Do you think wearing on-body cameras on duty should be mandatory?
There was a time when gang officers were making real progress toward restraining the growth of gangs. Unfortunately, these officers were undercut by budgetary constraints, their own administrators, the whims of politicians, and ironically their own success.
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.
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.
New York detective Ricky Smith has devoted his life to battling for control of the streets.
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.