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Richard Valdemar

Richard Valdemar

Sgt. Richard Valdemar retired from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department after spending most of his 33 years on the job combating gangs.

Blog - Gangs - June 2007

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Developing Gang Informants  

June 28, 2007

Not everyone is graced with the skills necessary to identify and develop gang informants. It's like the ability to strike up a conversation with a stranger of the opposite sex when dating; some people just have that flirtatious flair, and some don't.

The Structure of Gangs  

June 27, 2007

Why do the otherwise productive anti-gang programs of New York, Chicago, Baltimore, and Philadelphia not work in Los Angeles? Why do these same cities seem overwhelmed by the flood of Southern California gang members? 

The Tactics of a Gang Hit  Law Enforcement Only

June 18, 2007
The best laid plans and tactics often fall apart after the first shots are fired. However, learning what has worked well against your enemy in the past, listening to the advice of veterans, and participating in practical tactical training that includes repeated realistic practice, will give you that tactical edge in combat.

The Business of Gangs  

June 1, 2007

The dynamics of Los Angeles and the Crip and Blood gangs of the 1980s presented certain criminal entrepreneurs with to opportunity to control the drug trade in large sections of the city, and the L.A. drug lifestyle provided an unlimited consumer base for expansion; it was supply and demand economics in its most vicious form.

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