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					            Gangs

     Lehigh Valley Gangs
“Run and you only go to jail tired.”
       Sgt. Bachert, APD
           Gang Alliances
• People Nation Sets      • Folk Nation Sets
       (gangs)                   (gangs)
                                   •
                             • Black gangs
  • Spanish gangs      • Black Gangster Disciples
  • Spanish Lords          • Black Disciples
     • El Rukns                • Cobras
   • Latin Counts              • Eagles
      • Kents              • Chicago based
  • Chicago based
       Mentality & Philosophy
    • Folk & People
 • “Folk before family”
   • “I will not let my
  brother fall to a knee.”
 • “All is all.” (people)
• “All is well.” (people”
  • “All is one.” (folk)
People nation identifiers
               • ______ pointed star
                • Champagne glass
                • Five pointed crown
                   • Number _____
                      • Pyramid
                  • Cane & top hat
                 • Crescent moons
             • _____ side: hand signs /
               roll up left pant leg / untie
               left shoe / jewelry on left /
                    hand in left pocket
         Folk nation identifiers
         • Pitchfork
   • _____ pointed star
     • Number _____
    • Heart with wings
  • Heart with devil’s tail
    • Tattoo: BOS(S):
  brothers of the (strong)
            struggle
       • Identifiers
• _________ side oriented
     for clothes / tattoos /
   jewelry / pants leg / cap
                trends
• National trends        • PA trends
      • 1.                  • 1.

      • 2.                  • 2.

      • 3.                  • 3.

      • 4.                  • 4.

      • 5.                  • 5.
   gang - definition
• Basics          • a.
  • 1.
                  • b.
  • 2.
                  • c.
  • 3.
                  • d.
  • 4.
       gang facts
• 1.

• 2.

• 3.

• 4.

• 5.
why gangs spread
             •   1.
             •   2.
             •   3.
             •   4.
             •   5.
             •   6.
         crime

“can’t be eliminated – only
        displaced”
         what do kids see?
  • 1. media ______ of
           gangs
• 2. _____ video games
  • 3. _____ rap music
    • _____ movies /
         television
 • Statistically proven
gang statistics
          • 1. one ______
          members nationally
         • 2. 31,000 _____
          • 3. 11% _____
         • 4. Latino / Black
                majority
          • 5. 14% _____
           • 6. 5% _____
         • 7. 46% ______ /
                 ethnic
    gang principles

Respect + Revenge + Retaliation
          = Thugism
entry into a gang
     • 1. jump in –
• 2. walking the line –
   • 3. blessed in –
     • 4. blood in –
    • 5. burned in –
 • 6. sexed in (girls) –
    • 7. criminal act
 gang member’s attitudes
 • 1. anti-_____
 • 2. anti-_____
 • 3. anti-_____
• 4. life is ______
• 5. smarter than
     authorities
statistics: Allentown Police
         Department
      Based on SRO reports:
       20 arrests per month
      200 referrals per month
     Vast majority gang-related
sign language (formal)

 fastest growing language in
     prison and in gangs
recognition of gang membership
                         • 1.
                         • 2.
                         • 3.
                         • 4.
                         • 5.
                         • 6.
                    • 7. (symbols)
                • 8. check notebooks
                   gangs
 • What graffiti says:     • Unwritten rules of
         • 1.                      gangs
         • 2.             • 1. supreme loyalty to
         • 3.                       gang
    • 4. Identifiers       • 2. sharing of profits
         • 5.            • 3. never inform on the
                                    gang
   • 6. vocabulary
         • 7.
      • 8. drugs
• Read / photograph /
        remove
          why join a gang?
 • 1. _____ family life   • Factors for admission
• 2. _____ academics                to gang
  • 3. socially ____              • 1. age
   • 4. unmotivated           • 2. experience
 • 5. non-acceptance          • 3. background
 • 6. lack of _______            • 4. loyalty
• 7. _____ of lifestyle         • 5. courage
   • 8. false beliefs            • 6. daring
     • 9. boredom              • 7. reputation
                               • 8. knowledge
            street gang profile
 • 1. average age __-__ (8           • 6. infiltrate _____
              to 60)                       (intelligence)
     • 2. majority ____            • 7. more recruitment of
       • 3. any race                     _____ class kids
 • 4. Education (__rd – __th)     • 8. more and more _____
• 5. military trained (tactics)                crime
                                  • 9. types of identifiers and
                                             hangouts
                                       • 10. WILL HIDE
                                    WEAPONS IN SCHOOL
                                      FOR EASY ACCESS
         gang structure
      • Leader
 • Vice President
    • Enforcer
   • Minister of
       Education
     • Soldiers
• Young members
   • Associates
        types of gangs
• Supergangs -

  • Hybrid -

  • Ethnic –

• Scavenger –

• Territorial –

• Corporate –
Lehigh Valley gangs
    Bloods aka Piru / Damu
• _____ (street in Los         • Major tattoos
        Angeles)                 • Pit ______
   • _____ (blood in         • MOB (member of
        Swahili)                     _____)
  • Major color: RED        • MOM (money over
• Minor colors: black /              _____)
     green (money)            • Burn patterns
      • Symbol            • Blood walk: dance to
 • _____ pointed star          show membership
                  Bloods
    • Terminology         • Use of cryptoquotes
• 900 words / numbers              for codes
  • ___ – tear him up       • N stands for A etc
  • ___ – time to eat      • Won’t recognize the
 • ___ – blood for life        letter c (CRIPS)
     • ___ – snitch             • Violence
 • ___ – I need a gun     • Based on ________ –
                               create so much
   • ___ – the hood         violence enemy won’t
                                    retaliate
                        Bloods
        • Blood pledge                    • Symbols
• “I pledge allegiance to our    • Hats: Anaheim Angels /
   flag the United Bloods in       Bosox / Braves / Mariners
     the chapter and to the          • Miami Heat shirt
     real OG’s for what we                 • Terms
      stand, one set, under
  blood oath for each blood             • Wolf pack –
   to carry the burden for all        • Mr. Windows –
             bloods.”                 • Desert Storm –
                                         • Burners –
                                  • 5 poppin / 6 droppin –
                                   bloods shooting / CRIPS
                                             dying
           CRIPS

community revolution in progress
                       CRIPS
         • Colors                     • Tattoos
   • Major color: blue            • ____ side only
• Minor colors: black / white        • Burned on
       • Symbols                   • Terminology
     • __ pointed star              • Drink milk –
       • Pitchforks                • Special walk
        • Tattoos               • Special hand sign
    • ___ pointed star
       • pitchforks
      Latin Kings

Almighty Latin King & Queen
          Nation
                  Latin Kings
         • Colors                      • Tattoos
   • Major: black & gold
  • Red – support fallen              • Eyebrows
       gang members             • Shave __ lines into each
        • Symbols                          brow
  • __ or __ point crowns       • Use gold paper & black
         • Beads                            ink
• black / gold: __ black / __      • Entry by ______
     gold / __ white = ___        • __________ period
             beads                • Rules: “The King’s
 • Primarily Puerto Rican               Manifesto”
                    Latin Kings
 • 1. structured / organized
      • 2. constitutions
  • 3. “all for one” mentality
    • 4. internal discipline
              extreme
         • Violations:
 • Suspension / termination
        / assault / death
          • Holidays
• ______: “Kings Holy Day”
   • First week of _____ –
          “Kings Week”
             Latin Kings
• __ pointed crown    • Color significance
    • Respect        • Black: knowledge of
    • Honesty              the ancients /
      • Unity          superiors of the past
    • Respect         • Gold: the sun that
                       shines on their crown
      • Love
                     • Red: fallen brothers
           Typical hierarchy
  • Crown Council –           • Typical prayer
                         • “”Our Father the King of
 • Chief of Security –      Kings, you can have my
                            heart at your will and let
    • Treasurer –           your sun shine upon our
                           colors as your sun shines
   • Investigators –            upon the earth.”
• Finance committee –

• Business committee –

    • Secretary –
         Random “King” facts
• Crossed arms – right
  over left
• Never cover right
  hand – crown
• N.I.K.E. – Nation Inca
  King & Everlasting
                   NETA
• Closely tied to       • “independence for the
  ______                   island of Puerto Rico”
• Developed in the         • Members – must
  Puerto Rican prison       recruit __ candidates
  system (Rio Pedras      • ___th of the month –
  Prison)                    celebration of death
• Male only                       of NETA’s
                        NETA
         • Colors               • Terminology
    • White / blue / red           • BOS –
         • Beads
• __ white / __ blue / __ red     • TOS –
          + a cross
        • Tattoos                 • SOS –
    • __ dots / teardrop
    • __-point code of           • Insects –
          discipline
  • Black substituted for         • crime –
             blue
 Mara Salvatrucha
              “Army of Ants”
Mara – gang / salvatrucha – Salvadoran guy
      Newest and most violent gang
      So far only the Pen Argyl area
            Found in 33 states
           Mara Salvatrucha
• Birthplace: El Salvador         • Drug trade
   • Weapon of choice:      • Will _____ other drug
      • __________           dealers or eliminate them
  • Assisting terrorists           • Tattoos
          into U.S.          • Hands: spider webs
        • Graffiti               • MS anywhere
     • MS13 & MSXIII            • Female figures
 • Shoelaces tied as ____     • 3 dots … (prison /
                                hospital / cemetery)
• Membership requirement:    • ___ – lucky number
                               • __ – 13th letter of
                                     alphabet
                  MS - 13
• MS – 13 membership:
   • Salvadorians

   • Guatemalans

     • Hondurans
 • Vows: gang / God /
   family – that order
 Mara Salvatrucha

   Hand sign: devil’s horns
   Pinkies up: “All hail MS”
Pinkies down: death / beating
           Mexican Mafia
  • Characteristics          • Mexicans
• EME – eternal war     • Mexican-Americans
       • MM                   • Hispanic
        • M            • Women – high regard
• Mexican flag (with       • Drug dealers /
    snake & eagle)              extortion
• Handprint in black    • “blood in blood out”
                     Trinitarios
       • History                         • History
     • Start – 1980 –             • 3NI – alternate name
                                   • Criminal street gang
     • Defend rights of                 • Hierarchy
      __________ in U.S.
           prisons                  • Chain of command
• “Dios, Patria y Libertad” –   • Crimes: drugs, assaults ,
  “God, Fatherland, Liberty”           home invasions
   • Recruit: other Latin
           groups
    • Greeting: “Patria”
                Trinitarios
     • Locations          • Communication &
     • East coast                Symbols
• Lehigh County Prison      • Green bandana
       • Hazleton            • Green clothing
     • Bethlehem                • Beads
      • Allentown                 • Red
   • Rivals: Bloods /            • White
  CRIPS / Latin Kings /           • Blue
          MS-13             • Dominican Flag
              Asian gangs
• __ Asian gangs found
      in Montgomery
          County
  • Symbols / tattoos:
  • __ dots ….. (north,
    south, east, west &
      sad lonely life);

    • Specialize in
           Aryan Brotherhood
     • White / male
   • ______ clover leaf
       • Swastikas
 • Double lightning bolts
         • _____
 • “getting high & getting
    over (prison stretch)”
  • “blood in blood out”
• Violence for acceptance
White power groups
           • Colors: black & red
            • Steroid abusers
                  • Tattoos
               • Pit bulls / #14
             • Keystone State
             Skinheads: largest &
                   most violent
         • “Those Opposed” white
               power band out of
                    Allentown
                • Shoelaces /
              suspenders: black /
                   white / red

				
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