Woman Charged in Capitol Melee Says Proud Boys Recruited Her

An Arizona woman charged in connection with the Jan. 6 onslaught of the U.S. Capitol bragged in a Snapchat video that she was recently recruited by a Kansas City chapter of the Proud Boys, a neofascist organization that describes itself as “Western chauvinists” and has long forbidden female members.

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Juvenile Sentencing

The Second Circuit upheld a 55-year sentence imposed on a defendant who was 15 years old when he was involved in four “execution-style” murders of rival gang members as a member of the MS-13 gang. While the length of the sentence is “especially harsh” for such a young defendant, it was legally reasonable because of how “especially heinous” the killings were.

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LA Sheriff Vows to Discipline Officers in Deputy Gang-Linked Brawl

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Thursday that 26 officers may face discipline for their role in a 2018 brawl linked to the deputy gang Los Banditos, one of many Villanueva has downplayed as a normal element of society but says he’ll shut down only if gangs mistreat or kill members of the public or the department.

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LAPD Faces Lawsuit Over False Gang Reports in State Database

Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department have a history of falsely labeling residents as gang members, decaying community trust in law enforcement and wrecking job prospects for Black and Latino residents fraudulently entered into a state gang database, five residents said in a federal class action lawsuit Monday.

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