‘I’m no snitch’: Witness at Marion ‘Suge’ Knight murder case hearing

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By Marisa Gerber | LA Times April 15, 2015 The red Ford F-150 Raptor pickup barreled into Cle “Bone” Sloan, shattering his ankles, tearing ligaments in his knees and knocking him unconscious. It took 17 stitches to close a gash in his head. For months, he needed to use a walker. When he moves his […]

Daughter of Mexican Mafia boss who ran L.A. gang gets 15 years

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Posted by Debbie L. Sklar | MyNewsLA.com March 23, 2015 The daughter of a Mexican Mafia boss was sentenced to 15 years behind bars for running a South Los Angeles street gang on orders given to her by her imprisoned father. Vianna Roman, 39, pleaded guilty last year to racketeering, narcotics and weapons offenses as […]

Two men charged in stabbing death of homeless former ballplayer

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Paresh Dave (Los Angeles Times) | October 24, 2013 Two men have been charged with murder and are due in court in December in connection with the Aug. 17 stabbing death of Rodney Paul Craig, 56, a homeless man and former professional baseball player who was killed during a fight in downtown Los Angeles. A […]

Jail workers charged in coverup of inmate’s beating

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By Richard Winton, LA Times August 22, 2013, 8:01 p.m. Los Angeles County prosecutors have accused two county jail workers of trying to cover up a deputy’s alleged beating of an inmate at the Twin Towers jail. A former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy and a custody assistant were arrested and charged this week with […]

LA Cops Seek Gangsters in Mayan Club Shooting

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Jason Kandel (NBCLA) | January 29, 2012 Police on Sunday sought help to identify suspected gang members responsible for a shooting that left a man dead and three others wounded outside the Mayan nightclub in downtown Los Angeles. The shooting happened before 3 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Hill Street and Olympic Boulevard. Witnesses […]

72 Year Old Store Owner Shot in the Head During Robbery


KTLA News 7:00 a.m. CST, December 22, 2009 LOS ANGELES — The 72 year old owner of a 98 Cent Store in downtown Los Angeles was clinging to life Tuesday after being shot in the head during a robbery. The robbery and shooting happened around 4:10 p.m. Monday outside the store on Venice Boulevard and […]

8 arrested in downtown L.A. shell-game operation


By Andrew Blankstein December 10, 2009 It’s that time of year again. There’s a chill in the air. Holiday shopping goes into overdrive. And Los Angeles police warn residents that con artists are out in force, eager to separate unsuspecting victims from their money. A case in point: Los Angeles Police Department officers arrested eight […]

Woman Struck, Dragged Past Police Station After Fight


from KTLA News December 3, 2009 A driver has been arrested after she intentionally struck and killed a woman in downtown Los Angeles, dragging the victim nearly one mile across surface streets, according to police. The two women began arguing in the area of 7th Street and Ceres Avenue around 1:00 a.m. Thursday, according to […]

Video: Police net counterfeit goods in downtown sweep


by Miriam Hernandez (KABC) November 18, 2009 It’s always great to find a good deal on designer fashions. But when that deal seems just too good to be true, it probably is. Police raided the notorious Santee Alley Wednesday. Vendors are stocked for the holidays with all the cutest stuff and the trendy names. These […]

Gang Uses Deportation to Its Advantage to Flourish in U.S.

MS-13: AN INTERNATIONAL FRANCHISE Gang Uses Deportation to Its Advantage to Flourish in U.S. Mara Salvatrucha is rooted locally, but it has become a force in Central America and the Washington area. U.S. policy provided unintended aid. By Robert J. Lopez, Rich Connell and Chris Kraul Times Staff Writers October 30, 2005 SAN SALVADOR — […]

Driver Hit by Stray Bullet

Driver Hit by Stray Bullet From a Times Staff Writer December 17, 2003 A driver was shot and critically injured by a stray bullet, and another man was seriously injured in the Westlake area Tuesday when two gang members opened fire, police said. The shootings occurred about 6:20 p.m. near the corner of 8th Street […]

Activists Want Boys Out of Men’s Jail

Activists Want Boys Out of Men’s Jail By Jean Guccione and Greg Krikorian Times Staff Writers June 20, 2003 About 50 demonstrators held a noisy protest Thursday outside the Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles, demanding that county authorities immediately end the practice of incarcerating minors within the adult facility. “What we are doing […]