Woman associated with Asian street gang convicted of Westminster murder

Lynn Quach and Christopher Yu

Orange County District Attorney | September 6, 2014 A female associate of an Asian criminal street gang was convicted on Thursday, Sept. 4, of murdering a woman by dragging her several blocks on the outside of her car. Lynn Ai Quach, 24, Garden Grove, was found guilty by a jury yesterday Sept. 4, 2014, of […]

El Monte Boys & Girls Club shutters doors amid gang activity allegations

El Monte Boys & Girls Club closed

Q McCray and Greg Lee (KABC) | September 01, 2014 EL MONTE, Calif. — The El Monte Boys & Girls Club has shuttered its doors after allegations gang members with ties to the Mexican Mafia held meetings and sold drugs at the community center. Executive director Clay Hollopeter confirmed the board voted last week to […]

Jordan Downs in Watts marks three years without a homicide

Bingo at Jordan Downs

Nicole Santa Cruz (Los Angeles Times) | August 28, 2014 The last time someone was killed inside the Jordan Downs Housing Development in Watts, a man chased 48-year-old Antonio McNeil and shot him in a drug dispute in broad daylight. Video cameras installed in the development captured the chase and subsequent killing. That was three […]

Police are claiming Ceebo’s protest video is a threat to the LAPD

Rapper Ceebo, family and friends of Ezell Ford, who was slain by the LAPD.

Streetgangs.com August 24, 2014 | 11:45 p.m. LOS ANGELES – In the wake of the officer involved shooting on 65th and Broadway, where Ezell Ford, 25, was shot and killed by two LAPD Officers out of the Newton Division as he was walking down the street, community protests have be energetic and forceful for several […]

For skid row residents and advocates, mural is a sign of survival

The Skid Row Super Mural

Gale Holland (Los Angeles Times) | August 23, 2014 Skid row is the place that dares not speak its name. The neighborhood of 10,000 people on the eastern end of downtown Los Angeles — with the largest concentration of homeless people in the country — is generally not listed on municipal signs or maps. The […]

Suspects in fatal Echo Park stabbing remain at large; fundraiser planned for slain skateboarder

Carlos Arellano

LUCY GUANUNA (Eastsider LA) | August 22, 2014 As police continue their search for three suspects responsible for last week’s fatal stabbing in Echo Park, the owner of a Highland Park pet grooming shop where the victim had once worked will host a fundraiser on Sunday for the slain man’s family. Groom to Bloom is […]

Police suspect gang rivalry in two Watts shootings 20 minutes apart

Gorman Ave & E 108th St, Los Angeles

Frank Shyong (Los Angeles Times) | August 21, 2014 Two men were wounded, one critically, in drive-by shootings that took place 20 minutes apart Thursday in Watts, authorities said. The first shooting occurred near 108th Street and Gorman Avenue about 5:40 p.m., said Sgt. Scott Stevens of the Los Angeles Police Department. A 19-year-old man […]

LAPD Responds to $5 Million Settlement with the Family of Man Shot after Vehicle Pursuit

father of Brian Beaird

LAPD Newsroom | August 20, 2014 Los Angeles: The Los Angeles City Council today announced that a $5 million settlement has been reached to compensate the family of Mr. Brian Beaird. The settlement was reached to resolve any damage claims made by Mr. Beaird’s family. On December 13, 2013 at approximately 10:15 p.m., Newton Patrol […]

Santa Ana Residents Vent Anger Over Gang Injunction

Santa Ana injunction

YVETTE CABRERA (Voice of OC) | August 20, 2014 Santa Ana residents, upset and frustrated with what they described as police mistreatment and abuse of authority in the Townsend Street neighborhood and beyond, lashed out at Santa Ana Police Chief Carlos Rojas Tuesday night at a community forum to discuss a recently approved preliminary injunction […]

What Happens When Inmates Design Their Own Prisons?

Anthony Pratt prison design

Shaunacy Ferro (Fast Company) | August 19, 2014 Inmates in San Francisco’s County Jail No. 5 recently got the chance to contribute their own suggestions for how the physical spaces of incarceration should be designed. At a workshop with architect Deanna VanBuren and restorative justice scholar Barb Toews, 18 attendees, mostly inmates who are currently […]

Police charity raffling semiautomatic rifle, pistol


TERI SFORZA (OC Register) | August 19, 2014 Perhaps the most important thing to know is this: It’s perfectly legal for a police charity to raffle off a semiautomatic rifle and a semiautomatic pistol. Whether it’s entirely appropriate, however, may be another story. Several deputy sheriffs’ associations – including those in Orange County and San […]

NAACP calls on Justice Department to investigate Dante Parker’s Taser death


Rob McMillan (KABC) | August 19, 2014 SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Flanked by attorneys, community leaders and the NAACP, the family of 36-year-old Dante Parker spoke out Tuesday. Parker died after being stunned with a Taser gun multiple times by a San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputy. “He had a family to come home to, he […]