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El Monte Street Gang is One of Area’s Largest, Oldest

May 15, 2009
As cops led a man away who was kicked in the head by an officer and arrested after a long police chase in El Monte, Calif., Wednesday, one big word could be seen tattooed across his neck: FLORES.

Officer Said to Have Kicked Suspect Owns Clothing Line Tailored to Gang Life

May 15, 2009
The police officer who sources inside El Monte, Calif., City Hall say kicked a gang member in the head after a long car chase Wednesday also owns a clothing company that glorifies gang and prison life.

Counterfeit Check Scheme Reportedly Run by San Diego Street Gang

May 15, 2009
Having a street gang behind a conspiracy that caused a credit union to lose $500,000 could be a first in California history. State and federal law enforcement officials made that announcement yesterday morning with the arrests of 40 people in the check-cashing scheme, including some active members of the military. Twenty more people are being sought.

LAPD Gun Buyback Program Nets 1,700 Weapons

May 14, 2009
A gun buyback program that trades gift cards for firearms netted nearly 1,700 weapons in Los Angeles, including 40 assault-style weapons and a rifle with a grenade launcher, officials said Monday.

Center for Domestic Preparedness Offers Toxic Agent Response Training

May 11, 2009
How long will it take before terrorists have weapons of mass destruction? The answer isn't clear. But preparing emergency response personnel to meet the threat head-on starts at the CDP's COBRATF—the Chemical, Ordnance, Biological, and Radiological Training Facility in Anniston, Ala.

9/11 Family Leader Rails Against President Obama Over Gitmo Closing, Handling of Terror Prosecutions

May 8, 2009
The Justice Department's recent plea agreement with Ali Saleh al-Marri should be of grave concern to those who believe the Obama administration will vigorously prosecute terrorists in the federal court system. Al-Marri was sent to the U.S. on Sept. 10, 2001, by KSM to carry out cyanide bomb attacks. He faces up to a 15-year sentence, but will be allowed to argue that the sentence should be satisfied by the seven years he has been in custody.

Kerlikowske Approved as Drug Czar

May 7, 2009
After years of overseeing drug-enforcement policies in the Seattle Police Department, former Chief Gil Kerlikowske now will take what he learned to a national stage. On Thursday, Kerlikowske, as expected, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a position commonly known as drug czar.

Schemes to Cross Border from Mexico Getting Bolder

May 7, 2009
In the past few months, officials have intercepted three ultralight aircrafts attempting to smuggle drugs into the U.S. The small planes fly so low they evade radar and have been particularly active on the Arizona-Mexico border.

Detectives: Florida Gang Used Hot Dog Shop As Drug Front

May 6, 2009
Detectives say an eatery, Hot Dog City, was a front for the West-Side gang, which terrorized Orange County and made millions off cocaine. The gang laundered money through the Winter Garden shop and committed countless crimes for the past 12 years.

Jury Convicts Deputy U.S. Marshal in Mob-Leak Case

May 1, 2009
A federal jury convicted Deputy U.S. Marshal John Ambrose on Tuesday of leaking that mob hit man Nicholas Calabrese was cooperating with authorities in Chicago and that Ambrose was part of his security detail.
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