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Prison Gang Boss Arrested in Consulate Killings in Juarez

March 30, 2010
Mexican authorities have arrested a leader of a bi-national prison gang for the mid-March killings of three people associated with the U.S. consulate in Ciudad Juarez.
Photo by Zevotron via Flickr.com.

Smugglers Using Barbed Wire Traps Against Border Agents

March 30, 2010
The devices consist of barbed wire stretched like clotheslines across trails used by agents on all-terrain vehicles. The lines, which are difficult to spot, are about four feet off the ground and appear to be intended to knock a rider off the ATV. There have been no known injuries.

Judge Allows Law Students to Sue on Behalf of Aryan Brotherhood Leader

March 25, 2010
University of Denver law students will be able to continue their legal fight to help a Supermax prison inmate said to be the longest ever held in isolation in a U.S. prison, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Gang Members Threaten El Paso Officers

March 25, 2010
The Barrio Azteca gang could be plotting to kill El Paso law enforcement officers in retaliation for a recent crackdown on gang members, an alert issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned.

El Paso Area Agencies Seek Federal Grant to Combat Border Crime

March 23, 2010
The El Paso Police Department is teaming up with a handful of other law enforcement agencies to seek a $5 million federal grant to fight crime along the border.

Raids Aim to Find Killers of 3 in Mexico

March 18, 2010
Some 200 American law enforcement agents cracked down Thursday morning on a notorious gang in El Paso, Texas, in an attempt to determine whether its heavily armed members were behind the shooting deaths of three people connected to the American consulate in Ciudad Juarez over the weekend.

East Los Angeles Priest Publishes Gang-Intervention Memoir

March 17, 2010
The Rev. Greg Boyle, the Jesuit priest who founded Homeboy Industries, has published a memoir about his work steering wayward youth away from gang involvement.

Explosive Device Is Third Attack on California Anti-Gang Unit

March 8, 2010
A member of an anti-gang unit in southwest Riverside County, Calif., discovered an explosive device near his car, bringing the number of attacks against the unit to three in the past two months.
Image via Alexodus (Flickr.com)

Mexican Drug Gangs Take Over National Parks and Forests

March 2, 2010
Not far from Yosemite's waterfalls and in the middle of California's redwood forests, Mexican drug gangs are quietly commandeering U.S. public land to grow millions of marijuana plants and using smuggled immigrants to cultivate them.

Calif. Gang Officers Targeted by Booby Trap

February 25, 2010
"It was an improvised device capable of firing a regular bullet, and it was attached in such a way so that when the gate was opened, it activated and fired. Fortunately it narrowly missed," said Hemet Police Lt. Duane Wisehart. "The gun was affixed to a fence and hard to see. It could have definitely killed someone. This is domestic terrorism."
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