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  • Reputed gang member shot dead on S.F. street

    07/21/2008 2:57:51 PM PDT · by SmithL · 59 replies · 1,971+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/21/8 | Jaxon Van Derbeken, Demian Bulwa
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A reputed gang member - who moved out of San Francisco after beating a murder charge when the star witness against him was slain - was ambushed and shot to death Saturday night when he returned to the city for work at a construction site in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood, authorities said. Daniel "Dango" Dennard, 23, of Antioch was attacked as he was stopped on his motorcycle at a red light on Bayshore Boulevard at Industrial Street, a busy roadway near the intersection of Highway 101 and Interstate 280. San Francisco homicide Inspector John Cleary said Sunday...
  • Oakland’s Walker hurt in apparent robbery (NFL)

    06/17/2008 5:17:46 AM PDT · by JZelle · 10 replies · 103+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 6-17-08 | AP
    A police spokesman says Oakland Raiders wide receiver Javon Walker was found unconscious on a Las Vegas street after apparently being the victim of a robbery. Police spokesman Bill Cassell said in a statement that Walker was taken to a hospital with "significant injuries" after being found early Monday on a street off the Las Vegas Strip. Cassell said Walker was in fair condition at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. A Raiders spokesman said the team was "in the process of gathering information" and had no further comment. Walker, 29, played the past two seasons for Denver after four seasons...
  • Father who abused children plans to appeal 14 life sentences

    05/09/2008 6:22:18 AM PDT · by cweese · 10 replies · 227+ views
    Austin Pravda ^ | May 8, 2008 | Andrea Lorenz
    Cesar Mojica Carmona could be eligible for parole in about 30 years. Friday, May 09, 2008 SAN MARCOS — Cesar Mojica Carmona took a deep breath and swallowed hard Thursday morning as he heard the sentence a Hays County jury had given him: fourteen concurrent life sentences and a $140,000 fine for what officials say was the worst case of child abuse in county history. Mojica Carmona, 24, was convicted last week on 14 counts of injury to a child for starving, biting and otherwise abusing his three children. Hewill be eligible for parole after about 30 years. Mojica Carmona...
  • The sources of Denver's tragedy

    01/04/2007 7:46:55 AM PST · by rellimpank · 36 replies · 1,424+ views
    Too many define manhood through violence What makes someone spray a limousine with bullets even though he has no idea who might die? A "gun culture," answers The Denver Post, under the headline "Williams' murder a cowardly gun crime." Suffice it to say that the murder of Darrent Williams would not have occurred, at least in the fashion it did, without a gun. But that fact in itself explains little. What is most horrifying about this crime was the killer's casual targeting of people he hardly knew or didn't know at all over what perhaps was a disagreement or a...
  • Extremists Kill Afghan Civilians in Drive-by Shooting

    07/16/2006 10:49:55 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 254+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Combined Forces Command Afghanistan
    WASHINGTON, July 16, 2006 – Two Afghan civilians were killed and one was injured July 15 in a drive-by shooting in Zambar in Khowst Province. "This was a senseless attack on Afghan civilians," said Col. Thomas Collins, spokesman for Combined Forces Command Afghanistan. "For extremists to dress like women and kill innocent civilians shows the lengths the extremists will go to to threaten the safety of the Afghan people. The coalition remains committed to putting an end to such senseless violence and those who would commit these atrocities." Three people disguised as women who were wearing burkas and driving in...
  • Stars to Attend Stanley 'Tookie' Williams' Funeral - ashes to be scattered in South Africa

    12/15/2005 10:48:30 AM PST · by EveningStar · 126 replies · 7,199+ views
    Fox23News ^ | December 15, 2005
    Sean Penn, Snoop Dogg, Jamie Foxx and Danny Glover are among the thousands of mourners expected to turn out for the funeral of executed former gang leader Stanley 'Tookie' Williams early next week.
  • Governor dreading decision on life or death [Tookie Williams]

    11/21/2005 8:04:00 AM PST · by SmithL · 49 replies · 1,472+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/21/5 | Mark Martin
    Without clemency, Williams' execution is just weeks away - Sacramento -- It was 1976, according to Stanley Tookie Williams, when he met a young Austrian bodybuilder along the Venice Beach boardwalk, then the epicenter of the Southern California muscle culture. Williams, who was a hard-bodied weight lifter as well as a notorious gang member, recounted the brief encounter in a book published last year: Arnold Schwarzenegger was so impressed with Williams' physique, he noted that Williams' biceps were as big as thighs. Nearly 30 years later, the two men are again crossing paths. With the world watching, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger...
  • Clemency sought for Crips founder set to die [Nobel-nominee Tookie Williams]

    11/08/2005 12:55:26 PM PST · by SmithL · 45 replies · 2,292+ views
    AP ^ | 11/8/5 | KIM CURTIS
    San Francisco -- The petition to save the life of condemned former gang leader Stanley "Tookie" Williams reads more like poetry than a legal document — beginning and ending with a plea for the governor to carry out "an act of grace" and stop next month's scheduled execution. "We seek clemency for the man Stanley Williams has become, for the good work he has done, and for the good work he will continue to do," his lawyers wrote in the 13-page document delivered Tuesday to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. "Stanley Williams stands in the shadow of death. We seek an act...
  • SAUNDERS: No clemency for 'Tookie'

    11/06/2005 7:53:33 AM PST · by SmithL · 21 replies · 996+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/6/5 | Debra J. Saunders
    THERE MUST be a guidebook in the country's death rows about how to dodge the lethal-injection needle: In Texas, you find God and plead mercy; in the Bay Area and other havens for people who think they are enlightened liberals, you find a publisher. If you write books or poetry, all manner of journalists, authors and do-gooders will turn you into a saint who is doing some good for society. So, having been sent to San Quentin Prison's Death Row for the brutal slaying of four innocent people during two 1979 robberies, Stanley "Tookie" Williams has no shortage of champions...
  • Judge tosses $6.5 million award to LA police corruption victim

    08/09/2005 10:11:27 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 508+ views
    AP ^ | 8/9/5
    LOS ANGELES - A judge threw out a $6.5 million award to a former gang member who sued his public defender for failing to convince a jury he didn't assault two corrupt police officers. Judge Tricia Ann Bigelow on Monday also ordered a new trail after finding that a juror committed misconduct and the panel improperly found Javier Ovando's former defense attorney was liable. Ovando, 27, was convicted in 1997 of assaulting Rampart division officers Rafael Perez and Nino Durden and sentenced to 23 years in prison. He spent more than two years behind bars until it was revealed that...
  • NYC Police: Teen Slain for His iPod

    07/03/2005 1:46:28 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 70 replies · 1,330+ views
    AP/Newsday ^ | 7/3/05 | n/a
    NYC Police: Teen Slain for His iPod By Associated Press July 3, 2005, 2:39 PM EDT NEW YORK -- Two teenagers were under arrest Sunday on suspicion of killing another teen for his iPod portable music player, police said. The boys were facing charges of murder, robbery and weapons possession in the death of 15-year-old Christopher Rose, police said. Rose and three friends were accosted by a group of young men Saturday evening in Brooklyn, police said. Members of the group demanded Rose's iPod and stabbed him twice in the chest when he resisted. The group fled, taking Rose's iPod...
  • Movie/Television/Rap Star Nick Cannon Shoots Pro-Life Music Video

    06/11/2005 10:28:53 AM PDT · by Keyes2000mt · 46 replies · 2,356+ views
    LifeSite ^ | 06/10/2005
    HOLLYWOOD, CA, June 10, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Nick Cannon, an accomplished actor, comedian, songwriter and producer with a host of credentials to his name at the age of twenty-four, including his own television show, has released his debut solo album. The album marks Cannon's first all-out effort to cross from the film-making/television industry into the music industry, although he has been involved in the music scene for years, working closely with the likes of Will Smith. The feature song entitled "Can I Live", on the album by the same name, is being praised by advocates of the culture of life...
  • Iraq Veteran Slays Police Officer (scary video)

    01/13/2005 1:04:11 PM PST · by GodfearingTexan · 6 replies · 2,071+ views
    This is some messed up ****. Click on URL for story.
  • Gang Violence: The Ultimate Denial of Free Speech

    10/28/2003 9:50:12 AM PST · by The Rant · 6 replies · 322+ views
    The Washington Dispatch ^ | October 28, 2003 | Frank Salvato
    Lance Corporal Sok Khak Ung no longer has the right to free speech. This is because he was shot dead by a gang member who mistakenly took he and his friends for members of a rival gang. It wasn’t as if they were cruising the streets looking for trouble either. Ung and his friends were “free-style rapping” at a barbecue in celebration of his return from Iraq, his return to his neighborhood, a neighborhood mired in the hopelessness that a gang haven has to offer. This is when and where the murder took place. Over his backyard fence the shots...