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February 26, 2015

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
February 22, 2015
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
February 21, 2015

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
February 18, 2015
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
February 15, 2015
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
February 10, 2015
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
February 06, 2015
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
February 04, 2015
Texas man who killed cop during prison escape set to die

Texas man who killed cop during prison escape set to die

Attorneys for 52-year-old Donald Newbury are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his Wednesday evening lethal injection - Full Story
February 02, 2015

Calif. governor weighs parole for killer in controversial LAPD lecture

Request for parole included letters by officials from 11 police agencies who said Rene Enriquez had helped with investigations and prosecutions - Full Story
January 30, 2015

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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