Weekends are the deadliest time for Latinos

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By Armand Emamdjomeh and Ryan Menezes | LA Times | The Homicide Report Feb. 27, 2015 The first to be killed on the weekend of Dec. 20 was 17-year-old Erik Sainz, who was shot in the driveway of a West Puente Valley home that Friday afternoon. Then came Matthew Albert Garcia, 26, who was found […]

Mexico arrests fugitive leader of Knights Templar drug cartel

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By Tracy Wilkinson | LA Times February 27, 2015 | 7:55 A.M. Longtime fugitive drug lord Servando “La Tuta” Gomez Martinez, founding commander of the notorious La Familia cartel, which controlled a large chunk of western Mexico and its booming methamphetamine industry, was captured by federal police early Friday, authorities said. A teacher by training, […]

County approves $1.5-million settlement in deputy-involved shooting

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Abby Sewell / LA Times February 18, 2015 Los Angeles County supervisors on Tuesday approved a $1.5-million settlement with the family of a man who was shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy in Watts. The deputy, who later faced criminal charges in connection with a separate incident, fatally shot 22-year-old Arturo Cabrales in March […]

The Black Male Incarceration Problem Is Real and It’s Catastrophic

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Antonio Moore / Huff Post Posted: 02/17/2015 12:05 pm EST Updated: 02/19/2015 1:00 pm EST “We have more work to do when more young black men languish in prison than attend colleges and universities across America.” President Barack Obama In a recent article the widely held belief surrounding the number of black men incarcerated outnumbering […]

Reward payouts rare in homicide cases, but potential keeps offers coming

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LA Times / The Homicde Report Posted Feb. 13, 2015, 5 a.m. How effective are the rewards offered in homicide cases? Payouts are rare, but detectives say they still believe in them, and politicians continue to approve them. In the LAPD’s latest reward announcement, $50,000 was offered Thursday for information in the shooting death of […]

‘Suge’ Knight still in jail; bail hearing pushed back to late March

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By Marisa Gerber and Veronica Rocha / LA Times February 09, 2015 Marion “Suge” Knight will be sitting in jail for another month as his bail review hearing has been pushed back to March 20. Knight, 49, appeared healthy and sipped from a cup of water a sheriff’s deputy gave him while he sat handcuffed […]

Three gang members to go on trial in shooting on an Anaheim police car

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By LOUIS CASIANO JR. STAFF WRITER / Orange County Register Feb. 6, 2015, updated Feb. 7, 2015 9:08 a.m. Three men are scheduled to go to trial Monday for allegedly firing shots at an Anaheim police patrol vehicle in 2012, an Orange County District Attorney statement said Friday. Anaheim residents Juan Carlos Covarrubias, 22; Jordy […]

Video shows SF public defender arrested for defending client, TV station reports

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By Helen Freund, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune February 04, 2015 at 9:22 AM, updated February 04, 2015 at 10:20 AM After a veteran San Francisco public defender was arrested last week for intervening between a group of police officers and her client, her office has released video footage of the arrest, CBS-SF reported. In the […]

Little brother was targeted in 2012 retaliation killing, prosecutors say

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By Helen Freund, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune February 03, 2015 at 6:46 PM, updated February 04, 2015 at 12:32 PM Brandon Baker didn’t hang out with the wrong crowd. An outgoing student at Walter L. Cohen High School, the 19-year-old athlete and recipient of a football scholarship was facing a promising future, at odds with […]

Challenging the Suge Knight narrative and getting it correct

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By Alex A. Alonso Streetgangs.com Staff Writer February 2, 2015 | 6:29 p.m. LOS ANGELES – There has been an abundance of coverage connected to Suge Knight’s most recent legal matter related to an incident that occurred in Compton last Thursday. Knight visited the lunch set of the film Straight Outta Compton, uninvited and started […]

Gang prevention summit set Saturday in Salinas

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Roberto M. Robledo / The Californian January 29, 2015 A panel that includes former gangbangers and wannabes will discuss gang violence at a community forum set for Saturday in Salinas. Hosted by the Boy & Girls Clubs of Monterey County, the “CROSSROADS Gang Prevention Summit” will address the No. 1 youth crime problem facing the […]

LA Gangs Join Forces In Fight Against Killings

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By Greg Milam, US Correspondent / Sky News Wednesday 28 January 2015 Rivals in one of the oldest and bloodiest gang wars in the world have joined forces to try to end the killings. The battle between the Bloods and Crips – the stuff of rap legend – has left thousands dead on the streets […]