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  • Gang code of silence compounds a family's heartbreak

    Gang code of silence compounds a family's heartbreak
    I spent Sunday night at a candlelight vigil, held to mark the anniversary of a young man's shooting death and nudge anyone who knows anything to come forward. I heard a grieving mother beg the crowd for tips that might help police and watched burly high...
  • 1978 San Diego cop-killing case an early test of state's new parole law

    1978 San Diego cop-killing case an early test of state's new parole law
    Even the convicted killer now admits it was brutal and senseless: a young police officer left in the gutter, three bullets in his chest, one in his right temple, after a traffic stop. The San Diego Police Department was shaken by the slaying of...
  • 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...
  • Update: Newport News jury deliberating in double homicide

    UPDATE: Closing arguments from the prosecution and defense were heard Thursday morning. The jury was given the case about noon and has begun its deliberations. -------------- NEWPORT NEWS — A jailhouse informant in a Newport News murder case...
  • Signs of hope as Uptown struggles with violence

    Signs of hope as Uptown struggles with violence
    After more than 20 years living on North Magnolia Avenue in Uptown, Victoria McGhee had had enough. “I felt like every time I hear gunfire, I have to run outside and check where my kids are,” she said. “I can’t get comfortable...
  • West Sider gets 45 years in killing of girl over gang signal

    West Sider gets 45 years in killing of girl over gang signal
    An admitted gang member pleaded guilty Tuesday to shooting a 13-year-old girl to death and attempting to kill six others last March after tricking one of the victims into flashing a rival gang`s hand signal. Michael Martinez, 19, of 3040 S. Kostner Ave....
  • Probationer says he was pressured to be FBI informant

    Probationer says he was pressured to be FBI informant
    The shooting of an elderly man in May was not unlike many other gang-related shootings across Chicago — except in this case, the suspected triggerman was on probation and working as a paid FBI informant. A Tribune investigation has found that...
  • Gang member charged in killing of informant

    Gang member charged in killing of informant
    Federal authorities continued their crackdown on the Hobos, a street gang they have called especially violent, by charging one gang leader with a second killing of a government informant and adding a 10th defendant to the pending indictment. Paris Poe,...
  • Islamic State's badass path to paradise

    In his 1988 book “Seductions of Crime,” UCLA sociologist Jack Katz devotes an entire chapter to what he calls the “ways of the badass.” “In many youthful circles,” he writes, “to be ‘bad,' to be a ‘...
  • Fatal Rogers Park shooting may be tied to suburban gang fight: alderman

    Fatal Rogers Park shooting may be tied to suburban gang fight: alderman
    A fatal shooting in Rogers Park over Labor Day weekend was likely caused by tension between Evanston gangs, according to a Chicago alderman. About 8:45 p.m. Sunday two men, both 29, were shot in a gangway in the 7400 block of North Ridge Boulevard -...
  • Hobos street gang member admits to 3 murders

    Hobos street gang member admits to 3 murders
    A member of one of Chicago's lower-profile but more vicious street gangs stood before a federal judge Wednesday and, one by one, admitted to a chilling litany of violent acts he committed to advance his role in the gang and to protect and grow its illicit...