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  • El Salvador to use terror charges against gangs

    SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador's government on Wednesday said it would charge gang members who attack police and military personnel under anti-terrorism laws, which impose longer prison sentences, to crack down on rising homicides in the poor...
  • New ATF chief in L.A. worked in city during record homicide years

    New ATF chief in L.A. worked in city during record homicide years
    Carlos Canino cut his teeth as an undercover agent in Los Angeles, in an era when violent crime was hitting record highs. It was the summer of 1991, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had transferred Canino to the Los Angeles...
  • L.A., meet Frank Castle: Nathan Edmondson on his West Coast Punisher

     
    The New York of noir fiction is known for dark alleys, shady subways and organized crime — the perfect gritty […]...
  • In Honduras, rival gangs keep a death grip on San Pedro Sula

    In Honduras, rival gangs keep a death grip on San Pedro Sula
    SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — We are driving into the meanest neighborhood in the murder capital of the hemisphere, if not the world. "Roll down your windows," the driver says. "Down??" Edgardo seems to think it best that people see who we are as...
  • FBI arrests 19 alleged MS-13 gang members, associates in crackdown

    FBI arrests 19 alleged MS-13 gang members, associates in crackdown
    This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Nineteen alleged members and associates of the Mara Salvatrucha-13 gang, including a high-ranking leader, were arrested Tuesday after a two-year investigation, authorities said. The...
  • Jefferson Airplane drummer Joey Covington killed in car crash

    Jefferson Airplane drummer Joey Covington killed in car crash
    Jefferson Airplane drummer Joey Covington was killed in a single-car crash in Palm Springs on Tuesday afternoon, officials said. Covington, 67, a Palm Springs resident, was driving alone when his coupe left the road at a curve in South Belardo Road...
  • Valentine's Day arrest didn't stop this Casanova, police say

    Valentine's Day arrest didn't stop this Casanova, police say
    A Santa Clarita man is using the allure of fancy job titles and elaborate personal stories to seduce women then steal from them, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials say. Authorities are seeking women who have come across Jeffrey Elvington, 39,...
  • U.S. moves to freeze assets of 6 Mara Salvatrucha leaders

    U.S. moves to freeze assets of 6 Mara Salvatrucha leaders
    Federal authorities on Wednesday designated six reputed members of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha street gang, which was founded in Los Angeles, as leaders of a transnational criminal organization. The designation by the U.S. Department of the...
  • Feds seek to dismiss charges against anti-gang leader Alex Sanchez

     
    The U.S. Attorney's Office has filed a motion to dismiss racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder charges against a nationally recognized anti-gang leader named in a 2009 federal indictment targeting several gang members involved in multiple slayings,...
  • Fed crackdown shows MS-13 gang is real threat, experts said

     
    The decision last week by federal authorities to classify the Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 gang as a “transnational criminal organization" has some experts hoping the move will put the gang on the run....
  • U.S labels MS-13 street gang ‘criminal organization’

     
    The Obama administration has labeled a violent Central American street gang as an international criminal organization subject to U.S. government sanctions, the first time this designation has been given to such a group....
  • L.A. Now Live: Charges dropped against anti-gang activist

     
    Times staff writer Richard Winton will join L.A. Now Live at 9 a.m. to talk about the dismissal by a federal judge of charges of racketeering and conspiracy to commit murder against well-known anti-gang activist Alex Sanchez. The dismissal came......