oh yea I should trust some nameless geezer on the itnernet on a site called streetgangs.com over reporters, cops, and people who spent time in prisons right? Get a grip,c alifornia is only one small state compared to the rest of the country, Mexicans are onyl strong in California, and Texas and smot of the posters on this forum are fake wannabe's. That book for instance has inrefutable proof what happened through witnesses, jurors, etc. another is by peter earl about Leavenworth when it was a Max security prison, and it talks about one guy (Carl Bowels) who grew up in the system since he was liek 12 (he wasnt ab though but he was white).
These are some new articles I found:
http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/ho ... 044490.php
"Monday, March 13, 2006
Members of prison gang go on trial
Capital-murder case begins in Santa Ana against 4 reputed leaders of the Aryan Brotherhood.
By JOHN McDONALD
The Orange County Register
REPUTED LEADERS: Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Aryan Brotherhood members Barry Byron Mills, left, and Tyler Davis Bingham, who are accused in about 20 of the attacks.
SANTA ANA – The national media have already spread the story of the government's racketeering and murder case against the Aryan Brotherhood, but this week the case against the notorious prison gang goes to a new audience: a jury of Orange County residents.
The trial, which officials said is part of what may be the biggest capital-murder case in U.S. history, is expected to last up to seven-plus months. It will include more than 120 prosecution witnesses to provide details aimed at proving that the white inmate organization carried out the murders and attempted murders of 32 people over 30 years.
On trial are four reputed leaders of the gang. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against two of the four: Barry Byron Mills, 57, and Tyler Davis Bingham, 58, who are accused in about 20 of the attacks.
It has been more than half a century since a federal defendant was sentenced to death in the federal court's Central District of California, which includes Orange County.
"What is at stake here is control of prisons across the country," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen G. Wolfe. "The government believes that it should control the prisons, and the Aryan Brotherhood prefers they have control. They think things work better if they can kill whoever they want."
Defense lawyer Dean Steward of Capistrano Beach, who represents Mills, said the brotherhood is only trying to protect themselves and other whites from attack by blacks and Hispanics who outnumber them in prison.
"They're just trying to survive in an environment where they are a small minority," Steward said.
He contended that much of the government's case is the product of a "snitch school" at the U.S. Bureau of Prisons' Supermax prison in Florence, Colo. He said that for years informants against the brotherhood have been housed together in protective custody and provided with information and motivation to become government witnesses against his client.
Federal court officials sent summonses to 11,000 Orange County residents for service as jurors in the case and more than 300 were brought to court to be screened last month. U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter questioned potential jurors who were seated in three courtrooms linked by closed-circuit television. In addition to the jury of eight men and four women, 10 alternates were selected because of the length of the case. The names of the jurors are known only to the court because of security concerns.
The case is subject to extraordinary security measures, including metal detectors outside the courtroom to augment metal detectors and X-ray machines at the courthouse entrance.
Extra teams of deputy U.S. marshals have been brought to the courthouse for the trial, and the defendants will be seated during the proceedings on a three-tier set of seats and chained to an anchor positioned below them. The jury will not be able to see that they are chained.
The case, with other trials held elsewhere, including one set for Los Angeles in October, has been profiled on national television and in The New Yorker and Newsweek.
Some of the details alleged in pretrial hearings and court filings could rival the most fanciful crime novel. According to lawyers in the case:
New York Mafia don John Gotti hired the Aryan Brotherhood to kill a black inmate who assaulted him at the federal penitentiary at Marion, Ill.
The gang attempted to arrange the escape of convicted mass murderer and race-war advocate Charles Manson but later canceled the plan when gang leaders concluded Manson was insane.
Two prison guards at the federal prison in Marion, Ill., were killed on the same day by two Aryan Brotherhood leaders, not those on trial in Orange County, in what was believed to be competition to gain favor with gang leaders.
The case was filed by federal prosecutors in October 2002 with 40 defendants named in 32 murders and attempted murders, with victims including inmates who crossed the gang, prison guards and one relative of an inmate whom the gang is accused of attacking because the inmate was too well-protected.
The case was originally assigned to U.S. District Court Judge George King in Los Angeles, but he enlisted U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter to help.
Carter had presided at the 2001 trials of the top leaders of the Mexican Mafia in a similar case. That was the first case where federal prosecutors in Central California had sought the death penalty since the 1950s, against Mariano "Chuy" Martinez, 43, who was convicted of being a leader of the Mexican Mafia. The penalty phase resulted in a hung jury, and under the federal death-penalty law, he was sentenced to life in prison.
Like the Mexican Mafia trial, the Aryan Brotherhood prosecution has resulted in most of the defendants pleading guilty for lighter sentences than they faced at trial. Carter had been scheduled to conduct a trial of 13 of the Aryan Brotherhood defendants last year, but all pleaded guilty. A 14th defendant, Michael Bruce Shepherd, 48, was found hanged in his cell at the Santa Ana City Jail in December 2004. The Orange County district attorney concluded the death was a suicide.
The four who are to go on trial this week are reputed to be top leaders of the prison gang.
Mills and Bingham are accused of being members of the three-member commission that directs gang activities in federal prisons while Edgar Wesley Hevle, 54, is a former member of that commission and Christopher Overton Gibson, 46, is accused of being a member of the council that ran the day-to-day operations of the gang in federal prisons.
The case has very little direct connection with Orange County.
Mills, officially from Santa Rosa, lived for a brief time in Costa Mesa.
Mills is accused of ordering the murder of an Orange County Jail inmate named Richard Andreasen, who was assaulted at the jail in 1983. Andreasen was later murdered at a prison in Kansas, according to the indictment.
Hevle and Gibson could face life terms. If acquitted, Bingham and Hevle could be released within five years, while Gibson is first eligible for release in 2019 and Mills in 2051."
http://www.latimes.com/news/printeditio ... california
Prison Bars Didn't Stop Gang's Reach
Former Aryan brother, a witness in racketeering trial, tells of broad `family' responsibilities.
By Christopher Goffard, Times Staff Writer
April 14, 2006
"The Aryan Brotherhood provided two-time convicted murderer Kevin Roach with "a sense of family" and conferred the prestige of membership in "the Special Forces" of prison gangs, he said. It also meant protection: No one touched a brother without incurring the wrath of every other gang member.
Still, Roach said, belonging carried a steep price — killing without hesitation when ordered.
"You always had to answer the bell," he said Thursday in federal court.
Roach was chained to the floor behind the witness stand in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana as he testified in the racketeering trial of alleged Aryan Brotherhood leaders Barry "the Baron" Mills, T.D. "the Hulk" Bingham, Edgar "the Snail" Hevle and Christopher O. Gibson.
From the start of his probationary period with the gang on St. Patrick's Day 1990 to the time he defected from its upper ranks in 1998 and became a government informer, Roach said he acted as both strategist and enforcer for the gang.
Because of his rank, Roach is among the key defectors helping the government build its case against the alleged leaders of what the government calls one of the nation's deadliest, best-organized prison gangs.
Roach testified that while in federal prison in Marion, Ill., his duties for the Brotherhood included passing messages, attacking inmates who disrespected the gang and being the "designated driver." Because he didn't drink, he made sure gang members who drank homemade brew didn't hurt themselves.
Roach said failure to follow Brotherhood orders meant being put "in the hat" — slang for being targeted for a hit. In the Brotherhood's early years, Roach said, an intended victim's name was written on a piece of paper and placed in a hat among blank pieces; the brother who drew the name had to do the murder.
Roach testified that in 1996, after he and Mills were transferred to the federal "supermax" federal penitentiary in Florence, Colo., they plotted to expand the Brotherhood's racketeering operation to the streets. They hatched a plan, he said, to recruit inmates with five years or less left on their sentences and train them to commit crimes, so upon release they could send money to those still behind bars.
In 1998, Roach wrote a coded letter to a released gang member who seemed to be straying from the fold. Roach urged him to give up the construction business and follow his dream of becoming a restaurateur.
In reality, Roach testified, he was ordering the gang member to start cooking up methamphetamine for sale, or he would be killed.
The failure of freed gang members to meet their obligations to brothers still inside proved frustrating to Mills, Roach said.
"There was a discussion of forming up a squad to do away with guys like that," said the bull-necked Roach, who spoke in a raspy Boston accent.
He said the Brotherhood killed one gang member for engaging in openly homosexual activity, and killed another inmate for informing to authorities. He said the Brotherhood provided protection for mob boss John Gotti in prison, and Mills hoped that Gotti would supply him with a good lawyer to handle his appeal on a murder conviction.
Roach said gang member John Greschner once bragged to him of murdering, on Brotherhood orders, Richard "Rhino" Andreasen for snitching.
Roach said he and Greschner were bonding.
"Murder stories," said Roach, "are part of the getting-to-know-each-other process."