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  • Little-known legal move may aid young refugees

    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...
  • Third man charged with killing of teen outside Grand Crossing recording studio

    Third man charged with killing of teen outside Grand Crossing recording studio
    A third man has been charged in the September 2013 killing of a 17-year-old boy outside of a Grand Crossing recording studio. Meiko Buchanan, 23, of the 600 block of West 60th Street, is charged with first-degree murder charge in the Sept. 26 fatal...
  • Emanuel hounded by crime issue

    Emanuel hounded by crime issue
    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....
  • 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...
  • Gang injunction in Santa Ana will do more harm than good, critics say

     Gang injunction in Santa Ana will do more harm than good, critics say
    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...
  • 1978 San Diego cop-killing case an early test of state's new parole law

    1978 San Diego cop-killing case an early test of state's new parole law
    Even the convicted killer now admits it was brutal and senseless: a young police officer left in the gutter, three bullets in his chest, one in his right temple, after a traffic stop. The San Diego Police Department was shaken by the slaying of...
  • 41 people tied to El Monte gang linked to Mexican Mafia are indicted

    41 people tied to El Monte gang linked to Mexican Mafia are indicted
    More than three dozen alleged members and associates of a San Gabriel Valley gang said to be controlled by the Mexican Mafia were indicted on a range of murder, robbery, drug trafficking and other charges, federal officials announced Wednesday. Of the...
  • San Bernardino's rising homicide rate troubles cops, residents

    San Bernardino's rising homicide rate troubles cops, residents
    Earlier this month, Shelton Nicholas, 23, became San Bernardino’s 26th homicide victim of the year. His July 5 shooting at an abandoned home was the first in a bloody run of killings -- five dead in the city in just nine days. A father of five...
  • One man's ministry of the streets in 2 documentaries

    One man's ministry of the streets in 2 documentaries
    Unless you're on the streets every day interacting with young toughs the way the Rev. Robin Hood is, you can't possibly know or even truly comprehend what's going on in the lives of guys who shoot at each other and the children who are being groomed to...
  • 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...
  • 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....