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Also by Richard Valdemar

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The National Gang Threat Assessment's Sanitized Statistics

January 11, 2012
The National Gang Intelligence Center (NGIC) generates several law enforcement reports about the activity and numbers of criminal gangs in the United States. The intended purpose of these reports is to "reduce the threat, incidence, and prevalence of violent crime."

Knocking Down Barrio Azteca

December 27, 2011
The Barrio Azteca gang members organize themselves using a paramilitary structure and apply English terms or their Spanish equivalent words for ranks such as captain, lieutenant, and sergeant. By current estimates, more than 2,000 members make up their ranks. They often use the letters "BA" or numbers "21" as their identifying symbols and tattoos.

How a Cartel Enforcer Thrived In Lockup

November 23, 2011
Jose "Bat" Marquez received a life sentence for trafficking methamphetamine from a prison cell. Most law enforcement officials would consider this a success; however, it was too little, too late for those of us familiar with his criminal past as a violent enforcer for Mexican Mafia and Tijuana drug cartel.

California's Budget Fix: Cut Gang and Drug Fighters

November 7, 2011
State lawmakers are positioning their budget axe over the heads of the state Department of Justice's Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement (BNE) and Bureau of Investigation and Intelligence (BII).

Medical Marijuana: California's Biggest Losers

October 27, 2011
Wake up California; you've been sold a lie. This lie has allowed the Mexican (and other) cartels and gangs to produce huge crops of unregulated marijuana here in our state. These fields produce hybrid dope high in THC content and high in illicit profit. For this, some men are willing to kill.

Gang Profile: Varrio Hawaiian Gardens

October 20, 2011
Varrio Hawaiian Gardens was a Sureño gang fiercely loyal to the Mexican Mafia, and the Mafia was in a racial war against Blacks. Varrio Hawaiian Gardens (HG) was also known as the "Hate Gang" because of the hate crimes it had committed against African Americans.

Chicano Power and the Brown Berets

October 11, 2011
Although the Brown Berets claimed to be advocates of education and the politically informed, the majority of the Brown Beret members were high school drop-outs, and many were street gang members. They were motivated more by marijuana than the moratorium.

The Hidden Agendas of Latino Activists

October 5, 2011
Across the U.S., there are numerous highly placed lawyers, and city, state, and national officeholders who came through the university system in the southwest where liberal professors preached these La Raza racist ideas and taught the myth of Aztlan. They are representatives of the mythical land of Aztlan and believe—"For the Race everything. Outside the Race nothing."

Homeboys and the Return of Heroin

September 27, 2011
Heroin's old dirty image is being revamped to appeal to the younger generation. Heroin that is smokable or snortable can be marketed to avoid the old associations with dirty hypodermic needles.

Exploiting the Mexican Mafia's Weaknesses

September 21, 2011
The Mexican Mafia is composed of cell-like cliques united in a coalition under the umbrella name. These cliques or sub-groups are led by informal charismatic leaders who function under the overall gang structure. Sometimes the nature of this beast aids law enforcement gang fighters in delivering the critical blow.

An EPIC Fail In the Border War

September 7, 2011
Despite the federal government's politically correct definition of "cross border violence," my experience and intelligence sources tell me that "cross border violence" by these cartels and gangs has been going on inside this country for decades. In Los Angeles, Mexican nationals commit as many murders as all the street gangs do each year; and 95 percent of outstanding warrants are for Mexican nationals.

Iraqis, Grenades, and Mexican Cartels

September 1, 2011
In a federal indictment charging the suspects, it was alleged that the center of their criminal operation was an Iraqi social club in El Cajon, and authorities say the suspects distributed drugs supplied by Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel to the Detroit area.

Confessions of a Teenage Vandal

August 16, 2011
I find it hard to be too stern with teenage pranksters. Some say most of the best cops could have gone either way in their youth. I don't know about that, but I'm truly grateful to that good Firestone sheriff's deputy.

Taking Down Mexican Mafia Cliques In the O.C.

August 9, 2011
Operation Black Flag was another "staggering and comprehensive blow" to California's most powerful gang, according to U.S. Attorney Andre Birotte. However, the La EME prison gang has proved to be resilient to extermination. Mexican Mafia leaders have managed to operate their criminal enterprise from the most secure housing units in the most secure prisons in America.

Keep Your Eye on Pseudo Sureños

August 2, 2011
Just because a gang may seem unsophisticated and maybe it's just a pseudo-Sureño gang, don't ignore their potential for violence. They may start slow on the gang learning curve but some of them will get tough just trying to survive. Jail and prison will further harden and train them.

TV Gang Docs: Turning Hoodlums Into Heroes

July 27, 2011
Why do some people feel the need to rewrite history to suit their needs? Many of these "documentaries" are only as good as their sources of information and the twisted interpretation of facts that the writers and producers invent. Unfortunately, this usually results in the truth winding up on the editing-room floor.

America's Cage War Against Radical Islam

July 19, 2011
Our Judeo-Christian culture has been challenged in the arena of global conflict. We're locked in the "ultimate fighting cage" of war, a place we've been before. We're in a fight against extremist terrorism, and this isn't the first round.

The Best Argument Against the Death Penalty

July 14, 2011
Former Mexican Mafia leader Ramon "Mundo" Mendoza's motivation for writing, "Mexican Mafia: The Gang of Gangs," is to get the book into the hands of gang members and inmates in the hope that it might prevent them from following in his footsteps. His intent is to break the negative brainwashing the prison gangs utilize and illuminate the path to redemption.

Gangs and Lowrider Car Shows

July 5, 2011
If I worked a gang unit in your area, I would send plainclothes officers inside to monitor any Lowrider shows near your jurisdiction. I would also watch carefully and stop in unannounced at your local Lowrider custom shop. These shops are often also stolen car chop shops.

A Mexican Cartel's Infiltration of American Law Enforcement

June 28, 2011
No government or human culture is any more or less susceptible to the corrupting effect of vice, drugs, power, fear or money. Criminal gangs systematically utilize these human weaknesses to sow the seeds of our destruction. What they can't do with guns and terror, they seek to do with seduction.
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