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  • After leader of vicious Zetas cartel captured, violence could surge

    After leader of vicious Zetas cartel captured, violence could surge
    MEXICO CITY -- The capture of the top leader of Mexico’s savage Zetas cartel will likely have surprisingly little effect on the trafficking of cocaine and other illicit substances to the United States, or on the violence that has claimed tens of...
  • Fatal shooting that fueled Anaheim protests justified, D.A. says

    Fatal shooting that fueled Anaheim protests justified, D.A. says
    The shooting of an Anaheim man, whose death helped fuel days of heated protest in Orange County's largest city last year, was legally justified, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office. Joel Acevedo, was shot and killed by...
  • Captured Zeta cartel lord Treviño infamous for brutality

    Captured Zeta cartel lord Treviño infamous for brutality
    He was notorious for an assassination method known as “the cookout” – stuffing his victim into a barrel, dousing him with gasoline and roasting him alive. Miguel Angel Treviño Morales, the Zeta drug cartel commander arrested Monday...
  • Alleged jail smuggling mastermind to plead guilty, lawyer says

    Alleged jail smuggling mastermind to plead guilty, lawyer says
    The alleged Black Guerrilla Family leader who is accused of masterminding a sophisticated operation to smuggle drugs and other contraband into the Baltimore City Detention Center will plead guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge, his attorney said...
  • George Zimmerman jury should be public

    George Zimmerman jury should be public
    B37 is snarky. B29 is emotional. B51 is caring. Either we're talking about a new, far more interesting version of bingo or observations about the six women who served on the George Zimmerman jury. Trial watchers became accustomed to referring to the...
  • DVD Review: 'New World' delivers blood, action, thrills

    DVD Review: 'New World' delivers blood, action, thrills
    South Korea continues to crank out an amazing number of fine features, many of which are released in the U.S. only to get lost in the shuffle of indie and/or foreign films each year. Among these is Park Hoon-jung's gangster drama "New World," which opened...
  • Mysterious death in 'Whitey' Bulger trial: Book has back story

    A harsh critic of James "Whitey" Bulger, who had once been expected to testify against the gangster at his trial, was found dead in his home Wednesday, with no obvious signs of trauma on his body. There will be an autopsy on to determine the cause of...
  • City jail probe widens

    City jail probe widens
    Investigators looking into alleged corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center appear to have made a major breakthrough this week when Black Guerrilla Family prison gang leader Tavon White, the inmate accused of masterminding a drug- and contraband-...
  • Charlie Smith's 'Men in Miami Hotels' moves beyond the noir playbook

    Perhaps my favorite moment in Charlie Smith's terrific new novel, "Men in Miami Hotels," comes not too far from the end. The protagonist, a Miami hoodlum named Cotland Sims, has snuck into Havana, on the run from a relentless line of gangsters who keep...
  • 'Bash mob' is a no-show in Long Beach, but police remain on alert

    'Bash mob' is a no-show in Long Beach, but police remain on alert
    Law enforcement officers across the Southland continued to be on alert Friday for signs of roving groups of vandals like the one that struck Hollywood on Tuesday night, even as one such “bash mob” failed to materialize in Long Beach....
  • After Trayvon, where's outrage over black-on-black violence?

    After Trayvon, where's outrage over black-on-black violence?
    On the last day of the annual NAACP convention last week, the Rev. Al Sharpton stepped to the mic. "We cannot have our sons' and daughters' lives on the line for anybody who wants to pursue them, follow them and kill them — and say it's in self-...