Saturday, August 24, 2013


If you've been keeping your ear to the ground, you've no doubt heard that the murder rate in Pomona is heading upward. The LA Times and other local papers have covered this but none have so far gotten close to what's happening.

Be advised that this comes from two separate sources and not something I pulled out of my bag of speculation. When I speculate, I let you know that.

From someone who just came out of the system, the story seems to be that Crips and Bloods have come  to some sort of understand when they're out playing in Pomona. They've put aside their ancient animosity and presenting a united front to the one entity they both agree is the real enemy -- the Surenos. Red and Blue has apparently been replaced by Orange - the new indicator of some kind of unity. Like we said, this comes from a reliable source and while it may sound far fetched, there may be more than a little truth to it.

Another sources seems to have validated this contention and further elaborated that the Black IE is also putting out a welcome mat for Crips and Blood factions that operate in the IE. The point of the alliance is not wasting time fighting each other when they're both battling Surenos.

What to make of this?

If true and if the alliance holds, we're going to see some major violence erupting in Pomona and elsewhere. If it's not true, then we're back to the old paradigm and the status quo remains.

More on this if it develops.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


You might have read that Eduardo Arellano Felix was just sentenced to 15 years in the Feds for his role as money launderer for the AFO. A full on medical doctor, he was responsible for administering the finances of the AFO. So what's next?

If history is any indication of the future, he'll land in Florence or Sandstone and join the other DTO operators, Jihadi terrorists, Mafia bosses and, of course, the Big Homies. And then the fun starts.

Having interviewed people who have been in those places, an awful lot of friendships are formed in these Federal prisons between people who might not have ever met on the outside. Information is exchanged. War stories are told. They start playing the usual game of "Hey do you know (insert criminal name here?"

Eventually, inevitably and with a high degree of probability, policy decisions are floated, ideas are sent up the flagpole to see who'll salute and the seeds for the evolution of criminal enterprises are planted.

What could possibly go wrong?