Miller defines a street gang as "a self-formed association of peers, united by mutual interests, with identifiable leadership and internal organization, who act collectively or as individuals to achieve specific purposes, including the conduct of illegal activity and control of a particular territory, facility, or enterprise. An individual's age, physical structure, ability to fight, willingness to commit violence, and arrest record are often principal factors in determining where an individual stands in the gang hierarchy; now money derived from criminal activity and ability to provide for the gang also impacts the individual's status within the gang. The structure of gangs varies depending primarily on size, which can range from five or ten to thousands.
Their main objective was to divide prisoners from northern California and compete with the southern California based Mexican Mafia. Northern Structure, Nuestra Raza, most street gangs in northern California.
All Mexican-American prisoners from northern California became immediate targets, leaving the California Department of Corrections with no other choice but to segregate all Nuestra Familia members and northern California inmates.
This gave Nuestra Familia the perfect opportunity to unite all northern California inmates and opened the doors to thousands of new members. Bakersfield, California soon became the dividing line between the Nuestra Familia and Mexican Mafia territory.
The gang has a Supreme Commander, several Generals, regimental captains, lieutenants and soldiers. Behind bars they ran the prison drug trade and controlled thousands of street gang members. As the NF matured, so did the seriousness of their crimes.
The Nuestra Familia became involved in murder, burglaries, extortion, and drug dealing on the streets of San Jose, Fresno, Bakersfield and Sacramento. The gang adopted then adopted the blood in blood out policy in and began murdering off NF members who proved to be unloyal to the gang. The new branch would serve as a prospect base for those interested in joining Nuestra Familia.
The Northern Structure became the ears of the senior Nuestra Familia and was required to deal drugs for its father hierarchy.
Northern Structure sold drugs in the streets and brought in funds for ranking NF members behind bars. Hundreds of NF members lost moral as a result and began quitting the gang. Today the Nuestra Familia remains active but lacks the power it once had.
The killing was the official starting point of non stop warfare between both prison gangs. InNuestra Familia founder Freddy Gonzalez dies of a heroin overdose. In re Ramos, H Cal.
The murder involved a drug transaction gone badly. InNuestra Familia members are indicted for a string of murders involving drugs. The motive of the murders involves narcotics. The gang members murder Mestas and her unborn fetus as she puts up a fight.
NF leaders in Pelican Bay state prison ordered the hit because Viramontes was no longer involving himself in crime.IN CASE YOU MISSED IT. 10/15/ Changes From Within ; 10/15/ How Research is Translated to Policy and Practice in the Criminal Justice System.
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NUESTRA FAMILIA The bones of La Nuestra Familia (NF) originated in September with the initial name “La Familia” at the Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy, California. The gang’s initiators then changed the organizations name to “La Nuestra Familia” on September at the Northern California’s Soledad Correction Training Facility.
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