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Baby dies after being shot 5 times; dad part of Chicago gang

Contoria Powers

Authorities said Tuesday that an attack in which a 6-month-old girl was fatally shot and her father was wounded was apparently gang-related, and that they are searching for the gunman and the driver of the getaway van.


Police nab three members of 'James Bond Gang'

James Bond Gang

Police in New Jersey say they've arrested three members of the long-running "James Bond Gang" that had been targeting high-end homes in affluent neighborhoods across the tri-state for years.


Violence, gangs scar Chicago community in 2012

... spike in murders and shootings — much of it gang-related — shocked Chicagoans, spurred new crime-fighting strategies and left indelible images: Mayor Rahm Emanuel voicing outrage about gang crossfire that killed a 7-year-old named Heaven selling candy in her front yard. Panicked mourners scrambling as shots ring out on the church steps at a funeral for a reputed gang leader. Girls wearing red high school basketball uniforms, filing by the casket of a 16-year-old teammate shot on her porch.


Two of Latin America's deadliest gangs join forces

Hardened in the streets and prisons of California and deported in the 1990s to the Central American countries where they were born, the members of the Mara Salvatrucha street gang swiftly grew into a force of heavily tattooed young men carrying out kidnappings, murder and extortion.


Hells Angel's slaying prompts state of emergency in Nevada city

Hells Angel's slaying prompts state of emergency in Nevada city

Geno Martini, the mayor of Sparks, Nev., cancels a motorcycle event and declares a state of emergency after the fatal shooting of Jeffrey Pettigrew, 51, during a casino melee. The fatal shooting of a California Hells Angels leader during a casino melee with a rival gang Friday night has prompted the mayor of Sparks, Nev., to declare a state of emergency and cancel an annual motorcycle event, authorities said.


Law Enforcement: Gangs, terrorists plot evil over Xbox and PS3

Law Enforcement: Gangs, terrorists plot evil over Xbox and PS3

Intelligence agencies warn that gangs and terrorists use gaming consoles, Xbox and PS3, to recruit and plot all kinds of evil. No surprise to gamers, but in light of the Oslo massacre, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and WoW "violent" video games are getting blamed as playing a part in the mass killings.


LAPD memo criticizes figure in Shaquille O'Neal kidnapping case

Los Angeles police records obtained by The Times raise questions about the credibility of the man who claims he was kidnapped, assaulted and robbed by members of the Main Street Crips gang after he claimed to have a sex tape of Shaquille O'Neal.


Man claims kidnap over Shaq sex tape

Man claims kidnap over Shaq sex tape

Seven alleged Los Angeles street gang members are charged with kidnapping and robbing a man who testified in court that they were after a Shaquille O'Neal sex tape he had.


Co-founder of Asian Boyz gang sentenced to life in prison without parole

The co-founder of the Asian Boyz gang was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without parole in connection with a spree of at least eight slayings and 10 shootings a decade ago in the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys.


As violence ebbs, Jamaica is calm but tense

Security forces remain on alert after days of violence with gang members loyal to Christopher 'Dudus' Coke.


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