Federal officials today cracked down on a Mexican Mafia-connected gang it says has targeted USC students for robberies and shaken down or "taxed" local businesses via threats of violence and murder. The RICO organized-crime indictment against alleged leaders and members of the "Harpys Deadend Gang" ... More >>
See also: *Mara Salvatrucha, Koreatown Gang, Is Now An International Crime Syndicate. Even as the federal government announced this week that it would crack down on the Mara Salvatrucha gang, treating it as a "transnational criminal organization" on the level of a major drug cartel, L.A. police hav ... More >>
File photoWhy is it so hard for you to carry a gun if the bad guys find it so easy?Three former U.S. Marines were arrested after they allegedly sold some pretty deadly firepower -- semiautomatic assault-type rifles -- to members of L.A.'s Florencia 13 gang. Now, here's a legitimate question: ... More >>
Guns like this, sold to gangsters -- allegedly.Three former marines suspected of selling assault weapons to members of L.A.'s notorious Florencia 13 gang have been arrested in Southern California, federal officials announced Tuesday. The arrests by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firear ... More >>
A Latino gang member who a judge said "preyed on victims because they were black" received a sentence of life in federal prison (and then some) this week. Francisco Flores, 24, actually received a life sentence as well as a consecutive 10 years for racketeering that includes conspiring to com ... More >>
Representatives of Twitter and Facebook said they cooperate with authorities investigating gangs that use the social-networking tools to communicate about crime, according to a report. "Representatives from Twitter and Facebook say they regularly cooperate with police and supply information ... More >>
Julio Olivares died from gunshot wounds January 4. Olivares, an alleged Florencia 13 gang member, was shot in the chest and hand by gang rivals on his front porch in the 900 block of East 85th Street. View Larger Map According to police reports, two male Hispanics were spotted in Olivares' front y ... More >>
Alfred Lomas.Los Angeles has its star maps, Starline Tours of actors' homes, even "The Real Black Dahlia" bus tour. Now our fine city has L.A. Gang Tours, a journey that promises "a true first-hand encounter of the history and origin of high profile gang areas and the top crime scene location ... More >>
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