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Search Result: Asian Gangs

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Marijuana Grow Houses Have Hidden Dangers

May 8, 2014
Indoor pot farms in Northern California can be hard to spot until they catch fire and release fumes from chemicals and mold. The operations are often run by gangs and can involve violence, including a recent shooting death in San Jose.

East Coast Gangs

March 29, 2012
Are street gangs from different geographic regions really different? Are West Coast gangs different from Midwest Gangs? Are East Coast gangs different from Southern gangs? The answer is they are all the same with a few "twists of lemon."

Asian Boyz Founder Gets 8 Consecutive Life Sentences

March 31, 2011
Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry said the crimes of 37-year-old Marvin Mercado deserve "the greatest sentence this court can impose." Only two of his victims were rival gang members. The remainder were law-abiding citizens.

Calif. Jury Recommends Life for Asian Boyz Shot-Caller

March 8, 2011
The recommendation was announced Monday for Marvin Mercado, 37, who committed the crimes in the 1990s, yet eluded police for a decade by fleeing to the Philippines. Mercado and his crew committed the crimes "just for fun," an LAPD detective testified.

L.A. Sheriff's Asian Gang Unit Nabs Korean-American Home Invaders

February 4, 2011
Six Korean-American men who organized a brutal attack on a middle-aged Korean couple were apprehended by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Asian Gang Team. One by one, the sheriff's Asian gang detectives tracked them down.

15 Members of Violent Hmong Gang Charged In Wisconsin

May 27, 2010
The complaint details the history and customs of the gang, including its violent initiation practices, its use of the color red and the symbol of five dots.

TRG (Tiny Rascal Gangsters): Asian Gangs in Long Beach

December 22, 2008
The TRG shooters ran back to the barbecue on Orange Street then changed their clothing in a garage. An associate hid the 9mm and a second pistol in a laundry basket in his closet.

Gangs on Meth

March 14, 2008
The drug is dangerous to law enforcement in several ways. The chemicals utilized are highly toxic and volatile. Clandestine labs are often booby trapped against the police.

Home Invasion Robberies

August 1, 2002

Indo-Chinese street gangs have made these robberies a popular form of crime for today's gangsters.

The Tiny Rascal Gang: Big Trouble

January 1, 2000

By the mid 1980s Cambodian street youths started to band together for protection from the street gangs.  These young kids realized that as a group, they could be stronger, they could become the aggressors, not the victims, and they could make more money.

A New Gang Threat Rears its Ugly Head

July 1, 1996

The Southeast Asian street gang is a fairly new threat on the gang battlefield. Their presence was first noted by law enforcement officials in Southern California in the late 1970s.

Incriminating Signs of the Rat Packs

February 1, 1996

When citizens hear the word "gang," they usually conjure up stereotypical images of Hispanic, Asian, black or white thugs roaming inner-city streets. But most cops working the gang detail understand that looks can be deceiving.

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