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Search Result: Gang Task Force

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Oakland Police Arrest 26 'Ghost Town' Members

May 21, 2010
Officers served 12 search warrants leading to the arrest of Ghost Town members who have been linked to murder, assault, robbery, carjacking and narcotics and weapons offenses.

N.C. Jury Imposes Death Penalty on MS-13 Leader

April 29, 2010
The 25-year-old Alejandro Enrique Ramirez Umana (a.k.a. "Wizard") shot and killed two brothers in December 2007 in Guilford County, N.C.

Explosive Device Is Third Attack on California Anti-Gang Unit

March 8, 2010
A member of an anti-gang unit in southwest Riverside County, Calif., discovered an explosive device near his car, bringing the number of attacks against the unit to three in the past two months.

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.

FBI-Led Task Force Joins Anti-Gang Effort in Minnesota

December 21, 2009
A federal effort designed to dismantle gangs at their core will roll out soon in the Twin Cities, months after the Metro Gang Strike Force was shut down amid allegations of misconduct and evidence mishandling.

LAPD's Southwest Gang Unit

December 4, 2009

LAPD gang officers Flores and Espinoza from the Southwest Division patrol the streets of South Los Angeles. Along the way, they meet gang leaders, explain the meaning of tagging and go into the division's "war room" to strategize with other officers. Video via Elie Seckbach of ESNEWS.

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."

Major Police Raid Targets L.A.'s Notorious Avenues Gang

September 22, 2009
Hundreds of police officers and federal law enforcement agents launched a major assault on the Avenues gang this morning, hoping to deal a blow to an elusive group they say is responsible for some of Los Angeles' most notorious street crime.

N.Y. County Organizes Gang Unit to Combat MS-13

July 30, 2009
Following a series of vicious gang-related attacks in Suffolk County in recent weeks, some of which victimized innocent bystanders, Suffolk police will reorganize officers assigned to combating gangs across precincts into a single team, Newsday reports.

Georgia Sheriff’s Office Cracks Down on Gangs, Wins IACP Award

December 12, 2008
Using an operational tattoo shop as a business front, the Richmond County, Ga., Sheriff’s Office Gang Task Force conducted undercover investigations to reduce gun sales by local street gangs.

Gangs Blamed in Almost Half of San Diego Homicides in '07

October 8, 2008

Nearly half the homicides with known motives in San Diego County last year were at the hands of gangs, according to a study looking at victims and suspects of violent crime.

Gangs and Citizen Complaints

October 1, 2008
Some complaints defy common sense and law enforcement very rarely files criminal "false reporting" charges against a complaining party when the allegations are found to be false.

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.

Don’t Stop Fighting the War on Gangs

December 1, 2001

Don't stop fighting the war on gangs.

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