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Mexican Mafia Boss Gets Life In Prison

March 7, 2013
A Mexican Mafia prison gang member and longtime leader of the Puente Trece gang was sentenced Wednesday to life in federal prison after his conviction for racketeering that includes murder plots and a brutal stabbing of an inmate designed to deter victims from cooperating with police.

Black P Stone 'General' Gets 20 Years for Drug, Gun Crimes

February 28, 2013
A high-ranking member of a south side Chicago black street gang received 20 years in federal prison for narcotics and firearm charges stemming from his arrest in late 2011.

Mexican Police Seize Drug Cannon at Border

February 26, 2013
Police in the border city of Mexicali say they have recovered a powerful improvised cannon used to hurl packets of marijuana across a border fence into California.

Video: Gang Offered to Protect LAPD Capt. From Dorner

February 19, 2013
The Bounty Hunter Bloods, a larger Watts gang that covers the Nickerson Gardens housing project, made the offer after the threat to the captain was made public.

L.A. Sheriff Moves to Fire Elite Gang Officers

February 7, 2013
Seven Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies in an elite gang-enforcement unit have been notified the department intends to fire them for celebrating shootings and getting matching tattoos.

Fla. Capt. Sentenced As Part of Drug Trafficking Organization

February 4, 2013
A federal judge sentenced a former Opa-Locka (Fla.) PD police captain to more than seven years in federal prison for his role in a drug trafficking operation. Arthur Balom, 46, of Miramar, had pleaded guilty to trafficking of cocaine, ecstasy, and oxycodone.

Chicago Drug Task Force Targets Cartel 'Choke Points'

February 4, 2013
Seventy federal agents, police officers, and prosecutors recently started working there in what authorities say is a first-of-its-kind drug-fighting headquarters.

Mexico Busts Border Sex-Slavery Cult

January 30, 2013
Mexican officials broke up a bizarre cult that allegedly ran a sex-slavery ring among its followers on the U.S. border, Mexican immigration authorities said Tuesday.

Video: Detroit Eliminates Gang, Tactical Units

January 23, 2013
The Detroit Police Department will eliminate its gang and tactical units to add about 100 officers to homicide, criminal investigations and traffic enforcement, the city announced Wednesday.
<p><span>LASD Deputy Juan Abel Escalante. Photo: LASD</span></p>

Suspect In LASD Deputy's Killing Arrested In Mexico

December 17, 2012
A suspect in the 2008 fatal shooting of an L.A. County sheriff's deputy was captured in Mexico, officials announced Monday.
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