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Working Gangs From Inside Prison

May 1, 1999

Approximately 55 officially titled "Security Risk Groups" (SRG) are being tracked at Rikers, including major national gangs such as the Latin Kings, the Bloods, the Crips, and the Neatas. The GIU is also tracking groups that are affiliated with organized crime and narcotics.

American Graffiti Revisited

March 1, 1998

Today, tagging has become an international issue and taggers can be found worldwide.  From a law enforcement perspective, it is difficult, at best, to monitor and track all of the individual taggers and tag crews.

Gang Tracking: War on Gangs Goes Hi-Tech

December 1, 1996

Loco wears his scar almost like a first-place ribbon. The curved line of flesh that arcs around his left, eye like a backward "c" has been his badge of honor for years, the mark of a gangster who has made it, who is not afraid to put himself in harm's way for the glory of the hood or the repu­tation of his gang.

Nations at War Within Windy City Limits

November 1, 1996

These Chicago-­based gangs follow strict dress codes and use body language as a nonverbal form of communication. A gang member can simply cross his arms to "announce" his gang affiliation.

Skinhead Groups Gain Youhful Following

October 1, 1996

Skinhead membership has tradition­ally drawn from dysfunctional work­ing-class families, and it appears that many skinheads come from broken homes. Members can be as young as 13 and as old as 25. They typically pos­sess average intelligence, but are often poorly educated.

Decoding the Secret Messages on the Wall

April 1, 1996

Obviously, not all graffiti is gang graf­fiti. But once you are able to decipher their source and secret mes­sages, graffiti becomes a useful source of information.

Easing Investigations on the Gang Battlefield

March 1, 1996

Photos, jewelry, hairstyles and body piercing are among the obvious physical traits investigators look for when profil­ing gangs. But understanding how the members think, act and feel also can help police develop a rapport with members, and in turn, help expedite gang-related investigations.

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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