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Gangs Blamed in Almost Half of San Diego Homicides in '07

October 8, 2008

Nearly half the homicides with known motives in San Diego County last year were at the hands of gangs, according to a study looking at victims and suspects of violent crime.

Suspect in Murder of SF Hells Angels Leader Surrenders in Oklahoma

October 8, 2008
The man would not say why he was wanted. But the Bartlesville police were quickly able to establish that he was Christopher Ablett, 37, an alleged member of the Mongols Motorcycle Club sought in San Francisco on charges that he killed Mark "Papa" Guardado, the head of the Hells Angels' "Frisco" chapter.

Sex Offenders Challenge Mo. Law Banning Them from Halloween Activities

October 8, 2008
Four Missouri sex offenders are challenging a new state law that confines them to their darkened homes on Halloween and restricts them from contact with children that night.

Armor Holdings Products Settles Zylon Matter with U.S. Department of Justice

October 7, 2008

Armor Holdings Products, LLC (AHP) and the United States, acting through the Department of Justice (DOJ), have agreed to resolve allegations raised by DOJ regarding AHP's sales of Zylon-containing bullet-resistant vests between 2000 and 2005.

Authorities Break Up U.S.-Canada Drug Ring

October 5, 2008

Late last year, Nathanael Lineham got a panicked phone call, prosecutors say. An associate working with Lineham to bring the drug ecstasy to California from Canada told him a shipment of 85,000 pills had been seized. Lineham was calm. After all, the deals were struck using coded e-mails -- on encrypted BlackBerrys from Lineham's own company.

Gang Injunction Splits a San Fernando Valley Community

October 4, 2008
This summer, law enforcement officials enacted an injunction targeting San Fer. It is the 37th gang injunction in Los Angeles and the largest yet, covering nearly 10 square miles in Sylmar and San Fernando, and it has left a troubled community deeply divided.

NYPD Dumps Barack Obama Campaign Ads from Website

October 3, 2008
The NYPD yanked a free news service from the department's internal Web site yesterday after cops and union leaders complained its ads promoted Sen. Barack Obama.

Four NYPD Officers Contract HIV On the Job

October 3, 2008
Four NYPD cops have contracted the deadly HIV virus in the line of duty and were granted disability pensions, the Daily News has learned.

Four Month Nationwide Gang Sweep Nets 1,700 Arrests

October 3, 2008
Operation Community Shield mostly targeted Latin and Central American street gangs, including Surenos-13, MS-13, 18th Street Gang, and the Latin Kings.

NYPD Lt. Who Ordered Fatal Tasering of Psychiatric Patient Commits Suicide

October 2, 2008
Lt. Michael Pigott, a 21-year veteran, shot himself to death just before 6 a.m. after reporting to work at the Emergency Services Unit headquarters at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, police sources said.
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