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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. "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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. "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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Hey everyone, We've decided to once again move our release date. First and foremost, please accept our apologies. I understand the frustration everyone must be feeling, and you aren't alone. Our biggest challenge is time. Every release date we've set, whether February 24st or week of March 21st, has been calculated based on current development team availability which has proven to change unexpectedly more often than not, leading us to continue to undercalculate our progress and release timeframes. Nonetheless, I won't give you any excuses. We gave out a date and we should be expected to meet it, that is on us. Once again, we're sorry for the continued false promises. With that being said, the work hasn't stopped. We're very close to launching and I'm prepared to show you a sheet of outstanding features. You can see that list here: Features list The features listed are the current prerequisites to us launching. It's been a busy month for all of us in the development team but I'm still able to assure you that development is not going to and has never stopped. We're working hard to get this out. I hope everyone understands that we have never delayed because we want to but because we had to. At this time I am not prepared to give you another release date. I'll post another announcement as soon as I have that information. We'll continue to regularly post development snippets and update you as we make progress. Once again, please accept our most humble apologies and thank you for your understanding & your continued support. Thank you, Kane Lead Developer
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  18. Southside Mob Piru, previously 1700 Block Gang, is a Piru brand street gang established in the early 1970s as a result of conflicting neighborhoods with the Crip identity. Prior to the adoption of the Piru identity, the group consisted of school friends and residents that conspired in crimes and violence to boost it's revenue and reputation. During the 1970s, immense hostility from surrounding Crip gangs pushed the group to unite with the Leuders Park Piru, which is located directly south of Forum Dr (1700). Soon after, the group ran under the Piru umbrella and espoused in it's behavior. The date of which the merge happened is unknown. Criminal and gang-like behavior within the Southside of Los Santos rocketed during the infamous crack-cocaine epidemic. This brought independent small-time drug rings to influx narcotics into the area, many of which later became defunct, and endorsed the Mob Piru's behavior. Several spin-off subsets of the Mob Piru aroused, however, a good portion of these became obsolete after key figures were indicted as a result of the crack-cocaine episode. Despite the Mob Piru's enormous list of close by rival gangs, it dominates the Southside with brutality and terror, expressing their allegiance to the Piru identity through graffiti, hand signs, vocabulary and internet presence. Regardless of Mob Piru's size, they are the fourth most active and longstanding Piru street gang operating. Mob Piru today still remain strong. Their enterprise continues to operate along 1700, through to 2000 blk, however, 1800 and 1900 are near enough semi-defunct. The effect Mob Piru surged has influenced the newer generation of youth to continue the Piru lifestyle.
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  19. The Far-West Crip or more commonly known as the Shoreline Crips has been a very active and long-standing criminal organization residing in the heart of Vespucci (known as the Servants Zone). The Vespucci Shorelines were founded in the early 1960s by none other than Jaheem ‘Jumpin’ Keane during the midst of the black power movements in Los Santos. Originally residing on Bay City Avenue before further developing and fanning out toward central Vespucci. The Vespucci Shorelines engaged in monotonous battles with white supremacist groups all throughout 1960s due to strict racial tension on the outskirts of Vespucci. Vespucci locals as well as the Shorelines found peace and a fulfillment of protection in the canals due to the fact that a plethora of minorities have gathered there. The Servants Zone was known for housing low-income and immigrant families, this fueled the oppression in Western Los Santos. Although while doing such, it aided in the Shorelines abilities to recruit others of similar and mixed race, diversifying the area over the years. Just before the Vespucci Shorelines became Crips, they were labelled under a different alias during the 1960s; the Vespucci Shorelines. During the 60s, Vespucci 13 and the Vespucci Shorelines actually shared some quite close ties, even being recognized as family at some point in the relationship. This all changed when things between the leaders of the Vespucci Shorelines and Vespucci 13 began clashing heads. Although it wasn't until 1972 when Jordan 'JW' Wallace from the 111 Neighborhood Crips connected with the Vespucci Shorelines and there was a decision to clique up. This is where the Vespucci Shorelines adopted the 2x card and began flagging under a new alias, the Vespucci Shoreline Crips. As the years continued, the Shoreline Crips and Vespucci 13 developed a relationship that was quite quandary. Other current and past alias' include, the Sholine Crips, Far-West Crips, Vespucci Crips, etc. The Shoreline Crips are known to gather around vast parts of the community but are primarily seen loitering on Tug and Rug Street. As the two infamous streets received numerous amounts of popularity, the Crips adopted them as a part of their culture in the late 1990s, and these two cul-de-sacs have been dubbed 6th and 7th Avenue. During the early 1970s, Vespucci was commonly regarded as Ghost Town back in the day because it hadn't had any lights lining up and down the streets. At night time, nothing could be seen, it appeared as if it was abandoned and left in the past. This changed in 1979 when Abbot Kinney and the municipal government implemented street-lights in the surrounding communities. The 1960s were pretty rough in Vespucci. As the city got with the times, gang violence and drug abuse were at an all-time high. Due to the multicultural setting of Vespucci at this time and housing a few street gangs, racial tension was littered all over the streets. The tension between the Shoreline Crips and the Vespucci 13 street gang began heating up rather drastically; eventually becoming rivals in the 1970s. Everyone thought things were getting worse, that was until the crack epidemic struck the canals and left the community in ruins. In the 1980s, the Shoreline Crips began sinking more and more investments into the narcotic enterprise. It was at this point where the Shoreline Crips and the Vespucci 13 were at the climax of their war. It was reported that gunshots were heard almost every night that lead up into the 1990s. As the 1990s came around, the Vespucci 13 began showing dominance in the streets and started pushing back Shoreline subsets/cliques out of the Western side of Vespucci. Even now they were being pushed back, the war with Vespucci 13 became more crucial and beneficial due to the control of the constantly evolving market of Vespucci’s drug trade. At this point in the war, it seemed like it was never going to come to an end, yet blood filled with streets. It was noted that between the months of March and October 1996, there were 23 gang-related deaths in the community. After the bloodbath of ‘96, Vespucci 13 cliqued up with Del Perro 13, and Culver City 13. This is when the Mexican Mafia negotiated a truce between the three. The Shoreline Crips are still known to be rivals with the Vespucci 13, along with the three other ones. More and more gang-violence rooted in the streets of Vespucci each and everyday. The Shoreline Crips' investment had paid off, Vespucci's illicit drug trade skyrocketed forward and with that, so did its infrastructure. During the late 1990's the Shoreline Crips completely controlled the drug market down in Vespucci, they needed more foot-soldiers. As a means to recruit, the Shoreline Crips hierarchy targeted younger individuals in high-school for a multitude of different reasons. They were easy to teach, got off committing crimes a lot easier, and they become rather loyal if you can incorporate them into the life early enough. This is around the time the Shoreline Crips grew to become one of the biggest criminal organizations coming out of Vespucci. After gaining a strong popularity in members, improvements in the drug trade, and money flowing in from all angles, the Shoreline Crips broke out into another war in 1998 with the Rolling 60's Neighborhood Crips. There were daily shootings back and forth between the Shorelines and the 60s. Younger members of the Shorelines were disciplined for walking about Vespucci without packing any heat, needless to say because this war could be detrimental in the Shorelines efforts to control Vespucci's drug trade. Although it may not have been as brutal and as long lasting as the war between Vespucci 13, Del Perro 13, Culver 13, and the Shoreline Crips, there were numerous amounts of reported deaths on both sides. The late 1990s came rather quick for the Shoreline Crips and their rivals, the Vespucci 13. At this point, the two criminal organizations were still sending shots back and forth, still fighting one another. As the 2000s cracked down on both of the gangs, the Shoreline Crips and the Vespucci 13 declared a cease-fire, the two gangs wouldn’t ally with one another, yet they wouldn’t continue warring over old age politics that were senseless to them now. This was a completely new age for all street gangs around Los Santos. The age of subsets is upon us, most organizations were splitting into smaller and smaller subsets/cliques. A predominant clique of the Shoreline Crips is commonly referred to as Demon Gang. It’s a clique for younger generation members who have proved their worth to other gang members. This could’ve been displayed during a robbery, jump in, homicide, etc. These individuals are specifically inhabitants of 6th Avenue. Eventually in 2016, the Shoreline Crips and the Vespucci 13 decided to shake hands once again. They would abstain from beefing one another, yet the Shorelines would be known for constantly attacking Culver City 13 members at any given time. This still holds up to this day, the Shorelines and Vespucci 13 share business and trade, although turf and cross-streets were no joke. As ties became closer and the two thriving organizations came out of the same vicinity, they idolized eachother. Vespucci 13 and the Shoreline Crips actually share a hood-day on every 2nd Saturday in June and it's held around the streets of Vespucci. Upon attending one of the hood days, there is typically barbeque, low-riders, local street rappers, and a wide variety of un affiliated Vespucci locals. This day is a celebration of culture, pride, and peace. The Shoreline Crips were now one of the biggest and deadliest street gangs operating out of Vespucci. Practically forcing the smaller Latino gangs to clique up in an effort to defend against their hostility and pure domination. With the advancement of members and a cease-fire, the Shoreline Crips managed to bulldoze their way through the competition, and take control of the constantly growing drug market in Vespucci. As aforementioned above, the Shoreline Crips had went to war with the Rolling 60's Neighborhood Crips in 1998, although the Shoreline Crips fall under the Deuce or 2x card. Beginning in the 80s and 90s, the Shoreline Crips were known for beefing other crip sets until the death of famous Rolling 60’s rapper, Nipsey Hussle in 2019. This fortified the bond between the Shoreline Crips and its other 2x subsets. Nowadays, the Far-West Crips are known to brutalize their opposition whenever they see fit, the mission seems to have been altered from the past, the Shoreline Crips are more focused on a means of making money rather than politics from back in the day. They are known to be allied with all 2x or Deuce crip subsets, yet they beef with a handful of Sureno gangs, and others including the Van Ness Gangster Bloods, LA Denver Lanes Bloods, the Black P Stones, Inglewood Family Bloods, the Graveyard Gangster Crips, and the Playboy Gangster Crips. (( This group is striving to realistically portray the Venice Shoreline Crips, a long-standing and very active Crip set that derives out of Los Angeles. Players will be praised for their attention to detail, character development, and roleplay as a whole. If you're planning to join, please do your research before approaching us. You should not be approaching the gang as an outsider with the intent of joining. Realistically, your character should have been raised or a local to the neighborhood. Under no circumstances, should those who are above the age of 17, approach the gang, having moved into the area from "Chicago". This type of roleplay will get you immediate disapproval and dislike, and you may even be forcibly removed from the area in character. You may join our discord in an effort to learn more information or to inquire. ))
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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. Hi all, Today I'm happy to announce that we've now opened up the business section of the forums. We've decided to allow players to apply for a business lease in order to establish business roleplay on the server initially. There are plans to make these businesses buy-able further down the line once there is enough money in the economy for players to be able to afford these businesses. In order to encourage larger companies/factions to run these businesses we've decided that you must own a company in order to apply for a business. The business lease will be free for the first 2 weeks, after this you'll be expected to pay a monthly leasing fee. A pre-defined list of businesses are available to lease throughout the city and will be expanded on. The below initial clubs and bars are well-known locations on the map to aid new players in locating them whilst we launch the server. Players will have more business types and locations available to them on the launch of the server. The requirements for a lease can be found below: You need to have plans to own a company to create an application for a business. Pre Launch: You must have plans to own a company to create an application for a business. If you are accepted and end up not owning a company the business will be revoked. You need at least 6 people listed in one application, which helps run the business. You lease this business, meaning you pay a monthly lease fee for it. You cannot transfer the lease without lead admin approval. It needs to make sense for your character to own and run this business. You can find more information along with the application format here. Thank you, Baker
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  23. Hey all, To give factions the ability to house their faction members in certain areas, the Faction Team has decided to allow factions to apply for faction complexes. These faction complexes will consist of a few apartments and will help with providing more environmental roleplay for the faction. Each faction has the ability to choose between getting 6 to 8 apartments for their complex. In order to improve the housing market, the Faction Team is offering factions a possibility to establish themselves within certain areas by creating a faction complex. This will ensure that faction members are provided the necessary housing for them to do their roleplay. For individuals, renting options will be available at launch; and a separate scheme will be announced for businesses. How to determine how many apartments you can get? The faction that is applying has to exist for a minimum of a week, and needs to consist of at least 12 core members. See below list to see how many members you need for the amount of apartments you can apply for in your complex. 6 apartments: 12 members 7 apartments: 14 members 8 apartments: 16 members A faction can apply for a maximum of 8 apartments. GUIDELINES By submitting an application, you agree to the rules surrounding the scheme, and accept potential removal from the scheme following any breach of the following agreements: Name-changing in any form is not allowed and will result in removal. You have to notify the Head of Schemes before namechanging. Administrative punishment (admin jail or ban), depending on severity and situation. Abusing the furniture limits within the complex for your own benefit. Poor roleplay surrounding the faction complexes. Lying in the selection application. Creating secret compartment/rooms or designing the interior in a way to give you a benefit during shootouts. Faction owner rents the complex out to non-faction members. Other faction team decision. Faction is shut down. Inactivity. REQUIREMENTS Before applying for the scheme, please ensure you meet the requirements. Not meeting the requirements will result in an instant denial. You must be part of a faction. You must be the leader of said faction. You must have experience in/around illegal factions. You must have a good standing in the community. Your faction must have a minimum of 12 members. Your faction thread must be up for a minimum of one week. APPLICATION Send your application to the Head of Schemes @DDaniels Message subject: [COMPLEX] Faction Name This article was prepared by the Faction Team.
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  24. 92 Hoover Criminals History The Nine-Deuce Hoovers also known as The Snideyz and the Do-Lows are a gang under the Hoover Criminals umbrella, their territory is on 92nd and Figueroa street. They got their nickname the Do-Lows from being so close with the 94 Hoover Criminals as the 94 Hoover's nickname is Low-Down. The 92 hoovers would pick up the colors blue and orange because of the history they have with the Crip umbrella. You can spot a 92 Hoover rocking an orange flag with a Houston astro’s hat. The Hovers originated in the 1970s around Manchester Park and Hoover street. Allies and Rivals They are allies with all Hoover Criminal gangs with their closest ally being The 94 Hoover Criminal gang. 92 Hoover has ongoing rivalries with Neighborhood Crip gangs, Mafia Crip gangs, Menlo Crip gangs, Brim gangs, as well as a long history of beef towards some Blood and Sureño gangs. The specific gangs that 92 Hoover Criminals have long-term rivalry with 97 Gangster Crips, 98 Main Street Mafia Crips, Rollin' 90s Neighborhood Crips, Rollin' 100s Neighborhood Crips, Budlong Gangster Crips, East Coast Neighborhood Crips, 118 East Coast Blocc Crips, and Denver Lane Gangster Bloods. Present Day The 92 Hoover Criminals live up to their name being a ruthless street gang of teens and young adults with numerous members in jail and prison. They also have a lot of deceased well known members such as 2-Shay, Melvin “Bloodstone” Calloway who passed away on July 10, 1979 at the age of 24, Lil H-Wood, Derrick “OG Vamp” Hargress who passed away in 2013 at the age of 50 from a brutal gunshot in Seattle, Washington. There are a lot of young rappers that come out of the 92 Hoover Criminals and that heavily represent 9-Deuce. Rappers such as Two Much and others. OOC Information Over here at the 92 Hoover Criminals we would like to bring a realistic atmosphere of gang roleplay to the area we roleplay and the whole server. We as a faction do not accept rule breakers and would like for you to know the R.O.E. This faction is heavily based around character development and a realistic living gang environment. By joining our faction your character is automatically subject to be CK’ed. If you have any question or concerns dealing with the faction DM @OPPGOBLIN or @vDrazy join the discord HERE!
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  25. 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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  26. As a result of this thread myself, @Mac, the Faction Team and @largehazard or Liam took these concerns seriously and devised a plan to accommodate the majority opinion that is the replacement of California with San Andreas but in addition to a "compromise" that allows for the implementation of small-parts of northern California to replace extensions of their map-equivalents. Never before has this been done and we believe it will be a monumental moment in the server's growth as a heavy roleplay server. Not only does this expansion into uncharted territory allow roleplaying freedom conjoined with realism but it recognizes San Andreas as it's supposed to be, as California, the 31st state of the United States. This is still a work in progress and open to interpretation but the foundations of (our opinion) a realism-focused server varied with certain fictitious aspects will, in the long term, attract likeminded players while also being respective of the fun of the game. Before forwarding this to management we thought we would open it to public scrutiny so that those it will ultimately affect can have their voice heard in the interest of transparency. It started as a player discussion and we hope that it will end as a player discussion. Collectively, this is a draft (work in progress) that with public backing, we hope to forward to management for consideration: Los Santos, San Andreas, is a city based on Los Angeles, California. As a result of this, and LS-RP's stance on heavy-roleplay, Los Santos, San Andreas will act as a replacement for Los Angeles, California and part of its surrounding area. San Andreas will therefore replace California as the United States' 31st and second largest state. Encircled by states like Oregon to the north, Nevada and Arizona to the east, and Mexico's Baja California to the south, its coastline on the Pacific Ocean on the west acts as "the 5 borders of San Andreas." For a more immersive experience and in the interest of server continuity, we are only roleplaying on-map locations as replacements for real life locations, therefore San Francisco, Las Vegas, Miami, and New York all remain the same. In addition to this, factions and players may use real events, history and backgrounds to construct both individual and faction background stories up until the cut-off point of 2019, granted that it doesn't coincide with key parts of our own server lore including key figures such as members of the government, police department, fire department and known criminals who also replace their real-life equivalents. This will apply for immersive purposes only to things like the weather, news (country-wide) and information to create a realistic character or faction background. In a nutshell, faction and character backgrounds may contain real-life history up until 2019 then everything after that must become fictitious. Despite having a SoSan (SoCal) dominant stance on SA:MP, we have decided to step into GTA V with a more neutral stance on the subject to create even more opportunities for the players. Under this circumstance, we will be tailoring our map around different parts of California. Paleto Bay and Grapeseed will replicate specific areas and the cultures inspired by Northern California or as referenced, NorCal. Players who roleplay from here may take inspiration from areas like Bakersfield and Fresno where north/south lines converge. Both coasts have dissimilar cultures and this should be taken into consideration when roleplaying in or around either one. The driving distance between LS and these areas will be anywhere between 1.5-3 hours depending on time of day and traffic, so roleplay in accordance to this estimate. Law enforcement agents who receive calls or backup requests may bypass this rule. For this reason, the designated area will serve as LSRP's northern San Andreas aka NorSan. There would be no real distinction between the two if we were to remain entirely based on Southern California so instead, we created this compromise. To summarize: Los Santos, SA replaces Los Angeles, CA San Andreas, USA replaces California, USA Paleto Bay, Blaine County no replacement, loosely based on areas north of the Bay Area (doesn't go that far North, e.g towards Oregon) because of the environment/name i.e redwood forest and "Pelato Bay" (Pelican Bay State Prison) Grapeseed, Blaine County no replacement, loosely based on more 'central' northern areas like the Salinas Valley and other farming towns like this. Sandy Shores, Blaine County, no replacement, loosely based on Inland Empire area to the east/southeast of LA. It remains part of SoSan. San Fierro exists in name alone, it inhabits everything else from San Francisco Las Venturas exists in name alone, it inhabits everything else from Las Vegas Vice City does not exist Liberty City does not exist The Alamo Sea is the traditional north/south diving line. If you're south of it, you're in SoSan. If you're north of it, you're in NorSan. The two communities on either side (Sandy Shores and Grapeseed) can therefore be considered both 'central' and 'north/south' respectively, depending on context, as the communities around Bakersfield, Fresno etc. are irl. Blaine County will represent California's Kern County (Bakersfield area). Sandy Shores, Paleto Bay and Grapeseed are all within Blaine County. Blaine County is a central area which can be considered both northern San Andreas and Southern Andreas, depending on where you are within it. E.g. Sandy Shores is considered more southern, Paleto Bay is considered northern. Los Santos County will replace Los Angeles County Los Santos Police Department The Los Santos Police Department draws heavy inspiration from the Los Angeles Police Department and will replace it in principle. In order to strike a balance between the game and real-life, the faction applies small fictional elements in some aspects of its organization in order to ensure that progression within the faction, as well as work delegation, is done properly. Nonetheless, all procedures and inner workings of the faction's role-play are drawn from the Los Angeles Police Department. The faction's manual and procedures are a direct port, that received small adjustments here and there, from the Los Angeles Police Department in order to ensure that the faction portrays its counterpart to the fullest extent. Unless an individual is specifically knowledgeable about the LAPD, they will not be able to notice the difference between the LSPD and the LAPD, which the faction aims to portray to the fullest extent. It is also worth mentioning that the faction's fleet similarly represents the LAPD, as well as the uniform standard. Our vehicles and uniforms are also restricted based on what the LAPD does. The faction furthermore enforces an age policy in order to ensure realistic character progression. In order to make this more clear to the regular player and aspiring faction members, LSPD = LAPD. Sports Teams - LA = LS Real life sports teams will be acknowledged with the replacement of LA for LS. For example, LS Rams replaces LA rams. LS Lakers replaces LA Lakers and the Los Santos Dodgers replaces the Los Angeles Dodgers. Because of this, players will have the ability to root for their native teams. Modded sportswear with the real-life equivalent names are allowed but when speaking, writing or wagering on your team, it must be substituted with its lore-friendly name. Everything from the fonts to colouring will remain the same. Additionally, you may also pluralize them as a compromise. Namely "the Rams," or "the Lakers" or "the Dodgers." Clothing and Body Art Real life clothing can be roleplayed in addition to what is made available by the script and modding team. However, if it is personal modifications, players and law enforcement personnel may describe and identify you based on what is noticeable and available to them. This applies to both clothing and body art, anything that substitutes something for something else. Additionally, the modded replacement must be listed in your character description e.g a MC-affiliated vest or "kutte" replacing a vanilla version of it. Anything that doesn't go without saying must be listed for immersive purposes. Weapons, Ammunition and Attachments Our weapon and ammunition portrayal will be dictated by script, where developers have worked tirelessly to implement a system based on San Andreas' real-life equivalent. Whatever they are named and modelled after is what they will be roleplayed as with no exceptions. Damage from weapon, ammunition and attachments will be taken into account when roleplaying injuries or declaring deaths in accordance to realism. Vehicles Vehicles remain in their original GTA V form and replace their real-life equivalents. To name a few of the more common vehicles, the Ubermacht replaces BMW, Obey replaces Audi, certain Benefactor models replace certain Mercedes models so on so fourth. An official guide will be posted in the correct section where players can draw inspiration from. Vehicles driven by players must suit their character's ambition, situation and financial circumstance and must make sense for their individual characters. For instance, if your character owns a variant of the Benefactor, it makes no sense to go on robberies or sprees in it, especially if registered to you. Brands and GTA franchises A lot of GTA's branding and franchises are modelled around real life. For example, Tim Vapid is Tom Ford, Sebastian Dix is Christian Dior, Blagueurs is Balenciaga/Vetements, Anna Rex is Calvin Klein and Sand Castle is Stone Island. As a result, these brands will be considered bootlegged versions of their real life equivalents unless there is no available substitute. If there is no available clothing to replicate their equivalent, it may be addressed via description so that players have the opportunity to examine and acknowledge it. Food chains such as Cluckin Bell, Taco Bomb and Hookies are all also considered low-end and domestic fast food chains and can be acknowledged if necessary. Factions based on single player organizations are disallowed. Special thanks to: largehazard aka Liam Mac LSPD Leadership, Benavides Faction Team Kane for allowing us to take this to the public domain The public and xander11 for bringing it to attention in the first place All contributions from the original poll Again, there is room for improvement. This is still highly a work in progress and isn't official. This is a proposal on behalf of us, the public in sync with the Faction Team.
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  27. "Caught in the Cross-Fire : Residents Struggle to Protect Their Families Amid a Decade-Old Asian-Latino Gang War" BY ADAM MCLEOD JUNE 30, 1994 12 AM PT TIMES STAFF WRITER The two young gangsters have never met, and yet given the chance they would probably try to kill each other. One belongs to Vespucci’s biggest Mexican gang. He’s a spindly 15-year-old who talks about defending his race with a gun tucked into his trousers. The other is a 17-year-old Cambodian who dropped out of school after seventh grade and joined a gang he hoped would protect him against “the Mexicans.” Although they still have peach fuzz on their faces, the two are seasoned soldiers in a racially charged gang war pitting Latinos against Asians on the streets of central and northern Vespucci, a conflict that has claimed at least 36 lives in the five years that police have been documenting the killings. The death toll includes three innocent Latino victims--ages 15 to 19--from Los Santos who were gunned down May 15 in front of stunned witnesses, just moments after leaving a birthday party near the Downtown region where they had gone to promote their dance club. Two teen-age Laotian gang members have been charged with three counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder in the incident, which left three other Latinos seriously wounded. The brazen attack drew a chorus of condemnation across Vespucci. But to those who live in the city’s meanest neighborhoods, it served only as a reminder of the unending gang violence over the years that has maimed countless victims, terrified residents and deepened resentment that may never heal. The shootings have left parents searching for ways to protect their families. Some have pulled their children out of school because of brawls and stabbings on campus. Others have taken even more extreme action, sending their sons back to Mexico in hopes of keeping them alive. “Families don’t know where to turn,” said Olivia Ochoa, an activist whose son was killed earlier this year in a shooting that police believe was carried out by Asian gang members. “The community is fear-ridden. Somehow, we have to pull things together.” The two sides in this war readily blame each other for starting the trouble. Both camps refuse to back down, instead speaking of the need to avenge their fallen brothers. Latino gang members say they fight to protect their barrios--their pride--against Asians intruding on their streets. “You’re backing up your race, so people won’t think Mexicans are punks,” said the defiant 15-year-old Latino, who proudly displays a twisted bullet wound on his stomach and a dime-sized nick on his hand like badges of honor. Although the stomach wound nearly left him dead a year ago, the eighth-grader remains defiant. “The Chinos are gonna lose,” he said, referring to Asian gangs. “They’re not as powerful as the Mexicans.” Latino gangs, who are primarily Mexican American, have deep roots in Vespucci. In some families, successive generations have joined up since the late 1960s, when Latinos started banding together in part to protect themselves against attacks by more dominant Latino gangs from other cities. Today, there are more than 5,000 Latino gang members in Vespucci, almost half the city’s gang population, according to a recent city report. By contrast, Asian gangs cropped up in Vespucci only a decade ago. Their emergence coincided with the influx of Southeast Asian refugees. The Asian gangsters--who are mostly Cambodian but also include Laotians, Vietnamese, Chinese and other groups--say they formed gangs as protection against attacks by their more numerous Latino rivals. Now, there are about 2,000 Asian gang members, according to the report. “I’d walk on the street and they’d jump me,” said the 17-year-old Cambodian, who joined his gang about two years ago and has a quarter-sized bullet wound on one of his calves. Now “I call my homies. If I can’t do nothin’ about it, my homies can.” Social workers say the young Asians mimicked their rivals’ lingo, graffiti, baggy clothing, tattoos and buzz haircuts--irritating the existing Latino gangs who viewed the newcomers as wanna-bes. By organizing, the Asian youths gained power not only to challenge their rivals but also to shake down residents and businesses in their own community, activists and police say. “Being in a gang made them feel important, respected,” said Chhay Sotha, a Cambodian social worker. “And they do get the respect, because people are intimidated by them.” In one sense, the gang war in Vespucci is no different from violence tearing at other cities where gangs regularly trade insults and gunfire to settle vendettas. But gang counselors and police see a disturbing trend in Vespucci: A conflict that began as a struggle over turf has deteriorated into an intractable race war. Now, killings are increasingly motivated by hate, with Asians and Latinos shooting one another on sight. “You’re walking down the street and see your enemy. You either beat him up or shoot him,” said a 14-year-old Cambodian gang member who boasts of many fights with Latino rivals. “It’s a game you play, but a reality game.” One Latino gang member, a 21-year-old who said he now refrains from violence, offered an equally nonchalant attitude shared by many of his fellow gangsters. “If I would be gangbanging, I would be blasting a lot of the Chinos,” he said. “If you live in the gang life, you gotta die in it.” Gang counselors say the battling has turned into an old grudge. “At this point, I think some of the younger kids don’t know why they are fighting,” said James M. McCoy, coordinator of the city’s gang prevention program. At the crux of the problem is a deep cultural divide. While rivals may live next door to one another in crowded neighborhoods, they are separated by an ocean of differences--from language and religion to food and music. Latino gang members refer derogatorily to all Asian gang members, regardless of origin, as “the Chinos.” For their part, Asian gangsters know all Latinos as “the Mexicans.” Tension between the two groups dates back to the early 1980s, shortly after thousands of Cambodians fleeing their war-torn country began arriving in Vespucci. Many refugees came here to join family, after spending their lives in rural areas, living in bamboo huts without running water or electricity. Here, they moved into poor, urban neighborhoods that had been home to Latinos and African Americans for years. Slowly the newcomers got a foothold--learning English, pooling their money, founding religious centers, and eventually opening businesses. Today, various estimates place their Vespucci population at 45,000 to 60,000. Their presence is well pronounced--with restaurants, grocery stores, jewelers and other shops--and some Cambodian residents envision the thoroughfare as a sort of Little Phnom Penh. Latino and Asian activists say the city should have prepared better for the racial tensions that exist today--pushing for cultural awareness classes in schools, establishing a dialogue between groups and seeking more racial diversity on the police force. Of the police department’s 762 sworn officers on May 1, there were 561 whites, 113 Latinos, 52 African Americans, 31 Asians and five Native Americans. Police Chief Arthur C. Heath said the police department is making efforts to recruit more minority officers, but added that police alone cannot be expected to solve a complex problem that involves schools, families and other factors. The activists and even some frustrated city officials, meanwhile, complain that City Hall has ignored the gang problem over the years because the violence hasn’t yet spread into affluent parts of the city. “I think the city has been in denial that a gang problem even exists,” said Councilwoman Tabitha Keller, a former county probation officer whose central Vespucci district includes many gang-infested neighborhoods. “For years, this city didn’t even want to recognize it, but I had (gang members) in Vespucci on my caseload.” Critics say the city examines its gang problems only when high-profile incidents push the issue to the surface. After the shootings of the three Latinos last month, police blanketed known gang areas temporarily to catch the suspects and to quell further violence. City Manager Harry C. Vaughn ordered the city Human Relations Commission to hold hearings on the Asian-Latino rift and other gang problems. But community activists say a police crackdown will not bring peace to the streets in the long run. And they criticize the commission for failing to invite enough young people to the hearings, which were held outside the central city communities most affected by the gang war. The commissioners point to the good they expect out of their recent meetings. At their urging, the City Council approved emergency recreation programs for the summer that will include city vehicles that bring sports equipment, board games and other activities to parks. The commission plans to hold further meetings on gang problems and will issue a final report to the council this fall. Deputy City Manager Joseph Rees, who coordinates the city’s response to gangs, conceded that officials were slow to respond to the gang violence initially, partly because leaders hadn’t expected tensions to flare between Latinos and Asians. But Rees said the recent commission meetings are only the latest effort to address the gang troubles. In recent years, the city also has hired more police and formed athletic leagues for inner-city youths, among other things, he said. Rees heads a new task force that is examining the effectiveness of various anti-gang programs run by the city and other organizations. Next month, the task force, which includes police, youths, school district officials, court officials and others, will list anti-gang programs that deserve the most funding, he said. Some police and gang counselors question whether the city’s efforts will have any impact on gang members who feel shunted by adult authorities and care little about official edicts. “All the meetings in the world aren’t going to make a bit of difference if you’ve got a 15-year-old running around at 10 o’clock at night with an Uzi in his hand and killing on his mind,” said Vespucci police Sgt. Joe Gallagher, who oversees a joint gang task force with the FBI. City leaders, police and community activists appear to agree on one point: Any solution will have to include grass-roots organizations that work closely with the gangs. Some counselors on the street say that real change will ultimately rest with the families and religious institutions that play a dominant role in the Latino and Asian communities. Yet even a dedicated corps of counselors and pastors will have a difficult time putting an end to the gang war because of the racial animosity that divides the sides and fuels the violence, activists warn. Gang members themselves scoff at notions of peace, and are reluctant to consider a truce like the one that has helped bring a tentative peace among some African American gangs in Watts. The young gang members in Long Beach are prepared to continue the battle, they say, even if it means their own lives. “We’re not gonna let ‘em shoot us,” said the 17-year-old Cambodian gang member with the bullet wound on his calf. “If they do, we’ll shoot them back.” E/S Tiny Raskal Gang The E/S Tiny Raskal Gang, also known as TRG, Tiny Raskal Gang or Rascals for short, is a primarily, however not exclusively an Asian American (mainly ethnically Cambodian) gang based in Vespucci, San Andreas. The gang was founded by Cambodian refugees sometime in the early 1980s, part of their cause to protect themselves from the larger, more numerous gangs in their neighborhoods. Initially, a mere cause which connected numerous youth crews and gangs across Vespucci, and shortly after nearby cities. Its members identify gray as their gang's color of distinction, a custom and practice that has waned somewhat in accordance to the police crackdowns specifically targeting gang members. The gang has no official allies while their main rivals are historically the East Side Longos and the South East Asia (SEA) alliance which includes the Asian Boyz Crips, Exotic Family City Crips, Suicidal Town Crips and the Sons of Samoa Gangster Crips, however they also bump heads with the Insane Crip Gang and the Rollin 20s Crip Gang occasionally. The decades of ongoing feud with local Sureños gangs as well as rival Asian gangs such as the Asian Boyz Crips has exhausted the E/S Tiny Raskal Gang over the years resulting in a decline of membership, presence and control in the city of Vespucci, this was also a result of a significant number of TRG members being deported back to their home countries for being negligent of the law and overall reckless citizens. Although the Tiny Raskal Gang consists of primarily South East Asians, that hasn't stopped members of more prominent racial groups within Vespucci in joining the ranks of the Tiny Raskal Gang as the gang accepts members of all races, a handful of members of African-American and Hispanic descent have grown to be prominent and outstanding members within the ranks of the Tiny Raskal Gang.
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  28. Hey everyone, Today we're releasing our penal and vehicle code. We decided instead of recycling from SAMP, we would rewrite it from scratch. We took some guidance from the SAMP penal code to get a gist of how to write it, but for the most part, it's a fresh one. We looked to the California penal code for inspiration and some charges are named and indexed from it. Our goal for this penal code was to make it as clear as possible so that both illegal and legal roleplayers would be able to comprehend it without issue. Lets talk about prison time: We decided that, for now, we're going to be sticking with an hour/minute based time system for sentencing. This is a hot topic and a lot of people have differing opinions but we feel this is the best way to go for the time being. Our goal in the future is to adapt to a court system and base sentencing and time off of that. It's a whole discussion and it's still being brainstormed but I hope to have something to show there after launch. Some charges aren't in the right title? You may see, for example, 211. Robbery inside Title 1 and wonder why it's there when it doesn't follow the numbering at all. Well, this is one of the ways we looked to California for inspiration. Everyone understands when they hear "187" that it's Murder. "211" is Robbery. For these common charges, we decided to number them based off of California and how everyone knows them by. Note about infractions: Infraction penalty dollar amount will be filled in at a later day before launch. Credits to @kendrick for research and writing, @Kane for co-writing and everyone who was able to provide us with feedback. San Andreas Vehicle Code - VEH San Andreas Penal Code - PEN [Discussions / Questions] San Andreas Penal Code Please use the Q&A topic for any questions and concerns you may have! This may be subject to change. Some time after launch, it'll be officially finalized. We want to make sure it's as perfect as it can be. If anyone notices any discrepancies, issues, flaws, etc, give us a shout so we can fix it! Regards, Kane
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  29. 黑毒蛇 Black Vipers Brief overview The Black Vipers is a semi-organized street gang based on Little Bighorn Avenue in Textile City. Founded by Chinese migrants in the 1980's, the gang upheld traditional conservative values brought over from Hong Kong and Macau, preferring the tradition of their homeland to the liberalized culture of the United States. The Black Vipers is and has always been made up of entirely males ranging from the ages of sixteen to late twenties and has always occupied Little Bighorn Avenue since its inception. Females were allowed in the gang, but it was a rare occurrence; a woman would have to grind twice as hard to get what a male got, it was how it was back home, a traditional patriarchal value. 1980's With the restrictions on Asian (primarily Chinese) migration to the United States in the late seventies and early eighties, a vast flow of Chinese migrants entered into what is now the Golden Silk Valley. The Black Vipers operated as snakeheads, smuggling in anti-communist Chinese peoples who would have otherwise been persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party. These people they brought in either kept close ties to their "liberators" or worked for them themselves. These staunch anti-communists were people who valued their Chinese tradition and heritage, thus why even to this day the gang upholds their conservative view on society. 1990-1995 The peak of this groups snakehead operations were after the British surrender of Hong Kong in the early 1990's. The group brought in primarily young men and women, which brought on their dive into rackets such as sex trafficking, drug smuggling, and arms smuggling. During this period, the Black Vipers began to extort businesses along Little Bighorn Avenue. After all, the gang had leverage over the local business owners as the people they "liberated" oftentimes made up the majority of their employees. Notoriously, if the business owners refused, their employees paid up regardless due to their favorable outlook on their "liberators" from communist rule. The mid 1990's was the beginning of the short-lived golden era of the Black Vipers, where they had the manpower and connections to efficiently control their expanding turf. Late 1990's - Early 2000's With the growth of the Black Viper's operations on Sinner Street, tensions with Sinner-Side 23 eventually boiled over. The late 1990's and early 2000's was a bloody period for the Black Vipers, where they would engage in multiple conflicts against Sinner-Side 23 and other local street gangs. The event that marked this period of blood was the Ten Cent Theater Massacre, where a verbal argument between Black Viper gang affiliates and members of Sinner-Side 23 turned violent. BREAKING NEWS 06/05/2004 Ten Cent Threater - Sinner Street, Los Santos Late last night, multiple 911 calls from Ten Cent Theater on Sinner Street were received. As first responders arrived on scene, they were greeted by a large and frightened crowd. Inside the theater, two Asian-American individuals were found shot dead. The incident is suspected to be motivated by gang affiliation in the local area. With crime rates rising in this part of the city, an incident like this could occur again, leading to more lives lost, both gang-affiliated and civilian. Eventually, these conflicts were halted by law enforcement crackdowns on local gangs. The decline of the Black Vipers had begun after nearly a decade of bloody conflicts. 2010's The 2010's bred agreements between the Black Vipers and Sinner-Side 23, bringing an end to the bloody conflicts and establishing recognized turf that neither would impede on. The effects of the conflicts in the early 2000's would be felt with a severe loss of manpower in the gang, which directly reflected on their decrease in prominence in the area. Though still active, the Black Vipers were effectively wounded and their operations became severely smaller. However, with the Chinese crackdown on Hong Kong in the mid-2010's, their snakehead origins were revived, bringing countless enemies of the Chinese Communist Party through to the United States. Though not on the same scale as before, this tradition of the Black Vipers brought a slight increase in their manpower once again, and a "revival" of the gang on Little Bighorn Avenue. Their presence here in the late 2010's was stronger than it was during the earlier part of the decade, but not nearly as strong as it was in the 1990's and 2000's. Present day Though the gang replenished some of its manpower issues, they remain a shadow of what they once were. The Black Vipers still uphold their traditional values and conservative nature in an everchanging world. Though, they have adapted with the times as it pertains to producing an income, diving into skimming and vehicle chopping. The Black Vipers remain very exclusive to this day, along with little known about their hierarchy or who leads them. OOC: We aim to portray a realistic approach to a modern Chinese street gang. We will be starting off very small and with little influence or power, as all development of the gang will occur in game. Any questions or concerns should be directed to my PM's
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  30. Hello everyone In order to make the rules easier to navigate and understand, we have decided to move them away from the forums and onto our very own wiki page! It will still be accessable from our boards, as you can easily click the "Rules" tab on the menu bar. The rules are split into five different categories: Server Rules Account Rules Forum Rules Rules of Engagement Legal Faction Rules With the rules being listed on our wiki page, we are able to easily make changes to them and we will be able to see what was different in the respective revisions of them. Furthermore, every player will be able to see the rules directly in game by simply using "/help rules" or "/help deathmatch" and it will open the rulebook for deathmatching. We are releasing the rules now so that everyone has the time to study them closely before the server opens. Please remember that it is your own responsibility to keep up to date on any rule changes applied, so give the rulebook a thorough read. You can also find the new wiki rules page here. Happy reading,
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  31. This was unfortunate wording and pedo RP was never allowed. That being said, after consideration, we've decided to edit this archaic rule and disallow any of the actions mentioned in the rule, without exception or permissions. Acts of sexual violence and dangerous or illegal paraphilias are not something we're going to facilitate in the community, even as "roleplay". Punishment for breach of this rule is ban.
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  32. I think it was around 2016, that I was first allowed to test a new script in a leadership capacity. Bare in mind, this was well before any of us had read the writing on the wall, and we were still rosy cheeked enough to legitimately believe that this was going to be the first addition of many, certifying Mmartin as a capable lead developer. I don't think Bay Area had happened yet, and GTA:W / GTA:5 roleplay was little more than quiet whispers in Skype calls. When I look at the current state of affairs, I'm brought back to those moments. Broken promises, missed deadlines, empty reassurances, and little regard for the brunt that the rest of staff had to bear for all of it. Reading admin posts is like looking in a mirror. The blind defense of a man who really doesn't give a fuck about you or anything else is something you'll really only ever understand when you're sitting in that seat. If I had to guess, it comes from a place of passion for the game. If I had to warrant another, the snarky attitude is misplaced frustration with Mmartin. Trust me, they know. They hate him too. I think it's plainly obvious that everybody still here is here for a love of the game, and a love for the community. If you would spare me just a moment of your time, I'd ask you to really think about what made LS:RP what it was. What is it you loved, what made it fun, what kept you coming back for more? If I could dare to get even more abstract: what was LS:RP? • LS:RP was us. You, me, and every other person who made a contribution to this game. Every administrator, every tester, every player, every faction, and every shred of effort that a group of likeminded, infinitely creative and impassioned players and friends alike had made across 12+ years. LS:RP was the community, and the infinite potential every one of us saw that the game could be, and came together with our combined imaginations to make it so. Feel free to disagree individually with any of my points, but I guarantee you every single one of them is a cherished memory to somebody here: • LS:RP was staying up till 3:00a.m with your friends, making a faction thread for the sheer fun of it; • LS:RP was Chete's MS13, revolutionizing the concept of factions, introducing hundreds of us to gang role play (including myself); • LS:RP was pioneers of inventive types of role play, like Shah of Persia, and R. Hout, who never stopped pushing the limit on exploring new concepts; • LS:RP was incredible individual character stories, curated on the screenshots & videos forum as a quiet time capsule of days past; • LS:RP was logging onto stunting servers / dm servers during server outages, or settling Skype arguments on that one server (for the life of me I can't remember the name! Koky's?); • LS:RP was the infinite contributions of people like Westside and Obsessi0n, who otherwise pushed the boundaries on individual characters and gang quality; • LS:RP was the infinitely deep, and infinitely static LCN scene, baring no greater sense of passion from a group of players on any game I've ever seen before; • LS:RP was the individual contributions of testers at the crack of dawn, hammering the last of the applications down after a particularly busy night; • LS:RP was walking into Meathead's Deli for the first time in 2014 and being introduced to casual, passive role play for the first time, and falling in love with it whilst Bob Seger blares over that 181.fm station; • LS:RP was midnight conversations with Bospy, Pitchounette and KaylaSpace, discussing what our dream FBI faction would be; • LS:RP was every internal gang war. Finding out that Nova died still gives me goosebumps, or having Icey retaliate for ColossalBQ CKing me; • LS:RP was figuring out how the hell to install IRC for the first time, when you got tester; • LS:RP was Teamspeak fights about the direction of your faction and where it should move forward. I never got to apologize to iJoker and I regret it; • LS:RP was the transition between ENB to the "elite" grime era of screenshots; • LS:RP was getting caught behind the Ganton blue projects with your gun stash by a pair of prying eyes, and logging off pissed off because you know the rest of your week is SACF; • LS:RP was the 2014-2016 era casinos. Companies like Roux and BION are still firmly branded into my brain; • LS:RP was learning about the mechanic paycheck in the county, and beating yourself up over the 50 hours you played without it; • LS:RP was seeing the name "Settlemire" (I think?) in the distance and pissing your pants in Skype about the incoming casefile; • LS:RP was the transition towards "grime" role play, focusing on drug dependency and mental illness, racism and other uncomfortable topics, pioneered by factions like Peddlers of Death; • LS:RP was the Iraq War level gang conflicts between factions like Beasley & Associates (love u Damaz), Crenshaw, Hoover, WGS18, ViperZ, EHC, and the thousand other factions I'm woefully forgetting as I write this; • LS:RP was the individual contribution of every administrator who took time out of their day to contribute to something they loved; • LS:RP was the individual contribution of every tester, every forum moderator, and every subteam member who worked to help make the community what it was; • LS:RP was the individual contribution of every faction leader, every member of FMP, and every player who worked to build their faction and make a permanent mark on the server; • LS:RP was long lasting friendships. I still play games with Surreal on a regular basis; LS:RP was us. I'm not putting my neck out to burn a bridge. Believe me, I love this game as much as any of you do. I'm not trying to shit on anybody, but I'm simply asking you to heed my warning: don't commit to something and blindly defend it because it's name is attached to something that you love. Their is very fair criticism to be had on the matter, and I'm asking you to place it correctly. Kane, Bennemus, and whoever are easy to direct your frustrations at because they respond. Don't let them be another lightning rod. We caught enough for him.
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  33. 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. - Eight Tray "Raskals" 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. - "The Shooting of DaQuan Woodley" 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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  34. 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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  35. . . . 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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  36. 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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  37. I decided to start an LSRP YouTube channel! I'm going to be covering some interesting topics about LSRP, such as fun facts, how to's, ask an admin etc. It won't be a channel which covers roleplay, but rather LSRP information. I have setup my first video to premier today in just under an hour, come along and watch at the same time as others and see if the channel is something that you think you'll be interested in. Looking forward to this! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFvmI3SAD_0&ab_channel=ROZELSRP
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  38. 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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  39. Rollin 50s Crip -- Adopted the moniker of the 50s due to the streets stretching from 54th St, to 59th Street around Vermont Ave to Western Ave. Consists of three factions inside of the hood, 55 Neighborhood Crips, 57 Neighborhood Crips, and the older defunct 58 Neighborhood Crips which is all located on the Westside of Los Santos. Set-Trippin & Politics (Allies & Rivalries) R50NHC is allied with anybody that is underneath the O card. Such as Rollin 30s, Rollin 40s, Rollin 90s, and even Blocc Crip (100s.) Rivalries include any Hoover Set, from 52-112. Also the same goes for other crip hoods that are underneath the (x3) card. Such as, 83 Gangster Crips, and any other affiliated. Since 51 Trouble Gangsta Crip is underneath the Gangsta Car, and has a tight relationship with the 52nd Street Hoover Criminals. They have a tight alliance (512), which makes the war between one another at a all-time high in the area. Blood neighborhoods also have a issue with the 50 Crips, Van Ness Gangster Brims, Fruit Town Brims, Black P Stone Bloods. WESTERN AVE CHRONICLES: July 4th, 2014. 11:14 PM, a shoot-out was called in to Los Santos Police Department. A few members of the 50 Crips such as Jaysean "Tiny Frog" Hawkins and Calvin "Baby Falcon" Moore were outside shooting dice, when a tan sedan had arrived in the area. CCTV near-by cornerstore caught the whole situation on Camera. Two members exited outside of the vehicle, once spotting Tiny Frog & Baby Falcon. Began opening fire without asking any questions, once they realized the insignia of the hat that Baby Falcon was wearing. Which was a NFL Atlanta Falcons ball-cap, home to the 50 Crips sport-team to wear. Baby Falcon was able to take cover, Tiny Frog was hit in the leg and upper shoulder area whom survived his injuries. Calvin was able to fire his P226 Sig-Sauer back at the opposing side, injuring both with fatal injuries. Opposing attacking side turned out to be from 51 Trouble Gangsta Crip, Javon "Infant Monsta" Keller which was only 19 years old. Along with the affiliate from 52 Hoover Criminals, Terrence "H Star" Burges. Nobody was dead from the situation, but this is a example of how the violence increases in the neighborhood. CURRENT POLITICS/INFRASTRUCTURE/PROGRAM (2020-2022): Rollin 50 Crips has became one of the most known hoods now due to the exposure from "C-Mac", Carte Blanche, and other factors on a real life aspect. You can see alot of the members supporting and wearing "Avenue Animal" which was a brand created for the hood, and worldwide purposes. It's not hard to identify the 50s, majority of the members wear Atlanta Falcons ball-caps, and even the baseball team: Florida Marlins. The 'F' stands for Fifties. OOC ASPECT: We strongly encourage people to engage in the discord, you'll be able to PM myself for any questions related to the faction. We accept newbooties, such as people whom aren't really that educated on gang roleplay. Our purpose is to educate you, and help you turn out to be one of the best even which the faction is non-exsistant anymore. Disagreements, and arguements won't be fond here we speak things out in a grown manner fashion and enjoy the game. Because that is what we are all here for. Thank you for viewing the thread, enjoy your stay.
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  40. W/S Flame Gang, Innocence Family Gangster Bloods or sometimes known as CMT Boyz or Chain Gang, are an African American gang located in the western section of Innocence Blvd. Holding the title of the largest Blood gang in Innocence Blvd, their turf spans from Crenshaw Blvd. to Van Ness Avenue, around 77th Street to 94th Street. The Innocence Blvd gang origins are believed to be traced back from a man by the name of Jan Brewer and into the Bloods Alliance, after being affiliated with “Anti-Crips” or “CK Ridaz”, as a West Coast Bloods set in 1972. Their main opposition being all Neighborhood Crips and any other neighborhood Crip subset under the Rollin 0’s . Being well known for their hatred of “Nappies” or “NappY” (derogatory term for all Neighborhood Crips) their tags wack out 0’s signifying all Rollin 0’s hoods. The Innocence Blvd Families began a mutual alliance with the Eight Tray Gangster Crips, due to their mutual rivalries with all of the Rollin 0’s Crips. IFG also began to feud with other Bloods gangs such as the Neighborhood Pirus and W/S Black P Stone Bloods. Modern Times Present day members of the IFGs are full fledged gang members and are way more ruthless, while focus on being able to maintain the biggest Blood gang in Innocence Blvd. The members also focus on keeping a stable structure to maintain the gang's dominance in the Innocence Blvd area. The Innocence Blvd Family Gang also has subsets and other factions outside of California. In Texas, Alabama, & Georgia, they also have the Innocence Blvd Families off shoot set. They've created a gun and drug pipeline where they traffic them across city and state lines. Los Santos Police today are still investigating each set and documenting their culture as a whole. Anything from their tattoos to the graffiti on the walls plastered around the neighborhood. They're still active and have a dominant presence in Innocence Blvd and they still partake in the same lifestyle. 2nd Generation IFGB Began to lay off minor crimes such as petty theft and house robberies, they had a new focus which was being on top of the pyramid. They began to think about how they will be able to maintain and rebuild in order to keep their power in Innocence Blvd. Kentrell “Packman” Carr, one of the remaining members from the 1st Generation began to help rebuild by helping the younger bangers and members make money. They started to take back control of what was theirs to begin with. Now you can see the members selling drugs such as Marijuana, Percocets, and Promethazine making sure nobody else is able to make money in their turf the illegal way. Crazy 80’s Innocence Blvd Family Gangsters living all throughout Innocence Blvd after branching out from the main block of 92nd St. They began to spread towards the north going towards 80th St. The same rules applied money was the main priority. Any means necessary they continued to be supplied by 92nd st whenever it was needed. Due to W/S APG being a couple blocks away they began to build a trust with them and an agreement for the turf as long as they kept the money flowing on the block through selling illegal drugs and weapons everything would be smooth between them. On tuesday, October 30, 2018 thirteen members of the Innocence Family Bloods were arrested and charged with federal narcotics and firearm charges. Based on a joint investigation by members of the FBI’s Los Santos Metropolitan Task Force on Violent Gangs and the Police Department, the Innocence Family Bloods was identified as a violent street gang with ties to gangs outside of the Los Santos area. The Innocence Family Bloods evolved from a local Innocence Blvd street gang to an organized national criminal enterprise with known cliques in New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Oklahoma, Missouri, North Carolina, Kentucky, Texas, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Task force investigators have determined that members and associates of the gang used established cliques to traffic firearms; powder cocaine; crack cocaine; methamphetamine; and other narcotics, while engaging in violent crimes. Over the course of the investigation, task force members working with the Los Santos Police Department, executed controlled purchases through which they acquired firearms; cocaine; ecstasy; and methamphetamine. Over the course of the investigation, task force members working with the Los Santos Police Department, executed controlled purchases through which they acquired firearms; cocaine; ecstasy; and methamphetamine. The individuals charged in multiple indictments are listed. Byron Sumlin, aka “Busy” or “Bizzy,” 45, of the Gramercy Park section of Los Santos, was charged with unlawfully engaging in the business of dealing in firearms without a license. Sumlin was arrested on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, and is in federal custody.
    11 points
  41. The Albanian American Foundation
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  42. That's a bad excuse. LS:RP is a business and it should start acting like one. Real life obligations are and always will be there, but it is his responsibility to put them aside in order to grow his business. If you are seeking to create something good/innovative/unique, you need to make sacrifices. Yeah he took unpaid time off... Am I supposed to praise him for that? Should I applaud the fact that he took unpaid time off to build his own business that makes him money? He's not running a charity, there's nothing for me to "respect". There's a patreon up that generates almost a grand a month, that's the whole point behind that, to fund the endeavor and ensure that if he needs to take some unpaid time off, he can without starving or being homeless. Here's a question for you. Since you guys are admittedly getting hit by real life responsibilities (which like I said is not an excuse when you run your own business but anyway) and an increasingly large volume of tickets, why don't you try to make part of the work opensource so that community devs contribute to it or on-board more volunteer developers? You don't need to give them access to everything if you're afraid of leaks, hell don't even give them anything. I dev for multiple FiveM servers and I don't have access to any of their core frameworks. I make them minimum viable products and then they trim them to their needs. My two cents.
    10 points
  43. Support me on Patreon Join the Discord Server GRAPHICS RealityV for RAGEMP - Singleplayer - FiveM : VisualV for RAGEMP - Singleplayer (83MB) - DL: Natural Vision Remastered for RAGEMP (71MB)- DL: GTA V Redux for RAGEMP (60MB)- DL: Make Visuals Great Again (MVGA) for RAGEMP (70MB)- DL: PRV - Project REVIVE for RAGEMP (75MB)- DL: GTA V Remake for RAGEMP (22MB) - DL: QuantV 2.1.4 for RAGEMP (4MB) - DL: USE ONLY ONE ENBs PRSA ENB (86MB) - DL: Natural Vision Remastered ENB (3MB) - DL: ENB is performance costly, use them only if your hardware is capable TEXTURES GTA V: Definitive Edition (V:DE) for RAGEMP - Singleplayer - FiveM : (HDMP) HD ONLINE MP_FEMALE and MP_MALE SKINS (63MB) - DL: HD Stuff (Gore - Dirt - LOD) (232MB) - DL: Vanilla Vehicles Emissives Fix (14MB) - DL: Vegetation Remastered (520MB) - DL: L.A. Roads 2.0 (2.42GB) - DL: Atlas Road Map with street names / Atlas Park Rangers Map (35MB) - DL: Remastered Old Gen Radar (4MB) - DL: SOUND Realistic Audio Overhaul (55MB) - DL: MISC. GTA V FoV - DL: Auto Hotkey chat assistant - DL: HOW TO USE THE MODS IN SINGLEPLAYER - GUIDE: RECOMMENDED MOD COMBINATION: HD ONLINE MP_FEMALE and MP_MALE SKINS + VisualV + Realistic Audio Overhaul + Vanilla Vehicles Emissives Fix + L.A. Vegetation + L.A. Roads + HD Stuff + Atlas Road Map with street names
    9 points
  44. 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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