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Organized Crime in California: Annual Report to the California Legislature, 2005

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42 pages
This report summarizes major criminal activities of street gangs, international terrorists, organized crime groups, and criminal extremists operating in or affecting the State of California for 2005.
Trends and highlights from the 2005 report include: (1) effectiveness of gang injunctions at curtailing specific criminal behaviors and providing community relief; (2) gang member violence directed at law enforcement increased in 2005 resulting in the murders of more than 10 law enforcement officers; (3) launching of Operation Community Shield by the U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) a national law enforcement anti-gang initiative; (4) many Asian gang members fleeing to other States to elude capture; (5) Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act’s continued success in assisting in indicting members and associates of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (OMG); and (6) investigation of a prison-based group known as Jamiyyat Ul-Islam Is Saheeh raised awareness of the potential for terrorist radicalization within the prison system. This 2005 annual report was submitted in compliance with California Government Code Section 15028 and focuses on crimes attributed to members of street gangs, international terrorist organizations, criminal extremists, and organized crime groups. The California Department of Justice Criminal Intelligence Bureau’s (CIB) ultimate goal is to forecast and prevent these noted illegal activities.