Episode 113: Short and Sour | Lynwood Vikings and Daniel Peggs


March 2nd, 2022

1 hr 21 mins 34 secs

Season 3

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About this Episode

Hillary and Tina cover the Lynwood Vikings and former superintendent Daniel Peggs.

Hillary’s Story
The LA County Sheriff's Department prided themselves for their fight against criminal activity. BUT when complaints surface, they expose corrupt deputy gangs that created a decades long tradition of violence in the police force.

Tina’s Story
After years in education first as a teacher then as a principal, Daniel Peggs was elected as superintendent of the Altoona School District in 2019. BUT, after an FBI probe, Peggs is arrested for child trafficking.

Hillary's Story
ABC 7 News
Paul Tanaka grilled about ties to the 'Lynwood Vikings' deputy gang--By Lisa Bartley

Knock LA
Hunting for Humans--By Cerise Castle
Lynwood's Worst Nightmare--By Cerise Castle
The Protected Class--By Cerise Castle

Former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka Sentenced To Five Years In Prison--By Carman Tse

Los Angeles Magazine
The Downfall of Sheriff Baca--By Celeste Fremon

Los Angeles Times
Deputies' Killing of Man After 15-Mile Chase Was Self-Defense, DA Finds--By Mark Arax

The Secret Society Among Lawmen--BY ANNE-MARIE O’CONNOR AND TINA DAUNT

Spectrum News 1
More Deputies Allege Illegal Activity Inside Compton Sheriff's Station--By Kate Cagle

L.A. County Sheriff’s Gangs: Lynwood Vikings

A new lawsuit describes a violent gang in LA County. Its members are deputy sheriffs.--By PR Lockhart

Lynwood Vikings
Paul Tanaka

Lynwood Vikings Logo--by Darouet (CC-BY-SA 4.0)
Paul Tanaka--LA County Official Photo via LAist
LASD Gang Tattoos--via CheckTheSheriffLA

Tina's Story
Green Bay Press Gazette
Altoona superintendent charged with sex trafficking had promised to rebuild trust within the district--By Samantha West

Court filing sheds light on federal charges against former Altoona superintendent--By Andrew Dowd
Fundraiser seeks to support Peggs' ex-wife in cancer battle--By Eric Lindquist

Former Altoona school superintendent charged with sex trafficking agrees to plead guilty to reduced charge--By Bruce Vielmetti

Star Tribune
Feds: Western Wisconsin schools chief used teen girl for sex trafficking, making porn video

The United States Attorney's Office, Western District of Wisconsin
Altoona School Superintendent Charged with Sex Trafficking & Producing Child Pornography

Up North News
A Former Altoona Superintendent Is Now Facing Child Porn and Sex Trafficking Charges--by Julian Emerson

WAOW News 9
Parents react to sex crime allegations against former Gilman School District employee--By Rashad Williams

WEAU 13 News
Ashley Peggs, wife of Altoona Superintendent Dan Peggs, thanks community--By Annemarie Payson
Attorney for Dan Peggs targets ex-wife’s social media posts ahead of plea hearing--By Carla Rogner
Former Altoona Superintendent sentenced to 8 years in prison for possession of child pornography--By Maria Blough and Jimmie Kaska

WI Proud
Former superintendent faces up to 10 years in prison for child pornography charges

Wiki4All on YouTube
Lynwood Vikings

WQOW News 18
Former Altoona Superintendent case linked to name change bill
By: Katrina Lim
Former Altoona superintendent sentenced to eight years in prison, plus decade of supervision--By: Felicity Bosk
Inside the courtroom of the Daniel Peggs sentencing
The Latest: Altoona names interim superintendent, Peggs will be placed on leave if released from custody--By Clint Berge
Peggs to be sentenced Thursday; timeline of events--By: Felicity Bosk

Wisconsin Public Radio
Superintendent Charged With Sex Trafficking, Child Pornography Could Be Terminated By End Of March--By Rich Kremer

Wisconsin State Legislature
Assembly Bill 651

Daniel Peggs Mug Shot--from Dane County Sheriff's Office via Milwalkee Journal Sentinel
Courtroom Sketch of Sentencing--by Jim McKiernan via screenshot of WEAU 13 News

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