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The Liability Plague  

With the money they lose to lawsuits law enforcement agencies could hire more officers, field better equipment, and offer more comprehensive training.

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Countering Super Gangs with Crime Analytics  

It has become a recurring issue for law enforcement nationwide, and internationally: the rise of the "super gang," an affiliation of distinct criminal organizations—temporarily or permanently—to pursue mutually beneficial strategies and/or profits.

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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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D.A. Asks to Stop Release of CA Cop Killer Suspect Report

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office requested the L.A. Board of Supervisors continue to keep secret a report that details how closely probation officers supervised a gang member charged with the murder of a Whittier, CA, police officer.

Portland Police Bureau to Halt, Purge All Gang Designations

Portland, OR, police next month will end their more than 20-year-old practice of designating people as gang members or gang associates in response to strong community concerns about the labels that have disproportionately affected minorities.

CA Legislators Debate Classifying Antifa and Right-Wing Radicals as Street Gangs

Berkeley, CA, Mayor Jesse Arreguin has called “Antifa,” a street gang, and said police should start treating protesters in the anti-fascist movement accordingly.

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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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