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  • eventeen Members and Associates of the MS-13 Street Gang Arraigned...

    04/19/2010 12:32:48 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 344+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Seventeen Members and Associates of the MS-13 Street Gang Arraigned in Federal Court on Racketeering, Witness Tampering, and Firearms Charges Earlier today, 12 alleged members and associates of La Mara Salvatrucha, or the “MS-13” street gang, were arraigned before United States Magistrate Judge E. Thomas Boyle, at the United States Courthouse in Central Islip, New York, on federal criminal charges, including murder, assault with dangerous weapons, assault resulting in serious bodily injury, witness tampering, firearms offenses, and conspiracy. Five additional defendants named in the indictment were arraigned earlier this week, also before United...
  • VIDEO: Street Gangs Seek To Kill Cops

    04/17/2010 6:33:10 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 13 replies · 595+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 04/17/10 | Friends of Ours
    The violent street gangs that largely profit from retail drug trafficking increasingly are taking aim at law enforcement authorities from the East to the West coasts. The NYPD has announced two separate plots against its officers. Yesterday, New York's finest announced "a massive gang takedown" which "uncovered a rare alliance between Bloods and Crips and a ruthless plot to assassinate cops" as reported by Rocco Parascandola for the Daily News. And last week the NYPD announced an investigation into an alleged plot by the transnational MS-13 to assassinate "an officer in every command" as reported by Rocco Parascandola for the...
  • Senator McCain Urges Citizens To Get Involved (MCCAIN FLIP FLOP ON BORDER FENCE)

    04/14/2010 2:30:04 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 47 replies · 950+ views
    (snip) McCain went on to discuss border concerns, expressing his frustration regarding the recent death of Douglas area rancher Robert Krentz, who authorities suspect was killed by drug smugglers. “The border is not secure and there is an increase in border violence. There have been more than 14,000 people killed in Mexico in the past few years. These include government officials, police and three Americans,” he explained. McCain’s believes a physical fence is what is needed, not the virtual fence with surveillance UAV’s (unmanned aerial vehicles) that he believes are ineffective. “The bad news is that the government has contracted...
  • Police investigates possible MS-13 hit on NYPD

    04/11/2010 9:16:12 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 42 replies · 1,897+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 04/11/10 | Rocco Parascandola and Joe Kemp
    The MS-13 gang may have issued a hit on the NYPD, police sources said Saturday. The tip came last week from a cab driver in Brooklyn, whose hack friend overheard a gang member talk about a murder contract on police from the driver's back seat, sources said. The cabbie told cops the thug spoke about the group killing an officer in every command, sources said. "We're investigating the report based on an overheard conversation," said NYPD spokesman Sgt. Kevin Hayes. "At this time, there's nothing to indicate there's a city-wide threat." But sources said Gang Unit cops are pushing informants...
  • MontCo welcomes illegals, as neighbors crack down (Md. liberals love illegals)

    04/09/2010 9:52:37 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies · 1,629+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 2010-04-02 | Hayley Peterson
    Montgomery County is opening its doors to illegal immigrants as its neighbors around the Washington region crack down on them. While counties across the area are slamming their doors shut to illegals through federal enforcement, Montgomery County's communication with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials is limited to a weekly fax of names. And now the county is fighting an effort to crack down statewide. The county's Department of Corrections sends the name of every inmate detained on charges of violent crime — without regard to their immigration status — to ICE weekly, according to county spokesman Patrick Lacefield. "If...
  • AG Eric Holder Helps MS13 Illegal Alien Gangbangers Charged With Murder

    04/05/2010 10:46:03 AM PDT · by AuntB · 27 replies · 2,286+ views
    Judicialwatch ^ | April 2, 2010 | Judicial watch
    Three illegal immigrant gang members who faced the death penalty for murdering a Maryland man last summer have been spared by the nation’s chief law enforcement officer who has ordered prosecutors not to seek the maximum punishment. Attorney General Eric Holder intervened on behalf of the El Salvadoran gangbangers by directing federal prosecutors handling their conspiracy and murder case to rule out the death penalty, according to a Virginia-based news web site that broke the story this week. The three illegal immigrants are members of a notoriously violent street gang called Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) that has spread throughout the country...
  • MS-13 member’s trail shows gang’s movement

    04/02/2010 3:47:19 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies · 841+ views
    Loudoun Times ^ | Marc 31, 2010 | Jana Wagoner
    Sixty years. That’s how long Antonio Neftali Urrutia-Barrera, 20, of Reston, will spend in federal prison after being sentenced March 19 for two of the many crimes he either committed or is accused of committing in late summer and early fall 2008. One of those crimes was a triple shooting in Sterling Park that left a Loudoun resident paralyzed from the waist down. During a period of a little more than two months, Urrutia-Barrera—who is in the country illegally from Central America—spent time in three Virginia counties and one Maryland county. His crimes left at least four innocent bystanders injured....
  • Attorney General Eric Holder Rules Out Death Penalty for Illegal Aliens

    03/31/2010 3:29:29 AM PDT · by Man50D · 26 replies · 636+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | March 30, 2010 | Penny Starr
    Rest of Title: Charged With Murder in Washington Suburb Attorney General Eric Holder has directed prosecutors in a federal conspiracy and murder trial not to seek the death penalty for three El Salvadoran men who are in the United States illegally. The three are accused of robbing and shooting Claros Luna on July 29, 2009 in Alexandria, Va., just a few miles from the Justice Department, as Luna transported a prostitute from Maryland to Virginia. The suspects, Eris Arguera, Alcides Umana and Adolfo Amaya Portillo, admitted to being members of the MS-13 gang, court documents show. They were indicted on...
  • 3 MS-13 members arrested in Alexandria rape, police say

    03/24/2010 9:29:52 PM PDT · by freespirited · 26 replies · 1,191+ views
    Wapo ^ | 03/24/10 | Tom Jackman
    A 16-year-old girl was raped early Saturday in Alexandria by three members of the MS-13 street gang, Alexandria police alleged in court documents Tuesday. Police said the attack occurred in a vacant apartment in the 5700 block of Dunster Court on the west side of Alexandria, off North Beauregard Street. Police were called at 12:48 a.m. to the apartment, and the victim told police she was inside with friends when the gang members, armed with an aluminum baseball bat, burst in, according to a affidavit written by Alexandria Detective Sean Casey. The suspects confronted the girl and her friends and...
  • Queens MS-13 gang leader sentenced to life in prison for racketeering and murder

    03/14/2010 12:42:18 AM PST · by Cindy · 16 replies · 1,291+ views
    ICE.gov - News Release ^ | March 10, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: March 10, 2010 Queens MS-13 gang leader sentenced to life in prison for racketeering and murder NEW YORK - The leader of a Queens chapter of the international street gang La Mara Salvatrucha, more commonly known as "MS-13," was sentenced March 10 to life imprisonment for racketeering conspiracy, including the acts of murder and attempted murder; murder in-aid-of-racketeering; and using a firearm in connection with a crime of violence. A federal jury in Brooklyn convicted Amilcar Gomez, 26, on April 3, 2009, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with...
  • Use of Twitter, Facebook rising among gang members

    02/04/2010 9:06:27 AM PST · by AuntB · 21 replies · 604+ views
    AP ^ | Feb. 2, 2010 | THOMAS WATKINS
    When a gang member was released from jail soon after his arrest for selling methamphetamine, friends and associates assumed he had cut a deal with authorities and become a police informant. They sent a warning on Twitter that went like this: We have a snitch in our midst. Law enforcement officials say gangs are making greater use of Twitter and Facebook, where they sometimes post information that helps agents identify gang associates and learn more about their organizations. And gang members sometimes turn the tables, asking contacts across their extended networks for help identifying undercover police officers. Gang use of...
  • For $65, tourists get peek at Los Angeles gangland

    01/17/2010 7:46:45 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 67 replies · 2,078+ views
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | January 17, 2010 | Thomas Watkins
    LOS ANGELES – Only miles from the scenic vistas and celebrity mansions that draw sightseers from around the globe — but a world away from the glitz and glamour — a bus tour is rolling through the dark side of the city's gang turf. Passengers paying $65 a head Saturday signed waivers acknowledging they could be crime victims and put their fate in the hands of tattooed ex-gang members who say they have negotiated a cease-fire among rivals in the most violent gangland in America. If that sounds daunting, consider the challenge facing organizers of LA Gang Tours: trying to...
  • VIDEO: Moving Police Funeral Procession For Officer Allegedly Murdered By Gang Members

    11/29/2009 8:43:07 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 12 replies · 1,011+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 11/29/09 | Friends of Ours
    Las Vegas Metro Police Officer and Marine veteran Trevor Nettleton was murdered by alleged gang members during a robbery of his home, and there's some moving video of his funeral services. My question is how come this country is so behind the eight-ball in tackling the gang problem that is so pervasive. I do a lot of research into gangs, and I know that law enforcement is dedicated to the issue and routinely is bringing them down; however, it seems like the hydra's head and for every gang enterprise that gets busted another 100 pop up. A lot of innocent...
  • Arrest made in slaying of 9-year-old boy in D.C. apartment [MS-13 associate]

    11/17/2009 12:53:17 PM PST · by freespirited · 4 replies · 618+ views
    WaPo ^ | 11/17/09 | Clarence Williams, Paul Duggan and Matt Zapotosky
    Police have arrested a 26-year-old man in the shooting death of 9-year-old Oscar Fuentes in his family's Columbia Heights apartment and authorities described him as an associate of the MS-13 street gang who was trying to rob people in the neighborhood. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said the suspect, Josue Pena, had followed Oscar's family into their dilapidated apartment building when he couldn't rob them outside. Pena, of no fixed address, then shot through the door. Authorities suggested that Oscar was looking through the peephole of the door when he was killed. ... Lanier wouldn't say why Pena decided to...
  • Maryland has become a haven for illegal alien gangs…more on the way

    11/12/2009 4:12:57 PM PST · by freespirited · 17 replies · 1,643+ views
    Examiner ^ | 10/30/09 | Dave Gibson
    The Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force just released a report which claims that due to tougher laws and a concerted effort by law enforcement, many illegal alien gangs are leaving Virginia for the safe havens of Maryland. The report said: "Many gang members from Northern Virginia are moving or driving to Prince George's and other Maryland counties, into the District of Columbia or further south and west into Virginia to avoid dealing with police departments that are unrelenting in their efforts to keep gangs under control.” The report also found that there are 5,000 gang members in Northern Va.,...
  • MS-13 gang puts out hit on ICE agent

    11/06/2009 3:42:10 AM PST · by Cindy · 15 replies · 1,392+ views
    (NY DAILY NEWS, November 4, 2009) via POLICEONE.com ^ | November 06, 2009 | By John Marzulli, New York Daily News
    New York Daily News SNIPPET: "NEW YORK — El Salvadoran leaders of the MS-13 gang allegedly put out a contract on the federal agent responsible for a crackdown on its New York factions, the Daily News has learned. The brazen plot to assassinate the unidentified Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent was revealed in an arrest warrant for reputed gang member Walter (Duke) Torres. Torres tipped authorities to the plan after he and four other MS-13 members were stopped by NYPD detectives for hassling passersby on Northern Blvd. in Queens last month."
  • MS-13 gang leaders puts out hit on ICE agent assigned to crackdown

    11/04/2009 6:59:15 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 28 replies · 2,232+ views
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | November 4, 2009 | John Marzulli
    El Salvadoran leaders of the MS-13 gang allegedly put out a contract on the federal agent responsible for a crackdown on its New York factions, the Daily News has learned. The brazen plot to assassinate the unidentified Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent was revealed in an arrest warrant for reputed gang member Walter (Duke) Torres. Torres tipped authorities to the plan after he and four other MS-13 members were stopped by NYPD detectives for hassling passersby on Northern Blvd. in Queens last month. He told cops he had information to pass on, and was debriefed Oct. 22 at Rikers Island,...
  • MS-13 gang threatens witness in Chandra Levy case

    11/02/2009 5:58:20 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 61 replies · 3,039+ views
    Norfolk Crime Examiner ^ | November 1, 2009 | Dave Gison
    On Friday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Fernando Campoamor told a judge in D.C Superior Court that accused murderer and gang member Ingmar Guandique, 28, along with members of the MS-13 gang threatened to kill a witness and his family, if he testifies at Guandique’s January trial.A Salvadoran national in this country illegally, Guandique was arrested last April for the murder of missing intern Chandra Levy, who disappeared in 2001. Her skeletal remains were discovered a year later in D.C.’s Rock Creek Park.At the time of his arrest for the Levy murder, he was already in prison for the assault of two...
  • MS-13 Gunman Sentenced 80 Years for Attempted Murder

    10/30/2009 4:28:45 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 899+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: MS-13 Gunman Sentenced 80 Years for Attempted Murder ALEXANDRIA, VA—Dennis L. Gil Bernardez, 33, of Landover, Md., the gunman in an MS-13 shooting, was sentenced to 80 years in prison today for attempting to murder rival gang members on Oct. 6, 2008, at a park near homes in Reston, Va. His accomplice, Jose M. Aguilar Orantes, 18, of Reston, Va., who provided the firearm, was sentenced to 55 years in prison for his role in the attempted murders. A third member, Carlos B. Guzman Cruz, 25, of Richmond, Va., was sentenced to 144...
  • Gangs flee No. Virgina for havens in Maryland., D.C., report says

    10/27/2009 9:08:49 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 37 replies · 2,138+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 27, 2009 | FREEMAN KLOPOTT
    Crackdowns on illegal immigrants and other law enforcement efforts are driving gangs out of Northern Virginia and into Maryland and the District, a report released Monday concluded. "Many gang members from Northern Virginia are moving or driving to Prince George's and other Maryland counties, into the District of Columbia or further south and west into Virginia to avoid dealing with police departments that are unrelenting in their efforts to keep gangs under control," authorities wrote in the Northern Virginia Regional Gang Task Force report. The report said the task force's success is the result of Virginia law enforcement's use of...