EXCLUSIVE: Local ‘Goon Squad Mafia’ gang activity has experts concerned

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) -- Gang members, reportedly affiliated with the Goon Squad Mafia - an off shoot of the Bloods gang - have shown signs of intimidation in recent months, leaving gang experts in the area on edge.

The GSM gang can be found in cities coast-to-coast, but an uptick of tagging and other crimes allegedly linked to local GSM gang members gives gang task force members like Carl McDuffie with the Huntsville Police Department cause for concern.

"Anytime you have an organization come up like that it  concerns us, now we have to start looking at who they are targeting and say what is this about," McDuffie says.

The gang seems to be operating inside Madison County in areas north of the Huntsville city limits. Dozens of tags, graffiti spray painted on signs and buildings, has been discovered in North Madison County in the past several weeks.

Right now officers are investigating other crimes for connections to the gang, but would not comment about those ongoing investigations at this time.

"When you jump up on the scope this fast as some of these guys are, it brings particular notice because they are putting everyone on notice that we are here, we are not going anywhere so you better keep an eye on us," McDuffie added.

If you spot gang related activity call your local police department or dial 911, police say never to approach suspects or try to stop them, but do gather as much information about them as safely as possible and pass it along to investigators.



  • Red

    Punks. Gangs should be treated as domestic terrorrists and hunted down and dealt with with all the force we have.

  • Nuclear Mike

    Just look Downtown and you will see the same gang signatures in places you have never seen before…

  • driftingismylifetdarwin

    I think the goon squad might be bringing in too much boost to the area and must be stopped. All the SR20’s the tire smoke, all them sideways taking up the whole street stuff. I seent it with my own eyes. #gs2k14 #gsd

  • longrod vonhugendong

    Obviously freedom of press is not valid anymore since my post was removed. Anyway this is no real threat obviously. And let’s get to the real issue which is our corrupt government.

  • mymatcofanisawesome

    The best solution to the problem is center fire ammunition, good ol’ quality hollow points. Gang member don’t seem to be deterred much law enforcement but usually when the common man starts to stand up they get the idea. Plus catching heat from both sides makes it a bit difficult, as well as dangerous, for gang members to conduct illegal activity

  • Nuclear Mike

    Just look Downtown and you will see the same gang signatures in places you have never seen before‚Ķas the City is quick to remove the gang graffiti in Downtown to keep the image as “clean” as possible, but the gangs are there as the recent vandalism of the Belks-Hudson Apartments attests…

  • Cee

    Are the ‘goon squad’ affiliated with any bigger gangs/organized crime? I have done research and can’t find anything other than that they might be associated with the Russian Mafia.

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