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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 - October 2010

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Informant Michael Robinson suffered a heart attack that may have been a result of the intimidation he experienced, after a newspaper story identified him. Photo courtesy of Richard Valdemar.

A Jaundiced Eye and Blood Red Ink  

October 28, 2010
The Times apparently now has a policy of protecting teen suspects from public exposure, while choosing to expose a witness who courageously risked testifying in the court. As the LAPPL aptly asked, "Why do this?" The answer is shameful: to sell papers.

Evaluating Gang Training for Officers  

October 18, 2010
If you're looking for good gang training, remember all gang training is not equal. Many of these sources suffer from poor curriculum and sub-standard instructors.

Angels and Angel Dust  

October 12, 2010
This wanton disregard for others including the innocent children who must live in a gang household is like the twisted sickness that causes arsonists it start uncontrolled fires even when their own home and family might be consumed.

Los Angeles Times Story Threatens Safety of Key Witness  

October 4, 2010
Understandably, witnesses often have deep fears of retaliation by other gang members. That didn't dissuade Times Staff Writer Victoria Kim from exercising extremely poor judgment in reporting the names of witnesses who testified at the trial.
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