Mongols MC (Motorcycle Club)

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Origin/History:
The Mongols MC was originally formed in Montebello, California in 1969 by Hispanic Vietnam Veterans who were refused entry into Hells Angels, another motorcycle gang, because of their race.

Location/Turf:
This gang is headquartered in southern California, but it also has chapters across the United States in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Montana, Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Virginia and in other countries, which includes Canada, Mexico, and Italy.

Characteristics:
The Mongols MC is a mutli racial, all male gang. Members of this motorcycle gang are predominantly hispanic, and most of the men who join are former members of street gangs. Gang members wear typical biker clothing; they pay homage to their club with leather jackets that feature the name "Mongols" above the gang's logo, which is a caricature of a Mongol riding a motorcycle. Law enforcement officials estimate that there are approximately 500-600 "full patched", or official, members. It is considered by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to be the most violent and dangerous Outlaw Motorcycle Gang (OMG) in the U.S. The Mongols are allied with the Bandidos, the Outlaws, the Sons of Silence, and the Pagans against their main rival, Hells Angels.

Criminal Activities:
The Mongols have been involved in various criminal activities. These include firearm violations, theft, racketeering, armed robbery, drug possession and distribution, assault, and murder. The gang is well known for transporting and selling marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamine. The Mongols have been successfully infiltrated by the police twice, once in 1998 and again in 2008. The first infiltration in 1998 led to the arrests of 55 members, 54 of whom were convicted; however, the 2008 infiltration's results are still pending.

Impact on Society:

If the Mongols were active in South Park, the crime rate would probably increase dramatically. The possesion and distribution of drugs would increase, as well.




Sources:
http://whiteprisongangs.blogspot.com/2009/05/outlaw-motorcycle-gangs-in-united.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongols_(motorcycle_club)
http://www.mahalo.com/mongols-mc
http://www.zimbio.com/Mongols+Motorcycle+Club