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S.F. couple kill daughter's alleged pimp, cops say
sfgate ^ | 6-2012 | Vivian Ho (not kidding - LOL)

Posted on 06/14/2012 7:17:21 AM PDT by doug from upland

A San Francisco couple whose teenage daughter was allegedly being pimped by a Southern California man tracked him around the state, failing at one attempt to kill him before shooting him to death near Candlestick Park, authorities said Wednesday.

Attorneys for the couple say that they tried everything to rescue their daughter from Calvin Sneed, a 22-year-old alleged gang member from Compton (Los Angeles County), but that they didn't kill him.

Prosecutors, however, say that when Barry Gilton and his longtime girlfriend, Lupe Mercado, couldn't get their 17-year-old daughter back through legitimate means, they turned to premeditated murder.

Gilton, 38, and Mercado, 37, appeared in court Wednesday on murder and other charges for allegedly shooting Sneed in the Bayview neighborhood in the early hours of June 4.

The couple have been together since middle school and live with their three other children in San Francisco. Their daughter disappeared some time ago and after searching for her, Gilton and Mercado discovered that she was turning tricks and that Sneed was her pimp, their attorneys said.

"They had gone out to local police agencies, agencies in Southern California - they had even tried talking to national organizations," said Eric Safire, Gilton's attorney. "Every place they turned to turned them away." L.A. shooting

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gangmember; honotthewriter; parents; pimp; prostitution
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1 posted on 06/14/2012 7:17:35 AM PDT by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp.


2 posted on 06/14/2012 7:18:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: doug from upland

Sad, hope they don’t get convicted for anything except cleaning up the streets.


3 posted on 06/14/2012 7:20:04 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: doug from upland

Let em walk, they did society a favor.


4 posted on 06/14/2012 7:20:12 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: doug from upland

Dang - pimping out a 17 year old and nobody they went to could do anything for them? Like arrest the guy? Or the girl? Or the johns? A known gang member with an underage prostitute and they wouldn’t return the girl to her parents?

WTH?


5 posted on 06/14/2012 7:22:47 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: doug from upland

Shouldn’t stories about pimps be posted in bloggers?

So as to be among friends, so to speak...


6 posted on 06/14/2012 7:23:27 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: allmendream
Dang - pimping out a 17 year old and nobody they went to could do anything for them? Like arrest the guy? Or the girl? Or the johns? A known gang member with an underage prostitute and they wouldn’t return the girl to her parents?

I don't think I could convict them of doing anything wrong.

7 posted on 06/14/2012 7:24:34 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: doug from upland

They finally got the police to pay attention. Rescue their daughter from a pimp? Not a police issue. Prosecute after the parents solve the problem? The police are right there.


8 posted on 06/14/2012 7:24:34 AM PDT by Pollster1 (A boy becomes a man when a man is needed - John Steinbeck)
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To: doug from upland

—”The motive is all they (prosecutors) have, as far as we’re concerned,” said Tony Tamburello, Mercado’s attorney. “This would not be the first time the police and prosecutors got it wrong.”—

It seems that may be true, however:

—”San Francisco police have thoroughly investigated this case, and the investigation is not limited to San Francisco,” he said. “We would not charge a case unless we had a good-faith basis that we could prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.”—

Reading that, the Zimmerman case comes to mind. i.e. Yeah, sure... ;-)


9 posted on 06/14/2012 7:25:04 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: dfwgator

Pimpin’ ain’t easy (as the saying goes).


10 posted on 06/14/2012 7:28:16 AM PDT by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: doug from upland

The spirit of Paul Kelsey lives!


11 posted on 06/14/2012 7:28:20 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: Pollster1
Prosecute after the parents solve the problem? The police are right there.

Shoot, bury, and keep your mouth shut.

12 posted on 06/14/2012 7:30:28 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Pollster1

Its less dangerous to arrest the parents than a gang member.


13 posted on 06/14/2012 7:31:04 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: dfwgator; John Semmens

BREAKING NEWS June 14, 2012: The White House today announces the newly-created office of Pimp Bailout Czar.

White House spokesman Jay Carney told the White House press corps: “While President Obama knows the private sector is doing just fine, pimps are being especially hard-hit during these difficult economic times. The Pimp Bailout Czar will distribute $535 million dollars, because after all, Obama inherited this problem from the previous administration”.

News anchors from MSNBC, CBS, ABC and CNN called the President’s plan “brilliant”. Pundit Chris Matthews reported he felt another thrill run up his leg and intended to dine this evening using his Obama Collector Plates purchased at a local swap meet.


14 posted on 06/14/2012 7:36:21 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

soak body with water, cover body with lots of lye before covering with dirt.....


15 posted on 06/14/2012 7:37:44 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: doug from upland

Judge: “Did you shoot him in the Bayview Section?”

Defendant”: “Only because he turned around so quickly”


16 posted on 06/14/2012 7:38:46 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.

They tried to get her back by asking cops for help. What were they supposed to do? Let her go? I say give them a medal.


17 posted on 06/14/2012 7:40:49 AM PDT by Brownie63
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To: doug from upland

give them double the bounty for gang bangers. The punk was a GB and a pimp. The cops will never do it. Time for people to start cleaning up their own streets and neighborhoods.


18 posted on 06/14/2012 7:44:40 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Brownie63

Actually, I was recycling an old joke.

Judge: “Were you hit in the fracas?”

Witness: “Well, not perzackly in the fracas, but about halfway between the navel and the fracas.”


19 posted on 06/14/2012 7:45:15 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: doug from upland

When do the pimp protection protests begin?


20 posted on 06/14/2012 7:46:02 AM PDT by Boston Blackie
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To: doug from upland

Seems like they their daughter and society a big favor. They should not be charged at all. If charged I hope they are found not guilty.


21 posted on 06/14/2012 7:47:18 AM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: driftdiver
Its less dangerous to arrest the parents than a gang member.

I would not be surprised if the gang told the cops to handle this or there would be trouble.

22 posted on 06/14/2012 7:47:50 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: doug from upland
Vigilantism is exactly what you get when the State fails to uphold its responsibilities as an effective governing authority, ergo, this is the natural and predictable end result of a failed state.
23 posted on 06/14/2012 7:50:22 AM PDT by SpaceBar (WW)
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To: driftdiver
Its less dangerous to arrest the parents than a gang member.

We have a winner!
24 posted on 06/14/2012 7:51:28 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: doug from upland
As a father of an 18-yr old daughter, I gotta say, under the same circumstances, I would probably do the same thing.

But if these folks get convicted, the sentence for the murder should be more like community service, not hard time.

Hey, they already demonstrated they are good at community service, by taking this gang member off the streets.

25 posted on 06/14/2012 7:52:46 AM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: doug from upland

First they came for the pimps but I did not speak out because I was not a pimp. Then they....


26 posted on 06/14/2012 7:55:27 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: doug from upland

I want pics of all


27 posted on 06/14/2012 8:00:54 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: allmendream

I agree. Even if the girl was willing, she was still under age and law enforcement has a responsibility to help. Evidently in the Bay area if it’s “just sex” the law doesn’t apply to anybody doing anything. Such a liberated world we live in.


28 posted on 06/14/2012 8:01:10 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: dayglored

My daughter is 14, ther would be blood in the street. At 17 this sounds like kidnapping. The police turn a blind eye - all bets are off.


29 posted on 06/14/2012 8:02:22 AM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: Brownie63

what I read is she went over to another pimp, then she killed original pimp while he was asleep in a hotel room. It is not to say the guy wasn’t a complete evil reprobate who derserved to die, just how she did it was a little cold.


30 posted on 06/14/2012 8:03:05 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: F15Eagle
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31 posted on 06/14/2012 8:03:40 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Brownie63
They tried to get her back by asking cops for help. What were they supposed to do? Let her go? I say give them a medal.

The only question, and I grant that it is an unsettling one, is did they really get her back?

32 posted on 06/14/2012 8:08:32 AM PDT by Erasmus (BHO: New supreme leader of the homey rollin' empire.)
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To: doug from upland

Several elements of this story are unintentionally funny.

Calvin Sneed? Cranston Snord? Lamont Shadowskeedeeboomboom?

Nutty Block Crip street gang? Wasn’t the Nutty Block Crisp one of Willy Wonka’s candies? Or is it more a granola bar?

Gilton, 38, and Mercado, 37...lifelong San Francisco residents who have been *dating* since their teens...and live with their three other children...


33 posted on 06/14/2012 8:11:01 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: humblegunner

What do you have against bloggers? I have a blog (I don’t post it here but I have one). Some blogs are actually very good.


34 posted on 06/14/2012 8:14:00 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: yldstrk; Brownie63

Retribution is always best served cold.


35 posted on 06/14/2012 8:20:57 AM PDT by Ratman83
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=== Gilton, a former high school basketball star, was convicted in 1995 of drug dealing and possession. He and Mercado face charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and one count of discharging a firearm at an occupied vehicle. Gilton was also charged with possession of a firearm as a felon. ===


36 posted on 06/14/2012 8:27:04 AM PDT by doug from upland (Just in case, it has been reserved: www.TheBitchIsBack2012.com)
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To: doug from upland

Reminds me of the film “Taken”.


37 posted on 06/14/2012 8:34:17 AM PDT by PT57A
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To: dfwgator

Too hard for Eric Holder to be keepin’ all his hos in line.


38 posted on 06/14/2012 8:35:13 AM PDT by PT57A
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To: doug from upland

One of my worst nightmares as a parent - Failing to be able to help my child who desperately needs help.

Sad.


39 posted on 06/14/2012 8:45:48 AM PDT by SengirV
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To: doug from upland

They should have chased him into Texas.


40 posted on 06/14/2012 8:46:40 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: SpaceBar
Vigilantism is exactly what you get when the State fails to uphold its responsibilities as an effective governing authority, ergo, this is the natural and predictable end result of a failed state. "

exactly. If there isn't more to this story then we are in trouble

41 posted on 06/14/2012 8:47:17 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: JaguarXKE; humblegunner

Maybe you miss understood what humblegunner was saying. Blogs are perfect medium to expose pimps.


42 posted on 06/14/2012 8:53:00 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Steve Van Doorn

No I understand perfectly.


43 posted on 06/14/2012 9:19:45 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: doug from upland

Reminds me of the George C. Scott movie “Hardcore”, where he played a father trying to rescue his daughter from a similar situation.


44 posted on 06/14/2012 9:39:17 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: doug from upland

I say erect a statue and throw a ticker tape parade for ‘em...They killed another BLACK criminal and saved the taxpayer’s money...Best story I’ve read all week....LOVE IT!! Always love it when BLACK CRIMINALS die brutal deaths.


45 posted on 06/14/2012 9:49:20 AM PDT by az.b1bbomberfxr
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To: doug from upland
On June 4, Sneed was in San Francisco, driving his Toyota Camry at Meade and LeConte avenues at 2 a.m., when someone - prosecutors say it was Gilton - shot him with a .40-caliber handgun. Sneed crashed into a parked car and died a short time later at San Francisco General Hospital.

Sneed was a victim of a drive-by shooting in South Los Angeles last year, according to Los Angeles police. An appeal filed in a murder case involving a friend of his said that both the friend and Sneed were members of the Nutty Block Crip street gang.

It seems to me that Mr. Sneed died as a consequence of his occupation. Insulators die of silicosis, he died of lead poisoning.

46 posted on 06/14/2012 9:49:37 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: JaguarXKE; humblegunner
"I have a blog (I don’t post it here but I have one). Some blogs are actually very good."

I have no doubt that your blog is the exception that proves the rule.
47 posted on 06/14/2012 10:43:57 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: humblegunner
Shouldn’t stories about pimps be posted in bloggers? So as to be among friends, so to speak...

LOL!!

48 posted on 06/14/2012 11:38:42 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: doug from upland

I’ll take a jury trial for a thousand Alex.


49 posted on 06/14/2012 12:18:39 PM PDT by krogers58
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To: 17th Miss Regt
Shoot, bury, and keep your mouth shut.

I disagree... For a pimp, shoot, cut off penis and insert it in the departed's mouth, and dump the body on the streets he frequented.

Mark

50 posted on 06/14/2012 2:40:03 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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