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Special Agent Jaime J. Zapata. Photo via ICE.

Cartel Operators Killed ICE Agent At Trafficking Checkpoint

February 16, 2011
Zapata and partner Victor Avila were traveling between Mexico City and Monterrey when they were stopped by cartel operators near San Luis Potosi. The agents were in a blue Suburban with diplomatic plates and identified themselves as diplomats.

Atlanta PD Disbands Hard-Charging Gang Unit

February 10, 2011
The Atlanta PD launched Red Dog, which is said to stand for Run Every Drug Dealer Out Of Georgia, during the crack-cocaine epidemic in the 1980s when Atlanta had open-air drug markets and almost weekly drive-by shootings.

California Agencies Arrest 13 In Gang Sting

February 10, 2011
The investigation focused on the East Side Longos gang, one of the oldest Hispanic gangs in the city. The gang claims territory in central Long Beach, and members are believed to be responsible for six shootings in this geographical area, including the recent attempted murder of the two Gang Enforcement detectives.

Feds Round Up 41 Gang Members In 5 Cities

February 9, 2011
The charges in these separate cases relate to a wide range of alleged illegal activity, including racketeering conspiracy, murder, murder conspiracy, narcotics trafficking, robbery, and gun trafficking. Teams of federal, state, and local law enforcement officers arrested 29 of these defendants today.

Laserfiche Awards California Agency's Gang Enforcement Imaging

February 9, 2011
Today, LBPD officers have the ability to retrieve documents such as tickets, restraining orders, arrest reports, policies and procedures. The system allows them to retrieve the documents from their patrol vehicles, whereas in the past they could only view them from computers in the police station.
Young Woo Kim (pictured) and Kyung Hwan Choi have been identified as the masterminds behind a Southern California home invasion robbery in November. Photo courtesy of LASD.

L.A. Sheriff's Asian Gang Unit Nabs Korean-American Home Invaders

February 4, 2011
Six Korean-American men who organized a brutal attack on a middle-aged Korean couple were apprehended by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Asian Gang Team. One by one, the sheriff's Asian gang detectives tracked them down.

High-Crime LAPD Gang Units Dismantled

February 2, 2011
All but one of the roughly 80 gang officers in the Southeast, 77th, Northeast and Hollenbeck divisions - areas that are home to some of the city's most violent and active gangs - refused.

New York Mob Sting Nets Dim Goodfellas

January 31, 2011
Arrests in the sting included Scott Fappiano, a reputed Colombo associate, was willing to risk a multimillion dollar legal settlement to collect a debt from a deadbeat. Genovese associate Peter Pace, Jr. was apparently willing to use violence against his defenseless mother-in-law.

California Gang Detective Wounded By Gunfire From Vehicle

January 30, 2011
The detective driving the vehicle was struck once in the upper torso by gunfire and was immediately transported to a local hospital by his partner. He's 30 years old, a seven-year member of LBPD and expected to fully recover.
Image courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Border Patrol Seizes Medieval Dope Catapult

January 27, 2011
The smugglers were observed by a remote video surveillance system, triggering a response by National Guard troops and Mexican authorities who disrupted the operation.
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