Many of my readers may not know who the Varrio Hawaiian Gardens Gang is, but ask folks in Los Angeles an they would be able to tell you right away.
So-called brown-on-black or black-on-brown violence has been a long-standing concern in neighborhoods where black residents are being supplanted by Latinos. Acknowledging it, however, has political implications and officials often downplay the tension.
"Saying gangs make targeted racial hits can add a great deal of fear of communities," said Joe Hicks, vice president of Community Advocates Inc. and former executive director of the city's Human Relations Commission. "We are not on the edge of some kind of racial Armageddon here. It's just part of the picture, but it's a particularly frightening part of it."
Guns confiscated in the recent raid.
Members of the Latino gang, Varrio Hawaiian Gardens, were charged with trying to rid the city of Hawaiian Gardens of all African Americans. The Hawaiian Gardens Gang, also known as the “hate gang”, for their lack of racial tolerance, have aligned themselves with the Aryan Brotherhood according to the FBI website.
Five indictments charged a total of 147 members and associates of the Hawaiian Gardens gang with various infractions. The indictments detailed attempted murder, narcotics, firearms, kidnapping and other charges that to the attacks on African American citizens inside Hawaiian Gardens, California.
This is the largest takedown in U. History