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How to Assess Gang Threats

December 10, 2009
Most gangs frown on a policy of open Jihad against the police. Their natural enemies are not the police but rival gangs. Traditionally, the police were more of an annoyance and only collateral targets if at all.

Mexican Mafia: Prison Debrief

December 2, 2009

Rene Enriquez defected from the Mexican Mafia in 2003. As a senior leader in the organization, he had much to offer the authorities and his debriefings with officials were videotaped. Here are excerpts from one session. It was included in a documentary by American RadioWorks.

Los Wonder Boys and the Mexican Sureño Movement

September 24, 2009
Mexican authorities continue to report a steady rise in "Sureño" gang activity in San Luis, Mexico. This has become a serious concern for both Mexican law enforcement and the general public.

Gang Enablers and Co-Dependents

September 15, 2009
These supposed “non-gang” gang supporters are too often shown leniency by the prosecutors and courts. They have as much culpability for the acts of the gang members they support as the actual drug dealing murderers. The bloody violence clearly stains the gang supporter’s hands as well, and it is their actions that make the violence possible.

Latino Gang Tattoos

August 5, 2009

Tattoos are an excellent tool for law enforcement and corrections officers to use to identify known or suspected gang members. This gallery includes examples of tattoos worn by predominanly Latino gangs such as the Mexican Mafia, MS-13, and the Latin Kings. The number "13" is used because M (or La Eme) is the thirteenth letter of the alphabet and is used to signify the Mexican Mafia, which uses Sureños—gangs that swear allegiance to the Mexican Mafia—to carry out its orders from prison.

Keep Your Word to Gang Members, Even If It Causes You Pain

July 27, 2009
An expert should be a credible proponent of the truth, and not an advocate for either the prosecution or the defense. Because of what we do and our knowledge of gangs, 95 percent of the time this will benefit the prosecution, but on occasion our knowledge and experience might benefit the defense.

Indictment Offers Details of 18th Street Gang's Workings

June 18, 2009
A court document charges about 40 members and associates of the Columbia Lil Cycos -- a clique of the 18th Street gang -- with being involved in a racketeering conspiracy that allegedly involved murder, drug trafficking, money laundering, kidnapping, and other crimes.

Feds Arrest More Members of LA Latino Gang

June 17, 2009

FBI agents and Los Angeles police officers arrested at least eight of those named in a racketeering indictment, officials said. Several more of the 39 members and associates of the 18th Street Columbia Lil Cycos clique were already in state and federal custody.

Oldie But Baddie: El Monte Flores Gang

May 20, 2009
The fleeing felon was named Richard Rodriguez, and he had a two-inch-high tattoo of "EMF" on his face under his lower lip and a large "Flores" tattooed across his neck. I'll bet those tattoos hurt more than that alleged kick.

TREXPO West: Are Gang Members Hopeless?

May 1, 2009

On the first night of TREXPO West 2009, four gang experts sat on a panel moderated by FOX 11 Los Angeles investigative reporter Chris Blatchford to discuss the challenges gangs pose for law enforcement.

Los Angeles Tears Down Avenues Gang Bastion

February 5, 2009
The two-bedroom stucco house at 3304 Drew St. in Glassell Park was once the center of one of the most menacing drug marketplaces in Los Angeles. From the house, Maria "Chata" Leon, an illegal immigrant, her family and associates controlled drug and gang activity on the street for years, police said.

The Gang Investigator’s Library

February 4, 2009
Here are some law enforcement gang sources and authors that I would recommend. I am unable to list everyone because I only have a limited space. I tried to give a varied mix of more recent textbooks, non-fiction books, Websites, and blogs. I’m going to organize this alphabetically by author.

Mexican Cartels Run U.S. Drug Trade, Report Says

January 20, 2009
Mexican cartels have taken over most of the drug trade in the United States, and are working with 20 gangs, including the Barrio Aztecas, according to a just-released report by the National Drug Intelligence Center titled, "National Drug Threat Assessment 2009."

10 Members of Mexican Mafia-Led Gang Convicted in Drug Case

January 13, 2009
Ten members and associates of a Hispanic street gang that sought to control drug trafficking in south Los Angeles by targeting blacks were convicted Monday on various criminal charges.

TRG (Tiny Rascal Gangsters): Asian Gangs in Long Beach

December 22, 2008
The TRG shooters ran back to the barbecue on Orange Street then changed their clothing in a garage. An associate hid the 9mm and a second pistol in a laundry basket in his closet.

Sexual Secrets of Gang Culture

December 1, 2008
For females recruited into a gang the male ritual of the “jump in” may be replaced by the ritual “sexed in,” requiring the female to have sex with several or all of the gang members.

L.A. County Sheriff's Deputy's Killing Remains a Mystery

November 26, 2008
Detectives hope a $95,000 reward will get witnesses to step forward in the possible gang-related shooting in August in Cypress Park.

L.A. Sheriff's Deputy Gunned Down Outside Family Home, Investigators Suspect Mexican Mafia

August 4, 2008
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy gunned down Saturday outside his boyhood home in Cypress Park had been assigned to guard the most dangerous inmates in the county, including members of the notorious Mexican Mafia gang, authorities said Sunday.

Gangs on Meth

March 14, 2008
The drug is dangerous to law enforcement in several ways. The chemicals utilized are highly toxic and volatile. Clandestine labs are often booby trapped against the police.

History of the Florence 13 Gang

September 12, 2007
When most Americans think of Hispanic gangs, they think of East Los Angeles, the San Fernando or San Gabriel Valleys, Boyle Heights, or Downtown Los Angeles. They would be surprised to know that much of Los Angeles Hispanic gang history actually happened in South Central.
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