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The Texas Prosecutor Murders

April 4, 2013
The murders of two Texas prosecutors has made safety a top concern for many prosecutors throughout the country. Prosecutors should start thinking about what to do to protect themselves from high-risk gang defendants.

Denver Cop's Alleged Killer Claims Gang Membership

June 26, 2012
The man accused of shooting a Denver police officer to death at a jazz concert claimed to be a member of the Park Hill Bloods street gang when he was booked into jail.

Tips for Successful Gang Prosecutions

April 12, 2012
Police officers must have a pristine file, a file that if read by anyone gives all of the information the prosecutor needs.

Barrio Azteca Gang Leader Sentenced To Life in Prison

February 15, 2012
Barrio Azteca gang leader Roberto Angel Cardona (aka "Little Angelillo") was sentenced to life in prison without parole Tuesday for his participation in a racketeering conspiracy, authorities announced.

Latin Kings' Nationwide Leader Gets 60 Years in Prison

January 11, 2012
Augustin Zambrano, the highest ranking member of the Latin Kings, has received 60 years in federal prison for racketeering, narcotics trafficking, and other violent crimes. Zambrano, a "corona" of the Almighty Latin King Nation, was responsible for overseeing the illegal activities of all factions of the powerful street gang that counts about 10,000 members in Illinois.

Newark "Bloods" Street Gang Leader Arrested and Charged

September 1, 2011
Narik "Spaz" Wilson has been arrested and charged with two counts of being a felon in possession of firearms. He is alleged to be the leader of the Sex Money Murder set of the Bloods street gang that waged a "street war" against a rival gang.

California Latino Gang Accused of Anti-Black Terror Campaign

June 7, 2011
A federal grand jury has indicted 51 people allegedly associated with the Azusa 13 street gang, accusing them of harassing and terrorizing blacks in the Los Angeles County city of Azusa in incidents dating back to 1992.

Convictions Deal 'Serious Blow' To Latin Kings

April 7, 2011
Augustin Zambrano, 51, was identified as the "corona" of the Almighty Latin King Nation gang based in Chicago during the six-week trial. Zambrano was convicted on racketeering conspiracy (RICO) and other charges including narcotics trafficking and related violence.

7 Mara Salvatrucha Members Face Array of Charges In SF Gang Trial

April 7, 2011
The seven men are accused of terrorizing neighborhoods with assaults, shakedowns, and four 2008 murders.

Asian Boyz Founder Gets 8 Consecutive Life Sentences

March 31, 2011
Superior Court Judge Robert J. Perry said the crimes of 37-year-old Marvin Mercado deserve "the greatest sentence this court can impose." Only two of his victims were rival gang members. The remainder were law-abiding citizens.

Calif. Jury Recommends Life for Asian Boyz Shot-Caller

March 8, 2011
The recommendation was announced Monday for Marvin Mercado, 37, who committed the crimes in the 1990s, yet eluded police for a decade by fleeing to the Philippines. Mercado and his crew committed the crimes "just for fun," an LAPD detective testified.

Feds Round Up 41 Gang Members In 5 Cities

February 9, 2011
The charges in these separate cases relate to a wide range of alleged illegal activity, including racketeering conspiracy, murder, murder conspiracy, narcotics trafficking, robbery, and gun trafficking. Teams of federal, state, and local law enforcement officers arrested 29 of these defendants today.

L.A. Sheriff's Asian Gang Unit Nabs Korean-American Home Invaders

February 4, 2011
Six Korean-American men who organized a brutal attack on a middle-aged Korean couple were apprehended by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Asian Gang Team. One by one, the sheriff's Asian gang detectives tracked them down.

LAPD's CRASH vs. LASD's OSS

December 21, 2010
You don't become a gang expert overnight. You don't become qualified to testify in court in just a couple of years. LAPD rotated its officers in and out of CRASH gang units and station areas, but the OSS gang deputies remained in OSS and LASD stations for years, allowing them to develop greater, more complete expertise.

N.Y. Bloods Wear Colors To Court To Intimidate Witnesses

November 29, 2010
"They should not be coming into this courthouse wearing their colors," says Mariela Palomino Herring, the chief of the Queens district attorney's gang violence bureau. "This is our territory, not theirs."

Investigating Gang Homicides

October 22, 2010

A gang murder investigation requires your best detective skills to solve the crime and protect the witnesses.

Informant Helps Jury Convict MS-13 Members In Charlotte

January 27, 2010
A federal jury convicted six members of MS-13 on a variety of charges with the help of testimony from a former MS-13 member, an informant who infiltrated the gang and video footage of the gang's criminal acts.

MS-13 Trial Begins With Footage of a 'Beat In'

January 13, 2010
A federal trial in Charlotte began today with a goal of convicting half a dozen MS-13 gang members from one of the broadest investigations in that city to weaken a gang one expert described as totally devoted to crime and violence.

How to Assess Gang Threats

December 10, 2009
Most gangs frown on a policy of open Jihad against the police. Their natural enemies are not the police but rival gangs. Traditionally, the police were more of an annoyance and only collateral targets if at all.

The Grape Street Gang, the CCO, and Honcho Day

December 2, 2009
In the mid-1980s these crack and PCP drug wars exploded into unprecedented violence and open gang wars on the streets of Los Angeles and Compton. The evolution of fortified crack houses with iron sally port entrances and video surveillance and the appearance of gang members wearing body armor who engaged in firefights using military-style weapons and multiple shooters, forced the police to play catch-up tactically. And the cost in human lives was staggering.
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