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Gangs flee No. Virgina for havens in Maryland., D.C., report says
Washington Examiner ^ | October 27, 2009 | FREEMAN KLOPOTT

Posted on 10/27/2009 9:08:49 AM PDT by La Lydia

Crackdowns on illegal immigrants and other law enforcement efforts are driving gangs out of Northern Virginia and into Maryland and the District, a report released Monday concluded. "Many gang members from Northern Virginia are moving or driving to Prince George's and other Maryland counties, into the District of Columbia or further south and west into Virginia to avoid dealing with police departments that are unrelenting in their efforts to keep gangs under control," authorities wrote in the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force report.

The report said the task force's success is the result of Virginia law enforcement's use of anti-gang policing measures, including the referring of suspected illegal immigrants to federal authorities. Since the task force was created in 2003, it has arrested 952 gang members, more than 40 percent of whom were illegal immigrants, the report said.

Experts say jurisdictions such as Montgomery County, where police are told to look away from immigration violations, have become safe havens for gangs.

The law enforcement group hired independent reviewers to develop the "Comprehensive Gang Assessment," which studied the effect of the task force's efforts between 2003 and 2008 in Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun and Fauquier counties, as well as Alexandria. The task force has brought federal and local law enforcement agencies together, and the report credits it with helping drive down the region's violent crime rate by 17 percent over the six years of the study....

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: aliens; gang; gangs; immigrantlist; immigration; manassas; maryland; md; metrodc; ms13; nova; princewilliam; virginia
Of course, DC and Maryland deny this is happening. Virginia jurisdictions have stepped up to the plate because the federal government has failed to act. And it's working.
1 posted on 10/27/2009 9:08:49 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

It worked in Prince William. Wonder if Fairfax will follow?


2 posted on 10/27/2009 9:10:44 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: La Lydia

Northern Virginia gangs by the numbers:

5,000: estimated number of gang members

80-100: number of gangs and cliques

3,000: members of El Salvador-based MS-13

25: percentage of black gang members

66: percentage of Hispanic gang members

80: percentage of gang crimes committed by youths 16 years old and younger


3 posted on 10/27/2009 9:11:10 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (Support Sarah. http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/sarahpalin?ref=nf)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

Why do I doubt that. The malign influence of that left-wing crook, Gerald Connolly, still holds sway in Fairfax.


4 posted on 10/27/2009 9:12:14 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

GOOD!! - Keep going!! I’ve been tempted at times to give them free rides to the state border if they’d like. Maryland can find something to do with them - probably set them up in nice digs and teach them how to pick ‘D’ on a ballot.


5 posted on 10/27/2009 9:17:55 AM PDT by sscoots969
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To: La Lydia

did Arizona’s Sheriff Arapaio do some on the job training in Virginia?


6 posted on 10/27/2009 9:20:10 AM PDT by tioga
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To: La Lydia

John McCain, in his Amnesty bill he wrote with Ted Kennedy, explicitly called for the legalization of illegal alien gang members. When a more patriotic member of the Senate questioned this, McCain became enraged and used the F-word.


7 posted on 10/27/2009 9:20:22 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (What (child) would Mohammad do?)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

ping


8 posted on 10/27/2009 9:23:14 AM PDT by gubamyster
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To: Dagnabitt

Just don’t call it treason, and the “honorable” senators can handle it.


9 posted on 10/27/2009 9:24:51 AM PDT by ROTB ("By any means necessary" is evil. See what God thinks of "rising oceans" in Jeremiah 5:22)
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To: tioga

The guys in Prince William County are pretty good, but the whole region could use a Sheriff Joe on the job. I would be satisfied if we could just chase every last one of them to Maryland.


10 posted on 10/27/2009 9:26:25 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

next time I drive through I will stop in Prince William County for a hotel room or dinner.


11 posted on 10/27/2009 9:27:38 AM PDT by tioga
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To: La Lydia

Imagine that!

Enforce the law and criminals leave the jurisdiction.


12 posted on 10/27/2009 9:28:51 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: La Lydia

Immigration (especially illegal immigration) makes us stronger. Or so we’re told.


13 posted on 10/27/2009 9:29:22 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: pepsi_junkie

I don’t think you’re talking about IQ 150 PhDs coming over.


14 posted on 10/27/2009 9:33:42 AM PDT by John Will
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To: La Lydia
Crackdowns on illegal immigrants and other law enforcement efforts are driving gangs out of Northern Virginia and into Maryland and the District...

Wait, what should a crackdown on immigration have to do with driving gangs out of NW Va? According to our GOP presidential canidate they're just here doing the jobs Americans won't do. It's all so confusing. /sarc

15 posted on 10/27/2009 9:40:25 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: La Lydia

Does this have anything to do with the fact that one of their chief enablers will soon be leaving the governor’s office?


16 posted on 10/27/2009 9:41:22 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

Naw, they’re too busy cracking down on naked guys in kitchens.


17 posted on 10/27/2009 9:44:18 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: Dagnabitt

Any more when I see/hear McCain up to his old tricks I use the F-word myself.


18 posted on 10/27/2009 9:46:32 AM PDT by relictele (If trickle-down doesn't work in private enterprise how will government spending trickle down?)
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To: La Lydia

yay!!!
I had a boss who lived in Montgomery Co. Md.
He ws/is a big handwringing liberal who hired lots of illegals to work in his pretzel stores.
But having them actually live by him... I’m sure he is not pleased.


19 posted on 10/27/2009 9:52:55 AM PDT by ronniesgal (is it still okay to say 'spooky' this Halloween, or is that racist now?)
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To: DogBarkTree

What percentage voted Democrat?


20 posted on 10/27/2009 9:53:36 AM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: Vigilanteman

It has a great deal to do with Corey Stewart and his colleagues on the Prince William Board of Supervisors, and their counterparts in Loudoun County, and local law enforcement. This just goes to show that even if you have a governor who panders to illegals and their advocates, you can still get started cleaning up your community. The federal government has done everything it can to stymy them, and still, these results.


21 posted on 10/27/2009 9:56:26 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: ronniesgal

Wait til 25 of them crowd into a three-bedroom house and all park their cars out front, next door to him. He’ll love that. Especially in the summer, when they sit outside and make lots of noise into the early morning hours.


22 posted on 10/27/2009 9:59:23 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Martin O’Malley will welcome them to Maryland with a state driver’s license.


23 posted on 10/27/2009 10:00:39 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Fido969

They can move in next to their "homeboy".

24 posted on 10/27/2009 10:02:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Venturer

Yup. And no insurance requirement for the illegals.


25 posted on 10/27/2009 10:03:16 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

this happend to daughter & SIL in Spotsy. County Va.
Just a flophouse,really, but noise, trash, pet chickens, she was not happy.
My daughter moved.


26 posted on 10/27/2009 10:07:22 AM PDT by ronniesgal (is it still okay to say 'spooky' this Halloween, or is that racist now?)
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To: La Lydia

Maryland deserves this.


27 posted on 10/27/2009 10:12:08 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

Heh heh. Richly deserves this.


28 posted on 10/27/2009 10:13:23 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Wonder if it could work in Gwinnett county, GA?


29 posted on 10/27/2009 1:16:15 PM PDT by Mamzelle (Who is Kenneth Gladney? (Don't forget to bring your cameras))
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To: Mamzelle

You have to get your county government and law enforcement on board. You need the kind of leadership Corey has provided in Prince William. And there has to be a relatively nearby county that is more tolerant of illegals and gangs for them to flee to. If you have that kind of situation, there is no reason why it wouldn’t work in Gwinnett County. It is working like a charm here.


30 posted on 10/27/2009 1:19:07 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia
“Experts say jurisdictions such as Montgomery County, where police are told to look away from immigration violations, have become safe havens for gangs.”

Anytime an artcle includes the phrase “experts say” it is usually unsupportable nonsense, but in this case it is 100% correct.

31 posted on 10/27/2009 1:47:42 PM PDT by detective
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Maryland Welcomes You MS-13! No wonder why we are blue... UGH!
32 posted on 10/27/2009 2:52:42 PM PDT by Lilpug15 (The Forgotten Man: He works, he votes and he generally prays - but He Always Pays": Sumner)
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To: La Lydia; Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Great! Even more reason, we need to work on the tards in the Maryland Legislature for SHALL ISSUE weapons permitting! Help save Maryland's budget, increase revenue, decrease costs of reducing crime. Join Maryland Shall Issue: OUR Citizens Defense Leauge
33 posted on 10/28/2009 9:07:01 AM PDT by fightinbluhen51 ("MOLON LABE")
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To: La Lydia; Leftism is Mentally Deranged

Speak for yourselves. I didn’t vote for the cabal that’s in power up here. Make sure the gangs don’t stop at my house, if they want to live.


34 posted on 10/28/2009 12:32:54 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Barack Hussein Obama: the country's greatest firearms salesman!)
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To: Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...
Great! Even more reason, we need to work on the tards in the Maryland Legislature...

Indeed. You bring the baseball bats, and I'll bring the tire irons.

Maryland "Freak State" PING!

35 posted on 10/28/2009 12:36:17 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Barack Hussein Obama: the country's greatest firearms salesman!)
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To: La Lydia
This just goes to show that even if you have a governor who panders to illegals and their advocates, you can still get started cleaning up your community. The federal government has done everything it can to stymy them, and still, these results.

Very true! If I understand correctly, the gangs are fleeing in disproportionate numbers to Prince George's County.
36 posted on 10/29/2009 9:05:49 AM PDT by khnyny (Too much power in too few hands is never a good thing.)
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To: khnyny

And Montgomery County, which so richly deserves them.


37 posted on 10/29/2009 9:06:43 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Dagnabitt

This is a case of the blind leading the blind or the useful idiot leading another useful idiot.

McCain got his ideas from Kennedy and Kennedy got his ideas from who? No doubt someone to the left of Mao Tse Tung.


38 posted on 10/31/2009 4:50:27 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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