Los Angeles gang
|Los Angeles gang|
The members of the gang discuss a heist.
|Location:||Los Angeles, CA|
|First appearance||The Sting of Injustice|
|Known leaders:||Bartell (deceased), |
|Known members:||Gang member, |
|Affiliated sites:||Gang house|
Some members of the gang enter the Best Dogs Diner, telling Jesse that he is not allowed in this part of town. Knox then grabs the gang's leader, and throws him out through the diner's window, using his fear. Jesse then uses his ability to disable the rest of the gang. Outside the diner, the other members surround Jesse and Knox, who decide to use Jesse's power to "put fear in their hearts", so Knox could take care of them himself. After causing a bloodbath, Jesse and Knox leave the diner, saying the message is out, and the neighborhood is theirs.
In a room where the gang thugs are planning a job and selecting guns, Knox mentions he wants to "sit this one out", but Bartell, the gang leader, doesn't comply. Bartell then does a confidence check on each gang member (by holding a gun to their throats). No other gang thug asks to skip out on the heist, so Knox reluctantly agrees to participate.
Knox comes into the gang house and walks up to Bartell, who is lifting weights. Bartell accuses Knox of talking to the cops, but Knox denies it until Bartell names the location where he was talking to Matt. Bartell then drops his weights and Knox begins to try to explain it off, but Bartell begins beating Knox up with his fists. The other gang members hear the fight and are standing nearby watching as Bartell beats Knox to the ground. Bartell next takes out his gun and points it at Knox, saying maybe he can help if Knox is looking for a way out. But Knox does not say a word, so Bartell decides shooting Knox would be too easy and walks over and grabs a baseball bat. Knox stays lying on the ground, but is able to use one hand to catch the bat and stop it when Bartell swings it at his head. Knox then breaks the bat in half, stands up, blocks a punch from Bartell and throws him across the room. Knox then realizes that it's the gang's fear that gives him his enhanced strength. When Bartell gets back up and tries to continue to fight, Knox punches his hand through Bartell's stomach, killing him. One of the other gang members comments that Knox has killed Bartell, and Knox acknowledges it, saying that he guesses he is "the main man now".
A member of the gang drives Knox to see Matt as he is directing traffic. When Matt asks what happened to Bartell, Knox says that he "heard he got eaten by a shark", which the other gang members amusedly agree with.
- The car in which the gang drives around has California license plate number 3PCE187. (Hard Knox, Part 4)
- For other uses of gang, see gang (disambig).