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<p>There are three main reasons a victim may not report a cybercrime: the amount of money involved is too small to worry about; they don&#39;t believe anything can be done about it, and/or they don&#39;t know where they can report such crimes</p>

Fighting Cybercrime at the Local Level  

Computer criminals can be anywhere in the world, but the victims are here, so American law enforcement has to investigate and respond. Unfortunately, most agencies don't have the tools or know-how to do so. 

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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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No One in Custody Over Chicago's Weekend Shootings, 12 Murders

"I think it is disheartening that we are at Tuesday after the weekend we had without anyone being charged," Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx told the Tribune in a phone interview. "The feeling that people can do this with impunity makes the work that much more difficult."

Chicago Plans to Send Hundreds of Officers into Areas Plagued by Shootings

The "strategic deployments" will add 430 officers to five South Side and West Side police districts: Calumet, Gresham, Ogden, Harrison and Austin.

L.A. County Sheriff Announces Inquiry Into Deputies' Secret Societies

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell has launched a comprehensive inquiry into secret deputy cliques and is looking into whether gangs that condone illicit behavior are operating within his ranks.

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The Real Reasons for Chicago's Deadly Crime Wave

A question for the mayor: If it really is unacceptable, why do you continue to accept it?

Shooting Up Chicago

A court granted the ACLU of Illinois and Black Lives Matter Chicago permission to intervene in the consent decree negotiations.

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...

   
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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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