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

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By Juliet Bennett Rylah | laist.com 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?

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By Hillel Aron | Laweekly.com 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 […]

What We Know About the Baton Rouge Police Shooter

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By Matt Taylor | Vice.com July 18, 2016 The man who violently plunged America further into the swamp of toxic racial tension this weekend by killing three cops in Baton Rouge and wounding three more was a 29-year-old former marine sergeant who called himself “Cosmo.” Born Gavin Eugene Long, the veteran identified as belonging to […]

Gardena man gets 40 years in prison for pimping teenage girls

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By Laron Carter | Dailybreeze.com Posted: 07/18/16, 1:40 PM PDT A Gardena man was sentenced Monday to 40 years in federal prison for sex trafficking seven girls, most of who were coerced or forced to work as prostitutes. Laron Darrell Carter, who used the nicknames “Birdd,”“Pimpin’ Bird” and “Pi Birdd,” also was ordered to pay […]

The Game meets with L.A. gangs in an effort to stop killings

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By Nicole Santa Cruz | Latimes.com July 17, 2016 Hip-hop artist the Game urged gang members from across Southern California on Sunday to stop the violence in the midst of the national focus on the recent police shootings of African-American men. The Game, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, told the hundreds gathered for […]

Drug Kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman Escapes Mexican Prison Once Again

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By abcnews July 14, 2016 MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (AP) — Early this morning, drug kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán, head of the Sinaloa Cartel, escaped from the Altiplano maximum security prison once again. It is unclear at this point what exactly happened, but these are the details ABC News has received from Mexican officials so […]

6 arrested in South LA on federal drug and gun charges

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Posted by Hoa Quach | Mynewsla.com July 14, 2016 in Crime Six people were arrested Thursday in South Los Angeles on federal charges of illegal gun sales and drug distribution while authorities search for three others. During the course of the investigation, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives took more than […]

Windsor armored car heist suspects linked to Los Angeles area robberies, murder

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PAUL PAYNE AND DEREK MOORE | THE PRESS DEMOCRAT July 14, 2016, 5:47PM Two men accused of trying to kill an armored car guard during a brazen daytime heist in Windsor are suspected of carrying out a similar crime in Southern California in March, and one of the men has been linked to the killing […]

City Hall protesters want LAPD Chief Charlie Beck fired

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By City News Service | Dailynews.com Posted: 07/13/16, 1:04 PM PDT LOS ANGELES — A group of protesters calling for the ouster of police Chief Charlie Beck and demanding a meeting with Mayor Eric Garcetti gathered again in front of City Hall today, continuing a sit-in that began after the Police Commission determined an officer’s […]

Amid protests, panel finds that LAPD did not violate deadly force rules in shooting of black woman in South L.A.

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Kate Mather, James Queally, Ruben Vives July 12, 2016 As hundreds of demonstrators descended on downtown Los Angeles, the city’s Police Commission on Tuesday faulted two LAPD officers for their tactics leading up to the killing of a black woman in South L.A. last year, but found that the fatal shooting did not violate the […]

Inside Florida’s Codeine Black Market

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By Francisco Alvarado | Vice.com July 6, 2016 Around 4 AM on April 16, three men in hooded sweatshirts approached the entrance to a Walgreens in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Surveillance footage shows one member of the trio—sporting an orange hoodie, tan backpack, and white socks as gloves—pry open a door using a large yellow crowbar, […]