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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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<p>Photo courtesy of Richard Valdemar.</p>

Gangs In the Courtroom  

November 7, 2012
Every victim or witness had heard the stories in the ghetto about gang retaliation against those who were foolish enough to snitch on gang members. Most of these stories were only urban legends that grew with each telling. Some were absolutely true. Gangs do target witnesses.

A Financial Weapon To Fight Gangs  

October 22, 2012
MS-13 will now be targeted for the seizure of its criminal assets just like infamous foreign-born criminal organizations such the Yakuza of Japan and Mexican drug trafficking organizations such as Los Zetas.
<p>CC_Flickr: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/60616902@N03/5894978440/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>United Themes</a></p>

Gang Intelligence and the Need to Know  

October 2, 2012
No matter how small or large a town they work in, and whether they work urban or rural, gang cops need to know about and recognize the signs of criminal gang activity associated with national and international gangs.
<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.
<p><span>Photo:&nbsp;CC_Flicker/<span class=&quot;username&quot;><a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/abardwell/&quot;>abardwell</a></span></span></p>

California Security Housing Unit (SHU) Reintegration and Reform  

August 23, 2012
Most prison gang leaders will be released into the terrible jungle where they will try to obtain two things they care about the most: drugs and power. Once the titans come down to dwell with gang mortals, the gangland utopia will usher the next prison gang golden age.
<p>Photo courtesy of Long Beach P.D.</p>

Two Effective Gang Enforcement Strategies  

August 15, 2012
Long Beach patrol officers can pull up photos of served gang members, maps of safety zones—those parts of the city subject to the gang injunction—a copy of the injunction and a hyperlink to the image of the proof of service form. That certainty has produced very real results.
<p>Ray Ray&#39;s crew. Photo courtesy of Richard Valdemar.</p>

The Black Guerrilla Family Prison Gang  

July 17, 2012
The Black Guerrilla Family was founded by George Jackson, a former Black Panther and excellent orator who rallied inmates by speaking about the system's injustice to prisoners, especially black inmates. He vowed to form an organization that would support his imprisoned people like a family and become a vanguard in the coming revolution against the U.S. government.
<p>Newly elected Mexican President&nbsp;Enrique Pe&ntilde;a Nieto pledged to shift strategies in dealing with drug cartel violence. Photo: <a href=&quot;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Enrique_Pe%C3%B1a_Nieto_-_World_Economic_Forum_on_Latin_America_2010.jpg&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Wikimedia</a></p>

Mexico's Deal With the Devil  

July 11, 2012
The Mexican press estimates that 19.5% of the official ballot boxes were installed in areas controlled by the drug cartels. Many voters avoided the poles altogether in fear of intimidation and violence.
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