Every time another #LASD gang-within-a-gang emerges, LA (law enforcement) boosters at the LA Times play this little, ahistorical "what is going on here! awww shucks" game... https://twitter.com/latimes/status/1028260427367690240
pretty sure, despite the "secret deputy clique" [gang] spin, that their "coordinated tattoos" would put everyone wearing one or remotely associated with someone who does wear one on a gang database (if they *weren't* serving law enforcement.)
Some names of previously documented, internal #LASD gangs over the years: Little Devils (1971, East Los), Lynwood Vikings, Grim Reapers (Lennox), Regulators, the Jump Out Boys, 2000 Boys & 3000 Boys...
[From 2012] by @simone_electra | L.A. Sheriff's Gang 'Jump Out Boys' Reportedly Prides Itself on Officer-Involved Shootings https://www.laweekly.com/news/la-sheriffs-gang-jump-out-boys-reportedly-prides-itself-on-officer-involved-shootings-2397238
From the LA Times itself in 1999 | The Secret Society Among Lawmen http://articles.latimes.com/1999/mar/24/news/mn-20461 #LASD
Related, the sheriff himself on "renegade cliques" | "I am not going to pre-judge the outcome of our comprehensive study. But I will say this: renegade cliques erode public confidence as well as internal morale, and they will not be tolerated" http://www.laist.com/2018/08/01/are_there_really_secret_societies_within_the_la_sheriffs_department.php
LA Sheriff Says He Won't Tolerate 'Renegade Cliques.' Here's The Backstory On Secret Societies
The Sheriff's Department has long been the target of allegations that some of its deputies belong to secret, racist cliques. The sheriff has pledged to get to the bottom of it.http://www.laist.com/2018/08/01/are_there_really_secret_societies_within_the_la_sheriffs_department.php
Apparently, this is all "coming out" because of the Taylor family's civil lawsuit against the #LASD in their (uncriminally punished or even seriously investigated) murder of #DontaTaylor in 2016: https://twitter.com/OLAASM/status/770019695445602304
Since Jackie Lacey gets the vast bulk of her campaign contributions from police "unions" (like ALADS, which represents LA Sheriffs) and because neither her office nor any other investigative authority have any interest in prosecuting killer cops for doing their job, here we are.
And that place is: depending on civil lawsuits to do the bulk of investigative work to "reveal" things (like "white supremacist gangs" in the police) that have been evident to Angelenos since the 70's and repeatedly come as some kind of shock to crime beat writers at @latimes.
Make no mistake, the framing of this tweet by @latimes (and the story itself), is pure #Copaganda. They know the long, ignominious history of #LASD "white supremacist" gangs. The headline actively obscures what any Angeleno has long known (and anyone who can Google can discover.)
But, of course, it's a "question" only "Compton residents" have long been asking...
Related | https://twitter.com/prisonculture/status/1028273065514487810
We already have the world's most effective and accurate gang database: payroll at any US police department.
Related | https://twitter.com/awinston/status/1028307381652865026
Related, by @georgejoseph94, @aintacrow & @CoatsandLinen | Claims of Racism, Brutality Dog Los Angeles County Sheriff 'Deputy Gangs' https://theappeal.org/claims-of-racism-brutality-dog-los-angeles-county-sheriff-deputy-gangs/
Claims of Racism and Brutality Dog Los Angeles County Sheriff ‘Deputy Gangs’
A lawsuit brought by a Compton resident detailing an alleged beating by deputies is just one of nearly three dozen federal civil rights lawsuits alleging brutality and racial bias at the Los Angeles...https://theappeal.org/claims-of-racism-brutality-dog-los-angeles-county-sheriff-deputy-gangs/
Not even remotely an exaggeration or rhetorical flourish: https://twitter.com/tressiemcphd/status/1052332676865318913
Update | https://twitter.com/mayalau/status/1055578934274707457
Related | https://twitter.com/OLAASM/status/1104013904823357450
Every. Single. Time. It's totally new and without precedent. https://ktla.com/2019/03/07/los-angeles-county-deputies-claim-abuse-by-east-l-a-station-clique-known-as-the-banditos/
Los Angeles County Deputies Claim Abuse by East L.A Station Clique Known as the Banditos
Late one night in September last year, a party for Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies was winding down. New deputies working in East L.A. were celebrating their success completing a probation pe…https://ktla.com/2019/03/07/los-angeles-county-deputies-claim-abuse-by-east-l-a-station-clique-known-as-the-banditos/
Related | https://twitter.com/mayalau/status/1153775700341477376
Update | https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/1157703424810483713
More on #LASD gangs-within-a-gang | https://twitter.com/ethanbrown72/status/1174468156573790215
Not unrelated, Vallejo's police gang symbols | https://twitter.com/caitlinamara/status/1288354505898123264?s=19
#LASD's Compton gang is back in the news [see ]: https://twitter.com/ethanbrown72/status/1289043314189230081?s=19
Related | https://twitter.com/digitalurn/status/1289260353939886085?s=19
system change not sheriff change https://twitter.com/OLAASM/status/1289325944008654848?s=20
Update | https://twitter.com/awinston/status/1291017877701693440?s=19