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  • Nearly 1 in 4 students at this L.A. high school migrated from Central America

    07/17/2016 7:53:44 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 45 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 15, 2016 | Cindy Carcamo
    Gaspar Marcos stepped off the 720 bus into early-morning darkness in MacArthur Park after the end of an eight-hour shift of scrubbing dishes in a Westwood restaurant. He walked toward his apartment, past laundromats fortified with iron bars and scrawled with graffiti, shuttered stores that sold knockoffs and a cook staffing a taco cart in eerie desolation. Around 3 a.m., he collapsed into a twin bed in a room he rents from a family. Five hours later, he slid into his desk at Belmont High School, just before the bell rang. The 18-year-old sophomore rubbed his eyes and fixed his...
  • Vigil, protest held after Chicago cop fatally shoots 16-year-old boy

    04/13/2016 7:23:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    fox32chicago.com ^ | 4/12/2016 | unknown
    There is outrage after Chicago police shot and killed a 16-year-old boy. In Homan Square on Monday night, police pulled over a car that was connected to an earlier shooting. Police say Pierre Loury jumped out and an officer chased him. Police say Loury then pointed a weapon at the officer and that is when he was shot. But a witness claims he saw officers "high five" each other after the teen was gunned down. And now, protesters are demanding justice. A group held a vigil at the scene of the shooting and then marched onto the Eisenhower. Even though...
  • Donald Trump supporter threatened at gunpoint in Georgia; 3 arrested

    03/10/2016 11:04:36 AM PST · by jazusamo · 115 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 10, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Three men have been charged in Georgia after one of them allegedly pulled out a gun and threatened a homeowner over his pro-Donald Trump sign. The homeowner, 42-year-old David Grant, said he posted the Trump for President sign in his yard on Woodland Drive in Dalton to show his support for his favorite presidential candidate. “I’m behind Donald Trump. You mess with Trump, you mess with us,” he told the NBC News-affiliated WRCB. But on Tuesday, the sign sparked an armed standoff that sent three men to jail. Mr. Grant said he was outside when he saw the trio walking...
  • Unaccompanied Alien Children Charged in Execution-Style Murder, Media Calls Them “Baby-Faced Boys

    02/11/2016 9:37:35 AM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 11, 2016
    It appears that the recent execution-style murder of a Massachusetts man was committed by two Central American teens that came to the U.S. as Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) under President Obama's open border free-for-all. Tens of thousands of illegal immigrant minors--mostly from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras--have entered the country through the Mexican border since the influx began in the summer of 2014 and the administration has relocated them nationwide. News reports indicate that the 17-year-olds charged in the gruesome Massachusetts killing entered the U.S. recently as UAC's and both have ties to MS-13, according to authorities cited by various...
  • Group's desire to be 'most feared street gang in Omaha' helped law enforcement indict

    01/30/2016 8:22:21 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    omaha.com ^ | 1/29/2016 | Maggie O’Brien
    The decision by two branches of the Crips street gang to band together allowed a grand jury to indict six of them under a federal law created in the 1970s to target the Mafia. U.S. Attorney Deb Gilg announced the indictments Friday as part of a three-year investigation into gang and gun violence in north Omaha. According to court documents, all six men belong to the 40th Ave Crips or the 44th Ave Crips. They had united to retaliate against their enemies, make more money selling drugs and meet their goal of becoming "the most feared street gang in Omaha,"...
  • Cops: Liquor store clerk fatally shoots 2 would-be robbers, 15 and 17

    01/11/2016 8:39:58 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 117 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 11, 2016 | Jeremy Gorner, Gregory Pratt, Megan Crepeau, Rosemary Regina Sobol and Dawn Rhodes
    Two would-be robbers who were fatally shot at a liquor store in the Gresham neighborhood Saturday night have been identified as a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, authorities said. Keshawn Marzette, 15, of the 8300 block of South Throop Street, and William Larson, 17, of the same address, were pronounced dead on the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Autopsies Sunday determined both died of multiple gunshot wounds and their deaths were classified as homicides, the office said. The two were shot to death by a store employee about 8:30 p.m. when they tried to rob...
  • Two N.J. cities named among the worst to celebrate New Year's Eve

    12/09/2015 4:24:23 PM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    If you're thinking about ringing in the New Year in two New Jersey cities you want want to think again, according a new study by WalletHub. Analysts at the consumer and small business web site probed the 100 biggest cities based on 17 levels of criteria ranging from the average price of a New Year's Eve party ticket, weather and the legality of fireworks. As for the two New Jersey cities on the list? Jersey City and Newark brought up the rear at No. 98 and 99 respectively.
  • Media Whitewashes Mass Shooting In New Orleans

    11/23/2015 7:55:57 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 11/23/2015 | Bob Owens
    Sixteen people were taken to New Orleans area hospitals with injuries after two groups opened fire on one another in in the turbulent Ninth Ward: A dispute between two groups of people in a New Orleans park Sunday escalated into a shooting that injured at least 16 people, police said late Sunday. The shooting took place at around 6 p.m. local time after approximately 500 people had gathered at Bunny Friend Playground in the city’s 9th Ward to film a music video, the New Orleans Police Department said in a statement. Ambulances took 10 victims to area hospitals, and police...
  • Police: ‘Disrespect’ over a cigarette lighter was behind last month’s DART train shooting

    07/22/2015 8:15:52 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 7-22-15 | Tristan Hallman
    Last month’s DART train shooting that left two men wounded was sparked a month earlier by a cigarette lighter, authorities say. Patrick Klaypenh told police the dispute began after he got off a train early May 10 at the LBJ-Skillman Station and was approached by Curtis Langrum, who asked if he could borrow Klaypenh’s lighter. Langrum and Klaypenh “then started to verbally argue about how (Langrum) disrespected (Klaypenh) about borrowing the lighter,” according to an arrest warrant affidavit. DART Police have said the two are in rival gangs. Still, the two walked away after the argument, police said. But the...
  • Trump: Obama calls some immigrants "gang-bangers" -- where's the outcry?

    07/02/2015 5:37:33 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 28 replies
    The Rebel ^ | July 2, 2015 | The Rebel Staff
    Donald Trump is not the most cautious speaker in the Republican presidential primary field. The Donald speaks his mind -- and it is this personality trait that often lands the red-topped billionaire in political, and often legal, hot water. The outspoken real estate mogul, whose net worth is currently valued at US$4.1 billion, has most recently been on the receiving end of a torrent of criticism over comments suggesting Mexican immigrants are “rapists” and drug dealers. Speaking at the New York launch of his presidential run on June 16, Mr. Trump said: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending...
  • Trump Declares Victory on Immigration as Obama Admits Some Illegals Are ‘Gang Bangers’

    07/02/2015 9:41:00 AM PDT · by blueyon · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/01/15 | Alex Swoyer
    President Obama’s admission that some “gang-bangers” are crossing America’s southern border sparked a direct response from GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has been criticized for his remarks on illegal immigration during his official campaign announcement. “Mr. Trump has repeatedly provided additional context to his remarks from June 16th, 2015 during which he addressed the severely detrimental effects of illegal immigration and described some of the issues that are brought to the United States as a result, much like President Obama has done today,” reads Trump’s press release. “There are few occasions on which I agree with statements made by...
  • Obama Refers To Some Illegal Immigrants As ‘Gang Bangers’

    07/01/2015 1:21:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 1, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    During a town hall style event in Nashville to discuss Obamacare, President Obama referred to some illegal immigrants as “gang-bangers,” adding they should be deported. Obama made his remarks after he was asked if he would expand Obamacare benefits to illegal immigrants. “We should not be encouraging illegal immigration,” he remarked to the group. “What we should be doing is setting up a smart legal immigration system that doesn’t separate families but does focus on making sure that people who are dangerous, people who are, you know, gang-bangers, who are criminals that we’re deporting as quickly as possible.”
  • Baltimore Gangbanger to Toure: We Made Ties with ‘Political Officials’ in City

    05/01/2015 4:27:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 29, 2015 | 5:04 PM EDT | Ken Shepherd
    Bloods member Nikko Caldwell insisted in an interview with MSNBC’s Toure that the gang’s truce with their rivals the Crips would continue indefinitely because they have made the right ties with certain “political officials” in the city. The Cycle co-host completely dropped the ball after such a shocking admission, however, when he failed to ask Caldwell to name names. What’s more, when Pastor Donte Hickman insisted that tapping the “natural power and influence” of gangs like the Bloods and the Crips was “the democratic way,” Toure seemed completely unfazed. …
  • 4 dead, 11 wounded in city shootings (No protests planned)

    12/24/2014 1:25:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/24/14 | Jeremy Gorner, Terrence James
    **SNIP** The man had been shot in the head. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. He was identified as Hakizimana Scott, of the 800 block of North Laramie Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Hours earlier, a 20-year-old man was slain in the 7800 block of South Lowe Avenue in the Gresham neighborhood about 8:55 p.m., police said. Officers responded to a calls of a person shot and found the 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his chest in the basement of a building, police said....
  • Report reveals ‘disturbing trend’ of brazen attacks against border security by gangs

    07/31/2014 3:29:44 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 31, 2014 | Jana Winter
    A game warden hit in the head with a rock while trying to seize a raft. Police officers wounded in an hours-long standoff with a gang member wanted for murder. Criminals spewing obscenities and death threats at local cops before asking for – and receiving – medical treatment. And that was just last week. A weekly report distributed by a Texas state agency to senior law enforcement officials paints a grim picture of the Mexican border, where authorities regularly confront illegal immigrant gang members and draw automatic gunfire from across the Rio Grande, and where local, state and federal authorities...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Report reveals ‘disturbing trend’ of brazen attacks against border security by gangs...

    07/30/2014 4:40:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 30, 2014 | Jana Winter
    Complete title: EXCLUSIVE: Report reveals ‘disturbing trend’ of brazen attacks against border security by gangs, drug and human traffickersEXCLUSIVE: A game warden hit in the head with a rock while trying to seize a raft. Police officers wounded in an hours-long standoff with a gang member wanted for murder. Criminals spewing obscenities and death threats at local cops before asking for – and receiving – medical treatment. And that was just last week. A weekly report distributed by a Texas state agency to senior law enforcement officials paints a grim picture of the Mexican border, where authorities regularly confront illegal...
  • Violent transnational gangs 'recruiting unaccompanied minors at Border Security facilities'

    07/28/2014 5:59:08 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 23 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | July 27, 2014 | Daily Mail
    Members of some of the United States' most notorious street gangs have infiltrated shelters housing illegal immigrant minors from Central America and are recruiting them, say Homeland Security sources. An estimated 57,000 minors from Central America have flooded across the border from Mexico to the U.S. in recent months, and gang leaders are reportedly filling their ranks from among them. Transnational gangs such as the Mara Salvatruca, also known as MS-13, and the 18th Street gang are using established juvenile members from Central America to cross the border and recruit other children to the cartels, say sources. Recruiting drive: There...
  • The FDA Is Now Policing Facebook Likes

    07/10/2014 6:14:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 9, 2014 | Tristyn Bloom
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is protecting consumer rights in a bold new way–by policing companies’ Facebook pages.Zarbee’s Naturals, a producer of “safe and effective natural [cough] remedies” for children, was sent a warning letter by the FDA for liking comments on its Facebook page implying that its products “are intended for use as drugs.”Zarbee’s products were designed specifically for children too young for FDA-approved medications and have not been reviewed by the FDA. Happy customers posted their approval on the company’s Facebook page, saying things like “Love Zarbee’s this is the only medicine we use for our 2...
  • LA Gang Members Join the Fray in Syria – Fighting Alongside Regime (Video)

    03/02/2014 11:12:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/1/14 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Los Angeles gang members have joined the fray in Syria. The gang-bangers are reportedly fighting alongside the regime forces.</p> <p>MEMRI posted the transcript.</p> <p>A video-clip recently posted on the Internet shows two Armenian Power gang members from Los Angeles fighting in Syria. One of them, Wino Ayee Peeyakan, also posted a picture of himself in Hizbullah garb on his Facebook page.</p>
  • West Side police commander paying home visits to warn gangbangers (Chicago's 'heat' list)

    07/21/2013 4:30:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/20/13 | Jeremy Gorner
    The commander of a West Side police district plans to knock on the doors of the most dangerous gangbangers to issue warnings to stop the violence. The effort by Austin District Cmdr. Barbara West comes as Chicago police try to quell gang violence with both innovative ideas and more traditional methods such as paying hundreds of officers to work overtime on their days off. West told reporters she and an undisclosed community leader planned on Friday to begin going to the homes of about two dozen people who have been singled out on the department's "heat list" as those most...
  • Witness: Trayvon Called George Zimmerman A ‘Creepy-A**,’ ‘White, Kill-My-Neighbors Cracker’

    06/26/2013 7:40:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 152 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 26, 2013 | Tommy Christopher
    On the third day of testimony in the George Zimmerman murder trial, the prosecution called what could be the most pivotal witness of all: Rachel Jeantel, the friend who was on the phone with 17 year-old Trayvon Martin until moments before Zimmerman shot and killed him. In the early part of her testimony, Jeantel described her conversation with Trayvon, in which he notices a man looking at him, a man Jeantel says Martin described as a “creepy, white, kill-my-neighbors cracker,” and a “creepy-ass cracker,” to which she joked that he “might be a rapist.” The credibility of Jeantel’s testimony is...
  • Rep. Jackson Lee: ‘Don’t Condemn the Gangbangers’ - We Need Gun Legislation

    04/15/2013 10:03:00 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 79 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 15, 2013 | Eric Scheiner
  • Teen charged after robbery victim kills alleged accomplice(WI)

    10/27/2012 7:37:11 PM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    jsonline.com ^ | 26 October, 2012 | Jesse Garza
    A Milwaukee teenager was charged Friday in a companion's shooting death, which allegedly occurred as they robbed an armed man. According to a criminal complaint, the robbery target, who was wounded, told police he holds a legally issued concealed-carry permit and that his 5-year-old son was with him when the two robbers confronted him with a gun. Jovan Williams, 18, was charged with felony murder in the Oct. 19 death of Zaire J. Burris, 18, who was shot in the 3100 block of N. 27th St.
  • Why Do Gangsters Aim Their Guns Sideways? Marine Marksman Sheds Light On Gangbanger Tactics

    10/04/2012 8:21:47 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 59 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 4 October 2012 | Damien Gayle
    So why do gangsters aim their guns sideways? Marine marksman sheds light on how gunmen from the 'hood unwittingly use a well-known aiming technique It's an iconic image immortalised in dozens of Hollywood gangster films: the gangster aiming down the side of his pistol before pumping a volley of bullets into his victim. But with most people knowing that the aiming sights are found on the top of a gun barrel, it's also a counter-intuitive way to accurately fire a weapon. So why is it that gangsters are always shown using their guns in this way? According to Jon Davis,...
  • Protest over S.F. cop shooting parolee

    09/22/2012 10:33:48 AM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/22/12 | Vivian Ho, Will Kane and Victoria Colliver
    A San Francisco police officer shot and wounded an armed 22-year-old parolee in the city's Mission District late Thursday, prompting a protest by dozens of people hours later, authorities said. Another group gathered in the area Friday night, vandalizing banks and a restaurant. A plainclothes officer, part of a curfew enforcement team, shot the man after he allegedly pulled a Tec-9 assault-style pistol in the 200 block of 14th Street at 8:06 p.m. Thursday, police said. The wounded man, whose name was not released, was taken to the hospital. Police said his injuries were not life-threatening. Police described him as...
  • Anaheim shooting: 2 cops on leave, 1 dead, 5 arrested

    07/23/2012 11:07:07 PM PDT · by Pelham · 35 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | July 23, 2012 | Sonya Quick
    A gunman who opened fire on an officer at the end of a stolen-car pursuit was killed in Anaheim's second fatal officer-involved shooting in two days, authorities said The shooting climaxed an incident that began around 11:20 p.m. Sunday, when anti-gang officers spotted a known gang member on probation in what they soon determined was a stolen car, Anaheim police Sgt. Bob Dunn said. They were pursuing the vehicle when the driver lost control on on West Guinida Lane, and two men and a woman bailed. “The officers were in foot pursuit for about a half-block when one male suspect...
  • Armed illegals stalked Border Patrol

    11/22/2011 8:05:41 PM PST · by granite · 120 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, November 22, 2011 | Jerry Seper
    <p>Five illegal immigrants armed with at least two AK-47 semi-automatic assault rifles were hunting for U.S. Border Patrol agents near a desert watering hole known as Mesquite Seep just north of the Arizona-Mexico border when a firefight erupted and one U.S. agent was killed, records show.</p>
  • Obama/Dept of Justice cracks down on abuses by big-city police departments (while yutes run riot)

    05/31/2011 7:21:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Patriot Action Network ^ | May 31, 2011 | Darla Dawald
    Obama cracks down on abuses by big-city police departmentsBy Justin Elliott AP/Julio Cortez Thomas Perez, assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division, center, talks about a federal investigation of the Newark Police Department during a May 9 news conference with Newark Mayor Cory Booker, far left. In a marked shift from the Bush administration, President Obama's Justice Department is aggressively investigating several big urban police departments for systematic civil rights abuses such as harassment of racial minorities, false arrests, and excessive use of force.In interviews, activists and attorneys on the ground in several cities where the DOJ has dispatched...
  • Man tasered in court Thursday agrees to street gang injunction Friday

    05/27/2011 6:30:12 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 6 replies
    The Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | Posted May 27, 2011 at 5:33 p.m., updated May 27, 2011 at 5:36 p.m. | Mary Ann Cavazos
    CORPUS CHRISTI — A suspected gang member tasered Thursday after an obscenity-laced struggle with officers made no outbursts Friday when he agreed to a 10-year injunction that bars him from gang activity. David Garcia is one of 14 defendants now under the injunction that city attorneys and prosecutors secured this week against a street gang. Nine, including Garcia, agreed to the order, and 148th District Judge Guy Williams has granted default judgments against five others. Several deputies were in the courtroom Friday as Garcia formally agreed to the order. His quiet demeanor was the opposite of Thursday's courtroom scene when...
  • Gang member gets 83-year sentence for drive-by

    02/05/2011 7:09:31 AM PST · by mdittmar · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Yakima Herald-Republic ^ | February 04, 2011 | Mark Morey
    YAKIMA, Wash. -- A Lower Valley man was smacked Friday with 83 years in prison for a drive-by shooting that injured a rival gang member in Sunnyside.It was the longest sentence handed down in Yakima County under a 2008 state law that allows extra time behind bars for crimes found to have been committed for the benefit of a criminal street gang.For 30-year-old Anthony Deleon, the 1,002-month sentence means he will likely die in custody.His sentence was about 30 years higher than those imposed against his two co-defendants because he had more criminal history, including a 1997 manslaughter conviction from...
  • Feds: Gang members killed LI mom, toddler

    01/27/2011 8:35:44 PM PST · by jdfromny · 32 replies
    newsday.com ^ | 1/27/11 | ROBERT E. KESSLER
    A 2-year-old boy watched his mother get shot to death by MS-13 gang members in a wooded section of Central Islip last year before one of them turned the gun on the crying toddler, killing him, according to federal court papers. The mother, Vanessa Argueta, 19, had taken her young son, Diego Torres, with her on what she thought was a dinner date last February because she didn't have a baby-sitter, the court papers said. Among those who took part in the execution-style killings, according to the federal documents, was the mother's former boyfriend. The account of the killings is...
  • Immigrant database failed to detect suspect before rape of young girl

    01/26/2011 6:51:34 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 26, 2011 | Tom Jackman
    Salvador Portillo-Saravia, a member of the MS-13 street gang, was charged with raping an 8-year-old girl at her Fairfax County home last month. But he never should have been in Fairfax in the first place. Federal officials deported Portillo-Saravia, of Sterling, to El Salvador in 2003, and he sneaked back in illegally. Now, officials are wondering why a much-touted federal program didn't catch him before the rape. Four weeks before the crime, Portillo-Saravia was in the Loudoun County jail for public intoxication. That's when the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) program, called Secure Communities, should have identified him as an...
  • Drummond: Activists ought to be concerned about welfare of law-abiding citizens

    12/15/2010 8:01:47 AM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 12/15/10 | Tammerlin Drummond
    Activists opposed to gang injunctions have been holding loud protests in Oakland. Thirty people showed up at a demonstration at Fruitvale BART. There was "Bike for Justice." They planned to be at it again at the Oakland City Council Public Safety Committee meeting Tuesday night to protest a city lawsuit against alleged members of a Fruitvale gang. Here's what I'd like to know: Where was all this great hue and cry when suspected North Oakland gang members shot and killed Carolyn Howard, 29, while she and friends were standing on a sidewalk about to go dancing? She was the umpteenth...
  • Unruly Dance Crowd Gets Sprayed After Array of Fights

    10/10/2010 11:28:14 AM PDT · by Palladin · 35 replies
    Williamsport Sun-Gazette ^ | October 10, 2010 | Philip Holmes
    Unruly Dance Crowd Gets Pepper-sprayed after Array of Fights October 10, 2010 - By PHILIP A. HOLMES - pholmes@sungazette.com As a homecoming dance was letting out at the Williamsport Area High School late Friday night, hundreds of students began fighting, creating riot conditions that took nearly an hour for city police and other officers to bring under control. "We were overwhelmed. That's the best way to put it," Lt. Tim Miller, the patrol supervisor in charge of the scene, said. "We were called there for a large disturbance. While en route, we received several calls from school officials there who...
  • Ted Hayes Debates Rev. Eric Lee on Glenn Becks Restoring Honor Rally in Washington DC

    08/30/2010 6:54:10 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 7 replies
    A 33 year old Hispanic man has been arrested for the church burning. He is being held on an Immigration Hold. The Church is in the middle of 18th Street Gang Territory. The residents of a house owned by and adjacent to the church were threatened, and two days before the fire, the house was shot up by an AK 47
  • Gang Members: Meeting With Weis Was Harassment (Chicago)

    09/02/2010 8:14:22 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 25 replies
    cbs2chicago.com ^ | September 2, 2010
    CHICAGO (CBS) ― Gang members themselves are the latest to come out against police Supt. Jody Weis' strategy to put pressure on them and curb gang violence. At 10 a.m., gang members are expected to hold a news conference at the Columbus Park Refectory, at 5701 W. Jackson Blvd. on the city's West Side. Gang members are also expected to attend another news conference that is being held by local clergy at 11 a.m., at the New Life Christian Ministries of Greater Chicago, 8201 S. Jeffery Blvd. They are taking issue with Weis' strategy of meeting with gang leaders and...
  • 16 arrested after brawl at Aventura Mall

    08/29/2010 2:51:48 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 29, 2010 | Jared Goyette
    A brawl involving juveniles outside the AMC 24 Theaters in the Aventura Mall on Saturday night resulted in 16 arrests and the early closing of the theater and nearby restaurants. Aventura police evacuated the area outside the theater shortly after they arrived at 10:09 p.m. Several police and mall security officers were struck by suspects who were resisting arrest, and a few officers reported minor injuries, according to Aventura Police spokesperson Chris Goranitis. Officers used Taser guns on several suspects while making the arrests, Goranitis said.
  • 54 arrested, 3 shot in Times Square riot (3 shot as police dispel gang thugs)

    04/05/2010 5:03:17 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 122 replies · 4,540+ views
    New York Post ^ | 04/05/10 | JAMIE SCHRAM, LARRY CELONA and CHRISTINA CARREGA
    Scores of gangbangers marauded through Times Square and nearby streets last night, storming businesses and harrassing pedestrians as three people were shot in possibly related violence. Hundreds of cops struggled to disperse the youths. One man was shot in the ankle on West 41st Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues. Early this morning two people were shot at 34th Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues. Their conditions were not immediately known. Twenty young men were seen fleeing the scene. * * * At least 30 people, including seven juveniles, were arrested by early this morning. In past years, the NYPD...
  • No charges for Calif. officer who kicked suspect (VIDEO of pursuit and kick)

    12/30/2009 9:55:07 PM PST · by dragnet2 · 224 replies · 3,474+ views
    msnbc.msn.com ^ | 12.30.09 | msnbc.msn.com
    LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles County prosecutors have decided no charges will be filed against a suburban police officer who kicked a surrendering suspect in the head after a dangerous car chase. Rodriguez, a parolee heavily covered in gang tattoos, was lying face-down on the ground during the May 13 incident, which was broadcast by a TV news helicopter. After four officers converged on Rodriguez, two of them did a "high five."
  • 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...
  • NJ Democrat Party Hires Gangbangers For Voter Influence Campaign - With Video

    11/03/2009 11:08:40 AM PST · by Ballygrl · 19 replies · 1,694+ views
    Pat Dollard ^ | 11/3/09 | Election Journal
    Here's the youtube of the woman talking about what happened: Link to youtubeHere's the story: http://patdollard.com/2009/11/nj-democrat-party-hires-gangbangers-for-voter-influence-campaign-with-video/ November 3, 2009 by EJ How would you like to be a New Jersey police officer and look out your window and see several known criminals, including a man you arrested several weeks ago and another who had just been released from prison for shooting a cop? And then find out that the men were sent into the neighborhood by the Democratic Party for GOTV operations - complete with lists of voters names, addresses and phones numbers! That is what happened Sunday on a...
  • Police looking for attackers in Friday slaying of Santa Cruz High student

    10/19/2009 6:32:10 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 7 replies · 898+ views
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 10/18/2009 | SHANNA MCCORD
    SANTA CRUZ - Tyler Tenorio insisted on always wearing crisp clean clothes. The thought of a spot on his shirt or pants bugged him so much that Tenorio, 16, typically carried a stain stick in his pocket, his mother said. He even preferred to hang his T-shirts in the closet rather than fold them in a drawer.
  • Man, 22, brain dead after alleged beating by 12 in matching red tuxedoes

    08/24/2009 8:52:44 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 68 replies · 4,608+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 24, 2009 | John R. Ellement and Andrew Ryan
    Man, 22, brain dead after alleged beating by 12 in matching red tuxedoes August 24, 2009 11:23 AM By John R. Ellement and Andrew Ryan, Globe Staff A 22-year-old man is brain dead but being kept alive by life support machines today after a vicious beating last week outside a Back Bay nightclub allegedly at the hands of 12 men in matching red tuxedoes.
  • Devastation marks scene of California prison riot

    08/12/2009 8:09:07 AM PDT · by STONEWALLS · 17 replies · 1,118+ views
    AP ^ | 8/12/09 | Stonewalls
    CHINO, Calif. — Blood-soaked mattresses, singed bedding and abandoned medical supplies littered the campus of a Southern California prison Tuesday, a testament to the mayhem and violence of a weekend riot that shut down part of the institution and injured about 175 inmates, some critically. Prison officials staged a tour of the devastation at the California Institution for Men in Chino to reveal the extent of the racially motivated riot that broke out Saturday evening and raged for four hours before guards could bring it under control. Seven of the eight units in the prison's Reception Center West, one of...
  • Los Angeles: “A Racist Campaign To Eliminate The City’s Black Residents” - With Video

    05/22/2009 8:04:22 AM PDT · by pissant · 44 replies · 1,510+ views
    HAWAIIAN GARDENS, Calif. (AP) - A Latino street gang waged a racist campaign to eliminate the city’s black residents through attempted murders and other crimes, according to federal racketeering indictments unsealed Thursday. Five indictments charged a total of 147 members and associates of the Varrio Hawaiian Gardens gang, and federal and local agencies arrested 63 of them by early Thursday, U.S. Attorney Thomas P. O’Brien said at a news conference. Another 35 defendants were already in custody on unrelated charges. Weapons and drugs worth more than $1 million also were seized in what O’Brien called “the largest gang takedown in...
  • Zetas hitman gets life in prison in Laredo

    03/07/2009 8:40:12 AM PST · by AuntB · 9 replies · 699+ views
    ValleyCentral.com ^ | Mar. 5, 2009 | ValleyCentral.com
    A federal judge in Laredo sentenced a hitman for the feared criminal organization the “Zetas” to life in prison for the kidnapping and execution of two Texas teens. Gabriel “Pelon” Cardona-Ramirez appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Micaela Alvarez at 9 a.m. Thursday. Federal prosecutors said the 22-year-old American citizen from Laredo was a hired assassin or “sicario” for the Zetas and the Gulf Cartel. A 42-count federal indictment in his case alleged that several hit squads or “sicario” cells operated on both sides of the U.S/Mexico border. Prosecutors said Cardona-Ramirez and others killed members of the rival Sinaloa Cartel...
  • Teen allegedly totes machine gun on Metrolink

    12/31/2008 9:20:57 AM PST · by BurbankKarl · 51 replies · 1,525+ views
    The Signal ^ | 12/30.08 | By Brian Charles
    Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies arrested a juvenile who allegedly boarded a Metrolink train armed with an automatic assault weapon today, a sheriff's official said. The juvenile, whose name is not being released, boarded the Metrolink train bound for Burbank, without a ticket and allegedy hiding a gun hidden in his backpack, Sgt. Darren Harris said. Another Metrolink rider tipped deputies off about the gun toting teen. Deputies captured the suspect at the Santa Clarita Metrolink station. "(The suspect) sat right next to me and we started talking," Eric Arismendez said. Arismendez was visiting his girlfriend in Lancaster for...
  • Slain Teen Supposed To Be at Sleepover (NM)

    12/31/2008 9:15:29 AM PST · by CedarDave · 41 replies · 1,989+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 31, 2008 | Jeff Proctor
    Raylene Jaramillo was supposed to be sleeping over at a friend's house early Saturday ... not attending a party where alcohol was being served and older boys were packing guns — a party where she was fatally shot at point-blank range. Police say Efrain Valenzuela shot Raylene, 14, after Jaramillo or another girl made a comment about his nickname during a party in Southwest Albuquerque. Valenzuela, 19, has a criminal history that includes convictions for being a minor in possession of alcohol in 2007 and marijuana and paraphernalia possession in April, court records show. He also has a case pending...
  • S.F. slaying of dad, sons called gang related

    07/29/2008 10:24:10 AM PDT · by SmithL · 37 replies · 212+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/29/8 | Bob Egelko
    The fatal shootings of a father and two sons in San Francisco's Excelsior district June 22 were not road-rage killings and instead were motivated by the killer's belief that his targets were in a rival gang, the head of the police homicide unit said Monday. "We know it is gang related," Lt. Mike Stasko told the Board of Supervisors' Public Safety Committee. Stasko said the victims, Tony Bologna, 48, and his sons, Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16, were attacked because of their appearance. "Apparently, the people in the car were similar to Hispanic males, and they were targeted because of...
  • St. Louis Alderwoman wants to treat cans of spray paint like they're handguns.

    06/08/2008 1:32:43 PM PDT · by ellery · 42 replies · 1,782+ views
    St. Louis Riverfront Times ^ | June 04, 2008 | Kathleen McLaughlin
    Motorists driving down Highway 40 under Tamm Avenue in the wee hours of July 19, 2007, reported seeing graffiti artists at work on the pristine white concrete of the overpass wall. Before fleeing the scene, the men left their trademarks, or tags, in big bubble letters. Taggers decorated a wall that's visible from Vandeventer Avenue, near Highway 40. St. Louis police later caught two suspects north of the highway, and they also found backpacks loaded with sixteen cans of spray paint. Both men were charged with felony property damage. The incident set off alarm bells for south St. Louis Alderwoman...