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Video: Homeless Ex-Crip Helps Dallas Cop

A homeless former Crip gang leader helped a Dallas Police officer who was being assaulted, garnering praise from the agency.

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Homeless Ex-Crip Helps Officer

Charles Alexander, a homeless former Crip gang member, is being hailed for intervening to stop an assault on a Dallas Police officer. Read the full story here.

N.J. Gang Investigators Provide Training

The New Jersey Gang Investigators Association has scheduled a gang training event later this month covering Bloods and Crips, the group announced. The intelligence sharing roundtable has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 24 in Sayreville.

Inside the Black Panther Party (2 of 2)

By the late 1960s, many of the Black Panther Party leadership had become entangled in criminal trials or were serving long prison sentences. Some had been killed. The remaining BPP leaders could not agree on how to overcome these issues.

Inside the Black Panther Party (1 of 2)

The Black Panther Party was formed to protect and defend African-American neighborhoods from police brutality. By the late 1960s, it represented a major threat to the Oakland Police Department.

African Immigrant Gangs

Somali gangs tend to align and adopt gang names based on clan or tribe, although a few have joined national gangs such as the Crips and Bloods.

East Coast Gangs

Are street gangs from different geographic regions really different? Are West Coast gangs different from Midwest Gangs? Are East Coast gangs different from Southern gangs? The answer is they are all the same with a few "twists of lemon."

East Coast Blood Hand Signs

Gang members use hand signs to communicate with each other and to challenge rival members or law enforcement officers in what they call "throwing signs." After forming in Los Angeles in the early 1970s, the Bloods street gang spread to the East Coast and formed "sets." These sets include the Piru Bloods, Fruit Town Brims, and South Side Brims (in western Maryland). The hand signs in this gallery were recovered during a multi-agency investigation earlier this year. Photos courtesy of Det. Rich Keys of the Maryland State Police.

FBI Investigating L.A. Sheriff's Captain In Narcotics Probe

Capt. Bernice Abram, who has been on leave from her role as commander of Carson station since April, is being investigated for involvement in the narcotics ring run by Dion Grim, the leader of Compton's Front Hood Crips.

TV Gang Docs: Turning Hoodlums Into Heroes

Why do some people feel the need to rewrite history to suit their needs? Many of these "documentaries" are only as good as their sources of information and the twisted interpretation of facts that the writers and producers invent. Unfortunately, this usually results in the truth winding up on the editing-room floor.