Parolee detained in fatal shooting

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Posted by Frank Shyong | Los Angeles Times | February 19, 2017 A parolee with a lengthy criminal history was detained as “a person of interest” early Sunday in connection with the fatal shooting of two Covina women and the wounding of a 2-year-old boy, police said. Shortly after midnight Sunday, Lucas Doi Fick, 36, […]

No Parole for Manson-family Murder

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By Debbie L.Sklar mynewsLA.com October 29, 2016 The 70-year-old Watson has, for the 17th time, lost his bid to leave prison. Watson, Manson and the others were convicted of killing seven people in two days, including actress Sharon Tate who was married to actor/director Roman Polanski. A panel from California’s Board of Parole Hearings rejected […]

Unearthing the Secret History of ‘LA’s Deadliest Punk Rock Gang’

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By Patrick Lyons | Vice.com January 17, 2016 Punk music changed forever when it hit LA. Tempos became faster, bands became meaner, violence began to spiral out of control. Rose-tinted history remembers the revolutionary effect of punk culture—the DIY ethos, resistance to police harassment, widely influential music—but what’s largely forgotten is the body count it […]

Teen Avoids Gang Life, Only To Be Killed By It

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By John Cádiz Klemack | NBC4 News Published Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 Larry McKay was only 16 years old when he died. It was July 17, 2014. His mother, Lakisha Thomas, mourns his loss every single day. “This is a kid,” she said. “What would y’all wanna hurt a kid for?” LAPD’s South Bureau Criminal […]

Mynisha Crenshaw’s death was a call to action against gang violence

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By Steve Lambert | The Sun Posted: 11/14/15, 7:03 PM PST | Updated: 1 day ago It was a question that became a headline that led to a movement. “Can one life make a difference?” A decade later, it’s fair to say that it can, and that Mynisha Crenshaw’s has. In death, this little girl […]

Killers of 9-year-old Chicago boy lured him into alley and murdered him over gang beef with his father: police

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BY Tobias Salinger | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Friday, November 6, 2015, 8:37 AM A 9-year-old Chicago boy who was fatally shot was targeted because of his father’s gang activities, police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Thursday. Tyshawn Lee, who was walking to his grandmother’s house Monday afternoon, was “lured” into an alley and executed […]

Stop Black-on-Black violence in Los Angeles, Justice or Else

STREETGANGS.COM | October 25, 2015 Washington D.C., Million Man March – Skipp Townsend ( 2ndcall.com ) visits Washington D.C. for the Justice Or Else! Million Man March 20th Anniversary and the message he took back to the streets of South Los Angeles was that “Black-on-Black” violence can be cured by putting down the guns and […]

Ex-gang member has murder rap tossed, released from jail

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By Lia Eustachewich | New York POst August 5, 2015 | 2:00am The murder conviction of a 25-year-old Brooklyn man who spent nearly eight years in prison was tossed out Tuesday because prosecutors under former DA Charles Hynes bungled parts of his case. Joel Fowler, a Crips gang member at the time, was found guilty […]

#100days100nights fuels fear in South L.A.

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Sandy Banks | Los Angeles Times July 31, 2015 The #100days100nights campaign may be fake, but the fear in parts of South Los Angeles is very real. “I’ve been in prison, and I’ve never been as nervous as I am right now,” a middle-aged man in a baseball cap admitted to the crowd gathered for […]

L.A. County homicide numbers in 2015 on pace with 2014

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Nicole Santa Cruz and Armand Emamdjomeh | LA Times |Homicide Report Posted July 10, 2015, 5 a.m. With the city experiencing its first crime surge in more than a decade, homicides countywide are on pace with last year, according to recent data from the coroner’s office. The difference is fairly small. In a county of […]

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

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By Andrea Shaw, NOLA.com | 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. […]

Why the deaths of Latinos at the hands of police haven’t drawn as much attention

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By Nicole Santa Cruz, Ruben Vives and Marisa Gerber | LA Times July 18, 2015 | 4:00 A.M. Kris Ramirez never saw police as a threat. Growing up, his body didn’t tense with us-versus-them dread when police cruisers drove through his Southeast Los Angeles neighborhood. “If someone is wearing a uniform,” Ramirez said, “you show […]