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A Tradition of Violence
A Tradition of Violence
A Tradition of Violence

A Tradition of Violence is a podcast about deputy gangs that operate within the LA County Sheriff’s Department. Host Cerise Castle wrote... more

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What Now?

Deputy gangs don’t seem to be going anywhere. In fact, their violence and influence seems to be growing. So, what... more

18 Jan 2023 · 57 minutes
Beyond Deputy Gangs

Deputy gang members aren’t the only ones who are responsible for violence and corruption. Actions of LA County Sheriff’s Department... more

11 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
How Hollywood Makes Us Love Cops

LA is home to the entertainment industry. Police agencies work closely with writers, producers and executives to create programming that... more

04 Jan 2023 · 40 minutes
Los Banditos

The East Los Angeles Sheriff’s station has the most documented history of deputy gangs. Today, the station is dominated Banditos.... more

28 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Bonus: Interview with Locatora Radio

The deputy gang story continues to unfold every day. Cerise is taking a much needed break this week from reporting.... more

21 Dec 2022 · 31 minutes
The Executioners

Deputies tied to the 3000 Boys at Men’s Central Jail have made their way to the streets of Compton and... more

14 Dec 2022 · 52 minutes
Cowboys and Rattlesnakes

Most people think of Los Angeles as a progressive county. But the Antelope Valley has a long history of white... more

07 Dec 2022 · 54 minutes
How to Get Paid For Being Fired

Deputies are caught lying in court and fired, but get their jobs back through an appeal. Evidence of misconduct is... more

30 Nov 2022 · 52 minutes
The Perfect Breeding Ground

Outside the eyes of the public, violence inside Los Angeles County jails at the hands of the 3000 and 2000... more

23 Nov 2022 · 42 minutes
Regulators, Mount Up

Deputy gang members have risen to the top of the department. Employees are told to 'work in the grey', and... more

16 Nov 2022 · 35 minutes
A Tradition of Violence
What Now?
A Tradition of Violence