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<p>Photo courtesy of Todd Young.</p>

Todd Young Returns To Full Duty

September 6, 2012
Almost two years to the day after he was critically wounded in a gunfight with a Norteño gang member, Fremont (Calif.) Police Detective Todd Young returned to the job he knows best—pursuing high-risk gang suspects.

Cocaine 'Godmother' Gunned Down In Colombia

September 5, 2012
Griselda Blanco, the drug kingpin known for her blood-soaked style of street vengeance during Miami's "cocaine cowboys" era of the '70s and '80s, was shot to death in Medellin by a motorcycle-riding assassin Monday.
<p>Photo courtesy of Chicago PD.</p>

Chicago Police Seize 'Scooby Snax' Synthetic Marijuana

September 4, 2012
A Chicago Police specialized narcotics unit seized nearly 40 pounds of "Scooby Snax" synthetic marijuana in packages emblazoned with the cartoon character Scooby-Doo's face.

Sinaloa Cartel's N.H.-Europe Drug Pipeline Uncovered

September 4, 2012
A three-year investigation led by the FBI's Boston field office netted a cartel kingpin's cousin, 346 kilos of cocaine, and the discovery of a new trafficking route from Spain to New Hampshire.

Student Wanted To Kill Officer To Join Hells Angels

August 29, 2012
A North Carolina State University student was involuntarily committed last month at the V.A. Hospital in Durham after telling campus police he planned to go on a killing spree, according to a court document.
<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.
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