A few months back we had a meeting with police officials from Baldwin Park and they mentioned that the city had a problem with members of the El Monte Flores gang in their city.
There are already two gangs and a tagging crew that lay claim to the city, so having members of a fourth undoubtedly makes for some headaches.
Turns out that EMF may reach all the way into Covina, at least that’s what sheriff’s deputies are telling us in the wake of arrests in the Michelle Chien murder case.
Here’s a little history of gangs in the SGV courtesy of a site that calls itself “Gangland Express.”
El Monte is an old barrio and home to the famous El Monte dance hall wich is gone now. That is were alot of the pachucos’ idols would sing songs like, Earth Angel, Night Owl, 18 with a bullet, Duke of Earl, and Sitting in the Park. It is also home to El Monte Flores. This is one of the largest gangs from the SGV, and most spread out.