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  • Scores of alleged L.A. gang members arrested in nationwide sweep

    Scores of alleged L.A. gang members arrested in nationwide sweep
    Nearly 1,000 suspected gang members, including almost 90 from the Los Angeles area, were swept up in a nationwide crackdown on transnational gangs, authorities announced Wednesday. The sweep, dubbed Operation Wildfire, pulled in 87 members of more...
  • Rising gang presence near UCF alarms students, residents

     Rising gang presence near UCF alarms students, residents
    As an argument earlier this month escalated, someone suddenly yelled, "Brim Blood!" A gunman then fired a round at two others near UCF's Phi Delta Theta fraternity house on Khayyam Avenue, just across Alafaya Trail from the main entrance to the campus....
  • 2 Charged In Hartford Cold Case Homicide

    2 Charged In Hartford Cold Case Homicide
    HARTFORD — Two men who authorities say are members of the city's Money Green Bedroc street gang have been charged in connection with a 2009 homicide on Liberty Street, according to the state's attorney's office. Kendall Jules, 26, was arrested...
  • Phil Ponce: Question about candidate's parenting, gang 'off the mark'

    Phil Ponce: Question about candidate's parenting, gang 'off the mark'
    Did mayoral debate moderator Phil Ponce of WTTW-TV cross the line Tuesday night in the debate between Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Mayor Rahm Emanuel? Ponce told me yes, he thinks he did. He told me that he crossed the line in...
  • Recent murder victim remembered at vigil

    Recent murder victim remembered at vigil
    Amid a trail of red tail lights on North Lake Street in Aurora Saturday morning, a group prayed in a parking lot for a victim of a recent fatal drive-by shooting. The Prayer Coalition for Reconciliation held a vigil for Bryce Stiff of Montgomery, who...
  • LAPD is more diverse, but distrust in the community remains

    LAPD is more diverse, but distrust in the community remains
    The sweeps came on Friday nights in South Los Angeles, often before big events like Raiders games. Police would round up young men they thought were gang members and hold them over the weekend to keep violence down, a campaign launched by then-Chief Daryl...
  • Blue Island hires 'mastermind' of Dixmoor parks scandal

    Blue Island hires 'mastermind' of Dixmoor parks scandal
    It has been 17 years since Bobby Jackson pleaded guilty in a scheme to steal more than $100,000 from the Dixmoor Park District, but it came as a shock to learn that Blue Island has hired him as building director for its recreation center. "I believe in...
  • 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...
  • 5 convicted, 3 acquitted in Baltimore jail corruption trial

    5 convicted, 3 acquitted in Baltimore jail corruption trial
    A federal jury convicted five people and acquitted three others Thursday in a Baltimore jailhouse corruption case, ending a two-month trial that saw a parade of inmates, disgraced corrections officers and law enforcement officers describe an "upside-...
  • Feds argue for guilty verdict in gang racketeering case

    Feds argue for guilty verdict in gang racketeering case
    Federal attorneys urged jurors during their closing arguments Thursday to convict Juan Briseno of murdering six people as part of his criminal work with the East Chicago Imperial Gangsters, saying they had more than enough evidence. "We have brought you...
  • Force alone won't stop Islamic State

     Force alone won't stop Islamic State
    There's a growing desire among Americans to ramp up our military action against the Islamic State. A Pew Research Center poll released this week showed that sending ground troops to fight these terrorists in Iraq and Syria is supported by 47 percent...