Gang-related crime

FILE - This March 29, 2018 file photo shows rapper Nipsey Hussle at an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Milwaukee Bucks in Oakland, Calif. Court documents show that Hussle and the man charged with killing him had a conversation about “snitching” shortly before Hussle was shot. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
June 27, 2019 - 7:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court transcripts unsealed Thursday show that Nipsey Hussle and the man charged with killing him talked about "snitching" shortly before the rapper was shot, a conversation prosecutors said was the motive for the shooting. In the grand jury transcripts, which provide the first...
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FILE - In this July 3, 2014 file photo, former Illinois Gov. George Ryan speaks at his home in Kankakee, Ill. The trial of an ex-University of Illinois grad charged with killing a Chinese scholar is the first federal death-penalty trial in Illinois since it abolished the death penalty and some activists aren't happy about it. Former Gov. George Ryan, who took the first step toward abolishing the state's death penalty by placing a moratorium on executions in Illinois in 2000, a year after the state's last execution, said the federal decision to hold a death penalty trial there subverted the will of the majority of the residents. The trial in which openings are set for Wednesday, June 12, highlights the rarity of such cases. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
June 10, 2019 - 4:58 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A perplexed prospective juror at the trial of a former graduate student charged with kidnapping and killing a University of Illinois scholar from China said during jury selection last week that she didn't understand how a conviction could carry the death penalty in Illinois when the...
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This combination of photos provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows, top row, Kevin McNamara left, and William Sylvester; and bottom row, Daniel Troxell, left, and Ronald Yandell. The four are among the 16 Aryan Brotherhood prison gang members who were charged Thursday, June 6, 2019, with killings and drug smuggling from within California's most secure prisons, U.S. prosecutors said. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)
June 06, 2019 - 6:46 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Leaders of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang were charged Thursday with directing killings and drug smuggling from within California's most secure prisons, U.S. prosecutors said. The charges detail five slayings and accuse an attorney of helping smuggle drugs and...
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In this photo provided by the Guardia Civil on Wednesday May 22, 2019, a civil guard works next to two luxury cars in an undisclosed place in Spain. Europol, the European Union's police agency, says an international law enforcement operation has smashed an organized crime gang that earned hundreds of millions of euros in drug and cigarette trafficking, assassinations and money laundering. (Guardia Civil via AP)
May 22, 2019 - 7:28 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union's police agency says an international law enforcement operation has smashed an organized crime gang that earned hundreds of millions of euros in drug and cigarette trafficking, assassinations and money laundering. Europol said Wednesday that more...
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May 22, 2019 - 2:23 am
BERLIN (AP) — Police in western Germany are raiding premises linked to an Iraqi gang suspected of involvement in human trafficking, drug dealing, illegal arms trade and forging identity papers. Essen police said hundreds of police officers were involved in the raids that began early Wednesday in...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2008, file photo, a the Mongols motorcycle club's logo is displayed at a news conference in Los Angeles. A federal judge on Friday, May 17, 2019, fined the Mongols motorcycle club $500,000 in a racketeering and conspiracy case but refused the latest effort in a decade-long attempt by the government to take away the club's control over its logo — a Genghis Khan-style rider in sunglasses astride a chopper-style bike. (AP Photo/Ric Francis, File)
May 18, 2019 - 7:59 am
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday fined the Mongols motorcycle club $500,000 in a racketeering and conspiracy case but refused the latest effort in a decade-long attempt by the government to take away the club's control over its logo — a Genghis Khan-style rider in sunglasses...
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Joseph Lipari, deputy inspector general for Public Safety, looks on as Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson discusses the audit of the Chicago Police Department's "gang database" during press conference at City Hall, Thursday, April 11, 2019. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
April 11, 2019 - 6:39 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A poorly managed police database of 130,000 purported street-gang members in Chicago is rife with errors and offers no practical way for those wrongly entered into it to purge their names, the city's inspector general office says in a sharply critical report released Thursday...
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Chicago police work the scene of a shooting in the 6300 block of South Seeley on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Authorities say two children were among the several people who were wounded when two men opened fire Saturday evening on a baby shower outside of a home on the South Side of Chicago. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via AP)
April 07, 2019 - 5:08 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Two men who opened fire on a crowd of people gathered for a baby shower, wounding six people, including two children, may have acted in retaliation for an earlier gang conflict, police said Sunday. Authorities have only "shards of information" about what happened at the family...
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Petra Kvitova, of the Czech Republic, returns a volley to Caroline Garcia, of France, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Monday, March 25, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)
March 27, 2019 - 1:39 am
PRAGUE (AP) — A man who stabbed two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in her home was sentenced to eight years in prison on Tuesday. Radim Zondra, 33, was convicted of causing Kvitova serious bodily harm by a regional court in Brno. The state prosecutor requested 12 years for Zondra, who...
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In this Dec. 27, 2018, photo, video blogger Shawn Cotton, left, poses for a portrait with rapper Wayne Walker, who performs under the stage name 30 Rich, after Cotton interviewed Walker for his YouTube channel “Say Cheese TV,” in Fort Worth, Texas. The killing of Zack Stoner, a pioneer in a new genre of news in which videographers interview street gangs and rappers in high-crime areas, has unnerved other gangland reporters nationwide, including Cotton. (AP Photo/John L. Mone)
March 04, 2019 - 5:50 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Shawn Cotton no longer drives his $55,000, bright pink Corvette to work because he's afraid it could get him killed like his friend. But there are two things he won't leave home without: his bulletproof vest and the 9 mm pistol he slips into his pocket. Cotton, 28, quit his $7-an-...
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