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  • Calif. judge bars LA from enforcing gang restrictions that authorities credited with reducing crime

    03/16/2018 5:14:14 AM PDT · by ptsal · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03-16-2018 | Gregg Re
    Full title**Calif. judge bars LA from enforcing gang restrictions that authorities credited with reducing crime The city of Los Angeles has been barred from enforcing the vast majority of its gang injunctions, which applied restrictions on gang associations that authorities have long credited with reducing crime. The ruling Thursday by U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips, an appointee of former President Bill Clinton, agreed with the American Civil Liberties Union that the injunctions were likely to be unconstitutionally broad, and affect people who did not have adequate opportunity to challenge them in court. The gang injunctions are civil court orders...
  • MS-13 is ‘taking over the school,’ one teen warned before she was killed (WaPo)

    03/10/2018 12:30:25 PM PST · by Drew68 · 64 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/9/18 | Michael E. Miller
    BRENTWOOD, N.Y. — The old minivan appeared near the school on a Tuesday morning, its Illinois plates the only thing out of place in the blue-collar suburbs of central Long Island. But as backpack-toting teenagers passed by on their way to Brentwood High, the van’s doors suddenly swung open. Out sprang members of the violent street gang MS-13, armed with baseball bats. They attacked three 16-year-old students they suspected of being rivals before driving off. When police spotted the van in the same neighborhood the following afternoon and surrounded it at gunpoint, the MS-13 members were in the midst of...
  • Gang Shootings At Funerals Are Getting So Bad Chicago Might Launch A Special Task Force

    03/05/2018 9:24:30 AM PST · by rktman · 64 replies ^ | 3/5/2018 | Amber Randall
    A Illinois county might create a special task force to protect cemeteries as gangs have taken to opening fire on each other during funerals. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart proposed creating a special task force Thursday to combat rival gangs trying to shoot each other during funeral services, reported FOX 32. During a talk with various political leaders, religious members and funeral directors, Dart called for a task force made up of the three groups that would try to fix the problem. “This has been something that has been escalating I’d say over the last ten to 15 years from...
  • New York Times Reveals Trump, Breitbart Right On Gang Crime, Grenade Attacks in Sweden

    03/04/2018 3:43:42 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-3-2018 | Raheem Kassam
    The New York Times has broken ranks with the the establishment media, publishing an effective mea culpa over the mainstream denial of migrant-related gang crime in Sweden. The paper — which previously mocked President Trump for highlighting Sweden’s migrant crime problems — published over 1,500 words on the subject in its Sunday edition this weekend, stating: Weapons from a faraway, long-ago war are flowing into immigrant neighborhoods here, puncturing Swedes’ sense of confidence and security. The country’s murder rate remains low, by American standards, and violent crime is stable or dropping in many places. But gang-related assaults and shootings are...
  • Accused MS-13 members laugh in court near victim’s family

    02/27/2018 6:30:37 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/27/18 | r victim’s family By Reuven Fenton and Emily Saul
    Accused MS-13 members laugh in court near victim’s family Five accused members of the bloodthirsty MS-13 street gang palled around like they were having a grand old time in court Tuesday as the family of a 16-year-old girl they’re accused of slaughtering looked on grimly from the gallery. Enrique Portillo, Alexi Saenz, and Jairo Saenz laughed and grinned amongst themselves, their shackles clanking, as prosecutors said they’d yet to hear if the Justice Department will allow them to seek the death penalty for the murder of best friends Nisa Mickens and Kayla Cuevas in Brentwood in 2016.
  • MS-13: Just Trump's Boogeyman?

    02/24/2018 5:58:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | February 24, 2018 | Ron Hosko
    Donald Trump, well known for exaggeration and colorful language, could easily be dismissed when waving a finger at faceless ‘bad hombres’ coming across our southern border and insisting on construction of a “big, beautiful wall” to protect us.  His embellishments aside, it’s fair to question whether MS-13 is simply a Trump boogeyman, a gang hyped beyond its capability being worked as a clapper against the president’s bell of nationalism and anti-immigration fear-mongering.  Trump grabbed our attention during his State of the Union address by introducing four still-grieving parents painfully gripped by the murder of their daughters at MS-13 hands on Long Island....
  • Italian Town ‘Taken Over’ By Nigerian Migrant Gangs

    02/22/2018 6:11:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 22, 2018 | Chris Tomlinson
    The largely abandoned former seaside resort town of Castel Volturno north of Naples has been taken over by Nigerian gangs who run drug and prostitution rings. The town has a total population of around 30,000 people, of which an estimated 20,000 are migrants, French news magazine L’Obs reports.
  • MS-13 spreads to 22 states, fed by 300,000 illegals, DACA recipients, tied to 207 murders

    02/21/2018 9:43:22 AM PST · by qaz123 · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 21Feb18 | Paul Bedard
    The vicious MS-13 gang, stifled under former President George W. Bush, exploded during the Obama era fueled by 300,000 illegals, including those given amnesty under the DACA program, and has now been linked to crimes in 22 states, according to a new report. Since 2012, 207 murders have been tied to the gang called “Mara Salvatrucha,” and there are over 500 cases nationwide of MS-13 members being charged in major crimes, according to the report from the Center for Immigration Studies.
  • Abel Reyna Faces Hot Seat In ‘At Least’ 10 More Cases (Waco)

    02/16/2018 12:34:31 PM PST · by Elderberry · 5 replies
    Radio Legendary ^ | 2/16/2018
    If the DA takes the witness stand in additional disqualification hearings, he will no doubt find himself answering questions about his utterance of a falsehood on the witness stand, something the law defines as aggravated perjury, a felony crime. The defense bar representing clients in the Twin Peaks cases is eagerly awaiting two hearings scheduled in the cases of at least 10 defendants who seek to disqualify the elected Criminal District Attorney, Abel Reyna, on grounds of multiple acts of criminal misconduct. According to Gary D. Smart, an Arlington attorney, 19th Criminal District Judge Ralph T. Strother has scheduled hearings...
  • Acapulco: The resort killed by drugs, guns and gangs

    02/15/2018 6:14:35 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    Sky News ^ | February 15, 2018 | By Stuart Ramsay
    The American government has issued a stark warning to all potential tourists to Mexico: "Don't go." It comes after the country revealed nearly 30,000 people were murdered last year - the highest number in 20 years. The CIA says the violence levels are comparable with the war zones of Iraq and Syria. The resort city of Acapulco, a former playground of the rich and famous, is now at the centre of a crime wave that has swept across the country. Extortion, kidnapping and murder are daily events. I joined the Mexican Federal Police on patrol in what is now one...
  • Disneyland social club likened to biker gangs, accused of extortion in lawsuit

    02/11/2018 11:45:14 AM PST · by rey · 48 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 11 Feb 2018
    They stroll through Disneyland in packs of 20 or more, motley crews that resemble a cross between the Hells Angels motorcycle gang and a grown-up Mickey Mouse Club with their Disney-themed tattoos and their matching denim vests strewn with trading pins and logos. Disneyland social clubs, by most accounts, are harmless alliances of friends and family who meet up at the park to share a nerdy obsession for all things Disney. With club names such as Tigger Army and Neverland Mermaids, how threatening can they be? “It’s all about the shared love for Disney,” said Mark Drop, Jr., 39, who...
  • {ABQ} Journal editorial cartoon sparks controversy

    02/08/2018 10:44:15 AM PST · by CedarDave · 33 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 7, 2018 | Dan Boyd and Michael Coleman
    SANTA FE – An editorial cartoon published in the Journal came under fire Wednesday from elected officials – including both of New Mexico’s U.S. senators – and others for being “misguided” and “bigoted.” The syndicated cartoon showed an apparently frightened white couple being accosted at gunpoint by members of MS-13, an international criminal gang targeted by President Donald Trump whose members are primarily from Central America. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, a Democrat who is running for re-election this year, lambasted the cartoon on social media, while state Sen. Linda Lopez, D-Albuquerque, described it as an example of “ignorance, racism and...
  • Father of son killed by illegal immigrant insulted by Democrats [5 min vid from 2017]

    02/03/2018 7:34:55 PM PST · by beaversmom · 20 replies
    Fox Business via You Tube ^ | March 1, 2017 | Fox
    This came up in my recommended videos on You Tube. Just under 5 minutes long from last March. I thought I'd post the video in light of the Dems' recent despicable behaviour the other night at the SOTU. I know many of us here are aware of the story, but it's worth a reminder for us that are already awake, and a wake up call for those that are slow to rouse. And also worthy to remember just out of common decency for this man and his family's personal pain. They, the left, show their TRUE colours EACH day. It's...
  • Murder Spree: ‘New Swedes’ Shoot Man, Stab Trial Witness and Wife to Death

    01/29/2018 8:21:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | January 29, 2018 | Virginia Hale
    A number of men with migrant backgrounds have been convicted of a trio of murders in a Stockholm suburb, where a man was shot dead then a witness and his wife were brutally murdered. Fouad Saleh, 22, described as a leading figure in the local crime scene, was handed a life sentence for the murders, which took place in Hallonbergen last year. The first murder investigation began in January 2017, when a seriously injured man turned up to Karolinska University Hospital and told staff he had been shot at a garage but managed to escape. The victim said he was...
  • DC’s largest suburban area just told federal immigration authorities to

    01/24/2018 9:56:32 AM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1-24-18 | Larry O'Conner
    With a population of 1.14 million, Fairfax County, Virginia is the largest county in the Washington DC metropolitan area. It is the home of government workers, administration officials, media personalities and, lately hordes of MS-13 gang members. Tuesday Fairfax County chose the MS-13 gang members and other criminals who have systematically and routinely broken immigration laws as well as other laws in the county over the legal, law-abiding citizens of the Northern Virginia enclave. And, the politicians responsible for the move appear to be pretty proud of their move:
  • Teens Roam Streets With Rifles As Crime Swamps Sweden

    01/21/2018 5:39:29 PM PST · by blam · 74 replies
    The Times (UK) ^ | 1-21-2018 | Bojan Pancevski, Malmo
    Stabbed in the neck by an asylum seekerThe blast was so powerful that it shook windows a mile away. Ahmad’s first thought was that someone had thrown yet another bomb at the police. He was right. On Wednesday night an explosive device was hurled at the police station in Rosengard, a troubled area of Malmo, Sweden’s third largest city. Attacks on the police are increasingly frequent. Rosengard’s force works from a black fortress of reinforced concrete with narrow windows and a 10ft-high electric fence. “I knew it was a bomb again,” said Ahmad, 53, who lives in the area...

    01/18/2018 2:36:04 PM PST · by Elderberry · 41 replies
    Radio Legendary ^ | 1/18/2018
    Embattled DA Abel Reyna drew first blood in the Republican primary race – by attacking the local daily newspaper’s coverage of his career in office. More than 700 party and elected officials crowded the assembly hall at the Texas Ranger Museum to hear the elected DA and his challenger Barry Johnson go at each other, hammer and tongs. DA Abel Reyna emphasized his money saving innovations of pre-trial intervention, a streamlined docket that encourages defendants to enter guilty pleas, and his promised courtroom presence over his two-term tenure. He concluded his remarks by referring to clubs of motorcycle enthusiasts who...
  • Ex-gang members in El Salvador fear more crime if TPS ends

    01/17/2018 10:46:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | January 17, 2018 | By Patrick Oppmann
    San Salvador, El Salvador - It's not every church service that includes homilies about Pablo Escobar and Al Capone. But at a church in El Salvador, the message of sin and redemption is tailored to a different kind of parishioner: reformed members of the notorious gangs in the Central American nation. All the men are former members of Barrio 18 or the 18th Street gang, which, along with MS-13, began in Los Angeles but is now responsible for much of El Salvador's widespread violence. The Trump administration announced last week that in 18 months it will revoke Temporary Protected Status...
  • EX-gang members “Fear Trump”?

    01/17/2018 2:29:52 AM PST · by 850.933.8511oz · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | CNN Video
    Quote from CNN story : Ex-gang members fear crime with Trump decision “Former gang members trying to reform their lives are worried that if President Trump ends the Temporary Protected Status program for 200,000 Salvadorans in the US, it will lead to more crime and poverty in El Salvador, already one of the world's most dangerous nations”
  • The Kidnappings Americans Won't Do 42.4% of kidnapping convictions are of non-citizens.

    01/16/2018 3:46:52 AM PST · by smileyface · 6 replies
    Daniel Greenfield ^ | Jan 16, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    ...If an industry is dominated by immigrants or illegal aliens, they say that it’s because Americans won’t do these jobs. But when immigrants and aliens dominate certain types of crime, is it because there are some crimes that Americans won’t commit? Like kidnapping? According to the Center for Immigration Studies, 42.4 percent of federal kidnapping convictions are of non-citizens. Non-citizens also account for 31.5 percent of federal drug convictions. Even though they’re only 8.4% of the population. Obviously there aren’t enough Americans to commit these crimes. We need immigrants to commit the kidnappings and drug crimes that Americans just won’t...