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  • Sexual teenage grooming being investigated by specialist child abuse unit ( Pakistan Muslims in UK )

    01/11/2011 4:26:07 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 09 Jan 2011 | Caroline Gammell
    Jack Straw, the former Home Secretary, provoked controversy when he said that white girls were seen as “easy meat” by some Pakistani men. Although some public figures condemned his comments as offensive, others said it was right that the matter had been addressed. Atma Singh, from the Sikh Community Action Network, said: “Well done to Jack Straw for being 100 per cent honest and saying what many people already know – that there are pockets of youngsters in the Pakistani Muslim community who treat girls from other communities as sexual objects.” Mohammed Shafiq, director of the Muslim youth group the...
  • Police probe into claims of gang grooming girls for sex in Rochdale ( Asian Muslims in UK )

    01/11/2011 4:15:37 PM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    Manchester Evening News ^ | January 11, 2011 | Neal Keeling
    A top level inquiry is being carried out by police into claims that a gang of Asian men groomed girls as young as 13 for sex. It is understood that some of Greater Manchester Police’s most senior officers have met to discuss the allegations. We understand that so far 14 girls have been identified as potential victims. The girls claim they were plied with drink and drugs and then taken to flats and houses for sex. Details of the investigation were revealed just days after former home secretary Jack Straw sparked controversy when he said some Asian men were targeting...
  • A fight outside St. Petersburg School involving adults results in three arrests

    01/07/2011 11:14:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | January 7, 2011 | Jamal Thalji
    The officers were easily visible, Puetz said, when one of the mothers, Kiesel Anthony, 34, appeared on one side of 16th Street S with a large crowd around 4:30 p.m. She later told police that her daughter had been "jumped" the day before. She was challenging the mother on the other side of the street, Tonja Osborne, 39, police said, who was with her family — and outnumbered. "Anthony is then seen charging across 16th Street with her entourage toward Osborne," Puetz said. "The officers rushed to the confrontation." Anthony kept slamming her fist into her other hand, Puetz said,...
  • Marine, wife attacked by teens after showing of "Little Fockers"

    12/28/2010 1:08:19 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 250 replies · 31+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 28, 2010 | AP
    MANATEE, Fla. (AP) — A group of unruly teenagers attacked a 27-year-old Marine and his wife who had asked them to be quiet during a Christmas night showing of "Little Fockers." The attack happened as the couple left the theater near Bradenton Saturday night. Authorities say the fight attracted about 300 bystanders. Federico Freire, home on leave from Afghanistan, says they left the theater shortly after the teens were asked to leave. The couple was kicked and punched in the parking lot before a gun-brandishing witness told the crowd to step back just before deputies arrived.
  • Seven bodies found across Tijuana in possible drug-gang violence

    10/12/2010 1:54:51 AM PDT · by South40 · 4 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2010 | Morgan Lee
    Mexican authorities have found the bodies of seven young men killed in three separate attacks across Tijuana -- a spate of violence that runs counter to what officials have described as an improving security situation. The bodies, two of them decapitated and strung from a highway overpass, were discovered within an eight-hour period between Sunday evening and early Monday morning, according to the Baja California state prosecutor’s office. Law-enforcement officials in Tijuana and Baja California and Mexico’s federal military have made some visible progress working together against drug-related violence afflicting several regions of the country. Brazen shootouts and gruesome killings...
  • On the Southwest Border Understanding the Gang Threat

    09/22/2010 10:51:06 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 5 replies
    tribwechron.com ^ | September 23, 2010 | Holtville Tribune
    Mexican drug cartels run the billion-dollar trafficking operations that bring so much crime and violence to both sides of the Southwest border. But it’s street gangs that carry out the cartels’ dirty work of smuggling, extortion, and murder. Understanding the gangs—their structure, culture, and tactics—is the job of agents who specialize in collecting human intelligence, or HUMINT. In our El Paso Field Office, the HUMINT squad pays particular attention to Barrio Azteca, the city’s predominant gang whose leaders regularly do business from prison—even authorizing contract killings. “The focus of the HUMINT squad is not to worry about making individual cases,”...
  • 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...