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Old 08-23-2009, 01:23 PM
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Must be pretty hard to run into one/they are pretty harmless. In my 10 years living in Utah I've known only one gangster and the only gang activity he does is sell/smoke pot. Met couple of his gang buddies and all they do is barbeque and drink beer.

Usually I only hear about grafitti problems, and rare gang shootings.
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by ch323 View Post
Los Angeles And Chicago Influence
Gangs in Salt Lake County are primarily influenced by two areas of the country: Los Angeles and Chicago. The Salt Lake metropolitan area could be referred to as a "Secondary Gang City" because it has the same affiliations as these influential gang cities, but with local mutations. In fact, the gang culture found in Salt Lake is one of the most diverse in the western United States. Major California affiliations in the area include the Surenos, Nortenos, Crips, and Bloods. Chicago affiliations include both the Folks and the People. Additionally, the Salt Lake metro area has Southeast Asian gangs, Polynesian gangs, racist and non-racist skinheads, motorcycle gangs, Straight Edgers, and extremist groups like Animal Liberation Front.
Utah Hispanic Gangs

A California gang influence on Utah's local Hispanic gangs was identified as early as the 1970's. One of Salt Lake's earliest gangs, Chosen Few, was started by teenagers who were influenced by the movie, "Boulevard Nights," which was portrayed Southern California's Hispanic gang culture. Since that time, Utah's Hispanic gang culture has continued to grow, and the gang culture in Southern California has served as the primary influence. Surenos gangs were formed in the Latino neighborhoods of Los Angeles. Surenos simply means "Southerners." Surenos gangs will frequently use the initials SUR and the number 13 to identify. Large Surenos gangs in the Salt Lake area include Surenos 13, Chiques Trece, Avenues, 18th Street, 38th street, Gardenia Trece, Florencia 13, and others. Nortenos affiliates mostly hail from north of Bakersfield, California. Nortenos means "Northerners," and Nortenos groups in the area use N, Norte and the number 14 to identify. Nortenos affiliates include 21st Street, Diamond Street, Familia Varrio Loco (FVL) and VI Nortenos. Many of these groups continue to have on-going, long-running conflicts.
Some Hispanic groups are modeled after the California style, but don't claim either Surenos or Nortenos affiliation. Many of these groups claim the color brown, and may use Surenos symbols. They are frequently referred to as Brown Pride gangs. QVO, La Raza, and Big Dick Gang (BDG) are brown pride gangs found in Salt Lake area.
Two trends have recently been identified within Utah's Hispanic gang culture.
The area is seeing more California transplants from Surenos affiliates, including 18th Street, Avenues - 43rd Street, Florencia 13, White Fence, 38th Street and others. These new arrivals have caused some street level gang alignments to shift.
The area has seen an increase in gang members from Mexico's large drug cartel gangs, including the Sinaloan Cartel (Sinaloan Cowboys) and the Juarez cartel. It appears that as much as 70 to 80% of the area's street level narcotics have been transported in either from or through Mexico. Drug gang members in the area are involved in the distribution of cocaine, Mexican tar heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines.

Crips And Bloods

Street gangs in Utah are frequently affiliated with either the Crips or the Bloods. Blood and Crip gangs originated in the Los Angeles area, but most gang members in Salt Lake are not from California; rather, they are local youths who have adopted the California gang mentality. The area's Polynesian and Southeast Asian Gangs, as well as predominantly Caucasian and African-American gangs are typically affiliated with Crips or Bloods.
Crips may use the word "Crip" in the name of the gang, may write insults to Bloods, like "BK" (Blood Killer), and typically claim the dark blue as their color. Large Crip gangs in the Salt Lake metro area include Tongan Crip Gang, Lay Low Crips, Sons of Samoa, Tongan Crip Regulators, Tongan Style Gang, Original Laotian Gang, Salt Lake Posse, and others.
Blood gangs will often have the word "Blood" or "Piru" in their gang name, may write insults to Crips like "CK" (Crip Killer), and typically claim red as their color. Large Blood gangs in the area include Kearns Town Bloods, Tiny Oriental Posse, and others.

Folks And People

The Folks and the People are Chicago's largest affiliation, and they are found in most large Midwestern cities, as well. The Folks are the larger of the two, as well as the most notorious. Folks and People in Chicago typically use combinations of colors or will wear their identifiers on a specific side of the body.
Folk affiliates use the number 6, the six-pointed star of David, an upward -pointing pitchfork with three prongs, and a playboy bunny with the right ear bent as their symbols. They also tend to wear their identifiers on the right side of their body (i.e., six earrings in the right ear, a six-pointed star shaved into the right side of the head, etc.). Folks gangs found in the Salt Lake area include Gangster Disciples, Ambrose, Black Mafia Gangsters and King Mafia Disciples. Folks gangs in the Salt lake area most often affiliate with Blood gangs, although this does not hold true for Gangster Disciples or Ambrose.
People affiliates use the number 5, the 5-pointed Star of Islam, a 3 or 5-pointed crown, a downward-pointed pitchfork, and a dollar sign as their symbols. They usually wear their identifiers on the left side of their bodies. People gangs found in the Salt Lake area include the Latin Kings, and the Vice Lords.

Motorcycle Gangs

(from information compiled by Agent Lee Perry of the Utah Dept. of Public Safety)
Outlaw motorcycle gangs are found around the state of Utah. The Barons are a one-chapter club based in Salt Lake City. They have had other chapters from time to time in such places as New Mexico, but current data indicates that only the mother chapter in Salt Lake is functioning. The other club in Utah, the Sundowners, has its mother chapter in Ogden. The Sundowners are a larger organization than the Barons, with chapters in Utah, Nevada, California, Colorado, Wisconsin, and Florida. The Sundowners have been know to affiliate with the Hell's Angels farm clubs or prospect clubs in Nevada. In Utah, the Sundowners have active chapters in Ogden, Salt Lake City, and St. George.
Motorcycle gangs have traditionally had a great deal of involvement in criminal activities. They are involved in the production, transportation, distribution and use of illegal drugs. They have been linked to money laundering, murder, witness intimidation, extortion, theft, rape, kidnapping, prostitution, and weapons violations. They often attempt to cover their illegal activities with legal businesses like towing companies, repair shops, escort services, security companies, bars and motorcycle shops.

Straight Edge And Animal Liberation Front

Straight Edge is a national movement found around the United States which originated in the New York area. Straight Edge (SEE) members typically abstain from drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. However, many of them are pro-violence, and SXE members have been responsible for a high number of assaults, stabbings, and beatings in the Salt Lake metro area. Straight Edge members typically fall into three categories:
Straight Edge: The most moderate, they typically follow the beliefs, but may or may not be involved in aggressively forcing them on others.
Straight Edge Vegans: These Straight Edgers have adopted a vegan lifestyle in addition to their SXE beliefs, and typically abstain from animal products.
Hardline or Militant Vegan: The most prone to be involved in violence, many of these individuals are also members of Animal Liberation Front. SXE members of ALF have committed $2.5 million in bombings in the Salt Lake area since 1996.
Straight Edgers are far more likely to be Caucasian and to come from the middle or upper class than traditional street gang members. The distinctive Straight Edge style includes close-cropped or shaved hair, tattoos (often featuring slogans like "Drug Free," "Hardline," or the letter "X"), customized t-shirts with SXE slogans imprinted in Old English-style letters, large baggy clothing, body piercing, and heavy silver necklaces and chains. SXE members use the X as their most common symbol.
Animal Liberation Front (ALF) is a shadowy extremist group operating around the United States. ALF utilizes a leaderless resistance concept where individual cells operate on their own initiative without centralized leadership, to accomplish similar goals. Typical ALF targets around the country have included fur farms, animal processing plants, meat markets, furniture stores (leather furniture), etc. One of the ALF's primary goals is to put animal-related businesses out of business through "economic sabotage." Acts committed by ALF around the country range from molotov cocktail and pipe bombings to graffiti and other types of vandalism.

Skinheads: Racist And Non-Racist

he Salt Lake metro area is also home to several skinhead groups. Skinheads in the area are classified as either racist or non-racist. The largest non-racist skinhead group in the country is SHARP (Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice). SHARP does not share the racial viewpoint of many racist skinheads, but its members are frequently involved in confrontations with racists.
Racist skinheads are often referred to as "boneheads" by non-racist skinheads, and are probably the most familiar to Utahns. Identifiers worn by racist skinheads include: flight jackets (often with Nazi, KKK or confederate patches), braces (suspenders with the colors of the group), shirts (normally a polo shirt buttoned to the top or a concert T-shirt from a racist group like Skrewdriver), rolled up jeans or Dickies, and Dr. Marten boots (which are now made with Kevlar toes). Racist skinheads may also have tattoos featuring Nazi symbols. Common identifiers include 88 (Heil Hitler), 18 (Adolph Hitler), swastikas and the Nazi SS lightening bolts. The racist skinhead agenda includes 4 key beliefs:
The white race is superior to all others.
Other races are subhuman or "mud people." Only those races which can show blood in the face, i.e., blush, are truly human.
All accomplishments in the world have been brought about by white men and women.
The Zionist Occupational Government (ZOG) controls the U.S. Government and the media.
Some skinheads are tied to the Christian Identity Movement which teaches that whites, not Jews, are the true nation of Israel. Others worship the old pagan Norse gods. Skinheads often view themselves as the protectors of the white race. For that reason, typical skinhead victims might include racial minorities, "race traitors" (people who are married to ethnic minorities), and gays/lesbians.

Unaligned Gangs

A few gangs choose not to align and may be rivals with several different gangs. Gangs like VLT (Varrio Loco Town), OSB (Oquirrh Shadow Boys), Salt Lake Posse, and others don't seem to align with any one affiliation, and may even choose their own colors and symbols which are unrelated to the primary affiliations. Some Asian gangs, like Oriental Posse also seem to be unaligned.
Thank you for the information. Are you on the SWAT teem?
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:36 AM
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Type in your computer "gang graffiti in Utah" and you will see how bad it's gotten. Kearns Utah, 7 year old killed by drive-by etc. There is alot more gang activity than you know if you just dig a little. Some choose to ignore it. Also log on to the Salt lake tribune everyday and you'll see what i mean. Most of Utah is fine, it has the scenery i like and we might even move there some day to a smaller southern town. I'm not bashing Utah but i won't stick my head in the sand about Utah or any other state. Do some further research and you'll find out anything about anywhere.
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:40 AM
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Rare gang shootings? Like i said log onto the Salt lake tribune and you will see there are alot more than just rare shootings. I won't mention them here because it's east to log on and also log onto "gang crime graffiti in Utah" you'll be enlightened.
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Old 08-25-2009, 04:05 AM
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Alot of rampant fear and paranoia on this thread. Has it ever occured to you that the police/the media has always made things out to be worse than they seem so as to feed the Big Goverment/Corporate/Media complex?

And I'm really getting sick of the word "Patriot". Everyone quote 'n quote wants to "overthrow the government" until they need something from it, then it's back to being complacent. Any one from 1776 who came and saw Middle America using that word today would laugh their asses off.
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Shizzles View Post
Alot of rampant fear and paranoia on this thread. Has it ever occured to you that the police/the media has always made things out to be worse than they seem so as to feed the Big Goverment/Corporate/Media complex?

And I'm really getting sick of the word "Patriot". Everyone quote 'n quote wants to "overthrow the government" until they need something from it, then it's back to being complacent. Any one from 1776 who came and saw Middle America using that word today would laugh their asses off.
Paranoia is a very common word used by utahs organized mafia... That's the whole point of their terrorism... Interesting.
Would it surprise you that these people FAMILIES appearing to be Americans. Send in their little 4-5 year olds to harass people? I was sitting with 2 children when what appeared to be a NORMAL family walked in sitting next to us. Their 4-5 yr old loudly asked me and my children "Are you going to kill yourselves?" My 5 year old questioned me about it and I made my point. This on only one incident. You are uninformed and obviously have never been targeted.
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:02 PM
Location: A Place With REAL People
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You could at least spell Herriman correctly ;-)
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:58 PM
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Originally Posted by cj7 View Post
hmmm, I haven't heard of black kings put together in words like. I associate it like this but I don't know if its accurate or not. King/elvis/superman is represented by colors black/purple/blue but especially represented by black mercedes cars. Are you being harassed?
you may be thinking of KMD king mafia Disciples they are a folk branch n real Disciples dont like dem bustas!
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:18 AM
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I have a close relative that is an attorney with the DA. Confirmed--there is a large gang population in Utah, including some that people don't seem to think exist here, according to this thread. The DA's office has an entire unit dedicated to prosecuting gang members and it often crosses over into the work of their drug team. Evidently, if it has anything to do with a gang, it goes to the gang team, regardless of whether it involves drugs or the subject matter of another team.
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Old 09-18-2009, 10:54 AM
Location: Saint Louis City
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Originally Posted by SLCPUNK View Post
I heard there was a drive by baptism, just last week.

Be careful.
Mormon gangs?
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