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Monday, 31 January 2011

Nicholas ‘Fire Key’ Nesbeth was set free yesterday in a big foul-up that has left the constabulary’s top brass stunned and embarrassed.

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Jamaican News: Breaking & Current News - News - JamaicaObserver.com: "TWO days after the man police described as the brain behind one of the country’s most notorious gangs was captured,


Police sources yesterday said that Nesbeth, a senior member of the Dog Paw gang, was allowed to walk free from the Mobile Reserve after a processing error."

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Anti-Gang Detective Wounded, Police Search For Shooter

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Police searched on Sunday for as many as three men who were involved in the late-night shooting of an anti-gang detective, who was wounded as he drove in a squad car with another officer, authorities said.
The officers were driving at about 11 p.m. Saturday near Anaheim Street and Gundry Avenue in Long Beach when a gunman opened fire, hitting the detective in the upper body, police spokesman Sgt. Rico Fernandez told The Associated Press.A patrol officer who happened to be nearby heard the shots and saw the suspects, Fernandez said. The officer fired at the suspects as they fled, but it was unclear whether anyone was hit.
Dozens of officers spread out in the MacArthur Park area and looked for two, possibly three men, who fled in a car, Fernandez said.
The 30-year-old detective, who is a seven-year veteran, was hospitalized in stable condition.
Chief Jim McDonnell said at a news conference Sunday that the gunshot did not hit the detective’s bulletproof vest, but the detective was expected to recover.
“He’s going to be OK down the road,” the chief said.
McDonnell said that though the detective was in an unmarked car, there were several indications that he was a police officer and the gunman would have known this before firing.





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Pair charged in McDonalds drive-by gang shooting (6:30 p.m.) - Las Cruces Sun-News

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Pair charged in McDonalds drive-by gang shooting (6:30 p.m.) - Las Cruces Sun-News: "The investigation into what police say was a gang-motivated drive by shooting at an East Mesa McDonald's has resulted in two arrests.
Julian T. Melendres, 22, was charged Wednesday with shooting from a motor vehicle and Daniel Clemente Trujillo, also 22, was charged Thursday with battery on an officer, according to jail records. Trujillo, who just completed probation last April for a charge of resisting arrest had also been wanted on an arrest warrant for failing to appear on a charge of driving with a suspended license, according to court records.
Their apprehension was part of a joint operation by New Mexico State Police and the Las Cruces Police Department.
Officers responded to the McDonald's at 4810 Mesa Grande at 8 p.m. Jan. 13, where the reporting party - who identified himself as a gang member - said Trujillo, a rival gang member, had just tagged that gang 's name on the restaurant's property.
During the confrontation, Trujillo reportedly sprayed him with paint. Melendres then allegedly stepped out of a green pickup truck with a handgun, yelled his gang name and an obscenity, pointed the gun at the witness, then fired a shot into the ground."

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Gang of robbers who carried out 'meticulously planned' raids across Greater Manchester have been jailed.

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In Concert With Greater Manchester Police BandGang of robbers who carried out 'meticulously planned' raids across Greater Manchester have been jailed.

In the space of three weeks they targeted cash-in-transit deliveries at two garages and a bank.

They escaped with cash in two raids but in another fled when they spotted a surveillance van.

They were caught after Operation Countess was launched by Salford police and the force's Robbery Unit aimed at combating organised crime.

Undercover police put the gang under surveillance.At Minshull Street Crown Court, Ricky Collins, who also used the surname Applegate, 25, of Lodgepole Close, Salford, admitted two counts of robbery, burglary and theft of a vehicle. 

Amaron Maddix , 22, of Amersham Steet, Salford, was found guilty of burglary, attempted robbery and possessing an offensive weapon following a trial.
Collins was jailed for 10 years and Maddix for five years. 

Scott McCaffrey , 28, of no fixed address, was convicted of robbery and jailed for four years at an earlier hearing. He has now also been ordered to repay £5,100 as part of a Proceeds of Crime hearing.

The spree started on June 5 last year when Collins and Maddix broke into a house on Derby Road, Fallowfield. 

They were captured on CCTV unloading stolen items from two cars, a Volkswagen Golf and Mini also stolen in the burglary, into Maddix's house. 

Three days later Collins and McAffrey stole several thousand pounds during a cash-in-transit robbery at the Shell petrol station on Trafford Road, Salford. 

Two days after that Collins stole a Honda motorbike from outside a house on Deepdale Drive, Pendlebury. 

On June 18 Collins stole a cash box containing several hundred pounds after threatening a security guard with a screwdriver during a cash-in-transit robbery at the Lexus car showroom on Bury New Road, Salford. 

On June 30, Maddix and another man, both on a stolen Honda Motorbike, approached the Barclays bank on Blackburn Street, Radcliffe, where a cash delivery was taking place. 

A 'Hawk eye' surveillance vehicle and police car were nearby prompting the pair to ride off.
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Friday, 28 January 2011

Gang hunted down 15-year-old boy to stab to death in rush-hour London station

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Gang hunted down 15-year-old boy to stab to death in rush-hour London station - Telegraph: "Sofyen Belamouadden was set upon by teenagers as young as 14 with swords, an iron bar and knives - including a £3.99 kitchen set bought from Argos on the day of the killing.
The attack was planned on the social networking site Facebook and via mobile phone, where plans to bring Samurai swords, flick knives and batons to the station were made.
CCTV footage of Sofyen’s slumped body lying lifeless on the floor of a London Underground ticket hall beneath Victoria station was shown to a jury at the Old Bailey.
Twenty defendants have been charged with murder in a series of trials taking place this year.
The first involving seven defendants, which started two weeks ago, can only be reported after a successful legal challenge by The Daily Telegraph and other media groups yesterday.
Mark Heywood QC, prosecuting, said the attack last March had been plotted in revenge after a scrap the day before in Victoria station which started over a girl."

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Suspected gang member opens fire, wounds 2 teens | Yakima Herald-Republic

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Suspected gang member opens fire, wounds 2 teens | Yakima Herald-Republic: "Two teenagers were taken to a hospital Thursday night after a suspected gang member shot them during an attempted robbery, Yakima police said.
An 18-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his chest and was unconscious when police arrived about 10:20 p.m. at the intersection of Walnut and Eighth streets, Sgt. Mike Henne said in a news release.

His 17-year-old companion was shot in his right shoulder. The bullet lodged in his neck, Henne said.

They were taken to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, said Lt. Mike Merryman. Their names were not disclosed.
The younger victim told police he and his friend were walking home from Taco Bell when two males wearing blue bandanas over their faces approached them. One of them showed a gun, demanded their belongings and opened fire when the older one refused, Henne said.
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Thursday, 27 January 2011

As a member of the 10th Street gang from 2004 to 2010, Edwin Rivera, 22, sold marijuana, cocaine and other illegal drugs on the West Side.

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Racketeering plea means prison for gang member - West Side - The Buffalo News: "As a member of the 10th Street gang from 2004 to 2010, Edwin Rivera, 22, sold marijuana, cocaine and other illegal drugs on the West Side.

Rivera solicited other 10th Street gang members to shoot and kill Anthony Colon in June 2009 by offering money, jewelry and other items. Colon, a rival gang member, shot Rivera in the head and neck a month earlier, according to Assistant U. S. Attorney Joseph M. Tripi. Rivera will be sentenced June 20 by U. S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara."

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Man stabbed to death by gang members at Pico Rivera birthday party - SGVTribune.com

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Man stabbed to death by gang members at Pico Rivera birthday party - SGVTribune.com: "A group of gang members stabbed a young man to death early Sunday while crashing a backyard birthday party, authorities said.

The name of the dead man was not released pending notification of family members, coroner's officials said.

The fatal attack was reported about 12:45 a.m. at a home in the 8700 block of Bradhurst Street, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said in a written statement.

A birthday party was going on for two teenage girls prior to the incident, according to neighbors and sheriff's officials.

'Ten to 15 uninvited gang members arrived and demanded entry to the party,' Deputy Lillian Peck said. 'When their entry was refused, a fight ensued between the gang members and party patrons.'

A young man was stabbed in the melee and was taken to a hospital where he died a short time later, officials said.

'One gang member discharged a handgun several times into the crowd. No one was struck,' Peck said.

Investigators said the gang members then fled the area in several directions.

Sunday's slaying was the first reported homicide of the year handled by the sheriff's Pico Rivera Station."

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Local Gang Leader Transferred After Attack in Jail - WGHP

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Local Gang Leader Transferred After Attack in Jail - WGHP: "Joshua Jamison and Trenton Enoch attacked Kelly Michael Long, another inmate not affiliated with any gangs, said deputies. The two men attacked Long in his cell without being provoked.

Long was transported to the Alamance Regional Medical Center for treatment. He reportedly suffered a cut to his forehead that needed several stitches.

Joshua Lee Jamison, 27, and Trenton Balilh Enoch, 19, were both charged with felony assault, inflicting serious injury and common robbery.

They received additional secured bonds of $7,500."

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Philistin Paul, 32, alleged to be a street gang member associated with the Bloods, faces charges, including attempted murder, related to a shooting in Montreal North on June 4.

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 "Philistin Paul, 32, alleged to be a street gang member associated with the Bloods, faces charges, including attempted murder, related to a shooting in Montreal North on June 4.

Beauvoir Jean, 46, a former street gang leader who now works to counsel youth against joining gangs, initially told police that while trying to intervene in an argument outside a strip mall on Pascal St., Paul began to argue with him. He said he and Paul, who goes by the nickname Crazy, exchanged blows and that Paul then pulled out a firearm and fired in his direction. It is believed that Paul then tried to hide the firearm in his pants and that it went off a second time, injuring his thigh.

Jean wasn’t injured, but called 911 and told the person who handled the call that Paul tried to shoot him.

Jean gave a videotaped statement to the police to that effect shortly after the shooting. But when called to testify in September, during Paul’s trial, Jean refused to testify. He told Braun in September that his work involved getting kids off the street and not putting people in jail."

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Friday, 21 January 2011

'Dump Squad' street gang member sentenced for conspiracy

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Gang member sentenced for conspiracy | WAVY.com | Newport News, Va.: "Newport News gang member was sentenced to 25 years in prison for participating in a racketeering conspiracy and discharging a firearm during a violent crime.

Darryl Vaughn, 23, was a member of the 'Dump Squad' street gang from 2001 through 2009, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

The Dump Squad is a criminal organization operated primarily in the Ridley Circle, Harbor Homes, and Dickerson Court areas of Newport News.

Members of the gang engaged in drug distribution, violence including murder, and attempted murder and robbery. They often carried guns to intimidate others and protect themselves from rival gangs."

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Sons of Death Trial begins for gang member charged with killing Richmond girl - San Jose Mercury News

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Trial begins for gang member charged with killing Richmond girl - San Jose Mercury News: "They were just girls themselves when their 15-year-old friend was fatally shot in the head through the front door of her family's Richmond home by gunfire intended for a rival -- any rival -- of a violent Asian-American street gang.
Seven years later, at the trial of the man charged with killing her, the now-grown former classmates of Chan Boonkeut sobbed as a photo projected in a Martinez courtroom showed the honor student dead on the living room floor, dressed in a sleep shirt and shorts, a mess of blood surrounding her head.
'We're all here today to support the family and show everyone that this case still matters -- she still matters,' said Chan's childhood friend, 22-year-old Molly Silapasay, one of a dozen young people who watched opening statements in Cuong Dang's trial Thursday. 'It's been a long time coming.'
Dang, 27, was driving his souped-up lime green Honda Civic with four fellow members of a former Asian-American street gang called the Sons of Death on Nov. 4, 2003, when the car was shot up, prosecutor Derek Butts told jurors. The group blamed a rival gang dubbed the Color of Blood, and set off to retaliate. One of them directed Dang to the Boonkeut home on Parkside Drive. Chan's eldest brother was a Color of Blood member and in jail at the time."

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Christopher R. Wilson, 21, recently pleaded guilty to a second-degree felony robbery allegation and awaits sentencing in 25th Judicial District Court.

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Christopher R. Wilson, 21, recently pleaded guilty to a second-degree felony robbery allegation and awaits sentencing in 25th Judicial District Court.
The guilty plea marks the 21st Crips-connected conviction - all but one of which came without trial - in a two-year fight mounted by 25th Judicial District Attorney Heather Miller, Seguin Police Chief Kevin Kelso and Sheriff Arnold Zwicke in an effort to curtail drug and gang-related violence in Seguin and Guadalupe County and essentially take back the streets on behalf of law-abiding citizens.
Miller ran for office in 2008 under her former, married name of Heather Hollub on a platform promising to go after drug dealers and violent criminals, and Kelso arrived from Victoria that same year to find a gang war simmering on the streets of Seguin whose traces could be found in a series of violent incidents that included home invasions, aggravated assaults, sexual assaults and drive-by shootings.
Much violent crime and nearly all property crime can be connected to drug abuse, and Miller, Kelso and Zwicke decided the time was long past to take the gangs on directly.
"It was really coming to the forefront right when I got here," Kelso said. "We had home invasions. These groups of gang-bangers were coming to homes and robbing and assaulting the people in them. It seemed like every other weekend, there was a drive-by shooting or someone getting stabbed or assaulted. We weren't getting any help because in many cases, the victims themselves were gang-bangers, and wouldn't cooperate with us. We got good response from our community and as things started progressing, we were getting intel and putting more and more cases together, and we were able to begin filing charges on them."
They also began jailing the suspects - many held on bails set by former Seguin police officer and now Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Darrell Hunter of upwards of a million dollars - in an effort to keep the most violence-prone defendants off the street for the safety of the community.
Then, Kelso's worst fears were realized on the night of Oct. 16, 2009, when what police say was a band of the Hoover 74 Crips attempted a drive-by shooting at an Anderson Street home associated with members of the Mexican Mafia in retaliation for an earlier dispute.
Garland Taylor, 21, was one of the people in the suspect vehicle in what became a violent shootout. He was shot in the head and died in a San Antonio hospital a few days later.
Among 14 people on both sides of the confrontation booked on allegations of engaging in organized crime and aggravated assault, alleged Mexican Mafia members Michael DelaGarza, 33, and David Buitron Jr., 37, were also booked on first-degree felony murder charges in warrants delivered to them in Guadalupe County Jail.
Ultimately, neither was indicted on the murder charge because investigators learned they fired back at Taylor, who authorities say was a member of the Crips, in self-defense. But Buitron pleaded guilty to being a habitual felony offender and former Guadalupe County District Attorney and now 2nd 25th Judicial District Judge W.C. Kirkendall sentenced him to 38 years in state prison. DelaGarza pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Kelso acknowledged that his detectives, led by Criminal Investigation Division Lt. Jerry Hernandez, pulled out all the stops in their investigation of the Anderson Street shooting.
Kelso took some heat for what some considered heavy-handed tactics by his officers. Some said detectives used the Taylor killing as an excuse to arbitrarily round up young men whose crimes had been relatively minor, and tar them with the "organized crime" label.
Far from it, Kelso said. All the arrests at Anderson Street came after detectives showed Hunter or other judges probable cause in accordance with the law.
"We've gotten feedback in the community that we're trying to put as many people in jail in this investigation as we could," Kelso said. "Basically, what we were doing was just the opposite. We're dealing with a community problem - criminal gang activity and the crimes that go with it. It wasn't the job of these detectives to prove anyone innocent or guilty. It was to find out what happened, and unfortunately, Garland Taylor couldn't tell us."
While the police fought the Crips in the streets, the investigation and prosecution became a top priority of Miller's office, which was forced to shift resources it might rather have used elsewhere to support the gang investigation mounted by the SPD and augmented by the sheriff's office, which participated in a number of operations and made its own arrests connected to the case.
Miller compiled a target list of 22 Crips members, prospects or associates and hung the list up in her office.
She assigned her first assistant, Larry Bloomquist, to head the prosecution team, aided by Assistant district attorneys Bill Squires III, Tom Mitchell and Dave Willborn.
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Loco 13 street gang: Fatal Drive-by Shooting Likely Gang Related - KRGV CHANNEL 5 NEWS - The Rio Grande Valley's News Channel - Breaking News, Breaking Stories - RGV News

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Police: Fatal Drive-by Shooting Likely Gang Related - KRGV CHANNEL 5 NEWS - The Rio Grande Valley's News Channel - Breaking News, Breaking Stories - RGV News: "Police in Pharr say the overnight drive-by shooting that left a teenager dead was likely gang-related.

The shooting happened on the 200 block of West Longoria Street in Las Milpas around 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

Investigators say three bald men in their late teens pulled up to the home and opened fire. A 14-year-old, his aunt and cousin were sitting outside the home at the time. All three were hit. The 14-year-old died at the scene. The other two people are in the hospital in stable condition.

Police haven't released their identities yet.

According to authorities the killers yelled out the name of a street gang as they sped away from the scene. They say they were likely members of the Loco 13 street gang."

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J’can street gang leader will not be deported from the UK | RJR News

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J’can street gang leader will not be deported from the UK | RJR News: "Jamaican street gang leader, who served a two year prison sentence for launching an attack on a rival gang in a British school playground, will not be deported from the United Kingdom.

This followed a ruling by immigration judges that his deportation would be a breach of his human rights.

Twenty one year-old Shadrick Heslop, was found guilty of unleashed a ferocious pit bull terrier on pupils at the school as his gang hunted their target in Wandsworth, South West London in 2008.

The attack left a boy fighting for his life.

Another boy age 16 intervened and was stabbed six times, suffering a punctured lung.

Heslop was sentenced to two years for causing fear and provocation of violence and was ordered to be deported."

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suspected Santa Cruz MS-13 member was arrested for an outstanding warrant

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"suspected Santa Cruz MS-13 member was arrested for an outstanding warrant in the Lower Ocean Street neighborhood Friday morning.

Guillerino Linares, 39, a suspected member of Mara Salvatrucha, was spotted by Santa Cruz Police officers near Barson and Campbell streets around 8 a.m. Friday morning. Linares is also known as William Flores.

Police found Linares in possession of cocaine and faces charges of for the drug sales.

In addition, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officers had been looking for Linares in association with drug dealing and gang affiliation with the MS-13 street gang."

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Latin Kings gang member sentenced to 50 years | dailyrecord.com | Daily Record

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Once a King, Always a King: The Unmaking of a Latin KingUnion County Prosecutor: Latin Kings gang member sentenced to 50 years | dailyrecord.com | Daily Record: "Francisco Demoscoso, 36, of Plainfield was found guilty in September 2010 for 1st degree attempted murder, 2nd degree aggravated assault and various weapons offenses.

According to the investigation, Demoscoso and fellow gang member Jorge Acosta attacked a Plainfield man outside the Chez Marie nightclub in the early morning hours of January 26, 2008, said Assistant Prosecutor Joshua McMahon who prosecuted the case.

Following the assault, the victim fled the scene, only to be chased down in the area of Park Avenue and North Avenue by Demoscoso and Acosta. Demoscoso repeatedly stabbed the victim, leaving him for dead on the street corner."

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Women treated as sex slaves by gang

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Women treated as sex slaves by gang - The Star: "WOMAN seeking refuge in Sheffield after she was forced to work as a sex slave found herself at the centre of one of the largest human trafficking investigations ever carried out in the north of England.
It started in October 2008 when officers from Greater Manchester Police's sexual crime unit received a tip-off that a trafficking victim was being forced to work at the Shangri La's massage parlour in the Openshaw area of Manchester."

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Thursday, 20 January 2011

“El Chapo Guzman,” they were signed, referring to the Napoleon-sized man who is Mexico's best-known and arguably most powerful gangster.

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Top gangster may be extending reach - San Antonio Express-News: "Perhaps more sinister than the savagery used on the 15 men whose headless bodies were recently dumped on an Acapulco sidewalk was the signature on the placards accompanying them.

The Last Narco: Inside the Hunt for El Chapo, the World's Most Wanted Drug Lord“El Chapo Guzman,” they were signed, referring to the Napoleon-sized man who is Mexico's best-known and arguably most powerful gangster.

The handwritten notes warned that the men's brutal fate — the state coroner determined that they were still alive when their heads were removed with an ax — would be shared by any who “attempt to enter the territory.”

If the men were murdered on behalf of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, it means the drug lord, who is listed by Forbes as one of the richest men in the world and by the U.S. Justice Department as worth millions of dollars in rewards, is laying claim to the Pacific Coast resort.

That portends even more violent days ahead for an already bloodied city that's both a prime gateway for imported South American cocaine and a lucrative market for selling drugs to locals and visiting tourists."

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Luigi "Baby Shacks'' Manocchio, the former longtime boss of the Patriarca crime family, was indicted Thursday morning on extortion charges

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Luigi "Baby Shacks'' Manocchio, the former longtime boss of the Patriarca crime family, was indicted Thursday morning on extortion charges for shaking down the owners of several adult entertainment businesses in the city including the Cadillac Lounge and Satin Doll strip clubs.


Luigi Manocchio was arrested Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and spent the night in the Broward County Jail.
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The five-page indictment unsealed in U.S. District Court also charged Thomas Iafrate, identified as a mob associate. They're each charged with extortion and extortion conspiracy

The charges come as federal agents this morning arrested more than 100 suspected mobsters in multiple investigations of organized crime families in New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island.

The charges against Manocchio, 83, allege that he received monthly protection payments -- paid in cash -- from the owners of the strip clubs. Failure to pay, would result in "the use of intimidation and implied threats of force, violence and fear," the indictment alleges.

Jim Martin, spokesman for U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha, said that Manocchio was arrested in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday afternoon. He spent the night at the Broward Country Jail. He is expected to appear in U.S. District Court in Fort Lauderdale sometime today.

Iafrate was arrested this morning at his home in Johnston. He is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Providence at 2 p.m.

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US charges more than 100 mob suspects (Roundup) - Monsters and Critics

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US charges more than 100 mob suspects (Roundup) - Monsters and Critics: "charges by federal authorities include murder, murder conspiracy, loan-sharking, arson, narcotics trafficking, extortion, robbery, illegal gambling and labour racketeering.
MafiaThe charges were announced in Washington after federal agents and local enforcement officers made arrests earlier in a pre-dawn sweep, involving hundreds of law enforcement officers against New York's five mafia families, most of them situated in Brooklyn, in Newark, New Jersey; Providence, Rhode Island; and Boston.
'Today's arrests and charges mark an important step forward in disrupting La Cosa Nostra's illegal activities,' US Attorney General Eric Holder said in a news conference. 'This largest single day operation against La Cosa Nostra sent a message that our fight against traditional organized crime is strong, and our commitment unwavering.'
La Cosa Nostra (LCN) groups seven organized crime families, including five New York-based families and those in New Jersey and Rhode Island. The US Department of Justice said 91 members and associates of the LCN have been charged for federal crimes and 36 others were charged with alleged associated criminal activities."

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Mob Arrests in NYC: Mafia Bust Includes Gambino... | Gather

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Mob Arrests in NYC: Mafia Bust Includes Gambino... | Gather: "The mob arrests in NYC include the Gambino Family and Mexican cartels. Charges range from gambling and racketeering, to violent crimes and murder according to the attorney general.

In a concerted effort between law enforcement agencies in NYC, Rhode Island, and New Jersey, over 847 officers arrested over 100 mobsters among the largest five families in organized crime syndication.

The unsealed indictments of the mob arrests point to La Cosa Nostra, as one of the most influential groups to cast a dark shadow on the history of organized crimes.

Among those arrested are high-ranking members of the Columbo and Gambino families. Some of the crimes date back 30 years among rival crime bosses and lieutenants.

Members of the local Columbo and Genovese families are part of separate indictments that include labor racketeering and other corrupt practices among unions. The violent families in today's mob arrests are only a tiny portion of what law enforcement agencies report are the tip of the iceberg.

This massive joint effort underscores the importance of how the mob's resurgence is even more powerful than in recent decades."

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Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Gang of thugs who chased a man like a pack of wild animals and carried out a horrific attack in broad daylight have been jailed

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 Gang of thugs who chased a man like a pack of wild animals and carried out a horrific attack in broad daylight have been jailed.
Sickening CCTV footage shows the mob running after their victim through the streets of Moss Side. They then unleashed a cowardly attack, stamping on the victim’s body and head, leaving him with a horrifying head wound, Manchester Crown Court heard.
The incident happened in an area plagued by gangland violence, the court was told. The attack was only brought to an end when a lone woman passer-by bravely intervened and stopped the violent attack.
The identity of the woman is not known but the video shows how she crossed a road carrying a shopping bag and walked right up to the gang as they were carrying out the assault and tried to shield the victim as he lay on the floor.
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Bloods Gang Has Ordered Assassinations Of Law Enforcement Officers « » Frum Jewish News

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Bloods Gang Has Ordered Assassinations Of Law Enforcement Officers « » Frum Jewish News: "News 4 New York has also learned from sources that police now believe that the Bloods gang– of which the alleged suspect in the murder of a Lakewood cop is believed to have belonged to–has ordered its members to attack law enforcement officers in more assassination attempts.

Crips and Bloods: Made in AmericaAccording to a source, leadership of the Bloods gang reacted to the dragnet that police initially put out to find Crockam following the Friday murder of Lakewood N.J. officer Christopher Matlosz.

Police have been warned to be alert for other Bloods gang members attempting to retaliate for the manhunt by targeting lawmen for additional killings."

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Police Shoot and Kill Knife-Wielding Gang Member and His Dog

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Santa Ana Officer Involved Shooting: Police Shoot and Kill Knife-Wielding Gang Member and His Dog - ktla.com: "alleged gang member and his dog were shot and killed Sunday in a violent confrontation with police officers in Santa Ana.

Santa Ana police say officers with a gang unit spotted a gang member who had violated his parole.

They chased the 18-year-old man to his home where he ran inside. Officers were immediately attack by a pit bull type dog in the yard.

The officers say they were forced to shoot and kill the dog. As officers tried to arrest the suspect, he allegedly threatened them with a large knife.

Officers say they were forced to open fire with their service weapons. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

He has been identified by family members as Martin Ruiz."

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arrested two members of the Latin Kings gang and one member of the Florencia gang.Tulsa Police Arrest Three Teens In Connection With Shooting

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Tulsa Police Arrest Three Teens In Connection With Shooting - : "Tulsa Gang Unit arrested three teens Monday night in connection with a gang-related shooting.

The shooting happened Monday afternoon near 2nd and Xanthus.

It was the latest in a string of gang violence between two rivals and left one man in the hospital.

Black & Gold: The Story of the Almighty Latin King and Queen NationGang unit officers arrested two members of the Latin Kings gang and one member of the Florencia gang.

Abad Cuevas, 19, Alex Perez, 17, and Juan Davila, 16, were arrested on charges of shooting with intent to kill, using a vehicle to discharge a gun and malicious mischief. Cuevas is also charged with conspiracy to commit felony murder, and possession of marijauna with intent."

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MEMBER of the Comancheros has been charged with the attempted murder of a senior member of a rival gang

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The Fat Mexican: The Bloody Rise of the Bandidos Motorcycle ClubMurder charge as bikies raided: "MEMBER of the Comancheros has been charged with the attempted murder of a senior member of a rival gang, and a tattoo parlour linked to the Bandidos has been raided as police respond to a spate of violence involving bikie gangs.

Police insisted there was no war between rival gangs as they carried out raids at a dozen homes and businesses in Sydney's CBD and western suburbs, targeting members of outlaw motorcycle clubs over shootings, firearm offences and tax fraud.

The crackdown follows a spate of shootings across Sydney, including that of Sam Ibrahim, who was struck in both legs outside his parents' home at Merrylands last week."

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Alleged Mara Salvatrucha street gang member arrested by SCPD for drug possession, ICE hold - San Jose Mercury News

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Alleged gang member arrested by SCPD for drug possession, ICE hold - San Jose Mercury News: "Police arrested a suspected gang member wanted on a felony drug warrant Friday morning.
Guillerino Linares, who Santa Cruz police say is an affiliate with the Mara Salvatrucha street gang, was walking in the Barson and Campbell street area. The Santa Cruz Police Department Street Crimes Unit, Santa Cruz Police Detectives and County Anti-Crime Team were running a surveillance detail in the area when an officer spotted Linares.
Linares, 39, was arrested about 8 a.m. for being in possession of cocaine as well as a felony warrant for cocaine sales, according to Santa Cruz police Lt. Larry Richard.
Linares, who is also known as Willian Flores, is also wanted by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officers, Richard said. ICE had been searching for Linares for his connection with drug dealing and gang affiliation with the Mara Salvatrucha gang in the area, Richard said."

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Canada deported to Sierra Leone the reputed leader of a street gang called the 'African Mafia,'

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AFP: Canada deports reputed gang leader to SLeone: "Canada deported to Sierra Leone the reputed leader of a street gang called the 'African Mafia,' Public Security Minister Vic Toews announced Wednesday.
Between 2004 and 2008, Mohamed Mansaray was convicted 22 times of charges including assault and robbery, Toews said in a statement.
'I am pleased this serious convicted criminal will no longer pose a threat to the safety of Canadians and our communities. We do not tolerate those who come to this country and commit serious crimes,' he said.
Toews said Mansaray, who had been granted refugee status and lived in Winnipeg, was flown back to Sierra Leone on January 10, escorted by Canadian border services agents."

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5-year-old hides as eastern New Orleans parents are murdered | NOLA.com

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5-year-old hides as eastern New Orleans parents are murdered | NOLA.com: "Five-year-old Kenan Breaud ran into his mother's room early Monday morning as his father was shot to death in their New Orleans home, family members said.

His mother, Felicia Hughes, 32, who was hiding under the bed sheets, told Kenan to get out of sight, to lay down to the side of that very same bed. He quickly did so and moments later his mother was shot in her temple, still under the bed covers, relatives said on Monday afternoon.
Kenan Breaud, 36, and Hughes lived and died together in the one-story, eastern New Orleans brick home with blue shutters on Petit Bayou Lane. A block from the intersection of Michoud Boulevard and Willowbrook Drive, in the Village de L'Est subdivision, the home was near Sarah T. Reed High School, which Breaud had once attended.
Throughout Monday, Kenan Jr. was shocked, stunned and confused as he looked around for his parents. 'Where's my mommy? Where's my daddy?' he asked. The boy was staying with relatives on Monday and family and friends filtered in and out throughout the day, tears and food in tow.
A now-empty box that once contained the bicycle Kenan received for Christmas lay outside the home: 'From: Santa Claus,' it read."

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Carl Williams' appeal withdrawn

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Carl Williams' appeal withdrawn: "In just a few minutes, gangland killer Carl Williams' appeal against his 35-year jail term was put to rest - even though he'll never complete his sentence.

Williams was bashed to death inside Barwon Prison last year.

On Tuesday, Victoria's Court of Appeal formally struck out his appeal against his sentence for four murders.

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Williams' former friend, Matthew Charles Johnson, is alleged to have hit him eight times with the stem of an exercise bike seat inside the prison on April 19 last year, inflicting fatal head injuries.

At the time, the two men were inmates in the jail's high security Acacia Unit."

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Woman jailed for transporting gun

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938 UHC 6" revolver, Black airsoft gunWoman jailed for transporting gun - RTÉ News: "Deirdre Moran, 25, of Glengar, Larkhill Road, Sligo had pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to possession of a revolver at the Lucan Bypass on the M4 on 1 September, 2009. She was convicted by a jury after a nine-day trial
The Organised Crime Unit had been investigating the activities of a criminal gang based in Sligo.
They had very specific information that Deirdre Moran was to collect a gun in Dublin for a former partner in that gang."

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member of Chicago's Latin Kings street gang involved with grow operation, sentenced to 20 years

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Chicago street gang member involved with grow operation, sentenced to 20 years » Evansville Courier & Press: "member of Chicago's Latin Kings street gang has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in a massive indoor grow operation in Hardin County, Ill.

Carlos A. Kamber, 39, of Chicago acted as an armed guard for the grow operation where more than 1,000 plants were seized by federal agents in June 2009.

Prosecutors presented evidence that Kamber had also assisted fellow gang members in the harvest and processing of the 2008 crop which was taken back to Chicago and sold there for more than $1.5 million.

In a stipulation of facts filed in the case, federal agents said Kamber was paid $7,000 cash and received an SUV worth $13,000 for his services. He was also given a Glock 9 mm pistol and a .38 caliber revolver and ammunition for personal protection while at the grow operation."

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Monday, 17 January 2011

Black P-Stones street gang CPD's "Operation Sugar Magnolia" Hits Uptown Gang & Drug Sales

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Uptown Update: CPD's "Operation Sugar Magnolia" Hits Uptown Gang & Drug Sales: "‘Operation Sugar Magnolia’ targeted members of the Black P-Stones street gang operating in and around the area of Magnolia and Wilson in the Uptown neighborhood. This operation closed an estimated $500,000-a-year narcotics enterprise that is responsible for recent gang violence in the area. Two of the individuals charged were already in custody, charged with committing violent crimes.

During the course of the investigation, police were able to seize quantities of cash and crack cocaine. Utilizing surveillance, undercover work and other investigatory techniques, police were able to obtain arrest warrants on 10 individuals involved in gang and narcotics activity in the 23rd District."

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Defendant in Gang Racketeering Case George Manuel Flores Sentenced to 30 years

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Imperial Valley News - Defendant in Gang Racketeering Case George Manuel Flores Sentenced to 30 years: "George Manuel Flores, also known as Boxer, 43, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer, who is presiding over the 57-defendant racketeering indictment that was the centerpiece of 'Operation Knock Out' in 2009.

Operation Knock Out was an investigation into Varrio Hawaiian Gardens conducted by the Los Angeles High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Task Force, which is comprised of agents and officers with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department; the Drug Enforcement Administration; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations; and IRS - Criminal Investigation.

Flores was the lead defendant in the RICO indictment, a longtime member of the Hawaiian Gardens gang, and a sometime 'shot-caller' who was able to issue orders to other gang members and collect 'taxes' from drug dealers."

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35-year-old Raymond Gentle also known as Killa was murdered

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: "35-year-old Raymond Gentle also known as Killa was murdered. Police say they believe Gentle who was the leader of the Kraal Road Crips Gang was gunned down by members of the rival George Street Gang. According to Police this is an ongoing rivalry between members of the George Street Bloods Gill Street Gang and members of the Kraal Road Crips and Southside Gangsters. Police say Gentle was a known drug trafficker as he has been charged on several occasions for the crime. A number of attempts had been made on Gentle’s life. In June 2006 Gentle was shot in his stomach in front of his home on Doris Brooks Street along with Aniver Palacio. Palacio died but Gentle survived. In June 2010 one of Gentle’s associated Ernesto Perez was gunned down while driving Gentle’s car and it was believed that Gentle was the intended target. "

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Hunted Trenton gangster 'Baddy' Jackson stays on the loose - trentonian.com

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Hunted Trenton gangster 'Baddy' Jackson stays on the loose - trentonian.com: "Mercer County Sheriff’s officers came up empty in their hunt for a fugitive gang member who remains at large, but five other people, including one known for his connection to an infamous chapter in city history, were arrested in the wake of the investigation.

Detectives were searching for Kevin “Baddy” Jackson, and the trail they followed to seek him out was apparently littered with guns, drugs and gangsters.

Jackson, 30, of South Clinton Avenue, is also known as Kevin Hopson, officials said, and he’s known to law enforcement as a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang.

Jackson’s wanted for failing to appear in court for sentencing on drug and weapons offenses."

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Friday, 14 January 2011

Four arrested in I-80 slaying of Vallejo musician - San Jose Mercury News

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Four arrested in I-80 slaying of Vallejo musician - San Jose Mercury News: "four suspects have been arrested in the Jan. 12, 2010, slaying in Crockett of Vallejo musician Dewey Tucker, law enforcement officials announced at a crowded news conference at California Highway Patrol headquarters.
Held on a variety of charges was Raul Vega, 19, of Santa Rosa, who police identified as the suspected shooter. Also arrested were Christopher Mancinas, 29; Javier Lopez, 20; and Hector Barragan, 28, according to a CHP news release.
On hand for the announcement were more than a dozen family members and friends of the 24-year-old Tucker, who said they were finally getting some answers about his death.
Tucker's fiancé Breana Whitney called Wednesday a 'bittersweet day,' and added the last year has been a long one.
'Today is filled with a little sorrow, a little relief that the people who are responsible are not on the streets,' Whitney said. 'We've been waiting all year to put faces to cowards with guns,' she said.
Tucker was shot multiple times while driving westbound on Interstate 80 near the Cummings Skyway off-ramp while on his way to band practice at his church in Oakland.
The CHP said the four suspects reportedly mistook Tucker as a rival gang member, followed him from in front of his Vallejo apartment on to the freeway and then shot him"

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MEXICO: Hitmen cook their victims in Quintana Roo | Pitts Report

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MEXICO: Hitmen cook their victims in Quintana Roo Pitts Report: "Gabriel Ayala Romero, better known as Don Gaby, considered the tsar of counterfeiting or “piratería” in the state of Nuevo León, has been a prisoner at the Penitentiary at Topo Chico, thanks to anonymous citizen tips.
Sources say Don Gaby’s operations were not solely dedicated to counterfeiting, but he also terrorized local merchants , and he extorted and kidnapped persons having nothing to do with the business of narco-trafficking.
On June 23, the Mexican army realized an operative detaining Don Gaby as well as thirteen persons within his organization, at one of his businesses located on Colegio Civil street in Monterrey.
Gabriel Ayala’s gang or “banda” carried out their extortions and abductions or “levantones” passing themselves off as elements of the Federal Police. In certain occasions, they raped women whom they had abducted during carjackings and/or robberies. The victims always mentioned Comandante Ayala who turned out to be none other than Don Gaby"

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Nomads bikie gang leader Hassan “Sam” Ibrahim is in Westmead Hospital after being shot in the leg

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Nomads bikie gang leader Hassan “Sam” Ibrahim is in Westmead Hospital after being shot in the leg outside a Merrylands house tonight.

Sam Ibrahim is the older brother of Sydney nightclubs owner John Ibrahim and sister to Armani Haddad, who was lucky to escape injury in a drive-by shooting at Ryde late last year.Fadi’s older brother Sam Ibrahim, 42, was shot twice in the upper leg as he was standing outside his mothers’ double storey house in Price St about 6.45pm.

Police said a car with several people inside drove up to the house and fired a number of shots.

Witnesses said they heard several gunshots, followed by a car, possibly a gold Mercedes, skidding twice and speeding off.

Police have described the vehicle as light-coloured.

Sam was taken to Westmead Hospital in a stable condition and was operated on last night to remove one bullet that remained lodged in his thigh.

Fadi’s other brother John Ibrahim, a nightclub owner, went to his mother’s house last night as police were searching the area for clues.

The attack may be linked to a bikie feud.

Sam is the founder of the Parramatta chapter of the Nomads who is now known as a Notorious gang associate.

It’s not the first time an Ibrahim has been shot.

Fadi survived an attack after he was shot five times by a gunman while sitting in his black Lamborghini in June 2009.

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Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Reno man to face trial in gang-motivated killing of 17-year-old | rgj.com | The Reno Gazette-Journal

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Reno man to face trial in gang-motivated killing of 17-year-old | rgj.com | The Reno Gazette-Journal: "Juan Carlos “Charlie” Sanchez was bound over for trial after Reno Justice of the Peace Scott Pearson heard testimony from witnesses regarding the May 7 fatal stabbing of Andrew Palmer of Reno.

Authorities said the motive for the killing was the belief that Palmer had been disrespecting a gang that Sanchez befriended.

Reno police found Palmer wounded on the sidewalk in the 2000 block of Carville Street. The boy had been stabbed in the chest, stomach and back after he had been attacked while walking down the street.

Palmer’s alleged disrespect included supposedly giving dirty looks or hard stares toward a home where several of Sanchez’s gang member friends lived, and for not answering the gang’s questions when they approached him in a vehicle.

Testimony revealed that Sanchez told people he stabbed the boy."

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Teardrop Tattoos Are Earned, Officer Testifies - Santa Cruz, CA Patch

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Teardrop Tattoos Are Earned, Officer Testifies - Santa Cruz, CA Patch: "
Jaime Galdamez Guevara’s two new teardrop tattoos were one of the main subjects in his preliminary hearing in a double-homicide case in Santa Cruz County Superior Court on Tuesday.

“Historically, tear drop tattoos must be earned,” Santa Cruz Police Detective Joe Hernandez told the court.

“If someone is looking at time in state prison, could you expect that the tattoo is earned?” District Attorney Celia Rowland asked Hernandez.

“Yes,” he said.

The testimony was part of the second day of a hearing in which Judge William Kelsay will determine if there is enough evidence to send the case to trial. Guevara, 19, is charged with killing two men—Alejandro Nava-Gonzales, 21, and Oscar Ventura, 18, on Jan. 23, 2010 in an apartment on Canfield Street. He charged with the attempted murder of a third man."

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Gangs may be linked to Redlands shooting - San Bernardino County Sun

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Gangs may be linked to Redlands shooting - San Bernardino County Sun: "Redlands Police Department confirmed they are investigating gang members in the shooting that left two teens dead and another two injured Wednesday in Redlands.

'We're looking into numerous people, some who are members of street gangs,' said Lt. Chris Catren.

Around 7 p.m. Jan. 5, a group of five boys were attacked in the playground area of the Cinnamon Creek Apartments on Oxford Drive in Redlands.

'We're still working on covering the specifics of it but at this point, it's clear to us the suspect knew what he was doing, he knew who he was shooting at,' said Redlands Police Chief Jim Bueermann. 'It's clear to us that he was trying to shoot all of them. We don't believe this was some spur-of-the-moment event. We think he followed them for a while before attacking them.'

Catren said he does not believe the two boys killed, 17-year-old Quinn McCaleb and 16-year-old Andrew Jackson, or the other three boys who were attacked that night were gang members"

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Hitmen intensify attacks in Mexico's richest city | Reuters

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Hitmen intensify attacks in Mexico's richest city | Reuters: "Firing automatic weapons and grenade launchers, brazen hitmen in Monterrey have killed at least 10 police officers and shot up police stations, attacked a prison, killed bystanders, and threatened local journalists in a burst of violence across the city that was once known as one of Latin America's safest.

In a sign that a two-month period of relative calm has ended in the city that has close U.S. business ties, drug gangs hung the half-naked body of a woman from a bridge on December 31, the most gruesome act since 51 bodies were found in a mass grave just outside the city last July.

'We're on alert, we're ready for these kind of criminal attacks against the authorities,' Nuevo Leon state Governor Rodrigo Medina, the top regional official, told reporters this week. 'We have to be ready for a difficult scenario.'"

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15-year-old youth was shot dead during a street brawl between two rival groups in the Bronx organised through mobile phone text messages

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A 15-year-old youth was shot dead during a street brawl between two rival groups in the Bronx organised through mobile phone text messages.
The feuding groups had agreed to meet in the Williamsbridge area on Monday evening to settle a three-week dispute.
But the verbal argument quickly turned violent and Philip Johnson was shot twice in the chest, before stumbling into a nearby restaurant.

Feud: The two rival groups had agreed to meet in the Williamsbridge area of the Bronx on Monday to settle a dispute
The teenager was taken by ambulance to Jacobi Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
The suspected killer, who was believed to be known to Mr Johnson, fled the scene and is still being sought by police.
He has not been named, but has been described as 17, more than 6ft tall and weighing more than 200 pounds.
Mr Johnson and the suspect are believed to have started pushing and shoving each other, before the suspect pulled out a gun and fired five shots.
One police source told the New York Daily News: 'It just got out of hand. No one even knew he was carrying a weapon.'

Killed: Philip Johnson, 15, got involved in an argument with another youth and was then shot twice in the chest
Relatives said one of the bullets had pierced the teenager's heart.
Five .25-calibre shell casings were recovered from the scene.
Elsie Johnson, the victim's 84-year-old adoptive mother, told the Wall Street Journal: 'He was just a typical boy trying to make it, but somewhere along the line he got involved with the wrong crowd.
'He couldn't quit... he got involved in order to be in with the crowd.
'He didn't want to be no mama's boy. He wanted to grow up, how he wanted to grow up.
'I played a part in that too; I couldn't keep up with him.'
She added: 'I never thought anything like this was going to happen. I was trying to get him on the right track and make a home for him.'
Police sources said Mr Johnson had been arrested once for possession of marijuana, but was not known to be associated with any gangs.
The suspected killer is said to have prior arrests, including one for a robbery with a firearm.


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Sunday, 9 January 2011

Thirteen years after Christopher Wallace, better known as Notorious B.I.G., was gunned down, Los Angeles Police confirmed that new information has ‘reinvigorated’ the case.

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Detectives have re-opened a murder investigation into the mystery shooting of one of the biggest names in rap music.
Unbelievable: The Life, Death, and Afterlife of the Notorious B.I.G.Thirteen years after Christopher Wallace, better known as Notorious B.I.G., was gunned down, Los Angeles Police confirmed that new information has ‘reinvigorated’ the case.
The possible breakthrough in the high profile cold case was revealed by CNN, but police would not give any further details because inquiries were ongoing.

B.I.G. deal: Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls, left, shown here with Sean Combs, aka Diddy, in LA in 1997, shortly before his death. LAPD have reopened their investigation into his murder
The 24-year-old New York rapper was shot four times in the chest as he was driven back to his hotel from a music industry party in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997.
A lone gunman wearing a suit and bow tie allegedly opened fire after pulling alongside the rapper’s SUV.

Related? Tupac Shakur, who was shot dead in 1996. It was always been wondered if the deaths of Tupac and Biggie were related
In the years since the killing, a number of theories have emerged, including the suspicion that police officers were involved.
Nobody was ever charged in connection with the death, but it was widely blamed on a rap war between the East and West Coast.
Six months before the shooting, West Coast rapper Tupac Shakur was killed by a gunman in Las Vegas in another murder that has never been solved.
Detectives have investigated claims that the two shootings could have been linked.
Marion ‘Suge’ Knight, head of LA-based Death Row Records, was in the car with Shakur – one of his artists – when he was killed, but has adamantly denied involvement in a tit-for-tat vendetta with Wallace, who was signed to East Coast label Bad Boy Entertainment.
Retired Los Angeles detective Russell Poole has pointed a finger of blame at Knight, even though he was in prison on a parole violation at the time of Wallace’s murder.
Poole also claims that police officers who worked as security for Death Row played a part in the shooting. But he said he retired early from the force because his leads in the case were being ignored.
Former Los Angeles police chief Bernard Parks, who was in charge of the force at the time of the shooting, called claims of a cover-up ‘absurd.’
Raised in Brooklyn, Wallace started selling drugs at the age of 12 and served nine months in prison before going on to sell more than seven million records.


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Saturday, 8 January 2011

Gangland widow's statement can be evidence

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Gangland widow's statement can be evidence: "NEW statement made by gangland widow Wendy Peirce incriminating her former husband in the 1988 Walsh Street shootings of two policemen can be used by the State Coroner in a new investigation, despite her reluctance to give evidence at a hearing, legal experts say.

Within weeks, the Coroner is expected to notify the families of murdered police constables Steven Tynan, 22, and Damian Eyre, 20, as to whether a new inquest will be held.

The Sunday Age has confirmed Ms Peirce made a signed statement to police last year incriminating her late husband Victor Peirce in the murders, allegedly carried out in revenge for the police shooting of his friend Graeme Jensen on October 11, 1988.

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Ms Peirce has admitted she lied to protect her husband, initially providing an alibi for his whereabouts on the night of the murders."

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Federal judge sends gang member to prison for shooting rival : News : CNYCentral.com

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Federal judge sends gang member to prison for shooting rival : News : CNYCentral.com: "federal judge has imposed the maximum prison sentence on a 24-year-old Syracuse street gang member who shot a rival, intending to kill him but instead leaving the victim paralyzed from the neck down.

U.S. District Judge Frederick Scullin sentenced '110 gang' member Schiquan Harrison to 15 years and 8 months in prison for the 2008 shooting of Dylon Smith, a member of the Bricktown gang.

Scullin said he imposed the maximum sentence because of Harrison's history of firearms and violence."

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Gang shooting suspect to face 4 felonies - Crime Reports - The Olympian - Olympia, Washington

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Gang shooting suspect to face 4 felonies - Crime Reports - The Olympian - Olympia, Washington: "Jose Cardona, 21, of Kennewick, will appear in court today to enter a plea to first-degree assault, second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a short-barreled rifle. The assault charge includes a firearm enhancement, which would mean mandatory prison time if he's convicted.

Cardona is accused of shooting Miguel Montenegro in the stomach Dec. 30. Montenegro, said to be a rival gang member, required surgery.

Cardona claims he was confronted near HAPO Community Credit Union by Montenegro and another man, and hid from them in a nearby alley, court documents said. He told Kennewick detectives that when he saw the two men walk toward him, he 'shot several times into the ground,'"

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THREE Liverpool men are set to be sentenced for their parts in a cocaine plot run by a North Wales gangster.

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THREE Liverpool men are set to be sentenced for their parts in a cocaine plot run by a North Wales gangster.
David Edward Clarke, 48, Kenneth Cain, 34, and Neil Sutemire, 37, are all set to hear their fates at the conclusion of a trial of two men also accused of being in their drugs gang.
Caernarfon crown court this week heard the plot was headed by notorious North Wales thug John Gizzi, 39, of Abergele, who, along with the three Liverpudlians and four others, has already pleaded guilty to conspiring to sell cocaine bought in Merseyside on his local streets.
Clark, of Walton Village, Walton; Cain, of Cathedral Walk, in the city centre; and Sutemire, who is from Liverpool but could not give the court a fixed address, were all implicated in Gizzi’s plan when undercover police in North Wales stopped a car and found £162,000 of drugs and later discovered nearly £70,000 in cash.
Gizzi, who left prison in March 2009 after being jailed five years ago for assault and cigarette smuggling, was one of 10 men arrested and charged with conspiracy to supply cocaine between August 6, 2009, and April 22 last year.
Telephone traffic linked the 10 men to the conspiracy, the court heard.
Two men – Karl Evans, 29, of Llys Nant, and John Etheridge, 30, of Llys Arthur, both in Towyn – have denied conspiracy and their trial began this week.
John Philpotts, prosecuting, told the jury the men were arrested after an extensive covert operation by North Wales police against a drugs gang.
He said: “This was headed by a man called John Gizzi, who has pleaded guilty for his part in the conspiracy.
“During the period in question, the gang acquired cocaine from Liverpool for onward supply in Conwy and Denbighshire.”
Mr Philpotts said police kept watch on the gang over a nine-month period.
During that time, they saw Gizzi meeting various other members of the gang in the car parks of pubs and restaurants in the Abergele area.
There were also meetings in narrow country lanes.
Last December, officers watched Gizzi emerge from the yard of Abergele Building Supplies, a business owned by his father, and drive off in a pick-up truck.
He was followed by a Vauxhall Vectra car driven by Sutemire.
The Vectra was later spotted parked in a narrow country lane near Gizzi’s home in St George.
Mr Philpotts said: “The Vectra was stopped by police and a plastic bag containing £29,000 cash was recovered.”
The “final piece in the jigsaw” was found in April when three men were seen at Clarke’s Walton home.
The court heard one of the men who has already pleaded came out of the house with a large parcel and was later found by police with a 1kg bar of cocaine.

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Friday, 7 January 2011

Saginaw police say nine suspected gang members face drug charges | abc12.com

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Saginaw police say nine suspected gang members face drug charges | abc12.com: "Five Northside-Projects gang members are in custody while police look for the four others.

The warrants were issued late last week. The four people police are looking for are 28-year-old Robert Moore, 21-year-old Timmie Favorite, 19-year-old Robbie Cotton, and 22-year-old Ivory Hatfield.

The four, along with the five behind bars, are accused of selling narcotics to undercover officers. Police are conducting an active search for all four men.

'We are asking the citizens of Saginaw to help us out. If they see them, please don't try to intervene. Call the Saginaw Police Department. They should be considered armed and dangerous,' said Saginaw Police Detective Sgt. Joe Dutoi."

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Police: Maple Valley teen who shot two a Juggalo gang member

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Police: Maple Valley teen who shot two a Juggalo gang member: "Maple Valley man teen accused of shooting two other youths on a popular walking trail has been charged with first-degree assault.

King County prosecutors say Shayne Willis, 19, managed to wound two other teens on Tuesday with a single shot following an argument on the Lake Wilderness trail. In charging documents, police claim Willis was dressed as a Juggalo -- a gang associated with the Insane Clown Posse band -- when he fired on the other teens.

Currently housed in a jail psychiatric unit, Willis stands accused of shooting a young man and young woman during a bizarre altercation that started with an argument over gang affiliation."

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Crime Stoppers tip leads gang unit to wanted man in woman's bedroom » Corpus Christi Caller-Times

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Crime Stoppers tip leads gang unit to wanted man in woman's bedroom » Corpus Christi Caller-Times: "Following an alert this week by Crime Stoppers for a suspected Nueces County gang member, police about 1 p.m. Tuesday found Adan Salazar, 25, in the back bedroom of a woman’s apartment.

Salazar was wanted on a burglary of a habitation warrant, police said, and a tip led them to the apartment.

He was found at the residence in the 4600 block of Kostoryz Road after the female occupant allowed officers to check the apartment, according to a news release.

Salazar was held in Nueces County Jail Wednesday without bail for a parole violation, jail officials said."

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Alleged cop-shooting Bloods gangster Billy Heisler set for trial - trentonian.com

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Alleged cop-shooting Bloods gangster Billy Heisler set for trial - trentonian.com: "Hahn was off-duty and driving past the restaurant when he saw Heisler fighting with his sister, Shannon Heisler, in the parking lot off South Broad Street. The officer thought he could stop what appeared to be a domestic violence incident.

The two men scuffled, and Heisler — said to be a ranking member of the Sex Money Murder set of the Bloods Street gang — allegedly pulled out a gun and shot Hahn in the chest. Heisler’s trial was moved from Mercer to Burlington County Superior Court after defense attorney Robin Kay Lord argued he couldn’t get a fair jury trial in Mercer."

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Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Federal prosecutors have dropped a gangland murder charge against reputed Bonanno soldier Armando (Mondo) Rea

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Federal prosecutors have dropped a gangland murder charge against reputed Bonanno soldier Armando (Mondo) Rea, the Daily News has learned.

The 1980 rubout of Mafia hit man Gerard Pappa vanished from a new indictment against Rea unsealed Tuesday in Brooklyn Federal Court.

Wiseguy: The Collector's EditionRea is scheduled to go on trial Jan. 31 on the remaining charges of racketeering, extortion of Teamsters Local 807 and a failed plot to kill a Bonanno wiseguy named "Crazy Charlie" in 1992.

The Daily News reported last month that mob rats had previously fingered at least six gangsters other than Rea in the murder of Pappa, who was gunned down as he ate breakfast in the Villa66 restaurant in Brooklyn.

"As we prepare for trial, we anticipate further vindications of Mr. Rea," lawyer John Meringolo said.

Rea was inducted into the Bonanno family as a reward for carrying out the hit, sources had contended.

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Ex-girlfriend testifies in gang shooting death of woman asleep on a couch | Deseret News

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Ex-girlfriend testifies in gang shooting death of woman asleep on a couch | Deseret News: "It's been more than a year since Krystal Flores was shot at a house party, dying after a few weeks spent in a coma.

Three have been charged in connection with her death and Shannon Moala — who has been charged with obstruction of justice, a second-degree felony, for lying to police about the case — still doesn't know who is responsible. 

'This whole time I just felt that whoever did it, and I don't know who killed Krystal Flores, but whoever did it should own up to what they did,' she testified in a preliminary hearing Tuesday. 

Prosecutors put on evidence over the course of two days to support their contention that the killers were Moala's ex-boyfriend, Alexander Bloomfield, 30, and Pailate Lomu, 21, who have both been charged with murder and aggravated burglary, first-degree felonies. George Angilau, 20, has also been charged with murder and aggravated burglary, in addition to other various, gun-related charges. "

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Bo-Gars just won't go away,Bo-Gars have been around for two decades with Dupuy, 34, at the helm the whole time.

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Bo-Gars just won't go away: "Its leader has spent almost all of the last three years behind bars, and there’s a chance that is where he’ll be for another three.

But as Chenier (Big) Dupuy waits in a detention centre – expecting to learn in February whether he will serve up to another 40 months for drug trafficking – the Bo-Gars, a street gang he is alleged to lead, appear to be very active.

Several details about the Bo-Gars were recently revealed while sentence arguments were made in Dupuy’s drug trafficking case last month. Unlike most gangs based in northeastern Montreal, which fade after a few years, the Bo-Gars have been around for two decades with Dupuy, 34, at the helm the whole time. He sports a tattoo on his right shoulder depicting a firearm pointed at a head with the inscription “Only Stronger Survive.”"

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