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California Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence for 1997 Deputy Murder

July 28, 2014
The California Supreme Court upheld the death sentence for a man convicted of the 1997 murder of a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy, ruling that the gang member murdered the victim as an act of retaliation.

Tennessee Bill to Ban Gang Members from Public Spaces

April 8, 2014
Senators are slated to act this week on a bill that provides statutory guidance for courts using Tennessee’s public nuisance law to keep criminal gang members out of public areas like parks and neighborhoods.

'Animal House' Fraternity Criticized for Bloods and Crips Party

August 14, 2013
The Dartmouth College fraternity that inspired "Animal House" is in hot water for co-hosting a "Bloods and Crips" party with a sorority this summer.

Video: Homeless Ex-Crip Helps Dallas Cop

October 25, 2012
A homeless former Crip gang leader helped a Dallas Police officer who was being assaulted, garnering praise from the agency.

Homeless Ex-Crip Helps Officer

October 25, 2012

Charles Alexander, a homeless former Crip gang member, is being hailed for intervening to stop an assault on a Dallas Police officer. Read the full story here.

N.J. Gang Investigators Provide Training

September 14, 2012
The New Jersey Gang Investigators Association has scheduled a gang training event later this month covering Bloods and Crips, the group announced. The intelligence sharing roundtable has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 24 in Sayreville.

Inside the Black Panther Party (2 of 2)

September 12, 2012
By the late 1960s, many of the Black Panther Party leadership had become entangled in criminal trials or were serving long prison sentences. Some had been killed. The remaining BPP leaders could not agree on how to overcome these issues.

Inside the Black Panther Party (1 of 2)

September 6, 2012
The Black Panther Party was formed to protect and defend African-American neighborhoods from police brutality. By the late 1960s, it represented a major threat to the Oakland Police Department.

African Immigrant Gangs

April 5, 2012
Somali gangs tend to align and adopt gang names based on clan or tribe, although a few have joined national gangs such as the Crips and Bloods.

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."

East Coast Blood Hand Signs

December 28, 2011

Gang members use hand signs to communicate with each other and to challenge rival members or law enforcement officers in what they call "throwing signs." After forming in Los Angeles in the early 1970s, the Bloods street gang spread to the East Coast and formed "sets." These sets include the Piru Bloods, Fruit Town Brims, and South Side Brims (in western Maryland). The hand signs in this gallery were recovered during a multi-agency investigation earlier this year. Photos courtesy of Det. Rich Keys of the Maryland State Police.

FBI Investigating L.A. Sheriff's Captain In Narcotics Probe

August 30, 2011
Capt. Bernice Abram, who has been on leave from her role as commander of Carson station since April, is being investigated for involvement in the narcotics ring run by Dion Grim, the leader of Compton's Front Hood Crips.

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.

L.A. Crip Allegedly Kidnapped Man who Claimed to Have Shaq O'Neal Sex Tape

June 15, 2011
A man identified as the leader of Main Street Mafia Crips in Los Angeles has been arrested for allegedly directing other members to kidnap, beat and rob a man who claimed to have a sex tape involving former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal.

Tulsa Police Trace Dead Gang Member's Gun to Detroit Officer

April 19, 2011
The 9mm handgun possessed by a Crip gang member who was shot by a Tulsa (Okla.) Police officer was once the service weapon of a Detroit Police officer.

Encounters with Bloods and Crips

March 22, 2011
Whether on duty or off duty, whether you are a federal agent or a county sheriff, whether intended or unintended, close encounters with Blood and Crip gang members can be very dangerous.

N.Y. Bloods Wear Colors To Court To Intimidate Witnesses

November 29, 2010
"They should not be coming into this courthouse wearing their colors," says Mariela Palomino Herring, the chief of the Queens district attorney's gang violence bureau. "This is our territory, not theirs."

Evaluating Gang Training for Officers

October 18, 2010
If you're looking for good gang training, remember all gang training is not equal. Many of these sources suffer from poor curriculum and sub-standard instructors.

Compton Leaders Hope To Reestablish Police Department

June 2, 2010
Compton council members voted Tuesday to sever ties with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department that has overseen a precipitous drop in the murder rate.

Facing the Facts of Gang Denial

April 19, 2010
Denial and minimization of a gang problem allows the city's criminal gangs to take root. It also thwarts proactive anti-gang measures.
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