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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.

California Governor Weighs Parole for Killer in Controversial LAPD Lecture

February 2, 2015
A state parole board recently decided that Enriquez should be released, despite concerns expressed by a prosecutor, according to records obtained by The Los Angeles Times. Enriquez's fate is now in the hands of Gov. Jerry Brown, who has about three more weeks to decide whether he should be freed.

LAPD Under Fire for Arranging Meeting with Area Chiefs and Mexican Mafia Member

January 29, 2015
LAPD Deputy Chief Michael Downing described the meeting as an "LAPD-sponsored event" where attendees listened to the man describe his experience with a "transnational criminal enterprise."

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

October 21, 2013
As a former prison gang member, I'm ashamed to look in the mirror because my failures are staring back at me.

The Mexican Mafia: Down But Not Out

August 13, 2013
Every time law enforcement thought that they had knocked out or retired the Eme organization, they found that the Eme came back again. The Mexican Mafia absorbed the blows and grew stronger.

A Devil's Playground for Gang Members

July 23, 2013
The court transportation system is the first weak point. Did you know that 40% of all inmate escapes occur during transport? Any gang member who's spent any time in custody has practiced slipping out of handcuffs and shackles, and you can bet one or more of them carry jail-made handcuff keys.

Texas Mexican Mafia Member Gets Life In RICO Case

April 11, 2013
A Texas Mexican Mafia member received three consecutive life sentences in federal prison for racketeering and assaulting a federal prison guard, the FBI announced.

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.

Gang Task Forces Take Down Mexican Mafia 'Carnals'

March 14, 2013
Two recent investigations show us the value of gang task forces that combine resources from law enforcement, prosecutors, and corrections to take down Mexican Mafia "carnals" in Southern California.

Mexican Mafia Boss Gets Life In Prison

March 7, 2013
A Mexican Mafia prison gang member and longtime leader of the Puente Trece gang was sentenced Wednesday to life in federal prison after his conviction for racketeering that includes murder plots and a brutal stabbing of an inmate designed to deter victims from cooperating with police.

Sureño Fight Club

November 26, 2012
While in custody, most Sureño gang members are educated in martial arts fighting tactics and are primarily trained in fighting with edged weapons. The culture of jails and prisons is a knife culture. Jail-improvised weapons start with "shanks" but can include spears, clubs, zip guns, and bombs.

Gangs In the Courtroom

November 7, 2012
Every victim or witness had heard the stories in the ghetto about gang retaliation against those who were foolish enough to snitch on gang members. Most of these stories were only urban legends that grew with each telling. Some were absolutely true. Gangs do target witnesses.

Gang Intelligence and the Need to Know

October 2, 2012
No matter how small or large a town they work in, and whether they work urban or rural, gang cops need to know about and recognize the signs of criminal gang activity associated with national and international gangs.

California Security Housing Unit (SHU) Reintegration and Reform

August 23, 2012
Most prison gang leaders will be released into the terrible jungle where they will try to obtain two things they care about the most: drugs and power. Once the titans come down to dwell with gang mortals, the gangland utopia will usher the next prison gang golden age.

Two Effective Gang Enforcement Strategies

August 15, 2012
Long Beach patrol officers can pull up photos of served gang members, maps of safety zones—those parts of the city subject to the gang injunction—a copy of the injunction and a hyperlink to the image of the proof of service form. That certainty has produced very real results.

Sureños: Understanding Kanpol and Pilli

March 14, 2012
Sureños identify with the color blue and use tattoos with the number 13, sureño, sur, south sider, or "kanpol" (a word taken from the ancient Aztec language of Nahuatl that means southerner).

Gangs and Electronic Surveillance—Part II

March 6, 2012
The girlfriend was provided with a “burnout phone.” A burnout phone is one that would be operational for a few months before being burned out. By that time the bill would have grown to many thousands of dollars, which they had no intention of paying.

Gangs and Electronic Surveillance—Part I

March 1, 2012
Sometimes separate local, state, or county police are used for physical surveillance. Occasionally when intercepted communications seem to have gone dormant, the surveillance team will also be used to deliberately arrest or conduct a traffic stop on individuals to cause them to increase their criminal communications or "tickle the wire."
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