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Saturday, 31 July 2010

YourNabe.com > Archives > Queens > Hells Angel murdered in Astoria

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YourNabe.com > Archives > Queens > Hells Angel murdered in Astoria: "reputed member of the Hells Angels was gunned down on the streets of Astoria early Saturday morning, creating fear among the residents who said their neighborhood has been seeing a surge in violent crime.

John Giampetruzzi, 41, of Glen Cove, L.I., was found dead on 28th Street between Ditmars Boulevard and 21st Avenue around 5 a.m. from multiple gunshots to his head, police said. Investigators have not found whoever was responsible for the shooting as of press time Tuesday, but said the shooter had allegedly targeted Giampetruzzi, a member of the motorcycle gang.

Residents watched in shock as police spent all morning examining the victim’s tattoo-laden body and the crime scene."


Ross Monaghan, 28, held over Kevin ‘Gerbil’ Carroll slaying | The Sun |Home Scotland|Scottish News

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Man held over Kevin ‘Gerbil’ Carroll slaying | The Sun |Home Scotland|Scottish News: "Ross Monaghan, 28, is expected to appear in court next week after Strathclyde officers nicked him in the 4am swoop in Ralston, near Glasgow.
It is understood a warrant has also been issued for the arrest of 30-year-old William Paterson - believed to be living in Marbella, Spain.
It comes just two months after Carroll, 29 - a henchman of the notorious Daniel crime clan - was laid to rest in a lavish underworld funeral.
He was shot dead as he sat in the back of a black Audi in an Asda supermarket car park in January.
Detectives have quizzed a string of people over his slaying. This is the second arrest.
In March, Craig Gallagher, 30, was charged but released before a scheduled appearance at Glasgow Sheriff Court. A Crown Office spokesman had said: 'Crown Counsel instructed this man should be liberated pending further investigation.'
Some of Glasgow's most notorious underworld figures had gathered for Gerbil's send-off at the city's Lambhill Crematorium in May.
They included Norman 'Snudge' Daniel, David 'Muncher' Daniel, Robert Daniel Jnr as well as Ronnie Daniel Snr - rumoured to be the head of a £16million criminal empire.
Monaghan is expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Monday.
A Crown Office spokesman said: 'The procurator fiscal has received a report concerning two males aged 28 and 30. A 28-year-old is in custody and is expected to appear on Monday.'"


Thursday, 29 July 2010

Feds Peel Back Chrome On Motorcycle Gangs : NPR

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Feds Peel Back Chrome On Motorcycle Gangs : NPR: "federal agents spanned out over seven states to arrest more than two dozen members of the Outlaws motorcycle club and charged them with weapons and racketeering offenses.
The case lifted a curtain on the violent lifestyle of one of the nation's largest outlaw motorcycle gangs.
Club members gathered for a memorial service for Thomas Mayne, a club leader who was killed during a shootout with federal agents on June 15. ATF agents were trying to arrest Mayne in his home in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.The gangs don't usually get much attention, aside from a cable television show called the Sons of Anarchy.
But far away from TV screens, investigators are working to infiltrate the closed societies of biker gangs and bring criminal cases against their leaders.
'The investigation shows this group was a calculated criminal enterprise that was involved in trying to take over territory, narcotics routes, gambling establishments, and to utilize the brand of the Outlaws to facilitate criminal acts of not only themselves but other clubs,' said Rich Marianos, who supervised the Outlaws case for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives."


Asian Boyz ,Grand jury to hear case of suspects in gang fight - Utica, NY - The Observer-Dispatch

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Grand jury to hear case of suspects in gang fight - Utica, NY - The Observer-Dispatch: "six defendants - whom police previously said were members of the Asian Boyz - were charged following a large fight in East Utica on July 13 that left a young female with scratches on her arms and a head injury. The fight was against LES, or the Lower East Side, police said.

The defendants in the case - Saw Pa, 16; Hto Htoo, 18; Ruby Sein, 19; Lwi Pee, 17; San Lin, 16; and Deania Lay, 17 - each were charged with felony second-degree assault and misdemeanor counts of endangering the welfare of a child, fifth-degree conspiracy, and second-degree riot.

Lin, Lay, Sein and Htoo also were charged with second-degree menacing and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both misdemeanors, police said."


Young 'N ThugTwo charged in shooting death of Minneapolis teen: Sixteen-year-old was walking down the street on July 4th when he was shot in the back.

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Two charged in shooting death of Minneapolis teen: Sixteen-year-old was walking down the street on July 4th when he was shot in the back.: "Ryan E. Loyd, 20, and Kenneth Lee Johnson, 16, were out riding Fourth of July night, both of them alleged Young 'N Thuggin' street gang members, when they spotted a group of people walking up Fremont Avenue N. in Minneapolis.
At least one male in that group was an associate of the rival T-Block street gang, authorities say, and Loyd, who authorities said thought that a T-Block member had messed up and needed to be set straight, was ready to act -- with gun in hand.
The Ford Expedition in which they were traveling went another block, the pair got out, and before the group reached Fremont and 30th Avenues N., the two suspects ran out from between houses and began firing, according to charges filed against Loyd and Johnson Wednesday."


Suspected gang member held in stabbing; others sought » Ventura County Star

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Suspected gang member held in stabbing; others sought » Ventura County Star: "Geovanny Gonzalez was being held without bail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and street terrorism.
He was arrested Friday in the jail, where he was being held for violating conditions of probation for a 2008 armed robbery he committed, the Sheriff’s Department said.
Friday’s arrest came after a three-month investigation into the April 18 gang-related stabbing in the 3300 block of Santa Clara Avenue. Police arrived to find that everyone had fled; the stabbing victim later showed up at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard with a stab wound to the lower back. He was found to have a lacerated kidney, which was removed."


1 killed during '100 person gang fight' in Norton Shores

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www.wzzm13.com : Grand Rapids : 1 killed during '100 person gang fight' in Norton Shores: "Police believe the fight began after a 23-year-old man from Muskegon Heights was assaulted. He was later taken to Spectrum Health with head injuries.
During the assault an unknown suspect approached a 25-year-old Muskegon man and shot him in the neck with a handgun. The man later died.
Witnesses say the assault and shooting were related to a dispute between rival gangs."


opened fire on Kerry Dawson, 24, with at least two types of guns

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Man gunned down in car in Bayview: "alleged San Francisco gang member was killed early Saturday when his car was riddled with more than a dozen bullets in the Bayview area in what investigators suspect was a gang-related shooting, police said.
Someone opened fire on Kerry Dawson, 24, with at least two types of guns about 1:15 a.m. as he sat in his Ford Fusion at the intersection of Hawes Street and Revere Avenue, police said. After being shot multiple times, Dawson was able to drive more than a block before crashing into three parked cars, police said."


La Perla Organization vast majority of those arrested are either Latin King gang members or gang associates.

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Bronx Heroin ring known as “La Perla Organization” has had its lucrative trade stopped dead in its tracks.
Bronx District Attorney Robert T. Johnson announced the seizure of more than $1.5 million in cash and an undisclosed amount of heroin today. The money and illegal drugs were taken during the execution of 15 search warrants in the Fordham area of the Bronx.
The warrants also lead to the arrests of 31 alleged members with authorities expecting more as the investigation continues. Authorities say a vast majority of those arrested are either Latin King gang members or gang associates.
Johnson noted that the joint investigation was conducted over 9-months and included 28 court ordered wiretaps, video surveillance, undercover heroin “buys” and observation by NYPD detectives.
Detectives purchased 4 kilograms of heroin sold under various brands including the namesake, La Perla, Tuna, Salsa, and Sabroso throughout their investigation. They also recovered four guns and confiscated twelve vehicles.
Court documents note that the ring was active over a period of five years from July 23, 2005 through July 22, 2010.
Authorities allege that “La Perla” sold heroin at three locations spread throughout the Bronx at Valentine Ave., between 194th and 196th Streets, 157th Street and Gerard Avenue, and 180th Street and Mohegan Avenue.
Johnson alleges that daily sales raked in $25,000 and $40,000 and only occurred during two five-hour shifts Monday through Friday with an additional eight-hour shift on the weekends.
A grand jury returned an 82 count indicted, charging most of the individuals involved with conspiracy to distribute, and varying counts of possession and sale of heroin.
Officials have identified Wilson Guerrero, Antonio Carasquillo, Enrique Esquillin, and Luis Esquillin with enterprise corruption and operating a major drug trafficker, a part of the Drug Kingpin Statue.
They are also charged with conspiracy in the 2nd degree and criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance.
If convicted the leaders of the ring can face a maximum sentence of up to life imprisonment if convicted of the most serious charge under the Drug Kingpin statute


Gunman approached the heavily tattooed biker, pumped his face full of lead and stomped on his head before walking away.

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John Giampetruzzi, 41, was found dead on the sidewalk on 28th St. near Ditmars Blvd. around 5 a.m. Police sources described him as an ex-con and a member of the Hells Angels.

"I came outside and saw a man dead on the sidewalk," Phillip Graham, 56, said. "You couldn't even see what the poor man looked like because of the bullets."

Neighbors said the gunman - who is still on the lam - approached the heavily tattooed biker, pumped his face full of lead and stomped on his head before walking away.

Sources said Giampetruzzi had several prior arrests, including a slew of burglary pinches and drug-related busts. He was convicted of second-degree murder in 1989, the sources said.

The shooting Saturday rattled residents, who never imagined such a crime could happen on their Astoria block.

"I've lived here 30 years and have never seen this kind of violence," said Margarita Diakakos, 54. "To see a man shot dead on your street makes you afraid."


Friday, 23 July 2010

Henry Juarez, 30, a parolee, has been charged with the murder

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two armed men opened fire on four men they thought were rival gang members on May 27, 2009 but missed their targets. One of the gunmen allegedly stepped in front of his friend and got shot instead.

Javier Gonzalez, 22, of Whittier died at a local hospital.

"That's our theory. That it's essentially friendly fire," said Deputy District Attorney Hector Gutierrez.

Now Gonzalez's friend and his girlfriend await trial for the 10:52 p.m. shooting on Norwalk Boulevard and Bexley Drive, which is in the unincorporated county area known as West Whittier.

Henry Juarez, 30, a parolee, has been charged with the murder of Gonzalez, four counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon with prior convictions.

He was also charged with the special allegations that he fired the handgun that caused great bodily injury and death to Gonzalez, intentionally discharged the weapon and personally used a handgun to commit the crime.

A second defendant, Stephanie Reyes, 21, was charged with four counts of attempted murder. Officials said Reyes was living in the Whittier area at the time of the shooting.


Thursday, 22 July 2010

brothers Kenneth and Paul Corbally, aged 32 and 35. Their murder brought the number of gun homicides in Ireland to 15

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Two gangland figures are sitting in a Lexus car in a suburban street on a summer evening. Their automobile is rammed from behind by a stolen Audi 6. Two masked men jump out and open fire on the Lexus with semi-automatic handguns, killing the men instantly.

The assassins drive to a deserted street a mile away, douse the car with gas, set it alight and escape. This professional hit — the killers are said to have received 40,000 euros ($50,000) each to “whack” the victims — took place in the Clondalkin suburb of Dublin on June 28.

The men slain were brothers Kenneth and Paul Corbally, aged 32 and 35. Their murder brought the number of gun homicides in Ireland to 15 since the start of the year.

The impunity with which their executioners acted underlined the fact that gun crime in Ireland — a country of just over 4 million people where possession of handguns is severely restricted — is rising fast and is practically out of control.


indictment of 18 members of the Latin Kings street gang’s “Borough Park Homicide Squad” gang, or “set”

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indictment of 18 members of the Latin Kings street gang’s “Borough Park Homicide Squad” gang, or “set” – including the sets entire leadership structure – on charges they set fire to two Borough Park apartments, in an attempt to kill a former gang member.

The target of the arsons, Juan Kuang, 19, had been “stripped” of his Latin King status, over disagreements with the Borough Park Homicide Squad’s leaders. In retaliation, Kuang stabbed gang member Norman Vado, 21, the brother of the gang’s leader, or “First Crown”, Roger Vado, 25, according to a separate indictment. In that case, Kuang is charged with Attempted Murder in the Second Degree.

Roger Vado and the Borough Park Homicide Squad members are charged with setting the fires in retaliation for Norman Vado’s stabbing.

The indictment charges the defendants with making Molotov cocktails by filling glass iced-tea bottles with gasoline. On two separate occasions, the gang members threw these Molotov cocktails at two different Borough Park homes, where they believed Kuang was living at the time. One building, which was a multi-family unit where young children and an elderly woman lived, was completely destroyed. The other targeted building was an apartment complex, of which the exterior, rear wall was scorched and damaged.


Monday, 19 July 2010

Suspected gang member arrested in stabbing | Washington Examiner

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Suspected gang member arrested in stabbing | Washington Examiner: "suspected gang member has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing a 70-year-old woman several times while she was standing outside her Anaheim home.
Police Sgt. Rick Martinez says 18-year-old Alfredo Gonzalez was arrested Sunday after a relative told police he was hiding in the restroom of a fast food restaurant.
Martinez says he'll face attempted murder charges.
Gonzalez, a neighbor of the victim, fled after the attack Saturday morning.
The woman was stabbed in the head near her ear with an unknown implement.
She was treated at a hospital. Martinez says her wounds were not considered life threatening.
A motive for the attack was not immediately known."


News Essentials: Gang members who served in Afghanistan and Iraq are coming home with military training

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News Essentials: Gang members who served in Afghanistan and Iraq are coming home with military training: "Being in a street gang is now forbidden for members of the U.S. armed forces. But you might not guess that if you were to visit U.S. military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to soldiers who have recently served there.

Jeffrey Stoleson, a Wisconsin corrections official, returned from Iraq in January with photos of gang graffiti on armored vehicles, latrines and buildings. Stoleson, a sergeant with a National Guard unit, was there for nine months to help the Army set up a prison facility outside Baghdad. 'I saw Maniac Latin Disciples graffiti out of Chicago,' Stoleson said, adding that there was a lot of graffiti for Texas and California gangs, as well as Mexican drug cartels.

A Chicago Police officer -- who retired from the regular Army and was recently on a tour of Afghanistan in the Army Reserve -- said Bagram Air Base was covered with Chicago gang graffiti, everything from the Gangster Disciples' pitchfork to the Latin Kings' crown.

'It seems bigger now,' said the officer, who previously served a tour in Iraq, where he also saw gang graffiti.

Now back in Chicago, the officer said he has arrested high-level gang members who have served in the military and kept the 'Infantryman's bible' -- called the FM 7-8 -- in their homes. The book describes how to run for cover, fire a weapon tactically and do the 'three- to five-second rushes' seen in war movies."


Gang member arrested in Anaheim stabbing | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times

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Gang member arrested in Anaheim stabbing | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times: "Alfredo Gonzalez, whom police described as a “documented” gang member, was arrested without incident about 11:38 a.m in the restroom at a Carl’s Jr. restaurant in the 1200 block of North Harbor Boulevard, said Anaheim Police Sgt. Rick Martinez. He was to be booked on a charge of attempted murder, Martinez added.
Police had been looking for Gonzalez since Saturday morning, when witnesses reported seeing the 70-year-old woman stabbed in the head and ears as she stood in front of her house in the 2500 block of West Gramercy Avenue, Martinez said.
“The lady is on her porch and the guy starts attacking her,” said Martinez. The woman, who was not named, remains hospitalized with what Martinez described as “serious” but not life-threatening injuries. “This guy’s been on the run since then,” he said.
Martinez said it took police only four minutes to reach the restaurant and make the arrest after Gonzalez’s relative called the department. He said police have not identified a motive for the attack"


Gang leader who escaped from jail back in Osceola - Florida AP - MiamiHerald.com

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Gang leader who escaped from jail back in Osceola - Florida AP - MiamiHerald.com: "Michael Rigby arrived at the sheriff's office Friday morning. He met with detectives, but wouldn't answer any questions about his escape. He's being held in jail without bond.
The U.S. Marshals Service was tracking Rigby around the country since he escaped on Feb. 19. He was wanted on five counts of attempted murder and escape charges. He was arrested months later by the Paterson Police Department in New Jersey.
Authorities say Rigby used a homemade saw to tunnel behind a sink and a toilet at the Osceola County Jail. Thirty corrections officers from the jail were disciplined after the escape. Nearly a dozen have been fired."


targeted a street gang known as the '819 Boyz.'Street gang: Daytona Beach police still looking for four members of the 819 Boyz .

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Street gang: Daytona Beach police still looking for four members of the 819 Boyz - OrlandoSentinel.com: "Four men, all facing federal charges, remain at large after a 20-month investigation in Daytona Beach that targeted a street gang known as the '819 Boyz.'

Daytona Beach police Chief Mike Chitwood called one of those four, Antonio W. Jones Jr., 20, the 'most violent' of the 42 suspects identified in 'Operation 819,' which was conducted jointly by his agency and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

'He's the one guy we wanted to get our hands on,' Chitwood said of Jones.

Police said the gang chose 819 as its name because it was the street address of a federal housing project on South Street. That complex has since been razed and replaced by Lakeside Village Apartments, he said."


Two Gang "Shot Callers" Arrested in King City - KION - Monterey, Salinas, Santa Cruz - News Weather

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Two Gang "Shot Callers" Arrested in King City - KION - Monterey, Salinas, Santa Cruz - News Weather: "Ricardo Ramirez a high ranking shot caller in the Sureño gang. He's a deported felon, in the U.S illegally. An officer pulled Ramirez over in a routine traffic stop and recognized him.
'He is set for a second deportation which carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison. This is after he faces the current charges in the state,' said Baldiviez.
Ruben Martinez's son was the first homicide of the year in King City. He's glad police got two suspected shot callers off the street but said there's still a lot of work to be done.
'They need to continue to make arrests. Innocent people deserve to live in peace and whoever commits a crime needs to pay for it,' said Martinez.
Submitted by Lucero Benitez, Central Coast News"


Police arrest hundreds in Mafia raids - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Police arrest hundreds in Mafia raids - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): "arrests in the United States, followed an extended investigation against a clan specialising in crimes linked to business and the financial sector, police said.
They said the investigation, with extensive use of wire taps, had given them new insights into the organisation of the 'Ndrangheta, the Calabrian mafia which is far less well understood than its Sicilian counterpart, the Cosa Nostra.
The group has expanded out of its heartland in the poor southern region of Calabria to play a major role in organised crime throughout Europe and in the international drugs trade from South America.
Tuesday's raids took place in Calabria and in rich northern regions into which the group has extended its operations. Italian authorities gave few initial details about arrests in the United States.
Charges range from belonging to an organised crime group to money laundering and offences linked with the awarding of public works contracts."


Teen dead after gangster's car vandalized

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Teen dead after gangster's car vandalized: "20-year-old Surrey man who police say is a known gangster has been charged in the slaying this week of 17-year-old Adem Aliu, apparently after the youth had vandalized the gangster's car.
Steven Brandon Mulligan-Brum appeared in Surrey provincial court on Friday to face a charge of second-degree murder, police said.
Aliu was among a group of youths who had been drinking and vandalizing nearby parked cars.
Police said the driver of one of the vandalized cars caught up with the group two blocks from where the vehicle was parked, singled Aliu out from the group and shot him dead.
RCMP patrol officers found a fatally wounded Aliu lying in the street.
Mulligan-Brum was previously known to police.
Police said the teenager and some friends 'were acting like stupid children,' walking down the street slashing car tires and pushing in the door of one vehicle.
Aliu was not known to police and did not previously know his killer.
Aliu immigrated to Canada from Albania three years ago and had been living in the Vancouver suburb of Surrey with his uncle while attending high-school classes at the Guildford Learning Centre."


Mysterious fire at house bought with drug money :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Chicago Crime

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Mysterious fire at house bought with drug money :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Chicago Crime: "High-ranking Gangster Disciples member John Brown bought the home at 6209 S. Wolcott with cash -- $100, $50 and $20 bills -- that he earned from drug deals, authorities say.
On Jan. 7, a suspicious fire destroyed the home, whose value was estimated at $130,000, said Supervisory Special Agent Todd Reichert of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
'Nothing's been ruled out,' Reichert said of the motive, asking anyone with information to call 888-ATF-TIPS.
In May, Brown was sentenced to 15 years in prison for selling narcotics. His father, Buck Fields -- a drug dealer whom Brown supplied with crack cocaine -- was sentenced Thursday to 27 months in prison.
Before he pleaded guilty, Brown portrayed himself as a home healthcare worker and a businessman who owned a hair salon, Beautiful Imagez. But ATF officials said they didn't have any documentation that Brown earned an income from the salon.
Instead, Brown was a drug dealer with 12 convictions, officials said. During a 2004 arrest by Chicago Police officers, he allegedly was carrying more than $4,700 in his pocket, according to prosecutors."


King City Police say Mendez is a documented Sureno street gang member and a danger to the community.

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King City Police Make Arrest in July Shooting - KCBA - Monterey, Salinas, Santa Cruz - News Weather-: "King City officers believe Mendez is one of two suspects responsible for the shooting of a 20 year old rival gang member who remains in stable condition at a bay area hospital.
King City Police say Mendez is a documented Sureno street gang member and a danger to the community. King City Police are continuing their investigation and attempting to identify the second suspect who remains at large.
Mendez was booked into the Monterey County Jail for attempted murder, assault with a firearm, and criminal street gang enhancements.
The King City Police Department is actively pursuing these investigations. Anyone with further information in regards to this case is encouraged to call the King City Police Department at (831) 385-4848 or the WeTip line at 1-800-47-CRIME.
King City Police say Mendez is a documented Sureno street gang member and a danger to the community. King City Police are continuing their investigation and attempting to identify the second suspect who remains at large.

Mendez was booked into the Monterey County Jail for attempted murder, assault with a firearm, and criminal street gang enhancements."


Black Power gang pad in Auckland that was seized and sold by the Crown appears to be back in the gang's hands.

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The Mt Wellington building, once home to the gang's million-dollar-per-year cannabis operation, was confiscated under the Proceeds of Crime Act last year.

Black Power president Mark Pitman, who had owned the pad for 15 years, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for masterminding the operation.

The house, which had a rateable value of $540,000, was sold by tender in January for $245,000 despite attempts by Pitman to purchase the property himself.

The buyer, property investors Houses 4 U Ltd, onsold the property to a trust which was now leasing the property to Black Power, The New Zealand Herald reported today.

Acting Detective Inspector Dave Lynch said police were aware the gang might be once again using the house.

"Should this be the case, then police are disappointed but remain vigilant to deal with any offending that the gang may continue to carry out at or around the address."

Any criminal activity would be investigated and police would use any powers to prevent further offending, including the new asset-recovery proceedings if "circumstances warrant it", he said.


five suspects threatened witnesses and their families in the case of Jason Trejo and Eric Benites

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Police say the five suspects threatened witnesses and their families in the case of Jason Trejo and Eric Benites, who are being tried in Long Beach Superior Court for the 2008 murder of Florentino Rivera.

Detectives from the gang and violent crimes division served search warrants at three locations in Long Beach and Thursday arrested Jose Garcia, 19; Jesus Perez, 21; Bernardo Villareal, 19; Jorge Gomez, 32; and Efren Flores, 19.

“Witnesses coming forward to testify are crucial to the successful prosecution of cases, and bringing justice to murder victims and their families is just as important,” said Long Beach police Lt. Lloyd Cox.


Stephon Whethers, 27, of Hempstead was riding a bicycle at 4:26 p.m. inside Centennial Park when he allegedly fired multiple rounds from a handgun

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Stephon Whethers, 27, of Hempstead was riding a bicycle at 4:26 p.m. inside Centennial Park when he allegedly fired multiple rounds from a handgun at two men. According to detectives, he hit one victim once in the stomach, then continued to follow them and shot the victim again in the upper arm and mouth, and the other victim in the foot. He also pointed his handgun at a mother and her 11-year-old daughter while ordering them to get out of his way, along with multiple other bystanders.
A police officer patrolling the park overheard the shots and went to investigate. Police then say that the officer pursued Whethers and saw him throw the handgun into a parking lot on Babylon Turnpike and then fall from his bicycle.
More police arrived at the park after they were notified by ShotSpotter, and both victims were brought to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow. The first victim was admitted in critical but stable condition and the second was treated and released.
Whethers is charged with attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal use of a firearm, menacing, and reckless endangerment and has open warrants for VTL violations and marijuana possession. He will be arraigned Friday in Hempstead.


Friday, 16 July 2010

shooting dead of Dublin criminal Stephen Byrne have arrested a boy aged 16.

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GARDAÍ INVESTIGATING the shooting dead of Dublin criminal Stephen Byrne have arrested a boy aged 16. His arrest follows the questioning of two other people, one of whom is a 15-year-old boy.

The 16-year-old was arrested at 2pm yesterday in Dublin’s north inner-city. He was detained under section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act and is being questioned at Store Street Garda station. He can be held for 72 hours without charge.

Gardaí believe the boy was one of a number of people who were talking to Byrne when he was shot dead at about 4.40pm on Tuesday at the junction of St Laurence Place East and Sheriff Street in Dublin’s north inner-city.

Byrne (32), a convicted criminal, lived at Mariner’s Port, just yards from where he was killed. He received a phone call while in his house and went out to meet somebody on the street. As he was talking to a group of people, a gunman approached on a mountain bike, shooting Byrne in the head and chest.

Those talking to Byrne fled as the gunman moved in. The killer, who used a handgun, escaped on his bike. The 16-year-old arrested yesterday was one of the group talking to Byrne just seconds before the shooting occurred.

The 15-year-old and a man in his 20s arrested on Tuesday night have been released without charge. Both were also among the group talking to Byrne.

The 15-year-old was detained for two nights but freed yesterday. All three arrested people are from the Sheriff Street area.

Gardaí believe Byrne was killed as part of a gangland feud between rival factions around Sheriff Street that has cost five lives since 2006.

Byrne was a suspect for one of the earlier killings, that of Stephen Ledden (28), who was shot in a case of mistaken identity in December 2006.

Two of the other victims of the feud were cousins of Byrne. Gerard Batt Byrne (25) was shot in 2006 while Aiden Byrne (32) was shot in February.

The factions were once all members of the same gang. It split when its former leader was accused, and later convicted, of raping a woman over a sustained period from when she was a child.


The people v. Broderick Boys

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The people v. Broderick Boys is the second attempt by the District Attorney's Office to secure a permanent injunction against the alleged gang, which establishes a 3 1/2-mile "safety zone" in the West Sacramento neighborhoods of Broderick and Bryte.

The injunction prohibits "validated members" from organizing or even communicating with one another and enforces a 10 p.m. curfew, among other restrictions.

Validated members are also put into state and federal gang databases and identified as "domestic terrorists."

A person in West Sacramento can be validated as a gang member if the person meets two of 11 criteria established by the Department of Justice. This ranges from a suspect outright admission of gang affiliation to wearing gang clothing, displaying gang symbols or frequenting known gang areas.

Critics compare the 10 p.m. curfew to an internment camp and argue the injunction is biased against Latino families and encourages staff at elementary schools to target youth as potential gang members.

The protesters deny the existence of a Broderick Boys gang and say the DAs Office and West Sacramento police are using the injunction as leverage for grants that reward "gang deterrence."


targeting members of the "Soldiers for Aryan Culture" and "Silent Aryan Warriors" gangs

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Three Utahns involved with Aryan prison gangs made their first court appearance today after a DEA bust last week.

Six people were arrested during the raid in West Valley City, including Sarah Dee Ann Biswell, George Darryl Liner, and Bradley David Colcord.

Today, the three appeared in court for drug trafficking charges.

DEA officials tell ABC 4 that the gang members were arrested after a long-term investigation Three Utahns involved with Aryan prison gangs made their first court appearance today after a DEA bust last week.

Six people were arrested during the raid in West Valley City, including Sarah Dee Ann Biswell, George Darryl Liner, and Bradley David Colcord.

Today, the three appeared in court for drug trafficking charges.

DEA officials tell ABC 4 that the gang members were arrested after a long-term investigation targeting members of the "Soldiers for Aryan Culture" and "Silent Aryan Warriors" gangs.


Maori and Pacific Island gangs are classed as the second most serious crime problem in Sydney

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Maori and Pacific Island gangs are classed as the second most serious crime problem in Sydney, second only to violent Lebanese gangs.

Police regard them as a crime scourge because of their widespread involvement in house and car burglaries, with offenders starting as young as 14.

Their crime profile is worsening with Australia's bikie gangs recruiting Pacific Islanders to shore up numbers as Sydney's gang wars spew into suburban and city streets almost daily.

All but 10 of 32 drive-by shootings or bombings in the past six months have been linked to bike gangs.

Islanders are being targeted by newer and more violent gangs such as Notorious, formed in 2007, and chapters of the Bandidos, dominated by Middle Eastern migrants, particularly Lebanese, according to a police source.

The officer said gangs wanted Islanders for work as bouncers at their night clubs, security guards and for drug-running.

This is in addition to a long-standing recruitment of Maori into gangs though Australian police tend not to differentiate between Islanders and Maori, tagging them all as Polynesians.

The Australian Crime Commission estimates there are about 3500 outlaw bikies in Australia in 39 gangs. The number of Pacific Islanders involved is unclear.

The source said Australian police considered Polynesians who had arrived in Sydney via New Zealand to be the second most serious crime problem in Sydney behind Lebanese criminals.


Bloodshed in Chicago has far surpassed the Capone era

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Bilek, who took office in January, dusted off the list and modernized it after a 70-plus year hibernation to address a "critical" situation.

"We're going to help hunt down the most serious drug, gang and murderous offenders in the Chicagoland area," he said.

"We think it's time these scum and vermin are brought to justice," said Bilek. "Some of them are probably still living right here in the Chicago area, anonymously."
Citizens can anonymously call the "Most Wanted Hotline" at (312) 372-0155 and give tips without having to speak with police.
The "Most Wanted" list released Tuesday, composed of nine men and one woman in no specific order, was complied by surveying local, state and federal law enforcement groups.The list, which will be updated again in about six months, can be viewed on Facebook and other social networking sites, as well as the commission's website -- www.chicagocrimecommission.org.
The original "Public Enemies" list named 50 people, 35 of which were captured in the first five years, said Bilek, a former Chicago cop with decades of experience battling organized crime.


rise in the use of heavy firearms in the EU,

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rise in the use of heavy firearms in the EU, such as assault rifles (e.g. AK-47s) and explosive devices, calls for an integrated approach to further enhance intelligence and restrict the flow of illegally-trafficked weapons into and out of Europe.


Wednesday, 14 July 2010

charged were Sticks, Face, Tink, Pudge, Fat Boy, Slinky, Big Boy, Big Man, Gotti, Mud, Wimp, Nitty and Zitty.

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word "murder" tattooed across his neck. Or trying to convince a jury that the suspect is really a good guy even though his best friend knows him only as "Bloody Batman."

With gangs gaining strength in Baltimore, nicknames are gaining popularity on the street, and more often than not it's a nickname rather than a real name by which many are known. And law enforcement authorities, especially the feds, don't hesitate to use the monikers.

Here's a sample from one recent indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore: charged were Sticks, Face, Tink, Pudge, Fat Boy, Slinky, Big Boy, Big Man, Gotti, Mud, Wimp, Nitty and Zitty.

The Baltimore Sun's Tricia Bishop wrote about gang nicknames last year, and the list of new ones keeps growing. More and more, defense attorneys and prosecutors say, the nicknames reflect violence rather than a personality trait or physical characteristic.

In the past, Baltimore had "Peanut King." Now, "Murder" and "Killer" are becoming more common as nicknames, not to mention "Savage" and various forms of the word "bloody." Young men tattoo the names to their necks and arms, or ink teardrops under their eyes, one for each person they've killed.


Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Maryland prison guard among 15 accused of helping Black Guerilla Family gang

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Maryland prison guard among 15 accused of helping Black Guerilla Family gang: "Alicia Simmons, 34, of Pikesville, a correctional officer at the maximum security Maryland Correctional Adjustment Center in Baltimore, was among those charged. Prosecutors said she was arrested Tuesday morning at the prison.
In recent years, federal officials in Maryland have cracked down on the Black Guerilla Family, or BGF, which they say first gained a foothold in the state's prisons and jails in the 1990s. Fourteen defendants in the case previously faced drug charges in connection with their alleged involvement in the gang, authorities said, but the new indictment added a racketeering charge."


www.WHEC.com - Former gang member speaks out

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www.WHEC.com - Former gang member speaks out: "3,000 gang members in the Rochester-Finger Lakes area.
Rochester's police chief says ending gang-related crimes is his number one issue.
So why do teens join gangs, and what can the community do to prevent it?
On Tuesday, a former gang member shared his story with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand as she held a press conference in Rochester on her new anti-gang initiative. Twenty-year-old Lawrence Richardson wants other young people to avoid the same mistakes he made.
'I was a gang member,' he said. 'I was out there in the streets, from the lack of opportunities"


King Sinbad Latin King gang member from West New York dies two days before sentencing | NJ.com

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Latin King gang member from West New York dies two days before sentencing | NJ.com: "Jose R. Alvarez, 55, of West New York, apparently died of natural causes, said Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Aaron Silverstein.

Alvarez, whose Latin King nickname was 'King Sinbad,' was taken from the Hudson County jail in Kearny to the JCMC on Thursday, Alvarez's brother, Richard Alvarez, said. He was lifeless when he arrived at the hospital, Richard said, and was taken off life support on Friday. He died Sunday, July 4.

'He was no angel,' Richard Alvarez said. 'But he had rights. He was a human being.'

Richard Alvarez said his brother had a history of liver problems and while at the hospital his kidneys had shut down. He also believes that Jose had an altercation at the jail that brought all this on."


Monday, 5 July 2010

NZ Four hospitalised in gang violence from NZCity

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NZ Four hospitalised in gang violence from NZCity: "Two gang members are in the cells and four in hospital as a result of gang violence in the Gisborne and Wairoa areas in the past few days.

Two mongrel mob members are appearing in the Gisborne District Court this morning charged with wounding with intent to injure, over the shooting of a Black Power member in Wairoa last Thursday night. The victim has since been discharged from hospital.

Meanwhile, four rival gang members were admitted to Gisborne Hospital in the early hours of Saturday morning after a group of nine or ten fought each other in city's port area. There has been one arrest so far as a result. Police investigations are continuing."


Saturday, 3 July 2010

Gangsters have a new drug of choice

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Gangsters have a new drug of choice: "Dennis Karbovanec walked into a Surrey high-rise in October 2007 and shot three people in the head, he was addicted to the powerful prescription painkiller OxyContin.
And when his former Red Scorpion gang-mate Anton Hooites-Meursing played a role in the same Surrey Six murder plot, he was also struggling with an addiction to the pill police say is akin to 'prescription heroin.'
Jamie Bacon, the purported Red Scorpion leader, is similarly addicted to the drug, according to a Surrey pretrial memo highlighted in a recent B.C. Supreme Court ruling condemning Bacon's jail conditions.
Police say an increasing number of mid-level B.C. gangsters are popping Oxys to relieve the stress and pain of their volatile life in the criminal underworld.
And one former gangster says the big problem with the synthetic opiate used to control intense pain is that it removes inhibitions to troubling gang behaviours including acts of brutality and violence.
In the last two months alone, Abbotsford police have arrested two gang-linked men with sizable stashes of OxyContin."


Mexican street gang members arrested in Bozeman, West Yellowstone

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The Bozeman Daily Chronicle: News - Mexican street gang members arrested in Bozeman, West Yellowstone: "two-week federal investigation in Gallatin County ended Friday with the arrest of 10 Mexican-born men, seven of whom are associated with a dangerous street gang known as the Sureños, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.
Nine of the men are awaiting deportation, ICE spokesperson Carl Rusnok said Friday.
The tenth man will face federal charges in Montana of reentering the United States after having been previously deported 'multiple times,' Rusnok said.
Federal officials did not release the men's names."


Friday, 2 July 2010

Gang's 'Christopher Columbus' deported

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Gang's 'Christopher Columbus' deported: "Ecuadorian man who brought a large and dangerous global street gang to Canada — described as the gang’s Christopher Columbus for opening up a New World to the organization — has been deported, along with three of his henchmen.
The heavily tattooed Flavio Mauricio Reyes-Criollo, 23, went by the nickname “King Fido” within the Almighty Latin King and Queen Nation in Toronto but liked when gang members called him “the godfather” in deference to his role in bringing the Hispanic gang here in 2003.
“Canada is a new frontier,” a former member of the ALKQN said of the expansion, colourfully describing Reyes-Criollo as their “Cristóbal Colón,” the Spanish name for the famed explorer who discovered the Americas for the Spanish throne in 1492.
Last month, Reyes-Criollo’s explorations ended.
He was escorted back to his native Ecuador after being declared a non-Canadian member of a criminal organization."


Alleged gang member convicted of 2008 North Beach murder | San Francisco Examiner

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Alleged gang member convicted of 2008 North Beach murder | San Francisco Examiner: "jury Thursday found an alleged San Francisco gang member guilty of first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of another man while trying to steal his jeweled pendant depicting the Flintstones character Bamm-Bamm.
The San Francisco Superior Court jury deliberated for about eight days before reaching this morning's verdict, which found Charles 'Cheese' Heard guilty of murder and attempted robbery in the killing of 29-year-old Richard Barrett outside a North Beach nightclub early the morning of Nov. 25, 2008.
In a packed courtroom, emotional supporters of Barrett's family yelled and cheered as the verdict was read, prompting the judge to threaten to clear the court.
Heard, 25, of San Francisco, now faces a life sentence in prison"


street gang '819 Boyz' arrests: Four more arrests brings to 37 the number of arrests in Daytona Beach - OrlandoSentinel.com

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Gang arrests: Four more arrests brings to 37 the number of arrests in Daytona Beach - OrlandoSentinel.com: "arrrest this afternoon of a New Smyrna Beach man, 37 members of the street gang '819 Boyz' have been arrested as part of Operation 819, a 20-month investigation into violent gun- and drug-related crimes in Daytona Beach.
Most of the arrests occurred Tuesday as part of the joint operation between Daytona Beach police and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Another five suspects are being sought.
They chose 819 as the name of the gang because it was the street address of a federal housing project on South Street, said Daytona Beach police Sgt. Paul Barnett. That complex has since been razed and replaced by Lakeside Village Apartments, he said.
During more than 100 undercover operations, federal agents and Daytona Beach officers bought 78 firearms, 1,200 grams of crack cocaine and more than 400 prescription pain pills. One weapon, a shotgun, had been stolen from a Volusia County deputy sheriff."


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