New S.F. police chief pledges to reform department amid scandals and shootings

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By Joseph Serna | Latimes.com May 20, 2016 A day after San Francisco’s mayor announced the departure of the city’s beleaguered police chief, the department’s new leader said Friday his top priority is instituting sweeping changes to the scandal-plagued organization. “Reforms, reforms, reforms,” interim SFPD Chief Toney Chaplin told reporters when asked where his focus […]

Gangster gets life sentence for shooting that killed 1, injured another

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By Hillary Jackson | Mynewsla.com May 10, 2016 in Crime A gang member was sentenced Tuesday to 80 years to life in state prison for a shooting that left one man dead and wounded another man nearly two years ago. Michael Angel Daniel, 37, of Compton, was convicted March 9 of first- degree murder for […]

Graffiti Has Exploded in Los Angeles

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By Dennis Romero | LAweekly.com Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7:01 a.m. If you’ve noticed a lot of graffiti around L.A., you’re not alone. It continues to flourish following our report last year on how graffiti was cropping up from Mid-City to Palms. Criminologists and other experts continue to debate whether there’s a cause-and-effect relationship […]

Was LAPD sergeant denied restoration of rank because he’s white?

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Posted by Hillary Jackson | Mynewsla.com May 5, 2016 in Crime A Los Angeles police sergeant sued the city Thursday, alleging he was denied a restoration of rank because he is white. Sgt. Jake Bushey filed the discrimination suit in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeking unspecified damages. A spokesman for the City Attorney’s Office did […]

A Rare Look Inside LAPD’s Crime Gun Storage

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CBSLA News May 02, 2016 LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — CBS2/KCAL9 is teaming up with the city of Los Angeles for this year’s Anonymous Gun Buyback event on Saturday, May 7 as part of the city’s efforts to cut crime. Police chief Charlie Beck showed Paul Magers an area that is normally off limits as he […]

EXCLUSIVE: Brooklyn gang member held without bail on drug charges as Instagram photos suggest murder plot

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BY John Marzulli | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, April 29, 2016, 4:00 AM A reputed Brooklyn gang member was held without bail on drug charges after federal prosecutors produced chilling photos from his Instagram account suggesting he was preparing to avenge the murder of his best friend. Nigel (Freaky) Sandy was seeking release on […]

NYPD, FBI bust gang-related drug ring during raid of East Harlem housing projects, arrest 30 including Broad Day Shooters gang leader

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BY Ryan Sit, Thomas Tracy | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 11:03 AM About 30 people were arrested early Tuesday as NYPD officers and federal agents descended upon three East Harlem housing projects during a massive gang and drug takedown, officials said. Dressed in olive drab fatigues, body armor and sporting assault […]

Violent crime in L.A. rises 12.7% so far this year, but overall rate is up only slightly

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Kate Mather | Latimes.com March 09, 2016 Killings in Los Angeles have surged 27.5% so far in 2016 compared with the same period last year as the city continues to see a rise in violent crime, LAPD officials said Tuesday. The jump in homicides along with double-digit increases in aggravated assaults and robberies contributed to […]

How the Rodney King beating ‘banished’ the baton from the LAPD

Richard Winton | LA Time March 02, 2016 When the video of Los Angeles police officers beating Rodney G. King shocked the world 25 years ago, the baton quickly became a symbol of law enforcement abuse. The grainy black and white images showed a group of LAPD officers delivering 56 crunching blows to the African […]

Criminal defense groups ask court to reject gang injunction as unconstitutional

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By Cindy George | Houston Chronicle March 1, 2016 Updated: March 1, 2016 Three groups of criminal defense lawyers have filed court documents asserting that Harris County’s latest and largest gang injunction lawsuit seeking to ban 92 men from a 2-mile area in south Houston is unconstitutional. Read more here: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/Criminal-defense-groups-ask-court-to-reject-gang-6863297.php Related posts: 3 criminal […]

NYC court upholds conviction, sentence of street gang leader

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Newsday, http://www.newsday.com Published 12:33 am, Thursday, February 25, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City federal appeals court has upheld the conviction and life sentence of the leader of the MS-13 street gang convicted of racketeering in the deaths of a 19-year-old Long Island woman and her toddler son. Newsday reports (http://nwsdy.li/1R3oEqS ) […]

Voletta Wallace Knows Puff Daddy & Suge Knight “Had Some Responsibility” In Biggie’s Murder, Retired LAPD Detective Greg Kading Asserts

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By Soren Baker | HIPHOPDX February 21, 2016 | 11:30 AM Voletta Wallace knows Puff Daddy and Suge Knight “had some responsibility” in the murder of her son, The Notorious B.I.G., according to retired LAPD detective Greg Kading. Kading makes the claim during an interview with “Murder Master Music Show.” The former officer was also […]