| 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...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 9:47 AM
UPDATE: Closing arguments from the prosecution and defense were heard Thursday morning. The jury was given the case about noon and has begun its deliberations.
NEWPORT NEWS — A jailhouse informant in a Newport News murder case...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 9:53 AM
After more than 20 years living on North Magnolia Avenue in Uptown, Victoria McGhee had had enough.
“I felt like every time I hear gunfire, I have to run outside and check where my kids are,” she said. “I can’t get comfortable...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:15 PM
An admitted gang member pleaded guilty Tuesday to shooting a 13-year-old girl to death and attempting to kill six others last March after tricking one of the victims into flashing a rival gang`s hand signal.
Michael Martinez, 19, of 3040 S. Kostner Ave....
| Sep 12, 2014
| 2:19 AM
BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - They have received death threats, been forced from their homes, and live in the middle of drug turf wars, but nothing has stopped a Colombian women's rights group that is this year's recipient of a U.N. refugee agency...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 5:20 AM
AUSTIN, Texas Maria Aracely says she was pushed out of her home by her mother as her small town in western Honduras deteriorated into a place where gang members killed with machetes and charged a tax to live.
The 18-year-old fled with her infant daughter...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 7:59 PM
Nine-year-old Antonio Smith was gunned down on a concrete slab a few feet away from the railroad tracks that have long served as the dividing line between rival gangs in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood known as Pocket Town.
How a fourth-grader...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 9:46 AM
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,...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 3:47 AM
Violent crime in Chicago has been on the decline for two decades, yet as Mayor Rahm Emanuel looks to re-election next year, the scourge of shootings and gang murders still defines the conversation in many neighborhoods across the South and West sides....
| Aug 9, 2014
| 5:50 PM
Hot dogs and carne asada sizzled on the grill in a narrow courtyard where Vanessa Cerda and friends gathered on a recent Sunday afternoon. Across the road, a bounce house was set up for children to play and nearby, a woman sold pupusas in front of her...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 5:20 PM
A Miami police detective fired for killing an unarmed man three years ago has won his job back.
Officer Reynaldo Goyos fatally shot Travis McNeil and wounded friend Kareem Williams in the winter of 2011 as they sat in a car at a Little Haiti following...