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The Established Place of Prisons in the Organized Criminal Community

August 24, 2016

In facilities across North America the rain drops often rattle against barred windows, like little kamikaze airships in their final pitch against the immovable might of a 1945 battleship. 3,101 more words

North America

Texas police officer also a Drug Dealer

Leading a double life can sometimes get you killed

Julian Pesina sold drugs for the Mexican Mafia, also known as La Eme, while at the same time serving as a police officer for Balcones Heights, hiding his gang tattoos under the safety of the uniform he bore. 552 more words

Unsolved Crimes

Orange County cops can't keep criminals from doing crimes...even when they're already behind bars

A long-time Orange County Mexican Mafia chieftain, who continued to control crime in local neighborhoods and jails from a cell across the country, was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for federal racketeering charges. 67 more words

Sacramento Update

Mexican Mafia's O.C. Boss Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison

Peter “Sana” Ojeda, reputed godfather of the Mexican Mafia in Orange County, was sentenced Monday to 15 years in federal prison for federal racketeering charges. 89 more words

Local News

The Nature of Control

How organized criminal groups work to control their environment

Students of the history of organized crime in North America must invariably come to the notion of territory or control in their readings. 2,213 more words

North America

Latino Gangs The New KKK

Latino Gang Targeted Blacks, U.S. Says

LOS ANGELES—Members of a Latino gang affiliated with the Mexican Mafia conspired for nearly 20 years to drive African-Americans out of the Southern California city of Azusa through violence and intimidation, federal authorities alleged Tuesday. 507 more words

Profile Response: Teresa and Bill Meister, Brawley, CA

The afternoon I entered California, almost two months ago, I pedaled past Pelican Bay Prison and stayed at the home of that prison’s social worker. More than one thousand miles later, I spent my last night in the Golden State with career veterans of the state’s penal system. 510 more words