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Thursday, 30 September 2010

Candelario Ramirez, Martin Ramirez and Hector Dominguez — all alleged members of the Latin Saints street gang

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Candelario Ramirez, Martin Ramirez and Hector Dominguez — all alleged members of the Latin Saints street gang — dragged the 20-year-old victim from his Dodge Magnum as he arrived at his workplace Saturday, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Gerardo Tristan said. The suspects are in their 20s and from the Back of the Yards.

When the man denied being a gang member, they beat him up on the 2100 block of West 47th Street, then stole his car, Tristan said.

Police found the defendants near the stolen car at a known Latin Saints hangout soon after, he added.

Judge James Brown ordered all three held on bail of $250,000


According to law enforcement officials, the "10th Street Gang" operated a criminal enterprise that trafficked in cocaine, marijuana, heroin

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According to law enforcement officials, the "10th Street Gang" operated a criminal enterprise that trafficked in cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and violence.

“One of the charges involves stealing a car first to be utilized for shooting rival gang members and resulted in the killing of Omar Fraticello-Lugo," said U.S. Attorney William Hochul.

Hochul says gang members are also charged with two other murders. Miguel Moscosco is charged with killing Christian Portes on June 13, 2009. Another gang member Saul Santana is charged with the murder of Anthony Colon both on June 26, 2009.

Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda said there may be others, "These people were very, very violent. There are other murders that we have not proven but we believe are tied to 10th Street Gang, so I believe now they gone and hopefully for good."

Thirteen alleged gang members were arrested on federal warrants this week, 14 others were already behind bars on related charges. Law enforcement officials are still looking for another alleged gang member Michael Bobbitt.

Hochul wanted to emphasize that all those indicted are innocent until proven guilty, but he believes the state is ready to go to trial in the case

Under federal racketeering laws if convicted the gang members face a maximum penalty of life behind bars.

"If they're detained in federal prison or one of the facilities around here they won't be able to commit any other acts of violence," said Hochul.


14-year-old beaten to death last month for trying to quit his street gang had left another gang before

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14-year-old beaten to death last month for trying to quit his street gang had left another gang before, one of eight people accused in his death told detectives during a videotaped interrogation.

Savann Rang, 21, told Stockton police detectives upon his arrest that before Rin Ros attempted to leave the Crazy Town Crips - incurring the Aug. 6 beating that cost him his life - Ros had previously dropped out of the Loc Town Crips street gang.

"They say he's, like, a buster," Rang said of Ros. "Nobody likes a buster."

Rang's insight into Ros' death came to light Monday when the eight accused gangsters - ages 14 to 23 - underwent the first day of their preliminary hearing before San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge William Murray Jr.

In addition to Rang, the defendants are Ly So, 23; Michael Muy, 19; Ron Korm, 16; Kailler Sam, 16; Allen Phalit, 16; Sovannara Yam, 15; and Jereme Sin, 14. They all are in custody.


Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Police believe 19-year-old's deadly shooting is gang-related | p - News - The Orange County Register

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Police believe 19-year-old's deadly shooting is gang-related | p - News - The Orange County Register: "19-year-old man was found fatally shot inside a vehicle early Sunday after what police believe to be a gang-related shooting.Officers were dispatched to the 500 block of West St. Andrew Place at 2:39 a.m. of shots fired. The victim was found seated inside a white SUV with multiple gunshot wounds. The Fire Department and paramedics responded, but he was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.'At this time, the incident is believed to be gang-related,' police Cmdr. Steve Colon said. 'Detectives from the Santa Ana Police Department gang detail are handling the investigation.'The victim's name is being withheld pending notification of his family, Colon said"


Court told blackmail accused is 'criminal gang leader'

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BBC News - Court told blackmail accused is 'criminal gang leader': "Christopher Joseph Notarantonio, from Avoca Close in west Belfast, appeared before Belfast Magistrates' Court accused of two counts of blackmail.
Police objected to bail, claiming there was a risk the 39-year-old would interfere with witnesses.
He was remanded in custody along with his co-accused, 38-year-old William Barker from Filbert Drive in Dunmurry.
Mr Barker, who was also charged with two counts of blackmail, did not make an application for bail.
A lawyer for Christopher Notarantonio claimed the police had 'absolutely no evidence' linking the accused to the blackmail, and argued that the case against him was circumstantial."


Suspect in 2009 Barstow gang shooting arrested - San Bernardino County Sun

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Suspect in 2009 Barstow gang shooting arrested - San Bernardino County Sun: "Police arrested Rolando Gamez, 33, on Friday at a home in the 600 block of Nancy Street.
Detectives identified him as a suspect in the shooting death of 28-year-old Gilbert Chavez of Victorville. Police say Chavez was killed because a prison gang accused him of stealing property from a gang member in Hesperia.
Chavez's body was found in the desert May 16, 2009 near the corner of P Street and Linda Vista Road. Officers obtained surveillance video from a camera mounted on a pole nearby and tracked down a vehicle seen in the area before the body was found.
The vehicle owner said she loaned it to one of the people suspected of killing Chavez."


Court told bikies planned Zervas hit Comanchero bikie gang - and there was to be 'no dicking around', a court heard

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Court told bikies planned Zervas hit | The Daily Telegraph: "order that allegedly came from the top of the Comanchero bikie gang - and there was to be 'no dicking around', a court heard yesterday. In the aftermath of his brother's violent death in a Sydney Airport brawl last year, Hells Angel Peter Zervas had allegedly moved to the top of the Comanchero hit list.
Police allege in documents filed in court that a former Comanchero insider told police of covert meetings to discuss the hit on Zervas.
One meeting of junior members was allegedly told the order to 'knock' Zervas 'came straight from Dakka'.
Police allege in the document, tendered to Waverley Local Court, that 'Dakka' is the nickname of Daux Ngakuru - the current boss of the Comanchero gang."


Two charged in gang-related N.W. Side shooting :: News :: PIONEER PRESS :: Norridge and Harwood Heights News

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Two charged in gang-related N.W. Side shooting :: News :: PIONEER PRESS :: Norridge and Harwood Heights News: "The victims, ages 21 and 25, were standing on the street when an assailant approached, shouted gang slogans and began shooting, News Affairs Officer Robert Perez said. The gunman then fled on foot.
The 25-year-old was shot in the lower back and taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, according to Perez. The 21-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his left hand and was taken to Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center.
Police took four people in for questioning, Perez said. Two were released without being charged, but Anthony Pitts, 20, and Richard Piczello, 33, have each been charged with two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, police said.
Pitts, of the 3500 block of North Lowell Avenue, and Piczello, of the 2800 block of West Fillmore Street, were scheduled to appear in court Sept. 22, Perez said."


Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Death penalty ordered for killer of two in Harbor Gateway - latimes.com

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Death penalty ordered for killer of two in Harbor Gateway - latimes.com: "Los Angeles jury ordered the death penalty Monday for a 22-year-old Latino gang member convicted in the hate-crime killing of a 14-year-old black girl and the stabbing death of a potential witness in the Harbor Gateway area.

Jonathan Fajardo, who was 18 at the time of the killings, nonchalantly looked around the courtroom as the verdict was read. The jury found that he should receive death for his first-degree murder convictions for the slayings of Cheryl Green and Christopher Ash.

Fajardo was eligible for the death penalty because the jury accepted special circumstance allegations including multiple murder, killing a witness, committing a hate crime based on race and committing the crime for a gang. Fajardo was a member of the 204th Street gang, which prosecutors said intimidated and attacked African Americans in Harbor Gateway."


Monday, 27 September 2010

2 Injured In Possibly Gang-Related Stabbings - San Diego News Story - KGTV San Diego

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2 Injured In Possibly Gang-Related Stabbings - San Diego News Story - KGTV San Diego: "Two men were hurt in possibly gang-related stabbings outside a party in City Heights Sunday, but are expected to survive, a San Diego police officer said.
The victims were in a group of people standing outside just before 2 a.m. at the party in the 4100 block of Van Dyke Avenue when two males came up and attacked them,"


Gruesome Grenada slaying revives debate over crimes by deported US criminals | San Francisco Examiner

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Gruesome Grenada slaying revives debate over crimes by deported US criminals | San Francisco Examiner: "crime was horrifying enough — a nightclub owner, hacked to death with a machete, was found buried in pieces. But what really outraged people was that the accused killer had been deported from the U.S. to his native Grenada as a convicted felon.
As a foreign-bred criminal, the suspect never should have returned to the close-knit tropical nation, relatives of the victim and others said. Islanders called for more vigilance over deportees by the government, which says it needs help from Washington to handle the return of hardened convicts.
'I hope that my brother did not die in vain and something can be done to monitor these criminal deportees,' said Gemma Raeburn-Baynes, a sister of the nightclub owner, Michael Raeburn-Delfish.
The United States has deported thousands of convicted criminals to the Caribbean annually since 1996, when Congress mandated that every non-citizen sentenced to a year or more in prison be kicked out of the country upon release. In all, the U.S. is responsible for about three-quarters of the region's returning criminal deportees, with the United Kingdom and Canada accounting for most of the other ex-cons arriving in the islands."


Candelario Ramirez, Martin Ramirez and Hector Dominguez — all alleged members of the Latin Saints street gang — dragged the 20-year-old victim

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Three gang members who allegedly carjacked a man in the Back of the Yards on Saturday were all held on bail of $250,000 Sunday.

Candelario Ramirez, Martin Ramirez and Hector Dominguez — all alleged members of the Latin Saints street gang — dragged the 20-year-old victim from his Dodge Magnum as he arrived at his workplace Saturday, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Gerardo Tristan said. The suspects are in their 20s and from the Back of the Yards.

When the man denied being a gang member, they beat him up on the 2100 block of West 47th Street, then stole his car, Tristan said.

Police found the defendants near the stolen car at a known Latin Saints hangout soon after, he added.

Judge James Brown ordered all three held on bail of $250,000.


Sunday, 26 September 2010

Chilling testimony in Dominican Republic gangland murders case - DominicanToday.com

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Chilling testimony in Dominican Republic gangland murders case - DominicanToday.com: "Colombian Darío Jose Atencio Vargas (El Don) offered RD$100 million 'to leave things as is' on the way from his residence in the town Paya until the village Ojo de Agua, Peravia province (south), where he was executed together with six other compatriots.
The revelation was by ex Navy captain Edward Mayobanex Rodriguez Montero to justice minister Radhamés Jiménez, the Presidency’s Narcotics Adviser Marino Vinicio Castillo, and Deputy Justice minister Bolivar Sanchez, who testified as a prosecution witness in the trial against the 22 charged with the massacre, in the National District 3rd Collegiate Court.
He revealed that Rodriguez Montero asked to speak with him, without the presence of police, because he allegedly told him: “One of those is the one who’s going to kill you.'
He also said that (codefendant) Jose Luis Montas (El Duro Motors), who allegedly organized his escape, made insistent phone calls to warn him not to let himself be caught because he was a key piece in the case.
Rodriguez Montero had also revealed they were awaiting the 1,300 kilos of cocaine from Colombia via Venezuela, and that Luis Lara Martinez, who allegedly owed 'El Don' US$1 million, who “preferred” to execute those he owed money to, provided five greased guns for the execution, allegedly headed by 'El Duro Motors,' who fired the first burst."


Eric James Fike, who Mounties say is an alleged “original gangster” with the Game Tight Soldiers (GTS),

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Prince George gangster facing several gun-related charges: "Eric James Fike, who Mounties say is an alleged “original gangster” with the Game Tight Soldiers (GTS), was arrested Friday after a five-day sting.
The 30-year-old and an unnamed woman are facing several weapons charges after allegedly being caught trying to retrieve a bag full of weapons and drugs, according to Prince George RCMP.
The bag, which contained two loaded handguns, a Mac 10 submachine-gun and eight ounces of cocaine, was found in a wooded area near the Lower Mud River Bridge.
A search warrant turned up another two ounces of cocaine, 159 “flaps” of heroin and three pounds of marijuana in a home on Gauthier Road.
According to police, forensic evidence on the container the guns were in has been positively identified to another GTS leader, who is also a “Striker” for another gang, the Prince George Renegades."


Prince George gangster facing several gun-related charges

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Prince George gangster facing several gun-related charges: "Eric James Fike, who Mounties say is an alleged “original gangster” with the Game Tight Soldiers (GTS), was arrested Friday after a five-day sting.
The 30-year-old and an unnamed woman are facing several weapons charges after allegedly being caught trying to retrieve a bag full of weapons and drugs, according to Prince George RCMP.
The bag, which contained two loaded handguns, a Mac 10 submachine-gun and eight ounces of cocaine, was found in a wooded area near the Lower Mud River Bridge.
A search warrant turned up another two ounces of cocaine, 159 “flaps” of heroin and three pounds of marijuana in a home on Gauthier Road.
According to police, forensic evidence on the container the guns were in has been positively identified to another GTS leader, who is also a “Striker” for another gang, the Prince George Renegades."


62-count indictment charging members of the 10th Street Gang

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wgrz.com | Buffalo, NY | FBI Needs Help Looking For Gang Member; 27 Additional Members Indicted: "62-count indictment charging members of the 10th Street Gang and their associates.
The gang members have been charged with racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, violent crimes in aid of racketeering, narcotics trafficking, and firearm offenses.
A total of 27 gang members have been charged in the aforementioned, and the charges carry a maximum of life in prison, a fine of $4,000,000, or both.
Three additional members have been charged with murder. Kyle Eagan, Justin Augus, and Miguel Moscoso are facing life in prison or the death penalty.
In a press conference Thursday afternoon, the FBI in Buffalo said they also need help locating a member of the 10th Street Gang from Buffalo's West Side.
Authorities identify Michael Bobbitt as the one person they are still searching for."


East Side Gang member testifies in murder trial - The Pueblo Chieftain: Local

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Gang member testifies in murder trial - The Pueblo Chieftain: Local: "Pueblo man so dedicated to his street gang that he had 'East Side' tattooed on his upper lip and '13' on his chin testified against a fellow gang member Friday.
Anthony Brandon Gonzales, 21, told a jury that he was with Lorenzo Oscar Gonzalez, 19, the night of Sept. 24, 2009, and into the next morning when Gonzalez opened fire on an East Side garage, killing Carlos Romero, 18.
Gonzalez is charged with first-degree murder and five counts of attempted first-degree murder.
During his testimony, Anthony Gonzales told the jury that he accompanied his friend home from another party that night to protect against getting jumped.
Gonzales said that as the two men were walking east in an alley between Fourth and Fifth streets near Portland Avenue, they heard music."


Saturday, 25 September 2010

S. Calif. gang member convicted of killing 2 teens - San Jose Mercury News

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S. Calif. gang member convicted of killing 2 teens - San Jose Mercury News: "gang member has been convicted of two murders for a 2008 attack on a group of teenagers attending a birthday party at a Masonic temple in a Los Angeles suburb.
The Long Beach Press-Telegram says 22-two-year-old Jonzel Stringer also was convicted Tuesday of 46 counts of attempted murder.
Authorities say dozens of teens were in the line of fire when he and another man shot into the packed temple hall in Long Beach. A 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old were killed.
Prosecutors say Stringer was punched in the face during a fight with gang rivals at the party. He and accomplice Izac McCloud then fired into the crowd.
McCloud, who was 16 at the time of the shooting, was convicted of murder last week."


Crips gang member Craig Scott gets 150 years for double murder and reprimand for cursing at grieving father | State | NewJerseyNewsroom.com -- Your State. Your News.

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Crips gang member Craig Scott gets 150 years for double murder and reprimand for cursing at grieving father | State | NewJerseyNewsroom.com -- Your State. Your News.: "Craig Scott, the man convicted in the 2007 murders of Joel Ferguson Jr., 17, and Naeem Jackson, 15, in Newark had to be reprimanded by a court bailiff as the father of one of his victim's addressed the court, The Star-Ledger reported.
As Joel Ferguson, Sr., spoke to the court about his murdered son, Joel Jr., Scott rubbed salt into the man's wounds by repeatedly cursing at and talking back to the grieving father.
Scott, of 12th Avenue in Newark, is a member of notorious street gang, the Crips. Essex County Assistant Prosecutor Dawn Simonetti said Scott killed Ferguson and Jackson July 13, 2007 after they came to the aid of a friend who was being assaulted by Scott and a group of thugs.
Scott kicked and stomped the teens before shooting them near Mount Vernon Place and Ellery Avenue as they tried to run away. Scott, whose nickname is 'murder,' was sentenced Thursday to consecutive life sentences (150 years) by Judge Michael L. Ravin."


FOB Killers 'Most violent' gang member Michael Oduneye to be released from prison

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'Most violent' gang member Michael Oduneye to be released from prison: "Michael Oduneye's crimes prompted one city police officer to describe him as the most violent offender he'd ever dealt with.
Two shootings connected to Calgary's gang war earned Oduneye federal jail time in 2004, but he'll be let out sometime this week when he reaches the mandatory release date in his sentence.
Oduneye, 27, was a member of the FOB Killers and the triggerman responsible for the infamous drive-by shooting in the parking lot of Southcentre on Dec. 23, 2002.
Oduneye fired at least four times at FOB gang member Jason Youn, striking him twice and seriously wounding him.
The two other shots flew into the Indigo bookstore, lodging in shelves.
'Innocent people could have been hurt; particularly given this was two days prior to Christmas and the store was full of shoppers,' the National Parole Board wrote in a review dated Sept. 15.
Oduneye's release is mandated by legislation that entitles most offenders to serve the final one-third of their sentence in the community, under supervision."


Two 'Fat' Freddie deputies probed in gang war death plot - National News, Frontpage - Herald.ie

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Two 'Fat' Freddie deputies probed in gang war death plot - National News, Frontpage - Herald.ie: "Gardai believe two of 'Fat' Freddie Thompson's deputies were behind the Ingram murder plot.
The pair, both of whom live in Dublin's south inner city, had their homes raided by armed officers minutes after gardai discovered a stash of four Ingram machine pistols and silencers in a Mulhuddart lock-up.
Officers believe that the men, who are on the gardai's most-wanted gangland list, were behind the plan to import the guns in order to mount a violent attack on rivals.
One of the men, a 26-year-old, is suspected of being the gunman who botched a hit on Martin Foley in 2008. The second is regarded as Thompson's eyes and ears in Dublin, and is considered 'Fat' Freddie's closest confidante.
According to sources, gardai swooped on the unit at Damastown Industrial Estate amid fears that an attack was just hours or days away.

A security source said: 'These guns would have been used in a bloodbath. A hit squad armed with them would have a military-like level of firepower.'"


Court rules that gangland boss Mikuláš Černák will stay in prison for life - The Slovak Spectator

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Court rules that gangland boss Mikuláš Černák will stay in prison for life - The Slovak Spectator: "Convicted Banská Bystrica gangland boss Mikuláš Černák will stay behind bars for the rest of his life as the Senate of the Prešov Regional Court turned down his appeal and also the appeal of his mother and confirmed the life sentence for Černák handed down on November 10, 2009, the SITA newswire reported on September 22.
A regular appeal against the ruling of the Court of Appeals cannot be filed and the sentence is valid and effective SITA wrote. Černák was not present at the court's public sitting, having asked the court to excuse him in a letter. His lawyers were absent, too, while their substitutes stepped in for them. Černák will serve his sentence in a prison with the strictest regime,"


Detectives have declared war on underworld hoods who drilled a hole in James Hanlon's head and chopped off his brother Bryan's penis

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Police vow to track down thugs who attacked twin brothers in gangland hit - The Daily Record: "no hiding place for gangsters who carried out horrific attacks on the Hanlon twins, police vowed last night.
Detectives have declared war on underworld hoods who drilled a hole in James Hanlon's head and chopped off his brother Bryan's penis in a double gangland hit on busy Glasgow streets.
Police have already arrested one man, who is expected to appear in court today. But there are a number of other suspects on the run after armed officers swooped on several homes in the city last week.
One man who fled naked from the back of a house in Caldercruix, near Airdrie, Lanarkshire, during a police swoop on Friday has yet to be caught.
Detective Superintendent Alan Buchanan, of Strathclyde Police's Major Investigation Team, sent a hard-hitting message to the thugs.
He said: 'You can run but you cannot hide. There is no hiding place. We will find you and put you behind bars.
'We will be keeping the pressure on those involved and their associates in both factions until we find them."


The Game Tight Soldiers and the Independent Soldiers, were both started in Vancouver

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Violent Prince George Gangs Have Their Origins in Vancouver - The Real Scoop: "The Game Tight Soldiers and the Independent Soldiers, were both started in Vancouver.
Both are now fighting over the crack shacks of the Prince George neighbhourhood known as the Hood. There have been shootings, murders and mutiliations.
It was interesting riding along with the task force for two nights of their trip - Sept. 17 and Sept. 18 - to see how the Prince George residents and gangsters reacted to their very visible presence.
Interestingly, we ran into the leader of the the largest gang in town, the Game Tight Soldiers. Steven King, who now lives in Penticton, rode up to the Renegade clubhouse on Fir Street on a Harley with Jason Hall, a full-patch member of the Renegades. He was wearing a Renegades vest with a bottom rocker. King and the GTS were first notice in Vancouver's downtown eastside in the fall of 2007. King was sent back to Ontario on Con-Air a few months later."


Friday, 24 September 2010

Latin Kings, Belizean Bloods, Two-Six Boys, Sureño 13s and Latin Dragons

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ICE Nabs 20 In Chicago Gang Roundup | Newsroom Magazine USA Edition: "Latin Kings, Belizean Bloods, Two-Six Boys, Sureño 13s and Latin Dragons
T transnational gangs remain a major problem in nearly every U.S. city. Transnational gangs differ from traditional American street gangs in that their members are foreign born and absent family connections to the communities in which they reside.
Transnational gangs, like their indigenous American counterparts, are largely financed by the illicit drug trade. Based on law enforcement reports, the transnational gangs appear to be more violent toward competing gangs as well as innocent, ordinary citizens who may come into contact with them.
Interdiction of transnational gangs is the province of local police, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and Homeland Security Investigations. Both ICE and HSI are policing agencies within the U.S. Department Of Homeland Security."


Street Gang Life The New Authority in Gang Activity

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Street Gang Life The New Authority in Gang Activity: "Police in Ohio confirmed today that Harry Walter Seavey Jr., 51, was killed in a shootout with police at 7 p.m. Saturday at JD’s Honky Tonk and Emporium.
Seavey was standing lookout at the club, according to published reports, when undercover officers approached the bar. One or possibly two people started shooting from inside the club and police returned fire, killing Seavey.
Two officers were injured by gunfire, and were treated and released from a local hospital that same night, a police spokeswoman said. A fourth person, a member of the Iron Horsemen, was shot in the foot, police said."


BLOODS Gang Members Charged With Drug Distribution

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North Country Gazette » Gang Members Charged With Drug Distribution: "major takedown of 41 members and associates of the violent “Bloods” street gang, including a Lake George man, who were allegedly operating a narcotics distribution ring that sold cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and guns throughout the Capital Region and elsewhere in New York.
As part of a multi-agency investigation code-named “Operation Blood Trail,” state and local law enforcement agents led by the New York State Attorney General’s Organized Crime Task Force (OCTF) and the Albany Police Department conducted a seven month-long investigation that included undercover operations, hundreds of hours of covert surveillance, and wiretaps.
The investigation was sparked by a tip detailing a massive and violent drug operation. The subsequent investigation established the existence of a narcotics pipeline that flowed from Long Island and Brooklyn to Albany’s South End, Arbor Hill, Clifton Park, Lake George, Watervliet, Schenectady, Troy, and Cohoes. Every month, these gang-affiliated dealers were responsible for tens of thousands of dollars in illicit drug sales."


Suspected gang members arrested following shooting, gang, old, year - News - YumaSun

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Suspected gang members arrested following shooting, gang, old, year - News - YumaSun: "Arrested were 21-year-old Jesus Antonio Gutierrez, 20-year-old Obed Sandoval and 19-year-old Enrique Cuevas. They were arrested on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and discharging a firearm at a residential structure.

They were also charged with discharging a firearm at a nonresidential structure, criminal damage and participating in a criminal street gang.

“There is information that leads us to believe this is gang-related,” said Officer Leanne Worthen, a spokeswoman for the Yuma Police Department. “And it involved gang members.”

Worthen said officers responded to the area of 6th street and 12th Avenue at about 6:46 p.m. in reference multiple reports of shots being fired.

She said the initial investigation into the shooting revealed there was a disturbance in the area involving the discharge of firearms that resulted in one person receiving minor injuries that were not life-threatening."


Suspected Hells Angels member arrested for steroid sales in Live Oak - Santa Cruz Sentinel

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Suspected Hells Angels member arrested for steroid sales in Live Oak - Santa Cruz Sentinel: "suspected Hells Angel wanted for battery in Santa Clara County was caught with a gun, anabolic steroids and $40,000 in cash when the county gang task force raided his Live Oak home Friday morning, the Sheriff's Office reported.
William Bettencourt, 38, was arrested on suspicion of possessing steroids for sale, gang participation, being a felon in possession of a gun and a warrant from Campbell police, according to Mario Sulay, gang task force commander.
About 10 officers from the gang task force, Watsonville police's gang team, the Sheriff's Office and Campbell police raided Bettencourt's home, on the 2200 block of Ivy Lane, early Friday to serve the arrest warrant, according to Sulay.
Finding drugs and the gun surprised police.
'It's something we just walked into,' Sulay said."


Kidnapping charges filed against a fifth Missouri man accused in a bizarre abduction of a Newton businessman

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Kidnapping charges filed against a fifth Missouri man accused in a bizarre abduction of a Newton businessman in January effectively ends the investigation, authorities said.

On Monday, Roy Slates, 56, an entrepreneur from Nevada, Mo., became the fifth person charged with kidnapping Newton pet supply store owner Jeffrey Muller on Jan. 8, Newton police announced today.

"Mr. Slates was our final target. I don’t anticipate any other arrests," said Sussex County First Assistant Prosecutor Gregory Mueller.

Muller, 59, was kidnapped by Douglas Stangeland, Andrew Wadel and Lonnie Swarnes, who assaulted and zapped Muller with a stun gun and trundled him into their car in the parking lot of his shop, police said. The trio was targeting a different Jeffrey Muller, a money broker from New York, but grabbed the wrong man, authorities have said.

Muller was repeatedly threatened by his captors during a 1,200-mile ride from New Jersey to Lake Ozark, Mo., despite his repeated claims they had the wrong man, authorities said. When the aging car broke down, Muller freed himself and bolted. As captors tried to stop him, a store clerk noticed the struggle and called police, who quickly arrested the bumbling trio, police said.




"I give him a lot of credit for fighting back," Mueller said. "He’s not a man of large stature, but he has the heart of a lion."

The entire strange saga had been sparked by a beer-fueled conversation between Stangeland and Slates, a contractor whose attempt to build a championship-caliber golf course in southern Utah was derailed when Muller, the money broker, failed to produce investors, authorities said. Slates wanted to recover money he believed was owed to him from a past deal with the broker. Believing that a fourth man, William Barger, 49, was an outlaw biker, Slates paid him $10,000 to plan and commit Muller’s kidnapping with Stangeland, 47, Swarnes, 45, and Wadel, 22, police said.

The abduction sparked a wide-ranging, multi-agency probe in both states. Slates was charged in February in Missouri with concealing a felony and hindering prosecution for his roles in both the kidnapping and a November home invasion/shooting in Missouri, police have said.


Ten bikers will go on trial for murder after a vicious brawl between rival gangs at a Sydney airport

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Ten bikers will go on trial for murder after a vicious brawl between rival gangs at a Sydney airport resulted in a man being bludgeoned with a metal pole and stabbed to death with a knife and scissors, a court said Thursday.

A chance meeting between members of the rival Hells Angels and Comanchero gangs on a flight led to cell phone calls for reinforcements when the plane landed.

Hells Angel Anthony Zervas, 29, died after being struck and stabbed when a fight broke out in front of stunned onlookers at a domestic airport in Australia's main city on March 22, 2009. The battle began at an arrival gate and rolled through the airport to a Qantas Airways check-in desk where Zervas died.

A preliminary court hearing ended on Thursday with Sydney magistrate John Favretto ordering 10 Comanchero bikers to stand trial for murder. The charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.


Acapulco Latest Battleground in Mexican Drug Wars Acapulco drug gangs shootout leaves 7 dead - eTurboNews.com

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Acapulco Latest Battleground in Mexican Drug Wars Acapulco drug gangs shootout leaves 7 dead - eTurboNews.com: "7 people were killed in a drug gangs shootout in Mexican resort city of Acapulco, according to local authorities.
The Associated Press reports that Guerrero state investigative police director Fernando Monreal said gunmen used grenades and automatic rifles to attack a house in a residential area of Acapulco on Thursday.
The state of Guerrero, where Acapulco is located, has become a drug cartel battleground.
Mexican police source also said that suspected drug hitmen killed the mayor of a town outside Mexico's northern business city of Monterrey Thursday. He was the fourth public official slain in little over a month."


Thursday, 23 September 2010

Teens ordered to execute gangster: Indian Posse ordered his killing informant - Winnipeg Free Press

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Teens ordered to execute gangster: informant - Winnipeg Free Press: "former Winnipeg gang member who became a justice informant says two teens were under strict orders to kill a rival drug dealer -- then talked openly about completing their 'mission' following the broad daylight slaying.
The man, whose name isn't being published by the Free Press to protect his identity, testified Monday as the key witness in a first-degree murder case against two former fellow gangsters.
'We were just exchanging war stories. They said the guy (victim) was cutting in on crack sales in the neighbourhood. (One of the accused) said they had done a mission on Magnus, that they had killed somebody,' the man told jurors.
Thomas Roy Phillips, 38, was shot twice in the head and once in the chest from point-blank range as he sat in the driver's seat of his Jeep Grand Cherokee on March 26, 2007. His two alleged killers, who were 15 at the time, have pleaded not guilty to the most serious charge in the Criminal Code. They have been identified in court as members of the Indian Posse street gang.
The Crown alleges the slaying was a premeditated act. The witness told court Monday that Phillips was associated to the Manitoba Warriors gang and that a senior member of the Indian Posse ordered his killing.
'(The two accused) were just basically waiting for him to show up,' he said. The man said there would have been serious consequences if the teens decided not to follow instructions."


News from DEA, Domestic Field Divisions, Washington DC News Releases, 09/16/10

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News from DEA, Domestic Field Divisions, Washington DC News Releases, 09/16/10: "Todd Duncan, a/k/a Donnie, age 36, of Baltimore, Maryland, pled guilty to conspiracy to conduct and participate in the activities of the Black Guerilla Family (BGF), a racketeering enterprise.
The guilty plea was announced by Special Agent in Charge Ava Cooper-Davis of the Drug Enforcement Administration - Washington Field Division; United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III; Baltimore City State’s Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy; and Secretary Gary D. Maynard and the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.
“Due to his activities as the ‘street commander’ of the BGF in Baltimore, Mr. Duncan faces many years in a federal prison,” stated Ava A. Cooper-Davis, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration. “The ‘Commander’ will now have a serious reduction in rank and will wear a prison uniform thanks to the efforts of many law enforcement agencies and prosecutors working together to make Baltimore a safer place.”"


Two Gang Members Sentenced for Injunction Violations

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Two Gang Members Sentenced for Injunction Violations: "Andrew Lucio-Lopez, 21, of Bryan and Jesse Reyes III, 32, of College Station had been placed on probation for felony offenses in 2009. Both men were subject to the gang injunction filed by the Brazos County District Attorney's Office in October of 2009.
Lucio-Lopez was the first arrest made in the injunction and was convicted of violating the injunction on May 15, 2010, when he drank alcohol during a forbidden time in a forbidden location. He also admitted to several other probation violations such as failure to complete community service and failure to pay certain fees. He was sentenced to five years in prison for the probation violation and the maximum sentence for the injunction violation of one year in the county jail and a $4,000 fine. He must serve at least half of his time before he is eligible for parole.
Reyes was convicted of violating the injunction on May 21, 2010, by possessing a cell phone in a motor vehicle. He also admitted to several other probation violations such as failure to complete community service and failure to pay certain fees. He was sentenced to four years in prison for the probation violation and one year in the county jail and a $2,000 fine for the injunction violation. He must serve at least half of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.
Both men were documented members of the Surenos, a criminal street gang. According to Mike Kneese, the Bryan Police Department's gang expert, the Surenos are regularly involved in criminal activity including drug and weapons trafficking and violent retaliatory offenses."


dad reveals how son was shot in attack by B515 gang

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Birmingham Mail - News - Top Stories - Birmingham dad reveals how son was shot in attack by B515 gang: "BIRMINGHAM dad has told how his son was gunned down in a horrific street attack which he claimed was carried out by a gang that has terrorised city residents and attacked police cars.
Michael Travers said his son, Kirt, aged 22, was left fighting for life after being shot in the back in broad daylight by members of the B515 gang.
Talking exclusively to the Birmingham Mail, the 52-year-old machine driver from Ladywood, also described the shocking injuries his son suffered when the bullet ricocheted through his body.
The horrific aftermath of the attack was captured by documentary makers who were filming motorbike paramedics.
Earlier this month the Mail revealed that the police and city council had cracked down on the 40-strong B515 street gang after a catalogue of complaints from embattled residents living around Highgate, Southacre and Lee Bank."


Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Alleged 2nd in command of Azteca gang is arrested - El Paso Times

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Alleged 2nd in command of Azteca gang is arrested - El Paso Times: "men have been linked to 10 slayings, including the killing last month of a federal police officer.
They were identified as Gonzalo Dominguez Sanchez, known as 'El Chore,' and Eduardo Rocha, alias 'El Dienton,' both 29.
Federal police said Domin guez was the successor to alleged Azteca leader Jesus Er nesto Chávez Castillo, 'El Camello,' who was arrested July 2 and is believed to be the mastermind in the slayings of U.S. Consulate employee Lesley Enriquez Redelfs and her husband, Arthur Redelfs, both of El Paso.
Rocha was described as the gang's second in command.
Federal police said the men were caught with an AR-15 rifle, two loaded pistols and more than 1.6 kilograms of cocaine."


Francisco Demoscoso, an alleged high-ranking member of the Latin Kings

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Two Plainfield men are convicted of stabbing man outside nightclub | NJ.com: "Francisco Demoscoso, an alleged high-ranking member of the Latin Kings, and Jorge Acosta, a reported member, were found guilty, after four hours of deliberations Friday, of attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons offenses, said Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow.The stabbing of a 22-year-old Plainfield man occurred outside the Chez Marie nightclub on Jan. 26, 2008, after the victim had an altercation with his assailants, said Assistant Union County Prosecutor Joshua McMahon. When the victim, who was not identified, ran from the club, Demoscoso and Acosta chased him, McMahon said. While Acosta attacked him, Demoscoso repeatedly stabbed him, the assistant prosecutor said. He said they left the man in the street for dead, but a good Samaritan flagged down a passing police car as the victim pleaded 'don't let me die.'
The victim was airlifted to a local hospital and survived the attack after extensive surgery, McMahon said."


Francisco Sierra is charged with being an accessory in the attempted murder of Officer Todd Young | Fugitive Watch / Wanted Fugitives From Justice

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Francisco Sierra is charged with being an accessory in the attempted murder of Officer Todd Young | Fugitive Watch / Wanted Fugitives From Justice: "Francisco Sierra, a suspected Norteno street gang member, is charged with being an accessory in the attempted murder of Officer Todd Young, who was shot and wounded when he and another officer tried to arrest Andrew Barrientos on Aug. 27. Sierra, 30, of Union City, is also charged with furthering gang activity. He’s scheduled to be arraigned in Department 112 at the Wiley Manuel Courthouse in Oakland at 2 p.m. today. Barrientos, a 20-year-old Union City man also suspected of being a Norteno gang member, has been charged with attempted murder, carjacking and eight other felony counts in connection with the shooting of Young."


Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Alleged 2nd in command of Azteca gang is arrested - El Paso Times

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Alleged 2nd in command of Azteca gang is arrested - El Paso Times: "arrested two alleged Azteca gang members in Juárez, one described as the second in command of the violent street gang, The Associated Press reported Saturday.
The men have been linked to 10 slayings, including the killing last month of a federal police officer.
They were identified as Gonzalo Dominguez Sanchez, known as 'El Chore,' and Eduardo Rocha, alias 'El Dienton,' both 29.
Federal police said Domin guez was the successor to alleged Azteca leader Jesus Er nesto Chávez Castillo, 'El Camello,' who was arrested July 2 and is believed to be the mastermind in the slayings of U.S. Consulate employee Lesley Enriquez Redelfs and her husband, Arthur Redelfs, both of El Paso.
Rocha was described as the gang's second in command."


Repeated Sarasota arrests, but no 'guilty' | HeraldTribune.com

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Repeated Sarasota arrests, but no 'guilty' | HeraldTribune.com: "Rose Salem, 42, is the mother of DeAndre Tunstall, whom police suspect of being the leader of the most violent street gang in Sarasota County. Four members have been convicted of murder in recent months and the gang is accused in dozens of armed robberies in North Sarasota.
Salem said detectives -- who filed racketeering charges against six alleged gang members, including Tunstall, earlier this month -- have also threatened her with racketeering charges for gang-related crimes.
'Gang related?' she said Saturday afternoon, a little more than 12 hours after her release from jail, as she sipped orange drink in her husband's auto shop. 'I ain't in no gang.'"


West Park gang,Illegal immigrants with ties to violent street gang arrested - Illegal immigration - Zimbio

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Illegal immigrants with ties to violent street gang arrested - Illegal immigration - Zimbio: "arrests in Santa Maria, Calif., over the past two days were the culmination of a two-month investigation targeting members of the West Park Surenos street gang, which police have described as a transnational street gang that posed a significant public safety threat.

Last month, eight other members of the West Park gang were arrested in connection with a drug smuggling operation in California's central coast, during which authorities seized over 19 pounds of methamphetamine, a meth lab, 1.5 kilograms of cocaine, crack cocaine, 25 pound of marijuana, 35 firearms and $800,000 in currency and property. Those arrests were led by the Drug Enforcement Administration."


NJ Man Gets 94 Years For 2 Gang Slayings - cbs3.com

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NJ Man Gets 94 Years For 2 Gang Slayings - cbs3.com: "Edariel 'Riddick' Melendez, who Union County prosecutors say is a member of the Crips street gang, received a 94-year term on Friday. He must serve 85 percent — about 80 years — before becoming eligible for parole.

The 22-year-old Elizabeth resident was convicted in June of murder, conspiracy and weapons offenses for his roles in the November 2007 shootings in Elizabeth.

Prosecutors say 13-year-old Elijah Henderson was killed while riding a bicycle, and a friend with him was wounded. Two days later, 54-year-old Celso Pedra was gunned down.

Authorities say Melendez and another man were seeking retaliation against rival gang members for the murder of another Crips member."


Suspected gang members arrested following shooting, gang, old, year - News - YumaSun

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Suspected gang members arrested following shooting, gang, old, year - News - YumaSun: "Arrested were 21-year-old Jesus Antonio Gutierrez, 20-year-old Obed Sandoval and 19-year-old Enrique Cuevas. They were arrested on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and discharging a firearm at a residential structure.

They were also charged with discharging a firearm at a nonresidential structure, criminal damage and participating in a criminal street gang.

“There is information that leads us to believe this is gang-related,” said Officer Leanne Worthen, a spokeswoman for the Yuma Police Department. “And it involved gang members.”"


Gangsters Out Blog: Abbotsford shooting victim identified

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Gangsters Out Blog: Abbotsford shooting victim identified: "The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says the man gunned down yesterday morning in Abbotsford has been identified as 49 year old Thavone Narong. Narong was the father of Eddie Narong, who was one of the victims of the 'Surrey Six' slayings October 19th, 2007.

Well isn't that interesting. Like I said, how could Jamie Bacon be involved in the Surrey six murder and not his older two brothers? The old Red Scorpion Leadership had beef with the Haney Hells Angels. Now they are pals with the Independent Soldiers and the Hells Angels"


Mongrel Mob brawl Man shot in gang brawl dies

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Man shot in gang brawl dies - National - NZ Herald News: "man who was shot in the face during a Mongrel Mob brawl last month has died of what police believe are natural causes.
Kelly Ben Gemmell, 39, is understood to have died in Hawke's Bay Regional Hospital where he was flown to after being shot injured in an internal mob dispute.
Wairoa Police Senior Sergeant Tony Bates said Mr Gemmell's death was not suspicious but had been referred for an autopsy. It is believed Mr Gemmell will be brought back to Taihoa Marae in Wairoa after that.
He was one of two men shot during last month's brawl, which police described as a large and violent one.
The fight reportedly broke out following a disagreement over gang leadership.
Mr Gemmell received gunshot pellet wounds to the face and a second man, aged 42, was found the next day"


Two suspected gang members arrested after shootings, car chase - Inside Bay Area

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Two suspected gang members arrested after shootings, car chase - Inside Bay Area: "Two suspected East Oakland gang members, both of whom have a prior assault with a firearm conviction, were arrested Saturday night after twice shooting at rivals and leading officers on a high-speed, collision-filled chase, investigators said Sunday.
No one was wounded in either of the two shootings and the suspects, ages 20 and 17, suffered only minor injuries after crashing their car, police said.
The first shooting happened shortly after 8 p.m. in the 1400 block of 84th Avenue. While officers were at that scene, another shooting involving the same suspects happened in the 1200 block of 84th Avenue, Sgt. Randy Wingate said."


Saturday, 18 September 2010

Suspected Gang Members Charged in Culver City Robbery - Culver City, CA Patch

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Suspected Gang Members Charged in Culver City Robbery - Culver City, CA Patch: "suspects, identified as Davion Craig Gregory, 18; Andrew Henrey Young, 18; and Dayquan Travion Ware, 19, allegedly fled the scene in their vehicle only to be stopped by Torrance undercover police officers. One suspect remained in the vehicle while the two others attempted to escape on foot.
One suspect who had tried to flee was immediately captured by detectives, and the other later surrendered after being detained by the Culver City Police Department, according to the press release. All stolen property was recovered.
Lt. Ronald Iizuka, a spokesman for the Culver City Police Department, was unavailable for comment.
The case was filed with the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office and all three men were charged with two counts of robbery, conspiracy and participation in a criminal street gang. All of the suspects remain in custody.
Ware and Gregory are each being held on $150,000 bail and Young is being held on $100,000 bail, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department website."


Mexicans with gang ties arrested - Washington Times

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Mexicans with gang ties arrested - Washington Times: "Twelve Mexican nationals with ties to a violent street gang in California have been arrested by a federal, state and local law enforcement task force as part of an anti-gang initiative known as 'Operation Community Shield,' led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The operation has accounted for nearly 400 arrests this year and more than 18,900 since it began five years ago."


Friday, 17 September 2010

Death Penalty Possible For Gang Shooting Death | Los Angeles Criminal Defense - Robert Helfend

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Death Penalty Possible For Gang Shooting Death | Los Angeles Criminal Defense - Robert Helfend: "This week a jury will begin to look at the details of the racially motivated killing of young Cheryl Green. They will decide if the gang members who gunned her down should be sentenced to death or life in prison.Two members of the 204th street gang have been convicted of several counts of murder for Cheryl’s death and the death of another member of the gang suspected of snitching.
This type of case is so painful for everyone involved. Mother’s seeing their children behind bars or in coffin’s need a place to turn for help and understanding.
Los Angeles Defense Attorney can help the families of the boys accused. As an experienced criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas for over twenty years, Robert Helfend has tried many cases involving gangs and has seen success in their verdict’s.
“If you or a family member is facing a three-strike felony charge in the Los Angeles area, you can’t afford to put your life in the hands of an inexperienced lawyer. Contact me to discuss the circumstances of the charges and how I can help. I believe the three strike laws are ineffective. I also believe that we should not ever give up on people. I am advocating that we change the three strikes law in California. Until the law changes, though, I will work aggressively for every client who faces the prospect of a three strikes penalty.” Robert Helfend"


2-6 Nation” street gang.members arrested in “Operation Shady Business” - Berkeley, IL - Berkeley Suburban Life

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Berwyn, Cicero men among arrested in “Operation Shady Business” - Berkeley, IL - Berkeley Suburban Life: "Federal authorities arrested three area men Wednesday following a 15-month investigation into the “2-6 Nation” street gang.
Jason Herrera, also known as “J,” 29, of Berwyn and Andrew Vela, also known as “Drew,” 29, of Berwyn and Newark, were charged with manufacturing more than 100 marijuana plants over the summer.
Francisco Montemayor, also known as “Kiko,” 29, of Cicero was charged with possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine.
The investigation, called “Operation Shady Business,” resulted in the arrest 22 defendants yesterday on federal or state charges.
Federal search warrants were executed at four locations, including defendants’ residences in Berwyn and Chicago.
Yesterday police told the Berwyn Life that the federal authorities served search warrants at two Berwyn homes on the 3200 block of South Harvey Avenue early Wednesday morning."


Federal authorities arrest 17 alleged members, associates of N.J.-N.Y. Pagans motorcycle gang | USAHitman | Conspiracy News

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Federal authorities arrest 17 alleged members, associates of N.J.-N.Y. Pagans motorcycle gang | USAHitman | Conspiracy News: "Jason Blair, 36, the alleged head of the gang’s Long Island chapter, wanted to outline a new plan — and a warning — for his followers, according to an indictment unsealed today.
He and some other gang members had allegedly discussed using grenades to kill members of the Hell’s Angels, a rival motorcycle gang, and had already listed targets, authorities allege.
With the plan ready to unfold, Blair, also known as “Roadblock,” issued a chilling order at the meeting: be prepared to die, or go to prison.
Details of the gathering were included in two indictments unsealed today that charge 17 alleged members and associates of the Pagans gang, including some from New Jersey, with violent crimes ranging from assault and extortion to conspiracy to commit murder"


Pagans bikers discussed plot to kill Hell's Angels during Wildwood's Roar to the Shore - pressofAtlanticCity.com

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Pagans bikers discussed plot to kill Hell's Angels during Wildwood's Roar to the Shore - pressofAtlanticCity.com: "indictment states that Jason 'Roadblock' Blair, the current Long Island chapter president, was assaulted by a group from the Hell's Angels on Aug. 25, 2009, and that he later called on the chapter's former president, John Richard 'JR' Ebeling, to help plot his revenge.
In a bail letter sent to two federal court judges, the U.S. Attorney's Office said that soon after, on Aug. 28 and 29, 2009, an undercover agent recorded a meeting held at a Rocky Point, N.Y., tattoo shop used at that time as the gang's base of operations. Ebeling and Blair, along with several other named defendants, were at that meeting and were recorded 'discussing specific plans to kill individuals who were involved in Blair's assault. Although Ebeling cautioned that the Pagans were outnumbered at present and must be 'smart' about attacking, he promised that 'the hammer's still going to drop on them.'
The group reportedly planned to throw homemade grenades, referred to by some of the group as 'Christmas presents,' to launch their attack as they rode their motorcycles through Long Island."


Thursday, 16 September 2010

El Blog del Narco Sergio Villarreal Barragán , alias 'El Grande '

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El Blog del Narco: "Sergio Villarreal Barragán , alias 'El Grande ' , had the same hierarchical level as Edgar Valdez, 'La Barbie 'in the criminal organization of the Beltran Leyva , so his capture is a crushing blow to this group, one of which has a major presence in the country, said the federal government spokesman on security , Alejandro Poire .

He also technical secretary of the National Security Council said ' The Great ' was arrested around 13:45 pm when he left a residence in Colonia San Pedro , fractionation Puerta de Hierro, in the capital of Puebla.

With him were also arrested Jesus Enrique Jurado Torres and Ramiro Cisneros Aguirre, who have seized four vehicles , three of them armored , as well as different weapons .

All of them , the official federal, were taken to Mexico City , where Barragán Villarreal has an arrest warrant against him for the crimes of organized crime and health

'El Grande 'operated in the states of Mexico , Guerrero , Nuevo León, Puebla , Sonora , Sinaloa , Quintana Roo, Morelos , besides the Federal District , and is related to seven inquiries from the Attorney General's Office .

'The Secretary of the Navy took a new blow to organized crime by arresting Sergio Villarreal, who was the principal operator of the criminal organization of the Beltran Leyva brothers and had a hierarchical level equivalent to Edgar Valdez, ' Barbie ', 'said Poire .

'This capture is a new and forceful blow of the federal government to organized crime , given the highly dangerous and hierarchy of the person within one of the most widespread criminal organizations in the country , which today is deeply weakened. '

He added that President Felipe Calderón Congratulates Navy elements involved in the operation on Sunday."


Reputed mob boss appears in court on heroin trafficking charges; $250G bail set

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Reputed mob boss appears in court on heroin trafficking charges; $250G bail set: "reputed high-ranking organized mob boss who police say specialized in protecting drug dealers was among four men arraigned Tuesday in Salem Superior Court.

Mark Rossetti, 51, of 1229 Bennington St., East Boston; Robert E. Ciampi, 50, of 67 Brook St., Apt., 1, East Boston; Henderson Martinez, 21, of Boston and Juan DeJesus Valdez, 22, of 136 Timson St., Lynn, pleaded innocent to trafficking over 100 grams of heroin, a crime that will net each of them a mandatory 10 years behind bars.

Ciampi, Rossetti and Valdez also denied a second charge of conspiracy to violate the drug laws lodged against them in connection with the case.

Prosecutors also indicted Rossetti and Ciampi as habitual criminals, a charge that allows prosecutors to propose a longer punishment if they are convicted on the more serious charges.

Rossetti is held on $250,000 bail and Valdez on $200,000 at the Middleton Jail. Ciampi is free after posting $150,000 cash following a bail review earlier in Superior Court. Martinez also remains free on $10,000 pending the outcome of his case."


Gang Investigations Unit alleges Julio Cesar Mendoza, 27, shot two men outside the XO Club

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Suspect in shooting has history of arrests - El Paso Times: "Gang Investigations Unit alleges Julio Cesar Mendoza, 27, shot two men outside the XO Club & Sports Bar, at 7026 Alameda, at about 2 a.m. Friday.
Mendoza shot the two men, ages 26 and 31, after they got into a fight, police said. He allegedly shot one man twice in the stomach, injuring the man's colon, liver and small intestine, according to a police affidavit.
Mendoza shot at the other man several times as he was trying to help his injured friend, the affidavit said.
One bullet struck the second man on the right side of his neck, another struck his right shoulder and two other bullets grazed the man's right shoulder blade and the back of his neck, the police affidavit said.
Both men were taken to University Medical Center. Their conditions are not known. Police have not released the names of the men.
The shooting is believed to be gang-related, police said."


Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Maria 'Chata' Leon.The Gangster Matriarch of L.A. - Yahoo! News

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The Gangster Matriarch of L.A. - Yahoo! News: "Maria 'Chata' Leon, mother of 13 kids, ruled over a criminal empire with connections to a human smuggling ring. The Daily Beast’s new L.A.-based crime reporter, Christine Pelisek, who won three Los Angeles Press Club awards, one for her investigative story on the Grim Sleeper, investigates the case.
Five days after a wild gun battle in Los Angeles that sent school children streaming out of their classrooms, and left a gang member dead in the street, the phone rang at the home of Eduardo Alvarez-Marquez.
The reputed mastermind behind a human smuggling ring, Alvarez-Marquez had brought many unlikely deliveries across the Mexican border, including a three-month-old baby and a truckload of Chinese workers hidden in a freezer truck.
Maria Leon sat like the queen spider in a web spun across the border from north to south—head of a massive criminal enterprise of drug-dealing and murder.
This call, however, was for a 'special job.'
Maria 'Chata' Leon, the then-44-year-old mother of 13 children, and the much-feared head of a drug-dealing dynasty, was stuck in the border town of Mexicali. It was one of her children, Danny 'Clever' Leon, who, wielding an AK-47, had died in the 2008 shoot-out with police, and now she wanted to attend his funeral in the United States."


Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Pagans' recruiting effort is a direct result of a small but significant Hells Angels chapter that opened in North Jersey

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Pagans' recruiting effort is a direct result of a small but significant Hells Angels chapter that opened in North Jersey in recent years. The Angels and Pagans have been rivals for decades.

"The N.J. chapter of Hells Angels is small, but backed by New York City, one of the largest chapters in the world," said Detective Ty Coronato, of the New Jersey State Police Street Gang Unit. "Most of South Jersey is completely under Pagan control, and they don't get along with Hells Angels. There's been a lot of tension."

Authorities in Pennsylvania are still investigating the 2005 shooting death of Thomas "Thinker" Wood, who was president of Philadelphia's Hells Angels chapter when it was actively involved in a turf war with the Pagans. According to reports in the Daily News, Wood's family and law enforcement suspected the Pagans.

Despite the perceived "tension" between Pagans and Hells Angels in New Jersey, there hasn't been any similar bloodshed in the Garden State in recent years.

In Gloucester City, a small, blue-collar town on the Delaware River, Police Chief George Berglund isn't pleased that he has a Pagans chapter in town and is worried that its ranks have grown.

"I'm definitely concerned with the rise of numbers I've seen. They're actively recruiting," he said. "We don't want them in town but constitutionally, people are allowed to be members. They don't like attention and they don't like law enforcement. None of them are saints."

In June, there was a minor incident in Gloucester City when members of the Warlocks allegedly walked into a corner bar wearing their colors. Words were exchanged with Pagans, phone calls were made, and more and more bikers showed up, Berglund said, but nothing really happened.

"We resolved it right then and there," he said of the incident.

There's no clubhouse in Gloucester City, Berglund said, and Pagans don't hang in the city's bars often.

"For the most part, they're not welcome to wear their colors in many establishments. It's not good business practice," he said.

Although the Pagans Motorcycle Club doesn't appear to have a Web site, its members are in plain view all over the Internet on sites like Facebook and MySpace.

Many use their nicknames or their real names with the acronym PMC attached. Several South Jersey Pagans declined to comment when contacted by the Daily News, and others did not return requests for comment.

In Wildwood, more than 100,000 visitors are in town this weekend for the 15th annual Roar to the Shore, a motorcycle-themed event that draws all types of bikers, including outlaw motorcycle clubs. Plenty of undercover local, state and federal investigators also are there looking for new faces, alliances or potential problems.

"That's a Pagan run and you usually don't see too many Hells Angels with their colors on,"Coronato said of the Wildwood event. "If you do, that means there could be trouble."

But Wildwood Mayor Gary DeMarzo, a retired police officer in the city, said there rarely are any problems at the event.

"We always make sure we reach out to the leadership of the gangs to ensure lawfulness. Most of the establishments in town don't allow them to wear their colors and they comply," he said.

One bar owner in Wildwood says Pagans are good customers.

"It has been my impression that these guys and the other clubs don't come to Wildwood to cause trouble - just to be seen and chill. Sometimes I see some colors but not to intimidate anyone," said Dave Stefankiewicz, a lawyer and owner of Good Night Irene's Brew Pub.

But Garrity, of the Camden County Prosecutor's Office, said outlaw motorcycle clubs aren't going to wreak havoc in public places unless they're forced to. A motorcycle rider himself, Garrity said he stopped going to the Wildwood event because of the outlaw clubs' presence.

"A lot of the criminal activity they do is really well-hidden, whether it's drugs or weapons," Garrity said. "The main thing with biker groups is usually the problems they have among themselves. They don't usually go out and mess with what we'd call civilians."

Last year, 55 members of the Pagans, including some from New Jersey and Pennsylvania, were charged in West Virginia federal court with kidnapping, racketeering, robbery, extortion and conspiracy to commit murder.



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Hells Angels biker went on trial in Germany on Tuesday for the alleged murder of a police commando in March.

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Hells Angels biker went on trial in Germany on Tuesday for the alleged murder of a police commando in March.

The trial, in the western city of Koblenz, attended by several other members of the gang, opened under heavy security.

Prosecutors have accused the 44-year-old defendant, identified only as Karl-Heinz B., of firing two shots without warning at the officer through a door as he prepared to raid his home.

"Both shots penetrated the door. One hit the police officer in the upper body and affected several organs. In spite of immediate medical attention, the 42-year-old bled to death," according to the charge sheet.


Gangster Disciples,Suspected gang member arrested in FL | Fox10tv.com

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Suspected gang member arrested in FL | Fox10tv.com: "U-S Marshals and the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspected gangster last night after more than two hours of negotiations.
Jimmy Eugene Suarez is said to be affiliated with the gang known as “Gangster Disciples.” Suarez is wanted in both Ft. Lauderdale and Escambia County.
The Florida regional fugitive task force and the sheriff’s office received information Suarez was at a home on Myrtle Hill Circle in Pensacola. Patrol deputies, K-9 officers and Task Force members responded, and spotted a vehicle Suarez was reportedly driving around 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Investigators verified Suarez was inside along with his mother and two young children. Law enforcement on scene say Suarez threatened to shoot officers and himself if they tried to arrest him.
A relative eventually helped officers negotiate with Suarez on a cell phone. Suarez walked out of the home around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. He was arrested without incident. No one was injured.
Suarez is wanted by U.S. Marshals in Ft. Lauderdale for violating his supervised release from a 2004 arrest where he was convicted of possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking crime. He was sentenced to 72 months in federal prison and five years supervised release"


Gardaí arrest 10 after Dublin shooting | IOL

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Gardaí arrest 10 after Dublin shooting | IOL: "Detectives arrested 10 people today after the suspected gangland murder of a man in a Dublin suburb.

The victim was shot several times, including once in the head, in the street near his apartment in the affluent area of Portmarnock.

Seven men and three women were detained in a series of early-morning raids in the north of the city.

They were being held separately at Garda stations across the capital.

The murder took place near the Dart station and less than 100 yards from the The Links apartment complex where the dead man lived."


Police raids on Hells Angels in Ontario,169 charges,31 arrests - English pravda.ru

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Police raids on Hells Angels in Ontario,169 charges,31 arrests - English pravda.ru: "police raid on the Hells Angels has led to 31 arrests and 169 charges related to drugs and weapons in Ontario. The arrests were made in a series of raids throughout the province Wednesday during a joint operation that also targeted biker clubhouses in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and British Columbia. Ontario Provincial Police Commissioner Julian Fantino said Thursday the arrests send a message to bikers that 'they can run, but they can't hide.' Police say the 18-month investigation, dubbed Project Develop, involved a Hells Angels informant."


Monday, 13 September 2010

Brother of slain teen sentenced on drug charges

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Brother of slain teen sentenced on drug charges: "Kevin 'Gusto' Coleman, 25, was arrested twice inside of a month during the summer of 2009 while dealing crack cocaine on Seattle's East Union Street corridor. Coleman was identified by police as a member of the East Union Street Hustlers, a Central District street gang whose members have been implicated in slayings and violent incidents.
Following his arrest, law enforcement agents found a bulletproof vest and ammunition magazines for an AK-47-style assault rifle at Coleman's home.
Coleman was among a group of dealers Seattle police and federal authorities targeted in the Seattle Drug Market Initiative, a law enforcement push aimed at street drug sales.
Following an investigation, a number of suspects were invited to a meeting with police, shown the evidence against them and told to knock off the illegal activity, Assistant U.S. Attorney Vince Lombardi told the court Friday. Because of a history of gun crimes, Coleman was among those that didn't get that chance and was charged by prosecutors.
Coleman's 15-year-old brother, Quincy 'Q' Coleman, was one of five teens shot to death on Seattle streets in 2008 during a wave of slayings that prompted action by the city and contributed to the decision to launch the Drug Market Initiative there. Quincy Coleman was hot to death outside the Garfield Community Center. His killer has not been caught.
Having previously pleaded guilty to drug possession charges, Coleman apologized for his actions before being sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Ricardo Martinez.
'I really am sorry for what I've done and I want to apologize to my family,' Coleman said as his mother, fiance and other family members looked on.
Coleman remains at the SeaTac Federal Detention Center pending his transfer to Bureau of Prisons custody."


BBC News - Wolverhampton gang member jailed for murder

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BBC News - Wolverhampton gang member jailed for murder: "Jamie Price, the son of musician Goldie, was found guilty of murdering Marlon Morris, 21.
Mr Morris was out drinking with friends and was unarmed when he was stabbed four times last August, Nottingham Crown Court heard.
Judge John Milmo QC told Price, of Long Ley, Heath Town, Wolverhampton, he must serve a minimum of 21 years in prison.
'Everyone lost'


The judge said: 'The background here is gang culture. The refusal of gangs to accept the law of the land, coupled with the desire to impose their own anarchic ways, cannot be tolerated by society.

Marlon Morris was fatally stabbed through the heart and died in hospital 'In a case of this kind there are no winners, only losers. Everyone involved here has lost and lost in a very significant sense, whether the sentence is one of life or one of death.'
Mr Morris, a member of the Pendeford Crew, had been left with a severely disabled arm following a motorcycle crash.
Price, a member of the rival Heath Town gang, chased him down Broad Street in the city centre before repeatedly stabbing him, the court heard.
Speaking outside court on Tuesday, Mr Morris's family said they were pleased with the length of Price's sentence.
In a statement read by Det Con Allison Smith, the family said: 'Today has seen justice for Marlon and whilst it has been a long and difficult journey, it's the right result and enables closure for our family."


Escalating gang feud lands two in jail | Inland News | PE.com | Southern California News | News for Inland Southern California

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Escalating gang feud lands two in jail | Inland News | PE.com | Southern California News | News for Inland Southern California: "feud between two Lake Elsinore gangs that heated up earlier this year after a gang member was fatally shot has led to the arrest of two men, authorities said.
Robert Andrew Esparza, 23, of Lake Elsinore, was arrested Thursday in the 800 block of Alpine Court near Summer Lake Park. He is accused of shooting at a rival gang member the evening of July 24, court records show.
The rival was driving on Broadway near Crosswinds Court when he saw a green Honda Civic stopped at the intersection, records show. A man later identified as Esparza got out of that car's front passenger seat and pointed a gun at the rival, who accelerated toward Esparza.
Esparza fired but missed, court records stated."


Daily Star: Simply The Best 7 Days A Week :: News :: Big Brother star Davina McCall: I told my daughter heroin's fantastic

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Daily Star: Simply The Best 7 Days A Week :: News :: Big Brother star Davina McCall: I told my daughter heroin's fantastic: "BIG Brother presenter Davina McCall told her young daughter Holly that heroin was “fantastic”.

In a bizarre bid to put the eight-year-old off drugs, ex-addict Big Brother presenter Davina McCall told her it gives people such a good feeling they want to take it again and become addicted.
The glamorous mum-of-three said she wanted to have an open, honest relationship with her children about her past."


Sunday, 12 September 2010

two Kingston teens charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a 20-year-old man have ties to the Bloods street gang

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two Kingston teens charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a 20-year-old man have ties to the Bloods street gang, a state police official said on Friday.

Police arrested the two 16-year-olds, Brandon L. Jones of Pine Grove Avenue and Eban X. Woullard of Henry Street, at 4:10 a.m. Thursday in Kingston in connection with the Wednesday afternoon shooting on Deerfield Road in Boiceville, near Onteora Middle/Senior High School.

Their gang link was divulged by state police Senior Investigator Peter Kusminsky.


Jamal Spaights,went by the names “Mel” and “Bloody Bastard,” was sentenced to 40 years for the RICO count

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top two leaders of the so-called Bounty Hunter Bloods/Nine Tech Gangster street gang was sentenced on Friday to 50 years in prison for his role in the gang.

Jamal Spaights, 28, of Portsmouth had pleaded guilty in federal court to one RICO count and one count of possessing a firearm in the commission of an act of violence. The RICO count includes various racketeering acts that he committed while he was a gang member — including conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.

Spaights, who also went by the names “Mel” and “Bloody Bastard,” was sentenced to 40 years for the RICO count and 10 years for the gun count, according to U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride, who announced the sentence via a press release.

“A leader of one of Tidewater’s most violent gangs will now spend most of his life behind bars,” MacBride stated in the release. “This gang infiltrated neighborhoods with drugs and kept them in fear through murder and violent intimidation. We will continue to work with federal and local law enforcement partners to take gang members off our streets and make our citizens safer in their homes and communities.”

The combined gang that Spaights helped lead operated in various neighborhoods in Portsmouth, Suffolk and Chesapeake.

According to court documents, Spaights and two others drove around the Craddock area of Portsmouth on Oct. 16, 2006, looking for someone who was a witness to the murder of Darius Powell, who had been killed by the gang because members thought he had helped rob gang members at a Craddock dice game.

When the witness was located, gang members chased him down with their vehicle, and Spaights shot at him with a 9mm handgun, but missed. During the chase, Spaights’ vehicle crashed into a residence and he and the others fled the scene. Spaights, however, dropped the handgun, which was later recovered by Portsmouth police.

Spaights and seven other members of the Bloods and the Nine Tech Gangsters were arrested in an April sweep resulting from an investigation that included the FBI, the Virginia State Police and the Suffolk and Portsmouth police departments.

At the time of the original arrests, MacBride said the men were “charged with terrorizing neighborhoods in Portsmouth, Suffolk and Chesapeake.”


alleged leaders of the Mafioso street gang, pleaded innocent Friday to charges of attempted murder

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alleged leaders of the Mafioso street gang, pleaded innocent Friday to charges of attempted murder for a 2005 shooting.

Michael Peralta, 28, and Nigel Vaughn, 25, were ordered held without bail by Superior Court Judge Robert Kane. They are scheduled for bail hearings on Oct. 13.

Bail, however, is academic for both men. Peralta, identified as the founder and leader of the Mafioso gang, was convicted in 2007 on gun charges and is serving a 15-year sentence. Vaughn was convicted in 2007 of attempted murder for the April 12, 2005, shooting of three men at Larry’s Sports Pub on Morgan Street. He is serving a 20-year sentence.All three men survived in the Larry’s Pub shooting.

At Vaughn’s trial, witnesses testified Vaughn became enraged after one of the three men knocked a sweater belonging to Vaughn’s girlfriend from a bar stool to the floor.

Both Peralta and Vaughn were identified as leaders of the Mafioso street gang, a group of young men and women that was based in Fall River and was once considered the most dangerous and violent street gang in the city.

Police say the Mafioso gang that existed in 2005 is now defunct.

Peralta and Vaughn were indicted Aug. 25 by a grand jury for the attempted murder of two men who were shot on the boardwalk about 250 feet north of the Regatta Night Club on Davol Street at 2 a.m. on March 27, 2005.

Jared Robinson, 28, also formerly of Fall River and also an alleged former Mafioso leader, was indicted by the grand jury. Robinson is scheduled for arraignment on Sept. 23.

Police went to Davol Street near the Regatta Night Club at 2 a.m. on March 27, 2005. They found two men on the ground, both alive and bleeding from gunshot wounds.

Yvens Saint Louis, 23 of Quincy, was shot twice in the back. Osias McEleven, 24, of Brockton, was shot once through the foot.

Saint Louis was initially admitted to the trauma intensive care unit at Rhode Island Hospital with his injuries. McEleven was treated at St. Anne’s Hospital and released. Both men survived.

Though the case is more than five years old, it was never closed, Police Chief Daniel Racine and District Attorney Samuel Sutter said.

Detective Lawrence Ferreira worked with prosecutor Steven Gagne on the case.

The shooting came during a busy and violent spring for the group identified as the Mafioso gang.
In addition to the shootings at the Regatta Night Club and the shooting a month later at Larry’s Sport Pub, Peralta was shot three times in the leg and once in the hand in a shooting at the Father Diaferio Village on May 22, 2005.

Police charged Robinson that same day in connection with another shooting on John Street. Witnesses later told police Robinson fired in defense against a man who was shooting at him.
Those charges against Robinson were later dismissed.

With the arraignments of Peralta and Vaughn, the cases will be placed on the trial calendar.

They are charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, four counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a firearm without a licence and possession a firearm without an FID card.

The charge of attempted murder carries a possible 20-year sentence. If they are convicted of that charge, and if the jury also convicts them of using a firearm to commit attempted murder, there will be a minimum of five years added to whatever sentence they receive for attempted murder.


East Union Street Hustlers, a Central District street gang whose members have been implicated in slayings and violent incidents.

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Kevin "Gusto" Coleman, 25, was arrested twice inside of a month during the summer of 2009 while dealing crack cocaine on Seattle's East Union Street corridor. Coleman was identified by police as a member of the East Union Street Hustlers, a Central District street gang whose members have been implicated in slayings and violent incidents.

Following his arrest, law enforcement agents found a bulletproof vest and ammunition magazines for an AK-47-style assault rifle at Coleman's home.

Coleman was among a group of dealers Seattle police and federal authorities targeted in the Seattle Drug Market Initiative, a law enforcement push aimed at street drug sales.

Following an investigation, a number of suspects were invited to a meeting with police, shown the evidence against them and told to knock off the illegal activity, Assistant U.S. Attorney Vince Lombardi told the court Friday. Because of a history of gun crimes, Coleman was among those that didn't get that chance and was charged by prosecutors.

Coleman's 15-year-old brother, Quincy "Q" Coleman, was one of five teens shot to death on Seattle streets in 2008 during a wave of slayings that prompted action by the city and contributed to the decision to launch the Drug Market Initiative there. Quincy Coleman was hot to death outside the Garfield Community Center. His killer has not been caught.

Having previously pleaded guilty to drug possession charges, Coleman apologized for his actions before being sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Ricardo Martinez.


swoops on a neo-Nazi group that has infiltrated jailed right-wingers

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swoops on a neo-Nazi group that has infiltrated jailed right-wingers to prepare them for violence when back on the outside took place across Germany yesterday.The targets of the raid were offices and homes of the officials of the Aid Organisation for National Political Prisoners and their Dependants. The HNG, as it is known, is believed to have begun organising violent neo-Nazis serving jail terms for hate crimes, assault and possession of illegal weapons.Interior Ministry Secretary Klaus-Dieter Fritsche said: "Today's searches will show whether our suspicions are confirmed and the HNG is positioned against constitutional order in an aggressively violent manner.

"Our findings lead us to the belief the HNG's goal is to network and strengthen the fragmented neo-Nazi scene.

"It acts against the social cohesion of Germany and we cannot tolerate this."

The HNG was founded in 1979 and has a core membership of around 600 with triple that number regarded as sympathisers.


Thursday, 9 September 2010

Tri-City Bombers gang,triggerman in a fatal shooting that left a fellow member of an alleged drug smuggling operation dead.

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Hidalgo County sheriff’s investigators have identified a body found in a backyard north of the city as that of an 18-year-old Economedes High School student and alleged gang member.

The remains of Roberto Javier Resendez were in an advanced stage of decomposition when deputies discovered them nine feet underground and beneath two layers of concrete and a chicken coop Aug. 25 at a home on the 2600 block of Ken Drive, near the intersection of 5 Mile Road North and La Homa Drive.

The advanced decay forced investigators to rely on dental records to make a positive identification, Sheriff Lupe Treviño said.

“For us to go to dental records means fingerprints are non-existent,” he said. “We’re talking bones and dry skin. There was no skin tissue or organs.”

Investigators believe Resendez, a purported member of the Tri-City Bombers gang, was the triggerman in a fatal shooting that left a fellow member of an alleged drug smuggling operation dead.

Resendez himself was allegedly targeted for death by the drug smuggling ring. The group believed him to be a weak link within their operation, Treviño said.

“They suspected him of having the potential to leak information out,” he said. “He was hard core (and) had a very lengthy felony and misdemeanor record. But he was very young, and they may have seen that as a weakness.”

On Aug. 26, six people were charged with capital murder in connection with Aguilar’s death. Each provided deputies with kidnapping and murder confessions.


Gang dispute appears to have sparked the shooting Sunday in Lancaster that killed a 14-year-old girl

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Gang dispute appears to have sparked the shooting Sunday in Lancaster that killed a 14-year-old girl and left six others injured, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said Monday.

Homicide Bureau Lt. Pat Nelson said investigators are “confident” that the shooting was gang-related, but declined to identify the gangs. There had been no arrests made by Monday evening.

Dominique Peatry, 14, was identified as the girl who was killed when gunmen began shooting early Sunday morning at a party in the 44600 block of 6th Street East. The other shooting victims, who range in age from 13 to 26, have not been identified. They are all expected to survive, Nelson said.


Hells Angels’ Scotia Street clubhouse ,Body of an adult man whose legs appeared to have been bound with duct tape was pulled from the Red River

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Body of an adult man whose legs appeared to have been bound with duct tape was pulled from the Red River in North Kildonan Saturday.

Const. Jason Michalyshen, a Winnipeg police spokesman, confirmed officers recovered a man’s body, which had initially been seen floating in the river by a boater around 10:15 a.m.

Michalyshen said a positive identification of the man has been made and that foul play is not suspected. An autopsy is pending, though.

As emergency workers moved the body from a boat onto a stretcher on shore, the man’s legs could clearly be seen and appeared to be bound with silver-coloured utility tape.

The man also appeared to be missing one of his hands.

Emergency crews used a fire rescue boat to recover the body shortly after the boater noticed it Saturday morning.

Then, about 1:30 p.m., a team of police, firefighters and mortuary workers pulled the body from the docked boat on the east shore of the Red River right near the Kildonan Tennis Club on Valhalla Drive, just north of the Chief Peguis Trail.

The spot is almost directly across the river from the Hells Angels’ Scotia Street clubhouse recently seized by justice officials earlier this summer.

Once the body had been pulled ashore, the workers zipped it into a body bag, used a stretcher to wheel it up the riverbank and loaded it into a waiting mortuary van, as a few curious residents of the nearby high-rise apartment blocks looked on.


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