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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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Ore. escapee shoots at cop, kills self

Former gang member who had escaped from a halfway house opened fire on a police officer before killing himself.

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Ore. escapee shoots at cop, kills self

Former gang member who had escaped from a halfway house opened fire on a police officer before killing himself - Full Story

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Denmark shooting shows link between gangs, radicals

Denmark shooting shows link between gangs, radicals

Danish police say gang members with Muslim backgrounds are being radicalized both in prison and outside - Full Story

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Calif. governor blocks parole for ex-Mexican Mafia chief

Brown said Enriquez has taken positive steps, but they were "outweighed by negative factors that demonstrate he remains unsuitable for parole" - Full Story

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The fascinating history of the Sureño Mongol, Ruben Cavazos

The fascinating history of the Sureño Mongol, Ruben Cavazos

Street cops should have an understanding of gang history — rest assured, members of the gangs you interact with have a very good understanding of that history, and it can affect their actions. - Full Story

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The fascinating history of the Sureño Mongol, Ruben Cavazos Andrew Eways - Gang Enforcement

The fascinating history of the Sureño Mongol, Ruben Cavazos

Street cops should have an understanding of gang history — rest assured, members of the gangs you interact with have a very good understanding of that history, and it can affect their actions - Full Story

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Mexican Mafia killer turned LE darling is up for parole

Mexican Mafia killer turned LE darling is up for parole

Rene "Boxer" Enriquez is serving a life sentence for ordering the killing of one woman and for fatally shooting a man five times in the head - Full Story

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3 dead, 5 officers shot in Denmark

3 dead, 5 officers shot in Denmark

Suspected gunman killed by police after shooting attacks had a background in criminal gangs - Full Story

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Video: Calif. cops shoot gunman after he rams cars, carjacks woman

Video: Calif. cops shoot gunman after he rams cars, carjacks woman

Gunman leading police on pursuit smashed into cars, veered into oncoming traffic, stole a vehicle and ran down a crowded street before officers shot him - Full Story

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2 students recovering from shooting outside Md. high school

2 students recovering from shooting outside Md. high school

Over a dozen police academy cadets searched a school athletic field for signs of a getaway path possibly used by suspects - Full Story



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Gangs Columnists

Tools of the (Crime) Trade Tools of the (Crime) Trade
with Sgt. Lou Savelli, NYPD (ret.)
Cracking Gang Codes Cracking Gang Codes
with Gary Klivans