

    Review: 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' by Marlon James
    "A Brief History of Seven Killings," the third novel by Kingston-born author Marlon James, opens in Jamaica on Dec. 2, 1976. One of the first characters we meet is Alex Pierce, a journalist for Rolling Stone who's on assignment in the island country and...
  • Hampton man on trial in Newport News homicide of two teens

    Hampton man on trial in Newport News homicide of two teens
    NEWPORT NEWS — A double-homicide jury trial started Tuesday for a Hampton man charged with killing two teens in 2008. Floyd Taybron, 22, is charged with killing Barry Eugene Richardson, 16, of Newport News, and Keon Otis Flemming, 15, of...
  • Gentrification fails to curb Bronzeville violence

     Gentrification fails to curb Bronzeville violence
    Kajaunce Morton placed his regular order for a cheeseburger, collected his change and waited for his food inside a South Side takeout restaurant popular with locals and police. Suddenly, two males with hoodies pulled up about their faces charged in. One...
  • Prosecutors: Gunman told fellow gang member 'I just hit a shorty'

    Prosecutors: Gunman told fellow gang member 'I just hit a shorty'
    Prosecutors said Saturday that one of the men charged in the Aug. 20 slaying of a 9-year-old Chicago boy had this reaction when he hopped into a getaway car: "I just hit a shorty. I just hit a shorty." The "shorty" was Antonio Smith, the youngest gun...