Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

10 gang members arrested following ICE-led operation in Charlotte
ICE.gov ^ | February 19, 2009 | n/a

Posted on 02/20/2009 1:29:48 AM PST by Cindy

Note: The following text is a quote:

http://www.ice.gov/pi/nr/0902/090219charlotte.htm

February 19, 2009

10 gang members arrested following ICE-led operation in Charlotte Arrests include members of MS-13, Surenos, Brown Pride, SUR-13 and Latin Kings

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Ten foreign-born gang members with ties to local violent street gangs were arrested here yesterday following a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) led operation.

The operation, dubbed Community Shield, was a multi-agency effort spearheaded by ICE. Among the participating agencies were the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD); the United States Marshals Service and the North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety's Alcohol Law unit (NC-ALE).

The operation targeted foreign-born members and associates of MS-13, Surenos, Brown Pride, SUR-13 and Latin King street gangs. Those arrested were illegally present in the United States and are now in ICE custody; however, four of them, although administratively arrested, were referred to the United States Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina for possible criminal prosecution due to criminal offenses that include possession of marijuana, re-entering the United States after deportation, and possession of a firearm.

"We will continue teaming with our law enforcement partners to target those terrorizing our communities," said Joan Nash-Scavazzon, acting assistant special agent in charge of ICE's Office of Investigations in Charlotte. "Through these partnerships, we will use all of our combined law enforcement tools to thwart the criminal efforts of street gangs."

Transnational gangs pose a growing public safety threat to communities throughout the country. It is estimated that there are over 900 different criminal gangs in the United States. These gangs no longer own turf in just the inner city but have spread their criminal networks throughout suburban and rural communities.

These transnational street gangs have a significant number of foreign-born members and are frequently involved in human and contraband smuggling, immigration violations and other crimes. Like any street gang, these transnational gangs also have a propensity toward violence. Their members commit a myriad crimes including robbery, extortion, assault, rape and murder.

Operation Community Shield is an ongoing national initiative in which ICE partners with other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to address the significant public safety threat posed by transnational street gangs. Partnerships with local law enforcement agencies are essential to the success of the initiative, and they help further ensure officer safety during the operations.

Since ICE began Operation Community Shield in February 2005, more than 11,800 gang members belonging to more than 700 different gangs have been arrested nationwide.

The public is encouraged to report suspicious activity by calling ICE's 24-hour toll-free hotline at: 1-866-347-2423.

-- ICE --


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: brownpride; charlotte; gang; gangs; ms13; ncarolina; northcarolina; streetgangs; sur13andlatinking; surenos

1 posted on 02/20/2009 1:29:49 AM PST by Cindy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Cindy
...more than 11,800 gang members belonging to more than 700 different gangs have been arrested nationwide.

That's great, but what happened/will happen to these gang members? They torture people and cut off their heads, Muslim-style, they murder little kids, they trade in human chattle and the worst drugs on Earth. So what will our courageous judges give them, an extra whack on the pee-pee?

2 posted on 02/20/2009 1:50:07 AM PST by ARepublicanForAllReasons (Give 'em hell, Sarah!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cindy

ICE is finally starting to kick butt in the Carolinas. There still is much to be done, but it’s a good start.


3 posted on 02/20/2009 1:50:21 AM PST by Force of Truth (Sarah Palin in 2012!!!!!! WOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Force of Truth
...There still is much to be done...

Yes, like beating them half to death and leaving them somewhere inaccesible out in the desert to die a lingering death.
DISCLAIMER: Only after a fair trial and consistent with laws passed with the knowledge and consent of the citizens of the United States of America.

4 posted on 02/20/2009 1:55:42 AM PST by ARepublicanForAllReasons (Give 'em hell, Sarah!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Force of Truth

My thought of recent articles...

Ice is Hot.


5 posted on 02/20/2009 1:58:40 AM PST by Global2010 (God Will see us through. Persevere)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: ARepublicanForAllReasons

I agree. If they gangs, then just shoot them. That’s how we used to do in the USA. Where the F is Clint Eastwood when you need him the most?


6 posted on 02/20/2009 1:59:07 AM PST by Force of Truth (Sarah Palin in 2012!!!!!! WOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Global2010

Just put some ICEHOT on it!


7 posted on 02/20/2009 2:01:08 AM PST by Force of Truth (Sarah Palin in 2012!!!!!! WOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Force of Truth

: ) Just an old Motown and Jazz girl but I happen to Love/Procreate with an old Syknard/J.Gyles dude 30 years ago..

There was a song Skynard? Lyriks Just a bullet and the zone ...take me away...not a rock/roller but someone will know that tune..

Good stuff. I can hear the tune and feel the time but lyrics?? Ack..but would be appropriate to this thread.

I think the album (yes vinyl)was Silver Bullet?
Help Meh..hear now.


8 posted on 02/20/2009 2:07:55 AM PST by Global2010 (God Will see us through. Persevere)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: bcsco

ping...


9 posted on 02/20/2009 2:14:03 AM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood (Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Global2010

I’m real sorry, but the only Skynard song I know with “bullets” is Give Me Back My Bullets. I don’t even know if that’s the name of it. LOL I wish I could help you out there friend.


10 posted on 02/20/2009 2:37:15 AM PST by Force of Truth (Sarah Palin in 2012!!!!!! WOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Global2010

Methinks you are confusing the lyrics from Skynyrd’s “Needle and the Spoon”.

The only Skynyrd album with bullet in the title was “Give me back my bullets”.

Silver Bullet was Bob Seger’s band.


11 posted on 02/20/2009 2:43:40 AM PST by Rebelbase
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Force of Truth

yeah I have some time so I was plugging/searching through all the Sent From Dad Music... to find it ... dang ..

Watch it will come up one the oldie but goodie (all we have in are lil igloo world) radio station next time we drive to town.


12 posted on 02/20/2009 2:48:20 AM PST by Global2010 (God Will see us through. Persevere)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Cindy

Let’s deport them to the Arab countries. That should do it.


13 posted on 02/20/2009 2:59:58 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rebelbase

Rebelbase you hit the uh pinpoint/needle.
Yeah.

See dumb motown girl.

Ok So what is the Needle and the Spoon take me away...is that whate speed/heroin/both?

Ok so I have a new baby in my arms as I type LOL NO NON NONNON human ....25yrs Labradors and a Crew but now added to the Rodeo Circus ring a Standard short Haired Dachshound. Killer of Badgers.. but pretty much tired and cradling as I type...but can Kick but and rat down (conservative of course) around the 3 hunting dogs..

OK back to this Muszic....U hit it that is the song..

Give me the title and group and I will go see if it is in the catalog if not I have to have our oldie goodie radio play it for a few dayz when we are out on the road ...North to Iceland..


14 posted on 02/20/2009 3:06:07 AM PST by Global2010 (God Will see us through. Persevere)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: freekitty
Let’s deport them to the Arab countries. That should do it.

No, the GOP needs to reach out to them first.

15 posted on 02/20/2009 3:14:46 AM PST by TADSLOS (Mah BOIZ say-Da GOP is da shizzle mah nizzle! Vote fo mah Pubbie Peepz or I'll bust a cap in yo ass!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Cindy

Eric Holder is right!

The press are cowards about race!

Otherwise this would have been about “10 illegal immigrants”.


16 posted on 02/20/2009 3:18:01 AM PST by G Larry (Obama care means dying in line!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cindy

Ten foreign-born gang members

They are just reducing the competition for black gangs.


17 posted on 02/20/2009 3:40:30 AM PST by chainsaw (The Democrat Party = The Party of Corruption.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Force of Truth
Where the F is Clint Eastwood when you need him the most?

Dirty Harry evolved into Dusty Harry Reid.

Things went to hell in a handbasket.

18 posted on 02/20/2009 4:48:20 AM PST by Ole Okie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Force of Truth

I live next to a half-way house for illegals in Charlotte, NC and have had to clean condoms and beer bottles out of my yard. Just down the street a fellow brings them in by the dozen in the back of a Mexican food services truck. We’ve been reporting them to ICE for 2 years now with no response. What is helping here is the lack of construction jobs; many are returning home.


19 posted on 02/20/2009 4:50:58 AM PST by Big_Harry ( Thank God I am an "Infidel"!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Cindy

Impossible! Charlotte doesn’t have gangs, the city manager and police chief said so.


20 posted on 02/20/2009 7:33:21 AM PST by Tax-chick ("Global leadership means never having to say you're sorry." ~IBD)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TADSLOS
No, the GOP needs to reach out to them first.


21 posted on 02/20/2009 7:39:09 AM PST by Moonman62 (I didn't compromise my soul to be popular. -- Jimmy Carter)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Global2010
Are you certain you are thinking of a Skynyrd song? From your mentions of a bullet and the word zone, I am more reminded of a song by Golden Earring called "Twilight Zone". Below are the lyrics:

Intro:
Somewhere early morning in a hotel room
there's a guy starting to realize
that eternal fate
has turned it's back on him.

It's 2am.... <>1st Verse:

It's 2 am (it's 2 am)
The fear is gone (the fear is gone)
I'm sitting here waiting (sitting here waiting)
The gun's still warm (the gun's still warm)
Maybe my connection
Is tired of taking chances

Yeah, there's a storm on the loose
Sirens in my head
Wrapped up in silence
All circuits are dead
Cannot decode
My whole life spins into a frenzy

Chorus: (2 times)

Help I'm steppin' into the Twilight Zone
Place is a madhouse
Feels like being cloned
My beacons been moved
Under moon and star
Where am I to go Now that I've gone too far

(2 times)
Soon You will come to know
When the bullet hits the bone

2nd Verse:

I'm fallin' down a spiral
Destination unknown
Double-crossed messenger
All alone
Can't get no connection
Can't get through where are you?

Well the night weighs heavy
On his guilty mind
This far from
The border line
When the hitman comes
He knows damn well he has been cheated

(chorus) A video of the band/song can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irZi18VR31M

22 posted on 02/20/2009 1:51:23 PM PST by Surtur
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Global2010
Ok, didn't read this far down before posting. Since you know the song
"The Needle and the Spoon",
then the artist is LYNYRD SKYNYRD
and the Album is "Second Helping".

The lyrics are below;

Thirty days, lord and thirty nights
I'm comin' home on an airplane flight
Mama waitin' at the ticket line
Tell me son why do you stand there cryin'

(chorus)
It was the needle and the spoon
And a trip to the moon
Took me away, took me away

I've been feelin' so sick and tired
Got to get better, lord before I die
Seven doctors couldn't help my head, they said
You better quit, son before your dead

(chorus)
Quit the needle. Quit the spoon
Quit the trip to the moon
We gonna take you away. Lord, we gonna take you away

(spoken)
It was the needle and the spoon

I've seen a lot of people who thought they were cool
But then again, lord I've seen a lot of fools
Well, I hope you people, lord can hear what I say
You'll have your chance to hit it some day

(chorus)
Don't mess with the needle or a spoon
Or any trip to the moon
It'll take you away

Lord, their gonna bury you boy
Don't mess with the needle
Now I know, I know, I know...

23 posted on 02/20/2009 2:03:33 PM PST by Surtur
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson