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Episode 95 - Filipino American Gangs, Part 2: Law Enforcement

Episode 95 - Filipino American Gangs, Part 2: Law Enforcement

Three years ago when we released our third podcast episode – “Filipino American Gangs in SoCal: Where are you from and where are you now?,” we wanted to look back at a time when gang crime was at its peak in Southern California and how it affected Filipino American lives. On this episode, we wanted to extend that conversation. But, this time, we reflect back through eyes of our guest, decorated LAPD Gang Detective, Craig Marquez. Craig talks to us about growing up in Hawaii, becoming a cop, and, of course, Southern California gangs. We look back what policing was like in the 1990’s and early 2000's, and discuss what it’s evolved to today. TFAL talks about gang injunctions, the “Rampart Scandal,” systematic oppression of communities of color, and we even share our own experiences growing up not only fearing gangs, but fearing cops.

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