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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>Photo: Paul Clinton</p>

Why Chicago is So Violent  

June 28, 2012
Chicago's homicide rate is out of control. This is not about "old school" gangsters coming out of prison and trying to re-establish themselves. It's about the youngsters having no respect for anyone.
<p>Cover art from the &quot;Mind of a Leader&quot; DVDs.</p>

Can Education Cure Gang Members?  

June 13, 2012
There seems to be an illogical perception in the U.S. that "bad guys," especially those associated with criminal gangs, are dumb—or at least uneducated. But education is not an elixir to cure the diseases of immorality or an upbringing steeped in situational ethics. It can't teach the gift of empathy for another human being.
<p>The author attends the Counter Terror Expo in Washington D.C.</p>

Gangs and Terrorism  

May 24, 2012
We often focus on one puzzle piece rather than the whole puzzle. If we would slow down and step back, we might see the whole of our enemy's tactics and battle plan. This wider perception of problems enables criminal investigators to recognize trends, alliances, tactics, conspiracies and connections in the underworld. This is what is needed in the battle against gangs, cartels, and terrorists.

Sensitive Needs Yards (SNY) Gangs  

May 15, 2012
Dropouts, jail informants, child molesters, and other "softies" segregated in the Sensitive Needs Yards (SNY) of California prisons are forming gang sets of their own. Unencumbered by the big four prison gangs that control the main yards, they use their criminal skills and the power of intimidation of their new dropout gang.

20 Years After the Rodney King Riots  

May 1, 2012
Sunday marked the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the Rodney King Riots in Los Angeles. In 1992, major rioting would continue until May 25. Much has changed since those days of anti-police rioting, yet much has remained the same.

Gang Truces Usually Turn Out Badly for Cops  

April 17, 2012
Can you imagine what a gang formed from all aligned Crip and Blood gangs or between the Mexican Mafia and the Nuestra Familia might be capable of?

Tips for Successful Gang Prosecutions  

April 12, 2012
Police officers must have a pristine file, a file that if read by anyone gives all of the information the prosecutor needs.

African Immigrant Gangs  

April 5, 2012
Somali gangs tend to align and adopt gang names based on clan or tribe, although a few have joined national gangs such as the Crips and Bloods.

East Coast Gangs  

March 29, 2012
Are street gangs from different geographic regions really different? Are West Coast gangs different from Midwest Gangs? Are East Coast gangs different from Southern gangs? The answer is they are all the same with a few "twists of lemon."
<p>Two expressions of Sure&ntilde;o gang allegience include the Aztec symbol for 13 (left) and the Nahuatl word &quot;kanpol.&quot; Photo: Rich Valdemar</p>

Sureños: Understanding Kanpol and Pilli  

March 14, 2012
Sureños identify with the color blue and use tattoos with the number 13, sureño, sur, south sider, or "kanpol" (a word taken from the ancient Aztec language of Nahuatl that means southerner).
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