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  • A shift in gang tactics means drive-bys are giving way to walk-ups, observers say

    A shift in gang tactics means drive-bys are giving way to walk-ups, observers say
    Ricardo Nunez was trimming a tree outside his Echo Park home on a Sunday morning last month when a white truck pulled up and a person inside opened fire, killing the 35-year-old father. Ray Martinez, the LAPD detective investigating the case, is...
  • LAPD struggles with spike in violent crime, shootings

    LAPD struggles with spike in violent crime, shootings
    Los Angeles police are struggling to combat an increase in crime across the city this year, including a sharp spike in the number of people shot. Officials said Tuesday that shootings recorded by police are up 31%, amounting to 54 additional victims this...
  • Naperville stabbing case likely the last for veteran DuPage prosecutor

    Naperville stabbing case likely the last for veteran DuPage prosecutor
    Before jurors began their deliberations earlier this month in the high-profile murder trial of Daniel Olaska, one of the last voices they heard was that of DuPage County Assistant State's Attorney Bernie Murray. The veteran prosecutor urged jurors to...
  • Spike in 'contact cards' from street stops raises legal, strategic concerns

    Spike in 'contact cards' from street stops raises legal, strategic concerns
    Under pressure from police Superintendent Garry McCarthy to reduce violence, Chicago police are increasingly writing up "contact cards" -- the form they fill out when making street stops -- raising concerns of civil libertarians that the number of...
  • Man gets life in three 2009 killings

    Man gets life in three 2009 killings
    NEWPORT NEWS — A 25-year-old Newport News man was sentenced Wednesday to two life terms plus 20 years for his role in the gang-related killings of three people, the culmination of a major law enforcement effort to crack down on the violent gang....
  • Keep them between the lines

    The relative of a gang member who was recently shot and killed told the media, "Gang-banging was only a small part of who he was." I knew what she meant. He was a son, a brother and a friend. He may very well have been a great guy. This is the irony...
  • New Spike Lee film 'Chiraq' sparks conversation about the term

    New Spike Lee film 'Chiraq' sparks conversation about the term
    Reports that filmmaker Spike Lee is planning to shoot a feature movie here called "Chiraq" ruined Aaron Pierce's mood Thursday. "I'm just really concerned about using that name," said Pierce, a South Side rapper who started an "Anti-Chiraq" social media...
  • Better to pre-habilitate children than rehabilitate killers

    Better to pre-habilitate children than rehabilitate killers
    There is an old story about a political pollster who asked in a telephone survey, "What is the bigger problem in America today, ignorance or apathy?"  Just before slamming the phone down, one irritated respondent replied emphatically, "I don't know and...
  • Homicides in El Salvador reach record as gang violence grows

    El Salvador had more homicides in March than any other single month in a decade, a dark milestone that some attribute to the collapse of a gang truce and one that could mark a trend of greater violence to come. Data from the National Civil Police show...
  • Double shooting near UCF marks 2nd in 2 weeks

    Double shooting near UCF marks 2nd in 2 weeks
    The UCF-area shooting that left two men critically injured Thursday night has raised more concerns about student safety and gang activity in the neighborhoods bordering the campus off Alafaya Trail. Although the victims — ages 21 and 22 —...
  • Witness told deputies double shooting near UCF may have drug ties, report says

    Witness told deputies double shooting near UCF may have drug ties, report says
    The drive-by shooting that left two young men hurt in a neighborhood just west of UCF's main campus off Alafaya Trail last week was most likely drug-related, a witness told Orange County investigators. A report recently obtained from the Sheriff's...