City attorney claims Black P Stones have 1,000 active members
June 16, 2011 | 2:15 p.m.
During a press conference last month to announce the arrest of several dozen members of the Black P Stones Bloods of the Jungles (Baldwin Village) in South Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich falsely claimed that there are 1,000 active gang members in the Jungles. According to police records there are a combined 700 documented members between the Black P Stones in the Jungles and the neighborhood in West Adams (two separate gangs). Additionally the “documented” statistic represents a number of counted gang members over a period of time that covers years, so it does not represent an active number.
Additionally, the City claims that there 38,000 gang members in 400 gangs City-wide, so it would be statistically impossible for one gang to have 1,000 members.