Agencies Track Gangs And Drugs By Computer

There are two types of drug dealers: the one who looks like a genteel businessman, living an upscale life in an upscale neighborhood, and then there’s the one who is easier to spot. He mouths gang slogans, wears a team cap tilted at the precise angle to denote gang membership. He is an urban guerrilla.

He might be as young as 13 or in his 40s. He might belong to any race, any ethnic group. He probably has an arrest record and might have served time in jail, where he networked with other gang members, often drawing on these connections for guns and drugs. He might be a she.

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