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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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The Gang Investigator’s Library   

February 4, 2009
Here are some law enforcement gang sources and authors that I would recommend. I am unable to list everyone because I only have a limited space. I tried to give a varied mix of more recent textbooks, non-fiction books, Websites, and blogs. I’m going to organize this alphabetically by author.

Breaking the Viking Code   

January 28, 2009

“East Los Angeles 24 handle, 23 to assist, 245 just occurred,” came the strangely calm and feminine voice on the radio. The call was directed to my unit. She further described that at least four victims were down and an ambulance and paramedics were already dispatched. She said it was possibly gang related.

Searching for an East L.A. Gang Fugitive  

January 19, 2009
Smiley Saenz is no soldier for his barrio. He has brought no glory to his gang, only shame. His brutal murders were cowardly acts of wild uncontrolled violence and his victims are as likely to be women, children, or random citizens as they are gang rivals.

Taggers, Tagger Crews, and Tag Bangers  

December 31, 2008

Tagger crews often include people from different ethnic backgrounds and both male and female members. The boys are “Kings” and the girls are “Queens.” The most prolific are kids from 13 to 17 years old. Taggers dress like most other kids but can adopt gang-like dress. Mostly they wear baggy dark colored clothing or perhaps professional sport team clothing.
Taggers need their tools so they often travel with various sizes of aerosol paint tips in a case. They carry “Mean Streak” paint mark

TRG (Tiny Rascal Gangsters): Asian Gangs in Long Beach   Law Enforcement Only

December 22, 2008
The TRG shooters ran back to the barbecue on Orange Street then changed their clothing in a garage. An associate hid the 9mm and a second pistol in a laundry basket in his closet.

Chalino Sanchez and the Narcocorridos   

December 17, 2008

After Chalino Sanchez, corridos became Mexico’s and the American Latino’s equivalent to gangsta rap and they became super popular. Chalino wrote about his brother, Armando, and his boss, Rigo Campos. He wrote about the good, the bad, and the ugly. He sang about men who overcame impossible poverty to survive and prosper (for a while) as men of means and power, as valientes. They lived and died by violence in a corrupt system standing up for their own dignity.

Sexual Secrets of Gang Culture   Law Enforcement Only

December 1, 2008
For females recruited into a gang the male ritual of the “jump in” may be replaced by the ritual “sexed in,” requiring the female to have sex with several or all of the gang members.

How to Make a RICO Case Against Gangs   

November 20, 2008
The genius of the RICO statutes is that they work perfectly against organized criminal gangs. A person can be charged even if that person did not directly commit the crime but only agreed to the commission or conspired with the perpetrators in any way.

Gang Turf in Cyberspace  Law Enforcement Only

November 7, 2008
Gangs have evolved in criminal and technical sophistication from the school dropouts of the 1960s. Today's gang members utilize all the modern electric means of communication including laptop computers, iPods, Blackberrys, video cameras, and multiple function cellular telephones.

Animal Pit Fights  

October 17, 2008
Hip-hop stars, drug dealers, and notorious gang members frequented every cock fighting derby. Because guns and other weapons were openly exposed, disputes often resulted in assaults and homicides.
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