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  • South Side teen's life, death emblematic of many struck down last year

    South Side teen's life, death emblematic of many struck down last year
    Maria Gutierrez wipes away tears as she watches video of her son Angel staring at the camera, singing in a powerful voice that rattles her cellphone speaker. In a corner of her apartment, a poster depicts him smiling under a Cubs cap, a pair of wings...
  • 'Everyday citizens' are also enablers of gun violence [Letter]

    'Everyday citizens' are also enablers of gun violence [Letter]
    Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts is catching flak from the very people who should be saying "amen" to his view of gun violence being focused on black drug dealers and gangs ("City murder rate should outrage even 'everyday citizens,'" Jan....
  • Motive known in few city homicides, police data shows

    Motive known in few city homicides, police data shows
    Just three of Baltimore's 235 homicides in 2013 have a known drug motive, and police say 30 of the victims were verified gang members, year-end statistics show. As the year came to a close with an increase in homicides and shootings, Police Commissioner...
  • Chicago won't fight ruling allowing gun sales

    Chicago won't fight ruling allowing gun sales
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel all but acknowledged that people will be able to legally buy guns in Chicago later this year, announcing Thursday that he has chosen not to fight a federal court ruling that struck down the city's gun shop ban. Instead, City Hall will...
  • Gang member convicted of Santa Monica murders gets life sentence

    Gang member convicted of Santa Monica murders gets life sentence
    A 25-year-old man convicted of murdering two people in Santa Monica during attempts as a teenager to gun down rival gang members was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Jose Contreras Zapien Jr., was also given a...
  • Teen's killer gets in one last taunt as he's sentenced to life term

    Teen's killer gets in one last taunt as he's sentenced to life term
    Nearly eight years after her son was killed in the crossfire of a Santa Monica gang's violence, Armita Lopez found justice Thursday in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom. But not before her son's killer seized one last opportunity to torment her. "I was...
  • Number of killings surges in some California communities

    Number of killings surges in some California communities
    In a year in which the number of homicides plummeted across California, a few communities were outliers in 2013, leaving crime experts puzzled and some residents on edge. In Pomona, a city of 150,000 people on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County,...
  • Tujunga man faces attempted murder, carjacking charges

    Prosecutors charged a reputed gang member Friday with trying to kill two Glendale men during a brazen carjacking and separate shootings earlier this week. Manuel Jesus Rodriguez, 28, of Tujunga faces two felony counts of attempted murder as well as a...
  • Pomona struggles to understand 70% jump in homicides

    Pomona struggles to understand 70% jump in homicides
    Pomona was one of a few areas in Southern California to see a major spike in killings in 2013. Homicides in the city jumped from 17 to 29, a 70% increase. Communities patrolled by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department also recorded a homicide...
  • Gang-related shooting is first Pomona homicide of 2014

    Gang-related shooting is first Pomona homicide of 2014
    An 18-year-old man was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting in Pomona early Sunday. Jenesis Daniel Lopez was tagging several buildings near the 900 block of E. Holt Aveue with another individual when he was confronted by two suspects, according...
  • L.A. crime falls for 11th year; officials note historic drops

    L.A. crime falls for 11th year; officials note historic drops
    Overall crime in Los Angeles dropped for the 11th straight year in 2013, with many categories seeing the lowest per capita rates in decades, city officials said. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck announced Monday that final...