Author Archive: MLi
One of the biggest drug investigations in history began in Chicago with less than two ounces of heroin.
On a hot summer day in 2007, a west suburban drug dealer named Christopher Baines sold a plastic baggie containing 50 grams of the brown, powdery stuff to a government informant near Cicero and Chicago avenues on Chicago’s West Side.
Federal prosecutors say David Price’s body tells the story of his life — from the tattoo covering his face that says “Neighborhood Bully” to the pictures of his children tattooed on his back just above the tat showing him with guns blazing in each hand, by the words “God Forgives, I Don’t.”
It begins with what seems like a routine traffic stop in a Chicago suburb one late summer night.
The driver of a sedan heading east out of town doesn’t signal a right toward the turnpike. The trailing Joliet police squad car flashes its lights as darkness sets in.
“I didn’t plan on living past 18,” Josh Gordon says. “Not a chance.”
The first to die was her friend “Ken Dog, ”Five months later, her fiancé was gunned down, then another friend, “Bug” — all on the same South Los Angeles street corner.
Semaj Smith lives in Harvard Park, one of the city’s deadliest neighborhoods. Her yellow house is riddled with bullet holes. A dark stain from memorial candles marks the spot on the sidewalk where her fiancé died.
On Tuesday afternoon, (November 7th, 2017) Shannon D. Baxter age 34 of Indianapolis IN was the driver of a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation on Interstate 24 at exit 114 by Tennessee Highway Patrolman Donnie Clark. According to the arrest warrant, upon making contact with the driver of the vehicle, both the driver and the passenger were very nervous.
A New York City model who went to Jamaica to work and save money for film school was found dead on the side of a road in Anchovy, Jamaica.
Desiree Gibbon, 26, was found with her throat slashed on Sunday morning, just four miles away from Montego Bay, Jamaica.