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ACLU Sues Boston Police Department for Access to Gang Database

The ACLU and other groups seeking access to the database say that they want to know the demographic background of people in the system—such as race, age, local ZIP code, and nationality.

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A Two-Fold Approach to Countering Gangs

Gangs are a serious problem negatively impacting American culture. And the rise of gang activity as evidenced by the rash of shootings we've seen in major metropolitan areas like Chicago and elsewhere is increasingly threatening the very safety and security of both law enforcement officers and the communities we serve, nationwide.

No One in Custody Over Chicago's Weekend Shootings, 12 Murders

"I think it is disheartening that we are at Tuesday after the weekend we had without anyone being charged," Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx told the Tribune in a phone interview. "The feeling that people can do this with impunity makes the work that much more difficult."

Chicago Plans to Send Hundreds of Officers into Areas Plagued by Shootings

The "strategic deployments" will add 430 officers to five South Side and West Side police districts: Calumet, Gresham, Ogden, Harrison and Austin.

Judge Blocks Los Angeles Gang Enforcement Program

The order is believed to mark the first time a judge has blocked Los Angeles officials from enforcing the injunctions, which were born from a time in the late 1980s and '90s when gang activity in the city gained national attention. Their use has been credited by law enforcement with helping reduce gang-related crime.

Shootings at Chicago Gang Members' Funerals Getting 'Out of Control,' Police Say

Chicago-area officials trying to prevent funerals for gang members from turning into shootouts say the issue has gotten so far "out of control" that one cemetery has started hiring off-duty police officers.

FBI Agent Shoots GA Gang Suspect in Vehicle Dragging Incident

The arrest is the latest in an investigation that earlier yielded an indictment against dozens of members and associates of the “Nine Trey Gangsters” Oct. 12. The wounded driver “was the lone suspect that was not apprehended from that investigation,” the FBI said.

ICE's 'Operation Raging Bull' Nets 267 MS-13 Arrests

"Operation Raging Bull" was led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with support from multiple agencies to target and dismantle MS-13. It culminated in 267 arrests in the U.S. and overseas.

AG Sessions, Speaking at IACP, Vows to 'Dismantle' International MS-13 Gang

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday formally designated the criminal gang MS-13 as a priority for federal law enforcement, vowing to use agencies ranging from the FBI to Homeland Security and the IRS to dismantle it.

Video: Police Say Las Vegas Safer After Operation Cripples Area Gang

Las Vegas-area police and federal law enforcement agencies have crippled a longtime area gang, indicting most of its members in a state racketeering case, the first in Nevada targeting an entire organization, authorities said.