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  1. DarrylS

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    Came across something this am, and am concerned as if we are recruiting gang members or turning a blind eye to them... are we then preparing them to be better street warriors when they return? I know there is pressure to keep the military strenghth up, but there does seem to be limits... talk about logistical issues when deploying troops, will this group who has some Gangster Disciples get along with the Barrio Azteca???

    http://www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?pid=121072
    11. Gang Warfare
    According to the Chicago Sun-Times, law enforcement officials report that the military is now "allowing more applicants with gang tattoos because they are under the gun to keep enlistment up." They also note that "gang activity may be rising among soldiers." The paper was provided with "photos of military buildings and equipment in Iraq that were vandalized with graffiti of gangs based in Chicago, Los Angeles and other cities."
    Last month, the Sun-Times reported that a gang member facing federal charges of murder and robbery enlisted in the Marine Corps "while he was free on bond -- and was preparing to ship out to boot camp when Marine officials recently discovered he was under indictment." While this particular recruit was eventually booted from the Corps, a Milwaukee Police Detective and Army veteran, who serves on the federal drug and gang task force that arrested the would-be Marine, noted that other "[g]ang-bangers are going over to Iraq and sending weapons back… gang members are getting access to military training and weapons."
    Earlier this year, it was reported that an expected transfer of 10,000-20,000 troops to Fort Bliss, Texas caused FBI and local law enforcement to fear "a turf war" between "members of the Folk Nation gang…[and] a criminal group that is already well-established in the area, Barrio Azteca." The New York Sun wrote that, according to one FBI agent, "Folk Nation, which was founded in Chicago and includes several branches using the name Gangster Disciples, has gained a foothold in the Army."

    http://www.nysun.com/article/29230?page_no=1

    Army Transfers Could Trigger A Gang War

    By JOSH GERSTEIN - Staff Reporter of the Sun
    March 16, 2006

    Law enforcement authorities fear that the planned relocation of thousands of Army soldiers in Texas could trigger a battle the military has not trained for - a turf war between violent criminal gangs.
    Local police and FBI officials said they expect the transfer of between 10,000 and 20,000 troops to Fort Bliss near El Paso, Texas, to bring more members of the Folk Nation gang into contact with a criminal group that is already well-established in the area, Barrio Azteca.
    "What we have started looking at is which military units are going to be moving to El Paso," an FBI agent there, Andrea Simmons, said in an interview. "There is a potential for more gang activity, whether it be soldiers, or dependents and families of soldiers."
    Ms. Simmons said some gangs actually direct members to join the military to learn how to handle weapons. "The intelligence that we have thus far indicates that they may try to recruit young people who have clean records and encourage them to keep their record clean to get into the military. They would get great weapons training and other types of training and access to weapons and arms, and be able to use that knowledge," she said. "They're taking training that is great and very altruistic and turning around and using it for criminal activity
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    Try REJECTING them when they sign up because they are Gang Bangers and watch the Liberal Democrats start Yowling and Screaming about Freedom & Civil Rights.
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    Once again thank you for the valuable input..
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    People like bin Laden recruit common criminals because he can't get enough support from the noncriminal element, but are you suggesting that our military faces the same problem as bin Laden's in this regard!
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    Your welcome,

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    I wonder the value in teaching gang members about explosives, automatic weapons and military strategy... lord knows our police have enough to do.
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    Gang Bangers:
    An epidemic that is slowly creeping up on America, nobody wants to address it the way it should be handled for fear of the old standby excuse "RACISM" most of America's Gang Bangers are members of a "Sacred Minority" group, and nobody in public life that is his right mind wants to "Offend" a minority in fact some of the more batty politically correct screwballs even consider them "folk heros".

    Not long ago when she was on the Today Show Cute Perky Katie was interviewing a Member of a South Central LA Gang and you would think Katie was interviewing the KING OF SIAM, I thought she was going to kiss him, on the mouth. This piece of rotten sh!t openly admitted he was responsible for three teen age murders and openly admitted he would kill again, when the interview was over "Syurpy Katie" gushed, "Thank You So Much", the "Minority Murderer" gave the camera one of the gang bangers "A$s Hole Finger Signs"

    Learn to live with them, they are here to stay, the Politically Correct Bastards
    are protecting their "Civil Rights".
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    I did not figure you for a Today Show regular.... guess that's how you keep up on world news..
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    Good point!
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    I always watch and read the other side, it gets my blood flowing.

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