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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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<p>Richard Valdemar speaks in the U.S. Senate offices about Senate Bill 744 in April. Photo courtesy of Richard Valdemar.</p>

A Path to Citizenship for Gangs and Terrorists  

June 24, 2013
In April, I joined many other local, state, and federal law enforcement experts in Washington D.C. to voice opposition to the flawed amnesty bill misnamed as "The Border Security, Economic, Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act."
<p><span>Soldiers of Company B, 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), stand in formation.&nbsp;</span>Photo courtesy of U.S. Army/Flickr.</p>

Why We Should Hire Returning Veterans  

June 5, 2013
Like war, police work can be an ugly job. Like military service, it can be dangerous physically and psychologically. But who's better prepared to endure that crucible than our returning combat veterans?
<p>BGF leader Tavon White taught fellow gang members how to seduce and corrupt female prison guards. Photo courtesy of Richard Valdemar.</p>

How One Gang Corrupted 13 Baltimore COs  

May 23, 2013
Anyone who has worked in the jail or prison for any length of time is probably aware of the psychological manipulation practiced by many sophisticated inmates and gangs. They commonly employ tactics designed as corruption ensnarement traps.

A Gang Prevention Documentary Worth Watching  

May 7, 2013
"Operation Detour 2" tells the story about how easily young people, even good kids, can get seduced into the drug-trafficking world. How doing or receiving a favor from someone can hook you into the game. How drug use can subtly ensnare you and ruin your life.
<p><span>Mexican drug cartels smuggle marijuana into the U.S. in bundles like these. Photo by Paul Clinton.</span></p>

Mexican Cartels Have Infiltrated Your City  

April 29, 2013
Mexican drug cartels are now operating deep in the U.S., according to the recent Associated Press report. They're operating not just in border areas. They're making beach heads in suburban communities.
<p>Photo by Paul Clinton.</p>

Police Officers on Wanted Posters  

April 8, 2013
Two New York officers threatened in a gang wanted poster should consider the threats from the bad guys a true compliment. It means they are making a real difference.
<p>Kaufman County (Texas) District Attorney Mike McLelland was killed at his home. Photo via Kaufman County DA.</p>

The Texas Prosecutor Murders  

April 4, 2013
The murders of two Texas prosecutors has made safety a top concern for many prosecutors throughout the country. Prosecutors should start thinking about what to do to protect themselves from high-risk gang defendants.
<p><span>Photo courtesy of Colorado DOC.</span></p>

'Evil Evan' Ebel and the 211 Crew  

March 25, 2013
The 211 Crew is a white-supremacist prison gang. The loosely structured group had its early formation in the Denver County Jail, and its members included a wanna-be rapper and white inmate whose crime partner was black.
<p>Mexican Mafia members and brothers Rafael &quot;Cisco&quot; Munoz-Gonzalez (left) and&nbsp;<span>Caesar &quot;Blanco&quot; Munoz-Gonzales&nbsp;</span>received life sentences for drug and weapon charges. Photos courtesy of DEA.</p>

Gang Task Forces Take Down Mexican Mafia 'Carnals'  

March 14, 2013
Two recent investigations show us the value of gang task forces that combine resources from law enforcement, prosecutors, and corrections to take down Mexican Mafia "carnals" in Southern California.
<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;http://www.rapdict.org/Compton_Varrio_155&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>RapDict.com</a>.</p>

Compton's 155th Street Gang  

February 27, 2013
The worst of these 155th Street members were usually high on "red devils" (Seconal) and drunk on wine. They were dangerous to everyone and lethal to rivals. They were as bad as any Willowbrook gang such as the Compton Varrio Tres, Tortilla Flats, Willowbrook Winos, or any black gang.
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