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Whittier Man Suspected In Vicious Stabbings Turned Over To LASD

Thirty-four-year-old Alfred Tapia, a reputed gang member, was being held on attempted murder charges after being turned over to U.S. authorities on Wednesday, according to a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department spokesperson.

04/17/2014

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris releases a report on the growing influence of transnational criminal organizations and "cyber-gangs" in California on March 20, 2014. (credit: Claudia Peschiutta/KNX1070 Newsradio)

Attorney General: California Biggest Target For Cartels, Transnational Gangs In US

Attorney General Kamala Harris says California’s location, size and its role in the digital economy make the state a major hub for the money-making schemes of Mexican cartels and TCOs.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/20/2014

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Gang Targeted In San Diego Sex Trafficking Charges

Seventeen people were arrested Wednesday in California, Arizona and New Jersey under an indictment that targets a gang based in San Diego’s North Park area.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–01/08/2014

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FBI Cracks Down On Violent MS-13 Gang

Numerous reputed Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, gang members and associates are facing federal and state charges.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/10/2013

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Teen Sex-Trafficking Victims Share Their Stories: ‘Basically, [He] Kind Of Sold Me’

Two former teen prostitutes shared their stories with CBS2/KCAL9′s Melanie Woodrow, revealing some of the dismal details that embody the hard reality of sex trafficking.

11/05/2013

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Judge Bans 6 Gangs From Area Near Downtown LA

A Superior Court judge has granted a permanent injunction banning members of six Los Angeles street gangs from congregating or carrying weapons within a nearly 4-square-mile area near downtown.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/26/2013

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New Documentary Explores Street Life In Long Beach

A new documentary — “The Game Don’t Change” — looks at street life in the 6th district of Long Beach, California.

08/01/2013

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South LA Man, 19, Killed While Walking Brother To School

A 19-year-old man was shot and killed Monday while he was walking his younger brother to school in South Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/20/2012

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Pair Shot At Sun Valley Anti-Gang Event

Two young men were shot July 12 at Summer Night Lights, a landmark “anti-gang” initiative in Sun Valley.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/18/2012

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Opinion: Big Cities’ People-in-Power Don’t Understand Crime And Murder

For America’s big cities: the people who are supposed to have, need to have, and claim to have all the answers simply don’t have a clue.

07/11/2012

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2 Dead, Suspect In Custody Following Gang-Related Shooting

A gang-related shooting in the Lafayette Square area of Los Angeles Wednesday left two people dead and one suspect in custody, police said.

06/20/2012

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Police: Gangs May Be Behind Daytime Break-Ins At Luxury Glendale Homes

Street gangs from South L..A. may be behind series of daytime burglaries in Glendale, police said Friday.

04/13/2012

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Special Task Force Busts Burglary Ring Targeting San Fernando Valley

A special burglary task force nabbed a ring of burglars, who police said had targeted expensive neighborhoods across Southern California.

04/05/2012

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Convicted Killer Got More Than $30K In Unemployment While Jailed In LA County

Authorities say a convicted murderer made famous for having a murder scene tattooed on his chest received unemployment benefits while he was in Los Angeles County jail.

03/03/2012

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Fugitive Returned To LA From Mexico Accused As ‘Dead Presidents’ Killer

A man who had been on the run for more than a decade has arrived in Southern California from Mexico to face charges in the fatal shootings of four people, including two gang leaders.

12/29/2011

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