FBI Says Gangs Infiltrating the US Military - Page 2




 
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November 24th, 2011  
Warwick
 
What surprised me was an in country brief years ago ( land of sand) that also informed us of all the no go areas in the accomodation lines as the yanks had it all devided up on gang related turf.
Didnt give it much credit until short cutting to get to the 'chow hall' (mess) and was informed by some bandana wearing negros that its not healthy for white boys to cut through this area. They added even Australian white boys would get only so many free chances before we became fair game. Something to do with losing face with the hispanic gang that was watching further down the row of accomodation blocks.
Bloody strange way to run a military!
November 24th, 2011  
Warwick
 
Oh, I would like to add, during my time there I was not aware of any serious assaults that was put down as 'gang' related.
Sex assaults was a different matter however!
November 26th, 2011  
03USMC
 
 
This has been going on for at least 10 years, glad the FBI caught on and decided to say something, PMO and CID has known about this for years. Yet because of the make-up of alot of these groups it's avoided least an EEOC compliant hits someones desk.
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November 27th, 2011  
RayManKiller3
 
huh? I am sure the FBI and/or the military been trying to do something about it. I read news about it awhile back.

That is why I was surprised to see it popping up on this forum (Could'a sworn we talked about this earlier),
November 27th, 2011  
03USMC
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RayManKiller3
huh? I am sure the FBI and/or the military been trying to do something about it. I read news about it awhile back.

That is why I was surprised to see it popping up on this forum (Could'a sworn we talked about this earlier),
They have been. But there are other forces in play, if you are not currently serving in some component you won't understand, and I'm not putting it on Front Street.
November 27th, 2011  
RayManKiller3
 
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Originally Posted by 03USMC
They have been. But there are other forces in play, if you are not currently serving in some component you won't understand, and I'm not putting it on Front Street.

Something you are not allowed to do or something you just don't want to? That is my final question.

I would join the military, but medical conditions bar me from it.
November 28th, 2011  
captiva303
 
 
would a gang operating within the military seriously effect combat capability? how do gang members operate within the military being a disciplined and structured force?
November 28th, 2011  
RayManKiller3
 
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Originally Posted by captiva303
would a gang operating within the military seriously effect combat capability? how do gang members operate within the military being a disciplined and structured force?

It is not just the effect of combat capability that concerns people. It is the effect it can bring to civillian life. If a person receives training from the military, he can turn a gang into the mafia. With such organization, fighting crime would be more difficult and more illegal activity can go on unhindered for longer periods of time.

They probably hide their gang affiliations, so I am sure some if not most will act diciplined. I doubt it will effect combat capability much though. Even being in such a professional position don't mean they won't return to or act in gang related crimes while serving.
November 28th, 2011  
Warwick
 
I would hazard a gues that besides getting training, theres access to weapons and a market to sell drugs to on military bases. The military is but a reflection of current trends out in civvie world to some degree.
Only a yank military memebr could answer if it effects their combat effectiveness, though when the **** goes down you would have to put gang affiliations aside and do your job....?
November 28th, 2011  
-- Dusty
 
 
Back when I was on my way out I was at Ft. Knox and in the reception unit we (the company I was with) shared the building with had several "gangstas" in it, and there are some things in life you just can't hide. And that was in '92.
 


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