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Search Result: Street Gangs

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FBI: Gangs Responsible for 48% of Violent Crime

October 25, 2011
Increasingly sophisticated street gangs committed 48 percent of violent crime, as they expanded their criminal activity and networking with broader criminal organizations.

Gang Finances: Living Off the Grid

February 15, 2011
Gang members belong to a gangster culture, believing that only lame punks do menial work for "the man." Why be a lowly worker, when you can be the boss? As a carjacker, burglar, armed robber, or drug dealer, you are the boss. You own your own business. You call the shots.

Patrolling America's Most Dangerous City

February 11, 2011

Sgt. John "Rick" Baker takes readers to the front lines of the urban war against violent crime fought by the men and women of the Compton (Calif.) Police Department in his memoir, "Vice: One Cop's Story of Patrolling America's Most Dangerous City." The men and women of the department, which was disbanded in 2000 for budgetary reasons, had a force of no more than 130 officers to deal with 10,000 criminals.

Native Gangster Disciples Leader Sentenced In ATF Gun Case

April 6, 2010
The leader of the Minnesota-based Native Gangster Disciples has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison for a felony weapons charge as part of the the ongoing investigation by U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives of the street gang.

Gangster Disciples Targeted in Chicago Drug Sweep

May 21, 2008
Federal agents and Cook County sheriff's officers moved out at 6 a.m. Wednesday in a sweep aimed at the Gangster Disciples, one of the city's most powerful street gangs.

The Tiny Rascal Gang: Big Trouble

January 1, 2000

By the mid 1980s Cambodian street youths started to band together for protection from the street gangs.  These young kids realized that as a group, they could be stronger, they could become the aggressors, not the victims, and they could make more money.

When Tragedy Struck, the Army Was There to Help

May 1, 1998

To my horror, the first sergeant told me that my son, who is active-duty enlisted with the 43rd Engineers in the United States Army, had been shot in the head and was not expected to survive.

A New Gang Threat Rears its Ugly Head

July 1, 1996

The Southeast Asian street gang is a fairly new threat on the gang battlefield. Their presence was first noted by law enforcement officials in Southern California in the late 1970s.

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