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  • Indictment an in-depth look at South L.A. gang's alleged operations

    Indictment an in-depth look at South L.A. gang's alleged operations
    Federal prosecutors Tuesday unsealed a 212-page racketeering indictment against dozens of suspected members and associates of the 52 Broadway Gangster Crips, detailing how they allegedly robbed homes across the South Bay, used women to move drugs and...
  • City Council approves CeaseFire, police overtime funding in $2.2 million crime fighting proposal

    City Council approves CeaseFire, police overtime funding in $2.2 million crime fighting proposal
    Baltimore's nearly $2.2 million proposal to reduce violent crime received preliminary approval from the City Council Monday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said. The proposal would support Operation CeaseFire, a program aimed at reducing recidivism...
  • Kass: Police patrolling social media to curb gang violence

    Kass: Police patrolling social media to curb gang violence
    Murders happen in the real world, where the club bashes a real human being's head, or a solid bullet pierces real flesh. Like that of Endia Martin, the 14-year-old shot in the back in my old neighborhood on the South Side. But what's odd, maybe a sign...
  • Man shot after Silver Lake graduation was student's older brother

    Man shot after Silver Lake graduation was student's older brother
    Authorities on Friday identified the man shot to death in Silver Lake on Wednesday as the older brother of a student who was graduating at a nearby middle school. Christopher Hernandez, 19, of Los Angeles, died in a hospital after he was found with...
  • 3 dead, including 58-year-old woman, 11 injured in shootings on South, West Sides

    3 dead, including 58-year-old woman, 11 injured in shootings on South, West Sides
    A 58-year-old woman was killed and two others were injured in a shooting in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side, several hours after a man was shot and seriously wounded near a Lawndale school Thursday afternoon, officials said. A total of 14...
  • Gun used by suspected Boston Marathon bomber traced to Maine gang

    When police confronted Tamerlan Tsarnaev four nights after the Boston Marathon bombing last year, he leaped from his car with a 9-millimeter semiautomatic pistol and opened fire. He critically wounded one officer and, despite being shot himself, kept...
  • Police charge 103 in Harlem sweep of gangs involved in turf war

    Police charge 103 in Harlem sweep of gangs involved in turf war
    New York police swooped through parts of Harlem arresting dozens of members of three gangs locked in a violent turf war in what officials on Wednesday described as the largest such indictment of gang associates in the city’s history. In all, 103...
  • How the LAPD has achieved better policing through data

     How the LAPD has achieved better policing through data
    Every Wednesday morning, supervisors and officers of the Los Angeles Police Department gather in a windowless room on the first floor of the department's headquarters. There, they analyze crime statistics and get grilled about their strategies for...
  • Eastside church is changing in a 'post-gang era'

    Eastside church is changing in a 'post-gang era'
    Pastor Pete Bradford, a reformed "dope fiend" from San Diego, went out into the streets of Boyle Heights looking for gang members to pray over. Finding them wasn't hard. It was the early 1990s, the era of "Boyz n the Hood" and "Colors" and gangsta rap....
  • Schoolteacher killed by stray bullet in gang dispute in Chatham

    Schoolteacher killed by stray bullet in gang dispute in Chatham
    Betty Howard had left her car’s hazard lights on Thursday evening as she ran into drop off some paperwork at her second job at a real estate office along a busy commercial stretch in the Chatham neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side. She...
  • Appellate court orders new trial for man convicted of killing Aurora boy in 1996

    Appellate court orders new trial for man convicted of killing Aurora boy in 1996
    An appellate court Friday vacated the murder conviction and ordered a new trial for the man convicted of the 1996 slaying of a young Aurora boy, a crime that shocked the city and sparked an anti-gang backlash. Late Friday, the Second District...