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Latino Gang Targeted Blacks, U.S. Says
Wall Street Journal ^ | JUNE 8, 2011 | TAMARA AUDI

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,

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: azusa; ethniccleansing; invasion; mexicanmafia; racism; reconquista

1 posted on 06/07/2011 10:10:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Eric Holder protecting “his people.”


2 posted on 06/07/2011 10:14:16 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: PGR88

well I know who I’m rooting for.


3 posted on 06/07/2011 10:15:35 PM PDT by utherdoul
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To: nickcarraway

Some folks are just too dumb to realize their Americans first. Let them fight their own battles.


4 posted on 06/07/2011 10:17:16 PM PDT by Stentor ( "All cults of personality begin as high drama and end as low comedy.")
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To: nickcarraway

Hispanic community isn’t going to be happy about this.....


5 posted on 06/07/2011 10:17:55 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: utherdoul

2 years ago, I came upon the Compton Mall. MOST of the service people were mexicans.


6 posted on 06/07/2011 10:20:00 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: PGR88

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?????


7 posted on 06/07/2011 10:25:28 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: nickcarraway
We have all seen the different groups slowly encroach into areas. They employ different strategies to keep unwanted groups out. The wealthier people have gated communities with streets that have no parking or other restrictions to keep outsiders out. At the other end of the spectrum people use graffiti or drive-by shootings to keep undesirables away.
Call it civil rights violations if you want.
8 posted on 06/07/2011 10:41:51 PM PDT by oldbrowser (Blaming the prince of fools shouldn't blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that elected him)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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.


9 posted on 06/07/2011 10:42:41 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: nickcarraway

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..........


10 posted on 06/07/2011 10:44:29 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: nickcarraway

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?


11 posted on 06/07/2011 10:48:04 PM PDT by calex59
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To: doorgunner69

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?


12 posted on 06/07/2011 10:54:22 PM PDT by kelly4c
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To: doorgunner69

La Raza today, New Black Panthers tomorrow.
May they all rest in Hell.


13 posted on 06/07/2011 10:55:58 PM PDT by gigster
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To: calex59
What kind of African American gang allows themselves to be pushed out of the neighborhood?

You can blame many things on the past but if your gang lacks the courage to stop their gang your gang must be white!

14 posted on 06/07/2011 11:06:49 PM PDT by highpockets
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To: gigster; kelly4c
Either one of you from SoCal? You do not realize the fervor of the mexican nationalists there to "reconquer" what they firmly believe was stolen from them. Included is Arizona, NM, Texas. They are very serious. Outside of the southwest, the rhetoric spouted constantly gets little coverage. It is vicious, well backed statements of exactly what they want to do.

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.

15 posted on 06/07/2011 11:09:57 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: kelly4c

I am.


16 posted on 06/07/2011 11:24:41 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: nickcarraway

Arm one of the factions to ensure they take out the other.

Then we only have one left to deal with.

Win win!


17 posted on 06/07/2011 11:36:00 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Until Reagan rises from the dead: Thank God McCain didnt win. Obama's better than some RINO.)
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To: highpockets

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.


18 posted on 06/08/2011 12:07:24 AM PDT by calex59
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To: NoLibZone

“Arm one of the factions to ensure they take out the other.”
Isn’t that what DOJ has been doing?


19 posted on 06/08/2011 12:21:46 AM PDT by enduserindy (Conservative Dead Head)
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To: nickcarraway

20 posted on 06/08/2011 2:37:01 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: doorgunner69

I can not claim too much knowledge about SoCal. I only attended UCSD for a short time in the Eighties, and did vacation there a few times in the past.
You insinuate that I do not know about the virulence of the Re-Conquistas. Not true.
I am from the City of Detroit. Once formerly one of the greatest cities in the world. I saw what the leftists did there. I experienced it.
I chose to get out, and save my life. I now live in the beautiful northwest Lower Peninsula, the nicest place I’ve ever been.
I don’t hang out here, at FreeRepublic, to be ignorant about what’s going on in the rest of the world.

BTW, have you ever been to Charlevoix, Mi.?


21 posted on 06/08/2011 3:40:59 AM PDT by gigster
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To: kelly4c

I stand with you.


22 posted on 06/08/2011 3:43:21 AM PDT by gigster
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To: oldbrowser

Do you live near Bridgeport?


23 posted on 06/08/2011 4:24:02 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
"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?????"

Yes, it does stand to reason. But we are talking about laws written by Democrat politicians to garner and lock in votes. So, there are "protected classes" of people. 'Good decent people' are not in one of the protected classes.

Lawyers, correct me, if I'm wrong.

So, as long as the uninformed good decent people, give their votes to Democrats, it's not going to change. How long has affirmative action (race discrimination by government) been going on?

24 posted on 06/08/2011 6:48:37 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m watching how the media responds. I’m guessing they will ignore it.


27 posted on 06/08/2011 6:57:59 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Travis McGee

I believe you’ve been commenting on this sort of violent ethnic cleansing and Balkanization for some time.


28 posted on 06/08/2011 6:59:56 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Phantom Phixer
Why don’t they disparage the blacks who left—y’know, call it “black flight”

You're right! The blacks should have stayed. They must be racist if they don't want to live around Mexicans.

29 posted on 06/08/2011 7:06:31 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: nickcarraway

I lived in Azusa from 1955, when I was born, to just before my 11th birthday, when my mother moved us to Westchester. My mother worked for Aerojet. Every year they would sponsor a big picnic in the park. The last one I remember devolved into a hugh fight between the ethnic groups. Back then girls wore bee-hive hairdos. They would hide double-edge razor blades in their hair so as to cause injury if they were grabbed. The race war has been going on much longer than this article would let on.
I’ve been told do not go back to visit, and I won’t.


30 posted on 06/08/2011 9:20:12 AM PDT by Excellence (Buy Progresso, take off the label, write "not halal," mail to Campbell's soup company.)
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To: 1010RD
Do you live near Bridgeport?

No, Orange County California

31 posted on 06/08/2011 10:05:25 AM PDT by oldbrowser (Blaming the prince of fools shouldn't blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that elected him)
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To: nickcarraway

So? Blacks attacked whites in the same way.


32 posted on 06/08/2011 10:11:08 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: gigster
Why on earth would I want to go to Michigan???

You take offense where there was no criticism. My point was that you can read all day about these animals and their hatred of anglos, but physically being in their midst is another level.

33 posted on 06/08/2011 1:29:53 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: doorgunner69

I took no offense at at your no-criticism.
I know So-Cal only faintly. From my experience, most people who have never been to northern Michigan think it is all like Detroit.
Once again, I grew up in the City of Detroit. I believe that I have seen much hatred directed at me.
Again, I ask, Have you ever been to Charlevoix?
We live on the “Sweet-Water Sea”.
You could even look us up.
Come up, I’ll gladly buy the beers, FRiend.


34 posted on 06/08/2011 9:30:37 PM PDT by gigster
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