101 Freeway Near Echo Park – Body Discovered

Police received a call about a deceased person just off the 101 Freeway near Echo Park at about 8:30 p.m. Friday night, according to LAPD Officer Tony Im.

California Highway Patrol informed LAPD that they discovered a body with possible stab wounds. However, authorities did not request the coroner due to necessary further investigations, Im said.

The gender, age, race or other details of the deceased person have not been released by law enforcement.


Members of Brick City Brims charged for alleged roles in drug trafficking organization – Newark NJ News – TAPinto

Six members of the Brick City Brims set of the Bloods street gang were arrested last week for their alleged roles in a major drug trafficking organization that dealt heroin in and around Newark.

Tyrone Brown, 34, Lamarr Burwell, 22, and Miles McCloud, 37, all of Newark, and Martin Pettiford, 23, of Irvington, are each charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin and one or more counts of possession with intent to distribute heroin.

Brown is also charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute a fentanyl analogue.

Credits: Essex County Jail
The defendants allegedly dealt heroin in the area of Hayes Street and 14th Avenue near the New Community Corporation (NCC), according to court documents.

In addition to selling narcotics in and around the NCC – primarily in a courtyard area gang members refer to as “the desert” – members of the drug trafficking organization alerted each other to the presence of police, rival gang members or drug dealers within NCC; pooled narcotics; shared narcotics proceeds and customers; and raised bail money for each other following an arrest.

Members of the organization have also engaged in violence in connection with their narcotics trafficking activities. Omar Wyche, 29, of Newark, and Keyeen Scott, 37, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, were each charged with one or more counts of possession with intent to distribute heroin.


via Members of Brick City Brims charged for alleged roles in drug trafficking organization – Newark NJ News – TAPinto

L.A. Barred From Enforcing Gang Injunctions

The city of Los Angeles has been blocked from implementing nearly all of its remaining gang injunctions, which is the most recent blow to one of L.A.‘s most disputable law enforcement strategies.

The 22-page order issued this week states that the American Civil Liberties Union is probably going to prove that almost all of the subject to the remaining injunctions suffered a due process violation, since Los Angeles failed to give them a possibility to opose the civil restraining orders in court.

The use of injunctions by the city of Los Angeles has been under close examination after the ACLU and the Los Angeles Youth Justice Coalition filed a lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles in 2016.

After a review by the city attorney’s office of Los Angeles in collaboration with the Los Angeles Police Department, 7,300 individuals were released from the conditions that had been put on them through the injunctions.

Injunctions are civil court orders which can restrict a person from associating with or meeting with family and friends or live/be in neighborhoods considered street gang territory.

Community leaders unveil new plans for keeping teens out of gangs

Concerned community leaders met on Thursday night to brainstorm ways of preventing young people from getting involved with gangs.

There are currently 33 identified juvenile gang members in the city.  The San Diego Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention said in Thursday night’s meeting that their first priority is getting that number down.

Some activists expressed their concerns that labeling young people as gang members is dangerous and that it could follow them into adulthood.

The San Diego Police Department reports they have identified 3, 623 gang member in the city and are proud that number is down from previous years.

Community members also said that the gang commission has created new roads, but the gang list needs to be flexible for young people who are working to turn their lives around.

via Community leaders unveil new plans for keeping teens out of gangs | fox5sandiego.com

1 dead, 1 hurt in shooting in The Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks

A woman is dead and a man was wounded in an apparent murder-attempted suicide at The Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks, authorities said.

The shooting happened about 2:15 p.m. at the Paper Source store when a man showed up and got into an argument with his ex-wife, police said.

He then shot and killed her before turning the gun on himself.

Police said the man, who was taken to the hospital in critical condition, is a 33-year-old resident of the Los Angeles area.

The woman, 30, lived in Thousand Oaks, though it is unclear whether she worked at the Paper Source.

The two had children, police said.

via 1 dead, 1 hurt in shooting at The Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks | abc7.com

Gang members found guilty in 2014 murder of man waiting for bus in Rialto – Press Enterprise

Two gang members each face 50 years to life in prison after a jury found them guilty of killing of a man at a Rialto bus stop in 2014 stemming from a feud dating back to when the attackers were in middle school.

Anthony Albert, 21, of Fontana and 22-year-old Noah Davis of Ontario are scheduled to to be sentenced April 27 for the slaying of David Richardson, Jr. following the jury’s Friday, March 9, verdict, according to a San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office news release and court records.

Gang members Anthony Albert (left), 21, of Fontana, and Noah Davis, 22, of Ontario, were convicted Friday of the 2014 killing of David Richardson, Jr. in Rialto. (Courtesy)Gang members Anthony Albert (left), 21, of Fontana, and Noah Davis, 22, of Ontario. (Source: pe.com)

A third man, 22-year-old Calvin Ranson of Fontana, pleaded guilty to one count of voluntary manslaughter Jan. 12 in connection to the case. Ranson faces 17 years and 8 months in state prison.

On the evening of Dec. 4, 2014, authorities say Richardson was on his cellphone waiting for a bus near Riverside and Walnut avenues when Albert, Ransom and Davis walked up behind him and opened fire.

“When Mr. Albert opened fire, Mr. Richardson tried to run away from his attacker but couldn’t,” Deputy District Attorney Mallory Miller said. “The victim was caught off-guard and the defendant, benefiting from the element of surprise, used this advantage to hit his target at least six of the seven times he pulled the trigger. One bullet hit square in Mr. Richardson’s back and another through the back of his head. He ultimately died face down in the street in a pool of his own blood, still holding his cellphone.”

via Gang members found guilty in 2014 murder of man waiting for bus in Rialto – Press Enterprise

Amber Alert Issued for 2 Children in Illinois

An Amber Alert has been issued for two suburban children taken by their father after their mother was shot and killed at a gas station.

The alert was issued for 2-year-old Jordyn Washington and 3-year-old Lynn Roby, who have been missing since early Wednesday. Police said they believe the children were taken by their father, Lynn Washington, KTLA sister station WGN reported.

A protection order prohibits him from having contact with the children.

Police say Washington was arguing with the kids’ mother, Lakisha Roby, when she was shot and killed at a gas station in Markham early Wednesday morning.

Wednesday afternoon, Washington then picked up the kids, who were staying with a family friend.

Washington is wanted for questioning in the murder of Lakisha.

Lynn Washington is described as a black man, 40 years old, 5 feet 9 inches and about 180 pounds. He has tattoos on his neck, left arm, right arm and chest.

They were last seen in a silver 2004 or 2005 Chevrolet Malibu or Impala.

He is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

via Amber Alert Issued for 2 Children in Illinois After Mother Shot, Killed | KTLA