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Tribune reporterGov. Pat Quinn signed into law Saturday legislation that calls for stiffer penalties on people who text or use social media to organize mob attacks. Social media has made it easier for groups of people to orchestrate violent crimes throughout the city,...
If the federal prison that gets Tavon White is anything like the last one I visited, even a charmer such as Bulldog will have a tough time recreating the life of the libertine he had at the Baltimore City Detention Center. White, a reputed leader of...
Tribune reporterA 16-year-old Chicago high school student whose friend had been killed earlier, accidentally shot a female student on Wednesday as he was gunning for a rival gang member, prosecutors said today. Johnathon Calvillo, who prosecutors said was a gangmember,...
Seven reputed Montebello-area gang members have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in at least half a dozen killings stemming from ongoing rivalries over drugs and turf, authorities said Wednesday. The arrests made by Montebello police and...
Seven reputed Montebello-area gang members have been arrested for their alleged involvement in at least half a dozen murders stemming from ongoing rivalries over drugs and turf, authorities said Wednesday. The arrests by Montebello police and agents...
Of 182 boys and young men recently locked up in Illinois' three medium-security youth prisons, at least 135 used to miss so much school that they were labeled chronic truants. Nearly 60 percent couldn't even read at the third-grade level when they were...
ReutersThe Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 1 with quote Former RB Muncie dies at 60 Former running back Chuck Muncie, a three-time All-Pro has died at the age of 60 from a heart attack. A star at the University of California, Muncie finished second in...
As the alleged leader of the Black Guerrilla Family gang at the Baltimore City Detention Center, federal prosecutors say, Tavon White could get access to pretty much whatever he wanted: drugs, phones, money and sex. He is now being held under more...
Tags: Trials, AFSCME, Black Guerrilla Family, Prisons, Prosecution
Three members of an Allentown street gang that filled the city's North Second Street neighborhood with crack cocaine have been sentenced as the case by federal prosecutors stemming from an October 2011 raid draws to a close. U.S. District Judge James...
Tags: Trials, Crime, Law and Justice, Judges, Punishment, Cocaine
In the black market of Maryland's prisons and jails, where the right price can secure cellphones and drugs, transactions unfold through a complex system of currency. Among the key elements: 14-digit codes, prepaid debit cards and text messages. One...
Kenneth Lee was a convicted felon who wanted a gun, authorities say. Darlene Hoover was a single mom with a clean record who needed cash. So the two acquaintances from the South Side made a deal, according to prosecutors. For $200, Hoover drove about 40...
A Pico Rivera man convicted of fatally shooting a 19-year-old gang member and burying the body in his backyard has had his murder conviction reduced to voluntary manslaughter, authorities said. Robert Charles Redd, 53, was sentenced Thursday to 10 years...
Tags: Firearms, Judges, Crime, Law and Justice, Lawyers, Punishment
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