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L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, center, with LAPD Chief William Bratton, far right, observe an officer preparing for patrol, Thursday, in Los Angeles. The mayor and police have launched an initiative that publicly identifies the most violent gangs. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Los Angeles names most violent gangs despite risk of raising their profiles

LOS ANGELES - Abandoning the long-held belief that naming the worst gangs boosts their street image, the mayor and police chief identified 11 of the most violent groups and promised to confront them with more law enforcement.

Authorities are reversing strategy in response to a surge in gang bloodshed that has defied the city's continuing drop in overall crime. The Police Department says the city has 400 gangs with about 39,000 members, though other agencies estimate there are more than 700 groups ... Full Story

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Dozens of blinking electronic devices displaying a crude character (above) had been planted in 10 cities as part of a guerilla marketing campaign to promote the cartoon "Aqua Teen Hunger Force." The devices caused a bomb scare in Boston when authorities thought the circuit boards could be explosives.

Bomb Tech weighs in on ad
campaign turned "bomb scare"
By P-1 Columnist Shawn Hughes

Relative to other countries, we in the United States have enjoyed a history devoid of turbulence in the Homeland. We've fought mostly on other shores. We haven't had 20 years of car bombs like the British. We haven't had a thousand years of invaders like Europe, or five thousand of warring religious factions like the Middle East.

So, in this light, we are still in the "feeling our way around" phase.

Enter the Aqua Teen Hunger Force ... Full Story

Related Stories:
Hoax packages cause alarm in Boston

Bomb and WMD issues


Read all of Shawn Hughes' articles

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Suspect cites dislike of authority in decision to assault rookie N.Y. officer with bat
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Suicide rates jolt police culture
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N.Y. con poses as officer, fools entire community
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Utah man fleeing from officer hides in office, feigns work
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