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As Chicago killings surge, the unsolved cases pile up
The killing was as brazen as it was brutal. Elliott Brown was fatally shot one afternoon in January on the Chicago Skyway when a gunman in a black SUV pulled up next to his BMW coupe and began firing. The 25-year-old Brown was pronounced dead at the scene, and his girlfriend was wounded, shot four...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Police Crime Gang Los Angeles Homicide
After mass shooting, San Bernardino endures a surge in deadly violence
The sound of gunfire and sirens drew about a dozen people out of their homes on San Bernardino’s west side one recent Wednesday night. A beat-up Honda sat in the street — a small cross dangling from the rearview mirror, two bullet holes in the door. Rescue workers pulled Alejandro Herrera, 28,...
6220 points by Los Angeles Times | Police Constable Gang Homicide Murder Terrorism City Los Angeles
Jury selection finishing at major Chicago street-gang trial
CHICAGO (AP) - Jury selection is winding down at a much-anticipated trial of six purported members of Chicago's notorious Hobos street gang blamed for outbreaks of deadly gun violence for over a decade. A U.S. judge told prospective panelists Thursday that the already three-day process of picking 12 jurors would ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Jury Organized crime Crime Los Angeles Criminology New York City Gang Judge
Palatine man found not guilty of killing father, teen son
A Cook County jury has found a Palatine man not guilty of shooting and killing his 15-year-old former friend and the boy's father. The verdict was reached after about four hours of deliberations and a trial that lasted eight days. Before the case went to the jury at about 1 p.m. Thursday, prosecutors...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Crime Gang Jury Public defender Witness Lawyer Prosecutor English-language films
Formal charges expected in Brown County homicide
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - A man once acquitted in the death of a rival gang member in Virginia has been arrested in Wisconsin where he's suspected of killing a 31-year-old Green Bay area woman. The 38-year-old man is expected to appear in Brown County Circuit Court Thursday to be ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Crime Gang Virginia Jury Los Angeles Green Bay Wisconsin
India offers joint mechanism to neighbours to fight illegal activities
India has mooted the idea of setting up a joint mechanism with neighbouring countries to stop drug trafficking and illegal crossing over of people.
107 points by | Illegal drug trade Smuggling India New Delhi Delhi Drug Gang Heroin
Man grazed by bullet in West Garfield Park
A man was grazed by a bullet in the West Garfield Park neighborhood early Wednesday.
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Los Angeles Crime Criminology Gang New York City Police Morality Sociology
5 deportations in 10 years for suspected drug dealer
A Dominican immigrant and suspected drug dealer who has used at least 14 aliases while in this country has been deported a whopping five times over the past decade — four of them from Massachusetts — in a case that highlights the revolving door in a lax immigration system, a Herald probe found.
824 points by Boston Herald | Illegal drug trade Heroin MDMA Gang Immigration to the United States Illegal immigration Drug Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs
Rival gangsters will be tried together for Carey Gabay slay
Micah Alleyne, 24, Tyshawn Crawford, 21 and Keith Luncheon, 24, each face 25 years to life for the murder.
94 points by Daily News | Murder Life imprisonment Gang Crime Crips Jury
GTA-level violence: Police helicopter shot down during raid on Mexico cartel
Suspected members of a criminal cell brought down a patrol helicopter during a police operation in the southwestern Mexican town of Apatzingan. A pilot and four officers lost their lives in a showdown with the mobsters, the state’s governor wrote. Read Full Article at RT.com
122 points by Russia Today | Crime Police Gang Illegal drug trade Mexico Organized crime Knights Templar Los Angeles
Ex-Bloods gangbanger says J’Ouvert is Brooklyn’s ‘Purge’
J’Ouvert is Brooklyn’s version of “The Purge” — and needs to be shut down, says a former Bloods gangbanger who turned his life around with the help of slain St. John’s student Tiarah Poyau. “That J’Ouvert s**t’s got to stop,” fumed Tattuu Phillips, a longtime friend of Poyau and former member of the city’s infamous...
9380 points by New York Post | Gang The Police
Jury considers fate of man charged in Church’s Chicken shootings
Reputed gang member Arthur Chaney is accused of killing two teenagers and wounding five others at a crowded Englewood restaurant in 2011.
583 points by Chicago Sun-Times | English-language films Kenny Lofton Jury People from Chicago Illinois Gang Fast food American film actors Cleveland Indians
These undocumented immigrants thought they could stay. Trump says deport them.
Non-violent undocumented immigrants who were left alone by Obama are being rounded up now.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | Immigration Immigration to the United States U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Illegal immigration Special agent Barack Obama Deportation Gang
Blame game: Trump casts immigrants as dangerous criminals, but the evidence shows otherwise
Advocates decry what they say is an administration tactic to highlight violent crimes by unauthorized immigrants as political cover to boost deportations.
-1 points by The Washington Post | Immigration to the United States Immigration Illegal immigration to the United States Illegal immigration Barack Obama Crime Gang Human migration
More than 50 charged in drug raids targeting West Side
More than 50 people are facing charges for their roles in distributing heroin and cocaine on the West Side, according to the U.S. attorney's office.
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Crime Cocaine Illegal drug trade Gang Drug addiction Los Angeles Police Federal Bureau of Investigation
Dozens held in drug ring operating on block targeted in '90s Fed probe
More than 50 people, most alleged members of the Traveling Vice Lords street gang, are charged in connection with a drug ring operating in the Lawndale neighborhood, including on a block that was the focus of a 1990s federal prosecution of the same gang, authorities said Thursday. The federal and...
17 points by Chicago Tribune | Organized crime Gang Illegal drug trade Federal Bureau of Investigation Cocaine Drug addiction Drug Enforcement Administration Heroin
Suspects in Rockville rape case were detained at U.S.-Mexico border in 2016
The two teenagers accused of raping a ninth-grader at Rockville High School last week were among tens of thousands of young people who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally in 2016. Jose Montano was searching for his uncle; Henry Sanchez Milian, for his dad. Traveling separately, each was apprehended...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Immigration to the United States Immigration Illegal immigration United States U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Rape Gang Removal proceedings
LETTER: Am I living in California?
No, it’s the Nevada Legislature just warming up.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Immigration to the United States Illegal immigration Immigration Human migration European Union Solitary confinement Gang Minimum wage
Harsher punishments of gun offenders would save lives in Chicago
There were 4,367 people shot in Chicago last year, and 762 homicides, about 90 percent caused by gunfire. The toll of violence is numbing. Do you need to see those figures again? More than 4,000 gunshot victims in our city in 2016, with a body count of 700. Blame gangs and drug-dealing for much...
856 points by Chicago Tribune | Barack Obama Gang Crime Kwame Raoul Murder Democratic Party The Bill Sentence
Hispanic Migrants: Back to Square One
What is driving increasing numbers of migrant Salvadorans to risk their lives in hopes of a new start in the US?
10 points by Al Jazeera English | El Salvador Crime Central America Gang Gangs Organized crime Barack Obama Guatemala
Cops identify teen killed in NYC police shootout as gang member
Police have identified the teenager shot and killed by officers in Brooklyn as a gang member, authorities said Friday.
11 points by Daily News | New York City Los Angeles Crime Family Sting Gang Walter O'Malley
'Dreamer' in Washington state still faces deportation as attorneys accuse immigration agents of deceipt
A federal magistrate has refused to release from custody a 23-year-old Mexican immigrant whose case has drawn an international audience — first, because he has been accepted in a program that shields “Dreamers” from deportation, and now because his attorneys alleged officials altered documents...
1041 points by Los Angeles Times | Gang U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Crime Mara Salvatrucha Los Angeles Special agent Organized crime Immigration to the United States
Despite gov't claims, 'Dreamer' lawyers say gang ties false
SEATTLE — A Seattle area man detained by immigration agents despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children admitted to having gang ties, the U.S. Justice Department said in court documents filed Thursday.However, Daniel Ramirez Medina's lawyer Mark Rosenbaum said in a conference call late Thursday that the documents fail to provide even one piece of evidence that Ramirez is affiliated with any gang.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Crime Gang Barack Obama Criminology United States Criminal law Illegal drug trade Arrest
ICE claims detained DACA recipient has gang ties
A 23-year-old illegal immigrant currently being detained may no longer have protection from deportation under the DACA program, as the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement claim he is a “self-admitted gang member.” Read Full Article at RT.com
79 points by Russia Today | Barack Obama Crime Gang United States United States presidential election 2008 Democratic Party Criminal law The Los Angeles Times
Newsday, New York Times reviewing work of 'Pill City' author
A New York newspaper is reviewing the work of one of its former reporters after his new book on Baltimore was widely questioned by police and other officials here.Newsday managing editor Richard Rosen confirmed to The Baltimore Sun that the paper is reviewing the work of Kevin Deutsch, who worked...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Police New York City The Wire Gang Illegal drug trade Drug addiction Drug overdose Trauma center
US gov't: Arrested Seattle 'dreamer' admitted gang ties
SEATTLE — A Seattle area man detained by immigration agents despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children admitted to having gang ties, the U.S. Justice Department said in court documents filed Thursday.However, Daniel Ramirez Medina's lawyer Mark Rosenbaum said in a conference call late Thursday that the documents fail to provide even one piece of evidence that Ramirez is affiliated with any gang.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Crime Gang Barack Obama Criminology United States Criminal law Illegal drug trade Arrest
Brooklyn gang members busted for financial fraud
A group of Brooklyn gang members were busted for stealing from various banks, prosecutors said Wednesday.
1226 points by Daily News | Gang Crime Crips
Feds say gang tattoo and past relationships led to arrest of illegal immigrant Dreamer
The illegal immigrant Dreamer arrested in Washington state last week had an arrest record and had ties to at least two criminal gangs, the Justice Department said in a filing Thursday, raising the stakes in a case that's come to be a major test of President Trump's immigration policies. His ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Illegal immigration Immigration to the United States Immigration Gang Crime Snakehead Baja California Sur Criminal law
FBI: Gang members arrested in phone thefts from 9 states
CLEVELAND (AP) - The FBI says agents and Cleveland police officers have arrested three members of the Ohio-based Heartless Felons street gang in connection with the theft of $500,000 in phones and electronic devices from nine states.
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Crime New York City Organized crime Gang New Jersey American Civil War National Football League U.S. state
Why tens of thousands of kids from El Salvador continue to flee to the United States
Why tens of thousands of kids from El Salvador continue to flee to the United States By Kate Linthicum | Photography by Carolyn Cole Feb. 16, 2017 | Reporting from Sonsonate, El Salvador The death threats started last spring. Sixteen-year-old Mauricio Gomez answered a phone call from an unknown...
134 points by Los Angeles Times | Gang Los Angeles El Salvador Central America Mara Salvatrucha San Salvador United States Crime
White supremacy fliers distributed in Fountain Green neighborhood near Bel Air
White supremacy fliers were distributed through a Fountain Green neighborhood east of Bel Air early Wednesday morning, the Harford County Sheriff's Office confirmed. Deputies were called to the 1400 block of East Banavie Terrace in the Fountain Glen neighborhood Wednesday for a report of a suspicious...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Police Constable Sheriff Crime Gang Harford County Maryland Police officer Deputy sheriff
Teen charged with shooting outside Palatine Walmart
A 17-year-old boy has been charged with shooting and critically wounding a man last week outside a Walmart in northwest suburban Palatine.
3 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Assault Crime Gang Criminology Battery Face Cook County Illinois Crimes
Man charged in killing of Chicago girl, 11; third child struck since Saturday
Takiya Holmes was struck by a bullet in the back of her head as she sat in her family car.       
14491 points by USA Today | Crime Homicide Murder Rahm Emanuel Los Angeles American films Gang Firearm
Carjackers Tasering lone female drivers, warn UK police
Criminals armed with Tasers are targeting lone female drivers while attempting to steal vehicles, police have warned. Read Full Article at RT.com
175 points by Russia Today | Taser Crime Gun Firearm Weapon Birmingham Mobile phone Gang
Federal immigration agents arrest a DACA-eligible 'Dreamer' near Seattle, lawsuit says
Immigration agents have detained and threatened to deport a 23-year-old immigrant in Washington state who came to the U.S. illegally as a 7-year-old and later received protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a new lawsuit says. Daniel Ramirez Medina  was arrested at...
4353 points by Chicago Tribune | Immigration to the United States Immigration Gang Illegal immigration Criminal law U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement United States Donald Trump
Daniel Ramirez, illegal immigrant Dreamer, arrest sparks protests
Immigration officials said Tuesday they are detaining an illegal immigrant Dreamer because of his gang ties, sparking a new round of protests from immigrant-rights groups who said President Trump is breaking his own promises by trying to deport the young man. Daniel Ramirez, who was picked up by ICE agents ...
1132 points by The Washington Times | Immigration Illegal immigration Immigration to the United States U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Gang Donald Trump Barack Obama Snakehead
Organized crime is taking over the French Bulldog puppy trade
Crime lords are ditching drug trafficking in favor of puppy-smuggling — and are raking in nearly $40,000 a week, The Sun can reveal. French bulldogs are the criminals’ favorite money-spinners and are trafficked from disease-infested breeding dens in countries like Romania to meet the huge demand in the United Kingdom. This bat-eared breed is set to take...
1002 points by New York Post | Illegal drug trade Dog Smuggling Puppy Dog breed French Bulldog Dogs Gang
Feds arrest 680+ undocumented migrants in week-long sweep
More than 680 undocumented migrants have been arrested in a series of raids across multiple US states, with the authorities saying that 75 percent of them had prior convictions. Activists are handing out flyers urging the migrants to "know their rights." Read Full Article at RT.com
935 points by Russia Today | Crime United States Department of Homeland Security Criminal law Conviction Gang Donald Trump Police Immigration
Chicago's gang wars and the Judicial Accountability Act
Two little girls were shot in the head in Chicago, two more innocents swept up by the city's unending river of street gang violence. And as I write this, reports are of another baby shot dead on the West Side. Of the two South Side girls shot in the head Saturday night in separate attacks, one...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | Gang Crime Los Angeles
Trump administration sanctions Venezuelan vice president over drug trafficking
The US has sanctioned Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami for alleged drug trafficking, saying that he “facilitated shipments of narcotics” and “oversaw or partially owned narcotics shipments of over 1,000 kilograms” from Venezuela. Read Full Article at RT.com
875 points by Russia Today | Illegal drug trade Barack Obama Venezuela Drug cartel Heroin Drug Morphine Gang
West Haven man pleads guilty in 2011 drug deal killing
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a West Haven gang member has pleaded guilty in a plea deal to robbery and gun charges stemming from a 2011 drug deal slaying. Trevor Murphy pleaded guilty last week. Authorities say the 28-year-old Murphy was a member of the Red Side ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Bloods Illegal drug trade Gang Los Angeles Crips Crime Sureños New York City
Defending raids, Christie gives no assurances to undocumented immigrants in N.J.
“The laws that are in effect right now have to be enforced,” Christie said on CNN’s State of the Union, asked what his message was to New Jersey residents who are in the country illegally, but haven’t committed any violent crimes. “And that's what's happening right now.”
-2 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Crime United States Immigration to the United States Immigration President of the United States Violent crime Vice President of the United States Gang
Immigrants wait in fear after raids; Trump takes credit
Pastor Fred Morris looked out over his congregation Sunday as news ricocheted around the world that American authorities were rounding up immigrants in an enforcement surge that President Donald Trump promised on the campaign trail.Parishioners did not smile as on any other Sunday morning. They stared down at their feet. Others didn't attend at all.
1 points by Boston Herald | U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Barack Obama Immigration to the United States Immigration Special agent Spain Gang Donald Trump
Trump: Raids targeting immigrants are 'the keeping of my campaign promise'
The president defended the large-scale raids of hundreds of undocumented immigrants by federal authorities over the past week as evidence that he is keeping his campaign promise.
3571 points by The Washington Post | Gang Immigration to the United States United States Illegal immigration Immigration President of the United States Illegal drug trade Libya
ICE raids stoke fears among undocumented immigrants & activists
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids being conducted across the US have seen hundreds of undocumented workers being arrested. While the action was planned under Barack Obama, activists fear they are targeting more immigrants than planned. Read Full Article at RT.com
1018 points by Russia Today | Immigration Immigration to the United States President of the United States Crime Criminal law Gang United States Donald Trump
Mexican helicopter gunship caught on camera firing on alleged cartel hideout in raids that leave 12 dead
A Mexican military helicopter gunship fired on the alleged hideout of a drug kingpin in one of a pair of raids that left 12 suspects dead, including the cartel capo, Mexican authorities said Friday. Spectacular footage of the helicopter firing late Thursday on an urban district in the city of Tepic,...
5185 points by Chicago Tribune | Gang Illegal drug trade Mexico Mexican Drug War Crime Organized crime Nayarit Los Angeles
Immigration agency says arrest 'surge' is routine amid protests
Arrests made by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials sparked fear and protests as activists and advocates took to the streets.
970 points by Daily News | Immigration United States Immigration to the United States Gang President of the United States Deportation California U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Meet the mystery man whose idea turned into Chicago peace plan Trump praised
Torrence Cooks was stunned last week when he saw a Cleveland-area pastor tell President Donald Trump on live TV that "top gang thugs" in Chicago wanted to work with the new administration to quell the city's relentless gun violence. A self-styled anti-violence activist, Cooks could hardly believe...
6999 points by Chicago Tribune | Gang Organized crime Crime Illegal drug trade Los Angeles
On reported immigration raids, California Senate leader tells constituents, 'know your rights'
Essential Politics: California politicians speak out on 9th Circuit Court ruling, Sen. Kamala Harris proposes attorney access bill prompted by travel ban Feb. 9, 2017, 6:26 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right...
6037 points by Los Angeles Times | U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Los Angeles San Fernando Valley Gang Glendale California Canoga Park Los Angeles California Burbank California Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
D.A. files murder charges in 1993 Westlake apartment complex fire that left 10 dead
Prosecutors filed murder charges Tuesday against three people suspected of setting one of the deadliest arson fires in Los Angeles history, an apartment blaze that killed 10 people in 1993. Johanna Lopez, 51, Ramiro “Greedy” Valerio, 43, and Joseph “Droopy” Monge, 41, were each charged with 12...
14 points by Los Angeles Times | Crime Los Angeles Gang Illegal drug trade Capital punishment Los Angeles Police Department Organized crime Bloods