16 episodes

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.

A Tradition of Violence A Tradition of Violence

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 505 Ratings

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.

    What Now?

    What Now?

    Deputy gangs don’t seem to be going anywhere. In fact, their violence and influence seems to be growing. So, what is there to do to stop them? Doesn’t anyone care? 
    A Tradition of Violence is hosted and executive produced by Cerise Castle. She's an award winning journalist who wrote the first ever history of deputy gangs for Knock LA, available at lasdgangs.com
    Music by Yelohill and Steelz.
    For breaking news and updates on deputy gangs, follow @lasdgangs on social media.
    To support Cerise’s reporting, and for exclusive bonus content, subscribe to the patreon.com/lasdgangs. 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 57 min
    Beyond Deputy Gangs

    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 personnel have led to unlawful arrests, devastating injuries, and even deaths.
    A Tradition of Violence is hosted and executive produced by Cerise Castle. She's an award winning journalist who wrote the first ever history of deputy gangs for Knock LA, available at lasdgangs.com
    Music by Yelohill and Steelz.
    For breaking news and updates on deputy gangs, follow @lasdgangs on social media.
    To support Cerise’s reporting, and for exclusive bonus content, subscribe to the patreon.com/lasdgangs. 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    How Hollywood Makes Us Love Cops

    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 puts them in the best light. These television shows dominate network programming, and influence the beliefs of their viewers.
    A Tradition of Violence is hosted and executive produced by Cerise Castle. She's an award winning journalist who wrote the first ever history of deputy gangs for Knock LA, available at lasdgangs.com
    Music by Yelohill and Steelz.
    For breaking news and updates on deputy gangs, follow @lasdgangs on social media.
    To support Cerise’s reporting, and for exclusive bonus content, subscribe to the patreon.com/lasdgangs. 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 40 min
    Los Banditos

    Los Banditos

    The East Los Angeles Sheriff’s station has the most documented history of deputy gangs. Today, the station is dominated Banditos. Member activities allegedly include leaving dead rats for enemies and killing teenagers.
    A Tradition of Violence is hosted and executive produced by Cerise Castle. She's an award winning journalist who wrote the first ever history of deputy gangs for Knock LA, available at lasdgangs.com
    Music by Yelohill and Steelz.
    For breaking news and updates on deputy gangs, follow @lasdgangs on social media.
    To support Cerise’s reporting, and for exclusive bonus content, subscribe to the patreon.com/lasdgangs. 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Bonus: Interview with Locatora Radio

    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. For now, a special bonus interview with Locatora Radio highlighting ongoing issues with the LA County Sheriffs department, what went into making this podcast, and how people can support victims. 
    A Tradition of Violence is hosted and executive produced by Cerise Castle. She's an award winning journalist who wrote the first ever history of deputy gangs for Knock LA, available at lasdgangs.com
    For breaking news and updates on deputy gangs, follow @lasdgangs on social media.
    To support Cerise’s reporting, and for exclusive bonus content, subscribe to the patreon.com/lasdgangs. 
    Follow Locatora Radio on Instagram and Twitter.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 31 min
    The Executioners

    The Executioners

    Deputies tied to the 3000 Boys at Men’s Central Jail have made their way to the streets of Compton and formed a new gang. Their brutal tactics have captured the attention of the public.
    A Tradition of Violence is hosted and executive produced by Cerise Castle. She's an award winning journalist who wrote the first ever history of deputy gangs for Knock LA, available at lasdgangs.com
    Music by Yelohill and Steelz.
    For breaking news and updates on deputy gangs, follow @lasdgangs on social media.
    To support Cerise’s reporting, and for exclusive bonus content, subscribe to the patreon.com/lasdgangs. 
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
505 Ratings

505 Ratings

Zootoppia ,

Cowards

Love this podcast. These “men” and “officers” are nothing more than COWARDS. Hopefully everyone of them involved, suffer in the worst ways and get what they deserve.

anjiegrhm ,

Very informative

We need this information so very much. We can’t progress as a civilized society if we pretend that issues such as these don’t exist. Reasonable people understand that not all law enforcement is bad or corrupt, but the good ones who try to do the right thing need our support a lot more. Thank those officers for speaking up often at great personal risk.

createmorestuff ,

Binge and cringe worthy..!!

This is done very well. It’s disgusting how corrupt law enforcement in America can become. I sure hope this can be used as an example of what not to let to happen in other large cities in our country. The amount of taxpayer money that goes to out of court settlements is astonishing, the amount of crimes committed by those with authority is more than criminal. LA sheriff’s are violent racist gang bangers with a badge who will lie in a heartbeat to cover up brutal beatings, shootings and murder and then investigate themselves and magically find their own not guilty, no wrongdoing and worthy of promotions rather than being fired AND sent to jail. I’m left speechless multiple times in every episode. PLEASE LISTEN!!

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