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January 6, 1991 | LARRY HABEGGER and JAMES O'REILLY, Habegger and O'Reilly are free-lance writers living in Northern California.
World Travel Watch is a monthly report designed to help you make informed judgments about travel. Because conditions can change overnight, always make your own inquiries before you leave home. In the United States, contact your Passport Agency office; abroad, check in with the nearest American embassy. South America Colombia: Kidnapings of both Colombians and foreigners have increased, and guerrilla groups and drug traffickers are active in many areas.
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June 19, 2013 | By Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times
MEXICO CITY - Miguel Angel Mancera, the former top prosecutor in Mexico's capital, rode his crime-fighting reputation to the mayor's office, promising voters a superior level of safety as the cornerstone of a revitalized metropolis. But six months into his term, Mancera, is fighting accusations that he has mishandled the highest-profile case of his mayoral career: the disappearances last month of 12 people from a bar in the heart of Mexico City. The case remains unsolved, and the criticism of Mancera, a potential presidential candidate for the left-wing Democratic Revolution Party, or PRD, has been withering.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2011 | Sandy Banks
The crowd was small but energetic and ready to give an earful to city officials. They'd been struggling for months to draw attention to a big problem in a small section of their West Adams neighborhood. An onslaught of prostitutes, pimps and johns had turned their quiet network of side streets into an urban combat zone. Fed-up neighbors had pushed for the meeting at the LAPD's Southwest Division last month. It was a collegial affair. Police officers and city officials opened with facts about shrinking budgets, criminal networks, law enforcement's balancing act. Residents submitted questions on index cards, then segued into indignant complaints.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 2011 | Sandy Banks
The crowd was small but energetic and ready to give an earful to city officials. They'd been struggling for months to draw attention to a big problem in a small section of their West Adams neighborhood. An onslaught of prostitutes, pimps and johns had turned their quiet network of side streets into an urban combat zone. Fed-up neighbors had pushed for the meeting at the LAPD's Southwest Division last month. It was a collegial affair. Police officers and city officials opened with facts about shrinking budgets, criminal networks, law enforcement's balancing act. Residents submitted questions on index cards, then segued into indignant complaints.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1994 | MARC LACEY and JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A decision by the Los Angeles Police Department to keep confidential extensive analyses of street crime has prompted concern from some community leaders and elected officials who want to see the documents--no matter how ugly their findings may seem. Councilman Zev Yaroslavsky said he will introduce a motion at the City Council meeting today calling on the LAPD to release its crime reviews despite concern that so doing could cause public anxiety.
NEWS
September 25, 1992 | WILLIAM SMART, THE WASHINGTON POST
A violent crime is committed in the United States every 17 seconds. There is an aggravated assault every 30 seconds. One in five women in the nation will be raped at some point in her life. --FBI Uniform Crime Report, August, 1991 The statistics alone are enough to get anyone's attention. But, says veteran Chicago police officeJ. Bittenbinder, that isn't enough. And, he says, it isn't enough for people to rely on the police for protection against predation at home and in the streets.
NEWS
May 12, 1994 | CONNIE KOENENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attorney Tom Doniger hadn't even started unpacking after moving into his house in Windsor Square when a neighbor knocked on the door and gave him a list with the name and address of every resident on the block. "I've lived in lots of other places and I've never known my neighbors before," he says. Recently Doniger has come to a new appreciation of the neighborhood where he has lived for six years. "We look out for each other," he says.
NEWS
November 23, 1993 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The young woman university student was walking home from the bus stop one night when a gang of men, hooded and carrying assault rifles, drove into her path. They kidnaped, raped and robbed the woman, dumping her afterward along a darkened road. Her family, alerted by witnesses that she had been abducted, rushed to the police. Oh, the police officer had said, they probably took her up by the prison. That's where they always take the girls to be raped.
TRAVEL
January 6, 1991
I share the gratitude of my many friends and acquaintances in Tanzania for the publicity the country quite often gets in your pages. But the caption to the photo of Ndutu Lodge ("African Travel Rewards Patience, Preparation," Nov. 11), while perhaps grammatically correct, comes across as undeservedly bad publicity for Ndutu Lodge: "Ndutu Lodge in animal-rich Tanzania, where urban street crime warrants State Department travel advisory." There is no street crime at Ndutu Lodge.
NEWS
January 26, 1991 | Steve Harvey
Troops will join police in patrolling the streets of the Soviet Union's major cities next week to combat rising street crime, the Kremlin announced. But Estonia's leader warned that most people will see the order as a new step toward a military dictatorship. A29
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2011 | Sandy Banks
It sounds like a doomsday scenario for a city finally vanquishing a street crime menace that gave Los Angeles a reputation as the nation's gang capital. LAPD officers charged with fighting gangs are walking away from their jobs en masse because they don't want to disclose to their bosses details of their personal lives. They consider insulting, invasive and potentially dangerous a rule aimed at ferreting out corruption by requiring gang and narcotics officers to submit for scrutiny their personal financial records.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2007 | Sam Quinones, Times Staff Writer
A day before Thanksgiving 1998, Donald "Pato" Schubert was shot to death in the carport of his apartment building in the San Gabriel Valley city of Rosemead. A member of the Lomas Rosemead street gang pleaded guilty to killing Schubert, a plumber and former gang member. With that, the case was filed away, forgotten by nearly everyone except Schubert's family. Then, earlier this month, the case suddenly returned to life.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 24, 2007 | Patrick McGreevy and Richard Winton, Times Staff Writers
Two months into Los Angeles' much-touted gang crackdown, authorities appears to be making solid strides in South L.A. while struggling in the San Fernando Valley, according to an analysis of crime reports and arrest numbers. The crackdown by the Los Angeles Police Department has resulted in more than 820 arrests, including the jailing of dozens of so-called shot callers or gang leaders, and a reversal of last year's increase in gang violence in much of the city. Citywide, gang crime is down 6.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2007 | Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writer
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called Monday on mayors and law enforcement officials across California to join with him in forging a counterattack on street gangs blamed for much of the state's violent crime. Speaking at a news conference at Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department headquarters in Monterey Park, Schwarzenegger proposed a statewide summit after discussing the gang problem for about 40 minutes with L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2007 | Patrick McGreevy and Richard Winton, Times Staff Writers
FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III joined local law enforcement officials Thursday as they announced a campaign for the "strategic dismantling" of two street gangs after the killing last month of 14-year-old Cheryl Green in the Harbor Gateway area. In addition, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said he plans to keep convicted gang members in jail for their full sentences, exempting them from an early release program underway to relieve overcrowding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 2006 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
A database that allows the Los Angeles police and sheriff's departments to share crime information useful for analyzing terrorism threats would be expanded to include 45 other law enforcement agencies in the county under a $7-million contract endorsed Monday by elected officials.
NEWS
September 7, 1987 | From Reuters
The south China city of Canton has been hit by a wave of street crime with robbers snatching gold necklaces from women and assaulting taxi drivers, the official New China News Agency said. In August, 119 robberies were reported in the city, the agency quoted police as saying on Saturday. Seventy-four cases have been solved since Aug. 1, police added.
NEWS
January 19, 1989 | Associated Press
The Soviet crime rate rose nearly 17% last year as Mikhail S. Gorbachev's reform programs unwittingly contributed to a rash of assaults, robberies and theft, Interior Minister Vadim Bakatin said in the newspaper Pravda today. Attacks on police increased and street crime rose by more than 40%, he said, and police themselves were often corrupt and ill-prepared to fight crime.
WORLD
September 29, 2006 | Kim Murphy, Times Staff Writer
Canning Town grew up as a Victorian-era slum, home to a caustic stew of noxious factories and cramped houses backing up to open sewage ditches. Some believe it was an inspiration for Charles Dickens' portraits of London childhoods too miserable to produce anything but thieves. Things haven't changed much, if you ask Alex Jackson, a longtime resident of the East London neighborhood.
OPINION
January 30, 2005 | Steve Fraser, Steve Fraser is the author of "Every Man a Speculator: A History of Wall Street in American Life" (HarperCollins, 2005).
The Wall Street and corporate scandals that began with Enron may be astonishing for the scope and audacity of their criminality, but they are not by any means unprecedented. In fact, Wall Street has been dogged by spectacular acts of financial banditry since its earliest days. The market first crashed in 1792, soon after the nation's birth, thanks to a merchant prince named William Duer.
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