Judge allows opposition to Santa Ana gang injunction to proceed

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BY SEAN EMERY and ALEJANDRA MOLINA / Orange County Register Published: Nov. 20, 2014 Updated: 1:48 p.m. SANTA ANA – A group of 14 accused members of the Townsend Street gang will get their day in court after an Orange County Superior Court judge on Wednesday gave them time to muster a case for why […]

Judge calls killing of 2 USC students ‘shameful'; sentences man to life

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By Marisa Gerber / LA TIMES November 17, 2014 Calling the case one of the saddest he has ever presided over, a Los Angeles judge on Monday sentenced a man convicted in the killing of two USC students from China to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Superior Court Judge Stephen A. Marcus […]

One of LAPD’s most-wanted fugitives, sought in four killings, is captured

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By Joseph Serna / LA Times November 14, 2014 A fugitive connected to four killings and considered one of the Los Angeles Police Department’s most wanted criminals has been caught, federal authorities announced. Eduardo Rodriguez, 35, was captured by U.S. marshals on Thursday in the 3500 block of Farnham Place in Riverside, where he had […]

Prop 47 Pros and Cons for California

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By Stefani Camille WWW.Streetgangs.com November 12, 2014 Proposition 47 passed last week with 59 percent of the vote. Some people may still be wondering what is Prop 47? The measure works to reclassify multiple sections of the penal code to reduce prisons. It will change six low-level offenses (e.g., simple drug possession and petty theft) […]

San Jose police: Three arrested in gang-related shooting on Election Day

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By Robert Salonga / San Jose Mercury News 11/11/2014 01:06:41 PM SAN JOSE — Three men, including a father-and-son duo, have been arrested in the deadly Nov. 4 shooting of a man inside a vacant apartment in South San Jose in what investigators have deemed a gang-motivated attack, according to the San Jose Police Department. […]

New York City cops to be charged for beating Brooklyn teenager: sources

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BY Oren Yaniy / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 5:10 PM Updated: Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6:33 AM Facing a rare police brutality rap, two NYPD cops are expected to be charged Wednesday for beating a Brooklyn teen with their fists and a gun, the Daily News has learned. David Afanador […]

Gang member shot after pointing shotgun at San Bernardino police officer

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By ABC7.com staff Tuesday, November 04, 2014 10:38PM SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (KABC) – A San Bernardino police officer shot a gang member armed with a shotgun Tuesday at about 4:30 p.m., hospitalizing the suspect. San Bernardino Police received a report of a man with a gun on the 1200 block of West Birch Street at […]

San Antonio gang member executed in triple slaying

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by TERRI LANGFORD / The Texas Tribune November 2, 2014 HUNTSVILLE — Former San Antonio gang member Miguel Angel Paredes was executed last week for his role in a 2002 slaying that left three people dead. “To the victim’s family, I want you to know that I hope you let go of all of the […]

Busted: RANE, serial graffiti vandal, sheriff’s officials say

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By Hector Becerra / LA Times October 31, 2014 The alleged serial graffiti artist rained graffiti for five years all over the Santa Clarita Valley. About 750 scrawls, authorities said. But on early Thursday morning, detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s ominously named COBRA team — or Career Offenders Burglary Robbery Apprehension squad […]

Gang member sentenced to life without parole for murder, attempted murder

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN Thursday, Oct 30 2014 04:12 PM A gang member convicted of murder and attempted murder in two separate shootings in February 2013 was sentenced Thursday to life without the possibility of parole. Dvontae Pink, 22, was found guilty of 11 felonies on Aug. 21. He was acquitted of three charges. Pink […]

Man found guilty of murder in 2012 shooting of 2 USC grad students

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By Marisa Gerber / La Times October 27, 2014 A jury convicted a 22-year-old man of first-degree murder Monday in the shooting deaths of graduate students near USC two years ago, in a case that rocked the campus and became international news. Javier Bolden stroked his chin and laughed quietly after the verdict was announced. […]

Radio show ‘Gang Talk’ takes on violence in South L.A.

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La Times Homicide Report Posted Oct. 24, 2014, 5 a.m. In the living room of her South L.A. home, 68-year-old Lita Herron pointed to a bullet hole in the stained-glass window. Tissue was stuffed into the opening. Herron still has the bullet. “I used to carry it around in my pocket,” she said. “It let […]