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Blog - Gangs - August 2010

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Behavior and Group Dynamics In Gangs  

August 31, 2010
Sociologists believe that a gang will take on the morals, or lack of morals, of the worst members and often exceed that lack of morals. This behavior often manifests itself in most or all of the gang's members, especially when they are together.
This Los Angeles County birth certificate was a forgery. Photo courtesy of Richard Valdemar.

False Document Mills Fuel Gang Profits  

August 24, 2010
Advanced computers, scanners, and color printers make counterfeit detection much more difficult. Like good counterfeit currency, most false documents pass routine inspection and only the crude examples are detected.
Heroin-injection prep equipment. Photo via Flickr.com (Dirty Bunny).

Legalizing America's Addictions Won't Cure Crime  

August 17, 2010
It is this use of illicit drugs that first seduces young men into the criminal underworld and later makes the gangs the principal purveyors of this genocidal poison. Profits derived from this drug trafficking finances and arms these gangs for wars with rivals, and it connects them with international drug trafficking organizations.

How Gangs Orchestrate Home Invasion Robberies  Law Enforcement Only

August 10, 2010
To diminish the possible loss of too many resources, Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTOs) developed a policy of utilizing three separate houses to deal dope—one for the money, one for the drugs and one for the leadership. In this way, local gang jack teams, rival DTO teams, or the police might get one house, but very rarely all three.

Ask the Right Questions the Right Way  Law Enforcement Only

August 3, 2010
The Mexican Mafia informant was making me nervous. He was in top physical condition and we were unarmed and in a very isolated part of the Men's Central Jail. Fifty-some year olds, like Frank and I, would have had our hands full fighting with this witness had he decided to fight.
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