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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.

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

May 24, 2018
Authorities arrested dozens of people Wednesday in a multi-agency dragnet targeted at a Los Angeles County jail drug trafficking scheme controlled by the Mexican mafia. More Here.

Feds Charge California Officer with Tipping Off Mexican Mafia, Armenian Gangs

May 17, 2018
According to the complaint, Balian was interviewed several times by federal agents last year where he repeatedly made false statements and misrepresentations about his alleged links to local criminal figures, including Jose Loza, a Mexican Mafia member and “shot-caller” for the Canta Ranas street gang.

Reputed Gang Member Charged in Chicago Shooting of ATF Agent

May 8, 2018
U.S. Magistrate Judge Maria Valdez ordered Ernesto Godinez, a reputed Almighty Saints gang member, held in custody until a detention hearing May 17. He was charged with forcibly assaulting an ATF agent with a deadly weapon and faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Officers in Major Cities Coping with Paintball Wars

May 2, 2018
“He started the movement in an effort to stop the shootings in the inner cities,” she said. “It’s kind of morphed into something other than what he anticipated, I think. Now these kids have been shooting unsuspecting citizens as opposed to their friends during these paintball wars.”

MS-13 Directs Members to 'Take Out a Cop'

April 19, 2018
MS-13 has directed its members to "take out a cop" in a directive that has police on high alert across the New York area, according to a new memo.
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