A woman who New Jersey State Police said may have been padlocked in a bedroom for extended periods of time claimed Tuesday the charges against her boyfriend are "ridiculous."
Police looking for drugs in a New Jersey apartment found a woman padlocked in a bedroom, where they say she may have been held against her will for extended periods over the past two years.
Angry residents -- distressed over the fatal police shooting of a local man over the weekend - hit the streets of Anaheim, California Tuesday for a fourth day of protest marred by demonstrator vandalism and police use of force.
Angry residents is Anaheim, California, are attacked by a police dog while they protest a recent shooting by police.
Sixteen people were killed during an exchange of fire between tribal police and gang members in Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province Friday, a senior administration official said.
The Pentagon chief's tough talk has not gone over well in Pakistan. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.
Authorities were investigating Monday after at least 11 people were killed when gunmen attacked a drug rehabilitation center in northern Mexico, state media reported.
For years, Kurt Sutter has told stories of criminal activity -- first as a writer for "The Shield" and then as the creator of FX's wildly popular "Sons of Anarchy," a dramatized version of an outlaw biker gang in California.
Four gang members potentially face life in prison without parole after being convicted Friday of using violence and intimidation to extort "rents" from drug dealers and suppliers on their Los Angeles turf, a federal prosecutor's office said.
Three men convicted in a London gang shooting that left a little girl paralyzed were sentenced to life in prison Thursday, the Metropolitan Police said.
A Texas judge sentenced a Mexican drug gang leader to life in prison Thursday after he pleaded guilty to murder and weapons charges related to the killing of a U.S. consulate employee and her husband, officials said.
Authorities in Northern Virginia on Thursday busted an alleged violent gang and arrested the accused ringleader and four others on charges of forcing high school girls to be prostitutes.
Wearing a pink dress and red cardigan, her long hair in pigtails, 5-year-old Thusha Kamaleswaran skips and twirls in the aisle of her uncle's small London store.
Newly-released images of a little girl caught in the crossfire of a gang rivalry in London. ITN's Jon Clements reports.
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Australian police have smashed an illegal gun trafficking ring which they claim supplied Sydney's organized crime gangs with handguns from Europe via a suburban post office.
Authorities arrested more than 100 members and associates of the street gang the Mexican Mafia in southern California as part of investigation into a wide range of offenses such as racketeering, kidnapping, attempted murder and drug trafficking, federal officials said.
Flanked by police officers with assault rifles, and riding down a highway in the back of a police pickup, police commissioner Julian Hernandez explains the difficult task of fighting crime.
CNN's Kaj Larsen travels to Honduras, a corridor for cocaine smuggling with the highest homicide rates in the world.
Syria's embattled government has been holding jailed dissidents underground and paying pro-government gang members $100 a day to crack down on protesters as it tries to quell months of demonstrations against it, a former defense official said.
A former Syrian Ministry of Defense employee says that the Assad regime is committing genocide. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
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When Dannie Farber transferred in 2008 from Silverado High in Victorville, Calif., to Narbonne High in Los Angeles, the 5'7" receiver immediately sought out Narbonne's football coach, flashed a smile and told him, "I'm your guy, Coach. I'm going to make plays for you. Watch."
The presence of gang members on college sports teams is a topic my colleague Armen Keteyian and I started looking into last spring. After getting an exclusive look at a forthcoming study on the subject, we talked to many experts, but our story didn't come into focus until mid-September when we spent a weekend in Compton, Calif., the birthplace of the Bloods and Crips and one of the leading hot spots for college football and basketball recruiting.
Brazilian authorities launch a crackdown in an effort to control gang activity in preparation for the Olympic Games.
LAS VEGAS -- Juan Manuel Marquez walked briskly down an empty hallway in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the swishing sound of his mesh pants echoing against the walls. It was quiet today. On Saturday, when more than 16,000 fans are expected to file into the building for his WBO welterweight fight with Manny Pacquiao (HBO PPV, 9 p.m.), it won't be.
Two men were arrested Friday in Virginia Beach, Virginia, for allegedly selling machine guns and improvised explosive devices to an undercover federal agent.
Criminal gang membership increased as much as 40 percent in the United States during the past three years, according to an FBI report released Friday.
More than 600 officers from the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration and local police departments conducted a raid on the largest public housing complex in Puerto Rico Thursday in an operation against its biggest drug gang.
Surrounded by gang violence, Diane Latiker opened her Chicago home and started a program called Kids Off the Block.
Tard Carter got a call from the ticked-off young hustler in the middle of the day. A rival, the hustler explained, had been telling folks the hustler was a snitch, and he was ready to take care of it.
In Roseland, one of Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods, many residents stay off the streets to protect themselves from rampant gang violence.
A group of women in a violence-plagued area of the Philippines came up with their own weapon to end the fighting -- a sex strike.
A British man is killed and his wife kidnapped while on holiday at a remote villa in Kenya. ITN's Rohit Kachroo reports.
An English tourist kidnapped from a remote Kenyan resort is being held by pirates in a remote corner of Somalia, according to experts and security analysts in Nairobi.
An English tourist kidnapped from a remote Kenyan resort is being held by Somali pirates in a remote corner of the lawless country, according to experts and security analysts in Nairobi.
Five gang members have confessed to involvement in last week's torching of a casino in Monterrey in which 52 people were killed, Nuevo Leon Gov. Rodrigo Medina de la Cruz told reporters Monday.
A sports utility vehicle carrying a New York state legislator and his 7-year-old son came under fire Wednesday evening, police said.
Texas authorities Wednesday executed a onetime gang member for the killings of two men in 2002.
The federal government will fight domestic violent extremism advanced by al Qaeda by empowering and relying on America's vast network of local community institutions rather than creating new programs with additional spending, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday.
A suspected leader of the Juarez drug cartel told authorities he had ordered the deaths of about 1,500 people, a Mexican federal police official said Sunday.
Hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide will improve its staff training and procedures after authorities cracked down on gang-led child prostitution rings in California hotels, a probe that drew media and activist attention to the chain, a hotel spokesman said Friday.
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has postponed the arraignments of two men accused in a March 31 beating that left a San Francisco Giants baseball fan severely injured.
Federal authorities arrested 26 members or associates of the Mexican Mafia gang in southern California Wednesday on charges involving drug trafficking, racketeering and murder, officials said.
Syria's military spokesman says more than 400 members of security forces have been killed in the months-long unrest that has taken hold in the country, a charge that came as videos surfaced allegedly showing children killed in the violence.
A man says gang members kidnapped him in order to obtain a sex tape featuring basketball star Shaquille O'Neal.
Seven alleged Los Angeles street gang members are charged with kidnapping and robbing a man who testified in court that they were after a Shaquille O'Neal sex tape he had.
At least three people were killed in clashes, as Syrian forces surged into a northwestern city Sunday, state media reported.
Syrians fleeing a brutal crackdown in one border town show exclusive videos of violence. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
Syrian soldiers working to retake a rebellious northern town killed, wounded and arrested members of "armed terrorist groups" operating in the region, state media reported Saturday.
More than 100 people were killed Monday in and around the northern Syrian city of Jisr Al-Shugur in the third consecutive day of violence there, according to reports from the government and opposition groups.
The family of Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who was severely beaten at Dodger Stadium, filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday claiming faulty security measures and defective facilities contributed to his attack, court officials said.
The primary suspect in the brutal beating of a of a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodgers Stadium is a documented gang member on parole for a number of convictions, the Los Angeles Police Department said Monday.
A popular Mexican poet who led a massive peace march in the nation's capital last weekend says he's chosen a new battleground for his fight for justice: Ciudad Juarez.
Three people are dead after a shooting in a campus parking garage at San Jose State University, spokeswoman Pat Lopes Harris said Wednesday.
Hundreds of protesters began a three-day march to Mexico's capital Thursday, demanding peace in the war between the government and drug cartels.
The Christian author and pastor was killed in a head-on car crash in Texas
The alleged gang rape of an 11-year-old girl has torn apart a Texas community, with some focusing on the girl and her parents as much as, if not more than, the 18 people accused of sexually assaulting her.
Eleven gang members were convicted and sentenced in El Salvador for the killing of a foreign filmmaker who had documented their lives, the country's attorney general's office said.
Ten Mexican nationals have been charged with last year's killings of three Americans connected to the U.S. Consulate in Juarez, Mexico, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday.
CNN's Thelma Gutierrez reports cartel violence is forcing Mexican families to flee towns along the Texas border.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Saturday ordered the Army to send four battalions of soldiers to the country's northern borderlands, the site of increasing violence fueled by the drug trade.
Authorities announced charges Wednesday against 99 members of a transnational organized crime group in southern California called the Armenian Power, whose enterprise allegedly collected $20 million through kidnapping, extortion, bank fraud and narcotics trafficking.
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At the end of 2010, VBS attended a series of violent student demonstrations in London. The first saw thousands of students storm the Conservative Party HQ and someone lob a fire extinguisher from the roof, nearly killing a police officer.
A female gang member was arrested in connection with the bombing of a bus in Guatemala City that left seven dead, authorities said.
Six people were killed and 17 were injured in a bomb blast onboard a bus in northwestern Guatemala City, officials said.
An alleged gang member who police say was behind 80 percent of the killings in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, over the past 16 months was arrested over the weekend, officials said.
Soldiers and police will remain in the Alemao favela complex in northern Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, until a more permanent policing solution can be put in place, the local governor said Monday, according to the official Agencia Brasil.
Brazilian military troops and drug gangs clash in the slums of Rio de Janeiro.
Temporary calm returned to Rio de Janeiro on Saturday as anxious residents remained locked in their homes, awaiting developments in the week-long conflict that has turned their picturesque city into a de facto war zone.
CNN's Tim Lister reports on an upsurge of street violence in Rio de Janeiro.
Violence including clashes between police and drug gangs in the slums of Rio de Janeiro has killed 23 people since Sunday, with 188 people arrested or detained so far, military police said Thursday.
Fourteen people died and another 25 were arrested Wednesday in drug-gang violence in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, military police said Wednesday.
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As a child, I thought growing up in a slum near a dumpsite in the Philippines was as normal a life as an ordinary kid can have -- until I mingled with people from different social classes.
The Nigerian army has arrested a militant gang leader believed to be behind the kidnapping of 19 people, authorities said Saturday.
Mexican authorities will investigate allegations that a former state attorney general worked for a drug cartel and was involved in ordering assassinations, the federal attorney general's office said.
Federal authorities boasted that they practically dismantled an entire drug trafficking network in the Los Angeles area after a three-year, multi-agency investigation that resulted in dozens of arrests Thursday.
The judge in the Chandra Levy murder trial struck several potential jurors Wednesday because of their answers on a jury questionnaire.
Joe Johns and Midwin Charles discuss the challenges the prosecution faces in the Chandra Levy case.
The grip of violence tightened in Ciudad Juarez, where gunmen fatally shot six people at a family reunion, Mexican officials said Saturday.
A 14-year-old was shot three times on the grounds of an elementary school in southern California, and authorities suspect a gang link to the shooting.
A drive-by shooting killed a Juarez, Mexico police officer and wounded two others early Friday, according to the Juarez mayor .
America loves its outlaws, but few of us actually dare to live the lifestyle. Veteran LIFE photographer Bill Ray got about as close as anyone, riding along with a notorious biker gang.
Veteran LIFE photographer Bill Ray spent a month photographing a rough-and-tumble biker gang in 1965
At least four people were injured and several suspected motorcycle gang members were detained in central Arizona on Saturday after an apparent shootout, according to an official with the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.
A five-day operation focusing on foreign-born gang members resulted in the arrests of 105 people in Texas, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said Monday.
Three separate clashes between soldiers and gang members near the U.S. border in Mexico left a dozen people dead and 21 injured, authorities said.
Federal prosecutors battling organized crime and those fighting criminal gangs are being merged into a single unit in a move designed to "ramp up" the fight against international criminal organizations, the Justice Department announced Monday.
Two men have been arrested in California in connection with a string of brazen attacks in the past six months thought to be targeting law enforcement.
Mexican authorities have arrested a drug gang suspect in connection with dramatic shootings in Ciudad Juarez that killed 16 people, including three connected with the U.S. consulate, federal police said Friday.
Authorities in California's Riverside County are investigating an early Monday morning fire at a building containing evidence collected by local police. Officials are calling the fire in the city of Hemet "suspicious" and investigating it as arson, according to a statement from the Hemet police department.
CNN's Rafael Romo reports on what's behind the bloody street clashes in Kingston, Jamaica.
Christopher "Dudus" Coke, who controls the impoverished West Kingston enclaves now blockaded by gang members, is likened by experts to both Robin Hood and Pablo Escobar.
A shootout between federal agents and an alleged motorcycle gang members ends with the suspect's death. WGME reports.
More than two dozen leaders of the American Outlaws Association motorcycle gang have been arrested and one was killed in a shootout during a wide-ranging roundup by federal authorities Tuesday.