Information on black gangs, blood gangs, and crip gangs in L.A. Includes maps, personal accounts, graffiti, and bibliography.
Prison Gang Tattoos: Recognition and Interpretation
Guide to reading prison gang body art by Sergeant Ken Whitley, a California parole officer. With a glossary of prison tattoo symbols and photo examples.
Gangs OR Us
Provides information on street and prison gangs including identification, expert witness, and assessment seminars.
A history and overview of street gangs and a resource guide for parents and educators. Programs and videos available to educate parents and students about gang violence and how to prevent it.
Criminal Justice Resources: Organized Crime
Compilation of resources focusing upon adult gangs, gangsters, the mafia, and international gangs.
Co-founder of the Crips gang, Stanley "Tookie" Williams, apologizes from San Quentin's death row. He has written a series of books to teach children about the dangers of gang violence. Tookie was executed on December 13, 2005.
Petition to save Stanley "Tookie" Williams who was executed in San Quentin on December 13, 2005. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger denied his clemency on December 12, 2005. Includes information about the Crips founder's case, his rehabilitation, and audio of Snoop Dogg talking about Tookie at San Quentin.
Wikipedia: Stanley Williams
User-created overview of the life of Stanley "Tookie" Williams, who founded the Los Angeles Crips street gang and was executed on December 13, 2005.
NPR: Crips Founder Seeks 'Redemption' on Death Row
Listen to an extended interview with Stanley "Tookie" Williams, a death row inmate in San Quentin, who was executed on December 13, 2005, at 12:01 a.m. Includes audio clips of Tookie apologizing for creating the Crips street gang as well as two of his anti-gang public service announcements.
BBC: Death Row Killer's Redemption Song
July 30, 2005, news article detailing the life of Stanley "Tookie" Williams, a convicted killer and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, who was executed in California on December 13, 2005.
SFGate.com: High Court Says Execute Crips Founder
October 12, 2005, article gives an overview of the clemency case -- which was denied -- of death row inmate Stanley "Tookie" Williams. He founded the Crips street gang, but while in San Quentin, his children's books and his work advocating against youth gang violence has won him Nobel Prize for literature and Nobel Peace Prize nominations.
Features street gang info and contains gang related poetry, articles, message boards, and more.
Criminal Justice Resources: Gangs
Compilation of resources focusing mostly upon youth gangs.
National Youth Gang Center (NYGC)
Assists state and local jurisdictions in the collection, analysis, and exchange of information on gang-related demographics, legislation, literature, research, and promising program strategies.
Street Gang Dynamics
Photographs of gangs including the Bloods, Crips, Vice Lords, Latin Kings, and Gangster Disciples.
Parent's Guide for Preventing Gangs, A
Consultant and counselor and expert on gangs and gang behavior.
An Urban Ethnography of Latino Street Grangs
Focusing on gangs in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
Asian-Nation: Asian American Gangs
A research article about the cultural and ethnic factors behind gang problems in the Black and Latino communities and corresponding law enforcement.
Mara Salvatruchas to Take on the Minutemen Vigilantes
News article reporting the growing strife between MS-13 gang and the voluntary patrol, Minutemen. Contains pictures of members of both the groups.
FBI: How We're Ganging up on MS-13
Headline archive page from the investigative agency with tips and information about nullifying the increasingly mobile street gang, Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13.
National Vanguard: MS-13 Plans Attack on Minutemen
News report about the Minuteman Project, a volunteer U.S. border patrol group of mostly White-Americans, facing threat by MS-13 or Mara Salvatrucha.
Human Events Online : MS-13 Gang Activity Shows the Lethality of Immigration Schizophrenia
Report which analyzes the undercurrents of immigrational problems in the alarming growth of Mara Slavatrucha, also known as MS-13 gang, across the U.S.
Indymedia.ie: Mara Salvatrucha, Social War and the Decline of the Revolutionary Movements in Central America
Analytical article which explores causes and implications of the growth of the deadly MS-13 gang, also known as Mara Slavatrucha.
CDS Exhibits: Mara Savatrucha
Analytical article and photos of the deadly gang Mara Salvatrucha and its growth across the U.S. A documentary exhibit by Donna Decesare and Luis Rodriguez hosted by the Centre of Documentary Studies at Duke University, Durham.
Travel of MS-13 Gang Member
Map which depicts the path one MS-13 gang member took across the U.S., prior to his death in 2003. This member was cooperating with police and trying to leave the gang. The homicide remains under investigation.
Free Dictionary: Mara Salvatrucha
Describes the dangerous gang, MS-13, its geographical presence, gang markings, and its suspected ties with Al-Qaida. With related links.
PittsburghLIVE.com: MS13's Growing Threat
News article by a Washington-based British journalist and political observer, about gang recruitment in schools by the dreaded gang, MS-13 or Mara Salvatrucha.
Wikinews: MS-13 Gang Threatens the Arizona "Minutemen"
News article and source links on the Mara Salvatrucha's threat to the U.S. volunteer patrol group, Minutemen.
CNN: Massive International Sting Nets 660
News report about the massive sting operations across five countries to contain the violence spread by Mara Salvatrucha, popularly known as MS-13.
Chronicle of real life on the street. Includes facts, pictures, and profiles of Chicago street gangs.
Gangs: A Bibliography
A selection of books and government documents dealing with juvenile gangs.
Anti-gang activity page for police, parents, and educators.
Gang Violence Bridging Project
A youth violence prevention and intervention program.
Wikipedia: Mara Salvatrucha
Article with related links which traces the growth of MS-13 or Mara Salvatrucha gang, a Salvadoran street gang, which has since alarmingly spread across the U.S.
NPR: The International Reach of the Mara Salvatrucha
Article by the National Public Radio about the spread of Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13 across nations and legal efforts to curb the gang.
MS-13 (Mara Salvatrucha 13)
Descriptive article about the MS-13 gang, its growth, and the distinct appearance of its members. Also known as Mara Salvatrucha 13, it is considered by some as one of America's most organized and violent gangs.
NewsWithViews.com: MS-13 Gangs: Immigration's Third World Momentum
Frosty Wooldridge writes about machetes on main streets of America due to Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13 gangs now operating in many U.S. cities.
La Mara Salvatrucha
A descriptive page in Spanish, about MS-13, the El Salvador gang and its members.