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13 Ways Gangs Use the Justice System Against Us

November 15th, 2009

 The following are actions gang members will use to get over on law enforcement and corrections officers while using the criminal justice system against us.  Read more…

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Top Ten Rookie Officer Mistakes

November 15th, 2009

1d08f06d46e6a490Depending on the agency size and department manpower you may or may not be working alone. The following are some keys to success that you can place into your mental toolbox that will assist you in making it through. Take everyday as a learning experience and allow your mistakes to be tools to your success. Read more…

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The Aryan Brotherhood

November 12th, 2009


 “We Must Secure The Existence Of Our Race And The Future For White Children”

The Aryan Brotherhood (AB) originated in San Quentin prison in 1967. Originally, this gang was established to provide protection for White individuals from Black and Hispanic groups, most specifically the Mexican Mafia. Some of the original members of the AB migrated from a 1950s gang known as the “Bluebirds.” Other names used in the past were the “Diamond Tooth Gang” and the “Nazi Gang.”  Nnumbering about 15,000 members in and out of prison. In March 2006, four leaders of the Aryan Brotherhood were indicted for numerous crimes, including murder, conspiracy, and drug trafficking, and racketeering.  According to the FBI, although the gang makes up less than 1% of the prison population, it is responsible for up to 26% of murders in the federal prison system.

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Hot Tip – “Gangster Disciple”

November 9th, 2009


87f17d1b89c5e5aeThe history of the Gangster Disciples begins with Larry Hoover, who entered and rose through the ranks of the Chicago gang circuit in the 1960’s and took control of the gang in 1974 by leading a series of increasingly powerful alliances. He ended up running the gang from prison until he was transferred to a higher security wing in the 1990s. Hoover was born in Jackson, Mississippi on  November, 30, 1950. He moved to Chicago with his family in 1955. At the age of 16, Hoover joined a gang of 50 older youths called the Supreme Gangsters. Hoover and his Supreme Gangsters hung around their neighborhood at the corner of 68th and Green Street in impoverished Englewood on the South Side of Chicago. Hoover was kicked out of high school on the first day of his sophomore year, in 1965, after being shot in the thigh by a rival gang member. Read more…

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“Crip” Gang Knowledge

October 19th, 2009

“Crippin’ is a choice, but it’s forever. 

You may slow down, but you will always be down forever.”



72f2b354dd3e5076The Crips are a primarily, but not exclusively, African American gang founded in Los Angeles California in 1969 mainly by 16-year-old Raymond Washington and Stanley Tookie Williams III.  What was once a single gang is now a loosely connected network of individual sets, often engaged in open warfare with one another. Through the years the gang has grown to be one of the largest and most powerful gangs in the United States, currently with over 30,000 gang members. The gang is known to be involved in murders, robberies, drug dealing, among many other criminal pursuits. The gang is notorious for its gang members’ flamboyant use of the color blue in their clothing. However, this practice has waned due to contentious police crackdowns on gang members. Read more…

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Mob Mentality In Prisons

October 3rd, 2009

2c7490f8828c9652One doesn’t have to look far to find the destructive side of the mob mentality. In fact, your head would have to be buried in the sand to miss it.  There have been Ku Klux Klan lynching’s, Soccer-stadium trampling, Woodstock II, and the L.A. riots.  Clearly, mobs have great potential for doing harm especially within our institutions.  This may be one of the best reasons for individuals to join a prison gang once they’re incarcerated.  The first impression and vision of prison to most people is a scary mental picture establishing fear.  Understand that most people in a state of fear tend to congregate together for protection and security, hence the prison gang.  Think to yourself that you are the new inmate and you have stepped onto the yard for the first time.  Where do you go?  With whom do you align?  You will congregate and align with individuals whom you feel are like yourself.  Read more…

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Sureno MS-13 Constitution United Sureños Race

October 1st, 2009

Sureno MS-13 Constitution United Sureños Race

This information was translated from a prison kite written in Spanish from a Sureno inmate housed in the state of Tennessee The inmate Constitution was confiscated from a prison cell search, written with Love, Loyalty, Respect. Read more…

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The Criminal Youth Inmate Part #1

September 28th, 2009

146c4670c84982feWhen you first start working in a juvenile correctional environment, you get hit with a culture shock. You realize that the inmates are not always locked in their cells, and they get more than bread and water to eat. Your preconceived notions of what privileges inmates should and should not have are challenged.  It’s at this point many correctional staff asks themselves, “What have I gotten myself into?” Maybe you’ve asked yourself that today. In that case, a little understanding goes a long way in helping corrections officers keep their perspective and cool.  Keeping your cool is particularly important with juvenile inmates, who, like most kids, are likely to test authority figures to the limits.  Many of these kids come from extreme hardship and have seldom internalized boundaries or rules. So, in order to effectively communicate expectations in a juvenile correctional facility, we must first understand the reasons behind the aggression that is, what sets juvenile inmates off. Read more…

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“Bloods” More Gang Knowledge

September 20th, 2009


“Ash to ash, dust to dust, bloods I trust;

Crabs we bust, kill a crab, win a prize;

Kill a blood your whole family dies.”

4f7beb157b26b5fcAs the Crips grew in South Central Los Angeles in the early 1970s they began targeting other gangs.  It was during this time of conflict that several gangs joined forces to combat the growing Crip threat.  The most well known gang within this group was the Piru Street Boys.  They lead the revolt against the Crips and were instrumental in creating the Bloods gang in 1972.  During the next 10-years the Bloods continued to operate and grow in a fragmented manner.  Conflict with the Crips continued and the Bloods found themselves heavily outnumbered.  Read more…

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Hot Tip #1: How is your Gang Knowledge

September 16th, 2009

How is your Gang Knowledge?

7a0f0d84adc231b41A gang is an organization, association or group of three or more persons that has as one of its primary activities the commission of one or more particular criminal offenses, with a common name, identifying signs and symbols or other common characteristics, whose members individually or collectively engage in a pattern of criminal activity or provide support for members who do commit crimes. Read more…

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