2Pac’s Longtime Friend Big Syke, Found Dead At His Home

On Monday night, Big Syke, a former member of the 1990’s rap group Thug Life, found dead at his home in Hawthorne, California. According to TMZ, people close to the rapper believes he died of natural causes, despite no official autopsy being performed. Syke struggled with obesity and heart complications. He was 48. Big Syke is best known for…

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Three Men Found Dead In Triple Shooting At Park In Compton

A triple homicide investigation is underway in Compton Wednesday after three men were found shot to death inside a park maintenance shack the night before, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The shooting took place at Raymond Street Park, located in the 500 block of Raymond Street, sometime between 9 p.m. and 11…

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LAPD Chief Says The Department Will Refuse To Aid Donald Trump’s Deportation Efforts

Donald Trump has pledged to begin deporting millions of undocumented immigrants as soon as he takes office next year. For now, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has no plans to help him do it. “We’re going to maintain the same posture we always have,” Beck told KNX 1070 Monday. “We don’t make detentions or…

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3 Gang Members Charged in South L.A. Shooting Death of 19-Year-Old Marine

Three alleged gang members have been charged in connection with the shooting death of a 19-year-old Marine who was on leave from Camp Pendleton when he was killed in South Los Angeles, the District Attorney’s Office reported. Carlos Segovia is shown in a photo provided to KTLA by a family friend. Oscar Aguilar, 26, faces…

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Beyond the ink: Photographer turns back clock on ex-gang members’ tattoos

Photographer Steven Burton wants to change the perception people have when they see the tattooed faces of former gang members living in Los Angeles. Using Photoshop, he turned back the hands of time on their marked faces and bodies to remove their tattoos and show them what they would look like without the ominous signs…

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