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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
    ICE.gov - News Release ^ | September 17, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.ice.gov/pi/nr/1009/100917washingtondc2.htm 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
    ICE.gov - 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
    ICE.gov - 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
    KELOWNA.com ^ | 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 ARTICLES.com ^ | 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...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Major Arizona drug smuggling ring broken up

    04/27/2010 6:36:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 53 replies · 3,659+ views
    High tech highly sophisticated drug smuggling ring. County employee in the prosecutors office among those arrested.
  • Booby trap probe leads to Calif. raids, arrests

    04/20/2010 6:50:20 PM PDT · by granite · 54 replies · 1,524+ views
    AP ^ | 4-20-2010 | By THOMAS WATKINS (AP)
    LOS ANGELES — The Southern California homes of dozens of white supremacists were raided Tuesday as part of a probe into a string of potentially deadly booby trap attacks targeting police officers, authorities said. Federal and local officers converged on 35 homes and took 16 people into custody in Riverside County for a variety of crimes, including weapons, narcotics and parole violations, Hemet police Capt. Dave Brown said. None of the arrests were directly related to the booby trap attacks that have plagued the small Hemet Police Department since New Year's Eve. "But we hope some (arrests) will lead us...
  • eventeen Members and Associates of the MS-13 Street Gang Arraigned...

    04/19/2010 12:32:48 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 344+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Seventeen Members and Associates of the MS-13 Street Gang Arraigned in Federal Court on Racketeering, Witness Tampering, and Firearms Charges Earlier today, 12 alleged members and associates of La Mara Salvatrucha, or the “MS-13” street gang, were arraigned before United States Magistrate Judge E. Thomas Boyle, at the United States Courthouse in Central Islip, New York, on federal criminal charges, including murder, assault with dangerous weapons, assault resulting in serious bodily injury, witness tampering, firearms offenses, and conspiracy. Five additional defendants named in the indictment were arraigned earlier this week, also before United...
  • TERRORISM and COUNTERTERRORISM: News, INFORMATION & Analysis #2

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • One dead, four to five victims at Oklahoma mall shooting

    04/10/2010 5:38:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 112 replies · 6,667+ views
    www.digitaljournal.com ^ | April 10, 2010 | KJ Mullins
    Six people have been injured in a shooting at Arrowhead Mall in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Three of the victims are reported to be in critical condition. Muskogee, United States - Muskogee Police confirm that there was a shooting at the mall and that there are victims. At this time the duty desk officer said during a phone interview that there is no other information that they can give out.
  • Mexican 'Assasin Teams' may target US law enforcement, DHS warns</a></p><p>

    04/06/2010 8:15:46 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 34 replies · 1,065+ views
    foxnews.com ^ | April 6, 2010 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    David Cuthbertson, special agent in charge of the FBI's El Paso division, said the paramilitary-style gang has an "open policy" to kill its rivals and may turn its sights toward local law enforcement officers. Cuthbertson said Barrio Azteca gang members have been found in central Texas towns like Odessa and Midland, as well as in southern Mexico. "It's not the first time a gang has put a hit out on El Paso police officers," Martin said. "Our guys are very highly trained, so they're pretty well prepared for just about anything. For them to come out and attack a law...
  • 18 gunmen killed in attacks on Mexican army bases

    03/31/2010 11:19:03 PM PDT · by Cindy · 25 replies · 1,302+ views
    (AP) via FORBES.com ^ | 04.01.10, 01:01 AM EDT | By ANTONIO VILLEGAS
    SNIPPET: "VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico -- Dozens of gunmen mounted rare and apparently coordinated attacks targeting two army garrisons in northern Mexico, touching off firefights that killed 18 attackers."
  • Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation Gang Member Sentenced to 210 Months...

    03/31/2010 1:11:43 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 606+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation Gang Member Sentenced to 210 Months in Prison for His Role in Drug Conspiracy WASHINGTON—Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation (ALKQN) member John Guzman, 31, of Big Spring, Texas, was sentenced today to 210 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks for the Northern District of Texas. Guzman pleaded guilty to a superseding indictment charging him with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent...
  • lllegals increasingly charged in violent crimes

    03/28/2010 2:25:34 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 16 replies · 648+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 28, 2010 | By: Freeman Klopott
    The illegal immigrants being held in area jails are increasingly charged with violent crimes as law enforcement agencies focus on taking murderers, rapists and gang members off the streets, according to a review by the Washington Examiner. Nearly half of the criminal charges filed against the 274 inmates who were being held during the last week of February on Immigration and Customs Enforcement warrants in Fairfax, Alexandria and D.C. jails related to violence, drugs and gang participation. A senior ICE official said the agency has made targeting violent criminals who are in the country illegally a priority. "By increasing our...
  • Two officers, two suspects shot during drug search (Little Rock, AR)

    03/26/2010 7:25:40 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 11 replies · 471+ views
    Two officers, two suspects shot during drug search By Gavin Lesnick LITTLE ROCK — Two police officers were shot and a third was injured as authorities tried to serve a search warrant this morning at a Little Rock residence. Two people inside the apartment at 2200 Marshall Street were also shot when police returned fire. Neither of the officers' injuries are thought to be life-threatening, said Little Rock Police Department spokesman Lt Terry Hastings. One was shot in each leg and the other was shot in the stomach, but his protective vest prevented injury. The third officer suffered a...
  • The Surge Comes to Salinas(plan to apply counterinsurgency doctrine to gang violence)

    02/11/2010 6:19:16 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 479+ views
    City Journal ^ | winter 2010 | Troy Senik
    Troy Senik The Surge Comes to Salinas A plan to apply counterinsurgency doctrine to gang violence Communities beset by seemingly unbreakable cycles of violence; law enforcement overmatched to the point of essentially ceding sovereignty to an organized and heavily armed resistance; citizens so intimidated by thugs that they won’t report them to authorities, for fear of retribution. Eight years into the War on Terror, this scenario sounds familiar. But its location isn’t the Sunni Triangle in 2006 or southern Afghanistan today; it’s a farm town on California’s Central Coast. In Salinas—a predominantly Hispanic, blue-collar community best known for producing John...
  • Six Individuals with Alleged Ties to Aryan Brotherhood Arrested and Charged with Murder...

    02/01/2010 6:32:40 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 699+ views
    Dallas.FBI.gov - DOJ Press Release ^ | February 1, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Six Individuals with Alleged Ties to Aryan Brotherhood Arrested and Charged with Murder of Two People in Nacogdoches County, Texas WASHINGTON—Six alleged members or associates of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas (ABT) have been indicted and arrested for their alleged roles in the 2007 murder of two people in Nacogdoches County, Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales of the Eastern District of Texas and Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division. The indictment, returned by the federal grand jury on Jan. 21, 2010, and unsealed today, charges the six...
  • El Monte school board member slain in Mexico

    12/31/2009 11:33:43 PM PST · by Ladycalif · 18 replies · 1,416+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12/31/2009
    A 33-year-old El Monte school board member and five other men were shot dead execution-style in north central Mexico on Wednesday night, after they were abducted by gunmen, according to family members. Agustin Roberto “Bobby” Salcedo was having dinner with his wife in a restaurant when armed men burst in and kidnapped Salcedo and five other men. All six were found dead Thursday, El Monte officials said. Salcedo’s wife was not abducted.
  • Gang Task Force's Building Rigged to Explode in Hemet [LA/San Jacinto CA]

    12/31/2009 7:40:44 PM PST · by Ladycalif · 118 replies · 7,939+ views
    NBC ^ | 12/31/2009
    Updated 2:43 PM PST, Thu, Dec 31, 2009 Gang task force members in Hemet are lucky to alive Thursday after they noticed their office was flooded with natural gas in an apparently deliberate attempt to cause a deadly explosion, police said. "It was basically designed so that once somebody came in and moved around a little bit, it would have gone off," said Hemet police Lt. Duane Wisehart. "At the very least, it would have leveled the building and killed whoever was inside." Wisehart told the Southwest Riverside News Network that there is no doubt the trap was meant for...
  • Egypt: Muslim gangs rape Christian girls

    12/29/2009 6:09:27 PM PST · by george76 · 63 replies · 2,424+ views
    Freethought Nation ^ | 30 December 2009
    More love and charity from the beautiful and peaceful religion! As Egypt's ancient Christian-Coptic community is genocided, the world idly stands by and repeats the pretense that Islam is a "religion of peace." The latest reported atrocity from the Wonderful World of Islam is the kidnap and gang rape of Christian girls in Egypt, with the rapist-beasts receiving what appears to be total immunity for their crimes. Indeed, it is in keeping with the centuries-long Islamic practice of "rape jihad" that these thugs are to be lauded for their despicable behavior.
  • 25 Brits in jet bomb plots (returning Yemen to UK early 2010-await instructions)

    12/27/2009 4:26:08 PM PST · by maggief · 72 replies · 2,884+ views
    The Sun ^ | December 27, 2009 | ANTHONY FRANCE Crime Reporter and ALEX WEST
    COPS fear that 25 British-born Muslims are plotting to bomb Western airliners. The fanatics, in five groups, are now training at secret terror camps in Yemen. It was there London-educated Umar Abdulmutallab, 23, prepared for his Christmas Day bid to blow up a US jet. The British extremists in Yemen are in their early 20s and from Bradford, Luton and Leytonstone, East London. They are due to return to the UK early in 2010 and will then await internet instructions from al-Qaeda on when to strike. A Scotland Yard source said: "The great fear is Abdulmutallab is the first of...
  • Latin King Gang Member Shot While Tagging Garage Near Fairmount Park

    12/17/2009 4:58:55 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 72 replies · 2,161+ views
    blogs.riverfronttimes.com ^ | 12/17/2009 | Staff
    A southwestern Illinois man claims he shot in self defense when a 17-year-old gang-banger attempted to break into the home where he was staying Tuesday night. Law officers, however, tell another story. They say the 38-year-old shooter fired at the teen from a distance of 75 to 100 feet away. And -- they say -- the teen wasn't trying to break into the house. He was shot while spray painting graffiti on the garage in the backyard. The incident occurred unincorporated Collinsville just down the street from the Fairmount Park race track. The teen was found a few blocks away...
  • 286 arrested in ICE's largest ever enforcement surge targeting criminal aliens

    12/11/2009 6:11:21 PM PST · by Cindy · 18 replies · 1,006+ views
    ICE.gov - News Release ^ | December 11, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: December 11, 2009 286 arrested in ICE's largest ever enforcement surge targeting criminal aliens 2 convicted rapists and armed robber among those captured in 3-day California operation LOS ANGELES - Nearly 300 foreign nationals with criminal records have been removed from the United States or are facing deportation following a three-day enforcement surge in California, making it the biggest operation targeting at large criminal aliens ever carried out by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). During the operation, which concluded late Thursday, ICE officers located and arrested a total of 280 criminal aliens...
  • Cyber Thugs: Gangs Use Facebook, Twitter to Recruit and Organize

    11/20/2009 3:59:32 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies · 718+ views
    KTLA.com - news ^ | 12:44 PM PST, November 19, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "ONTARIO, Calif. -- State lawmakers are holding a hearing today in Ontario to discuss the rise in the number of criminal gangs using networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. Officials say the hearing entitled "Gangs 2.0: The Emerging Threat of Cyberthugs" will explore the use of social networking tools in gang recruitment and gang-related crime. Assembly majority leader Alberto Torrico, and attorney general candidate, says gang members both in and out of prison are making more use of technology."
  • Peruvian Police: Gang Killed People for Their Fat

    11/20/2009 7:45:44 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 13 replies · 743+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/20/2009 | Yahoo
    LIMA, Peru - Police say a gang in the Peruvian jungle has been killing people and draining fat from the corpses to sell on the black market for use in cosmetics, although medical experts say they doubt a major market for fat exists. Three suspects confessed to killing five people, but the gang may have been involved in dozens more, said Col. Jorge Mejia, chief of Peru's anti-kidnapping police. He said one suspect claimed the gang wasn't the only one doing such killings.
  • MS-13 gang leaders puts out hit on ICE agent assigned to crackdown

    11/04/2009 6:59:15 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 28 replies · 2,232+ views
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | November 4, 2009 | John Marzulli
    El Salvadoran leaders of the MS-13 gang allegedly put out a contract on the federal agent responsible for a crackdown on its New York factions, the Daily News has learned. The brazen plot to assassinate the unidentified Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent was revealed in an arrest warrant for reputed gang member Walter (Duke) Torres. Torres tipped authorities to the plan after he and four other MS-13 members were stopped by NYPD detectives for hassling passersby on Northern Blvd. in Queens last month. He told cops he had information to pass on, and was debriefed Oct. 22 at Rikers Island,...
  • Superseding Indictment Returned Charging Members of the Krazy Locos...

    10/30/2009 4:38:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 801+ views
    Miami.FBI.gov - DOJ Press Release ^ | October 30, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Superseding Indictment Returned Charging Members of the Krazy Locos Criminal Street Gang with Two Homicides, Robbery, Firearms, and Narcotics Charges Jeffrey H. Sloman, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Michael F. McAuliffe, Palm Beach County State Attorney, John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Miami Field Office, Hugo Barrera, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Anthony V. Mangione, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Investigations, and Ric L. Bradshaw, Sheriff, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office,...
  • MS-13 Gunman Sentenced 80 Years for Attempted Murder

    10/30/2009 4:28:45 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 899+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: MS-13 Gunman Sentenced 80 Years for Attempted Murder ALEXANDRIA, VA—Dennis L. Gil Bernardez, 33, of Landover, Md., the gunman in an MS-13 shooting, was sentenced to 80 years in prison today for attempting to murder rival gang members on Oct. 6, 2008, at a park near homes in Reston, Va. His accomplice, Jose M. Aguilar Orantes, 18, of Reston, Va., who provided the firearm, was sentenced to 55 years in prison for his role in the attempted murders. A third member, Carlos B. Guzman Cruz, 25, of Richmond, Va., was sentenced to 144...
  • 4 Charged in Gang Rape, Beating of Girl After Homecoming Dance

    10/29/2009 5:35:44 AM PDT · by beachn4fun · 66 replies · 2,995+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 29, 2009 | Beachn4fun
    RICHMOND, California — Four teens were charged Wednesday in the gang rape and beating of a 15-year-old girl outside her high school homecoming dance in Northern California, in an attack that has generated widespread outrage. All four — ages 15, 16, 17 and 19 — were charged with rape and enhancements that they acted in concert, which could make them eligible for life in prison.
  • Gangs flee No. Virgina for havens in Maryland., D.C., report says

    10/27/2009 9:08:49 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 37 replies · 2,138+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 27, 2009 | FREEMAN KLOPOTT
    Crackdowns on illegal immigrants and other law enforcement efforts are driving gangs out of Northern Virginia and into Maryland and the District, a report released Monday concluded. "Many gang members from Northern Virginia are moving or driving to Prince George's and other Maryland counties, into the District of Columbia or further south and west into Virginia to avoid dealing with police departments that are unrelenting in their efforts to keep gangs under control," authorities wrote in the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force report. The report said the task force's success is the result of Virginia law enforcement's use of...
  • 'Family values' of Mexico drug gang

    10/22/2009 5:40:24 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 2 replies · 414+ views
    BBC ^ | 10/22/2009 | BBC
    They decapitate, torture, and extort. Then they pray, and donate to charity.The "Familia" cartel is perhaps the most extreme example of the paradoxical enemy which Mexico faces as it tries to defeat organised crime. It is a fight which would be much easier if the cartels were simply maverick gangs on the fringe of society. But they are, in many areas, part of society. "La Familia was originally a social structure. And in many ways it still is," says a former Mexico deputy attorney general and organised crime expert, Prof Samuel Gonzalez Ruiz.
  • Forty-One Defendants Federally Indicted in Racine Gang Case

    10/22/2009 3:12:08 PM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies · 706+ views
    Milwaukee.FBI.gov ^ | October 22, 2009 | n/a
    October 22, 2009 Note: The following text is a quote: http://milwaukee.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel09/mw102209.htm Forty-One Defendants Federally Indicted in Racine Gang Case United States Attorney Michelle L. Jacobs announced today that two indictments were unsealed in federal court charging 41 defendants with various drug-trafficking offenses. The defendants, many of whom are alleged to be members of the Vice Lords and North Side Gangster Disciples street gangs, are charged with, among other things, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(A) and 846. The defendants are identified as: Starsius T. Barnes, a.k.a. “Star” (32), Brian T....
  • Mexican gang leader added to FBI Most Wanted list

    10/21/2009 3:17:04 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 8 replies · 1,487+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Oct. 21, 2009 | ALICIA A. CALDWELL
    EL PASO, Texas — An alleged Mexican gang leader named to the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list may have surgically altered his face and changed his finger prints to hide his identity, federal investigators said Wednesday. Eduardo "Tablas" Ravelo was added earlier this week to the wanted list that includes the likes of Osama Bin Laden and Boston crime lord James "Whitey" Bulger. "From what I've heard, it's my understanding he may have had ... plastic surgery and manipulated his finger prints," said Samantha Mikeska, the FBI's lead investigator in a 5-year-old probe of Ravelo's Barrio Azteca gang. If Ravelo...
  • Parents seek £1m for hammer attack on white son at 'race bullies' school

    10/21/2009 2:24:37 AM PDT · by bogusname · 40 replies · 1,896+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2009 | Daniel Bates
    A white pupil was battered with a hammer at a school where politically correct teachers were afraid to deal with racial tensions, the High Court heard yesterday...
  • 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...