Friday, 5 April 2013

D is for Dangerous Minds.

D is for Dangerous Minds.

I heard the news about the two district attorneys in Texas who were recently shot, and how maybe it was related to another district attorney who was shot a couple of months ago. I thought How strange, I'm sure there is some long history going on there. 
Oh yes.
I read the news article on the BBC about the case, and found out that it is maybe linked to the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas. I read about them, and found out that they are a gang which formed in Texan jails. What? Gangs form in jails? I would never have thought of such a thing!! Well, I must be naive or something, because I never thought this would be possible. Well, this one is apparently a white supremacist group, which formed in 1979 when Texas desegregated its jails.
I never knew they were segregated in the first place! I suppose they would have had to have been segregated back in the day. Well, now we are seeing the immense repercussions.
I read some more and found out that they even have a constitution, which amazed me no end. Locked up in prison, and they still manage to build a gang with a constitution. Apparently it is tightly structured, with each region headed by a general. It's like the army but behind bars. Apparently it has around 2,000 members.
The original Aryan Brotherhood started through the same means in California in the late 60's, but that's not the end of it. There are other prison gangs, such as the Nazi Lowriders and the European Kindred.
Seems like I need to brush up on my gang knowledge:) It's amazing what slips you by then you have no attachment whatsoever to something.
Most of all it saddens me to think that people who were trying to make the world a better place lost their lives for doing what they believed in. Gah.

1 comment:

  1. Jails are so screwed up here. I think that if someone wasn't a hard criminal when they went in, they will be when they come out.

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