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Todd Young's Long Road Back

June 13, 2012

Shot on an Oakland street, Officer Todd Young endures numerous surgeries and continuous rehab to regain his status as a gang investigator and SWAT officer. His story is part of PoliceMag's "Returning To Duty" Web-only series about officers injured on the job.

Shots Fired: Oakland, Calif., Carjacking

June 13, 2012

Norteño gang member Andrew Barrientos carjacked a vehicle at a convenience market on Aug. 27, 2010, after critically wounding Fremont (Calif.) Police Officer Todd Young during an officer-involved shooting. Read the full story here.

Returning To Duty: Todd Young

June 12, 2012

Fremont (Calif.) Police Officer Todd Young returned fire, after a violent Norteno gang member fired 10 rounds at him at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 27, 2010 on a street in Oakland. Officers performed trauma care on Young and delivered him to Highland Hospital, where he received life-saving emergency medical care. He is now recovering and plans to rejoin the SWAT team later this year or in early 2013. We feature his story in the June 2012 "Shots Fired" and "Todd Young's Long Road Back."

Task Force Busts Calif. Heroin Ring

May 16, 2012
A joint-agency task force arrested 12 suspects and seized nine guns, as officers served arrest warrants Tuesday on members of a Northern California heroin distribution ring operated by Norteño gang members.

Nuestra Familia Member Pleads Guilty To Drug Trafficking

April 10, 2012
A Northern California man has pleaded guilty to operating a cocaine trafficking conspiracy for the Nuestra Familia prison gang, federal authorities announced Monday.

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).

California Deputy's Fatal Pursuit

March 6, 2012

Yolo County (Calif.) Sheriff's Deputy Tony Diaz was ambushed by Norteño gang member Marco Topete after this 2008 pursuit that was captured on dash cam. Topete was given the death penalty Feb. 8. Source: KCRA.

Field Report: Latino Gangs In Washington State

November 16, 2011
The Latino gangs in Washington, while still outnumbered by Black gangs, have steadily increased, and law enforcement must become more aware of their criminal activities.

Mexico Expels Norteno Member Wanted for Murder In California

October 4, 2011
Manny Mendoza was handed over to the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in El Paso for his involvement in a botched robbery and subsequent murder of Kevin Prater II in Tracy, Calif.

Dodger Blues: Take Me Out At the Ballgame

April 11, 2011
To Bryan Stow and the rest of the sane world, his Giants baseball gear represented his love of baseball and his support for his team. To that cowardly pack of gang thugs, it was the symbol for the rival Norteño gangs and the Nuestra Familia prison gang. To them, this is like wearing a Nazi uniform to the Auschwitz survivors' reunion.

Gangster Clothing: Dressing for Success In Prison

January 25, 2010
No one in a predatory environment wanted tight, close-fitting clothing. Status in custody was displayed by wearing new, especially large baggy clothing, ironed or pressed to military-like creases.
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