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  • Gun Crisis Reporting Project curtailing operations; will halt daily reporting

    11/05/2014 4:03:02 PM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    guncrisis.org ^ | 11/4/2014 | unknown
    After publishing every day for more than two and a half years — illuminating the epidemic of gun violence in Philadelphia and seeking solutions — the Gun Crisis Reporting Project will cease daily reporting this Friday, November 7th.
  • Feds beef up response to gun violence in Chicago

    07/17/2014 6:08:43 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 17 july 2014 | Jason Meisner and Timothy M. Phelps
    Two weeks after Chicago's rampant gun violence shot back into the national spotlight with a bloody Fourth of July weekend, federal authorities are scheduled to announce Thursday that seven new ATF agents are being deployed to the city to try to help stem the violence. By year end, the move will boost to 52 the number of agents in the Chicago office of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which traditionally has worked closely with Chicago police on tracing the flow of guns into the city and tracking guns used in crimes. In a separate action, the...
  • ‘They Keep Coming’: The ‘Rehearsed’ Answers Illegal Immigrants Are Using at the Border

    06/16/2014 12:43:53 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/16/14 | Sara Carter
    McALLEN, Texas — A Honduran woman clutched her small baby boy from the back of a Border Patrol transport truck. She was sitting with 12 other people, mostly children, who had just made their way from Reynosa, Mexico, across the Rio Grande by the Anzalduas port of entry in Texas. The mother, who had crossed first with one baby, had left her infant and older son along the banks of the river in Mexico. Her two children followed in a second raft and joined their mother after the Border Patrol took her into custody. “We’re fleeing gang violence,” the mother...
  • The Knockout Game -- NYT/NPR Say No Big Deal

    11/28/2013 7:11:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2013 | Larry Elder
    The "knockout game" -- and the media underreporting of it -- combines the breakdown of the family with the media's condescending determination to serve as a public relations bureau for blacks. The "game" is a dare in which a young man -- all the perps appear to be male people of color, mostly blacks -- tries to literally knock out an innocent bystander with one blow. Both National Public Radio and The New York Times say these reports of the "knockout game" being widespread are overblown and do not represent a trend. Really? According to Colin Flaherty, author of "White...
  • Providence gets $150K to reduce gun, gang violence

    10/24/2013 1:55:51 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 9 replies
    NBC 10 TV ^ | October 24, 2013 | Susie Steimle
    "We do not want to have any more press conferences announcing arrests of people accused of murder. I've done too many of those as mayor," Taveras said Thursday. That's why local leaders secured a $150,000 grant to help curb gang violence in the city of Providence as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods program. Federal funding will go toward targeting "impact players" on the streets. The city will hire so-called street workers who will spend time getting to know crime-prone areas and work on preventing gang members from turning to violence. Providence has received the grant in years past. Taveras...
  • Gingrich: Gangs Have Increased By 40 Percent Since Obama Was Elected

    07/21/2013 10:19:47 PM PDT · by grundle · 51 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 21, 2013
    NEWT GINGRICH: This fits perfectly with what I was going to say earlier. You have a congressman -- and I respect Bobby Rush. You have a congressman who represents the most violent city in America. You have a congressman who represents the city in which over 500 people were killed last year, 74 percent of them African-American. You have a congressman who represents the city which is 80 percent of the killings, according to police, are by gangs. Gangs have increased -- let me finish. Gangs have increased by 40 percent since this president was elected. There is no federal...
  • Black mobs go 'bang' on July 4th (Dozens of episodes of gang violence documented)

    07/10/2013 8:39:16 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    WND ^ | July 09, 2013 | Colin Flaherty
    With dozens of episodes of black mob violence in more than 15 cities over the Fourth of July, it is tempting to start with Chicago. Chicago was the site of several cases of black mob violence during the holiday fireworks, which city officials and local media downplayed or ignored. But the real story this year is not just that black mob violence is raging in places like Baltimore, Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, Detroit, Cleveland, Atlanta and St. Louis. But racial violence is also striking smaller places like Greensboro, Buffalo, Wilkes-Barre, Tulsa, Cedar Rapids, Seaside Heights, Memphis, Fredericksburg, Uniondale, Fall River,...
  • Fear Of Gang Violence Cancels Richfield 4th Of July Carnival

    07/04/2013 3:57:18 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 21 replies
    CBS Minnesota ^ | July 3, 2013 | Aristea Brady
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Fourth of July tradition that’s been around for decades is canceled this year because police fear it draws gangs. Police urged the City of Richfield to cancel its annual Fourth of July Carnival at Veterans Park. “I was kind of bummed,” said resident Maria Casillas, “because every year we come out to the carnival.” Casillas thinks it’s ridiculous for the gangs to ruin the carnival for her, her two children and other families. Lt. Mike Flaherty of Richfield Police says a number of gangs from north Minneapolis came to the Richfield Carnival last year and police...
  • Man, 25, Beaten Nearly To Death By 40 Teens Using Skateboards

    05/12/2013 10:31:52 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 112 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | May 11, 2013 8:37 PM | Tom Wait
    HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say a Good Samaritan who tried to intervene in a fight between two groups of teens in Huntington Beach Saturday evening, was nearly beaten to death by the same teens who attacked him with their skateboards. Police say 40 teens attacked the 25-year-old man — about 7:50 p.m. — at Murdy park in Huntington Beach. The man is in extremely critical condition. Officials said the man’s girlfriend saw the teens involved in an altercation. After the girlfriend tried to intervene, the crowd turned on her. She got away but returned with her boyfriend. Police said...
  • Study: Street Gangs Behind Gun Violence

    03/29/2013 6:48:08 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 15 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 03/29/13 | Friends of Ours
    The mass hysteria within the Democrat party over gun violence inexplicably fails to acknowledge street gangs as the primary driver in the bloody carnage. A new study released by the University of Cincinnati Institute of Crime Science found that in Baton Rouge, LA "43 percent of the 199 murders occurring between September 2010 and October 2012 were confirmed to be 'gang-member involved murders,' and "an additional 12 percent of the killings were found to 'likely' be 'gang-member involved murders,' a classification that includes homicides in which the victim or suspect is a known gang member" as reported by Jim Mustian...
  • Black mob beats man 'for no reason'

    03/29/2013 6:47:06 AM PDT · by Anila · 50 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 03/25/13 | Colin Flaherty
    EDITOR’S NOTE: The links and video in the following report may contain offensive language. Police are “baffled.” So is the daily newspaper. Three black men in New Orleans stalk and stomp a man almost to death. They laugh. They linger. They beat him some more. They move on. Then return and kick him in the face. It’s all captured on video. “I’ve never had an incident like this. Usually there’s a reason, and usually it’s robbery,” Det. Michael Flores told the Times-Picayune newspaper last week. “Not in this case.” The victim had a cell phone, $300 in cash and cigarettes...
  • Hadiya Pendleton, majorette in inaugural parade, shot to death in Chicago

    01/30/2013 10:30:47 PM PST · by RC one · 17 replies
    ABC7 ^ | January 30, 2013 | Bailey Michael
    AP/WJLA) A 15-year-old majorette who performed with the King College Prep High School band in President Obama's recent inaugural parade was shot to death in Chicago. Police say Hadiya Pendleton was shot Tuesday afternoon in a South Side park. She died at a city hospital. Pendleton was standing under a canopy during heavy rain with her volleyball team when a man jumped a fence, ran toward the group and started shooting. Another teenage boy was shot in the leg. No arrests have been made. Pendleton's godfather says she was an excellent student and had dreams of being a doctor or...
  • Wendy Fisher's teenage daughter saw her mother gunned down

    07/09/2012 7:04:16 PM PDT · by suthener · 132 replies
    al.com ^ | Monday, July 09, 2012, 12:00 PM | Brendan Kirby, Press-Register
    MOBILE, Alabama -- The fatal gun shot that cut down a single mother of two Saturday night occurred in front of her teenage daughter, family members said today. The daughter, who asked that her name not be used, said she was standing in her front yard when her mother, Wendy Fisher, ran across the street to retrieve their dog. Fisher yelled at a passing car to slow down because it nearly hit the pet, the daughter said. At that point a black man with short hair got out of the car, she said. The daughter said she is not sure...
  • Mother Shot & Killed After Yelling At Speeder

    07/09/2012 7:46:56 PM PDT · by MrPiper · 91 replies
    WKRG news ^ | July 09, 2012 | http://www2.wkrg.com/staff/92574/
    Police are looking for leads in the bizarre murder of a mother who tried to slow down a speeding car. Wendy Fisher, 40, was across the street from her home in the Overlook Heights community when witnesses say a car sped down her street.   Fisher signaled for the car to slow down, then the driver stopped the vehicle and at least one person got out and started shooting. The shooting happened in the light of day, around 6:30 pm on Saturday. Fisher was shot in her chest.  She later died at the hospital. Police have told WKRG they are looking...
  • Attackers Beat Man, Family Begs For Info [Look what likely would have happened to George Zimmerman]

    07/09/2012 6:31:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 7/9/12
    The family of a man brutally beaten and left for dead in Miami is begging for anyone who knows anything about the attack to come forward, so they can get his attackers off the street.
  • Bloody rampage sparked by disrespect at Miami-Dade wake

    04/01/2012 6:21:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 75 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | March 31, 2012 | Monique O. Madan, David Ovalle and Patricia Mazzei
    The mass shooting that killed two people and wounded 12 others near North Miami began with a perceived sign of disrespect at the wake of a man who had jumped to his death from a shopping mall parking garage. The act of reaching into the casket to touch the body of 21-year-old Morvin Andre escalated into a deadly conflict among gang members who opened fire into a gathering of mourners. They had gone to the Funeraria Latina funeral home Friday night to grieve for Andre, who had died March 16 after jumping from a parking garage at Aventura Mall. The...
  • 9 charged in connection with gang rape of 14-year-old girl at party in St. Paul, Minn.

    03/24/2012 4:12:19 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 17 replies · 4+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 03/24/12
    Nine suspected gang members and associates were charged Friday in a sexual attack on a 14-year-old girl who was forced back inside an abandoned St. Paul house and raped after trying to leave a party last November, authorities said. The girl and her friend were picked up at school by one of the men and lured to a party with suspected members of the TB22, or True Blood 22, street gang, prosecutors said.
  • 5 shot in drive-by at memorial barbecue [Chi-town]

    04/13/2011 8:28:30 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 29 replies
    abclocal.go.com ^ | 13 April 2011 | Jessica D' Onofrio
    April 13, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- A 10-year-old boy was among those hit in a drive-by shooting on Chicago's Southeast Side. Police say the shooting happened at approximately 9 p.m. Tuesday during a barbecue party honoring someone who was killed last year. Remnants of the party were scattered Wednesday throughout the vacant lot near 79th Street and Escanaba in the city's South Chicago neighborhood. The night before, a group of people gathered to remember a friend who was shot and killed in the same place in 2010. But the memorial ended abruptly when someone opened fire on the crowd from...
  • Girl, 5, fights for life after being shot by turf row teen thugs

    03/30/2011 6:00:11 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    Mirror News UK ^ | 31 Mar 2011 | Tom Pettifor and Josh Layton
    A GIRL of five was last night fighting for life after being shot by a gang of boys as young as 13. Thusha Kamaleswaran was hit in the chest at a shop in South London. IT’S an all too familiar story of crazed young thugs letting rip with guns in a vicious turf war. But the latest battle on our city streets has ended with a girl of five clinging to life, an innocent victim of the ­mindless violence. Thusha Kamaleswaran was blasted in the chest by teenage gunmen on bicycles, some as young as 13, as her mum watched...
  • UPDATE: More details emerge about Salinas' violent night

    01/16/2009 10:01:09 AM PST · by Pontiac · 12 replies · 1,069+ views
    Monterey County Herald ^ | 01/16/2009 | Staff
    Salinas homicides A 30-year-old man was fatally shot at a front-yard family gathering during the spate of violence than left one dead and five wounded Thursday night in Salinas. Snip Also in that incident, a 29-year-old woman was shot in the lower leg and was hospitalized for treatment, police said. Snip About an hour before the fatal shooting, a sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a suspect who was pointing a handgun at him in a business garage, the Sheriff's Office said today. Snip bout the same time, two men, ages 25 and 22, with gunshot wounds arrived at a Salinas...
  • 4 Teenagers Are Charged In Shooting at Wheaton Mall

    01/08/2009 3:09:02 PM PST · by freespirited · 60 replies · 2,190+ views
    Washpost ^ | 1/08/09 | Matt Zapotosky
    The teenagers weren't thinking about last-minute holiday purchases when they pulled into the Montgomery County shopping mall two days before Christmas. Instead, one of the teens later told police, the group went to the crowded mall to randomly shoot someone. All four, including a 14-year-old girl, are members of the Bloods street gang in Prince George's County, authorities said. Two of them opened fire in the parking lot of Westfield Wheaton Shopping Centre when they spotted members of a rival gang, police said. In announcing the arrests yesterday, county police said the four were being held on charges of attempted...
  • The New Face of Racism: Why African-American and Latino Racial Tensions Won’t Disappear Anytime Soon

    12/23/2008 11:53:21 AM PST · by Victory111 · 30 replies · 1,277+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 12-23-08 | Paige Perkins
    The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations recently presented a report about how hate crimes stacked up in Los Angeles County for the year of 2006. The report came back with some interesting figures on the rising tensions between African-American and Latino communities. Hate crimes directed towards African-Americans have been on the rise leading many to abandon their communities. According to an analysis by Manuel Pastor, a University of California, Santa Cruz professor, the Highland Park area was 80 percent black and 20 percent Hispanic in 1980. By 2000, it was 60 percent Hispanic, 40 percent black.
  • Mayor touts safe city after 2 weekend shootings(Denver getting ready for DNC?)

    06/24/2008 7:40:26 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 14 replies · 159+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 6-24-08 | Julie Poppen
    Mayor John Hickenlooper promised Denver won't experience another "Summer of Violence" and vowed Monday to crack down on criminals who wield weapons after two unrelated weekend shootings shocked the city. "If you use a gun in Denver, we're going to do everything we can to put you behind bars as long as we can," the mayor said at a news conference flanked by Police Chief Gerry Whitman and District Attorney Mitch Morrissey. Police identified Mark Tabullo- Zuniga, 23, as the gunman who died in a confrontation with police early Sunday in a parking lot at 18th and Market streets. Andres...
  • 'How did you catch me?' Hard work and MySpace (Newark Murders)

    08/21/2007 4:54:30 PM PDT · by Coleus · 29 replies · 1,566+ views
    star ledger ^ | August 19, 2007 | JONATHAN SCHUPPE
    The manhunt's final chapter went by in a flash: no time for meals, no time for a hotel, no time for a shower. And certainly no time for sleep. When it ended early yesterday at an apartment complex in a Washington, D.C., suburb, alleged murderer Rodolfo Godinez turned to the Newark cop who had been tracking him for 60 straight hours and starting asking questions. "How did you catch me? Someone told on me?" Godinez asked Detective Rasheen Peppers. "You must be very smart." Peppers, 34, smiled wryly yesterday afternoon, recounting the story from his home in Essex County. A...
  • OPEN-BORDERS ACCOMPLICES TO NEWARK MURDERS

    08/20/2007 3:02:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies · 1,220+ views
    GrasstopsUSA.com ^ | August 20, 2007 | Don Feder
    Three young people died in Newark, the latest casualties in illegal aliens' war on America. But don't expect even this bloody outrage to end the complacency of the political elite -- or the mainstream media -- as the alien invasion turns our streets into a slaughter house. On August 13, The New York Times, America's newspaper of wretched, covered the Newark murders in its usual, agenda-driven, fashion. In "After Killings, Sense of Unity Surprises Newark," the Times reported, "Political rivals have promised to work together, young men in gangs have signed pledges to put down their weapons, and a mayor...
  • A Life of Hardship, and Now, Two Fugitive Sons {Newark execution murders}

    08/13/2007 1:35:22 PM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 72 replies · 1,627+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 13, 2007 | ROBERT D. McFADDEN and ANNIE CORREAL
    A few blocks from the Newark schoolyard where the killings had been carried out, Gloria Gomez sat on her porch in the fading afternoon light, hardship etched on her careworn face, and tears welled in her eyes as she spoke of her two fugitive sons... “I raised them honestly, through my hard work,” the 45-year-old mother said in Spanish, remembering 20 years of cleaning other people’s houses, of abandonment by two husbands and of life as an immigrant... Ms. Gomez’s sons — Rodolfo Godinez, 24, and his 16-year-old half brother — were still being sought by the police yesterday in...
  • Report: Gang Suppression Doesn't Work (AP Bias Alert

    07/18/2007 7:06:11 AM PDT · by Cat loving Texan · 61 replies · 792+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 7/18/07 | Andrew Glazer
    Report: Gang Suppression Doesn't Work By ANDREW GLAZER Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES — Anti-gang legislation and police crackdowns are failing so badly that they are strengthening the criminal organizations and making U.S. cities more dangerous, according to a report being released Wednesday. Mass arrests, stiff prison sentences often served with other gang members and other strategies that focus on law enforcement rather than intervention actually strengthen gang ties and further marginalize angry young men, according to the Justice Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C., think tank that advocates alternatives to incarceration. "We're talking about 12-, 13-, 14-, 15-year-olds whose involvement...
  • A Little Girl Shot, and a Crowd That Didn’t See

    07/09/2007 5:12:47 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 32 replies · 1,362+ views
    NY Times ^ | 9 July 2007 | By DAVID KOCIENIEWSKI
    A woman who was standing 10 feet away when a stray bullet from a gang fight struck 7-year-old Tajahnique Lee in the face told the police she had been too distracted by her young son to see who fired the shots. A man who was also in the courtyard when that .45-caliber round blew Tajahnique off her bicycle told detectives he had been engrossed in conversation with neighbors and ducked too quickly to notice what had happened. Indeed, at least 20 people were within sight of the gunfight among well-known members of the Sex Money Murder subset of the Bloods...
  • Clues Sought After Smoldering Body Found in Playa del Rey(Only in L.A.)

    01/27/2007 5:41:24 PM PST · by kellynla · 11 replies · 477+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 27, 2007 | Times Staff Writer
    A smoldering body, believed to be that of a woman, was found on a quiet Playa del Rey street after residents called to report a rubbish fire. Firefighters found the body in the 8100 block of Tuscany Avenue after receiving a call at 2:06 p.m., said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Los Angeles police spokesman Jason Lee said that the victim appeared to be an African American woman in her 30s but that her identity and the cause of death would have to be determined by the coroner's office. Humphrey said no one had come forward to...
  • Murder, hate crime charged in killing of teenage LA girl

    12/26/2006 5:53:36 PM PST · by SmithL · 52 replies · 1,547+ views
    LONG BEACH, Calif. - Capital murder and hate-crime charges were filed Tuesday against an alleged member of a Latino gang in the fatal shooting of a black teenage girl, Los Angeles County prosecutors said. Ernesto Alcarez, 20, was charged with one count of premeditated murder and six counts of attempted premeditated murder, with the special circumstances of murder to further a gang and murder based on race, the district attorney's office said. Alcarez, jailed without bail, was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Long Beach Superior Court but the proceeding was postponed to Jan. 8. Prosecutors have not decided whether...
  • FBI arrests gang leader, 4 others; 1 agent hurt (Houston FBI gang task force)

    09/22/2006 1:27:48 PM PDT · by weegee · 13 replies · 853+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 22, 2006, 1:29PM | By HARVEY RICE
    FBI arrests gang leader, 4 others; 1 agent hurt The FBI gang task force about noon today arrested a gang leader who fled after a confrontation in southeast Houston that left an agent with a gunshot wound, an FBI spokeswoman said. Jose Jorge Brooks, 38, is believed to be the leader of a group of gang members who were confronted by the task force about midnight as they were attempting to rob people, FBI spokeswoman Shauna Dunlap said. Details of the shooting remained under investigation this morning, but Dunlap said the agent was wounded during the confrontation outside a motel...
  • Jersey's growing army of young gangsters Like many, teen charged in officer's death

    09/05/2006 11:22:57 AM PDT · by Coleus · 21 replies · 1,479+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 08.13.06 | JONATHAN SCHUPPE AND MARK MUELLER
    Family photos line the walls of Raynard Brown's tidy Orange home. A good home, his mother calls it, with two working parents who believed in the value of education and the power of after-school activities to keep kids from hunting down trouble. But Cynthia Brown found she couldn't compete with another, more seductive influence in her son's life, not when it grabbed him up so young, molding his behavior since the age of 11. That's when Raynard Brown first came home wearing the signature colors of the Bloods street gang. Over the next eight years, Brown rose to the rank...
  • 4 found shot dead on street in Treme [New Orleans]

    07/29/2006 6:38:14 AM PDT · by seacapn · 34 replies · 1,367+ views
    New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | July 29, 2006 | Staff
    SWAT team hunts for suspects nearby Saturday, July 29, 2006 From staff reports Four people were killed Friday night in a shooting in the Treme neighborhood. The shootings occurred in the 1700 block of St. Ann Street at about 9:30 p.m., New Orleans police said. Three people were found dead at the scene, about one-half block from North Claiborne Avenue, under the Interstate 10 on-ramp, police said. The fourth victim was found wounded near the Original Brown Derby II food store in the 700 block of North Claiborne, around the corner from the other victims. That person died after being...
  • Lil' Kim Released From Federal Prison

    07/03/2006 1:14:47 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 13 replies · 5,161+ views
    http://www.comcast.net ^ | 7 3 06 | KATHY MATHESON
    PHILADELPHIA - Lil' Kim celebrated Independence Day one day early with her release from a federal detention center Monday morning after nearly 10 months behind bars. The rapper, who was sent to prison for lying about a shootout outside a New York radio station, walked out of the jail looking glamorous in sunglasses and an all-white, cleavage-baring outfit. Carrying a balloon and a bouquet of white roses, she waved to dozens of cheering onlookers _ some carrying signs that said, "Welcome Home, Queen Bee" _ before getting into a silver Rolls-Royce. The car pulled into a nearby parking lot where...
  • For your DVD library: The Warriors (1979)

    04/21/2006 5:43:20 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 14 replies · 267+ views
    4/21/06
    Amazon ReviewsStylish cult classic, June 20, 2004 Reviewer: Jeffrey Leach (Omaha, NE USA) - See all my reviews It is difficult to take Walter Hill's 1979 classic "The Warriors" seriously today. Ostensibly a picture about various street gangs in New York City, the movie paints a rather quaint, almost cartoonish portrait of crime in the Big Apple. I knew from the start the movie wasn't going to give us a gritty interpretation of the thug lifestyle. Why? A gang traveling to a big summit in the Bronx takes time out of their busy schedule to purchase and then feed subway...
  • Brooklyn: Birthday bash ends in tragedy

    01/24/2006 9:26:18 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 14 replies · 611+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/23/06 | RICHARD WEIR and TONY SCLAFANI
    Birthday bash ends in tragedy BY RICHARD WEIR and TONY SCLAFANI DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS A sweet 16th birthday bash turned bloody in Brooklyn early yesterday when a teenage partygoer was gunned down and another was wounded in a barrage of gunfire, cops said. "They shot my cousin!" yelled a relative of 17-year-old Ronald Petgrave, who was gunned down outside the East Flatbush building just before 1:30 a.m. At least five bullets ripped through the torso of the aspiring rapper moments after he was joking and dancing in the packed basement party for one of his female classmates, Teara Hardy,...
  • Gang Arrests Had al-Qaeda Link

    03/16/2005 6:24:40 AM PST · by srm913 · 38 replies · 2,208+ views
    NewsMax ^ | March 16, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    A violent street gang whose members were arrested as part a nationwide sweep by Immigration and Customs officials on Monday had ties to al Qaida, U.S. intelligence officials say. Officials said the Central American gang MS-13 is one of the largest and most violent street gangs in the United States, and the majority of its members are in the country illegally. The gang has carried out beheadings and grenade attacks in Central America and is known to hack their enemies with machetes in cities along the East Coast in the United States. Intelligence officials warned in January that al-Qaida members...
  • Violence at Ohio Neo-Nazi March

    10/15/2005 2:18:54 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 198 replies · 3,380+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 10-15-05 | Unknown
    TOLEDO, Ohio — A crowd that gathered to protest a white supremacists' march Saturday turned violent, throwing baseball-sized rocks at police and vandalizing vehicles. Six people were arrested and police, fire and media vehicles were damaged, Police Chief Mike Navarre said. At least two dozen members of the Roanoke, Va.-based National Socialist Movement (search), which calls itself "America's Nazi Party," gathered at a city park to march under police protection. Organizers said they were demonstrating against black gangs that were harassing white residents. The march was canceled, and the violence broke out about a quarter mile away from the park...
  • School Police Officer Shot And Killed In Newark, NJ

    07/18/2005 4:33:49 PM PDT · by Coleus · 27 replies · 2,132+ views
    WNBC ^ | 06.18.05
    School Police Officer Shot And Killed In Newark NEWARK, N.J. -- A school police officer in Newark was killed Monday and another injured in a shootout that also left the suspected gunman wounded, police said. Slideshow: Police Officers Shot In Newark The more seriously wounded officer, Duane Reeves, 35 (pictured), was shot in the head and was declared dead at 5:25 p.m.; the other officer, Akia Scott, 26, was shot in the hand, said Capt. Derek Glenn, spokesman for the Newark Police Department. The alleged gunman was in serious condition, Glenn said. The shootings happened about 2 p.m. on the...
  • (CA) Fresno gets aid in battle with gangs

    03/02/2005 11:51:43 AM PST · by JesseJane · 39 replies · 2,425+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | March 1, 2005, 9:11 AM | Michael Doyle and Marc Benjamin
    Program will coordinate federal, state, local crime fighters in targeting gangs. Fresno has been chosen as one of five communities nationwide to receive targeted help in reducing gang crime, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday. The effort will enlist federal crime fighters, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said in Washington. As part of the relatively new Violent Crime Impact Team program, the Justice Department plans to target armed career criminals with a combination of state, federal and local forces. "The initiative has shown how we can fight crime better, expand freedom, and open new opportunities in communities that had...
  • Graffiti war erupts into gang violence (dramatic increase in gang graffiti tied to Mexican Mafia)

    02/13/2005 3:03:20 PM PST · by seastay · 12 replies · 2,458+ views
    Chico Enterprise-Record ^ | February 11, 2005 | GREG WELTER
    ORLAND (CA) Police here did what they could to keep a graffiti war between rival gangs from escalating to violence, but on Wednesday it did. --- about 20 alleged Sureo gang members showed up outside a home in the 1100 block of Bonnie Lane, where six members of a rival Norteo gang were thought to be hiding. The larger group attempted to break in to the residence. The rival gang came outside to stop them and a fight began. --- Orland Police Chief Bob Pasero said a recent dramatic increase in gang-style graffiti around Orland pointed to the likelihood of...
  • A Challenge for the all "illegal Immigration" obsessed freepers.

    01/31/2005 8:31:00 PM PST · by jveritas · 502 replies · 6,066+ views
    <p>In the last three months the obsessed minority of freepers but very vocal who hate President Bush have been bombarding us with every illegal immigration thread under the sun so they have their "BASH BUSH ORGY".</p> <p>Pick up your phone and report to the INS about an illegal immigrant and his employer. I am sure you know at least one illegal immigrant who works in a convenient store, on a gas station, clean the garbage in your office, clean the bathroom at your work place... And I am sure you know one of these employers who hire illegal immigrants. Go ahead Mucho Guys, do your duty and report them to the INS. Let us see how courageous you are and let us see your action following your rhetoric.</p>
  • NYT: Camden's Streets Go From Mean to America's Most Dangerous City, Liberalism's Showcase

    12/29/2004 5:48:19 AM PST · by OESY · 117 replies · 30,215+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 29, 2004 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
    CAMDEN, N.J., Dec. 23 - If anybody was surprised that Camden was recently ranked America's most dangerous city, it wasn't the people who live here. In the past 12 months, there have been 53 homicides, including a 12-year-old shot to death on his porch for his radio, more than 800 aggravated assaults, including a toddler shot in the back of the head, at least 750 robberies and 150 acts of arson, more than 10,000 arrests and one glaring nonarrest - a serial rapist on the loose downtown. All in a city of 79,000, nine square miles small. For decades, Camden...
  • Hispanic gang plots to ambush Maryland cops (MS-13)

    11/13/2004 5:39:28 PM PST · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 111 replies · 5,387+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/13/2004 | Matthew Cella
    Police officials in Prince George's and Montgomery counties are warning officers that a Salvadoran street gang is plotting to ambush and kill them when they respond to service calls.The warnings have been issued based on intelligence gathered from the Langley Park area, a known base for members of the MS-13 gang, officials said. The area straddles two counties.'snip'In July 2002, The Washington Times reported that MS-13 had dispatched about 20 gang members from California to Fairfax County to kill a county police officer at random.There were two confirmed cases in which MS-13 members tried to lure officers behind buildings in...
  • Latino Vs. Black Gang Fight Turns LA High School Into War Zone

    11/19/2004 9:35:28 PM PST · by RepublicanReptile · 165 replies · 13,437+ views
    ALIPAC ^ | Saturday, November 20
    KABC TV 7: Los Angeles LOS ANGELES — A fight between two Jordan High School students Friday led to a blacks-Latinos brawl that police said may have involved up to 1,000 people, including some gang members who came on campus for the fracas. The scrap, which reportedly began with two girls fighting, possibly over something that happened yesterday, began during the second lunch period, officials said. Nobody was seriously hurt.
  • 6 Men Arrested in Fight Over Ethnic Slurs in Brooklyn

    01/19/2004 4:52:33 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 82 replies · 469+ views
    THE NEW YORK TIMES ^ | January 19, 2004 | Anon.
    The police have arrested six people, including one reputed gang member, who they said were involved in a fight in Brooklyn on Tuesday that left four men hospitalized, one with a severe head injury. The fight began after a group of Hispanic men used ethnic slurs to address a group of white men in front of 200 Knickerbocker Avenue just before 1 a.m., the police said. An argument ensued, followed by a scuffle in which one suspect used a knife, and another suspect, a bat, the police said. Two victims were taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center and two to Bellevue...
  • Poet and activist Nikki Giovanni keeps '60s spirit intact for a new generation

    01/15/2004 10:06:01 AM PST · by ppaul · 7 replies · 649+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 1/15/04 | Tyrone Beason
    Poet and activist Nikki Giovanni keeps '60s spirit intact for a new generationBy Tyrone BeasonSeattle Times staff reporter Nikki Giovanni may be a 60-year-old cancer survivor with a respectable teaching job at Virginia Tech University, but her opinions; and hair; are as edgy as ever. A cornerstone of the Black Arts literary movement in the 1960s and early '70s who sported an Afro when Afros were social statements, Giovanni still looks hip with her new, don't-mess-with-me platinum locks. And Monday, when the poet and activist pulled up the left sleeve of her sweater in an auditorium filled with 500...
  • Gang Attacks Train of Migrants in Mexico

    12/11/2003 11:16:46 AM PST · by BBell · 4 replies · 218+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | December 10, 2003
    Gang Attacks Train of Migrants in Mexico ASSOCIATED PRESS TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico (AP) - Gang members attacked illegal immigrants from Central America on a train in southern Mexico, killing three people and wounding four in the latest in a series of violent incidents in the region, an official said Wednesday. Witnesses said about 25 members of the Salvatrucha gang used guns and machetes in the attack Tuesday in Tuzantan, state Public Safety Secretary Horacio Schoeder said. Police arrested 10 suspects and were searching for the others, Schoeder said. In the past year, gangs have killed more than 70 people in...
  • Gang Violence: The Ultimate Denial of Free Speech

    10/28/2003 9:50:12 AM PST · by The Rant · 6 replies · 322+ views
    The Washington Dispatch ^ | October 28, 2003 | Frank Salvato
    Lance Corporal Sok Khak Ung no longer has the right to free speech. This is because he was shot dead by a gang member who mistakenly took he and his friends for members of a rival gang. It wasn’t as if they were cruising the streets looking for trouble either. Ung and his friends were “free-style rapping” at a barbecue in celebration of his return from Iraq, his return to his neighborhood, a neighborhood mired in the hopelessness that a gang haven has to offer. This is when and where the murder took place. Over his backyard fence the shots...
  • Biker-Gang Violence a Shock to Gambling Town That Caters to Older Vacationers

    04/27/2002 5:44:26 PM PDT · by Temple Owl · 5 replies · 482+ views
    AP | 4-27-02 | Lisa Snedeker
    Apr 27, 2002Biker-Gang Violence a Shock to Gambling Town That Caters to Older Vacationers By Lisa Snedeker Associated Press WriterLAUGHLIN, Nev. (AP) - For most of the year, this second-tier gambling town on the arid border of Nevada, Arizona and California attracts aging vacationers in modest sedans, RVs and tour buses who are seeking a cheap getaway. But every April for the last 20 years, motorcyclists from around the Southwest have roared into this garish strip bordering the Colorado River for the four-day Laughlin River Run. Most of the bikers are "weekend warriors" such as Sanford Jossen, a lawyer from...