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Street Violence

Holder Promises More Funding To Fight Street Violence

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder announced in Chicago on Monday that the federal government would make more money available to help the n...

The Violent Life of a Crime-thriller Writer

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.14.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The potential for violence lives within all of us, and I'm no exception. Violence in my novels is contrived--it's pure fiction--but reflects a core truth about human nature. It's never meant to be gratuitous, but rather serves the story.

One Woman's Fight For Social Justice

Constance L. Rice | Posted 04.02.2012 | Books
Constance L. Rice

In twenty years as a civil rights attorney in Los Angeles, I've had my share of shattering midnight calls from police and gang intervention workers, clients and social workers. But few calls rattled my world like the one that came on a quiet Jacaranda June morning in 2008.

Man Killed, Teen Seriously Wounded In Woodlawn Shooting

Posted 12.19.2011 | Chicago

A man was killed and a teenage boy was seriously injured Tuesday night when two gunmen opened fire on them in Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood on the S...

11-Year-Old Girl Struck By Stray Bullet While In Her Home

Posted 12.17.2011 | Chicago

An 11-year-old girl was injured Sunday afternoon on the Far South Side of Chicago when she was struck in the arm by a stray bullet while she sat insid...

Sleeping Teen Killed When Car Crashes Into Apartment After Driver Shot

Posted 11.27.2011 | Chicago

Story updated with additional details A 14-year-old girl who had been sleeping on a sofa in west suburban Maywood was killed early Tuesday when a c...

13-Year-Old Boy Among 3 Teens Injured In Rogers Park Shooting

Posted 11.13.2011 | Chicago

A 13-year-boy was in serious condition Tuesday morning after being shot along with two other teens in the Rogers Park neighborhood on Chicago's North ...

Chicago's Top Cop: CPD Gets 'Too Many' 911 Calls, System 'Broken'

Posted 10.30.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police Department Superintendent Garry McCarthy admitted that his police force can, at times, be slow to respond to reports of shootings at a ...

Teens Charged In Chinatown Mob Attack

Posted 10.22.2011 | Chicago

Police have charged seven teenage boys in connection with a mob attack that severely injured an 18-year-old victim walking in Chicago's Chinatown neig...

Butcher Killed By Stray Bullet While Working

Posted 10.11.2011 | Chicago

A butcher and cashier of a South Side meat market was killed Thursday morning after a bullet came through the window of his workplace, Margarita's Mea...

Indiana Man Charged In Boystown Stabbing, Investigation Continues

Posted 09.07.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Hayes was ordered held in lieu of a $700,000 bail Friday. He is reportedly cooperating with police...

Boystown Violence: Hundreds Pack Into Tense Community Meeting

Posted 09.06.2011 | Chicago

Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times In the midst of a community uproar over violent crime in Lakeview, the much-anticipated July ...

Mourning Family Questions LAPD's Use Of Deadly Force

ktla.com | KTLA News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SOUTH L.A. (KTLA) -- Family members of Roger Williams are questioning if deadly force was necessary after Williams was shot and killed by police offic...

Who is # 30?

Mari Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mari Gallagher

As other competing stories unfold - the Olympic visit, parking meter revolts, government bailouts - the 30th CPS student to die from violence is a bit below the radar.