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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.

Field Report: Latino Gangs In Washington State

November 16, 2011
The Latino gangs in Washington, while still outnumbered by Black gangs, have steadily increased, and law enforcement must become more aware of their criminal activities.

The War Correspondent: Sylvia Longmire

November 9, 2011

Author Sylvia Longmire has been studying Mexico's drug and human smuggling operations for much of her life.

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.

Social Media: Online Investigation

October 17, 2011

Online social networks are already proving themselves invaluable assets to law enforcement. Websites such as Facebook and MySpace provide suspect leads; communities are alerted to missing children and area threats through law enforcement-generated Twitter feeds and e-mail.

Feds: Maryland Blood Set Operated Nationwide Drug Trafficking Network

October 14, 2011
Thirty-five members of the South Side Brims Bloods gang in western Maryland have been indicted by a federal grand jury for several murders, shootings, home invasion robberies, drug trafficking, and witness intimidation.

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."

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.

NYPD Forms Social Media Unit

August 10, 2011
The NYPD has formed a new social-media unit of officers assigned to sniff out troublemakers and criminal behavior on Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace.

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.

Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs: Making the Cut

May 17, 2011
These members often commit crimes to further the objectives of the motorcycle gang, and also to enhance their own position within the gang. Many patches have been sewn onto a set of cuts as the direct result of a criminal act which was committed by an individual wanting to gain the "power of the patch."

Chicago Sgt. Says Gang Will Adopt New ASU Sun Devils' Logo

April 29, 2011
The Pac-12 school ditched its Disney-inspired grinning devil in favor of a pitchfork that resembles the crude trident of the Satan's Disciples, Chicago Police Sgt. Kenneth Epich tells the Arizona Republic.

Latin Kings: Power Struggle In the Kingdom?

April 18, 2011
There now seems to be a power struggle for the kingdom. The two major factions include the Kings Motherland Chapter whose members follow the Chicago ideology and the Bloodline Chapter, which is based in NYC and loyal to the founder of the N.Y. Latin Kings, Luis "King Blood" Felipe.

Mara Salvatrucha: A Transnational Gang

April 5, 2011
Autonomous cliques of the Mara Salvatrucha gang communicate internationally through the same social networks we use, including Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other Web sites. Drug transactions can be coordinated through these social networks as can green light or hit lists, and even simultaneous prison riots or escape attempts from Central American prison systems.

National Latino Officers Host Training on Patron Drug Saints

March 11, 2011
Robert Almonte, a U.S. Marshal in western Texas, is leading the event, which will cover how drug and human smugglers pervert Catholic saints and icons in their trade. The course seeks to educate officers about the images, icons, statues and other items seized during these investigations.

Roots of the Armenian Power Gang

March 1, 2011
In Los Angeles, the Armenian Power street gang was linked not only to the Sureño alliance and the Mexican Mafia prison gang, but also to their elders in the Armenian organized crime groups. They often victimized members of their own community, and supported the radical politically motivated acts of groups such as the JCAG.

A Nahuatl Dictionary

January 18, 2011
A Nahuatl dictionary was intercepted in a prison in September 2000. It contains the code to the ancient Aztec language now being used by gang members. Break the code by learning these translated terms.
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