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  • 67 shot, 13 fatally, over Fourth of July weekend in Chicago so far

    07/05/2020 5:41:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 82 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 5, 2020 | by Sun-Times Wire
    Thirteen people have been killed and at least 54 others injured in shootings across Chicago so far over the Fourth of July weekend. Nine of the weekend’s victims were minors, and two of the children died from their injuries. A 14-year-old boy was among four people killed in a shooting that wounded four others Saturday night in Englewood on the South Side. They were at a large gathering in the street about 11:35 p.m. in the 6100 block of South Carpenter Street when four males walked up and started shooting, according to Chicago police. The 14-year-old boy was hit in...
  • Minneapolis Without Police Is Now Looking Like Mogadishu, Somalia

    06/28/2020 6:46:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    Twitter ^ | 06/28/20 | Kylen Kashuv
    Just a gun battle in the streets. https://twitter.com/KyleKashuv/status/1277072884754788353   
  • 99 shot, 12 fatally, over Father’s Day weekend in Chicago

    06/22/2020 4:18:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 22, 2020 | by Sun-Times wire
    Five children were among the 12 people killed, including a 3-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl killed in separate shootings on Saturday. Chicago saw its highest number of shootings victims in a single weekend this year with 99 people shot across the city from Friday evening to Monday morning, 12 of them fatally. Five of those killed were minors. The latest child fatality happened early Monday in Austin on the West Side. Two boys, 15 and 16, were walking in an alley at 12:18 a.m. in the 4700 block of West Superior Street when someone fired at them, possibly from a...
  • MASSIVE GANG WAR BREAKING OUT IN FRENCH CITIES BETWEEN CHECHEN MUSLIMS AND ARAB MUSLIMS

    France is decending into a war zone with guns.  Both muslim gangs are armed. https://twitter.com/descifraguerra/status/1272576971445280770 https://twitter.com/DawkinsReturns/status/1272631024305004545 https://twitter.com/Sotiridi1/status/1272590419868688385 https://twitter.com/EncartL/status/1272598686439108610 https://twitter.com/DarrenPlymouth/status/1272629102042918920 https://twitter.com/BasedPoland/status/1272580808893763585
  • In Chicago, Hispanic Gangs Protect Their Neighborhoods From Looters: “Get the **** Out! We Won’t Let Our Neighborhood Burn” [ed]

    06/10/2020 3:57:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | June 9, 2020 | Fuzzy Slippers
    In the absence of elected leadership and in the face of police standing by and watching looting in Chicago, Latin gangs are protecting their local businesses and running would be looters out of their neighborhoods. It’s hard to fault them for it, but do we really want street gangs acting as law enforcement? Because that’s what we can expect in cities that are considering abolishing their police departments—remember, the leftist and anarchist protestors want the police abolished, it’s the political wing, the Democratic Party, that substituted “defund” and is now walking even that back because it’s so vastly unpopular among...
  • Black Lives Matter Militants Declare War on Police, Begins Training Fully-Armed Militia Style 'Peace Officers' to take over Black Communities

    06/09/2020 5:48:16 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 56 replies
    nteb ^ | 6/8/2020 | G. Grider
    In an exclusive interview with The Daily Mail, Black Lives Matter New York chapter Chairman Hawk Newsome said his organization has marched for years to raise awareness of “the realities of police brutality and oppression.” The group is preparing “to stop these government sanctioned murders by any means necessary.” Remember how I told you last week that these race riots were not going away anytime soon? Now you can add to that the creation of a militia commando force by Black Lives Matter forces who will patrol the inner city black neighborhoods and fight the police for control. Sounds like...
  • Overall Chicago crime down, but shootings and murders up in May 2020: police

    06/07/2020 6:27:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 6, 2020 | By Luke Wilusz
    Overall crime in Chicago fell 20% in May 2020 compared to the same month last year, but murders increased by about 60% and shooting victims rose by 71%, according to police statistics. Shootings across the city increased by 71% last month, with 409 people shot in May 2020 compared to 332 shooting victims in May 2019, according to police statistics. Murders were also up by about 60%, with 85 reported in May 2020 compared to 53 last year. From January through May, 1,127 shooting victims have been recorded in Chicago, up nearly 30% from 868 in the same period in...
  • 6 dead, 32 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

    05/18/2020 6:46:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Six people were killed and 32 others were wounded by gun violence so far over the weekend in Chicago. The latest fatal attack left a man dead Saturday in Austin on the West Side. The man, 32, was with a male suspect about 7:04 p.m. in the first block of South Leamington Avenue when the male shot him in the chest, Chicago police said. He was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. Earlier that afternoon, a 29-year-old man was fatally shot in Chatham on the South Side. About 3:05 p.m., he was standing on the corner in the 8300 block of...
  • El Salvador authorises 'lethal force' in gang crime crackdown after dozens of murders

    04/27/2020 4:50:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    SKY News ^ | April 27, 2020
    The president of El Salvador has authorised "lethal force" in the fight against criminal gangs. The country has also enforced the opposite of social distancing in its jails, packing opposing gang members into the same cell. President Nayib Bukele ordered a 24-hour prison lockdown after the central American country reported 24 homicides on Friday. It is the worst one-day total since Mr Bukele took office in June last year. By late afternoon on Sunday, police had registered another 29 murders. Forcing rival gangs to share the same space is intended to break communication between members of the same group. Mr...
  • El Salvador's jails: Where social distancing is impossible

    04/27/2020 2:20:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 27, 2020
    Latin America has some of the most overcrowded jails in the world. With prisoners crammed into tiny cells by the dozen, social distancing is impossible and poor medical facilities mean any outbreak of coronavirus would spread like wildfire. The United Nations has urged governments to do more to protect inmates and has suggested the most vulnerable be temporarily released to ease overcrowding. Chile, Colombia and Nicaragua have announced they will move thousands of prisoners into house arrest with priority given to the elderly, pregnant women and those with underlying conditions. Brazil has already started moving inmates over 60 into house...
  • Prosecutor reveals how one teenage girl was grilled by 11 barristers for six days and called a liar - but refused to back down and laid bare the horror of Asian rape gangs

    04/22/2020 9:07:00 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 64 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | NAZIR AFZAL
    She told of underage girls being threatened and picked up in car parks and taken to houses across the town, where they would be passed around dozens of men. In one case, a man in his 40s poured petrol on the head of a 14-year-old girl with learning difficulties and threatened to set her alight unless she performed a sex act on him. In 2009, the Crown Prosecution Service had decided not to pursue the cases in court, describing the girls as ‘not credible’. Authorities who were supposed to protect them had judged the girls promiscuous teenagers who were making...
  • Attorney General Becerra Announces Independent Review of the Los Angeles Police Department’s CalGang Records and Policies

    02/21/2020 5:37:21 PM PST · by ransomnote · 7 replies
    oag.ca.gov ^ | February 10, 2020 | California Attorney General Becerra
    Contact: (916) 210-6000, agpressoffice@doj.ca.gov LOS ANGELES – Pursuant to the authority granted under Assembly Bill 90 of 2017 (AB 90), California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced that the California Department of Justice (DOJ) will conduct an independent review of the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) records and policies regarding the use of CalGang, a criminal intelligence database used by law enforcement agencies to share gang-related intelligence. This review comes as a result of reports that LAPD officers falsified field records used to identify possible gang members. LAPD has commenced its own internal investigation in response to the reports.“Transparency and accountability are...
  • Rapper Pop Smoke shot, killed in Hollywood Hills home: Sources

    02/19/2020 12:08:54 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | February 19, 2020 | By Ella Torres , Alex Stone , Josh Margolin and Aaron Katersky
    Rapper Pop Smoke, an up-and-coming artist born in Brooklyn, was shot and killed Wednesday in a Hollywood Hills, California, home, multiple law enforcement officials confirmed to ABC News. Multiple suspects broke into the home with at least one wearing a black mask, sources said. The suspects then shot the victim, who was transported to a local hospital where he died, according to the sources. "We are devastated by the unexpected and tragic loss of Pop Smoke," his record label, Republic Records, said in a statement. "Our prayers and thoughts go out to his family, friends and fans, as we mourn...
  • 11 children shot in yet another violent Chicago weekend

    02/18/2020 7:10:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | February 17, 2020
    Chicago's weekend began with a girl reportedly shooting her 11-year-old brother, who had to be rushed to the hospital. By the time Monday morning rolled around, 25 people had been shot, 11 of them minors, police said. Three died in the weekend violence, all of them adults, according to police. The shootings occurred between Friday at 6 p.m. local time and 6 a.m. Monday morning, according to CNN's review of the Chicago Police Department's major incident reports.
  • Court Sentences North Carolina Bloods Gang Members for Racketeering Conspiracy Involving Murder (NC)

    01/30/2020 9:35:01 PM PST · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    justice.gov ^ | January 29, 2020 | DOJ
    Four North Carolina members of the United Blood Nation (UBN or Bloods) street gang were sentenced in Charlotte, North Carolina, after pleading guilty to federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) conspiracy charges, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney R. Andrew Murray of the Western District of North Carolina. Tyquan Ramont Powell, aka Savage, 24, of Charlotte, North Carolina, Lamonte Kentrell Lloyd, aka Murda Mo and Moo, 26, of Scotland Neck, North Carolina, Thomas Oliver, aka T.O., Recon, Rex, and Mr. Trippbadd, 34 of Gastonia, North Carolina were each sentenced...
  • SF DA-elect Chesa Boudin sets new course in gang cases, citing charges ‘infused with racism’

    01/15/2020 6:43:00 AM PST · by karpov · 20 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 14, 2019 | Evan Sernoffsky
    One of Chesa Boudin’s first planned policy changes when he takes over as San Francisco’s district attorney next month seeks to answer a question that has long ignited debates in the city: Should people accused of crimes face harsher punishments if their actions allegedly benefited a street gang? The former public defender, who takes office Jan. 8, promises to put an end to filing what are known as gang enhancements against defendants — charges that can add years to felony sentences. Gang enhancements have drawn increased opposition in California, driven by statistics showing that they are disproportionately applied to people...
  • Gang Kingpin Accused of Running Murderous Empire From Prison

    12/21/2019 1:59:38 PM PST · by karpov · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 21, 2019 | Nicole Hong
    He went to prison for attempted murder and robbery, expecting to spend the rest of his life behind bars. That did not stop his ambitions, prosecutors said. On Friday, a new indictment accused the man, Howard Smith, of leading a murderous New York street gang from inside a maximum-security prison in upstate New York, where he had been incarcerated since 2004. The indictment said Mr. Smith, 49, would give orders through prison phone calls, including once directing a gang member to carry out an act of violence last year, saying anyone who disobeyed the order would be kicked out of...
  • MS-13 Gang: 96 Charged in Sweeping Crackdown on Long Island

    12/20/2019 2:03:10 PM PST · by karpov · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 20, 2019 | Alan Feuer
    The Suffolk County district attorney’s office announced on Friday that it had brought a sweeping indictment against 96 members and associates of the violent MS-13 street gang that included charges involving seven murder conspiracies. The authorities said it was New York State’s biggest crackdown ever on the group. “The goal of this investigation was to deliver a major blow to the gang’s leadership, operations and recruitment in the our region,” Timothy D. Sini, the district attorney told reporters at a news conference. Among those charged in the sprawling case were nine top leaders of the street gang who were part...
  • Attorney General William P. Barr Announces Launch of Operation Relentless Pursuit

    12/18/2019 2:11:57 PM PST · by ransomnote · 36 replies
    justice.gov ^ | 12/18/19 | DOJ
    Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Attorney General William P. Barr Announces Launch of Operation Relentless Pursuit The Operation Will Surge Federal Law Enforcement Resources into Seven of America’s Most Violent Cities Today, Attorney General William P. Barr announced the launch of Operation Relentless Pursuit, an initiative aimed at combating violent crime in seven of America’s most violent cities through a surge in federal resources.Joined at a press conference in Detroit, Michigan, by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Acting Director Regina Lombardo, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Acting Administrator Uttam...
  • NY Muslim Patrol Bullies Get Bullied Back by the Bloods

    12/17/2019 10:02:49 AM PST · by mkleesma · 67 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | 12/17/19 | Martin Mawyer
    Members of New York’s Muslim Patrol recently became embroiled in a near-explosive altercation outside the Masjid Taqwa in Brooklyn with members of the Bloods, a notoriously violent gang. The Muslim Patrol gained international attention in the fall of 2018 after several of its patrol cars — which look like New York Police Department (NYPD) cars –were spotted in Brooklyn and Staten Island. The Bloods are a violent African-American street gang known for trafficking drugs and guns. This criminal organization has made national headlines with targeted assassinations, drive-by shootings and deadly gun battles with law enforcement. On December 10, a verbal...