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A unique cinema experience comes to Pasadena this week with the launch of the inaugural Docurama film series. Over the course of seven weeks, seven award-winning documentaries will be screened in 20 theaters nationwide representing a variety of topics...
Two men have been charged for their alleged roles in the Christmas Day shooting death of Pasadena resident Victor McClinton, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Larry Darnell Bishop Jr., 20, faces murder, attempted murder and other charges in the...
El Centro de Accion Social will soon receive $101,000 to address violence in the San Gabriel Valley. The California Endowment grant will fund a “regional collaborative,” including representatives from advocacy organizations and public health,...
For five years, federal authorities had been chasing leads on two Chicago police officers believed to be conspiring with leaders of the Latin Kings to rob the gang's rivals of cash, drugs and guns, but they never had enough solid information to make a...
Tags: Prisons, Trials, Judges, Theft, Justice System
Corrections officials are investigating whether an inmate at the Baltimore City Detention Center has been using a contraband cellphone to post photos and updates on Facebook and Instagram online accounts. The Maryland Department of Public Safety and...
Authorities have arrested a purported "secretary" for the Mexican Mafia who allegedly helped funnel information through Los Angeles County jails — from her home in Kansas. Cecilia Virgen-DeLeon, 31, was taken into custody about 11:15 a.m....
Tags: Prisons, Organized Crime
Tribune reporterA former veteran Chicago police officer was sentenced today to 12 years in federal prison for conspiring with leaders of the Latin Kings to rob the gang's rivals of cash, drugs and guns. Antonio Martinez Jr., 42, could have faced up to life in prison,...
Tags: Prisons, Trials, Police Investigations, Lawyers, Judges
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News"I couldn't believe it--could not believe it!" Debbie Alexandar says. It's not every day your neighbor is arrested for allegedly coordinating murders for the Mexican Mafia. Alexander says the neighbor across the street never was very friendly. "She...
Tags: Prisons, Organized Crime
This story was reported in collaboration with Medill Watchdog, a project at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, and WGN-TV, with producer Marsha Bartel and reporter Mark Suppelsa contributing. Medill Watchdog can be found at...
Tags: Political Fundraising, Primaries, Judges, Justice System, Voting
Detectives on the hunt for two fugitive gangsters earlier this month turned to Facebook for clues. That's where they say they hit the jackpot: Photos of Mario Daniel McDonald and Joseph Wayne Edwards each holding a shotgun. McDonald, 23, and Edwards,...
When battling street gangs across Los Angeles County, sheriff's deputies rely too heavily on suppression and not enough on gang intervention, according to a study released Monday. By not doing more to connect with the communities they police, the report...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, Lee Baca, FBI
Maryland corrections officials are taking advantage of new technology designed to block the use of contraband cellphones by inmates — a problem at the heart of recent indictments at the Baltimore City Detention Center. In a program being used at...
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