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  • Changing times leave sheriff feeling uneasy (Las Vegas)

    09/16/2018 4:34:51 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 8 replies
    lLas Vegas Sun ^ | 16 sept 2018 | ricardo-torres-cortez
    ---(snip)-- Lombardo maintains that “well over” 40 percent of suspects or victims in local violent crimes are Californians with ties to that state’s law enforcement and its prison system. Some of them have been identified gang members. The nexus might be because past legislation depopulated some California prisons, eased parole conditions and lowered the amount of time served for non-violent offenders jailed for parole violations. Could it also be that criminals think the valley is a good place to commit crimes and easily flee back home?
  • Feds: One of the MS-13 leaders in Maryland faces life in prison

    09/07/2018 6:17:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Capital Gazette ^ | 9/7/18 | E.B. Furgurson III
    A leader of MS-13 in Maryland from Severn pleaded guilty Friday to a conspiracy to participate in MS-13; attempted murder in aid of racketeering; and using and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence. Jose Augustin Salmeron-Larios, 25, faces life in prison for his involvement in the transnational gang. “Salmeron-Larios’ arrest and conviction have dealt a significant blow to MS-13 in Maryland,” U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur said in a prepared statement. “As the founder and leader of the Maryland Program, Salmeron-Larios organized and coordinated violence, drug trafficking and extortion among six cliques operating in the Maryland area.” MS-13...
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel poses with a youth flashing a gang sign

    08/25/2018 10:55:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/25/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Let's chalk this up to reckless pandering.  Chicago voters go to the polls next February, and Rahm Emanuel is so panicked that he's a little too eager to pose with a potential black voter.  A gentleman who identifies himself on Facebook as HobMob Taydoe has posted a picture of Rahm doing constituent outreach with him.  The only problem is that Mr. Taydoe, or whatever his real name is, is standing next to Hizzoner flashing a gang sign. For those who have been living in a mountain cave over the last few years, Chicago is plagued by gang shootings that have made it...
  • Fourth instance of mob violence this year shuts down Chicago’s fanciest shopping district

    08/18/2018 4:38:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/18/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Business interests and police are doing their best to minimize attention to the slide into mob rule of the streets in Chicago’s nicest, most famous neighborhood.  But shoppers, tourists, and ordinary working Joes and Janes can no longer take for granted the freedom to walk around Chicago’s upscale shopping district along North Michigan Avenue near the famous Water Tower. Four times this year, mobs of “urban youths” have taken to “wilding” and attacking random pedestrians while looting stores. The latest instance happened on Tuesday. CBS Chicago reports: A brawl involving dozens of teenagers broke out near Chicago’s Water Tower...
  • Criminal Gangs Believed Responsible For Arson Attacks In Sweden (Still not giving the full story)

    08/15/2018 2:23:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/15/2018 | John Sexton
    Monday evening coordinated attacks small groups of young men dressed in black torched between 80 and 100 cars. The fact that the attacks took place in several cities at roughly the same time led police to believe the arsonists had organized themselves on the internet. So far authorities aren’t saying who is responsible but Sweden’s Prime Minister is promising to “go in hard” against whoever it is. From the Guardian: “I am really furious, what the hell are they up to?” Stefan Löfven on Tuesday morning. “Society will always act hard against this and we must continue to do...
  • Masked youth gangs coordinated firebombing of hundreds of cars across Sweden via social media

    08/14/2018 8:48:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/14/2018 | Sara Malm
    * Youth gangs set cars on fire in a series of attacks across Sweden overnight * Around 100 cars were set alight in Gothenburg and surrounding cities * Another 13 on fire in Stockholm and Uppsala, and cars burned in Malmo * Prime Minister Stefan Löfven asked 'what the f*** are you doing?' this morning * Police believe attacks were coordinated on social media by the youth gangs ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ More than 100 cars have been set alight in across Sweden overnight, as gangs of masked youths went rampaging in a series of arson attacks believed to have been coordinated on...
  • 2 Dead, 18 Wounded in Chicago-Area Gun Violence

    08/12/2018 7:12:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | August 11, 2018
    2 Dead, 18 Wounded in Chicago-Area Gun Violence Published at 8:44 AM CDT on Aug 11, 2018 | Updated at 9:15 AM CDT on Aug 11, 2018 Chicago gun violence left two people dead Saturday and at least 18 others wounded, including a woman killed in a domestic dispute with someone. The most recent incident ocurring Saturday morning in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. A 25-year-old man was wounded in a shooting at about 1:55 a.m. in the 4000 block of West Grenshaw, according to Chicago police. Officials say he was standing outside when two people began firing...
  • ‘I’ll Raid You, White Trash’: Australians Told to Lock Doors as Africans Rampage in Melbourne

    08/12/2018 7:07:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 98 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 10 Aug 2018 | Virginia Hale
    Police in Melbourne have been slammed for making no arrests after residents of the city’s north-west suburbs were terrorised by gangs of African youths who bragged “police can’t touch us” and branded frightened families “racist”. Despite its sending dozens of armed officers in riot gear to Taylors Hill as more than 100 teenagers gathered “for war”, and telling residents to “stay inside and lock their doors” as rival gangs ran amok, police claimed there had been “no threat to community safety”. According to The Age, there was a heavy police presence at the scene for several hours, including cavalry officers...
  • Nearly 33,000 juveniles arrested over last two decades labeled as gang members by Chicago police

    08/09/2018 10:02:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 9, 2018 | Annie Sweeney and Paige Fry
    Nearly 33,000 juveniles arrested over about the last two decades have been labeled by Chicago police as gang members.. The records, released as a result of an open records fight by the Chicago Tribune, provide the first look at gang data kept by the Police Department for those 17 or younger, most of whom were African-Americans and Hispanics from historically violent neighborhoods such as Lawndale and Back of the Yards. At the time of their arrest, 13 of the juveniles were just 10 years old. About 60 were 11. And more than 300 were 12. ... juveniles were affiliated with...
  • The gang just as vicious as MS-13 but without the notoriety: Savage Trinitarios return to the...

    07/29/2018 10:02:49 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 28, 2018 | Robert Gearty
    FULL TITLE: The gang just as vicious as MS-13 but without the notoriety: Savage Trinitarios return to the spotlight after years in the shadows A ‘Wall of Grief’ mural marks the spot where a 15-year-old Bronx boy, who wanted to be a detective when he grew up, fell victim last month to a New York City drug gang with a long history of ruthless violence. The mural pays tribute to Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz who was killed June 20 by a group of Trinitarios in a crime that sent shockwaves reverberating through the Big Apple and beyond. The murder captured the...
  • ICE operation targeting public safety threats nets 132 arrests in DC, VA....

    07/25/2018 6:16:13 PM PDT · by caww · 7 replies
    Ice.Gov ^ | 7/24/2018 | Ice/Gov
    Operation Eagle’s Shield leveraged field office resources to identify priority targets for enforcement action throughout Virginia and the Washington, D.C. metro area. From July 9 to 20, officers from the ERO Washington Field Office targeted and arrested various violent offenders, gang members, sex offenders, fugitives from justice, and those who otherwise pose a significant public safety threat. Arrestees include members of several different notoriously violent transnational criminal organizations such as MS-13 and18th Street gangs. Examples of aliens arrested during Operation Eagle’s Shield include: An El Salvadoran national identified as a high-ranking MS-13 member. A Bolivian national who has four prior...
  • Gang violence up 72% in Montgomery Village and Gaithersburg(MD)[per new Police map]

    07/23/2018 9:29:31 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 34 replies
    ABC7 News ^ | July 23, 2018 | Kevin Lewis ABC7 News
    NEW: MoCo use map to highlight areas w/ highest amount of gang-related crime this year: •Overall violent gang-related crime up 72% compared to last year •Montgomery Village + Gaithersburg most affected •MS13 prevalent near Piney Branch/University Blvd. + downtown Wheaton
  • Gang members allegedly threatened NYPD union boss’ son

    07/11/2018 3:31:05 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/11/18 | Tina Moore
    <p>The NYPD officer son of the president of the city’s largest police union pulled his gun on two men after they identified themselves as Trinitarios and threatened him in front of his Queens home last week, court documents show.</p> <p>PBA president Patrick Lynch’s son, Patrick, confronted Steve Gansham, 32, and Edy Garcia, 29, when they were fighting outside his Flushing home on July 1, the documents show.</p>
  • Twin Peaks shootout forfeitures following path of criminal cases (Waco)

    07/02/2018 6:43:27 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 25 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 7/2/2018 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    The anxiety was etched across Marty Lewis' face as he emerged from the Waco Police Department. It was clear Lewis was uncomfortable being back in Waco. As he sat for a brief interview, one of the first things he said was that he wanted to get back on the road and out of town. Waco left him with bitterness, he said. It had to be something important to bring Lewis back to the city where the retired San Antonio police detective was arrested after a shootout between biker groups at a Twin Peaks restaurant in May 2015. The decorated former...
  • 10-Year-Old Boy May Have Come Out as Gay Before His Death, DCFS Says (Boyfriend was MS-13)

    06/27/2018 6:39:22 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 32 replies
    LA Times ^ | 06/26/2018 | GARRETT THEROLF
    Anthony Avalos came out as gay in recent weeks, and authorities are now investigating whether homophobia played a role in the death of the 10-year-old Lancaster boy, a county official said. Anthony was found mortally wounded at his home last week with severe head injuries and cigarette burns covering his body. --snip-- Nichols said that his department’s caseworkers documented years ago that Leiva was allegedly a member of the MS-13 criminal gang, but that information was not classified by the workers as a safety threat necessitating Anthony’s removal from the home, and the department never moved to have him permanently...
  • Horrifying moment boy, 14, is attacked and stabbed in vicious beating 'by the same gang [tr]

    06/26/2018 10:09:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 26, 2018 | Snejana Farberov
    The NYPD has released footage showing a large pack of young men believed to be gang members beating and stabbing a 14-year-old in The Bronx – two days before another local teenager was slashed to death in the borough. The attack took place at 5.30pm on June 18 in the median of the Bronx River Parkway, not far from the East Gun Hill Road exit. Police officers responded to the scene to find the 14-year-old victim lying unconscious and unresponsive, and suffering from multiple stab wounds all over his body.
  • Slew of MS-13 Members From El Salvador Charged With Murder of Teenagers in Virginia

    06/22/2018 3:18:39 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 22, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    The Department of Justice announced murder and kidnapping charges for eleven MS-13 gang members in Alexandria, Virginia Friday morning. All of them are from El Salvador, range in age from 20 to 27-years old and are being prosecuted for the killing of teenagers Edvin Escobar Mendez and Sergio Arita Triminio. One of the defendants is not in custody and suspected of being out of the country. The other ten are being held in federal detention. Whether the members are in the U.S. illegally is unclear. "While we note in the press release that all of the defendants are from El...
  • MS-13 gang members, including 10 illegal immigrants, charged in deaths of Virginia teens

    06/22/2018 2:32:53 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    Fox news ^ | Greg Norman
    Eleven MS-13 gang members – all of whom are illegal immigrants except one – are facing life in prison after being charged in the kidnappings and deaths of two teens whose bodies were dug up in a Virginia park last year. The ages of the male gang members charged Friday ranged from 20 to 27. All of them are from El Salvador and only one – who is believed to have fled the country – is not in police custody, according to NBC Washington. 
  • U.S. decision on asylum casts a pall over immigrants fleeing gang violence

    06/16/2018 10:34:20 AM PDT · by Mariner · 63 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 16th, 2018 | By Cindy Carcamo
    Rubilia Sanchez knew she had to flee her hometown of Tecun Uman after gangs repeatedly threatened to rape and murder her. So she took her four daughters and made the familiar, dangerous trek out of Guatemala, through Mexico and into the United States, where she requested asylum. After waiting for four years, she finally got a date to plead her case to U.S. officials: July 26. But now, her already hazy future — and that of others fleeing gang violence in Latin America — has been thrust into greater uncertainty. Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions ordered immigration judges to stop granting...
  • Chief: NYPD's Gang Database is 99% Minorities

    06/16/2018 8:50:06 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 58 replies
    The Crime Report ^ | June 15, 2018 | Crime and Justice News
    The 17,000 individuals named in the NYPD’s gang registry are 99 percent black or Latino, Chief of Detectives Dermot F. Shea revealed this week, according to the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange. Shea, testifying Wednesday before the City Council’s Committee on Public Safety, was talking publicly for the first time about one of the department’s most popular crime-fighting tools. He said the database is 65 percent African Americans, 24 percent non-white Hispanics, and 10 percent black Hispanics. He said the average age of those included is 27 and that 1,460 of those listed are younger than 18.