Deputies in Compton fatally shoot black man unarmed

COMPTON – August 26, 2016 – Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a man Thursday as they searched for a suspect they say fired at them after a pursuit in Compton. Investigators are still trying to determine if the man who was shot was involved in the original incident or had been armed […]

Up-and-Coming Rapper Kid Cali Killed, 2 Injured During Shooting at Pool Party


Posted 6:59 AM, August 21, 2016, by Cindy Von Quednow, Erin Myers, Mariel Turner, Kirk Hawkins and Jennifer Gould, Updated at 09:29am, August 22, 2016 A Los Angeles rapper was killed and two others were injured during a shooting at a pool party in Granada Hills Saturday night, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. […]

Bronx teen killed in drive-by shooting; he’s second son heartbroken family has lost to gun violence

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BY Keldy Ortiz and Thomas Tracy NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, August 18, 2016, 10:33 AM A 17-year-old Bronx boy who had dreams of becoming a rapper was fatally shot during a drive-by shooting — becoming the second member of his family to be murdered in six years, officials and heartbroken family members said Thursday. […]

18-year-old ran from LAPD before officer shot and killed him in South L.A., witness says

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Kate Mather | LATIMES.COM August 17, 2016 A man who witnessed Tuesday’s deadly police shooting in South L.A. said he saw an 18-year-old run from an officer before he was shot, then saw a gun near his body. The witness, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said he was inside his house Tuesday afternoon […]

Officer fatally shoots a person in South L.A. after an emotional Police Commission meeting

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By Kate Mather | LATIMES.COM August 16, 2016 A Los Angeles police officer shot and killed someone Tuesday afternoon during a traffic stop in South L.A., hours after activists and others made an emotional appeal for police officials to release more information about a high-profile shooting last week. Tuesday’s killing occurred after an officer on […]

San Diego Police Shooting: One Officer Killed, One Rushed to Surgery

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By Alexander Smith, Andrew Blankstein, Molly Roecker, Shamar Walters and Kurt Chirbas NBCNEWS | Jul 29 2016, 11:01 am ET A police officer was fatally shot and another seriously injured during a traffic stop in San Diego late Thursday, officials said. Authorities said early Friday that one person was in custody, but told residents to […]

Los Angeles police officer shot, suspect killed in Watts

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By AP | July 26, 06:57 AM Los Angeles police say a suspect who shot and wounded an officer during a running gun battle was himself shot and died at the scene. Officer Norma Eisenman says the officer was treated at a hospital for a gunshot wound and released early Tuesday. Eisenman says the […]

Social media leads to arrest of suspected gang member in Rochelle Park

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By RICHARD COWEN | : News July 26, 2016, 6:49 PM Last updated: Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 6:49 PM Passaic police say they used Facebook to track a reputed gang member wanted for a stabbing that occurred four years ago, which led to an arrest on Monday in Rochelle Park. Jorge Hernandez, 28, was […]

2 shot to death outside Baldwin Hills apartment

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By City News Service | Posted: 07/25/16, 9:11 AM PDT | Updated: 46 secs ago LOS ANGELES — Two men have died in a shooting in the Baldwin Hills area, authorities said. It happened at 11:30 p.m. Sunday outside an apartment building at 4032 Stevely Ave., according to Sgt. Carlton Brown of the Los […]

Overall Crime Has Gone Up In L.A. For The Second Year In A Row

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By Juliet Bennett Rylah | on Jul 22, 2016 9:50 am According to the LAPD, crime has increased in L.A. once again, making this the second year in a row we’ve received this disappointing news. Last year, we were told that crime in Los Angeles had increased by 12 percent. This was the first […]

Why Are So Many Inmates Attempting Suicide at the California Institution for Women?


By Hillel Aron | Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 8:08 a.m. Erika Rocha spent her 35th birthday— her last birthday — at California Institution for Women (CIW), the smaller of the state’s two female-only prisons. In the yard of the Chino Valley facility, about an hour east of downtown L.A., her friends threw her […]

San Diego West Coast Crips Gang Member Gets Life in Murder, Sex Trafficking, Robbery Enterprise

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By Maggie Avants (Patch Staff) | San Diego Patch July 20, 2016 11:43 pm ET SAN DIEGO, CA — West Coast Crips gang member Wilbert Ross was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to life in prison for his role in a racketeering enterprise involving execution-style murders, a takeover robbery, witness intimidation and sex trafficking, according […]