LASD’s Paul Tanaka, Tom Carey plead not guilty

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By Marc Cota-Robles , Miriam Hernandez and Lisa Bartley | ABC 7 News Thursday, May 14, 2015 06:46PM LOS ANGELES (KABC) –Former LASD Undersheriff Paul Tanaka and former LASD Captain Tom Carey are out on bond after pleading not guilty to federal charges of obstructing an FBI investigation into brutality and corruption in the Los […]

Rapper whose murder triggered Denver gang war should’ve been in prison

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By Kirk Mitchell | The Denver Post 05/13/2015 12:01:00 AM MDT In a soft baritone voice, Kevie “KL Tha General” Durham spewed vulgar rap taunts aimed at rival gangsters, vowing to kill them as casually as a prep quarterback might recount a touchdown pass. “They ben throwin’ slugs but they ain’t ben trying to aim […]

Blacks still top Compton’s homicide rolls, despite demographic change


Nicole Santa Cruz | LA Times | Homicide Report Posted May 8, 2015, 5 a.m. Since their 13-year-old son, Draysean Earl, was gunned down six years ago in Compton, his parents have paid close attention to the news when someone else is killed. Each year, they hold a march on May 5, the day of […]

Protestors aim to get rid of ‘gang conspiracy’ law

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by Kristina Audencial | Fpx 5 News Posted 10:27 PM, May 3, 2015, Updated at 11:09pm, May 3, 2015 SAN DIEGO — It’s an ongoing battle for family and friends of those locked up under a law that makes it illegal to benefit from gang activities, otherwise known as Penal Code 182.5. A prayer vigil […]

San Diegans say police wrongly documented them as as gang members because of neighborhood

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By Emily Valdez | ABC News Channel 10 10:43 PM, May 3, 2015 SAN DIEGO – Just because your neighbors are gang members it doesn’t make you a gang member. That’s the message from dozens of people who peacefully protested at the San Diego County courthouse Sunday. Some wore hats that read #DocumentMe. Some said […]

At Nickerson Gardens, ‘the wall’ of names is sacred ground

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Nicole Santa Cruz | LA Times | The Homicide Report Posted May 1, 2015, 3 a.m Here in the Nickerson Gardens public housing project in Watts, it’s simply called “the wall.” On it, written in black in Old English script, are the names of the dead. The first names to grace the wall were those […]

Baltimore gangs agree to truce similar to one during 1992 riots in L.A.

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By Brian Charles, Correspondent | Los Angeles Daily News Posted: 04/30/15, 6:51 PM PDT | Updated: 2 hrs ago BALTIMORE >> Rival gang members walked side by side down Pennsylvania Avenue to their cars. Not one menacing glare was exchanged by the dozens of gang members, despite a bloody feud between the crews that has […]

Gang members stand with City Council against rioting in Baltimore


By Luke Broadwater | The Baltimore Sun April 28, 2015, 1:39 P.M. Self-identified gang members stood with the Baltimore City Council at City Hall Tuesday to call for an end to the violence and rioting that broke out across the city Monday. A gang member who identified himself as “Trey” wore a red bandana on […]

Report: Baltimore Gang Members Unite To Protect Black-Owned Businesses, Direct Looters Towards Chinese- And Arab-Owned Stores

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Chuck Ross, Reporter | The Daily Caller 9:55 AM 04/28/201 Members of three Baltimore street gangs came together in unity during Monday’s riots to protect businesses — or at least some of them. Crips, Bloods and Black Guerilla Family gang members reportedly stood guard in front of some black-owned businesses to protect them from would-be […]

Bryan Stow’s attackers face multiple-year prison terms on weapons charges


By John Schreiber | April 28, 2015 Federal prosecutors are recommending that a judge sentence each of the two felons who beat Bryan Stow in a Dodger Stadium parking lot — leaving the San Francisco Giants fan with permanent brain injuries — to multiple-year prison terms for weapons possession, court papers obtained Tuesday show. […]

6 Arrested in South L.A. After Baltimore Police Warn of ‘Credible Threat,’ LAPD Go on Alert


by Ashley Soley-Cerro and Wendy Burch | KTLA 5 News Posted 6:22 AM, April 28, 2015, Updated at 04:10pm, April 28, 2015 As protests in Baltimore over the recent death of a man in police custody grew increasingly violent and the LAPD was warned of a “credible” gang threat, six people were arrested at a […]

Baltimore PD: “Credible” gang threat against cops

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CBS News | AP April 27, 2015, 12:49 PM BALTIMORE – As the funeral for Freddie Gray, the man who suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody, was held Monday, the Baltimore Police Department announced they had received information about a “credible threat” against the lives of its officers. In a press release, the […]