A Tradition of ViolenceA Tradition of Violence

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Most people think of Los Angeles as a progressive county. But the Antelope Valley has a long history of white supremacist violence, sometimes helped along by deputy gangs.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department issued this statement following the swearing in of Robert G. Luna: "In his inauguration speech on Saturday, Sheriff Robert Luna reaffirmed his commitment to eradicating deputy gangs from the Department, and stated that under his leadership, the Department will be guided by three overriding principles: integrity, accountability and collaboration. https://youtu.be/uxiH_fLtHwo

Earlier today (12/6/2022), he welcomed the Inspector General back to restore appropriate oversight at the Department.


In the weeks and months ahead, you'll hear more from the Sheriff about how the department will implement his zero-tolerance policy on deputy gangs.”

A Tradition of Violence is hosted and executive produced by Cerise Castle. She's an award winning journalist who wrote the first ever history of deputy gangs for Knock LA, available at lasdgangs.com

Music by Yelohill and Steelz.

For breaking news and updates on deputy gangs, follow @lasdgangs on social media.

To support Cerise’s reporting, and for exclusive bonus content, subscribe to the patreon.com/lasdgangs

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A Tradition of Violence is a podcast about deputy gangs that operate within the LA County Sheriff’s  
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