8-Year-Old Boy Killed in Drive-By Shooting in Pomona

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Posted BY TRACY BLOOM, CHRISTINA PASCUCCI, CHRIS WOLFE AND CINDY VON QUEDNOW | KTLA 5 NEWS February 21, 2017 Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help Tuesday as they continue their search for the assailant who opened fire on a home in Pomona, shooting and killing an 8-year-old boy before getting away. onah Min […]

Officer-involved shooting occurred in Whittier; both officers injured

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By Stephanie K. Baer | The Whittier Daily News February 20, 2017 UPDATE: One officer expired and the other other is in stable condition. Officer Keith Boyer, of the Whittier Police Department, was fatally shot after responding to traffic stop. Two Whittier police officers and a suspect were injured in an officer-involved shooting in Whittier […]

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, […]

Long Beach SWAT officers shot at in Cerritos

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By City News Service | February 17, 2017 Long Beach Police SWAT officers were involved in a non- injury shootout with a suspect in a drug investigation in Cerritos Friday, and authorities were working to arrest the man, who was barricaded in a residence. The incident began about 4:45 a.m. as the SWAT officers prepared […]

A Day Without Immigrants

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Posted By Perry Stein | Washington Post | February 16, 2017 Restaurants, schools close in ‘Day Without Immigrants’ protest Upscale restaurants canceled long-standing reservations. Some ubiquitous fast-casual chains were closed. And teachers posted pictures on social media of their empty classrooms. Immigrants across the country were on strike Thursday to highlight their importance to the […]

Toddler killed in drive-by shooting on Chicago’s West Side

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Posted By JULIA JACOBO | ABC News | February 14, 2017 A toddler was killed on Chicago’s gang-plagued West Side Tuesday after he was shot in the head, police said. The 2-year-old boy was killed along with a 26-year-old man, who was the target of the shooting, a spokesperson for the Chicago Police Department told […]

ICE-led probe leads to indictment of Northern California gang members

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Posted by ICE Newsroom on February 14, 2017 SAN JOSE, Calif. – A federal grand jury indicted 10 alleged Northern California gang members for conspiring to commit extortion by force and conspiring to engage in drug trafficking following an intensive five-year probe by special agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). According to the indictment unsealed […]

Suspect accused of pulling gun on deputy hospitalized after shooting in Van Nuys

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Posted by Debbie L. Sklar on February 14, 2017 A man was hospitalized Tuesday after allegedly pulling a gun on a sheriff’s deputy, who then shot him at a restaurant in Van Nuys. The shooting, which took place about 2:45 p.m. Monday in the 7300 block of Van Nuys Boulevard, occurred during an investigation of […]

Officials alert residents to growing gang problem in metro Atlanta

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By Nathalie Pozo, Fox News January 26, 2017 The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office wants people in metro Atlanta to know gangs are a growing problem. “We do have an increase, it is a significant increase from how it was and I think that this is going to continue to get worse if we do […]

The Commission on Gangs Is a Joke I No Longer Want in on

By Cornelius Bowser, Voice of San Diego January 25, 2017 When I joined the San Diego Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention in 2012, my goal was to help build a bona fide commission that could affect real change. I envisioned a change in attitudes in how we reach out to help gang members, a […]

LAPD officers shot Ezell Ford in self-defense and won’t be charged, says DA’s office

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By Elizabeth Chou, Los Angeles Daily News January 24, 2017   Criminal charges will not be filed against the Los Angeles Police Department officers who killed 25-year-old Ezell Ford, whose 2014 shooting served as a lightning rod for activists protesting law enforcement shootings of black and Latino suspects.District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced Tuesday she would […]

Ex-deputy sentenced to 3 years for molesting girl in Costa Mesa

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By Ruby Gonzales, Los Angeles Daily News January 23,2017 A judge recently sentenced a former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy to three years in prison, 180 days in jail and five years probation for molesting a 12-year-old girl in Costa Mesa in 2015, officials confirmed Monday. The three-year prison sentence was suspended, according to Bobby […]