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  • Police: 14 people shot outside Miami funeral home

    03/31/2012 10:10:01 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 31, 2012
    MIAMI (AP) -- Authorities say 12 people were wounded and two shot dead when gunmen opened fire on mourners outside a Miami funeral home. Miami-Dade Police say it happened Friday as services were taking place at the Funeraria Latina Emanuel.
  • Democracy Versus Mob Rule [Anyone else see parallels between Occupy and Trayvon protestors?]

    03/24/2012 6:05:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies · 2+ views
    nro ^ | 11/1/11 | Thomas Sowell
    In various cities across the country, mobs of mostly young, mostly incoherent, often noisy, and sometimes violent demonstrators are making themselves a major nuisance. Meanwhile, many in the media are practically gushing over these “protesters,” and giving them the free publicity they crave for themselves and their cause —whatever that is, beyond venting their emotions on television.
  • U.N. asked to investigate solitary confinement as torture

    03/20/2012 8:25:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Loa Angeles Times ^ | March 20, 2012 | by Anna Gorman
    Calling solitary confinement "torture," California prisoners and advocates are asking the United Nations to investigate the segregated housing of gang members at prisons throughout the state. "We have California treating several thousand prisoners in much the same way the U.S. government treats enemy combatants held in Guantanamo," said Peter Schey, an attorney representing hundreds of inmates. Schey, who announced the petition at a news conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday alongside prisoners' relatives, said solitary confinement was devastating to the physical and mental health of prisoners and was likely to increase their risk of committing more crimes upon release. The...
  • California inmates petition UN to monitor prisons

    03/20/2012 2:18:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 1+ views
    AP via CoCo Times ^ | 3/20/12 | Gillian Flaccus, Associated Pres
    LOS ANGELES -- An attorney for hundreds of California inmates held in solitary confinement in the nation's largest prison system because of their gang ties said Tuesday that he will petition the United Nations to intervene to stop the practice and launch an investigation into their living conditions and mental and physical health. The petition, which asks the international body to allow an independent party to interview prisoners and review their medical files, comes after about 6,000 inmates at 13 prisons statewide went on a hunger strike last summer. They have since staged smaller and more intermittent strikes to protest...
  • Five hospitalized in related shootings at Rio, UMC

    03/11/2012 10:08:14 PM PDT · by Jahoohio · 16 replies
    13 action news ^ | 3/11/2012 | Molly Waldro
    Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Police believe shootings that occurred at the Rio Hotel & Casino early Sunday morning and later at University Medical Center are connected.
  • Anonymous Not Anonymous Anymore to Hacked Off Drug Lords

    03/08/2012 7:06:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | March 8, 2012 | John Ransom
    Here’s a lesson to the Hackers for the 99%: You’re not anonymous once you get caught. And you’ll always get caught, because, um, the internet was designed by the Department of Defense. And that’s a group that doesn’t want anyone to remain anonymous for long.  In fact, they are so good at tracking people down-with extreme prejudice- that they can make sure a very large bomb fits in a very tiny place. But that’s not your biggest problem. No your biggest problem is that hubris led you to a confrontation with Mexican drug lords who have all sorts of contacts...
  • 7 Dead, 18 Wounded By Weekend Gunfire In Chicago

    02/20/2012 8:54:46 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 60 replies
    CHICAGO (CBS 2 News) ^ | Feb 20. 2012
    7 Dead, 18 Wounded By Weekend Gunfire In Chicago February 20, 2012 6:11 AM Two people were killed, and five others were wounded, in a shooting at a liquor store in South Shore. (Credit: CBS) CHICAGO (CBS) — Seven people were killed and 18 more were wounded – including a Chicago Police officer – in a violent weekend on the streets of Chicago. One of the incidents left two people were dead, and five others injured, at a South Shore neighborhood liquor store Sunday evening.
  • Atlanta Cops Arrest Second Suspect In Brutal Videotaped Assault Of Gay Man

    02/19/2012 11:06:39 AM PST · by EveningStar · 16 replies · 1+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | February 17, 2012
    Police today arrested a second suspect in connection with the videotaped beating of a gay man outside an Atlanta convenience store.
  • Mini-Yorkie stomped to death protecting owner

    02/13/2012 7:05:30 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 57 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 13, 2012 | Vivian Ho
    SAN JOSE -- Police are looking for several men who stomped to death a 4-pound mini-Yorkshire terrier that was trying to protect its owner from an attack in San Jose over the weekend, authorities said. The dog's owner said he was walking the 6-year-old dog, Shadow, at Winchester Boulevard and Colonial Way about 2 p.m. Saturday when three men approached and asked if he was a gang member. The owner, a 32-year-old floor installer who asked that his name be withheld for safety reasons, said he had denied gang involvement, but the men attacked him anyway.
  • Gang Signs And A Sticker: Chicago Pulls Teen's Design

    02/10/2012 6:53:27 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 3 replies
    NPR/Youtube ^ | 2/9/2012 | NPR/Youtube
    Video Linky Here It's one of the few politician-sponsored activities that should be free of controversy: a high school art contest. But an annual citywide competition to design the stickers affixed to every windshield in Chicago has suddenly become a public relations nightmare. The sticker, designed by 15-year-old Herbie Pulgar, depicts Chicago's famous skyline inside of a heart, with a backdrop of the city's blue and white flag. Extending up from the heart are four hands, and above them, symbols representing police officers, firefighters and paramedics.
  • Gang Signs Seen in City Sticker Design, Clerk Investigating [Chicago]

    02/08/2012 6:49:01 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    My Fox Chicago ^ | Feb 8, 2012
    <p>Chicago - City Clerk Susana Mendoza is investigating whether gang signs are in the artwork of the new Chicago city sticker just days before the sticker is set to be printed.</p> <p>The sticker was picked as the winner in a city-wide contest and was designed by a 15-year-old boy who attends a school for troubled youth.</p>
  • Gangs using social media to spread violence

    01/29/2012 5:42:47 PM PST · by Cindy · 18 replies
    CHICAGO SUN-TIMES ^ | January 26, 2012; Updated January 27, 2012 | BY FRANK MAIN Staff Reporter
    SNIPPET: "Chicago gangs are still spray-painting their graffiti on alley walls, train cars and viaducts — but they’re also using their smart phones and computers for “cyber-tagging,” according to the Chicago Crime Commission, which released an updated book on the city’s street gangs Thursday. They’re provoking their rivals with Internet graffiti and using social media to keep in touch with their associates, according to the commission. “They’re tagging websites with information that is provocative and incites violence,” said Jody Weis, former Chicago Police superintendent and president of the commission." SNIPPET: "Web chatter is a valuable tool for law enforcement officials...
  • (Feral Philadelphia) Gang sought in random beating of decorated Vietnam vet

    01/19/2012 2:38:15 PM PST · by dennisw · 35 replies
    kjkljkl ^ | Thu, Jan. 19, 2012, 12:18 PM | By Allison Steele
    The victim served in Vietnam until he was shot in the eye, McClay said. Since then, the Purple Heart recipient has worked in veterans support services, helping others find jobs. Police are searching for a gang of six teens who allegedly beat and seriously injured a 64-year-old Vietnam War veteran apparently "just for sport" in Olney Tuesday evening. The victim, whose name has not been released, was walking on the 5000 block of North 5th Street on his way to a bus stop about 6 p.m. when the assailants pounced. The teenagers were walking a short distance behind him when...
  • Tibi Bill Would Ban Reference to Pre-State Arab Gangs

    01/16/2012 12:04:57 AM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/1/12
    Member of Knesset Ahmad Tibi (Ra'am-Ta'al-United Arab List) is scheduled to introduce a bill in the Knesset, Monday, that would deny approval to textbooks that use of the terms "gang" or "gang leader" to refer to Arabs who fought against the Jews before the establishment of the modern state of Israel in 1948 and would refer to them as "fighters". Under the measure, a team of Arab and Jewish historians would have to re-approve existing textbooks for further use. Knesset Legal Advisor Eyal Yinon cleared the bill for introduction, who did not view the proposal as seeking to undermine Israel's...
  • New Anti Gun Rights Study... Number of Homicides In 10 to 24 Year Old Group Distorted Once Again

    01/13/2012 11:44:04 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 4 replies
    An anti-gun rights organization released their spin on a study regarding murder rates of 10 to 24 year olds in California. But, there is a disproportionate number of gang members included. What their spin omitted was the fact that the ten top counties for youth homicides in California are the hottest areas of the state's gang activity. And, even more relevant, how does any anti-gun rights group propose to disarm gang-bangers? There is no answer to that. But, there's plenty of propaganda. They listed the ten top California counties by homicide rate in the 10 to 24 year old group....
  • Feds Hiring Contractor to Help Fight Crime Across Nation

    12/26/2011 3:59:47 PM PST · by Steve Peacock · 4 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor ^ | Dec. 26, 2011 | Steve Peacock
    The U.S. government is reaching out to the private sector for help in implementing a new municipal crime-prevention program across the nation -- across the nation of El Salvador, that is. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) estimates just a $25 million price tag for the "El Salvador Crime and Violence Prevention Project" (Solicitation #SOL-519-12-000002); it should be noted, however, that the endeavor is only the latest in a series of such multi-year, U.S.- funded initiatives in El Salvador, which the agency says has "one of the highest rates of non-political violence in the world." In the last four...
  • Police: 'Mean looks' led to shooting deaths of 2 Fresno teens

    12/24/2011 12:32:15 AM PST · by pterional · 43 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 | 10:17 PM | By Paula Lloyd and Marc Benjamin
    "Mean looks" between groups of teens Tuesday night sparked a confrontation that led to the shooting deaths of two teens, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Thursday. Two other teens -- Jarrad Beard, 19, and his 16-year-old brother -- were arrested after the shootings. Dyer said the brothers, who were booked on two counts of murder each, are gang members. Beard was booked into the Fresno County Jail, while his brother was booked into the Juvenile Justice Center. Before announcing the arrests, Dyer expressed his condolences to the families of shooting victims Justin Hesketh, 18, and Brandon Moore, 16, both...
  • ...Albanian Government Aide Arrested; Newly Unsealed Indictment Charges 17 Defendants....

    08/25/2010 2:55:10 PM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies ^ | August 24, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text SNIPPET is a quote: Two Additional Arrests Made of Members of Violent International Organized Crime Group Albanian Government Aide Arrested; Newly Unsealed Indictment Charges 17 Defendants with Murder, Kidnapping, and Other Racketeering Offenses PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, JANICE K. FEDARCYK, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), and RAYMOND W. KELLY, the Police Commissioner of the City of New York, announced the arrests of FLORIAN VESHI and ALMIR RRAPO for their roles in a racketeering enterprise that engaged...
  • Rise of the girl gangs (New York)

    12/05/2011 5:04:05 PM PST · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12-5-11 | BRAD HAMILTON
    When teen hoop star Tayshana Murphy was chased and shot dead by gang members in her project in Morningside Heights in September, few knew her death was a double tragedy. Despite being one of the city’s best high-school basketball players and a likely WNBA draft pick, Murphy had been drawn into a deadly street crew and was killed because of a rivalry with another gang. Cops now have revealed that Murphy was caught in a troubling new trend: good girls recruited by neighborhood gangs into lives of violence, where carrying weapons and committing crimes is as commonplace as shooting a...
  • Police: Soldier Being Robbed Pulls Gun On Assailants(CO)

    11/30/2011 6:11:25 PM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies ^ | 30 November, 2011 | Deb Stanley
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A soldier and his wife stopped a robbery on Tuesday night when the soldier pulled a gun on the assailants and fired, police said. The husband and wife had just been transferred from Fort Hood to Colorado Springs. They were taking a walk in their new neighborhood at 10 p.m. when they were approached by two masked assailants, police said. When the assailants ordered the soldier and his wife to the ground, the soldier told police he pulled out his handgun. The soldier told police the men started to run off, but when one of them...