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  1. 415 KUMI Nation and its history: 415 Kumi Nation was formed in the mid 80's by members of the Black Guerilla Family, a well established African American prison gang. Prior to it's creation, the founding members became unsatisfied with Black Guerilla Family's leadership, splitting from the ground and forming KUMI or K.A.N.O (KUMI AFRICAN NATION ORGANIZATION). This led to a couple of discrepancies between the two groups, but in the end they stand united. 415 Kumi has had alliances with both Blood and Crips leading up to Stanley Tookie Williams III's execution.. Stanley was known to be the founder of Crips and was known to have left that life behind as he was serving his time in San Quentin State Prison. He was executed by lethal injection six days before his 52nd birthday. Stanley has published books and spoke to the media about his reformed lifestyle. He had no violations at the time of his death. 415 is the area code for parts of California's Bay area. They began using the Swahili word "KUMI" (Koo-me) meaning "10" (the sum of 415 is 10.) Since the creation of KUMI, they have grown in numbers. There are documented KUMI members in every Prison within California. 415 Kumi Nation only recruited black inmates from California's Bay Area, but now recruits from Black gangs all over California. One of the most popular tattoos among members of Kumi 415 depicts a yero, or African Warrior, rising up out of an outline of the continent of Africa. In his left hand he holds a machine gun, and in his right he holds a flag bearing the numbers 415. These images reflect the African orientation of both the Black Guerrilla Family and the Kumi African Nation Organization, which both encourage their members to learn Mau Mau history and words drawn from the Swahili language, which they use to communicate with each other in ways that will not be accessible to outsiders. The bond between Kumi and Black Guerilla Family is known to have had problems in the past, but recently 415 Kumi Nation held recruitment pools for Black Guerrilla Family. The gang has been reported to use prison guards to authorize violence against fellow inmates, such as the case in August of 2003 when former correctional officer Leon Holston was charged with aiding and abetting, battery with serious bodily injury, filing a false report by a peace officer and unlawful communication with a prisoner. Cards: In the early 70's, most Crip gangs were allied & striving together making their main opponent the Bloods, which was until the late 70's when a fight broke out with a member from the Rollin 60s and a member from the Eight Tray Gangsters. The fist fight was nothing serious at first being that the 60s & ETGs were close at the time, but the Eight Tray Gangster Crip member had other plans; he pulled out a .9mm firearm and discharged it at the 60s member. Various Rollin 60s members drove into ETG territory asking them to give up the shooter; the ETG member recently hood-hopped so the ETGs were unfamiliar with his face, the 60s took it as they were trying to hide the shooter to protect him, this caused the ETGs and 60s to establish a large feud. This feud being the longest & most vicious Crip-on-Crip war that's still on-going till this day. The feud caused every Crip gang on the Westside to choose a side being the 2x Crips (Deuces/Neighborhood Crips) or 3x (Trays/Gangster Crips) which sparked and established various other Crip-on-Crip feuds in LS. • The 2X/Neighborhood Crips: The 2X Crips (Deuces) are a long-standing Crip card that's represented by dozens of Crip gangs, being they're 2X Crips they beef with the majority of 3X Crip gangs (Trays) aside from the 4 Pacc Gangster Crips located on the E/S (Aka Low Bottoms). Active Crips who fall under the 2X Crips are, Neighborhood Crips/Rollers (All sets, 20's-100's), West Boulevard Crips, East Coast Blocc Crips, Shoreline Crips, West Coast Crips (Long Beach) Blocc Crips & a handful of others. • The 3X/Gangster Crips: The 3X Crips (Trays) are a long-standing Crip card that's represented by dozens of Crip gangs, being they're 3X Crips they beef with the majority of 2X Crip gangs (Deuces). Active Crip gangs that fall under the 3X Crip Card are, Eight Tray Gangster Crips, Playboy Gangster Crips, Insane Crip Gang (Long Beach), Avalon Gangster Crips, Hoover Gangster Crips, etc. The Gangster Crips are the most spread out Crip card having various Gangster Crip sets throughout all of the US. • The 4X Crips: The 4X Crip card is a less popular Crip card, the 4X Crip Card is oriented outside of LS in places like Long Beach, etc. The 4X Crips have no direct enemies that target the 4X card specifically, every gang under the 4X Crip card has their own politics. The most popular Crip gang under the 4X card are the Blacc Bandit Crips located on the East Side of Long Beach. • The Mafia Crips: The Mafia Crips is another large card consisting of several notorious individual street gangs, that originated throughout South Los Angeles(South Central). The Mafia Crips can be found in different regions such as South Central, Rancho, and Long Beach. One of the most notorious Mafia Crip gangs are The Main Street Mafia Crips in South Central. • The Hub & Dub: The Hub and Dub card is a close alliance made up from the Carson Crips and West Rancho Crips that dates back to the 1980's. It was formed for gangs under that card to fight along side each other against their rival enemies in the Los Angeles County Jails. Some gangs that fall under The Hub & Dub card are Santana Blocc Carson Crips, Poccet Hood Carson Crips, Atlantic Drive Carson Crips, and the Grape Street Rancho Crips. African-American gang members typically retain their outside gang affiliations once admitted into a correctional facility, and associate themselves with one of the various black prison cards. In Modern day, the 'Black Car' doesn't operate like a militaristic prison group such as the Black Guerilla Family, but instead refers to a system of street-gang cards, which have their own card-to-card politics and rivalries. Each card has their own shot caller which dictates to the street gangs under it, and upon incarceration, members of African-American street gangs typically align with one of the Crip cards, or other various cards. • The Bloods: The Bloods card is a bit more complicated and differentiates from the Crip politics, when a Damu hits TTCF they're to choose Kutt or No Kutt meaning if they choose Kuttz they'll have to go under the United Blood Nation (UBN) and drop their original set they were banging outside of TTCF which is heavily frowned upon by other Damu's. If a Damu goes with No Kutt they'll continue to bang the set they've always banged (Piru, Blood, Black P. Stone, etc.) • The Groove-Line: The Groove-line card also known as the Hoover card is a card dedicated to the Hoover Criminal Gang, a large African-American street gang oriented in South Los Angeles. This being the Hoover Criminal Gang dropped from their Crip identity pushing the term EBK (Everybody Killer) therefore they claim cK (Crip Killer) & bK (Blood Killer) although they're friendly to various 3x Gangster Crip sets. OOC Information: This faction will be of prison roleplay in the Bolingbroke Correctional Facility, all recruitment is done strictly in character and to join we recommend you align with one of the various African-American street gangs on the server to join. We reserve our right to select the members that take part in this project. In order to be accepted into the faction, you need to showcase your knowledge on real life Los Angeles jail politics and your roleplay capabilities. We focus heavily on activity, so a very easy way of being integrated is to be active and to accept constructive criticism if needed from the faction's leaders. Any member that wishes to be apart of The Black Car has to join our discord and give his CK permissions to the Leaders and High Council of the faction. Any groups that wish to fall under The Black Car also reserve the CK permission of their faction members to the card leaders under The Black Car. Any questions or concerns or if you wanna ask questions, you can feel free to message: @[email protected]@MCLogg Credits: @[email protected] @The Hood Gave Me [email protected]
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  2. Hello, As I mentioned on Discord already, due to reasons out of our control we are unable to release on the 24th as originally planned. This is due to real life circumstances and an attempted break-in into my apartment because of which I had to spend the last week and some change making sure my family and I are safe. Although I've gotten some of my time back to focus on the finalizing work I would've been doing, I'm still not 100% back and won't be for the next few days as it's an evolving situation & ongoing police investigation. Can't say this pleases me, since we were going to be able to make it on the 24th but shit happens. Server will come out very soon. We'll post 24 hours in advance once we're ready so you can adjust your schedule. During the time I've been dealing with this mess, the rest of the team was hard at work getting what they can ready & tested. Huge shout-out dev team, leads & the entire staff team. Shoutout to our Discord too which is growing RAPIDLY - love to see all the activity there. You'll see things rolling out this week, such as faction threads being open, new features on the UCP, & other parts of the server before the game server itself opens. Thank you for understanding & your continued support — appreciate you all. It'll be worth it in the long run and I know you know. - Martin
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  3. About the faction The main goal of the faction is to portray a realistic environment surrounding Serbian-American criminal roleplay. The organisation mainly consists of Serbian-Americans but also includes other Ex-Yugoslavian ethinicities. The faction encourages it's members to create a realistic development for the creation of their character and also promotes legal roleplay throughout it's many legal ventures.
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  4. The picture above showcasing Hoover Criminals from 43rd to 112th Street old and new generation Hoover Groovers The Hoovers. Originally known as the “Hoover Groovers” were a crew of friends that lived within the Hoover Street borders - the Hoover Groovers would eventually find its stronghold along 92nd becoming 92nd Hoover Crips. Soon after they’d ally with a group of young guys that resided along the Hoover Street line from 43rd - 112th and they’d come together as one under one umbrella, the “Westside Hoover Gangster Crips”. Of the alliance, there was which would form the “Grooveline” (90th and 43rd are no longer active.) Sporting Houston Astros’ apparel, orange and blue flags, blue Chuck Taylor’s with orange shoestrings, the Hoovers have been arguably one of the most fierce gangs in LS history. The Hoover Criminal Gangs originated in the 1960s and were originally known as the Hoover Groovers. The Hoover Groovers, have been around long before the formation of the "Crips", one of the founding members of the Hoover Groovers, younger brother was murdered and the majority of the accusations were blamed on the West Side Crips. The Hoover Groovers and the Westside Crips held a meeting at the Jamestown Recreational Center (Park) located on Jamestown St , between Dutch London and 89th Street. Both gangs eventually formed an alliance and blamed the RoyLowe Boys for being responsible for the death. Which, resulted in the leader of the RoyLowe Boys being violently beaten at a nightclub in LS. By the mid-1970s, due to their alliance with the West Side Crips, the Hoovers dropped the Groovers from their name and adopted the Crips (Hoover Crips). By 1979, when the feud between the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips, and the Eight Tray Gangster Crips, gangs started pleading alliance to either the Rollin 60s Crips or the Eight Trays. Gang's who aligned themselves with the Rollin 60's adopted the Neighborhood Crips also known as Deuces or Deuce Gang's (2x) and gang's who aligned themselves with the Eight Tray Gangster Crips adapted the "Gangster Crips" also known as Trays or Tray Gang's (3x) The Hoovers fall under the Gangster Crips brand "Hoovers Gangster Crips". On August 1979, Raymond Washington was murdered in a drive-by shooting, rumors of the shooters spread throughout the streets of Los Santos. The East Side Crips placed the blame and held the Hoover Crips responsible for the murder of Raymond Washington. This sparked a bitter feud between the Hoover Crips and the East Side Crips. The Hoover Criminals are allies of all Hoover sub-sets their main ally outside of the Hoover Criminals, were the Main St Mafia Crips. However, in 2009, their alliance ended on bad terms at a house party thrown by the Main Street's, who invited the Hoover Criminals. Allegedly, the Hoover Criminals and the Main Streets , got into a confrontation, followed by gunfire. August 16, 2009, Dreymond Carter also known as Four Star, a member of the 94 Hoovers was walking from a shopping mall (Roy Lowenstein Swap-meet) on 87th Place and Roy. Carter, was wearing an orange bandana when he was approached by Kriston Brown, a member of the Main Street Mafia Crips. Brown asked Carter "Where you from?" Carter replied "94 Hoover Criminal Gang." and was shot moments later by Brown. Carter died shortly after the shooting, he was only thirteen years of age. Brown was sentenced to 50 years to life in state prison, the sentence consisted of 25 years to life for murder, plus 25 years to life for the use of a firearm. On Aug. 25, 2009, a gunman walked into the heart of the Main Street Mafia Crips neighborhood, on Main Street itself, and open fired shooting Lenar Jones, 29, and Kevarius Allen, 16. Both of the victims died from multiple gunshot wounds. Police believe the Hoover Criminals were responsible for the killings (up close and personal). Casualties Of War; The Hoover Criminals Gang have waged war on all Raymond Ave Crips, East Coast Crips, Neighborhood Crips, Rollin O's (Crips) Rollin Hundreds (100's), and more recently the Main Street Mafia Ups. The 112 Hoover Criminals Gang feud with the Denver Lane Bloods, has resulted in a portion of the 112 Hoovers neighborhood had being overrun by the Denver Lane Bloods. The 1990s, Anybody Killer (BK/CK/OK) mentality and brutal nature, have amounted to countless casualties of gang-related shootings. Due to their constant feud with rival gangs, this is the most dangerous area in Los Angeles, to live and raise a family. They also are involved a deadly feud with the South Los 13 a Sureño gang that turned racist. Modern Day West Side (W/S) 83 Hoover Criminals, also known as "8-Tray Hoovers" and formerly known as 83 Hoover Crips one of the most infamous African American Hoover sets on the West Side of South Los Santos, San Andreas. They've been referred to as "The Raskals", this gang is considered to be the largest and most active sub-set under the Hoover Criminals Gang umbrella. Their territory stretches from 80th and Carson on the north, Macdonald Street in the south, Roy Lowenstein on the west, and Jamestown on the east. Out of all of the neighborhoods Hoover Criminals have the more dominant and active are between 74 and 83rd, these two are the largest in the 77th Division of the L.S.P.D. The two sets stated are currently cliqued to form the 34 Hoover Criminals, but this faction will be strictly based on 83 Hoover as of now. Modern-day 83 Hoover Criminals have stamped their allegiance with the 74 Hoovers and taken on the nickname of 34 Hoover / Tray Soja's Foes (TS4's) and also have acclaimed (MK) for Main St. Mafia Crips and Menlo Crips Killer, to become Mkadass Everything due to fallen member (Mkadass) that was murdered by Main Street Mafia Crip. This sub-group consists of the younger generation from both sides, but since we're focused on (83HCG) we'll strictly focus on Tray Soja's and Mkadass Everything. The 83 Hoover Criminals had become ABK (Anybody Killer), as all Hoover Criminal sets have and would be at war with dozens of sets at any given time. Their enemies consist of Denver Lanes, Rollin O’s, N-Hood Crips, East Coast Crips, Mafia Crips, Underground Crips, Brims, and more. The Hoovers have few allies but used to be close with certain sets from the (3x) Gangster Crips card on the Westside (ETGC) Eight Tray Gangster Crips being one of those particular sets. They've currently been known to ally with Westside Blood sets, one of their more known alliances with bloods modern day would be the Hoover Stones, which is (W/S) Hoover Criminals and Black P Stones. Despite their large list of enemies, the 83 Hoovers dominate their neighborhood through their sheer numbers plus their reputation for brutality and terror. Hoover vs Main St. An intense outbreak of gang violence has residents of two Southside neighborhoods flashing back to the dreaded 1980s after a swarm of shootings between the Hoover Criminals and the Main Street Crips left one dead and at least two people wounded. "It's getting like the '80s again," said a man Friday afternoon as he walked past a "Murder Memorial" set up at 97th and Main streets. "The bad old days are coming back. It had slowed up, but now the kids born in those crazy years are starting to act like their parents. "Thursday morning, 28-year-old DaQuan Woodley was shot and killed at that corner shortly after 10 a.m. as he was walking. Police and local residents say Woodley was not a member of the Main Street Crips, long a force in this neighborhood, but that members of his family are. "He never bothered anyone," was the most common comment about Wooley. Sandwiching his death were two shootings on Hoover Street that left two males wounded, one critically. Four men along Hoover Street near 83rd echoed the concerned man on Main Street, dreading a return to the violent days of the 80s and 90s. "It's getting really hot again," one said. Thursday and Friday the LSPD was out in force and vowed an increased presence in the area for as long as it takes to quell the violence. "Unlike the projects, the two areas are very large, but we are in suppression mode," said Capt. John Lombardy, commander of the Southeast Division who is helping coordinate the efforts with 77th Street Division and Criminal Gang Homicide Division. "We have a high visibility. and the detectives are working the cases hard. Plus, we're working closely with [gang] interventionists." The following story comes from a man who was legally drunk and freely admitted it. Hours before DaQuan Woodley was killed, he called 911 out of concern for a drunk neighbor who was intoxicated to the point where he collapsed "I got drunk, a little too drunk, and people were concerned, but I guess he was the only one concerned enough to call the paramedics," said a man who goes by Krome, a 60-year-old local artist. "They came and left. But, when I really woke up from my drunken stupor, he was dead."
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  5. The Albanian American Foundation
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  6. 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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  7. Golden Silk Valley (金絲谷) Simmet Alley is a short alley that runs from Sinners Passage in the east to Integrity Way in the west, parallel to Sinner Street and Little Bighorn Avenue. It is located in Textile City, a small commerce neighborhood located in Downtown Los Santos. It borders Alta to the north, Mission Row to the south, Pillbox Hill to the west and La Mesa to the east. It is one of the smallest districts in San Andreas and covers just two blocks laterally and longitudinally. San Andreas Avenue denotes the border between Textile City and Mission Row. Since the late 19th century Simmet Alley has been home to a majority of the Chinese community of Los Santos, plus smaller groups of predominantly South-East Asian origin who took refuge within the community. Nicknamed Golden Silk Valley, or Gam Si Gow (金絲谷) by it's locals, the alley contains various businesses along it's street level, with residents living above those businesses or in local apartment complexes. Golden Silk Valley was born in the 1860s due to the first large Chinese immigrant wave, a result of the gold rush and a need for cheap labor to construct the Central Pacific Railroad. These immigrants found it both difficult socially and financially to live in the usual residential districts of Los Santos, causing them to search for an alternative housing district. This came in the form of a plot of empty land within the ( then ) developing industrial district of East Los Santos. The migrants used this plot of land to build housing for themselves, forming a socially gated community. Simmet Alley began as a backstreet between two rows of housing complexes but quickly became much more than that, as local businesses were opened in the excess space. These businesses were mainly targeted towards the community itself, seldom attracting outside attention. Throughout the next few years railway construction moved further and further inland, causing many of the locals to move in order to keep their jobs. The remaining population was comprised mainly of local business owners and those who had managed to get a job within the city. Many of the housing complexes built for the migrant workers were deemed useless at this point and demolished, reducing the size of the still infant Chinatown, a size which it has maintained to this day. During the years after that, migrants came and went, three different Tongs were opened and sex-restrictive immigration laws were passed against the Chinese. Previously, the Tongs had been involved in assisting migrants, providing them with housing, arranging them work opportunities and educating them, as well as operating gambling dens, but now they took on a new role. The Tongs began smuggling Chinese women into America for purposes of marriage, and later on prostitution. This ensured the continued existence of the community for many generations to come. In time, the three Tongs united under the name the Golden Silk Valley Benevolent Society for Upstanding Migrant Workers, renaming itself to the Golden Silk Valley People's Association of Peace and Prosperity in 1949 with the establishment of the People's Republic of China. Throughout the 20th century the Tong expanded it's illegal activities into any field it could manage, continuing to smuggle women, but now also drugs and anything else profitable into the country. The height of the drug trade for the Tong was during the 70s, however with it's heightened profits came heightened tensions. The Tong began splintering into factions, threatening to create new Tongs and bringing violence to the street. This violence cost the community the lives of both criminals and the innocent, until finally an innocent Caucasian was caught in the crossfire. The city intervened, arresting anyone it could and bringing an end to the chaos. The Tong continued it's activities, but all operations went completely underground. Splinter cells went on to become their own gangs, sometimes falling as quickly as they could rise. In 1994 the Golden Silk Valley People's Association of Peace and Prosperity was declared defunct and shut it's doors to the public. In recent decades the community has seen a significant surge in Cantonese population, mainly due to the (relatively) recent immigration waves from Hong Kong and Macau. Mandarin serves as a bridge language and is commonly spoken between locals of different ethnicities, Chinese or otherwise. Today, Golden Silk Valley serves as a central Chinatown in Los Santos and a hub for the Asian community as a whole. Local businesses stand tall, some of which date back over a century ago and the locals themselves take great pride in their heritage and shared history, banding together in the past during times of crisis. OOC Information Our aim is to portray a realistic modern day Chinese community of varying ethnicities and even pan-Asian nationalities. If you are interested in the faction you can join our discord (click) for more information.
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  8. Hello everyone, As we enter December (already?? time flies when you're having fun), I'm eager to share some of the development and general progress updates. The last few weeks were once again very productive and even though there's still a lot of work and polish to be done, we're inching closer to an MVP every day. One of the major achievements over the last two months was that we were able to put together a final list of features for release, including detailed blueprints of how these features will work. This allows us to focus on development only as an overwhelming majority of the brainstorming is already done. If everything goes according to plan, we should be ready to announce a concrete release date within a week. The release date depends on how many issues we encounter during testing, how busy I'll be with work and how smoothly our final infrastructure deployment goes. Let me highlight some of the features we've worked on recently to hopefully satisfy your hunger for the new LS-RP. Drug System One of the most difficult systems for me to approach was the drug system. Every drug on the server will be unique in the effects it provides. These effects are divided into three categories - Visual, Positive and Negative. It's almost an art to find a way to balance the three aspects of each drug, while keeping them unique and desirable. We're launching with a handful of drugs only, but we already have plans for the near future to expand the system with more and more substances. Visual Effects Some of the drugs will have visual effects that affect the player's graphics and camera. With every drug, visual effects start as barely noticeable to mild for small and regular doses. The effects get more pronounced and wonky the more high you get, so it's up to you how much of the visual experience you want. Positive & Negative Effects While no drug will make you a superhuman, some of them tie into the damage system to give you an edge one way or another. The type and-or scale of the effect is different for each drug. It's worth noting that it also depends on the dose you take, in case of overdoing it, you might be overwhelmed by the negative effects more than helped by the positive ones. This paragraph is intentionally vague to encourage exploration after launch Other interesting aspects of the system include an overdose script, which is different for alcohol, stimulants and opiates. Make sure to keep a Narcan handy! MDC The MDC on LS-RP was light years ahead of any other SA-MP server and we're aiming to achieve the same on GTA V as well. The UI is a simulated old Windows-like OS, complete with a window management system, process system and different programs for Legal tasks. The MDC will be available to the PD, SD, FD and GOV to handle their duties. We aim to move as much game-related functionality and record keeping into the game, instead of using external tools. In Conclusion Once again I'd like to say that your support and patience has been great. It's rewarding to see the interest and hype surrounding this project and I can't wait to jump in game with all of you to Roleplay in Los Santos again. Big thanks to everyone on our Discord and forums for keeping the community active, and everyone on Patreon for making the launch of this project possible. Exciting stuff, can't wait to show you everything else we've been cooking up If you'd like to join us on Discord, come over at https://discord.gg/ls-rp - check out the #snippets channel for exclusive content! If you'd like to support the project, please consider a pledge on our Patreon, over at https://patreon.com/lsrpcom Kind regards, Martin
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  9. The Los Santos Police Department ― “To Protect and to Serve” It is the mission of the Los Santos Police Department to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety while working with the diverse communities to improve their quality of life. Our mandate is to do so with honor and integrity, while at all times conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain public confidence. The motto, "To Protect and To Serve," states the essential purpose of the Los Santos Police Department. The Department protects the right of all persons within its jurisdiction to be free from criminal attack, to be secure in their possessions, and to live in peace. The Department serves the people of Los Santos by performing the law enforcement function in a professional manner, and it is to these people that the Department is ultimately responsible. The Los Santos Police Department has a very long and storied history within San Andreas. As one of the premier agencies of this great nation, historically the LSPD has been a pioneer in the occupation of policing. Our department has been the motivator for many police reformations across the United States, a beacon of diversity and equity, and an excellent force for public justice. This department has seen many changes since its founding in the late 1800s, and now is no different. Although the department has not always been free from controversy, I wish for the citizens of Los Santos to take solace in the fact that this administration recognizes our past. Our department seeks to remain an innovator in tactics, technology, and civil service. We want to be at the forefront of best community policing agencies. And we want to ensure the citizens of this fine city that we are competent and capable enough to function in this increasingly diverse atmosphere - professionally, courteously, and above all, justly. All people of Los Santos have a right to feel safe at home, at work, and in pursuit of a better life. Be safe out there, DANIEL SWENSON Chief of Police The Los Santos Police Department provides law enforcement services to the City of Los Santos and is responsible for protecting and serving its citizens. The Los Santos Police Department is directed by a Chief of Police, who is appointed to the office by the Mayor of San Andreas. The history of the Los Santos Police Department can be traced directly to Spanish colonial authorities embedded in the missions of the Los Santos countryside in the early 1600s. Needing protection from native raids and frontier bandits, a contingent of Spanish colonial soldiers were hired to guard the compounds of the city. After San Andreas declared independence as the San Andreas Republic during the Mexican-American War, the Republic voluntarily petitioned for annexation into the United States after the war. After growth on the American frontier and continued western expansion, during the 1840s the first formal policing agencies were established formally subsumed under the San Andreas State Militia, the Los Santos Rangers. This frontier service was little more than a night watch service as compared to modernized forces following Peel's doctrines. The department's formal history began in the mid 1870s with the establishment of the City Marshal's Office. This uniformed service was the first municipal civil service within the city of Los Santos. Fifteen police chiefs served from 1879 to 1889, albeit it wasn't until Jim R. Door was police chief for 15 years that a consistency was developed. The department developed into the municipal Los Santos Police Department in the early 20th century. In 1910, the department was one of the first departments in the world to grant policing powers to a female officer. In 1918, the department granted full powers to the first African-American female officer. During World War 1, the force quickly became involved in federal offenses and was seen as a home guard to prosecute saboteurs and other fifth columnists. This persisted for most of the early 20th century, where the "dragnet" policing system was developed with formal beats and patrols. Anti-riot and metropolitan squads first began development here, with squads such as the "Red Squad," an anti-communist policing unit. By the time of World War 2, the department had been through several chiefs and had several issues with bad conduct. With the reformist mayor Bowyer Street in charge of the city, he forced dozen of corrupt commissioners out and brought in a new chief, John D. Halmann. Halmann modernized the force in his brief 2 year tenure, resigning after his refusal to use the force as a strikebreaker unit. Chief Edward Sadler took control during 1941, wherein the force has heavily depleted by the draft. The formal twelve-week training period was replaced by a shortened six week period. During 1944, the Zoot Suit Riots of Los Santos began, resulting in large-scale rioting between servicemen and Latino immigrants. Retired Marine General William Baxter took control in 1951 and had the longest tenure of any Los Santos Chief, serving from 1951 to 1966, only dying of heart trouble. This is when the motto "To Protect and to Serve" was introduced. The 1964 Crenshaw Race Riots were a notable event for the department. Crime rates steadily increased. The department quickly adjusted, greatly increasing recruiting efforts, and bringing crime rates to a somewhat manageable level. As the department grew, criminals became more clever, becoming more secretive, conniving, and illusive. In response to this, various specialized divisions began to emerge, where officers with specific skill sets would be deployed. By the 1970s the department had a full range of different divisions, from field investigation to public liaison, to firearms licensing. The fairly recent invention of the helicopter allowed the department to purchase a full fleet of aviation vehicles, to provide eyes in the sky. The department's SWAT team began development during this period due to shootouts with domestic terrorist groups such as the SLA. By the 1990's the Los Santos Police Department was among the best in the United States. They had become world renown for their ability to efficiently protect and serve the city of Los Santos. All of this was put to the test during the Los Santos riots of 1992. The public was profusely outraged after a hung jury on a trial, culminating in widescale civil unrest not seen since the Crenshaw Riots of 1964. The department was not able to contain the unrest and the National Guard was called in. Although the department was forced to call in the guard, they still showed extreme discipline and organization during a time of high stress and confusion. To date, the Los Santos Police Department has some of the most specialized divisions throughout the country, including the elite Metropolitan Division that houses D Platoon, affectionately known as S.W.A.T. The department has reputable police detectives assigned to particular functions such as gang enforcement, organized crime, and surveillance. Organized under four Bureaus, the Los Santos Police Department provides necessary law enforcement services for all living persons of the City of Los Santos regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability. Public service is at the forefront of our duties and we ensure our officers are held to a high standard when delivering these necessary police functions throughout the City. Staff Officers make up the general management and leadership of the Los Santos Police Department. They are experienced leaders who have direct responsibility for specialized areas of the department. Staff Officers consist of the Chief of Police, two Assistant Chiefs and Deputy Chiefs: Chief of Police - Highest-ranking officer in the Police Department. As the General Manager of the Police Department, the Chief of Police is responsible for the planning, efficient administration, and operation of the Police Department. In this capacity, the Chief of Police directs, plans, and coordinates the enforcement of particular areas of crime, and aims to minimize crime risks across the entire city, to protect persons and property and for the preservation of the peace of the community. Assistant Chief - An executive to the Chief of Police who manages the department in their absence. The Assistant Chief has the responsibility of keeping the Chief of Police informed of all operational activities on a day-to-day basis. Examples of Available Roles: - Chief of Staff - Commanding Officer of a Bureau Deputy Chief - Directs the activities of one of the five Bureaus within the department. Responsible for the staffing and management of all operations within their assigned Bureau and report directly to the Chief of Police. Examples of Available Roles: - Chief of Staff - Commanding Officer, Operations-Central Bureau - Commanding Officer, Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau - Commanding Officer, Administrative Services Bureau - Chief of Detectives, Detective Bureau Command Officers compile the backbone of the Los Santos Police Department's Command Staff. Command Officers have responsibility of directing activities related to specific assignments - normally divisions that function under a Bureau. Command Officers will commonly report to a Deputy Chief. Command Officers consist of Police Commanders, Captain IIIs, Captain IIs and Captain Is: Commander - Acts as the Assistant Commanding Officer at one of the five Department Bureaus or leads a Department Group. A Commander is responsible for ensuring compliance with Department policies and procedures by personnel under their supervision; conducts audits of operations; and, makes recommendations to higher management for improving productivity and increasing efficiency. Examples of Available Roles: - Commanding Officer, Internal Affairs Group - Assistant Commanding Officer, Operations-Central Bureau - Assistant Commanding Officer, Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau - Assistant Commanding Officer, Detective Bureau - Assistant Commanding Officer, Administrative Services Bureau Captain (I / II / III) - Is in charge of a geographical area or specialized division. They have final authority over officers in their command. A Captain is responsible for inspecting and overseeing the functions of the patrol officers and detectives to ensure compliance with the Department policies, procedures, regulations, and standards; supervising the administrative and support functions of non-sworn personnel; inspecting personnel, facilities, and tactics for safety and/or training needs; maintaining liaison with numerous municipal, governments, civic organizations, and private citizens to establish and maintain rapport to facilitate Department functions and to promote neighborhood safety and community policing programs. Examples of Available Roles: - Commanding Officer, Mission Row Patrol Division - Commanding Officer, Central Traffic Division - Commanding Officer, Training Division - Commanding Officer, Metropolitan Division - Commanding Officer, Gang and Narcotics Division Primarily responsible for the supervision of department personnel, Police Supervisors are plotted around the department in different assignments. They are considered the middle management of the Los Santos Police Department and are considered the first layer of management of police resources, staff and deployment initiatives. Lieutenant (I / II) - A position commonly held by police officers who command Watches within our Patrol Areas. Lieutenants can also be in-charge of a specialized division or section, where they must apply sound supervisory principles and techniques to build and maintain an effective work force. They are considered the final layer of supervisory staff before being appointed to a Command Officer role. Examples of Available Roles: - Watch Commander, Mission Row Patrol Division - Officer-in-Charge, D Platoon - Officer-in-Charge, Gang Field Unit Sergeant II - This rank is held by seasoned Sergeants who adapt to a different role, most in the capacity as an Assistant Watch Commander. Sergeant IIs ensure appropriate and sufficient deployment of officers depending upon crime trends in their geographic Area; responds to scenes of serious crimes such as officer-involved shooting, homicide, major robbery and theft; reviews and ensures complete and accurate follow-up investigations. Examples of Available Roles: - Assistant Watch Commander, Mission Row Patrol Division - Gang Supervisor, Gang Field Unit - Squad Leader, D Platoon Sergeant I - Supervises a squad or detail of Police Officers in the performance of their assigned duties; directs the activities of Department personnel in field activities; performs some initial and follow-up investigation of crimes; and does related work. Examples of Available Roles: - Watch Supervisor, Central Traffic Division - Element Leader, D Platoon Detectives are assigned to investigatory positions throughout the department's Detective Bureau and are managed by the Chief of Detectives. Detectives are responsible for the extensive review of police investigations through case packages and crime reports. Intelligence-based and result-driven, the Los Santos Police Department has some of the most experienced and reputable Detectives all across the country. Detective III - Reviews reports prepared by subordinates, informs the commanding officer of the status of the pending investigations, provides technical expertise, trains and supervises newly assigned Detectives and civilian personnel, and performs related administrative duties. Examples of Available Roles: - Detective Supervisor, Robbery and Homicide Division - (Acting) Officer-in-Charge, Major Enforcement Section Detective II - Responsible for equipping Detective Trainees with the knowledge and tools that they will require in order to eventually become successful Detectives within their Specialized Detective Division. Examples of Available Roles: - Detective Instructor, Major Enforcement Section Detective I - Often assigned to a specialized division and is responsible for responding to the scenes of crimes, conducting preliminary and follow-up investigations, preparing the required investigative reports, preparing a biopsy of the report, apprehending the suspect, preparing the case for successful prosecution, and testifying in court. Examples of Available Roles: - Investigator, Detective Support and Vice Division Police Officers are considered the department's boots on the ground. They make up uniformed operations city-wide and are for conducting patrols, responding to 911 calls, taking civilian reports, and other field activities. This category of department employees are considered the largest and fulfill the basic, yet most important functionality of the Los Santos Police Department. Police Officer III+1 - A position commonly held by seasoned officers within the department who are assigned to a specialized division, such as Metro or assigned as a Senior Lead Officer, providing a link that help unite the LSPD with the communities it serves. This is the final paygrade assignment of the Police Officer category of the department. Examples of Available Roles: - Senior Lead Officer - Field Training Administrator - Element Leader, D Platoon - Assistant Gang Supervisor Police Officer III - This rank is held by experienced officers who have been deemed capable of having the skillset in order to train probationary police officers. Examples of Available Roles: - Field Training Officer, Mission Row Patrol Division - Field Training Officer, Central Traffic Division - Field Training Officer, Gang Field Unit - Field Training Officer, D Platoon (No insignia) Police Officer II - Assigned to a geographic patrol division within the City of Los Santos where they must utilize all the knowledge and tactics learned in the Academy. When upgraded to Police Officer II, officers have independent patrol status and have successfully completed the department's Field Training Program. Examples of Available Roles: - Patrol Officer, Mission Row Patrol Division - Gang Officer, Gang Field Unit - Traffic Officer, Traffic Division (No insignia) Police Officer I - First step in the career ladder. Police Officer Is participate in the department's Field Training Program where they undergo rigorous on-the-job training with Field Training Officers to learn more about their role as a police officer. Examples of Available Roles: - Probationary Officer In order to successfully deliver policing functions throughout the City of Los Santos, the Los Santos Police Department must meet the organizational needs of its staff. To achieve these needs, the department is made up of five Bureaus; each of which has different responsibilities to each other. Each Bureau is directed and managed by a Deputy Chief, who serves as a department Staff Officer (the highest layer of management within the department). Standard Patrol Vehicles Responsible for the delivery of day-to-day policing; responding to both emergency and non-emergency calls for service; transport of detainees to and from jail and regular patrol assignments. Vapid Victor Police Interceptor (VVPI) The Los Santos Police Department's most well-known vehicle, the Vapid Victor Police Interceptor, often abbreviated to 'VVPI', is the Standard Patrol Vehicle for the Department, often referred to as a 'Black and White'. This vehicle is used on a daily basis by the vast majority of officers. It's well known for its ground-breaking acceleration, exceptional handling, and a blistering top speed of over 129 MPH. Its traditional black and white coloring makes it distinctive from other police department's around the world. Vapid Scout Interceptor Utility (VSIU) The Los Santos Police Department uses the Vapid Utility for a range of operational deployments. The vehicle is large enough to carry two officers in the front and a large amount of equipment in the back. The vehicle has a lot of torque, allowing it to drive over rough terrain if necessary. The Police Interceptor Utility comes with an all-wheel drive powertrain standard. Over a standard Explorer, the Utility is fitted with larger brake rotors, more advanced ABS and traction control systems, a more efficient cooling system and other standard police equipment. Unmarked Vapid Victor Police Interceptor (VVPI) With the exact same modifications and designed to the same dimensions of the marked VVPI, its integrated emergency lighting system and civilian-like appearance makes even an experienced police officer look twice, never mind an unknowing citizen. This vehicle is used by the traffic officers, detectives and supervisors for general patrol and responding to incidents. It's well known for its ground-breaking acceleration, exceptional handling, and a blistering top speed of over 129 MPH. The unmarked model may come in a variety of colors, but is most often black or gray. Specialized Patrol Vehicles Patrol vehicles that require advanced training and membership of particular divisions in order to access, such as the elite Air Support Division and Traffic Division. Western Wintergreen In 1909 the Los Santos Police Department welcomed the introduction of the first fleet of two-wheeled vehicles. Much like the Vapid Victor, the black and white color scheme which runs throughout the department can be easily recognized in its motorcycle fleet too. The motorcycle provides not only speed with its stream-line structure, but agility and mobility too. It also provides a much more economical means of transport, with cheaper running and maintenance costs when opposed to the Vapid Victor. As do all emergency vehicles, the motorcycle is fitted with a variety of modern high-powered LED emergency lights for maximum visibility in both light and dark environments. The motorcycle also provides a variety of compartments for the transport of equipment and documents, such as ticket books and traffic collision forms. Eurocopter AS350 The Los Santos Police Department's primary air support vehicle, the Eurocopter AS350. This helicopter is used by the Air Support Division. The helicopter can carry a total of up to 4 people. The Maverick is a single engine helicopter, powered either by a Lycoming LTS101 or Turbomeca Arriel powerplant that drives a three-blade main rotor, which is furnished with a Starflex rotor head. It is renowned for its versatility and maneuverability and as a result can be deployed in many different types of situations. The aircraft can also be quickly started up and shut down, which is often useful during emergency situations. Tactical Response Vehicles Specialist vehicles that is manned by operators of the elite Metropolitan Division which houses D Platoon, affectionately known as Special Weapons and Tactics. Vapid BearCat G2 The newest addition to the fleet is a state-of-the-art armored Vapid BearCat G2. The G2 has excellent on-road driving characteristics and maneuverability in tight urban settings. The large floor plan seats 10 – 12 fully equipped officers with a long list of tactical features only found on the Vapid BearCat line of armored SWAT vehicles for Police and Government. BEARCAT stands for Ballistic Engineered Armored Response Counter Attack Truck. The Vapid BearCat G2 is used primarily by the Metropolitan Division's D-Platoon for rapid deployment to situations that require an immediate response time in times of sudden distress as well as the recovery and protection of civilians in harm's way. Vapid MedCat The Department’s latest acquisition, the MedCat Rescue Vehicle. It is the first tactical “medi-vac” vehicle in the United States. The Medcat is a unique and versatile vehicle that was custom designed in a collaborative effort between members of the LSPD SWAT Unit-Emergency Medical Technician Cadre, the LSFD and a company that manufactures armored vehicles for the United States Military and Domestic Law Enforcement agencies. What makes this vehicle so unique is that while it looks like any other armored vehicle, the inside is configured to resemble a rescue ambulance, complete with a full array of medical supplies and radios that allow paramedics to communicate directly with trauma centers and hospitals. The MedCat adopted the callsign RESCUE 4. Vapid Executioner The Vapid Executioner is one of the largest armored SUVs and proves to be the best vehicle to safely transport several people and lots of cargo at one time. Windshield and all door glass has been removed and replaced with bullet-resistant transparent armor. Doors, pillar posts, side panels, kick-panels, firewall, and headers (laterals) have been armored with air hardened heat treated ballistic steel. All areas provide NIJ Level III and EN 1063 B6 protection. Comes fitted with a hatch that can be used as a turret. Dundready Landstalker The department's newest SUV, the Dundready Landstalker, like the Vapid Executioner is fully armored and used to safely transport several people and lots of cargo at one time. Used for deployments by the Metropolitan Division, specifically for dignitary protection due to the protection it offers. Comes fitted with a hatch that can be used as a turret. Department Duty Uniforms Despite the majority of department employees wearing the same standard uniform, particular divisions and sections throughout the organization wear different uniforms relevant to their primary assignment. LSPD Standard Duty Uniform The Los Santos Police Department's Standard Duty Uniform is worn by every police officer in the Department, from the Chief of Police attending a press conference, a Sergeant working a desk, or a Traffic Officer writing a ticket, the tainted navy blue uniform used by the LSPD is well-known around the world and is one of a kind. Paramount to the rest of the uniform, the police badge worn on the left side is distinguished from any other Department in the United States. The LSPD has three classifications of the uniform; Class A, Class B and Class C. Alongside of that, the department also issues a jacket which can be worn by officers. LSPD Utility Uniform The Los Santos Police Department has an alternative uniform for assignments that normally correlate with 'wear and tear'. At the moment, this is the primary service uniform for the Gang Field Unit who operate out of the Gang and Narcotics Division. The department recognizes that Gang Officers assigned to the Gang Field Unit must be dressed in non-restricted attire due to their highly demanding job. This uniform is also easier to wash. LSPD Motorcycle Duty Uniform The Department's Traffic Division is tasked with using the department-issued R1200 motorcycles for regular patrol. In accordance with safety policy, and as police motorcycles with all the on-board equipment can weight over half a tonne easily, protective wear is mandatory requirement for any officer patrolling on a motorcycle. This consists of a black two-piece padded leather suit, with the usual accessories and editions of a standard uniform such as a sidearm holster, badge, and name plate. LSPD Pilot Uniform The Los Santos Police Department's Air Support Division, operating under the Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau, requires pilots to wear a uniform that is unique to any other in the Department. The lawn green one-piece flight suit has become iconic to the LSPD and provides attire that pilots can be proud of. In addition to pilots, Tactical Flight Officers are also required to wear flight suits whilst on-duty and in the skies. These uniforms are fire-resistant and waterproof, ensuring maximum safety for the air crew without sacrificing comfort and maneuverability LSPD SWAT Uniform The Los Santos Police Departments S.W.A.T. Platoon is the most elite tactical division of the Los Santos Police Department. It deals with high risk situations such as bank robberies, hostage situations and high risk breaches. The equipment S.W.A.T uses is especially made for these situations. Their uniform is fire resistant, covering it is the heavy body armor which is made in a way so officers are protected but can maintain their agility and move around properly. Tactical gloves are for additional protection while discharging firearms and conducting searches. The knee and shin guards are for protection during breaches or when an officer has to move around in tight spaces. Detective Attire Los Santos Police Department detectives usually wear what's classed as informal attire whilst on duty; They do not wear the standard LSPD uniform. Though a detective might wear more casual clothes whilst on covert operations, depending on the circumstances or case relevance, for example gang attire if investigating a gang concerned case file. A detective always carries their badge and gun with them, though obviously only worn visible when not occupied with covert operations; whilst on covert operations the badge could be located in the wallet or be hung on a chain beneath the shirt the officer is wearing to conceal their identity. A MESSAGE FROM FACTION LEADERSHIP AND OUR COMMAND STAFF This faction is dedicated to providing quality police role-play to the server. Our team consists of experienced role-players who are dedicated to making this an enjoyable experience for everyone that our faction members encounter. We do not condone play-to-win mentality in our faction. We actively teach newer members of the faction to keep in mind that illegal role-play is one of the most important aspects to the server and are directly affected by our actions as a faction. This results into ensuring that our current faction members, as well as the newer ones keep in mind in situations that they are dealing with actual people who are spending their time on the server and are role-playing a character. We actively ensure that our faction members are there to portray a realistic law enforcement officer in modern America with heavy inspiration taken from the Los Angeles Police Department, that we aim to portray. For any concerns regarding our members, do not hesitate to submit any complaints to our team, where you will receive a reply within 48 hours. In order to ensure that your complaints go to us and are handled within a timely manner, we urge you to submit all complaints in the link above. Do not hesitate to also visit our forums if you wish to join our faction. That being said, we hope to provide you with an enjoyable and realistic police role-play and leave our own mark on the server.
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  10. Hey everyone, We're now just a little over two weeks before our scheduled release and new features are getting added into our game mode left and right. There's still a lot of work remaining and we're going full steam ahead, though I can really tell it's all slowly coming together. Allow me to give you a few updates on the upcoming two weeks so you know what to expect. Character Applications Everyone will be able to submit a character application starting February 14th. Until then the applications remain locked for our Patrons only. We anticipate a large amount of applications, so if you want to be 100% sure yours gets handled in time for the release, I suggest you submit it before the 14th. Similar story goes for the character creation server, which will become available to the public on February 20th. You will be able to customize your character however many times you wish before the server launch. After launch, you won't be able to alter an existing character appearance - just set it once and it's done. Staff Reinstatements We've decided on all staff reinstatements submitted and will be announcing & processing them on February 14th along with public character applications. Development Updates Due to the sheer amount of updates that are happening recently and how close we are to release, I won't bore you with paragraphs; here's some screenshots instead. Etc. If you've been keeping up with #snippets on our Discord, you've probably seen some of these already. On a personal note ... Today also marks a special occasion for me personally — it's exactly ten years since I got accepted into LS-RP and started roleplaying. It's been a wild ride and what excites me the most is that it's nowhere near over. The opposite actually, we're inching closer and closer to the next chapter for the community and I can already tell it's going to be awesome. The sheer amount of energy, effort and dedication from everyone starts to show and despite any hurdles we may encounter during launch, I'm certain we've got something great on our hands. Anyway, I'll save the speech for later; just wanted to thank you for keeping me entertained for the past ten years, and letting me create cool shit for you to enjoy for most of them. Stay posted & Keep in touch - Mm https://discord.gg/ls-rp https://www.patreon.com/lsrpcom https://twitter.com/lsrp_official/ https://www.youtube.com/c/LosSantosRoleplay https://twitch.tv/mmartin_
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  11. Hello, We're still hard at work and today I'd like to give you a few development updates so you can see what we've been cooking up. Before anything though - I KNOW! You want to see some of that juicy illegal faction action. Drogas, gats, theft, all of that. Well sorry but not today. The Faction Team + some other members of our team have been hard at work preparing a thought-through bullet proof scheme to give our illegal scene the attention it deserves. LS-RP prides itself on being home to the most legendary factions of any online Roleplay community and we want to be sure we're doing things right before we start parading them around. So shoutout to all of you and I promise I'll show you some stuff you're going to love soonTM For the time being, let's talk about our clothing system. Which is your favorite hoodie? Is it Drawable 92, texture 12? Or Drawable 200, texture 0? You know... the yellow looking o-- forget about it. Forget about sliders and arrow buttons to click through every clothing item out there. Highlights The system is entirely integrated and you will never have to think about an undershirt again. If a shirt has an undershirt counterpart, the system detects it and uses it. There are no concepts of "undershirts" visible to the player. You can see a preview of any clothing item in your inventory, or in a store - without even trying it on. Some items have alternative states (hoodies with hoods on, unzipped jackets, etc). You can switch between those & the system will match your perfect undershirt for it. Just make sure it's compatible, or you'll be walking about with your belly button out. Clothing items are inventory item entities, which means you can store them in furniture (drawers, closets). They can be placed in bags, given to other players, stolen, etc. Different stores will hold different types of clothing items. Don't go looking for a fancy suit in Sub Urban. We're adding custom models for clothing. We aren't decided yet whether to use IRL brands or not. Let me know what you think about that. TL;DR, show me the video Besides that, there's still a lot of work going on behind the scenes. We're preparing electronics stores, character applications (which should open soon for our Patreon supporters), Kane's cooking up a great damage & death system and much more. It's been great to see the community engagement since we've opened the forums up. Love seeing new and old faces around. Thanks for all the support, can't wait for you all to play! Kind regards, Mmartin
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  12. THE DEVELOPMENT OF LSDS INTO PENI ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ OOC INFORMATION: We are here to portray LSDS and its development into PENI in its full reality. Upon joining LSDS/PENI we expect open minds and a small chunk of experience of roleplay in this field. We are excited to bring quality white roleplay to the server, and are open to answer any questions about the faction and/or the roleplay in general. Message me or @mother_superior for any discord information etc.. Much love!
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  13. A triad is a Chinese transnational organized crime syndicate based in Greater China and has outposts in various countries with significant overseas Chinese populations. The organizational structure of Chinese organized crime in the United States is quite complex. Broadly defined, there is a great variety of Chinese criminal organizations. These include gangs, secret societies, triads, tongs, Taiwanese organized crime groups, and strictly US-based tongs and gangs. According to Ko-lin Chin, the foremost academic expert in the U.S. on Chinese organized crime, there is no empirical support for the belief that there is a well-organized, monolithic, hierarchical criminal cartel called the “Chinese Mafia.” The Chinese gangs are best known for trafficking in heroin and opium, but they are in fact as diversified as the biggest multinational conglomerate. Among their other activities are arms smuggling, credit card fraud, counterfeiting, software piracy, prostitution, gambling, loansharking, white-collar crime, home-invasion robbery, high-tech theft, and trafficking in endangered animals and plants. The triads are equally increasingly involved in the smuggling of illegal aliens. U.S. officials estimate that up to 100,000 Chinese are illegally smuggled into the country each year, many of them forced to live in involuntary obedience for a long period of time, while they work off their debt to the gangsters and smugglers that helped them to make their way into the states. In order to simplify and focus our discussion, this analysis will concentrate on the Fuk Ching gang. The Fuk Ching are active in Liberty City, and are regarded as one of the most powerful, and also transnationally active, Chinese organized crime groups in the U.S. (Chin, 1996). They are estimated to have approximately 35 members, with another 20 members currently in prison. Other major gangs in Liberty include the Ghost Shadows, Flying Dragons, Tung On, and Born-to-Kill. The Liberty City gangs, like the Fuk Ching, mainly operate extortion and protection rackets in defined neighborhoods in Liberty City’s Chinatown. Their victims are mostly businesses in Chinatown. In San Andreas, however, the Chinese organized crime presence, and the problem is quite different from that in Liberty City. In San Andreas, the dominant groups are the Wo Hop To and the Wah Ching. The Liberty City Police Department (LCPD), which polices the neighborhood in which the Fuk Ching are active, uses all the standard law enforcement practices commonly used to combat organized crime. These include informants, undercover investigators, and electronic surveillance. In addition, both the police and the FBI support and encourage extortion victims to use hotlines to report their victimization. The LCPD has also created an Asian Gang Intelligence Unit that employs street patrols to monitor street gangs. One of the structural characteristics that make Chinese organized crime different from other forms is the relationship between some of the street gangs and certain adult organizations. The latter are called tongs. The Fuk Ching, for example, is affiliated with the Fukien American Association. The Fukien American Association – as with other tongs and their relationships with gangs – provide the Fuk Ching with a physical place to gather and hang out. They allow the gang to operate on their (the tong’s) territory, thus legitimizing them with the community. Which is what usually appears in San Andreas as well. The smaller Chinese gangs fall under triads, that allows them to distribute and use their street as their so-called turf. In the state of San Andreas, there are more than thirty-two estimated Cantonese-American street gangs, and triads. One of them is the Paul Yin Gang, the street gang gained power in the early beginning of the 21st century when a huge wave of Cantonese-American migrants went to the Korean district of Los Santos. Many of them were smuggled through containers, which forced them to work for the smugglers/gangsters until they paid their debt off. Even though the Paul Yin Gang has had little to no influence over the area for the past twenty years, they've made quite a big name for themselves, as the LSPD had launched multiple raids in the area, charging many affiliates with money laundering charges, and involvement in loansharking. Over the last 2 decades, the United States and especially San Andreas has seen a huge inflow of Asian Americans. A look at how great of an Asian population there is in San Andreas is simply by looking at the enrollment at the University of Los Santos schools. UC Los Santos consists of Asian American and UC Red County is approximately 45%. This migration of Asians has brought many hard workers but it has also brought a new form of gangs more violent and brutal than America has ever seen. The Triads and the Tongs are one of the reasons why some Asian-Americans feel it necessary to join these gangs even though it seems to contradict the Asian "model minority" myth. The Asian American has been stereotyped as the "model minority", which implies that Asians have a strong work ethic, low profile, and a sense of loyalty to their family. Yet crimes by Asians in gangs have been occurring throughout San Andreas much more frequently than in years past. There seems to be a definite irony here in that the increases in Asian-American youth crime and the stereotype of Asian-Americans do not follow the same pattern. One such reason for this deviation is based on a matter of perspective in that one might consider crime by Asian-American youth as an occupation. If one takes into consideration that crime could be considered an occupation, then if the Asian-American work ethic focuses on succeeding in the new world, then the crime cannot be ruled out as an option to attaining financial class success. However, there is a more reasonable explanation as to why current Asian youth seem to deviate from the so-called "model minority" myth because of the two different phases in which Asians came to the United States. This huge inflow of Asians into San Andreas essentially occurred in two phases. In 1965, Congress passed an Immigration Act which abolished the old national-origins quota and increased the limit of 100 immigrants from countries within the "Asian-Pacific Triangle" to 20,000 immigrants per country from the Eastern Hemisphere, plus immigrants accepted within family preference standards: specifically spouses, minor children, and parents of citizens. This gave rise to a major wave of Asian immigration to America. This first wave in the 1 970s consisted of Asians who were highly educated, middle class, and urban. They arrived in a very short time frame, which allowed them to establish themselves successfully in America and thus was born the "model minority" myth. These immigrants were hard-working and stressed education as the tools to success and these tools would allow them to live the "American Dream." But more recently the second wave which started around the mid 1980s to the present, the immigrants from Asia have been mainly refugees from harsh political conditions in Southeast Asia. These recent immigrants arrive seeking new jobs and new opportunities but the job market is shrinking for less-skilled workers due to technological change. There has been increased immigration into the United States because under the current family preference system, it admits not only spouses, minor children, and parents of citizens, but also siblings and children over the age of two. But, for too many of these immigrants, coming to America has been a myth-shattering experience; because they soon realize that it is still very hard to succeed in America. When immigrants arrive in America, they strive for financial status and a comfortable home. However the first means to achieve financial status is through a professional job but a professional job requires training and some form of education. Immigrants who face a language barrier have trouble attaining that education they need especially if a college degree is needed because it is difficult to raise the money to afford higher education. Entrepreneurship is blocked by many of these same obstacles. And media success is forgettable because of the tiny market for Asian Americans in the media. Consequently, these new immigrants arrive in America with little prospect for employment and thus contribute to the growing percentage of Asian-Americans living below the poverty line. In order to simply survive, some Asian youth turn to crime in order to get some of the things that their parents cannot give them, which is usually influenced by poverty, greed, social comfort, and overall attention. Hell Side Wah Ching 1990s The gang’s origins lie in the tag-banging crew Hellside Asian Boys (HAB), whose ex-members made up the core of Hellside Wah Ching’s membership. While original members of HAB were primarily concerned with graffiti and graffiti culture, the merge with KTown Seaside Mafia (KSM) severely transformed the nature of HAB. While prior to the merge, HAB had partaken in petty crime, merging with another tag-banging crew irreversibly changed the crew. Local law enforcement officials had speculated that the clique was primarily 'created' due to the spiking interest in the drug market. Following the merge the gang was known as Hellside Mafia and has been involved in selling drugs onto a new lucrative drug market appearing due to the mass-immigration of Asian/Chinese immigrants in the Little Seoul Area. It's been rumored that certain members of the gang had developed ties to the local tong. It's been speculated that the tong had used Hellside Mafia as their muscle when it came to local extortions and drug trafficking. 2000s At the brink of a new millennium a bloody feud had occurred. What was formerly known as the Hellside Mafia had split into Hellside Wah Ching and KTown Circle Boys. The members of Hellside Mafia whom had pled allegiance to the local tong had then formed the core membership of the Hellside Wah Ching, whilst everybody who "didn't get with the program" became part of the KTown Circle Boys clique. In 2003 the Los Santos Police Department classified them as a street gang for prosecution purposes when three HWC members Nestor Chung, 17, James Chuang, 16, along with Joshua Hu, 17 and Omar Chin, 15 who was not in a gang were involved in the double homicide of Jack Cho, 14 and his father Li Cho, 45, on November 5, 2003. Jack’s brother, Bradley Cho, 17, was a member of the KTown Circle Boys and had a dispute with Joshua at their high school earlier that day. The four assailants were looking for Bradley when they shot and killed his little brother (not a gang member) and his father. It's been said that the tong had severed ties with the Hellside Wah Ching following the homicide of Jack Cho and his father. Little Seoul (忠诚) is a group of Roleplayers aiming to portray a realistic Chinese tong/triad located at Little Seoul, Ginger Street/Sunshine. All aspiring players may approach us ICly, roleplaying a "move in" is highly frowned upon in the faction as neighborhood-foreign locals are not engaged proactively in the faction' activities whether classmates or known locals, friends, etc. are more involved. We suggest reading any sort of guide on how to portray a realistic Chinese mobster member prior to joining us, however, be aware that our faction puts heavy emphasis on environmental/group realism as a whole as well, affiliates and members may not post screenshots on the thread until they've been approved via our approval system as we're very strict on ourselves regarding the fashion regime we've been aiming to give out on our thread. We also have a guide in our Discord server which you are free to read. Upon joining the faction you also instantly agree to be Character Killed by the High Council members within the faction. Anyone wanting to roleplay with our faction is required to join our Discord server.
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  14. Hey everyone, Hope everyone's doing well and getting ready for the holiday season. December was always special around LS-RP, I remember all the treasure hunts and winter/Christmas events we used to hold. I'm looking forward to seeing something like that in-game again as we celebrate the season... next year. It's been quite challenging over the last few months to keep track of the remaining work. Trying to keep tabs on all the features in my brain has proven quite inefficient, so instead of trying to remember what I'm supposed to be doing and which features are left to develop or test, we made a list. This list itemized every single outstanding feature or activity we've yet to complete before the server is launch-ready. As I was compiling this list a few weeks ago I realized that even that isn't enough. Really, is the trucking system the same as a phone call? Much different; so we started adding estimates to everything. 4 hours to finish phone calls, 16 hours to finish trucking, 2 hours here 4 there and so on. I've done estimations on an enterprise level in the past and it's a known secret that at the start of the project, unless you have a thorough specification, they're just made up numbers. Nobody knows and everyone's guess is meaningless, you're just working in a ballpark. Since we're nearing the end of the initial development, we're in a different position and it's much easier for us to list out all the things we've yet to do. So we've done that, and estimated how much it'll take. Based on these numbers, we realized that we've underestimated the amount of work remaining when we scheduled the release for Q4 2021. With the rest of the leadership, we were facing the following options: Option 1: Release in Q4 2021. We release in Q4 2021, as late as possible, but still meet the deadline. This gives us the pros of keeping up on our promise and taking advantage of the hype the LS-RP project currently has. The downside of this option is that we'd be releasing a game mode without a lot of important features and with a lot of potential bugs, since we'd have to be adding new features all the way to the launch date. Lacking features and bugs will result in a disappointed community and a potential loss of players. Option 2: Postpone the release for the 2nd time. We delay the release a bit. This allows us to work on features we deem essential but didn't manage to complete just yet. We have enough time to properly test these features (shoutout to our staff by the way - you've done amazing job testing so far). The dreaded disadvantage of going with this option is that we won't deliver on our promise that we'd release Q4, which can lead to the community being disappointed, leading to a potential loss of players. Which one would you choose? Let me know. Since we started deliberating postponing again, I had to go back and read my statement when we had to postpone to Q4. Here's a quote from that post: As I'm reading that I realize that we're in the very same situation now - how come though? Did nothing change since September? There's been no major inactivity for any of the devs or leads, or any "major roadblocks" I could think of that'd cause this delay. I tried to identify the reasons why we're delaying again and this is what I got: - We underestimated the amount of work remaining. The estimate that we should be done by Q4 was not backed by any real numbers, but rather a "gut feeling". - We've added new things to the scope for release. Those things were usually features which we deemed essential but forgot about them early on; or were only made aware of them now. - We spent a lot of time focusing on detail and polish of existing features. - Personal and professional obligations of the team, although this one was kept to a surprising minimum during Q4. After hours of deliberation, we chose option 2. We've taken several steps to make sure this is the last date we give you. We wanted to work towards a concrete date instead of a vague time range ("summer", "q4"). - As mentioned previously, we made an itemized of all remaining features and activities until we're release-ready. - We've added a estimate in hours to every remaining item or activity. - We're accounting for a % of risk dedicated to fixing bugs and unforeseen difficulties. This risk is currently set to 10%. - We've created metrics to monitor whether we're ahead of, or behind schedule. This allows us to play with the scope and reevaluate our current assignments if we're falling behind schedule. Based on these steps and metrics, we came up with the official release date of LS-RP:V on February 24th, 2022. Community Involvement With the release being postponed by just a bit over month and a half, we're looking for ways to keep the community engaged with what we're doing. Here's some milestones you can look forward to in the near future: - Character Customization made available ahead of launch, first for Patrons and later for the general public. - Character Applications made available ahead of launch to the general public. - Staff Reinstatements opening ahead to get ready for launch. The concrete dates of each will be announced separately at one point or another; but we're aiming to release the character customization server this week. There's a few more things we've up our sleeves to keep the community engaged, but I don't want to announce them just yet as they're not as thought through as the rest. If you have any ideas yourself, my inbox is always open. Progress Update I'll try to include a progress update where it makes sense when I write these posts. This should give you the idea of where we are in terms of the schedule and how much work is remaining in different parts of the code. Here's the current status: I've been on a mission to be as transparent as reasonably possible during the development of LS-RP:V. I had a lot to learn from the SA-MP days and I sincerely hope that the information we give you is keeping you excited during the wait; whether it's snippets, blog posts or just random talks on Discord. It's hard at times as we don't want to give away too much for several reasons. Sharing this progress update is yet another step in trying to balance out communication, element of surprise and competitive advantage. Closing Statement I understand any and all feelings of frustration at the announcement today. It's not fun news, but at the same time it's good news. It allows us to work on delivering what we've initially set out to make. I'd like to express my gratitude to the entire staff team who has been actively engaging in improving the server's features and standing behind the project the whole time; to the patrons who keep our infrastructure bills on time and to the community for believing in the project. Thank you for being understanding. If you'd like to be closer to the action, consider joining our discord at https://discord.gg/ls-rp, where we post snippets of our work. Kind regards and happy holiday season, Mmartin on behalf of LS-RP Staff
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  15. Hello everyone The last year has been an unusual period of time for the staff team and we are getting closer to another milestone — launching our community on the GTA V platform. In preparation for the many months of developing the script we altered the way our team is structured by introducing the 'Insider' team. The whole staff team has played a vital role in establishing the ecosystem and building the foundation for the server, without their knowledge and experience we would not have been where we are today. As of this post, the Insider Team will be removed and some members of it will be offered alternative positions within the core staff team based on contributions and activity during their time. We'd also like to thank Ten for his contributions to the Faction Team and for setting up and shaping the illegal faction scene ahead of the launch of the server, sadly he has resigned from the team a few days ago and we look forward to hopefully seeing him return in the future! We'd like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has contributed to shape the server — the community, the insiders and the staff team as a whole. Thank you for sticking with us through the most challenging period of LS-RP history. Moving on, we'd like to introduce our new staff team structure: Senior Lead Admin Baker — DadoJ — Kane Lead Admin nova Senior Admin DDaniels — Mitcholodolo — Redz Game Admin Xanakin — zalenac — ROZE — Benavides — Mario — Flemwad — Dos Santos Junior Admin Bellagio — Birdman — Zapper Trainee Admins accursed — Kendrick — Genny — jack — luca. Senior Tester betonists — danielswe — Turtle — Marshall Tester Bizarre — bobster — Caleb410 Junior Tester Farrell — Mac — AlmightyBounter — JamesW — Freedom Fighter — Faugh A Ballagh This list is not final and is subject to change.
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  16. . . . SOUTH SIDE NUEVE FLATS 13 also known as Nine Flats, is a Mexican-American gang located on the southern side of Rancho Boulevard, Los Santos. Nueve Flats name originated from the total of nine buildings of apartments/flats located in the neighborhood by Jamestown Street and Rancho Boulevard; Rancho Projects, later adopted by the gang as Nueve Flats. The residents within the community consist of anything from normal families and retired elder people, to drug addicts and prior convicted felons. The area is well known for its high crime rate, resulting in a record-high of 82 reported deaths and over 200 arrests due to possession of controlled substances between 2017 and 2020, all within the vicinity of Nueve Flats; making it one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Los Santos. An out-growing issue in the community of Nueve Flats are the constant crimes being committed on a daily basis, at any given time of the day. However, it is well known that those responsible for the high activity of crimes, mainly consisting of armed robberies and many others, are being done by its local gang that resides in the community. The name of the gang is known by South Side Nueve Flats 13. . . . DOWN INSANE FLATEROS (DIF) is one of the most notorious cliques that operates under S/S Nueve Flats 13. In its early days, Down Insane Flateros (DIF) main focus was mainly robberies, to sell the stolen items in exchange for quick cash. But gradually over time, the clique started expanding to other types of operations; in this case, drugs. Starting off with simple controlled substances such as a Xanax and Valium to eventually getting their hands into more deeper controller substances such as weed, cocaine and among others. With the large number of demands for these drugs, the numbers of cash flow for the clique has tremendously grown over the past few years. Giving them more opportunities to expand their drug market, and illegal operations across the southern side of Los Santos. . . . CONNECTION WITH THE MEXICAN MAFIA Nueve Flats originated back in 1970s, under a small group of mexican-american to protect local hispanic demographic within the area. It has been an on-going battle over the years due to the high presence of african-american gangs that reside within close limits of Nueve Flats neighborhood. In late 1970s, Nueve Flats adopted the number 13 which signifies an alliance with the Mexican Mafia. This alliance helped Nueve Flats to grow into a ruthless street gang that lifted a heavy presence and fear to those other african-american gangs that were located on the southern area of Los Santos.
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  17. Rollin 100s The Rollin 100s Crips (R100s), also known as the Rich Rollin 100s (RR100s) consist of many street gangs located on the Westside of Los Santos. Their presence is well known on the Westside of Los Santos, being one of the largest, strongest street-gangs located on the Westside. The Rollin 100s went through many trials & tribulations to claim territory in the Westside Los Santos area. The Rollin 100s are one of the first spin off gangs from the Westside Crips, turning into the Rollin 100s, along with the sub-sets under them, Neighborhood Crips, Raymond Avenue Crips, Underground Blocc Crips, and Original Blocc Crips and plenty more. During this time, Los Santos became a gang hotbed, with Blood, Brim, and Piru’s coming out of the cuts, starting problems with the Crips. With all of the battles they have gone through, they have an alliance with gangs under the Neighborhood Crip Card (2x), along with all gangs under the Rollin O’s card. The Rollin 100s carry several gangs that are under the Rollin 100s umbrella, the gangs go as far as the 104 Hard Time Hustler Crips, 111 Neighborhood Crips, Budlong Gangster Crips, 107 Original Blocc Crips, 113 Original Blocc Crips, Underground Blocc Crips. The Original Blocc Crips and Underground Blocc Crips also fall under the Rollin 100s umbrella. The Rollin 100s are allies of the East Coast Crips, East Side Hustler Crips, Tonga Crip Gang, and are allies of all Neighborhood/Rollin Crip gangs. Rollin 100s Underground Blocc Crips The Rollin 100s Underground Blocc Crips, also known as the Blue Flame Gang are a primarily African-American street gang located on the Westside of Los Santos. This gang is one of the largest and notable ones in the Rollin 100s, along with the Original Blocc Crips, which we won't be roleplaying. The main cliques are 103rd, 105th, and 107th. Although they have those cliques, members from UG tend to claim “108th” or “V8.” V8 is a term given to 108th Street, the home of the OBC and the UGC’s. Both gangs (OBC x UGC) claim V8, it’s just a Blocc Crip thing. The Underground Crips are allies of all Rollin O’s and Neighborhood Crips. Their rivals are Black P. Stones, Rollin 20s Neighborhood Bloods, Family Gangster Bloods, and basically any other faction that falls under the Blood, Brim, Piru moniker. Although they beef with a lot of bloods, they still show animosity towards Crip gangs such as the Eight Tray Gangster Crips, 99 Mafia Crips, and the 111 Neighborhood Crips even though they’re affiliated with the Neighborhood Crips. This set also has a long history of beefing with Hoover Criminals, specifically the 107 and 112, which they call themselves the Gunnas. They also feuded with the Watergate Crips over a gang-affiliated tagging. When the Underground Crips had first started pushing for more territory in 1975, Chu Chu, an alleged member of the Underground Crips, wrote “UGC Chu Chu” on one of the walls. Shortly after, Big Chop from the Watergate Crips had turned the U into a W and crossed out Chu Chu’s name. The Undergrounds and Watergates fought all the way until 1992, and at one point of time, were number one enemies. Another feud that the Underground Crips had were with the Raymond Avenue Crips. This feud started over a pistol that wasn’t even involved with Underground, but things escalated, and it turned into a heated rivalry. At one point in time, the Underground Crips were a big family, with relatives from Hoovers, Eight Tray, and many others. People then started getting on the Underground Crips because they were hanging around the Rollin 60s, which at the time were one of the most hated gangs. This made the Underground Crips feud with many other gangs, even though they used to be a small set. The youth of the Underground Blocc Crips are heavily influenced by the internet. The internet is the easiest way to get taken down by the LSPD, but yet, gangbangers still do it. Some don’t, but most do. They love to show off themselves and their lifestyles on the internet. It’s also a way to interact with enemy and allied gangs, you can easily see a live Instagram story and know exactly where someone is if they move sloppy enough. This generation of the Underground Blocc Crips are what some call “net bangers.” Even though they cause havoc in the streets, they still decide to net bang. You’d see their hood days, party advertisements, and plenty other things on the internet. Even videos of themselves with guns in their enemies territories. #100Days100Nights The Rollin 100’s and the Hoover Criminals were already on horrible terms during the years before the #100Days100Nights hashtag. The #100Days100Nights hashtag started trending in the summer of 2015, and became one of the most violent acts in the city of Los Santos. This hashtag started from two known street gangs, the Hoover Criminals, and Hoover Gangster Crips and the Rollin 100’s. It wasn’t only those two gangs in this though, other street gangs from Los Santos decided to step in the war, and bring even more attention then there already was in the streets of Los Santos. This hashtag started over the death of Kenneth “KP” Peevy. Kenneth was an 27 year-old African-American male that was shot and killed on Covenant Avenue and Brouge Avenue, according to the Los Santos coroner’s records. The Los Santos Police Department went over to the gang-affiliated area after getting a call about gunshots being fired. When the Officers arrived they saw 27 year-old Kenneth Peevy on the floor with several gunshot wounds in his upper torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the coroner's records. It was believed that KP’s death had something to do with a fist fight Peevy was involved in with a rival gang. Afterwards, the rivals were angry enough to pick up a gun and shoot Peevy. This shooting is said to have sparked the violent online challenge between the Hoover Criminals and the Rollin 100’s: a race to kill as many rivals as they can in a 100 day and night period. That’s where the hashtag #100Days100Nights comes into play. Members from both Rollin 100’s and the Hoover Criminals said that it would remain on for 100 Days and 100 Nights, and innocent people should stay away from both Covenant and Forum Drive, because they can be risking their lives. “The LSPD says the city of Los Santos had its deadliest August since 2007, and 39 people were killed just last month. The search continues for the suspects of Kenneth Peevy’s murder which took place on Covenant and Brouge Avenue.” - Los Santos Times.
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  18. 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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  19. Origins: The Eastside Ghetto Boyz Gang (ESGBZ), also known as the Ghetto Boyz (GBZ) or Ghetto Lifers are predominantly, but not exclusively, a Mexican-American criminal street gang, located on the East Side in South Central Los Santos, San Andreas. The gang started off a football team that used to sport red clothing with the letter “G” on it. They always played their rivals at Trinity Park every year. As the years went past the childhood rivals turned to the streets after certain programs got shut down. The group then cherished their situation due to them not having it all they adopted the name Ghetto Boyz because that’s how they were living you, wild and ghetto. The Ghetto Boyz were established during the 1980s and claimed the areas bordered by Davis Avenue to Roy Lowenstein Blvd between Brogue Street and MacDonald Street. The Ghetto Boyz Gang also claims territory around the Maple Liquor and Car Wash located on Brogue Avenue and 27th Street, which is considered the "heart" of their barrio. The primary cliques of the Ghetto Boyz, are the 28th Street Locos and the 27th Street Tiny Gangsters. Other cliques are the Adams Locos, Pee Wees (PWS), and the Bagos (BGS). Primera Flats War: The Ghetto Boyz (BGZ) had a fierce rivalry with the 23rd clique of the Primera Flats (PF) over the "Trinity Park" (recreation center) located on Trinity Street near 25th Street. However, both gangs claimed 25th Street as being part of their territory, causing a history of bad blood. Many have died as a result of this deadly rivalry, including innocent bystanders with no gang affiliation. For instance, on April 11, 2002, an eight-year-old boy playing at the Trinity Park, died after being struck in the chest by a stray bullet, during a gang-related shooting between the Ghetto Boyz and the Primera Flats. However, the Ghetto Boyz denounced the park as territory, do to unwanted attention from the police and possibly being green-lighted by the Mexican-Mafia (over innocent kids and females being killed), according to a respected member of the Ghetto Gang. During the early 1990s, the Ghetto Gang had a rivalry feud with the 29th Street Gang. In 1992, members of the Ghetto Boyz shot and killed a member of the 29th Street Gang. The following night, members of the 29th Street Gang retaliated by killing a member of the Ghetto Boyz. Other early rivals of the GBZ Gang are the 39th Street Gang, 41st Street Gang Playboys 13 Hang Out Boys (HOB) Saints Street Gang Carnales 13 Washington Boys (WNBS) and the 55 Bunch Gang. Around 2008 the war between Ghetto Boyz and Florencia 13 started over a misunderstood tagging the Ghetto Boyz always wrote "FK" on their was to taunt Primera Flats. It stood for "Flats Killer". However Florencia didn't care at all so they took offense and they had a lot of verbal disputes about it which lead to multiple brawls, fights and stabbings. On February 18, 2011 a member of Florencia was killed In a drive by shooting that was preformed by the Ghetto Boyz In broad daylight. The month after that Christina Salazar, also known as Lil Chucky, a 17-year-old female who was shot to death near Maple Avenue and Adams Boulevard, on March 2, 2011 by Florencia 13. Lil Silent, is an American Chicano rapper and original member of the South Central Ghetto Boyz Gang. He is best known for his tribute songs dedicated to the memories of fallen members of the Ghetto Boyz Gang. Lil Silent also dedicated a song to Christina.
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  20. Hey all, Today I'm happy to showcase to you guys how far along we've came with our damage system which is just about complete. It's been really fun testing and we can't wait for you guys to hop in game soon and experience it yourself. Check out this video by @Xanakin to see more about it: We really brainstormed how to handle damages and different type of weapons and I think we came out with a pretty solid system. We currently have more than 60 custom inventory weapons implemented and more than 20 different ammo types. Each weapon will have a base damage and a list of compatible ammo and a range of distances it can fire accurately and how far. V's native range for hitting targets is quite large so this was necessary to do. Each ammo type will be configured with a different multiplier. So some types of ammo will be stronger, some will be weaker and so forth. When it comes to deciding how much damage it's time to give, it all comes down to these factors: base damage, ammo multiplier, distance and bodypart. Some bodyparts will increase your damage, and some may lower it. Another part of our system that I'm quite happy about is the attachment system! We've added just about every weapon component that exists on GTA V and that will all be accessible. As demonstrated in the video, you'll be able to have each piece in your inventory and use them on weapons it's compatible with (not all can have attachments)! Here's an example of some of the pistols and their ammo types we've added: (not final!) thead tr {background-color: ActiveCaption; color: CaptionText;} th, td {vertical-align: top; font-family: "Segoe UI", Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 9pt; padding: 3px; } table, td {border: 1px solid silver;} table {border-collapse: collapse;} thead .col0 {width: 189px;} thead .col1 {width: 164px;} Weapons Ammo Types LSPD SWAT Staccato P 9mm FMJ, 9mm JHP H&K USP 9 9mm FMJ, 9mm JHP Beretta 92FS 9mm FMJ, 9mm JHP Glock 19 9mm FMJ, 9mm JHP FN 509 MRD-LE 9mm FMJ, 9mm JHP Glock 17 9mm FMJ, 9mm JHP Beretta 92X 9mm FMJ, 9mm JHP Glock 21 9mm FMJ, 9mm JHP Sig Sauer P320 9mm FMJ, 9mm JHP Sig Sauer P365X 9mm FMJ, 9mm JHP Glock 43X 9mm FMJ, 9mm JHP Kimber Custom LW .45ACP FMJ, .45ACP JHP Colt 1911 Classic .45ACP FMJ, .45ACP JHP Smith & Wesson 4506 .45ACP FMJ, .45ACP JHP Smith & Wesson M&P9 M2.0 9mm FMJ, 9mm JHP Thank you all once again for your continued support! Regards, Kane
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  21. The Los Santos County Sheriff's Department is a law enforcement faction that focuses on providing enjoyable and realistic police role play. The faction is primarily based upon and draws inspiration from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. LSSD — Index Page Employment Service Center Patrol Car Ride-Along Requests LOS SANTOS COUNTY SHERIFF KENNETH LAROSA On the 1st of February, Kenneth Larosa, a 25 year veteran of the Department was promoted to Commander of the Administration Services Division. Larosa got his Criminal Justice degree at the San Diego State University where he would later move to Los Santos. His career began in 1995, where he become a Deputy Sheriff. For the most part of his career, he would stay at the Davis Sheriff's Station, where he would rise to the rank of Sergeant, becoming Watch Commander certified. For a change in career paths, Larosa would then be assigned as Operations Lieutenant for the Basic Sergeant Supervisory School in 2011. Initially in 2016, Kenneth Larosa was promoted to Captain, Coordinator of the Basic Sergeant Supervisory School. In July 2020, he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Sheriff and oversaw a majority of the Department, with a primary focus on the Administration Services section of the Department, as well as serving as the Chief of Staff. In August 2021, Kenneth Larosa became the 20th Sheriff of the Los Santos County. ASSISTANT SHERIFF Roderick Hayward Executive Office of Patrol and Detective Operations Administrative Services Division The Administrative Services Division is comprised of Sheriff's Information Bureau, Training Bureau, Field Training Program and Basic Sergeant Supervisor School. The Administrative Services Division is responsible for providing administrative staff services to the Department Executives and to evaluate and refine policy and procedures through the inspection and training processes. It is also charged with identifying and mitigating areas of actual or potential Department Liability arising during the course of the Department's daily activities. The Training Bureau The Training Bureau is responsible for the entire recruitment process of the Los Santos County Sheriff's Department. The Training Bureau aims to provide the Los Santos County Sheriff's Department with the best suited and qualified deputy sheriffs by testing, assessing, and thoroughly evaluating each possible deputy sheriff candidate. The Training Bureau consists of three units; The Background Investigations Unit, the Recruit Training Unit, and the Weapons Training Unit. The Sheriff's Information Bureau The primary function of this Bureau is to maintain the Department's Operations Log and disseminate information and news to the general public, members of the Department and the news media. The Bureau is also responsible for evaluating proposed Department public relations programs. The Bureau responsibilities are performed through the operation of a 24-hour command information center, by program evaluation and development, by continuing liaison with the press and the community and by responding to telephonic and written inquiries. The Communications & Fleet Management Bureau The Communications & Fleet Management Bureau houses the Department's vast communication assets as well as fleet maintenance. The Sheriff's Communications Center, which operates out of The Big Ear, provides units with dispatch functions. The Facilities Planning Bureau The Facilities Planning Bureau houses all future plans for the Los Santos County Sheriff's Department facilities, including the upgrading of facilities, compliance with the San Andreas Fire Code across all facilities and the implementation of new facilities and stations. The Field Training Program The Field Training Program is responsible for the introduction of a newly assigned officer to the personnel, procedures, policies, and purposes of the individual law enforcement department. The Field Training Program provides the initial formal and informal training specific to the department and the day-to-day duties of its officers and it makes the new officers' field training as effective as possible by assigning them to multiple Field Training Officers (FTOs). The Basic Sergeant Supervisor School The Basic Sergeant Supervisor School is responsible for the training of Assistant Field Sergeants, traditional education and lecture on the fundamentals of police supervision, field-based mentoring and evaluation, providing hands-on experience to solidify the material taught; and education, training, and evaluation of all new Sergeants in the Department. Central Patrol Division This Division is responsible for the performance of the basic police tasks of protecting life and property, preserving the peace, preventing and suppressing crime, and the apprehension of violators of the law. The Central Patrol Division is responsible for the operation of the following Stations: 1) Davis Sheriff's Station & 2) The Paleto Bay's Sheriff's Station The Davis Sheriff's Station The Davis Sheriff's Station services the following areas: 1) Davis, 2) East Los Santos, 3) Vespucci, 3) Downtown, 4) La Puerta and 5) Little Seoul. The Paleto Bay Sheriff's Station The Paleto Bay's Sheriff's Station services the following areas: 1) Paleto Bay, 2) Grapeseed, 3) Zancudo, 4) Sandy Shores, 5) Harmony, 6.) Los Santos City Central. Detective Division The Detective Division's mission is to support the overall mission of the Sheriff’s Department by providing the highest quality criminal investigative services on a countywide basis. The Major Crimes Bureau This bureau is comprised of the following details: 1) Homicide Detail and 2) Metro Detail along with a task force called: Taskforce for Regional Autotheft Prevention. This bureau investigates the following: Cases investigated by this Bureau involve: 1) accidental deaths, 2) homicides, 3) natural deaths (Coroner cases), 4) suicides, 5) missing juveniles when there is suspicion of foul play; or missing over 30 days, 6) missing and unidentified persons (adults), 7) shootings involving Department personnel that result in injury or death, 8.) assaults against on-duty Department personnel that result in life-threatening or serious injury and 9) found human remains. The Operation Safe Streets Bureau This bureau is comprised of the following details: 1) Gang Enforcement Team (GET) and 2) Operation Safe Street Detail (OSS). The responsibilities for the Gang Enforcement Team (GET) include (but not limited to): 1) Provide uniformed personnel to work directed patrol in the most active or violent target gang areas, 2) Gather, disseminate, and exchange information about street gangs and their association with Operation Safe Street Detail (OSS) and 3) Participate and prepare presentations for civic groups about street gangs and their activities. The responsibilities for Operation Safe Street Detail (OSS) include (but not limited to): 1) Investigate high-grade felonies of targeted gangs, 2) Gather, coordinate, and disseminate information concerning gangs and their related criminal activities and 3) Maintain liaison with various local, state, and federal agencies concerning street gangs Professional Standards Division The Professional Standards Division's mission is to provide and maintain professional standards among departmental staff and to analyze, prevent and resolve any abuse committed on duty or any complaint made on behalf of a Deputy Sheriff. The Internal Affairs Bureau The Internal Affairs Bureau is responsible for: 1) Conducting administrative investigations of policy violations by Department members, 2) Conducting administrative investigations of policy of equality violations by Department members, 3) Conducting administrative investigations for outside law enforcement agencies at the request of the agency, 4) Monitoring criminal investigations of Department members, 5) Responding to deputy-involved shootings and specific significant use of force incidents, and preparing an administrative review of the incident for the Executive Force Review Committee, 6) Conducting “for cause” drug tests at the direction of a Department member’s unit commander or higher ranking member and 7) Compiling data for all shootings involving Department personnel (e.g., hit, non-hit, unintentional discharge, warning shot, and animal shootings). The Internal Criminal Investigations Bureau This Bureau reports to the Sheriff and Undersheriff and is responsible for the investigation of allegations of criminal misconduct by members of this Department when the offense is committed within the policing jurisdiction of the Sheriff. The Advocacy Bureau The Advocacy Bureau is the legal advisor to Department Executives and Management. They oversee legal issues and provide legal advisement to multiple executive & investigative entities. Special Operations Division The Special Operations Division is comprised of the Special Enforcement Bureau and the Aero Bureau. The Special Operations Division provides support to all units within the Department and mutual aid assistance to outside agencies via its various bureaus and details, including Air Support for pursuits or rescue operations, as well as a tactical response to high-risk situations. The Special Enforcement Bureau Special Enforcement Detail SED is the 48-person, full-time, special weapons team tasked with high-risk warrant service, barricaded suspect resolution, hostage rescue, dignitary protection and maritime operations. SED on average handles 220 to 260 tactical operations per year for the department’s 42 contract cities, unincorporated county areas and mutual aid requests from other agencies. Additionally, SED conducts training for other LSSD members, personnel from a wide array of outside law enforcement agencies and military personnel. When not actively deployed on a tactical operation, SED members continuously train on a variety of core SWAT skills that include maritime interdiction and tactical explosive breaching. Emergency Services Detail Initially conceived as a full-time search and rescue unit, the Emergency Services Detail (ESD) quickly morphed into one of the most unique assignments within law enforcement. ESD members were the first in the country to achieve certified paramedic rating for fulltime law enforcement officers, and that practice continues today to include ESD supervisors. ESD personnel provide Tactical Emergency Medical Support to SEB Special Weapons Teams and to outside agencies upon request. Additionally, they conduct mountain searchand-rescue operations, underwater search and recovery, and swift water rescue operations for the Sheriff’s Department. ESD paramedics and crew chiefs staff the department’s Air Rescue 5 Super Puma helicopters. The ESD members on AIR-5 can provide rapid deployment of tactically trained and equipped personnel to active shooter/hostile events and other emergency incidents throughout Los Santos County and beyond. The ability to traverse the highly congested 4,000-square-mile county of Los Santos through the air provides a tactical response that would otherwise be significantly delayed by ground transport. Canine Services Detail In 1980, the Los Santos County Sheriff’s Department began a pilot program with police service dogs. Since that time, Canine Service Detail members and their partners have developed and proved invaluable in not only providing assistance on high-risk searches for patrol operations but also as completely integrated members on the Special Weapons Team. CSD members complete approximately 400 searches per year and respond to all Special Weapons Team activations. All CSD K9s are single purpose apprehension dogs with one exception. CSD has the only tactically certified bloodhound program in California. The tactical bloodhound program allows for the search for high-risk suspects who may have escaped containment and are deemed too dangerous for a normal bloodhound team. CSD hosts a 30-hour Canine/ SWAT integration course twice a year. Participants come from a multitude of law enforcement agencies and U.S. military units. CSD teams are capable of rapid response with other SEB details during active shooter or other emergency scenarios and possess the ability to fast rope and/or rappel with their K9 partners. The Aero Bureau The Aero Bureau performs aerial support services using various types of aircraft and is responsible for: 1) investigating violations of regulations governing flight of aircraft and prosecuting offenders, 2) investigating all fatal or serious aircraft accidents, 3) granting permission to land aircraft on, performing maintenance on, and continuing the certification of all helipads under the control of the Department and 4) providing airplanes and/or helicopters and flight crews. Custody Services Division Custody Operations consists of three custody services divisions: General Population, Specialized Programs, and Administration Command. Each division has distinct areas of responsibility. These divisions are responsible for the operation of the Department’s jail system and for the care, custody, security, and rehabilitation of all sentenced and pretrial inmates housed within the Los Santos County Sheriff’s Department’s jail facilities.
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  22. "Whereas the Mafia was a private club, the Irish Mob was more of a philosophy. Under the guise of the lawman, the politician, and the gangster." Irish Mob in the United States Irish American organized crime is a phenomenon that predates the Italian American organized criminal society, La Cosa Nostra. It is the oldest criminal group in the United States, with traceable history in almost every major city in the country. Evolving from exclusively Irish street gangs within the Northeast during the 19th century, the Irish mob flourished in the pre-Prohibition and Prohibition eras. Irish mobsters with great know-how and business savvy developed ingenious ways to smuggle alcohol from Ireland into the Northeast coast of the United States, thereby leading to an unprecedented period of wealth and growth. The majority of Irish street gangs and criminal organizations had fizzled out by the 1940s. Stark competition from the Italian gangs and crime families had put them out of business. Reduced to ragtag groups of enforcers, many gangs chose to side with their Italian counterparts, rather than oppose them. After this period of decline, the Irish gangs along the Northeast coast of the country faced an invigoration in the 1950s and 1960s. This invigoration saw the rise of the Winter Hill gang, The Westies and the Charlestown Mob. All of these criminal organizations became prominent figures in the criminal underworld of the American Northeast for decades. These criminal gangs entrenched themselves within the Irish communities of major American cities and maintained tight partnerships with the Five Families. At one point, owing to their higher levels of sophistication, police speculated that the gangs were connected to the Provisional IRA during The Troubles. This period would only last for 4 decades at most, with organized crime police task forces largely dismantling the groups before the turn of the 1990s. Irish American organized crime in Los Santos dates back to the Prohibition era in approximately 1925. Irish American alcohol smugglers from San Fierro sent men to Southern San Andreas in the late 1920s in order to sell bootlegged alcohol in impoverished rural and urban areas. Most of the alcohol was sold off to residents of Irish, Italian and Greek communities in Los Santos, but a considerable amount was dealt to whites and Latinos inhabiting poor agricultural lands. After the Great Depression of 1929, some Irish American gangsters broke off from the San Fierro mobs and formed their own criminal organizations in the Eastside district of Los Santos. These criminal organizations participated in turf wars with their Italian and Greek American counterparts over bootlegged alcohol distribution. By the end of the 1930s, several dozen of these Irish American gangsters remained in the poor areas of the city and established themselves long-term. A number of these gangsters formed groups that still exist in Los Santos today, although they do not nearly have the power and influence that they once did. While contemporary Irish American criminal organizations in the Northeast were being decimated by the police in the 1990s, things were just getting started for the Irish on the west coast. The East Beach Mob's origins began in the late 1990s and fully came to fruition by the early 2000s. They quickly became infamous for their narcotics trafficking in East Beach and their street wars with Balkan and Chinese criminal organizations. At one point, it was alleged by the Los Santos police and FBI that the East Beach Mob, and other Irish American gangsters, were in communication with the Provisional IRA in Ireland. Eventually, the East Beach Mob itself was largely obliterated by various law enforcement in San Andreas and federal agencies such as the FBI and ATF. After the numerous turf wars and extremely effective law enforcement action, Irish American organized crime in Los Santos became largely dormant. Most Irish American gangsters that reside and criminally operate within Los Santos nowadays have arrived only just recently, typically from the Northeast or Midwest regions of the country. They have tight connections to Irish mobs back in major cities such as Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, New York City, Newark, Philadelphia and Boston. Many are not there on their free will, but have instead been sent by the upper echelons of their organizations to commit crime in the city on its behalf. Because they are loosely organized in Los Santos, and are not inclined to interact with one another, local police are mostly unaware of their presences and criminal acts. This has allowed them to turn a considerable amount of profit in an extremely lucrative part of the country without the authorities and general public knowing much about it. The Rise and Fall of the Killeen Mob In Los Santos, one Irish criminal group rose in the dust of the Westies, Winter Hill Gang and The Murray Syndicate. This criminal group was referred to as The Killeen Mob by the police and federal authorities. Founded by Charles Killeen and spearheaded by childhood partners in crime Nick Robinson and Luke Dillon, it soon became a staple in the Los Santos underworld. Contrasting deeply to the ways of yesteryear and pre-Prohibition, The Killeen Mob took a page out of the Westie's book and descended into a regime of profound ruthlessness and violence. Known for their abhorrent executions, violence and internal conflicts, they ruled over multiple Central and South Los Santos locations with a iron grip all the way up to late 2019. Mickey Robinson oversaw the Killeen Mob's operations from the shadows, allowing his son Nick Robinson to follow in his footsteps and call the shots. Luke Dillon was a key figure in the expansion of the Killeen Mob's extensive criminal network, with James "The Conman" Conlon, Frank Lanahan, and Ryan Campbell working under him to establish a large-scale heroin and weapon trafficking ring, supplying street gangs and organised crime groups across Los Santos. The Killeen Mob maintained a reputation for being a ruthless force that were never afraid to get their hands dirty. Despite being a much smaller scale entity compared to the vast amount of organised crime groups that dominated Los Santos at the time, the Killeen Mob survived through a number of conflicts with much larger organisations such as Motorcycle Clubs and Serbian Crime Syndicates. Assasinations, kidnappings, and extortion are a few of the many activities to name which specific members of the Mob were known for. The Killeen Mob operated for many months using businesses in the South Los Santos area to launder money and base their operations in, but inevitably crumbled due to deep internal struggles. There had been bad blood boiling between members in the Mob for many years ever since the internal assasination of Mark Connolly, a former shotcaller in the Mob, carried out by Luke Dillon and The Conman by order of Mickey Robinson. Mark's corpse was found late at night in a Downtown pub owned by a member of the Mob, his head and chest riddled with bullets. This led to Mark's right hand man, Danny Burke, fleeing the state in fear for his life, and allowing Luke to claim their positions as a shotcaller. Since Mark's death, the Killeen Mob under Luke and Nick's leadership went through a number of additional internal strifes where most of the remaining pockets of the group found themselves either incarcerated, dead, or on the run. Decimated by police, and with no real hierarchy and intense infighting, the Irish had seen better days. As of now, Luke Dillon, The Conman, and Frank Lanahan are among the few remaining members of the Killeen Mob who have retreated from the South to operate in silence, and have opened the door to a sparce group of new faces to take charge of their operations in Los Santos. - To whoever's interested and aspiring members; our faction is an Irish-American faction, roleplaying a tight-knit criminal network with strong ties to the few remaining members of the Killeen Mob. If you want to join this project keep in mind that our roleplay is character-driven with a focus on realism, do not expect to become a member one or two months off the bat. It is recommended that you have a vague idea of what sort of background is going to be attached to your character before attempting to join, this includes what range of activities your character is going to be involved in. Screenshot permission is required, posting without permission will result in removal without warning. We do not have a public discord server, all recruitment is done on an in-character basis.
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  23. I. History of the Greek Catholic Church "And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven;whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." (Matthew 16:13-20) In the beginning, there was only one Church, the Catholic Church. Throughout the Church's history, several rites were established based on the people's relationship with God. The primary rites of the Church were the Byzantine Rite, established in Constantinople, and the Latin Rite, established in Rome, respectively, each rite was practiced in the Roman Empire, East and West, even after the fall of the Western Roman Empire. After the establishment of the patriarchates, it was decided that the first most important patriarchate should be in Rome, where St. Peter became its first bishop,and the second most important in Constantinople. Through the several Ecumenical Councils, various dogmas were laid which eventually led to the Schism of the Western and Eastern Churches, eventually leading to the foundation of the Orthodox Church after the various controversies, such as Filioque. The Orthodox Church denied the Bishop of Rome's authority as First Among Equals, thus becoming a community of autonomous churches. The Great Schism happened in 1054, during Leon IX's papacy, and Patriatch Michael's I patriarchy. After the Great Schism, The Church of East (Byzantine) broke away from the Church of the West (Latin). In 1439, a synod was held in Fererra-Florence, which aimed to unite the Eastern Church with the Church of Rome, but only part of the Byzantine Rite Church was united with the Catholic Church. In order for the Eastern Church to unite with the Catholic Church, they had to accept the so-called Florentine points: I. Papal Primacy. The Pope is the Bishop of Rome, equal to the others, but Primus Inter Pares (The First Among Equals). As found in the Bible, Peter founded the Church after being given the Keys of Heaven by Jesus. Although Peter was equal to the other apostles, he was special given his mission; II. The recognition of the Filioque (also from the Son). As written in the Gospel, the Holy Spirit proceeds the Father. The Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed agreed to the Gospel, prohibiting future alterations of the creed. However, because of heresies of the heresies of the Aryans, which established a hierarchy of the Holy Trinity, the Western Church was forced to introduce Filioque, affirming that the Holy Trinity is one and the same. Thus, the Holy Spirit proceeds after the Father and the Son. The Son was sent the Holy Spirit from the Father. However, in the Oriental Catholic Church, Filioque is not obligatory; III. The use of unleavened bread. Although the Oriental Churches use leavened bread during Mass, they henceforth have to recognize the validity of unleavened bread; IV. The recognition of the Purgatory as an intermediary space in which souls that have committed forgivable sins can atone, although it is not mentioned in the Bible. The Oriental Church which united with Rome also adopted the following: I. The infallibility of the Pope. The Pope cannot be wrong when it comes to matters of Faith; II. Immaculate Conception. The Blessed Virgin Mary was born without ancestral sin, she and Jesus are the only sinless people; III. The possibility of ordaining celibate priests. Priests can get married in the Eastern Church, in fact, in the Orthodox Church marriage is necessary for a priest to be ordained. In the Roman Catholic Church, all priests must be celibate. In the Oriental Churches, priests can be celibate or married, with the condition of being married before being ordained; IV. Baptism by sprinkling water. In the Oriental Churches, Baptism is practiced by immersion, practice rejected by the Catholic Church due to it being dangerous. The Greek Catholic Church does as it pleases when it comes to Baptism. II. Hierarchy of the Greek Catholic Church The Greek Catholic Church's hierarchy is divided between the Major Clergy and the Minor Clergy: The Major Clergy: I. Bishop. The Pope is the Bishop of Rome. A Patriarch, Metropolitan or an Archbishop are still bishops. The bishop is the descendant of the apostles, which granted their authority and powers to their descendants through the rite of the Laying of the Hands; II. Priest. There are different types of priests, such as bishops, archpriests and vicars. Not all priests have achieved full priesthood, which the bishop has got. The priest is ordained by the bishop. The priest is in charge of a parish, or is assigned to help another priest as a vice-parish priest, or even assigned to an administrative function. The priest leads the Holy Mass and other sacraments daily; III. The Deacon, which is either permanent or temporary. The temporary deacon prepares to become a priest. The deacon has the lowest status among the Major Clergy. He must assist the priest or bishop during liturgical matters. Those who wish to become married priests must married during their diaconate. The Minor Clergy: I. Hypodeacon. They help the priest, but they must not be confused with the deacons; II. Lecturer. He is the choir's leader. He receives this title in the 3rd year of seminar. During his second year as a seminarian, he is accepted for diaconate or priesthood, and during the first year he obtains the clerical attire. III. About Monkhood In the Eastern Church there is the Order of Saint Basil the Great. The monks are called Basilians, and it is the only monastic order in the Byzantine rite. However, there are Latin monastic orders that practice the Byzantine rite. Franciscans, Jesuits, etc. are not monks, the only Latin monks are the Benedictines, but those Latin orders are accepted. IV. The Greek Catholic Church of San Andreas The Bishop of the Greek Catholic Church of San Andreas is James Malkovich, ordained in 2000. He was appointed bishop of San Andreas by the age of 50 by Pope Benedict himself during an ordainment ceremony in Rome along ten other bishops. He founded the Greek Catholic seminary in Los Santos, where seminarians prepare for priesthood. Both the Greek Catholic and Roman Catholic churches share the Catholic Cathedral of Los Santos. Bishop Malkobich is also working in accomodating a monastery in Los Santos County. Together with the other Greek Catholic priests, and under the supervision of Vicar General Michael Hughes, the diocese of San Andreas is developing at a steady pace. Rector Aaron Foster is currently coordinating the Greek Catholic Seminary of Los Santos. V. ((Out of Character)) This faction has been opened by a 3th year seminarian at the Greek Catholic Seminary, thus our perspective and portrayal are throughly guided. Althoguh it is a religious faction, we're open to members of the community of all faiths. Our objective is to portray the first church faction on the community. Knowledge of Catholic rites and theology are not required in order to join the faction. We will be hosting various religios and community-related events alongside other factions, such as the Government. The Greek Catholic Church of San Andreas condemns religious fanaticism and violence. You can find more or inquire about roleplaying with us on our https://discord.gg/N8vtFCqqvx.
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  24. The Carson Mafia Gang, also known as the "Carson Mafia Gangster Bloods (CMGB)", is a predominant, long standing African-American street gang formed during the late 1970s by a man known on the streets as “Kay Bee” in the western district of Davis, Los Santos. This set started off as a clique of the notorious "Carson Mafia Family Gang" which held dominance over Davis but later separated after it went defunct. Carson Mafia falls under the Gangster (3X / trays) card but it also represents the Mafia umbrella. It's territory runs along Carson Avenue toward the Grove Street Circle connected by Covenant Avenue which is also known as "The Bottom". Several homicides are reported in this poverty stricken neighborhood, making it one of the most dangerous neighborhoods to reside in. Many believe that Carson Mafia went defunct with the start of the new century but their presence remain as intact as it ever was. Their turf is surrounded by other hostile sets, including a vast Surenos presence in Rancho to the south and Crip presence to the north in Strawberry which keeps it under constant pressure. The Carson Mafia Gangster Bloods have attracted a lot of attention from Law Enforcement, which also resulted in several Gang Injunctions. Many affiliates were incarcerated during the early 90s, and during the late 2000s which put a deep impact on the functioning of the set along the road. Young teenagers are driven toward street gangs because of it's luxuries but never know the outcome of the lifestyle until after they are already in. Some think, that it's the older generations that are raising these kids in this poverty filled area is the cause of them not wanting to go to school and make their life better like the rest. But little do they know the police have been very brutal to people in this neighborhood way before then in the black empowerment movements such as the Black Panthers and other organizations to help rebuild the community. Different desires are found in everyone around the neighborhood, some want protection, some want power while others are just in for the money. This is what starts and powers a street gang. Most of the locals in the area have been getting mixed in with the gang activity, and drug distribution through the urge of wanting to get involved in the activities that is going on in their neighborhood. A lot of the members are born and raised into the street gang through family members teaching them the lifestyle and tactics that are past down generation after generation. The gang violence continues to get stronger in the area influencing other neighborhoods in the region to do the same or create their own, and this is what brought most of the gang violence. Politics & Whack Outs The older generation of the gang were nothing too different. They wore red rags to associate themselves with the blood coalition and also did taggings of their gang graffiti in their rivals hood and it was also known to be run with some structure. Structure is what made the gang what it is today. They had rules and guidelines that you had to follow and if you didn’t you would get disciplined depending on your actions. The street gang were always known to be big in numbers and due to that reasoning people really feared the gang. The younger generation were taught to follow what was said to them and if they needed something to get done then that means it needs to get done, no questions were meant to be asked. The older generation had the younger members do their dirty work as the older generation had been getting targeted by the LSPD. The gangs were known to be more respectful and didn’t want anything to happen to people that didn’t have anything to deal with what was going on. People's families were known to be kept out of the profound beefs and if anything were to happen to them, you would receive certain consequences. The gang's structure was undeniably strong and were known to be ruthless and reckless for anything that crossed their paths. After years and years went by the structure started to slowly fade away. The new generation of the gang started to do anything and everything. They started to shoot up people's homes, and diss other rival gangs on social media. They would take disrespectful terms to social media and diss them there. The school system got worse as most of the gang interactions happened there. They had one on one fist fights and also gang brawls after school, many people from many different gangs were jumping rivals and it was completely unsafe. The older members of the gang started to lose the tight rope that they had over them and they didn’t know what to do. Many of the politics started to break up and other bloods started to beef with some other bloods and then they eventually became “CMG” which is a short abbreviation for Crab murder gang. The terminology was created by the younger affiliates as they had profound beefs with any and every gang that was under the Crip umbrella. The gang today is still standing strong and is still trying to get their politics back but how it is right now, it's not looking like that would be happening anytime soon. An insider war broke out within the set in the late 2000s when OG Menace was murdered in cold blood after recently being released from the penitentiary. All cliques turned against each other and a full out war broke out, which resulted in several deaths including Innocents and police officers. Gang and Narcotics Department finally issued a gang injunction in the name of Carson Mafia Gangster Bloods and the police presence went up a notch with gang enforcement police officers. People barely left their homes and affiliates either went to lay low or moved out entirely. This was believed to be the downfall of the street gang for good but it strived in the poverty filled neighborhood. The memorial of OG Menace and other affiliates still stand in the alley behind Covenant Avenue and he is still honored by the young members of the set. A hood day is similar to a block party is hosted every year by the affiliates to show their love and dedication to the set. This culture has been passed down since earlier generations throughout LS. Affiliates who took a bullet for the set are honored with liquor and other narcotics. Sweep The Streets The Carson Mafia Gangster Bloods instantly turned to drugs on how they made their money. They also used them heavily and around the area is known to be infested with crack and meth. The gang turned into using the drugs in the late 1970s but eventually ended up selling them to feud their habits. They started to sell drugs such as Crack and Meth and adapted more drugs as they went. The gang started to be more organized inside of the late 2000s as they made the drug game a good business for them, racking in over thousands of dollars a day for the gang. They used the money to acquire females, more drugs and more importantly protection for their gang. They also used the money for self reasons but if you stole from them, they were known to retaliate in dangerous ways. That being said, more people started to try to buy instead of robbing them, they showed some kind of fear towards the gang. They gang was also known to not be nice with their consumers. They were known for taxing over the amount of the drug and some of the members from the gang also took the consumer's money and sold fake/laced drugs in return. Sad to say, anything that's shady always gets brought to light. On January 17th, 2014 the street gang had a massive drug bust and multiple members of the street gang went to prison with lengthy jail sentences. Years later they got the attention of the LSPD due to how much drugs they were putting out on the streets of Los Santos this then soon led to the devastating crackdown that shut down nearly all of their operations. April 7th, 2018, AKA, The Cleanup LSPD Officer's alongside FIB agents conducted a raid of a high-ranking member's Aunties house in which he was believed to be staying for the night. Inside of the house was Gerald “MoneyMan” Gibson, Jaylen “Greedo” Moore, Shaun “SBoy” Mullings and Jerome “Snoopy” Gibson. Marwuan Willimas Los Santos County, or known as " Moneyman " was charged with Brandishing a weapon, Handling a firearm in an improper manner in a motor vehicle, Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, Carrying a Loaded Firearm in Public, Possession of an Assault Weapon, As a minor, possess a fake ID that you intend to use to buy firearms. Garret Barkend Los Santos County, or known as " Greedo " was charged with Brandishing a weapon, Handling a firearm in an improper manner in a motor vehicle, Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, Carrying a Loaded Firearm in Public, Possession of an Assault Weapon, As a minor, possess a fake ID that you intend to use to buy firearms. Tristan Stokes Of Los Santos County, or known as " Two Boy" was charged with Brandishing a weapon, Handling a firearm in an improper manner in a motor vehicle, Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, Carrying a Loaded Firearm in Public, Possession of an Assault Weapon, As a minor, possess a fake ID that you intend to use to buy firearms. Today, the gang-banging routine has lost it's initial touch but it's still far from being over. It may seem like the gang activity has decreased but actually, the lifestyle just got smarter. Youngin's don't post up on corners anymore to sell drugs. Instead, social media is being used daily. People aren't killed over wearing the wrong colors like in the 80's and the 90's, but they still die over a ten dollar bill. The lifestyle which has been passed down generationally from growing up in this area. With that being said, the neighborhood is still filled with a violent gang presence. The Carson Mafia Gangster Bloods are surrounded by Mexican and other Crip street gangs. The gang is known to beef with All gangs that fall under the Crip card and later adapted the CMG tag which stands for "Crab Murda Gang". The younger generation of the gang is known to get into brawls and fist fights with them in and out of school and also talk over all social media platforms with them saying things from, dissing their dead homies to arranging brawls outside. This lead to most of the younger generation members of the gang going to jail or letting the law enforcement get familiar with their faces. The street-gang is known to have plenty members around the gang and their are known to bring terror and react aggressively when people disrespect them. The Carson Mafia Gang have a close relationship with the Denver Lane Bloods. This alliance is known by the 1st generation as the Denver Mafias and Mafia Lanes by the 2nd generation. The other significant alliance is with the Avenue Piru Gang. In 2019, both sets commenced their hood days on the same day to represent the close alliance. Other allies are the Weirdos Gangster Bloods, and the Inglewood Family Gang. They are also allies of the Rollin 20s Neighborhood Bloods, Family Swan Bloods, Black P Stones, Harvard Park Brims and the SouthSide MadAss Gangster Pirus. Their rivals are 102 Raymond Avenue Crips, Osage Legend Crips, Mad Ass Gangster Crips, Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips, Imperial Village Crips, Water Gat Crips and the Tonga Crip Gang. This Faction Thread will be updated based on IC events.
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  25. In the year 2014, Multiple members of the Grape Street Crips were arrested; The war between the Grape Street Crips and the Bounty Hunter Bloods was at an ultimate high, members from both sides died and their feud would never end. One noticeable moment was when Grape Street member, Jamal Dorsey went on a hit with two other members of the street gang. The hit was specifically on two people who were assumed to be Bounty Hunter Blood members. They pulled aside them in the Black Sedan, with the notifying question "WHERE YOU FROM?!" Jamal yelled from the vehicle. 17 year old, Makai Dunn and 16-year-old Marquis Dubois were on their way home from school. The duo responded with "They're from around the area" which the area was a known place of the Bounty Hunter Bloods. Jamal placed his Glock out the window, with a gray bandana wrapped around the clip, and he fires multiple times striking the teenagers. Makai was hit multiple times in his chest, immediately dying to his injuries while Marquis was only hit once which wasn't fatal. The teenagers would be rushed to the hospital. Witnesses pointed out Jamal Dorsey after a description went out for him. About three months later Jamal Dorsey would be captured and taken into Los Santos County Jail where he would face life without parole. The two teens, who actually were from the Bounty Hunter Gang, had immediate retaliation for them. Drive-bys would happen between the two gangs, and it'll even get as disrespectful as kicking over candles from both gangs of fallen members. The war is still ongoing looking as if there will never be an end to the ongoing war between the two dangerous street gangs. Grape Street Crips currently being on top of the war. After shooting the duo, the two Grape Street members flee to the Rancho Projects, where they crash into the gate, and their car not being able to move, one of the teenagers named Jabari Holmes, exited the vehicle with his hands raised as another unknown runs off into one of the Project homes, not being caught by the public eye of which. Rancho has never been a safe area, the area was known for the 1900's riots. Especially the riot of August 11-16, 1965. Riots were on-going everyday due to the police abuse. Stores were getting raided and the Black Panthers were known to be behind plenty of the riots as well. Holding guns on the side of the street watching over the African-Americans and Hispanics who were raided the streets of Rancho from street to street. There has been a lot of lost lives in the Rancho area, which makes everyone who lives in the area always aware of their surroundings. When losing your friends at a young age, your friend could've possibly been affiliated with the street gang which makes you want to get down with the group to get payback on the group that murdered your friend, which is exactly how it goes in the street life. It's a scary sight to see a person you were in daycare with die right in front of you because they chose a specific life, where they believed they were the safest. The doors of the Innocence High School opened in 1905, this is a four-year public High School on the Westside of South Central, Los Santos home of some of the most famous Basketball players. This school is also filled with many street-gangs across Los Santos. Actually one of the most dangerous schools to be in this modern day. The Innocence Sentinals is the basketball team of the High School, a very good team is what people may call them, but there is another side to all schools, and looking from the outside in you may think the school is good but others may say different. Going into the school for the first time you may see about a race ratio of about 32% Hispanics, 53% African-American, 15% Mixed in. The school is mostly an urban school of course. On December 12, 2021 at a Sentinals Basketball game against the Davis Spartans, the rival schools get into a brawl against each other over disrespect to their home players. Jamar Ingram one of the basketball players of the Sentinals was tripped by a person from the Davis High School, and the two schools immediate had a brawl on the court although some gangs was beefing this time around they were on the same side of the chain. Innocence High School is home to the streets gangs like the 83 Gangster Crips, Hoover Criminals, a minority of the Rollin 90s Neighborhood Crips. Most faces from these schools can relate back to the Van Ness area but, most also aren't put onto the street gang. Government officials have claimed plenty of times about the Strawberry area being one of the most dangerous areas to live in. South Central holds a very high crime rate when it comes to murders, drug dealers, and prostitution. There are also most broken homes with their being an either-or missing parent to guide children and steer them into a correct path. Other teenagers would say growing up with their closest friends helps them grow up while older people in the game attempt to widen the eyes of the young generation. Modern African American Culture After the year 1990, it seemed to be a huge rise in broken families in the African American family, you would see the ratio of the African American is the most families without both parents, since 1994. The Crime Act during this time sent away a bunch of gang members leaving them without any parole to get out of jail, as they'll sit up for the maximum charges. Committing a crime you might as just change your identity, and leave the entire country, once you are caught you're immediately going to get sent up for life without parole. It was easy to commit a crime but hard to beat it, because if you were caught it'll mean you've had a lot of obvious evidence which points towards you doing the crime. Since this was still in the Crack epidemic, the gang-wars over money was still at the high, and the younger fathers would be killed in the street-wars over the cash, territory, and the respect of an area, the most earners always won the war at the end of the day being allowed to buy the better guns, cars, and get access to the better product than other gangs. Hood Tattoos & Whackouts With the new era gang-banging getting a tattoo of your set like "Grape Street" isn't the wave, there are logos that represent each set with a specific reason of that logo. For Instance obviously being from the Grape Street Crips, you would think about a Grapes which is something that the street-gang represents. To the right you can see one of the members from the Jordan Down Gang that has "Gutta Gang" a clique from the street-gang and a Grape under it supporting the Jordan Down Crips. People that don't really care about there enemies decide to tattoo logos from their enemies set and cross them out on their face. These are the people who may've done dirty work against that specific group (shootings, stabbings, beatings). These people are easy to give the gang enhancements when arrested though. Gang Units look out of tattoos whenever they arrest people from low-income area as its easy to identify which gang they're from and how much they're affiliated with the gang. This includes the baseball teams, football teams, or even a couple numbers which the set may use. The Old-School Graping The Grape Street Crips was created in the Jordan Down Projects in the 1950s, originally the turf was overrided by the hispanic culture of the Varrio Grape 13 gang, and named the Rancho Varrio Grape Gang. The Varrio Grape immediately accepted the newly coming African Americans into their turf, and the African American's picked up the name Grape Street from the Varrio Grape Gang. Being branded Grape Street the African Americans started to make a name for themselves around Rancho starting a beef with the Rancho 13 gang aslongside the Varrio Grape members. During the 1960s the Grape Street Gang adopted the Crip moniker alongside a bunch of Eastside and Westside South Central gangs. They aligned themselves with the Hub 'N Dub card eventually during the 1990s. Although they're from a different card they have close alliances with multiple Gangster Crip and Hoover street-gang which resulted in other Neighborhood Crip gangs wanted immediate beef with them due to their alliances. The Grape Street Crips also started beefing with all other gangs in the Rancho area, without a care in the world they were also known for showing off big guns and showcasing their lifestyle to writers, and news reporters coming to the Jordan Down Projects. A lot of the children from the ages of 6-12 also wanted to be down with the Grape Street Crips while but the teenagers of the gang refused to put them apart of their street-gang until they became an age where they believe they can actually can think for themselves. The Modern Day Graping The Grape Street Rancho Crips are primarily an active African-American street gang located in the Jordan Down Housing Projects/Rancho Projects on the East Side of Rancho, in South Central, Los Santos. The Grape Street Crips are known for their color of purple to represent their gang, and they are known to be affiliated with the Gangster Crip (3x) card but are one of the only gangs under this card to claim the Rollin' 30s Crips as a neutral group towards them The Grape Street Crips share various cliques with their main one being the Baby Locs. "Three-Tones" from the Grape Street Crips, an OG from was murdered by an East Coast Crip member which sparked a massive war between the two rival gangs. The murder rate was high in the Rancho area due to this death. Which added on the dangers of living in Rancho. People who weren't affiliated with any side was killed just because of their skin complexion sometimes. Even the Varrio Grapes joined in on the war with the Grape Street Crips. The clique names of the Grape Street Crips are Baby Locs, 103 Street, Dust Town, Bandera Blocc, and a lot of others which were made with the young generation of the ages 14-16. They're the largest Crip gang in the Rancho area. Baby Locs were originally made by the Hispanics from the Varrio Grape 13, who then drifted off with their 13 moniker from the Mexican Mafia alliance. The Grape Street Crips also have a very close alliance with the Hoover Criminals. Varrio Grape 13 The Grape Street Crips originally came off from the Varrio Grapes a street-gang of the Mexicans of Rancho which eventually got mixed in with African Americans, who then made their own branch of the Mexican Gang and claimed the Jordan Down Housing Projects as their heart of the hood. Both gangs has preserved an alliance with each other throughout generations. Although, the two gangs parted ways, they maintain a close relationship, and share common enemies such as the East Coast Crips. The street-gang also has a bit of African Americans from their set. In the 70's the Hispanic members joined the Mexican Mafia which gave them the 13 behind their name and their name became "South Side Varrio Grape 13". The beef between the Varrio Grape and the Fudge Town Mafia Crips was the biggest from the two gangs which despised each other due to the maximum blood-shed between the two sets. Varrio Grape 13 has three cliques, the Tiny Wynos, Gangster Locos, and the TRS. The Gang Indictment on Varrio Grape 13 Los Santos - In 2021, there was a case on the Varrio Grape 13 gang, and this built up case eventually led to a gang-indictment on over one-hundred-fifty members from the street-gang. The case involved multiple murders, drug trafficking, gun trafficking, and prostitution. Informants was placed within the gang which helped with the case against the street-gang where they've caught about fifty-members of the street-gang preforming the acts and others by association. Varrio Grape 13 is a gang only known specifically in the Rancho area. The street-gang has grown bigger and bigger but after this arrest on the street-gang they've went down in numbers drastically. The Varrio Grape's hierachy played a vicious role inside of the street-gang. The beef the street-gang had with other gangs and suspected people who've cooperated with the police came out to be a enemey towards the street-gang. Guillermo Rodriguez a/k/a "Snakey" one of the highest ranking members was sentenced to life without parole for killing three members of a rival street-gang and each time being caught on cameras within the area with his face out, and his noticable head tattoos placed around his head regarding the Varrio Grape Street-Gang, this mistake led to more gang research upon the violent street-gang. Guillermo didn't cooperate with the police and will never have a chance for parole in the future. Jamari "Beezy Bank" Ingram was a basketball player for the Innocence Sentinals, he got into a brawl with people from the Davis High School in-between a game he had against their team. Jamari Ingram grew up in the Rancho Projects, and was cooling around playing basketball,when he was rolled up on and was shot multiple times by an unknown gang suspected to be the East Coast Crips. Growing up around Rancho, the Grape Street affiliates protecting Jamari, making him not apart of the gang-life and kept him away from the activity but more in the gym. Jamari was a very good basketball player and earned the name "Bankshot" by his friends for his good jumpshot. Beezy came from his father who was apart of the Grape Street gang, sadly Jamari got his life taken at such a young age with so much potential and the Grape Street members are furious about the situation wanting immediate vengence, there is even a clique of the Grape Street members named after Beezy, calling themselves the Beezy Mafia. East Coast Crips vs. Grape Street Crips On January 27, 2008 The Grape Street Crips and The East Coast Crips get into it at a party, eventually East Coast Crip members start firing shots at the Grape Street Crip members, striking multiple from their side. A couple hours later, Grape Street Crips immediately go towards the East Coast Crips neighborhood. The Grape Street members drove-by shooting at a member from East Coast striking him multiple times but he still survived. Two hours later in retaliation for the shooting of an East Coast member, a Black Stainer pulls into the Jordan Down Projects and starting letting off shots at two people standing in the front of their home. The member doing the hit from East Coast eventually was sentenced to life after being caught up by witnesses. The next-day Van Knott was sitting on 97th Street, where a member from East Coast pulls up next to him and let off shots from a Black Buffalo. Van Knott had no affiliation with the Grape Street Crips. A couple hours later, Grape Street members pull up into the 6-Pacc territory of the East Coast Crips. There was about twenty people outside, a Grape Street Crips member leans himself out the window with a rifle in his hand firing at the entire group, a five-year-old child was shot and 55 year-old Leroy Smith was killed after being shot in his chest. Randall Colemen was charged with this shooting and sentenced to 173 years to life. The Out-Come of Beezy After Beezy was killed the entire hood was upset, the East Coast Crips made it known they were responsible for the killing, and the younger generation of the Grape Street Crips immediately rolled out towards their territory. The love-ones of Beezy wanting to be included on the drill was told to stay back as the rest of the Grape Street members rolled into the territory, and spotting about five East Coast members standing in-front of a corner store with flags around their neck. The Grape Street members jump out of the vehicle and starts to gun down the group of East Coast Crips not leaving one alive, eye-witnesses and camera footage caught this on live-tape and the four Grape Street Crip members were arrested and charged with 15 years in prison a piece. After officially getting their get-back on the East Coast Crip members they felt good about themselves, but still torn up about the death of their star basketball player. Outfits was made to support the life of Beezy and people supported his family wearing them to the next Grape Street hood-day. The war between the East Coast Crips and the Grape Street Crips seems to be never-ending with the casualties continously racking up. On the same day of the war, it was people retaliating in such little time, which goes to show how ruthless these both gangs can really be. All this is ending with is people dying and no one being able to feel lifeless anymore and more so just wanting to get rid of their enemies because of family members and friends being taken out by the streets. The cycle is everyday and there won't be a stop this is because just like other gangs they're already into deep with their enemies. Dead on Arrival: Grape Street Crips and Madd Swan members against Bounty Hunters Bloods (reanactment of a real scenario)
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  26. HOOVER CRIMINAL UMBRELLA The Hoover Criminal Gangs (HCG) are a predominately African-American and they have adapted there name after the street Hoover Street. Hoover Street is between Vermont Avenue, Figueroa Avenue on the West Side Los Santos, Forum Drive. The hoovers consist of seven street gangs under the umbrella. The Criminals casually wears Houston Astros as their insignia as they uses the Orange color that is the major color for the team, as that what made Hoovers pick that as there known color they rep also they use the “H” to represent Hoover. The hoovers fued and beef with East Coast Crips, Raymond Avenue Crips, Rollin 0’s Crips, Rollin 100’s, All Neighborhood Crips, Main Street Mafia Crips. HOOVER GROOVERS The street gang Hoover Criminals appeared in the 1960’s, were known back then as the Hoover Groovers as there title. The Hoover Groovers at the time, have been around for quite sometime before the transformation to the Crips Card. One member from the Hoover Groovers, younger brother was tragically killed and the huge allegations were blamed on The West Side Crips. The Hoover Groovers and the West Side Crips came together at the Saint Andrews Recreation Center located on Saint Andrews Pl. The two street gangs came up with a conclusion and believed the Figueroa Boys for the murder of their affiliate. W/S 94 HOOVER CRIMINALS The 94 Hoover Criminal Gang (94HCG) also known as The Low Downs, or 9-Foe Hoover Criminal Gang are a predominately African-American street gang. The Low Downs are located in the housing projects on the corner of Innocence Blvd and Roy Lowenstein Blvd, and can often be seen posted up at the projects, or the corner store near Davis Avenue and Innocence Blvd. The 94 Hoover Criminals are a subset under the Hoover Criminal umbrella. The Low Downs are in a close alliance with all other Hoover Criminals sets, and all under the Hoover umbrella. They rival with sets such as 984 Main Street Crip, Vermont Ness Gangster Brims, all NHC sets, East Coast Crips, 97 Gangster Crip, and 87 Gangster Crip. MAIN STREET WAR In the early 2000s, Hoover Criminals and 98 Main Street Mafia Crip were close and would often be seen together and partying together. But in August 2009, at a house party in Main Street Mafia Crips turf, there was an altercation between the two sets which was allegedly over a female. The beef quickly heated up and escalated beyond the point of saving. The two groups quickly started throwing out disses to the opposing set and their dead homies, which turned into a large brawl between the two groups in just minutes. After the brawl, gunfire was exchanged but nobody was reportedly hit. Hours later, the older heads between the two tried to step in and calm the situation down, but at that point it had went too far. Various Hoover Criminal sets would take part in hits on the Main Street Crips, and MSC would retaliate. The cycle has been going on for some time, and there has been too much blood shed on either side for their to be a truce in the coming years. 98 Main street Mafia Crip and 84 Main Street Mafia Crip would grow closer and form an alliance, dropping the Mafia from their name and forming under a new set called 984 Main Street Crip, and would continue to rival with anybody under the Hoover Criminal umbrella as one. MODERN DAY / TODAY‏‏‎ ‏‏‏‎94 Hoover Criminal Gang, as well as the entirety of the Hoover Criminal Umbrella, are known to be a very ruthless and active street gang in the modern day. They continue to hold down their territory in the Westside of Roy Lowenstein, and will press any new faces seen in the area, regardless of if they have family in the area, friends, or are younger. Having such a strong presence within the neighborhood, it is not uncommon that the Low Downs will recruit the youth into their ranks, with put on's even being as young as just 12 years old. They take advantage of the broken up families, and young men left fatherless, or whatever the situation may be. They are known to have more brutal jumping's for a put on, having groups of full fledged members of the gang beat on members senseless. These usually last for 65 seconds, and they do not hold back regardless of age. The same routine is followed when a member of the gang is put off from the set, at the discretion of the older heads within the ranks. To local police forces, 94 Hoover Criminals are still very much active and have eyes from law enforcement as such, due to their violent nature. There is a gang officer assigned to the neighborhood who takes note of any children from around the hood acting out, wearing Houston Astros gear, taking part in petty crimes and low level drug dealing, and even as much as getting gang ink tattooed at such a young age. Presently, in 2022 the 94 Hoover Criminals are compromised of a youth dynamic, and most younger men in their early twenties are calling shots. They have made a name for themselves as one of the most ruthless street gangs in the streets of Los Santos. U.S. Attorneys » Central District of Los Santos » News SHARE Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Central District of Los Santos FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Joint FBI-LSPD Investigation into South L.S. Street Gang Leads to 14 Arrests on Federal Charges of Distributing Crack Cocaine and Meth LOS SANTOS – An investigation led by the FBI and the Los Santos Police Department last night and this morning resulted in the arrest of 14 defendants linked to the Hoover Criminal Gang on federal charges alleging the distribution of narcotics, some of which were sold to customers out of two South Los Santos storefronts. The investigation – dubbed Operation Hoover Dam – resulted in three indictments being returned over the past few weeks by a federal grand jury. The indictments allege that the defendants – all members or associates of the street gang, or alleged drug dealers who operated in gang territory – sold methamphetamine, crack cocaine, cocaine and phencyclidine (PCP). One indictment also alleges weapons violations, including carrying a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime. The main indictment charges 10 defendants, including two senior gang members who operated stores where narcotics allegedly were peddled. Bobby Lorenzo Reed, a.k.a. “Zo,” 56, the owner of the H&E Smoke and Snack Shop, and Andrew Tate, a.k.a. “Batman,” 52, the owner of the TNN Market, each sold methamphetamine, crack cocaine and powder cocaine from their respective South Los Angeles stores, referred customers to one another, supplied one another, and directed their employees to engage in drug sales and referrals, according to the indictment, which details dozens of narcotics transactions in 2017 and 2018. The 32-count indictment further charges Tate and a second person with conspiring to distribute heroin inside Bolingbroke State Penitentiary in Blaine County. In this conspiracy, Tate allegedly supplied heroin to Lashina Lacy, 33, of Fresno, who allegedly attempted to smuggle the contraband into the prison for an incarcerated gang member, who, in turn, intended to sell the heroin to other inmates. As a result of this part of the investigation, which included the Los Santos Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the heroin was intercepted before entering the prison. The second indictment unsealed today charges three defendants with participating in a series of narcotics transactions in 2018, some involving sales of approximately one and two ounces of methamphetamine and crack cocaine. The third indictment unsealed today charges two people with distributing street-level quantities of PCP and crack cocaine. The three indictments charge a total of 15 defendants. After 14 arrests last night and this morning, authorities are continuing to search for one defendant, Ricky Blue, 51. The defendants were taken into custody primarily in South Los Angeles, but arrests were also made in South Gate and Fresno. The defendants arrested in the Los Angeles area are expected to be arraigned this afternoon in United States District Court. An indictment contains allegations that a defendant has committed a crime. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If convicted of the charges alleged in the indictments, most of the defendants would face mandatory minimum sentences of five or 10 years in federal prison. Operation Hoover Dam was conducted by the FBI, the Los Angeles Police Department, and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation The prosecutions resulting from the investigation are being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Scott D. Dubois of the International Narcotics, Money Laundering, and Racketeering Section.
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  27. NNaughty Girlz Generation of the Lkady Yøungz a.k.a Young Ladyz - Present day the feminine side of the 2NGC's are more known for catching multiple gun smuggling charges, attempted murder and vehicular manslaughter has been filed upon the Lady Youngz of Cherry Side. The Ladyz are notorious for scamming and going on set up mission's for the Naughty Gangster Crips and inflicting pain and conflict with enemy hoods such as the Young Tiny Locs. Parkside Girlz Tiny Bam Bam #4/Kaila Winters was found dead infront of the Ramona Park area around 2:AM on 67th street. Victim was pronounced dead on the scene suffering multiple gunshot wounds to the neck and chest area. 25 year old Kaila Winters shot and killed leaving her family in extreme pain. Rumor has it was a retaliation from previous killing that occurred in the Springdale West Apartment Complex. The 2NGC celebrated the death of Kaila mourning her lost and tragic death, Bam Bam will forever be missed. Most of the group came about from being friends in school; living in the area came with the gang life, the posse quickly formed into a clique under the Naughty Nasty Gangster Crips. The cliques were formed as Cutthroat Girlz, Parkside Girlz, and Young Ladyz. While being under the Naughty Nasty Gangster Crips, the raise in fights in their school has gotten bigger by the day. Everyday a new suspension would happen within the group, some expelled for their past records. Present Day This is the latest generation of the feminine scene of the Naughty's. They are arguably the most respected by the younger generation of Lady Youngz. They used to be more active in the 2000’s and early 2010’s, before the leadership of the Naughty Nasty Crips was locked up for murder. When seen outside, they're usually enforcing and teaching hood politics, acting as mentors to the youth and may send them on money scheme's. Ramona Park Society The Artesia Blvd Apartments is known to be over saturated with drugs, gun distribution, and gang violence. In the early 1990's, the Artesia Blvd apartments was raided by police task force for drug trafficking, over 7 pounds of marijuana and eighteen kilo's of cocaine was found in several apartment buildings. The suspects that were found guilty claimed a primarily African-American street gang located within the area of Artesia and Ramona Park known as the N/S Naughty Gangster Crips also known as (2NGC). Youth Growing up in Ramona, teenagers are influenced by the fast & lavish lifestyle of gang-banging, murder, and vandalism presented by the Naughty Gangster Crips. Due to chaos being showcased in the area cliques were formed by youngsters committing a mass of robberies and home invasion's by a small group called the Cutthroat Boyz. This gang has been linked to a string of crimes including shootings and homicidal murder. However, in 2007 this gang was received negative press coverage after a prosecutor persisted that a man on trial (Korey Price), in a Del Perro Hate Crime was a active member of the Naughty Nasty Gangster Crips. Price and nine other affiliates were charged with beating three women with melee weapons on Halloween night in the Northside of Del Perro. Victims suffered from many injuries such as facial bone fractures and bruises. Blood Shed In the early evening of January 22, 2022 at 5:43 PM officers of the Los Santos Police Department responded to a drive-by shooting on Morningwood Boulevard. Upon the arrival to the scene, officers spotted two individuals laying deceased on the street. The two individuals were reported to be 16 year old Darius King and 25 year old Tyson Miller. Officers were able to obtain CCTV footage from the incident that showed three masked males in a vehicle identified to be a Black Albany Emperor. Later in the evening, officers located the vehicle abandoned in an alleyway off Forum Drive in Davis.The vehicle consisted of many bullet holes on the passenger side of the vehicle and multiple shattered windows. Los Santos Police Detectives are still investigating the shooting and are currently still looking for the three individuals involved with this shooting. Police ask if there is any information regarding this shooting please contact 1-800-LSPD-TIP. Breach Of The Peace The Los Santos Police Department have many claims on home invasion's in the Morningwood area. Locals from the neighborhood advise for home owners to install house alarms and cameras. Many suspect teenagers around the area using bricks, hammers, and other blunt objects. The adolescents stealing valuable items and auctioning them off for their own profit. A alternative passive route to make cash is washing cars, merchandising sneakers, money laundering, and car theft. However, being inspired from their first generation, some of their habits being continued from exploiting their weaknesses like broken homes or poor environment to convince them of joining. The residents usually seek out gang initiations for money, respect, protection, etc. With most of the original Naughty Gangster Crips in prison, it’s up to the 2nd and 3rd generation gang members to carry out the deeds of the original leadership on the outside world. One evening in the Morningwood area a senior citizen screamed for help as she was being held at gunpoint by a young hoodlum on the 6500 Block of Cherry Avenue. Deandre "Maniac #5" Harp was found guilty on racketeering and attempted murder charges and was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison without chance of parole for brutally assaulting 67 year old Meredith Walker on June 5th, 1987. According to the court documents and other provided information presented, Harp was found guilty on 1st degree murder on 17 year old Ramon Vera in July. Suspects claim it was a rival gang related crime and was planned due to evidence from a wire tap. Deandre had a re-trial and was sentenced to life in prison and hasn't been heard from since. Culturized Friend groups being born into the Artesia and the Rose Pointe Apartments, a lot of youth were imposed to scandals around the area. The generation went to the Mayfair High School and Middle School, while growing up most of the group fell apart due to internal animosity and aversion. One side of the friend group wanted power and leadership but the other didn't. In the process Cutthroat Boyz, and Youngin Crew was formed, three cliques under the 2 N's (Naughty Nasty). The groups quickly made their way into the game with harboring illegal weapons. When a well-respected member of Naughty Nasty died, conflict with the Chicanos began to escalate. Three members of Naughty Nasty, including Leonard Williams, jumped out of a black Asterope and began sprinting near the Longos 13 location, launching an aggressive attack. The three notices two Hispanics and begins firing rounds at them; in the process, one of the others decide to shoot back at the trio. Leonard was wounded twice in the upper abdomen, and he immediately collapsed to the ground and began yelling or help. The two sprint away and returned to the Asterope, speeding away from the scene. Leonard bled to death on the floor. Development within the teens in the Artesia area is very interesting to youth. Most of the teens develop from the adults' actions; smoking, tagging, joyrides, and more. A spike has happened in the Del Perro Probation Department being filled with teens; some being charged as adults for Murder, Armed Robbery, Armed Burglary, and even Reckless Homicide. Heart of Ramona Ramona hasn't been the same every since Stacey "NNewborne Scrap#6" Armstrong was gunned down in an alley way on 67th and Cherry Avenue. The story of Stacey is sadly a gruesome tale to be told, Stacey was found in a alley spitting up blood suffering a buckshot to the torso area at 7 PM. Once news broke to the streets of Ramona Park that Stacey died on the scene, resident's of the Artesia Blvd Housing complex began to riot and rage through the streets demanding justice for Scrap #6. Armstrong's funeral was held at a church on a Saturday, shots from a machine-gun poured through through the windows causing the funeral to be canceled. Stacey was cremated instead sending his loved ones in rage and left without a way to grieve. Operation: Naughty By Nature In the northern side of Morningwood, SA - 3 alleged members of the Naughty Nasty Gangster Crips gang were indicted on drug trafficking, possession of illegal firearm, conspiracy, murder and assault with a deadly weapon charges on March 3, 2007. Four other defendants were already in custody prior to this indictment, U.S. Attorney Earl Myers stated, "This is the second federal indictment filed on the Naughty Gangster Crip gang members who terrorize the Artesia Blvd apartments with drug dealing, gun violence, and witness intimidation. We continue to root out the drivers responsible for these violent crimes, those found guilty will be held accountable for the destruction of our citizens.". The defendants now face decades in federal prison without the possibility of parole-ever. The following defendants charged from Operation: Naughty By Nature: Terrence Hill, a/k/a O Whack, age 29; Daniel Wallace, a/k/a Tiny Bone, age 36; Christopher Hickens, a/k/a MK Smash, age 22; Darnell Pittman, a/k/a Puppet, age 29; Kenneth Powell, a/k/a JB, age 33; Xavier Finney, a/k/a Spike, age 27; Devon Marshall, a/k/a NNutty, age 30; United States Attorney Earl Myers commended the FBI and the Del Perro Police Department for their work in the investigation and thanked the Drug Enforcement Administration, the LBTF, and the Del Perro Crash Unit for their assistance. Allies and Rivals The Naughty Nasty Gangster Crips are affiliated under the 3x card, also known as the Gangster Crip card. They are close allies with the Insane Crip Gang, and can sometimes be heard saying “2365” as an alliance, since the 2NN’s are on 65th Street and the Insanes are on 23rd Street. They also share close relations with the Blacc Bandit Crips and the 19th Street Gangster Crips. They heavily feud with every Vespucci gang under the Deuce (2x) card, such as the N/S Bricc Boy Crips, Rollin Crip 20s-100s, Boulevard Mafia Crips, Longo 13, and other sureno gangs.
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  28. Organized Crime and Gang Section (OCGS) » About Violent Gangs OUTLAW MOTORCYCLE GANGS Thursday, April 29, 2021 Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (OMGs) are organizations whose members use their motorcycle clubs as conduits for criminal enterprises. OMGs are highly structured criminal organizations whose members engage in criminal activities such as violent crime, weapons trafficking, and drug trafficking. There are more than 300 active OMGs within the United States, ranging in size from single chapters with five or six members to hundreds of chapters with thousands of members worldwide. AUSLANDERS MOTORCYCLE CLUB Founded in March of 2002 in Phoenix, Arizona, the Auslanders are now one of the most present motorcycle clubs in the southern San Andreas. The Sandy Shores charter can be seen throughout both Blaine and Los Santos County, they stand out with their black and orange colors and the one-piece rocker that features a skeleton riding a motorcycle, with a 1% on his helmet and a sun cross underneath. The history of the club dates back to the early 2000s. Founded by Oliver "Money" Reynolds and Felix "Doc" Wallace, the club's first officers, the mother charter was established in south-central Phoenix. The Auslanders have created unrest since their early days. Their appearance, with its numerous white supremacist tattoos, the patches on their vests and their lifestyle disrupted the quiet lives of the locals. In the beginning the 1% on the vest represented nothing more than freedom and the club's separation from the ideal way of life in American society. Parties were held at the clubhouse where close friends and members of other MCs would show up, because everything worked on the premise "Respect me and I will respect you". If inside the club everything was organized, and members and close friends considered themselves family, externally they began to attract more and more attention. Many patched members were former prisoners who were used to the criminal lifestyle, others were simply men who found themselves inside the MC and shared their ideologies together. What was certain was that they all acted as a whole, and when they realized that there was a need for a source of income without them interfering with the work of society, illegal business became a necessity and so such activities gradually began to grow. Auslanders were becoming more violent, and this increasingly drove them away from the community and brought them to the attention of law enforcement. The club's name translates from German to "foreigners", and they had no problem admitting their detachment from the rules of the outside world. As time went on, Auslanders made both friends and enemies with other motorcycle clubs. The decline began in the late 2010s, when chaos and enmity led to several members being arrested or leaving the club involuntarily. After the arrest of president "Money" Reynolds and the death of VP "Doc" Wallace, the Arizona charter disbanded, leaving behind several groups of nomads who left the state together. In the summer of 2021, the nomads settled in Sandy Shores. Soon they became part of the community, changing some of the principles established in the mother charter and laying low for a while. They still kept their rather chaotic lifestyle and ideologies, their white supremacist tattoos (e.g. bolts, Maltese or iron crosses, swastikas, combinations of numbers or even the club emblem) and their avoidance of close interaction with people of color being customs that have been followed since the club bylaws were firstly written. (( OUT-OF-CHARACTER )) Our faction represents a fictional motorcycle club with white supremacist ideologies and often a rather violent outlook; Faction integration will be done strictly In-Character with exceptions due to server status; Our Discord server is available to anyone, and this is the link to access it: https://discord.gg/7ccxruwCMj; For further questions, you can contact us on Discord or on the forum at @xander11 or @DizzyDude
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  29. Faction info Our goal is creating a community that consists of ethnic baltic or broader eastern european characters, mainly with criminal background. We will be providing ways to start out in the faction as an imigrant off the plane or you can start out in any other way you would like to. The end goal is a creation of self sustainable criminal network of multiple brigades of criminals who operate in the greater west of the Los Santos. Faction will follow a strict ruleset that will be enforced to establish our standards on any member of the faction. After you have received the rights to post screenshots on the topic, you are instantly liable to be CK'd at any given time for any given reason that the faction leadership or high-ranking members see fit. We also follow the concept, that in any RP scenario that can lead to a major impact on the faction development, if a character is killed or dies, he is forced to selfck. By that we are enforcing the meaning to RP a character with realistic sense of fear and survival instinct. Discord invitation for anyone interested, enter at your own risk
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  30. A quartered shield bearing the stars and stripes, a five cornered star and a grizzly bear - a tribute to the short-lived San Andreas Republic. A golden eagle like the kind depicted on the 19th century Mexican Coat of Arms, standing on a cactus while holding a rattlesnake in its beak, the old Alta City Hall and a lion rampant. The Los Santos City Government is one of the largest municipal organizations within the United States, and the largest in San Andreas, providing services to over three million constituents who reside both in the City of Los Santos and the County of Los Santos following a decision in 1992 to consolidate both the City and County of Los Santos into one large entity. The municipal organization is led by a City-County Mayor, who oversees all operations of the government and is responsible for the delivery and accessibility of services. Los Santos is home to people from all walks of life, of all cultures and backgrounds, located on the southern part of San Andreas. What started as a colonial settlement in 1781 under the Spanish Empire, saw rapid expansion ever since its establishment and quickly turned into a major colonial hub. While not much is known about the city during the Spanish rule, it is known that the territory was later on taken over by Mexico in the 1800s, and then rebelled under the short-lived San Andreas Republic in 1846 over land-purchasing rights. At the beginning of the revolt, flags bearing a five cornered star and a grizzly bear were raised by the mutineer soldiers, replacing the Mexican ones. On July 5, 1846 - the United States flag was raised throughout government buildings and militia bases, marking the end of the Republic and the annexation of the land by the United States. --------------------------------------------------------------- TIMOTHY KNIGHT MAYOR Welcome to Los Santos, It is my pleasure to present you with a warm welcome to Los Santos, our little pearl in the West Coast. Los Santos is home to innovation, progress and discovery - where people come from everywhere and everyone are welcome. A sprawling metropolis, Los Santos is one of the busiest regions in all of San Andreas and even the United States, with an active nightlife scene, products and stores from all over the world, there's always something to see in our city. I invite you to tour the city, visit the landmarks and most importantly - enjoy your stay. Welcome once again, Timothy Knight Mayor of Los Santos --------------------------------------------------------------- The Office of Finance is responsible for the financial health of Los Santos, providing business owners, entrepreneurs and visionaries with the tools needed to thrive. It is responsible for the collection of all money deposited in the City Treasury, from taxes to certain city-imposed fees. The Department of Health works to protect the health and well-being of the residents of the city of Los Santos and surrounding incorporated areas, it's main objective is to push public health initiatives and policies in accordance with current state law, support the growing health infrastructure of the city of Los Santos both public and private. The Bureau of Licensing is responsible for the processing of liquor and entertainment licensing and continuous review of those licensed premises across Los Santos. The Los Santos Department of Public Works and Transportation is what keeps the city moving, the workers who keep the city dynamic and ever-changing. The Department is separated into several sections, each having their own responsibilities - the Department of Public Works handles public infrastructure development and maintenance, as well as power and water grids. The Department of Transportation is responsible for making sure the city stays mobile by providing public transit services with the highest quality standards. The Bureau of Parking Management makes sure that appropriate parking etiquette and laws are followed, as well as assists with traffic control where needed. The Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) serves thousands of vulnerable people each year, improving their quality of life via the administration of local welfare programs. Such programs aim to assist and empower disadvantaged individuals and families within the greater Los Santos area to achieve their maximum potential; housing, employment, and financial assistance, to name a few. The Department consistently works towards the economic and social development of all, operating under the values of service, social justice, dignity and worth of a person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence. The Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner (DMEC) is responsible for conducting inquiry into the circumstances, manner, and cause of deaths which fall within its jurisdiction. These inquiries predominantly surround deaths which appear homicidal, suicidal, violent, or accidental; this remit also includes deaths where an appropriate physician is not available to certify death. Inquiries make use of state of the art technology and methods, along with examination of their medical records, behavior, and much more. The DMEC also plays a role by, on request of the Public Health Department, examining deaths which may be related to wider public health risks. The Port of Los Santos is the nation's leading gateway for international trade and has ranked the number one container port in the United States. It is a self-supporting department of the City of Los Santos, also known as the Los Santos Harbor Commission, and is governed by the Los Santos Board of Harbor Commission, a panel appointed by the Mayor of Los Santos. The Port of Los Santos is committed to proper oversight and management of all port activities, with an outstanding team of executives appointed to propel the organization's vision and strategy forward. The Port of Los Santos is a major center of employment. Most workers within terminals are members of various labor unions. CURRENTLY HIRING FOR VARIOUS FACTION POSITIONS: CAREER OPPORTUNITIES LSGOV DISCORD || LSGOV FORUMS
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  31. I think currently GTAW finds itself in the shoes LSRP were once in. By that I mean that they have a monopoly over the genre simply because there is no alternative, similarly to our community on SA:MP. Players stuck around because there was nowhere else to go. On GTAW what you've got is a server and community tailored around legal roleplayers, ran by legal roleplayers and heavily influenced by legal roleplayers. One sticking point that comes up time and time again is their IFM's lack of engagement, transparency and knowledge and this is the driving force behind the bulk of our roleplayers leaving their server. Now, a lot of people use this a basis to promote their roleplay but the fact of the matter is that it's the truth, their lack of regard for their illegal community is what will offer LSRP a way in. Over the course of the last few months it's been more evident than ever and their management's obliviousness to the fact is what adds insult to injury. For this server to hit the ground running what you have to do is capitalize on the shortcomings of the aforementioned server and strike while the iron's hot. Transparency will be a key factor in attracting these players. Deliverance will be what keeps them and the expectations and promises need to be fulfilled in order for this to come to fruition at all. Illegal roleplay shouldn't be prioritized by any means but it should be treated with the same amount of respect as legal roleplay and given the same opportunity of prosperity. Illegal roleplay has always been the foundation of LSRP but what made LSRP so consistent was its honesty, its openness and its lucidity. Transparency was always there one way or another. One look at their faction's forum and you realize that their faction management team are driving people into LSRP's arms and for years it's gone unnoticed and unaddressed because their has been no alternative. You can forget about servers like LCRP making a wave because they're not battled tested like LSRP is and don't have the following LSRP do, coupled with the fact that their management are as corrupt as the day is long. All these make-shift beliefs and idealisms are used to lure people in but it's nothing more than a false pretense and a power grab. In other words, in certain communities if you don't agree with somebody's modus operandi, they will find a way to ban you, silence you or misinterpret you. On LSRP I believe that the number one priority should be to put the power in the player's hands. For this to overtake its competitors and scratch the surface it's got to recognize the flaws of communities that don't work. LSRP is genuinely the last hope for those interested in illegal roleplay. We need to do as much as we can to emphasize that and promote the fact that the community and management are receptive to that or we're back to square one. It's in all of our interests if we're on the same wave length. All old community politics should be disregarded and the slate should be wiped clean. This will only work if we're all on the same page. Make LSRP great again.
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  32. Nutty Blocc Carson Crip1 The Nutty Blocc Carson Crips (NBCC) are an active street gang under a large umbrella, known as the Carson Crips or C.C Ridaz. C.C Riders (Carson Crip Riders) pronounced CC Ridas, and often spelled with a Z (CC Ridaz). The term CC Riders was discovered by Fredrick ❝Baby Gangster❞ Dre, who is affiliated with the Santana Blocc Carson Crips. Along with their fellow comrade Big No Good from Nutty Blocc Carson Crip, together they formed CC Riders in the Los Santos County Jail, in 1986. Which, consisted of an alliance between all Crip gangs, who falls under the Carson Crips brand. The Carson Crips shared a close alliance with the Crip sets in the Rancho area of South Los Santos, and decided to push a line of the Nutty Blocc Carson Crip in their territory. This alliance is known as the ❝Gloccs & ARs❞ and dates back to the 1980s, according to Los Santos Police Department. Glocc is another name for Carson (Glocc City) and the AR is a reference to the ❝R❞ in Rancho. Gangs under the alliance fought side by side against larger rival gangs on the Carson Avenue stretch and in the Los Santos County Jail. ORIGINS2 Nutty Blocc Carson Crip (NBCC) originated on the West Side of Davis, Los Santos that operates in Carson Avenue, Davis. Their neighborhood runs from Carson Avenue to Rancho between S/W Jamestown Street and S/E Roy Lowenstein Boulevard. They are west of the ATF Gangs and east of the Lantana Blocc Carson Crips. Members are known to sport ❝New York Yankees❞ article of clothing, or Apparel with the letters of ❝NY❞ which represent ❝Nutty❞. Their main cliques consist of the 166 We Don't Care Crips or Careless Nutty Crip, 165 Hardline Nutty Crip and Grandee Eyebuster Nutty Crip, on S/E Roy Lowenstein and S/W Jamestown Street. Their documented hangout is the Grandee Motel, which is located on the intersection of Grandee Ave and Roy Lowenstein, inside their territory. The Nutty Blocc Crips was featured on Rep Yo Set (compilation album/DVD), which is a project by Gangstaholic Records. The Nutty Blocc Crips received national notability when BG Stomp Out & Gangsta Laced Ya (half-brothers), both affiliated with the Nutty Blocc Carson Crips debuted on Eazy-E single ❝Real Muthaphukkin G's❞ in 1993. In 1995, B.G Stomp Out and Laced Ya released their debut album Real Brothas, which spawned three singles 50/50 Luv, Jealousy, and D.P.G./K. However, BG Stomp Out was sentenced to 20 to 22 years in prison for attempted murder in 1998. He was later released on parole in the early 2010s and is currently reaching out to his neighborhood through fundraisers to battle poverty, drugs, metal health, and domestic violence. 166 WE DON'T CARE CRIP GANG The 166 We Don't Care Crips or 166 Careless Nutty Crip Gang is a clique started by Leroy ❝O.B.G Hardlucc Da General❞ Howse and his right-hand Donavon ❝Baby No Good❞ Waters who is the younger brother of Dedrick ❝Big No Good❞ Waters, an reputable Original Crip of the Nutty Blocc Carson Crips. They originated on the back street of S/W Jamestown Street after seeing a steady growth of new members in the set. Big No Good gave the orders to Hardlucc to push a line on Jamestown Street to help the 165 Hardline Nutty Crips (another clique in the area) combat nearby rival gangs of the Grandee Motel on the intersection of Grandee Avenue and Roy Lowenstein. Most new members of the street gang who have became known new members of the street gang who have became known to the police through surveillance and arrests are between the ages of 16 and 20. This was a statistic recorded in the 2000s as the street gang, unlike many others within the neighborhood, seems to have a higher interest in recruiting young men and young women who are in their late teens and early 20s rather than youths who are still in childhood or early adolescence. It stands to reason that the street gang, through recruiting this relatively older age cohort, are looking for more experienced and hardened criminals to join their ranks to protect its reputation and territory. 166 WDCC is very territorial as they are known to patrol the outer skirts of their neighborhood. They live up to their reputation of being one of the most if not dangerous cliques of the Nutty Blocc Carson Crips. A good example would be the death of Floyd ❝YG Trauma❞ Williams, a reputable West Side Piru gang member after coming across Baby No Good at the Carson Car Wash located near 100 Block of Carson Avenue. Baby No Good or Donavon Waters frequents this car wash as it is near the heart of the Nutty Blocc Carson Crip territory. Sometime in early May, they crossed paths. Williams was not aware of Waters presence but was approached by him where words was exchanged ending in a foot chase by Williams. The next time Williams saw Waters was on May 4, 2014. Williams was at the Grandee Motel in Los Santos, where he lived at the time. William's youngest son, Vince (who was five years old), and Vince's mother, Taesha Wright, had been visiting, and Williams was walking them to Wright's car in the parking lot. As they were walking, Williams noticed someone walking toward him from his blind side. He turned and looked, and saw it was Waters. Waters wife's family was also staying at the Grandee Motel. Remembering the confrontation at the car wash, Williams thought there might be trouble, and his main concern was to get his family into the car for safety. As he was putting Vince into his car seat in the back seat of the car, he noticed that Waters had stopped at a diagonal from him. Once Vince was in the car, Williams took off his shirt, getting ready to fight. He and Waters exchanged words -- saying things like ❝What's up?❞ or ❝What's happening? What is going on? What's the deal?❞ -- and Williams started to approach. Waters pulled a gun out of a bag he was carrying and pointed it at Williams. Williams put his hands up and asked Waters if he was going to shoot him in front of his family. Williams then said, ❝Let's get down. Put the gun down.❞ Waters responded, ❝On Nutty Crip, we ain't going to do too much talking,❞ and he started shooting, holding the gun straight out, toward Williams. Waters was about 22 feet away from Williams when he started shooting. Williams was pronounced dead at the scene and was left with multiple gun shot wounds to his facial area leaving him almost unrecognizable by family and friends. The next morning, seventeen members of the Nutty Blocc Carson Crip were arrested for federal racketeering charges. This case tied the murder of Floyd Williams to Donovan Waters where he was tried and sentenced to life without parole on a quarter million dollar bond. This gave an opportunity for the clique to operate for funds to help Waters regain his freedom. Those crimes conclude extortion, murder, kidnappings, drug trafficking, and several other venues that would help the gang bring in assets. They are routinely active and organized, terrorizing their neighborhood and rival gangs who get in their way. THE GRANDEES The Nutty Blocc Crips are one of the oldest street gangs in Carson Avenue, Davis. They originally referred to themselves as the Grandee Boys in reference to a local motel and housing project next to it known as ❝the Grandees.❞ The Grandee Boys later joined the Crip gang organization under the auspices of Stanley ❝Tookie" Williams❞, and became known as the 165th or 166th Blocc Crips. They later changed their name to the ❝Nutty Blocc❞ Crip gang to signify they were the craziest gang in Carson, Davis. Crip gang members spell the word ❝Block❞ as ❝Blocc❞ because in gang culture ❝[w]riting CK means Crip Killer.❞ The Nutty Blocc Crip gang consists of different sets or cliques based largely on age. At the top, and the most powerful, are Original Gangsters. Next in line are Original Baby Gangsters, followed by Baby Gangsters, Original Tiny Gangsters and then Tiny Gangsters. Herbert Charles Miller (❝Hen❞ or ❝Baby Hen❞), Javone Lamar Brown (❝Bam❞) and Jeffrey McLeod (❝J-Smash❞) all belong to the Nutty Blocc Crips who are the main enforcers of the gang on the Westside of Nutty Blocc since the set is largely controlled by different people such as Isaac ❝Big Evil❞ Gaston. Brown and Miller were Baby Gangsters; McLeod was either an Original Tiny Gangster or a Tiny Gangster. Isaac ❝Big Evil❞ Gaston, Champagne Gaston, Izell Gaston, Frank Gaston and Keon Easley were all siblings who lived together in an apartment in Davis, San Andreas, apartment G. The apartment was a two-story unit with a fenced and gated patio. Directly inside the front door was a living room area. An internal staircase to the second floor was on the far wall across from the front door. A small bathroom was located in the far corner, near the staircase. The apartment complex was in the territory of the Nutty Blocc Crip gang. Ike was a member of the gang. Izell, Champagne, Frank and Keon were all affiliated with the gang. To avoid confusion, the siblings will be referred to by their first names. Harris, Dunn and Grissett were all members of the Nutty Blocc gang. Champagne had known Harris and Grissett 4 since childhood. Harris's moniker was Ju-Ju; Grissett's moniker was Chop-Chop.* Champagne was also close with Jazzmine Harris, a blood relative of Harris. Izell had also known Dunn for about 10 years; Dunn's moniker was ❝Mike Dog.❞ B.1 The Shooting On March 9, 2014, Champagne threw a party with Harris at the Gaston family apartment to celebrate the birthday of a friend of Harris, pay off bills, and raise money for the Gaston family to move. Over 100 people attended the party, including members of the Nutty Blocc and Santana Blocc gangs. Many of the Gaston siblings were present, including Ike, Izell, Frank and Keon. Many of Harris's relatives and friends attended, including his brothers Darryl, Derrell, Darnell, sisters Darnesha and Samiaa, a cousin, and friends Rita Richardson and Jazmin Lopez. The party was disrupted when Grissett started scaring people by stating he was going to shoot up the party. Champagne told him to stop. Later, Grissett began disparaging other gangs saying ❝f[uck] different gangs,❞ ❝f[uck] Fronthood❞ and Santana ❝6 gangs. At this point, Champagne told Grissett she was cancelling the party and she began yelling ❝the party's over,❞ ❝everybody … go home.❞ She told Harris she was shutting down the party. Harris told Champagne they were ❝going to shut down nothing,❞ and told Ike ❝you better tell [Champagne] she ain't shutting down nothing.❞ The People's gang expert testified that the Fronthood and Santana gangs were not Nutty Blocc's enemies. The verbal dispute escalated into a series of physical altercations, culminating in a gun battle. The first physical confrontation occurred at the apartment's gated patio. When Harris blocked Champagne's entry through the patio gate, she pushed him to enter. Then, as Champagne went into the apartment, Harris and Ike began fighting on the patio. Harris threw the first punch at Ike and missed; Ike then punched Harris, knocking Harris to the ground. The fight turned into a melee, with five to six Nutty Blocc affiliates, including Grissett, joining the attack on Ike. Grissett escalated the fight by swinging a knife, stabbing Ike. Frank attempted to defend his brother Ike by pushing the attackers away. After the fight on the outside patio, Ike was woozy, stumbling and bleeding heavily from his head. His brothers and cousins carried him into the apartment. The second physical confrontation ensued inside the apartment. Harris challenged Ike to fight again by stating ❝you got to catch my fade again.❞ Harris accused Ike of stabbing him, and lifted his arm to show a bleeding cut. For the first time in the incident, a gun appeared. In his hand, Ike held a gun pointing up, and he began waving it in a circular motion. Keon tried, without success, to take the gun away from Ike; Champagne ran up the stairs and called the po- lice. After the verbal challenge, another physical fight broke out in the living room involving Harris, his brothers and Grissett, battling Ike's brothers Izell and Keon. Grissett again swung a knife, cutting Izell above his right elbow. Izell and Frank were able to push Ike halfway up the internal staircase, away from the fight. Ike was bleeding profusely and semi-conscious. Frank forced some of the partygoers out of the apartment, including Harris and Grissett, and locked the door. Keon recalled seeing Ike holding a .44-caliber revolver before Ike was carried to the stairs and before Harris and Grissett came inside. Keon later testified that he only noticed the gun in Ike's hand when Ike was on the stairs. The quarrel did not end. Dunn, another Nutty Blocc gang member, joined the conflict for the first time. When Dunn yelled from outside the apartment, ❝Jazzmine, open the door, [bitch],❞ Jazzmine [Harris's relative] opened the door. Dunn and then Harris entered and each fired multiple shots, Dunn shooting first, towards the staircase bearing Ike and his siblings Izell, Champagne, Keon and Frank. None of the siblings shot back. Ike was shot in the chest and front shoulder; the chest shot was fatal. C. The Investigation The night of the shooting, witnesses and bystanders were uncooperative with law enforcement. Ike's family members did not immediately tell law enforcement what they knew about the shooting because they did not want to be snitches or were scared for their lives. Indeed, Keon talked to the police at the hospital after the shooting but lied about his name and birthday because he was nervous and scared. That same night, Izell went with the police to the station but did not cooperate or identify the shooters because the shooters were active gang members and he thought he and his family could get hurt. Forensic evidence suggested a ❝gun battle.❞ The ballistic evidence was consistent with two people standing at or near the front door of apartment G, shooting into the apartment, one shooting a nine-millimeter handgun, the other a 32-caliber handgun.9 Additional spent casing, bullet and bullet fragments found on the patio outside the fence suggested that someone shot a nine-millimeter handgun from the walkway towards apartment G.10 The evidence was also consistent with another ❝9 shooter firing a revolver from inside the apartment from an area near the front bathroom, using a cabinet as cover and firing towards the front door. Finally, a bag of .44-caliber Smith & Wesson Special live rounds, and a single live round were found at the bottom of the stais, and a holster for a large frame revolver was found in the upstairs bedroom. Blood was found on the patio, inside the apartment near the front door, on the landing area, on the stair railing, on the wall coming down the stairs, the upstairs hallway, and in the living room; the highest concentration of blood was on the stairs. Ballistic evidence was found around and inside the apartment. One .32-caliber shell casing stamped C.B. C. was located in front of the front door across from apartment G, two more .32-caliber C.B. C. shell casings were just inside the front door, and two 9-millimeter R. P. shell casings were in the apartment, one under the front door. Ballistic evidence was found outside apartment G. A spent nine-millimeter R. P. casing was located on the sidewall in front of a nearby apartment; impact marks suggested that the shooter had been standing near the casing, and was firing towards apartment G. Another spent projectile that had struck the sidewalk suggested an additional bullet travelling towards apartment G. A bullet lodged in a fence surrounding the patio, suggested another bullet travelling towards apart Ballistic evidence was found outside apartment G. A spent nine-millimeter R.P. casing was located on the sidewalk in front of a nearby apartment; impact marks suggested that the shooter had been standing near the casing, and was firing towards apartment G. Another spent projectile that had struck the sidewalk suggested an additional bullet travelling towards apartment G. A bullet lodged in a fence surrounding the patio, suggested another bullet travelling towards apartment G. Three additional bullet strikes and three holes in the fence suggested at least three more bullets fired towards apartment G. No casings were recovered, suggesting a revolver. The ballistic evidence of strikes to the curio cabinet and a bullet hole in the television suggested at least two shots. The criminalist that examined the ballistic evidence from the crime scene and the bullet recovered from Ike's body opined that all three 9-milllimeter casings marked R.P., were Remington Peters brand, and had been fired from the same firearm; all three .32-caliber cartridge cases stamped C. B.C., were Magtech brand, and had been fired from a second gun; the bullet fragments recovered from the exterior crime scene were all nine-millimeter luger caliber, and had been fired from the same gun (although he could not determine whether that was the same gun that had fired the nine-millimeter bullets or the gun that had fired the .32-caliber bullets). The bullet extracted from Ike's body was a .32-caliber bullet. Harris was arrested on March 31, 2014 at an apartment in Davis, and Grissett was later arrested on June 5, 2014 at same location. On June 5, the police recovered a box of ammunition stamped ❝R.P.❞ and Grissett's identification at that apartment. When Dunn was arrested on June 5, police seized gang-related items, namely, a hat, jacket and shirt bearing the Yankees insignia, and a phone book with gang monikers. 110 D. Gang Evidence Los Santos County Sheriff's Detective Scott Lawler testified as a gang expert, and described the Nutty Blocc Crips as a gang with 230-240 members, engaged in gun possession, shootings, narcotics sales, and witness intimidation. Their common color is blue and they identify themselves with New York Yankees merchandise, and the letters ❝NY,❞. Point of interest(s) Documented Gang Map E-89012344492— South Los Santos, San Andreas (Crip Formation) 1. The 166 Block (S/E Jamestown Street) and the 165 Block (S/W Lowenstein Boulevard) are close communities intertwined with each other. However, both communities frequent Jamestown Street due to community leader/activist Uncle Pops starting a store in the area called ❝Pop's Soul Food Delight❞ that brought its community together back in 1974 due to its table stands and hang out areas for the youth. 2. Turned into the Kelly Park Hustlers in the 1980s and turned Crip after constant beef with a modern day blood gang known as the West Side Pirus. There is a hierarchy of gang members. Dunn is a high-ranking Nutty Blocc member, alongside Isaac ❝Big Evil❞ Gaston; Harris and Grissett are members. Harris also admitted to another deputy on April 13, 2013 that he was a member of the Nutty Blocc gang with a moniker of Ju-Ju. Fear and respect are important concepts in gang culture. Gangs must be feared by rival gang members and instill fear in the community to operate as a gang. If a gang member is disrespected, this would be seen as weakness, thus a disrespected gang member would be expected to retaliate in a more aggressive manner: if ❝he was slapped, he'd have to punch; if he was punched, he'd have to stab; if he was stabbed, he'd have to shoot.❞ Shooting and killing someone who disrespected a gang member would be considered ❝putting in work for the gang❞ and would earn respect among fellow gang members. A shooting of a fellow gang member who had acted disrespectfully would benefit the individual shooter by raising his status within the gang by creating fear and respect, and would benefit the gang by instilling fear and respect by enemy gangs, recruiting youths to the gang, and facilitating the expansion of the gang's territory. Crip (Gang Rivals) Santana Blocc Carson Crip (Rancho, Jamestown Street & Carson Avenue) since 2000s Lantana Blocc Carson Crip (Davis & Carson Avenue) Acacia Blocc Carson Crip (apart of the ATF Gangs) (Davis, partially defunct) Farm Dogg Carson Crip (apart of the Acacia/Town/Farm, ATF Gangs) (Davis) since early 90s Neighborhood Carson Crip (allies with all Neighborhood Crip gangs) (defunct) Spook Town Carson Crip (apart of the ATF Gangs) (Davis) Kelly Park Carson Crip (Chamberlain Hills, Forum Drive & Carson Avenue) since 2010 Neighborhood Carson Crip (allies with all Neighborhood Crip gangs) (defunct) All East Coast Crips and Neighborhood Crips (x2) (Davis & South Central Los Santos) Poccet Hood Carson Crip (Davis) Tragniew Carson Crip (Davis) Anzac Grape Carson Crip (Rancho & Jamestown Street, defunct) Blood (Gang Rivals) West Side Piru (Rancho & Jamestown Street) since 1970s even before Bloods & Crip alliances. Campanella Park Piru (Davis, Covenant Avenue) since 2005, on and off. 151 Block Piru (Rancho, Roy Lowenstein Blvd & Macdonald Street) Cabbage Patch Piru (Rancho, defunct) Center View Piru (Chamberlain Hills, Strawberry Avenue) (Gang Allies) Forum Drive Carson Crip (Strawberry) [based on Atlantic Drive Compton Crip] S/S Carson Drive Carson Crip (Carson Avenue, defunct) Original Swamps Carson Crip (Rancho) Original Front Hood Carson Crip (Davis, Davis Avenue) All Mafia Crips (x2) & Gangster Crips (x3)
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  33. Hi all, As most of you are aware, the Faction Team has been working hard on establishing the core illegal script systems along with guidelines and rules surrounding illegal roleplay. This blog post will provide an update on what the Faction Team has been working on, along with how the illegal roleplay scene will play out when we launch the server. Faction Tier System The Faction Team has re-developed the faction tier system and this will provide factions with specific perks and rewards as they move through the tiers towards official. A lot of brainstorming has gone into this system and is based off issues we encountered during the SA-MP server. Unofficial (eligible to apply for any scheme after 1 month of being open) Verified (attained after being open for 3 months and having a successful application) Official (determined after a minimum of 3 months whilst being Verified) Drug Scheme The Faction Team has decided on taking a completely new approach to the Drug System/Scheme and have suggested that instead of giving drugs directly to the players, we will provide them with both the utilities and ingredients needed to manufacture the drugs. Players can still receive drugs from Faction Team in cases that certain drugs aren't able to be manufactured currently. You may apply to join the Drug Scheme once you have been open for 1 month. Weapon Scheme Unofficial Factions will be able to apply to the Weapon Scheme after 1 month of being open - applicants will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and are not guaranteed admittance into the scheme. The amount of weapons and ammo given is something exclusive to members of the scheme and is based on faction size and status (unofficial, verified or official). The 1 month period will begin from the day the server launches and having a faction thread for more than a month pre-launch doesn't make you eligible. Join a Scheme Pre-Launch In order to have an effective drug and weapon system in place from day 1 on the server. We're looking to introduce some members to these schemes pre-launch. This means you won't have to wait the original month (stated above) but you'll be required to have exceptional illegal roleplay experience and a good-standing history in the community to reserve yourself a spot. Requirements for the pre-launch scheme: Only factions will be able to apply. You must have a minimum of 10 faction members. Must be the leader of the faction that is applying. Must have experience in/around illegal factions. Must have a good standing in the community The Weapon & Drug Scheme will be open for applications from the time of this blog post (22nd January 2022). Applications will close on the 24th February 2022. You can apply to join the pre-launch scheme by following this link. Thanks for reading, Baker
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  34. Hey everyone, Today we're launching character customization for those who already have an accepted character and are a member of our staff, insider program or an active1 patron. To find out if you're eligible, simply log in on ucp.ls-rp.com and you will see a prompt: After whitelisting your IP, give it a few minutes and you'll be able to connect to server.ls-rp.com using your RageMP client, where you log in with the same details as into the UCP. After that, you'll be prompted to choose a character and customize it. You can customize your character as many times as you want pre-launch. If you don't like where you left off, you can return another day and change it entirely. This is something that won't be available after launch - key features of a character won't be adjustable with a few minor exceptions. We're working on adding more outfits, especially female ones, so you'll be able to go back and change it as well. If you face any issues with the character creator tool, please reach out to our staff team on Discord and they'll be able to guide you, or forward your issue to our development team. RageMp released an update today to a core system we're using in the character creator; so we anticipate there may be some issues. Last thing worth noting is that we've heard you and we'll be increasing the character slots to 2 pre-launch, probably sometime next week. TL;DR Make sure you have an accepted character and are insider, staff, or active patron Whitelist yourself on ucp.ls-rp.com Wait a few minutes for the whitelist to refresh Connect to server.ls-rp.com on RageMP ??? Profit Kind regards, Martin 1 We've chosen for "active" patrons only to provide a new incentive for folks who keep supporting the project even after creating their character. If you aren't an active patron anymore, you will be able to customize your character once, a day or two before launch.
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  35. Hey all, As we announced earlier this month, we're opening up the Community Forums to everyone tonight! We did our best to set up all boards that are necessary for now, if you feel like something's missing then you can share your thoughts in the General Discussion topic on forum improvements. We did stress-test the forum, but nothing really compares to real-life traffic, so please bare with us in case of any issues, we'll resolve them as soon as we can. Character Applications I'm sure you're wondering if you're going to be able to create a character before the server launch and the answer is - yes of course! We're already working on a new and improved application system. The applications are set to launch in advance before the server opens for you to get your character ready. In order to not overwhelm our team with handling applications, we're going to open Early Access Applications on the 19th of October, for everyone who's a "Early Supporter #2" or higher tier on Patreon at the time of submitting their application. This perk is also a replacement for the Community Forum Early Access perk, which becomes invalid tonight. We don't currently have a date for when the applications open for everyone, but I'll make sure to let you know in advance. Kind regards, Martin
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  36. Oleg Vorobyov , Zhenya Ustinov and Vanya Serdukov were regular teenagers who were enlisted into the military, as they weren't smartest in school to pass it, the government had them sent to the military with thousands other Russians. They spent few years serving military, until they were put all together into a unit. During the Grozoviye Vorota (Thunder Gates) battle, holding out the frontier they managed to hold out long enough til soviet military arrived and took the terrorists down. Oleg was injured on the last minute of frontier assault by the enemy, and Zhenya was carrying injured Vanya on his shoulder and tried to get to Oleg, but once Oleg woke up after falling into a sleep, he withdrew a grenade and pulled the pin and was gonna blow himself up with the incoming enemy. As Oleg saw Zhenya struggling to get him, he shouted "NYET, OTOYDI" (No, get away!) - Oleg shut his eyes and prayed last minute before the storm, but that minute felt like eternity. The Russian military showed up and their Commander took grenade off Oleg's hand and threw it away , over fifty Russian soldiers showed up and gave the final assault on the terrorists that were attempting to cross over through gates. The Groznoviye vorota (Thunder/Lighting gates) - came from the long week of heavy rain and thunder, the last minute battle was nothing but thunder striking from the sky, and soldiers couldn't tell when they won, if it was gun shots and explosions or thunder striking. After the trio were taken back home, Moscow into a rehabilitation facility for soldier's that were injured, they were awarded with heroism stars, but that was only one side of the news..and every good news got a flip side, the government had released them from the military as that was the period of time when Soviet collapsed. They returned to their homes, and weren't sure what were they gonna do after obtaining tactical training, so Zhenya got involved with his old friend, Vladimir Zharkinov. Zharkinov was a local mob boss in Moscow that ran a Lombard (pawnshop) and a Seriy volk (Grey Wolf) bar. After Zharkinov heard the news of Zhenya's return, he asked Zhenya to swing by and offered him a job. Zhenya gave it a thought, but Zharkinov made few solid points, telling him "What are you gonna do now? Work at a scrap yard? Maybe sell bread at a market, maybe even milk like a granny?" Zhenya gave it a thought and decided to go with Zharkinov's wisdom, make some money and live a good life. Zharkinov was former military as well, but after when he saw that Soviet was gonna collapse and that government would throw everyone off , he got involved with thief's. Zharkinov asked Zhenya to bring some guys with him, somebody he could trust and that's where Zhenya got in touch with Serdjukov and Vorobyov.Zhenya didn't expect them to get on board, but after putting few sense into their heads, they realized that, they wouldn't have much happening in their life so they agreed and followed Zhenya's lead. Zharkinov called his Captain, Misha Shulgyja and told him to pick the trio up by the bar. After Misha rolled up in a mercedez and collected the trio, they went out in woods and that's where Misha popped the trunk and showed them his arsenal. He passed each one a pistol , Tokarov and Makarov and was seeing how good were they at a shot. Trio were pretty good at a shot, and that's where Misha took them on a first job. Their first job was to take out a competition, a restaurant that was ran by Vycheslavich crew. Vycheslavich's were one of the biggest crews in Moscow, and Zharkinov had no way to touch them, so Zharkinov used a outsider who wouldn't rat when job is done. After Misha dropped the trio off by the Vycheslavich's turf, they surrounded the whole place and killed the mob boss and his guards. Due to that assault, Zharkinov became one of the feared leaders in the city, but he wasn't done. Rather put the trio close to him, he wanted to pull the plug on them and take them out of the picture so there weren't any problems. Zharkinov was one of the selfish pricks that wouldn't understand words like honor and respect. He'd demand it, but would never give it. After when the trio spoke to Misha, they knew something was wrong as they see Misha being a bit nervous. Misha liked the trio as had something in their brains, he seen potential , that's where Zhenya asked him "Misha, what's up with you? You don't look like yourelf". Misha told them what Zharkinov wanted to do, and that's where the four of them picked up the guns from Misha's car and took Zharkinov out and took over the businesses, expect Serdjukov couldn't let it go. He was worried about Misha flipping on them at any minute, he did it to his boss..so he thought, what's stopping him from flipping again, and that's where Serdjukov shot Misha in the head and left him in the bar with Zharkinov. After getting in touch with Zharkinov businesses partners and building relation with different crews, they began to expand their organization. After tasting the money, Zhenya sent Dimitry Romanowski and Vanya's son, Anatoli to United States, he told them to set up businesses there. Dimitry Romanowski was a Russian-Jew that was working with Oleg , and through Oleg he was introduced to Zhenya and Vasya. After seeing that Dima was good with money and knew how to make it, they knew he'd be good at handling a crew down in Los Santos, while he sent them to Los Santos, he had Oleg go down to Liberty City and set up a businesses there, where Oleg end up bringing loads of profits by smuggling booze across the globe, avoiding taxes and making millions of dollars. Other moscow crews began to expand them-self as well, going up to Canada , England and spread out in United States, they kept it smart, started off with decent amount of money, small crew and slowly grew from there. Los Santos crew managed to control the Los Santos Port, that's where they got them-self a import and export businesses, it was a front to help Moscow's friends smuggle people across, such as Cartel members and Moscow's crew members. It was easy to build an Russian mob army , because there was hundred of Russian special forces soldiers that were "released" by their government, and a young 25-30 year old weapon specialist really didn't see what he'd do to have a good life, they seen the same thing what Zhenya did, become a nobody or take a little risk and become a somebody. If you don't risk you don't win, and that's pretty accurate these days.Vorobyov was pretty successful with setting up a crew in Liberty City , was gave it a thought with his guys about running the entire east-coast. Oleg sent Vladimir Glyukozov and his guys down to Vice City and gave them money to purchase few properties to start off their operations, they decided to purchase a motel and a local pawn shop that was a perfect front. Vladimir Glykozov began to get himself connected with Colombians and Cubans in the city and was providing them with weaponry and assisted with smuggling narcotics over the US shore. The job wasn't easy, but Vlad knew he'd have to put lots of work into the crew to make sure the organization has powerful ties in the Vice City. They began to use speed boats to move stuff over, but with the US cost-guards they had to find a way how to keep their engines cold, so Vlad came with a idea by having few freezers surrounding the engine after they detected a helicopter in the sky, that prevented the coast guards from tailing down the boat, and they also covered them-self up during night time, so it'd be nearly impossible to get spotted with night vision. They were freezing to death, but if they had to move hundred or two hundred kilos of cocaine safely, they'd take the align="left" because it paid of well.Sometimes they spent even two straight days in the ocean, just to make it back safe..but all that paid off. The motel's were used for drug deals, the manager who worked for the Russian Mob was on board and was getting two grand each month for keeping his month, on top of his regular "day-job" as a manager.Every deal was safe, Italian and Cubans used to deal.. in Italian hierarchy, they were against narcotics trading, but when one of their guys came short..he'd take the risk and try to make quick profit by selling cocaine or heroin. There wasn't much risk when it came down to Russian owned motel, it was secured and had a stash room, it was always protected by Russians, they'd dress them-self as local renters. As in USA its common for people to live in cheap-motels, they used this as an advantage to set up a vault for wise-guys, so to speak. They'd charge other organizations groups money to keep their stuff safe, risk-free and everyone liked it, because they knew that..if anyone was gone missing, the Russian Mob would pay everything back to the last penny, lying and stealing was bad for them in a new town so they end up making good friends pretty quickly. Vlad was doing great and was sending weekly car to Liberty City with loaded trunk of money, Oleg was real pleased and send few more guys down to Vice City to help Vlad to hold down the ground, and in progress they end up running entire East-Coast. Vlad was also helping previous crew "Chelelybinskaya" that was ran under Dimitrij Romanowski at that time, he'd send them cocaine and had cheapest price on it per gram, they'd make a decent profit down in Los Santos and slowly began to progress, it was kinda like a wise-guy bermuda triangle, money and drugs..guns going through the three turfs. Zhenya's organization really placed them-self on a map thanks to VC.Ustinov's brothers started off with few guys after taking out Misha out of the picture, they began by getting involved with Yura who was into prostitution business. They all knew that they'd be making loads of money with girl sales , so they were making a fortune with that - they later on opened up a pawn shop which was a decent profit, but after few month they burned the place down and got insurance money, money was used to purchase a autoshop that Dimitry was running. Kirill got himself into a nightclub business, as he leased one in LS and it was one of the hottest clubs in town, him and Stjepan were making good money there, but they cancelled their lease afterwards and got more into illegal businesses, Stjepan was working things out with the Chinese crew that was operating in Los Santos.Chinese had huge network in USA, and Stjepan got them to smuggle clothes. Leather jackets, coats and so on - the profits were huge, where - in a store a brand new leather jacket costs 700 bucks, Stjepan was distributing them 250 bucks a piece. They soon began to get their head wrapped around what previous crew (Chelelybinskaya) had in mind, make profits anyway you can. Soon enough they began to extort local stores , owners that didn't fall in line were either beaten or had their businesses burned down. Stjepan was mainly handling all the muscle work around with his guys, people feared him due to his temper. He wouldn't understand words such as "reason", all he knew was "make it happen". Kirill on other hand was more about being a diplomatic , find a reason and make profit - but they'd never get into each others way, if one of them is handling the job his way, they won't try to second guess each other. Vasya began to get himself involved with garage businesses just as Dima, expect Vasya was more into junk yard businesses, it was a perfect front and could be used to export and important illegal weapons , plus get rid of vehicles when they were hot on the street. Dimka got the go on the autoshop and a cab business, he was maintaining two businesses with his crew. He was more into the cab business than autoshop, and simply let Vasya run it for him. Anatoly was the document guy, he had friends that could help him counterfeit documents, passports ,DMV bin numbers and everything above. He had connections with Liberty City crew that had a leak in the city hall there, and were importing and exporting cars. Anatoly was previously in a crew up north, where they'd sit on a car, take pictures of it - create an album and let customer in the underworld decide what he wants. So when someone requested a car on a photo , they'd steal the car take it to their garage and get rid of all the serial numbers. Anatoly used the knowledge in Los Santos and was making good money for the crew.Yevhen was one of the muscles that was working under Stjepan and Dima, when things needed to be dealt with they'd send Yevhen. Yevhen had no emotion, he was a soldier back in Russia and could only do one thing, follow orders. He soon got himself into garbage taking business, where he'd wrap people up and get rid of bodies, Kirill and Stjepan got him a front, and he was one of the main mangers of the slaughterhouse.Yevhen had similar mind set as Stjepan, act first..ask questions later, even than - he doesn't asks questions, he just acts. Crew began to discuss how they'd distribute narcotics and weaponry across the city without getting on ATF's or DEA's radar. They decided to use local biker gangs, as they were aware that - becoming part of a Motorcycle Club wasn't easy, its a year long period for a prospect to become a fully patched member, and the hell he'd go through was good enough reason for Ustinov's crew to get in partnership with them. The one percent clubs started by using their legal fronts to connect the illegal items together. if a club had a autoshop running - Ustinov's would bring a tow truck with a damaged car in the back on a hook.The hooked up car would have all the items in it - and in laws eyes, it'd just be a mechanic delivering a damaged car to a autoshop. Since biker weren't the only mechanics in town, cops were flying blind. Guns were spreading out on streets, narcotics float wasn't decreasing by increasing. Police department began to step up their efforts, but each time they'd go after the local gangs that ratted out their businesses partners - which were bikers, that's where it'd come to an end. Bikers wouldn't flip on the Russians. They'd do time because they know it's part the game, but if a club would even dare to make a deal with DEA, the MC wouldn't last very long - it's a risk that everyone takes, but the biggest mistake that you could ever do with Russians is, betraying them. Stjepan and Kirill had to drop by Liberty City few times and make sure their shipment would arrive without any problems, they were real serious when it came down to their shipping, they were importing lot of girls into the United States,shipped through across the globe and later used on the streets of Liberty City or Los Santos, the shipping was huge profit. The docks were paid off and ran by the crew in Liberty and Vice City, the profits that they were making were unreal, the tax evasions. Kirill picked the idea up from Oleg and with little fee, Oleg made sure Kirill could get what he needed. Kirill wasn't fully connected with the outside world at that time, mainly his father and the other two, but Kirill and his brother knew it's their faith to end up running the entire organization at some point. Before both of them got involved, they were treated like regular guys with parents who were on top, Stjepan didn't care what others thought and end up spending half of the life in jail cell for assaults, as he end up in fights with everyone that opened his mouth to his brother. Stjepan loved his brother more than anyone, and would always back him up no matter what. Kirill had many guys that could become his secondary, but he didn't care if they could provide loads of money, to him family was everything - and together they started off in Liberty City and were providing nothing but money and effort, that's why their father gave them a new task to straight things out in Los Santos. After death of Dimitrij Romanowski, his crew split up, and only few wanted to run it..one of them was Misha, but he was handled as Ustinov's brothers first task. The brothers quickly took over the Los Santos port and were moderating activity, if anything hot came by - they'd tip their guys off and have them jack the shipment. They'd either pull the truck over, tell the guy to pay a fee for protection, or get beaten up, wallet taken and goods stolen. If the trucker came empty handed, Ustinov brothers would use legal actions against him, so eighty percent of truckers just got on board. If they were in trouble, they'd call a burner phone and let them know that somebody is trying to attack them, and that's where Stjepan would send out his crew to handle the problem. Their father wasn't pleased , and never showed them weakness, that's why I guess it made them both stay on their toes and attempt to take over larger territory, that's where they began to use their brains by using local biker gangs to smuggle their stuff across the State. Chelyabinskaya Organized Crime Group - It was one of the first crews to establish them-self in Los Santos. Dimitry Romanowski and Sergej Serdukov were both running the crew and had few of their friends to help them out to start off. Their first businesses involvement was with cars, they had a shop running where they'd chop shop vehicles and sell the parts for profits, soon enough they opened up a taxi depo - Moscow's Taxi , a cheap taxi company that was making decent profits - as customers were enjoying cheap cab fares. Once they were making money, they met few local criminals and began to work thing with them - they were distributing narcotics (Heroin) to local gangs and soon enough got their hands on weaponry. They started off by sending our small crews to burglarize properties and steal weapons, using the stolen weapons they'd jack gun deals and sell those weapons and make profits. Chelelybinskaya were known for doing organized heists, they'd jack trucks - sell the goods and make profits. Pure profit making organization, anything they'd get their hands on - would be sold. At some point, one of the captain's was gonna get involved with organs, but that'd bring too much heat on board. The organization had no limits, and wouldn't step down for nobody.With Liberty City backing them up, they were making money and were un-touchable. They opened up a restaurant in Little Moscow that was a businesses and social club. They expanded the empire by opening more businesses, but after one of the members flipping on the organization - they had to go into shadows. Majority split up, and went to Liberty City or Canada, some stayed and retired. Misha went to Liberty City and was running his crew over there, but he knew he couldn't have much up there - since Liberty City was ran by a Moscow's crew and he'd have to either fall in line, and follow - or he could make a deal with them, by paying taxes and operate and make profits. He had no choice as he had a girlfriend there, so he had to earn. Misha gotten a call two years later from Kirill. Kirill offered Misha to be part of his crew in Los Santos, but Misha was afraid that - the crew might face the same faith as Chelelybinskaya, so he wanted to be in the front seat and not in the back. After reaching Los Santos, Misha reached out to his old crew and brought some of them into Los Santos without Kirill's or Stjepan's notice. Kirill soon learned that, Misha was gonna take Ustinov' brothers out in order to run things his own way - but Misha end up getting killed by Kirill. Ustinov brothers knew that, killing Misha would put them on a hit list, but Kirill reached out to Liberty City crew and gotten a green light from Alexander Borzavsky. Misha's crew were taken out as well, all what Ustinov brothers had to do was - double the pay for a year. The banda relies on a specific tattoo to signal membership of the banda. To the outside world this isharmless, but to the banda it signals brother hood and loyalty.The below example is of a member who first gained all previous ranking tattoo's, then was inducted as a Vori. The two stars represent Vori, the scroll represents an outsider, the text is Boyeviki and the scorpion is the symbol of the Karysha. Without tattoos, you don't exist.Although Armenia, Chechnya, Georgia, Estonia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan have long had criminals bandits, during the disorder of the Russian Revolution of 1917, armed gangs proliferated until they became a very significant factor which controlled society. The criminal culture with its own slang, culture and laws became known as Vorovskoy Mir (Russian: воровской мир ) or "Criminal/ Thieves World".As the police and court system were re-established in the Soviet Union shortly after the 1917 revolution, the NKVD secret police nearly exterminated the criminal underworld completely. Under Stalin, the forced labor camps (Gulag) overflowed with political prisoners and criminals, and a new organized group of top criminals arose, the vory v zakone, or "thieves in law."The "thieves in law" formed as a society for ruling the criminal underworld within the prison camps, "who govern the dark gaps in Soviet life beyond the reach of the KGB". They adopted a system of collective responsibility, and swore to a code of "complete submission to the laws of criminal life, including obligations to support the criminal ideal, rejection of legitimate employment and refusal to participate in all political activities. In modern day, vor v zakone are the backbone of the Eastern European underworld. They have full control of the cultural ethics in the underworld and got their brother ties with in the Armenian, Chechen, Estonia, Georgia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan. These 8 brother-lands were all part of the "vorvoskoy mir" (Thief's world) and through out the years their bond would keep growing deep and claws get wrapped up around entire underworld. Their claws grasp didn't just stop there, multiple vors that were caught across Eastern/Western Europe and Baltic countries end up expanding their membership and began to spread the poison onto other inmates and kept building their armies. Vors were educated in their own criminal way and were on a complete verge of anti-government. For many years, vors wouldn't even have families. It was against their code as it'd be an exposure to weakness and leverage, but all of these policies been modified as times were changing and they had to evolve and adapt with it. The original vor v zakone were on extreme Satanic ritual, they raped people, murdered for nothing and established fear onto the citizens. Prisoners back in the day weren't open minded or anything, they simply were extremely violent to anything that didn't sit right with them, that's simply the messed up mentality that they got when they did time in the worst prisons with guards wanting to murder you for declaring to fight someone else's war. Today, vor v zakone are regional peace-makers. They uphold huge knowledge and leadership capability, so when there's a certain conflict among certain organizations...a clash between two raging bulls, vors step in and they find a solution. They'd offer the peaceful solution both parties and if one of them would declare it and go off onto a egoistic and unreasonable path, vors wouldn't hesitate and pull the plug on that organizations boss. Vors are the last resort when it comes down to a possible conflict and they do not wanna see certain individuals with power to damage the powerful bond between the Vorovoskoy Mir's brother-lands. Because it slowly starts with one crew and ends up with couple allies going at each other. It never happened to a point where vors lost control of it, the hierarchy is build in a simple way that it's no discussion for stupidity and selfishness. They simply cut their throats and moved on. Happens today to, certain Russian mob bosses that control certain regions, countries...they go over the lines and face the consequence. Vor v Zakone is a network that was established in 1917's, the push that made vors a powerful network was due to the World War I. During WW1, Russian military required men that were willing to take the front lines without hesitation. Front liners were usually "Smertinik" aka Suicide. Everyone knew majority of them wouldn't be alive to tell the tales of the war...and due to the given circumstance...Lenin and Stalin came up with an idea, throw the scum of the society onto the front lines to drop the death toll of their own soldiers. When government issued a prison wide news regarding a possible release & sentence time drop, a lot of prisoners were against it. They felt that, they were used as puppets to fight "governments" war, die for nothing. Multiple prisoners declared the given offer and they got onto everyone's radar as traitors and bitches. And that's when prison guards and random civilians that would visit the prison would start calling those inmates "Suki" aka /Bitches/. Multiple prisoners were beaten up to a very critical state, barley any medical help was given to them and a lot of those inmates died by the hands of the prison guards. That's where the criminals that were bond together had to unite and protect them-self from the threat. They formed an alliance, the Vorovskoy Mir (Thief's world) and began to mark them-self in a military style tattoos. There are bunch of tattoos that you see on numerous Vor V Zakone members, but almost 80 percent of those tattoos are personal ones. Drawing that speaks about that man and what's the story behind it. Certain inked items like...Church with cupolas would stand for the amount of convictions you got, executioner tattoo's that would indicate you've murdered family relative, Eagles that would indicate a senior authority...but if that eagle got somebody in there, that eagle carrier is a rapist. Times were different and the prisoners were on a complete "Satanic" path, vors in modern day are completely different and are treated as adjudicators for the Organized Crime in certain regions.
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  37. Hello, As of this moment, registrations and character applications are open for everyone for up to three characters. Head over to https://ucp.ls-rp.com/ and create a character. The character creation server remains locked for our Patreon supporters until the 20th of February, when it becomes available for everyone. Please be patient with us tonight in case there's any issues — we'll try to iron them out as soon as we can. Also, everyone gets to take a quiz to get a refresher on our rules and general RP etiquette! Please note we don't currently offer a path to account recovery. If you've lost access to an account you've had in the past, we aren't able to help you. You can try resetting your password, or making a new account. See ya IG soon, - Martin
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  38. Vespucci 13 Vespucci 13 (V13, VX3) also known as West Side Vespucci 13 (WSV13) is a Mexican-American street gang with deep roots along Magellan Avenue. First established in the 1960s, Vespucci 13 was one of the most violent and dominant Westside gangs, but today it is only a shell of its former glory after most of its cliques were wiped out by gang injunctions and gentrification. Ghost Town is one of the last Vespucci cliques, struggling to survive in this new era. They take their name from the last remaining low-income hoods, which are a "ghost town" squeezed between the tourist spots and the expensive developments. Gentrification and History The gentrification of Vespucci began in the late ‘90s and targeted the lower-income Hispanic and African-American neighborhoods of West Los Santos. The rich culture and history of Vespucci was replaced by tourist traps and million-dollar homes. This process was aided by gang injunctions targeting Vespucci 13 and their Black and Hispanic rivals, but it wasn't just gang members who suffered, as their families and neighbors were often impacted too. Rent, housing prices, and the cost of living began to spike, causing many lower-income families to move across the city to more affordable areas in South and East Los Santos. This ultimately resulted in the remaining gangs having fewer young people to influence and recruit into their ranks. Tensions were on the rise between neighboring street gangs, with more violent crimes being reported throughout the ‘00s. Members of gangs were being incarcerated or killed in rival shootings, including Ignacio “Spooky” Atenas, a high-ranking member of Vespucci 13 who was believed to be shot and killed by rival Crips at a party in ‘08. One important rivalry was with the Vespucci Shoreline Crips, which left many dead on both sides. But when both gangs were suffering from gang injunctions, crackdowns, and gentrification, they declared a cease-fire and started to grow closer together to survive the changing situation in Vespucci. The two gangs now share a hood day on the 2nd Saturday of June. Ghost Town is one of the last Vespucci 13 cliques active on the streets. They take their name from the last remaining hoods to avoid gentrification, a "ghost town" that exists between the tourist spots of Vespucci Beach and the richer areas around the Puerto Del Sol Yacht Club and Vespucci Canals. Ghost Town is one of the younger cliques since it was old VX3 members (from cliques like Bay City Locos and Lil Jokers) who attracted the most heat from police. Locals say that Ghost Town is like the old Vespucci haunting the new Vespucci. Writers have called it "a nasty hive of evil surrounded by the most expensive real estate in San Andreas". You can find them in the dead-end alleys off Melanoma Street and the run-down areas between Magellan and Bay City Avenue. Throughout the day Vespucci is full of tourists, hipsters, and people with high-income jobs, enjoying the beaches and marinas. However, after dark, it can be a different story. One journalist suggested gentrification will never completely kill the old Vespucci, claiming "the gunplay is as much a part of life in Vespucci as Pitbulls at the local dog park". Older generations did not welcome the changes of gentrification, but the surviving members of Vespucci 13 know they have to adapt and change with the times. For the young drug dealers of the Ghost Town clique, they know rich people have expensive tastes. The arrival of tourists and rich people has boosted their sales tremendously, with gang members often selling drugs along the boardwalk. And if you're on a yacht doing lines with a high-powered lawyer, he probably got that from Ghost Town. Present Nowadays Vespucci 13 is a shell of its former self, the gang is still active and the street operations are primarily being handled by its youngest clique. While past conflicts and rivalries have settled down between Vespucci 13 and some of its neighboring gangs, tensions still linger on a much lesser scale. Gentrification has played a large role in pushing out many of the families and continues to clamp down and suppress street gang activity throughout the Vespucci area. The gang is a family for those without one, especially as many members lost loved ones to gang violence and arrests. They value community, the protection of their reputation, and Vespucci. Members of the gang are expected to pull their weight to make as much money as possible and keep the neighborhood in order without drawing the attention of police as their big homies did. These money-motivated gang members are notorious for their violent behavior, with some of the older members having served time in the "gladiator school" of juvenile detention, or even prison.
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  39. Hey all, This is the first post I'm making in 2022 so I'd wish you a happy new year and all that, but I feel we're all over that already given it's the 20th. That being said, there's no doubt 2022 will be the year of LS-RP. To kick the showcase off for the year, I'd like to show you what I've been working on for the past few days on and off - the ATM feature. The video is pretty self explanatory so I'll skip right to the chase. We created a part of this system LIVE on Twitch. If you'd like to see more development streams, let me know in the replies; also let me know which feature you'd like to see being developed! (Visual ones, such as the ATM interface are easier to do live). I'll try to bring you more updates in the form of posts and videos in the coming days as we finalize some cool features; in the meantime you can check out #snippets on Discord for the odd tease here and there. Thank you all for the continued support, whether it's here on forums, Discord, my DM's, or directly on Patreon. Let me know what you'd like to see next. Yours truly, Martin
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  40. Hey everyone, I'd like to update you on what's been going on the last few weeks. We've resumed development in a limited capacity after I had to take some time off due to personal issues and boy we've got a lot to talk about. As promised, it's July 13th so we're bringing you more information on the release timeline. When does LS-RP come out? Given the scope of remaining work & testing, we're currently targeting to release in August. Vast majority of features are either finished or in final stages of development. All features will be re-tested in the coming weeks in case our latest work messed with anything made previously. Concrete date will be given at least 7 days prior to release. This is to ensure that in case we encounter an abnormal amount of hiccups, we don't have to postpone. I know you'd rather a number to look forward to, but I'm sure you'd rather not have to see another delay announcement. I know I don't want to write one. Where are the snippets? The hype we had built for the February release date was something that'll be hard to replicate. Or at least so I thought until we hit a record number of attendees on our first staff meeting back (over 50 at one point!). Some of the activities such as development streams will be left out for the time being to maximize productivity; however as a part of our release campaign to build up interest and hype again we'll be posting a new snippet every day — Starting today. Some snippets, such as today's one, will be accompanied by a short description to give you more insight into our thought process. So join us on Discord at discord.gg/ls-rp so you don't miss any of them. Patreon As of July, we've paused our Patreon billing cycle. We've raised enough funds to get us off the ground and any further funding will have to be secured through a product/credit purchase in our web store, after we launch. As a token of appreciation and an apology for the extended delay, we'll also be adding 20% credits on top to every patron who supported us (example; 10 EUR tier * 6 months = 120 EUR * 120% = 144 EUR worth of credits). In conclusion, the next few weeks will be us wrapping up, merging finished features into the main codebase and getting ready for the big day. Once again thank you for your patience, feedback and enthusiasm. Hope you're enjoying summertime; see you around on Discord Martin
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  41. "money, drugs and a lack of education" As more and more lower income families move into Hawick, the area becomes worse and worse, slowly turning from a rich area into a lower income area. Many families sent their kids to Hawick Highschool, where they were confronted by a lot of adversity due to them "polluting" Hawick. This led to a lot of arguments and racism at the high school. Many kids that didn't have as much as others were getting bullied and eventually started to clique up to get themselves protection from all the bullies around. Slowly a group was created of teenagers that want to make it out of Hawick and become rich. Since gangster music became more and more popular, white rich kids started looking to buy drugs which started to fuel the group's thirst for money. The "cough syrup" or more widely known as Promethazine Codeine epidemic started in Chicago and soon spread through social media and rap videos. This caused the drug to become more and more popular in schools and lower income communities all over the country. The drug was portrayed as being harmless by the amount of people abusing it, but this is far from the truth. Promethazine Codeine was called "liquid heroin" due to how highly addicting it is and due to the damage it causes to your body. Once you start drinking it, it becomes harder and harder to stop, having serious withdrawal effects. The rap industry had its part in the spreading of this drug, having almost every rapper making lyrics about sipping "drank" or sipping cough syrup, making it for some a must to try it out. Codeine has become a very trendy drug thought the richer high schoolers, that try to fit in and/or act gangster. This became a big opportunity to teenagers that wanted to make some money on the side, without having to take a big risk. Cough syrup is easy to hide and easy to flip for a profit, a bottle being pretty expensive, it can easily be poured into different bottles and sold separately. This alone motivated some kids that weren't as wealthy as their peers to start selling plugging their peers. This faction will be of community roleplay in the neighbourhood of Hawick, all recruitment is done strictly in character. We reserve our right to select the members that take part in this project. In order to be accepted into the faction, you need to showcase your roleplay capabilities. We focus heavily on activity, so a very easy way of being integrated is to be active and to be creative. As a faction we aim to provide the server with an accurate portrayal of a African-American and Hispanic community living out of Hawick, One of our main priorities is our roleplay, as we expect above average roleplay from our members, but this doesn't mean that you can't roleplay with us. We're all here to help. Have a plan for your character and create unique individuals with goals, ambition, strengths and weaknesses. Keep character development as your main priority. The thread will be updated as the roleplay progresses. (( s/o to @Wavy, @Qpaccy, @wokaddict))
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  42. Los Santos Fire Department The Los Santos Fire Department preserves life and property, promotes public safety and fosters economic growth through a commitment to prevention, preparedness, response and recovery as an all risk life safety response provider. We provide exceptional Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services by being metric driven, technologically sophisticated and community focused while reflecting the people we serve. Our motto, “Serving with Courage, Integrity, and Pride”, emphasizes our department's core values, and is what leads each and every single one of our employees in their day-to-day duties, so that our community can be safe and protected around the clock. (( It is the OOC goal for the LSFD to provide high-quality fire and ems roleplay at all times. )) Chief Fire Officers Fire Chief Kaitlyn Myers Office of the Fire Chief Deputy Chief Tabitha Navarro Chief of Staff, Administrative Services Fire Officers Captain II Lowell Cuthbert Station Captain, Operations Bureau Captain I Butch Dixie Commanding Officer, Air Operations Unit, Operations Bureau Organizational Structure The Los Santos Fire Department is divided into separate sections, each termed 'Operations'. Within each Operation are various Bureaus that house divisions relevant to their specific functions. This organization structure is designed to better delegate the department's resources, so that every aspect is covered thoroughly and efficiently. The Administration Bureau is directly responsible for handling all matters revolving around department personnel. Discussions relating to positional advancement, disciplinary action, and relations with the public all happen within this bureau and its subsequent divisions. The Training and Support Bureau is responsible for the department's recruitment drives, training and certifying prospective employees, and training current department personnel so they are always prepared for their day-to-day duties. The Fire Prevention and Public Safety Bureau works in close relation with the Administration Bureau to ensure the public is up to date with all relevant fire safety regulations. The Operations Bureau is responsible for maintaining all relevant Fire Stations, as well as deploying specialized rescue and firefighting tactics. (( It should be noted this list only represents divisions where players actively roleplay. Realistically, the entire LAFD structure that we have used as a base would exist within the LSFD, but we cannot portray the entirety of that structure with the number of players involved. )) Administration Bureau: Professional Standards Division Human Resources Division Employee Relations Division Training and Support Bureau: Firefighter Recruitment Section Recruit Services Section In-Service Training Section Fire Prevention and Public Safety Bureau: Tactical Emergency Medical Support Unit (TEMS) Operations Bureau: Air Operations Unit Urban Search and Rescue (( The current list of Bureaus and Divisions represent what we as a Faction roleplay around, though some may not be implemented during the beginning of the RageMP server to allow us to focus on the Faction's basic structure. This is subject to change at the discretion of Faction Leadership. )) Ranking Structure Chief Fire Officers Fire Chief The Fire Chief is considered the General Manager of the department, and is responsible for overseeing development and overall operation. The main duties of the Fire Chief include: serving as the figurehead of the department at media and general events; managing the department's personnel up to Deputy Chief in accordance with department policy and public service regulations; and the development and oversight of department policy, procedures, and expectations. Deputy Chief The Deputy Chief is considered the Assistant General Manager of the department, mostly responsible for assisting the Fire Chief with the administration of the department. The main duties of the Fire Deputy Chief include: assisting the Fire Chief with the administration of the department; overseeing the department's personnel up to Fire Assistant Chief; ensuring departmental policies, procedures, expectations, and public service regulations are upheld; and assuming command of the Fire Department with full authority in the absence of the Fire Chief. Assistant Chief The Fire Assistant Chief plays an important part in the administration of the department, overseeing all Stations, Fire Battalion Chiefs and running one of the Operations. The main duties of the Fire Assistant Chief include: overseeing the department's personnel up to Fire Battalion Chief; ensuring department policy, procedure, expectations, and public service regulations are upheld; handling all requests within their assigned Operation; finalizing promotions when necessary; and liaising with other departments and teams in situations that warrant such liaison. Fire Officers Battalion Chief Battalion Chiefs have a more direct line of communication with department employees, overseeing Stations within his or her Battalion. Fire Battalion Chiefs are responsible for personnel management and other administrative affairs. They are mostly responsible for personnel-related administrative affairs. Captain II Captain IIs are mostly responsible for interacting with his or her relative station personnel in the field, informing them on his or her progress, and monitoring how well he or she performs. Fire Captain IIs are also tasked with handling personnel-related administrative affairs within his or her Station, alongside of the Station Battalion. Captain I Fire Captain Is are mostly responsible for interacting with his or her relative station personnel in the field, responding to calls with them, informing them on his or her progress, and monitoring how well he or she performs. Fire Captain Is are also tasked with handling personnel-related administrative affairs within their station, alongside of the Station Battalion and the Station Captain. Firefighter-Paramedics Engineer Engineer is the department's Field Training Officer II role, and is the most senior non-commissioned position a member can achieve within the department, with its main focus being towards training and testing new members. Engineers actively assist, train and observe newer department employees, including answering any questions they may have. They demonstrate a proactive stance on both firefighting and medical calls equally. They also help their Station Captains in overseeing the Field Training Program. Firefighter III Firefighter III is the department's Field Training Officer I role, with its main responsibility being the training and testing of new members. Firefighter IIIs actively assist, train and observe newer department employees, including answering any questions they may have. They demonstrate a proactive stance on both firefighting and medical calls equally. Firefighter II Firefighter II is the most common and essential position of the department, with its high level of focus on field work, held by all fire-sworn personnel who have passed the Field Training Program, with the exception of a Field Training Officer and above. Their main duties include: responding to medical and firefighting calls as needed; acting as role-models to less experienced members of the department, and participating in household chores around their assigned station. Firefighter-EMTs Firefighter I Firefighter I is the lowest-grade fire-sworn position of the department, with the main goal of gaining knowledge and experience through practical duties alongside seasoned Firefighters. Their main duties include: working towards the completion of the Field Training Program, gaining and demonstrating knowledge and improvement through actions in practice, and responding to medical and fire scenes with other members of the department. Firefighter Reserve Firefighter Reserve is the department's part-time position for employees who are unable to dedicate to a full shift. Their main duties include: responding to medical and firefighting calls as needed, and participating in household chores around their assigned station. Information Resources LSFD Forums Faction Recruitment Faction Publications LSFD Twatter LSFD Snapmatic
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  43. E/S Insane Crip Gang The Insane Crips Gang [ICG], also known as the Insane Crips [IC], are a predominately African-American criminal street gang on the East Side of Vespucci Beach. The Insane Crips are located in Central Vespucci Beach, however their presence can be seen on Vitus(21st St.) & Cortes(23rd St.) Street. The Insane Crips are under the 3x card, identifying as Trays in their gang structure. They're known to loiter, mostly at night in a several block radius around 2100 Street. They've gained a reputation from their earlier days for being ruthless and arrogant in their neighborhood. Their primary color are black and grey, known to don Raider's apparel to represent their gang. They have three main cliques, with the Baby Insanes being the most active subset due to gentrification and blood shed the older cliques had endured. Despite the gentrification throughout Vespucci Beach, the Insane Crips were able to remain their dominance throughout their feuds with rival street gangs and criminal activity. Background & History The Insane Crips Gang formed in a alley way on 2200 Street in 1975. During these times groups arounds Vespucci Beach were catching onto politics down from South Central LS. The Insanes put the Crips on a pedestal in Vespucci Beach, already having a notorious reputation between the tight knit group. Coming from section 8 housing and food stamps, the rise of the street gang was due to poverty and discrimination. The Crips as a whole needed something to identify themselves with, as programs like the Boy Scouts weren't achievable at the time. In 1969 two Black Panther Party members were murdered in their sleep in Chicago, the same year the Cripping movement started. As the Cripping movement was still on the rise, they emerged in criminal activities, forming their first clique, the Big Insanes. Their reputation grew quick as the crime spiked in their area, adding to the stats at the time in Vespucci Beach. Their participation in numerous activities consisted of robbery, extortion, burglary, drug trafficking, and murder. They're notoriously known in Vespucci Beach, living up to the name Insane as they applied it in their politics and gang culture. They looked up to representation Vespucci Beach, being the first major Crip gangs originated there. Most members from the Big Insanes, known as ICG are original members from the first generation. The 1980's seen the rise of the crack era, as the Insanes soon followed suit to the newest trend. Crack brought the incentive of providing a different type of lifestyle the Insanes Crips crazed for. This attracted more residents from the neighborhood to join the gang, allowing the Insane Crips Gang's turf to expand. This also included female membership, cliqued "Insane Angels", was formed around the mid 1980's. It's known the females were just as active as their male counterparts, carrying firearms, getting into fights, and even participating in drive by shootings. The Young Foundation Crew(YFC) was soon followed, originating on 1600 street. This clique consisted of gang members mostly from their second generation. Around this time, the Insane Crips were also allied with Rollin 20s Crips, with 20s being hustlers in the area at the time. Their hoods were closed knitted at the time based off family ties and neighboring areas between the two. The Insanes and the Rollins used to participate in neighborhood conventions and family activities, until family became the reason for the two gangs beefing. A fight between families within the two gangs erupted with a Rollin 20s member losing their life, creating a wave of lives lost to follow after. Despite high tensions from both sides, they had a common rival in the Vespucci Longos 13. Longos, becoming one of the most hated gangs in Vespucci Beach. This tension from rivals seen shootouts daily, mainly due to the drug trade that littered Vespucci Beach. The Insane Crips had numerous crack houses spanning from 1600 to 2100 Street, during the height of the crack era. They used alley ways and dead ends in their neighborhood in order to strategically deal due to the war on drugs at the time. The ICG's were able to create and sustain efficient drug trafficking routes as their area of operations was nearby a freeway. This enabled the Insane Crips Gang to venture out to other hoods to move their product. This only increased the bloodshed, as the Insanes increased their feud various Sureno sets nearby, with a string of Blood and Piru sets outside Vespucci Beach at the time. During the mid 1980's, the Rollin 60's Neighborhood Crips and the Eight Tray Gangster Crips became full-fledge enemies. Neighboring Crip gangs needed to pledge allegiance to a side, as the 60's adapted as Deuces(2x) and the Eight Tray Gangster Crips adapted as the Trays(3x). Gangs aligned themselves to either card as the feud spilled out to surrounding neighborhoods. The Insane Crip Gang identified with Trays, aligning them to the ongoing feud as their rivals increased. This seen others pick sides likes the West Coast Crips and Rollin 20s Crips align with Deuce(2x). This rivalry is the first Crip on Crip rivalry, igniting a deadly trend that's ongoing between different Crip sets as they beefed or fell out with each other. Despite them choosing a side, the Insane Crips have their own demographic, politics, and structure, leaving them to focus on their beefs around Vespucci Beach. The late 1980's seen a bitter feud between the Insane Crips Gang and Rollin 20s Crip, as their alliance erupted, creating bloodshed on both sides. Despite both gangs having family ties, seen a deadly gang war between them both as they competed for territory as the drug trade started taking a decline. The ICG's started to focus on burglary and extortion, staking out neighboring areas they felt they can turn a profit. They were known to resourcefully use pagers and phones as it heightened their communication when conducting illegal activities. The 1990's was a rough period for the Insane Crips Gang, as gang inductions and blood shed with rivals seen their numbers stagger. Gang territory started to adjust as the Insane Crips Gang started to detract from 1600 Street. The waging feuds the Insanes were in caused the gang to be more tight knit as their presence remained on 2100 Street. To add to that, the riot in 1992 seen chaos throughout the city, as Vespucci Beach suffered as homes and business were looted. A con to this down the line seen the spread of gentrification throughout Vespucci Beach. As the city took a time to recover, majority of the members didn't see gentrification being a issue it now is today. The Insanes were forced to adapt to more strategic methods of operating like before, as they remained a deadly gang despite their membership outside decreased due to the war on drugs. The operation against the Insane Crips Gang seen a vast majority of different Departments participating as it became one of the biggest drug busts in the 1990's. During the mid 1990's-2000s, seen the Baby Insane Crips formed, being their third clique as it represents their 3rd generation. Despite the problems the ICG's faced, the Baby Insanes took from their older counterparts, as they remained ruthless to rivals around surrounding areas on 2300 Street. The 1990's has the mark one of the lowest periods for the Insanes, though it didn't last as the Insane Crips had to adapt towards their criminal activity. The 2000's approaching seen 30% of housing in Vespucci Beach being affordable to either the middle or upper class. Those housing units in the area under section 8 housing either refurbished their apartments and relocated those to a different area nearby. At the time, the Insane Crips Gang weren't as affected compared to neighboring gangs but the gentrification soon caught up with Vespucci Beach. The new generation of Insanes didn't hesitate to involve themselves in criminal activity, remaining their ruthlessness despite their demographic changing. Gentrification brought more businesses and expensive housing, shifting towards a higher market in class. Vespucci Beach has always had a tourist attraction, but gentrification in the mid 2000's played a part with the tourism we see now in Vespucci Beach. New neighbors started to call Vespucci home. casting gangs to move more accordingly as policing raised in certain areas. This even heightened the gang injunctions in the area, as they spiked for all gangs in Vespucci Beach at the time. This didn't hold the Insanes back, as they participated in robbery, extortion, and drug trafficking throughout this period. The new generation started to adapt, loitering more outside at night due to the streets not being filled with tourists. A positive from all this was the drug sales throughout this period. New neighbors and tourists brought a higher percentage of revenue to the gang, especially around the holidays as most people in Vespucci Beach had money to splurge with. Most gangs in the area took their time to handle their business after the tourists cleared up, normally at night. Their fierce rivalry with the Longo 13 didn't slow down, as the feud continued whenever the two gangs crossed paths. Their tension with the Rollin 20's Crip took the back burner a few times, but emerged shortly after despite the two gangs having family ties. This didn't hold the gang back from business as they still operated around 2100 and 2300 Street. The Baby Insanes soon adopted apparel from the Cleveland Indians, wearing grey, blue and red as their primary colors. Throughout this time, the Baby Insanes had a higher presence outside while some of the older members focused on their music careers for the gang. This helped add some revenue to the street organized gang, providing a avenue towards legal money. As the Insane Crips looked at sufficient ways to survive longevity wise, gentrification was taking it's toll around Vespucci Beach. Most spots the older members grew up around were replaced with electronic stores, restaurants, and gyms. Tourists took tours throughout the day, passing nearby surrounding areas as it added distaste to those who grew up there. This inspired the tight knit gang to hustle more, as they staked out rich pedestrians on a daily. They started committing more petty crimes, doing a lot of smash and grabs in Vespucci's night scene. They instilled fear in law abiding citizens nearby as they weren't used to crime at the level it was happening at. That didn't stop the tourist scene but still kept locals cautious, as they knew not to walk the streets at night. Around this time seen a emergence of a clique turned independent gang, called the Filthy Crips near Vitus Street. After long term disputes, the Filthy Crips combined with the Insanes, becoming the Filthy Insane Crips. They've adopted the Florida Marlins logo, using the "F" to identify as the Filthy Insanes. Overall the street gang are known to wear other colors from blue, as they looked to stand out from their neighbors. They also came to form a subset outside of Vespucci Beach called the 21st Street Young Gun Crips. Modern Day In present day, the Insane Crips mainly consist of members around the their mid teens to their mid-twenties. Despite their small numbers compared to past, they've still established themselves as a dominant presence in their surrounding areas. Waging mostly with the Rollin 20s Crips, Longo 13, and various sureno sets. The war between the Insanes and Rollins seen a spike in 2020. Along with that, the LSPD has been prosecuting members affiliated with the Insane Crips for numerous criminal offenses, with their ages being between 16-22 years old. This shows a different interest in recruitment compared to most street gangs, in search of membership in a older age bracket to join their street gang enterprise. The street gang still operates from the heart of their hood on 21st and Invention Court, stretching to 23rd and Cortes Street. They're known to loiter in the cuts around the upscale stores and restaurants, feared by the new locals towards their crimes towards unaccompanied vehicles throughout the day. As night approaches, tourists, joggers, and walkers empty the streets as the street gang normally loiters in high numbers in surrounding areas. New inhabitants soon realized the sounds outside at night weren't fireworks from Vespucci Beach. Some of the Insane Crips membership scattered out in modern time as gentrification pushed most out of the neighborhood. More then 80% of the neighborhood has changed since the past, kicking most of their members out as they found homes elsewhere throughout Vespucci Beach. 20% percent of the housing stayed the same or got refurbished down the line, allowing those receiving section 8 housing to only pay 30% of their rent. Vespucci Beach Housing Authority and long tenured family tenants allowed the Insane Crips to operate in Vespucci Beach despite the new found wealth around every block. This drove the young generation to more criminal activities as they grew sick of the high rise condos and newly built homes adjacent of their hood. The Insane Crips still identify as Trays(3x), beefing with known opposition, nowadays taking to social media to show their hatred to the other gang. Social Media has played a part in criminal activity and gang politics as a whole, furthering the loss of casualties every gang has experienced since. The Insane Crips gotten more elaborate in criminals activity in the recent years, thanks to the dead ends and alley ways nearby that the Insanes Crips benefitted from. The Insane Crips Gang stands as the largest predominately African-American street gang in Vespucci Beach. Allies & Rivals The E/S Insane Vespucci Crips are a large African American street gang mainly situated on the central side of Vespucci Beach. They identify with the Trays(3x) card, having an alliance with the Blacc Bandit Crips, Filthy Crip Gang, and most Hoover Criminal Gangs. The Insanes and the Hoovers shared an alliance for a long time, forming the Hoosane Alliance. Same goes with the N/S Naughty Nasty Gang Crips, as their members can be heard saying "2365", a representation of an alliance between the two gangs. They're cordial with the Asian Boyz Crips and Tiny Rascals Gang, despite the Insanes and Rascals younger generation feuding to a lower extent with head up fades. Knowing all that, bloodshed has never spilled the streets from the two street gangs. The Insane Crips used to share a close relationship and ally with the Rollin 20s Vespucci Crips, neighboring each other as both sides are bonded through family ties. However, during the late 1980's seen the alliance break apart, as egos and pride brought new enemies on both sides, leading to bloodshed. The Insane Crips are also known to beef or feud with the West Coast Crips, Mac Mafia Crips, Boulevard Mafia Crips, and all Neighborhood Crip gangs. They're also known to have a intense rivalry towards Rollin 0's Crips and Varrio Longo 13; the biggest Latino street gang in Vespucci Beach. Out of Character [This collective of individuals are striving to portray the E/S Insane Crips Gang, largest street gang in Long Beach. It's important to pay attention to detail, environment, and character development when you embark on roleplaying with us. I highly suggest doing some research before reaching out and expressing to join, it's important to conduct ourselves in a realistic portrayal and those who took that time to do so will be praised. You can reach out to my discord for any questions, comments or concerns on how to introduce yourself, complaints, or seek invite to the faction's discord. Those who show a high ambition in learning won't be push to the side. If you express a interest in adapting and roleplaying accordingly but are missing the knowledge, we'll help you out get adjusted. Most members seeking to join should be a minimum of 15 years old, though exceptions would be arranged based off certain circumstance. You can also reach out to the faction's discord link if you would like to join. This thread is subject to be updated.]
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