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  1. Hi all, Rules of Engagement The Faction Team has completely re-written the Rules of Engagement and this has now been finalized. The Rules of Engagement may be subject to amendments/changes after server launch. A Q&A topic will be created in the Faction Team Public Section to ask questions about the ROE. No suggestions for alterations to the ROE will be taken until at-least a month after the server has launched and it has been trialed. The Rules of Engagement can be found on the top menu bar under 'Rules'. For ease, you can also find the Rules of Engagement here. All Factions are expected to familiarize themselves with the Rules of Engagement, no grace period will be given after the launch of the server - hence why these are being released now pre-launch to give everyone a reasonable amount of time to get familiar with them. Faction Team Public Faction Team Public has now been re-created and has been set up on the new forums. This is ran and managed by the entire Faction Team. If you're interested in providing your input on the illegal roleplay scene then joining the Faction Team Public is one of the first steps to joining the Faction Team. You'll be responsible for providing your input on any topics surrounding illegal roleplay and factions, along with coming up with ideas and suggestions of your own to enhance the illegal roleplay scene. In order to be considered for the Faction Team Public you're required to have experience and knowledge of the illegal roleplay scene. We're looking for individuals who are able to work well within a team and can maintain a consistent activity. You must also have a good standing within the community. You can join the Faction Team Public here. You may have to wait some time for your membership to be accepted or denied. Faction Team Recruitment We are once again looking to add some fresh faces to the Faction Team. If you're someone with an interest in developing the illegal roleplay scene on LS-RP then this position may be of interest to you! You'll be expected to actively contribute towards discussions surrounding illegal roleplay and factions and attend team meetings on a weekly basis. We're looking for people with experience and knowledge of the illegal roleplay scene who can work well within a team. You're also required to be a member of Faction Team Public and be actively contributing there to be considered for the team. Information on joining the Faction Team can be found inside the Faction Team Public section here. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all! Thanks for reading, Baker
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  2. To expand on this concern of yours and in reply to the new recruitment system post I made earlier — we're not looking for cops, we're looking for characters. This new system will allow us to gauge an individual, their motives and what they plan to do (I.E if they state they just want to do LEO-related activities, this isn't something we will pursue with that individual). The recruitment and training sides of the faction are putting heavy emphasis on character development, realism and wanting people to put their characters first, not being a cop — it's something that internally will be monitored and new individuals will be gauged on throughout their probationary and pre-join period. Quality over quantity.
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  3. This is something I can definitely see happening more. Mindset in general has changed a lot over the past few years. There's also so much more to do in GTA V than there was in GTA SA and I'm hoping to see this, along with regular business openings incorporated into things so roleplaying offduty would become the norm.
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  4. HISTORY This particular group of delinquents didn’t always start off as a criminal street gang, or anything of that matter. The group started off as a decent friend group, typical kids growing up in a gang infested neighborhood. Most of the early members grew up in the Grove Street area, which is where they met each other around the early ages of their life. The group was inspired by what they saw and experienced throughout their community in the mid 1970s. They were exposed to several accounts of violence like shootouts between gangs, robberies, cocaine booms, etc. Out of every aspect that they saw, they all favored one thing the most; money. And what’s the easiest way to make money based on their neighborhood circumstances? Drug dealing. Around their teenage years they came up with a theory that they were going to join in on the crack epidemic that was taking place in South Central, Los Santos, San Andreas. They started off by small-time hustling doing things like selling narcotics (crack/cocaine, weed), and performing tiny robberies from time-to-time, but this was barely done. The clique’s main focus was making money from selling narcotics within their neighborhood. After gaining some notoriety in their local area they started calling themselves Get Money Gang, and were often spotted with dollar sign tattoos mostly on their neck and hands. A few members also had GMG following a dollar sign as well as an ink symbol to represent their crew. Get Money Gang started off on Covenant Avenue, but it’s also called 800 block by the clique members, they were operating out of Elbert Pittman mother’s house, he was also known as E Phonk to the Get Money Gang. He was one out of five noticeable and reputable members of the clique. The other following four were Roderick Big Rod/Fatts Grant, Chauncey Bandit Lott, Terrance Twin/TeeDaP Irivng, and last but not least Joseph Nightmare Lara. These five people are the most important people of the Get Money Gang movement, and were often labeled as the early founders of the gang. GMG were on a mission to make any type of profit by any means possible. Most of the members were living in poverty, and they were seeking any opportunity to make it out of their ghetto and dangerous environment. So they started selling drugs in an attempt to change their lifestyle into a better and more wealthier one for themselves and their families. The group did not have it easy during their upbringing, their neighborhood was controlled by a Piru set called Hot Boy Neighborhood Pirus. They were called Hot Boys because of the chaos and activities that they were performing in the Grove Street area. The Hot Boys were always in and out of jail, participating in multiple shootouts, some members were instigators in the community, this gang was a lot of things. In the year of 1999, since Get Money Gang didn’t have enough power and were young of age, they started hanging around the upper-hands in the region, which were the Hot Boy Neighborhood Pirus. Shortly after this action the clique you know as Get Money Gang, was transformed into a Piru set, in inspiration of the Hot Boy Neighborhood Pirus. The gang was called Get Money Neighborhood Pirus. They still had the same mission and objective as before, the only thing that changed was that they adopted a few politics and their name. Two years after the gang’s movement, they lost a member from their gang which was Chauncey Bandit Lott. He was killed during a drug deal which went left for him. He was attempting to make a deal with a well-known regular, but was backdoored on the night of May 21st, 2001. Following this tragedy, the members of the gang had a major effect. Everyone in the Get Money Neighborhood Piru was angered by the death of their homie which had another turn on the gang. They started claiming Mad Ass Gang and Infamous Bandits to honor the death of Chauncey Lott. They were now called Mad Ass Neighborhood Piru and the members within it would claim Infamous Bandits as a type of clique. THE WAR OF JUNE 2015 During the summer of June 2015 at a birthday party on Carson Avenue, hosted by a Piru member from the Hot Boy Neighborhood Piru set, an altercation took place. One member from the Hot Boys entered the birthday party alongside a female figure which happened to be the ex-girlfriend of a member from the Mad Ass Neighborhood Piru. Once he spotted his ex-girlfriend accompanied by another male, he was easily triggered. This quickly escalated the supposedly birthday party to an argument, then almost a violent shootout. Within the arguments the situation became more heated and serious between the Hot Boy Neighborhood Pirus and the Mad Ass Neighborhood Pirus; guns were brought up in the midst of the arguing. Even though no shots were fired then and there, this altercation sparked a war between the two Piru sets. Once word spreaded to all of the Neighborhood sets in the Davis area most of them turned their backs and picked sides between the two gangs. Majority of them joined sides with the Hot Boys instead of the Mad Ass Pirus. This left the gang devastated. The Mad Ass Neighborhood Pirus had no one to turn to for the beginning of the war, until they allied up with the 52 Davis Gangster Pirus across the way from them. The whole summer was filled with madness and violence for the Piru gangs in the Davis area, there were multiple counts of gang violence. The war between these Piru sets would last for over 3 years, and recently cooled down early 2019. The beef is still in place, but it’s just not as bad as it was in the beginning of the rage. After everything cooled down the Mad Ass Pirus decided to drop the Neighborhood affiliations from their set, and add the Gangster card to their politics since they were no longer on good terms with any sets from the Neighborhood Piru branch. (Above is Grove Street youth engaging into football at B.J. Smith Park) THE YOUTH / MODERN DAY The Madass Gangsta Piru’s mainly consist of younger members because on the date March 21st, 1998 they were hit with an indictment orchestrated by the FBI to take down their organization. This takedown consisted of around 22 - 30 members being taken in, so that left the future Madassses to learn the ways and strive by themselves. Nowadays it’s just a bunch of young teens and young adults running around with no guidance because they didn’t have much to look up to after the indictment. Most of the bigger homie’s are locked up facing fed time and some are imprisoned, Shady Ru#2 who is currently 45 is rumored to be the one behind the current movement when it comes to the Madass Gangsters, calls have been recorded but the police don’t have much evidence on anything. A good deal of the youth steered away from gangbanging and took on school instead, some are going to school and engaging in gang banging activities, even some are taking the college route but still caught up in the streets. A lot of the youth don’t even know what they want to do in life and are still trying to find out where they wanna go, regardless the Madasses are still strong in numbers to this day. GROVE STREET This area are filled with economy where the defilement, abundance, destitution, and insatiability among the tormented local area. Property estimation inside the space has diminished consistently throughout the long term, leaving only low-pay families and a problem area for viciousness. The local area under constant gentrification but continues to fail due to the vast majority of gang violence. The MadAss Gangster Piru's occupy themselves throughout this community, They manage a wide assortment of wrongdoings going from carjacking, theft, drug appropriation, prostitution, attacks, and murders. Property value within the area has decreased continuously over the years, leaving nothing but low-income families and a hot spot for violence. The MadAss Grove Gangster Piru's are the primary street gang that affiliate and occupy themselves within this community. They deal with a wide variety of crimes ranging from carjacking, burglary, drug distribution, prostitution, assaults, and murders. As the MadAss Gangster Piru's are most commonly seen posted up on Grove Street up and down the street most affiliates reside in, the gang can also be seen hanging out around the LTD Gas Station on the street, and various other corners on the road. This is commonly known to be their gang's territory throughout Davis as it can be easily identified by the large amounts of MGGP's affiliated tagging scattered on walls throughout the area, and the constant amount of affiliates seen in the area posted up in the area. GROVE STREET LIMITED GAS STATION The Grove Street Limited Gas Station or GSLGS is a popular corner store on Grove Street that’s used as a hangout spot by the MGP’s. Of course, there is a lot of loitering going on and you can see anything from smokers to youngins to addicts or anything over there. You probably might be lucky enough to see a drug deal if anybody is dumb enough, various tags, bullet holes, and garbage resides in this area. The gang can also be seen hanging out around the Grove Street LTD connected to the street, and various other corners on the road. This is commonly known to be their gang's hang out spot throughout Davis as it can be easily identified by the large amounts of MGGP's affiliated tagging scattered on walls around the Gas Station, and the constant amount of affiliates seen in the area posted up in the area. Nowadays this store is known as a hub for the individuals who still come up to the store and hang out there. MAD ASS GROVE GANGSTER PIRU The Mad Ass Grove Gangster Piru's (MGGP) otherwise called the the Infamous Bandit's (IFB) or Double G Gangsters (DGG) are a predominantly African-American and partly Hispanic street gang, they fall under the Trays or Gangster Piru's (3x) card. The MGGP's are arranged in South Side Davis and their territory is on Grove Street in the Davis area. The Double G Piru's are opponents to numerous street gangs in Davis and surrounded areas, yet their primary rivalries are street gangs under the Neighborhood Piru card numerous other street gangs. The Mad Ass Gangster Piru's are associated with numerous of reckless actions, for example, street gangs related shootings, thefts, and even homicides. The Mad Ass Gangsters formally was known as "Get Money Gang" which started off as a clique. They are believed to be the most infamous and fierce black and Hispanic gang in South Davis/Carson region of Los Santos. The Mad Ass Gangsters are known to usually sport Milwaukee Brewers baseball caps with the letter "M" that stands for Mad Ass, they wear Cleveland Indians gear for there clique Infamous Bandits, the Philadelphia Phillies as for Piru and Georgia Athletics gear for "G" that stands for Grove Street / Gangsters. The Mad Ass Gangsters has a couple of cliques as there more older clique Get Money Gang and there most known nowadays clique Infamous Bandits. Youth members mostly attend Davis High School as well Carson High School. Police authorities believe that, the MadAss's membership ranges from 6,000 to 8,000 making them the largest black street-gang in Los Santos County. The Mad Ass Gangsters and the Hot Boy Neighborhood Piru's were close alliances and often fought rivals side by side. However due to some feud between the two gangs, leaded to them being rivals. Allies include: Chamberlain Family Gangster Bloods, Centinela Family Park Bloods, W/S Avenue Piru and Black P. Stones. Rivals include: Hot Boy Neighborhood Piru, Little Seoul Varrio 13, Boulevard Crips, Rollin 30 Harlem Crip, Project Jamestown Crip, Kelly Park Carson Crip and pretty much all street-gangs apart of the Neighborhood branch. ROBBERY GONE DOWNHILL Two members of Mad Ass Grove Gangster Piru names is Luciano “Beezy” Martinez and Yaheem “Bang” Starks decided they wanted to pursue a home invasion as they was looking through social media and noticed a popular rapper flexing cash and other goods as he accidentally showed the tag with his address. The duo continued to go to the household, as they proceeded to kick down the door as they proceeded to attempt to rob the two individuals individuals as the celebrity reached for a something that is unknown which one of the gunmen gunned the celebrity down. Afterwards they fled the scene, as getting away before authorities get called. Later on the authorities made arrests on the two males Luciano “Beezy” Martinez and Yaheem “Bang” Starks as they went throughout trial. The two individual received to be pronounced guilty of the murder, as they both received life sentences. THE BIRTHDAY PARTY MASSACRE Some members from Little Seoul Varrio 13 on February 16th on a Saturday night came up with a robbery scheme game plan on attempting to find an individual that can be an easy target for a come-up. The following members from the LSV13 that came up with the robbery plan were Jasmine “Spooky” Espina, Oscar “Limpy” Gonzalez, and Alejandro “Little Boy” Rodriguez. Following on the night around 11 PM they drove around looking for a target. They began to drive into South Grove known as MadAss Grove Gangster Piru territory, as they came across Diego “Ese Face” Quesada which is a member of the MadAss Grove Gangster Piru. As reportedly the three delinquents noticed Diego on the front step of his household sitting down smoking a cigarette Jasmine “Spooky” Espina the driver of the vehicle as she continued driving past Grove said “Aye fool look at that guy homie, we on his ass or what?” Alejandro “Little Boy” Rodriguez replied saying “Yeah you already know we been looking for a motherfucker for a long time, we on his ass. You ready Limpy?” Oscar then flicked a nod. Jasmine continued to spin through Grove Street again, as she then stopped in front of Diego’s residence as he set there. Oscar “Limpy” Gonzalez then hopped out of the vehicle with a firearm pointed to Diego’s direction, as he ordered Diego to not say any words just to get inside the backseat of the vehicle. Diego “Ese Face” Quesada proceeded to comply with Oscar’s orders, following up as he got inside the vehicle Oscar “Limpy” Gonzalez seated next to him in the backseat aiming a Glock 19 to his head until they made it to a random ditch. They took Diego’s shoes and other items of his then pulled off leaving Diego stranded. Following later down that week as Diego “Ese Face” Quesada and other members were searching for the individuals that committed the robbery on Diego for retaliation, they came across some members including the individuals apart of the robbery flexing the valuable goods they stole from Diego “Ese Face” Quesada on social media. Further down the line, they notice the people were from Little Seoul Varrio 13. As that sparked up madness within the MadAss Grove Gangster Piru members, as after the discovery of the Little Seoul Varrio 13 committing the robbery an order from higher-up enforcers in the MadAss Grove Gangster Piru sent out a hit on the Little Seoul Varrio 13. Following upon this hit four members Rasuan Harvey, Jahkay Green, Dequavious Harmon and Dhorian Mcneil came together as they looked to figure out a plan to do the hit ordered. The group then noticed through social media posts there is a birthday party hosted by members of the Little Seoul Varrio 13 celebrating another member from Little Seoul Varrio 13 birthday the next day, as they put the address for the gathering. They began to come up with a plan to do a drive-by shooting on there birthday party as it’s at a park. Reportedly the day of the birthday party the four members scoped out the area as the birthday party was just starting, at this time ten year old Gabriel Marciel was riding bikes with his twelve year old brother Angel. As his uncle Sergio Maricel and a sixteen year old neighbor Joshua Mariano stood by. Later on Rasuan Harvey, Jahkay Green, Dequavious Harmon and Dhorian Mcneil returned back with handguns and automatic firearms, they spotted the group as Jahkay Green stopped the vehicle as the trio opened fire from inside the vehicle as afterwards they speeded away. Gabriel Marciel, Angel and Joshua Mariano later on after the shooting was announced deceased as Sergio Maricel was seriously wounded but survived. Detectives then arrived at the scene and began there investigation. They have founded that none of the victims was gang affiliated, witnesses told investigators that black men were the shooters which this put law enforcement on edge. Initially investigators had few leads but a Weazel News Building camera footage caught the suspects vehicle, as it exited Little Seoul moments after the shooting. Which this led investigators to identify Jahkay Green as the driver shortly afterwards, Alex Indiano which was the Mayor of Los Santos at the time announced a $100,000 reward for the information leading to the killers. Jahkay Green was arrested March 18th 2019 as he began cooperating with investigators. Rasuan Harvey, Dequavious Harmon and Dhorian Mcneil were arrested on May 5th as they were all charged with three murders of Gabriel Marciel, Angel and Joshua Mariano as also the attempted murder of Sergio Maricel. During the trial Jahkay Green was the key witness against the trio. The prosecution team labeled Rasuan Harvey, Dequavious Harmon and Dhorian Mcneil, as cold blooded killers with no regard to human life. The judge said the shooting was pointless and purely cowardness behavior. Jahkay Green was allowed a plea deal to plea guilty to voluntary manslaughter following his testimony as reported he was sentenced to six years. Rasuan Harvey, Dequavious Harmon and Dhorian Mcneil were all founded guilty of all three murders of Gabriel Marciel, Angel and Joshua Mariano as also the attempted murder of Sergio Maricel. They were sentenced to death. OOC INFORMATION Blaaaattt! Here at Double G Gang, as a faction we aim to provide the server with an accurate portrayal of the S/S Mad Ass Grove Gangster Piru street gang. I'm going to briefly run down a few things you need to know about what's expected from the faction's Leadership. Evidently our standards of roleplay are high, but don't let that deter you from roleplaying here. Mostly every faction demands high roleplay experience. If you feel your standard of English and/or roleplay aren't up to par — Do not hesitate to ask anyone from the faction's Leadership for some form of assistance with your issues. We're here to help each and every one of you with your roleplay, screenshots, or whatever the cause may be. We accept members who are open to constructive criticism and eager to learn. We expect for you to have good In-Game and Out Of Character behavior. Our objective is primarily to have fun, which we achieve through creating interesting and individual roleplay characters with their own stories that develop over time. We do hold ourselves to a high standard of roleplay which within itself means that we expect an adept understanding of the English language. Above all else however, we value creativity and consistency. We want to see people create characters that are memorable, interesting and exciting to roleplay with. We would rather have a member who speaks somewhat broken English who can create a character with 'main character' energy than someone who knows all the lingo but is a cardboard cut out perfect gang member. You are expected to follow server rules and faction rules of engagement at all times. We believe in second chances on the severity of your actions you will be allowed another shot if you're caught breaking the rules. We're all human, we make mistakes here and there. Throw your pride out of the window, if you catch someone breaking the rules in the faction then don't go and do the same thing. Gather enough evidence for a forum rep, or report it to the faction's Leadership. In order to join the faction, you can start roleplaying in our area whenever you like. You can also join our Discord here. If you take the Discord approach, expect to be asked a few questions before we decide whether to allow you into the faction or not. Don't be dismayed if we deny you initially, work on whatever we ask and come back in a month or two. When joining the faction, make sure that you are fully aware of our standards - we have absolutely zero tolerance for individuals who are unwilling to align with the factions aesthetic. If we tell you to use a certain mod, or not to use a certain mod we expect you to adhere. Now that we've warned you, don't be upset if it happens. For questions and concerns directly associated with our faction overall can be directed here to our leadership: @SLIME ALLEGIANCE or @Glxck .22
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  5. I'll go over what I'm able to go through. In the past couple of months, we've been going through the LSFD and what we currently have to work with plus what possibilities GTA V could bring to the table. In the end, there were two things that I wanted to work on right away. One being I wanted to make the recruitment side of things be done in-game more than outside of the game. I want our members to be tested on their roleplay abilities and character development rather than some long four paragraph essay on the forums. Unfortunately, this part hasn't been entirely finished yet but it shouldn't take long at all. The second idea was to bring the hospital side back because of the need for it with new systems being put in place. I spoke to a previous leader of the hospital sector and together, we're bringing it back. There's a lot to cover for a hospital so hopefully everything will be set before the server launch. The one catch to bringing back hospital is that we're not connected whatsoever in-character but it is under us out-of-character to keep things as realistic as possible. As you can see from the latest development update from Mmartin, there's a drug system in place which in the end means there'll be overdoses. With that being said, there'll be a need for pre-hospital and hospital care for someone experiencing it. For example, a 911 call comes in, LSFD responds, supplies Narcan to the patient, transports and hospital takes over. I'm sure that'll be fun! From my perspective and others in the faction, there hasn't been anything else to "fix". We've always been open to touching up or adding onto our manuals to improve our roleplay throughout the years but we're not all medical experts. Some of our members are EMS, Firefighters and Fire Marshals in real life so we always ask for their opinion before any drastic changes. Not everything is true or up-to-date on the internet so we rather ask from people who have it as their career. Our faction has always been based off of an "American Fire Department" for as long as I could remember. We're doing our best to reflect the LAFD. For anyone that complains about "inactivity", please do us a favor and join the faction. You can only help by doing so instead of complaining about something you were never apart of. I will say though, medical roleplay does become tedious and boring at times. The main reason it becomes so boring is because people rather /acceptdeath or void a situation like an MVA rather than calling 911. There's only so much passive roleplay that can be done so people end up heading off duty. We also all have lives outside of the game whether it's taking care of family or having a job. Sometimes life just hits us in the face and we have to prioritize that. No one is ever "taking up a slot" due to their "inactivity" either. We care about our members a lot and treat each other as family. Now that we'll be on GTA V, there's so many possibilities for scripts to be added to help the faction. As faction leadership, we've already submitted our requests to the mapping and development team to work on what they're able to. I'm sure a few of the extra things we asked for will be added on after launch. I sincerely hope our responses to your questions and concerns were answered. We love our faction and always have.
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  6. Who are The Los Santos Crime Family? Today, the mafia's nothing like its tragedized depiction. The majority of programs you see or movies you watch are for production and production alone and bare no association to the modern day operations of the mafia. Largely exaggerated and burlesque almost, the illustration of the mafia and what the mafia actually are couldn't been more contrasting. More often than not you hear about how the mafia has lost its way because everything's evolving. Southern San Andreas and its drug trade is dominated by the street and prison gangs, extortion in the 21st century? Backroom games are not what they once were. You can win more in a casino and it's declarable income. Everybody's a lender these days. You could get a couple grand with a 200 credit score and wouldn't have to worry about getting your face smashed in if you came up short. Forget brothels, the entertainment industry's still thriving but much like twenty years ago, it proved impossible for the LS mafia to infiltrate the sex workers unions. But not everything has to be a takeover and most gangsters in Southern San Andreas are happy with just a taste. At the end of the day, mobsters are circumventors. They evade, outwit and out-think their competition, usually the government, with strategies and crafty techniques. You could illegalize anything and they'd find a loophole to make it legal. This is why you hear people call them schemers. They're always scheming. The mafia are like chameleons, they use their camouflage to blend in with the environment they're in and hide from their predators. In this case, the government. Especially today with most of them going legit. Long gone are the days of blood and thunder, it's not like it once was. You don't have to worry about opening your car door and getting blown half way across Bensonhurst. There'd be more concern if you were invited for a coffee. In today's day and age it's meeting after meeting. This is just how it is in San Andreas. The Los Santos crime family is probably the one you haven't heard of. For centuries the term "mafia" has been associated to the East Coast and its five families. When the mafia is referenced, you think Gambino, Lucchese, Bonanno, Genovese and even Colombo. But the last thing that comes to mind is Los Santos and the Los Santos crime family. Even in the West Coast mafia's heyday its most prominent members came from out of town. Nick Licata, John Roselli and most infamously mob-boss turned FBI informant "Jimmy the Weasel" Fratianno. Unlike the East Coast, the West Coast's landscape wasn't tailor made for them and the demographics favoured the minorities and this is why the organizations like the cartels, street gangs and the motorcycle clubs all excelled. The Los Santos crime family has never been on the same wave length as Chicago or New York's families and its influence peaked during Jack Dragna's reign running into the 50s but despite constantly being referenced as extinct, the LS crime family is better described as weakened. Over the years dating back to the nineties, many East Coast based mobsters have tried to revamp the family which has been described as "being on its last legs" for well over two decades now but have often came up short. The demographics of Los Santos are what make recruiting new members a tall order and is partially the reason its member base remains in constant short supply. Over the years the debilitated crime family has had its fair share of trials and tribulations. Many of the aforementioned East Coast based mobsters come and go and many of the LS natives struggle to keep a stake in the ground because of the meagreness of the city. Constantly losing ground to prominent West Coast dominant factions like the Mexican Mafia, Eurasian Organized crime and other minority street gangs. Their influence may have thinned but their presence was always there and as long as there is businesses, there is a mafia. Many of what's associated to the mafia on the East Coast isn't on the West and that is through a lack of control. Their control over unions, construction, sanitation and the port isn't as economical as it once was, if at all. But like anywhere they go, they adjust. Many claim that the "LS crime family" is very much overstated and that any presence within LS are satellite crews of bigger families but anyone familiar with the landscape would testify that the majority of its administration are involved in legitimate business and are well into their fifties. The argument of these "satellite crews" taking over was debunked by journalist Ross Gallo who stated, "the LSPD have a close alliance with the FBI. The feds would catch wind of any East Coast gangster making their way to LS, contact an LSPD detective and tell them to leave. They didn't ask, they told. After all, the LSPD was the "biggest gang in Los Santos." One way they'd fly under the radar is that they'd send unknowns over to get the lay of the land but it was short lived. The technology, watchlists, security systems and databases in place are state of the art. Truth of the matter is that LSCF members are small fish in a big pond and there's bigger fish to fry. They've never undisputedly held LS because of the grip the Triads, the Mexican Mafia and their coalition had on the city and the LS mobsters were happy with the piece of the pie they had. Jimmy "The Weasel" Fratianno's cooperation with the government sent the family into further turmoil when he turned informant. Columnists say Fratianno's testimony is the only reason people know about the crime family at all. Salvatore "Sammy the Bull" Gravano was once asked, "what do you know about the LS crime family?" to which he replied, "who?" Alleged boss put behind bars. What now for The Los Santos Crime Family? There was more chance of the LS mobsters dying from old age than to each other or rival factions. The crime family's operations are unknown and largely fly under the radar but sources within the LSPD state that despite being diminished, it's still active. This was evident in The Los Santos Times' most recent article declaring James "Jimmy Ammo" Amato an "underworld boss." Amato was never a boss but he was the closest thing to it. At the time of the indictments on the majority of the administration, Amato was paving the way for these young up-and-comers. He pathed the way for "the younger generation of wiseguys in LS," something that was unprecedented given the demographics. After his indictment a restructure was in order. Sergio "Big Serg" Turrisi and Carlo "Top Cat" Tornatora colluded with Eugene Chinaglia to reshape, restructure and re-establish the organization with Chinaglia in the driver's seat. For once, even through turmoil, the crime family had structure and foundations. Their old school values helped bring the mob back to its roots which was prioritizing subtleness. Chinaglia knew supervising the raw and untutored mobsters would be a tall order, especially on the West Coast, he appointed Joseph Rana as captain to oversee the operations of the wide-eyed gangsters. For once there was a sense of familiarity on the streets. If someone came your way you could point and say, "that's so and so." This was a step in the right direction and gave the family what they wanted all along: control over their own politics This chip on his shoulder grew larger by the day. Los Santos' "mob scene" has always been awkward and unkempt and that's part to do with everyone with Italian roots throwing their hat into the mix. Which, for years, went uncontested and is why Los Santos is largely considered an "open city" despite having a mob presence. Despite having control over certain parts and rackets within the city, it's still largely an LCN melting pot. And one of those with their hands on the wooden spoon was George "Max" Agrippa. George was controlled, calculated and unreserved at times and prior to the conglomeration was making moves himself to be in a position of prominence. Agrippa, nephew to one of those indicted with Amato, was a captain. In an attempt to keep the family tight-knit, Chinaglia honoured Amato's promise to Agrippa and stayed true to his word in the interest of maintaining influence and control. And just like that, two splinter cells became instrumental figures in Chinaglia's crime family. Journalists and experts don't know what to expect. Some claim the insurgence is overstated, others speculate that the family's gained a lot of ground. What they all acknowledge is that everything's up in the air. OOC Any questions or concerns can be directed towards myself, @Chuckles, @Jake or @Dynatron.
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  7. conwell conwell how tf yall tried to do a hit and then u failed
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  8. LOS SANTOS — A Hawick man will receive leniency for pleading guilty to drug trafficking charges in a case related to the massive 2019 indictment aimed at the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang, court records show. Matthew D. Shaw, 35, pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to distribute at least 100 grams of heroin, a federal offense, in an April 26 hearing before Chief District Judge Samuel F. Drew, court records show. In exchange, federal prosecutors agreed to seek a “low-end guidelines sentence” against Shaw, who faces a minimum of five years in prison. The plea agreement with Shaw required him to sign a document acknowledging he sold a total of 368 grams of heroin — or 0.8 pounds — to an undercover agent over eight months, drugs he was reportedly receiving from his co-defendant, Gerardo Vincente Lopez. Shaw admitted that on Feb. 17, 2016, he drove to a BurgerShot in West Vinewood to pick up drugs from Lopez, then met the undercover agent in the power tool aisle of the Tools4Less in Hawick, where he gave the agent a quarter-pound of heroin in exchange for $2,950. Shaw was investigated by the Los Santos Police Department in June 2015, when he started selling heroin to the agent, according to the plea agreement. During the eight-month investigation that followed, authorities not only identified Shaw’s suspected supplier but “obtained wiretaps which resulted, in part in the evidence” that led to the 2019 bust of Aryan Brotherhood prison gang, prosecutors said in court records. In court records filed in 2019, prosecutors said the investigation into Shaw led investigators to an alleged Los Santos heroin ring run by Beverly Cross, who also allegedly sold heroin to an undercover agent. At the time, authorities say Cross was in regular contact with Paul Matthews Tucker 58, an alleged leader of the Aryan Brotherhood who was serving a life sentence in the maximum-security San Andreas Correctional Facility. The Aryan Brotherhood has been confined to federal and state prison Security Housing Units under 24 hour lockdown for decades but the increased restrictions have done little to prevent the gang's influence from spreading. Public Enemy Number One, a skinhead street and prison gang, took over the role as soldiers for the Aryan Brotherhood in the mid 2000s and by all accounts continue to enforce the Aryan Brotherhood's rule even today. Violent assaults, murders, thefts, drug trafficking, fraud and the sale of illegal firearms have funded the Aryan Brotherhood's rise to their current heights in the criminal underworld and despite law enforcement's best efforts continue unabated. OOC: The White Car aims to depict a realistic, authentic and character-driven depiction of the California white street and prison gang culture. If you wish to role play with us please do so by finding our characters in-game and roleplay with us. The White Car is an umbrella faction which encompasses multiple local, state-wide and prison based skinhead, peckerwood and white gangs. You do not need to be a member of any one specific gang to be a part of the White Car, but rather role play with the white gang community as a whole. All questions can be directed to Marvin_Redman.
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  9. THE BLACK HAND: THE BLOODY RISE AND REDEMPTION OF "HAMMER" SARMIENTO, A MEXICAN MOB KILLER PDF, EPUB, EBOOK Henry Blankenstein | 389 pages | 05 Dec 2011 | TaylorMurphy Publishers Inc| 1683361215469 | English | New York, United States Description: THE BLACK HAND is the true story of Luis Sarmiento, aka "Hammer," and his rise in a secret criminal organization, a new Mafia, that already has a grip on all organized crime in San Andreas and soon all of the United States. This Mafia is using a base army of an estimated 60,000 heavily armed, loyal Latino gang members, called Surenos, driven by fear and illicit profits. They are the most dangerous gang in American history and they wave the flag of the Black Hand. Mafioso Sarmiento gives an insider′s view of how he devoted his life to the cause--the Mexican Mafia, La Familia Mexicana, also known as La Eme--only to find betrayal and disillusionment at the end of a bloody trail of violence that he followed for two decades. And now, award-winning investigative journalist Henry Blankenstein, with the unprecedented cooperation of Luis Sarmiento, reveals the inner workings, secret meetings, and elaborate murder plots that make up the daily routine of the Mafia brothers. It is an intense, never-before-told story of a man who devoted his life to a bloody cause only to find betrayal and disillusionment. Based on years of research and investigation, Henry Blankenstein has delivered a historic narrative of a nefarious organization that will go down as a classic in mob literature. The Black Hand: The Bloody Rise and Redemption of Luis Hammer Sarmiento, a Mexican Mob Killer PDF BOOK There is no doubt that some skeptics will say this book 1s nothing more than a glorification of the Mexican Mafia and gang violence. Interesting read, as these guys can spin a good yarn and the details of the Mexic Typical mob story, thug rises through the ranks and finds that the life he thought he was living was hollow after all. A Mmnt—Mob Convention In , Sarmiento left the Mexican Mafia. He moved his chair back and forth on its hind legs and stared at Judge Cooper as she set his murder trial date for January 1, He was reasonably comfortable in prison. Ramon Mundo Mendoza, who participated in twenty mob hits before he defected in the late s, says that they dedicated ther lives to making a career out of crime. I get this was already a lot of terrain to cover, but I really wish it included some analysis. In the years to come, I hope that Sarmiento will do everything he can to dispel that myth. Despite the fact that he was not Mexican and he entered the Mafia at the advanced age of forty, Morgan was dubbed the Godfather of La Eme with a few years. Make your own conclusions, but if you feel inspired, do read this and hear his voice. What is now different about me? My second gripe 1s a little more nebulous. It was all killing for the sake of killing, to claim superiority on the yard, to let other cons know Eme should be feared. There 1s no way 1 personally could do any of these crimes but reading about tt 1s another story. Some of the names listed had the letters eMe written next to them. Wow, couldnt believe what 1 was reading Excellent. Once reading the introduction I was hooked and wanted to know more about this young boy getting involved more and more with these seriously crazy people. Certainly, some who find themselves on the other side of the law were driven there by mistreatment in their own homes while growing up. Readers will formulate their own opinions about Hammer Sarmiento. He lives in Los Santos. View 2 comments. Together they would cease Mexican street gang rivalries inside prison, control the herom trafficking, protect themselves against unruly prison guards, and unite as brothers carnales against rival black and white inmates. Hammer doesn't feel shame for exacting violence upon other crimmals, but he does regret wasting his life in service to La Eme and missing a chance at having a family and a life on the outside. Mexican Mafia History 3. Naomi Paik. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Those who resisted Eme extortion were beaten or stabbed. This ruling released a new wave of Mexican Mafia members onto the streets. View all 4 comments. Hammer's parole poses a serious security risk to him, his family, his parole agents, and the community in which he 1s placed," Brown wrote. He does, though, pomt out shortcoming in society and family that lead countless youths into a damning life of crime. Published: University of California Press - May 26th, There are a lot of really awkward sentences and occasionally it's unclear what exactly 1s happening, Even though I am still Itving behind bars, life now has a true, unfamiliar sweetness to it that is almost beyond my ability to describe with words. It is a pretty raw account and the fact that "Hammer" was quoted saying different things from loving the mob life, to be scared, to hating it; it made the autobiography pretty intense. He says that la eMe rums everything it touches. Retrieved 22 July A happy face was sketched night next to the comment. This book was a HUGE disappomtment. An excellent read for anyone studying the history of Los Santos or simply interested in organized crime. The Black Hand: The Bloody Rise and Redemption of Luis Hammer Sarmiento, a Mexican Mob Killer Writer Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I got the sense that there was a lot about Hammer that was being sanitized. Our conversations far outreached material for the book. There were more than a thousand mmates on the yard. Every time I am given the opportunity I strive to educate law enforcement, academics, behavioral scientists, and the general public about the national threat of urban street terrorism and nontraditional organized crime. My wife in a burst of anger taught me a quality that was anatherm to a mob guy—empathy. A feisty woman on the other end of the line eviscerated me with a torrent of punishing words. Charlie White was a black inmate upset about Eme bullying tactics. In an effort to establish a consistent narrative flow, the information supplied by all of the above is not always referenced specifically. Create a List. Retrieved 24 December Then, while awaiting trial, he did two other bloody hits inside the Los Santos County Jait—stabbing the rival mobsters so many times that it was only a stroke of fate that kept them from making an early trp to their graves. In closing, I wish to thank you for the cordiality with which you treated my mother. La Eme Spreading Like a Cancer Typical mob story, thug rises through the ranks and finds that the life he thought he was living was hollow after all. But as soon as you step into the SHU, tt hits you like a wave. Unfortunately I can not give more than 2 stars as a rating. The Mafia- induced subculture destroys our most precious commodity—the minds of our young people. Hammer Sarmiento recounts his seventeen years of beg a "Carnal" a senior leader in the most powerful crimmnal organization functioning in the California prison system, the Mexican Mafia. Upload Sign In Join. We considered them pests that need to be extermmnated. In keeping with my recent ability to misunderstand the thrust of a book's title, I picked up Black Hand hoping to learn about Mexican Drug Cartels, and instead learned a bit about La Eme, the Mexican Mafia, which was plenty interesting too. Hungry Piranhas in a Tank (( Our goal is to role-play the Mexican Mafia to a very realistic extent while also maintaining a good balance between realism and fun. We believe that the Mexican Mafia in general, apart from a few notable exceptions, hasn't always managed to maintain it's activity and help out factions with role-playing. Therefore it is our main focus to provide realistic role-play and presence in-game, while also having actual benefits for factions that pledge alliance to the organization. In order to achieve this, we have involved previous leadership of good Mexican Mafia eras as our advisors, as well as experienced sureño role-players and we hope to make our own impact to your day to day role-play on the server. Also, we will give equal priority to providing a realistic prison environment for locked up hispanic role-players, ensuring that your role-play and development continues even when in jail. We encourage all sureño factions to get in touch with us and involved, in order to achieve a realistic California-esque setting within sureño factions. Join our discord. Any comments, questions or concerns can be forwarded to myself,@Mario and @SkanteVida27 ))
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  10. Preface: By no means do I consider myself an expert on the matter of Chinese roleplay, I've just spent some time doing it and want to share my knowledge. Originally I wrote out this stuff to post on our faction's discord for people to check out but I figured I might as well post it here too (certain texts have been altered for this version). This guide should give you the basics to roleplay a Chinese character, especially for those of you who are interested in joining our Chinese community based in Textile City. Chinese roleplay has some serious depth to it if you're willing to take the plunge. Characters can vary significantly due to their/their family's geographic origin, affecting the language/s they speak, the food they make, to generalize, their culture and lifestyle as a whole. I'll add that Shah of Persia has an extremely well written in-depth guide on the matter of Chinese roleplay and I highly recommend checking it out, that is once the old forums are visible again (as of writing this thread its still hidden). Geography, Language and Culture The People's Republic of China administers 34 provincial-level divisions or first-level divisions, including 22 provinces, 5 autonomous regions, 4 municipalities, and 2 special administrative regions and 1 claimed province. China is big, so big it's divided up into pieces, and those pieces are divided into smaller pieces which are divided into smaller pieces and so on. Different regions in China have different cultures, and more importantly, languages. When speaking about the language, the term "Chinese" is an extreme generalization since it's actually divided to various languages that for the most part are not mutually intelligible, though they do share the same writing system/s (traditional or simplified Chinese characters, aka Hanzi). Among these languages are Standard Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien, Hakka, Wu, Gan and some others. The geographical origin of your character's family is important here because it will affect the first thing you decide when creating a character, said character's name. Because of there being different languages between regions, pronunciation may vary greatly and while the writing system for all the languages is the same, the sounds the characters make are completely different, and by extension how they are written in English. An example of this is the Mandarin name Wang, an extremely popular name among Chinese people. In Cantonese the name is written and pronounced Wong and in Wu Chinese it can be Waon or Whang. Wherever you choose your character's family to have originated from should impact the way their last name is spelled and the Chinese dialect they speak. Have fun with it, research regional culture and customs to represent in your character and achieve it's full potential. You can find a Wikipedia article containing a chart with Chinese surnames and their romanizations according to language here. Mandarin as a bridge language Due to the various languages spoken throughout the Chinatown environment a bridge language is required (a language or dialect systematically used to make communication possible between groups of people who do not share a native language or dialect), usually in addition to their original regional language, unless the bridge language is their regional language. In our community we will be using Standard Mandarin as a bridge language, meaning that if you roleplay a character originating from our community it is optional for him to speak Standard Mandarin in addition to whatever dialect native to his geographic origin. If your character originated from elsewhere in the city, country or otherwise, and only recently moved into or around the Chinatown it is entirely possible they will not speak Standard Mandarin unless as previously mentioned, their geographical origin would make it logically so. This does not mean other languages will not be spoken throughout the community, rather we highly encourage people to create varied characters, not necessarily even Chinese. Roleplaying a non-Chinese Asian character in the Chinatown community is totally fine. The use of this bridge language is simply to permit the majority of characters in our community to communicate on a comprehensive level. In fact, no one said your character has to be good at the bridge language, neither do they have to speak it at all for that matter if you choose to do so. The choice is yours. Face Interesting as the Chinese physiological face is, the psychological face makes a still more fascinating study. It is not a face that can be washed or shaved, but a face that can be "granted" and "lost" and "fought for" and "presented as a gift". Here we arrive at the most curious point of Chinese social psychology. Abstract and intangible, it is yet the most delicate standard by which Chinese social intercourse is regulated. Simply put, face is a concept within Chinese society that can be translated as honor, respect or social standing. This is actually a widespread concept throughout Asia and other parts of the world and can even be seen in how most street gangs operate socially. This is especially relevant in a Chinatown setting where as much effort as possible is put in to ensure the continuation and preservation of Chinese culture against the surrounding Western culture/s that attempt to influence these communities. At it's core, face is how people perceive you. To lose face is to be seen as less, to gain face is to be seen as more, and to save face means you have managed to maintain your status despite some sort of incident that could have cost you face. Actions have consequences, and people will look at you with disdain if you are a stain on their society, however they may also think highly of you if you are an upstanding member of the community. On the subject of Snakeheads, Triads and Tongs (This is a very brief explanation of each term so you may be acquainted with it, recommended to research on your own if it interests you) Snakeheads are individuals involved in human trafficking and smuggling. If you need to get into America illegally from China, you get in contact with a Snakehead who will get you in, for a price. Triads are illegal organizations, usually secret societies originating in China. Triads do not exist within the United States of America. A Triad may however have operations that extend to America or groups operating under them within that territory. Tongs are benevolent organizations founded within Chinatowns that serve as community centers of sorts. Originally they were founded to support local migrants with work, housing and education, but also operated gambling dens and became tied to illegal operations operating out of those same Chinatowns. The word "Tong" is Cantonese for the word "hall", a gathering place. Afterword Hopefully this guide has given you the basic tools to create a Chinese character or taught you something new. Questions will be answered, criticism is welcome, pointed out mistakes will be fixed and if you've got another section you'd like to see added, pitch it, I'll see if I can write something. Thanks for reading. -m.p.C.C
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  11. A more realistic illegal economy, more realistic gang rp, gangs not having to rely on russians & italians for guns when realistically no gangbanger would ever want or care to interact with either of them, because gangs get weapons in their own ways, they don't approach mafia bosses and sell them hundreds of bags of cocaine for guns.
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