Over time, Ramirez and his friends came to constitute something that was more than a bunch of friends but, they insisted, absolutely not a gang. They called themselves an entourage; others called them frightening.

I referred to us an entourage when I talked to Jackass Jaxon from the Chronicle. We were never a gang!!! When we hung out or attended an event or function, sometimes we were 500 strong, and sometimes that was an under estimation. If you were in on our operation you were a part of what we stood for no matter what color, race, creed or part of town you were from. What we stood for was having a good time, getting over, galivanting and sticking together as a family. I can only speak for myself, however, I would have done anything for my friends or the ones I was with.


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