List of peckerwood gangs

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Skateboarding pioneer Jay Adams, was a member of the Venice Breakwater Locals gang, a classic example of West Coast peckerwood culture, and its influence from Hispanic gangs.
Members of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang in the United States, located in red. The prison gang controls one of the largest networks of peckerwood gangs.

The following list of peckerwood gangs are defined as street gangs within the peckerwood subculture.

The peckerwood subculture had its beginnings in Oklahoma where the word was used to refer to white inmates in the 1930s. During the Great Depression, a major migration of Oklahomans came to California's Kern County. This migration also established a newfound peckerwood subculture in California with gangs such as the Okie Bakers and Oildale Peckerwoods in Bakersfield. This subculture continued to establish among ethnic Whites in the rural farmtowns of California. The peckerwood prison subculture had its beginnings in the desegregation of United States prisons. Aryan Brotherhood had its beginnings in the California San Quentin State Prison (300 miles northwest of Kern County) in 1964 as a response to the newly formed black prison gang Black Guerilla Family.[1][2][3] The Aryan Brotherhood's alliance with the Mexican Mafia in the prison system set the foundation of street politics ever since, which also sometimes translates to the streets. The San Quentin State Aryan Brotherhood uses the gang Family Affiliated Irish Mafia (FAIM) for its street operated activity.[4]

The peckerwood subculture has established street gangs that mix elements from white power skinhead culture and conventional street gang activity, such as illegal drugs. These peckerwood street gangs generally form in lower-income or middle-class white neighborhoods, as well as Latino neighborhoods or "barrios". These gangs are the manifestation of a modern "white power" subculture that combines the elements of Sureños culture, extreme sports (surfing, skating, motocross) and cannabis smoking.[5] Stylistically these gangs combine elements of Latino gang culture (Pendleton flannel and baggy pants) and skinhead culture (Doc Marten boots, bomber jackets, and shaved heads).[6] In the 80's the swastika was also used as a general decorative symbol, but also one for shock value, and used by white and sometimes Hispanic gangs. This was also considered to be relative to lack of education on its historical context.[7]

Skateboarder, surfer, and former peckerwood Stacy Peralta stated, "the Latino gangs used to wear the same exact thing that we surfers wore, but they wore it differently. We wore baggy Levis or Pinwheel cords, t-shirts and like a long button-down Pendleton, and these shoes called Winos. Well, the Latino and the African-American gangs, they wore the same exact thing we wore, except theirs were starch-pressed." Peralta went on to say, "And then, what happened is in the late-80′s, early 90′s when street skateboarding became very popular, there was a real symbiosis between inner-city gang life and skateboarding, where they were literally wearing the same clothes."[8] As well, peckerwoods generally identify with the color white and are known for wearing white caps and handkerchiefs.[9] The most common gang sign for Peckerwoods is forming the thumb, index finger and middle finger of the right hand to form the letter "P," and the four fingers of the left to form the letter "W".[10]

Many of these Peckerwood gangs in California are subservient to the authority of Nazi Lowriders, which includes the punk gangs Vicious Circle and La Mirada Punks, as well as Insane White Boys, Independent Skins, Orange County Skins, and a rigid alliance with Southern California Skinhead Alliance (SoCal Skins).[11] Leading the alliance with Nazi Lowriders, the peckerwood gang Public Enemy No. 1 (PEN1 (/ˈpn/)) was established in Long Beach, California during the late 80's, and known for recruiting middle-class "latchkey kids" within the Southern California punk scene. PEN1 also known by its derivative Peni Death Squad, gained establishment as a Peckerwood gang in the late 90s in Orange County, being recruited by the Nazi Lowriders. Members of PEN1 also established a regional chapter of the straight edge street gang FSU (Fuck Shit Ups) in Huntington Beach as well.[6][11][12][13] The smaller gangs such as Public Enemy No. 1 and Insane White Boys are considered "kids" within the Peckerwood gang world, where as Nazi Lowrider groups are led by "seniors" who induct "kids" into membership. A kid can become a "junior", and a junior can become a senior if elected by three other seniors.[11]

The following list is in order from the top left to the bottom right of the United States. Within states, areas and counties are in order from the North-West to the South-East ends.

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California[edit]

California North Coast (Northern California)[edit]

Del Norte County[edit]

Pelican Bay State Prison has factions of the Aryan Brotherhood[14][15] and the Nazi Lowriders.[15]

Humboldt County[edit]

The Humboldt County Gangsters are a peckerwood street gang in the general Humboldt County region[1]

San Francisco Bay Area[edit]

Marin County[edit]

The first chapter of the Aryan Brotherhood was formed in San Quentin State Prison, and has been described as the origin of modern peckerwood culture.[2][1]

Contra Costa County[edit]

The Contra Costa County Boys (also known as CoCo County Boys or Co Co Boyz) is a peckerwood street gang in the general Contra Costa County area.[1]

The Family Affiliated Irish Mafia (FAIM) is a predominantly Irish-American peckerwood gang based in Rodeo, California, which was formerly used by the Aryan Brotherhood to organize street-level transactions throughout low income white neighborhoods in the San Francisco Bay Area, spreading from Rodeo, the gang formed strongholds in Antioch, Crockett, El Sobrante, Martinez and Pittsburg during the mid-1990s.[4][16][1] Coby Phillips was one of the four men who founded FAIM in the mid 90s, as a response to what he saw as a death of good role models in the "white pride" movement. Later, while in prison and awaiting trial for the murder of fellow Aryan Brotherhood member Daryll Grockett, Philips read about Auschwitz in Elie Wiesel's Night and discussed Nazism with a Holocaust survivor. After this, his opinion changed, and he no longer condones the use of Nazi symbols.[16]

San Joaquin Valley and Sierra Nevada (Northern California)[edit]

Kern County

Gangs in the Kern County area are:

  • The Oildale Peckerwoods, a peckerwood gang in the Northern area of Bakersfield aka Oildale
  • The Southwest Peckerwoods, a peckerwood gang in the Southwestern area of Bakersfield

Fresno County[edit]

Gangs in the Fresno, California area are:

  • The Fresnecks, a peckerwood gang in the general Fresno area
  • The Highly Insane Criminals gang, a peckerwood gang in the general Fresno area.

Kings County[edit]

Gangs in the Corcoran, California area are:

San Joaquin County[edit]

Gangs in the Stockton, California area are:

  • The NorCal Peckerwoods (NCP), a peckerwood gang predominantly found in the San Joaquin County Jail (Pods, ADSEG & French Camp Honor Farm), who (unlike other Peckerwood gangs like the Aryan Brotherhood, PEN1 and Nazi Lorwiders, who traditionally side with Southern California Surenos / Mexican Mafia (La EME) Mexican gangs in situations dealing with jail/prison politics), the NCP will typically side with the Northern California-based Nortenos / Nuestra Familia Mexican gangs.

Tulare County[edit]

  • The Superior Minded Aryan Skinheads / SMASH / SMASH Team 88 (SMASH 88 / ST88)

Owens Valley[edit]

Inyo County[edit]

California Central Coast (Southern / Northern California)[edit]

Santa Barbara County[edit]

  • "Haskell's Beach Locals" a white surf club in the general Goleta area. The most notorious member, Bret Glasby, was a suspect in multiple home invasion and murder cases.
  • "Mesa Rats" Peckerwood gang from the Santa Barbara area.

Ventura County[edit]

Gangs in the general Ventura County area are:

  • The Skinhead Dogs (SHD), a peckerwood gang in the general Ventura County area.

Gangs in the Ventura, California area include:

  • The Pierpont Rats (PPR), a peckerwood surf, skate, and punk gang. The gang's territory is the Pierpont street area

Gangs in the Oxnard, California area include:

  • The Oxnard Shores Locals (OSL), a peckerwood surf, skate, and punk gang. The gang's territory is the Oxnard Shores beach.

Los Angeles County (Southern California)[edit]

Santa Clarita Valley[edit]

Gangs in the Castaic, California area of the region are:

  • The Crazy White Boys (CWB), an independent white gang in the Castaic, California area. The gang claims all of Castaic as its territory.
  • The Santa Clarita White Boys (SWB), an independent white gang in the Castaic, California area. The gang's members had sprung off from Crazy White Boys.
  • The Aryan Brotherhood, a chapter of the peckerwood prison gang in the Castaic Pitchess Detention Center.[19]
  • The Nazi Lowriders, a chapter of the peckerwood prison gang in the Castaic Pitchess Detention Center.[19]

Defunct gangs in the Castaic, California area are:

  • The Castaic Peckerwoods (CPW), a peckerwood gang in the general Castaic, California area.

Gangs in the Saugus, California and Canyon Country, California area are:

  • The Bouquet Park Gang (BPG), a peckerwood gang in the Saugus, California area.
  • The White Power Peckerwoods / White Power (WPPW / WP), a white supremacist peckerwood gang in the Saugus and Canyon Country area. The gang is mobile and doesn't have a traditional gang turf.

Defunct gangs in the Saugus, California and Canyon Country, California area are:

  • The SCV Peckerwoods / Santa Clarita Valley Peckerwoods (SCVP), a white supremacist peckerwood gang that existed in the Saugus and Canyon Country areas. The gang appeared in the early 80s with members having been around since the 70s. Ethnic rednecks of the area described the gang as "family" rather a gang, and showed a white separatist ideology towards other races. Member Jace Edwards was charged with felony possession of a deadly weapon and posted for bail at $500,000. Jace was on suspicion of related hate crimes from the gang. The gang's last reported existence was in 1994.[20]

Antelope Valley[edit]

Gangs in the general Antelope Valley, California area are:

Gangs in the general Lancaster, California area are:

  • The Lancaster Metal Minds (LMM), a peckerwood gang in the Lancaster region[21]

Gangs in the general Palmdale, California area are:

  • The Palmdale Peckerwoods (PPW)[21]

San Fernando Valley[edit]

Gangs in the general widespread San Fernando Valley area are:

Gangs in the Canoga Park, California area include:

  • The San Fernando Valley Peckerwoods / SFV Peckerwoods (SFVP / SVP) peckerwood gang of the general Canoga Park area. In 2016, the gang had two central hubs which were targeted by police: 7244 Loma Verde Ave., 500 feet from the Canoga Park Branch Library, as well as the 7756 Farralone Ave. house, across the street from Christopher Columbus Middle School. The gang is known to take orders from the Aryan Brotherhood.[23]

Gangs in the Granada Hills, California area include:

  • The San Fernando Valley Peckerwoods / SFV Peckerwoods (SFVP / SVP) peckerwood gang of the Granada Hills region. A central hub of the gang was the 16440 Index St. house in Granada Hills, which was targeted by police in 2016. The gang was known to take orders from the Aryan Brotherhood.The gang is mobile and doesn't have a traditional gang turf.[24]

Gangs in the Northridge, California are include:

  • The San Fernando Valley Peckerwoods / SFV Peckerwoods (SFVP / SVP) peckerwood gang of the Northridge region.
    • The Tupper Street clique of the San Fernando Valley Peckerwoods.[25]

Defunct gangs in the general San Fernando Valley area:

  • The Fight for Freedom gang (FFF / Tre Efes), a peckerwood punk gang in the general San Fernando Valley area.[26][27]
  • The Fuhrer's Little Mobsters (FLM 818), a gang in the general San Fernando Valley area. Last reported in 2008.[22]
  • The Mickey Mouse Club (MMC), a peckerwood gang in the general San Fernando Valley area. Last reported in 1991.[28]

Defunct gangs in the Burbank, California area:

  • The Burbank Punk Organization (BPO), a peckerwood-punk gang in the general Burbank, California area. The gang was founded in 1979 by Orange County transplants in Burbank, and initially was allies with the FFF gang. Later in mid 80s however the gang's rivalry with FFF became more prominent. Later in 1989, the gang became more Sureños influenced and became the Burbank Primera gang, which bore little relation to the gang's punk roots. The gang's members were known to be followers of the band Tres Flores. The Burbank Punk Organization's main territory was a makeshift treehouse at the Forest Lawn Cemetery.[27][25]

Defunct gangs in the Sylmar, California area:

  • The Sylmar Peckerwood Family, a gang in the Sylmar area. The gang's allies were the Skinhead Dogs (SHD) in the Ventura County area. The gang was last reported in 1996.[29]

Westside Los Angeles area[edit]

Defunct gangs in the Santa Monica, California area include:

Gangs in the Venice, Los Angeles area include:

Now defunct gangs in the area include:

  • The Venice Hoodlums / Venice Whiteboys / White Warriors, a peckerwood skate and surf punk gang affiliated with the Sureños subset Venice 13. The gang went defunct around 1986-87. The gang was known to share territory with Venice 13 and resided in the heart of East Venice St. and Penmar Ave. all the way to Venice High School.[30]
  • The Beowulf gang, a thrasher peckerwood skate punk gang affiliated with the Sureños subset Venice 13.[32]

Central Los Angeles area[edit]

Gangs in the Hollywood, California area include:

  • The Westside Los Angeles Death Squad / Westside L.A.D.S (WS LADS), a mostly inactive but existing Sureños and peckerwood punk gang.

Defunct gangs in the Hollywood, California area include:

  • The Hollywood Stoners 13, a peckerwood/white Sureños gang[30]
  • The Hillside Stoners 13, a peckerwood thrasher gang[32]

South Bay area[edit]

Gangs in the general Hermosa Beach, California area:

  • The South Bay Skinheads / South Bay Skins (South Bay SkatesSBS), a peckerwood gang in the general [[Hermosa Beach,Redondo Beach, Torrance, Lomita, Palos verdes, Rolling hills, Lawndale, Manhattan Beach, and El Segundo area. Notable affiliates include the band PennywiseAs in PennyWise "PW" forming the acronym PeckerWood. The band has no affiliation with peckerwoods.
  • The Hermosa Beach Locals also known as The Hbl’s a surfer punk skate crew that has controlled the strand and breakwater since the early 80's pro dominantly white but have been known to have Latinos as well.

Gangs in the general Redondo Beach, California area:

  • The Drunks on Skates (DOS) gang, a peckerwood skate punk gang in Redondo Beach.
  • Circle One a peckerwood punk skate gang in the early 80's very pro dominant up till the 90’s. Eventually members graduated to larger gangs like the North Side Redondo 13 a sureno gang based in Redondo Beach ca.[25]

Harbor Region[edit]

Gangs in the Lakewood, California area include:

  • The Long Beach Hardcore / Long Beach Hard Corps. / LB Hard Corps. (LBHC) peckerwood punk gang in the Lakewood, California.[25]

Gangs in the general Long Beach area include:

  • The Nazi Lowriders (NLR / NLR 562) chapter of the Long Beach area. The gang is mobile and doesn't have a traditional gang turf.
  • The Public Enemy No. 1 (PEN1 / PENI / PEN1 562) gang in the Long Beach area. The PEN1 gang on the Southside of Long Beach is the original PEN1 gang before its spread to the Orange County area. Notable members include the band Long Beach Dub Allstars, and former affiliates include Sublime.
  • The Vicious Circle / Long Beach VC / The Cult (VC / VC 562), is a peckerwood punk gang in the Long Beach area, where it originated.[33]

Defunct gangs in the general Long Beach, California area include:

  • The Long Beach Posse (LBP), a peckerwood surf and skate gang in the general Long Beach area. The gang was affiliated with the PEN1 gang of Long Beach. Notable members include the band Sublime.
  • The Long Beach Suicidal Punks (LBSP), a sureño and peckerwood gang. The gang continues to exist, although as the Asian/Tongan Crip subset known as Suicidal Town / Suicidal Town Crips - which is now part of the S.E.A. Alliance (Suicidal-Exotic-Asians). The gang is located in the heart of 12th and Lewis in Long Beach.
  • The Maine Street Locos (MSL), a peckerwood punk gang located in the heart of the Maine Avenue street in the South Wrigley neighborhood.[25]
  • The Midtown Stoners (MTS), a peckerwood stoner gang located in the general Long Beach area.[25]
  • The North Town Stoners (NTS), a peckerwood gang in the North Long Beach neighborhood.[25]
  • The West Side Stoners (WSS), a peckerwood and sureño gang formerly in the West Long Beach neighborhood. The gang was absorbed into the sureño neighborhood Westside Longos 13 neighborhood.[25]
    • The 29th Street clique of the West Side Stoners.[25]
    • The Dog Town clique of the West Side Stoners.[25]
    • The 5th Street clique of the West Side Stoners.[25]

Defunct gangs in the Lakewood, California and Long Beach, California areas included:

  • The Southside Los Angeles Death Squad / Southside L.A.D.S. (SS LADS) sureño and peckerwood punk gang that was in the Lakewood, Long Beach, and Orange County areas. The gang's Hispanic members were mostly absorbed in the Eastside Lakewood 13 (E/S LKWD X3 / E/S LKWDX3 LADS) gang. The gang's peckerwood members joined the Public Enemy No. 1 gang in the regions. Those members would then represent the name Peni Death Squad in addition to the Public Enemy No. 1 gang. The gang was rivals of the Suicidals gang.[34]

Gateway Cities[edit]

Gangs in the La Mirada, California area include:

Gangs in the Norwalk, California area include:

  • The Norwalk Skins (NWS)
  • The La Mirada Punks (LMP / LA MIRADA PUNKᛋ) chapter in the Norwalk, California area. The gang originated in La Mirada, California.[35] In 2005, the gang was part of the Southern California Skinhead Alliance led by the Public Enemy No. 1 gang and the Nazi Lowriders.[36]

Defunct gangs in the Bell Gardens, California area include:

  • The Bell Gardens White Boys, a peckerwood gang in the region[30]

Defunct gangs in the Whittier, California area include:

  • The Kactus Boys / Cactus Boys (CBS), a peckerwood punk gang in the Whittier area[25]
  • The Pagans (PGS), a peckerwood gang formerly in the Whittier area.[25]

Orange County (Southern California)[edit]

Southern California Skinhead Alliance, SoCal Skins
EthnicityWhite, Native American[citation needed]
Leader(s)Public Enemy No. 1
Nazi Lowriders network of gangs
TerritoryPrimarily Southern California.
EthnicityWhite, White Hispanic American, Native American[citation needed]
Leader(s)Nazi Lowriders, loosely underneath the Aryan Brotherhood

Gangs in the widespread Orange County, California area are:

North County[edit]

Gangs in the La Habra, California area are:

  • The La Mirada Punks (LMP / LA MIRADA PUNKᛋ) chapter in the La Habra, California area. The gang originated in La Mirada, California.[35] In 2005, the gang was part of the Southern California Skinhead Alliance led by the Public Enemy No. 1 gang and the Nazi Lowriders.[36]

Gangs in the Buena Park, California area are:

  • The Insane White Boys (IWB),[11] a peckerwood gang in Buena Park. In 1993, the gang was incepted in Orange County and came into prominence being recruited by the Nazi Lowriders.[6][13] In 2005, the gang was part of the Southern California Skinhead Alliance led by the Public Enemy No. 1 gang and the Nazi Lowriders.[36]

Gangs in the general Placentia, California area are:

  • The Vicious Circle (VC) peckerwood punk gang.[11] In 2005, the gang was part of the Southern California Skinhead Alliance led by the Public Enemy No. 1 gang and the Nazi Lowriders.[37] The gang is based out of Placentia, California.
  • The P-Town Ballers (PTB), a peckerwood punk gang. Notable members include the band Kottonmouth Kings, whose members also formed Kingspade. The gang has other underground members including Whiteboy Rob.The gang's primary hub was formerly the 1605 Sierra Vista Avenue house.

Gangs in the general Anaheim, California area are:

Gangs in the general Orange, California area are:

Central County[edit]

Gangs in the general Garden Grove, California area are:

Gangs in the general Huntington Beach, California area are:

Gangs in the general Costa Mesa, California area are:

Gangs in the general Santa Ana, California area are:

South County[edit]

Gangs in the general Dana Point, California area are:

  • The Orange County Skinheads / Orange County Skins / O.C. Skins (OC / OCS), a white supremacist peckerwood gang in the Dana Point, California region.[35] In 2005, the gang was part of the Southern California Skinhead Alliance led by the Public Enemy No. 1 gang and the Nazi Lowriders.[36][37]
  • The Dana Point Lords / Lords of South County, a white-boy gang from the South County region. Notable members include Ian McCall.

Gangs in the general San Clemente, California area are:

  • The Public Enemy No. 1 (PEN1 949) of the San Clemente area.
  • The Nazi Lowriders (NLR 949) of the San Clemente area.
  • The SC Boys, a peckerwood gang in the San Clemente area. The gang has existed since 2009, but was officially recognized as a "street gang" in 2013 when a gang injunction took place in San Clemente. The gang is non-territorial.[40][41]

San Bernardino County (Southern California)[edit]

  • PMD PMD WHITE BOYS

(Pushing Many Drugs) a pecker wood sureño gang from West Highland, San Bernardino county

San Gabriel Valley[edit]

Gangs in the West Covina, California area include:

  • The Connelly Boys (CBS), a peckerwood gang in the West Covina area[25]

Victor Valley[edit]

Gangs in the Apple Valley, California area include:

  • The High Desert Peckerwoods (HDPW), a peckerwood gang located in the Apple Valley area of the High Desert region.[42]

Inland Empire[edit]

Gangs in the Ontario, California area include:

  • The Nazi Lowriders (NLR 909) of Ontario.[43]

Gangs in the Fontana, California area include:

  • The Cypress Street Kings / Peckerwoods Fontana Boys (CSK / PWFB), a peckerwood gang affiliated with the Hispanic Crazy Ass Kings which is cliqued with the Sureños subset Eastside Fontana 13. The gang's neighborhood is in the heart of Cypress Avenue, North of Merrill Avenue, and South of Ceres Avenue.[44]

Gangs in the Cajon/University District neighborhood include:

  • The Inland Empire Peckerwoods (IEPW 909), a peckerwood gang located in the heart of the Cajon neighborhood.
    The gang is known for having a traditional gang turf; this territory is located from East of Little Mountain Dr. and Mountain Dr., South of West Hill Dr., East of Northpark Blvd. W., South of Electric Avenue N., and North of W. 40th St. and Kendall Dr.[45]

Riverside County (Southern California)[edit]

Inland Empire[edit]

Gangs in the Riverside, California area include: * "I.E. Skins / DWB"Dirty White Boys, Founded by Raymond Williams, Brian Williams, Jason Audiss

  • The Inland Empire Peckerwoods / Riverside Inland Empire Peckerwoods (IEPW 951), a peckerwood gang and faction of IEPW in the Riverside region.
  • The Connelly Boys (CBS)

Gangs in the Lake Elsinore, California area include:

San Diego County (Southern California)[edit]

City of San Diego[edit]

Gangs in the city of San Diego, California include:

  • Dago Mob
  • Pacific Beach Vurmin, a peckerwood gang in Pacific Beach, San Diego
  • Loww Lifes
  • Stoners Reeking Havoc (SRH / SRH♠ / SxRxH), a peckerwood surf and skate punk crew with mostly older veteran members. The crew was based out of Mission Beach, San Diego and started in the 80s when its members were preteens.[46] The crew was later readapted into a lifestyle clothing brand Supporting Radical Habits (SRH) by Kevin Zinger, founder and owner of Suburban Noize Records label. The name was introduced in the form of Kottonmouth Kings EP Stoners Reeking Havoc EP as well.
  • Supreme Power Skinheads

South Bay[edit]

Gangs in the South Bay, San Diego area include:

  • Imperial Beach Peckerwoods (IBPW), a peckerwood gang in the Imperial Beach area of San Diego County.
  • Chula Vista 700 Blocc

East County[edit]

Gangs in the general East County, San Diego territory include:

Gangs in the Spring Valley, California area include:

Gangs in the El Cajon, California area include:

  • El Cajon Peckerwoods
  • East County Boys (ECB)

Gangs in the La Mesa, California area include:

  • La Mesa Clicks

Gangs in the general Lakeside, California area include:

  • Lakeside Gangsters
  • Lakeside Peckerwoods

Gangs in the Santee, California area include:

  • Santee Peckerwoods
  • East County Boys (ECB)

Connecticut[edit]

  • The Branded Peckerwood Family, a peckerwood prison gang in the state of Connecticut[1]
  • The Doc Marten Skinheads (DMS).
  • Brotherhood Of White Strength (BOWS), white prison gang started in 1988 that went defunct. Started again in 2001.

Kentucky[edit]

  • The Aryan Cowboy Brotherhood, a peckerwood street gang which serves as muscle for the Minnesota prison gang of the same name.[1]
  • The Aryans of Kentucky, a peckerwood gang[1]
  • The Kentucky Aryan Brotherhood, a peckerwood prison and street gang. The gang has no connection to the original Aryan Brotherhood of California.[1]

Minnesota[edit]

  • The Aryan Cowboy Brotherhood original chapter of the peckerwood prison gang. The gang was founded in the Minnesota prison system in 2013. The gang has since spread to have a small street presence in Kentucky and Ohio.[1]

Missouri[edit]

  • The Aryan Circle, a chapter of the peckerwood prison and street gang that originated in Texas.[1]
  • The Family Values (FAM) gang, a peckerwood prison gang. The gang is rivals with Peckerwood Midwest and the Sacred Separatist Group for prison territory.[1]
  • The Joplin Honkys, a peckerwood prison gang located in southwest Missouri.[1]
    • The Southwest Honkys, a peckerwood street gang located in southwest Missouri.[1]
  • The Missouri Aryan Brotherhood, a peckerwood prison and street gang. The gang has no relation to the California Aryan Brotherhood.[1]
  • The Peckerwood Midwest, a peckerwood prison and street gang. The gang is rivals with the Family Values gang and the Sacred Separatist Group for prison territory.[1]
  • The Sacred Separatist Group (SSG), a peckerwood prison and street gang. The gang was founded in the Missouri prison system. The gang is rivals with the Peckerwood Midwest and Family Values gangs for prison territory.[1]

Nevada[edit]

Gangs in unspecified Nevada regions:

  • The Outlaw Nazi Skinheads, a peckerwood prison gang[1]
  • The Nevada Aryan Brotherhood, a peckerwood prison gang[1]

Washoe County[edit]

Gangs in the Reno, Nevada region are:

  • The Aryan Warriors (AW), chapter of the peckerwood prison and street gang in Reno, Nevada.[47]

Carson City[edit]

Gangs in the Carson City, Nevada region are:

  • The Aryan Warriors (AW) original chapter of the peckerwood prison and street gang in Carson City, Nevada. The prison gang was founded in 1973 by a Nevada inmate who had spent time being exposed and learning skills from the Aryan Brotherhood in California. Aryan Brotherhood refused to sanction a Nevada chapter and the gang Aryan Warriors was formed.[48]

White Pine County[edit]

Gangs in the Ely, Nevada region are:

  • The Aryan Warriors (AW) chapter of the peckerwood prison gang in the Ely State Prison. The prison gang was formed when the Ely State Prison replaced the Carson City maximum facility in 1983.[48]

Nye County[edit]

Gangs in the Pahrump, Nevada region are:

  • The Aryan Warriors (AW), a peckerwood prison and street gang in the Pahrump, Nevada area.[47]

Clark County[edit]

Gangs in the Indian Springs, Nevada region are:

Gangs in the Las Vegas, Nevada region are:

New Jersey[edit]

  • The Atlantic City Skinheads / Atlantic City Skins / A.C. Skins (ACS), a white supremacist peckerwood gang. The Gang was founded in 1986 in Atlantic City, New Jersey and is active throughout the state of New Jersey[51] and in parts of Eastern Pennsylvania. Atlantic City Skinheads are affiliated with the New Jersey State Prison Skins, the Orange County Skinheads, as well as The Pagans and Outlaws Motorcycle Clubs.[52] The gang has been involved in drug distribution.[53] In 2009, member Walter Dille was sentenced to life in prison for the 2005 slaying of an African American woman during a carjacking.[54]

New York[edit]

Gangs in the general Queens, New York region are:

  • The Doc Marten Skinheads / Doc Marten Skins / DMS Crew / Drugs, Money, Sex / Demonstrate My Style (DMS), a peckerwood/cholo/hardcore skinhead punk and hip hop gang. The gang originated in the Jackson Heights neighborhood in Queens, New York as a hardcore skinhead gang. Currently the gang is influenced by a combination of peckerwood culture, Latino gang culture, biker gang culture, and East Coast mafia culture. [55]

Ohio[edit]

  • The Aryan Cowboy Brotherhood, a peckerwood street gang which serves as muscle for the Minnesota prison gang of the same name.[1]

Oklahoma[edit]

Oregon[edit]

  • The International Peckerwood Syndicate (IPS), a peckerwood prison gang in the Oregon prison systems. The gang was formed in 2005 and also exists in Washington State.[1][56][57]
  • The European Kindred (EK), a peckerwood prison gang[57]
  • The Fat Bitch Killers (FBK), a peckerwood gang[57]
  • The Rude Crude Brood (RCB) gang[57]
  • The All Ona Bitch (AOB) gang[57]

Texas[edit]

The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas was formed in the 80s after the dismantling of the "building tenders" system in which groups were segregated. In 1985, the Aryan Circle formed out of peckerwoods who didn't join the newly formed Aryan Brotherhood of Texas.[58][59]

Great Plains region[edit]

Parmer County[edit]

Gangs in the Parmer County, Texas area i clude:

  • The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), a peckerwood prison and street gang in Parmer County, Texas[60]
  • The Nazi Lowriders (NLR), a peckerwood prison and street gang in Parmer County, Texas
  • The Dirty White Boys, a peckerwood street gang in Parmer County, Texas[60]
  • The Peckerwood Townies (PWT), a peckerwood hardcore punk gang in Parmer County, Texas. Their gang's main rivals are local Crips subsets, the Bloods, the Black Guerilla Family, 18th Street gang and MS-13. Their favorite punk bands include Negative Approach, Minor Threat, Necros and Green Day.[60]
  • The La Mirada Punks (LMP), a peckerwood street gang in Parmer County, Texas[60]
  • The International Peckerwood Syndicate, a peckerwood prison and street gang in Parmer County, Texas[60]

Potter County[edit]

Gangs in the Potter County, Texas area include:

  • The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), a peckerwood prison and street gang in Potter County, Texas[60]
  • The Nazi Lowriders, a peckerwood prison and street gang in Potter County, Texas[60]
  • The Dirty White Boys (DWB), a peckerwood street gang in Potter County, Texas[60]
  • The International Peckerwood Syndicate, a peckerwood prison and street gang in Potter County, Texas[60]
  • The Nazi Pueblerinos, a peckerwood and Sureño gang[60]

Randall County[edit]

Gangs in the Randall County, Texas area include:

  • The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), a peckerwood prison and street gang in Randall County, Texas[60]

Lubbock County[edit]

Gangs in the Lubbock County, Texas area include:

  • The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), a peckerwood prison and street gang in Lubbock County, Texas[60]

Howard County[edit]

Gangs in the Howard County, Texas area include:

  • The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), a peckerwood prison and street gang in Howard County, Texas[60]

Ector County[edit]

Gangs in the Ector County, Texas area include:

  • The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), a peckerwood prison and street gang in Ector County, Texas[60]

Kerr County[edit]

Gangs in the Kerr County, Texas area include:

  • The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), a peckerwood prison and street gang in Kerr County, Texas[60]
  • The Nazi Lowriders, a peckerwood street gang in Kerr County, Texas[60]
  • The Dirty White Boys, a peckerwood street gang in Kerr County, Texas[60]

Midland County[edit]

Gangs in the Midland County, Texas area include:

  • The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), a peckerwood prison and street gang in Midland County, Texas[60]

Tom Green County[edit]

Gangs in the Tom Green County, Texas area include:

  • The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), a peckerwood prison and street gang in Tom Green County, Texas[60]
  • The La Mirada Punks (LMP), a peckerwood street gang in Tom Green, Texas[60]

Big Bend region[edit]

El Paso County[edit]

Gangs in the general El Paso County, Texas area include:

  • The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), a peckerwood prison and street gang in El Paso County, Texas[60]
  • The South Texas Peckerwoods (STPW), a peckerwood street gang in El Paso County, Texas.
  • The Nazi Lowriders (NLR), a peckerwood prison and street gang in El Paso County, Texas
  • The Dirty White Boys (DWB), a peckerwood prison and street gang in El Paso County, Texas. The gang is allied with the Aryan Brotherhood, Mexican Mafia, and the Nazi Lowriders. The gang's rivals are Crips, the Black Guerrilla Family, and the D.C. Blacks.

Texas blackland prairies region[edit]

Wichita County[edit]

Gangs in the Wichita County, Texas area include:

  • The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), a peckerwood prison and street gang in Wichita County, Texas[60]
  • The Nazi Lowriders, a peckerwood prison and street gang in Wichita County, Texas[60]
  • The Aryan Circle, a peckerwood prison gang in Wichita County, Texas[60]
  • La Mirada Punks, a peckerwood street gang in Wichita County, Texas[60]
  • The Peckerwood Townies, a peckerwood street gang in Wichita County, Texas[60]

Young County[edit]

Gangs in the Young County, Texas area include:

  • The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), a peckerwood prison and street gang in Young County, Texas[60]

Stephens County[edit]

Gangs in the Stephens County, Texas area include:

  • The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), a peckerwood prison and street gang in Stevens County, Texas[60]
  • The Nazi Lowriders, a peckerwood prison and street gang in Stevens County, Texas[60]
  • The Peckerwood Townies, a peckerwood punk gang from in Stevens County, Texas[60]

Eastland County[edit]

Gangs in the Eastland County, Texas area include:

  • The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), a peckerwood prison and street gang in Eastland County, Texas[60]

Bexar County[edit]

Gangs in the Bexar County, Texas area include:

  • The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), a peckerwood prison and street gang in Bexar County, Texas[60]

Tarrant County[edit]

Gangs in the Fort Worth, Texas area include:

  • The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), a peckerwood prison gang in Fort Worth, Texas[60]
  • The Aryan Circle, a white supremacist peckerwood prison gang in Fort Worth, Texas[60]
  • The Peckerwood Townies, a peckerwood street gang in Fort Worth, Texas[60]
  • The Nazi Lowriders, a peckerwood prison and street gang in Fort Worth, Texas [60]
  • The Nazi Pueblerinos, a peckerwood and Sureño street gang in Fort Worth, Texas. Their main rivals are Crips and allied with the Peckerwood Townies.[60]
  • The Dirty White Boys, a peckerwood prison and street gang in Fort Worth, Texas[60]

Johnson County[edit]

Gangs in the Johnson County, Texas area include:

  • The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), a peckerwood prison and street gang in Johnson County, Texas[60]

Dallas County[edit]

Gangs in the Dallas, Texas area include:

  • The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), a peckerwood prison gang in Dallas, Texas[60]
  • The Aryan Circle, a white supremacist peckerwood prison gang in Dallas, Texas[60]

Gangs in the Garland, Texas area include:

  • The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), a peckerwood prison and street gang in Garland, Texas[60]
  • The Aryan Circle, a white supremacist peckerwood prison and street gang in Garland, Texas[60]
  • The Irish Mob / Irish Mob Gangstas[60]

Gangs in the Mesquite, Texas are include:

  • The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), a peckerwood prison and street gang in Mesquite, Texas[60]
  • The Aryan Circle, a white supremacist peckerwood prison and street gang in Mesquite, Texas[60]

Texas Coastal Bend region[edit]

Grayson County[edit]

Gangs in the Grayson County, Texas area include:

  • The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), a peckerwood prison and street gang in Grayson County, Texas[60]

Lamar County[edit]

Gangs in the Lamar County, Texas area include:

  • The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), a peckerwood prison and street gang in Lamar County, Texas[60]

Orange County[edit]

Gangs in the general Orange County, Texas area include:

  • The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), a peckerwood prison and street gang in Orange County, Texas[60]

Jefferson County[edit]

Gangs in the general Jefferson County, Texas area include:

  • The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), a peckerwood prison and street gang in Jefferson County, Texas[60]

Hardin County[edit]

Gangs in the general Hardin County, Texas area include:

  • The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT), a peckerwood prison and street gang in Hardin County, Texas[60]

Washington[edit]

  • The International Peckerwood Syndicate, a peckerwood prison gang in the Washington prison systems. The gang was formed in 2005 and originated in Oregon.[56]

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