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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.


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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.

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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.


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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


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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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3 Suspects In Custody For Christmas Murder Of Mother Of 3-Year-Old

Officials announced Wednesday that they had three suspects in custody for the Christmas night murder of an innocent woman gunned down in front of her 3-year-old daughter.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/31/2011

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FBI, LAPD Crack Down On Pacoima-Based Gang

Federal prosecutors have arrested 10 gang members and associates for allegedly selling methamphetamine and firearms.



Deputies Shoot And Kill Outlaw Biker’s Dog During Chop Shop Bust

Sheriff’s deputies busting a chop shop at a man’s residence in Perris Tuesday, shot and killed the man’s dog after it attacked a K-9 officer.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/29/2011

Teen Shot Near Pomona Elementary School

Police Thursday searched for suspects after a boy, 15, was shot in the leg in an apparent gang-related attack outside an elementary school in Pomona.