In case you missed the memo, gang stalking denialist, and bought /paid for pseudo -journalist Mike McPhate, who wrote the infamous OGS hit piece called “United States of Paranoia : they see gangs of stalkers, ”is a total piece of shit.
And, so is Brooklynite Laura an for that matter.
But let me explain first: the police in America are totally beyond repair, and Mike McPhate wrote a piece in the New York Times awhile back adulating police corruption, while fismissing the claims of some individuals who are targeted by corrupt police, and ADLified policing.
This piece here, where he micks and derides the poor, the disenfranchised, and the mentally ill, as he quotes one of the most discredited psycholigists in recent history, Dr. Lorraine Sheridan.
It seems that someone over at the failing New York Times prompted Mike McPhate to write disparagingly about people who are targeted by any of the many security gangs, property developers, retired cops and private investigators, etc. who gang stalk people.
Later, McPhate tried to recoup his credibility by writing about how gangs of LAPD deputies, working with the,Fusion Centers and the FBIs own CVE framework, literally gang stalk, harass, perform black bag jobs and sometimes, murder targeted individuals.
And now, LOOK!
Of the many gangs and corrupt police units that saturate American cities, the Los Angeles Times zeroes in on one group of corrupt deputies out of the four mentioned in the article, and that group, just happens to be in an area that is also infested with Israeli property developers!
What a cohincidence. Maybe Mike McPhate can get to the bottom of THAT story, aka Boyle Heights, gentrification, and how sold -out pseudo journalists like himself use the number 13, after eating crow
FBI investigating tattooed deputy gangs in Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
By Maya Lau and Joel Rubin
Jul 11, 2019 | 10:00 AM
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 Department’s East L.A. station who brand themselves with matching tattoos of a skeleton outfitted with 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.
The agents also have inquired about other groups known to exist in the department, which has nearly 10,000 deputies and polices large swaths of the sprawling county. They have asked for information about the tattoos and practices of the Spartans and Regulators in the department’s Century station, and the Reapers, who operate out of a station in South Los Angeles, according to the sources.
Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he could not comment when asked about the FBI probe Wednesday. An FBI spokeswoman also declined to provide any information.
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The inquiry marks the return of federal law enforcement authorities tasked with digging around in the Sheriff’s Department, which has been beset by episodes of corruption and mismanagement in the last several years.
In 2011, the FBI secretly opened an investigation into reports of inmate abuse by deputies working in the county jails. The sweeping probe involving an inmate who served as an undercover informant upended the insular department, sending several deputies to prison for beatings and cover-ups. Former Sheriff Lee Baca, his second-in-command and other senior staff were convicted of conspiring to obstruct the FBI.
The current investigation appears to have been spurred by a group of deputies who in March filed a legal claim against the county accusing Sheriff’s Department officials of failing to address a hostile work environment in the East L.A. station. The deputies say Bandito leaders, who are alleged to control key elements of station operations, put others’ lives at risk by not sending backup to help on dangerous calls, enforced illegal arrest quotas and carried out other forms of harassment.
The claim, a precursor to a lawsuit, focuses on what deputies say was an unprovoked attack by members of the Banditos during an off-duty party in the early morning hours of Sept. 28 at Kennedy Hall, an event space near the station.
The altercation started when four Banditos began harassing a rookie, according to the claim. Two other deputies said they intervened; one was struck repeatedly in the face, while the other was punched and kicked multiple times before being choked and losing consciousness, the claim says.
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The lawmen accused in the claim — Deputies David Silverio, Gregory Rodriguez and Rafael Munoz, and Sgt. Mike Hernandez — were placed on paid administrative leave after the incident. The Sheriff’s Department presented a criminal case involving the four men to the district attorney’s office on June 19.
Greg Risling, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office, said Wednesday that charges have not been filed and that the case remains under review. He declined to comment when asked whether federal officials have asked his office to hold off on the prosecution.
Villanueva has repeatedly downplayed the significance of tattooed deputy groups in his ranks, calling them a “cultural norm” and a source of intergenerational hazing among lawmen. He said there is nothing wrong with the clubs as long as they don’t promote misconduct.
Still, he acknowledged the pervasive influence of the Banditos at the East L.A. station, saying they “ran roughshod” over the previous captain and dictated where deputies would be assigned, enabled by the weak leadership of past administrations…(follow the link to read more from the Los Angeles Times, which was a paper of record repirting how the racist, sectarian Anti Defamation League spied in, harassed, and ratted on over 12000 activists and groups in 1993. Read “The Kings of Garbage”)