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Foundation and Early History Following the tearing of Mexican American and immigrant communities by the 405th Freeway, many emigrated to Oakwood. The city and its surrounding Continue

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Logan Heights Gang

The Logan Heights (LH), or Varrio Logan Heights (VLH), are composed of several allied Mexican-American street gangs based in the neighborhoods of Logan Heights and Barrio Continue

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Barrio Azteca

The Barrio Azteca (BA) are a primarily Mexican-American criminal organization which first saw the light of day in 1986 in Texas. The group was created within the El Paso Continue

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Yakuza

The Yakuza has been reported as early as the 17th century. At the time, the Japanese’s caste system was particularly strict and members of the peddlers group, those in Continue

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Russian Mafia

The Russian Mafia dates back to the Russian Imperial Period. At the time, peasants and low-income workers would often resort to violence and thievery to scrape together Continue

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Fullerton Tokers Town

The Fullerton Tokers Town (FTT) are a predominantly Mexican-American street gang based in the Orange County’s Maple neighborhood in Fullerton, California. Founding and Continue

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Latin Kings

The Almighty Latin King And Queen Nation (ALKQN), are the largest Latino-American street gang founded in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side of Chicago, Continue

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Netas

The Ñeta Association, also known as Las Netas or simply Netas was first formed at some point during the 1970s in Puerto Rico. Multiple prisoners, among which Carlos Torres Continue

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Fresno Bulldogs

The Fresno Bulldogs (FBD), formerly known as F-14 (Fresno 14), are a large predominantly Hispanic street gang and regarded as the muscle behind the Nuestra Familia. They are Continue

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Folk & People Nations

  The story of the Folk Nation begins in 1974, with the death of David Barksdale, leader of the recently formed Gangster Disciples Nation. Having then seized power, Continue

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Rockwood Street Locos

The Varrio Rockwood Street (VRWST), also known as the Rockwood Street Locos (RSLCS) are a Mexican-American street gang located in the Westlake region of Central Los Angeles, Continue

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Edgemont Locos 13

The Varrio Edgemont Locos 13 (VEML13), also known as the Edgemont Locos 13 (EML13) or simply Edgemont Locos (EML) are the oldest and largest Mexican-American street gang from Continue

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Simon City Royals

The Simon City Royals (SCR), are one of the few primarily Caucasian-European gangs in the city of Chicago. Born in 1950s as a group of greasers, a typical white youth Continue

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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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