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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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September 16, 2014
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
September 11, 2014
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
September 10, 2014
Sweep leads to 30 arrests, cripples juvenile Texas gang

Sweep leads to 30 arrests, cripples juvenile Texas gang

Arrests included 15 juveniles, ages 11-16, of the predominantly young gang that is responsible for a summer crime wave - Full Story
September 02, 2014
School starts in Chicago with more safety officers

School starts in Chicago with more safety officers

Thanks to an infusion of $1M from the city, another 100 "Safe Passage" workers were lining routes in crime-ridden neighborhoods that students walk through to get to school - Full Story
September 02, 2014

2 killed, 2 wounded in gun battle near Ala. biker club

Police say at least 40 rounds were fired during a gun battle outside a Birmingham, Alabama, motorcycle club - Full Story
August 15, 2014

NYC program uses ex-gang members to combat violence

$12.7M program will parachute reformed members onto the streets to quell beefs and into hospitals to implore shooting victims not to retaliate - Full Story
August 06, 2014

Man kills himself inside Baltimore police station

City Councilman Brandon Scott, the vice chair of the council's public safety committee, called the incident "unacceptable" - Full Story
August 05, 2014

Md. man charged after threatening cop with mob hit

Man claimed to be a member of the Italian mob and threatened, "One day you'll get in this car ... and it'll explode" - Full Story
July 31, 2014
6 Philly narcotics cops charged in corruption case

6 Philly narcotics cops charged in corruption case

The police officers once held a suspect over an 18th floor balcony and used a steel bar to beat someone else in the head - Full Story
July 21, 2014
Fla. town stunned by news of officers' KKK ties

Fla. town stunned by news of officers' KKK ties

An investigative report linked two city officers with the secret hate society that once was violently active in the area - Full Story



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