Woman dies after being shot in front of grandchildren at Inglewood park

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Jason Felch (LA Times) December 13, 2010 Map shows location of Saturday’s shooting in purple, as well nearby homicides, in red, since January 2007. Click for more details on The Times’ interactive Homicide Report. Inglewood police are looking for a gunman who shot a 61-year-old woman in front of her grandchildren during a picnic at […]

Bell corruption: Judge rules not to delay state attorney general’s lawsuit

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Andrew Blankstein (Los Angeles Times) December 13, 2010 A Los Angeles County Superior judge denied a request Monday by the state to delay its lawsuit against current and former Bell officials because it could interfere with L.A. County’s criminal cases against the troubled city’s current and former leaders. Judge Ralph Dau rebuffed efforts by lawyers […]

Alleged leader of gang accused of hijacking school bus and kidnapping kids shot dead

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By Associated Press December 13, 2010 LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Police say a gang leader accused of kidnapping children from a school bus has been killed in southeastern Nigeria. Police spokesman Geoffrey Ogbonna told The Associated Press on Monday that a joint army and police team shot Obioma Nwankwo during an operation Sunday in Abia […]

Convicted Murderer Stabs Child Molester in Jail

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John Lobertini (FOX40 News) | December 13, 2010 SACRAMENTO — A bizarre story out of the Sacramento County jail where a convicted child molester is savagely attacked by a convicted murderer. 55-year-old Robert Precobb was stabbed in the face and neck as many as ten times last Friday night by convicted murderer Ruben Rivera. It’s […]

Parents of Gang Members Sentenced to School

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Meredith Carroll December 13th, 2010 A new law in California gives judges the option of sending parents back to school for training when their kids are convicted of gang-related crimes for the first time. However, a new report suggests the parents in question aren’t thrilled with the court ordered classes. Moms and dads in neighborhoods […]

Parents Of LA Gang Kids Head To Class At Court’s Order

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THOMAS WATKINS (The Huffington Post) | December 12, 2010 LOS ANGELES — It’s a Saturday morning and a half-dozen adults are sitting in a high school classroom, staring at grim photos of sickly drug addicts and hearing about the deadly consequences of gang crime. They’d rather not be here, but a judge made them come. […]

Two hurt in gang-related shooting

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Mike Lee | December 12, 2010 An Asian man walked up to a black man and woman in their early 20s at about 1 a.m. on Sunday, gave what police called a “gang challenge” and fired several rounds from a hand gun. The incident occurred on Cord Lane in Mira Mesa. The black man was […]

Archival Gang and Crime footage, Vol. 4

Store > DVDs > Books > Magazine 14.99 Archival Gang and Crime footage, Vol. 4 DVD Contents The following DVD has 26 separate clips from 1996 to 1998 with a running time of 2 hours 28 minutes. Detailed descriptions of all the clips are below. 1. White Suburban Gang Members, interview of male and female […]

Mistaken-ID slaying of boy, 14, leads to prison

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Henry K. Lee (San Francisco Chronicle) December 11, 2010 Two gang members were sentenced Friday to decades in prison for murdering a 14-year-old Oakland boy they mistook for a rival gang member. The boy, Ricardo Cortes Jr., had nothing to do with gangs. Just before he was shot to death, he asked his killer, “Why […]

Student Stands Up Against Gangs in Walla Walla

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John Collett Dec 9, 2010 Eighth grader John Martin and his fellow classmates are putting together a documentary highlighting the rise in gang violence in their city. Martin says he’s noticed a chance in his community over the years. “I’ve seen clips of people just walking down the street and getting jumped by gang members,” […]

Visalia police launch online tip site to target gangs

ERIC WOOMER December 10, 2010 Visalia police are using the Internet as another tool to stop gang violence before it escalates. The department rolled out an anonymous gang and narcotics tip line, which is now available online, joining an already-present telephone hotline. It was created by citizen Shawna Doucette and was tested in November. Now […]

Gang problem can be solved by joint effort

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Ryan Seals (news-record.com) December 10, 2010 GREENSBORO – Tackling the problem of gangs will require the effort of parents, schools, police and various community organizations working together, according to a recent study by UNCG researchers. The Guilford County Gang Assessment, the first comprehensive study to analyze the presence of gangs locally, will be presented to […]