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 the history of deputy gangs in LA for Knock LA, exposing their 50-year reign of terror and murder.

00:54:57 2022-12-07
Most people think of Los Angeles as a progressive county. But the Antelope Valley has a long history of white supremacist violence, sometimes helped along by deputy gangs. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department issued this statement following the s...
00:52:14 2022-11-30
Deputies are caught lying in court and fired, but get their jobs back through an appeal. Evidence of misconduct is suppressed with the help of local district attorneys. We want to hear from you. If you have a question about deputy gangs, or the LASD pleas...
00:42:22 2022-11-23
Outside the eyes of the public, violence inside Los Angeles County jails at the hands of the 3000 and 2000 Boys deputy gangs went unchecked. But the efforts of incarcerated people eventually brought down the sheriff himself.  A Tradition of Violence is h...
00:35:01 2022-11-16
Deputy gang members have risen to the top of the department. Employees are told to 'work in the grey', and killings become frequent.  A Tradition of Violence is hosted and executive produced by Cerise Castle. She's an award winning journalist who wrote t...
00:55:02 2022-11-09
Today in Los Angeles County, ballots are being counted in one of the most watched races for sheriff in the United States. Former Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna makes the case for why he should replace Alex Villanueva.  A Tradition of Violence is hos...
00:55:16 2022-11-02
Currently, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is headed by Alex Villanueva. He’s billed himself as a progressive democrat, but his administration has denied the existence of deputy gangs existence, defied subpoenas and met with right wing ext...
00:55:02 2022-10-26
In the early 1990's, the LA County Sheriff's station in Lennox was the birthplace of a new deadly deputy gang: The Grim Reapers.  A Tradition of Violence is hosted and executive produced by Cerise Castle. She's an award winning journalist who wrote the f...
00:47:50 2022-10-19
The Lynwood Vikings terrorized Los Angeles resident's and other deputies who resisted their brutality. One man died trying to bring them down.   A Tradition of Violence is hosted and executive produced by Cerise Castle. She's an award winning journalist...
00:52:35 2022-10-19
In the 1960's, a group of deputies at the East Los Angeles Sheriff's station formed a gang called the Little Red Devils. It was the beginning of a 50 year history of deputy gangs that has led to brutal beatings, illegal detentions, and even death.  A Tra...
00:01:46 2022-10-12
A Tradition of Violence is a podcast about deputy gangs that operate within the LA County Sheriff’s Department. Host Cerise Castle wrote the history of deputy gangs in LA for Knock LA, exposing their 50-year reign of terror and murder. See omnystudio.c...