Las Vegas: Beware of Gang Activity in Your Neighborhood!

Published On June 6, 2012 | By Pete Eyre | Articles

Though they’re still a relatively new offshoot of Cop Block, the Nevada Cop Block crew (on Facebook) have got things together – evident by the creation of a flyer to share ideas with those in the area. Much love to Dizz Locasto for creating the flyer and Kelly Patterson for his solid write-up, which is reposted in its entirely below. -Pete

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A gang is a group of recurrently associating individuals with identifiable leadership and internal organization, identifying with or claiming control over territory in the community, and engaging either individually or collectively in violent or other forms of illegal behavior. Usually, gangs have gained the most control in poorer, urban communities.

Gangs are involved in all areas of street-crime activities like extortion, drug trafficking (both in and outside the prison system), and theft. Gangs also victimize individuals by robbery and kidnapping. Street gangs take over territory or “turf” in a particular city and are often involved in “providing protection“, a thin cover for extortion, as the “protection” is usually from the gang itself.

Most gang members have identifying characteristics unique to their specific clique or gang. Many gang members are proud of their gang and freely admit their membership. Their personal belongings frequently boast the gang’s logo and the member’s gang name. Gangs generally share common characteristics such as the wearing of distinct clothing. However, some individuals on the fringe of gang involvement are reluctant to identify themselves as gang members.

They are usually armed, often unpredictable, travel in overwhelming numbers, and are not above attacking or even killing innocent people that are unlucky enough to be confronted by them. So, interacting with them individually can be very dangerous. If possible, make sure others are present and ALWAYS carry a camera to document any improprieties and ensure a neutral “witness.”

(This list of gang “identifiers” was compiled from a combination of factors listed in Wikipedia and on the LAPD website. Minus the links, of course.)

If you see any of the criminals pictured above, document their activities (preferably by video) and contact Nevada Cop Block immediately, if not sooner. A huge h/t to Dizz (another awesome member of the Las Vegas A-Cafe community) for creating the “warning” poster. Feel free to download the full size version and post it throughout your neighborhood so your friends don’t fall prey to this menace.

Oh yeah, join us!

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About The Author

Pete Eyre is co-founder of CopBlock.org. As an advocate of peaceful, consensual interactions, Eyre seeks to inject a message of complete liberty and self-government into the conversation of police accountability. Eyre went to undergrad and grad school for law enforcement, then spent time in DC as an intern at the Cato Institute, a Koch Fellow at the Drug Policy Alliance, Directer of Campus Outreach at the Institute for Humane Studies, Crasher-in-Chief at Bureaucrash, and as a contractor for the Future of Freedom Foundation. He later hit the road as co-founder of the Motorhome Diaries and Liberty On Tour and now calls Keene, in the 'shire his homebase.
  • http://jc.unternet.net/ John Comeau

    nice job, but for greater appeal I’d suggest getting rid of the little anarchy symbols (if that’s what those are; I personally identify with anarchism but not all potential supporters will) and check your spelling and grammar (Suspects not Suspect’s; suspicious not supsicious). Also, it may not be clear outside of the context of this blog post that you are indeed saying the cops themselves are the gang being discussed; maybe put a big red circle/slash over the photo for clarification.

    but if the flyer is just a shout out to other anarchist copblockers, no need to change anything, carry on :^)

  • Dizz

    I completely agree, this was just something thrown together but another is on the way. :)

  • Dustin

    Yeah, the concept of Anarchy has been grossly misrepresented and the general public has a dim view of it due to the misinformation they’ve absorbed.

  • dick

    how do i get a t-shirt with the above “waring local gang …….” shown above.

  • t.

    Seriously stupid

  • t.

    Seriously stupid.

  • Hey

    @ t. Please don’t say that about yourself…it’s not your fault. ;)

    When people become enlightened of the abuse, misconduct and lack of accountability by police and their unions, they quickly learn police are legal gangsters.

  • t.

    Ah..a little more foolishness. Go smoke you another joint and keep thinking you’re helping your fellow man.

  • The_Lakewood_4_are_burning_in_Hell

    I much prefer anarchy over tyranny, when choosing between the two.

  • Canuck

    @ t. Sorry, you are going to have to take back your offer to smoke a joint with you and just smoke it alone since I don’t do drugs, nor smoke cigarettes or even drink alcohol.

    I’m not a bigoted “tea party” member like you are, that love to watch people suffer and refuse to help them. ;)

  • Guy

    @t: stop being a cunt, you’re an embarrassment to you forebears.

  • Guy

    Make that “an embarrassment to your forebearers”!

    Cops are cunts!!! Fuck’em in the neck!!!!

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