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Monday, 31 May 2010

Teen shot after suspects yell gang slogans :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Chicago Crime

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Teen shot after suspects yell gang slogans :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Chicago Crime: "teen was shot in the leg early Sunday in the South Side Chicago Lawn neighborhood after suspects shouted gang slogans.
About 1:50 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was riding with a friend in a vehicle in the 7900 block of South Western Avenue when a gray Chevrolet Cavalier pulled alongside them in traffic, shouted gang slogans and fired a handgun into their vehicle, according to a release from police News Affairs.
The teen suffered a gunshot wound to his lower right leg and his friend drove him to Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers in Evergreen Park, the release said."


Sunday, 30 May 2010

Teens arrested after gang-related shooting at Palm Desert home | mydesert.com | The Desert Sun

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Teens arrested after gang-related shooting at Palm Desert home | mydesert.com | The Desert Sun: "The 16- and 17-year-olds were arrested Thursday and booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and negligent discharge of a firearm, Riverside County Sheriff's Sgt. Adam Elders said. The shooting occurred about 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the 77-000 block of Indiana Avenue."


Christopher Coke Reportedly Negotiating Surrender To US Authorities – IndyPosted

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Christopher Coke Reportedly Negotiating Surrender To US Authorities – IndyPosted: "Christopher Coke is negotiating with American authorities to surrender in New York and may well be in custody by the end of the Memorial Day weekend. It is reported that coke managed to escape the besieged Tivoli Gardens section of Kingston, Jamaica and to flee the Carribean island nation.
Coke has a reputation that ranges from that of a bloodthirsty killer and ruthless gangster to a patron of the poor and caring community leader. The term “Shower Posse” refers to the hail of gunfire with which the gang often kills its adversaries. Many of Coke’s defenders had received money and food to supplement meager incomes in a country that has almost no social welfare safety net. On the other hand, Jamaican women who were visiting the US were sometimes forced to smuggle drugs in body cavities. CNN reports as follows how Coke’s gang reportedly recruited drug mules."


Charlotte ICE gang operation yields 12 arrests

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Charlotte ICE gang operation yields 12 arrests: "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 lawful residency status and the other two are illegally present in the country. Two face state charges and two face immigration charges.
The additional eight individuals arrested face various charges ranging from immigration violations to drug and weapons charges. One individual arrested had an outstanding warrant issued by the state.
One is a U. S. citizen and the others are illegal aliens from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
“With each arrest we make, we’re making an impact in our community,” said Delbert Richburg, assistant special agent in charge of the ICE Office of Investigations in North Carolina. “Whether you’re here legally or illegally, if you’re breaking the law and terrorizing our community, we will use every law enforcement tool at our disposal to put you behind bars.”
The arrests were made as part of an initiative by ICE’s National Gang Unit dubbed Operation Community Shield. As part of the initiative, ICE partners with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies across the country to target the significant public safety threat posed by transnational street gangs. Partnerships with local law enforcement agencies are essential to the initiative’s success and they help further ensure officer safety during the operations."


Canadian Immigration Report: Black Dodge van linked to Ducarme Joseph case

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Canadian Immigration Report: Black Dodge van linked to Ducarme Joseph case: "Two slain in clothing boutique. Police scour Pointe aux Trembles for leads on possible getaway vehicle
The investigation into a double slaying carried out inside a clothing boutique in Old Montreal in March brought homicide investigators to a condominium building in Pointe aux Trembles yesterday as police released new information in the case.

About 20 members of the Montreal police conducted a door-to-door campaign early yesterday at an intersection near the eastern tip of the Montreal Island. The site was about 20 kilometres east of where two men were killed, and another two were injured, in a shooting March 18 inside the Flawnego clothing boutique on St. Jacques St. W.

The boutique is owned by Ducarme Joseph, 42, a former street gang leader who is believed to have been the intended target in the shooting.

Joseph is thought to have been inside the boutique at the time but slipped away unharmed.

Several police sources have said a path they are pursuing is that the March 18 shooting is tied to the December slaying of Nicolo (Nick) Rizzuto Jr., the son of reputed Mob boss Vito Rizzuto."


Manuel Falcon-Lopez charged with attempted murder | State | NewJerseyNewsroom.com -- Your State. Your News.

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Manuel Falcon-Lopez charged with attempted murder | State | NewJerseyNewsroom.com -- Your State. Your News.: "Manuel A. Falcon-Lopez, 22, a suspected member of the Dominicans Don't Play street gang, was arrested Thursday night at a Clifton Home Depot store where he worked as a stock room clerk, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.
Falcon-Lopez was among a group of people who fired three shots at another group outside a Campbell Avenue home in April 2009. No one was hurt in the shooting, which is believed to have resulted from a feud between New York and New Jersey factions of the Dominicans Don't Play street gang.
In addition to an attempted murder charge, Falcon-Lopez faces weapons-related charges. He was held at the Bergen County Jail on $50,000 bail as of Saturday night, according to jail records.
Prosecutor John Molinelli thanked the Clifton and Hackensack police for their assistance in the case."


N.J. wiretaps detail alliance of mobsters and Bloods | Philadelphia Inquirer | 05/30/2010

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N.J. wiretaps detail alliance of mobsters and Bloods | Philadelphia Inquirer | 05/30/2010: "one end of the line was a reputed soldier with the Lucchese crime family.
On the other was a ranking member of a North Jersey faction of the Bloods, one of the country's most violent street gangs.
The two men were talking business.
And state investigators were listening.
The wiretapped conversation from July 2007 is one of hundreds that are part of a racketeering indictment charging 34 reputed underworld figures.
More important, it offers a look at what one top New Jersey law enforcement figure has described as a 'troubling alliance' - wiseguys and Bloods, outlaws from two different cultures and underworlds coming together to make things happen."


Saturday, 29 May 2010

Neighborhood in Fresno stunned by shooting - Central Valley - MercedSun-Star.com

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Neighborhood in Fresno stunned by shooting - Central Valley - MercedSun-Star.com: "mother of a man gunned down in Old Fig Garden late Wednesday afternoon wept at the shooting scene Thursday morning and a woman who lives in the quiet, upscale neighborhood said she was shaken by the violence.
Phelan Evans, 27, of Fresno was identified by the Fresno County Coroner's Office as the man shot near where Wishon Avenue crosses an irrigation canal.
It's a neighborhood on the south side of Old Fig, tucked far away from traffic. Dakota Avenue dead-ends into the canal a block east."


Gang-related feuds driving murder rate higher in Minneapolis | ScrippsNews

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Gang-related feuds driving murder rate higher in Minneapolis | ScrippsNews: "Derrick Martin became more than the latest Minneapolis homicide victim.His killing May 24 was a chilling chapter in what police and other sources say has become a dangerous feud among gangs, one that has caused an uptick in the city's murder rate after several years of decline.It also has everyone from beat cops to pastors to the mayor fearful of what lies ahead this summer if the feud escalates. Some of them say the volatile new gangs are less organized and harder to control than gangs of a decade ago.'They don't want to listen to anybody,' said Bishop Richard Howell of Shiloh Temple International Ministries, a North Side church that has worked with troubled youth. 'They just want to retaliate.'"


Suspected gang leader nabbed in Tampa ICE raid

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Suspected gang leader nabbed in Tampa ICE raid: "While Mario Rangel slept, a team of federal agents planned how they were going to take him down.
Rangel, who has twice been deported, is in the country illegally from Mexico. Authorities say he's a leader in the Sur 13 street gang, with a long record of criminal convictions, including burglary, domestic violence and grand theft.
'This guy's not a member of al-Qaida, but he is definitely a member of a criminal organization, a gang, a violent street gang,' said the U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement agent who led Thursday's raid. 'He knows if he gets caught, he's in a lot of trouble.'"


West End shootings linked, suspect arrested - Winnipeg Free Press

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West End shootings linked, suspect arrested - Winnipeg Free Press: "Police have arrested a 19-year-old gang associate they say was involved with two West End shootings this week in which innocent bystanders and vehicles were struck by bullets.
Winnipeg Police Service Chief Keith McCaskill said the accused — whose name has not yet been released — was involved in shooting up a Victor Street home Wednesday evening. Two girls, aged 10 and 8, were injured. Police say they were not the intended targets.

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Will assigning more police to the West End curb the violence there? The same man has being linked to shots that rang out on Agnes Street Tuesday moments after the fatal shooting of Kyle Earl, 16, and the wounding of his 13-year-old friend, Byron Cook, on Toronto Street. He allegedly chased after Earl's two killers — who have yet to be arrested — and fired several shots which struck two vehicles. Nobody was injured."


Suspected Gang Member Killed by LAPD Officers | Street Gangs Resource Center – Los Angeles and California | The Gang Experts | Crips | Bloods | Mara Salvatrucha | 18th Street

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Suspected Gang Member Killed by LAPD Officers | Street Gangs Resource Center – Los Angeles and California | The Gang Experts | Crips | Bloods | Mara Salvatrucha | 18th Street: "Angeles police shot and killed a suspected gang member they say pointed a gun at them while patrolling gang hot spots in the Rampart area.
Officer April Harding says two gang enforcement officers tried to stop a man shortly after 7:30 p.m. Thursday near MacArthur Park but he ran away.
The man pointed a gun at officers, prompting them to open fire, Lt. Don Brady said.
The suspect, a known gang member and parolee, died at the scene, police said.
Investigators say a gun was found next to the man’s body.
His identity was not immediately released."


Friday, 28 May 2010

Acquitted on Thursday, arraigned on Friday -- Page 1 -- Times Union - Albany NY

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Acquitted on Thursday, arraigned on Friday -- Page 1 -- Times Union - Albany NY: "Mustafa Graham has a new legal case. The 21-year-old Albany man was arraigned today on a felony weapon possession charge that carries a possible sentence of up to 15 years in state prison.
Graham, who authorities allege belongs to the South End-based Original Gangsta Killas street gang, known as 'OGK,' is accused of carrying a loaded .32 caliber revolver on Sheridan Avenue at 11:45 p.m. Sept. 26.
A one-count indictment charging Graham with second-degree weapon possession was unsealed this morning in Albany County Court before acting Supreme Court Justice Dan"


Moss Side Bloods – linked to the Doddington Gang New gang rivalry behind Moss Side shooting - Manchester Evening News

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New gang rivalry behind Moss Side shooting - Manchester Evening News: "drive-by shooting in Moss Side, in which an innocent teenage girl was hit, is being linked to a gang from outside Greater Manchester.
The 17-year-old girl was hit in the elbow while a second victim, a 20-year-old man, was shot in the lower back and buttock.
Detectives are connecting the Great Western Street shootings with a feud between the Moss Side Bloods – linked to the Doddington Gang – and rivals from outside the region"


Thursday, 27 May 2010

Montreal Mafia figure, Moreno Gallo to appeal deportation

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Montreal Mafia figure, Moreno Gallo to appeal deportation: "Moreno Gallo, 64, who is out on day parole, showed up for a hearing before the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) at Complexe Guy Favreau Thursday morning for what essentially turned out to be a formality.
Because of a series of admissions agreed to in the case, IRB member Dianne Tordorf ruled that Gallo can be deported, as Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has been seeking to do since February 2008.
According to a document filed in Gallo's case, CBSA realized only in 2008 that he was a permanent resident and never became a Canadian citizen, despite having arrived in this country at age 8, on May 6, 1954, with his mother and sister. His father had been residing in Canada for two years at that point.
Gallo left school with a Grade 9 education and, at the age of 16, started working at the same flooring company where his father worked. He also worked for Kraft Foods before opening a bakery 35 years ago in Little Italy with his father-in-law. The popular bakery, Mottas, on Mozart St. E. is still run by Gallo's wife.
But it was what Gallo did as a sideline to the bakery that now finds him closer to being deported to Italy, where, he claims, he has no close relatives. In 1973, Gallo and an accomplice were arrested in the murder of a drug dealer who was considered to be a rival of the Cotroni"


He survives war, but is shot in his front yard | gang, escobar, arroyo - News - The Orange County Register

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He survives war, but is shot in his front yard | gang, escobar, arroyo - News - The Orange County Register: "He never saw the gunman. He never heard the gun. He and his family were innocent bystanders, completely unaware that there was a gang retaliation shooting under way.
“But I knew what that sound was because I’ve heard it before,” Escobar testified last week. “Everyone went down to the ground.”
He said at first, he thought they had all escaped injury. But seconds later, “I felt something on my face.”
As the gang members piled into a Nissan Altima and sped away from his normally quiet neighborhood, Escobar looked into the rear-view mirror of another sister’s Toyota parked in their driveway on Lorna Street.
He saw blood.
One of the bullets had struck him in the face near his nose, and had exited out his left cheek: two inches over and the bullet would have slammed into his temple. He was lucky to be alive.
Escobar, now 28, had spent nine months in Iraq in combat without getting a scratch, only to get shot in the face during one afternoon in his front yard in Orange County.
Garden Grove police later arrested two reputed male members of the Darkside street gang. Prosecutors charged them with attempted murder, conspiracy and gang charges.
Deputy District Attorney Paul Chrisopoulos contended during a trial that gang members Adrian Arroyo, now 20, and Oscar Torres, now 21, drove into Escobar’s neighborhood about 6 p.m. on May 11, 2007 seeking to retaliate against rivals from the 18th Street gang for an incident earlier in the day.
Several 18th Street gang members had allegedly confronted Arroyo in their territory that morning, had threatened him and chased him away, the prosecutor contended. Arroyo returned hours later


Lake Calhoun shooting was gang-related, police say | Street Gangs Resource Center – Los Angeles and California | The Gang Experts | Crips | Bloods | Mara Salvatrucha | 18th Street

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Lake Calhoun shooting was gang-related, police say | Street Gangs Resource Center – Los Angeles and California | The Gang Experts | Crips | Bloods | Mara Salvatrucha | 18th Street: "Minneapolis police say a gang feud led to the killing of a man near Lake Calhoun earlier this week. And they say an uptick in gang activity has led to more shootings and killings in the city than last year.
Derrick Gregory Martin, 20, of Brooklyn Park, was shot to death Monday night on the walking bath around the lake.
Inspector Mike Martin, commander of the 4th Precinct in north Minneapolis, says the increase in gang activity is due in part to a volatile mix of gang members on the streets.
“Some career offenders, even young people who’ve been in prison or juvenile detention facilities, are getting back out and who are acting on revenge and retaliation for incidents that have occurred in the past,” said Martin.
Martin says the gangs involved in the shooting this week are active on the north side. He says officers are trying to find out who’s responsible and deter any more retaliatory violence."


The Associated Press: Argentina: Colombian model arrested on drug charge

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The Associated Press: Argentina: Colombian model arrested on drug charge: "Colombian model accused of leading a drug-trafficking gang that persuaded pretty young women to smuggle cocaine to Mexico was arrested Wednesday after evading Argentine police for five months.
Angie Sanclemente Valencia had been hiding out in Buenos Aires since December, when airport police caught a 21-year-old Argentine woman with 55 kilograms (121 pounds) of cocaine in her baggage boarding a flight to Cancun. That led to arrests of six other alleged gang members who allegedly fingered Colombia's former 'coffee queen' as a ringleader.
Argentina's media quickly dubbed Sanclemente the 'Narco Queen,' but two officials involved in the case told The Associated Press that her specific role in the smuggling organization has not been established.
'When they organized the trafficking of cocaine to Mexico, she participated in the meetings,' said one of the sources, both of whom agreed to discuss the case on condition they not be identified because the investigation was still open.
Police were able to determine Sanclemente's identity because she had made quite an impression upon her arrival in Argentina, flying first class with a Pomeranian dog, the other official said."


Experts: Gang "associates" just as dangerous as initiated members | WSLS 10

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Experts: Gang "associates" just as dangerous as initiated members | WSLS 10: "Court papers show Lynchburg police investigators believe a deadly shooting last week might have been the result of a beef between “associates” of the Crips and Bloods street gangs.
A search warrant on file in Roanoke City Circuit Court seeking DNA evidence from a police “person of interest” in the shooting revealed Derrick Payne died of a gunshot wound to the head.
The shooting happened May 20th at a home in the 1700 block of Floyd Street, a sort of border between Crips and Bloods territories, a police source said.
Gang investigators 10 On Your Side talked to for this story said “associates” of gang members are just as deadly, if not more dangerous, than initiated members.
A Lynchburg police spokesman said investigators have talked to three “persons of interest” in the case but no arrests have been made"


Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Suspect Charged in Gang Beating Death | MyFox Memphis | Fox 13 News

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Suspect Charged in Gang Beating Death | MyFox Memphis | Fox 13 News: "Memphis Police have arrested a suspect in the deadly beating of a University of Arkansas Pine Bluff student during an apparent gang initiation.
22-year old Keith Saulsberry was brought by a private vehicle to Methodist Hospital South just after midnight on May 22, suffering injuries from a severe beating. Saulsberry died a short time later.
The individuals that brought Saulsberry to the hospital claimed that the victim had driven up to a house seeking help because he had been beaten. Investigators later determined that Saulsberry was injured during an attempt to join the Bloods street gang."


Lake Calhoun shooting was gang-related, police say | Minnesota Public Radio NewsQ

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Lake Calhoun shooting was gang-related, police say | Minnesota Public Radio NewsQ: "Minneapolis police say a gang feud led to the killing of a man near Lake Calhoun earlier this week. And they say an uptick in gang activity has led to more shootings and killings in the city than last year.
Derrick Gregory Martin, 20, of Brooklyn Park, was shot to death Monday night on the walking bath around the lake.
Inspector Mike Martin, commander of the 4th Precinct in north Minneapolis, says the increase in gang activity is due in part to a volatile mix of gang members on the streets."


Teen killed in West End shooting - Winnipeg Free Press

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Teen killed in West End shooting - Winnipeg Free Press: "Two teen boys were gunned down Tuesday in a brazen daylight shooting that left residents reeling after watching bullets fly on two West End streets.
One of the teens has died, according to justice sources.
As police hunt for the shooter, some justice officials fear the shocking afternoon attack could be the beginning of a major clash between Winnipeg’s street gangs, an outbreak of violence police warned could happen this spring and summer.
According to sources, at about 2:50 p.m. on Tuesday, two boys aged 16 and 13 were sitting on the steps outside a peeling beige house at 646 Toronto St. when shots rang out. Bullets struck the older boy in the chest and the younger boy in the leg.
Minutes later and unaware of the Toronto shooting, residents on nearby Agnes Street watched in horror as the drama unfolded on their street."


The Black Ghost Police ID body of gangster in oil drum

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Police ID body of gangster in oil drum: "Thornhill gangster known by the street name 'The Black Ghost,' a reported millionaire loan shark who disappeared more than two years ago, has been identified as the person found encased in a barrel of concrete at the bottom of Toronto's harbour.
Toronto Police said yesterday the well-preserved body of Quang Lu, a 47-year-old divorced father of one with ties to Asian organized crime, was identified following a fingerprint analysis.
'Mr. Lu is known-- was known -- to police,' Detective Justin Vander Heyden told reporters at Toronto Police headquarters yesterday. 'Given that it did appear Mr. Lu lived quite a high-risk lifestyle, at this point I'd be foolish to say we're not entertaining that there's a criminal organization angle to this.'"


The Santa Barbara Independent Four Stand Trial for Carachure Murder

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The Santa Barbara Independent Four Stand Trial for Carachure Murder: "On trial for murder are four defendants—Ruben Mize, Bryan Medinilla, Ricardo Nava, and Raul Diaz—none of whom are older than 21, and all of whom were juveniles at the time of the crime. They all are facing similar, adult charges: murder with a gang enhancement, two counts of attempted murder with a gang enhancement, and one count of being an active participant in a criminal street gang. Mize is also on trial on an attempted murder charge for an assault that took place on January 17, 2008."


Tuesday, 25 May 2010

British 'gangsters' arrested in Costa Del Sol swoop | Metro.co.uk

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British 'gangsters' arrested in Costa Del Sol swoop | Metro.co.uk: "British 'gangsters' arrested in Costa Del Sol swoop

More than two dozen gangsters said to be supplying UK inner cities with guns and drugs have been arrested in the biggest operation the Serious Organised Crime Agency has ever taken part in."


2 arrested in gang shooting that killed bystander | Bakersfield Now - News, Weather and Sports | Local & Regional News

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2 arrested in gang shooting that killed bystander | Bakersfield Now - News, Weather and Sports | Local & Regional News: "Santos Balleza, 35, of McFarland, was caught in the middle of the gunfire May 13 at A&M Market, 398 Sherwood Ave. He suffered gunshots to his head and shoulder and died days later at Kern Medical Center.

The target of the shooting, 33-year-old Michael Ramirez, of Wasco, was hit three times in the upper torso but survived.

The investigation led to the arrests of 27-year-old Michael John Torres and 21-year-old Jose Noe Rodriguez, according to McFarland police. Torres was arrested locally on May 20, and Rodriguez was apprehended over the weekend in Washington state."


Investigation into Lynchburg shooting comes to Roanoke - WDBJ7 Roanoke News and Weather NRV Lynchburg Danville |

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Investigation into Lynchburg shooting comes to Roanoke - WDBJ7 Roanoke News and Weather NRV Lynchburg Danville |: "search for answers in a deadly shooting led Lynchburg investigators to Roanoke.
In a search warrant filed Monday in Roanoke, investigators asked to seize DNA and fingerprint evidence from a man who staying at the Tinker Creek Manor Apartments. Lynchburg police say Cory Brown is a person of interest in the case.
In the warrant, police say Brown lives in a house on Floyd Street in Lynchburg next door to where the shooting occurred May 20th. Derrick Payne was killed in that shooting and two other people were injured. Witnesses saw Brown armed with a 9mm handgun about an hour before the shooting, according to the warrant. Investigators found several 9mm shell casings at the scene of the shootings.
Police say Brown is a known member of the 'Crips' street gang. The warrant did not explain why he was at the Roanoke apartment complex."


Rodolfo Godinez Is Convicted in Newark Schoolyard Murders - NYTimes.com

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Rodolfo Godinez Is Convicted in Newark Schoolyard Murders - NYTimes.com: "convicted Rodolfo Godinez, a 26-year-old gang member and native of Nicaragua, of all the charges facing him, including multiple counts of robbery, weapons charges and conspiracy. Each murder count carries a minimum penalty of 30 years to life in prison, and the sentences can be given consecutively.
“This man will never see the light of day,” the acting Essex County prosecutor, Robert D. Laurino, said."


Third suspect in alleged gang shooting nabbed - Fall River, MA - The Herald News

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Third suspect in alleged gang shooting nabbed - Fall River, MA - The Herald News: "Phin, 18, of Pine Street, was arrested Saturday outside the Foxy Lady, New Bedford, after he attracted the attention of a New Bedford police officer by getting into a loud argument at the door to the club.

A computer check resulted in Phin’s arrest. Police have charged him with being part of the group of young men who shot and seriously injured a 14-year-old on Fountain Street during the afternoon of May 18.

Phin has been on the wanted list for the past week after a car, reputedly carrying members of the Bloods street gang, opened fire on a group of young men standing on the sidewalk in front of a home on Fountain Street.
The shooter was trying to hit a member of the Crips, a rival street gang, but the bullet instead struck a 14-year-old who has no connection to either gang, police say."


Five charged in San Juan stabbing | juan, san, charged - News - TheMonitor.com

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Five charged in San Juan stabbing | juan, san, charged - News - TheMonitor.com: "arrested the suspects — members of the Locos 13 and Poboys street gangs — moments after the attack that police believed was fueled by road rage, according to San Juan Police Sgt. Rolando Garcia.
Police frantically scoured the city late Monday night amid rumors of a retaliation shooting — apparently set to take place before midnight — although no such incident had occurred as of The Monitor’s printing deadline."


Drug battle triggers state of emergency

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Drug battle triggers state of emergency: "Mr. Coke is the leader -- or 'don' -- of the Shower Posse, so called for its alleged practice of showering its enemies with bullets. The gang, which he allegedly inherited from his father in 1992, was blamed for more than 1,400 murders across the United States and Jamaica in the 1980s and is said to have cocaine trafficking interests in Britain, the U.S. and Canada
The Shower Posse is the same group Toronto police allege supplies weapons to and controls the street gangs targeted in Ontariowide, early-morning raids earlier this month.
Police say the gang funnells drugs through the Caribbean to street-level gangs such as the Falstaff Crips and the Five Point Generals in the Greater Toronto Area.
On May 4, more than 1,000 police officers from forces across Ontario executed 105 search warrants in the GTA and Ottawa, resulting in 79 arrests and the seizure of $30,000 in cash, $10,500 in casino cheques, 19 firearms, diamonds, cocaine, body armour, vehicles and more than 10,000 Ecstasy pills."


Monday, 24 May 2010

UK Wired News - Fourteen arrested in gang crime crackdown in Manchester

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UK Wired News - Fourteen arrested in gang crime crackdown in Manchester: "Fourteen people have been arrested and guns seized in police raids targeting gang-related crime in Manchester.
The raids in Longsight and Moss Side follow a violent incident in Selworthy Road, Moss Side, in April, police said.
A group of men threatened each other with machetes and baseball bats in front of residents on 10 April.
The people being held are aged 17 to 31. Eleven were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder, two on firearm offences and one on drugs offences.
Two guns were found in a house Barnhill Street, Moss Side, and an air rifle was found in nearby Whitnall Street, police said."


London Fields Gun Battle – Man Shot During Festival | Hackney Hive

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London Fields Gun Battle – Man Shot During Festival | Hackney Hive: "Police have confirmed the man shot, is in stable condition. His injuries are no longer life threatening.
Reports via Twitter are coming in, about a shooting in London Fields involving a 27 year old white man with injuries the Met Police are describing as gun shot wounds to the stomach, which appear to be “potentially life-threatening”. The shooting took place at about 3:30pm today, 22 May, at the junction of Shrubland Road and Forest Road, while people were enjoying a mini festival organized by Hackney Council, to showcase summer events to come in Hackney’s Parks from May-September."


Glasgow police investigate the attempted murders of James Boyce and John Rennie | The Sun |Home Scotland|Scottish News

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Glasgow police investigate the attempted murders of James Boyce and John Rennie | The Sun |Home Scotland|Scottish News: "James Boyce, 24, was blasted outside the Ranza Bar in Glasgow's East End on Saturday.
He was hit twice at point-blank range amid fears of a war involving the feared city crime clan. Wounded Boyce was with pal John Rennie, 29, who was run over by a car in the horror afternoon attack. And yesterday locals claimed shots were fired AGAIN near the pub just hours after the shooting. Shooting ... Ranza BarBut cops insist they had no further reports of any gunfire.
Tensions in the area have been rising since the murder of gangland enforcer Kevin 'Gerbil' Carroll, 29, who was buried last week.
The Lyons family are alleged to be behind the killing.
An underworld source said: 'The Boyce family are in bed with the Lyons mob.
'They went looking for a member of the Morrison crew, who hang about the Ranza Bar."


Glasgow police investigate the attempted murders of James Boyce and John Rennie | The Sun |Home Scotland|Scottish News

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Glasgow police investigate the attempted murders of James Boyce and John Rennie | The Sun |Home Scotland|Scottish News: "James Boyce, 24, was blasted outside the Ranza Bar in Glasgow's East End on Saturday.
He was hit twice at point-blank range amid fears of a war involving the feared city crime clan. Wounded Boyce was with pal John Rennie, 29, who was run over by a car in the horror afternoon attack. And yesterday locals claimed shots were fired AGAIN near the pub just hours after the shooting. Shooting ... Ranza BarBut cops insist they had no further reports of any gunfire.
Tensions in the area have been rising since the murder of gangland enforcer Kevin 'Gerbil' Carroll, 29, who was buried last week.
The Lyons family are alleged to be behind the killing.
An underworld source said: 'The Boyce family are in bed with the Lyons mob.
'They went looking for a member of the Morrison crew, who hang about the Ranza Bar."


France24 - Kingston under state of emergency amid gang warfare

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France24 - Kingston under state of emergency amid gang warfare: "Jamaican authorities clamped Kingston under a state of emergency and urged people to leave the city's roughest neighborhoods, as police clashed with armed gangs over the possible extradition of a drug suspect to the United States.
A police officer and a civilian were wounded by gunfire in street clashes and three police stations came under attack in the city, police said. One police station was set ablaze after police abandoned it having run out of bullets, they added.
Police charged that gunmen from various communities across this Caribbean country of 2.8 million had joined forces with criminal elements in Tivoli Gardens in a bid to protect reputed gang leader, Christopher 'Dudus' Coke."


Sunday, 23 May 2010

News - Crime & Courts: Gang boss dies in shootout at soccer game

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News - Crime & Courts: Gang boss dies in shootout at soccer game: "A Hanover Park gang leader was mowed down in a shootout between police and gangsters after two gangsters were shot in what police fear could be the beginning of a new cycle of violence in the area.

A man believed to be a senior member of the Laughing Boys was shot dead by police, and two members of the Americans were wounded. Police were called after the rival gangs started shooting at each other at a soccer match on Saturday.

Warrant Officer gang sEttienne Conradie said the match turned sour at about 4.30pm. Someone from the Americans shot Laughing Boys at the and they returned fire.


Britain's girl gangsters are getting ready to fight their way to the top | UK news | The Observer

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Britain's girl gangsters are getting ready to fight their way to the top | UK news | The Observer: "highly sophisticated gang, based in Preston, imported guns, drugs and ammunition and had direct links to underworld organisations in Poland, the Netherlands and Scotland.
Four of those convicted were women. But unlike other cases where the females in the gangs play only a small, supporting role, two of the Preston gang – sisters Nyome Hue and Stella Taylor – were key figures, running the enterprise alongside their brother Ivan."


Saturday, 22 May 2010

Suspected Newburgh Latin Kings gang leader caught in Pa. | recordonline.com

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Suspected Newburgh Latin Kings gang leader caught in Pa. | recordonline.com: "Osman 'King Ozzy' Nunez, the reputed warlord of the Latin Kings street gang in Newburgh, N.Y., was arrested Friday in Wilkes-Barre by members of the Hudson Valley Safe Streets task force, said FBI Supervisory Senior Resident Agent James Gagliano.
Nunez was one of two suspected Latin Kings who had remained free in the week following a massive raid on gangs in Newburgh. He was among 18 accused Latin Kings named in a federal indictment. Another 60 accused Bloods members were named in a second indictment.
According to the indictment, Nunez held the position of Third Crown in the Latin Kings hierarchy, a role that would have made him responsible for discipline within the gang and attacks on rivals, such as the Bloods."


Prosecutor: N.J. Schoolyard Slayings Were Gang Tests | The Afro-American Newspapers | Your Community. Your History. Your News.

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Prosecutor: N.J. Schoolyard Slayings Were Gang Tests | The Afro-American Newspapers | Your Community. Your History. Your News.: "Gang members killed three young adults and attempted to murder a fourth in an attempt to find out whether one gang member “had heart,” according to a New Jersey prosecutor.

Jury deliberations began May 20 in the case of Rodolfo Godinez, the first of six defendants charged with killing the youths in the playground of the Mount Vernon School in Newark, N.J. in August 2007."


Gangs have amassed weapons and erected street barricades in the Jamaican capital to protest the extradition of Christopher "Dudus" Coke.

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Gangs have amassed weapons and erected street barricades in the Jamaican capital to protest the extradition of a reputed gang leader, police said, as the United States warned travelers of possible civil unrest.
Kingston police Friday called on residents of Tivoli Gardens and Denham Town to dismantle the barricades they erected during a massive demonstration Thursday in support of Christopher "Dudus" Coke.
They also said that criminal gangs have stockpiled a large cache of weapons in the area, including big-gauge rifles, all apparently to protect Coke and stop his extradition to the United States on drug and gun trafficking charges that could put him away for life.
Coke, 42, is the reputed leader of the Shower Posse gang with branches all over the United States, and also heads the Tivoli Gardens community, which Prime Minister Bruce Golding represents in the Jamaican Parliament.
The United States accuses Shower Posse members, under Coke's direction, of having sold marijuana and crack cocaine in New York City and other areas of the United States, funneling profits back to him.


MySpace gang portrayal figures in jail sentence : Police Blotter : The Buffalo News

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MySpace gang portrayal figures in jail sentence : Police Blotter : The Buffalo News: "MySpace page that portrayed Eddie A. Robinson II as a member of a Niagara Falls street gang helped earn him a year in the Niagara County Jail Friday.
Robinson, 18, of Seventh Street, had pleaded guilty in March to attempted second-degree criminal possession of a weapon for throwing a handgun away as police were chasing him Dec. 15 at Eighth Street and Ferry Avenue in the Falls.
Deputy District Attorney Doreen M. Hoffmann produced printouts from Robinson’s page on the MySpace networking Web site, in which photos showed him as a member of DBA. Hoffmann identified that as a gang called “Dem Boyz Amazing.”
“I haven’t been on MySpace in two or three years. They’re old pictures,” Robinson protested."


Gang feud rivals banned from crossing M60 bridge - Manchester Evening News

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Gang feud rivals banned from crossing M60 bridge - Manchester Evening News: "TWO 'feuding' gang members have been slapped with Asbos to stop them crossing a bridge into each other's territory.
The dispute between Paul Galimore and Paul Johnson has turned parts of the Brinnington area in Stockport into a 'no-go area' for council and NHS staff, a court heard.
Police have been called to a string of incidents and told a district judge that both men are involved in 'serious organised crime'.
Now Galimore and Johnson have been served with emergency Asbos which prevent them entering each other's turf.
A bridge over the M60 marks the divide between the two areas.
Galimore – of Lingard Lane, Bredbury – cannot cross into the Brinnington estate, while Johnson – of Gowerdale Road, Brinnington – cannot enter Bredbury.
The Asbos were granted at Stockport magistrates' court and served on both men yesterday.
Johnson, 33, and Galimore, 37, are also banned from contacting members of each other's family and three other named men."


King Ratt drug mules get 10 years for €3.2m haul - National News, Frontpage - Herald.ie

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King Ratt drug mules get 10 years for €3.2m haul - National News, Frontpage - Herald.ie: "THREE men who acted as 'mules' for the King Ratt drug gang have been jailed for 10 years each at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
The three have been jailed after a €3.2m drug seizure, which exposed links between the Crumlin gang and criminals in Sligo.
Judge Katherine Delahunt said that anyone caught with that amount of drugs was well above the lowest level and deserved the mandatory minimum sentence for 10 years.
'None of you rank at the bottom rung of the drugs trade,' she told the men. 'You may not be the barons but you provide a very effective barrier between them and the gardai.'"


Fourth reluctant witness jailed in Sacramento gang shooting trial - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee

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Fourth reluctant witness jailed in Sacramento gang shooting trial - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee: "Judge Michael A. Savage upped the number on Friday on a request from a defense lawyer who has now obtained three such holding orders. A fourth jailed witness was locked up on the request of the prosecution. None of the witnesses, two of whom are juveniles, has any other charges pending. All are being held in lieu of $1 million bail.
'It's outrageous,' said local defense attorney C. Emmett Mahle, who is representing one of the four. 'There should be a better way of going about this. They're forfeiting my client's liberty and he hasn't done anything wrong.'
The jailings have taken place in the upcoming gang-related murder trial of Marvel Montreal Barksdale, 17, who is being tried as an adult in the Aug. 22, 2008, shooting death of Robert Haynes, 16, at a Meadowview house party.
Barksdale's lawyer, Chris Cosca, said he requested the three witnesses be detained because 'all of them were present at the scene of this shooting, all of them have important facts to share that the jury needs to hear about the shooting and who was shooting first, and all of them have failed to appear as ordered by the court.'"


11 arrested in Loveland, Colo., during ICE and Loveland PD gang operation « Business & Finance News and Press Releases

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11 arrested in Loveland, Colo., during ICE and Loveland PD gang operation « Business & Finance News and Press Releases: "The multi-agency operation, which ended April 30, targeted gang members and associates engaged in organized criminal activity. Those arrested during this operation are known gang members or associates from the Sureños or Bloods criminal street gangs. Of those arrested, seven are from Mexico, and four are U.S. citizens. The U.S. citizens arrested had outstanding criminal warrants and were booked into the Larimer County Jail. The others are in ICE custody and are charged with administrative immigration violations, and awaiting deportation. All those arrested during this operation have prior criminal histories including: cruelty toward a child, domestic violence, theft, distributing/possessing controlled substances, assault, residential burglary, forgery, and possessing forged documents."


Friday, 21 May 2010

The Sonoma Index-Tribune: News - 4 jailed after loaded pistol found in vehicle

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The Sonoma Index-Tribune: News - 4 jailed after loaded pistol found in vehicle: "Arrested were Tony Arevalos-Lopez, 19, of Sonoma; Jonathan Castorena, 18, of Sonoma; Manolo Iniguez, 18, of Sonoma; and Javier Trejo, 19, of Sonoma.
Arevalos-Lopez was charged with felony active gang participant carrying a loaded firearm, felony participating in a criminal street gang, misdemeanor possession of a firearm with an altered serial number and misdemeanor driver allowing a firearm in a vehicle.
Castorena was charged with felony active gang participant carrying a loaded firearm, felony carrying a loaded firearm in public, felony participating in a criminal street gang and misdemeanor possession of a firearm with an altered serial number.
Iniguez was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, felony active gang participant carrying a loaded firearm, felony carrying a loaded firearm in public, felony participating in a criminal street gang and misdemeanor possession of a firearm with an altered serial number.
Trejo was charged with felony active gang participant carrying a loaded firearm, felony carrying a loaded firearm in public, felony participating in a criminal street gang and misdemeanor possession of a firearm with an altered serial number.
The four were transported to Sonoma County Jail and held on $50,000 bail each"


Rios and Bustamante were described as a "blight on the community

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Reyes Rios, 32, the alleged leader of the East Side LReyes Rios, 32, the alleged leader of the East Side Longos gang, was arrested at his home and faces charges in two attempted murders. He is being held on $500,000 bail.

Ruhani Bustamante, 28, of Long Beach, was arrested in connection with 11 shootings, two of which resulted in murders. Bustamante was arrested at a local business and is being held without bail.

Also arrested on the following charges were:

Delores Ruiz, 29, of Lakewood, destruction of evidence.

Maria Kanlilar, 28, of Long Beach, accessory to murder.

Juan Herrera, 32, of Long Beach, attempted murder and accessory to murder.

Jose Luis Cortez, 37, of Long Beach, accessory to murder.

Martha Arevalo, 39, of Long Beach, attempted murder.

Jesus Ramirez, 24, of Long Beach, witness intimidation.

Lisa Sedillo, 34, of Long Beach, witness intimidation and a 1992 murder.
ongos and suspected triggerman and ESL member Ruhani Bustamante, 28, were arrested during a series of raids carried out by Long Beach police with county, state and federal agencies, the chief said.

Rios and Bustamante were described as a "blight on the community"


Rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight charged for gun crime | www.bullfax.com

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Rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight charged for gun crime | www.bullfax.com: "Notorious rap mogul Marion 'Suge' Knight was arrested in Los Angeles Thursday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, police said.Knight, 45, was detained after allegedly waving a gun at another motorist while driving his white Cadillac Escalade sports utility vehicle in the early hours, police said. He was also booked for driving while suspended.Knight was released Thursday after posting 65,000 dollars bail."


26 arrested in West Oakland anti-gang sweep,Ghost Town gang, in effect turning Ghost Town into a ghost town

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26 arrested in West Oakland anti-gang sweep: "'We have had a huge impact on the Ghost Town gang, in effect turning Ghost Town into a ghost town,' Israel said. 'We're not leaving this area. We're never again going to let these Ghost Town gang members take this area back.'
Members of the gang are responsible for numerous crimes, including murder, assault, robbery, carjacking and narcotics and weapons offenses, police said.
Although the gang's turf is generally bounded by 25th and 35th streets, Martin Luther King Jr. Way and West Street, violence caused by its members has spread to different parts of Oakland as well as to Richmond and Berkeley, police said.
'Suspected Ghost Town members have held the community captive for several years by fear of violence and intimidation,' said Assistant Police Chief Howard Jordan.
In 2008, police carried out a similar operation against the Acorn gang in West Oakland. 'Acorn does still have a gang, but it is considerably less active, less violent than it was two years ago when we began that operation,' said police Capt. Anthony Toribio"


Prosecutors pinned six murders on Jose “Bam Bam” Martinez Texas Mexican Mafia members convicted in killings

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Texas Mexican Mafia members convicted in killings | Houston & Texas News | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle: "Prosecutors pinned six murders on Jose “Bam Bam” Martinez and two on Mike Garcia.
Federal prosecutors say they were hit men who killed others for cooperating with police or undermining the gang.
All three face life in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for August"


East Side Longo Street gang,Nine gang members arrested in Long Beach sting | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times

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Nine gang members arrested in Long Beach sting | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times: "Reyes Rios, 32, of Long Beach, the reputed leader of the East Side Longo Street gang, was booked on suspicion of attempted murder.
Also among the arrested was Ruhani Bustamante, 28, of Long Beach, who was booked on suspicion of murder and attempted murder in connection with two slayings, police said.
Both were being held at the Long Beach city jail. The others arrested were booked on suspicion of witness intimidation, being an accessory to murder and other charges.
All of the shootings targeted rival gang members over territory or narcotics disputes, authorities said. The East Side Longo Street gang is one of the most violent in the area and has been entrenched in the city for more than three decades, they said."


Street Gang Target Of Police Sweep - KCBS

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Street Gang Target Of Police Sweep - KCBS: "“Ghost Town Gang” popped onto the Oakland police’s radar when there was a spike in violent crime in West Oakland.
Authorities said gang members were pushing drugs.
”So we starting doing our focus, we started having our under officers going and buying drugs from gang members,” said Oakland Police spokesman Jeff Thomason. “Today, we’re serving arrest warrants on this particular gang.”
Thomason tells CBS5 that a judge signed arrest warrants naming more than 30 suspects.
By noon on Thursday, 15 people were in custody, three firearms, including an assault weapon were recovered along with various amounts of narcotics."


Salinas gang unit arrests three men - MontereyHerald.com :

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Salinas gang unit arrests three men - MontereyHerald.com :: "Members of Salinas' Violence Suppression Unit arrested three men Wednesday after a vehicle search turned up a loaded .32-caliber handgun.
The officers were driving through a parking lot of 60 Stephanie Drive about 6 p.m. when they spotted a man who tried to walk away from a parked vehicle when he saw the patrol car.
Police said the man, Raul Alvarado, 25, is a Sureno gang member and a parolee.
Two men in the car, Fernando Jaimez, 26, a suspected Sureno gang member, and Daniel Rodriquez, 22, were also contacted by officers, police said.
A semi-automatic handgun was found under the passenger seat in the vehicle, police said.
All three men were booked at Monterey County Jail, police said."


Thursday, 20 May 2010

Renter of Surrey Six killing location pleads guilty to cocaine trafficking

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Renter of Surrey Six killing location pleads guilty to cocaine trafficking: "associate of the gangster who rented the Surrey Six death suite has pleaded guilty to cocaine trafficking in Surrey Provincial Court.
Jaspreet (Justin) Chahil arrived at court Tuesday morning with his mother. His lawyer Neil Cobb told Judge Paul Dohm that he would plead to one of several drug charges he was facing.
And Cobb said he expected the other counts would be stayed at Chahil's sentencing hearing.
The case was put over to October 21 for sentencing.
Chahil was an associate of the late Raphael Baldini, who was gunned down in February 2009 in a Surrey mall parking lot.
The two were jointly charged in Vancouver in October 2008 with assault and uttering death threats.
Chahil is due to go to trial on those charges in August."


Gang-related shooting victim dies in car crash | Washington Examiner

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Gang-related shooting victim dies in car crash | Washington Examiner: "Police are investigating what they're terming now as a gang-relating shooting after a 30-year-old Modesto man died after being shot and crashing his car into a tree.
Modesto police Sgt. Rick Armendariz says officers found Enrique Garcia Jr. suffering from a gunshot wound moments after his car crashed into the tree less than two blocks from a reported shooting around 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Garcia died later at a local hospital."


Bloods street gang five arrested at Main Street Festival

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Five arrested at Main Street Festival: "Five individuals whom Laurel police said identified themselves as members of the Bloods street gang were arrested during Saturday's Main Street Festival after an altercation that involved six city police officers and two or three other festival attendees."


Insane Dragons street gang :Three men found dead in car had drug convictions, records show - chicagotribune.com

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Three men found dead in car had drug convictions, records show - chicagotribune.com: "Three men found dead Tuesday inside a car abandoned on the city's Southwest Side were members of the Insane Dragons street gang and had previous drug convictions, according to police sources and court records.
One victim, Andres Butron, 37, was charged with drug conspiracy after federal agents found $192,413 in cash in a bedroom closet during a 2004 raid, records show. He later confessed to being a bagman in a drug operation, transporting cash collected in drug sales to Mexico. He was released from federal prison in October 2008."


Bystanders caught in middle of Plainfield gang feud | State | NewJerseyNewsroom.com -- Your State. Your News.

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Bystanders caught in middle of Plainfield gang feud | State | NewJerseyNewsroom.com -- Your State. Your News.: "man and two women suffered injuries in the West End neighborhood of Plainfield in what police are calling a gang related feud between rival gangs that has been seething for months.
The 45-year-old male victim in the shooting that occurred around 8:40 p.m. Sunday, drove himself to the former Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center after sustaining a gunshot wound to his upper left arm. He told police he was driving his 2002 Volkswagen Jetta near the 400 block of Liberty Street near the Liberty Village housing complex when someone shot at his vehicle, shattering the rear window and hitting him in the arm. Investigators say the victim, who told them a group of 'young boys' fired the shot, was otherwise uncooperative.
That shooting incident remains under investigation, but no suspects have been arrested at this time. Police said there might be a connection between the Liberty Street shooting and a second shooting that occurred during the wee hours of Monday morning less than a quarter-mile away at the Elmwood Gardens.
The first officer who responded to that shooting was already in the area and heard the gunfire. Upon arriving at West Second and New streets in the Elmwood Gardens housing complex around 2 a.m., the officer found a 21-year-old Dunellen female suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper left arm."


'Depressed' mafia mobster released from prison - Telegraph

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'Depressed' mafia mobster released from prison - Telegraph: "decision to let Sicilian mafia godfather Salvatore 'Vito' Vitale, 64, out of jail has outraged the victims of organised crime.
Vitale was a member of a gang which kidnapped 11-year-old Giuseppe Di Matteo in November 1993, in order to gag his father, a gangster who had become a 'pentito' or turncoat."


Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Fontana Herald News > Archives > News > Bloomington resident is shot to death at party; suspect is arrested

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Fontana Herald News > Archives > News > Bloomington resident is shot to death at party; suspect is arrested: "18-year-old Bloomington resident was shot to death while attending a party, and a 27-year-old Moreno Valley man has been arrested in connection with the case, authorities said.
Christopher Daniel Valdez was shot on May 16 at 12:32 a.m. in the 18400 block of 14th Street in Bloomington, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.Deputies from the West Valley Station arrived a few minutes later and found Valdez down with upper body trauma. He was pronounced dead on-scene by paramedics at 12:45 a.m., according to the County Coroner's Division.
Homicide investigators determined that there had been two parties occurring on that street and several shots were fired. Detectives discovered that one party was attended by members of a street gang."


Gang activity cited in stabbings

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Gang activity cited in stabbings: "The Kilby Street gang is terrorizing people through stabbings, shootings and attacks, according to police statements filed in Central District Court against Daniel Grajales, a Kilby Street member charged with stabbing two people in Millbury earlier this month.

In a lengthy statement of facts by Millbury Detective Kimberly Brothers, she said Worcester police know the gang well and the May 8 stabbings at the Blackstone Valley 14 Cinema de Lux movie theater were an attempt to intimidate and place people in fear."


Former Marine acquitted of murder in killing of Valinda gang member - SGVTribune.com

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Former Marine acquitted of murder in killing of Valinda gang member - SGVTribune.com: "Carlos Chavira of La Puente not guilty of murder in the Feb. 10, 2009, shooting death of Walter Zomoza.
Chavira, a 24-year-old former Marine and Iraq War veteran, also was acquitted of two counts of attempted murder.
About two dozen of Chavira's relatives gasped and sobbed for joy as the verdict was read in Pomona Superior Court.
'I thank God justice has been served. Not because he's my son, but because he is innocent,' said Chavira's mother, Sandra Chavira.
Chavira sustained four bullet wounds when two of the gang members opened fire on him as he waited to refuel his truck at the Chevron gas station on La Puente Road and Nogales Street near Nogales High School.
Chavira claimed he shot Zomoza in self-defense.
Prosecutor Ian Phan alleged Chavira instigated the shootout. His case relied heavily on the testimony of an off-duty sheriff's deputy, Toni Veridiano, who claimed to have witnessed the shooting as she drove by."


Two juveniles charged with stabbing man in gang attack: cops :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Chicago Crime

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Two juveniles charged with stabbing man in gang attack: cops :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Chicago Crime: "Two 16-year-old boys have been charged with stabbing a man with a switchblade after the man allegedly fired a BB gun at them Monday night in a gang-related incident in the Archer Heights neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said.
Both boys were charged as juveniles with aggravated battery and their case has been turned over to juvenile authorities, according to a Wentworth Area police sergeant. The two turned themselves into the Chicago Lawn District police station, at 10:39 p.m. about three hours after the attack."


Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Daily Star: Simply The Best 7 Days A Week :: News :: Girl gun gangs of Murder Mile

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Daily Star: Simply The Best 7 Days A Week :: News :: Girl gun gangs of Murder Mile: "BRITAIN’S streets are under attack from a new crime wave – girl gangs. The nation was shocked when pictures emerged of teenager Chloe Goodman revelling in her gangster girl reputation. She posed proudly with a machine gun and boasted about dating the lead member of a notorious inner-city gang, and “looking after some heat” – a gun – for him. But that tough-girl image crumbled when the 18-year-old, picured above, wept in court as she was jailed for three years for hiding a gun for her drug dealer boyfriend. Goodman was just 17 when she and a friend were paid £300 to look after a Smith & Wesson gun for Daniel Brown, 21, a member of Manchester gang the Lostock Crew."


Guilty Verdict in “49th Street Massacre” Triple Murder | Street Gangs Resource Center – Los Angeles and California | The Gang Experts | Crips | Bloods | Mara Salvatrucha | 18th Street

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Guilty Verdict in “49th Street Massacre” Triple Murder | Street Gangs Resource Center – Los Angeles and California | The Gang Experts | Crips | Bloods | Mara Salvatrucha | 18th Street: "Jurors found Charles Ray Smith, 41, guilty of the 2006 triple murder on 49th Street and Central Avenue. The victims, included David Marcial, 10, a fourth-grader at Hooper Elementary School and his uncle, Larry Marcial, 22. The third victim was Luis Cervantes, 17, a neighbor of the Marcials.
The prosecution had argued that Smith along with his codefendant, Ryan Moore shot the three in a retaliation to the shooting of “Itty Bitty” a 30s Piru member that was shot and killed by an East Side 13 member."


feared Adams crew - implicated in several murders - have ruled their patch in London's Islington for decades

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The gathering of the crime clans | The Sun |Home Scotland|Scottish News: "feared Adams crew - implicated in several murders - have ruled their patch in London's Islington for decades.
In 2007, crime clan kingpin Terry Adams was caged for seven years for a £1million money laundering scam.
The family have vowed to pay their respects to Carroll after hooking up with one of his closest pals, who won't be able to attend the ceremony today.
Members of Carroll's crew who will be at the service include Francis 'Fraggle' Green, 27, and his sister, Carroll's on-off partner Kelly Green - children of Jamie Daniel.
Fraggle was one of the first people on the scene when Carroll was shot dead outside an Asda store in Robroyston, Glasgow, in January.
The insider added: 'The Adams are top boys down south and are turning up to show support.

Relationship ... Kelly Green'They're friends with one of Gerbil's closest allies and want to pay their respects.'
But other underworld figures have vowed to stay away from the funeral because of the expected police presence and the threat of Lyons family spies.
Another source said: 'Some are trying to keep low so the last thing they want is cops spotting them at one of the most high profile funerals in gangland.
'Worse than that is the Lyons. A lot of folk play both sides, but to openly associate with one or the other is bad for business.'"


40 Glocc On Trial To Face Civil Gang Injunction | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHopDX

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40 Glocc On Trial To Face Civil Gang Injunction | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHopDX: "reports that California-based rapper 40 Glocc will go on trial today, May 17 to face prosecutors who argue that 40 Glocc raps about being a Crip in his music.
40 Glocc and about 60 others are targeted in a preliminary civil gang injunction dating back to 2008 against a particular group of Crips.
Prosecutors are hoping to keep 40 Glocc from rapping about gang life and making any mention of the Crips. They also want the Colton City Crips, the group of Crips they believe 40 Glocc is a part of, to keep away from Colton’s Arbor Terrace Apartments."


8 Arrested In Santa Cruz Gang Sweep - Central Coast News Story - KSBW The Central Coast

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8 Arrested In Santa Cruz Gang Sweep - Central Coast News Story - KSBW The Central Coast: "gang-suppression operation by law enforcement officers in Santa Cruz netted eight arrests on Friday.
Gang investigators from the Santa Cruz Police Department, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, Watsonville police, Capitola police and the Santa Cruz County Anti Crime Team participated in the special operation.
The operation was in response to a recent spike in gang activity in Santa Cruz.
The team conducted probation and parole searches of known gang members and mad eight arrests, police said.
Those arrested were booked on various charges including probation violations, possession of narcotics, being under the influence or narcotics and outstanding warrants.
Also, 15 gang members were contacted and identified during the operation, police said."


Suspect jailed in weekend Bloomington slaying | San Bernardino County | PE.com | Southern California News | News for Inland Southern California

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Suspect jailed in weekend Bloomington slaying | San Bernardino County | PE.com | Southern California News | News for Inland Southern California: "Abraham Juarez is being held without bail for investigation of murder and involvement in a street gang, records show. He is suspected of killing 18-year-old Christopher Daniel Valdez of Bloomington at 12:32 a.m. Sunday along the 18400 block of Fourteenth Street.
At the time the shots were fired, two parties were underway along that same street, investigators said in a written statement. Gang members were attending one of the gatherings, so investigators served a search warrant there, according to the statement."


Accused Mexican Mafia member on trial for 2006 shooting | Pro 8 News.com - News, Weather, Sports - Laredo, Texas | Local

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Accused Mexican Mafia member on trial for 2006 shooting | Pro 8 News.com - News, Weather, Sports - Laredo, Texas | Local: "Jaime Tomas Hernandez Rocha is facing one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for an incident that happened back in July of 2009.Rocha is accused of shooting a man twice at the intersection of Palo Blanco and South New York.Rocha was on parole at the time on a federal firearm possession charge.He is being held at Webb County Jail under a $150,000 bond."


Libside and West Third Street gang ,Three injured in Plainfield shootings as gang feud escalates | mycentraljersey.com | MyCentralJersey.com

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Three injured in Plainfield shootings as gang feud escalates | mycentraljersey.com | MyCentralJersey.com: "feud between rival gang sets that has been simmering for months is approaching a boiling point, police said Monday, the day after three people were injured during two separate shootings in the West End.Two women and a man suffered injuries in the shootings although none were life-threatening, according to city Public Safety Director Martin Hellwig, who said that violence between the neighboring Libside and West Third Street gang sets is escalating in spite of increased police patrols being firmly in place"


Monday, 17 May 2010

Gang Crackdown Continues in Fresno - KGPE CBS47 News, Sports & Weather for the Central Valley

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Gang Crackdown Continues in Fresno - KGPE CBS47 News, Sports & Weather for the Central Valley: "Police seized guns and drugs and arrested several members of the 5th street bulldog gang in the area of Butler and Orange Avenue Sunday night.
Undercover officers stopped to talk to some people in front of a house and then noticed a loaded gun on the front seat of a car in the driveway.
An hour long standoff ensued and the group refused to come out of the home."


Sheriff: Crime spree ends for gang member : News : KGBT 4

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Sheriff: Crime spree ends for gang member : News : KGBT 4: "alleged gang member is behind bars under $3.5 million dollars in bonds following a crime spree that included five robberies, a kidnapping and a burglary.
Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office depruties reported the arrest of Genaro Perez III on Monday.
Deputies told Action 4 News that Perez is believed to a be the suspect in a crime spree going back to March 18th."


LAPD Blog: Gang Member Arrested For Brutal Stabbing Downtown

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LAPD Blog: Gang Member Arrested For Brutal Stabbing Downtown: "Los Angeles police officers arrested a 17-year-old gang member for the brutal stabbing of a homeless man last Saturday on Los Angeles Street.
“Turns out this was a random act of violence,” said Lt. Paul Vernon, who heads up detective operations for downtown. “This 17-year-old was working overtime to establish himself as an enforcer with his gang.”
Last Saturday afternoon, the sidewalk on Los Angeles Street, near 5th Street, was packed with weekend and Mother’s Day shoppers when a group of men attacked another man in his thirties, beating him to the ground. “That’s when this 17-year-old stepped in and stabbed the victim over a dozen times,” Lt. Vernon said."


LA gang member convicted in assault rifle killings - San Jose Mercury News

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LA gang member convicted in assault rifle killings - San Jose Mercury News: "Los Angeles gang member has been convicted of an assault-rifle attack that killed a 10-year-old boy and two others.
Forty-one-year-old Charles Ray Smith was convicted Monday of first-degree murder and could face the death penalty. He also was found guilty of a previous murder.
A mistrial was declared for 36-year-old co-defendant Kevin Moore. Prosecutors haven't decide whether to retry him.
Both men had mistrials last year."


Trial Begins For Man Accused Of Killing High School Student - News Story - KTVU San Francisco

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Trial Begins For Man Accused Of Killing High School Student - News Story - KTVU San Francisco: "Ricardo Garcia, now 19, fatally shot 17-year-old Solomone Zarate on Sept. 13, 2008, Garcia's defense attorney Charles Smith said, but whether the killing was murder or voluntary manslaughter remains up to jurors.
Prosecutors allege that Zarate and Garcia were members of rival street gangs and got involved in a fight at a party on Columbia Avenue near El Camino Real in unincorporated San Mateo County's North Fair Oaks area that night.
'This is a very simple case,' prosecutor Al Giannini said. 'This is a murder, plain and simple.'"


Hugo man charged with marking girls with gang tattoos, police say - TwinCities.com

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Hugo man charged with marking girls with gang tattoos, police say - TwinCities.com: "accused of tattooing teenage girls with gang markings as a way of branding them as his 'home girls.'
Police began investigating Jimmy Carter Lee, 29, in the fall, after a runaway teen was found at his home, according to an application for a search warrant filed in Washington County District Court in January.
A Harding High School resource officer and a St. Paul vice squad officer reported speaking with several 15-year-old girls who had been frequenting Lee's home. Some of the girls had been tattooed with the letters 'OMG,' which police say marks them as the 'girls' of the OMB, or Oroville Mono Boys gang, according to a criminal complaint filed May 1 in Washington County.
One girl told police Lee used a 'tattoo type machine' and 'told her she was now one of his 'home girls.' '
Washington County sheriff's Cmdr. Pat Olson could not confirm whether Lee is an official OMB gang member and said there is an ongoing investigation into the case."


Crip pleads, prosecutors take aim at gangs | Waynesboro News Virginian

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Crip pleads, prosecutors take aim at gangs | Waynesboro News Virginian: "James Edward Breckenridge, 24, of Stuarts Draft, pleaded guilty Friday in Augusta County Circuit Court to attempted first-degree murder, gang participation and firearms charges in drive-by shootings that left two homes riddled with bullet holes. Jesse James Purcell, 19, of Sherando, allegedly a Crip accomplice, also shot an AK-47 into homes, authorities said.
Prosecutors refused to let Breckenridge plead to lesser charges, partly in an effort to send a message to gang members, said Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Robin Boylan. Breckenridge admitted to belonging to the Crips, one of the America’s most violent street gangs whose tentacles have spread to almost every corner of the country."


Texas Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation Gang Members Sentenced to Life - 7thSpace Interactive

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Texas Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation Gang Members Sentenced to Life - 7thSpace Interactive: "Jose Robledo Nava, aka “Chino,” 31, of Lubbock, Texas, and James Johnathan Cole, aka “Blitz,” 19, of Lamesa, Texas, were each found guilty by a federal jury in Lubbock on two counts of using a firearm to commit murder during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, and one count of a conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine and 100 kilograms or more of marijuana. The jury also found Nava guilty on one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, one count of conspiracy to engage in the business of dealing in firearms and one count of possession of stolen firearms.

Nava and Cole were also found guilty for their involvement in a drive-by shooting in Big Spring, Texas, on May 4, 2008, in which six people were shot with an AK-47 type rifle. According to the evidence presented at trial, the victims included Michael Cardona and Valeria Garcia, who was 26 weeks pregnant at the time of the shooting. Cardona and Garcia ultimately died as a result of their wounds. Evidence presented at trial proved that after the shootings, Nava ordered two of his co-conspirators to destroy the murder weapon."


PD looking for suspect after possible gang-related shooting - Phoenix Arizona news, breaking news, local news, weather radar, traffic from ABC15 News | ABC15.com

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PD looking for suspect after possible gang-related shooting - Phoenix Arizona news, breaking news, local news, weather radar, traffic from ABC15 News | ABC15.com: "Police are on the hunt for a suspect after an apparent gang-related shooting in west Phoenix Sunday.
Phoenix police tell ABC15 the victim was walking in an area near Indian School Road and 59th Avenue around 12:30 p.m. when he noticed a black Hummer following him.
The victim and the people inside the car reportedly exchanged gang signs before the suspect got out of the vehicle and confronted the victim.According to police, both men exchanged gunfire and the victim was shot in the leg"


The Weekend Post Online

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The Weekend Post Online: "arrested three men in connection with the murder last Wednesday of Gelvandale gangster Freddie “Fritos” Valentine, 52.Police Captain Johann Rheeder said Valentine had died in hospital last week after suffering numerous gunshot wounds.He was not willing to disclose details of the case, but said the men had been arrested on Saturday night.This follows a week of gang violence in Gelvandale in which three separate shooting incidents occurred within 24 hours.Police said they were questioning two gangs, the Up Stand Dogs and Dust Lives, in connection with the attacks."


Gang link to guard's death - crime - national | Stuff.co.nz

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Gang link to guard's death - crime - national | Stuff.co.nz: "Palmer was punched in the head about 1pm on Saturday while unlocking a prisoner's cell door and died yesterday in Middlemore Hospital.
The US-born father of two was with two other prison officers who went to let the prisoner out of his single cell in the north Waikato prison.
Corrections Association president Beven Hanlon said Mr Palmer wanted out of Spring Hill. 'Jason was looking for a transfer. He felt unsafe there.'
Mr Hanlon also confirmed five senior Spring Hill prison guards had transferred to Waikeria Prison over the past 12 months due to fears for their safety.
The Waikato Times understands two of those officers took a demotion, with one taking a pay cut of around $12,000 a year.
The prisoner accused of assaulting Mr Palmer was believed to be under segregation at the time of the attack, and has since been shifted to the maximum security unit in Auckland Prison at Paremoremo."


Mexican Mafia attacks taking place in Valley towns | mexican, early, valley - Local - Brownsville Herald

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Mexican Mafia attacks taking place in Valley towns | mexican, early, valley - Local - Brownsville Herald: "Harlingen police keep a close eye on Mexican Mafia activity in and around the city, both cases last month were alarming because they broke through the surface, the violent nature of each attracting the attention of local law enforcement, Harlingen police Sgt. Stephen Mayer said.

Mayer, the head of the Harlingen Police Department’s Gang Eradication Unit, remarked that it is highly uncommon to see violent acts committed by Mexican Mafia members in the Rio Grande Valley because the gang is intent on keeping a low profile.

“This is very uncommon here,” Mayer said. “We are looking into the situation and attempting to gather intel … We have identified a spike here and we’re investigating it.”

The Mexican Mafia in Texas functions separately from the original Mexican Mafia, which sprang from the California prison system in the 1960s. Maryanne Denner, a gang expert and former gang sergeant with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, explained that Heriberto “Herbie” Huerta started the Texas offshoot in the mid-1980s, after which the gang spread throughout the state, both on the streets and in the prison system.

“‘La Eme’ ” — the gang’s well-known moniker — “is a huge organization across the state now,” Denner said bluntly."


Sunday, 16 May 2010

Another suspect from gang raid in custody | recordonline.com

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Another suspect from gang raid in custody | recordonline.com: "Seth “Stokes” Toomer, 22, of Lander Street turned himself in on Saturday night, FBI Supervisory Senior Resident Agent James Gagliano said. Toomer was listed among 60 defendants accused of selling cocaine as part of the Bloods street gang in Newburgh. Another 18 suspected members of the Latin Kings were named in a second indictment unsealed the same day.
Nearly 600 federal, state and local law enforcement agents raided dozens of city homes early Thursday morning in search of defendants listed in the indictments. Of those 78 defendants, 65 are now in custody, and authorities continue to search for the remaining 13."


Gang Injunction Names Names, and Suit Follows - NYTimes.com

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Gang Injunction Names Names, and Suit Follows - NYTimes.com: "Lucio Gonzalez, a 33-year-old unemployed truck driver from a tough part of Fairfield, said he was scared to look out the door at night, but not because of the area’s gangs. He thinks he will be a casualty of police efforts to control gang activity.
“I feel like the police are going to kick in the door,” said Mr. Gonzalez, who has a 2-year-old son. “Who is going to watch my kid if they take me away? I’m paranoid, looking out the window like, Are they out there right now? They take pictures of me, of my cars and my house. They constantly pull me over. They give me tickets for everything.”
To the Fairfield police, Mr. Gonzalez is a known member of the Norteños, a violent street gang they have sought to restrict through a court-ordered civil gang injunction."


Feds raid Hudson Valley town in massive gang bust

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Feds raid Hudson Valley town in massive gang bust: "charged dozens of reputed members of the Blood and Latin Kings street gangs in a massive takedown north of New York City.
More than 300 heavily armed federal agents and local police raided homes at dawn on Thursday in Newburgh, N.Y. — a town that has been plagued by drug-related violence.
Authorities say so far 78 suspects — 60 alleged Bloods and 18 reputed Latin Kings — are facing various drug charges."


Saturday, 15 May 2010

Michael Rigby: After escape from Osceola County Jail, Bloods gang leader Michael Rigby fights extradition to Florida - OrlandoSentinel.com

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Michael Rigby: After escape from Osceola County Jail, Bloods gang leader Michael Rigby fights extradition to Florida - OrlandoSentinel.com: "Bloods gang leader Michael Rigby refused on Thursday to return to Florida without a court fight, so the Osceola County Sheriff's Office is seeking his extradition from New Jersey to face escape charges, spokeswoman Twis Lizasuain said Friday.
Rigby, who escaped from the Osceola County Jail in February, has been held in Paterson, N.J., since his arrest there on April 28, records show.Shortly after his arrest, Rigby, 21, asked how long it would take to return him to Florida, according to an interview with Paterson police Det. Robert Vogt.Vogt was part of the arrest team that included the U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force.
Rigby escaped from the county jail in Kissimmee on Feb. 19,"


Bloods member from North Brunswick gets 15 years in gang slaying | mycentraljersey.com | MyCentralJersey.com

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Bloods member from North Brunswick gets 15 years in gang slaying | mycentraljersey.com | MyCentralJersey.com: "admitted member of the Bloods street gang drew a 15-year prison term Friday for killing the reputed member of a rival faction following a fight that stemmed from an encounter at a New Brunswick High School football game.Jorge L. Pellot III, 21, of North Brunswick pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in March in the slaying of Tony Forde of Franklin on Oct. 10, 2008."


Gang motives explored in North Richmond triple-homicide - San Jose Mercury News

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Gang motives explored in North Richmond triple-homicide - San Jose Mercury News: "Gang motives may have fueled a drive-by shooting that left three men dead and wounded another in what the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office is calling this unincorporated community's deadliest day in more than a decade.
Investigators also are exploring whether the triple-homicide, which occurred about 9 p.m. Thursday in the 1700 block of Truman Street, is related to a shooting reported earlier that day in North Richmond.
The dead were identified as Lawrence Gadlin, 23, of Berkeley; Gerald Jackson, 34, of Richmond; and Tony Albert, 51, of North Richmond. A fourth man was wounded but has been released from a hospital, said sheriff's Capt. Steve Warne."


Documented gang members arrested at Basin apartments - The Park Record

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Documented gang members arrested at Basin apartments - The Park Record: "Four of the suspects belong to the notorious Sureños street gang. Two of the other suspects are 'documented gang affiliates' and some of those arrested have connections to Brown Side 13, a gang in the Park City area, the authorities said.
The nine people were taken into custody Wednesday evening at Canyon Creek Club, 900 Bitner Road.
'Deputies discovered several documented Sureños gang members and their affiliates engaging in alleged drug, alcohol and other offenses,' according to Sgt. Nick Wilkinson, a spokesman for the Summit County Sheriff's Office.
Some of the people arrested may have been involved in a theft that occurred Wednesday at a business in Park City, according to Wilkinson.
Seven of the suspects arrested in the raid were booked into the Summit County jail. One juvenile was booked into a detention center and one juvenile was released 'on referral,' according to Wilkinson.
Two of the suspects have been placed on 'immigration hold' by the Department of Homeland Security while their immigration statuses are verified, according to Wilkinson."


Documented gang members arrested at Basin apartments - The Park Record

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Documented gang members arrested at Basin apartments - The Park Record: "Four of the suspects belong to the notorious Sureños street gang. Two of the other suspects are 'documented gang affiliates' and some of those arrested have connections to Brown Side 13, a gang in the Park City area, the authorities said.
The nine people were taken into custody Wednesday evening at Canyon Creek Club, 900 Bitner Road.
'Deputies discovered several documented Sureños gang members and their affiliates engaging in alleged drug, alcohol and other offenses,' according to Sgt. Nick Wilkinson, a spokesman for the Summit County Sheriff's Office.
Some of the people arrested may have been involved in a theft that occurred Wednesday at a business in Park City, according to Wilkinson.
Seven of the suspects arrested in the raid were booked into the Summit County jail. One juvenile was booked into a detention center and one juvenile was released 'on referral,' according to Wilkinson.
Two of the suspects have been placed on 'immigration hold' by the Department of Homeland Security while their immigration statuses are verified, according to Wilkinson."


Alleged gang member busted in Kingston drug sting - The Daily Freeman Blotter: Serving the Hudson Valley since 1871(DailyFreeman.com)

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Alleged gang member busted in Kingston drug sting - The Daily Freeman Blotter: Serving the Hudson Valley since 1871(DailyFreeman.com): "'known member' of the Latin Kings street gang faces felony drug charges after leading officers on a foot chase through Midtown Friday following a buy-and-bust operation in the area of Broadway and Henry Street, authorities said.

Fernando P. Parris, 24, who authorities said was staying in Room 100 of the Superlodge at 129 state Route 28 in the town of Ulster, was arrested by members of the Ulster Regional Gang Enforcement Narcotics Team (URGENT).

Authorities said that as members of the task force approached Parris to arrest him for selling crack cocaine, he fled on foot. Officers pursued the suspect, ultimately capturing him on Henry Street.

Parris was charged with criminal sale and criminal possession of a controlled substance, felonies; and misdmeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest. He was being held in the city lockup pending arraignment."


Witness to Valinda shootout says gang members shot first - SGVTribune.com

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Witness to Valinda shootout says gang members shot first - SGVTribune.com: "witness to the Valinda shootout that left a gang member dead and a former Marine charged with his murder testified Friday the gang members shot first.
Cinthia Cisneros testified she was standing about 10 feet away when three gang members opened fire on Carlos Chavira.
Chavira, a former Marine and Iraq war veteran, is charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder stemming from the Feb. 10, 2009 shootout.
Walter Zomoza, a 19-year-old gang member, suffered a fatal gunshot wound just below his neck.
Defense attorney Eber Bayona said Chavira shot in self-defense.
Cisneros testified the three gang members approached Chavira's truck as he waited in line at a gas pump.
Two of the gang members had guns and fired several shots at the truck, Cisneros said."


Salinas police: Three Sureno gang members arrested after pursuit | thecalifornian.com | The Salinas Californian

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Salinas police: Three Sureno gang members arrested after pursuit | thecalifornian.com | The Salinas Californian: "two victims, the pointed out a blue Honda that had been following the Yukon passing the residence again. Police attempted to pull it over, but they said driver Francisco Ruiz, a 25-year-old Sureno criminal street gang member, led officers on a four-minute pursuit that ended on the 1000 block of Garner Avenue. Police said Ruiz attempted to flee on foot, as well, but was quickly taken into custody; an officer injured his knee during the chase and was briefly hospitalized."


Friday, 14 May 2010

Witness: Former Marine accused of murder did not belong to rival gang - SGVTribune.com

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Witness: Former Marine accused of murder did not belong to rival gang - SGVTribune.com: "gang member and witness for the prosecution in the murder trial of a former Marine said the 24-year-old war veteran was not a member of a rival gang.
Judge Tia Fisher on Thursday admitted into evidence a statement from Eliezer Reyes saying that Carlos Chavira was not a member a gang called the Townsmen.
Chavira, a former Marine and Iraq war veteran, has been charged with murder and two counts of attempted murder in the Feb. 10, 2009 shootout that killed 19-year-old Walter Zomoza.
Zomoza sustained a fatal gunshot wound just below his neck in the gunfight at a Chevron gas station at La Puente Road and Nogales Street in Valinda.
Reyes and Zomoza were members of a Valinda street gang called the East Side Dukes, which fueds with the Townsmen."


Tongan Crip Gang Members, Associates Charged in Utah with RICO, Other Violations

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Tongan Crip Gang Members, Associates Charged in Utah with RICO, Other Violations: "Seventeen members and associates of the Tongan Crip Gang, also known as TCG, have been charged in a 29-count federal indictment that alleges the gang is a criminal organization engaged in acts of violence to enhance the gang’s prestige and to protect and expand the gang’s operations. The indictment includes one count charging nine defendants with conspiracy to conduct the affairs of an enterprise through a pattern of racketeering activity (RICO).
The indictment, returned by a federal grand jury in Salt Lake City Thursday, was unsealed Wednesday afternoon.
Charged in the indictment are Eric Kamahele, aka Smooth; Mataika Tuai, aka Fish; Latutaofieikii Fakaosiula; Vainga Kinikini; Tevita Tolutau, aka Kingi; Siale Angilau, aka C-Down; Penisimani Fangupo, aka Deuce; David Kamoto, aka D-Down; Viliami Loumoli, aka Eazy V; Daniel Maumau, aka D-Loc; Kepa Maumau, aka Kap-Loc; Charles Moa, aka Slim-Loc; George Pupunu, aka T-Rex; Sitamipa Toki, aka Tok-Loc; John Tuakalau, aka Sin-Loc; Peter Tuiaki, aka Pistol-Pete; and David Walsh, aka D-Nutt."


Gonzales homicide suspect to face arraignment today | thecalifornian.com | The Salinas Californian

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Gonzales homicide suspect to face arraignment today | thecalifornian.com | The Salinas Californian: "Alfredo Sarabia Gonzales, 19, is facing charges of accessory to murder after the fact, participation in a criminal street gang and two counts of dissuading a witness by force or fear, said Terry Spitz, Monterey County chief assistant district attorney.Gonzales is expected to plead not guilty at his arraignment today.He was arrested at 1:30 a.m. after Gonzales police served a search warrant at a residence in the 31000 block of North Alta Street."


South San Francisco man convicted of violent attacks - San Jose Mercury News

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South San Francisco man convicted of violent attacks - San Jose Mercury News: "David Dorsagno, 23, guilty Wednesday of three counts each of felony assault and felony battery, said Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
But the panel acquitted Dorsagno of felony robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and terrorist threats charges. When Dorsagno is sentenced June 22, he will face a maximum of 14 years and four months in prison, Wagstaffe said.
In the first attack, which happened in November 2007, Dorsagno beat a man who had talked to police about a crime, prosecutors said. Defense attorney Lisa Maguire said her client was at the scene when trouble began but left before the fight started.
Maguire said she was surprised and disappointed jurors convicted Dorsagno, who is allegedly the founder of a Daly City street gang, of the attack. A witness who was not able to pick Dorsagno out of a lineup nonetheless testified that he had been one of the attackers, she said.
'It's a little disconcerting that (witnesses) can't pick him out until they get to court,' said Maguire.
Jurors also convicted Dorsagno of attacking a man with a metal baton in March 2009. Dorsagno sent some text messages to a woman, and her boyfriend called and said to leave"


Mexican Mafia killings detailed

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Mexican Mafia killings detailed: "Three former Texas Mexican Mafia hit men engaged in a matter-of-fact, businesslike tone Thursday as they methodically described for federal jurors their participation in five San Antonio slayings.
Onetime mafia sergeant Ricardo Saenz said he agreed to testify against three high-ranking members who once were his bosses because he's seen too many people die.
He also has nothing to lose, he added, explaining the organization already has called for his killing.
“They put the green light (for a hit) on me before I even cooperated,” he said from the witness stand in federal court. “They decided I know too much. I'm always going to have that light on me, until they kill me or I disappear.”
The trial, which began Monday and could last up to a month, focuses on racketeering charges against accused Mexican Mafia general Jacinto “Cache” Navajar and lieutenants Mike Garcia and Jose “Bam Bam” Martinez."


Live Oak man gets 58 years in prison for 2008 gang slaying - San Jose Mercury News

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Live Oak man gets 58 years in prison for 2008 gang slaying - San Jose Mercury News: "Oscar Jaquez of Live Oak was 16 when he was arrested and charged with shooting Servando Silonsochilt Jr., 27, three times with a .38-caliber revolver on 17th Avenue near Harper Street around dusk on Jan. 29, 2008.
Silonsochilt, a parolee with gang ties, was riding a bicycle south on 17th Avenue when Jaquez approached him and the two exchanged words. Then Jaquez pulled the fully-loaded revolver from the waistband of his pants and emptied the weapon. Silonsochilt was fatally wounded. He stumbled away and flagged down a passing sport utility vehicle. The woman driving it took Silonsochilt up the road, but pulled over in a parking lot because was so badly wounded.
Silonsochilt was taken to Dominican Hospital, where he died the following day.
Jaquez and another gang member, who had together accosted a different man at a nearby gas station moments before Silonsochilt was shot, were arrested in the neighborhood a short time later. Jaquez still had the gun with him, according to the D.A.'s Office."


Prosecutor says murder fit suspect’s ‘business plan’ | San Francisco Examiner

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Prosecutor says murder fit suspect’s ‘business plan’ | San Francisco Examiner: "Heard, who goes by the street name “Cheese,” is believed by gang investigators to be a member of the Central Divis Players, based in The City’s Western Addition neighborhood.
Heard and another man, his “business partner,” Swart said, would stake out nightclubs looking for men wearing gaudy jewelry, and then try to isolate and rob them.
Barrett, a local drug dealer according to Swart, was hanging out on that North Beach street corner that evening when two men came up to him and asked for a cigarette. They then allegedly pushed him up against a wall and the men scuffled over the necklace.
When Barrett, a larger man, pushed them away and ran around the corner, Heard pulled a gun and shot him twice in the back, Swart said.
Barrett collapsed inside the nearby Fuse Bar and died."


CTV British Columbia - One Bacon brother convicted, other acquitted - CTV News

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CTV British Columbia - One Bacon brother convicted, other acquitted - CTV News: "James Bacon, 22, was convicted of 10 weapons charges and an additional drug charge.
James, known as Jamie, and his elder brother Jarrod, 25, were arrested outside their family's home in April 2007 after what the Crown termed an attempted 'gang-style execution' by rival gangsters.
The court heard Jamie Bacon returned fire on his rivals and was actually struck by a bullet in the back during the altercation. He was spared injury because he was wearing body armour.
The gun Jamie Bacon used ended up in a sophisticated secret compartment in the centre console of a Chevrolet Suburban SUV parked inside the family's garage. The weapon was found during a subsequent search of the home by police.
Judge Jean Lytwyn ruled DNA evidence adequately proved Jamie Bacon must have known about the compartment hidden inside the vehicle."


Street gang members arrested in downtown hotel

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Street gang members arrested in downtown hotel: "Police arrested 10 people, some of them street-gang members, in a downtown hotel room late Wednesday night following complaints about gun-toting hotel guests.
Just before the officers entered the hotel on René Lévesque Blvd., near de Bullion St., a couple of guns were thrown out of a hotel window to the street below."


Expert testifies MS-13 gang known to have machetes like one used in Newark schoolyard killings | - NJ.com

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Expert testifies MS-13 gang known to have machetes like one used in Newark schoolyard killings | - NJ.com: "MS-13 detailed connections between the gang’s behavior and evidence uncovered in the August 2007 triple killings.
Hector Alicea, an investigator with the New York State Police, said the machete allegedly used in the attack behind Mount Vernon School that night held particular significance among MS-13 members."


Latin Kings sentenced to life in prison | AVALANCHE-JOURNAL

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Latin Kings sentenced to life in prison | AVALANCHE-JOURNAL: "Jose Robledo Nava and James Johnathan Cole responsible for the murders of Valerie Garcia and Michael Cardona in 2008 in Big Spring.
They were also convicted on drug conspiracy charges. Nava was convicted of additional firearms charges.
Both men were members of the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation, a sometimes-violent, Chicago-based street gang responsible for running drugs from Mexico to locations throughout the nation."


Thursday, 13 May 2010

17 suspects in gang activity named in federal indictment | Deseret News

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17 suspects in gang activity named in federal indictment | Deseret News: "17 men alleged to be members of the Tongan Crip Gang — accusing them of forming a criminal outfit that commits acts of crime and violence to build its reputation — are meant to send a message.
Investigators say the 29-count indictment, which was unsealed Wednesday, is meant to show others involved in gangs that criminal activity will not be tolerated.
'This indictment sends a message to those in TCG and in other gangs that are plaguing our communities that if you commit crimes of violence, if you terrorize our residences, if you destroy the quality of life in our communities, we will come after you and you will pay a severe price,' said Jim McTighe of the FBI."


May 12 - Jamaican "Shower Posse" President swept up in Toronto Gang Raids

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May 12 - Jamaican "Shower Posse" President swept up in Toronto Gang Raids: "the Shower Posse supplied cocaine and marijuana to two rival west end Toronto gangs, the Falstaff Crips and the Five Point Generalz (5PG) and others across Ontario.The Shower Posse is strikingly different than the usual, turf-based gangs, because it wholesales drugs and guns to warring gangs across the GTA and has no boundaries, police say.The Jamaican-based gang, spawned in the 1970s political violence in the island’s capital of Kingston, also has links to major U.S. cities and Europe.Last week Project Corral, a police bust targeting the Toronto branch of the Shower Posse, snared 82 people including Courtney “Showerman” Ottey, allegedly the undisputed leader of the local gang.
Known in gangland circles as “President”, “Boss” and “Crime Boss”, he appears to answer to no one.
Ottey, 42, allegedly has “clear control of Shower Posse and 5PG, with Neigabe Stewart working as his second-in-command while he is under house arrest,” the documents say.Gang-related charges are nothing new to Ottey, Nadel “Beans” Johnson and Ariyo “Butter” Fakomi."


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