Running strings is about how people cooperate with one another in a
secretive, illicit and defiant manner to perform operations against the
grain of the mainstream (legal) side of a country’s system. Closely
connected to the acts themselves are why they do it. It’s how they move
information, finances, and players in a coordinated manner for set goals.
The concept is closely tied to ZOI, Zone of Influence, as well as to Strands
of Interronnection, both discussed elsewhere.
Running strings has a pulse to it and an identifiable set of characteristics
when a particular emotional basis is behind the defiance. For example, if
drug selling is tied to anti-American agendas, the pulse can take on an
old historic pattern among the Chicanos or blacks involved. If running
strings involves a male-first orientation, men could be attacking and
defying women as “a bunch of bitches” as part of their defiance pulse.
In both cases and others, there might be habits of networked attacks
giving the strings identifiable characteristics. Part of it might be cultural.