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Week 343
July 27, 2007
Notorious MS-13 gang seeks to unite nationwide

INS agents reveal a large "MS" tattoo on the chest of a suspected MS-13 gang member after his arrest. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The international street gang MS-13 is unifying its violent members across the U.S., attempting to strengthen its criminal operation by creating a single organization.

Traditionally, the gang consisted of loosely affiliated groups known as cliques; however, law enforcement officials have reported increased coordination of criminal activity among Mara Salvatrucha cliques in the Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and New York metropolitan areas ... Full Story

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The less lethal philosophy & barricades involving the mentally ill
"Less lethal" means getting the job done while lessening the chance of anyone getting hurt. Nothing wrong with that, especially when you consider the poor track record law enforcement has had recently with barricaded mentally ill subjects ... Full Story

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Tips for effectively using air support

In this week's P1 video tip, provided by the Law Enforcement Training Network (LETN), we explore the use of police air support for crime-fighting efforts on the ground and share tips to make sure grounded and airborne officers know how to work together safely and effectively... Full Tip

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Boston police shoot, kill female carjacker
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Calif. court rules against car seizures
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Ill. authorities bust, then burn $10M worth of pot
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Va. police testing voice-activated cruisers
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