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  • Chicago violence continues to outpace NYC, LA

    Chicago violence continues to outpace NYC, LA
    The Rev. Michael Pfleger and about 100 supporters marched along South Paulina Street on Friday evening while down the next block, Chicago police searched for bullet casings and sought potential witnesses after a man and a woman were struck by a hail of...
  • Families of Pomona homicide victims to march against violence

    Families of Pomona homicide victims to march against violence
    Pomona residents and the families of homicide victims will resume their campaign to end violence Saturday morning with a march outside City Hall. Participants will gather beginning at 8 a.m. and start the two-mile march around the Pomona Civic Center at...
  • A moment of thought could have saved shooter his tears

    A moment of thought could have saved shooter his tears
    Brandon Spencer ought to be considered an object lesson by wannabe gangsters carrying guns. The 21-year-old was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life in prison for shooting into a crowd waiting in line for a Halloween party on the USC campus in 2012....
  • 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...
  • On the scene in Back of the Yards: 'Can we get a ride?'

    On the scene in Back of the Yards: 'Can we get a ride?'
    Tribune reporter Peter Nickeas has been driving the streets of Chicago at night, listening to a police scanner, observing at crime scenes, and recording what he sees. Here's one of those scenes –- an encounter in the South Side's Back of the Yards...
  • City Council approves CeaseFire, police overtime funding in $2.2 million crime fighting proposal

    City Council approves CeaseFire, police overtime funding in $2.2 million crime fighting proposal
    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...
  • Dozens arrested in FBI, LAPD gang sweep in South L.A.

    Dozens arrested in FBI, LAPD gang sweep in South L.A.
    As many as six dozen gang members and associates were arrested early Tuesday as FBI agents and Los Angeles police officers descended on a South Los Angeles neighborhood. The sweep involved dozens of agents and officers and was the culmination of a...
  • Indictment an in-depth look at South L.A. gang's alleged operations

    Indictment an in-depth look at South L.A. gang's alleged operations
    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...
  • Memorials become a familiar sight in Chicago's toughest neighborhoods

     Memorials become a familiar sight in Chicago's toughest neighborhoods
    Mourners placed two bottles of Kendall Floyd's favorite tequila on the ground, tied red and white balloons to a chain-link fence and scribbled rest-in-peace messages on posters set up in his honor. A night earlier, on May 17, the 20-year-old had been...
  • About 50 members of violent L.A. street gang are arrested in sweep

    About 50 members of violent L.A. street gang are arrested in sweep
    Dozens of members of a notorious Los Angeles street gang were arrested early Tuesday as federal and local investigators moved to break up what they said was a violent and powerful cartel that ran a drug operation that stretched as far as Louisiana....
  • Teen stands up to gang and nearly loses his life

     Teen stands up to gang and nearly loses his life
    With his throat slashed and his shirt covered in blood, the 15-year-old boy cowered in the garbage can where he had been tossed and left for dead. Occasionally, he could hear sounds — cars passing, people walking by — but he wouldn't look...