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  • MS-13 gang members charged in series of murders, drug crimes, authorities say

    10/12/2017 7:09:02 AM PDT · by be-baw · 11 replies
    Eight MS-13 gang members in the notorious crew's "Sailors Clique" faction participated in a violent racketeering conspiracy in and around Maryland, engaging in a terrifying campaign of murder, drug trafficking and extortion, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. The men were named in a superseding indictment returned last month by a federal jury, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's office. The indictment alleged the eight men were members or associates of the MS-13 gang with ties to El Salvador. Branches of the gang were known to exist and function throughout Prince George’s County and Montgomery County, Md., prosecutors said.
  • Documents: Police did little to stop Waco biker showdown

    10/11/2017 6:35:13 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 36 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 10/11/2017 | Emily Schmall
    <p>FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Law enforcement officers prepared for war in Waco, Texas, on May 17, 2015.</p> <p>In parking lots surrounding the Twin Peaks restaurant just off Interstate 35, 16 police officers, including a SWAT team of 11, were poised with assault rifles in five police cars and two unmarked SUVs. Seven state police, some undercover, were inside the restaurant or nearby.</p>
  • Jury selection to begin in first Twin Peaks case

    10/09/2017 6:14:56 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 11 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 10/9/2017 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    Jury selection in the trial of the first of the May 2015 Twin Peaks shootout defendants is set to begin Tuesday morning. A panel of about 150 prospective jurors filled out five-page questionnaires Monday morning and were told to report again at 9 a.m. Tuesday for the beginning of jury selection. Jacob Carrizal, 36, Bandidos Dallas chapter president, is the first of the 154 indicted Twin Peaks bikers to go to trial. Carrizal, an employee of a Dallas railway company, is charged with one count of directing activities of a criminal street gang, one count of engaging in organized criminal...
  • Twin Peaks biker seeks recall of sexually explicit video, disqualification of DA's office

    10/04/2017 3:40:19 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 35 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 10/4/2017 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    A Twin Peaks defendant is seeking to disqualify the McLennan County District Attorney's Office from prosecuting his case, claiming prosecutors engaged in "illegal and outrageous" conduct by releasing images of the biker and his wife having sex as part of the massive Twin Peaks discovery process. Houston attorney Paul Looney, who represents Cody Ledbetter, said Wednesday he intends to file a motion Thursday seeking to recall the Twin Peaks discovery because of photos and videos of Ledbetter and his wife having consensual sexual relations that were on Ledbetter's confiscated cellphone. "The district attorney and his assistants have committed numerous crimes...
  • In the absence of police participation- robberies, shootings and homicides soared

    10/04/2017 7:34:22 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Canada ^ | October 4, 2017 | Mitch Wolfe
    In the absence of police participation- robberies, shootings and homicides have soared in these cities and other similar cities BLM and Liberal Press Bashing of American Cops Lead to Greater Gun Violence Mitch Wolfe October 4, 2017 The latest FBI report on gun violence in American cities, especially in specific liberal Democratic-controlled cities- discloses a very inconvenient truth. The relentless bashing and public criticism of urban cops by the activist BLM (Black Lives Matter), the liberal press+ liberal civic leaders have had the unintended consequence of producing a huge increase in black on black killings in certain visible minority cities....
  • Volunteers Beaten, Raped, Shot While Delivering Aid After Mexican Earthquakes

    10/01/2017 1:43:13 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 20 replies ^ | September 28, 2017 | Joshua Gill
    Gunmen waylaid a group of volunteers bringing aid to earthquake victims in Mexico, shooting one, raping another and beating several, all for $2,000 and a few cellphones. The group of Catholic youth volunteers left Mexico City in three pickup trucks loaded with food and relief aid for communities affected by the earthquakes in Oaxaca Tuesday morning, but a group of unidentified gunmen intercepted them and shot up their cars, wounding one of the volunteers, according to Siame. The gunmen raped one of the girls, beat one of the young men so severely that he almost died, and left with the...
  • Drug traffickers machine-gun McDonald's branch after fast food restaurant refused [tr]

    09/30/2017 5:24:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 29, 2017 | Gerard Couzens
    A gang of drug traffickers machine-gunned a McDonald's after their demand for 40 free burgers with fries and soft drinks was turned down. Terrified customers - including some with young children - were seen hiding under tables and crouching down behind the counter at the fast food store in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro as they came under attack. One of the bandits was filmed telling a McDonald's manager what he wanted - before a suspected accomplice repeated his request for free food when his partner-in-crime was turned away.
  • Twin Peaks biker seeks to reopen disqualification hearing with new judge

    09/28/2017 7:03:32 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 20 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 9/28/2017 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    Twin Peaks defendant Matthew Clendennen wants to reopen the discussion about disqualifying McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna, but this time, he wants another judge to hear the motion. Clendennen's attorney, Clint Broden, filed a motion Thursday asking to reopen his request to disqualify Reyna from prosecuting Clendennen's case and seeking to recuse 54th State District Judge Matt Johnson only from rehearing the disqualification motion. Johnson rejected a similar motion from Broden last October. That ruling was upheld by Waco's 10th Court of Appeals. But while Broden is seeking a similar result, he is asking this time on different grounds...
  • Chicago Police Officers Discplined for Taking a Knee in Solidarity With Colin Kaepernick

    09/26/2017 7:18:42 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 9/26/2017 | Tom Porter
    Chicago Police Officers Discplined for Taking a Knee in Solidarity With Colin Kaepernick By Tom Porter On 9/26/17 at 5:25 AM Two Chicago police officers who kneeled alongside an activist in a social media photograph that went viral will face disciplinary action for making a political statement while in uniform, a department spokesman said. Activist Aleta Clarke posted the photo on Instagram Sunday, showing two police officers kneeling alongside her, with all three raising their fists. In her caption to the photo with the officers, Clarke, who posts on Instagram under the name @englewoodbarbie, wrote “That Moment when you walk...
  • Fake News from The Washington Post About Immigrants and Gangs

    09/23/2017 1:13:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | September 23, 2017 | Jerome Woerle
    Editor's Note: The following post has been slightly adapted from its original publication at Liberty Unyielding. Aliens are foreigners, not citizens, as one can see from dictionary definitions. So they do not include the typical immigrant, who is a naturalized citizen. It was thus inaccurate for The Washington Post’s Jenna Portnoy to write a story last Thursday claiming that the House of Representatives had passed a bill allowing “immigrants” to be deported if they are criminal gang members, when in fact the bill was aimed at “aliens.” (“Bill lets officials deport immigrants for gang ties,” Sept. 15, pp. B1 &...
  • Justin Amash only R to vote against H.R.3697 - Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act

    09/20/2017 8:26:18 AM PDT · by Excellence · 18 replies ^ | 9-18-2017 |
    Justin Amash has something of a record of voting for illegal aliens and against the Republican base. But this is about MS 13 and other gangs. Is he really that blind, tone deaf, and stupid?
  • Justice Waco Style

    09/15/2017 12:33:02 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 42 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 9/14/2017
    All four of the Twin Peaks Biker Brawl cases taken away from McLennan County Judge Ralph Strother over the last two weeks are being turned over to Matt Johnson, Judge of Texas’ 54th Judicial District and District Attorney Abel Reyna’s former law partner. Strother was recused, which is how lawyers spell removed, from three cases on August 30: George Bergman who is represented by Dallas attorney Clint Broden, Rolando Reyes who is defended by former Galveston judge Susan Criss, and Paul Landers, a bikers rights activist who has Austin attorney Millie L. Thompson trying to keep him out of the...
  • Portland police to halt, purge all gang designations

    09/11/2017 12:14:46 PM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | September 8, 2017 | Maxine Bernstein
    Three Portland police supervisors announced Friday that the Portland Police Bureau would halt its more than two-decade practice of designating gang members on Oct. 15. Portland police next month will end their more than 20-year-old practice of designating people as gang members or gang associates in response to strong community concerns about the labels that have disproportionately affected minorities. The Police Bureau recognizes that the gang designations have led to "unintended consequences'' and served as lifelong barriers for those who have shunned the gang lifestyle and tried to get jobs, said Acting Tactical Operations Capt. Andy Shearer.
  • What we know about the nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants protected by DACA (Graphs)

    09/05/2017 2:40:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 5, 2017 | By J.J. GALLAGHER
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced a plan to rescind the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, which defers deportation for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children. Here's a look at who makes up the 799,077 immigrants protected under the program:
  • Chicago Endures 30 Shootings, 4 Fatalities Over Labor Day Weekend

    09/04/2017 3:28:21 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9.4.17 | ANDERS HAGSTROM
    The city of Chicago saw 30 people shot between Friday and Monday morning, with four fatalities and 26 casualties in hospitals around the city.
  • Sacramento approves $1.5 million to tackle gun violence (Pay gangs not to shoot)

    09/05/2017 6:30:55 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    ABC 10 News ^ | 9-1-2017 | Jennifer Cruz
    Sacramento approves $1.5 million to tackle gun violence 9/01/17 | by Jennifer Cruz The city of Sacramento is tackling gang violence. Critics claim the council just voted unanimously to pay folks not to commit crimes. So what's the deal? We spoke with the Director of the Mayor's Gang Prevention and Intervention Task Force back in March. We asked just how big a deal is gang violence here in Sacramento? It's a part of an 18-month program where those involved get job-training and mentoring. If they complete six months successfully, they could also receive up to $1,000 per month for nine...
  • 7 Dead, 35 Wounded In Labor Day Weekend Shootings In Chicago

    09/05/2017 6:20:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    CBS News Chicago ^ | September 5, 2017 | Staff
    Chicago Police credited a pre-holiday round-up of troublemakers and 1,300 extra officers on the streets each day with a year-to-year decline in shootings over Labor Day weekend. Between 11 p.m. Friday and 5 a.m. Tuesday, seven people were killed and 35 others were wounded in shootings across the city. Between Friday night and Monday morning of the city’s Labor Day weekend last year, the city tallied 13 people dead and 52 others wounded in shootings citywide. Seven people were killed and at least 25 others were wounded in shootings last weekend.
  • 2 killed, 14 wounded in Chicago shootings to start Labor Day weekend

    09/03/2017 6:20:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    ABC Local ^ | Septemer 3, 2017 | Sun-Times Media Wire
    CHICAGO -- Two men were killed and at least 14 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago between late Friday and Sunday morning, marking a deadly start to the city's Labor Day weekend. The two deaths were the latest casualties of Chicago's gun violence that has taken the lives of at least 433 people since the start of the year, according to data maintained by the Chicago Sun-Times. Seven people were killed and at least 25 others were wounded in shootings last weekend.
  • Female deputy DA found bloody, beaten after gang attack in California: source

    09/01/2017 8:20:52 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 94 replies ^ | September 01, 2017 | Unknown
    A deputy district attorney was the victim of a gruesome gang attack in Orange County, Calif., in an apparent attempt to prevent her from giving closing arguments in a gang murder trial. The woman, whose name has been withheld, stumbled -- bloody and bruised -- into the Newport Workout gym in Newport Beach early Thursday morning, Fox 11 Los Angeles reported. A trainer inside the gym came to her aid.(snip) "I heard things coming out of her mouth like, 'Was I raped?,' 'I was unconscious. I don't know how long,' 'Are they here?,' 'Are they coming?' Still a little scatterbrained,"...
  • North Richmond gang faces 33 charges in crime-spree killings, robberies

    08/31/2017 3:02:09 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 30, 2017 | Kimberly Veklerov
    A North Richmond street gang was behind a violent East Bay crime spree last year that included the killings of three people and the shooting of an Orinda school board member and pistol-whipping of her husband as they were robbed in their driveway in September, authorities said Wednesday.