Were they Banditos? Regulators? Vikings? Jump Out Boys? Were they just associates, or had they made their bones and been inked?
Secret Gangs of Sheriff’s Deputies Cost L.A. County Millions - losangeleno.com/features/secre…
Secret clique in L.A. County sheriff's gang unit probed latimes.com/archives/la-xp…
Currently in the LASD in Compton, we have the Executioners.

We should wait for investigative reporters to learn the facts.

latimes.com/california/sto…
“We have a gang here that has grown to the point where it dominates every aspect of life at the Compton station. It essentially controls scheduling, the distribution of informant tips, and assignments to deputies in the station with preference shown to members of the gang..."
“Nearly all the CPT Deputies who have been involved in high-profile shootings and out-of-policy beatings at CPT in recent years have been ‘inked’ members of The Executioners,” the claim alleges.
“‘Inking’ refers to the act of each newly made member of The Executioners receiving a matching tattoo indicating membership … Members become inked as ‘Executioners’ after executing members of the public, or otherwise committing acts of violence in furtherance of the gang.”
Sean Kennedy, member of the Civilian Oversight Commission and professor at Loyola Law School, said Thursday that he and his students have identified at least 17 gangs — some of them historical — in the department.
I don't know what is going on here. I will only say that if something looks like a retaliatory gangland shooting against LASD deputies in Compton, it could be exactly that.

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