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Sun Dec 21, 2014, 09:43 AM

How the Black Guerrilla Family gang took root in Marylandís prisons July 15, 2013

Five years ago, next to the chapel in a Maryland prison, the Black Guerrilla Family kept its own office with desks, chairs ó even computers. The groupís ranking members met there with community leaders, including a former Maryland state trooper, to talk about reducing gang activity in prison and beyond. They wrote a manual filled with self-help rhetoric that they distributed to hundreds of inmates.

All the while, according to court documents and interviews, BGF, a prison gang from California, was methodically taking root in Maryland, plotting an audacious criminal enterprise controlled largely behind bars. Under the noses of Maryland correctional officials, the enterprise grew and flourished into a vast and violent smuggling operation that has spilled onto the streets of Baltimore.

Five years later, there is growing concern that Marylandís gang problem is as in≠trac≠table as ever. Arrests of more than a dozen correctional officers and alleged BGF leaders this spring at a state-run detention center in Baltimore revealed what federal prosecutors said was a brazen operation to smuggle in prescription pills, tobacco and cellphones. The alleged ringleader also impregnated four prison guards, investigators said.


Some officials say those arrests did little to slow BGFís rise. The arrests shook the gangís leadership at the city jail. But the violence has continued on Baltimoreís streets, and police say cracking down has helped increase the gangís ranks by delivering new recruits behind bars.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/how-the-black-guerrilla-family-gang-took-root-in-marylands-prisons/2013/07/15/cc4a9d92-cee7-11e2-9f1a-1a7cdee20287_story.html

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UglyGreed Dec 2014 OP
UglyGreed Dec 2014 #1
pipoman Dec 2014 #2
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UglyGreed Dec 2014 #5
pipoman Dec 2014 #8
Orangepeel Dec 2014 #6
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Response to UglyGreed (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 09:45 AM

1. I thought some info on

this gang is needed if the killer was indeed involved with these people.

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Response to UglyGreed (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 10:56 AM

2. Prison gangs reach far beyond the walls. ..spent 3 years studying them

 

Most people wouldn't believe what goes on. ..it took a year for me to believe it....

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Response to pipoman (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 11:36 AM

3. Yes indeed

I'm not any type of professional researcher but I have done a lot of research on MS13 since they have a presence in my town. Gangs and their power is not to be ignored. BTW the main reason I posted this article is to show that blaming the mayor or the protesters is foolish since this was brewing for a long time and this person was most likely brainwashed by his possible association with this type of gang.

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Response to UglyGreed (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 11:46 AM

4. brainwashed or beholding?

 

People who are simply looking for protection from victimization in prisons join. Once in, death is the only way out....

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Response to pipoman (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 12:06 PM

5. I understand your point

but I'm trying to understand why this happened, going by his posts and actions choosing to kill these two officers. Sounds like this attitude may of been set in his mind for a longtime, but of course I could be totally wrong. We are all affected by those we choose to associate with. IMO the actions of the police and his ties to the gang were more of a factor than the Mayor's words.

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Response to UglyGreed (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 10:09 PM

8. Was he in prison?

 

In prison, unnecessarily, individuals are victimized into a self preservative choice of associates who kill people who don't live up to a promise. ..

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Response to UglyGreed (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 12:06 PM

6. "A federal law enforcement official said Brinsley had no known ties to the BGF."

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-co-owings-mills-shooting-20141220-story.html#page



Brinsley appeared to reside in Georgia, Bratton said. Online records from Georgia's Fulton County sheriff's office show that Brinsley has been arrested nine times since 2004 including charges of simple battery, criminal trespassing, carrying a concealed weapon, obstruction of a law enforcement officer and shoplifting.

His last arrest in the Atlanta area came in April 2010 when he was charged with possession of marijuana, simple battery and terrorist threats. He was convicted of disorderly conduct and shoplifting, while dispositions of the other cases were not clear.

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Response to Orangepeel (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 12:09 PM

7. Sorry then I was

wrong thank you for the link.

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