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Search Result: Gang Intelligence

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Gangs In the Military (Part 1 of 2)

January 14, 2011

According to the FBI, 15,000 men and women in the U.S. military have ties to notorious American gangs such as MS-13, the Crips, the Bloods, and the Gangster Disciples. POLICE gang expert Rich Valdemar is featured in this two-part documentary from RTAmerica.

Florence 13: The Other Transnational Gang

December 14, 2010
The Los Angeles Sheriff's OSS Gang Task Force targeting the F-13 gang soon received information that the F-13 gang was enforcing Mexican Mafia orders to tax all drug dealers, to tax Sureño gangs, to kill rival blacks and run them out of the city, and to tax "Mica Mills" (counterfeit document mills) that produce fake identification and immigration documents.

Field Interviews During Gang Stops

November 2, 2010
Whether I was recovering a weapon, apprehending a wanted gangster, documenting an association between gangsters, interrupting a drive-by shooting or gang fight, recording a gang member at a specific time, place and location, or developing rapport, they were all fruitful.

Identifying and Documenting Gang Members

September 23, 2010

Patrol officers are an essential source of gang information and usually make up the front line defense against gangs. Through field contacts and observations, they can supply confirmation of an individual's gang membership.

Latin King's Gang Signs

September 15, 2010

A Latin King member identifying himself as "King Chucho" of Yonkers, New York, displays a series of gang hand signs referencing the gang's crown iconography and known as "stacking crowns." The Latin Kings are a People Nation, as opposed to Folk Nation, gang that identifies with a three- or five-point crown. Its members often wear black and gold/yellow colors.

Behavior and Group Dynamics In Gangs

August 31, 2010
Sociologists believe that a gang will take on the morals, or lack of morals, of the worst members and often exceed that lack of morals. This behavior often manifests itself in most or all of the gang's members, especially when they are together.

Patron Saints of the Mexican Drug Underworld (Part 2 of 2)

June 2, 2010
Some human sacrifices to Santa Muerte have been claimed in Tijuana and Nuevo Laredo in 2006. In 2008, 11 headless bodies were found in the Yucatan and the heads were said to have been burned in honor of Santa Muerte.

Patron Saints of the Mexican Drug Underworld Trailer

June 2, 2010

The Mexican drug trafficker has increasingly relied on saints and icons to protect them as they transport drugs throughout the U.S. Retired El Paso Det. Robert Almonte produced a training DVD that is available at his website.

Patron Saints of the Mexican Drug Underworld (Part 1 of 2)

June 1, 2010
In a strange way, the iconography ties together much of the evil perpetrated by the gangs that are trafficking in drugs and human beings and their violent inhuman behavior. There is a spiritual dimension to their madness and recognition of the signs and symbols of their belief system can help you identify them.

Gang Intel for Officers: MS-13

May 6, 2010

Detroit Police Sgt. Harold Rochon, an expert gang trainer hosts this one-hour training broadcast covering everything you need to know about the MS-13 gang, from its origin to its identifiers - such as graffiti, tattoos, gang hand-signs and gang colors, to its method of recruiting, drug dealing, and plotting violent crimes in our communities.

Gangs Abandon Honor for an Unholy Alliance

May 5, 2010
The lure of filthy lucre is too great. Gang members betray the ancient warrior's code of conduct for new tires and fancy rims, or a dime bag of dope. Honor is replaced by "bling."

Going Beyond Suppression Patrols To Eradicate Gangs

April 26, 2010
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Curtis Jackson pioneered a different way to attack gangs. Instead of using "show of force" suppression patrols, Jackson relied on intelligent tactics.

White Supremacist Groups May Be Behind Attacks on Calif. Officers

April 22, 2010
Coordinated raids at various sites on Tuesday resulted in 35 arrests in Riverside County—fertile ground for groups such as the National Socialist Movement, the Hammerskins and COORS ("Comrades of our Racist Struggle") Family skinheads.

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.

Gangs in the Military: Loyalty to Homeboys or Homeland?

February 16, 2010
Web Extra: Read the National Gang Intelligence Center's Feb. 15 report on gang infiltration of law enforcement and corrections agencies.

Interpreting Gangster Clothing

February 3, 2010

Have you ever wondered why gang members wear the ridiculous costumes that they do? Why do they wear their pants sagging below their butts exposing their underwear? There's actually a company that stitches boxer-type underwear into the baggy pants to achieve the baggy pants clown look. POLICE gang expert Richard Valdemar explains the information to be learned from gangster clothing. Valdemar provided the images.

Gang Members Increasingly Using Twitter and Facebook to Brag

February 3, 2010
The nation's gangs are increasingly turning to social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, which is helping law enforcement identify members and learn about their organizations.

Gangster Clothing: Dressing for Success In Prison

January 25, 2010
No one in a predatory environment wanted tight, close-fitting clothing. Status in custody was displayed by wearing new, especially large baggy clothing, ironed or pressed to military-like creases.

Los Angeles Gang Tour Draws International Tourists

January 22, 2010
Tourists from Europe and Australia are learning about Los Angeles gangs with the help of Alfred Lomas, who is leading "LA Gang Tours" to show them graffiti artists and gang-member hangouts, NPR.com reports.

How to Decipher Gang Graffiti Codes

December 31, 2009

The Collective Eye offers this tutorial on how to understand gang graffiti symbols, handshakes and codes, using as an example the distinction between People versus Folks in the Chicago-area gang lexicon. Excerpted from The Heart Broken in Half, an anthropological documentary about a Chicago street gang, the Latin Kings.

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