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  • Two arraigned in JP snow-crew fatal shooting

    05/05/2015 5:59:30 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 04, 2015 | Peter Schworm
    The two men belonged to rival Boston gangs, but told their supervisors it would not be a problem, prosecutors said. They were ready to move on with their lives, and leave the old ways behind. But soon after Donte Henley, 24, heard he had been assigned to the same snow-shoveling crew as Kenny Lamour, 21, this February, he decided “it’s him or me,” prosecutors said in court Monday.
  • Three firearm stories which will never make the news

    05/08/2014 9:01:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/8/14 | Doug Book
    1.) What a Coincidence! The NRA Convention was held in downtown Indianapolis this year, between April 25th and 27th. There were over 75,000 in attendance, many of whom were legally armed. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police (IMPD) reported that Saturday the 26th was “the most peaceful Saturday in the Month of April downtown.” Provided by the IMPD, here are the stats for “Saturday night problems” during April: April 5: 300 teens at Circle Centre April 12: 200 teens in large...
  • Chicago’s top cop McCarthy should leave now, give the City a break

    08/09/2013 9:02:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/9/13 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The guy just doesn’t fit in. He needs to quit now in order to explore great new opportunities for the sake of the children. Chicago’s Police Superintendent Garry Francis McCarthy, known lovingly as McStreetlights, was hand picked by Mayor Rahm “Tiny Dancer” Emanuel to do something about Chicago, a city whose kill stats are worse than those of Afghanistan. In a stunning panoply of ironic details, the man blew in from NYPD’s CompStat program, moved over to Newark, then sent letters to Chicago gang bangers, telling them in essence that he knew where they lived and to have a nice...
  • Woolwich: 'Soldier Dead After Terror Attack'

    05/22/2013 10:41:45 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 103 replies
    Sky News ^ | 6:31pm UK, Wednesday 22 May 2013 | sky news
    A man reported to be a serving soldier is dead and two people have been shot in Woolwich, south east London, after what Sky sources understand is being treated as a terrorist attack. Downing Street has called a meeting of the Government's Cobra emergency committee after the incident in John Wilson Street, which David Cameron described as "truly shocking". Sky sources understand that senior police officers believe the killing was likely to be a politically-motivated Islamist terrorist attack. Dozens of weapons - including a number of knives - and pools of blood could be seen on the ground, where a...
  • Street Gangs in Papua New Guinea Look Terrifying

    04/26/2013 7:17:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    vice.com ^ | Bruno Bayley
    Papua New Guinea’s street gangs, the Raskols, make the gangster claims of US rappers look ridiculous. A Raskols idea of gang banging doesn’t involve bouncing on hydraulics in vintage Lincolns or wearing designer threads. These guys tote their own homemade weapons—from knives to guns. We had a quick chat about the Raskols with photographer Stephen Dupont, who spent time in PNG’s capital, Port Moresby, documenting them. ... For those who don't know, could you sum up the situation in Papua New Guinea since independence from Australia in the 70s? Papua New Guinea got independence from Australia in 1975 and has...
  • Gangs and Politicians in Chicago: An Unholy Alliance

    04/25/2013 6:32:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Chicago Magazine ^ | January 2012 | David Bernstein and Noah Isackson
    LAWBREAKERS, LAWMAKERS: In some parts of Chicago, violent street gangs and pols quietly trade money and favors for mutual gain. The thugs flourish, the elected officials thrive—and you lose. ... both law enforcement and gang sources say, is that some politicians ignore the gangs’ criminal activities. Some go so far as to protect gangs from the police, tipping them off to impending raids or to surveillance activities—in effect, creating safe havens in their political districts. And often they chafe at backing tough measures to stem gang activities, advocating instead for superficial solutions that may garner good press but have little...
  • China in business with drug cartels

    02/07/2011 10:42:14 AM PST · by AuntB · 6 replies
    Examiner ^ | Feb. 4, 2011 | Dave Gibson
    Last week, Mexican authorities seized over 23 tons of ethyl phenylacetate, which is used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. The drug component was discovered at the Pacific port of Manzanillo, in a shipment from China. In April 2010, Mexican officials seized 80 tons of phenylacetic acid and its derivatives shipped from Shanghai, China. Imports of ethyl phenylacetate require authorization from the country’s health ministry, so the shipments are intentionally mis-labeled before leaving China. Last year, an anonymous U.S. official told Reuters that between October and November 2010, Mexican authorities seized 818 tons of chemicals used in making crystal meth. Due...
  • ICE arrests 14 men in southern Indiana during operation targeting foreign-born gang members

    08/13/2010 11:42:04 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies
    ICE.gov - News Release ^ | August 11, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: August 11, 2010 ICE arrests 14 men in southern Indiana during operation targeting foreign-born gang members INDIANAPOLIS - Agents with the local U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in close partnership with other federal, state and local law enforcement partners, arrested 14 foreign-born gang members and gang associates during a two-day operation ending Tuesday. This is the latest joint local action of an ongoing national ICE HSI effort to target foreign-born members of violent street gangs. These arrests were made Aug. 9 and 10 in the Indiana...
  • ICE's Operation Community Shield goes global with new task force in Honduras

    08/13/2010 11:31:14 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies
    ICE.gov - News Release ^ | August 11, 2010
    NOTE The following text is a quote: August 11, 2010 ICE's Operation Community Shield goes global with new task force in Honduras Operation Double Impact from the videographer's view "We knew these operations were different from the states. There was a feeling of heightened awareness of our surroundings and increased tension in the air. Shootings and murders are taking place all over the city on a daily basis. When we were driving to a location downtown to look for gang members, we saw a body with a gunshot wound to the head lying on the sidewalk. " - Chuck Reed,...
  • Charlotte ICE gang operation yields 12 arrests

    05/29/2010 3:28:51 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 336+ views
    ICE.gov - News Release ^ | May 28, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: May 28, 2010 Charlotte ICE gang operation yields 12 arrests CHARLOTTE, N.C. - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents assigned to the Charlotte Gang Unit continue making arrests in North Carolina with its recent weekend effort yielding 12 arrests and the seizure of cocaine, marijuana and brass knuckles. Among the 12 arrests last weekend were four gang members and affiliates: one Asian Boyz gang member, two MS-13 gang members and one MS-13 affiliate. All four are foreign-born nationals from Vietnam, Uruguay and Honduras. One is a naturalized U. S. citizen, one has...
  • 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...
  • LA gangs take over UK

    04/15/2010 1:44:18 PM PDT · by STONEWALLS · 25 replies · 820+ views
    sun.co.uk ^ | 4-15-2010 | By VIRGINIA WHEELER and NADIA BROOKS
    BRITAIN is becoming a battleground for the notorious Bloods and Crips gangs that once brought fear to Los Angeles. Around a QUARTER of mobs in London now align themselves with the two crime networks. The massive UK market for cocaine has led to second generation members launching a new "front" here and in Spain. A recent police census into gangs in the capital found 17 of 70 recognised crews are now Bloods or Crips.
  • 286 arrested in ICE's largest ever enforcement surge targeting criminal aliens

    12/11/2009 6:11:21 PM PST · by Cindy · 18 replies · 1,006+ views
    ICE.gov - News Release ^ | December 11, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: December 11, 2009 286 arrested in ICE's largest ever enforcement surge targeting criminal aliens 2 convicted rapists and armed robber among those captured in 3-day California operation LOS ANGELES - Nearly 300 foreign nationals with criminal records have been removed from the United States or are facing deportation following a three-day enforcement surge in California, making it the biggest operation targeting at large criminal aliens ever carried out by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). During the operation, which concluded late Thursday, ICE officers located and arrested a total of 280 criminal aliens...
  • Remarks by Deputy Attorney General David W. Ogden at the 78th Interpol General Assembly

    10/17/2009 12:10:43 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 475+ views
    US DOJ.gov/dag - Speech ^ | October 12, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Remarks by Deputy Attorney General David W. Ogden at the 78th Interpol General Assembly SINGAPORE ~ Monday, October 12, 2009 In Bucharest, a little over a year ago, my predecessor U.S. Deputy Attorney General, Mark Filip, joined by the Romanian Prosecutor General, announced criminal charges in a case that was emblematic of the evolution of transnational organized crime. That case charged that a racketeering enterprise in Romania joined forces with other criminals around the world -- including street gangs in Los Angeles -- to use the Internet to defraud thousands of people and...
  • ICE works with local law enforcement to arrest 23 gang members

    09/15/2009 12:58:32 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 1,381+ views
    ICE.gov - News Release ^ | September 11, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: September 11, 2009 ICE works with local law enforcement to arrest 23 gang members BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Twenty men, two women and one juvenile with ties to the violent gangs Sureno-13, La Quemada, MS 13, Brown Pride 13, Southside Locotes, Lejion Negra (Mexico) and Judas 13 (Mexico) are facing deportation following a four-day enforcement operation involving U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and several local law enforcement agencies. The arrests were made as part of an ongoing initiative by ICE's National Gang Unit dubbed Operation Community Shield. As part of the initiative, ICE...
  • ICE arrests 17 in operation targeting transnational gang members

    04/30/2009 10:11:48 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 1,053+ views
    ICE.GOV - News Release ^ | April 30, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: ICE arrests 17 in operation targeting transnational gang members WICHITA, Kan. - Local U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, in close partnership with the Wichita Police Department, made nine arrests Wednesday during an operation targeting violent transnational street gangs and their illegal alien gang members and associates. Eight other arrests were also made during the operation's planning phase. This is the latest joint local action of an ongoing national ICE effort to target foreign-born gang members. These arrests were made under an ongoing national initiative of ICE's National Gang Unit called "Operation...
  • Flash Mobs, Tea Parties and Tocqueville (Tea Party/Tax Revolt updates)

    03/18/2009 3:17:14 PM PDT · by abb · 27 replies · 1,046+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | March 18, 2009 | Austin Bay
    Last month, a young man posting on a Website dubbed "The Urban Prankster Network" (Headquarters for Global Agents of Stealth Comedy!) suggested a novel way to cool off the city of Austin, Texas, when the inevitable hell of a Texas summer bakes streets and fries brains: a city-wide water gun and water balloon war waged by a "flash mob." It could happen. American "flash mobs" often involve goofy stunts -- the "digital social network" and "cell phone with text-message" age equivalent of 1950s-era collegians cramming sophomores into a phone booth (when phone booths still existed). A flash mob organizer might...
  • Exclusive: Has Illegal Immigration’s Effect on Education Become the "Third Rail" of Politics?

    03/14/2009 4:53:26 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 26 replies · 1,701+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | March 13, 2009. | Vincent Gioia
    Exclusive: Has Illegal Immigration’s Effect on Education Become the ‘Third Rail’ of Politics? Vincent Gioia Traditionally, Social Security has been the “third rail” of politics but we now have another third rail – illegal immigration and education. Politicians step all over themselves asking for more and more money to be spent on education; ignoring the fact that money alone does not make for a good public education. Another thing we are not allowed to mention in a discussion about public education quality and costs is the impact of illegal immigration; otherwise we are labeled “racists.” The United States has the...
  • 13 Million Illegal Immigrants Living in the United States

    03/14/2009 5:25:24 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 43 replies · 2,031+ views
    Right Side News ^ | March 8, 2009 | FAIRUS.org
    13 Million Illegal Immigrants Living in the United States March 8, 2009 FAIRUS.org How Many Illegal Immigrants? Illegal Immigrant Problems & Statistics FAIR estimates that in 2007 the illegal immigrant population is above 13 million persons. Government and academic estimates indicate that as of 2006 there were 11 to 12 million illegal immigrants living in the United States. The Center for Immigration Studies estimated the illegal immigrant population at 10 million as of November 2004. It is difficult to have an exact figure because the illegal nature of their presence prevents any enumeration, but the U.S. Census Bureau estimated 8.7...
  • 10 gang members arrested following ICE-led operation in Charlotte

    02/20/2009 1:29:48 AM PST · by Cindy · 22 replies · 843+ views
    ICE.gov ^ | February 19, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.ice.gov/pi/nr/0902/090219charlotte.htm February 19, 2009 10 gang members arrested following ICE-led operation in Charlotte Arrests include members of MS-13, Surenos, Brown Pride, SUR-13 and Latin Kings CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Ten foreign-born gang members with ties to local violent street gangs were arrested here yesterday following a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) led operation. The operation, dubbed Community Shield, was a multi-agency effort spearheaded by ICE. Among the participating agencies were the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD); the United States Marshals Service and the North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety's Alcohol Law unit (NC-ALE)....
  • Gangs fight to control city turf

    06/04/2008 10:42:39 PM PDT · by OKIEDOC · 6 replies · 277+ views
    Imperial Valley Press Online ^ | Monday, June 2, 2008 9:40 PM PDT | VICTOR MORALES, Staff Writer
    CALEXICO — Two street gangs vying for control of a human-smuggling operation here has resulted in two shootings in a dense neighborhood near the border fence, police said. A man is recovering from a bullet wound after being shot by masked gunmen. Two other men are in Imperial County jail for their suspected involvement of an attempt to murder a rival. “We be-lieve it involves illegal alien smuggling and their attempts to cut into each other’s area and operations,” Calexico police Sgt. Gonzalo Gerardo said. Human smuggling in Calexico is lucrative: smugglers could receive as much as $1,500 per head...
  • See A Tagger? Police Say Don't Confront Them

    08/15/2007 5:58:32 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 71 replies · 2,839+ views
    cbs ^ | Aug 14, 2007 10:02 pm US/Pacific
    CBS) PICO RIVERA, Calif. Authorities advised the public Tuesday not to confront taggers, in response to the fatal shooting of a Pico Rivera woman who flashed her car lights at one. "We want to be contacted as soon as possible, with any kind of information -- license plate numbers or description of the suspects," sheriff's Deputy Johnnie Jones said. "Do not put yourself at any danger or risk because some of these folks can be very dangerous." Maria Hicks, 58, flashed her vehicle lights and honked her horn at a male she saw tagging a wall at San Gabriel River...
  • 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...
  • Gang Accused of Conspiring to Kill Blacks (Latinos vs Blacks)

    07/05/2006 6:07:02 AM PDT · by tlb · 21 replies · 1,447+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 4, 2006 | John Spano, Times Staff Writer
    Federal prosecutors, who launched their case last week, contend that the Avenues gang between 1994 and 2000 conspired to kill African Americans on their turf. Men, women and children were harassed, terrorized, assaulted and slain as gang members sought to force black residents out of Latino neighborhoods, prosecutors said. Authorities are using a federal hate-crime law based on the amendment to the U.S. Constitution that outlawed slavery, and another law created in the civil rights era, to go after four gang members. Barbara Bernstein, deputy chief of the criminal section of the civil rights divisions of the U.S. Department of...
  • Street gangs zero in on gun owners (Canada)

    01/08/2006 5:06:29 PM PST · by rellimpank · 83 replies · 1,583+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | 8 Jan 06
    Gang members are actively gathering intelligence on legitimate gun collectors who have been targeted in recent years, leading police to warn owners to be careful about who they confide in about their weapons. No amount of security is going to stop determined thieves from breaking into gun safes, says Inspector Dave McLeod, head of the Toronto police's urban organized crime squad.
  • Agents capture MS-13 member

    08/05/2005 6:56:32 PM PDT · by Liberty Valance · 18 replies · 1,079+ views
    The Monitor ^ | August 05,2005 | Cari Hammerstrom
    Man is 41st member of gang caught in Border Patrol sector this fiscal year MISSION TEXAS — U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol agents arrested another Mara Salvatrucha gang member south of Mission this week, bringing the annual total of apprehensions of "Maras" in the Rio Grande Valley Sector to 41. Roy Cervantes, a local spokesman for the agency, said agents were working the area near Stewart Road and Military Highway when they spotted a group of seven men who appeared to be undocumented immigrants. One 21-year-old man had several tattoos, Cervantes said, "indicating he was involved" in the...
  • Nabbing illegals

    08/03/2005 5:56:50 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 15 replies · 689+ views
    Since there are about 5,000 members of the murderous Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang in the Washington area, it's hard to get too excited about the apprehension of 11 in the past few weeks. Still, the announcement Monday that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have arrested more than 1,000 gang members nationwide so far this year is good news. Originally intended to dismantle only the MS-13 gang, ICE's anti-gang initiative, Operation Community Shield, extended its mission in May to track more than 80 violent street gangs in 30 states. Almost all of these gangs consist of illegal aliens from Central...
  • NL house attacked Hundreds of AK-47 casings found on street (Mexico)

    07/29/2005 6:57:19 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 21 replies · 722+ views
    Laredo Morning Times ^ | 07/29/05 | VICENTE RANGEL
    NUEVO LAREDO - Bazookas and AK-47 assault rifles were used on an attack on a house in the upscale Campestre neighborhood Thursday night. Investigators said the attack lasted about 10 minutes. Authorities said nobody died or was injured, however, as of late Thursday. The attack, police said, began about 8 p.m. State and federal authorities responding to the incident found several hundred 7.62-caliber bullet casings near the house where apparently an unknown number of gunmen fired their weapons. State attorney general investigators said many of the casings were found on the sidewalk in front of the house in the 2400...
  • Arrested Councilwoman Says She Won't Resign

    07/19/2005 8:35:31 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 29 replies · 1,036+ views
    NBC 4 Los Angeles ^ | 7/19/05 | Various
    BURBANK, Calif. -- Burbank City Councilwoman Stacey Jo Murphy said Tuesday she will stay on the job despite her arrest on suspicion of cocaine possession and child endangerment. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- July 14 Images: Councilwoman Arrested June 29 Images: Vineland Boyz Arrests Police Arrest 22 During Operation Swift Intruder Burbank Councilwoman Accused Of Vineland Boyz Gang Ties -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "I cannot comment specifically on the allegations made against me," Murphy wrote in a letter to City Manager Mary Alvord that was read at Tuesday's Burbank City Council meeting. "I intend to do the job you elected me to do, and I plan on...
  • Police arrest MS-13 gang member in Monticello

    07/13/2005 5:40:42 PM PDT · by Prince Charles · 26 replies · 3,103+ views
    Police arrest MS-13 gang member in Monticello This story ran on nwitimes.com on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 3:01 PM CDT MONTICELLO, Ind. (AP) -- Police arrested a member of the Latin American street gang MS-13, and the government will deported him to El Salvador, homeland security officials said Tuesday. Victor Maravel, who had entered the U.S. illegally, was arrested by Monticello police Thursday at his girlfriend house and turned over to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Maravel is a member of Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, a violent Latin American gang targeted in a government operation that so far has...
  • NJ: Feds arrest members of violent Latino gang (MS-13)

    03/23/2005 5:58:08 PM PST · by Coleus · 17 replies · 4,316+ views
    Newark Star Ledger ^ | 03.15.05 | JONATHAN SCHUPPE
    A nationwide crackdown on a violent Latin American street gang called MS-13 has so far led to the arrests of more than 100 alleged gang members in six states, including several in New Jersey, federal immigration authorities said yesterday. The gang, established in Los Angeles in the 1980s by refugees of the Salvadoran civil war, has spread to Hispanic communities around the country while developing a reputation as one of America's bloodiest criminal organizations. In New Jersey, where officials estimate there are hundreds of MS-13 members, the gang is believed to be responsible for several murders, but its activity has...
  • N.J.'s U.S. attorney warns street gangs are the new Mafia

    09/27/2003 8:11:33 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies · 849+ views
    <p>WASHINGTON -- New Jersey's U.S. attorney told Congress yesterday that violent street gangs represent a growing public threat and must be attacked with the same force and methods used against traditional organized crime families.</p> <p>Christopher Christie's appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee came as his office in Newark announced charges against an East Orange man they said helped provide firearms to gang members in Newark and other parts of Essex County.</p>