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  • How the LAPD has achieved better policing through data

     How the LAPD has achieved better policing through data
    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...
  • Eastside church is changing in a 'post-gang era'

    Eastside church is changing in a 'post-gang era'
    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....
  • 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...
  • Appellate court orders new trial for man convicted of killing Aurora boy in 1996

    Appellate court orders new trial for man convicted of killing Aurora boy in 1996
    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...
  • 3 dead, including 58-year-old woman, 11 injured in shootings on South, West Sides

    3 dead, including 58-year-old woman, 11 injured in shootings on South, West Sides
    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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Officials seek to tame Venice boardwalk

    Officials seek to tame Venice boardwalk
    Spencer Davis was chatting up tourists on the Venice boardwalk when police officers pulled up in front of his display of plastic alien heads. Had Davis seen a man threatening people with a chain saw, they asked? "Not today," he quipped with a smile,...
  • 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...