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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., ...

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