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Ann Brenoff

Behind LA's Dramatic Decline In Gang Violence

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.24.2015 | Impact

From 1988 to 1998 -- known to some as the “decade of death” -- close to a thousand people per year were killed in Los Angeles. Gangs didn’t run ...

WATCH: LA Gang Bangers Claim To Be Fighting In Syrian War

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.04.2014 | World

According to a recently-surfaced video, two self-proclaimed gang members from Los Angeles appear to have relocated to Syria to fight on behalf of Syri...

'Deep Inside, The Gang Life, The Prison Life, Wasn't For Me'

Los Angeles Daily News | Dana Bartholomew | Posted 11.16.2013 | Los Angeles

For Javier Franco, it's a long way from Columbus Street to precalculus at L.A. Mission College. A member of the notorious Columbus Street Gang, which...

'Nobody Here Would Have Supported That As A Possibility.. Yet It Happened'

Los Angeles Daily News | Christina Villacorte | Posted 08.29.2013 | Los Angeles

In his final press conference on the topic before being termed out, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced violent crimes in Los Angeles have dropped 12...

Kathleen Miles

'My Gun Made Me Feel Bigger Than God'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 06.06.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- When Dorene Marcias was 16, a traumatizing experience made her want her own gun. She saw her boyfriend's father shoot himself, under...

UGH: Fashion Designer Inspired By Bloods & Crips

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.23.2012 | Los Angeles

This Spring clothing line is making us cringe -- and not just because of its outlandish prints and clashing colors. The debut collection by Colora...

Two Suspects Arrested For Murder Of 23-Year-Old Youth Pastor

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 06.11.2012 | Los Angeles

Two men have been arrested as suspects in the shocking murder of 23-year-old youth pastor Oscar Duncan in Venice Beach, Calif. Kevin Dwayne Green, ...

$50,000 REWARD

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 06.07.2012 | Los Angeles

A $50,000 reward was announced Thursday for any information about the tragic death of a 23-year-old youth pastor and singer who was shot and killed in...

Beloved 23-Year-Old Youth Minister Fatally Shot In Venice

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 06.06.2012 | Los Angeles

A grieving community is baffled at how one of its most beloved young leaders could have been shot and killed. 23-year-old Oscar Duncan, whose nickn...

Support Mounts for Salvadoran Gang Truce

Tom Hayden | Posted 05.30.2012 | Los Angeles
Tom Hayden

"Gangs are not inherently negative, do not come like outside aliens, but arise among our sons and daughters, and they need healing, a public health approach, a community-based approach."

PHOTOS: A Deadly Party Crew

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 05.23.2012 | Los Angeles

"No Respect Inc! we a family! you f*ck w one of us you f*ck w ALL of us B*tch!," reads a status update on No RespectInc's Facebook. No RespectInc i...

WATCH: Secret Gang For Deputies Who Have Shot Gang Members

Posted 10.25.2012 | Los Angeles

LA County sheriff's detectives have launched an investigation into an alleged secret officer clique called the "Jump Out Boys." Deputies gain membersh...

WATCH: Mom Documents Daughter's Gang-Banging Life

Posted 03.23.2012 | Los Angeles

Imagine finding out one day that your daughter is a member of the LA Bloods gang. That is what happened to unsuspecting mother, Valerie Goodloe, Lu Pa...

A Rupture In The Youth Pipeline To Prison

Jacqueline Caster | Posted 05.15.2012 | Impact
Jacqueline Caster

It's time America finally bucks the influence of those who financially benefit from an expanded prison industry as well as the "tough on crime" contingency and invest serious dollars in a "diversion track" to perfectly parallel the juvenile justice system of incarceration.

Homegirl Café: Where Rival Gang Members Unite

Organic Authority.com | Posted 04.28.2012 | Home
Organic Authority.com

Despite the desperate backgrounds of Homegirl Café trainees -- everyone is either a previous gang member, drug addict, previously incarcerated or all three -- the place has a sunny interior, colorful artwork on the walls, and food that is fresh and delicious.

L.A. Gangs Save Lives

Margaret Martin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Martin

After 8 or 10 minutes, the gang members put their hands in their pockets and, without speaking to one another, gently placed their money in the little kid's violin case.

147 Gang Members Indicted In California

AP | THOMAS WATKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

HAWAIIAN GARDENS, Calif. — A Latino street gang waged a racist campaign to eliminate the city's black residents through attempted murders and ot...