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Video Calls for Revenge Against LAPD, Union Warns Members

August 22, 2014
A music video response to the fatal police shooting of Ezell Ford in South Los Angeles prompted the LAPD's union to call for police officers to be on heightened alert Thursday.

No One Should Die So Young

October 14, 2013
Leslie Zepeda died the day after Christmas. She had no time for a final hug, a final kiss, one last chance for her family to tell her how much they loved and cherished her.

'Animal House' Fraternity Criticized for Bloods and Crips Party

August 14, 2013
The Dartmouth College fraternity that inspired "Animal House" is in hot water for co-hosting a "Bloods and Crips" party with a sorority this summer.

Whitey Bulger Convicted of Murders, Racketeering

August 12, 2013
Whitey Bulger was convicted Monday of racketeering and conspiracy by a Boston jury that found he committed 11 murders and a raft other crimes as an iron-fisted crime boss.

Gang's Wanted Poster Calls for Death of NYPD Cops

March 19, 2013
A New York City gang clique distributed a fake wanted poster on a social media site calling for the deaths of two NYPD officers who shot and killed Brooklyn teen Kimani Gray on March 9.

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.

Police Links: Exploding Oven Bullets

February 28, 2013
February is a short month, but there was no shortage of offenders and weird happenings during this time. For one, a woman was injured by an exploding bullet caused by a Glock magazine being kept in an oven.

Compton's 155th Street Gang

February 27, 2013
The worst of these 155th Street members were usually high on "red devils" (Seconal) and drunk on wine. They were dangerous to everyone and lethal to rivals. They were as bad as any Willowbrook gang such as the Compton Varrio Tres, Tortilla Flats, Willowbrook Winos, or any black gang.

Chicago Drug Task Force Targets Cartel 'Choke Points'

February 4, 2013
Seventy federal agents, police officers, and prosecutors recently started working there in what authorities say is a first-of-its-kind drug-fighting headquarters.

Are Some Gang Members Serial Killers?

January 17, 2013
Even in the murderous world of gangs, the most wicked killings are perpetrated by individuals who seem motivated by some other dark, twisted presence within their troubled souls.

Keeping a Holiday Gang Truce

January 11, 2013
I don't remember any of these holiday truces actually working, but like those classic holiday movies they seem to make us all feel good for the moment, even if they are works of fiction.

The Changing Face of Criminal Gangs

September 17, 2012
We're seeing hybrid gangs pop up all over the country. These gangs can be very hard to document, due to the fact that they may not have any national affiliation, and their names are usually taken from the street, city, town, or neighborhood where they live.

Insane Clown Posse Threatens To Sue FBI Over Juggalo Gang Label

August 14, 2012
The hip-hop duo Insane Clown Posse is threatening to sue the FBI for designating its fans, known as Juggalos, as a criminal gang. The group is "investigating a possible lawsuit against the FBI," according to a statement posted on a new Website, JuggalosFightBack.

SF Chief: Gang's Members Have 'Turned On Each Other'

August 2, 2012
The explosion of gang violence in and around San Francisco's Visitacion Valley this summer—it has claimed seven lives and has the southeastern neighborhood on edge—stems not from feuding between rival factions, but from an internecine war that is tearing the gangs apart, the city's police chief said Wednesday.

Gang Member Gets Life for Killing Calif. Cop

July 25, 2012
The Vineland Boys street gang member who shot and killed a Burbank (Calif.) Police Department officer during a traffic stop pleaded guilty to the crime Tuesday and was immediately sentenced to life in prison.

Chicago Hires Peace Group to Stem Gang Killings

June 26, 2012
The city will give the group a one-year grant for $1 million to hire 40 "interrupters" who will mediate conflicts in the Ogden and Grand Crossing districts, where gun violence has spiked.

L.A. Training Center Offers Counter-Drug Symposium

May 25, 2012
The Los Angeles High Intensity Drug Training Area (HIDTA) training center will offer a two-day symposium for law enforcement officers covering threats such as Mexican drug cartels, street gangs, and border security.

East Coast Gangs

March 29, 2012
Are street gangs from different geographic regions really different? Are West Coast gangs different from Midwest Gangs? Are East Coast gangs different from Southern gangs? The answer is they are all the same with a few "twists of lemon."

Chicago Police Take Down Two West-Side Gangs

March 27, 2012
Chicago Police officers have arrested 45 gang members on the city's West Side in a joint city-federal operation, recovering $1.6 million in narcotics and eight firearms. The operation targeted the most violent members of the Traveling Vice Lords and Four Corner Hustlers.
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