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Gangs and the Military presentation at the Northwest Gang Investigators Association , Missoula, Montana. October 2007 by Al Valdez, Ph.D. University of California - Irvine & Carter F. Smith, J. D., Austin Peay State University

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  • Gangs And The Military 2of7

    1. 1. Gangs and the Military Presented at Northwest Gang Investigators Association October 2007 Al Valdez, Ph.D. UCI & Carter F. Smith, APSU
    2. 2. Zoot Suit Riots <ul><li>Hispanic gangs </li></ul><ul><li>Sailors </li></ul>
    3. 3. Gangs and the Military - History <ul><li>(“Pissed Off Bastards of Bloomington”) </li></ul>www.hellsangelssudbury.com/ POBOB
    4. 4. 1970s – 1980s <ul><li>Post Vietnam mentality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drafted, to Boot Camp </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Left military incompatible with gang lifestyle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Groups of unit members hanging out </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Primarily unit members, not criminals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Otherwise met contemporary criteria </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. 1992 <ul><li>Allen King and children (Ft Lewis) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hacked to death by gang members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 active duty </li></ul></ul></ul>Thought he was a police informant
    6. 6. 1995 <ul><li>On December 7, PFC James Burmeister, PFC Malcolm Wright, and SPC Randy Meadows, commit a random murder of a black couple to earn their spider web tattoos. </li></ul><ul><li>Meadows testified against Burmeister and Wright, who were sentenced to life in prison. </li></ul><ul><li>Another 19 Fort Bragg paratroopers were discharged for participating in neo-Nazi activities. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Secretary of the Army Task Force SECARMY Togo West
    8. 8. Gangs and the Military

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