Operation Blackball

Street Talk

by Benny Cruz



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/1/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 986
ISBN : 9781663230508
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 986
ISBN : 9781663230515

About the Book

The content of this book is for informational purposes only. The book will help those assigned to monitor prison and street gangs, criminal groups, or drug cartel operatives deciphering what they say or talk about. This book is language and slang commonly used by those criminals. It’s intended for those in the field of corrections and law enforcement. This book is a must-have for those tasked with intercepting mail, text messages, or listening to a telephone conversation. This book discusses words, terms, and language that some readers might consider profane, vulgar, racial, derogatory, or offensive. Slang terms are words or phrases that have a cultural definition that is different from the literal meaning. Slang expressions also change continually. Many expressions or words often have more than one purpose or meaning. Some phrases have been around so long that they have become idioms or common expressions where certain word combinations are different from their literal meaning.

About the Author

Detective Benny Cruz has had a distinguished 42-year career in law enforcement. Starting in 1977 with the Imperial County Sheriff's Office and transferring to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department in 1983. Detective Cruz has worked on high-profile cases relating to violent predators, a bomb house investigation, bank robberies, prison gangs, and drug-cartel-related investigations. Cruz has received numerous commendations from federal, state, and county law enforcement agencies for his exemplary investigative work. In 2004, the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) awarded Detective Cruz a Certificate of Investigative Excellence on a Murder-For-Hire investigation. The investigation crossed international borders resulting in all suspects involved pleading guilty and are now serving prison sentences in both the United States and Mexico. Detective Cruz possesses the POST certificates and the POST Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation (ICI) in the specialized areas of: ⁃ Vehicle Theft Investigation ⁃ Homicide Investigation ⁃ Robbery Investigation ⁃ Sexual Assault Investigation ⁃ Officer-Involved Shootings ⁃ Human Trafficking Detective Cruz also possesses a degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Criminology & Justice. He retired in 2018 and resides in California.