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Newark "Bloods" Street Gang Leader Arrested and Charged

September 1, 2011
Narik "Spaz" Wilson has been arrested and charged with two counts of being a felon in possession of firearms. He is alleged to be the leader of the Sex Money Murder set of the Bloods street gang that waged a "street war" against a rival gang.

Illegal Immigrant and Suspected Gang Member Held In Indy Cop's Shooting

August 30, 2011
Indianapolis police have arrested a Mexican national and suspected gang member for their involvement in the drive-by shooting of an officer who was filling out paper work in his cruiser.

FBI Investigating L.A. Sheriff's Captain In Narcotics Probe

August 30, 2011
Capt. Bernice Abram, who has been on leave from her role as commander of Carson station since April, is being investigated for involvement in the narcotics ring run by Dion Grim, the leader of Compton's Front Hood Crips.

Purdue Develops Graffiti Translator App for LE

August 24, 2011
The app analyzes the features in gang-graffiti images such as the colors and shapes of characters. The information is sent to a server and compared against a graffiti-image database. The matched results are sent back to the device where the user can then review the results and provide extra details to refine the analysis.
<p>One of the Chicago PD&#39;s K-9 officers who was involved in a $33 million narcotics bust. Photo: Chicago PD.</p>

Chicago Police Seize $33 Million In Marijuana

August 23, 2011
A Chicago PD narcotics unit's investigation has led to one of the largest narcotics seizures in the department's recent history, netting more than 12,000 pounds of marijuana, seven arrests, seven vehicles, and two firearms.

Man Gets 60 Years for Shooting Chicago Detective In Back

August 23, 2011
A South Side man was sentenced to 60 years in prison for shooting a Chicago Police gang detective in the back while the officer was attempting to question him.

Feds Expand Training for Mexican Police

August 18, 2011
The expansion could include the establishment of training centers south of the border and the use of members of the National Guard and Webb County (Texas) Sheriff's Office as trainers of Mexican police.
<p><strong>Photo:</strong> <strong id="yui_3_3_0_3_13131104650851077"><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/poli-sci/">Kory C.</a></strong></p>

Federal Funding Cut Cripples Meth Enforcement

August 11, 2011
Police and sheriff's agencies have curtailed their enforcement of methamphetamine because they can no longer afford the clean-up costs associated with the labs, concludes an investigative report by the Associated Press.

Feds Indict 65 In N.Y. Gang Sweep

August 10, 2011
Federal authorities unsealed five indictments Tuesday charging 65 people with crimes such as murder, narcotics distribution, and firearms possession in Yonkers, New York. Of those, 59 are members or associates of the Elm Street Wolves or the Cliff Street Gangsters street gangs.

Arrested Juarez Kingpin Ordered 1,500 Killings

August 2, 2011
Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez, a former police officer known as El Diego, was also wanted in the U.S. for allegedly killing three people connected to the U.S. consulate and orchestrating a car bomb ambush.
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