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 • 424 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
424 Ratings

424 Ratings

mspassell ,

550 stars!!!!

Reporting so courageous it almost never gets made.

thisnameistakenx101 ,

An out-of-control violent crime crisis

We are experiencing an out-of-control, violent crime crisis in our nation. Unfortunately, it’s the cops!!

I think the reporting in this podcast pretty well eliminates the old, “few bad apples” explanation for the hideous and despicable actions of people who are entrusted with public safety.

KR7-18 ,

Riveting

Even tho I was sickened by the corruption and absolute brutality of the cops in this story, I have to say the reporter who investigated has a lot more courage than I. I had no idea that things were so horrible and the cops are still not being held accountable for their crimes. Truly, they are appalling and shockwaves went through me multiple times as I listened to the horrific crimes done by those in charge . And it makes me sick that they are getting paid their pensions and making the people of those communities pay all their wrongful death settlements thru taxes. Talk about absolute corruption of the soul. This story is a travesty. I now can say with confidence that after the Investigation that these cops need to be de-funded and it sounds to me like there is plenty of evidence. Thank you for your superb reporting.

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