CRIMINAL STREET GANGS Gang Community Response Team Snohomish County Regional Gang Work Group
What’s a gang? Three or more persons + Name, signs, or symbols + Criminal activity = Criminal Street Gang
Pro Sports Emulators Fans Emulators Fans Prison Gang or Nation NFL Gang (e.g., Surenos) Teams Associates Local Set Support Staff Support Staff Associates Advertising Graffiti Advertising Graffiti
MOTIVATORS FOR JOININGCRIMINAL STREET GANGS • Protection • Money & Drugs • Control of the Environment • Racial / Cultural Similarities • Common enemies • Respect • Acceptance by Peers • Loyalty and Reward • Recruitment • Intimidation • Control of Turf “SENSE OF BELONGING”
Recruiting At School Outsiders visiting middle schools Myspace.com Facebook Boys and Girls Club YMCA Skateparks City Libraries
Nomenclature • Wanna-be: kid/hang-around who has not proven themselves to become a full fledged gang member. • OG: Original Gangster. • Jumped-in: Process of gang initiation • Sexed-in: Gang initiation option available to female prospects
Street Gangs in Snohomish Co. • Folk Nation (BGD, GD, GDN) • Crips • Bloods • Asian gangs (TRG, OLB, F23) • Hispanic gangs (Surenos, Nortenos, MS) • Insane Clown Posse (ICP) • Hate groups
Folk Nation • Gangster Disciples, Maniac Latin Disciples, Black Gangster Disciples • Area of Origin: • 1960s / Chicago • Colors and Numbers: • Black, Grey, & White • 274 (BGD), 74 (GD) • Right side orientated • Rivals: People Nation
Peoples Nation • Black P Stone Nation, Vice Lords, Latin King Nation • Area of Origin: • 1960s / Chicago • Colors and Numbers: • Black, red, yellow • Left side orientated • Rivals: Folk Nation
CRIPS • Crips • Area of Origin: • Los Angeles, CA / 1960s • Colors: • Blue, Light Blue, Orange • Rivals: • Bloods • BGD & Surenos (locally)
Bloods • Bloods • Area of Origin: • Los Angeles, CA / 1960s • Colors: • Red& Green • Rivals: • Crips
Surenos = “Southerners” in Spanish • Area of Origin: • South of Bakersfield, CA • 1960s • La Eme (Mexican Mafia) • Color and number • Blue, Black, andBrown(depends on set) • Number 13, X3, or XIII (18 for 18th Street) • Rival: Nortenos
Nortenos = “Northerner” in Spanish • Area of Origin: • North of Bakersfield • NuestraFamilia (Our Family) • Color and Number: • Red • Number 14 • Rival: Surenos
Mara Salvatrucha 13 • Mara Salvatrucha (MS) = “Beware the Salvadoran gang” • Area of Origin: • LA area • 1980s • Colors and Number: • Light Blue and White (El Salvadorian flag) • Also Blue and Grey • Number 13 • Rival: Everyone…
Asian Gangs Tiny Rascal Gangsters (TRG), Flipside 23 (F23), Oriental Loco Boyz (OLB), Asian Bloods, TresNeshsoBoyz (TNB), Loco Boyz, Asian Boyz Area of Origin: LA and San Francisco areas, also Chicago and New York 1980s Colors and Number: Dependant of set Rival: corresponding rival gangs
INSANE CLOWN POSSE – ICP • Males – Juggalos • Females – Juggaletts • Gang? • Gang set vs Family • Rivals: • Depends upon location
Skinheads • White supremacist groups • Neo-Nazi • Anti-gay • Anti-immigrant • Militaristic, anarchist Extremist / Aryan “Gangs” • Skinheads
Peckerwoods • White supremacist • Neo-Nazi • Identifiers: • Woody woodpecker • Swastikas and other • Nazi symbols • Letters PW or APW • Numbers 88, 16, 23 Extremist / Aryan “Gangs” • Peckerwoods
Hammerskins • Neo-Nazi, etc. • Name comes from a PinkFloyd song on The Wall • Identifiers: • Crossed Hammers • Confederate flags • Nazi symbols: swastikas,iron cross, Celtic cross • HFFH • Otherwise similar to Skinheads Extremist / Aryan “Gangs” • Hammerskins
GANGS What sets and how to ID?
Traditional Black Gangs West Covina Crips 99 Acez (Folk) East Side Piru Loony Goons (LG) 74 Hoover Crips Goon Squad Crips 900 Blk Bloods Rollin’ 60s Crips 116th Street Bloods 83 Gangster Crips Pacific Islander Bloods Hispanic gangs Santa Muertes Surenos MS13 (PLS) Sureno Villains MS13 (LKS) South Side Surenos 18th Street (Surenos) South Side Criminals Brown Pride Soldiers Brown Pride South Side Locos La Familia Wetback Power Vatos Locos Surenos North Side Locos (14) Little Valley Locetos North Side Pride (14) Florencia 13 (NHD) Des Madrosos Mexican Pride Surenos Southland Villains South Side 13 South Side Tokers Southside Latin Kings West Side Queens South Central Kings Brown Side Raza Evergreen Flats Cold Blooded Loco Salvachukas (CBLS – MS 13) Miscellaneous Gangs Outta Control Hustlers Native Gangster Crips Native Son Bloods Waco Boyz Black Out Mafia Insane Clown Posse (multiple “families”) Asian Gangs Flipside 23 Oriental Loco Boyz Asian Bloods Tiny Rascal Gangsters Loco Boyz Tres Nissho Boys Asian Boyz
Sno. Co. Gang Activity Nor Asian Gangs = AG Sur Sur ICP = Jug Sur BGD = GD C B Sur Jug C BP MS Sur Nortenos = Nor B Nor Sur C GD MS Sur GD MS MS 13 = MS Jug Sur B Sur C B Sur C B BP Sur AG AG Crips = C GD AG Sur GD Nor C MS Nor Bloods = B Sur Sur Jug B GD Sur AG BP Sur Brown Pride = BP B C Sur B AG AG Surenos = Sur
Things to look for… • Clothing items • Tattoos • Hand signs • Graffiti • Artwork
Dress to Identify • Clothing Colors • Jewelry • Backpacks • Cholo Style • Grooming • Brands • Belts
Dress Code Information Model Dress Code includes: • Old English Writing • Colored Shoe Laces • Hats • Bandanas • Socks up/Shorts Over • Long belts • Shaved eyebrows
Types of Incidents where Gang Membership may play a role: • Stabbings • Shootings • Robbery • Blunt force injuries • Rape • Domestic Violence Incidents • Child Assaults
Gang Violence and Safety • Suspects may go to the location where they believe victim is being treated. • If injuries requiring medical care were the result of gang conflict, be mindful that both sides of the same conflict may respond to the same location.
Test • What are the 3 elements of gang membership per the RCW? • A. Tattoos, 5 members, guns • B. 3+ members, common identifier, criminal activity • C. 3+ members, common household, regular meetings
Test • Of the following symbols, which is associated/ integrated into gang artwork/tattoos A. B. C.
Signs of Gang Involvement, continued • Displays or produces specific artwork or gang symbols on school books, clothing, walls. • Has unexplained injuries consistent with a physical altercation. • Has unexplained cash, clothing, jewelry or high-end electronics. • Feels the need to carry some type of weapon.
Signs of Gang Involvement • Shows interest in a particular color and dislike for another. • Insists on wearing specific logos or particular types of clothing. • Use of unusual hand signals to communicate with friends. • New or unusual interest in gang influenced music, videos, movies or web sites.
Signs of Gang Involvement, continued • Won’t let you view their social sites or cell phone. • Exhibits negative behaviors not common with that child.
Advice for parents • Get involved in the lives of the kids in your community, show you are interested in their daily activities. • Know your own child’s friends. Meet with them and possibly their parents. Friends who do not want to meet you have something to hide. • Have your child active during and after school, whether it be a school function or a community based facility or event.
Advice for parents • Be a good role model and mentor. Kids learn and follow based on their environment. • Set limits and restrictions in regards to phones, curfew and the internet. • REMEMBER!...You are the adult! You’re not alone. Seek help and resources, there are many services out there to assist.
Addressing Gangs in Sno. Co. INFORMATION SHARING – Snohomish County Regional Gang Meeting Regional School Resource Officers Meeting PREVENTION / INTERVENTION – Gang Community Response Team SURPRESSION – Education of local law enforcement PUBLIC AWARENESS – Gang awareness training (schools)
Gang Community Response Team (G-CRT) • Are you ready to help your community? Leave us a message with your contact information at 425-388-6666 • http://www.wevaluekids.org/gangs Ann Gifford Director of Community Partnerships, SCSO 425-388-3393
QUESTIONS? Officer Sunny Taylor Everett Police Department Gang Resource Officer Desk # (425) 257-7496 Cell # (425) 754-4568 Sutaylor@ci.everett.wa.us