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DA: Evidence points to revenge killing of pimp (SF Cal)
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 6, 2012 | Vivian Ho

Posted on 07/06/2012 5:18:26 PM PDT by Navy Patriot

The parents of a 17-year-old girl they say was coerced into prostitution knew that her pimp was in San Francisco but chose to take the law into their own hands rather than call police, a prosecutor said Friday.

New evidence in the case in which the girl's mother, father and two other men are charged with murdering 22-year-old Calvin Sneed of Compton shows that the June 4 shooting was more a revenge slaying than an effort to protect a young girl, said District Attorney George Gascón.

"I think when you look at the level of premeditation that went on, the planning that took place, the fact that other people were brought into this event, I think the evidence overwhelmingly supports the argument that this was not just a crime of passion," Gascón said. "This was really a conspiracy to commit murder."

Defense attorneys claim the girl's father, Barry Gilton, 38, and mother, Lupe Mercado, 37, vainly tried everything in their power to get authorities to end Sneed's exploitation of their daughter in Southern California earlier this year.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anarchy; incompetence; pimp; police
Another case from San Francisco and Oakland lowering the DA (La Raza Gascon, former SF police chief) credibility to below zero, and confirming warm relations with the likes of triple murdering MS-13 member Edwin Ramos, and other gangs.
1 posted on 07/06/2012 5:18:34 PM PDT by Navy Patriot
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To: Navy Patriot

I’d still like to know on how they got caught.


2 posted on 07/06/2012 5:22:45 PM PDT by fini
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To: Navy Patriot

Nullify...


3 posted on 07/06/2012 5:27:38 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Navy Patriot

Good for the parents! Hope the corrupt system doesn’t railroad them.


4 posted on 07/06/2012 5:29:33 PM PDT by 'smith
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To: Navy Patriot

What was their crime?


5 posted on 07/06/2012 5:31:07 PM PDT by freedomrings69
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To: freedomrings69

Littering.


6 posted on 07/06/2012 5:34:10 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Navy Patriot

Compton’s in southern California, not the Bay Area.


7 posted on 07/06/2012 5:38:17 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: fini
I’d still like to know on how they got caught.

They actually did seek help from the police more than once, Gascon is lying through his teeth.

The cops blew 'em off.

When the pimp got dead, Gascon simply assumed they had shoved incompetence in his face instead of taking a knee with "thank you, may I have another sir?"

So he searched all the phone records. He has date, time, location and number called but no transcripts, so he made up the scenario to fit.

8 posted on 07/06/2012 5:39:13 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Navy Patriot
It's always fascinating to watch the officials of the law aggressively pursuing the investigation, trial and punishment of people who really did what the law should have done on its own. Calvin Sneed was a vicious predator and a disease of civilization. The law enforcement folks were apparently helpless to stop him. The true victim - the girl - was not protected - and it fell to the girl's parents to end this scum's career.

All the same, I know that they will be severely punished and those who are supposed to protect and serve us will be smugly proud to have put them away.

9 posted on 07/06/2012 5:40:43 PM PDT by Chainmail
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To: Navy Patriot

What I find amazing is that the feds just “happened” to be taping the area that they used to give the gun to the shooters. I guess Big Bother really is watching everywhere now days.

Also, I don’t buy into this whole thing, their daughter was free to leave anytime she wanted from the sounds of it in the article. Sounds like she liked to hang with thugs and one thing led to another (most likely a drug habit that had to be paid for) and she’s walking the streets. This is typical of “runaway” teens, they leave home for a reason and are not interested in returning as they develop a taste for the streets. My bet would be that she hooks up with yet another “pimp” fairly soon and tells her parents to F off.


10 posted on 07/06/2012 5:47:01 PM PDT by trapped_in_LA
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To: RightOnline
Compton’s in southern California, not the Bay Area

It certainly is, and the pimp was slightly injured in the So cal shooting (N Hollywood), and shot dead in SF.

11 posted on 07/06/2012 5:50:03 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: trapped_in_LA
I don’t buy into this whole thing, their daughter was free to leave anytime she wanted from the sounds of it in the article.

I don't know one way or the other, but I distrust reports in leftist MSM justifying pimping.

Because she was 17, it is irrelevant as well. The cops could easily arrest the pimp on that fact alone, but they didn't bother.

12 posted on 07/06/2012 5:59:32 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Chainmail

There you go with common sense, again.


13 posted on 07/06/2012 6:01:51 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: freedomrings69
What was their crime?

Rendering police and prosecutors irrelevant.

14 posted on 07/06/2012 6:03:23 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Navy Patriot

This pimp was also a gang leader. If I was on the jury, NOT GUILTY!


15 posted on 07/06/2012 7:13:42 PM PDT by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: trapped_in_LA
My bet would be that she hooks up with yet another “pimp” fairly soon and tells her parents to F off.

Since the parents are in jail, it is most likely now. Also the girl was 17 and underage. What would you have done if it was YOUR daughter? Thye cops and all other agencies they tried to get help from told them to pound sand.

16 posted on 07/06/2012 7:18:10 PM PDT by packrat35 (Admit it! We are almost ready to be called a police state!)
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To: Navy Patriot

The article says first they didn’t appeal to authorities, and later says they did repeatedly.

Earlier reports I read said they tried in vain to get police to help.

Sometimes, police force, if you won’t step in people take things into their own hands. The failure is YOURS.


17 posted on 07/06/2012 7:33:51 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: trapped_in_LA

“My bet would be that she hooks up with yet another “pimp” fairly soon and tells her parents to F off.”

My bet, too, but until she turns 18 it is up to the parents to protect her from ALL her idiot decisions.


18 posted on 07/06/2012 7:35:27 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Navy Patriot

I’m surprised that no one has noticed the ironic byline on the article.


19 posted on 07/06/2012 10:09:42 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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Earlier reports I read said they tried in vain to get police to help.

Sometimes, police force, if you won’t step in people take things into their own hands. The failure is YOURS.

Sort of reminds me of Obama and Holder prosecuting Arizona for taking the law into their own hands and doing the federal gubmint's job after they FAILED to do it themselves.

20 posted on 07/06/2012 10:15:58 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Navy Patriot

This is serious s**t! And a true tragedy!

A fine upstanding PIMP cut down in the prime of life!

Why... He could have been Obama’s SON, for crying out loud.

(That is, if the Pres had any cojones!)


21 posted on 07/06/2012 10:32:56 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Islam is a Hate Crime. (Blowback: Faithfully farting towards Mecca five times daily!))
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To: Navy Patriot

This is serious s**t! And a true tragedy!

A fine upstanding PIMP cut down in the prime of life!

Why... He could have been Obama’s SON, for crying out loud!


22 posted on 07/06/2012 10:34:17 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Islam is a Hate Crime. (Blowback: Faithfully farting towards Mecca five times daily!))
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To: Windflier
I’m surprised that no one has noticed the ironic byline on the article.

Yes, it can be read a few different ways.

The byline is, of course, from the Chronicle's editor, and the Chronicle being a MSM fishwrap to the left of Stalin's era Pravda, has chosen it to prejudice the public against the parents of the 17 year old girl.

There isn't a degenerate that they don't cherish in Sodom by the Sea.

Think of the headline: Parents accused of killing gangland pimp holding 17 year old daughter.

23 posted on 07/07/2012 8:21:24 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Navy Patriot

(pssst.....byline, not headline)


24 posted on 07/07/2012 10:40:46 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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