Thursday, August 4, 2016

White Boy Posse - Randy O'Hagan

Karissa Dow met the man known as "Boss" in Lloydminster in 2011. They became romantically involved and had a baby girl. He was connected to the White Boy Posse, an Alberta street gang that dealt drugs and whose members meted out violent retribution against anyone who got in their way.

Dow testified at the first-degree murder trial of Randy O'Hagan. He's accused of fatally shooting Saskatoon mother Lorry Santos in 2012.

Randy O'Hagan

Lorry Anne Santos
Santos, married with four children, died when two gang members — ordered to kill a man who had left the gang — went to the wrong Saskatoon house. Santos died from a single gunshot wound to the heart.

Gang members tracked a former gang member, 'TJ' to Saskatoon with the express intent of killing him. A high ranking WBP, 'Slater' was angry that the member had abruptly left the gang, and put a bounty on his head.

Kyle Halbauer after pleading guilty to first-degree murder.
The White Boy Posse is considered a white supremacist gang and is thought to have 50 to 100 members in Edmonton and northern Alberta. The link to neo-Nazi youth skinhead gangs is not absolute. The gang is not about ideology but making money.

The gang has ties to the Hells Angels and their influence reaches from Yellowknife to Saskatoon to Medicine Hat. In late 2006, Edmonton police and RCMP jointly targeted the White Boy Posse in a case dubbed Project Goliath. That resulted in a series of raids around Edmonton, netting 17 members.

Killer Joshua Petrin
“Sloppy” shootings of unintended victims — like Lorry Anne Santos — are very bad for business for higher-level groups like the Hells Angels who control drug flow.

Street-level players like the White Boy Posse could soon find themselves cut adrift by their suppliers.