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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • East Baltimore gang targeted in sweeping prosecution

    East Baltimore gang targeted in sweeping prosecution
    A surveillance camera near the East Baltimore murder scene spied a group from the Black Guerrilla Family gathered to congratulate a gang member on a job well done — a long-time rival was dead and a prior killing avenged. Henry Mills had been a BGF...
  • 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...
  • Warrantless searches draw criticism

     Warrantless searches draw criticism
    Cook County probation officers have for years quietly teamed up with law enforcement to go into probationers' homes without warrants, looking for guns, drugs and information and leading to questionable and illegal searches, the Tribune has found....
  • Man convicted in '09 triple slaying

    Man convicted in '09 triple slaying
    A man accused of fatally shooting three teenagers in 2009 when he was aiming for a rival gang member has been found guilty of murder, but his codefendant was acquitted Thursday, authorities said. Martin Ybarra, 25, was accused of killing Johnny Edwards,...