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  • 4 Indicted in Washington, D.C. for MS-13 Gang Activities

    09/21/2010 10:31:46 PM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies - News Release ^ | September 17, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: September 17, 2010 4 indicted in Washington, D.C. for MS-13 gang activities WASHINGTON - Three alleged members and associates of the MS-13 gang have been indicted for various violent crimes stemming from a home invasion last year in the District of Columbia in which several persons were held at gunpoint. A fourth alleged member has been indicted for subsequent efforts to threaten potential witnesses in the case. The indictment was returned Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and announced by Assistant Attorney General Lanny...
  • (Vanity) Curious here who watches "Gangland" on the History channel?

    09/17/2010 6:33:17 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 56 replies
    One of the best documentaries on television IMO. Everytime I watch, I feel a need to go out and buy ammo. Gangs are a cancer on this nation, and they are not taken seriously enough. IMO, even membership in a violent gang should warrant capitol punishment. This is a documentary everyone should see.
  • 72 bodies discovered in mass grave in Mexico’s drug-plaged north

    08/24/2010 11:00:49 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    BNO NEWS ^ | Aug. 25, 2010
    MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) – The bodies of at least 72 people were found in a mass grave near San Fernando, a town located in Mexico's Tamaulipas state, officials said. The alleged dumping ground for victims of the country's drug war was discovered after a man with a gunshot wound arrived at a military checkpoint asking for medical help, the Mexican Navy said in a statement. Army forces supported by air units went to the area where the man was attacked, sighting suspected drug hitmen who opened fire on the Marines. According to the Navy, in the clashes one soldier...
  • [Mexico:]2 bodies hung from bridge on road to Acapulco

    08/24/2010 3:01:33 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post/AP ^ | August 24, 2010 | SERGIO FLORES
    ACAPULCO, Mexico -- The dismembered bodies of two men were hung from a bridge Tuesday on a highway leading to Acapulco, the second such discovery in three days in a region where two drug lords are fighting for control of their divided cartel. The men were hung from their feet at the entrance of Chilpancingo, the city nearest to Acapulco along the highway connecting the Pacific coast resort to Mexico's capital, according to police in the state of Guerrero, where Acapulco is located. Their arms had been cut off, and a message was left threatening extortionists, kidnappers, police and the...
  • Mexican police say 5 suspects hacked up officer

    08/16/2010 10:39:10 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Aug. 14, 2010
    MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities say that police in Ciudad Juarez have captured five alleged drug gang members suspected in the killings of two federal officers, including one whose body was hacked to pieces. One of the suspects is also believed to have acted as a lookout in the July 15 car-bomb attack on police that killed an officer and two other people, Luis Cardenas Palomino, regional security chief for the federal police, said Friday. He described the five men as members of the La Linea gang, which works for the Juarez drug cartel. He alleged they killed two federal...
  • 33 gang members nabbed in Hillsborough drug operation

    08/14/2010 9:02:24 AM PDT · by I still care · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | August 14, 2010 | JOSH POLTILOVE
    TAMPA - The tractor-trailer was hauling avocados, limes, green peppers and cilantro from Texas when it was pulled over on Interstate 75 in Hillsborough County. But the produce was only there to mask the smell of the hidden narcotics, investigators said. The ploy didn't fool a drug-sniffing dog. The drug seizure came toward the tail end of a nearly two-year undercover operation into gang-related drug activity in the Progress Village and Palm River areas of eastern Hillsborough. The operation, which began after residents spoke out against gang activity, has led to federal indictments of 33 gang members, and dozens more...
  • ICE arrests 14 men in southern Indiana during operation targeting foreign-born gang members

    08/13/2010 11:42:04 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies - News Release ^ | August 11, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: August 11, 2010 ICE arrests 14 men in southern Indiana during operation targeting foreign-born gang members INDIANAPOLIS - Agents with the local U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in close partnership with other federal, state and local law enforcement partners, arrested 14 foreign-born gang members and gang associates during a two-day operation ending Tuesday. This is the latest joint local action of an ongoing national ICE HSI effort to target foreign-born members of violent street gangs. These arrests were made Aug. 9 and 10 in the Indiana...
  • FBI Continues to Seek the Public's Assistance in Tracking Down Wanted Gang Members

    07/01/2010 5:37:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 2+ views
    Note: See photos at the link. # NOTE The following text is a quote: FBI Continues to Seek the Public’s Assistance in Tracking Down Wanted Gang Members On May 13, 2010, the FBI’s Hudson Valley Safe Streets Task Force (HVSSTF) conducted a major operation in Newburgh, New York. Seventy-eight gang members were indicted in the Southern District of New York on various federal charges. Starting in the early morning hours, over 500 law enforcement personnel carried out a major arrest operation. Fourteen fugitives were originally being sought by the FBI and the HVSSTF following the operation. Several have already been...
  • Jamaican gang boss Christopher 'Dudus' Coke extradited to US

    06/24/2010 3:21:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Guardian ^ | Thursday 24 June 2010 | Chris McGreal i
    The once powerful Jamaican gang leader Christopher "Dudus" Coke was extradited to the US tonight immediately after a court hearing at which he expressed regret for the fighting that claimed scores of lives last month as he evaded capture. Coke was flown to the US to face trial for alleged drug and weapons trafficking. He faces a life sentence if convicted. The leader of the Shower Posse gang, who the US authorities allege is the head of a crime network that extends from Jamaica to Europe and North America, said he was deeply saddened by the more than 75 lives...
  • Leaders of the Detroit Highwaymen Found Guilty of Racketeering, Drug, and Weapons Charges

    06/03/2010 7:21:23 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 379+ views
    June 3, 2010 NOTE The following text is a quote: Leaders of the Detroit Highwaymen Found Guilty of Racketeering, Drug, and Weapons Charges Six leaders of the Detroit Highwaymen Motorcycle Club were found guilty today on a variety of charges, including conspiracy to violate federal racketeering laws and conspiracy to commit murder, along with controlled substance, stolen property, and firearm violations, United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade announced. These six defendants are the first of 91 Detroit Highwaymen members and associates to go to trial. United States Attorney McQuade was joined in the announcement by Special Agent in Charge Andrew...
  • NY school sued after teen suspended over rosary

    06/01/2010 4:08:12 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 15 replies · 847+ views
    hosted ^ | Jun 1
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A federal judge on Tuesday ordered a school to reinstate a 13-year-old boy who was suspended for wearing rosary beads, pending a hearing into whether the suspension violated his civil rights. Oneida Middle School officials contend Raymond Hosier violated a policy banning gang-related clothing, as rosary beads are sometimes worn as gang symbols. But the seventh-grader, who initially was suspended two weeks ago, says he wears the purple rosary in memory of his younger brother, who died while clutching it after a bicycle accident.
  • Somali Pirates Open Up a "Stock Exchange"

    12/02/2009 12:45:35 AM PST · by newbie2008 · 13 replies · 1,182+ views
    reginaldo writes to clue us that pirates in Somalia have opened up a cooperative in Haradheere, where investors can pay money or guns to help their favorite pirate crew for a share of the piracy profits. "'Four months ago, during the monsoon rains, we decided to set up this stock exchange. We started with 15 "maritime companies" and now we are hosting 72. Ten of them have so far been successful at hijacking,' Mohammed [a wealthy former pirate who took a Reuters reporter to the facility] said. ... Piracy investor Sahra Ibrahim, a 22-year-old divorcee, was lined up with others...
  • Charlotte ICE gang operation yields 12 arrests

    05/29/2010 3:28:51 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 336+ views - News Release ^ | May 28, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: May 28, 2010 Charlotte ICE gang operation yields 12 arrests CHARLOTTE, N.C. - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents assigned to the Charlotte Gang Unit continue making arrests in North Carolina with its recent weekend effort yielding 12 arrests and the seizure of cocaine, marijuana and brass knuckles. Among the 12 arrests last weekend were four gang members and affiliates: one Asian Boyz gang member, two MS-13 gang members and one MS-13 affiliate. All four are foreign-born nationals from Vietnam, Uruguay and Honduras. One is a naturalized U. S. citizen, one has...
  • Quebec Police Crack Down on Alleged Fraud Ring

    05/28/2010 12:39:38 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 338+ views ^ | Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 | 10:46 am | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Quebec provincial police have arrested four people in connection with an alleged fraud ring that appears to have international ties. Officers with la Sûreté du Québec carried out a handful of search warrants in and around Montreal Wednesday morning. Police said they have seized almost $50 million in assets. While no biker gang members were among those arrested, police alleged the fraud ring is tied to the Hells Angels." SNIPPET: "Police say Wednesday's arrests are also tied to a money-laundering plan. However, in this case, police allege the money being laundered was subsequently lent to companies and individuals based...
  • Emergency declared in Jamaica

    05/24/2010 12:12:06 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 6 replies · 714+ views
    upi. ^ | May 23
    KINGSTON, Jamaica,The Jamaican government Sunday declared a state of public emergency in the parishes of Kingston and St. Andrew in response to gang attacks on police stations. The attacks were carried out by supporters of Christopher Coke, a gang leader who is in hiding from authorities as he faces weapons and narcotics charges in the United States, The New York Times reported. Prime Minister Bruce Golding summoned an emergency meeting of the Cabinet Sunday afternoon on the advice of Jamaican security forces, and the Cabinet decided to declare the state of emergency, the government said in a statement posted on...
  • MS-13 Driver in 2007 Murder in Springfield Sentenced to Life in Prison

    05/21/2010 5:08:37 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 321+ views
    NOTE The following text is a quote: MS-13 Driver in 2007 Murder in Springfield Sentenced to Life in Prison ALEXANDRIA, VA—Carlos Bladimir Montoya, also known as "Ciego," 26, of Sterling, Va., was sentenced today to life plus a consecutive 120 months in prison for his role in the murder of a rival gang member on May 5, 2007. Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Shawn Henry, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office; and Colonel David Rohrer, Fairfax County Chief of Police, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District...
  • Myths Realities Gangs in Bangor? With one teen dead and another [Maine]

    05/07/2010 12:17:21 AM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies · 837+ views
    (BANGOR DAILY NEWS) via FIND ^ | February 6, 2010 | by ERIC RUSSELL
    Note: This is a 4 page article. Read it all. Page 2: SNIPPET: "Gang history in Maine Portland Police Chief James Craig said publicly last month that one of his primary goals for 2010 is to dismantle two established gangs in Maine's biggest city - one made up primarily of young Somali men and the other composed of young Asians. Similarly, Lewiston has seen gang activity recently from a group of young Somali men. The crimes have been petty thefts and strong- arm robberies, but the attacks appear to be at least somewhat organized and often involve sticks or rocks...
  • North Carolina MS-13 Gang Member Convicted of Racketeering Charges Related to Murder...

    04/29/2010 5:39:47 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 324+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: North Carolina MS-13 Gang Member Convicted of Racketeering Charges Related to Murder; First MS-13 Member Sentenced to Death Defendant Shot and Killed Two Brothers in December 2007 in Guilford County, N.C. WASHINGTON—A 12-person federal jury in Charlotte, N.C., today voted unanimously to impose the death penalty against Alejandro Enrique Ramirez Umana, aka “Wizard,” 25. Umana was convicted by the same jury on April 19, 2010, for the murders of Ruben Garcia Salinas and his brother, Manuel Garcia Salinas, on Dec. 8, 2007, in Guilford County, N.C. The jury also found that Umana was...
  • British Student Gang Attacks Deputy Ambassador

    04/29/2010 11:13:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 968+ views
    inn ^ | 4/29/10 | Maayana Miskin
    Talia Lador-Fresher, Israel's Deputy Ambassador in Britain, was attacked Wednesday night by an angry mob of students following a speech at the University of Manchester. Many of the students who attacked Lador had apparently not listened to her speech, but rather had remained outside the hall waiting for her to exit. Lador's speech, on Middle East politics, had previously been delayed for two months due to security concerns. She spoke Wednesday after university officials guaranteed her safety.
  • Ripon man fires gun to scare off gang-banger burglars(CA)

    04/28/2010 5:04:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies · 506+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 26 April, 2010 | Staff
    RIPON -- A man who heard banging outside his apartment confronted three suspected burglars and scared them off by firing a pistol, police said today. Officers arrested two of them a short while later. Police said the incident happened just before 10 p.m. Sunday near West Washington Street and Key Avenue. The resident told police he confronted three men outside his apartment building and as they advanced on him, he retreated and fired a semi-automatic pistol into the ground. bang KRT - handgun illustration. * The men backed off but stayed in the area. Police responding to the possible burglary...