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  • Miami cop fired for killing unarmed man wins back his job

    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...
  • 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....
  • No bail for teens charged with Little Village murder

    No bail for teens charged with Little Village murder
    Three teens charged in the Friday night killing of a 16-year-old boy in the Little Village neighborhood targeted the victim because they were looking for rival gang members, Cook County prosecutors said Sunday. Andrew Anania, 18, and 15-year-olds...
  • Gang code of silence compounds a family's heartbreak

    Gang code of silence compounds a family's heartbreak
    I spent Sunday night at a candlelight vigil, held to mark the anniversary of a young man's shooting death and nudge anyone who knows anything to come forward. I heard a grieving mother beg the crowd for tips that might help police and watched burly high...
  • US export: Central America's gang problem began in Los Angeles

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Andy Romero remembers when a tattooed man showed up in his neighborhood with baggy pants, T-shirts with rock band logos and sneakers like none he'd seen before. "His clothes were totally different," Romero recalled of that time,...
  • Probationer says he was pressured to be FBI informant

    Probationer says he was pressured to be FBI informant
    The shooting of an elderly man in May was not unlike many other gang-related shootings across Chicago — except in this case, the suspected triggerman was on probation and working as a paid FBI informant. A Tribune investigation has found that...
  • Fatal Rogers Park shooting may be tied to suburban gang fight: alderman

    Fatal Rogers Park shooting may be tied to suburban gang fight: alderman
    A fatal shooting in Rogers Park over Labor Day weekend was likely caused by tension between Evanston gangs, according to a Chicago alderman. About 8:45 p.m. Sunday two men, both 29, were shot in a gangway in the 7400 block of North Ridge Boulevard -...
  • Hobos street gang member admits to 3 murders

    Hobos street gang member admits to 3 murders
    A member of one of Chicago's lower-profile but more vicious street gangs stood before a federal judge Wednesday and, one by one, admitted to a chilling litany of violent acts he committed to advance his role in the gang and to protect and grow its illicit...
  • Migration outlier: How Nicaragua escaped neighbors' deadly spiral

    MANAGUA (Reuters) - Victor Toruno was just 12 when he ran away from an abusive father to join a local street gang in Nicaragua, graduating from thief to drug dealer. After stints in jail and treatment and therapy for drug addiction, he took part in a...
  • Few Nicaraguans among Central America's exodus to U.S.

    Nicaragua has many of the same problems as much of Central America. Extreme poverty. Joblessness. Violence, especially against women and children. Government repression. And yet, in the latest exodus of Central American minors and others toward the U.S....
  • El Salvador gangs agree not to attack police and military

    SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Leaders of El Salvador's major gangs on Friday said their members would no longer attack police and the military in a bid to revive a tattered gang truce and slash high rates of violence that have rocked the Central American...