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Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos

HARTFORD, Conn. | Nearly gone are the gang days of the 1980s and '90s, when the Bloods wore head-to-toe red, the Crips wore blue and Latin Kings wore black and gold.

September 16, 2014 8:00 am Related

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MARC CHASE: Preventing urban terror begins in the home

MARC CHASE: Preventing urban terror begins in the home

Have you validated your children's feelings lately? Do you listen to them, speak with them about what they're doing at school, with friends or during hours when you're not around?

February 06, 2014 12:00 am Video
Former member: Gangs are terrorist organizations

Former member: Gangs are terrorist organizations

We need to quit looking at gangs as just some neighborhood nuisance. They are a terrorist organization looking to make your child a domestic terrorist.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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2 witnesses say E.C. man was shooter in 2007 slaying

HAMMOND | Two witnesses claimed to see alleged Imperial Gangster Richard Reyes driving a maroon minivan that was involved in the 2007 drive-by shooting of Rene Alonzo outside the U.S. Sports Bar in East Chicago.

January 21, 2014 8:00 pm
Former Latin King member on a mission to save youth

Former Latin King member on a mission to save youth

HAMMOND | Former Latin King member Patrick Sabaitis still walks the streets of Maywood Avenue and Indiana Street just east of the Calumet Bridge, but now for a much different purpose.

January 12, 2014 7:45 am Video Photos

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Gang member: 'Learn from me, or you will end up dead or in jail'

HAMMOND | A ranking member of a region street gang offered a cautionary tale to other would-be gang members Thursday ahead of his afternoon federal sentencing hearing.

November 07, 2013 2:05 pm

Texas Latin King leader sentenced to 262 months in prison

HAMMOND | Federal prosecutors closed the book on the Texas leader of the Latin Kings street gang Thursday in U.S. District Court in Hammond.

September 19, 2013 8:03 pm

High-ranking Latin King slated for sentencing in September

HAMMOND | A high-ranking member of the Latin Kings is scheduled to be sentenced next month in a sweeping federal racketeering case.

August 14, 2013 7:45 pm

Hammond, Chicago men get prison time in Latin Kings case

HAMMOND | A Hammond man caught up in a sweeping racketeering indictment linked to the Latin Kings street gang was sentenced Thursday to nearly 22 years in a federal prison.

August 08, 2013 8:15 pm

Chicago man given 20 years in federal Latin Kings sting

HAMMOND | A Chicago man was sentenced Tuesday in federal court to 20 years behind bars for his role in a sweeping Latin Kings street gang, drug and murder conspiracy case involving more than 20 defendants.

July 31, 2013 2:03 pm

Third convicted Latin Kings member to appeal sentence

HAMMOND | Another alleged member of the Latin Kings street gang filed a notice of appeal Thursday in U.S. District Court in Hammond.

May 30, 2013 6:15 pm

Convicted Latin Kings appeal sentences for racketeering

HAMMOND | A convicted member of the Latin Kings street gang is appealing his sentence to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, court records show.

May 29, 2013 7:00 pm

Chicago man gets more than 17 years in Latin Kings case

HAMMOND | Another of several admitted Latin Kings street gang members has been sent to prison as part of a sweeping federal indictment, the Hammond-based U.S. attorney's office said Friday.

May 24, 2013 7:15 pm

Latin Kings gang member gets 20 years for dealing drugs, racketeering

HAMMOND | An admitted member of the Latin Kings street gang was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in federal prison as part of a sweeping racketeering case.

May 21, 2013 6:15 pm

Latin Kings drug, murder conspiracy defendant sentenced to 25 years

HAMMOND | An Illinois man was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison Friday for his role in a sweeping Latin Kings street gang, drug and murder conspiracy case involving more than 20 defendants.

May 10, 2013 7:45 pm

Gary man faces 10 years in prison after guilty plea

HAMMOND | A Gary man faces up to 10 years in prison after reaching a plea agreement with federal authorities on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to court records.

February 28, 2013 6:00 pm

Hammond man sentenced in Latin Kings racketeering case

HAMMOND | A Hammond man has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison for his admitted role in a Latin Kings drug and gang case.

February 25, 2013 5:45 pm

Area's street drugs are international, hyperlocal

Mexican cartels are exporting drugs to Northwest Indiana's streets, but the violence surrounding it is all made in the U.S.A., according to law enforcement officials.

February 10, 2013 12:00 am
FBI seeks public's help locating fugitive Latin King

FBI seeks public's help locating fugitive Latin King

MERRILLVILLE | The FBI is seeking the public's help in locating a Latin Kings gang member under federal indictment on multiple drug conspiracy charges.

January 14, 2013 9:55 am Photos

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Former Chicago cop sentenced to 19 years in gang case

HAMMOND | The nearly two decades in prison given to a former Chicago police officer Friday is a "far cry" from the lifetime sentence he could have received, a Hammond federal court judge told the disgraced cop.

January 11, 2013 5:30 pm
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