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Grand Theft Auto and Gangs

March 25, 2010
Gang members, especially juveniles, receive little incarceration and lots of probation for car crimes. To gang members this is like a dog with rubber teeth, lots of bark but no bite. Almost every gang member I came in contact with in East Los Angeles and South Central Los Angeles had several prior convictions for some type of car theft.

Oakland to Seek Injunction Against Street Gang

January 5, 2010
In coming months, City Attorney John Russo will seek Oakland's first civil gang injunction, his office said. Such measures bar gang members from associating with each other or displaying colors, among other sanctions, in certain areas of town.

Failed and Fruitful Tactics for Combating Gangs

September 28, 2009
Any teacher, preacher, lawyer, cop, psychologist, gang crime victim, good mother, or good father would be more effective in gang prevention than a dozen "ex-gang members."

L.A. to Sever Ties with Prominent Gang-Intervention Agency

July 16, 2009
Los Angeles City Hall officials are preparing to sever ties with one of the more high-profile gang intervention organizations in South L.A., a decision the agency head decried as "an injustice" -- even dangerous because of the agency's success in reducing violence between rival gangs. The city's Gang Reduction & Youth Development office plans to end its contract with Unity T.W.O. Inc. at the end of the month.

Taking Gangs to Task

February 1, 2006

New York detective Ricky Smith has devoted his life to battling for control of the streets.

How to...Crack Down on Gangs

January 1, 2004

Gang activity continues to steadily rise throughout the United States, despite law enforcement’s attempts to deal with the epidemic. It’s like a cancer that begins in a vital organ and then spreads its deadly cells throughout the body, defying efforts to eradicate the disease. The most essential tool in fighting this battle, departments say, is communication.

Aiding and Abetting a Success Story

October 1, 1998

On my drive home that evening, I remembered that first day in the police academy.  I'd been told I wasn't there to make a difference in people's lives.  I would now have to say: I beg to differ.

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