Jake Gray

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Man killed by Long Beach officers was a gang member, police say

A man shot and killed by police in Long Beach after firing a handgun on a busy street was a reputed gang member with a lengthy arrest history, authorities said Monday.<p>Officers shot the man Sunday evening on West Anaheim Street near Chestnut Avenue and recovered a handgun from the scene, according …

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Hunger strike in California prisons is a gang power play

A few hundred inmates are continuing to take part in a<p>hunger strikein California prisons. Some prisoners claim this strike is about living conditions in the Security Housing Units, commonly called SHUs, which house some of the most dangerous inmates in California. Don't be fooled. Many of those …

Hunger Strike

'Spice' Drug, AKA 'K2' Or 'Potpourri,' Is Legal & Popular Among Teens In Southern California (VIDEO)

More and more Southern Californians are turning to a dangerous new drug, and parents are livid that it remains legal even as it sends teens to the hospital with terrifying health effects, CBS2 Los Angeles reports in the video above.<p>"Spice," also known as "K2" or "potpourri," is a synthetic …

MDMA could be effective in treating post-traumatic stress disorder – study

MDMA (the illegal drug ecstasy) may provide long term benefits as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a study which looked at its use alongside psychotherapy.<p>The research was a follow up to an earlier study published last year in which a group of 12 patients with chronic …

Electronic Dance Music’s Love Affair With Ecstasy: A History

The drug and the music evolved together over years, making EDM a radically different culture today than it was when it started.<p>We don’t know much about Meredith Hunter other than that he killed the American Hippie. We know that his friends called him Murdock, and that he was 18, and that there were …

Study Drugs: Most Parents Unaware When Teens Take Stimulants Without Prescription

By: Rachael Rettner, LiveScience Senior Writer<p>Published: 05/20/2013 12:47 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Many parents are not aware that their teenage children abuse "study drugs," a new poll suggests.<p>In the poll, just 1 percent of parents said their teenage children had taken drugs such as Adderall or …

Teen Drug Use Increases When There Are Half-Siblings At Home

According to a new study, teens who have half-siblings with a different father are much more likely to experiment with drugs and sex before they reach the age of 15 than adolescents who only have full siblings.<p>The study, carried out by Karen Benjamin Guzzo of Bowling Green State University and …