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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....