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AG Sessions, Speaking at IACP, Vows to 'Dismantle' International MS-13 Gang

October 23, 2017
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday formally designated the criminal gang MS-13 as a priority for federal law enforcement, vowing to use agencies ranging from the FBI to Homeland Security and the IRS to dismantle it.

Video: Police Say Las Vegas Safer After Operation Cripples Area Gang

October 20, 2017
Las Vegas-area police and federal law enforcement agencies have crippled a longtime area gang, indicting most of its members in a state racketeering case, the first in Nevada targeting an entire organization, authorities said.
<p><span class=&quot;s1&quot;>Michael Christopher Mejia told detectives he &quot;smoked&quot; Whittier, CA, Officer Keith Boyer. (Photo: Los Angeles County Sheriff&#39;s Department)</span></p>

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

September 18, 2017
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.
<p>Photo: Portland (OR) Police Bureau/Facebook</p>

Portland Police Bureau to Halt, Purge All Gang Designations

September 8, 2017
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

September 4, 2017
Berkeley, CA, Mayor Jesse Arreguin has called “Antifa,” a street gang, and said police should start treating protesters in the anti-fascist movement accordingly.
<p>Image: St. Louis Metro PD/Twitter</p>

2 St. Louis Gang Squad Officers Shot

September 1, 2017
Two police officers with the gang squad were shot and injured in downtown St. Louis Friday afternoon, and the suspect was on the run.

8 Chicago Officers Injured After Social Media Rumors of Fatal OIS Fuel Near Riot

August 23, 2017
Eight Chicago police officers were sent to hospitals with injuries ranging from a broken hand to cuts on the face after false social media rumors of a fatal officer-involved shooting sparked a near riot.

Smugglers Use Drone to Fly Meth Over Mexican Border Into San Diego

August 21, 2017
Ten minutes later, federal authorities had busted what they say is their first confirmed case of drug smuggling by drone in San Diego County.

All Florida Prison Inmates on Lockdown After "Credible" Threats of Rioting

August 18, 2017
All of Florida’s 97,000 state prison inmates are on lockdown — and will remain confined to their dorms at least through the weekend — in response to unspecified threats about potential rioting, officials from the Florida Department of Corrections says.

Hobos Gang Leader Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison

August 11, 2017
Tharp sentenced Chester to 40 years in prison at the end of a two-hour hearing, acknowledging the convicted gang member is a man of many talents who chose "to use those talents to advance the cause of evil."
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