Officers who killed man feared ambush after seeing rap video


Kate Mather | LA Times October 07, 2015 For days, a 15-second video circulated on social media that alarmed Los Angeles police. Taken from a vehicle parked behind a black-and-white police cruiser in downtown L.A., the clip opened with a view of the patrol car then flashed down to show someone holding a revolver. The […]

How Christopher Young’s 14-Year Plea Deal for Drug Crimes Turned Into Life in Prison

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By Taylor Dolven and Daniela Porat | October 4, 2015 | 6:05 am Christopher Young always practiced his speech in the shower. He would speak quickly, far more quickly than in casual conversation, but not because he was nervous. He would do it because he had to — other inmates were waiting for the […]

On the anniversary of one son’s killing, a mother loses another son

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By Jerome Campbell Posted Oct. 1, 2015, 3:41 p.m. Kenya Gatling knew teenagers kept secrets from their parents. But deep down, she felt her son was different. At 18, Marshawn Jackson still greeted Gatling with kisses on both cheeks. The two talked about his love life and fears. And since his brother, Deshawn Dixon, was […]

Rapper C-Murder offers witnesses who say he didn’t kill teen

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By Andrea Shaw, | The Times-Picayune July 21, 2015 at 1:54 PM, updated July 21, 2015 at 5:52 PM Two new witnesses who say they saw Corey “C-Murder” Miller at a Harvey nightclub during a fight that led to a fatal shooting say the rapper was not involved in the fracas, Miller’s attorney says. […]

Top 10 Oldest Hispanic gang varrios in Los Angeles – Part 2

STREETGANGS.COM | July 28, 2015 Los Angeles – Part two of the Top 10 Oldest Hispanic gang varrios in Los Angeles. In part one Alex Alonso toured the oldest gangs ranked from 10 to six. In the second part he tours the five oldest Hispanic gang varrios in Los Angeles. Related posts: Top 10 Oldest […]

Top 10 Oldest Hispanic gang varrios in Los Angeles – Part 1

STREETGANGS.COM | July 17, 2015 Los Angeles, CA – Take a tour through Los Angeles, South LA, East LA, Downtown and Boyle Heights to see what are the oldest Hispanic gang neighborhoods in Los Angeles in Part 1 of a 2 part video. Related posts: Top 10 Oldest Hispanic gang varrios in Los Angeles – […]

Mexico drug lord Guzman’s escape tunnel is a minor engineering masterpiece

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By Tracy Wilkinson | LA Times July 12, 2015 The tunnel stretched a mile long, from the jailhouse shower to an empty building in a cornfield, and was deep enough for drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman to stand upright as he made his escape. A minor engineering masterpiece, some might say, equipped with ventilation, […]

Mexican Mafia suspected chief Peter Ojeda and three others plead not guilty to federal racketeering and violent crime charges

BY SEAN EMERY | STAFF WRITER | OC Register June 29, 2015 | Updated 1:21 p.m. Four suspected members of the Mexican Mafia, including a man believed to be one of the gang’s most established leaders, pleaded not guilty on Monday morning to federal racketeering and violent crimes charges. Peter Ojeda – who authorities allege […]

Supreme Court strikes down key portions of federal ‘3 Strikes’ sentencing laws

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By the Grio June 28, 2015 at 8:34 AM It’s been a busy few days for the Supreme Court, with the historic ruling on same-sex marriage as well as a ruling in Johnson v. United States that dealt a blow to federal “Three Strikes” sentencing laws. The Supreme Court heard the case against a clause […]

L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputies Beat Jail Visitor, Then Lied, Ex-Deputy Testifies

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KTLA News | by Los Angeles Times Posted 12:49 PM, June 17, 2015, Updated at 12:51pm, June 17, 2015 A former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy testified Wednesday that he and other deputies beat a handcuffed visitor to Men’s Central Jail and tried to justify the violence by falsely accusing the visitor of attacking them. […]

Moose discusses Harvard Park Brim and Menlo Gangster Crip history

STREETGANGS.COM | Jun 16, 2015 Los Angeles, CA – The 61 Brims actually started off as a Hustler click, 61 Halldale Hustlers in the 1980s as did Menlo Gangster Crip and several other sets including 55 Neighbrohood Crips. Moose talk about how the 61 Hustlers decided to become a click of the Harvard Park Brims […]

YG Shot in L.A.

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BY TMZ STAFF 6/12/2015 12:07 PM PDT Rapper YG was shot early Friday morning at an L.A. recording studio … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us, it happened at around 1:45 AM in Studio City. We’re told someone shot YG 3 times in the hip. Somehow the rapper was able to get in […]