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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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LAPD criticized for event featuring ex-Mexican Mafia leader

Ex-Mexican Mafia leader serving life in prison for murder was escorted by Los Angeles officers to speak at a gathering of police chiefs and business leaders - 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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Police: Third person dies after shooting at Neb. party

Police: Third person dies after shooting at Neb. party

Gunfire erupted during a crowded party in a vacant house in Omaha early Saturday, leaving three people dead and five wounded - Full Story

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Man says gang ordered him to take gun into Baltimore PD

Man says gang ordered him to take gun into Baltimore PD

Officers are on heightened alert after they disarmed a man who took a loaded handgun into a police station on Tuesday - Full Story

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Shots fired on LA police car; no one hurt

Officers were responding to a radio call and driving slowly in a neighborhood when they saw the muzzle flash of a rifle pointed in their direction - Full Story

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Tucson police to stop some immigration checks

Said Wednesday they will no longer fully enforce state's law that requires local police to check the immigration status of people they encounter - Full Story

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Third suspect arrested in Ore. school shooting

Shooting appears to be related to gang activity, and the PD's gang squad is handling the investigation - Full Story

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Police arrest second man in Ore. shooting near school

Police arrest second man in Ore. shooting near school

8-year-old man arrested Sunday is the second of three people believed to be involved in a shooting outside an alternative Portland high school - Full Story

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Police arrest suspect in shooting near high school

Police arrest suspect in shooting near high school

Authorities said they stopped the suspect's vehicle around 1:30 a.m. and arrested a 22-year-old man - Full Story

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Shooting near Oregon school sends 3 to hospital

Shooting near Oregon school sends 3 to hospital

A suspected gang member opened fire on a group outside an alternative high school Friday - Full Story



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Gangs Columnists

10-8: Life on the Line 10-8: Life on the Line
with Charles Remsberg
Cracking Gang Codes Cracking Gang Codes
with Gary Klivans