Saturday, February 10, 2007

Why We Are Losing The War Against Gangs: Free Internet Video (8:30 min)

Watch this eight minute preview from a four-part Full Disclosure(tm) cable TV series hosted by Emmy Award winning Leslie Dutton and featuring retired L. A. County Sheriff's Sgt. Richard Valdemar who describes his roots as a community youth organizer, growing up in the Compton/Willowbrook area of Los Angeles. He says he was groomed by the Los Angeles public school system as a youth leader and at the age of 17 he was sent to a world youth leadership conference in Puerto Rico where he met others who it turned out were dedicated to bringing about social revolution in America.

  • CHOSE POLICE WORK INSTEAD: Shunning the radical social movement, Valdemar chose instead to join the U.S. military to become one of the first minority members of the Military Police, serving in Viet Nam and unsuspectingly prepared for his life’s work as an international gang specialist.

  • UNDER COVER BROWN BERET: In the L. A. County Sheriff's Deptartment we was an undercover agent in the Brown Berets, he routinely encountered hard core gang violence. He describes what causes young people to develop positive and negative attitudes toward local police and their tactics. And, he points out that we are losing the war against gangs primarily because law enforcement destroyed records and intelligence gathered on some of the most dangerous gangsters due to fear of lawsuits. To this day he says Los Angeles law enforcement shuns intelligence gathering on gangs and subversive groups.

  • GANG CANCER SPREADING: Valdemar relates how the gang culture evolved to exporting a violent and dangerous lifestyle to other parts of the U.S. and foreign countries. He describes the L.A. County Sheriff Department’s successful OSS gang program and how it was dismantled by elected politicians. Criminal illegal aliens use false documents to smuggle drugs and humans for huge profit which has greatly contributed to the spread of the gang cancer. He also notes the California “Three Strikes” law does not apply to illegal criminal aliens.

  • GANGS, AIRPORTS & SECURITY: As a gang graffiti expert, he discovered that rival gang members, without background checks, are employed by airlines to load baggage into cargo holds, having access to high security areas, and are NOT screened, as are passengers. He talks about how the lack of security screening presents dangerous opportunities for gangs to be recruited by terrorists. He cited one such incident where a gang-planned bombing of a Synagogue in West Los Angeles was foiled by law enforcement.

The entire four-part series with Sgt. Richard Valdemar is featured on 43 cable systems with preview segments video streaming FREE, on demand 24/7 from the Internet at at this URL: The Full Disclosure Network(tm) is known as "the news behind the news" and is an independent, educational, public affairs cable program hosted by Leslie Dutton. In 2002 the FDN program was presented with a public affairs Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for their series entitled "L.A.'s War Against Terrorism". Channels and airtimes can be found on the website.

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