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Infamous Mob Boss "Whitey" Bulger Killed at West Virginia Prison

October 31, 2018
Infamous Boston mob boss and federal informant James "Whitey" Bulger has been killed in prison. According to reports, Bulger was beaten to death by "multiple inmates" who may have connections to organized crime.

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.

Entire Police Force in Mexico Detained Following Murder of Mayoral Candidate

June 26, 2018
Michoacán law enforcement authorities have detained all members of the Ocampo (Mexico) police force as part of an investigation into the murder of Fernando Ángeles Juárez.

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.

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.

Organized Crime Crackdown Leads to 41 Arrests in 5 States

August 4, 2016
The 41 suspects who were arrested are reputed members of the Bonnano, Genovese, and Columbo crime families. During the arrests, agents recovered three handguns, a shotgun, gambling paraphernalia, and more than $30,000 in cash.

Video: Three Charged in Shooting of Memphis Police Officer

May 28, 2015
Three people have been charged in the shooting of a Memphis Organized Crime Unit officer, who was shot in the chest Wednesday night.

Three Charged in Shooting of Memphis Police Officer

May 28, 2015
Three people have been charged in the shooting of a Memphis Police officer. The Organized Crime Unit officer, who was shot in the chest Wednesday night while serving a warrant, has been released from the hospital. More Here.

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."

FBI, Italian Police Break Up Mafia Drug Operation

February 11, 2014
Twenty-four arrests were made in Italy and the United States following a two-year operation that relied both on wiretaps and on an American undercover agent named by investigators as “Jimmy,” who infiltrated the Gambinos and fooled Italians into believing he was a heroin dealer.

N.Y. Mafia Boss to Face Trial for Officer's 1997 Murder

November 11, 2013
The ponytailed 72-year-old Colombo crime boss goes on trial Tuesday for ordering the 1997 murder of NYPD police officer Ralph Dols.

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.

FBI Ends Search for Jimmy Hoffa

June 19, 2013
The umpteenth dig for Jimmy Hoffa may have unearthed zilch, but the FBI's decades-old search for the famous Teamsters leader is far from over.

Trail Starts for Boston Mob Boss Bulger

June 3, 2013
After nearly 16 years on the run and two years after his arrest on charges he played a role in 19 murders, James "Whitey" Bulger is about to face a jury.

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.
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