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Tag: Prison Gangs
What Patrol Officers Should Know About Gang Activity
Richard Valdemar says every officer, especially patrol officers, should keep a notebook. With every contact on the street, ask questions and make notes of the answers given. That allows the officer to, in a sense, create a database of gang activity in the community.
February 10, 2023
The Rise of Hybrid Gangs
On the street and even in prisons, gang culture is changing, and your investigative assumptions, methods, and practices must change as well.
January 15, 2019
Cellphones Helped Start Deadly SC Inmate Riot, Prison Chief Says
Corrections Director Bryan Stirling said cellphones helped stir up trouble Sunday night at the Lee Correctional Institute in Bishopville. He says the fights started in one unit and appeared to be contained before suddenly starting in two more units.
April 16, 2018
Aryan Gang Member Gets 28 Years for Shooting at CO Officer
A Colorado Springs, CO, felon once considered a person of interest in the 2013 slaying of Colorado's top prison official, pleaded guilty Thursday to trying to kill a police officer.
September 6, 2016
ICE Arrests 976 Gang Members and Associates During 'Project Wildfire' Surge
Nearly 1,000 gang members and associates from 239 different gangs were arrested in 282 cities across the U.S. during Project Wildfire, a six-week operation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
April 9, 2015
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
As a former prison gang member, I'm ashamed to look in the mirror because my failures are staring back at me.
October 20, 2013
How One Gang Corrupted 13 Baltimore COs
Anyone who has worked in the jail or prison for any length of time is probably aware of the psychological manipulation practiced by many sophisticated inmates and gangs. They commonly employ tactics designed as corruption ensnarement traps.
May 22, 2013
'Evil Evan' Ebel and the 211 Crew
The 211 Crew is a white-supremacist prison gang. The loosely structured group had its early formation in the Denver County Jail, and its members included a wanna-be rapper and white inmate whose crime partner was black.
March 24, 2013
Feds Charge Idaho Aryan Knights for Drugs, Sawed-Off Shotguns
Twenty-one alleged associates of Idaho's Aryan Knights have been charged with drug and weapon offenses as a result of a federal drug investigation.
December 6, 2012
Sureño Fight Club
While in custody, most Sureño gang members are educated in martial arts fighting tactics and are primarily trained in fighting with edged weapons. The culture of jails and prisons is a knife culture. Jail-improvised weapons start with "shanks" but can include spears, clubs, zip guns, and bombs.
November 25, 2012
Idaho Inmates Claim Gangs Run Prison
A gang war that appears to have taken over parts of an Idaho private prison is spilling into the federal courts, with some inmates contending prison officials are ceding control to gang leaders in an effort to save money on staffing.
November 12, 2012
Calif. Sureño Gang Most Powerful In Okla. Prisons
Even though they are relatively few in number, the California-based Sureño gang is the most powerful group operating in Oklahoma prisons today.
September 19, 2012
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