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Posted on 09/26/2013 7:40:19 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
Nine Alleged Members of Hobos Street Gang Indicted in RICO Conspiracy for Murders and Other Violent, Drug-Related Crimes
CHICAGONine defendants who allegedly directed or participated in a violent, drug trafficking street gang known as the Hobos were charged today in a federal racketeering conspiracy (RICO) indictment with engaging in murders, attempted murders, robberies, and narcotics distribution. The five-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury alleges five murders, solicitation of a sixth murder, four attempted murders, three robberies, and the operation of drug spots and drug lines on the citys south side among a pattern of criminal activity between 2004 and 2009.
Four of the defendants are charged with personally shooting to death five victims between 2006 and 2009, including one victim who was allegedly killed because he was cooperating with law enforcement.
The indictment charges that the Hobos Enterprise allegedly used violence to enrich its members and their associates; to promote and enhance the criminal enterprise; to preserve and protect its power, territory, operations, and proceeds; to keep victims and witnesses in fear; and to prevent law enforcement from detecting its crimes.
The indictment portrays a gang with virtually no restraint on its ruthless use of violence to further its goals, said Gary S. Shapiro, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. The gangs alleged murders, robberies, and drug dealing invited our employing the federal racketeering laws to prosecute the full scope of their crimes, some extending beyond the normal statute of limitations; and, if convicted, to bring the most severe federal sentences to bear for the terror that plagued the blocks and street corners they allegedly controlled. The investigation is continuing, Mr. Shapiro added.
(Excerpt) Read more at fbi.gov ...
Gang members are put on a 'hard candy' list by other gang members which means they are targeted for death
Authorities seized 22 pounds of methamphetamine, 1 1/2 pounds of heroin, 3 pounds of cocaine, and made 67 undercover weapon purchases as part of the investigation
By Associated Press PUBLISHED: 17:31 EST, 24 September 2013 | UPDATED: 07:59 EST, 25 September 2013
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Hobos? Surely they were unarmed because it’s against the law to have a fire arm in Chicago, and they wouldn’t break that law now, would they.
I wonder if they are Obama's sons?
conspiracy to commit murder?
did someone say ... Benghazi ?
Finally. I don’t much like the RICO legislation, but if there was ever a group that should be targeted with it, it’s these street gangs.
A new law is needed that, once convicted of said crimes, these street gangs are hanged in public. Might be a good place to sell admission tickers as there would a lot who like to see this scum removed from society permanently instead of being housed forever.