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Wednesday, 29 December 2010

“Myfas” criminal street gang members 16-Year-Old Stabbed; Attack Suspects Arrested - Bakersfield News Story - KERO Bakersfield

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16-Year-Old Stabbed; Attack Suspects Arrested - Bakersfield News Story - KERO Bakersfield: "three gang members were arrested after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed by them.
McFarland police said that about 7 a.m. on Tuesday, McFarland Police Department officers served multiple residential search warrants in the city of McFarland.
Gang officers from the MPD served search and arrest warrants for three “Myfas” criminal street gang members in connection with the Nov. 16, assault and stabbing."

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18th Street Gang Fake I.D. Ring Busted in Cherokee County, Georgia : Greenville Dragnet

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18th Street Gang Fake I.D. Ring Busted in Cherokee County, Georgia : Greenville Dragnet: "Cherokee County law enforcement busted a fake ID ring this week. The counterfeit documents included, but were not limited to, social security cards and drivers licenses. Also found with the fake IDs was over $15,000 and receipts showing that at least $75,000 was sent Mexico. Cherokee County law enforcement touted this as the largest bust of its kind in the county.

Three people behind the operation have been arrested but Cherokee County officials believe this is just the “tip of the iceberg.” The suspects behind the operation are believed to be members of the 18th Street Gang and are suspected of being illegal aliens.

The 18th Street gang is one of the largest and most violent Latino street gangs in the nation. Some of their “cliques’ having working relationships with Mexican cartels."

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Bikie gangs linked to Coogee tattoo parlour bomb blast

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Bikie gangs linked to Coogee tattoo parlour bomb blast: "TATTOO parlour in Coogee owned by two of Sydney's most notorious bikies has been gutted by fire after a petrol bombing, with the street gang Notorious the prime suspect.

Coogee Ink, on Coogee Bay Road, was burnt out just before 1am yesterday.

The fire forced the evacuation of about 30 people from the nearby flats."

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Bodyguards are in demand as safety concerns grow | Standard-Examiner – Ogden, Layton, Brigham, Weber, Davis, Sports, Entertainment, Dining, Utah Jazz, Real Salt Lake, Ogden Raptors, Top of Utah News

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Guards trained in martial arts showed the latest techniques for subduing nightclub troublemakers, joked about the challenges of guarding celebrities like Paris Hilton and compared notes on the latest technology borrowed from the military.

The 29th annual Executive Protection Institute Conference in December came at a time when demand for bodyguards has soared in lockstep with increasing global unrest spurred by wars and economic turmoil and rising public curiosity about the private lives of celebrities."

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Sunday, 26 December 2010

Bikie gang paymaster faces extradition

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Bikie gang paymaster faces extradition: "AUTHORITIES have swooped on one of Australia's most wanted men, the alleged drug lord and Comanchero bikie gang financier Hakan Ayik, on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, ending his six months on the run.

He faces extradition to Australia to confront charges connected to the nation's biggest recent organised crime probe, Operation Hoffman.

Mr Ayik had been the subject of a NSW Police and Interpol arrest warrant and was believed to be living on money he had stashed in foreign bank accounts. He narrowly avoided capture at the Greek-Turkish border two months ago, possibly after bribing officials.


It is believed his arrest is connected to alleged criminal offences flowing from his previous escape."

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Indo-Canadian Gangster Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy In 1997 Abbotsford Murder | Link Newspaper

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Indo-Canadian Gangster Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy In 1997 Abbotsford Murder | Link Newspaper: "Ravinder (Robbie) Soomel, 31, was sentenced to five years in prison for his part in the killing of 20-year-old Jason Herle, who was gunned down by two men hiding in the bushes as he was leaving his parents’ King Road home with his girlfriend in November 1997, reported the Surrey Leader newspaper.
Soomel and co-accused Tajinder (T.J.) Bains were each charged in August 2007 with first-degree murder, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of conspiracy to commit murder. Bains, 36, entered his plea in December 2008 and was sentenced to three years."

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Saturday, 25 December 2010

Quebec street gang leader Ducarme Joseph has received an early and rather unusual Christmas present - a $283,743 tax bill from Revenue Quebec,

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"Notorious Quebec street gang leader Ducarme Joseph has received an early and rather unusual Christmas present - a $283,743 tax bill from Revenue Quebec, QMI Agency has learned.

Street-smart Quebec tax officials unwrapped the gift for Joseph on Tuesday, slapping a tax lien on the gangster’s luxury Montreal-area mansion in a tony district of Dollard-des-Ormeaux. It is currently for sale for $1.6 million.

Joseph owes the province unpaid income taxes for 1994, 1995 and 2010, Revenue Quebec tax lawyer Sophie Allaire says in the lien filed in Quebec’s province-wide property records database.

Revenue Quebec’s move comes just months after a QMI Agency investigation revealed that Joseph owned the luxury home and was trying to unload it, even as he sat in jail after surviving an assassination attempt.

The tax lien forces lawyers and notaries involved in any eventual sale of Joseph’s mansion at 64 Rue Radisson to withhold $283,743 from the sale and remit the money to Revenue Quebec.

There was no immediate explanation of how Joseph – who was until earlier this year a regular in many of Montreal’s hippest downtown bars and restaurants - managed to avoid paying at least some taxes for 16 years."

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Third victim dies in South San Francisco shooting

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Bulletstorm - Epic EditionThird victim dies in South San Francisco shooting: "Gunplay in South San Francisco Wednesday night has claimed a third victim, putting the county’s gang task force and South San Francisco police on a hunt for a group of men who rained bullets upon a neighborhood that has suffered multiple murders this year and is known for gang violence.
Two men, Omar Cortez, 18, and Gonzalo Avalos, 19, were found dead at the scene, according to the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office. Both were residents of South San Francisco.
The third victim was taken to San Francisco General Hospital in critical condition where he later died. The San Mateo County Coroner’s Office has yet to release his name."

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Wednesday, 22 December 2010

 Gang member sentenced to five years for bank robbery

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Gang member sentenced to five years for bank robbery: "member of a Burlington County-based street gang was sentenced to serve time in federal prison for an armed bank robbery.

Tarrell Matthews, 21, of Willingboro, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to five years for the March 17, 2009, robbery of a Beneficial Savings Bank on Merchantville Avenue in Pennsauken.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Matthews brandished a revolver during the heist and escaped with $37,350.

He was arrested in July and pleaded guilty Sept. 16 to one count of bank robbery, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Law enforcement sources have described Matthews as a member of the Burlington County-based gang MOE, also known as Muslims Over Everything, which has been tied to numerous bank robberies in Burlington County and South Jersey.

The reputed leader of the gang, Terrek K. Parker, 23, of Willingboro, was sentenced to 19 years in federal prison last month for his role in planning and orchestrating three bank robberies involving other gang members, as well as smuggling handguns into New Jersey. He also is serving a 32-month federal prison term for a 2009 gun-smuggling conviction."

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Passenger in Salinas shootout will not face charges - MontereyHerald.com :

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Passenger in Salinas shootout will not face charges - MontereyHerald.com :: "No charges will be filed against a man who was a passenger when a shootout broke out with county Gang Task Force officers in Salinas on Dec. 11, the Monterey County District Attorney's Office said Monday.
Juan Anthony Ortiz, 37, was released from Monterey County Jail on Monday afternoon, according to jail records.

Chief Assistant District Attorney Terry Spitz said the jail had been notified by 'the end of the lunch hour' Monday that his office would not file charges against Ortiz, a decision likely to disappoint some local officers who believed he might be charged as an accomplice.

Both Ortiz and the man suspected of opening fire on the officers — Nicholas 'Nick' Martinez — are documented Sureño gang members, according to court records. But for prosecutors, the proof of Ortiz's involvement in a crime was apparently not there.

'A person may not be charged with a crime merely because he is present at the scene of a crime,' Spitz said. 'It would not be at all surprising that one gang member was encouraging the other, but we have to have proof about what was said, or definite actions.'"

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Customs officer charged over gangster corruption - News - Selkirk Weekend Advertiser

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Customs officer charged over gangster corruption - News - Selkirk Weekend Advertiser: "customs informant handler has been accused of corruption over a case in which two Merseyside drug barons who pretended to turn supergrass were granted royal pardons.

Paul Cook, a former member of the National Investigation Service, will be prosecuted over allegations of misconduct in a public office and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said the HM Customs and Excise officer has been summonsed to appear at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court on January 11.

M-16 Lights and Sounds Machine GunThe move comes after solicitors reviewed his dealings with Merseyside gangland boss John Haase and his nephew Paul Bennett, who were convicted of perverting the course of justice in November 2008. Southwark Crown Court heard the pair tipped off police about an array of stashes of handguns, rifles, machine guns, grenades and drugs across Britain."

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Gilroy gang stabbing on Arroyo Circle ( visiting gangster from another city )

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Gilroy gang stabbing on Arroyo Circle ( visiting gangster from another city ): "The victim of a stabbing in Gilroy on Sunday evening was likely the target of a gang attack, according to police.Officers went to the 8300 block of Arroyo Circle at about 7 p.m. after dispatchers received an anonymous call reporting a male stabbing victim in that area, according to police.Arriving officers found the victim standing in front of a retail store suffering from a single stab wound in the torso, police said.He was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.The victim, who identified himself as a gang member from another city, told investigators he had been attacked by two people. Police believe the assailants were from a rival gang."

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Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Pig-tailed teenage Small Heath member of B515 gang handed ASBO - Top Stories - News - Birmingham Mail

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Pig-tailed teenage Small Heath member of B515 gang handed ASBO - Top Stories - News - Birmingham Mail: "PIG-tailed teenage tearaway has been handed an anti-social behaviour order for bringing months of misery to an inner city community as part of a notorious street gang.

Jenny Arkansan, 17, of Arthur Street, Small Heath, was handed the ASBO after a trial at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court, during which she was described as a key member of the B515 gang, which has caused disruption and anguish in Highgate, Southacre and Lee Bank.

The court was shown CCTV footage of Arkansan with a group who huddled to light a firework, which was then fired towards a group of youngsters, who were queuing for an under 18 event at a nightclub in Broad Street in November.

The full terms of the order will not be decided until the New Year."

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Waka Flocka's Mom Denies Gang Affiliation -- Say What! - The Boombox

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No Hands (Feat. Roscoe Dash And Wale) [Explicit Album Version]Waka Flocka's Mom Denies Gang Affiliation -- Say What! - The Boombox: "Debra Antney was frustrated recently, when her son Waka Flocka's house was raided by police, who referred to her as 'the Candy Lady,' and accused her of running a prostitution ring. 'There's nothing going on for you to kick a door in,' she said. 'We were really surprised, but the neighbors always watch. We live in a country club, so they always watch, they always assume...Of course I'm not gonna sit back and be called 'the Candy Lady,'...There was no prostitution. And we're not gang-affiliated.' Definitely not gang-affiliated at all. [MTV]"

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Friday, 17 December 2010

Ice-T Executive Produces "The Peacemaker: L.A. Gang Wars" For A&E | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHopDX

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Ice-T Executive Produces "The Peacemaker: L.A. Gang Wars" For A&E Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales HipHopDX: "December 16 at 10pm EST, the A&E network will air The Peacemaker: L.A. Gang Wars. The five-part series chronicles times of tense street gang mediation in South Central, Los Angeles, as seen by professional gang mediator Malik Spellman. With over two hours of total footage, the premiere episode on the 16th will be followed by a second episode right after.
The Peacemaker: L.A. Gang Wars is executive produced by rapper/actor Ice-T. Ice is a pioneer in Gangsta Rap, and has been a voice of Los Angeles (and beyond) for over three decades. With a Rap career spanning over 28 years, Ice-T also recorded the series' theme song.
Malik Spellman has two decades of experience in the mediation field, and is a 30-year native of South Central."

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Ottawa street gang, the Ledbury Banff Crips Ottawa gang member deported to Somalia

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Medeshivalley.com: Ottawa gang member deported to Somalia: "25-year-old street gang member, who came to Ottawa from Somalia at the age of nine, has been deported to that country in an operation praised by Public Safety Minister Vic Toews.
But the father of Omar Ahmed is furious at the treatment of his son.
(Photo : Abdi Farah, the father of the deported man .)
Abdi Farah told the Ottawa Citizen that his son was dropped last week in the lawless Somali capital of Mogadishu despite assurances he says he was given from Canadian officials that he would be flown to Bosaso, a city in the more stable state of Puntland.
A spokesman for the Canada Border Services Agency would neither confirm nor deny the story Tuesday.
'I am unable to confirm specifically where he was returned to,' said Chris Kealey, citing privacy concerns.
Ahmed had been held by federal immigration officials as a danger to Canadians since April 1. He agreed to be deported in order to end his indefinite detention.
According to his father, Ahmed waived his legal appeals based on the government's assurance he would be returned to Bosaso.
Ahmed has admitted to being a member of a notorious Ottawa street gang, the Ledbury Banff Crips. He was known on the street as 'Ghost.'"

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Looking for Bloods member in Lehigh robberies | Street Gangs Resource Center

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Gang Investigator's Handbook: A Law-Enforcement Guide to Identifying and Combating Violent Street GangsLooking for Bloods member in Lehigh robberies Street Gangs Resource Center: "Bethlehem police are looking for a 21-year-old man they said is a member of the Bloods and involved in the rash of recent robberies and burglaries involving Lehigh University students.
Darius Michael Newman, who lived in Bethlehem but now has no known address, is wanted on charges of receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana and prescription drugs, possession with the intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to court records.
Newman is affiliated with the Bloods and is suspected in the rash of gang-ordered robberies involving mostly Lehigh students on the South Side, said Detective Jeremy Alleshouse.
On Sunday, police raided Newman’s former home at 538 Hayes St. Inside the home, police found several stolen items, including electronics and a television, Alleshouse said. They also found drugs and drug paraphernalia and arrested Dario O. Perez, 19, who was inside the home."

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Syndicate street boss pleads guilty to drug charges

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Street gang boss pleads guilty to drug charges: "It took less than four months for Emmanuel Zephir to find himself at the centre of a major drug trafficking ring after serving a five-year prison term for killing a man.
Details of Zephir's quick ascent from leaving a federal penitentiary in January 2006 to running a drug ring that sold 250 grams of cocaine a week were made public at the Montreal courthouse yesterday as Zephyr, leader of the Syndicate street gang, pleaded guilty to seven charges filed in Project Axe, the Montreal police investigation that led to the arrests of 55 people early in 2009.
Zephyr, 38, had served the prison term for killing a rival gang member in June 1999 during a party at a reception hall in St. Leonard.
The killing is just part of a criminal past that includes an episode in which Zephyr once pushed a man he believed was a police informant out of a moving car."

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White supremacist street gangs targeted in Orange County sting

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Aryan BrotherhoodWhite supremacist street gangs targeted in Orange County sting: "50 people both in and out of prison were arrested in what prosecutors call the largest crackdown on white-supremacist gangs ever carried out in Orange County, federal and state officials announced today.
Operation Stormfront — named after a white-supremacist website called “Stormfront” — was a collaboration between the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Secret Service.
Orange County sheriff’s and ATF investigators went undercover to infiltrate the white supremacist gangs and focus on drugs and gun crimes, authorities said.
Fourteen people were named in a total of three indictments charging them with extortion, conspiracy and solicitation of aggravated assault and murder, according to county prosecutors. About 20 others were arrested on suspicion of parole and probation violations, while one was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder."

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Waka Flocka's Henry County Home Raided, Gucci Mane Cuffed By Cops | HotSpotATL - Hot 107.9 Atlanta's Home for the Hip-Hop Community

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FlockaveliWaka Flocka's Henry County Home Raided, Gucci Mane Cuffed By Cops HotSpotATL - Hot 107.9 Atlanta's Home for the Hip-Hop Community: "TMZ.com is reporting that Waka Flocka Flame and Gucci Mane may be in trouble with the law again.
The ATL rappers were allegedly arrested Thursday in Henry County, according to TMZ .
The report said Waka (real name Juaquin James Malphurs) and Gucci were arrested at Waka’s home and that Waka’s mother said police were looking for evidence of gangs and drugs.
The website said unnamed law enforcement sources in Henry County said police were investigating possible prostitution but found marijuana and weapons.
According to a search warrant, police searched Waka’s home for “marijuana, articles, pictures, and communications relating to gangs and gang paraphernalia.”
Waka has rapped openly about being a member of the Bloods street gang.
If the report is true, the rappers are still in police custody. They have not been booked into the county jail, Major Jeff Norman of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office told the AJC.
“Neither one of them are here,” he said, adding that the last time Malphurs was in custody there was in September."

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Not guilty verdicts in Toronto boy's murder - CTV News

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Not guilty verdicts in Toronto boy's murder - CTV News: "Toronto jury found two men not guilty Monday in a murder trial stemming from the July 2007 shooting of 11-year-old Ephraim Brown.
The jury acquitted Gregory Sappleton and Akiel Eubank, both 24, on charges of second-degree murder. The jurors began their deliberations on Friday.
Shortly after the verdict was read out, a relative of murder victim Ephraim Brown vented her family's frustration.
'All you cowards who know the truth and did not step up -- there's no forgiveness for that,' Molly Brown told reporters.
'People knew the truth and they did not step up and speak the truth, and that is not right and that is not fair. You should have spoke up for Ephraim -- he was innocent.'
Lorna Brown, Ephraim's mother, left the court sobbing. She said: 'This justice system is one screwed up justice system … it's not right.'"

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Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Vancouver Gang shooting

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Vancouver Wild: A Photographer's Journey through the Southern Coast MountainsVancouver Gang shooting: "The residents of Vancouver were awaken by gunshots early Sunday morning causing chaos and concern throughout the street.
The shooting took place outside a restaurant that was hosting an invitation only party. At least ten people were wounded between the ages of 20 and 36. Those attending the party were known to have connections with the gangs in Vancouver.
A rival that has been ongoing for quite some time. Deputy chief Warren Lemcke confirmed the shooting was related to another incident that took place in October in Metrotown.
Deputy Lemcke also confirmed no suspects were in custody and would not comment on the gangs involved in the incident.
Prior to the incident Vancouver police did issue a warning of increased tension between the gangs and a war like massacre may occur like the one in early 2009.
Mayor Robertson declared the police would step up their presence in high gang areas to help prevent gang wars from taking place."

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Tuesday, 14 December 2010

One of FBI's most wanted might be hiding in Toronto | Toronto & GTA | News | Toronto Sun

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One of FBI's most wanted might be hiding in Toronto Toronto & GTA News Toronto Sun: "RCMP have stepped up a search for a fugitive who’s believed to be hiding in Toronto after escaping from a B.C. prison.
Omid Tahvili, 40, is sought on warrants by the RCMP for escaping from prison and the FBI for allegedly scamming $3 million from U.S. seniors in a telemarketing scheme.
He is on a FBI Top 10 Most Wanted list.
Tahvili, who the FBI said might be hiding in Toronto, was an owner and operator of a Vancouver telemarketing business that ran from 1999 to 2002.
“The suspect has been evading police for three years,” RCMP Sgt. Marc LaPorte said on Monday. “He is a scam artist who is trying to hid his identity.”
He said Tahvili, who was born in Iran, will be returned to B.C. to face new charges and finish a jail term. He then faces extradition to the U.S.
“The suspect can be arrested by any Canadian cop based on the warrant,”
LaPorte said. “This man is violent and should not to be approached.”"

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Sunday, 12 December 2010

10 injured in Vancouver gang shooting

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2009 Vancouver Gang War10 injured inVancouver gang shooting: "10 people were shot — two critically — early Sunday morning in what Vancouver police described as an “outrageous display” of gang violence in the city’s west side.
Several people were taken into custody for questioning.
Police received multiple 911 calls shortly after 2 a.m. of a shooting near Oak Street and West 22nd Avenue, an area with a mix of small businesses, apartments and houses.
Several people with gunshot wounds were found in the area and more turned up at local hospitals over the next hour, said Vancouver police spokeswoman Const. Jana McGuinness.
Six men and three women were being treated for gunshot wounds, she said. Two people were in critical condition."

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Nazario Moreno Gonzalez dubbed himself the “savior of the people” and crafted the violent La Familia Michoacana cartel’s philosophy

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La Familia MichoacanaSlain gangster was spiritual leader of Mexican drug cartel « Eideard: "Nazario Moreno Gonzalez dubbed himself the “savior of the people” and crafted the violentLa Familia Michoacana cartel’s philosophy, outlined in a “bible” provided to new recruits, a profile released Friday by the office of Mexico’s president says.
“Moreno started as a migrant in California, continued trafficking marijuana on the border and became the leader of one of the most violent criminal organizations in the history of Mexico,” the report says.
La Familia began its operations in the state of Michoacan at the beginning of the decade, the country’s national security spokesman told reporters Friday. But it grabbed national attention in 2006, after reportedly hurling five decapitated heads of rival gang members onto a dance floor.
Local media described a message found at the gruesome scene: “La Familia does not kill for money, does not kill women, does not kill innocents. The only ones who die are those who must die. Everyone should know: this is divine justice.”
Mexican authorities said Moreno’s tenure as one of the cartel’s leaders ended Thursday, when he was gunned down after two days of shootouts between authorities and suspected members of the organization he founded…"

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Shooting victim who is alleged to have £60k contract on his head flees Scotland - The Daily Record

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Shooting victim who is alleged to have £60k contract on his head flees Scotland - The Daily Record: "SHOOTING victim linked to a feud with Edinburgh's top cocaine baron has fled to Australia.
Ex-boxer Robert Kelbie, 27, quit Scotland amid claims that jailed drugs boss Mark Richardson has put a £60,000 contract on his head.
An underworld source said: 'There's talk of £60,000 being offered, so Kelbie seems to have decided to get out of town and go as far away as possible.
'He has a lot of friends but he has also made a lot of enemies, so he decided it was a good time to get away for a holiday until things cool off."

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"Indian Posse street gang 'striker' who stabbed a man -- nearly piercing the victim's heart -- was acting under orders of higher ranking gang members

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Gang member pleads guilty to aggravated assault - Brandon Sun: "Indian Posse street gang 'striker' who stabbed a man -- nearly piercing the victim's heart -- was acting under orders of higher ranking gang members, court has heard.
Crown attorney Jim Ross described how the blade entered through the victim's back, passed through his ribs, punctured a lung and 'nicked' the victim's heart."

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member of the Highland Hills Posse, a Pleasant Grove street gang, faces up to 29 years in prison for shooting a federal agent

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Broken Badge: The Silencing of a Federal AgentKERA: Dallas Gang Member Pleads Guilty In Agent Shooting (2010-12-06): "member of the Highland Hills Posse, a Pleasant Grove street gang, faces up to 29 years in prison for shooting a federal agent during a raid on a drug ring in September.

Gary Montgomery, also known as 'G-Bone', pleaded guilty in federal court Monday morning. Prosecutors say he fired several times through his front door as federal agents attempted to serve a warrant. One of the bullets seriously wounded at ATF Agent.

According to court records, Montgomery ran a drug distribution ring in a couple of Pleasant Grove neighborhoods.

He also pleaded guilty to cocaine and firearms charges."

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Eastside Loco Sureños street gang:Prosecutors charged Moises Angel Larreinaga, 22, and three other men this week with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the shooting death of Juan Zuniga, 26.

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Prosecutors: Man ordered killing of Tacoma gang leader from prison Tacoma - The News Tribune: "Prosecutors charged Moises Angel Larreinaga, 22, and three other men this week with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the shooting death of Juan Zuniga, 26.
Tacoma police detectives arrested Larreinaga Thursday at the state penitentiary in Monroe. He’s now in the Pierce County Jail and is set to be arraigned Monday, deputy prosecutor Phil Sorensen said.
Zuniga was leader of the Eastside Loco Sureños street gang, which is thought responsible for three homicides in Tacoma this year.
Prosecutors wrote in court documents that two fellow gang members, 18-year-old Juan Ortiz and 15-year-old Naitaalii Toleafoa, shot Zuniga and another man May 12 at a West End home.
Ortiz and Toleafoa remain at large and are believed to be in California or Mexico."

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Thursday, 9 December 2010

9 alleged Sur 13 gang members agree to plead guilty; 4 others will go to trial

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Bangin9 alleged Sur 13 gang members agree to plead guilty; 4 others will go to trial: "Nine alleged local members of the Latino street gang Sur 13 have now agreed to plead guilty to racketeering charges brought against them by the state Attorney General's office, while four others have decided to go to trial.
Roberto Trejo, 21, today became the fourth to reject the state's plea offer, deciding to face trial rather than agree to a 15-year prison sentence.
'He wants to exercise his right to go to trial,' said his attorney, Kristi Hanrahan.
All the accused are facing charges under Florida's racketeering statute, originally created to investigate mobsters but has increasingly used against street gangs.
The accused members were reportedly operating in the Westgate neighborhood west of West Palm Beach. Most were arrested in December 2007, the first targets of a statewide grand jury against gangs.
Those facing trial include: Trejo, Isais Jacobo, Victor Castillo and Jose Sanchez."

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Mersey drug gangs: how Liverpool's influence spreads across UK and beyond - Liverpool Local News - News - Liverpool Echo

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The Gangs of Liverpool: From The Cornermen to the High Rip - The Mobs that Terrorised A CityMersey drug gangs: how Liverpool's influence spreads across UK and beyond - Liverpool Local News - News - Liverpool Echo: "SINCE the late 1970s and early 1980s, Liverpool crime gangs have been a dominant force on the UK drug scene. The reach of the families and gangs who control the lucrative trade stretches far beyond the city boundaries.
City crime syndicates are known to have a major say in the sale of drugs as far north as Inverness and as far south as Cornwall, with Hull to the east and North Wales to the west.
Many of the places now seen as Liverpool strongholds have good transport links for moving drugs about, are hit by deprivation or have a mass market.
Places like Blackpool and Devon were firm family holiday favourites in the 1960s and 1970s before they became favoured spots to make ill-gotten gains – police in Torquay in the 1980s even had a team nicknamed “the Scouse Squad” to deal solely with the influx of Mersey crooks.
The travelling band of football fans from the city who toured the country following the successful Liverpool and Everton sides of the early 1980s also brought new opportunities.
Supporters who made a weekend out of games in other towns and cities soon spotted possible new ventures and hook-ups with local criminals.
Now, with high-speed rail links, motorways dissecting the country and cheap domestic flights, drug barons and their couriers can be anywhere and back within a day.
One underworld source said: “Hull is a bit of a stronghold now. There is the ferry service to the Hook of Holland, which is a long-standing route used by Scousers and their contacts and Hull is also a quite deprived area with a long history of drug problems."

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Elgin gang member gets 22 years in Carpentersville shooting - DailyHerald.com

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Elgin gang member gets 22 years in Carpentersville shooting - DailyHerald.com: "Elgin gang member received a 22-year prison term Friday for his role in a drive-by shooting in March 2009 in Carpentersville.
A Kane County jury in October convicted Leopoldo Cantu Jr., 24, of the 1600 block of Alison Drive, of armed violence, two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm and three counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
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The most serious charge carried a maximum 30-year term.
No one was injured in the March 20 shooting in the 700 block of Southwind Drive, but Judge Allen Anderson said the long sentence was needed to show such violence will not be tolerated.
Cantu was the front seat passenger in an SUV traveling in the 700 block of Southwind when gang signs were flashed with rival gang members in the front yard of a home.
Cantu and two other men drove by again, flashed more signs and Julio Chavez, 22, who was in the back seat, showed his handgun."

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Gun trafficking charges laid against two men with gang connections

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Gun trafficking charges laid against two men with gang connections: "Two suspected Metro Vancouver gun traffickers are facing 18 charges after a lengthy investigation by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit.
Court records show that Christopher Henry Iser, 26, and Robert Joshua Achadinha, 27, were charged Nov. 22 with manufacturing and transferring firearms, illegally possessing firearms and ammunition, occupying a vehicle containing firearms and possessing counterfeit money.
The indictment says the offences range from Jan. 23 to May 14, 2010 and are alleged to have taken place in both Richmond and Surrey.
Both men are well-known to police across the Lower Mainland and have various gang connections.
Iser was arrested on another series of gun charges Oct. 27 after allegedly meeting with others in Vancouver's Kensington Park with loaded assault rifles in the middle of the afternoon.
His co-accused in that case, gangster Pedram (Mike) Shirazi was recently the victim of an attack at North Fraser Pre-trial in which another prisoner threw boiling butter in his face."

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Twenty-Six Year Sentence Handed Down in Mexican Mafia Investigation

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The Mexican MafiaTwenty-Six Year Sentence Handed Down in Mexican Mafia Investigation: "United States Attorney Laura E. Duffy announced that Mauricio Mendez was sentenced today in federal court in San Diego by United States District Court Judge Janis L. Sammartino to serve 318 months in custody, based on his conviction for conspiracy to conduct enterprise affairs through a pattern of racketeering activity, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1962(d) and brandishing a firearm during the commission of a crime, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A)(ii). Mendez entered his guilty pleas on September 10, 2010.
According to public records, Mendez was prosecuted as part of “Operation Keys to the City,” a yearlong investigation conducted by the multi-agency San Diego Violent Crimes Task Force-Gang Group that targeted the criminal activities of the Mexican Mafia (or “La Eme”) and Hispanic street gangs with ties to the Mexican Mafia. In his plea, Mendez admitted joining the Mexican Mafia Prison Gang and participating in its affairs, including robbery, kidnapping, extortion, and drug trafficking in the Southern District of California and elsewhere. He also admitted to performing a home invasion robbery in Coronado, during which he brandished a firearm to prevent the occupants from fleeing."

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Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Female El Monte gang member held woman at gunpoint for car, officials say | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times

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Female El Monte gang member held woman at gunpoint for car, officials say L.A. NOW Los Angeles Times: "Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said they have arrested a female El Monte gang member who is accused of holding a 22-year-old woman at gunpoint and trying to force her to sign over a car.
Officials said the victim's 18-year-old boyfriend reported a kidnapping early Tuesday morning, telling deputies his girlfriend was being held against her will by a woman with a handgun in a home in the 16600 block of Tudor Street in unincorporated Covina."

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Mexico, Aztecs, Aztecas: Gang leader blamed in Ciudad Juarez violence arrested - latimes.com

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Mexico, Aztecs, Aztecas: Gang leader blamed in Ciudad Juarez violence arrested - latimes.com: "Mexican authorities said Sunday that they had arrested the main leader of the Aztecas, a Ciudad Juarez street gang blamed for much of the violence in the troubled border city.

Federal police officials in Mexico City said Arturo Gallegos Castrellon, 32, was arrested in Juarez on Saturday. They said he confessed to taking part in several high-profile slayings, including the fatal shootings of a U.S. consular staffer and two other people in March and the ambush of a teen party in January that killed 15 people.

Authorities said Gallegos told them he was responsible for 80% of the killings in the border city since August 2009. Since early 2008, more than 6,500 people have died in drug-related violence there, according to unofficial tallies.

Among Gallegos' suspected victims were five Mexican federal police officers, the public safety secretariat said in a statement.

It was impossible to verify the suspect's alleged confessions. It is not uncommon for Mexican police to report that arrestees have admitted to numerous crimes.

The Aztecas, who are allied with the Juarez drug-trafficking cartel and claim members on both sides of the U.S.- Mexico border, are believed responsible for much of the violence that has turned Ciudad Juarez into Mexico's deadliest city."

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Police struggle to keep bikies out of Kings Cross

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Police struggle to keep bikies out of Kings Cross: "POLICE are trying to lock bikie gangs out of Kings Cross amid fears of an intensified turf war between gangs and a danger that innocent partygoers could be hurt in the crossfire.
NSW police are using the threat of breaches of the clubs' lucrative liquor licences to force them to refuse entry to gang members in club jackets, other clothing and distinctive gang tattoos.
The Sun-Herald has learnt 29 clubs in the Kings Cross strip, also known as the Golden Mile, have received letters saying police have applied to forcibly ''impose'' conditions on their liquor licences, a move that can be done without the licensees' consent.
Advertisement: Story continues below The new conditions would mean licensees allowing in gang members could be slapped with an $11,000 fine and a one-year prison term - measures some clubs say are too tough. The Sun-Herald learnt of the plan when police intelligence documents supporting the plan to bar bikies from Kings Cross clubs were mailed to the wrong address.
The documents were part of a hefty submission by the Kings Cross police local area command crime intelligence unit, prepared for the state government department overseeing liquor licensing.
The dossier includes details of ongoing violent disputes between members of at least six bikie gangs dating back to 2006, as well as two CDs containing police intelligence on the gangs and their hangouts."

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Fatal Gresham gang shooting - KOINLocal6.com

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Fatal Gresham gang shooting - KOINLocal6.com: "man died in an apparent overnight gang shooting in Gresham.

At 12:03 a.m., a call came in to 9-1-1 reporting that a man had been shot at Northeast 172nd and East Burnside. In addition to the call, an officer who was in the area also reported hearing what sounded like gunshots.

When police arrived, the found a 24-year-old Hispanic male who had been shot and was badly injured. Paramedics administered emergency care, but the victim died at the scene.

Witnesses gave police a description of the suspect vehicle, which was seen speeding away from the shooting scene. An officer spotted a car matching that descirption a few blocks away. Officers stopped that can and detained the four people inside. One of the people in that car, 18-year-old Miguel Ibarra Romero. He was booked into the Multnomah County Jail, charged with Murder."

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Man shot in Pascoe Vale gang house attack | Herald Sun

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Man shot in Pascoe Vale gang house attack Herald Sun: "Residents of the quiet neighbourhood were in shock after the man, believed to be in his mid-20s, was attacked in his Gilmour Court home just before 6pm.
A witness told the Herald Sun a black car with seven or eight men pulled up near the victim's home just moments before the attack.
Police believe the gang of men forced their way into the property, where the victim was then attacked.
Sen-Det Matthew Tuininga, from the Armed Crime Task Force, said he believed the attack was planned.
'We don't think it's a random attack, but the relationship between the two (groups) we're still investigating,' Sen-Det Tuininga said.
'The group came here with an intention to harm or cause trouble.'"

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Monday, 6 December 2010

Pole dancer quits job after being amde to wear tag over drug offences | The Sun |Home Scotland|Scottish News

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Pole dancer quits job after being amde to wear tag over drug offences The Sun Home ScotlandScottish News: "CRIME boss Jamie Daniel's niece had to quit her lapdancing job - after a court ordered her to wear an electronic tag.
Aileen Daniel, 28, landed a curfew when she was busted with cocaine worth £2,400.
But the bulky monitoring gear round her ankle put paid to her raunchy career at the Forbidden club in Glasgow city centre.
Last night a source said: 'It's impossible for a girl to look sexy with a tag on her ankle.
'Aileen's one of the best dancers in the country and is very popular with the guests.
'It's a shame, she's a really nice girl but got in a bit of bother. It's a mistake she's paying dearly for.'
Aileen, of Dennistoun, Glasgow, is the daughter of Norman 'Snudge' Daniel whose brother is crimelord Jamie, 53"


former Navy SEAL and onetime president of the Mongols motorcycle gang’s Virginia Beach chapter was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison for selling a machine gun

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Bikers Of America, Know Your Rights!: Virginia - ALEXANDRIA, Va. Beach motorcycle gang member sent to prison for gun sale..: "former Navy SEAL and onetime president of the Mongols motorcycle gang’s Virginia Beach chapter was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison for selling a machine gun he brought back from Iraq.
Justin “Itchy” Wilson, 30, also will serve three years of probation. He pleaded guilty in Alexandria federal court to illegally possessing and transferring a machine gun.
The government, according to court papers, sought a 2½-year sentence citing evidence of a plot to commit insurance fraud as well as Wilson’s affiliation with “a dangerous gang.” The government also alleged that Wilson obtained the weapon from an Iraqi insurgent he had shot dead. Wilson denied that.
“A lengthy period of incarceration will also send an important message that individuals who seek to sell war trophy weapons in the United States will be punished,” a federal prosecutor wrote to the judge.
Wilson’s attorney submitted more than 70 pages of Navy commendations and letters as well as a three-page letter from Wilson seeking leniency.
U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema agreed, sentencing Wilson to six months less than the minimum recommended under federal sentencing guidelines.
Wilson admitted he sold a fully automatic, AK-style machine gun to an undercover agent in Fairfax County in 2008."

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Sunday, 5 December 2010

Families' farewell to cousins killed in Tesco murders - City News, National News - Herald.ie

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Families' farewell to cousins killed in Tesco murders - City News, National News - Herald.ie: "coffins bearing the bodies of the two Dublin cousins shot dead in Finglas last week were brought side by side in their local church amid scenes of grief and disbelief before their burial.
Mourners gathered as the hearses carrying the remains of Mark Noonan (23) and Glen Murphy (19) made their way towards the Church of the Holy Family in Aughrim Street yesterday.
The cousins were ambushed last Tuesday week at the Tesco Clearwater petrol station in Finglas. Both men died instantly after more than a dozen rounds from semi-automatic handguns were fired at them."

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Friday, 3 December 2010

Three admitted members of the Latin Kings street gang, including a juvenile, were arrested

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Alice Echo News - Alice, TX > Archives > News > Admitted gang members arrested on drug charges: "Three admitted members of the Latin Kings street gang, including a juvenile, were arrested Monday night after police allegedly found about 11 grams of marijuana hidden inside the vehicle in which they were traveling on E. Main Street.

According to the report, Officer Nicolas Juarez initiated a traffic stop on a green-in-color 1999 GMC SUV in the 1800 block of E. Main Street when he observed the driver not wearing a seat belt. The vehicle came to a stop in the parking lot of Lacks Furniture Store."

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Two members of the Nine Trey Headbustas Bloods street gang have pleaded guilty to racketeering

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Two gang members admit role in murder of New Brunswick leader | NJ.com: "Two members of the Nine Trey Headbustas Bloods street gang have pleaded guilty to racketeering for their roles in the 2008 murder of the gang’s New Brunswick leader, authorities said today.

Syree Hakins, 38, of West Orange, and Tyrane Mathis, 34, of Newark, pleaded guilty Wednesday before Superior Court Judge Joseph Paone in Middlesex County, state Attorney General Paula Dow said.
A third defendant, Davon Parker, 22, of Edison, pleaded guilty to racketeering last month, authorities said. As part of his plea, Parker agreed to testify against Hakins and Mathis."

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Alleged gang chief's rules to live by

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Alleged gang chief's rules to live by: "Chenier (Big) Dupuy drew up a set of rules to live by after he finished a six-month prison sentence in 2008.
But there was one key rule he forgot to follow.
Rule No. 11 on the reputed street gang leader's list -titled Ten Rules to Follow -was one that read 'No jail. Fini.'
Unfortunately for him the list was seized on Oct. 22, 2008, when Dupuy, alleged to be the head of the BoGars street gang, was arrested for drug trafficking.
He has been behind bars since then and yesterday prosecutor David Simon told Quebec Court Judge Jean-Pierre Boyer that the Crown would like to see Dupuy serve the equivalent of an eight-year prison term, less the time he has already served.
In April, Dupuy was convicted on four counts of trafficking in crack, cocaine, marijuana and hashish. The charges resulted from a Montreal police investigation that started only days after Dupuy was released after the six-month sentence he served on a conviction for assault and possession of a firearm.
Weeks after being placed under police surveillance following his release in September 2008, Dupuy was arrested while driving a Lexus that belonged to his girlfriend, Stephanie Castrilli, 23. Inside the trunk police found 2.27 kilograms of marijuana. Later that day, police searched an apartment on Jubinville St. in Laval and found two kilograms of marijuana, 300 grams of cocaine and 90 grams of crack inside a backpack."

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Police: 5 suspected gang leaders arrested in El Mirage

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Police: 5 suspected gang leaders arrested in El Mirage: "Escalating violence in El Mirage neighborhoods led state and local authorities to arrest five people suspected of being street gang leaders and two others early Thursday.
The Department of Public Safety and El Mirage Police Department searched four El Mirage homes, arresting five people suspected of being gang members and two others.
Officers initially arrested Jonathan Arellano, 19, Jose Castro II, 18, and three juveniles. They could face charges of aggravated assault, aggravated robbery and assisting a criminal street gang."

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Last of Bloods gang plead guilty - Baltimore crime news: Police, courts and police stories in the city and central Maryland - baltimoresun.com

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Baltimore Crime Beat: Last of Bloods gang plead guilty - Baltimore crime news: Police, courts and police stories in the city and central Maryland - baltimoresun.com: "last of 28 defendants accused of being members of the Tree Top Piru Bloods gang has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Keili Dyson, 28, and Keon Williams, 29, admitted to conspiracy to distribute and possess cocaine. All 28 members who were indicted have now been convicted.
Prosecutors said that Dyson held the rank of OYG (Original Young Gangster) and that he met with other leaders to discuss pending acts of violence and discipline. On Oct. 18, 2007, authorities said he was found by detectives on a raid of a house on Audrey Avenue with empty zip lock bags used to package drugs. Police said he had cocaine in his pockets.
Prosecutors said Williams was overheard on intercepted phone calls discussing the distribution of crack cocaine along the Greenmount Avenue corridor.
Williams and Dyson each face up to 20 years in prison when they are sentenced in March. More than a dozen other gang members have been sentenced to 18 months to life in prison, according to the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office."


Salinas gang members murder trial inches closer - San Jose Mercury News

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Salinas gang members murder trial inches closer - San Jose Mercury News: "Alleged Salinas gang members Jose Sandoval and Julian Escobar stepped closer to a trial in Santa Cruz Superior Court Thursday morning.
The two men are charged with murder in connection with a March 2009 shooting incident on a Watsonville basketball court. Angel Escobedo, 19, was shot to death that day.
Thursday, a judge ordered them back in court on Dec. 14 in preparation for a trial. They are being held in County Jail.
Escobedo was a Cuesta College student who was playing basketball with his brother and three friends at a public court on Green Meadow Road about 2:20 p.m. when two men approached and asked their gang affiliation, prosecutors said.
The men left, then returned, and one man shot Escobedo, prosecutors said"


Manitoba Hells Angels associate has been sentenced to seven years

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Project Divide HA target gets 7 years - Winnipeg Free Press: "Manitoba Hells Angels associate has been sentenced to seven years in prison after getting caught arranging drug and weapons deals with a secret police agent.
Christopher Dheilly pleaded guilty today to several charges stemming from his arrest last December as part of 'Project Divide.' Police used a criminal-turned-informant to infiltrate the gang and record a series of illegal transactions on audio and video surveillance.
Dheilly was caught in the net on two occasions. He first met with the agent, Michael Satsatin, at the Fort Rouge Leisure Centre and sold him an ounce of heroin while officers watched from afar.
Later, Dheilly offered to sell Satsatin a handgun and silencer. The agent refused.
Dheilly was one of 35 suspects arrested by police, and is the 27th to plead guilty to his charges."


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