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The Youth Gang Problem: Fed Resources Are There to Assist  

June 1, 2000

By Lynn Marble

All types of communities across the nation, youth gangs disrupt public life and deplete law enforcement resources.

Russian Organized Crime: The Foundation for Trafficking  

May 1, 2000

By Walter Zalisko

A number of law enforcement sources report a dramatic increase the past two years in the number of Ukrainian and Russian immigrant women recruited into slavery and sexually exploited in the New Jersey and New York area.

Street Gangs Profit in a Bullish Market  

May 1, 2000

By Al Valdez

They may not come from Wall Street but business is booming for street gangs trafficking in drugs

American Street Gang Development  

April 1, 2000

Street gangs in America are nothing new.  Some of the earliest identified groups with gang-like behaviors formed after the Revolutionary War in 1793.

The Mexican Mafia  

March 1, 2000

By Al Valdez

In the mid-1950s 13 California Youth Authority (CYA) wards were sent to the Duel Vocational Institute located in Tracy, California. Since the wards were juveniles they were housed in a special section of the adult correc­tions facility.

Tracking Surenos  

February 1, 2000

By Al Valdez

Hispanic gangs are among the fastest growing gangs in the country today. Many of the Hispanic gangs that form today across the country claim Sureno or "Sureiio­13" allegiance. Why the proliferation? Where did the Sureno gangs originate?

The Tiny Rascal Gang: Big Trouble  

January 1, 2000

By Investigator Al Valdez

By the mid 1980s Cambodian street youths started to band together for protection from the street gangs.  These young kids realized that as a group, they could be stronger, they could become the aggressors, not the victims, and they could make more money.

Working Gangs From Inside Prison  

May 1, 1999

By Shelly Feuer Domash

Approximately 55 officially titled "Security Risk Groups" (SRG) are being tracked at Rikers, including major national gangs such as the Latin Kings, the Bloods, the Crips, and the Neatas. The GIU is also tracking groups that are affiliated with organized crime and narcotics.

Skinheads: The New Nazis  

December 1, 1998

By Sgt. R.K. Miller

Recently, an outbreak of racist-related violence surged through the suburbs of Denver, Colo. This included the shooting of a police officer before the gunman, a reported white supremacist skinhead. Because of their beliefs and actions, the skinheads should be recognized as the "new Nazis."

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High Court Gang Case Tests America's Resolve  

December 1, 1998

By Dennis Hall

About the time you finish perusing this issue of POLICE, the U.S. Supreme Court will be hearing arguments in a gang-related case that - regardless of how it is decided - will have far-reaching effects for law officers, undoubtedly for years to come.

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