NORTHERN STRUCTURE

The Northern Structure gang, also known as the Nortenos 14, was founded in 1984, by incarcerated northern California offenders. The gang consists of united gang members from violent northern California street gangs such as Varrio Santa Rosa Norte, Pachuco Loco, Varrio South Park, West Side Windsor, Brown Pride Norteño and several others. Northern Structure is governed by the violent Nuestra Familia prison gang which controls
most of San Francisco, Castroville, Salinas, Greenfield, Petaluma, and Fremont’s
narcotics trade. The gang is known for committing violent crimes such as murder, home invasions and car jacking. The Northern Structure has increased in size after the Nuestra Familia became the FBI’s #1 target in 1995.

GANG PROFILE
Symbols: “N", "14", "XIV", "X4", "NORTE", "NORTEÑO", ENE
Ranking structure: Paramilitary
Territory: Northern California
Alliances: Nuestra Raza, most street gangs in northern California.
Members: 10,000
Racial make up: Hispanic, African-American, White, Asian, and Pacific Islander
Threat: Moderate

 

NORTHERN STRUCTURE’S TIES WITH LA NUESTRA FAMILIA
The Northern Structure is a sub group of the Nuestra Familia and carry out most of the NF’s dirty work. Nuestra Familia leaders decided to organize a structure division called “Nuestra Raza”, more commonly known as “Northern Structure”. The new branch would serve as a prospect base for those interested in joining Nuestra Familia. Northern Structure prospects would have to earn membership into NF by following the gang’s orders. Gang hits were always handed down to Northern Structure prospects and gave wanna be’s the opportunity of proving themselves to the NF. Before a sponsored prospect can qualify as a member of the NF, the offender must gain knowledge of the gang’s constitution officially known as the “XIV Bonds”. The Northern Structure became the ears of the senior Nuestra Familia and was required to deal drugs for its father hierarchy. Northern Structure sold drugs in the streets and brought in funds for ranking NF members behind bars.

 

NORTHERN STRUCTURE CHRONOLOGIES OF EVENTS
In 1984, the Northern Structure is formed in California’s Pelican Bay prison. (Gang Intelligence 101)

In November 2002, Northern Structure members invade the Modesto, CA home of Kerry and Elizabeth MacDougall and murder their Fourteen-year-old son Daniel MacDougall in an apparent robbery.(People v. Barragan, C049845 (Cal. App. 9/17/2008)

In March 2004, Northern Structure members Ricardo Arana and Senituli Penisoni brutally murder Ortega Barnes and attempt to murder Donald Prince, Dellory Crooks and Ray Porter in East Palo Alto, California. (People v. Arana, A115257 (Cal. App. 9/22/2008)

On August 28, 2005, Northern Structure members murder Raul Ruiz. (People v. Fregoso, F050895 (Cal. App. 4/28/2008)

 

In May, 26, 2007, 22, Northern Structure members are arrested by FBI officials on high intensity drug trafficking charges. (Associated Press)

 

 

OTHER DANGEROUS HISPANIC PRISON GANGS

BARRIO AZTECA - The Azteca use codes so deciphering gang messages is difficult for gang intelligence.

BORDER BROTHERS - The gang made bitter enemies with the Mara Salvatrucha &other prison gangs..

HPL - HERMANDAD DE PISTOLEROS LATINOS - Translates to "Brotherhood of the Latin Gunman"

INDIAN POSSE - The Indian Posse are involved in cocaine and marijuana dealing, boot legging & murder.

LATIN KINGS - The Latin Kings originated in the streets in Chicago in the 1943...........................................

LOS SOLIDOS - Los Solidos gang was founded in 1990 by ruthless Puerto Rican street thugs .....................

MEXICAN MAFIA - The Mexican Mafia is commonly confused with the Texas based Mexikanemi............

MEXIKANEMI - Texas Mexican Mafia - There is an estimated 17,000 Mexikanemi members....................

MEXICLES - Typical of all prison gangs, the PRM transformed from prey to predator in no time.................

MS-13 - MARA SALVATRUCHA - In 1980, The MS 13 was founded by El Salvadorian criminals...............

MANITOBA WARRIORS - The Manitoba Warriors met its first rival, the Indian Posse prison gang...........

NATIVE SYNDICATE - The NS made immediate enemies with other violent Native American cliques.........

TEXAS SYNDICATE - The Texas Syndicate is one of Texas’s most established prison gangs.......................

NEW MEXICO SYNDICATE - The prison gang spread into the New Mexico prison system in 1980............

NETAS - The gang was responsible for causing over 50 deaths in several Puerto Rico prison riots...............

NUESTRA FAMILIA - The bones of La Nuestra Familia (NF) originated in September 1967.......................

PRM - PARTIDO REVOLUCIONARIO MEXICANO - The gang began recruiting Texas inmates............

RAZA UNIDA - The Raza Unida (RU) is an organized prison gang that originated in 1988.............................

TANGO BLAST - This Texas based prison gang emerged in the Texas prison system in 1990......................

TEXAS CHICANO BROTHERHOOD - Texas prison gangs refused to allow the TCB to recruit.................

TRI CITY BOMBERS - Paroled members of the TCB adopted the highly organized structure.....................

WEST TEXAS TANGO - The WT is currently involved in extortion and drug dealing in prison....................

 

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