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  • Shootout at West Toledo bar spurs fears of criminal bravado (must see video)

    10/11/2009 11:42:30 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 81 replies · 3,453+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | 10/11/09 | JC REINDL
    A late-night disagreement between two men in a bar becomes a stare-down. One side throws fists, and a brief brawl breaks out. Customers scatter. Tables are overturned. Friends on the sidelines straighten their postures and walk tough. Others grab their coats and head for the door. Some physical commotion is not uncommon at evening establishments where alcohol is served. But it's what happened next on Thursday evening inside the Route 66 Kitchen in West Toledo that has unsettled some Toledoans. With surveillance cameras rolling, several figures pulled out handguns and engaged in a shootout that raged inside and outside the...
  • Three Gang Members Plead Guilty to Murder and Drug Conspiracy Charges; Two Others...

    10/03/2009 8:51:27 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 1,805+ views
    US DOJ.gov/opa - Press Release ^ | October 2, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, October 2, 2009 Three Gang Members Plead Guilty to Murder and Drug Conspiracy Charges; Two Others Sentenced on Drug Charges Three members of the violent gang known as the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (ALKQN) pleaded guilty today to charges related to their participation in a drive-by shooting and a drug conspiracy, and two other members were sentenced for their roles in a drug conspiracy. Robert Allen Ramirez, aka "Nesyo," 27, of Big Spring, Texas; Eduardo Daniel Mares, aka "Pitt," 21,...
  • Teens Charged in Videotaped Beating Death of Honor Student

    09/29/2009 11:06:23 AM PDT · by HIDEK6 · 29 replies · 1,683+ views
    FOX 8 ^ | September 29, 2009 | KTLA News
    CHICAGO -- Prosecutors have charged four teenagers with first-degree murder in the beating death of a student who was walking home from school. Family members believe the victim, 16-year-old Derrion Albert, was fatally beaten Thursday for refusing to join a gang. Charged with first-degree murder are Silvonus Shannon, 19, Eugene Riley, 18, Eric Carson, 16, and Eugene Bailey, 18, according to the Cook County state attorney's office. Shannon, Riley and Carson were ordered held without bond Monday. Bailey was due in bond court Tuesday. Chicago police said they were looking for at least three more suspects, but would not discuss...
  • Gang Rape Victim's Recantation Leads To Release Of 4 Accused Men

    09/17/2009 3:53:32 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 40 replies · 2,147+ views
    All Headline News ^ | September 17, 2009 | Windsor Genova
    New York, NY (AHN) - Four young men accused of gang-raping a Hofstra University freshman in a dorm toilet have been released from jail after their alleged victim recanted her charges against them. Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice told reporters at a news conference Thursday that the 16-year-old student withdrew her story after a lengthy interview with prosecutors late Wednesday. A lawyer of one of the accused also said the accuser's description of the alleged gang rape does not match with the scene shown on a short cell phone video of the incident taken by a fifth man she...
  • ICE works with local law enforcement to arrest 23 gang members

    09/15/2009 12:58:32 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 1,381+ views
    ICE.gov - News Release ^ | September 11, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: September 11, 2009 ICE works with local law enforcement to arrest 23 gang members BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Twenty men, two women and one juvenile with ties to the violent gangs Sureno-13, La Quemada, MS 13, Brown Pride 13, Southside Locotes, Lejion Negra (Mexico) and Judas 13 (Mexico) are facing deportation following a four-day enforcement operation involving U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and several local law enforcement agencies. The arrests were made as part of an ongoing initiative by ICE's National Gang Unit dubbed Operation Community Shield. As part of the initiative, ICE...
  • Soldier accused of being hit man for cartel (hint: Not Swedish)

    08/11/2009 1:48:01 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 5 replies · 484+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 08/11/09 | Staff
    CNN) -- A U.S. soldier arrested in connection with the killing of a Mexican drug cartel member in El Paso, Texas, allegedly worked as a hit man, court records show. Michael Jackson Apodaca, 18, a soldier based at Fort Bliss, was one of three men arrested Monday in connection with the shooting death of the mid-level drug cartel member, who also worked as a drug informant for the United States, according to a complaint affidavit and local reports. Police identified the other suspects as Ruben Rodriguez Dorado, 30, and Christopher Andrew Duran, 17. The three men each face one count...
  • MS-13 SMUGGLES THOUSANDS OF MUSLIM TERRORISTS INTO U.S.

    08/01/2009 11:37:30 AM PDT · by Psion · 58 replies · 7,979+ views
    Last Crusade ^ | Aug. 01, 2009 | Dr.Paul L. Williams, Ph.D.
    More than Mexicans Crossing the Border byPaul L. Williams, Ph.D.thelastcrusade.org [caption id="attachment_887" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="MS-13 Member with Arabic tatoos (Police Photograph)"][/caption] Al Qaeda and the Latino Gang-Bangers The situation at the border now poses a grave threat to national security. Agent Mike Scioli of the U.S. Border Patrol confirms that the Tucson sector of the Border Patrol is facing a worsening problem with Mara Salvatrucha, a Salvadoran street gang that now controls the flow of arms, drugs, and illegal aliens into the U.S. Two members of the violent gang were collared last week in Tucson and Nogales. Twenty have...
  • A Chilling Look at Central American Gangs and Why They Are a Threat

    07/07/2009 9:57:36 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 1,713+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org ^ | July 7, 2009 10:55 AM | By Douglas Farah
    For those interested in exploring one of the greatest internal and transnational threats to the United States, there is a new book out today by Samuel Logan, This is For the Mara Salvatrucha: Inside the MS-13, America's Most Violent Gang. The book traces the history of Brenda Paz, a young Honduran who joins MS-13 and eventually becomes the most effective police witness against the organization, before she was killed. But besides the individual story, the book shows just how powerful and ruthless the MS-13 has become. Given that it now has chapters in thousands of cities across the United States,...
  • Wife of Gang Leader Pleads Guilty to Narcotics Charges

    06/15/2009 4:17:02 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 1,167+ views
    US DOJ.gov/opa - Press Release ^ | June 15, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Wife of Gang Leader Pleads Guilty to Narcotics Charges On the day her trial was to begin in U.S. District Court in Lubbock, Texas, Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (ALKQN) member Marie Chavez, aka "Shorty," the wife of an alleged ALKQN leader Jose Nava, aka "Chino," pleaded guilty to a superseding indictment charging her and 16 co-defendants with various offenses related to alleged narcotics and weapons trafficking and violent activities. Specifically, Chavez, 28, of Lubbock, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute five kilograms...
  • Highlighting Recent FBI Gang Investigations

    06/04/2009 6:55:11 PM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 1,023+ views
    FBI.GOV - Press Release ^ | June 4, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Highlighting Recent FBI Gang Investigations The U.S. is seeing a rise in gang membership across the country and as membership spreads from urban to suburban areas, so does the associated criminal activity. Gangs are involved not only in auto theft, assault, home invasions, armed robbery, and extortion, but also in fraud, identity theft, drug trafficking, weapons trafficking, alien smuggling, and murder. “As our communities are exposed to higher levels of crime and violence, the FBI, along with local, state, and federal partners, are responding with an even greater measure of significant law enforcement...
  • Charges Against Black Panthers Dropped by Obama....They are just cats right?

    05/29/2009 4:59:28 AM PDT · by faced · 167 replies · 10,991+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/29/09 | Ericw Shaw
    Facefwd.com <> The charges stemmed from an incident at a Philadelphia polling place on Election Day when three members of the party were accused of trying to threaten voters and block poll and campaign workers by the threat of force - one even brandishing what prosecutors call a deadly weapon. The three black panthers, Minister King Samir Shabazz, Malik Zulu Shabazz and Jerry Jackson were charged in a civil complaint in the last days of the Bush administration with violating the voter rights act by using coercion, threats and intimidation. Shabazz allegedly held a nightstick or baton that prosecutors said...
  • Down Below Gang Member Sentenced to 496 Months (CA)

    05/21/2009 5:18:22 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 2 replies · 460+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | May 21, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Northern District of California
    SAN FRANCISCO—Emile Fort was sentenced yesterday to 496 months in prison, five years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine to the Victim’s of Crime Fund, United States Attorney Joseph P. Russoniello announced. Yesterday’s sentence was the result of a plea agreement that was entered into by Fort and the United States on March 3, when Fort pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to conduct the affairs of a racketeering influenced corrupt organization in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1962(d). Fort, 28, admitted to being an associate of the Down Below Gang -...
  • Father of Gang-Tattooed Child Arrested (Held Down Own 7-Year-Old for Gang Tattoo)

    05/14/2009 4:51:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 1,624+ views
    NBC11 ^ | Thu, May 14, 2009 | Jessica Greene
    The law finally caught up with an alleged gang member who police say held down his 7-year-old son while a fellow gang-banger tattooed the boy's belly with the group's insignia. Police say 26-year-old Enrique Gonzales held down his 7-year-old son while another gang member tattoed the group's insignia on his belly. Fresno cops arrested Enrique Gonzalez, 26, at hotel in the Sierra foothills and booked him for investigation of mayhem, child abuse, false imprisonment, battery, participating in a criminal street gang and committing a crime for the benefit of a gang, Police Chief Jerry Dyer said. Gonzales, a member of...
  • ICE arrests 17 in operation targeting transnational gang members

    04/30/2009 10:11:48 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 1,053+ views
    ICE.GOV - News Release ^ | April 30, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: ICE arrests 17 in operation targeting transnational gang members WICHITA, Kan. - Local U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, in close partnership with the Wichita Police Department, made nine arrests Wednesday during an operation targeting violent transnational street gangs and their illegal alien gang members and associates. Eight other arrests were also made during the operation's planning phase. This is the latest joint local action of an ongoing national ICE effort to target foreign-born gang members. These arrests were made under an ongoing national initiative of ICE's National Gang Unit called "Operation...
  • 11 arrested during ICE-led joint operation in Myrtle Beach, S.C.,targeting gangs

    04/20/2009 1:34:11 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 711+ views
    ICE.GOV - News Release ^ | April 17, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: 11 arrested during ICE-led joint operation in Myrtle Beach, S.C., targeting gangs Arrests include members and associates of 18th Street, Latin Kings, and Sur13 street gangs MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Nine foreign-born gang members and associates and two U.S. citizens with ties to local violent street gangs were arrested here Wednesday following U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)-led investigation. The operation, dubbed Community Shield, was a multi-agency effort spearheaded by ICE. Among the participating agencies were the Myrtle Beach Police Department's Gang Unit, 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit, Myrtle Beach Police Department's Street...
  • Gangs members are in Garfield County, not just ‘wannabes’

    04/18/2009 9:46:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies · 1,781+ views
    Citizen Telegram ^ | April 16, 2009 | MIKE McKIBBIN
    There are no gang “wannabes” in Garfield County, only gang “gonnabes,” said two sheriff’s deputies assigned to a recently formed anti-gang task force. Deputies J. Miller and J. McCune, who don’t use their real first names due to the potentially dangerous nature of their work, are members of the Threat Assessment Group, or TAG, in the sheriff’s department. The group was formed after jail staff noticed an increase in gang members from California and elsewhere among the inmate population. “Then we found some of them were hanging out by some of the schools, just off school property, trying to recruit...
  • Man severely beaten at Federal Way transit center

    04/14/2009 7:02:42 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 17 replies · 1,033+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | April 9,2009 | Seattle Times
    FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — Police are checking surveillance video as they try to identify people who beat a man at the Federal Way Transit Center. The 32-year-old Kent man was waiting for a bus Tuesday night when he asked another man to quiet down. The Kent man was knocked down and beaten. He was treated for a broken jaw and other facial bones at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
  • Man badly beaten by youths in altercation at FWay transit center

    04/09/2009 9:49:09 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 66 replies · 3,552+ views
    A group of young men severely beat a Kent man late Tuesday at the Federal Way Transit Center after he told one of them to lower his voice, police said Wednesday. The Kent man, 32, was waiting for a bus about 11 p.m. when he asked a loud youth to quiet down, police said. In response, several males in their teens or early 20s walked up to the man and one hit him in the face. The two began to fight and others in the group joined in. After the Kent man was knocked to the ground, the attackers ran...
  • DEA Task Force Targets Lancaster Street Gang

    04/14/2009 2:26:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 1,075+ views
    US DOJ.GOV - DEA - News Release ^ | April 9, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: DEA Task Force Targets Lancaster Street Gang APR 09 -- (LOS ANGELES) – On April 8, 2009, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Timothy J. Landrum, U.S. Attorney Thomas P. O’Brien and Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca announced the culmination of a 12-month investigation targeting the drug trafficking activities of the Lancas 13 street gang. The Lancas 13 street gang is responsible for distributing methamphetamine, cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana throughout the Lancaster and Palmdale areas, and as far away as Ohio. This joint investigation has resulted in 97 arrests,...
  • GANG MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO BEING A FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM

    04/14/2009 2:04:26 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 645+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 10, 2009 GANG MEMBER PLEADS GUILTY TO BEING A FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM Defendant Appears in Internet Video Holding Gun and Making Threats Against Rival Gang Members ERIC CHARLES SANFORD, 21, of Seattle, Washington, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to being a felon in possession of a firearm. SANFORD was arrested on November 15, 2008, following a traffic stop in central Seattle. SANFORD was a passenger in a car that was stopped for traffic violations. SANFORD was ordered out of the car for...
  • MS-13 Leader Sentenced to 120 Months for Conspiracy to Commit Murder in Aid of Racketeering

    04/10/2009 1:36:29 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 1,179+ views
    ALEXANDRIA, VA—Erick Turcios-Lazo, also known as “Scorpion,” age 22, was sentenced today to 120 months in prison to be followed by 3 years of supervised release. Turcios-Lazo was found guilty on Jan. 22, 2009. Dana J. Boente, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and Joseph Persichini, Jr., Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema. Turcios-Lazo was indicted on Sept. 18, 2008, by a federal grand jury on conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering charges. The jury trial began...
  • Warden Message: Guatemala City Violent Incidents

    03/26/2009 10:56:14 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 650+ views
    OSAC.gov ^ | March 24, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: https://www.osac.gov/Reports/report.cfm?contentID=99242 YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report Warden Message: Guatemala City Violent Incidents CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS Americas - Guatemala 24 Mar 2009 Printer Friendly Email Article RELATED REPORTS 9 Mar 2009 WARDEN MESSAGE: GUATEMALA PASSENGER BUS CRIMES 20 Jan 2009 WARDEN MESSAGE: GUATEMALA SAFETY REMINDER; RECENT SPATE OF INCIDENTS 8 Dec 2008 WARDEN MESSAGE: GUATEMALA CITY HUMAN RIGHTS MARCH, DECEMBER 9 25 Nov 2008 WARDEN MESSAGE: GUATEMALA INCREASED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY U.S. Embassy Guatemala City issued the following Warden Message on March 24: The U.S. Embassy has received...
  • Mexico's drug lords look south to Peru

    03/26/2009 10:37:31 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 442+ views
    latimes.com ^ | March 25, 2009 | Chris Kraul
    A recent surge in arrests and cocaine seizures in Peru points to an increased presence of Mexican drug cartels, counter-narcotics officials say. The cartels have also contributed to more drug-related violence in Peruvian cities, ports and in remote valleys in this Andean country where coca, cocaine's base material, is grown, the officials say. Peruvian claims of Mexican cartels expanding echo those by officials in other Latin American countries, from Honduras to Argentina, where Mexican gangs have supplanted once-powerful Colombian cartels as kings of the illicit-drug underworld. .... That Mexican drug lords are sending emissaries here is no surprise to Hidalgo...
  • Gang of Juvenile Dinosaurs Discovered

    03/24/2009 11:20:12 AM PDT · by Soothesayer · 28 replies · 782+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | Robin Lloyd
    Three juvenile Triceratops, a species thought to be solitary, died together in a flood and now have been found in a 66 million-year-old bone bed in Montana, lending more evidence to the idea that teen dinosaurs were gregarious gangsters. Triceratops were ceratopsids, herbivorous dinosaurs that lived until the the very end of the Cretaceous Period. They have been found in enormous bone beds of multiple individuals, but all known Triceratops fossils up to now have been solitary individuals. In fact, Triceratops is one of the best-known of all dinosaurs, with more than 50 total specimens discovered, so it looked pretty...
  • MS-13 Member Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Involvement in Rico Conspiracy

    03/23/2009 10:57:14 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 1,540+ views
    US DOJ.gov/opa - Press Release ^ | March 23, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2009/March/09-crm-260.html MS-13 Member Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Involvement in Rico Conspiracy WASHINGTON – A member of La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, was sentenced today to 25 years in prison and five years of supervised release for his participation in a racketeering enterprise, Acting Assistant Attorney General Rita M. Glavin of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Edward M. Yarbrough of the Middle District of Tennessee announced. Manuel Marquez, a/k/a "Morro," was sentenced in Nashville, Tenn., by Chief Judge Todd J. Campbell of the Middle District of Tennessee. At his plea...
  • Five Members Alleged to Have Committed Gang-Related Murders in Big Spring,Texas

    02/27/2009 4:07:27 PM PST · by Cindy · 19 replies · 1,802+ views
    US DOJ.gov/opa ^ | February 26, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2009/February/09-crm-176.html 17 Members and Associates of Violent Gang Indicted Five Members Alleged to Have Committed Gang-Related Murders in Big Spring, Texas WASHINGTON – A federal grand jury in Lubbock, Texas, has charged 17 members and associates of the violent gang known as the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (ALKQN) with various charges related to their alleged narcotics and weapons trafficking violations, a well as a variety of alleged violent crimes throughout Texas, Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division Rita M. Glavin and Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of...
  • 10 gang members arrested following ICE-led operation in Charlotte

    02/20/2009 1:29:48 AM PST · by Cindy · 22 replies · 843+ views
    ICE.gov ^ | February 19, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.ice.gov/pi/nr/0902/090219charlotte.htm February 19, 2009 10 gang members arrested following ICE-led operation in Charlotte Arrests include members of MS-13, Surenos, Brown Pride, SUR-13 and Latin Kings CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Ten foreign-born gang members with ties to local violent street gangs were arrested here yesterday following a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) led operation. The operation, dubbed Community Shield, was a multi-agency effort spearheaded by ICE. Among the participating agencies were the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD); the United States Marshals Service and the North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety's Alcohol Law unit (NC-ALE)....
  • 3 Teens Arrested In Attack On Fullerton Minister

    02/15/2009 4:15:39 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies · 976+ views
    cbs2 ^ | Feb 15, 2009 3:30 pm US/Pacific
    Fullerton police have arrested three boys suspected of attacking a minister and his family as they were driving to his church. The suspects were arrested shortly after the Friday night attack on Willie Holmes, president and founder of International Nondenominational Assemblies, but their arrests weren't revealed until Sunday. Each of the boys was booked on suspicion of felony vandalism, assault with a deadly weapon and being a gang member. Their names were withheld because of the their ages. Holmes had said a group of youths stepped in front of his car Friday night and began throwing rocks, bricks and bottles....
  • Mexican Mafia gang members arrested in San Diego

    02/13/2009 7:43:35 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 1,296+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 2/13/09 | Angelica Martinez
    More than a dozen gang members connected to the Mexican Mafia prison gang were arrested early Friday and accused of attempted murder, kidnapping and drug trafficking in San Diego County, authorities said. Officials have charged 40 people – 17 of whom were arrested early Friday – in connection with the nearly year long investigation, dubbed “Operation Keys to the City”, that targeted the notorious prison gang, officials said at an afternoon news conference downtown. Two criminal complaints charge 36 defendants with federal racketeering, firearm offenses and drug trafficking violations. U.S. Attorney General Karen Hewitt described the Mexican Mafia and its...
  • Mexican gang violence kills 21

    02/11/2009 12:52:31 PM PST · by AuntB · 8 replies · 1,701+ views
    TheWest.com ^ | Feb. 11, 2009 | TheWest.com
    A drug gang kidnapped and killed six people near a town in the US-Mexican border region, prompting a series of gunbattles with soldiers that left 15 others dead. The violence on Tuesday started when gunmen kidnapped nine alleged members of a rival drug gang in Villa Ahumada and later executed six of them along the PanAmerican highway outside of the town, 130km south of Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso, Texas, said Enrique Torres, spokesman for a joint military-police operation in Chihuahua State. Assailants later released three of the men, although their whereabouts was not immediately known, Torres...
  • Mexico drug gangs threaten cops on radio, kill them

    02/07/2009 4:23:45 PM PST · by restornu · 50 replies · 2,005+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Feb 6, 2009 2: | By Lizbeth Diaz
    TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexican drug gangs near the U.S. border are breaking into police radio frequencies to issue chilling death threats to cops which they then carry out, demoralizing security forces in a worsening drug war. "You're next, bastard ... We're going to get you," an unidentified drug gang member said over the police radio in the city of Tijuana after naming a policeman. The man also threatened a second cop by name and played foot-stomping "narcocorrido" music, popular with drug cartels, over the airwaves. "No one can help them," an officer named Jorge said of his threatened colleagues...
  • Member of notorious Central American gang caught by Border Patrol (MS-13, previously deported)

    02/03/2009 5:27:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 817+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 2/3/09 | SD U-T
    SAN DIEGO – A member of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha street gang was caught among a group of illegal immigrants Monday by Border Patrol agents in rugged country near Jamul. Javier Cortez Majano, 23, was among a group of five people stopped about 6 a.m. about two miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, said Border Patrol spokesman Mark Endicott. A records check showed that Cortez, a Honduran national, was a member of the gang, also known as MS-13, and had a criminal history in Arkansas, Endicott said. Founded in Southern California by Salvadoran immigrants in the 1980s, Mara Salvatrucha has...
  • NATIONAL GANG THREAT ASSESSMENT 2009

    01/30/2009 3:17:31 PM PST · by Cindy · 2 replies · 447+ views
    NATIONAL GANG THREAT SUMMARY Gangs pose a serious threat to public safety in many communities throughout the United States. Gang members are increasingly migrating from urban to suburban areas and are responsible for a growing per- centage of crime and violence in many communities. Much gang-related criminal activity involves drug trafficking; however, gang members are increasingly engaging in alien and weapons trafficking. Additionally, a rising number of U.S.-based gangs are seemingly intent on developing working relationships with U.S.- and foreign-based drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) and other criminal organizations to gain direct access to foreign sources of illicit drugs.
  • Mexican Drug War Poses Major Threat to U.S.

    01/21/2009 2:32:33 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 4 replies · 399+ views
    The Epoch Times ^ | Jan 13, 2009 | Joshua Philipp
    The U.S. Department of Justice called the Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTO) the “greatest organized crime threat to the United States” in their 2009 National Drug Assessment report. Last year the Mexican drug cartels killed close to 5,700 people. A war has been raging along the Mexico-U.S. border as DTOs continue to fight for territory. The conflict between rival gangs leads to near daily discovery of bodies by Mexican authorities and open firefights between the gangs and the Mexican police and military are bringing chaos to border towns. The conflict has also crept its way the U.S. through the involvement...
  • MS-13 MEMBER SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS FOR RACKETEERING CONSPIRACY

    01/13/2009 9:32:51 PM PST · by Cindy · 25 replies · 891+ views
    Baltimore.FBI.gov ^ | January 12, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://baltimore.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel09/ba011209.htm MS-13 MEMBER SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS FOR RACKETEERING CONSPIRACY Participated in the Murders of Rival Gang Members Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Eris Marchante-Rivas, also known as Strayboy, age 24, of Hyattsville, Maryland, today to 30 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to conduct and participate in racketeering enterprise activities of MS-13, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and Acting Assistant Attorney General Matthew Friedrich of the Department of Justice Criminal Division. “We are working...
  • THE ROLE OF THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD WITH HAMAS AND IRAN

    01/08/2009 2:46:57 PM PST · by Cindy · 80 replies · 1,666+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org ^ | January 8, 2009, 01:02 pm | Douglas Farah
    SNIPPET: "The fundamental truth is that Hamas' road to Iran runs through the international Muslim Brotherhood, and has for two decades. What is often missing in the discussion of the Muslim Brotherhood is that Hamas, according to its own founding charter, is an integral and armed part of the Ikwhan, not separate from it."
  • Criminal gang takes over sex offender website

    01/08/2009 2:40:35 PM PST · by Bushwacker777 · 9 replies · 918+ views
    The Local ^ | January 6 | Peter Vinthagen Simpson
    "Criminal organization Original Gangsters (OG) has assumed control of a Swedish website that exposes the identity of sex offenders, Crime News reports. ... The gang has taken the step after the founders of the Kriminellt.com website, four concerned parents, approached them after receiving a series of threats. "We have families to think about and the threats have recently been getting a little close to home. Call us weak if you will but the family always comes first," explained the four founders in a statement on the site. OG leader Denho "Dano" Acar explained that the the gang "wanted to provide...
  • Tension mounts over gang rape

    01/04/2009 7:46:47 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 12 replies · 1,864+ views
    http://www.fijilive.com ^ | 01/03/2009 | www.fijilive.com
    Tension is mounting in a village in Macuata Province after more men were taken in for questioning for the alleged gang rape of a 12-year-old last week. Police spokesman Atunaisa Sokomuri confirmed that a team of police officers in Labasa had been mobilised and sent to Lutukina Village in Dreketi to hunt five other men who are believed to be in hiding. Six others are already in custody at the Labasa Police Station. “At this point in time we are trying to look for five other men who we believe also took part in the gang rape,” Sokomuri said. “Tension...
  • The "Z" is NOT for Zorro

    01/01/2009 10:48:24 PM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies · 682+ views
    THREATSWATCH.org ^ | December 30, 2008 at 6:28 AM | Jay Fraser
    The gruesome violence will not stop with the tolling of the New Year’s bells, nor will it stop at the U.S. border. Many have written about the nexus of crime and terrorism; the fact is that drug crime and terrorism, mixed in with a healthy dose of youth gangs lies in front of us. Ask local law enforcement officials, but don’t necessarily look for it to be reported in your local newspaper. You won’t find much either about the increase in home invasions. Earlier this month, the former girlfriend of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the Sinaloa cartel showed up dead,...
  • FBI says TV report endangered gang member[Mexican Mafia]

    12/04/2008 8:24:24 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies · 997+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 12/04/2008 | Guillermo Contreras
    A member of the Texas Mexican Mafia who admitted participating in two murders was moved from a federal jail for his own safety after a local television station erroneously reported that he was cooperating, authorities told a judge Wednesday. Ray Carrasco was moved last month after KENS-TV posted a video report on mySA.com that talked about his plea deal but wrongly said he was cooperating with law officers, an FBI agent and a prosecutor said at Carrasco's plea hearing. “I can and will tell you he is not cooperating. Period,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Joey Contreras told U.S. District Judge Orlando...
  • Prosecutors Seek Assets of LA Gang Members (to cripple their criminal enterprises)

    12/09/2008 4:17:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies · 773+ views
    Officer.com ^ | 12/09/08 | GREG RISLING
    Prosecutors Seek Assets of LA Gang MembersUpdated: December 9th, 2008 02:32 PM EDT By GREG RISLING Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles prosecutors on Monday filed the state's first lawsuit seeking to seize homes, businesses and other assets from known members of the city's largest gang to cripple their criminal enterprises. The lawsuit, filed against nine leaders of the 18th Street gang who are all serving prison time, is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation. It aims to reduce the wealth accumulated by gang leaders through illegal activities. "The days of allowing vicious...
  • Possible gang link probed in arrest of Nuñez's son (he brags that dad will get them off)

    12/03/2008 7:35:23 PM PST · by doug from upland · 21 replies · 897+ views
    L.A. TIMES, currently on deathwatch ^ | 12-3-08 | some guy about to be out of work
    Possible gang link probed in arrest of Nuñez's son The former Assembly speaker's son and three other suspects in a fatal stabbing in San Diego identified themselves as members of The Hazard Crew. Police say the group fits the definition of a criminal street gang. By Tony Perry and Patrick McGreevy 5:11 PM PST, December 3, 2008 Reporting from Sacramento and San Diego -- Esteban Nuñez, the son of former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez, and three other men arrested in a fatal stabbing of a college student in San Diego fit the definition of a criminal street gang, police...
  • Teen critical, four wounded in separate East Oakland shootings

    11/29/2008 2:37:46 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 23 replies · 1,310+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 11/28/2008 | Harry Harris
    OAKLAND — A 15-year-old gang associate was in critical condition Friday after he was wounded twice by his own gun during a struggle with a 32-year-old he pointed the weapon at, police said. The man, who police said was a former paratrooper in the Honduras army, was not hurt and waited for police to respond to where the confrontation happened. He gave a statement to investigators before he was arrested on suspicion of assault while the district attorney's office determines whether he acted in self-defense. Police would not release the name of the teen or the adult pending the district...
  • CA: Gang indictment accuses 29 of racketeering or violent crimes (MS-13 , Mara Salvatrucha)

    10/23/2008 6:10:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 494+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/23/08 | John Coté,Jaxon Van Derbeken
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal authorities in San Francisco unveiled an indictment today against 29 people allegedly tied to a street gang, accusing the group of engaging in murder, drug trafficking, witness tampering, car theft and extortion. Those indicted include alleged senior leaders in the San Francisco faction of the Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13 gang, which originated in Los Angeles, has ties to El Salvador and is renowned for its savage tactics, federal prosecutors said. Most recently, authorities say, members of San Francisco's 20th Street clique of the gang have been tied to at least five slayings in the city, including...
  • CA: Alleged members of violent gang arrested in Bay Area raids (MS-13)

    10/22/2008 9:58:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 522+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/22/08 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal immigration authorities raided more than a dozen locations in San Francisco, Richmond and South San Francisco today, arresting several alleged members of the notorious MS-13 street gang, authorities said. Authorities said the investigation targeted a San Francisco-based faction of the violent group, also known as Mara Salvatrucha, which started in Southern California with roots in El Salvador. "This is a major take-down," said Northern California U.S. Attorney Joe Russoniello, adding that the investigation dealt with alleged drug trafficking, gun running, terrorism and extortion activities of the group. He declined to provide further details about the raids....
  • ** Rally for Energy Freedom Day **

    09/15/2008 9:38:25 AM PDT · by Phil Kerpen · 1 replies · 101+ views
    ** RALLY FOR ENERGY FREEDOM DAY** ***WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2:30PM*** ***CANNON TERRACE*** Speakers: Sen. Jim DeMint Rep. Jeb Hensarling Rep. John Shadegg Republican Study Committee Members AFP President Tim Phillips ATR President Grover Norquist NTU Vice President Pete Sepp **Others to be announced** Please encourage your staff and members to attend so we can send a strong message to leadership on the Hill and to the media. The rally will make a powerful statement that compromises and half-measures are unacceptable with the clock ticking down to an outright victory for American consumers. It will also give us an opportunity to...
  • Firebombing planner draws 80-year term in resentencing

    08/22/2008 5:42:47 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 3 replies · 220+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | August 22, 2008 | Julie Bykowicz
    The man convicted of orchestrating the January 2005 firebombing of the Harwood Community Association president's home has continued to act as a Baltimore gang leader from his prison cell in Beaumont, Texas, a federal prosecutor said in a court hearing Friday. Terrence Smith, 28, returned to Baltimore to be resentenced after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled that U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz did not adequately explain why he exceeded federal sentencing guidelines in sending Smith to prison for 80 years. Friday, the judge again sentenced Smith to 80 years, calling him "a dangerous person."...
  • Drill Here, Drill Now- (Live Thread, Day XV)

    08/21/2008 5:03:26 AM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 37 replies · 323+ views
    8/21/08 | Sherri Reese
    Be sure to READ THIS!!Please continue prayers for Trueblackman  DON'T STOP FOLKS!!JUST SAY NO TO GANGS!!Congressman John R Carter of Texas says Gang of 10 a "Bad Deal"Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed a total lack of our "Establishment Media/Misinformation Socialist Monarchy" reporting on the price of gas and food for the past 2 weeks?New FTC Rule Could Apply To Pelosi After reading this post I decided to pull up her financial disclosure report and look for any other natural gas producers. On 11/8/07, she purchased between $250,001 and $500,000 of Quest Energy Partners, LP. (see pages 12...
  • Drill Here, Drill Now- (Live Thread, Day XIV)

    08/20/2008 6:08:12 AM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 57 replies · 335+ views
    8/20/08 | Sherri Reese
    Be sure to READ THIS!!Please continue prayers for Trueblackman  DON'T STOP FOLKS!!JUST SAY NO TO GANGS!!Congressman John R Carter of Texas says Gang of 10 a "Bad Deal"Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed a total lack of our "Establishment Media/Misinformation Socialist Monarchy" reporting on the price of gas and food for the past 2 weeks?New FTC Rule Could Apply To Pelosi After reading this post I decided to pull up her financial disclosure report and look for any other natural gas producers. On 11/8/07, she purchased between $250,001 and $500,000 of Quest Energy Partners, LP. (see pages 12...
  • Drill Here, Drill Now- (Live Thread, Day XIII)

    08/19/2008 6:04:39 AM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 50 replies · 407+ views
    8/19/08 | Sherri Reese
    Be sure to READ THIS!!Please continue prayers for TrueblackmanDON'T STOP FOLKS!!JUST SAY NO TO GANGS!!Congressman John R Carter of Texas says Gang of 10 a "Bad Deal"Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed a total lack of our "Establishment Media/Misinformation Socialist Monarchy" reporting on the price of gas and food for the past 2 weeks?New FTC Rule Could Apply To Pelosi After reading this post I decided to pull up her financial disclosure report and look for any other natural gas producers. On 11/8/07, she purchased between $250,001 and $500,000 of Quest Energy Partners, LP. (see pages 12...