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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 - September 2012

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<p>Photo courtesy of Ben Pieper.</p>

The Changing Face of Criminal Gangs  

September 17, 2012
We're seeing hybrid gangs pop up all over the country. These gangs can be very hard to document, due to the fact that they may not have any national affiliation, and their names are usually taken from the street, city, town, or neighborhood where they live.
<p>Logo courtesy of Richard Valdemar.</p>

Inside the Black Panther Party (2 of 2)  

September 12, 2012
By the late 1960s, many of the Black Panther Party leadership had become entangled in criminal trials or were serving long prison sentences. Some had been killed. The remaining BPP leaders could not agree on how to overcome these issues.
<p>Black Panther Party logo courtesy of Richard Valdemar.</p>

Inside the Black Panther Party (1 of 2)  

September 6, 2012
The Black Panther Party was formed to protect and defend African-American neighborhoods from police brutality. By the late 1960s, it represented a major threat to the Oakland Police Department.
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