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A judge declared a mistrial Friday after a jury failed to reach a verdict in the case of an alleged gang member accused of fatally shooting a 5-year-old boy who was in a Spider-Man costume on Halloween. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Bob S. Bowers Jr....
Tags: Punishment, Witnesses, Murder, Judges, Prosecution
L.A. NOWA Mexican Mafia prison gang member and longtime leader of the Puente Trece gang was sentenced Wednesday to life in federal prison after his conviction for racketeering....
L.A. NOWPaul Tanaka, the second in command at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, who had come under criticism for problems that have plagued the agency, announced Wednesday that he is stepping down. Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said Tanaka is...
The man killed in a crash near Acton whose 9-year-old daughter hiked through difficult terrain for help worked at Homeboy Diner in L.A.'s City Hall. Homeboy Industries, a well-known L.A. program that helps former gang members find jobs, wrote on its...
Gangs can be found anywhere in the country, expert Charla Waxman said this week at a gang awareness seminar in Naperville sponsored by DuPage County officials. Even the suburbs. "I can step off a plane in Miami and immediately connect with the Latin...
Tags: DuPage County, West Chicago, Naperville, Ronald Reagan
L.A. NOWThree Philippine men were convicted Monday of importing military weapons that came in a shipment to Long Beach as part of a plot to arm Mexican drug cartels and gang members, federal authorities said....
The half-cent sales tax increase proposal on the March 5 ballot known as Proposition A has been around for a long time in many guises, sometimes as a county tax, sometimes a city tax. Threats and reasons offered by Los Angeles city officials have...
Amid all the furor surrounding the Newtown killings and the need for new gun controls, one state lawmaker is quietly suggesting Connecticut revive an almost-forgotten effort aimed at combating the flow of illegal firearms. State Sen. Tony Guglielmo of...
A Chicago man who has been making false emergency calls for more than a month was arrested after describing his own clothing during one of his fake alerts, police said. Since Feb. 10, the city's 911 center had been getting false calls such as "person...
KWCH 12 Eyewitness NewsWichita Police Chief Norman Williams says criminal activity increased by 2% last year. He says larcenies account for one of the biggest spikes. There are some good numbers, though. Gang crime hit a historic low. Four drive-by shootings were reported...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice
A South Los Angeles gang member was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison Monday for executing a man in front of his child simply because the man was of Mexican descent. Anthony Gabrourel, 23, also known as “Bandit” in the Pueblo Bishop...
Tags: Punishment, Murder, Crimes, Crime, Law and Justice
Change of SubjectIf you live in Chicago, it's virtually an abdication of your civic duty not to listen to the extraordinary, eye-opening and and infuriating two-part "This American Life" series on Harper High School. Part one Part two If you prefer just......
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