Outside of the Box by Eric Dierker. (the box of gangs)
Let us just look to the good.
I have a gun and a tazer and a baton. And I am meaner than a junkyard dog. But I love you man.
Oh I worked a beat. Private. In a place called Oceanside California. They came back from Pakistan and they brought their ARs with them and they were gang members.
Ladies and gentlemen welcome to a world I worked for too long. I have had over thirty ARs pointed at me by easy count. Suppose by about ten you are immune. You just damn well know and accept that you are going to die. The territories are parking lots and crack houses and gang banger graffitied parks.
And by God you stop calling your wife every hour because every hour you smell and breathe fear which is either theirs or yours. You have a patrol point between a Walmart and a Rite Aid. You go in there and you might not come out.
Who knows the evil money brings on us?
So he came around a corner and rapid fire went over my head.
Statistics are ugly this video high power gives you a look. Being a "patrolman" in this area asured that you would not come home the same after a 8pm to 8am cruise.
Draw fast and furious and first or call your wife -- or let somebody else call her. This was a hell zone. And this writer is proud to have served and be alive to write. "Pop a Cap don't mean shit to me" we ducked and fired back over hoods of cars and into buildings we just prayed had no children without AKs inside. I busted out my baton and knocked the shit out of a 12 year old with a fully automatic weapon in his hands. And then trampled over him into the unit where I was shot at by a 22 year old with a 44 magnum until I his finger and knocked him out.
Take my damned word for it, we never hit the news and all involved have testified. But no trial they just go join their friends in the gang in the prison. If the news covered it, it would glorify them and that is bad business for everyone. Actually I think it is fear that keeps them from reporting violent gang crime.
Private security sucks. And violence sucks worse. Let us pray for those still on those front lines and their wives expecting the phone call.
Call me weak, I left the service.
I went to a place more mellow.
I believe it is the largest base of USCIS -- Border Patrol. Well I thought it was retirement in a cool 4 wheel drive around an airfield called Brown Field.
Holy crap a bunch of guys "invaded" the base and I was put down to radio duty. A big bad ass swat type team came in and blew away 5 men. Again, no press. You see smugglers are run by "gangs" out of Mexico and murder is always on the menu. The idea was to steal five fully loaded and marked Border Patrol vehicles of the base. That would reek havoc on all kinds of things. I am sure glad I saw them in time to call it in.
Our life is not as secure as we would like to believe. We need to be aware, above and beyond our news.
I wonder if he supports this sign or wants to tear it down. Probably just using it to stand up.
Do you feel secure?
Have you ever seen gang violence or been a victim
Federal law enforcement and prosecutors are finally really getting a grip on the fact that gangs are interstate and criminal enterprises. Here is San Diego County last week they rounded up about 50 members of a gang and came away with that many AR style weapons. It is scary.
They accomplished that through a complex series of wiretaps which are now cellular taps. That is hard to do with "burn" phones.
Also there are now "OG's" Old Gangsters. Many remain in and heading up gangs but many have seen the light and are becoming the light as an alternative to a gang lifestyle. These folks really really do start out in pre-teens on a recruiting and regular basis. They are the ones on the street that you see and do not know it. They know how to point a gun and kill you. But we hope we are addressing those issues more each day.