Skip to comments.Latino Gang Targeted Blacks, U.S. Says
Posted on 06/07/2011 10:10:38 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Members of a Latino gang affiliated with the Mexican Mafia conspired for nearly 20 years to drive African-Americans out of the Southern California city of Azusa through violence and intimidation, federal authorities alleged Tuesday.
An alleged member of the Azusa 13 gang following a raid Tuesday.
Fifty-one alleged members of the Azusa 13 gang were indicted on racketeering and conspiracy charges; six were accused of conspiring to violate the civil rights of African-Americans. The case marks the second time federal civil-rights laws have been used against a gang, authorities said.
"The Azusa 13 gang waged a campaign of hate during a two-decade crime spree in which African-Americans were harassed and attacked," U.S. Attorney André Birotte Jr. said in a written statement Tuesday. "We hope that this federal case will signal the end of this racist behavior and will help vindicate all of the victims who have suffered over the years."
Thirty-nine of the defendants were in custody Tuesday. Authorities were still searching for 12 other suspects. Lawyers for some of the defendants couldn't immediately be reached.
While racial tensions among gangs have long been a part of turf wars in Southern California, none of the victims of the Azusa gang's alleged racial harassment were part of any rival gangs or criminal enterprise, authorities said. They were targeted simply because they were black, authorities said.
Prosecutors said the gang adopted a "racist principle" that, according to the indictment unsealed Tuesday, members would "harass and use violence to drive African-Americans out of the city of Azusa." According to the latest U.S. Census information, about 64% of the city's 47,000 residents are Hispanic and nearly 4% are black.
The gang targeted African-Americans with robberies and beatings, and defaced their homes with graffiti using racial slurs,
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Eric Holder protecting “his people.”
well I know who I’m rooting for.
Some folks are just too dumb to realize their Americans first. Let them fight their own battles.
Hispanic community isn’t going to be happy about this.....
2 years ago, I came upon the Compton Mall. MOST of the service people were mexicans.
Can the rest of us get indictments against these youth gangs for violence and intimidation and violating the civil rights of the rest of us? Wherever the gangs take root, they &*&* up entire neighborhoods, and drive good people out. If we’re saying that trying to drive blacks out of Azusa violates their civil rights, doesn’t it stand to reason that forcing out good decent people of any town in America violates the civil rights of the good law abiding people forced out?????
I agree with what you said. The followthru is, after the ‘native’ population has been run out of town from being victimized over and over again, the town’s gubment is taken over and the graft and stealing from the state begins in earnest. It’s the same policy that made Mexico what it is today.
Really all part of La Raza and Reconquista theology. Drive anyone not of Mexican ancestory out, black, white, asian, etc. Reconquer for the Race. Nothing for the rest..........
Yeah, and those kind hearted Black gangs were so nice to the Mexicans /SAR. Are these guys serious, acting as if this was a one way street?
I mean, can I be real here? The “Latinos” have South America. A fairly large amount of land. They have Mexico. Blacks have Africa, a very large continent. They also have the US, because after all, they were brought here. But where do I go to feel at “home”? This is supposed to be the “melting pot” right? Well in my pot there is Irish, English, German and Jewish blood so mutts like me should feel right at home here but no...the other nationalities that already have national identities want to take over my country, or parts thereof. I say that’s a bunch of bullcrap!
Who’s with me?
La Raza today, New Black Panthers tomorrow.
May they all rest in Hell.
You can blame many things on the past but if your gang lacks the courage to stop their gang your gang must be white!
There is no melting pot Kelly. The Black Panthers will have been long since driven out Gigster.
You guys do not realize the virulent hatred percolating in the SW from the mexican barrios. Have latino friends, been to parties where I was a minority. Works out with most of these guys, but I never went into areas where the real hate goes on. They truly want everyone driven out.
Arm one of the factions to ensure they take out the other.
Then we only have one left to deal with.
I know, it is laughable that they are bringing a Mexican gang up on charges but letting the black gangs off the hook and playing them as victims. The blacks and the Mexicans have been at each other’s throats for years.
“Arm one of the factions to ensure they take out the other.”
Isn’t that what DOJ has been doing?