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Portrait of the El Paso Gang Unit

May 9, 2011
El Paso's Central Tactical Gang Unit was recently named the Police Department's Unit of the Year for building "a rock solid reputation" for its aggressive work in reducing gang activity and its intelligence gathering on the Barrio Azteca gang, the award citation stated.
<p><em><strong>Photo: ASU/Nike.</strong></em></p>

Chicago Sgt. Says Gang Will Adopt New ASU Sun Devils' Logo

April 29, 2011
The Pac-12 school ditched its Disney-inspired grinning devil in favor of a pitchfork that resembles the crude trident of the Satan's Disciples, Chicago Police Sgt. Kenneth Epich tells the Arizona Republic.

Mexican National Arrested Transporting $2.1M of Heroin In Illinois

April 28, 2011
A Kane County (Ill.) Sheriff's deputy discovered $2.1 million in heroin stashed in a vehicle, after he pulled over a driver for failing to signal.
<p><em><strong>Photo: LASD.</strong></em></p>

L.A. Gang Member Convicted of Murder Tattooed Crime Scene On Chest

April 25, 2011
Anthony Garcia, 22, had tattooed the crime scene of a 2004 liquor store shooting on his chest, helping deputies solve the open case.

Tulsa Police Trace Dead Gang Member's Gun to Detroit Officer

April 19, 2011
The 9mm handgun possessed by a Crip gang member who was shot by a Tulsa (Okla.) Police officer was once the service weapon of a Detroit Police officer.

16 Mexican Officers Accused of Aiding Cartels

April 15, 2011
Sixteen Mexican police officers have been arrested for allegedly protecting drug-cartel gangsters suspects in the grisly slaying of more than 120 people whose bodies were found in mass graves near Tamaulipas in northern Mexico.

Oakland Norteño Named In Injunction Arrested With Rifle Strapped to Chest

April 11, 2011
Since police filed the case in October, 15 of 40 members named in a gang injunction have been arrested, including one in a court room. The injunction bars the men from hanging out together in a 2-square-mile "safety zone" and imposes a 10 p.m. curfew.

Mexican Cartels Escalating Presence In New York

April 11, 2011
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement went from spending 13,472 hours in 2009 to more than 30,000 hours last year. The feds are also seizing record amounts of firearms and cash. In 2009, the feds seized more than $35 million and 57 firearms.

Neb. Hospital Shooter and Victim Have Gang Ties

April 8, 2011
Otis Holford was shot inside the lobby of the medical center on Wednesday. He is now listed in stable condition. The alleged shooter, 26-year-old Anthony D. Green Jr., was arrested and charged with first-degree assault.
<p><em><strong>An example of a Latin Kings tattoo. The phrase, "Nunca te dejare de amarte" means, "I will never stop loving you." Photo: DOJ.</strong></em></p>

Convictions Deal 'Serious Blow' To Latin Kings

April 7, 2011
Augustin Zambrano, 51, was identified as the "corona" of the Almighty Latin King Nation gang based in Chicago during the six-week trial. Zambrano was convicted on racketeering conspiracy (RICO) and other charges including narcotics trafficking and related violence.
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