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<p>Bag of &quot;ice&quot; methampetamine. Photo via DEA.</p>

U.S. Gives $12M To Mexico To Combat Meth

August 23, 2012
Mexico's federal police will receive $12 million from the U.S. government to enhance enforcement of methamphetamine production by drug cartels, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced Thursday.

Turf Battle Splinters Mexico's Zetas Cartel

August 22, 2012
Reports in the Mexican media indicate that the Zetas may have split into two rival factions that are battling for control of the central states of Zacatecas and San Luis Potosi, as well as for parts of Yucatan peninsula.
<p>Photo courtesy of ATF.</p>

Insane Clown Posse Threatens To Sue FBI Over Juggalo Gang Label

August 14, 2012
The hip-hop duo Insane Clown Posse is threatening to sue the FBI for designating its fans, known as Juggalos, as a criminal gang. The group is "investigating a possible lawsuit against the FBI," according to a statement posted on a new Website, JuggalosFightBack.

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.
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