Atlanta surpasses 2019 homicides after 2 overnight shootings
ATLANTA — Atlanta police are investigating two shootings in southeast Atlanta on Thursday morning that left two men dead.The killings bring the total number of homicides this year to 101, which is two more than the city recorded in all of 2019, according to the department.The latest shooting took place early Thursday at the Little Bear Food Mart on Jonesboro Road. Authorities said 32-year-old Chiurazzi Bailey was shot in the chest after coming out of the business shortly before 5:30 a.m. He was dead when police arrived.“The investigation revealed that the victim exited the business when an unk...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
State, federal authorities arrest 26 suspected gang members in Bay Area; charges include 4 homicides
SAN FRANCISCO — Twenty-six suspected Sureño members and associates have been charged with serious crimes, including murder, according to Bay Area officials who Tuesday announced the arrests after a years-long law enforcement operation targeting the Southern California-based gang that has earned a reputation for violent reprisals against informants and rivals.Known as Operation Boulevard Blues, the FBI and Concord police-led operation brought four Contra Costa homicide investigations to a close and resulted in 11 suspected Sureños facing murder and gang charges in state court. Authorities serve...
The Mercury News
Attorney General William Barr credits Operation Legend for recent dip in homicides at Chicago briefing
CHICAGO — Sounding the Trump administration’s tough-on-crime theme, Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday during a visit to Chicago that the federal Operation Legend program has led directly to a significant drop in shootings in the violence-torn city over the past five weeks.Since Operation Legend launched in Chicago on July 22, homicides have dropped by 50%, Barr said in a news conference with other federal law enforcement leaders at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse.A total of 124 defendants have been charged with federal felonies under the program, including 90 who face firearms-related c...