Charles L. Beck - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Charles L. Beck MS-13 Gang Targeted in Sweep Across Los Angeles A joint police task force in Los Angeles conducted a raid overnight, arresting 21 members of the brutal gang known as MS-13. Wed, 17 May 2017 18:53:00 GMT 2017-05-17T18:53:00Z MS-13 gang targeted in pre-dawn sweep across Los Angeles LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hundreds of federal and local law enforcement fanned out across Los Angeles in pre-dawn sweeps, serving arrest and search warrants as part of a three-year investigation into the ultra-violent street gang MS-13. Federal prosecutors unsealed a sweeping indictment Wednesday morning charging dozens of members and leaders of the brutal stree... Wed, 17 May 2017 18:49:00 GMT 2017-05-17T18:49:00Z Domestic violence hotline: Immigration-linked calls increase NEW YORK (AP) — The nation's most prominent domestic violence hotline reports a sharp increase in calls from abuse victims struggling with issues related to their immigration status. The National Domestic Violence Hotline, established by Congress in 1996 and partly reliant on federal funding, says in its newly released annual report that it responded to 323,660 phone calls, ... Tue, 09 May 2017 00:30:00 GMT 2017-05-09T00:30:00Z A look at the 6 films exploring the LA riots, 25 years later LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles erupted into the most destructive civil disturbance in US history on April 29, 1992, and the 25th anniversary is being marked by six documentaries exploring the roots and lingering impact of the LA riots. All include the 1991 videotaped footage of a group of white police officers relentlessly beating unarmed black motorist Rodney King, and cove... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:48:00 GMT 2017-04-20T18:48:00Z DHS won't rule out arresting crime victims, witnesses WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department said Tuesday it can't promise that immigrants in the United States illegally won't be arrested if they come forward to report they have been a victim of a crime or a witness to one. The comments by Homeland Security spokesman David Lapan at a news briefing come amid concerns by local officials that Immigr... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:57:00 GMT 2017-04-04T23:57:00Z California has fewer arrests, but not necessarily less crime LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of arrests by police in California has plunged in recent years, but that doesn't necessarily represent good news on crime, according to an analysis published Saturday. The state saw 1.5 million arrests for misdemeanors and felonies in 2015, the most recent year with figures available, according to the Los Angeles Times ( ). ... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 19:34:00 GMT 2017-04-01T19:34:00Z LAPD: Latinos report fewer sex crimes amid immigration fears LOS ANGELES (AP) — The police chief of Los Angeles, a city that is half Latino, found himself in the middle of the national immigration debate on Wednesday after saying there's a correlation between the Trump administration's call for stiffer immigration policies and a drop in the number of Hispanics reporting sexual abuse and domestic violence. "Imagine ... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:53:00 GMT 2017-03-23T00:53:00Z New arrests in deadly 1993 Los Angeles apartment arson LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detective work decades after fire swept through a Los Angeles apartment building filled with poor immigrants has led to arrests of alleged gang members and the prospect of murder charges for the deaths of seven children, three women and two late-term fetuses, authorities said Monday. "They just would not let this case go," Police Chief ... Mon, 06 Feb 2017 22:15:00 GMT 2017-02-06T22:15:00Z San Francisco names LAPD veteran as new police chief SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco named a new police chief, an African-American police veteran who officials and community activists hope can reform a troubled department marred by fatal police shootings of minorities. The 27-year police veteran's appointment comes at a critical time for the San Francisco Police Department, which faces a daunting list of... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 02:15:00 GMT 2016-12-21T02:15:00Z Security increased after threatened attack on LA rail stop LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI and local law enforcement agencies say they have stepped up security on Los Angeles County's commuter rail system after the FBI was informed a terrorist attack on the Universal City subway station was planned for Tuesday. Although the threat's credibility had not been confirmed, authorities were taking no chances, Deirdre Fike, ... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:19:00 GMT 2016-12-06T03:19:00Z