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<p>Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Photo via <a href=&quot;; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>lloyd89</a>/Flickr.</p>

Chicago Gang Funeral Goers Get Police Pat Downs

December 6, 2012
Chicago Police will begin patting down attendees of gang funerals to prevent violent attacks, Mayor Rahm Emanuel told CBS News.

Two Mexican Nationals Charged In Coast Guardsman's Death

December 5, 2012
Two Mexican nationals — Jose Meija Leyva and Manuel Beltran Higuera — were charged Monday in Los Angeles with killing a federal officer while the officer was on duty.
<p>Panga-style boats have become the preferred vessel of drug smuggles off the California coast. Photo: <a href=&quot;,_Oct._8,_2008_while_under_observation_by_a_U.S._Navy_ship.jpg&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Wikimedia</a>.</p>

Coast Guardsman Killed In Confrontation with Smugglers

December 3, 2012
A veteran U.S. Coast Guard chief petty officer suffered fatal head trauma Sunday after drug smugglers in a panga rammed his vessel off the Ventura County, Calif., coastline.
<p>Photo courtesy of FBI.</p>

Calif. Parole Officials Dropped Warrant for Top FBI Fugitive

November 29, 2012
Amid the international hunt for Jose Luis Saenz — also known as "Peanut Joe Smiley," among other aliases, authorities say — California parole officials dropped their warrant for his arrest and dismissed the alleged killer and Mexican drug cartel associate from parole.
<p>Photo courtesy of FBI.</p>

Top FBI Fugitive, Cartel Enforcer Captured In Mexico

November 26, 2012
A Los Angeles gang member who killed two gang rivals and murdered two others was returned to the United States to face charges after his capture Friday in Guadalajara.

Chicago Gang Violence: Witnesses Go Silent

November 13, 2012
It's an old problem and an old code — "don't snitch." And it exists everywhere. But in Chicago, where homicides and shootings are up significantly this year, that old code is leaving a rising number of violent crimes unsolved.

Idaho Inmates Claim Gangs Run Prison

November 13, 2012
A gang war that appears to have taken over parts of an Idaho private prison is spilling into the federal courts, with some inmates contending prison officials are ceding control to gang leaders in an effort to save money on staffing.

Gang Member Shot, Killed After Grabbing Ariz. Cop's Gun

October 30, 2012
A gang member who allegedly kidnapped and assaulted a woman was shot and killed by a Phoenix Police officer after he grabbed the officer's gun during a struggle.

Video: Homeless Ex-Crip Helps Dallas Cop

October 25, 2012
A homeless former Crip gang leader helped a Dallas Police officer who was being assaulted, garnering praise from the agency.
<p>LASD Deputy Juan Abel Escalante. Photo: LASD</p>

Sureño Gang Member Gets Life for Killing L.A. County Deputy

October 23, 2012
A Sureño gang member pleaded guilty Tuesday to murdering a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy in the driveway of his Cypress Park home in 2008, and received life without the possibility of parole.
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