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The Breed Motorcycle Club

The Breed Motorcycle Club is a one-percenter motorcycle club that was formed in Asbury Park, New Jersey in 1965. It was at one time one of the most powerful and feared motorcycle clubs in the Northeastern United States, with a number of chapters ...

                                               

Diablos Motorcycle Club

The Diablos Motorcycle Club, or Diablos MC for short, is a "one-percenter" outlaw motorcycle club that has chapters in cities across the United States. On September 24, 1998, Diablos club member Raymond "Stoney" Stone and seven other members were ...

                                               

El Forastero Motorcycle Club

El Forastero Motorcycle Club is a one-percenter motorcycle club which was established after being turned down for a chapter by the Satan Slaves MC. The El Forasteros are well known for their criminal activities, and are considered by law enforcem ...

                                               

Gang presence in the United States military

About one to two percent of United States Armed Forces members are estimated to belong to criminal gangs in the United States, a much higher proportion than in the civilian population.

                                               

Sureños

Sureños ‍, Southern United Raza, Sur 13 or Sureños X3 are groups of loosely affiliated gangs that pay tribute to the Mexican Mafia while in U.S. state and federal correctional facilities. Many Sureño gangs have rivalries with one another, and the ...

                                               

Dillinger Gang

The Dillinger Gang was the name given to a crew of American Depression-era bank robbers led by John Dillinger and including other famous gangsters of the period, such as Baby Face Nelson. The gang was noted for a successful string of bank robberi ...

                                               

Vagos Motorcycle Club

The Vagos Motorcycle Club, also known as the Green Nation, is a one percenter motorcycle club formed in 1965 in San Bernardino, California. The clubs insignia is Loki, the Norse god of mischief, riding a motorcycle. Members typically wear green. ...

                                               

Boyd Gang

The Boyd Gang was a notorious criminal gang based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, named for member Edwin Alonzo Boyd. The gang was a favourite of the media at the time because of their sensational actions, which included bank robberies, jail breaks, ...

                                               

Luppino crime family

The Luppino crime family, also known as the Luppino-Violi crime family, is a Ndrangheta organized crime family based and founded in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, in the 1950s by Giacomo Luppino. The Luppino family is one of three centralized Mafia o ...

                                               

Musitano crime family

The Musitano crime family is a Ndrangheta organized crime family based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, as well as Platì in Southern Italy and Buccinasco in Northern Italy. Angelo Musitano founded the Musitano family in Canada in the 1940s, and is o ...

                                               

Papalia crime family

The Papalia crime family is a Ndrangheta organized crime family based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, as well as Platì in Southern Italy and Buccinasco in Northern Italy. Antonio Papalia founded the Papalia family in Canada in the 1940s, and is one ...

                                               

Siderno Group

The Siderno Group is a criminal association in Canada, Australia and Italy related to the Ndrangheta, a Mafia-type organization in Calabria. The association is labelled the "Siderno Group" because its members primarily came from the town of Sider ...

                                               

Black Hand (extortion)

Black Hand was a type of Italian extortion racket. Originally developed in the eighteenth century, the Black Hand extortion came to the United States in the later nineteenth century with immigrants. The Black Hand was a method of extortion, not a ...

                                               

The Combined (group)

The Combined or Big Seven Group was a criminal organization headed by organized crime figures on the East Coast of the United States during Prohibition serving as the predecessor to the National Crime Syndicate of the 1930s. The organization cons ...

                                               

Cornbread Mafia

The Cornbread Mafia was the name for a group of Kentucky men who created the largest domestic marijuana production operation in United States history. It was based in Marion, Nelson and Washington counties in central Kentucky. The term "Cornbread ...

                                               

Irish Mob

The Irish Mob is an organized crime group in the United States which has been in existence since the early 19th century. Originating in Irish American street gangs - depicted in Herbert Asburys 1927 book The Gangs of New York - the Irish Mob has ...

                                               

National Crime Syndicate

The National Crime Syndicate was the name given by the press to the multi-ethnic, loosely connected American confederation of several criminal organizations. It mostly consisted of the closely interconnected Italian-American Mafia and Jewish mob. ...

                                               

Ping On

The Ping On triad was a Boston-based criminal organization. The organization rose to power in the 1970s and continued to operate throughout the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s. The Ping On was founded by Stephen "Sky Dragon" Tse who had heavy ties t ...

                                               

Seattle crime family

In the 1950s, Frank Colacurcio began operating cigarette and jukebox vending machines in the Seattle area. The vending machine businesses became important to organized crime figures who easily skimmed money. In 1957, Colacurcio began working with ...

                                               

The Company (Hawaiian organized crime)

The Company, also called the Hawaiian Syndicate, is the name given to an organized crime syndicate based in Hawaii that controlled criminal activities in the state from the late 1960s to the mid 1990s.

                                               

The Family (American crime organization)

The Family was an organized crime group known for drug trafficking. The Family was founded by Akbar Pray in Newark, New Jersey in the early 1970s, and collapsed several years after he was sentenced to life in prison in 1990.

                                               

Tong Wars

The Tong Wars were a series of violent disputes beginning in the late 1800s among rival Chinese Tong factions centered in the Chinatowns of various American cities, in particular San Francisco. Tong wars could be triggered by a variety of inter-g ...

                                               

Sexual assault of migrants from Latin America to the United States

Many people migrating from Latin America to the United States are victims of sexual assault. People who migrate through or from Mexico without legal permission must enter into dealings with smugglers and, often, criminal gangs. Perpetrators may b ...

                                               

Honolulu Strangler

The Honolulu Strangler, also known as the Honolulu Rapist, was an unidentified, and Hawaiis first known, serial killer and was responsible for the death of five women in Honolulu between 1985 and 1986. The killer has not been caught.

                                               

Adolph Laudenberg

Adolph Theodore Laundenberg, known as The Santa Strangler, is an American serial killer who murdered three women in the San Pedro neighborhood of Los Angeles and one in San Francisco during the 1970s, and is the prime suspect for another two simi ...

                                               

Murder of Tessa Majors

The murder of Tessa Majors occurred near Morningside Park in Morningside Heights, Manhattan, New York, on December 11, 2019. Majors, an eighteen-year-old white student at Barnard College, was reportedly attacked by three black teenagers who inten ...

                                               

Office on Violence Against Women

The United States Office on Violence Against Women was created following the Violence Against Women Act of 1994. The Act was renewed in 2005 and again in 2013. The Violence Against Women Act legislation requires the Office on Violence Against Wom ...

                                               

United States v. Morrison

United States v. Morrison, 529 U.S. 598, is a United States Supreme Court decision concerning the Commerce Clause. The Court held that parts of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 were unconstitutional because they exceeded the powers granted ...

                                               

Violence against women in the United States

Violence against women in the United States is the use of domestic abuse, murder, sex-trafficking, rape and assault against women in the United States. It has been recognized as a public health concern. Culture in the United States has led toward ...

                                               

Chester Weger

Chester Otto Weger is an American convicted murderer. He was previously the longest-serving inmate incarcerated by the state of Illinois and the third longest in state history before his release on February 21, 2020. He was convicted in 1961 of t ...

                                               

Montreal Stock Exchange bombing

On February 13, 1969, a powerful bomb was detonated inside the Montreal Stock Exchange building in Quebec, Canada, causing the injuries of 27 people and massive damage. It was planted by the separatist Quebec Liberation Front and came amid a time ...

                                               

Minatitlan shooting

On the night of 19 April 2019 in the city of Minatitlan, Veracruz, Mexico, 14 people were killed, including a one-year-old baby, while they were celebrating a birthday party for a 52-year-old woman, when the assailants asked for "La Becky", the m ...

                                               

Burger Chef murders

The Burger Chef murders began at a Burger Chef restaurant in Speedway, Indiana, on the night of Friday November 17, 1978. Four young employees went missing in what was initially thought to be a petty theft of cash from the restaurant safe. By Sat ...

                                               

2019 Tacoma attack

On July 13, 2019, Willem van Spronsen allegedly firebombed a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Tacoma, Washington. He was shot dead by police who claim he was attempting to ignite a propane tank.

                                               

Alta View Hospital hostage incident

The Alta View Hospital hostage incident began September 20, 1991, when Richard Worthington, armed with a shotgun, a.357 Magnum revolver, and sticks of dynamite arrived at Alta View Hospital in Sandy, Utah, in an attempt to kill Dr. Glade Curtis w ...

                                               

Garden State Plaza

Westfield Garden State Plaza is an upscale shopping mall located in Paramus, New Jersey. It is owned and managed by Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, and located at the intersection of Route 4 and Route 17 near the Garden State Parkway, about 15 miles w ...

                                               

2007 John F. Kennedy International Airport attack plot

The 2007 John F. Kennedy International Airport attack plot was an alleged Islamist terrorist plot to blow up a system of jet fuel supply tanks and pipelines that feed fuel to John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York. These pipeli ...

                                               

Monroeville Mall shooting

The Monroeville Mall shooting was a targeted shooting that occurred on February 7, 2015, at the Monroeville Mall in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, 10 miles east of Pittsburgh. Two men and one woman were the shooting victims, two of which sustained cr ...

                                               

2010 Times Square car bombing attempt

On May 1, 2010, a terrorist attack was attempted in Times Square in Manhattan, New York. Two street vendors alerted NYPD after they spotted smoke coming from a vehicle, and a car bomb was discovered. The bomb had been ignited, but failed to explo ...

                                               

2013 Wichita bomb attempt

The 2013 Wichita Bomb Attempt was a failed suicide bombing that targeted the Wichita Mid-Continent Airport on December 13, 2013. The attack was attempted by 58-year old avionics technician Terry Lee Loewen.

                                               

Achulet massacre

The Achulet Massacre was an 1854 massacre of more than 65 Tolowa people by European-American settlers at the village of Achulet near Lake Earl in Klamath County. In the years between 1845 and 1855, many Easterners and immigrants had migrated to C ...

                                               

Bloody Island massacre

The Bloody Island massacre occurred on an island in Clear Lake, California, on May 15, 1850. A number of the Pomo, an indigenous people of California, had been enslaved by two settlers, Andrew Kelsey and Charles Stone, and confined to one village ...

                                               

Bridge Gulch massacre

The Bridge Gulch massacre, also known as the Hayfork massacre or Natural Bridge massacre, occurred on April 23, 1852, when more than 150 Wintu people were killed by about 70 American men led by William H. Dixon, the sheriff of Trinity County in n ...

                                               

History of enslavement of indigenous peoples in California

Although the Spanish Empire forbade and actively persecuted slavery of indigenous people over a century before California was settled by the Spanish, some instances of forced labor are recorded in California under their rule. Enslavement of Nativ ...

                                               

Kern and Sutter massacres

The Kern and Sutter massacres refer to a series of massacres on March 23, 1847 in which men led by Captain Edward M. Kern and rancher John Sutter killed twenty California Indians.

                                               

Keyesville massacre

The Keyesville massacre occurred on April 19, 1863, in Tulare County, now Kern County, California, during the Owens Valley Indian War. White settlers and a detachment of the 2nd California Volunteer Cavalry under Captain Moses A. McLaughlin, kill ...

                                               

Klamath Lake massacre

The Klamath Lake massacre refers to the murder of at least fourteen Klamath people on the shores of Klamath Lake, now in Oregon in the United States, on 12 May 1846 by a band led by John C. Fremont and Kit Carson.

                                               

Konkow Maidu slaver massacre

The Konkow Maidu slaver massacre refers to an incident in 1847 when several settlers killed 12 to 20 Konkow Maidu in a slave raid near present-day Chico, California.

                                               

Rancheria Tulea massacre

The Rancheria Tulea massacre refers to an incident in March 1847 when White slavers killed five Indians in retaliation for the escape of Indian slaves.

                                               

Round Valley Indian Tribes of the Round Valley Reservation

The Round Valley Indian Reservation is a federally recognized Indian reservation lying primarily in northern Mendocino County, California, United States. A small part of it extends northward into southern Trinity County. The total land area, incl ...