Folk Nation Gangs

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Register to read the introduction… It is an alliance of many gangs. These gangs are the Black Gangster Disciples, the Black Disciples, Gangster Disciples, La Raza, Cobras, Eagles, Latin Disciples, Maniac Latin Disciples, Simon City Royals, Spanish Gangsters, Two Sixers and the International Posse. Folk Nation was formed on November 11, 1978 within the Illinois Department of Corrections. Larry Hoover, the leader of the Gangster Disciples, created the idea for the alliance of these gangs. Folk Nation is based in the Chicago area and has spread throughout the US and Canada, specifically in the Midwest and …show more content…
MS-13 is known to be the largest gang in North America. It consists of mostly Salvadoran nationals or first generation Salvadoran-Americans as well as Hondurans, Guatemalans, Mexicans and other Central and South American immigrants. The MS-13 operates in at least 42 states. Their population is highest in the western and northeastern states. MS-13 is involved in drug trafficking and distribution and murder in the prisons interiors. They are located in several California State Prisons, Long Island, New York, Norfolk City Jail in Virginia and southern Maryland. MS-13 is also involved in illegal immigration and human smuggling into the …show more content…
Miranda was studying law and working on keeping his kids out of gangs. On July 13, 2003, Brenda Paz, a 17 year old female and former MS-13 member turned informant was found stabbed on the banks of the Shenandoah River in Virginia. Two former friends were later convicted of her murder. On June 22, 2008, in San Francisco, California, 21-year-old MS-13 member, Edwin Ramos, shot and killed a father, Anthony Bologna, 48 and his two sons, Michael, 20 and Matthew, 16 after their car briefly blocked Ramos from completing a left turn down a narrow street as they were returning home from a family barbeque. The gangs that were mentioned all are trying to become the one with the most power. Their way of getting power is by intimidation. Murder is common in all of these gangs also. Some of these gangs are more extreme than others such as MS-13. They use their affiliation any way they can, even killing innocent people. Most of these gangs focus their rage at their rival gangs. No matter how it is put, all of these gangs pose a threat to our correctional staff. They are all violent and they do not care what is in their way, they will just remove the

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