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Graffiti Scrawled on Brooklyn Road Sign Reads "Kill Cops"
As rioters continue to cause havoc in parts of New York, it was discovered on Monday that at least one of the participants in the mayhem painted the words "Kill Cops" on a road sign in Brooklyn.
June 2, 2020
Suspect Arrested for Threatening Detroit Police Chief
A suspect accused of making making threats against Detroit Police Chief James Craig and the entire police department has been arrested.
October 24, 2016
NYPD Officers Ordered to Cover Grafitti, Issued Spray Paint
Under the new graffiti protocols, cops are instructed to photograph the vandalism, “box it out” and paint over it “in a professional manner,” according to an internal memo.
May 19, 2014
GraffitiTech's GT-1 uses patented graffiti-detection technology and sends real-time alerts to law enforcement. The GT-1 features three sensors and a silent alarm.
March 12, 2013
Lt. Arrests Gang Member for Vandalizing Sheriff's Toilet Stall
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's lieutenant arrested a gang member, after he caught him vandalizing a toilet stall at the agency's Whittier training academy. He reportedly saw Jordan Trevor Lucas writing letters on the stall door with a black marker.
September 9, 2012
Purdue Develops Graffiti Translator App for LE
The app analyzes the features in gang-graffiti images such as the colors and shapes of characters. The information is sent to a server and compared against a graffiti-image database. The matched results are sent back to the device where the user can then review the results and provide extra details to refine the analysis.
August 23, 2011
Thieves Steal New Graffiti-Resistant Murals In Hollywood
Thieves made off with two new graffiti-resistant murals just before they were scheduled to be unveiled along Hollywood (101) Freeway bridges. The railing above the mural was used so the thieves could roll them up and walk off with them, police believe.
August 22, 2011
Keep Your Eye on Pseudo Sureños
Just because a gang may seem unsophisticated and maybe it's just a pseudo-Sureño gang, don't ignore their potential for violence. They may start slow on the gang learning curve but some of them will get tough just trying to survive. Jail and prison will further harden and train them.
August 1, 2011
Past Tags Graffiti Artist's Current Notoriety
Los Angeles District Attorney Carmen Trutanich is seeking an injunction that would prevent Cristian Gheorghiu, who now tags canvases rather than urban locations, from profiting from art bearing his signature tag.
March 20, 2011
Investigating Gang Homicides
A gang murder investigation requires your best detective skills to solve the crime and protect the witnesses.
October 21, 2010
Identifying and Documenting Gang Members
Patrol officers are an essential source of gang information and usually make up the front line defense against gangs. Through field contacts and observations, they can supply confirmation of an individual's gang membership.
September 22, 2010
Dallas Officer Welcomes Graffiti Vandals In a Surprising Way
Dallas Police Officer Cat Lafitte found a creative way for graffiti vandals who have been painting pillars under the freeway at Deep Ellum to greet officers.
September 13, 2010
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