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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Maryland man focus of national debate over asylum claims

    Maryland man focus of national debate over asylum claims
    When Julio Martinez crossed the U.S. border illegally more than a decade ago, his attorneys say, he was running for his life, attempting to escape the deadly and pervasive gang he joined in his native El Salvador as a 14-year-old boy. Martinez, who...
  • 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...
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  • In Mexico, Ciudad Juarez reemerging from grip of violence

    In Mexico, Ciudad Juarez reemerging from grip of violence
    Angel Corral is in many ways the new face of a city long known for its criminal gangsters and one of the world's highest homicide rates. At 29, with pale green eyes and a can-do spirit, Corral is riding Ciudad Juarez's return to life, running three...
  • Bloody Chicago weekend raises questions about guns, gangs and morals

    No mass killer terrorized the Chicago streets on Easter weekend. But the joyous spring holiday of renewal was anything but tranquil. At least nine people were killed and 36 others, including children, were shot and wounded. It was the second weekend...
  • Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski on 'Painted Cities'

    Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski on 'Painted Cities'
    Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski is not the kind of man who lives in the past. He's happiest while working on motorcycles in the garage of his house in Berwyn, where he lives with his wife and two children, or working as a counselor for high school students...
  • A new California trend -- prosecuting rap

     A new California trend -- prosecuting rap
    For 16 months, Bay Area rapper Deandre Mitchell — better known as Laz Tha Boy — has been sitting in a jail cell faced with a decision no artist should have to make: whether to defend his innocence at trial, knowing his music likely will be...
  • Few Baltimore County homicides go unsolved

    Few Baltimore County homicides go unsolved
    The call to the county homicide detective came in the middle of the night. A man had been gunned down at a bus stop on Eastern Boulevard in Essex. Found on the scene, the victim's cellphone held a message from someone named Ashley. It read simply, "You...
  • Attempted murder suspect to stand trial

    Attempted murder suspect to stand trial
    A reputed gang member accused of trying to kill two Glendale men during a carjacking and subsequent freeway crash was ordered to stand trial Monday on attempted murder charges. Manuel Jesus Rodriguez, 28, of Tujunga is charged with carjacking, assault...