When Homeland Security Theater goes Off-Script

April 25, 2013 in News

Will Grigg | While police in Watertown, Massachusetts closed in on the boat in which 19-year-old terrorist suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had concealed himself, FBI investigators in Chicago were snapping handcuffs on 18-year-old Abdella Ahmed Tounisi…

Mexican Cartels Move Agents Deep Inside US Borders

April 4, 2013 in News

Borderland Beat | Mexican drug cartels whose operatives once rarely ventured beyond the U.S. border are dispatching some of their most trusted agents to live and work deep inside the United States — an emboldened presence that experts…

Sinaloa Cartel Kingpin “Chapo” Guzman Replaces Al Capone as Chicago’s Public Enemy No. 1

February 14, 2013 in News

Michael Tarm Associated Press (via CNS news) February 14, 2013   CHICAGO (AP) — A drug kingpin in Mexico who has never set foot in Chicago has been named the [...]

Two Chicago Police Sentenced in Racketeering Conspiracy of Latin Kings Gang

January 13, 2013 in News

Chicago Tribune | A former veteran Chicago police officer was sentenced to 19 years in prison Friday for stealing drugs, cash and guns for the Latin Kings street gang often while on-duty.

Grim milestone: Chicago records 500th homicide of 2012

December 30, 2012 in News

NBC News | A man gunned down Thursday on Chicago’s West Side marked what police say is the city’s 500th homicide of the year.