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  • 2 charged in Elizabeth gang-related killing

    Authorities have made two arrests stemming from the April gang-related shooting that left a young man dead in Elizabeth. Union County prosecutors have charged 19-year-old Juan Barraza and a 16-year-old with murder in the death of 18-year-old Oscar...
  • Baltimore police rebuked for 'uncorroborated' gang threat report on day of Freddie Gray funeral

    Baltimore police rebuked for 'uncorroborated' gang threat report on day of Freddie Gray funeral
    City leaders questioned Thursday why the Baltimore Police Department issued a public warning, on the morning of Freddie Gray's funeral, that gang members had teamed up to "take out" police officers. Police announced on April 27 a "credible threat"...
  • Man, 21, dies shielding mother during South Chicago shooting

    Man, 21, dies shielding mother during South Chicago shooting
    James Jones died shielding his mother from bullets meant for him, according to family members. The 21-year-old and his mother, Alicia Jones, were on a porch in the 8400 block of South Colfax Avenue about 12:02 p.m. Saturday when a man approached from...
  • Baltimore police commanders seek calm after Freddie Gray death

    Baltimore police commanders seek calm after Freddie Gray death
    The police radio crackled: "Two men running with guns … discharge on Druid Hill …" Acting Capt. Robert Jackson hit the sirens on the unmarked Ford Taurus, which hurtled through traffic and stoplights to a West Baltimore intersection....
  • In Antelope Valley, relations between minorities and Sheriff's Department are improving

     In Antelope Valley, relations between minorities and Sheriff's Department are improving
    Miguel Coronado pulled up to the tile-roofed beige house where he had been handcuffed and shoved into a patrol car six years before — for telling a girl that she could refuse to talk to the sheriff's deputy who was questioning her. He became an...
  • 'Rubble Kings' details the gritty Bronx of the 1960s and '70s

     'Rubble Kings' details the gritty Bronx of the 1960s and '70s
    The documentary "Rubble Kings" revisits the lawless gangland that was the Bronx in the 1960s and '70s through former street thugs who lived it. The film's subjects attribute the neighborhood's unraveling to urban planner Robert Moses' Cross Bronx...
  • Homeboy Industries linked to Mexican Mafia racketeering case; organization responds

    Homeboy Industries linked to Mexican Mafia racketeering case; organization responds
    Nearly two dozen members of three Northeast Los Angeles gangs united by the Mexican Mafia have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of racketeering, extorting money from drug sellers and conspiring to kill rivals. The indictment unsealed...
  • Feds: 48 charged for links to Boston's most-feared gang

    More than 40 people were arrested on drug and gun charges Thursday in what authorities called the dismantling of Boston's largest and most powerful gang. Officials said at a news conference that a grand jury indicted 48 members and associates of the...
  • Trio of Glendale residents indicted for alleged involvement in Mexican Mafia's 'United Nations'

    Three Glendale residents were indicted on Thursday for their alleged involvement in a criminal organization that united three historically rival street gangs under the Mexican Mafia, authorities said. The federal racketeering indictment, which was...
  • 3 Los Angeles gangs indicted for uniting in conspiracy

    Three rival Los Angeles gangs united in a rare alliance to conspire to control drug trafficking and carried out crimes that included murder and extortion, federal prosecutors said in announcing a racketeering indictment against 22 gang members. Gangs...
  • Gloucester man gets 4 years in gang-related Middlesex County shooting

    Gloucester man gets 4 years in gang-related Middlesex County shooting
    The second man charged in a gang-related shooting in Middlesex County last summer that left a Gloucester County man dead and another wounded pleaded guilty to two felony charges Wednesday. Demetrius Paige, 23, of Gloucester, entered a guilty plea in...