Tanaka & LASD: Police Corruption & Hypocrisy on Gangs

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Tanaka & LASD: Police Corruption & Hypocrisy on GangsCalGANGS, Gangs, Police Corruption

by Joshua Mason on April 8, 2016 with 0 comments

On Wednesday Paul Tanaka, former undersheriff (second in command) with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and mayor of Gardena, Ca., was found guilty of conspiracy and obstruction of justice and likely faces jail time as a result. The charges stem from the same FBI investigation into police corruption and brutality, Operation Pandora’s Box,  that …

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LA Times makes an attempt to point out “Gang Related” is a controversial term..

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LA Times makes an attempt to point out “Gang Related” is a controversial term..Gangs, Latino Issues

by Joshua Mason on January 4, 2015 with 0 comments

I stumbled across this on LinkedIn oddly enough and had a bit of a reaction: “Gang-related: a controversial term with varying definitions“ The LA Times is a major media outlet with some phenomenal investigative pieces over the years. They have a mixed bag in my book on how they report on criminal justice and prison …

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Feds say Mexican Mafia controls 30,000 Surenos-and they arrested 600+ nationwide in Project Southbound

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Feds say Mexican Mafia controls 30,000 Surenos-and they arrested 600+ nationwide in Project SouthboundGangs

by Joshua Mason on May 2, 2014 with 0 comments

Yesterday it was announced that ICE and Homeland Security had arrested over 600 gang members across nearly 150 cities in several states during what it called, “Project Southbound”. The month long operation was the single largest effort against “the Sureños” gang, said to number over 30,000 and rapidly growing, in US history. Read the news …

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CalGANG-how does it work? Hint: it doesn’t

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CalGANG-how does it work? Hint: it doesn’tCalGANGS, Gangs, Immigration, Latino Issues

by Joshua Mason on May 10, 2013 with 0 comments

Roughly 66% of the 200,000 people in the CalGANG database are labeled as Latino. Almost 20% are Black (According to the Youth Justice Coalition report found here). A brief glance at the evening news from anywhere in the state will confirm that most gang members are Black or Brown-so what is the big deal? The CalGANG …

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