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  • Authorities: Charges filed against West Side gang

    Authorities: Charges filed against West Side gang
    In the second major gang sweep in two weeks, federal and local authorities announced Wednesday a crackdown on the Imperial Insane Vice Lords, an allegedly violent West Side gang, with the arrests of nearly three dozen leaders and members for a murder,...
  • From this mass shooting, hope that something can be done

     
    Chicago firefighters wash the scene where at least 13 people, including a 3-year-old, were shot at Cornell Square Park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood in Chicago. — E. Jason Wambsgans, Chicago Tribune, Sept. 20, 2013 This Sunday column......
  • Cops: Gang conflict led to mass shooting

    Cops: Gang conflict led to mass shooting
    Bryon Champ decided to seek quick revenge last week after he was grazed in the leg in a gang-related shooting, authorities say. The convicted felon reached out to Kewane Gatewood, who for a few months had been hiding an AK-47-style rifle under his bed...
  • State lawmakers question prison officials on isolation units

    State lawmakers question prison officials on isolation units
    SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers grilled state prison officials about controversial isolation units Wednesday, saying policies allowing long-term solitary confinement of inmates are "beyond the pale." The hearing was an outgrowth of a two-month...
  • Two men convicted in murder of Chicago police officer

    Two men convicted in murder of Chicago police officer
    Two gang members were convicted Wednesday in the murder of a Chicago police officer who had responded to a call of shots fired in the West Englewood neighborhood in 2009. The convictions by separate Cook County juries came more than two years after a...
  • Gang 'tax collector' gets life for shooting that left infant dead

    Gang 'tax collector' gets life for shooting that left infant dead
    A gang "tax collector" who helped set up 2007 shooting in a bustling Los Angeles shopping district that claimed the life of a 3-week-old boy was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Juvenal Cardenas Mejia, 40, was...
  • Gang 'tax collector' convicted in infant's death claims innocence

    Gang 'tax collector' convicted in infant's death claims innocence
    A Los Angeles Superior Court judge cut off a man convicted for his role in the 2007 shooting death of an infant near MacArthur Park as he briefly claimed his innocence at a sentencing hearing Thursday. Juvenal Cardenas Mejia -- a longtime gang "tax...
  • Heroin: The human toll

     Heroin: The human toll
    Johnny Dudek had piercing blue eyes, swooping bangs and a perfect grin — thanks to the braces that came off not long ago. Soon to turn 16, he was excited about getting the white Grand Am his grandmother left him before she died, though his parents...
  • Body-dumping suspect pleads not guilty

    A man suspected of killing a woman and dumping her body in Newport Beach pleaded not guilty Friday in Orange County Superior Court. Irvin Tellez, 25, of Garden Grove has been charged with one felony count of murder for allegedly shooting and killing 28-...
  • 3 shot, 1 stabbed on West, Northwest, South Sides

    3 shot, 1 stabbed on West, Northwest, South Sides
    Three men were shot and a fourth stabbed in four attacks early this morning and late last night on the West, Northwest, and South Sides. About 2 a.m. in the 300 block of North Central Avenue in the city’s Austin neighborhood, a 21-year-old man who...
  • Man shot by county police wanted in armed robbery at Timonium gold store

    Man shot by county police wanted in armed robbery at Timonium gold store
    A Baltimore man who was shot by county police Friday on Pulaski Highway was wanted for robbing a Timonium gold business earlier this month of jewelry and other items after binding two employees' hands with zip ties, authorities said. Police said that on...