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  • 16-year-old charged in Aurora slaying

    16-year-old charged in Aurora slaying
    A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder in the Friday slaying of a 17-year-old in front of the older boy’s Aurora home, police said Saturday. Gianni Aguirre, of the 100 block of Bluff Street, was shot and killed about 1 p.m. Friday as he...
  • Joseph Burdine had escaped death once before

    Joseph Burdine had escaped death once before
    Joseph Burdine had been shot before, in 2010, just around the corner from where he was killed Wednesday night. Police say Burdine was wounded in the abdomen by a 16-year-old boy after an argument on the street. The boy was charged and sentenced to 15...
  • 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...
  • New Spike Lee film 'Chiraq' sparks conversation about the term

    New Spike Lee film 'Chiraq' sparks conversation about the term
    Reports that filmmaker Spike Lee is planning to shoot a feature movie here called "Chiraq" ruined Aaron Pierce's mood Thursday. "I'm just really concerned about using that name," said Pierce, a South Side rapper who started an "Anti-Chiraq" social media...
  • Better to pre-habilitate children than rehabilitate killers

    Better to pre-habilitate children than rehabilitate killers
    There is an old story about a political pollster who asked in a telephone survey, "What is the bigger problem in America today, ignorance or apathy?"  Just before slamming the phone down, one irritated respondent replied emphatically, "I don't know and...
  • Double shooting near UCF marks 2nd in 2 weeks

    Double shooting near UCF marks 2nd in 2 weeks
    The UCF-area shooting that left two men critically injured Thursday night has raised more concerns about student safety and gang activity in the neighborhoods bordering the campus off Alafaya Trail. Although the victims — ages 21 and 22 —...
  • Witness told deputies double shooting near UCF may have drug ties, report says

    Witness told deputies double shooting near UCF may have drug ties, report says
    The drive-by shooting that left two young men hurt in a neighborhood just west of UCF's main campus off Alafaya Trail last week was most likely drug-related, a witness told Orange County investigators. A report recently obtained from the Sheriff's...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...