John S. Pistole, Deputy Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation Speech at the 2nd Los Angeles IACP Summit on Transnational Gangs, Los Angeles, CA, March 3, 2008 [open pdf - 43KB]
"Good afternoon, it's great to be here with you. We in the FBI are glad to be working with so many different partners toward a common goal---from Chief Bratton and Sheriff Baca here in Los Angeles to our friends who have traveled here from other cities and nations. We deeply appreciate your commitment to combating gang violence, and we deeply appreciate your friendship. All of you in this room already have a solid working knowledge of gangs. Unfortunately, this comes from fighting them in your own cities. And so today, I want to give you a quick overview of the national gang problem from the FBI's perspective, and talk about what we are doing together to combat it."
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