Category Archives: violent crimes

California Police Suspect Crime Ring Behind Violent Home Invasions

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A number of recent home invasion robberies throughout Southern California have exhibited patterns that are leading police to suspect the crimes are linked to the same group of perpetrators. NBC4 Los Angeles reports that up to a dozen of these … Continue reading

Hate Crimes Continue in L.A. County

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In recent months Los Angeles County has seen a number of hate crimes ranging from destructive vandalism to violent assaults. NBC Los Angeles reports that a home in the 2000 block of Midwickhill Drive in Alhambra was severely vandalized. Responding … Continue reading

Innocent Man Freed After 34 Years in Prison

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A man who spent 34 years in jail for murder had his sentence overturned when a Los Angeles judge agreed he did not commit the crime. CBS Los Angeles reports Kash Delano Register (53) became a free man in downtown … Continue reading

Double Murder Charges against CA Teen Dropped

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A Compton teen held in a capital murder case has been released after a last-minute discovery of new evidence. Charges against him have been dismissed. NBC Los Angeles reports that Justin Marquis Scott (19) had been charged with capital murder … Continue reading

Violent Crime Spikes in L.A. After Decades of Decline

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Crime rates in Los Angeles County have been declining for decades, but a recent weekend brought a spate of homicides that may threaten this trend. NBC 4, Los Angeles, reports that across seven communities in the county, 10 people died … Continue reading

California Legislators Face a Barrage of Gun Control Laws

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In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, state lawmakers are considering a heavy stack of gun-control bills that could make California the most heavily legislated state in the country when it comes to firearms. The San Jose Mercury News reports … Continue reading

Crime Alerts Rise Significantly in 11 L.A. Neighborhoods

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Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) data analyzed by the Los Angeles Times’ Crime L.A. database shows that weekly crime reports are up significantly in 11 neighborhoods across the city. The Times reports that six neighborhoods experienced a marked increase in … Continue reading

Tracing Guns Used in Crimes, Not so Easy

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Federal law prohibits the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) from collecting information on or tracking the purchase of guns. In 2003, Rep. Todd Tiahrt of Kansas first attached an amendment, now called the Tiahrt Amendment, to a … Continue reading