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there, throwing their signs at anybody that passes by, demonstrating to the world that this is their turf.  Then you’ve got some of your older guys, and by older in the gang, you’re looking at 18 up to mid 20’s, maybe they’ve done some time in the Youth Authority, jail or prison.  They’ve gotten out and they’ve developed some type of recognition through the crimes that they’ve committed or the names they made for themselves.  The gang starts to refer to these guys as the older homies.  Then past them you’ve got the guys that are 25 to 30-plus years old and those are considered the veteranos, which is Spanish for the older guys, the veterans.  These guys you don’t see them as much on the street, most of them have their own families and they’re kind of controlling and watching over things in the shadows.  They’re going to let the young kid get in trouble because the older guys have already done their time, they’ve earned the right to lean back and to supervise.  The top guys that make the major decisions, all the way up, they are going to be called your shot callers.”  

Regarding group activities, Villanueva explained:  “Broderick Boys patrol, they hang out in certain areas and just walk up and down the street.  They call that patrolling. . . .  Typically in their patrolling and representing, they’ll have, well, it varies, you might see 1 or 2, but if you see 1 or 2 there’s probably 3 or 4 in the wind close by.  They act in packs, they act in groups.  One guy on the corner isn’t going to get the message of fear and intimidation across to the community and to rival gangs, but they don’t like to hang out too deep

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