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A Two-Fold Approach to Countering Gangs

August 28, 2018
Gangs are a serious problem negatively impacting American culture. And the rise of gang activity as evidenced by the rash of shootings we've seen in major metropolitan areas like Chicago and elsewhere is increasingly threatening the very safety and security of both law enforcement officers and the communities we serve, nationwide.

No One in Custody Over Chicago's Weekend Shootings, 12 Murders

August 8, 2018
"I think it is disheartening that we are at Tuesday after the weekend we had without anyone being charged," Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx told the Tribune in a phone interview. "The feeling that people can do this with impunity makes the work that much more difficult."

Chicago Plans to Send Hundreds of Officers into Areas Plagued by Shootings

August 8, 2018
The "strategic deployments" will add 430 officers to five South Side and West Side police districts: Calumet, Gresham, Ogden, Harrison and Austin.

Judge Blocks Los Angeles Gang Enforcement Program

March 16, 2018
The order is believed to mark the first time a judge has blocked Los Angeles officials from enforcing the injunctions, which were born from a time in the late 1980s and '90s when gang activity in the city gained national attention. Their use has been credited by law enforcement with helping reduce gang-related crime.

Shootings at Chicago Gang Members' Funerals Getting 'Out of Control,' Police Say

March 6, 2018
Chicago-area officials trying to prevent funerals for gang members from turning into shootouts say the issue has gotten so far "out of control" that one cemetery has started hiring off-duty police officers.

FBI Agent Shoots GA Gang Suspect in Vehicle Dragging Incident

January 5, 2018
The arrest is the latest in an investigation that earlier yielded an indictment against dozens of members and associates of the “Nine Trey Gangsters” Oct. 12. The wounded driver “was the lone suspect that was not apprehended from that investigation,” the FBI said.

ICE's 'Operation Raging Bull' Nets 267 MS-13 Arrests

November 16, 2017
"Operation Raging Bull" was led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with support from multiple agencies to target and dismantle MS-13. It culminated in 267 arrests in the U.S. and overseas.

AG Sessions, Speaking at IACP, Vows to 'Dismantle' International MS-13 Gang

October 23, 2017
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday formally designated the criminal gang MS-13 as a priority for federal law enforcement, vowing to use agencies ranging from the FBI to Homeland Security and the IRS to dismantle it.

Video: Police Say Las Vegas Safer After Operation Cripples Area Gang

October 20, 2017
Las Vegas-area police and federal law enforcement agencies have crippled a longtime area gang, indicting most of its members in a state racketeering case, the first in Nevada targeting an entire organization, authorities said.

Police Say Las Vegas Safer After Operation Cripples Area Gang

October 20, 2017
Las Vegas-area police and federal law enforcement agencies have crippled a longtime area gang, indicting most of its members in a state racketeering case, the first in Nevada targeting an entire organization, authorities said. More Here.

Portland Police Bureau to Halt, Purge All Gang Designations

September 8, 2017
Portland, OR, police next month will end their more than 20-year-old practice of designating people as gang members or gang associates in response to strong community concerns about the labels that have disproportionately affected minorities.

The Power of Teamwork

September 5, 2017

By combining a variety of law enforcement agencies with different capabilities, task forces can effectively target organized criminals.

Video: Homicide Suspect in CA OIS Streamed Shootout on Facebook

June 30, 2017
Authorities said a homicide suspect streamed a shootout he was involved in with Los Angeles police officers in Hawthorne, CA, on Facebook Live Thursday.

Homicide Suspect in CA OIS Streamed Shootout on Facebook

June 30, 2017
Authorities said a homicide suspect streamed a shootout he was involved in with Los Angeles police officers in Hawthorne, CA, on Facebook Live Thursday. More Here.

ICE Arrests 1,378 Suspected Gang Members in Record Sweep

May 12, 2017
The Trump administration has concluded a six-week nationwide sweep of suspected gang members with 1,378 arrests — the largest such gang sweep conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to date.

The Liability Plague

April 7, 2017

With the money they lose to lawsuits law enforcement agencies could hire more officers, field better equipment, and offer more comprehensive training.

Video: Teen Arrested in 'Ambush-Style Attack' on Miami-Dade Detectives

March 29, 2017
A 19-year-old man was arrested early Wednesday after police say he opened fire in an "ambush-style attack" on two undercover Miami-Dade detectives who were investigating gang activity, police said.

Over 200 Firearms Recovered in NY Gun Smuggling Bust

March 9, 2017
Billed as Brooklyn's biggest ever gun smuggling bust, nearly two dozen people — mostly from Virginia — have been rounded up and arrested on charges they brought over 200 high-caliber weapons of all sorts into New York City, authorities said Wednesday.

Video: Suspected MS-13 Gang Members Arrested in Connection to NY Teens' Murders

March 3, 2017
Police have alleged gang members in custody in connection with a spree of teenage killings in Brentwood, NY.

DHS Issues Statement on Arrest of Admitted Alien Gang Member in Washington

February 15, 2017
Daniel Ramirez-Medina, a gang member, was encountered at a residence in Des Moines, WA, during an operation targeting a prior-deported felon. He was arrested by ICE and was transferred to the Northwest Detention Center to await the outcome of removal proceedings before an immigration judge.
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