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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.
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Blog - Gangs - January 2009

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Breaking the Viking Code   

January 28, 2009

“East Los Angeles 24 handle, 23 to assist, 245 just occurred,” came the strangely calm and feminine voice on the radio. The call was directed to my unit. She further described that at least four victims were down and an ambulance and paramedics were already dispatched. She said it was possibly gang related.

Searching for an East L.A. Gang Fugitive  

January 19, 2009
Smiley Saenz is no soldier for his barrio. He has brought no glory to his gang, only shame. His brutal murders were cowardly acts of wild uncontrolled violence and his victims are as likely to be women, children, or random citizens as they are gang rivals.
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