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The Gangs Of L.A.

What happened to the “gangbanger,” the figure who ruled hip-hop — and, seemingly, the streets of America’s cities — from the late 1980s to the end of the Continue

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Armenian Power

The Armenian Power 13 (AP13), also known as the West Side Armenian Power 13 (WSAP13) or Armenian Mafia are an Armenian-American street gang founded in the Little Armenia Continue

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Nuestra Familia (NF)

The Nuestra Familia (Spanish for Our Family), was created in 1968 as a response to increased pressure from the Mexican Mafia within the Californian prison system, the Nuestra Continue

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Texas Syndicate

The Texas Syndicate (Spanish: Syndicato Tejano) is a mostly-Mexican criminal group founded in Folsom State Prison, California, in the 1970s. Throughout that specific decade, Continue

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Aryan Brotherhood

The Aryan Brotherhood (AB), also known as The Brand is an American prison gang comprised mostly of white supremacists. The group also has connections to the outside world, in Continue

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United Blood Nation

Foundation and Early History The history of the United Blood Nation is closely related to that of its founder, Omar Portee. Known as O.G. Mack, this man was first arrested in Continue

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El Monte Flores 13

El Monte Flores (Flores is Spanish for flowers), also known as EMF, is a multi-generational Hispanic street gang based in El Monte and South El Monte, in the San Gabriel Continue

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Black Guerrilla Family

The Black Guerrilla Family (BGF) came to be in 1966, the creation of Black Panther Party member, activist, and author George Jackson and fellow inmate W. L. Nolen. At first, Continue

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Avenues Gang

The Avenues, also known as The Aves or Los Avenidas are a Mexican-American street gang based in the Cypress Park, Highland Park, and the Glassell Park neighborhoods in Northeast Los Angeles, California. Continue

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Norteños (Norte 14)

Norteños (Spanish: for Northerners), or Norteñas for females, is a coalition of Mexican street gangs who pay tribute to Nuestra Familia (Our Family). Norteños identify with the color red; the number 14 ("XIV/ X4), which signifies N, the 14th letter of the alphabet; and the huelga bird. Continue

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