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  • America's Unacknowledged War

    02/14/2009 3:59:00 PM PST · by AuntB · 47 replies · 2,883+ views
    Threatswatch ^ | Feb. 14, 2009 | Jay Fraser
    Headline: Grenades that were used in three attacks -- the first two in northern Mexico, the last in Texas -- over the past four months all trace back to the same source, the paramilitary group known as Los Zetas. The attempted bombing in Texas occurred in January in a small town named Pharr, just outside of McAllen and Brownsville, and not all that far from the Mexican border and places like Matamoros and Monterrey. It so happens that another grenade failed to detonate in a January attack in Pharr. Three men, members of two gangs, Tri-City Bombers and the Texas...
  • Member of notorious Central American gang caught by Border Patrol (MS-13, previously deported)

    02/03/2009 5:27:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 817+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 2/3/09 | SD U-T
    SAN DIEGO – A member of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha street gang was caught among a group of illegal immigrants Monday by Border Patrol agents in rugged country near Jamul. Javier Cortez Majano, 23, was among a group of five people stopped about 6 a.m. about two miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, said Border Patrol spokesman Mark Endicott. A records check showed that Cortez, a Honduran national, was a member of the gang, also known as MS-13, and had a criminal history in Arkansas, Endicott said. Founded in Southern California by Salvadoran immigrants in the 1980s, Mara Salvatrucha has...
  • [El Salvador:]Bodies of suspected MS-13 gang victims found in well

    01/29/2009 11:48:17 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 27 replies · 3,682+ views
    Houston Chronicle/AP ^ | Jan. 28, 2009
    TONACATEPEQUE, El Salvador — Police said on Wednesday they found the remains of what they believe to be eight to 10 gang victims at the bottom of a well outside El Salvador’s capital. Five detectives were lowered about 100 feet into the well, where they found skulls, bones, hair and possibly the remains of a child, federal homicide investigator Israel Antonio Ticas said. Police suspect the victims were killed by members of Mara Salvatrucha, a violent street gang with roots in Central America and strong ties in Houston. About two dozen of the gang members operate in and around Tonacatepeque,...
  • Kidnapping, Torture Now Coming To A Neighborhood Near You…Mexican Drug Cartels Now In The U.S.

    01/15/2009 12:29:10 PM PST · by AuntB · 32 replies · 3,296+ views
    American Chronicle ^ | Jan. 14, 2009 | Dave Gibson
    In December 2008, U.S. citizen, security expert, and hostage negotiator Felix Batista was kidnapped in Saltillo, in the state of Coahuila, Mexico, as he stood outside a local restaurant. Batista, who works for Houston-based ASI Global, has negotiated the release of hostages being held by Columbian terrorists. He has also been instrumental in gaining the safe return of many kidnap victims in Mexico. Law enforcement officials on both sides of the border believe that the brutal enforcers known as the Zetas, working for the Gulf Cartel abducted Batista in a display of their power, and as an act of retaliation...
  • MS-13 MEMBER SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS FOR RACKETEERING CONSPIRACY

    01/13/2009 9:32:51 PM PST · by Cindy · 25 replies · 891+ views
    Baltimore.FBI.gov ^ | January 12, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://baltimore.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel09/ba011209.htm MS-13 MEMBER SENTENCED TO 30 YEARS FOR RACKETEERING CONSPIRACY Participated in the Murders of Rival Gang Members Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced Eris Marchante-Rivas, also known as Strayboy, age 24, of Hyattsville, Maryland, today to 30 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiracy to conduct and participate in racketeering enterprise activities of MS-13, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and Acting Assistant Attorney General Matthew Friedrich of the Department of Justice Criminal Division. “We are working...
  • 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...
  • Community celebrates Chertoff’s departure

    01/06/2009 1:40:18 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies · 709+ views
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | January 5, 2009 | Kevin Sieff
    Border communities from Tucson, Ariz. to Brownsville on Saturday will celebrate the end of Michael Chertoff's term as Homeland Security Secretary with piñatas, music and a retirement cake. There's only one catch: Chertoff isn't invited. Some of the secretary's most vocal critics will gather at Brownsville's Galeria 409, just a few yards from where the fence will be constructed, to commemorate what they consider Chertoff's disastrous tenure. "This is not a protest disguised as a party - this is a party," said Scott Nicol, of the No Border Wall Coalition. "Chertoff has only been secretary for three years but he...
  • Violent attacks in home sparked by politics, victim says[Minutemen American Defense director]

    01/03/2009 8:28:34 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 46 replies · 3,674+ views
    HeraldNet ^ | January 3, 2009 | Scott North
    Woman suspects shooting, sexual assault tied to her activism on illegal immigration EVERETT -- First a north Everett man was seriously wounded when a narrow-faced stranger burst into his home Dec. 22 and began shooting. On Monday night, while the shooting victim was still in the hospital, his wife called police to report that a trio of intruders had just ambushed her in her kitchen. She was beaten, sexually assaulted and slashed on the back of her neck with a knife, she told officers. Everett police acknowledge they aren't quite sure what to make of the violent events recently reported...
  • 15 suspected gang members arrested ( Latino gang MS-13 the target of raids )

    12/13/2008 10:14:04 AM PST · by HollyButler · 8 replies · 987+ views
    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH ^ | December 12, 2008 | Martin Rozenman
    Columbus police and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security arrested 15 gang members today, saying they had cast fear over the Latino community. The arrests of 14 men and one woman were made between 3 and 7 p.m. on the North Side. Tamarack Circle and areas around I-71 and Rt. 161 were targeted, officials said. All 15 are in custody at the Franklin County jail and elsewhere, said Cmdr. Jeffrey Blackwell of the Columbus Police Strategic Response Bureau. Their names weren't available late tonight. Everyone arrested today was an illegal immigrant and affiliated with the MS-13 gang, which originated in...
  • New Details: 12 Gunmen Kill 8 at Restaurant along Texas Border

    12/01/2008 7:34:21 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 67 replies · 2,220+ views
    KRGV 5 ^ | December 01, 2008
    Over 40 Murders Reported this Week CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico - New details on a deadly discovery across the border from El Paso. This morning police in Ciudad Juarez say at least 12 masked gun men opened fire inside an upscale seafood restaurant and killed at least eight people. The attack comes a day after seven men were found executed in a school soccer field in an upper class neighborhood in Juarez. In all, 40 murders were reported over the holiday week along the border near El Paso. Police say the men were armed with AK-47 and fired off more than...
  • Fugitives wanted in Maryland slaying arrested in Houston[MS-13]

    11/14/2008 8:45:50 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies · 1,209+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Nov. 13, 2008 | JENNIFER LEAHY
    Two suspected MS 13 gang members accused of fatally shooting a 14-year-old student on a Maryland public bus were arrested Thursday on a Metro bus in Houston. Gilmar Leonardo Romero, 20, is charged with first degree murder in the Nov. 1 shooting death of Tai Lam at a Maryland bus stop. Mario Ernesto Milan-Canales, 30, is charged as an accessory after the fact. Milan-Canales was present at the time of the shooting and also allegedly attempted to destroy evidence, said Montgomery County (Maryland) Police Department Lt. Paul Starkes. The men had been under surveillance by members of the U.S. Marshals...
  • Police Arrest One In Bus Shooting (illegal MS-13 member shoots honor student on bus)

    11/12/2008 6:15:47 PM PST · by HollyButler · 30 replies · 1,702+ views
    The Sentinel ^ | Nov 12 ,2008 | Joe Slaninka
    Police say the man responsible for killing a Montgomery Blair High School honors student in an unprovoked shooting on a crowded bus is not only a member of a notorious street gang, but an illegal alien as well. On Monday, Montgomery County police said they arrested a 20-year-old man and obtained warrants for two other suspects in connection with the murder of 14-year-old Tai Lam on Nov. 1. Police arrested Hector Mauricio Hernandez, of Takoma Park, on Friday, Nov. 7 and charged him with first-degree murder, after he allegedly shot a handgun into a crowded bus after exiting, striking and...
  • Illegal immigrant shooter recently cited for carrying a concealed weapon

    11/10/2008 6:18:34 AM PST · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 18 replies · 395+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 10 November 2008 | Freeman Klopott
    Just weeks before police say an illegal immigrant and alleged MS-13 gang member shot and killed a 14-year-old Silver Spring boy, the 20-year-old man was charged with concealing a dangerous weapon by a Montgomery County police officer, court records show. The citation was issued on Oct. 3, a little less than a month before police say Hector Hernandez — an El Salvadoran illegal immigrant living in Takoma Park — opened fire on a Montgomery County bus, killing Tai Lam and wounding two other teens, ages 14 and 15. Hernandez was with four or five other alleged gang members when he...
  • CA: Gang indictment accuses 29 of racketeering or violent crimes (MS-13 , Mara Salvatrucha)

    10/23/2008 6:10:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 494+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/23/08 | John Coté,Jaxon Van Derbeken
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal authorities in San Francisco unveiled an indictment today against 29 people allegedly tied to a street gang, accusing the group of engaging in murder, drug trafficking, witness tampering, car theft and extortion. Those indicted include alleged senior leaders in the San Francisco faction of the Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13 gang, which originated in Los Angeles, has ties to El Salvador and is renowned for its savage tactics, federal prosecutors said. Most recently, authorities say, members of San Francisco's 20th Street clique of the gang have been tied to at least five slayings in the city, including...
  • CA: Alleged members of violent gang arrested in Bay Area raids (MS-13)

    10/22/2008 9:58:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 522+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/22/08 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal immigration authorities raided more than a dozen locations in San Francisco, Richmond and South San Francisco today, arresting several alleged members of the notorious MS-13 street gang, authorities said. Authorities said the investigation targeted a San Francisco-based faction of the violent group, also known as Mara Salvatrucha, which started in Southern California with roots in El Salvador. "This is a major take-down," said Northern California U.S. Attorney Joe Russoniello, adding that the investigation dealt with alleged drug trafficking, gun running, terrorism and extortion activities of the group. He declined to provide further details about the raids....
  • Study: Immigration Law Enforcement Helps Check Criminal Street Gangs

    10/01/2008 12:03:57 PM PDT · by AuntB · 7 replies · 396+ views
    WASHINGTON (October 1, 2008) – A new Center for Immigration Studies Backgrounder finds that immigration law enforcement has been highly effective in fighting gang activity around the country. Local law enforcement agencies that shun involvement with immigration law enforcement are missing an opportunity to protect their communities, according to the authors. Since 2005, ICE has arrested more than 8,000 immigrant gangsters from more than 700 different gangs under an initiative known as Operation Community Shield. The Backgrounder,'Taking Back the Streets: ICE and Local Law Enforcement Target Immigrant Gangs,' by Jessica M. Vaughan and Jon D. Feere, was funded by the...
  • The Newark MS-13 massacre: Six indicted.

    09/30/2008 12:09:56 PM PDT · by HollyButler · 7 replies · 1,157+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | September 15, 2008 | By Michelle Malkin
    There are a lot of people who have forgotten about the heinous Newark schoolyard killings last year. (Background links.) I haven’t. And neither have law enforcement authorities and prosecutors in New Jersey, who have worked hard over the past year to bring the MS-13-linked barbarians to justice. Six indictments were handed down today. And officials are now formally acknowledging the illegal alien gang ties and motivations behind the brutal crimes: Prosecutors said for the first time today that the slayings of three college students in a Newark schoolyard last year had a “strong gang component” that was downplayed at the...
  • Marijuana eradication efforts net 100,000 plants

    09/20/2008 9:59:32 AM PDT · by AuntB · 47 replies · 430+ views
    GateHouse News Service/MtShastaNews ^ | Sept. 17, 2008 | David Smith
    Yreka, Calif. - Siskiyou County Sheriff Rick Riggins said that approximately 100,000 marijuana plants were discovered at various garden locations in western Siskiyou County last week. Involved in the discoveries were the Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Eradication Team, Siskiyou County Sheriff’s deputies, Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies, the United States Forest Service, the Department of Fish and Game, and the California Highway Patrol Air Division. Riggins noted that a representative from the Fish and Game Department came along to assess the damage to the environment caused by marijuana operations. Riggins said that on Friday, the agencies involved discovered a garden in the...
  • Casualties in MS-13's war against blacks -- gone but not forgotten

    09/17/2008 8:12:34 AM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 23 replies · 235+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | September 16, 2008
    Terrance Aeriel, 18, Dashon Harvey, 20, and Iofemi Hightower, 20 Murdered, execution-style, for the crime of being black. Murdered as a part of an enthic-cleansing program being run by Mexican gangs here in the U.S., with operational control coming from a criminal syndicate in Mexico. The plan? To clear neighborhoods of blacks so that they will be 100% hispanic. No, it's not a joke. It's not overwrought xenophobia (something for which this site is NOT known.) It's very very real, and Harvey, Hightower, and Aeriel and his sister are not the only victims.Michelle Malkin, bless her, has been staying...
  • 6 Suspects Indicted in Newark Schoolyard Killings

    09/16/2008 4:41:30 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 14 replies · 295+ views
    FoxNews ^ | September 15, 2008 | Staff Writer
    NEWARK, N.J. — Three men and three teenagers were indicted Monday on murder and other charges for the execution-style slayings that shocked New Jersey's largest city more than a year ago. The grand jury charged all six suspects, who have reputed links to the MS-13 street gang, with murder, attempted murder, robbery and weapons offenses related to the Aug. 4, 2007 killings. Essex County Prosecutor Paula Dow said the indictments took a year because charges against the three teens were upgraded from juvenile to adult court, and because multiple agencies worked together to make sure the case was airtight Those...
  • Agent: MS-13 Coming To Arizona 'They're In Every Neighborhood,' Says MCSO Deputy

    09/09/2008 4:41:46 PM PDT · by AuntB · 62 replies · 508+ views
    KPHO News ^ | Sept. 13, 2008 | KPHO
    PHOENIX -- The fastest-growing gang in the world is coming to Arizona -- a trend that makes federal agents along the U.S.-Mexico border uncomfortable. Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, is known for its violence and guerilla warfare training, experts said. "From Oct. 1 until the end of July we've seen over 50 different people involved in not only MS-13, but a number of different gangs affiliated with them," Scioli said. "Just in the past week we've had five." According to law enforcement personnel, MS-13 members come to Arizona because its position on the border makes it a hot spot for drugs...
  • Threat Matrix: September 2008

    09/03/2008 6:13:02 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 926 replies · 12,869+ views
    How The West Was Won The rapid and unexpected decline of the Sunni insurgency in Iraq was officially recognized this week, when Maj. Gen. John Kelly, commanding the Marine Expeditionary Force, turned operational control of Anbar Province over to the Iraqi army and police. Anbar, a vast expanse of desert the size of North Carolina, had been the stronghold of the Sunni insurgency. For years, foreign fighters loyal to al-Qaida had sneaked across Iraq's northwestern border with Syria, into Anbar and down a "rat line" of safe houses in Haditha, Ramadi and Hit. From Fallujah, the arch terrorist Zarqawi...
  • NEIGHBORS IGNORE CRIES OF SLAIN GAL (killer last seen wearing do-rag)

    08/24/2008 8:38:05 AM PDT · by Liz · 84 replies · 982+ views
    NY POST ^ | 8/24/08 | JOHN DOYLE and KAVITA MOKHA
    SEGUNDO PENAFIEL Sought in grisly murder. A Queens mom was hacked to death by her ex-boyfriend, screaming for help for more than a half-hour before neighbors called cops. Police found Ebony Garcia, 21, lying in a pool of blood inside her cousin Tracy Rivera's apartment. She died a short time later. Sources said Garcia ran into the old boyfriend, Segundo Penafiel, 25, at a club and the pair left together. At about 1:30 am, Garcia, who has a 3-year-old daughter, called a cousin in Florida and told her that she was scared because Penafiel, who has a history of...
  • Bloods Rising? [Crips and Bloods Infiltrating D.C. and Maryland]

    08/14/2008 4:51:17 PM PDT · by freespirited · 20 replies · 4,296+ views
    Examiner ^ | 08/14/08 | Sean McCabe
    Former street crew member Ronald Moten initially dismissed as idle talk the rumors that gang members from the notorious Bloods were attempting to infiltrate Washington. The District never had an organized gang problem, said Moten, who is now an anti-violence advocate in the District. The city's crews were homegrown neighborhood cliques while the Bloods were a Los Angeles gang, a huge criminal enterprise widely known for its rivalry with the Crips. But about six months ago, when a teenager showed him the cigarette burns on his arms — an initiation rite the teen endured rather than get a tattoo under...
  • Anti-illegal immigrant group comes to City Hall for raucous protest

    07/30/2008 2:23:58 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies · 1,153+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 30, 2008 | by Heather Knight, Chronicle Staff Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO -- About a dozen members of the Minutemen, a group that patrols the U.S.-Mexican border in an effort to keep illegal immigrants out, stood on the steps of San Francisco's City Hall today to decry the city's sanctuary policy and demand that Mayor Gavin Newsom resign. They waved signs calling Newsom, District Attorney Kamala Harris and William Siffermann, head of the city's Juvenile Probation Department, "accessories to murder" for the city's now-reversed policy of not turning over illegal immigrant youths arrested for felonies to federal authorities for possible deportation. One Salvadoran immigrant who benefited from the policy, Edwin...
  • Sanctuary For Citizens

    07/26/2008 12:35:46 PM PDT · by kellynla · 16 replies · 269+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | Friday, July 25, 2008 | staff
    The theory is that by providing sanctuary to those who've entered the U.S. illegally and not notifying federal authorities, the police get cooperation and intelligence from the illegal alien community in fighting crime. Never mind that certain crimes would never happen if the illegals committing them weren't here in the first place. How many crimes would be prevented if those who shouldn't be in this country had their immigration status checked in encounters with police, and those found to be illegal were sent home? We know of at least one. Edwin Ramos, now 21, is being held on three counts...
  • JOHN AND KEN SHOW: relative of SF illegal alien murder victims coming up at 6pm Pacific

    07/24/2008 5:58:28 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies · 249+ views
    KFI in Los Angeles ^ | 7-23-08 | dfu
    Frank Kennedy, brother in law of murder victim Tony Bologna will be on with John and Ken in a few minutes. The illegal alien MS-13 gang member had been protect by Gavin Newsom's sanctuary city of San Francisco. Instead of throwing him out of the country, he was here to murder Denise's Bologna's husband and two sons. This case may be the rallying cry to wake up the nation. LISTEN ONLINE ON KFI
  • Suspect pleads not guilty to killing dad, sons

    07/24/2008 8:00:36 AM PDT · by AuntB · 67 replies · 187+ views
    SF Chronicle ^ | July 24, 2008 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    An alleged gang member accused of triple murder in the slayings of a San Francisco father and two sons pleaded not guilty Wednesday at a hearing in which the judge refused to issue a blanket gag order in the high-profile case. Edwin Ramos, 21, is accused of the June 22 shooting deaths of Tony Bologna, 48, and his sons Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16, ....... Ramos spoke softly and slowly in denying each of the allegations. The defense sought the gag order after The Chronicle revealed that Ramos was an illegal immigrant who was found to have committed two felonies...
  • Threat Matrix: July 2008

    07/02/2008 7:02:59 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,101 replies · 9,633+ views
    Al-Qaeda Draws New Recruits Via Internet Al-Qaeda is using the Internet to recruit vulnerable young people to its terrorist network, according to a programme aired on Saudi Arabian TV late on Tuesday. Umm Osama, the founder of al-Qaeda's first women-only website, al-Khansa, joined several others on the programme to discuss how they renounced jihadist ideology. Among those who sought a response to this question was an imam from the Medina mosque, Saleh Ibn Awad al-Mudamsi, and the father of a young al-Qaeda suspect held in an Iraqi prison. Read More Qaeda Targets U.S. Oil Interests in North Africa U.S....
  • 3 teens charged in assault at shelter[Honduran illegals in South Texas]

    07/02/2008 4:20:38 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies · 220+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | July 2, 2008 | Mike Baird
    Youths, all 17, are being held at county jail Three 17-year-old male Bokencamp Children's Shelter detainees from Honduras were arrested by police about 8 p.m. Monday following an assault on four center staff members. Staff members told police that Edgardo Casco-Perez, Sergio Davine-Paz and Javier Nunez-Ramirez appeared to be plotting an escape attempt and they attacked staff members who attempted to separate them, according to a Tuesday police brief. The teens are suspected members of an El Salvadoran street gang, the brief said. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Border Patrol agents asked police to book the teens on...
  • Alleged killer of S.F. father and 2 sons ordered held without bail (MS-13 gang member)

    06/27/2008 8:38:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies · 188+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 6/27/08 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The man charged with murdering a San Francisco father and two sons during a traffic incident appeared in court today and listened quietly as he was ordered held without bail. --snip-- He appeared shackled at the waist in a jail jumpsuit, a large tattoo of the Salvadoran national crest visible on the back of his closely shaved head. ... --snip-- The three murder counts carry special circumstances of multiple murder and murder as part of a street gang, which both carry the potential of life imprisonment without parole or the death penalty. Police say Ramos is a...
  • Triple-killing suspect escaped prior S.F. prosecution (MS-13 gang member / "soccer team member")

    06/27/2008 9:05:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 401+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 6/27/08 | Jaxon Van Derbeken
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A suspected gang member accused of killing a father and two sons escaped prosecution in a weapons case earlier this year when the San Francisco district attorney's office concluded it didn't have enough evidence to connect him to a gun that a passenger in his car was carrying, authorities said Thursday. Edwin Ramos, 21, of El Sobrante, who police say is a member of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) street gang, was formally charged late Thursday with three counts of murder in the shooting deaths Sunday of Tony Bologna, 48, and his sons Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16....
  • CA: Gang member arrested in killing of dad, 2 sons (MS-13, "nothing more than a soccer group")

    06/26/2008 12:12:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 616+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 6/26/08 | Jaxon Van Derbeken and Henry K. Lee
    San Francisco -- A member of a notoriously violent street gang was arrested and booked Wednesday on three counts of murder in the shootings of a San Francisco father and two sons in the city's Excelsior district that police believe stemmed from a minor traffic incident, authorities said. Edwin Ramos, 21, of El Sobrante was arrested at 12:05 a.m. at his home on the 4300 block of Hilltop Drive in the Sunday slayings of Tony Bologna, 48, and his sons Michael, 20, and Matthew, 16, authorities said. At 5 p.m., he was booked on the murder charges. Police recovered a...
  • 3 MS-13 gang members charged in Harris County death[Texas]

    06/25/2008 5:32:13 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 7 replies · 174+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 25, 2008
    Three members of the Salvadorian MS-13 gang were charged with murder Wednesday in the stabbing death of a man found dumped in a west Harris County street. Eliseo Perez, Carlos Rodriguez and Joaquin Guevara — all 20 years old — were each charged in the stabbing death of Ernesto Garcia, 26, which was discovered Sunday, Harris County Sheriff's Office homicide detectives said. All three have been arrested. Garcia was found about 1 a.m., lying in the road at Mounds and Fry.
  • US police bust notorious Latino gang

    06/25/2008 3:54:42 AM PDT · by VU4G10 · 32 replies · 194+ views
    breitbart.com ^ | Jun 24 03:10 PM US/Eastern | AFP
    US officials on Tuesday cracked-down on the violent MS-13 gang, arresting 26 people for a range of crimes committed in three US states and the Central American nation of El Salvador. "Early this morning, federal, state, and local law enforcement officials here in North Carolina began executing arrest warrants against 26 alleged members of the gang La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13," US Attorney General Michael Mukasey said. The defendants face a variety of charges stemming from crimes committed between 2003 and June 2008 including four murders, narcotics distribution, robberies, illegal firearms possession, extortion, assault, intimidating witnesses and obstruction...
  • Gun Linked to NJ Schoolyard Shooting Found in NY Weapons Seizure

    06/12/2008 3:44:06 PM PDT · by Joiseydude · 24 replies · 71+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, June 12, 2008
    Police may have found the smoking gun — literally — that could ensure convictions for six suspects in the gruesome, execution-style murders of three college-bound New Jersey youths. The gun, a .357-caliber revolver, was recovered from the Long Island, N.Y., house of a reputed MS-13 gang member, and it may have been used in several other killings, authorities said Thursday.
  • America in Ashes?

    05/23/2008 1:24:49 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 19 replies · 286+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | 23 MAY 2008 | Christopher S. Carson
    America in Ashes?By Christopher S. CarsonFrontPageMagazine.com | 5/23/2008 The latest audio message from al-Qaeda, reportedly from Osama bin Laden himself, is only the most recent confirmation that the jihadist threat to the West remains real and deadly serious. But the fact that it could take the form of nuclear terrorism should be most worrying to citizens and policy makers alike. Where a nuclear attack once may have been beyond the capacities of stateless terrorists, that is no longer the case. One need only consider Khalid Sheik Mohammed (KSM), mastermind of 9/11 and chief operating officer of al-Qaeda, who revealed under intensive interrogation --...
  • Searching for a thread.

    05/03/2008 10:49:46 PM PDT · by bad company · 113 replies · 211+ views
    me
    I'm looking for a thread. I'm sure it's a pretty old thread. It's very special to me. It reminds me of better times on this site. I'm not sure of the name. the name really isn't very important. I don't even remember the topic of the thread either. Maybe this last clue will help. It's the last thread I read in which there were no posts whining about immigration. Yeah that's going to be a tough one I know. Maybe somebody has it bookmarked.
  • The most dangerous gang in America

    04/05/2008 9:57:57 AM PDT · by fishhound · 64 replies · 305+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 3 April 2008 | Piers Scholfield
    The suburbs of the US are no longer the same as those immortalised in 1950s movies, with white families living in big houses and the father driving off to work in his Buick, past manicured lawns. These days, it is more likely that English will not even be the first language you hear on the streets. In Langley Park, Maryland, the kiosks sell Spanish-language newspapers; the supermarket shelves are stocked with tortillas and assorted black beans. Mexican music plays in the background while the tannoy blares out announcements in Spanish. Outside, groups of men hang out on the street corners...
  • The world's most dangerous gang[MS-13]

    04/03/2008 2:25:59 PM PDT · by BGHater · 51 replies · 3,322+ views
    BBC ^ | 03 Apr 2008 | Piers Scholfield
    The suburbs of the US are no longer the same as those immortalised in 1950s movies, with white families living in big houses and the father driving off to work in his Buick, past manicured lawns. MS-13 gang members are often heavily tattooed These days, it is more likely that English will not even be the first language you hear on the streets. In Langley Park, Maryland, the kiosks sell Spanish-language newspapers; the supermarket shelves are stocked with tortillas and assorted black beans. Mexican music plays in the background while the tannoy blares out announcements in Spanish. Outside, groups...
  • [Laredo:]Tracking gangs; Law officers see increase, but say it's all through traffic

    04/01/2008 12:07:50 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 4 replies · 693+ views
    LAREDO MORNING TIMES ^ | 04/01/2008 | ASHLEY RICHARDS
    Members of rival El Salvadorian gangs were arrested by Border Patrol agents over the weekend just north of Laredo on Interstate 35, an indicator of the increasing through traffic by violent gang members the Laredo Police Department has noticed in recent months."Mostly they're transient," said Sgt. Armando Elizondo, supervisor of LPD's Juvenile Enforcement Team, which deals with local gang activity. "They use this area as a crossing point." Sunday, a 22-year-old gang member was arrested by agents at the Texas Travel Information Center at the 18-mile marker on the interstate at about 2 p.m. He had tattoos showing he's a...
  • Police warn gang may stage rear-end collisions, assault motorists (Buffalo NY)

    03/29/2008 5:10:37 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 58 replies · 2,262+ views
    By T.J. Pignataro - News Staff Reporter 03/26/08 A public alert was issued early this evening by Buffalo Police, warning that a gang could be staging rear-end collisions tonight on area roadways and then attacking drivers as part of an initiation ritual. Commissioner H. McCarthy Gipson called an emergency news conference at police headquarters just before 6:30 p.m. to make the announcement. He said police received "credible information" late this afternoon suggesting that the initiation ritual could involve gang member recruits intentionally causing rear-end collisions and then robbing or assaulting the other driver. Gipson suggested motorists be aware of their...
  • Rally to defend the War Memorials in New Haven April 5, 2008

    03/27/2008 6:19:59 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 30 replies · 657+ views
    The Gathering of Eagles | 03/27/08 | RaceBannon
    This press release contains information on two events of the same day. The Gathering of Eagles event has a time change from the original schedule released: it is now from 12 Noon to 2 PM. The Gathering of Eagles and Eagles UP will be sponsoring the first event and attending the second event. The GATHERING OF EAGLES, a patriotic organization whose goal is to publicly support our men and women in uniform, whether active duty or veteran, announces our whole hearted participation with the New Haven GUARDIAN ANGELS and EAGLES UP in an upcoming rally at the Vietnam and Korean...
  • Border Patrol intercepts deported Salvadoran street gang member (MS-13)

    03/19/2008 10:02:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 704+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 3/19/08 | Greg Gross
    SAN DIEGO – A member of a notorious Salvadoran street gang who was deported from the United States six years ago has been intercepted by U.S. Border Patrol agents while trying to slip back into the country. The 34-year-old Salvadoran national was caught Monday afternoon near the Tecate border crossing, along with an illegal immigrant from Guatemala, said Border Patrol spokesman Mark Endicott. The Salvadoran, whose name was not released, is both an admitted and documented member of Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13. He has a lengthy criminal history and was deported in February 2002 after serving time in...
  • Gang Members Get Trained in the Army

    03/10/2008 5:44:22 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 47 replies · 1,436+ views
    New American Media ^ | March 9, 2008 | Claudia Núñez
    While hundreds of Mexican soldiers are deserting the army to join drug trafficking gangs, California is facing the opposite problem: A growing number of gang members here have infiltrated the U.S. Armed Forces in order to receive military training. The numbers speak for themselves: In 2003 there were just 16 incidents of gang members in the U.S. Armed Forces, while in 2006 the total was 10,309, according to the study, "Gang-Related Activity in the U.S. Armed Forces Increasing," released in 2007 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Twenty-two official entities, including the Los Angeles Police Department, participated in the...
  • California High School Football Star Gunned Down in Random Gang Attack

    03/04/2008 1:16:08 PM PST · by metmom · 51 replies · 595+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | Tuesday, March 04, 2008 | FoxNews
    LOS ANGELES — A high school football star described as "a Houdini on the football field" was shot dead on Sunday in random gang violence and his mother was returning from her second tour of duty in Iraq. Jamiel Andre Shaw, 17, was shot multiple times on a sidewalk a few yards from his home after he didn't respond when two men pulled up in a car and asked him, "Where you from?" — code for which gang did he belong to, police said. He was not a gang member. Authorities are calling the shooting a random, unprovoked gang attack....
  • RALLY IN NEW HAVEN CONNECTICUT TO DEFEND THE WAR MEMORIALS FROM MS-13 GANG DESECRATION

    02/29/2008 7:17:55 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 64 replies · 1,655+ views
    The Gathering of Eagles | 2-29-08 | RaceBannon
    The GATHERING OF EAGLES, a patriotic organization whose goal is to publicly support our men and women in uniform, whether active duty or veteran, announces our whole hearted participation with the New Haven GUARDIAN ANGELS in an upcoming rally at the Vietnam and Korean War memorial The Vietnam and Korean War Memorial Walls in New Haven, CT have been desecrated on three separate occasions. It is believed to have been done by Illegal Alien gangs including - but not necessarily limited to - the MS-13 criminal gang organization due to the messages that were scrawled upon the face of these...
  • Crisis in Mexico Is Headed North

    02/24/2008 10:41:40 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 104 replies · 1,388+ views
    ABQ Journal ^ | February 23, 2008 | By Brig. Gen. Greg Zanetti -NM Natl Guard
    The perfect storm for social upheaval is now brewing in Mexico— and in particular Mexico's northern states along the U.S. border. The first storm front is to the east at a place called Cantarell. Long a blessing, Cantarell is Mexico's largest oil field— and largest source of government funds. Output from Cantarell is down more than 15 percent from last year and many believe the field is now in irreversible decline. Thus, government budgets are being strained. The second front is to the north. As the U.S. economy has slowed so have remittances from the United States to Mexico. The...
  • [South Texas]MS-13 gangster detained

    02/22/2008 4:26:15 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies · 1,064+ views
    Border Patrol agents assigned to the Freer station apprehended a member of a Central American gang on Wednesday. Agents arrested the 18-year-old Mexican at a store in San Diego, Texas. Tattoos on his body indicated that he is a member of the Mara Salvatrucha gang, commonly referred to as the "MS-13." During questioning the subject admitted being an MS-13 member. The man was turned over to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents. To report suspicious activity such as drug and/or alien smuggling, contact the Laredo Sector Border Patrol, toll-free, at (800) 343-1994.
  • The Human Cost of Illegal Immigration - Part Two: Out of the Shadows, Into the Morgue

    02/20/2008 7:23:32 AM PST · by DogWings · 6 replies · 120+ views
    All American Blogger ^ | February 20, 2008 | Duane Lester
    If an illegal immigrant manages to live through the trip across the border without dying from exposure, drowning or being gang raped, they are then free to move about the country. While a majority of illegal immigrants can count the actual border crossing as their only crime here, there are far too many who cannot. The cost of their being here weighs heavy on the victims of their crimes.