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  • 'Broken Windows' Fights the 'Ferguson Effect'

    It's not easy to find a middle ground between the tough-on-crime and "#BlackLivesMatter" movements, but it has to be done. As police officers find their routine stops or arrests recorded increasingly by civilians with their smartphones, a rising chorus...
  • With shootings on the rise in NYC, is de Blasio vulnerable?

    The screaming tabloid headlines harken a darker, scarier time in New York history. "Four more murders in one night," the New York Post wrote under the grieving loved ones of a shooting victim. The front page of The Daily News blared "Subway Crime Soars."...
  • Gang colors fade but can still be deadly

    Gang colors fade but can still be deadly
    Melvin Farmer remembers the days when Bloods and Crips openly flashed their colors. Gang members wore an evolving uniform; bandannas, T-shirts, shoes and even earrings to signal their affiliation. But Farmer, a former Crip who is now a gang intervention...
  • How Watts and the LAPD make peace

    How Watts and the LAPD make peace
    Police killings and resulting protests have sparked a national debate about the enmity among communities of color and the officers charged to serve and protect them. But in the South L.A. neighborhood of Watts, against all odds, police and residents...
  • 'Broken windows,' 'Ferguson effect' oversimplify crime and policing issues

    'Broken windows,' 'Ferguson effect' oversimplify crime and policing issues
    It's not easy to find a middle ground between the tough-on-crime and #BlackLivesMatter movements, but it has to be done. As police officers find their routine stops or arrests increasingly recorded by civilians with their smartphones, a rising chorus of...
  • Driver in 2012 Venice murder of youth pastor gets 58 years to life in prison

    Driver in 2012 Venice murder of youth pastor gets 58 years to life in prison
    A judge sentenced a 31-year-old gang member on Friday to 58 years to life in prison in the Venice shooting death of Oscar Duncan, a youth pastor and mentor. A jury convicted Kevin Dwayne Green in February of first-degree murder with weapon and gang...
  • Elgin isn't Disney World, but it's a safe place

    Elgin isn't Disney World, but it's a safe place
    Of the hundreds of Elgin shootings that stick in my mind from the mid-1990s are two: one during rush hour on State Street and the other near Garfield School when classes were letting out. I remember covering both shootings as the night reporter for...
  • Sheriff blames condition of neighborhoods for Gary murder rate

    Sheriff blames condition of neighborhoods for Gary murder rate
    Lake County Sheriff John Buncich says he thinks he has a solution to the once-again rising homicide rate in Gary, and it doesn't entail more police officers on the streets. Buncich used a forum on public safety Thursday evening at City Hall to say he...
  • Biker gang violence never really went away

    Biker gang violence never really went away
    Former undercover agent Jay Dobyns says people can be forgiven for thinking Sunday's biker bloodbath in Waco, Texas, was a throwback to a bad 1970s movie. The shootout — which killed nine people and wounded 18 — seemed aberrant because the...
  • Mayor believes city will rebound after record month of violence

    Mayor believes city will rebound after record month of violence
    As Baltimore reels from its most violent month in 40 years, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake remains upbeat about the city's efforts to fight crime, pointing to the success of an anti-violence program and the retraining of police officers by the U.S....
  • 3 dead, 7 wounded in Chicago shootings

    3 dead, 7 wounded in Chicago shootings
    A 15-year-old boy lay dead of gunshot wounds in a Bronzeville neighborhood alley Sunday night, the ninth and youngest homicide victim in a Memorial Day weekend that has seen at least 41 people shot since Friday afternoon. Of those, three have been...