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May 22, 2015

Slain Neb. officer on connecting with kids

A 2013 interview with Kerrie Orozco detailing her efforts to connect with kids in the community in order to steer them away from gang life. Orozco was tragically shot to death in May 2015 during the attempted arrest of a fugitive.
April 03, 2015

Tenn. officer shot responding to gang activity, recovering

Officer Robert Armour, 32, was in stable condition and doing "fine'' after the shooting.
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.
December 04, 2014

Tenn. cop suspended after appearing in gang-related rap video

Officer on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into a rap video in which she allegedly appears alongside suspected gang members.
November 21, 2014

Calif. rapper faces life sentence for album lyrics

District Attorney's office says rapper's album promotes series of shootings that terrorized a neighborhood.
October 28, 2014

Calif. SWAT officer shot serving warrant

A SWAT officer was shot in the upper torso Tuesday while assisting with a search warrant operation.
October 16, 2014

Ex-gang member turned rabbi accused of impersonating police

Avorham Gross, formerly known as Latin Kings member Roberto Eddy Santos, faces dozens of charges.
September 16, 2014

The differences between prison and street gangs

Corrections officer and gang expert Todd DePalma discusses the differences between street and prison gangs.
September 10, 2014

Sweep leads to 30 arrests, cripples juvenile Texas gang

Arrests included 15 juveniles, ages 11-16, of the predominantly juvenile gang that is responsible for a summer crime wave.



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