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Investigating Gangs Outside the Gang Squad

July 1, 2007

I remember riding with another L.A. Deputy Sheriff in an East Los Angeles gang car in 1975. To me, it was a privilege working with a special gang suppression unit, but my partner complained that he hated working gangs because it was useless. But he was wrong.

Developing Gang Informants

June 28, 2007

Not everyone is graced with the skills necessary to identify and develop gang informants. It's like the ability to strike up a conversation with a stranger of the opposite sex when dating; some people just have that flirtatious flair, and some don't.

The Structure of Gangs

June 27, 2007

Why do the otherwise productive anti-gang programs of New York, Chicago, Baltimore, and Philadelphia not work in Los Angeles? Why do these same cities seem overwhelmed by the flood of Southern California gang members? 

The Tactics of a Gang Hit

June 18, 2007
The best laid plans and tactics often fall apart after the first shots are fired. However, learning what has worked well against your enemy in the past, listening to the advice of veterans, and participating in practical tactical training that includes repeated realistic practice, will give you that tactical edge in combat.

The Business of Gangs

June 1, 2007

The dynamics of Los Angeles and the Crip and Blood gangs of the 1980s presented certain criminal entrepreneurs with to opportunity to control the drug trade in large sections of the city, and the L.A. drug lifestyle provided an unlimited consumer base for expansion; it was supply and demand economics in its most vicious form.

Be Ready for School Shooters and School Takeovers

May 9, 2007
All of the experts agree that America will experience more “active shooter” situations in schools in the near future. What can you, an ordinary first responder, do to prepare a response to a school shooting or hostage situation at one of your local schools? Plenty.

The Dawn of the Crips

May 9, 2007
No matter where you heard it, Stanley “Tookie” Williams was not the co-founder of the Crip street gang in Los Angeles. Many of the leaders of the first Crip gangs knew each other at Washington, Fremont, or Locke High Schools. But more often they were fellow inmates at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall, Youth Authority, and Fred Shaw or Bob Simmon’s Home for Boys.

How to Tell that a Group is a Gang

May 9, 2007

Throughout history gangs have developed, multiplied, and mutated into many forms. Today one of law enforcement’s biggest problems is the inability of law enforcement intelligence to accurately estimate the number of gangs and gang members. There are several reasons for this, but the key one is that we have no universally accepted definition of a gang.

The traditional gangs are those that are territorial or claim turf. This would include your Hispanic “Cholos,” the African-American Blo

European Gangs Tattoos

February 1, 2006

Take a close look at the recent media coverage of the rioting in France, and you will see that those young French men of Arab and African descent are wearing identifying tattoos.

Murder Ink

February 1, 2006

One afternoon about five years ago, I was summoned from my desk at the detective division of a major Southern California urban sheriff's department and asked to meet one of the staff drill instructors at our academy gymnasium.

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