Essay on Gangs in America

787 WordsOct 11, 20124 Pages
Choose a law enforcement agency. Detail that agency's plan of action to combat the violence of a particular gang. List real world examples. Discuss what is currently being done to combat drug violence, and describe the effectiveness of these tactics. U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency The mission of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is to enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and bring to the criminal and civil justice system of the United States, or any other competent jurisdiction, those organizations and principal members of organizations, involved in the growing, manufacture, or distribution of controlled substances appearing in or destined for illicit traffic in the United States; and to…show more content…
Responsibility, under the policy guidance of the Secretary of State and U.S. Ambassadors, for all programs associated with drug law enforcement counterparts in foreign countries (justice.gov). The focus of the action plan is on the most dangerous individuals claiming gang affiliation and violence on the most dangerous gangs in the state. These highly dangerous individuals and groups exhibit a relatively uninhibited willingness to engage in gun violence, with minimal provocation and subject to minimal mechanisms internal to the gang to control such violence. Dispute resolution by handgun has become, unfortunately, an increasingly common part of gang culture, driven in large part to the increasing availability of powerful handguns on the streets of our cities. For those high-priority targets and groups, the plan encourages law enforcement agencies to engage in aggressive, coordinated, and enhanced investigation and prosecution efforts. Law enforcement Agencies will use all available technologies and resources, including electronic surveillance, to build cases against these individuals that rely on police witnesses rather than on witnesses with damaged credibility or witnesses subject to intimidation. The action plan recognizes
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