LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted unanimously to support and co-sponsor legislation that would add pimping, pandering, and human trafficking to the list of crimes that are associated with gang activity.
A gang member who killed a promising Los Angeles High School football player because he believed the athlete’s red Spider-Man backpack linked him to an opposing gang was sentenced to death on Friday.
LOS ANGELES — Melissa Pirraglio spent many of her 11 years of gang life in drug-addled despair seeking a way out. “There’s an inkling in every single gang member looking for an opportunity to come out,” said Pirraglio, now 34 and a counselor to troubled youth. “You get to the point where you see the [...]
LOS ANGELES, – A Rollin 30′s Harlem Crip gang member who was arrested in 2008 as part of a large ATF/DEA investigation dubbed “Operation Criptonite” was sentenced to 240 months in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute oxycotin by United States Federal District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez. Shaunta Taylor, 39, who also received 36 months [...]