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High-ranking Mexican Mafia associate gets 25 years for murder

A high-ranking member of the northeast L.A.-based Avenues gang was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison for murdering one man and ordering the killing of another, federal prosecutors said.<p><b>[For the record, 5:32 p.m. PDT Oct. 21:</b> A previous version of this post identified the Avenues gang as being …

Grand Theft Auto V features real-life gangster voice-overs

Rockstar, the game's developer, wants the title to be authentic so it allegedly brings in "real-life gangsters" to record the voices for characters.<p>Rockstar Games' upcoming blockbuster Grand Theft Auto V is far more realistic than originally believed.<p>Speaking to Chicago radio station WGN recently, …

L.A. gang member held on suspicion of illegally entering U.S.

A reputed member of a notorious Los Angeles street gang was arrested on suspicion of illegally entering the United States, federal authorities said Monday.<p>Jose De Jesus Salazar-Gomez, 35, an "active member" of the Florencia 13 street gang, was spotted early Monday by Border Patrol agents after he …

El Salvador gang truce leads to plummeting murder rates

Rivals MS13 and Barrio 18, with up to 60,000 members, have agreed to keep the peace as part of a church-brokered deal<p>For more than a decade the San José del Pino neighbourhood in Santa Tecla was off limits to police. It was considered the headquarters for the criminal enterprises of one of El …

Photos Of Kids Holding Guns Found On Social Media In Massive Gang Sweep (PHOTOS)

In a raid dubbed "Operation Thumbs Down," roughly 800 FBI agents and LAPD officers Thursday arrested about three dozen alleged members of the infamous Rollin’ 30s Harlem Crips street gang.<p>During their investigation, authorities found photos on social media sites of children posing with guns, …

Feds: 9 charged in gang conspiracy, including 5 murders

Nine members of a violent street gang known as the Hobos were charged today in a federal racketeering case that involves narcotics trafficking, robberies and murders, including the 2006 slaying of a federal informant in the case.<p>The five-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury alleges …

Five reputed gang members held in slaying of Santa Cruz boy, 12

Five reputed gang members have been arrested in connection with the drive-by slaying of a 12-year-old boy last year in Santa Cruz, law enforcement authorities said Monday.<p>Joseph Mendoza was gunned down Aug. 8, 2012, as he was standing on a sidewalk in the city's Lower Ocean neighborhood near the …