I know wanna be left alone.
Some people I don’t know?
They won’t to leave you alone.
I guess you gotta be
Just be just like them.
Now the biggest gang
I know they call the government.
And a gang is a weapon
That you trade your mind for.
You gotta be just be just like them.
Ya know the gang and the government
The gang and the government
The gang and the government
It makes me 1%.
It makes me 1%.
1% – © Eric Adam Avery; David Michael Navarro; Perry Farrell; and, Stephen Andrew Perkins – Jane’s Addiction
You need to open and read the FBI’s PDF document at the following link.
This data is from 2011, so things are worse than described in the article.
Street gangs are the greatest long term threat to freedom in the U.S. They are responsible for 48 percent of the violent crime in the U.S. So why do you almost never hear any mention of this?
This is straight from the above-linked FBI article:
• There are approximately 1.4 million active street, prison, and OMG gang members comprising more than 33,000 gangs in the United States. Gang membership increased most significantly in the Northeast and Southeast regions, although the West and Great Lakes regions boast the highest number of gang members. Neighborhood-based gangs, hybrid gang members, and national-level gangs such as the Sureños are rapidly expanding in many jurisdictions. Many communities are also experiencing an increase in ethnic-based gangs such as African, Asian, Caribbean, and Eurasian gangs.
• Gangs are responsible for an average of 48 percent of violent crime in most jurisdictions and up to 90 percent in several others, according to NGIC analysis. Major cities and suburban areas experience the most gang-related violence. Local neighborhood-based gangs and drug crews continue to pose the most significant criminal threat in most communities. Aggressive recruitment of juveniles and immigrants, alliances and conflict between gangs, the release of incarcerated gang members from prison, advancements in technology and communication, and Mexican Drug Trafficking Organization (MDTO) involvement in drug distribution have resulted in gang expansion and violence in a number of jurisdictions.
• Gangs are increasingly engaging in non-traditional gang-related crime, such as alien smuggling, human trafficking, and prostitution. Gangs are also engaging in white-collar crime such as counterfeiting, identity theft, and mortgage fraud, primarily due to the high profitability and much lower visibility and risk of detection and punishment than drug and weapons trafficking.
• US-based gangs have established strong working relationships with Central American and MDTOs to perpetrate illicit cross-border activity, as well as with some organized crime groups in some regions of the United States. US-based gangs and MDTOs are establishing wide-reaching drug networks; assisting in the smuggling of drugs, weapons, and illegal immigrants along the Southwest Border; and serving as enforcers for MDTO interests on the US side of the border.
• Many gang members continue to engage in gang activity while incarcerated. Family members play pivotal roles in assisting or facilitating gang activities and recruitment during a gang members’ incarceration. Gang members in some correctional facilities are adopting radical religious views while incarcerated.
• Gangs encourage members, associates, and relatives to obtain law enforcement, judiciary, or legal employment in order to gather information on rival gangs and law enforcement operations. Gang infiltration of the military continues to pose a significant criminal threat, as members of at least 53 gangs have been identified on both domestic and international military installations. Gang members who learn advanced weaponry and combat techniques in the military are at risk of employing these skills on the street when they return to their communities.
• Gang members are acquiring high-powered, military-style weapons and equipment which poses a significant threat because of the potential to engage in lethal encounters with law enforcement officers and civilians. Typically firearms are acquired through illegal purchases; straw purchases via surrogates or middle-men, and thefts from individuals, vehicles, residences and commercial establishments. Gang members also target military and law enforcement officials, facilities, and vehicles to obtain weapons, ammunition, body armor, police gear, badges, uniforms, and official identification.
• Gangs on Indian Reservations often emulate national-level gangs and adopt names and identifiers from nationally recognized urban gangs. Gang members on some Indian Reservations are associating with gang members in the community to commit crime.
• Gangs are becoming increasingly adaptable and sophisticated, employing new and advanced technology to facilitate criminal activity discreetly, enhance their criminal operations, and connect with other gang members, criminal organizations, and potential recruits nationwide and even worldwide.
No one will talk about it, but this is the real reason that they want to get rid of assault weapons. They will not talk about it because they are all afraid of the gangs. Congress is a bunch of cowards. So are the upper echelon members of big city Law Enforcement Organizations. The group most cowardly of all is the media. Even when this information is released, they gloss over it. It is like our society’s response to La Cosa Nostra, when it started its major consolidation of its ownership of its legitimate service sector business interests, post-Depression.
The FBI says that Cosa Nostra is the biggest criminal threat to America today. With 25,000 members. That is delusional. The average American is far more likely to die from a violent gang attack than they are to be snuffed out by old-school gangsters who collect their garbage and sewage on a regular basis, and who provide them with casinos for entertainment and their houses with fresh water.
No, they will not talk about gangs because they fear for their very lives. There ought to be a cowardice meter that tests every candidate for public office.
The purpose of this article is to force the Government and Law Enforcement to have talk about it. To talk about gang violence, their inability or reluctance to do anything about it, and how this is the real reason for them wanting to get rid of assault weapons. So you need to share this article.
There are other reasons why they will not talk about it.
Of the estimated 14,000,000 gang members in the U.S., how many are U.S. citizens? How many belong to ethnic and racial minorities? I am sure that those statistics are out there. I did not even bother to try to pull them up. The commenters on this article will do that. And call me a racist. Go ahead, get it out of your system, if it makes you feel better. Liberal moron.
Anyone with half a brain can read between the lines in the FBI’s own articles.
Our urban areas are war zones. With rival gangs fighting for influence and market share. And not caring who gets caught in the crossfire.
DHS, are you too scared to do anything about this? Or do those who pull the strings hold you back? Who owns them, and what is their agenda?
This is straight from the 2008 FBI article at the above link, so things are worse than described by now:
“They perpetrate violence—from assaults to homicides, using firearms, machetes, or blunt objects—to intimidate rival gangs, law enforcement, and the general public. They often target middle and high school students for recruitment. And they form tenuous alliances…and sometimes vicious rivalries…with other criminal groups, depending on their needs at the time.
Who are they? Members of Mara Salvatrucha, better known as MS-13, who are mostly Salvadoran nationals or first generation Salvadoran-Americans, but also Hondurans, Guatemalans, Mexicans, and other Central and South American immigrants. And according to our recent national threat assessment of this growing, mobile street gang, they could be operating in your community…now or in the near future.
Based on information from our own investigations, from our state and local law enforcement partners, and from community organizations, we’ve concluded that while the threat posed by MS-13 to the U.S. as a whole is at the “medium” level, membership in parts of the country is so concentrated that we’ve labeled the threat level there “high.”
Here are some other highlights from our threat assessment:
MS-13 operates in at least 42 states and the District of Columbia and has about 6,000-10,000 members nationwide. Currently, the threat is highest in the western and northeastern parts of the country, which coincides with elevated Salvadoran immigrant populations in those areas. In the southeast and central regions, the current threat is moderate to low, but recently, we’ve seen an influx of MS-13 members into the southeast, causing an increase in violent crimes there.
MS-13 members engage in a wide range of criminal activity, including drug distribution, murder, rape, prostitution, robbery, home invasions, immigration offenses, kidnapping, carjackings/auto thefts, and vandalism. Most of these crimes, you’ll notice, have one thing in common—they are exceedingly violent. And while most of the violence is directed toward other MS-13 members or rival street gangs, innocent citizens often get caught in the crossfire.”
Stop right there! So this is the scenario:
1.) We do not know how to address the gang problem in this country.
2.) Gang membership is familial in nature. The gang protects its own.
3.) We are being infiltrated by gang members. Remember the movie “Once Upon a Time in Mexico?”
4.) When they get out of prison, they come out as racist, religious, hater zealots.
5.) We do not even bother to keep them in prison, or effectively to deport them.
7.) Gang members are killing each other right and left, with a lot of that being young black male on young black male violence.
8.) The girls are getting into the act big-time.
9.) All of this crap is moving into the rural areas and the ‘burbs.
10.) They steal guns.
11.) There are a lot of guns in the ‘burbs and in shit-kicker territory.
12.) The gangs are fucking going to kill us all, and there is nothing we can do about it.
13.) If we know where the legitimate gun owners are, and steal their guns first, we can beat the gangs to stealing them, and maybe even save one of our own cowardly Congressional, Mayoral, or fat, big city Police Chief asses.
14.) Gangs like assault weapons, the FBI said so, so we need to get them off of the streets first. Fuck the handguns, who cares who else gets murdered, the gangs want to shoot our sorry asses with their stolen assault weapons. We come first.
15.) We need to take advantage of any mass shooting to save our own asses, even if the assault weapon never left the trunk of the perp’s car.
16.) Screw the public and their personal safety. Saving our own sorry, wimpy asses is our top priority.
So there you have it. The exact reason why they are pushing so hard to get rid of our assault weapons. Gangs like assault weapons. The FBI says so. Gangs hate other rival gangs. And their biggest rival gang is the government.
The government is a bunch of pussies. They will not deal with gang related crime directly. They are afraid of being called racists, Muslim haters, anti-Hispanic and Latino, anti-American, and undemocratic. Not to mention that they don’t want 30 rounds worth of hollow points making donut holes in their own asses in a matter of a few seconds.
Think I am bullshitting? Think I am making all of this up? Some of this you have seen earlier in this article, but it bears repeating, if you were not paying attention the first time around:
“Approximately 1.4 million active street, OMG, and prison gang members, comprising more than 33,000 gangs, are criminally active within all 50 US states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico (see Appendix A). This represents a 40 percent increase from an estimated 1 million gang members in 2009. The NGIC attributes this increase in gang membership primarily to improved reporting, more aggressive recruitment efforts by gangs, the formation of new gangs, new opportunities for drug trafficking, and collaboration with rival gangs and drug trafficking organizations (DTOs). Law enforcement in several jurisdictions also attribute the increase in gang membership in their region to the gangster rap culture, the facilitation of communication and recruitment through the Internet and social media, the proliferation of generational gang members, and a shortage of resources to combat gangs.
Family members play pivotal roles in assisting or facilitating gang activities and recruitment during a gang members’ incarceration. Gang members in some correctional facilities are adopting radical religious views while incarcerated.
Many gangs have advanced beyond their traditional role as local retail drug distributors in large cities to become more organized, adaptable, and influential in large-scale drug trafficking. Gang members are migrating from urban areas to suburban and rural communities to recruit new members, expand their drug distribution territories, form new alliances, and collaborate with rival gangs and criminal organizations for profit and influence. Local neighborhood, hybrid and female gang membership is on the rise in many communities. Prison gang members, who exert control over many street gang members, often engage in crime and violence upon their return to the community. Gang members returning to the community from prison have an adverse and lasting impact on neighborhoods, which may experience notable increases in crime, violence, and drug trafficking.
Gang membership increased most significantly in the Northeast and Southeast regions, although the West and Great Lakes regions boast the highest number of gang members. Neighborhood-based gangs, hybrid gang members, and national-level gangs such as the Sureños are rapidly expanding in many jurisdictions. Many communities are also experiencing an increase in ethnic-based gangs such as African, Asian, Caribbean, and Eurasian gangs.
Sureño gangs, including Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), 18th Street, and Florencia 13, are expanding faster than other national-level gangs, both in membership and geographically. Twenty states and the District of Columbia report an increase of Sureño migration into their region over the past three years. California has experienced a substantial migration of Sureño gangs into northern California and neighboring states, such as Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon.
NGIC and NDIC data indicates that, since 2009, gang membership increased most significantly in the Northeast and Southeast regions, although the West and North Central regions—particularly Arizona, California, and Illinois—boast the highest number of gang members.”
Are you seeing a theme here? Does the names of the States of California, Illinois, and New York when linked together mean anything to you?
Wait, there’s more!
“US-based gangs have established strong working relationships with Central American and MDTOs to perpetrate illicit cross-border activity, as well as with some organized crime groups in some regions of the United States. US-based gangs and MDTOs are establishing wide-reaching drug networks; assisting in the smuggling of drugs, weapons, and illegal immigrants along the Southwest Border; and serving as enforcers for MDTO interests on the US side of the border.”
Sounds like a fast and furious way to become the underlying power structure in the U.S. in a few years, doesn’t it?
And now for the coup de grâce:
“Gangs encourage members, associates, and relatives to obtain law enforcement, judiciary, or legal employment in order to gather information on rival gangs and law enforcement operations. Gang infiltration of the military continues to pose a significant criminal threat, as members of at least 53 gangs have been identified on both domestic and international military installations. Gang members who learn advanced weaponry and combat techniques in the military are at risk of employing these skills on the street when they return to their communities.
Gang members are acquiring high-powered, military-style weapons and equipment which poses a significant threat because of the potential to engage in lethal encounters with law enforcement officers and civilians. Typically firearms are acquired through illegal purchases; straw purchases via surrogates or middle-men, and thefts from individuals, vehicles, residences and commercial establishments. Gang members also target military and law enforcement officials, facilities, and vehicles to obtain weapons, ammunition, body armor, police gear, badges, uniforms, and official identification.”
It comes down to this. There is a lot of money in the trafficking of drugs, people, and stolen goods. The good guys are underfunded, and have their hands tied by the liberal Courts, a public oversensitivity to perceived racism, and their own bosses. Some have decided that if you can’t beat them, you join them. You stand a better chance to get out of it alive, and to collect you pension. And to make a couple of bucks on the side, and slip a little evidence from a bust into you pocket for your Fourth of July picnic. Between graft, corruption, indifference, personal Liberal Agendanism, and outright fear of these crazy motherfuckers in these gangs, nothing is ever said about this, and nothing important is ever done about it.
So rather than deal with the problem, they are convincing the people in our country who only have half a brain that the problem is the guns these gangs use, and nothing else. They are too cowardly to face up to it, and come right out and say that the 14 million criminals living in our urban midst are the real problem. So they hope to slap a Band-Aid on it by getting rid of the citizens’ guns. A feel-good solution, that will do nothing to solve the problem.
You see, they only have to keep their jobs long enough to secure their cushy retirements, at which time they can move permanently into their communities with armed guards and gates and walls all around. And fuck you, Mr. and Mrs. America. We only need to survive until we can get behind those walls and collect our retirement checks from the taxpayers. Taking on the criminal street gangs is not in our personal best interest. As for you? Who cares about you? We know that taking your guns will only ensure our own temporary safety. You want to protect yourself after confiscation? Steal a gun, or buy it on the black market from some gang. What do we care? We play golf every morning behind our walls.
They are totally delusional. The gangs will go to them in the end. They eat, drink, and act merry, but tomorrow they die.
Your ending up an economic slave in a nanny state, where you are dependent upon an uncaring, tyrannical government for everything, even for your very life, is just a bonus on the side for them. Their own temporary security at the cost of the whole American Way of Life for all of us is their real agenda. They are totally myopic.
Gun control is just the leaders of the governments’ way of trying to secure a little temporary safety for themselves in the face of the violent assault by criminal gangs on the American Way of Life.
Dean Garrison told me I have a patent on the Truth. But you decide for yourselves. After reading this, you will be more pessimistic than ever. Because the Congress, the liberal mayors, and the big city police chiefs are willing to sacrifice the lives and property of every one of us in order to secure a little temporary safety for their sorry, candy-ass selves. They are selling us out rather than deal with the street gangs and the drug cartels. When was the last time you heard of that Congress was trying to come up with a meaningful plan to combat the Mexican drug cartels, and the infiltration of our country through our porous borders by cartel lackeys? I thought so.
Resist. Hold onto your guns, because these liberal self-serving assholes do not give a single fuck about you or yours. As long as they think that what they feel is rightfully theirs is secured for them for just a little while longer.
Share this with everyone. And start looking at the role in violent street gangs in all of our government’s policies. Be cynical. Assume that almost everyone in Congress is out for personal gain. It will be a real eye-opener for you.
May the Peace that surpasses all human understanding be with you. May you stand strong, with a sword held fast in the hand of every resident of every tent of this Nation. Stand strong, until his trial passes over you like a whirlwind, like a dark storm cloud that threatened all from the horizon, but dissipated in the Light. Be faithful to your principles. Stay rooted in your land.
Be a Nation apart.
RESIST. It is your right, your duty, and an obligation that you owe to your children, their children, your great-grandchildren, and their children.
This generation of selfish ones will surely pass away. And in their stead, will rise up a Nation drawn from all the corners of the globe, from all races and peoples and Nations, who value Freedom, Liberty, and Justice more than a little temporary security, and indeed, more than life itself. They will have no need of the written Law and the Constitution, for their very Words will be inscribed on their minds, and in their hearts.
That is an ancient but still contemporaneous Promise. Let us all fulfill it within our lifetimes. Let us all rise up early, and confront the first light of the coming dawn.
I have also been called brilliantly delusional. That is your call too.
A Good Friday and a Happy Easter is wished to you all. Even to you Muslims.
Gary W. Harper