Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Who'd a Thunk It?

From the Usual USAF Source...
‘Support your local Hells Angels’ graffiti on military vehicle in Iraq
Gangs in the Military: Gang recruitment of active duty military personnel "constitutes a significant criminal threat to the US military," according to the FBI's 2011 national gang threat assessment. "Members of nearly every major street gang, as well as some prison gangs and [outlaw motorcycle gangs], have been reported on both domestic and international military installations," states the report. "Through transfers and deployments, military-affiliated gang members expand their culture and operations to new regions nationwide and worldwide, undermining security and law enforcement efforts to combat crime." The FBI has identified 53 US gangs with ties to the US military. While gang members have been in every military branch, they are most prevalent in the Army, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve, according to the report. Five of the 53 gangs have members who have served in, or been affiliated with, the Air Force, according to the assessment.
One wonders how accurate the FBI information is.  As near as I can tell, the estimates are just that: estimates, based upon the response to an FBI survey given by law enforcement officers and prison officials.  One would think gang membership would be grounds for immediate discharge but I suppose it ain't quite as simple as that.  The sub-section of the report dealing with gangs in the military is pretty short, actually.  Short, but scary.


  1. The Hell's Angels never got started in my home town. My dad came home one day and said the Teamsters Union had declared open season on the Hell's Angels.

    What is Open Season?? Was my stupid question.

    Well, it wan't even a day when they found five motorcycles laying in the streets around town with the drivers pretty much decapitated by the shotgun blasts.

    No one to this day knows their names, nor cares. The motorcycles were all stolen parts.

    Anyway, I've always owned a shotgun and I believe in the tribe taking care of itself. Another tribe try's to come in - BAM! Justice served. No revolving doors in our jails.

    I'm sort of for the Warlords in Afghanistan. They've run those towns since Adam fucked the shit out of Eve. Get the fuck out of there, and leave the tribes alone is my vote.

  2. Gangs never scare me.

    We have MUSLIMS in the military and they do scare me.

    One of my country teams borrowed a USCG LTJG as an interpreter as we did port surveys in Arabia. He was a second generation American of Pakistani descent and he told me that he really truly did to mean to take back his two young daughters and find them husbands in Pakistan.

    How to take two little girls who grew up in the West back to shithole like Pakistan into forced/arranged marriages and then dump them there.

    There was a state several years ago that passed a law saying that children could be dumped at certain collection points and then was shocked to find out how many out of state families drove over and dumped their teenagers. The law said children, not infants not toddlers.

    Still, a man who would arrange forced marriages for his little girls and then dump them in Pakistan. Hell's Angels would never in a zillion years do something like that.

  3. I would bet the gangs in the military statistic is pretty accurate. Why is that horrifying? They are in our public schools and judges often put them there. You could even say that America funds the gangs - keeps them in business.

  4. Anon: Interesting, in more than one way.

    Curtis: There was sumthin' wrong in that Coastie's head.

    Lou: I find gangs in the military horrifying because it represents a breakdown in discipline and a mockery of the military's values. I take that stuff pretty seriously.

  5. I understand. It's that political correct thang that screws everything up. Our schools had a breakdown of discipline and thing went downhill fast.


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