One of the accused in the case mentioned below
is Richard Bordelon, a member of the Canoga Park Alabama Gang whose "gang name"
How crazy do you have to be to get that nickname in a gang of violent killers?
I used to know an ex-alcoholic, ex-lumberjack who told me that when he was a lumberjack, his nickname was "Psycho."
I said "Excuse me, do you mean that you were so crazy that the other lumberjacks called you `Psycho`?"
(Lumberjacks are crazy. Not as crazy as day laborers
, but crazy, and given to practical jokes
which may involve dynamite, chainsaws, and double-bitted axes.)
He reassured me—it had been at the "biker bar in town"
that he`d gotten that nickname, but the point remains that this Bordelon fellow must be pretty crazy to make Latino gangsters call him "Psycho."