Head of Factions
Faction Management Team
Property Management Team
- Jan 1, 2019
- Reaction score
- Los Angeles, USA
“It's not a prison gang. It's obvious there are prisoners who are Mexican Mafia members and gang members who are Mexican Mafia members but there are actually very intelligent leaders in the Upper Echelon [...] It's organized crime, it's pure organized crime in the pure sense of the word. This is not a prison gang. This is not a bunch of individuals wearing headbands and khakis, uhm ... a bunch of cholos acting tough. These are gangsters, contemporary modern day gangsters.”
- Rene “Boxer” Enriquez, Mexican Mafia drop-out.
The Mexican Mafia was formed in 1957 at Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) in Tracy, SA. DVI was the last stop for the worst youthful offenders in the San Andreas Youth Authority (SAYA) system. Luis “Huero Buff” Flores from the Hawaiian Gardens gang was the founder of the Mexican Mafia. Unlike the rival Hispanic barrio gangs, from which it would draw its members, it was to be a covert criminal organization modeled after the Sicilian Mafia. The EME (as it was commonly referred to) was to be a prison super gang in which the leaders of their respective gangs could join together as allies and brothers. In the beginning, inmate Flores' idea was to recruit the most violent gang elite, those with a proven criminal resume for his gang of gangs. His goals were to harness their criminal talents, to form them into a feared criminal organization and to control the prison system. The initial goal was to control black market activities and terrorize the prison population at DVI. Soon the EME's violence and control of criminal activities became intolerable. The San Andreas Department of Corrections decided to try and break up the gang by transferring their members to different adult prisons across the state, this allowed the EME to spread their influence and expand their membership base across every prison institution in San Andreas.
The Mexican Mafia is portrayed as a brotherhood that is built on trust, but there is often internal disputes between members, disputes usually start when one member tries to politic against another member. Politicking usually happens when a made guy tries to move in on another member's turf or is unsatisfied with his decisions or morals. There are also several factions within the Mexican Mafia which are groups of loyalists that support a Mexican Mafia heavyweight who is politicking against another group of Mafia titans. Politicking against another member is against the rules of the Mexican Mafia and is punishable by death, however fighting is often the result of one member seeking for power over the organization. Every member is supposed to be equal in stature, but there's a system based on respect where one member could be more powerful than another and have him whacked. Sometimes, members of the Mexican Mafia are whacked for no reason. Most members of the Mexican Mafia are heroin addicts, which often influences their decisions.
The Mexican Mafia's tentacles reach far beyond the walls and wire fences of prisons. Its influence is used to ignite racial violence between blacks and Latinos in schools as well as racially motivated street-gang wars. The Mexican Mafia has dominated the heroin market on the streets and in prison for decades. Many members of the Mafia like “Peg Leg” Morgan, “Bat” Marquez and “Popeye” Barron had connections with Mexican cartels such as the Arellano-Felix organization, this allowed them to gain power and influence over street gangs. Street gangs started to adopt the number '13' to pay homage to the Mexican Mafia. They were told “In our world you will get arrested and spend time in prison at a certain point, if it's not you then your friends and family. Follow our commands and you and your loved ones will be safe, turn your back on us and we will put them or you through hell behind bars.” That speech had aligned hundreds of street-gangs under the Mexican Mafia's regime in Los Santos County alone, making them twenty times more powerful in a short period of time. The Mafia controls these street gangs through crews, crew members are often trusted associates of a made guy, who recruits them off the prison yard or hand picks them from gangs on the streets. Made guys of the Mafia use crews on the streets to maintain control over their allotted turf or area. They communicate with their crew members through facilitators (wives) by utilizing mail, visitation and phone calls using lingo that is unregistered by Law enforcement. These Mafioso receive money from their street crews by laundering it through the San Andreas commissary system, which allows inmates to have currency while behind bars. Most of the time the money transfers go unnoticed, but in recent years the SADoC (San Andreas Department of Corrections) have frozen accounts of Mexican Mafia members with a balance of up to twenty thousand dollars.
The Shoe War....
The Hispanic population was divided into two groups, the Sureños and the Norteños. The Sureños were under the Mexican Mafia while the Norteños were under Nuestra Familia, Norteños or Northeners were tired of being picked on by the Sureños or Southeners. They banded together to create the Nuestra Familia in 1968, which means 'Our family.' There had never been a direct conflict between the two organizations until the Shoe War, but gang tensions were high. The Shoe War began, it is as it sounds, over a pair of stolen shoes. In 1968, a Mexican Mafia member by the name of Carlos “Pieface” Ortega stole a brand new pair of shoes from Nuestra Familia member Hector Padilla. After seeing that the shoes did not fit him, Pieface gave the shoes to Robert “Robot” Salas as a gift. When Padilla spotted Salas wearing his shoes, he confronted him in which Padilla was then stabbed several times by the EME titan. Although Padilla survived, many of his fellow Nuestra Familia members were targeted and killed by several Mexican Mafia members and associates, only one member of the Mexican Mafia was slain during this carnage. As the war spread throughout other institutions in San Andreas, many soldiers fell on both sides. In 1972, one member of the Mexican Mafia named Rodolfo “Chey” Cadena believed that both Norteños and Sureños should unite together and stand as one. He was transferred to a Nuestra Familia stronghold where he hoped to discuss terms of peace, except many other members of the Mexican Mafia disagreed with Cadena. They believed that the Nuestra Familia weren't equal, and that the slaying should continue. While Cadena was in the Nuestra Familia stronghold in North San Andreas, two members of the Nuestra Familia were stabbed by the Mexican Mafia. The Nuestra Familia decided that it was time for Cadena to go, Cadena came out of his cell to go to the exercise yard and was met by a group of angry Nuestra Familia hit men. He was stabbed again and again and clubbed with a lead pipe, his near-lifeless body was then thrown from a second-tier balcony. When he hit the ground, another NF soldado continued to slash away at his torso. The coroner counted fifty-seven stab wounds, Cheyenne Cadena was dead at the age of twenty-nine and any thought of peace between NF and EME died with him. The carnage had continue for decades. The EME were more offended by the disrespect shown to their organization than the fact that Cadena was killed. It was a blow to their huge egos that a farmer killed a highly placed EME member, it was a major blow to the Mexican Mafia and it would be met with sheer brutality. Although the Mexican Mafia dominates most prisons in San Andreas, they decided to make a working relationship with the Aryan Brotherhood (AB), which is comprised of exclusively white Americans. They established a truce through EME heavyweight Joe Morgan, who had ties with several AB heavyweights. In response to the Mexican Mafia-Aryan Brotherhood alliance, the Nuestra Familia banded itself together with the Heartless Felons Mafia. In recent years, the Nuestra Familia have been trying to cross the border between Northern and Southern San Andreas. A group of veteran Nuestra Familia members were transferred to San Andreas State Prison (SACF) in 2012, they quickly caught the attention of the Mexican Mafia and resulted in a full scale war. The AB focused on attacking the rival Heartless Felons Mafia, while the Mexican Mafia focused on the Nuestra Familia. By the end of the slayings, most of the Nuestra Familia members were wiped out, including a General by the name of Fidel Raya. Raya was reputedly stabbed with a bone crusher shank by EME member Achill “Monts” Quevedo, Quevedo was sentenced to an indeterminate SHU following the murder. Although, the battle between the Mexican Mafia and Nuestra Familia had subsided in SACF, the war against the Heartless Felons still continues. The Mexican Mafia and Nuestra Familia are still at war to this day.
La Mesa is an ad-hoc commission on a general population prison yard made up of Mexican Mafia associates. The table or "La Mesa" has a structure resembling the Mexican Mafia's. It's governed by a panel of Meseros that deliberate and carry out orders for the Mexican Mafia. Meseros do not answer to each other, they only answer to an Emero or carnal (a made member of the Mexican Mafia). They are involved in illegal activities ranging from extortion, murder, prostitution and narcotic distribution. A Mesero is somebody that is on his way to becoming a member of the Mexican Mafia.
Credits: Aze(original thread & gfx)
Panda, Pirata, Xgin for original contribution