The Mandingo Warriors is a black racist prison gang that was founded in 1981 by Sam “Cherry Bomb” Cherry and Maurice "Big Boozer" Hatche at the Ellis state prison in Huntsville, Texas. Unlike most prison gangs that were formed for protection, the Mandingo Warriors were created with the intent to harm white inmates. In 1983, the Texas Aryan Brotherhood instigated a bloody race war with the Mandingo Warriors by murdering "Big Boozer" the gang’s “Minister of Law”. The Mandingo’s retaliated soon after by murdering a member of the AB at the Ellis Unit. The Mandingo Warriors declined in numbers soon after black gangs such as the Rolling 60 Crips, Piru Bloods and Gangster Disciples emerged in Texas prisons. Today the Mandingo Warriors remain small, with many of their older original members recruiting a small percentage of black inmates from the south Texas area.
Symbols: MW, African Zulu war shield with a cross of two Pygmy spears.
Ranking structure: Paramilitary
Territory: East and South Texas
Alliances: Piru Bloods
Racial make up: Black
MANDINGO WARRIOR CHAIN OF COMMAND
Great leader, Minister of Law, Chief also known as “Bingo”, Warriors
MANDINGO WARRIORS CHRONOLOGIES OF EVENTS
In 1981, the Mandingo Warriors emerge at the Ellis state prison in Huntsville, Texas.
In 1983, tired of Mandingo Warrior “hogging” weaker white inmates, the Texas Aryan Brotherhood murders the gang’s “Minister of Law” at the Ellis unit.
In 2001, Roderick Johnson, a black inmate, is raped by members of the Mandingo Warriors. (Associated Press)
In December 2000, David Joyner , a high ranking member of the Mandingo Warriors attempts to swindle Penthouse Magazine out of $500,000 by filing a frivolous law suit while in prison. (Associated Press)
OTHER DANGEROUS BLACK PRISON GANGS
BLACK GUERRILLA FAMILY - The BGF attracted thousands of angry African-American offenders.....
CRIPS - The Crips gang was founded in the Watts district of Los Angeles, California in 1969...................
CRIPS AND BLOODS SETS - Crips and Bloods sets from A to Z ..............................................................
BLOODS - The Bloods became a full scale prison gang when members of different sets decided to unite