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ACLU Sues Boston Police Department for Access to Gang Database

November 16, 2018
The ACLU and other groups seeking access to the database say that they want to know the demographic background of people in the system—such as race, age, local ZIP code, and nationality.

Ohio Officer Shot, Suspect in Custody

November 5, 2018
An officer with the Cleveland Division of Police was shot in the early morning hours on Sunday. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.

Illinois Deputy Shot in Vest Serving Warrant, Second Grazed on Arm

October 17, 2018
A Will County (IL) Sheriff's deputy was saved by body armor Tuesday night when he was shot in the back while serving a warrant in Joliet. A second deputy was shot and grazed on the arm.

I attended Advanced Security training in Israel - this is what I learned…

October 9, 2018

The war against terror is no longer isolated to a distant land, somewhere in the Middle East. Unfortunately, residents of the United States have, in recent years learned that we are not immune to such horrific scenes. This tragic development places new challenges before and upon those whose job it is to serve and protect

LAPD and Alto US Announce New Tool to Battle Organized Retail Crime

October 4, 2018
Alto Alliance is a technology platform with comprehensive analytics that ties together retailers' data with industry-wide resources to efficiently bridge the gap between retail, law enforcement, and the judicial system to prosecute repeat offenders and organized retail crime gangs.

A Two-Fold Approach to Countering Gangs

August 28, 2018
Gangs are a serious problem negatively impacting American culture. And the rise of gang activity as evidenced by the rash of shootings we've seen in major metropolitan areas like Chicago and elsewhere is increasingly threatening the very safety and security of both law enforcement officers and the communities we serve, nationwide.

Video: Police Arrest 156 Suspected Gang Members in "Operation Triple Beam Colorado"

August 24, 2018
The Denver Post reported that among those arrested in "Operation Triple Beam Colorado" was Lester Bell. Reportedly a member of the Gangster Disciples, Bell has been charged in a 2000 homicide in the San Diego area—he allegedly beat his victim to death with a baseball bat.

Police Arrest 156 Suspected Gang Members in "Operation Triple Beam Colorado"

August 24, 2018
Between mid-May and late-August, the U.S. Marshals Service, FBI, Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Colorado Springs police, Colorado Department of Corrections, Colorado Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents combined forces to arrest the 156 fugitives suspected of gang activity, according to a news release by Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal Mike Bunk. More Here.

No One in Custody Over Chicago's Weekend Shootings, 12 Murders

August 8, 2018
"I think it is disheartening that we are at Tuesday after the weekend we had without anyone being charged," Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx told the Tribune in a phone interview. "The feeling that people can do this with impunity makes the work that much more difficult."

The Real Reasons for Chicago's Deadly Crime Wave

August 8, 2018
A question for the mayor: If it really is unacceptable, why do you continue to accept it?

Chicago Plans to Send Hundreds of Officers into Areas Plagued by Shootings

August 8, 2018
The "strategic deployments" will add 430 officers to five South Side and West Side police districts: Calumet, Gresham, Ogden, Harrison and Austin.

Shooting Up Chicago

August 7, 2018
A court granted the ACLU of Illinois and Black Lives Matter Chicago permission to intervene in the consent decree negotiations.

L.A. County Sheriff Announces Inquiry Into Deputies' Secret Societies

July 27, 2018
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell has launched a comprehensive inquiry into secret deputy cliques and is looking into whether gangs that condone illicit behavior are operating within his ranks.

Massachusetts Police Seize Guns, Drugs, Cash in 4 Simultaneous Raids

July 20, 2018
The raids were conducted by troopers from the Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit, Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section and C3 community policing unit, as well as officers from the FBI Western Massachusetts Gang Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration and Holyoke police.

Details Emerge in Grisly Beheading of 13-Year-Old Alabama Girl

July 17, 2018
During a preliminary hearing for Yoni Martinez Aguilar — who is suspected to have murdered 13--year-old Mariah Lopez and her legal guardian, 49-year-old Oralia Mendoza — details began to emerge about the killings.

California Gangs Stockpiling "Ghost Guns"

July 9, 2018
The hand-assembled firearms — which are legal for people who are legally allowed to possess other firearms — are effectively untraceable, because the most crucial parts have no serial numbers.

22 Injured in Shooting at New Jersey Arts Festival

June 18, 2018
The 24-hour “Art All Night Trenton 2018” arts festival in Trenton, New Jersey turned violent just before three in the morning on Sunday when gunfire suddenly erupted.

NYPD Defends Database of Suspected Gang Members

June 14, 2018
The New York Police Department sent detectives to a City Council meeting on Wednesday to deliver a message to the governing body that the database they use to keep track of gang members is essential in keeping gang violence tamped down.

ATF Agent Shot, Critically Injured in Undercover Operation

June 8, 2018
ATF agents from the Chicago Field Division were "ambushed" while conducting an undercover operation in Gary, IN, ATF Agent Brendan Iber said in a news conference.

Video: FBI Raids Target Mexican Mafia's L.A. Jail Drug Trafficking

May 24, 2018
Authorities arrested dozens of people Wednesday as part of Operation Dirty Thirds, a multi-agency dragnet targeted at a Los Angeles County jail drug trafficking scheme controlled by the Mexican mafia.
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