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Prostitution: Getting Girls Out of "The Game"  

Prostitution is, as they say, the oldest profession. But now gangs are getting in on the action in a big way. Their already established tricks for luring lonely kids into their ranks are also extremely effective in recruiting girls as young as 12 for the sex trade.

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Reduce Negative Impact of Miranda  

Has Miranda v. Arizona adversely affected criminal justice and public safety? Miranda has resulted in the inability to clear a quarter-million homicides, 1 million rapes, 5 million robberies, and 9 million aggravated assaults.

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Stopping Big Rigs  

For whatever reason some officers are intimidated when it comes to stopping big rigs. But it's a part of an officer's job to enforce the rules and regulations of the road, and crimes are being committed by some operators of these big rigs.

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Shots Fired: Riverside, California 09/11/2008  

Officer Evan Wright chased after a gang member who fled and reached for his pocket while running. A flying tackle sent the two men into the middle of a residential driveway where some 20 guests were observing a quinceanera party in the front yard.

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Shots Fired: Glendale, California 03/31/2008  

Gonzalez glanced back in Anderson's direction a second time. "Aw, shit!" he said, his facial expression leaving no doubt as to the sincerity of the sentiment. And with that, he tossed his soda on the ground and took off running around the corner and southbound on Adams Street.

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1,000 Agents and Officers Raid L.A. Fashion District, Seize Cartel Millions

An army of federal and local law enforcement agents stormed Los Angeles’ fashion district Wednesday, arresting nine suspects, seizing $65 million and searching businesses that federal prosecutors allege have been laundering money for criminals including drug dealers and Mexican drug cartel kidnappers.

Wounded Calif. Officer Gabriel Garcia Regaining Consciousness

Police Officer Gabriel Garcia is regaining consciousness, nearly two weeks after being shot in the line of duty.

Video Calls for Revenge Against LAPD, Union Warns Members

A music video response to the fatal police shooting of Ezell Ford in South Los Angeles prompted the LAPD's union to call for police officers to be on heightened alert Thursday.

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In Gangs Blog

The Fallacy of Gun Buyback Programs

What you usually see in any gun buyback program is elderly people turning in old junk guns from some closet or garage where they...

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

As a former prison gang member, I'm ashamed to look in the mirror because my failures are staring back at me.

No One Should Die So Young

Leslie Zepeda died the day after Christmas. She had no time for a final hug, a final kiss, one last chance for her family to tell...

   
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<p>Fremont (Calif.) Police Officer Todd Young plans to return to chasing high-risk suspects, after he recovers from multiple surgeries. He plans to pass the department&#39;s SWAT obstacle course in late 2012 or early 2013. Photo courtesy of Todd Young.</p>
Returning To Duty: Todd Young
Fremont (Calif.) Police Officer Todd Young returned fire,...
<p>The suspected Blood with the red hat is showing &quot;westside&quot; or &quot;brims.&quot; The one in the middle using his right hand to show the same and his left hand to show &quot;crip killer.&quot; The one with the black hat is showing &quot;blood&quot; or &quot;piru.&quot;</p>
East Coast Blood Hand Signs
Gang members use hand signs to communicate with each other...
<p>Hot Wheels, No. 1: Honda offered its 1994 Accord in a coupe and sedan with a four-cylinder engine. The vehicle is still popular among gang members and street racers who typically &quot;chop&quot; the vehicle and sell off the parts or swap out the engine. Photo: <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/mad_african78/&quot;>Mad African!: (Broken Sword)</a>.</p>
Hot Wheels: Most Stolen Vehicles
Each summer, two insurance-industry associations — the...
 
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