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FBI investigates LA Sheriff Deputy Tattooed Gangs

The FBI is investigating a secret society of tattooed deputies in East Los Angeles as well as similar gang-like groups elsewhere within the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, multiple people familiar with the inquiry said.

The federal probe follows allegations of beatings and harassment by members of the Banditos, a group of deputies assigned to the Sheriff’s East L.A. station who brand themselves with matching tattoos of a skeleton outfitted in a sombrero, bandolier and pistol. The clique’s members are accused by other deputies of using gang-like tactics to recruit young Latino deputies into their fold and retaliating against those who rebuff them.

In interviews with several deputies, FBI agents have asked about the inner workings of the Banditos and the group’s hierarchy, according to three people with close knowledge of the matter who spoke to The Times on the condition that their names not be used because the investigation is ongoing.

In particular, the sources said, agents have been trying to determine whether leaders of the Banditos require or encourage aspiring members to commit criminal acts, such as planting evidence or writing false incident reports, to secure membership in the group. https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-fbi-investigating-sheriff-20190711-story.html

By MAYA LAU and JOEL RUBINJUL 11, 2019 | 10:00 AM

California SB10 Bail Reform Ignores Reality

California SB10 Bail Reform Ignores Reality

  SB 10 Ignores the Reality of California’s Inner Cities By Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson American author and is president and founder of BOND (the Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny) Friday, July 14th, 2017 This week I came to the “People’s House” to voice my concerns about how ending California’s bail system would impact my… Continue Reading

California Home Detention GPS Ankle Monitor vs Jail

California Home Detention GPS Ankle Monitor vs Jail

AN NUYS (CBSLA.com/AP) — A state senator says California’s bail system punishes the poor, so he’s proposing a radical reform plan that would do away with monetary bail for most and take income into account for others to ensure poor suspects get an equal shot at freedom. Instead of requiring suspects to post bail, county officials… Continue Reading

Sex Offenders using GPS Ankle Monitor Commit Fewer Crimes

Sex Offenders using GPS Ankle Monitor Commit Fewer Crimes

An NIJ-sponsored research project examines the impact that GPS monitoring has on the recidivism rates of sex offenders in California. A study of California high-risk sex offenders on parole found that those placed on GPS monitoring had significantly lower recidivism rates than those who received traditional supervision. Researchers examined the effectiveness of using GPS to… Continue Reading

GPS Monitoring Practices

GPS Monitoring Practices

GPS Monitoring Practices in Community Supervision and the Potential Impact of Advanced Analytics By The National Criminal Justice Technology Research, Test, and Evaluation Center Published: 07/04/2016 The following has been reprinted from a January 2016 report by The National Criminal Justice Technology Research, Test, and Evaluation Center and prepared for The National Institute of Justice.… Continue Reading