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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 02:19 AM

 

Seven Members Of L.A. Sheriff's Secret Clique Fired, Jump Out Boys Group Prides Itself On Agressive

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/08/seven-members-of-la-sheriff-clique-fired_n_2645288.html?utm_hp_ref=latino-voices

Seven members of a L.A. sheriff’s deputies secret clique that prides itself on celebrating shootings of mostly Latino and black gang bangers have been notified they are about to be fired, according to officials.

The secret group known as the Jump Out Boys prides itself on aggressive policing, much of it in Latino communities, and brands its members with matching tattoos of a red-eyed oversized skull bearing the clique acronym and a bony hand holding a revolver.

Smoke is tattooed over the gun’s barrel for members who have been involved in at least one shooting.

Those seven officers aren’t being fired for any known criminal behavior but apparently for tarnishing the department’s reputation and unethical conduct at a time when it is struggling through a federal investigation.

(More at the link, more in this city.)

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Reply Seven Members Of L.A. Sheriff's Secret Clique Fired, Jump Out Boys Group Prides Itself On Agressive (Original post)
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 OP
Skittles Feb 2013 #1
KansDem Feb 2013 #2
zabet Feb 2013 #6
KansDem Feb 2013 #7
zabet Feb 2013 #12
MicaelS Feb 2013 #19
Son of Gob Feb 2013 #8
zabet Feb 2013 #11
msanthrope Feb 2013 #18
d_r Feb 2013 #3
magellan Feb 2013 #4
uponit7771 Feb 2013 #10
RedCappedBandit Feb 2013 #5
lonestarnot Feb 2013 #9
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 #13
Lone_Star_Dem Feb 2013 #14
LiberalAndProud Feb 2013 #21
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 #15
Fire Walk With Me Feb 2013 #16
dkf Feb 2013 #17
Marrah_G Feb 2013 #20

Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:47 AM

1. WTF

how is it secret if they're branding themselves with tattoos?

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:50 AM

2. Tattoo...

...and brands its members with matching tattoos of a red-eyed oversized skull bearing the clique acronym and a bony hand holding a revolver.



http://www.scpr.org/news/2013/02/06/35870/la-county-sheriff-s-department-to-fire-7-deputies/

What's the significance of the 8 and Ace of Spades?

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Response to KansDem (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:15 AM

6. Aces and eights

is commonly referred to as a 'dead man's hand'. Reputed to be the hand that was held by a notorious figure in the wild west when he was slain.

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Response to zabet (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:25 AM

7. Thanks

That makes sense considering the group's raison d'etre

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Response to KansDem (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:08 AM

12. You are

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welcome.
And it does fi.

Edit: fit not fi.

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Response to zabet (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:33 AM

8. Wild Bill Hickok

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Response to Son of Gob (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:03 AM

11. Thanks!

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Response to Son of Gob (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:57 AM

18. In Deadwood. nt

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:53 AM

3. a gang with badges

but they call it a "clique"

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 04:54 AM

4. The only surprise here

...is that they're being fired. If the dept weren't under federal investigation, who knows how long they might have "languished" on paid leave before being reinstated?

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Response to magellan (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:43 AM

10. +1

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:01 AM

5. The biggest gang in the world is the po-lice

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:40 AM

9. Creepy police.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 01:51 PM

13. Kick

 

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 02:19 PM

14. Here's a bit of back story on them.

Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives have launched a probe into what appears to be a secret deputy clique within the department's elite gang unit, an investigation triggered by the discovery of a document suggesting the group embraces shootings as a badge of honor.

The document described a code of conduct for the Jump Out Boys, a clique of hard-charging, aggressive deputies who gain more respect after being involved in a shooting, according to sources with knowledge of the investigation. The pamphlet is relatively short, sources said, and explains that deputies earn admission into the group through the endorsement of members.

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The investigation into the Jump Out Boys is focused on the sheriff's Gang Enforcement Team. The unit is divided into two platoons of relatively autonomous deputies whose job it is to target neighborhoods where gang violence and intimidation area concern.

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Whitmore declined to discuss details of the investigation or the contents of the document. Asked about the language that portrays shootings in a positive light, he said, "The last thing anybody wants to do in law enforcement is shoot a weapon."


http://articles.latimes.com/2012/apr/20/local/la-me-sheriff-clique-20120420

The article is worth a read if you've the time. It also touches on some of the other gangs...I mean cliques, the LAPD has had exposed in their ranks.

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Response to Lone_Star_Dem (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 12:01 PM

21. I wish I could believe him.

"The last thing anybody wants to do in law enforcement is shoot a weapon."


I don't find that statement to be truthful. Unless 'anybody' doesn't mean what I think it means, there are plenty of 'anybodies' in law enforcement who don't mind shooting. at all.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 12:54 PM

15. Kick for illustration of LA KKKop Kulture.

 

Yes, I know sheriffs and cops are different, yet are obviously the same.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:50 AM

16. Kick for cop apologists.

 

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:53 AM

17. Aren't these the next set of Dorners? Terminated for giving the dept a bad reputation with no

 

Criminal violations?

Are they going to charge racism and wrongful termination and a ruining of their lives and go on a killing rampage to repair their reputation? I wonder if the Sheriff's Dept will have second thoughts.

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Response to Fire Walk With Me (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:59 AM

20. Just another gang

Except they have badges.

The LAPD needs to be taken over by the state and cleaned out, top to bottom.

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