Skip to comments.Lakewood Police murders may be gang retaliation
Posted on 11/29/2009 3:46:23 PM PST by Jack Black
Four Lakewood Police Officers murdered on Sunday may have been the target of gangs on the east side of Tacoma. Previous attacks on officers have been reported.
On Sunday, Nov. 29, four Lakewood officers were gunned down in a coffee shop ambush before the start of their shift in Parkland. There are no suspects in custody.
The police have recently started a crack down on Mexican gangs in the state. In July 2009, after the gang crackdown was announced.
On July 30, 2009 a Lakewood police officer's personal car was spray painted with gang tags and set on fire, according to the News Tribune.
The car was parked at the officer's house and was painted with gang tags, then set on fire about 10:45 p.m. Gang tags were also spray painted on the officer's driveway. The officer was in his home at the time, but no injuries were reported by Lakewood Police. His police car was parked next to his personal car and suffered minor heat damage.
The officer had spray painted over gang graffiti in his neighborhood, according to Lakewood Assistant Police Chief Mike Zaro. He did not rule out that it could have been a random act of vandalism after someone spotted a police car parked in the driveway.
Mexican gangs are causing havoc in the Tacoma-Yakima area of Washington with methamphetamine being the drug of choice for the gang. They are moving into Native American territories where a police presence is scant.
We become more and more like Mexico every day.
And who was the police guy who said this was not gang related?
Welcome to the Third World our politicians are working overtime to create.
They’re in for a world of hurt. There will be thousands of law enforcement tracking down a pair of quad cop-killers. Most likely they will commit suicide whether “suicide by cop” or not. Cops don’t put up with this crap. They can’t, or it’s open season on cops.
simple solution...kill gangs
Duh,, 5'7" to 6 foot black male, age 20-30's with an assault rifle.........gang related.....Ya THINK!
I’m still thinking muslim
I just heard about that right now. They were just sitting and using their computers.
Amnesty is the answer! Quit holding the brown brother down. If only he could be a citizen he’d stop joining drug gangs. It’s the man keeping him down I tell you. These are good boys from good families.
Did I miss anything?
To Mexican gangs? Not a black guy, I wouldn’t think. They usually run the competing gangs.
Instead of locking up the bad guys, one of our local PD’s decided that their patrol officers should go to the local vo-tech for spanish lessons......
maybe another wannabe lone jihadist.???
I second that!
Please, this is America. If these guys are caught, and that is a big if, they will sue the police for abuse and win then the police officers will be tried and convicted.
So am I.
If the media reports are correct, it was very targeted, only the police were shot and the other customers and coffee shop staff were not even threatened. That doesn't really sound like the usual Muslim terrorist IMO.
was this the same area a US Ranger squad got into a firefight with a gang offbase using government weapons?
I don’t think we’ve fallen that far....yet.
I thought the suspect was black.
Thhat are of Lakewood and Parkland is however notorious with gang activity, so who know what the outcome will be.
The media doesn’t report on many gang members are being recruited by different Terrorist organization. Who knows this could be:
Hit-and-Run Jihad Comes to America
Then again, until the media wants to truly report the real news again, we’ll never know.
Mexican gangs? What happened to the black guy? I’d guess they don’t have a clue or are purposely making it look that way.
I added the rife part as it would be needed to penetrate bullet proof vests. My best guess, AK or SKS.
We have arrived. The United States of Juarez.
Why we don’t take gangs seriously and eradicate them is simply beyond me.
I've been following this all day. The police spokesman already said it was a handgun. No AK's or SKS's involved. Legal owners of military weapons have enough problems without adding crimes like this to the list!
A reasonable assumption, but just not correct. One might now assume that the perp/scumbag head shot them.
Who ever is responsible, this should be a blank check to go clean them out. Like a den of rats and snakes, they wont go away until they are dead.
Not likely Mexican gang related if it’s a black guy. More likely a crazy like john mohammed, or whatever the DC sniper’s name was.
Smells like Mara Salvatrucha.....
Smells like Mara Salvatrucha.....
The city of Dalton GA requires officers to take 80 hours of Spanish language training to even be eligible for promotion.
Sombra Negra. We’ve needed a US chapter for some time.
I’m with you.. inner city gangs should be used for training for our spec ops folks only with live rounds.
It became open season on cops with the infamous words, ‘acted stupidly’.
Mmmmm, Its hard to believe some gang banger is that good of a shot. Pistols are defensive weapons, not offensive. Not one cop got his weapon out????? I smell a cover up. (heads are hard targets even when hit.)
I was born in Yakima and visits are heartbreaking, as it has become unrecognizable.
A couple years ago my Dad’s neighbor shot a punk who was carrying stolen items from his house....guns among them.
It’s past time to close the borders.
I’m not sure. I think the reporter is trying to give background, but the background doesn’t fit exactly. The whole “Yakima / Mexican Gangs / Tribal lands” stuff is taking place 140 miles from Tacoma. So I’m not sure what relevance, if any, it has.
Tacoma DOES have a huge number of Blood and Crips. One a previous thread I listed information on them, there are about 50 ‘sets’ between the two gangs.
So I assume that if the police are beefing with local gangs its probably the local black ones and not the Mexican ones, which are concentrated on the other side of the state.
Gang bangers who kill cops may have a higher-than-average change of getting killed while resisting arrest.
Yes, I think gang-related, probably meth.
Since the perp is black, I wouldn’t assume this was a Mexican drug gang. There are also black drug gangs, often in competition with the Hispanics.
And nothing will happen because the Brown Brigades in DC will swing into action to defend them.
Do you really think you live in America anymore?
A nation isn't dirt, it's people. And the people coming in will now take over, because they have learned how to manipulate and change the existing system: use a combination of guilt and intimidation to force the locals into backing down. And there are more and more of them all the time, and they know it.
Wherever the Mexicans are....that's where Mexico is.
In case no one has figured it out, we have a low level guerilla insurgency going on in the Western states now, spreading East. The gangs number in the hundreds of thousands, and there isn't the political or legal will to take an army like that on. In the end, they win.
Reagan pointed to history when he told us we're never more than a generation away from tyranny.
Tacoma’s Park Avenue neighborhood battles gang graffiti
Park Avenue: Volunteers clean up 70 properties
STACEY MULICK; The News Tribune
Published: 08/12/09 12:05 am | Updated: 08/12/09
Residents in the Park Avenue neighborhood in Tacomas South End are in a battle. The enemy: gang graffiti.
Last weekend, volunteers gathered to paint over graffiti on more than 70 properties that were tagged Aug. 4, National Night Out.
Almost all of them were covered, said Brad Allen, coordinator of the Park Avenue Neighborhood block group.
No new taggings have been spotted since Saturday. The groups neighborhood patrol has been looking for new graffiti, checking on old tags and noting burned-out street lights.
We are doing our thing day and night, Allen said.
Last weeks vandalism was the second time in recent weeks that gang members had spray-painted properties in the neighborhood, which extends from South 56th to 64th streets and from South Yakima to Pacific avenues.
Weve never been hit before like these past two weeks, Allen said.
The first round of gang graffiti appeared in two waves on nearly 50 properties in a 24-hour span July 23.
Between 9 and 10 a.m., taggers hit more than 30 properties. Between 1 and 2 a.m. the next morning, a rival gang crossed out the first batch of graffiti and left its own messages on 15 properties, Allen said.
Crews had painted over most of the graffiti during an emergency cleanup when a second round hit on National Night Out, when neighbors gather to fight crime issues such as this.
The second time, Allen said, the vandals targeted any type of surface vehicles, garages, garbage cans, sides of homes.
Anything in their way got hit, Allen said.
Residents launched another emergency cleanup Saturday. They got help from five other neighborhood groups in the city.
Police suspect rival gangs are battling over turf within the 35-block Park Avenue Neighborhood. Allen said a recent police crackdown on gangs on the East Side also might be pushing the activity into his neighborhood.
They are pushing this way to see whats going to give, Allen said.
That sounds interesting. Do you have a link to the story?
More of Janet’s friends from down south.
time for the Native American’s to kick the gangs arses out of their lands.
Tacoma police announced East Side crackdown in wake of gang violence
The Tacoma Police Department has initiated a crackdown on the East Side in response to a flurry of gang-related violence.
They've added more officers to the East Side after Sunday's homicide and a handful of driveby shootings in this week. Here's the story I've written about the crack down.
Here's the press release sent out this afternoon by the department:
Five shootings, in the span of one week, have prompted the Tacoma Police Department to initiate an aggressive gang suppression strategy. The Tacoma Police Department is sending a clear message that gang violence in our community will not be tolerated.
Tacoma Police will use a two pronged approach in an effort to stop the increase in violence. The first prong will be a short term emphasis that targets the Eastside of Tacoma, the area where the recent incidents have occurred. The second prong will focus on the long term goal on reducing gang related crime in the City of Tacoma.
The short term solution will be to effectively focus resources from the Gang Unit, Community Liaison Officers, the Traffic Section, School Resource Officers, and the Special Investigations Section to suppress and disrupt violent gang activity.
The long term solution is to use suppression, intervention, as well as prevention techniques and strategies to reduce gang violence and the increase of gang recruitment.
The Tacoma Police Department recognizes that we are not the sole solution to stopping youth violence and is relying on cooperation from the community to assist us in solving this problem. Citizens with any information regarding the recent shootings or other gang related crime are asked to call the Tacoma Police Department Tip Line at (253) 594-7867, select option #2.
Makes one want to start a private snipers club.......fantasy.........of course.
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