The Hawaiian Gardens Gang: One of The Most Dangerous Gangs in America PT. 2

Nov 22, 2021, 11:49 PM

*ep starts at 23 mins

PART 2 of 2

I’ll be talking about the Varrio Hawaiian Gardens gang, and no they’re not in Hawaii, they’re from a small town just south of LA. They have a long history and played a key part in forming the Mexican Mafia prison gang. Through the 90s and 2000s they committed numerous hate crimes and have been classified as a “Hate Gang” for their deliberate targeting of African Americans. They stick to their territory and have never formed cliques outside of Hawaiian Gardens.

GUEST is officer Gannon a LASD and OCSD Sheriff



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Hawaiian gardens churches join rally against gangs, drugs and violence: [home edition]. (1992, Jul 02). Los Angeles Times (Pre-1997 Fulltext)

EMILY ADAMS SPECIAL TO,THE TIMES. (1993, Mar 13). Hawaiian gardens rattled by series of hate crimes: Racism: Blacks accuse latinos of attacks. 'I used to feel safe here. now I just don't,' says a woman whose home was firebombed. Los Angeles Times (1923-1995)

Hong, P. Y. (2000, May 07). SPECIAL REPORT; many roots of hate; attacks on victims like martin hammonds, left, slain by a latino gang member in hawaiian gardens, may not fit the common image of hate crimes. but that community's deep-seated animosities are a window on the bigger picture of racially motivated violence in L.A. county.: [home edition]. Los Angeles Times