| Jun 17, 2014
| 1:47 PM
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...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:44 PM
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...
| May 7, 2014
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...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 12:04 PM
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...
| May 30, 2014
| 5:43 AM
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...
| May 12, 2014
| 10:03 PM
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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:04 PM
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...
| May 4, 2014
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...
| May 15, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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....
| May 31, 2014
| 5:51 AM
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.
| May 30, 2014
| 4:52 PM
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...