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  • 33 Crips, Bloods arrested in San Bernardino, Highland crackdown

    33 Crips, Bloods arrested in San Bernardino, Highland crackdown
    Authorities in San Bernardino and Highland arrested 33 known gang members this month in an attempt to halt growing violence in those communities. Those arrested are members of the Crips and Bloods, whose intense rivalry turned even more violent in...
  • The uncertain future of undocumented children

    On a warm day last spring, 16-year-old Hugo Pascual Tomás and his older brother Francisco left their home in Guatemala and set off on a 2,700-mile quest to find their mother. The boys had been left in the care of their elderly grandparents in 2001,...
  • Notorious El Rukn killer wins surprise release from prison

    Notorious El Rukn killer wins surprise release from prison
    He's one of the most legendary informants in Chicago history, a former El Rukn general once described by prosecutors as a "trained killer" who bribed a Cook County judge to fix the infamous double murder case that landed him on death row. Even though...
  • 'Gang-related': a controversial term with varying definitions

    'Gang-related': a controversial term with varying definitions
    In a recent training session for gang officers, LAPD Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese told a class from across the county that more than half of all killings in the city are gang-related. But that term — "gang-related" — can have varying meanings....
  • San Diego region has become hub of gang-controlled prostitution rings

    San Diego region has become hub of gang-controlled prostitution rings
    It began with teachers and counselors becoming suspicious. The same teenage girls were often absent from their classes on Fridays and Mondays. When they came to school, they wore flashy jewelry and provocative clothing and often carried more than one...
  • Chicago homicides continue drop, but grim trend in shootings

    Chicago homicides continue drop, but grim trend in shootings
    With the Chicago Police Department focused on combating gang violence, stemming the flow of illegal firearms and dismantling drug-trafficking operations, the number of killings in the city continued its downward trend in 2014, and the year is on pace to...
  • 2015: A look at the year ahead

    2015: A look at the year ahead
    With 2014 rapidly drawing to a conclusion, it's only appropriate to begin to take stock of the year ahead. An eventful year has passed on the Peninsula and throughout Virginia. What will 2015 bring? Here's what we expect. Shipbuilding Executives...
  • Prosecutors: Suspect in Hadiya killing admitted shooting minutes later

    Prosecutors: Suspect in Hadiya killing admitted shooting minutes later
    Shortly after 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was shot dead while taking shelter with schoolmates from rain in a South Side park, her two killers stopped to pick up two friends who were also walking home from school, Cook County prosecutors say. The...
  • 2 dead, 6 injured in Chicago shootings

    2 dead, 6 injured in Chicago shootings
    Two people were killed and six injured in shootings across Chicago since Wednesday. A male gunman fatally shot a 25-year-old woman and injured two others Wednesday as they sat in a vehicle in the Englewood neighborhood, police said.  The shooting...
  • 19 charged in yearlong Aurora drug investigation

    19 charged in yearlong Aurora drug investigation
    The Chicago Tribune Media Group's Aurora Beacon-News reports: A yearlong investigation into local drug activity ended this week with the arrests of 14 people. Aurora police said five additional suspects remain at large, following the sweep that took...
  • Tales differ on conditions at Cook County Jail

    Tales differ on conditions at Cook County Jail
    For two days, a federal judge listened to inmates testify about allegedly rampant abuse at the Cook County Jail — from gang fights among prisoners to guards with hair-trigger tempers who use violence to instill fear and control. Then last week the...