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Wash. Teen Kills Sureño Gang Members, Claims Self-Defense

August 10, 2012
Lameiro Flores told police he had been assaulted by Martinez (known as "Demon") and Avilez ("Sicko"), and brought his .45-caliber pistol to the river because he had a "gut feeling" they may attack him again.

Video: N.J. Paraplegic Sues Cops Over OIS

August 2, 2012
A New Jersey teenager who fired blanks to stop an assault by gang members claims he was shot three times by responding undercover officers who shot him in the back.

SF Chief: Gang's Members Have 'Turned On Each Other'

August 2, 2012
The explosion of gang violence in and around San Francisco's Visitacion Valley this summer—it has claimed seven lives and has the southeastern neighborhood on edge—stems not from feuding between rival factions, but from an internecine war that is tearing the gangs apart, the city's police chief said Wednesday.

Gang Member Gets Life for Killing Calif. Cop

July 25, 2012
The Vineland Boys street gang member who shot and killed a Burbank (Calif.) Police Department officer during a traffic stop pleaded guilty to the crime Tuesday and was immediately sentenced to life in prison.

Google to Aid in War Against Mexican Cartels

July 19, 2012
Google's ideas include creating a network so citizens can safely report cartel activity without fear of retribution. It wants to make sharing real-time intelligence easier among police in different regions. It can identify how individuals are connected to each other, to bank accounts and even to corrupt government officials. It can create community Web platforms for citizens to share information and name and shame criminals.
<p>Photo: DEA</p>

Traffic Stop Uncovers Ariz. Border Tunnel

July 12, 2012
Federal and local authorities uncovered a sophisticated underground tunnel at the California-Arizona-Mexico border with lighting, ventilation, and reinforced beams possibly linked to the Sinaloa drug cartel.

Chicago Gang Cop Describes 'Tribal Warfare' On Streets

July 12, 2012
A Chicago gang enforcement officer described the city's spike in gang violence as "tribal warfare" that has gone unchecked because of the lack of gang leaders.
<p>Mexican drug cartels smuggle marijuana into the U.S. in bundles like these. Photo: POLICE file</p>

$40M In Cartel Marijuana Seized In Chicago

June 28, 2012
A joint narcotics task force on Tuesday seized approximately eight tons (or 16,000 pounds) of marijuana, recording the largest cannabis seizure in at least 20 years in Chicago.

Former Calif. Deputy Who Smuggled Heroin Burrito Sentenced

June 28, 2012
A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who was believed to be trying to smuggle heroin, stuffed inside a burrito, into a courthouse jail was sentenced Monday to two years in jail.
<p>Photo: Denver PD</p>

Denver Cop's Alleged Killer Claims Gang Membership

June 26, 2012
The man accused of shooting a Denver police officer to death at a jazz concert claimed to be a member of the Park Hill Bloods street gang when he was booked into jail.
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