Animation of gold spinning Earth Badge Preview  National CSI   Badge Preview    Animation of gold spinning Earth

Counter Street Gangs Intelligence

Consulting Solutions Inc.   

      

Specializing in Domestic Terrorism

Home Up About Us CEO Greetings Program Summary Why Choose Us? Who Can Benefit From Training Volunteer Job Program FAQ Regions Feedback Contents Search Contacts Fees  

18th StreetWe are the National CSI consulting and training specialist. We are a National and International consulting firm addressing timely issues. We specialize in Cultural Diversity, Violent Street Gangs, Domestic Terrorist, Youth Violence, Weapons on Campus, Bullying, Youth and community motivation.  We are often requested to address: community concerns. Our Clients are: Law Enforcement, Educators, Parole, Probation, Corrections, Community Organizations, Social Service Groups, Senior Citizens, Business Community, Concerned Youth, Faith-Based Organizations
 

Gangs USA Gang Definition Gang Myths & Facts Streetology Gangs on the Reservation Are All Gangs The Same? NJ Gang Law Satanic Crime MS-13 Motorcycle Gangs 18th Street Mexican Gangs 3N1 Crips/Cripple Bloods Skinheads Latin Kings Five Percents NETAS Girlz N Gangs

Federal CSI 2042930-03            NJ CSI  CC  021770116-791-695                  Del CSI  - 1738524

 

[Under Construction]

Home

 

18TH STREET

The 18th Street gang was created in the late 1960s in the Rampart area of Los Angeles. They have been described as the most violent and aggressive street gang in the country.

Over the past few years 18th Street quickly grew, but membership levels have appeared to reach a peak in many states.

As with most gangs, 18th Street gang members can be easily identified by their tattoos. A common identifier is the number 18, which is usually represented in the Roman numeral (XVIII). Members engage in graffiti vandalism to mark their turf.

Although 18th Street maintains a stronghold in several Southern California cities, they have continued to migrate throughout the nation. Although they claim 18th Street by name, they are actually a collection of several smaller gangs who use 18th Street as their gang's moniker. 18th Street is heavily populated with illegal immigrants from both Mexico and El Salvador, but also has numerous Asian, Black, Native and White members.

18th Street is a well established gang that is involved in all areas of criminal activity. Some members have even become involved in producing fraudulent Immigration and Naturalization identification cards and food stamps. Several 18th Street gang members have evolved into a higher level of sophistication and organization than other gangs. This progression is credited to the gang's close relationship with Mexican and Columbian drug cartels.

In Los Angeles the 18th Street gang is considered the largest gang in Los Angeles County. It is estimated that there are close to 20,000 members in Los Angeles County. Most of them are Mexican and Chicano with some Salvadorean membership and a few Blacks. Some estimates of the 18th are as low as 8,000, but this low estimate still makes them the largest gang in the county if you include all their barrios as one.

The 18th Street Gang is actually a collection of several smaller gangs, making them the most fragmented gang in the County also. The individual factions can number from 50 to several hundred members each. Factions of the 18th Streets are dispersed throughout the county in San Fernando Valley, the San Gabriel Valley, the South Bay, South Los Angeles, and Downtown Los Angeles just to name a few. Their strong hold and their oldest barrio is located east of the Staples center between the Harbor 110 Freeway (east) and Hoover Ave (west). There are also two significant size 18th Street Barrios in South LA, one between Vernon (north) and Slauson (south) along Vermont Avenue and second one being between Florence (north) and 91st Street (south). To say that the 18th Street is the largest gang in LA is a bit misleading, because what makes them so big is a collection of about 20 different gangs. The largest single Hispanic gang interms of turf size and membership would be one of 18th Street's main rivals, the Florencia 13 gang that has a turf that stretches from Western Ave (west) to Compton Ave (east).

The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office has three gang injunctions against the 18th Street Gangs; two in the Rampart Division and one in the Southwest Division of the LAPD. The 18th Street gang in the Southwest division was implicated in the murder of an LAPD officer in 1998. The Rampart injunctions were under review and temporarily halted in September of 1999. In 2002 these injunctions were refiled by the City Attorney's Office.

Certain factions in South Los Angeles are feuding with Black gangs, such as the Black P Stones from the West Adams area and the Black P Stones from the Jungles of Los Angeles. They have also been feuding with the Neighborhoods Rollin 20s Blood.

 

"...YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT MOST OF THESE KIDS HAVE NOTHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN LIFE AND ARE A PRODUCT OF THEIR ENVIRONMENT."


"I found myself blaming the environment. I always used that as an excuse - that I was taught to rob, to steal, by my idol, the guy who had the Cadillac and the girlfriend and the new clothes every time you saw him, who threw money around and could beat up everybody else. I always knew in the back of my mind it was wrong - I'm very spiritual, I communicate with God. But then you come to a certain age, and you realize you are responsible for you, no matter what your circumstances are."
 

Actor Mark Wahlberg at 26 years of age,
reflecting upon his violent youth

"You are human beings like me, and as such you were free to commit a crime, to become guilty. Now, however, you are responsible for overcoming guilt by rising above it, by growing beyond yourselves, by changing for the better."
concentration camp prisoner
Viktor Frankl,
speaking to inmates at San Quentin State Penitentiary

"I got very captivated by my children. As I look back now, I was overly absorbed by them. You don't save anybody's soul. The person has to save their own soul."
Anne Famalaro
testifying in defense of her son,
convicted murderer John J. Famalaro



Information about the 18th Street Gang has been updated

 

Eighteen Street in Los Angeles County

  Gang Clicks City/Area Policing Agency
1. 18th Street, North Side   Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, North Hollywood LAPD North Hollywood Div
2. 18th Street 54th, King Blvd Gs Los Angeles, South LAPD 77th Div
3. 18th Street 106th Inglewood Inglewod PD
4. 18th Street, Westside Columbia Lil Cycos Los Angeles, Westlake area LAPD Rampart Div
5. 18th Street Pico Locos Los Angeles, Pico Union area LAPD Rampart Div
6. 18th Street Kdubs, Diablos, Tiny Winos Cuday LASD
7. 18th Street, Eastside Bebitos Los Angeles, Northeast area LAPD Northeast Div
8. 18th Street Shatto Park Locos Los Angeles, Wilshire area LAPD Rampart Div
9. 18th Street South Central Los Angeles, South LAPD 77th Div
10. 18th Street, South Side   South Gate  
11. 18th Street   Baldwin Park  
12. 18th Street, Westside   Jefferson & St. Andrews area LAPD Southwest Div
13. 18th Street Smiley Dr, Alsace Locos, Rancho Park Los Angeles, West Adams LAPD Southwest Div
14. 18th Street 7th & Broadway, Wall St Los Angeles, Downtown LAPD Central Div
15. 18th Street Rimpau Los Angeles, Mid City area LAPD Wilshire Div
16. 18th Street  

The 18th Street gang was created in the late 1960s in the Rampart area of Los Angeles. They have been described as the most violent and aggressive street gang in the country.

Over the past few years 18th Street quickly grew, but membership levels have appeared to reach a peak in many states.

As with most gangs, 18th Street gang members can be easily identified by their tattoos. A common identifier is the number 18, which is usually represented in the Roman numeral (XVIII). Members engage in graffiti vandalism to mark their turf.

Although 18th Street maintains a stronghold in several Southern California cities, they have continued to migrate throughout the nation. Although they claim 18th Street by name, they are actually a collection of several smaller gangs who use 18th Street as their gang's moniker. 18th Street is heavily populated with illegal immigrants from both Mexico and El Salvador, but also has numerous Asian, Black, Native and White members.

18th Street is a well established gang that is involved in all areas of criminal activity. Some members have even become involved in producing fraudulent Immigration and Naturalization identification cards and food stamps. Several 18th Street gang members have evolved into a higher level of sophistication and organization than other gangs. This progression is credited to the gang's close relationship with Mexican and Columbian drug cartels.

story.web.gangs.ap.jpg

Image:

 

 

Flowers, a Hollywood tattoo artist, says he has sworn off violence.

 

In Los Angeles the 18th Street gang is considered the largest gang in Los Angeles County. It is estimated that there are close to 20,000 members in Los Angeles County. Most of them are Mexican and Chicano with some Salvadorean membership and a few Blacks. Some estimates of the 18th are as low as 8,000, but this low estimate still makes them the largest gang in the county if you include all their barrios as one.

Send    mail to NationalCSI@Comcast.net with questions or comments about this web site. Copyright 1980 National CSI
Webmaster: Co3ga@aol.com

For our Disclaimer click on About US

Last modified: 12/17/11