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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

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A Two-Fold Approach to Countering Gangs  

August 28, 2018
Gangs are a serious problem negatively impacting American culture. And the rise of gang activity as evidenced by the rash of shootings we've seen in major metropolitan areas like Chicago and elsewhere is increasingly threatening the very safety and security of both law enforcement officers and the communities we serve, nationwide.

The Real Reasons for Chicago's Deadly Crime Wave  

August 8, 2018
A question for the mayor: If it really is unacceptable, why do you continue to accept it?

Shooting Up Chicago  

August 7, 2018
A court granted the ACLU of Illinois and Black Lives Matter Chicago permission to intervene in the consent decree negotiations.

The Fallacy of Gun Buyback Programs  

December 26, 2013
What you usually see in any gun buyback program is elderly people turning in old junk guns from some closet or garage where they have sat gathering dust for many years.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall  

October 21, 2013
As a former prison gang member, I'm ashamed to look in the mirror because my failures are staring back at me.
<p>Photo of drive-by shooting is illustrative and via <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisyarzab/2963323322/sizes/l/in/photostream/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Chris Yarzab</a>/Flickr.</p>

No One Should Die So Young  

October 14, 2013
Leslie Zepeda died the day after Christmas. She had no time for a final hug, a final kiss, one last chance for her family to tell her how much they loved and cherished her.
<p>Marijuana grow photo courtesy of DEA.</p>

Carcinogenic Cannabis  

September 30, 2013
Federal, state and local police as well as other government officials have succumbed to the money involved in the cannabis cancer. Whether it's the legal medical marijuana trade or illegal drug-trafficking gangs, it originates from the same criminal sources.
<p>A 1990 television mini-series dramatized the Camarena case. Photo courtesy of Richard Valdemar.</p>

Getting Away With Murder  

September 20, 2013
The release in Mexico of one of the men responsible for the murder of DEA Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena has renewed tension between the U.S. and Mexico over the case.
<p>Graphic via Washington Post.</p>

Is Mexican Cartel Activity In the U.S. Exaggerated?  

August 30, 2013
Many of the Mexican cartel crimes in the illegal alien community go unreported. The ugly crimes of kidnapping, human trafficking, extortion, gang violence, and unsolved murders are often committed by Mexican cartel members in cities across the United States but remain unreported.
<p>Diane Kruger and Demian Bichir play U.S. and Mexican detectives on the border working a serial killer case. Photo via FX.</p>

TV Review: Mixed View of FX's 'The Bridge'  

August 26, 2013
As the show progresses, we see the challenges that El Paso Detective Sonya Cross (Diane Kruger) and Juárez Detective Marco Ruiz (Demian Bichir) face in working together across cultural divides as well as in an environment of extensive police and government corruption.
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