Drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman extradited to US, Mexico says

In this photo provided U.S. law enforcement, authorities escort Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, center, from a plane to a waiting caravan of SUVs at Long Island MacArthur Airport on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Ronkonkoma, N.Y. The infamous drug kingpin who twice escaped from maximum-security prisons in Mexico was extradited at the request of the U.S. to face drug trafficking and other charges, and landed in New York late Thursday, a federal law enforcement official said. (U.S. law enforcement via AP)

By Petter Orsi and Bradley Klapper Janury 19, 2017 Los Angles Daily News   MEXICO CITY >> Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Mexico’s most notorious cartel kingpin who twice made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run as the country’s most wanted man, was extradited to the United States on Thursday to face drug […]

Coroner identifies San Fernando woman stabbed to death, ex-deputy husband is under arrest

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By City News Service January 17, 2017 Los Angeles Daily News SAN FERNANDO — Authorities today identified the woman who was stabbed to death in San Fernando and whose husband — a former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy — was arrested in her killing. San Fernando police officers were sent to the 1000 block of […]

Leader of Crips street gang going to prison for 3 life sentences

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By Robert E. Kesseler, Newsday January 13, 2017 The longtime leader of the Crips street gang’s Roosevelt chapter got three life sentences plus 145 years in prison Friday for “a crime wave that wreaked havoc” on the community for 10 years. Raphael Osborne, 30, known as the “Big Whale” of the Crips, was convicted on […]

SWAT situation in Lake Elsinore began when suspect fired at CHP officers, southbound 15 now open

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By Anne Millerbern, Los Angeles Daily News January 12, 2017 An incident in a Lake Elsinore neighborhood that ended with an officer-involved shooting began when the suspect shot at California Highway Patrol officers during a pursuit on Interstate 15, officials say. A CHP officer pulled over a man the officer believed to have been under […]

California grand juries can now probe police shootings

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By Sudhin Thanawala, Los Angeles Daily News January 11, 2017 SAN FRANCISCO — A California appeals court tossed out a law that banned grand juries from determining whether police officers involved in fatal shootings should face criminal charges. The 2015 law sought more transparency in shooting investigations by shifting charging decisions from closed-door grand juries […]

Cobb meth, heroin bust lands 12 in prison on gang and drug charges

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By Ben Brasch, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution January 11, 2017 A major drug bust involving a local gang ended with a dozen people in prison, Cobb County officials announced Tuesday. They all pleaded guilty to gang and racketeering charges, said Cobb’s district attorney Vic Reynolds, but a 13th defendant has yet to be sentenced. The gang involved […]

Man indicted after heroin wrapped in Christmas-themed paper is found in luggage at LAX

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By Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Time January 11, 2017 A Los Angeles man was indicted on suspicion of trying to smuggle heroin wrapped in Christmas-themed paper onto a flight departing Los Angeles International Airport, federal authorities said. A federal grand jury Tuesday indicted James Mitchell, 25, on one count of possession with intent to distribute […]

Beating on video began after friendly encounter, say Chicago police

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By Carla K. Johnson and Don Babwin, Los Angeles Daily News January 6,2017 CHICAGO — The two 18-year-old men had been schoolmates, police say. After meeting at McDonald’s, they spent two days together, driving around visiting friends. Then a pretend fight escalated into a brutal beating of one of the men, a mentally disabled teenager, […]

Dylann Roof to jurors: ‘Nothing wrong with me psychologically’

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By Meg kinnard, Los Angeles Daily News January 4, 2017 CHARLESTON, S.C. — Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof spoke to the jury for the first time at his death penalty trial Wednesday, telling them that there’s nothing wrong with him psychologically and that he is not trying to keep any secrets from them. But […]

Deadly Christmas weekend in Chicago: 12 people fatally shot

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By: Ralph Ellis and Mayra Cuevas, CNN December 27, 2016 Chicago’s citywide crime wave didn’t slow down during the holiday weekend. City police investigated 27 shooting incidents this Christmas weekend, 12 of which were fatal, city Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said during a Monday news briefing. “The violence primarily occurred in areas with historical gang […]

Judge denies ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca’s request for change of venue, prosecutor

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By: Joel Rubin, Los AngelesTimes December 23,2016 With his criminal trial approaching, former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca on Monday lost bids to have the case moved out of Los Angeles and the lead prosecutor disqualified. At a hearing Monday afternoon, Baca’s attorney, Nathan Hochman, failed to persuade U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson to grant […]

Gang member sentenced for killing connected to the Mexican Mafia

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STREETGANGS.COM | December 22, 2016 LOS ANGELES – An El Sereno man and former 18th Street gang member has been sentenced to 24 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a federal drug trafficking offense and murdered of a man who had failed to pay “taxes” to the Mexican Mafia. Eddie “Criminal” Garcia, 39, […]