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Feds Capture 70s-Era Black Nationalist Hijacker

September 28, 2011
George Wright, 68, was arrested as he walked to a cafe near his home in Portugal on Tuesday. Wright is a convicted killer who escaped from prison in 1970, and resurfaced two years later when he and four other members of the Black Liberation Army commandeered a Delta flight from Detroit to Miami.

Ill. Judge To ACLU: Overturning Wiretapping Law Helps Gangs

September 28, 2011
A senior Illinois appellate judge has said if the state's wiretapping law is overturned, gang bangers "will rejoice." The judge said overturning the law would help gangs monitoring each other, including allowing them to secretly record police informants.

Calif. Hells Angels Leader Killed In Shootout at Nevada Casino

September 26, 2011
The president of the Hells Angels' San Jose chapter was fatally shot at a Nevada casino during a gunfight with members of the rival Vagos motorcycle gang. Jeffrey "Jethro" Pettigrew, 51, was killed and two Vagos members were injured.

Prosecutor: Suspects Partied After Killing Officer

September 20, 2011
A South Side man seeking to avenge an earlier shooting killed Chicago Police Officer Alejandro "Alex" Valadez in a volley of bullets, then drove to a friend's house where he partied with his buddies, prosecutors told jurors today as his trial opened.
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Ariz. Task Force Bust Nets Marijuana, Guns, Illegals

September 20, 2011
A task force in southern Arizona seized 4,369 pounds of marijuana, 40 undocumented aliens, four vehicles, and three weapons during an operation that involved multiple agencies, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office announced.

Aryan Brotherhood Member's Arson Crimes Intended to Raise Profile In Gang

September 3, 2011
A 25-year-old Texas man has pleaded guilty to hate-crime charges stemming from a series of racially motivated arson crimes, including the burning of an historic African-American church to murder a disabled man.

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.
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