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The Gangs topic page provides patrol officers with updated information on the language, graffiti, and habits of street gangs and criminal organizations. From cross-border incursions to cross-town rivalries, the scourge of “organized” crime perpetrated by gang members can be violent, bloody, and devastating to a community, and dangerous to officers.
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Man charged with murder in Calif. SWAT officer shooting

Officer was the fourth Calif. LEO to die in the line of duty in less than a week - Full Story

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SWAT officer shot in head serving warrant dies

SWAT officer shot in head serving warrant dies

Shot during a predawn search warrant operation that was part of an investigation into a motorcycle gang - Full Story

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Calif. SWAT officer shot serving warrant

A SWAT officer was shot in the upper torso Tuesday while assisting with a search warrant operation.

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Calif. SWAT officer shot serving warrant

A SWAT officer was shot in the upper torso Tuesday while assisting with a search warrant operation - Full Story

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Ex-gang member turned rabbi accused of impersonating police

Avorham Gross, formerly known as Latin Kings member Roberto Eddy Santos, faces dozens of charges.

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Ex-gang member turned rabbi accused of impersonating police

Avorham Gross, formerly known as Latin Kings member Roberto Eddy Santos, faces dozens of charges - Full Story

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Gang Codes: The long and short of it Gary Klivans - Cracking Gang Codes

Gang Codes: The long and short of it

Looking for a way to decipher a gang code? Sometimes looking at the long and short words can provide the answer - Full Story

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The differences between prison and street gangs

Corrections officer and gang expert Todd DePalma discusses the differences between street and prison gangs.

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Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos

Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos

Gangs from coast to coast have toned down their use of colors and are even altering tattoos to avoid being identified by police and witnesses - Full Story

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Huge LA raid nets $90M in cartel money

Huge LA raid nets $90M in cartel money

About 1K officers fanned out across city's downtown to search dozens of businesses suspected of taking bulk cash funneled by drug cartels for clothing exported to Mexico - Full Story



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Gangs Columnists

Cracking Gang Codes Cracking Gang Codes
with Gary Klivans
Street Crimes Street Crimes
with Pat McCarthy