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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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<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.
<p>Photo courtesy of Open Road Films.</p>

Will 'End of Watch' Shift the Perception of Cops?  

February 11, 2013
"End of Watch" provides a refreshing avoidance of the Hollywood formula. This production has captured the most realistic depiction of everyday police officers working a gang-infested, economically-depressed, crime-ridden area.
<p>Photo via <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/70483689@N00/4630338727/&quot; target=&quot;_self&quot;>kevindean</a>/Flickr.</p>

Are Some Gang Members Serial Killers?  

January 17, 2013
Even in the murderous world of gangs, the most wicked killings are perpetrated by individuals who seem motivated by some other dark, twisted presence within their troubled souls.

Keeping a Holiday Gang Truce  

January 11, 2013
I don't remember any of these holiday truces actually working, but like those classic holiday movies they seem to make us all feel good for the moment, even if they are works of fiction.

Gangs Often Drive Hate Crimes  

December 28, 2012
Today, it's the street gangs, primarily black and Latino that are the real problem, and until law enforcement and the public puts these gangs in check, they'll continue to destroy lives and communities while motivated by blind hate.

Cultivating Effective Gang Informants   

December 5, 2012
In the long war between police gang fighters and the outlaw criminal gangs, gang defectors can be important and valuable allies. Unless someone in your team has the ability to recruit, cultivate, and utilize criminal informants, you're just functioning as procedural processors relying on chance to develop cases.

How To Testify As a Gang Expert  

November 28, 2012
What you do is an art rather than a science, so you must impress the jury with your background, training, and experience.
<p>Sure&ntilde;o graffiti around 1997. CC_Flickr: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/62518311@N00/391499444/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Daquella manera</a></p>

Sureño Fight Club  

November 26, 2012
While in custody, most Sureño gang members are educated in martial arts fighting tactics and are primarily trained in fighting with edged weapons. The culture of jails and prisons is a knife culture. Jail-improvised weapons start with "shanks" but can include spears, clubs, zip guns, and bombs.
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