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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 - June 2011

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A Mexican Cartel's Infiltration of American Law Enforcement  

June 28, 2011
No government or human culture is any more or less susceptible to the corrupting effect of vice, drugs, power, fear or money. Criminal gangs systematically utilize these human weaknesses to sow the seeds of our destruction. What they can't do with guns and terror, they seek to do with seduction.

Public Corruption at the U.S.-Mexico Border  

June 20, 2011
The greatest cost and symptom of our demise as a nation is the lasting affect these criminal gangs have on our system of law and justice. The corruption these gangs bring to our public institutions is the greatest threat to America.
<p><strong>Screenshot: Riverside County Sheriff's Association.</strong></p>

Survivalists and the Harrowing Norco Bank Robbery  

June 14, 2011
The careful study of the Norco incident reveals many outstanding training lessons about non-traditional and unusual criminal groups, multiple advisory shootings, IEDs, ambushes, response tactics to critical incidents, and officer survival.
<p><em><strong>The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department's Compton Station. Photo: Richard Valdemar.</strong></em></p>

Gangsters in Blue: Corrections  Law Enforcement Only

June 9, 2011
When inmates and gang members see cops acting like convicts, they tend to react to them like they do other convicts and gangsters. What little respect that might remain is lost. What little restraint that might have been practiced is loosed. The exercise of lawful authority becomes personal, vindictive and cause for retribution.
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