Skip to comments.CA: Gang member arrested in killing of dad, 2 sons (MS-13, "nothing more than a soccer group")
Posted on 06/26/2008 12:12:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
San Francisco -- A member of a notoriously violent street gang was arrested and booked Wednesday on three counts of murder in the shootings of a San Francisco father and two sons in the city's Excelsior district that police believe stemmed from a minor traffic incident, authorities said.
Edwin Ramos, 21, of El Sobrante was arrested at 12:05 a.m. at his home on the 4300 block of Hilltop Drive in the Sunday slayings of Tony Bologna, 48, and his sons Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16, authorities said. At 5 p.m., he was booked on the murder charges.
Police recovered a machete, an assault pistol and knives at the time of the arrest, but they have not found the weapon used in the shooting.
At an evening news conference to announce the arrest, police said Ramos is a member of a violent street gang but would not specify which organization.
"I believe he is, I think he would admit that he is a gang member," said Inspector Brian Delahunty of the homicide detail. Police sources confirmed his membership in the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), which law enforcement officials consider one of the most dangerous street gangs in San Francisco and the country.
The jailed man has denied to police that he killed the Bolognas, authorities say.
He had a minor criminal record as a juvenile and was arrested in San Francisco a month ago on a weapons possession charge, but the case was dismissed after the district attorney's office found there was not enough evidence to tie him to the weapon, authorities said.
O'Sullivan said his client, who goes by the last name of Escobar, is a member of MS-13, an organization whose members contend is "nothing more than a soccer group."
(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...
The Bolognas were on Congdon Street in the Excelsior just after 3 p.m. Sunday, driving home from a barbecue in Fairfield, when they inadvertently blocked another car from completing a left turn onto Congdon from Maynard Street, police said.
The shooting occurred after the elder Bologna backed up and let the car by, police said.
Being as this occurred in SF, whoever the shooter is shouldn’t worry about getting the death penalty.
The SF DA, Kamela Harris, doesn’t support it and won’t prosecute a case asking for it, even when cops get mowed down by gang members with AK-47s.
Is that MSM code for "Scary Black Handgun"?
Then, harshly, the people who elected SF DA Kamela Harris, are getting exactly what they voted for so they should be perfectly happy.
It’s about time we took the Bloods, Crips and M-13 monsters when caught and tried them for DOMESTIC terrorism. That moves the cases to the U.S. District Court and carries the death penalty, IIRC. Then Kamela Harris can effin’ pound sand.
Killed for a traffic infraction. But this POS shouldn’t worry - all he has to do is tell the San Francisco jury how his family and society made him a victim.
Good catch. What the heck is an “assault pistol”???
Prayers for the Bolonga family. This is absolutely shocking.
It has tracks, turbine engine, and reactive armor. Looks like an Abrams but instead of a 120mm, it just has a 9mm./s
Most likely a TEC-9 at least thats what the local media has referred to in the past as in the 101 California shooting.
Probably something big, black, and scary-looking (but a piece of crap) like a Tec-9 or MAC-10.
If he had a minor juvenile record the police would know if he is associated with a particular gang.
Remember the code of the Sicilian Mafia, where civilians weren't targeted? We were better off with them than with inner-city gangs.
In fact, I wish we could contract with them to eradicate MS-13 and other vermin. In my fondest dreams I picture vast expanses of underwater "gardens" of gangster punks in concrete overshoes up and down the continental shelf off both coastlines.
Uh huh. He is a fine, soft-spoken, courteous young man who unfortunately acted completely out of character while on his way to a friendly soccer match with his team, MS-13.
Gotta love defense lawyers...
It's....it's...you know, ahhhh, the kind that fires ahhhh, like bullets, man.
And Bonnie & Clyde were 'honest citizens driving around the USA.'
O'Sullivan, a soccer group? How do you keep from laughing?
I heard this lawyer character on the radio, so I don’t know if he kept a straight face when talking about the “Soccer Club”.
Here's a scary black handgun!
And San Fran is a sanctuary city. Their mayor welcomed all the illegal aliens. Stupid people.
If politicians had any stones at all, they'd withhold federal funds from any city that deliberately failed to uphold the law. But such a politician is very much a rara avis today.
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