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July 9, 1992
Thanks to Marston for his perspective on gangs. It seems that as time goes by we as a society--instead of recognizing the need for creative and daring programs, that may or may not work--plunge headlong into redoubling our efforts at obsolete and stale solutions that we know don't work. NATALIE BROWN Beverly Hills
November 14, 2009
Re "A deeper lesson in gang rape," Column, Nov. 7 Good for Sandy Banks. She has grasped the disturbing significance of the Richmond High School gang rape. It is far more frightening than the shootings at Ft. Hood, Texas. No matter how terrible, the shootings were the act of one deranged individual. As Banks points out, the gang rape was a community event. Everyone shares the responsibility -- students, teachers and parents. It should be a wake-up call about the decay in our social values.
July 22, 2011 | By Joel Rubin and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles police officials have launched a formal investigation into concerns that officers in one of the city's most gang-plagued areas are intimidating other cops from signing a controversial financial disclosure form that is required to join the department's anti-gang units. So far, five officers have been removed from their field assignments at the LAPD's 77th Street Division and will be transferred out of the area for their roles in two recent incidents. The inquiry at the 77th Street Division comes six months after department leaders suspended anti-gang operations there and at a handful of other stations in order to rebuild units vacated entirely by officers who refused to comply with the disclosure rule.
December 29, 2012 | By Tanvi Sharma and Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
NEW DELHI - Police charged six suspects in India with murder Saturday just hours after the victim of a gang rape died, in a case that has sparked violent demonstrations and spurred soul-searching over the nation's treatment of women. Fearful that the streets would erupt anew, officers in riot gear blocked major New Delhi roads, imposed restrictions on "illegal assembly" and shut subway stations as politicians appealed for calm, fearful of a repeat of last week's violent demonstration over the rape that saw police wield tear gas, water cannons and truncheons against an angry crowd.
March 6, 2008
Re "Grieving father speaks of fears," March 5 Jamiel Shaw's parents did everything right to raise a beautiful son whose strong young hand was just about to grasp the knob on the door to his future. Thanks to some thug, neither Jamiel nor his parents will have the chance to celebrate what was on the other side of that door. With so much campaign talk burning the airwaves, I have yet to hear a candidate take a firm stand for gun control. I find that odd, especially in light of the many campus killings in the last year.
February 9, 2010 | By Richard Marosi
Two reputed leaders of a drug cartel that waged a years-long campaign of terror in Tijuana were arrested Monday in the Baja California port city of La Paz, according to U.S. authorities. Raydel Lopez Uriarte and Manuel Garcia Simental are believed to be top lieutenants of a gang blamed for a string of massacres, police killings, beheadings and kidnappings that has caused many residents to flee the border city. The arrests by Mexican federal police, coming a month after the capture of alleged cartel leader Teodoro Garcia Simental, are the latest blows against the gang.
March 10, 2013 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
NEW DELHI - The alleged leader of a gang that brutally raped a woman in India three months ago, setting off massive protests, soul-searching and reforms, committed suicide in his cell early Monday by using fabric to fashion a noose, according to officials and local news media. Ram Singh was one of five adults and a juvenile charged with picking up a 23-year-old physiotherapy student and her male friend in a commuter bus in mid-December. Singh was the driver and "mastermind," police said.
January 14, 2013 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
NEW DELHI - The 23-year-old physiotherapy student was a woman with a dream. Her tuition paid from the sale of ancestral land, she studied hard, got good grades and was on track for a successful career. The horror of her brutal rape and subsequent death - after she and a 28-year-old male friend were assaulted last month by six attackers upon boarding what they assumed was a commuter bus - has sent shock waves across India. Over the weekend, another gang rape of a bus passenger, in the northern state of Punjab, was reported, along with the arrest of six suspects.
June 25, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A federal grand jury in Charlotte indicted 26 suspected members of an international gang accused in a cross-border drug ring. U.S. Atty. Gen. Michael B. Mukasey unsealed a federal indictment that charges people believed to be members of the MS-13 gang with racketeering through a drug trafficking ring that sold cocaine, marijuana and narcotics and with committing multiple robberies.
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