GANGLAND USERS

GANGLAND IS A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE PROJECT

Gangland was started ten years ago as a methods of tracking and reporting the social growth of gangs worldwide.It is based on factual reporting from journalists worldwide.Research gleaned from Gangland is used to better understand the problems surrounding the unprecedented growth during this period and societies response threw the courts and social inititives. Gangland is owner and run by qualified sociologists and takes no sides within the debate of the rights and wrongs of GANG CULTURE but is purely an observer.GANGLAND has over a million viewers worldwide.Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite.
PROFANITY,RACIST COMMENT Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator.
Send us your feedback

Comments

Comments:This is your opportunity to speak out about the story you just read. We encourage all readers to participate in this forum.Please follow our guidelines and do not post:Potentially libelous statements or damaging innuendo, such as accusing somebody of a crime, defaming someone's character, or making statements that can harm somebody's reputation.Obscene, explicit, or racist language.Personal attacks, insults, threats, harassment, or posting comments that incite violence.Comments using another person's real name to disguise your identity.Commercial product promotions.Comments unrelated to the story.Links to other Web sites.While we do not edit comments, we do reserve the right to remove comments that violate our code of conduct.If you feel someone has violated our posting guidelines please contact us immediately so we can remove the post. We appreciate your help in regulating our online community. Read more: http://royalespot.blogspot.com/#ixzz0cg4WCuMS

Search Gangland

Custom Search

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Houston police probe dead Aryan Brotherhood head


12:01 |

The death of Frank E. Roch Jr. has been a stumper for Houston police from the moment officers found the heavily tattooed man dying slumped in his pickup truck that had crashed beside a Houston freeway.
First, there were all of the different identification cards he had on and around him — so many, in fact, that investigators had trouble identifying him. Indeed, it would be hours before they learned the man had headed the largest faction of one of the state's most infamous criminal gangs.
Roch commanded about 1,500 members of the white-supremacist Aryan Brotherhood of Texas inside prisons and outside, investigators said.
"It was widely understood, at least in law enforcement circles, he was the general of generals," U.S. Attorney John Bales of Houston told the Houston Chronicle.
That has made only made investigators more eager to learn the circumstances of his death after he was found in his truck beside U.S. 59 the night of May 19.
"It is an open case. Witnesses reported seeing the vehicle swerve and strike a concrete barrier," Houston police spokesman Kese Smith said.
The Harris County medical examiner's office has not determined what killed the 54-year-old Baytown man known to associates as "Pancho." His remains were cremated after his May 25 funeral.
Prison photos show the word "loyalty" tattooed across Roch's chest, according to the Chronicle. The 54-year-old Baytown man also has tattoos of the gang's shield, including a swastika, and a star showing his rank of general and chairman.
In recent years, federal indictments have targeted members of the Aryan Brotherhood for a variety of crimes, including murder, assaults and extortion.
According to one indictment, "Members are required to sign a blind-faith commitment in which they agree to do anything directed or requested by their superiors without question. Failure to comply may result in severe beatings, known as beat-downs, or deaths."
On Thursday, a suburban Houston man pleaded guilty in federal court in San Antonio to a racketeering charge and could get a life sentence for the slaying of a fellow member of the group. On May 25, an East Texas man was sentenced to life in federal prison for the murders of a man and woman on the orders of an Aryan Brotherhood leader.

 


You Might Also Like :


0 comments:

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails