Los Angeles’s most dangerous criminal gangs have different names — the Banditos, the Executioners, the Wayside Whities — they occupy different turfs, they sport distinctive identifying tattoos, and they carry on intense rivalries with one another. But their members all have one thing in common.
They are all Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies.
A new report on deputy gangs from the RAND Corporation is, in spite of its antiseptic language, one of those rare things that simply must be read to be believed. It is a document that should be studied and preserved.
Like the mafias of old and the Folk Nation/People Nation mobs that evolved during Chicago’s golden age of street gangs, the gangs of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) serve a variety of social and criminal purposes. They have their roots in the bonding experience of men (and women, but — who are we trying to kid? — mostly men) who have been through difficult and dangerous experiences together. They are partly social in character, providing a sense of belonging and status to their members. They act as mutual-aid societies, exchanging favors and help ranging from the commonplace to the criminal.
As with the old street gangs, there are two very good ways to get an invitation to join: commit a crime or shoot somebody.
These gangs — the RAND report, honoring the sociological pretense, calls them only “subgroups” — are involved in a variety of crimes, from covering up police misconduct to extortion, including extortion targeting lower-ranking deputies, who are forced into “paying rent to work at a station” in the pursuit of a desirable posting. LASD staff told researchers that violence against prisoners in custody is used as a test to “get your ink,” which is to say, as part of a gang-initiation ritual.
These subgroups are associated with varying forms of misconduct in the community and within the department, including the violation of constitutional rights, use of excessive force, a glorification of shootings committed by deputies, and fostering a code of silence, as well as bullying, harassment, intimidation of and retaliation toward other department members, resistance to supervision, and establishment of subgroup symbols and tattoos.
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To all you bad ass cops throwing your asses around
To all you tough guys who will abuse a 60 Yr. disabled woman
Your time is here
I hope you have fun in the coming months as the country turns on you
Ambushes, budget cuts and being exposed for the thugs that you are
You can’t hide any longer
The thin blue line has been exposed
As the stripe of a whip down the back of Americans
I told you to your face a few short years ago
And you laughed
How are you laughing now you Stazi degenerates?
This is Dedicated to the hard working men and women at the Florida Fish and wildlife commission. Especially to officer Emmanuel Tsongranis, Officer Rodriguez and Major Wells who have gone farther than any others to disgrace their badge.
Let us also not forget the most arrested and disgraced Sheriffs Dept. in Florida history , Hernando county. This county had more deputies arrested in one year than any other. Sex abuse, rape, burning the genitals of a child with a hair dryer and more. A special mention goes out to Detective Dustin Mormando who has now been relegated to being a school resource officer. From the the youngest detective ever, to shaking down women for money on the roadside, he has had a stellar career.
This is a blatant disregard for human dignity and human life. This thuggery is not going to stop until we stop it. In the meantime any interaction you have with LEO puts your life in jeopardy. You risk your freedom or life any time you encounter a group of these thugs on the streets. Think I’m kidding ? Browse through this website for a while. Go to the search bar here and put in “Rape”; It gives whole new meaning to stop resisting. It is time to start fighting this thuggery on every level. As a society we need to have zero tolerance for jack booted bullies and bandits preying upon us. And don’t forget that it is not just the cops. They are the revenue arm of the “Justice” system. Without cops, high paid judges don’t get their check. Prosecutors, states attorneys and defense attorneys all lose their incomes without the heroes in blue bringing people into the system. The corporate jail system in this nation, which is worth mega Billion dollars, can’t profit and prosper if cops aren’t putting fresh fines and dollar bills in handcuffs and bringing them in. Enough is enough and the time is now to bring full scale resistance against the police state. If we can’t stop this now then we are destined to live in fear and subjugation in Perpetuity.
I am starting to wonder if these cops are in on this
They are lighting the fuse on a shooting war
I don’t think that they can be that stupid
They would certainly be the ones to profit in a police state clamping down on civil dissent
” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies fatally shot Dijon Kizzee, a 29-year-old Black man, during a confrontation Monday afternoon in South LA, sparking protests at the scene.
The sheriff’s department says that at about 3:15 p.m. local time two deputies tried to stop Kizzee, who was riding a bicycle “in violation of vehicle codes.” When they approached him, he got off the bicycle and ran.
Sheriff’s Lt. Brandon Dean told reporters that deputies caught up to the suspect about a block away, and when they approached him, the man punched one of the deputies in the face and dropped items of clothing he had been carrying.
It was at that point deputies “noticed that inside the clothing items he dropped was a black semiautomatic handgun,” and that’s when both deputies opened fire, shooting the man “several” times, Dean said. Investigators recovered a handgun from the scene.
The man, later identified by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office as Kizzee, was pronounced dead at the scene; an autopsy is scheduled for later Tuesday. Neither of the deputies were injured, Dean said.
Activist Najee Ali, who is representing the family alongside attorney Ben Crump, denies that Kizzee was a threat at the time of the shooting. “Being in possession of a gun, but actually using a gun, having it in your hands are two different things,” Ali said, adding “he did not point the gun” at officers.
“BROOKSVILLE — Tom Lemons, who spends most days blogging about other people arrested by sheriff’s deputies, was arrested and booked into the Hernando County Detention Center after a disturbance Friday night at a local bar.
Floyd Thomas Lemons, 49, was charged with two counts of battery and one violation of the state’s concealed weapons statute regarding where a weapon can be carried.
According to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, Lemons approached two women at Karma Spirits and Café at 10511 Spring Hill Drive late Friday night. Lemons reportedly tried to “hit on them” according to Jodie Griggs, one of the women.
“Jodie advised that the defendant did not like that they were not interested in him,” she told deputies. Then he grabbed her arm and tried to pull.
Lemons fell on the floor, and the second woman, Allison Russo, said Lemons got up and punched her in the neck, according to the report. The deputy who reviewed surveillance video confirmed the report, saying that Lemons appeared to have fallen when Griggs pushed him off her.
Lemons told deputies he had a concealed weapon, the report said, adding that he knew he wasn’t supposed to bring the gun into the bar, but that the owner gave him permission to have it there. Deputy W. Harsanyi removed the black Glock 27 from Lemons’ waistband, the report said.”
It should be real simple to accomplish police reform; Turn off your body cam and get a free ride to jail in your own squad car. Every cop in the country should be required to wear one and to turn it off should be a felony. The body cam footage should be public record and immediately available for review without edit. It is about time that our out of control “Public servants” be brought back into control by those who supply their paychecks.
“A Queens cop is facing a misconduct charge after a shady gun arrest during a car stop, according to cops and police sources.
Police Officer Kevin Martin, 43, was arrested around 12:30 p.m. Thursday and cut free with a desk appearance ticket for official misconduct and tampering with evidence, according to police and prosecutors.
Police sources say the charges stem from a car stop where the cop claimed to have found an illegal firearm — but when he pulled the vehicle over his body-worn camera wasn’t rolling.
Martin later turned the camera on, showing him pull the gun from the car, but the time didn’t match up to the stop, according to the sources.
“We commend the Internal Affairs Bureau, in partnership with the Queens District Attorney’s Office, for a thorough investigation,” the NYPD said in a statement. “The internal investigation is ongoing and the officer’s current duty status is suspended without pay. We have no further comment.”