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 […]

Understaffed NOPD gets more applicants than can fit in classes, City Council told

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By Naomi Martin, | The Times-Picayune on October 22, 2014 at 6:21 PM, updated October 22, 2014 at 6:22 PM The understaffed New Orleans Police Department has received more applications from qualified candidates than can fit into classes, which are capped at 30 under a federal court order, officials told City Council members Wednesday. […]

LAPD Officer Accused of Faking Military Documents to Get Paid Leave

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By Richard Winton | Los Angeles Times Oct 22, 2014 A veteran Los Angeles Police officer was arrested Tuesday on charges of stealing public funds related to allegedly submitting fictitous military leave documents on several occasions. Christine Bulicz, a 15-year LAPD officer and a California Army National Guard member, is alleged to have submitted fake […]

Organized crime busts in NJ

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Associated Press / Fox News Posted: Oct 21, 2014 9:51 AM PST Updated: Oct 21, 2014 9:53 AM PST NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – Eleven reputed members and associates of a major New York-based organized crime family are facing charges in New Jersey. Acting state Attorney General John Hoffman announced details of the arrests during a […]

Unsloved homicide case of upcoming musician

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By Stefani Camille October 21, 2014 I always click on the Homicide Report for the La Times. I came across this guy Tryee Rowe, a 39 year old musician who lived just near the 1900 block of West 77th Street where he was shot to death. Tyree was killed 2 years ago, while sitting […]

San Jose: Mayor’s gang-violence claim underscores political fight for city’s crime image

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By Robert Salonga | San Jose Mercury News 10/20/2014 02:28:55 PM | Updated: a day ago SAN JOSE – When Mayor Chuck Reed’s office put out a news release boasting a staggering 70 percent decline in violent gang crimes since the start of the year, it raised eyebrows and expectedly drew the ire of the […]

Palmdale Pimp Sentenced to At Least 27 Years for Human Trafficking

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By Katherine Hafner / NBCNews Saturday, Oct 18, 2014 • Updated at 12:43 PM PDT A Palmdale pimp who tattooed and sexually abused his human trafficking victims was sentenced Friday to 27 years to life in state prison, prosecutors said. Bruce Gordon, 30, who went by the name “King Kong,” pleaded no contest Thursday to […]

Los Angeles gang member sentenced to life in prison for heroin trafficking, death of witness

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By The Associated Press Posted: 10/17/14, 6:30 AM PDT NEW ORLEANS >> Federal prosecutors in New Orleans say a Los Angeles gang member has been sentenced to life in prison on charges related to heroin trafficking and the death of a federal witness. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite said Quenshey Mitchell, 37, was sentenced Thursday. Mitchell […]

Inmate gives recorded speech during university graduation


By Stefani Camille October 17, 2014 Do you remember Mumia Abu-Jamal, 60, a former black nationalist, was convicted of first-degree murder in the 1981 killing of Officer Daniel Faulkner? The inmate Abu-Jamal delivered the graduation address last week at Vermont’s Goddard College in a speech recorded over prison telephone lines. He was initially sentenced […]

New policy for legal representation in criminal court says Attorney General Holder

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Stefani Camille October 14, 2014 The Attorney General’s office is making strides to reform the criminal justice system. In doing so, it has made a step towards how a criminal defendant is represented in court. A new policy bolsters the department’s commitment to ensuring that individuals are ably represented as they face criminal charges. […]

No decision made on release of Kendrec McDade shooting report

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By Lauren Gold / Pasadena Star-News Posted: 10/14/14, 5:08 PM PDT LOS ANGELES >> A superior court judge Tuesday delayed a decision on whether an independent report on the officer-involved shooting of 19-year-old Kendrec McDade should be released to the public. However, the judge, James Chalfant, said he would likely allow the release of a […]

Fifty-Two Members and Associates of San Bernardino Street Gang Targeted in Federal Drug Trafficking Indictment

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By IVN / Imperial Valley News Tuesday, 14 October 2014 22:17 RIVERSIDE, CA—After a federal grand jury issued a 90-page indictment, federal and state authorities today arrested 21 of 52 defendants linked to San Bernardino’s largest gang on narcotics-trafficking charges that allege numerous transactions involving methamphetamine and heroin. The indictment, which was unsealed this morning, […]