I work for a fugitive task force that is responsible for catching the worst of the worst as quickly as possible so that innocent civilians are not put in harm’s way. This is a very high-pressure job that requires me and my team to utilize a combination of skills, resources, and intuition to bring the bad guys back to the jail. This month we had a very trying case handed to us, one that involved a top gang member who was out for blood with a rival gang.
This fugitive was not only going after the other gang, he was assaulting anyone who git in between or happened to be in a location where his violent outbursts would occur. If his target was in a mall, he had little concern for the families who were simply spending a day shopping together. When he began shooting up a rival gang leaders car and managed to hit several dozen other cars packed with people, we knew this had to stop today.
We headed to the local prison, not to speak to the inmates about our suspect, to listen to the inmates talk about their hero. Securus Technologies installed their call monitoring system in that jail, and it would allow us to listen to other gang members talking about their leader without us even raising suspicion we are gathering information. One common thread with criminals, they simply can not keep their big mouths shut.
It didn’t take long to pick up conversations about gang members talking about who was helping and hiding our suspect. This fugitive moved fast, but we collected enough data to be able to set up surveillance in those locations and bring him down in the middle of the night after another violent crime he was involved in that day.