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Doug  Wyllie

Doug Wyllie

Doug Wyllie has authored more than 1,000 articles and tactical tips aimed at ensuring that police officers are safer and more successful on the streets. Doug is a Western Publishing Association “Maggie Award” winner for Best Regularly Featured Digital Edition Column. He is a member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), an Associate Member of the California Peace Officers’ Association (CPOA), and a member of the Public Safety Writers Association (PSWA).



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 - September 2011

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<p>A U.K. Royal Marine crouches in a poppy field in Afghanistan as a Chinook helicopter lifts off. Photo: <strong id=&quot;yui_3_4_0_3_1317173839841_1097&quot;><a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/defenceimages/&quot;>Defence Images</a>.</strong></p>

Homeboys and the Return of Heroin  

September 27, 2011
Heroin's old dirty image is being revamped to appeal to the younger generation. Heroin that is smokable or snortable can be marketed to avoid the old associations with dirty hypodermic needles.
<p>Peter &quot;Sana&quot; Ojeda (second from l.) is seen in federal prison with his Mexican Mafia  &quot;carnals&quot; (brothers). Photo: Richard Valdemar.</p>

Exploiting the Mexican Mafia's Weaknesses  

September 21, 2011
The Mexican Mafia is composed of cell-like cliques united in a coalition under the umbrella name. These cliques or sub-groups are led by informal charismatic leaders who function under the overall gang structure. Sometimes the nature of this beast aids law enforcement gang fighters in delivering the critical blow.
<p>Photo: Paul Chabot.</p>

Mexican Drug Cartels: The Battle Against Evil  

September 13, 2011
Beheadings, mass murders, and Al-Qaeda-style car bombs have become part of life in certain areas of Mexico. For America, terror is at our doorsteps and is creeping into our shadows. Without a new strategy to fight this war, drug cartels and every other evil organization around the globe will present a bleak future for the free world.
<p>Photo: Richard Valdemar.</p>

An EPIC Fail In the Border War  

September 7, 2011
Despite the federal government's politically correct definition of "cross border violence," my experience and intelligence sources tell me that "cross border violence" by these cartels and gangs has been going on inside this country for decades. In Los Angeles, Mexican nationals commit as many murders as all the street gangs do each year; and 95 percent of outstanding warrants are for Mexican nationals.
<p>Photo: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/11635866@N07/2707644487/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>pattiane</a>.</p>

Iraqis, Grenades, and Mexican Cartels  

September 1, 2011
In a federal indictment charging the suspects, it was alleged that the center of their criminal operation was an Iraqi social club in El Cajon, and authorities say the suspects distributed drugs supplied by Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel to the Detroit area.
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