Woman charged in shootings of LA church members

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A woman alleged to be a member of a Los Angeles gang has been charged with murder, attempted murder and vandalism in connection with the shootings of two men who tried […]


LA County sees uptick in hate crimes in 2011

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Hate crimes increased in Los Angeles County by 15 percent in 2011 after three years of dramatic decline. The Commission on Human Relations said Wednesday the number of hate crimes jumped […]


Hells Angel guilty of making criminal threats

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) – A Southern California builder is facing five years in prison for threatening to unleash fellow Hells Angeles on unhappy subcontractors. A Riverside County jury on Thursday convicted 49-year-old James Bradley of […]


ABC special shines light on Chicago violence

NEW YORK (AP) – ABC News said it wanted to step beyond reporting on the gang violence in Chicago to explore ways of reducing it. The network, as shown in reports airing on Thursday and […]


Boy grabbed by 425-pound gang member

SANTA ANA (CNS) – A convicted gang member accused of grabbing a 10-year- old boy — and sniffing him — on his way to soccer practice was charged today with false imprisonment. Victor Joseph Espinoza, […]


NYPD to boost gang unit over social media violence

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Police Department is planning to double the size of its gang unit to 300 detectives to combat teen violence fueled by dares and insults traded on social media. […]


Gang member to be exonerated of murder

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A former Los Angeles gang member could soon be cleared of a murder conviction that kept him behind bars for 19 years. Lawyers for James Edward Smith planned to ask a […]


Ex-gang leader convicted of 4 killings

(CNS) – A former leader of a violent band of Asian Boyz gang members was convicted today of four counts of first-degree murder and other felonies for his role in a Los Angeles County crime […]


LA prosecutor wants to clamp down on scalpers

(AP) – The Los Angeles city attorney wants to clamp down on ticket scalpers by using the same legal tool used to keep gang members from congregating in certain areas. Carmen Trutanich is seeking court […]


44 arrested in crackdown on violent Anaheim gang

(AP) – Authorities say raids targeting a violent Anaheim gang have ended with 44 arrests. Federal, state and local agents hit 54 locations on Friday, capping a yearlong investigation of the East Side Anaheim gang […]





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