Fourth Escape This Year from LA Juvenile Prison

Four teenage inmates escaped from a Louisiana juvenile prison over the weekend in a jailbreak so violent one guard was airlifted for medical treatment. The escape marked the second in a week — and at least the fourth in 2018 — from the Swanson Center for Youth, an understaffed facility that has become a cauldron of violence and dysfunction.

Latest Acting DEA Head to Leave Agency

Robert Patterson, acting head of the Drug Enforcement Administration, announced he is retiring, saying that running the agency as a temporary fill-in had become “increasingly challenging.” He replaced another acting administrator, Chuck Rosenberg.

One Dead, 22 Hospitalized in New Jersey Shooting

A 24-hour celebration that showcases local artists in Trenton, N.J., became the Wild West early Sunday amidst a fight inside a warehouse. One person was killed and numerous others were injured in a shootout at the Art All Night celebration. The violence was predicted in a Facebook post on Saturday morning.

11 Killed in IL Over Four Years in Concealed Carry Cases

The Illinois state police agency knows nothing about the nearly 40 shootings by people with concealed carry licenses since Illinois became the last state to allow them four years ago. A Chicago Tribune review found that most of the shootings have happened in public places in the Chicago area, and half the cases involved concealed carry holders firing to defend themselves or someone else from robbers.