The Satanas Gang (aka Ese Te Ese or STS) is a Filipino American street gang in California, established in 1972. They’re considered to be one of the earliest and first Filipino American street gang in LA. In 1972 a car club was launced in the LA region by several Filipino Americans whom actually developed an ethnic connection where they were a minority. Initially in the beginning the club was solely for Filipinos. Several Filipinos became socially involved with this club. They shortly spreaded out to various parts of California area consisting of San diego, Los angeles, Puente Cerritos, Oxnard, and Long Beach and recently entered additional states and the Philippines. A few other Filipino gangs for instance the Demonios as well as Diablos (not the Mexican gang of the identical name) claim their origins to Satanas, emerged between 2nd generation STS affiliates along with more youthful brother or sisters from people who were affiliates of STS; and the originators of numerous several Filipino American gangs, were initially associates of Satanas. Because there were ethnic resemblances among the Filipinos and Mexicans and both being proficient in Spanish, several of Ese Te Ese’s more mature affiliates/leaders made friends with Chicano gangs in its earlier days who lived on the border lines of their neighborhoods and in vice versa. Accounts of LA gang past history usually positioned both Filipinos and Mexicans alongside with each other in numerous street battles. Satanas members states an extensive generation of history, however as a result of their private procedures and no document records, their roots can’t be fully traced. Their rivals include the Avenues, White Tigers, La Colonia, Bahala Na Gang, Real Pinoy, MS 13, Lemonwood Chiques, 18th Street gang, Avenidas, and all Nortenos gangs.
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