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  • Shenanigans In Waco Biker Prosecution Raise Troubling Questions

    11/20/2015 4:21:16 PM PST · by Elderberry · 11 replies
    breitbartunmasked.com ^ | 11/20/2015 | Matt Osborne
    Images of bikers sitting on curbs waiting to be processed might have captivated the nation after the shootout at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas this May, but evidence in the resulting criminal case is a closely-guarded secret. Of the 177 men arrested in May, 106 were indicted by a grand jury. Now, in a very unusual move that appears to violate Texas state law, McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna has tried to keep evidence from reaching the public by making defendants' attorneys sign an agreement not to share it with the media. Citing the Michael Morton Act,...
  • Here Come The Lawsuits

    11/18/2015 4:04:11 PM PST · by Elderberry · 9 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 11/18/2015
    Five defendants in the Twin Peaks Massacre case filed suit for false arrest in the Austin Division of the federal Western District of Texas yesterday. The complaint names Waco Police Chief Brent Stroman, Waco Police Detective Manuel Chavez, McLennan County District Attorney Abelino Reyna and an as yet unnamed employee of the Texas Department of Public Safety as defendants. All five of the complainants have been indicted for Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity with the Intent to Commit or Conspire to Commit Murder, Capital Murder, or Aggravated Assault. Their names are Matthew Clendennen, George Bergman, Noe Adame, Rob Bucy and...
  • Looney In A Hurry

    11/18/2015 3:57:33 AM PST · by Elderberry · 9 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 11/17/2015
    Paul Looney, the Houston lawyer who is representing a Cossacks Motorcycle Club member named Cody Ledbetter against a charge of engaging in organized criminal activity, dared 19th State District Court Judge Ralph Strother to knock the chip off his shoulder yesterday. Simultaneously, Dane Schiller of the Houston Chronicle published an 830 word feature about the motion that claimed Looney was "making an offer that he says saves time and money and heads off the 'quagmire' of trying to prosecute at least 106 people charged in the case." Then Looney's office sent out a press release. Looney's thousand word motion argues...

    11/16/2015 5:14:38 AM PST · by Elderberry · 34 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/13/2015 | Lana Shadwick
    A Texas lawyer posted the "cookie cutter" comment on Facebook and added, "The only evidence possibly presented would be that they were wearing club colors." The indicted motorcycle enthusiasts were part of the 177 bikers arrested after the Twin Peaks restaurant shootings in May. As reported by Breitbart Texas, the McLennan County grand jury took just nine hours on Tuesday to indict all 106 Twin Peaks bikers in cases presented to them during their session. The grand jury indicted all 106 for the crime of engaging in organized criminal activity under a Texas criminal statute relating to a "criminal street...
  • 106 People Indicted in Waco Biker Brawl That Killed Nine (Waco)

    11/10/2015 6:51:16 PM PST · by don-o · 179 replies
    NBC ^ | November 10, 2015 | M. Alex Johnson
    A Texas grand jury returned indictments Tuesday against 106 of the 177 people who were arrested after a shootout between cops and members of two motorcycle clubs left nine people dead at a Waco restaurant in May. The McLennan County grand jury returned true bills accusing the 106 suspects of engaging in organized criminal activity, with the underlying offenses being murder and aggravated assault, District Attorney Abel Reyna said Tuesday night in Waco. Charges against the 71 other suspects weren't presented Tuesday but will be "at a later time," Reyna said.
  • Grand jury hearing Twin Peaks shootout evidence

    11/10/2015 2:44:58 PM PST · by Elderberry · 8 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 11/10/2015 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    Update, 11:12 a.m.: Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark Frazier entered the locked district attorney’s office and walked toward the grand jury chambers. He left a few minutes later and said on his way out that his presence had nothing to do with the grand jury. Original story: A McLennan County grand jury is considering evidence this morning from the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout that left nine bikers dead and 20 wounded. For the first time ever, the grand jury is meeting in a newly renovated room in the district attorney’s office on the fourth floor of the courthouse annex. The...
  • Mother of boy shot dead denies spending donated funds on new car (Chicago)

    11/08/2015 6:05:57 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    WLS Chicago ^ | November 07, 2015 | Evelyn Holmes
    Mother of boy shot dead denies spending donated funds on new car WLS By Evelyn Holmes Saturday, November 07, 2015 10:56PM CHICAGO (WLS) -- The mother of a 9-year-old boy shot to death earlier this week is being accused of spending money donated through a "Go Fund Me" effort intended for funeral expenses on a new car. Karla Lee is strongly denying the claim Saturday night and commenting on those who have taken to social media to criticize her. The mother of slain Tyshawn Lee says it's simply not true. She said she did not use money donated to help...
  • Grand jury to start hearing Twin Peaks biker cases next week

    11/05/2015 6:03:23 PM PST · by Elderberry · 55 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 11/5/2015 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    McLennan County grand jury headed by an Iraq War combat veteran will begin hearing evidence next week in cases related to the May 17 Twin Peaks melee in which nine bikers were killed and 177 were jailed, according to courthouse sources. The 12-person panel, summoned in a specially-called meeting, will assemble Tuesday morning, and prosecutors will begin presenting evidence from the Twin Peaks incident, the sources who spoke on condition of anonymity said. Grand juries in McLennan County routinely meet twice a month on Wednesdays. However, because Wednesday is Veterans Day, the grand jury was asked to meet Tuesday. If...
  • 9-year-old Chicago boy ‘lured’ into alley and shot

    11/06/2015 6:23:34 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 6, 2015
    CHICAGO — A 9-year-old Chicago boy who was fatally shot this week was “lured” from a park into an alley and executed because of his father’s alleged gang connections, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Thursday, in a crime he described as among the most “unfathomable” in his 35 years in policing. Tyshawn Lee, an elementary school student headed to his grandmother’s house, was shot in the head and back Monday in a neighborhood alley on the city’s South Side.
  • Central America: where wearing the wrong sneakers can be fatal

    11/05/2015 11:48:42 AM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/5/15 | Carlos Marquez
    San Salvador (AFP) - Wearing a particular brand of sneakers or a certain haircut can be a fatal style decision in Guatemala, El Salvador or Honduras -- three Central American nations struggling with a vicious gang pandemic. Looks that would be ordinary elsewhere have been appropriated by the criminal gangs as their signs on the streets, where armed turf battles have made these countries some of the deadliest places in the world, outside of actual war zones. That means the 6.5 million youths aged 15-24 living in the so-called Northern Triangle formed by the three nations have to think twice...
  • Last Person Jailed in Waco Biker Shooting to Be Released

    11/01/2015 4:33:33 AM PST · by don-o · 76 replies
    AP via ABC ^ | November 1, 2015 | EMILY SCHMALL
    The last person jailed in connection with a deadly shootout among bikers and police outside a Waco restaurant was poised to be released from jail Saturday, more than five months after authorities rounded up 177 people from the crime scene and initially held them on $1 million bonds on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity.
  • Knives, guns, blood and fear: Inside the Texas biker shootout

    10/29/2015 3:54:23 PM PDT · by don-o · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | October 29, 2015 | Ann O'Neill, Ed Lavandera and Jason Morris, CNN
    See special reports on the Texas biker brawl from CNN's Ed Lavandera during "Erin Burnett OutFront" and "Anderson Cooper 360" at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET Thursday. Waco, Texas (CNN)After the guns fell silent on May 17 -- one of the bloodiest afternoons in the history of American motorcycle clubs -- nine bikers lay dead in a strip mall parking lot littered with weapons. Many more were injured, bleeding from gunshots and knife wounds. A police officer asked what every other cop there must have wondered at that moment: How many of you are armed? "I asked anybody who...
  • Surveillance video shows Waco biker shooting

    10/29/2015 9:53:43 AM PDT · by don-o · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | October 29, 2015
    Surveillance video from Waco, Texas, shows the shootout between police and biker clubs that ended with nine dead and 177 arrested in May.
  • McLennan County grand jury indictments: Oct. 28, 2015 [Waco]

    10/29/2015 6:23:41 AM PDT · by don-o · 10 replies
    Waco Herald-Tribune ^ | October 29, 2015
    The following people were indicted Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 by a McLennan County grand jury. The District Attorney’s Office no longer furnishes the age or city of residence of the people on this list. snip Donzavier Thompson, engaging in organized criminal activity Dazavion Gabriel Roshun Crane, engaging in organized criminal activity Marcus Jumel Anderson, engaging in organized criminal activity
  • Why won't middle class people shop at Walmart?

    10/19/2015 6:22:19 AM PDT · by PROCON · 214 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Oct. 19, 2015 | Ed Straker
    Walmart's stock took a steep drop as the company announced that it was expecting lower profits. There are a number of problems Wal-mart has, such as its website and fulfillment not being quite as good as Amazon.com, but Wal-mart is primarily a brick and mortar store, not an internet company. The basic problem as I see it is that middle class people are afraid to shop there. If you look at reviews on Yelp one of the most common words used to describe Wal-mart is "ghetto". There is even a Yahoo question on this very topic: Why is every Walmart...
  • This is a Land of Wolves Now in Sicario (movie review)

    10/19/2015 7:46:03 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 5 replies
    The Schleicher Spin ^ | Oct. 4, 2015 | David H. Schleicher
    In Roman ruled Judea, Jewish zealots used daggers hidden in cloaks to kill their oppressors and were thus dubbed in LatinSicariousor dagger men. Though most of the killing in Denis Villeneuves latest master class in vexatious suspense is done with machine guns, theres a climax building scene where cinematographer god Roger Deakins photographs the character Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) descending into the purple-hued darkness of a drug tunnel as he unsheathes a dagger that will make your skin scrawl. Alejandro is man of mysterious motives and origins who with the aid of another DOD consultant an eager and smiley...
  • Shopkeeper Beaten, Stabbed by Gang of Youths

    10/01/2015 8:31:36 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    A Korean-American shopkeeper was beaten and stabbed by a gang of youths on September 21, 2015 outside the 55th Street Market in South Los Angeles. According to the shopkeeper's daughter, who provided the footage to news agencies, the argument broke out after three underaged youths refused to show IDs while purchasing alcohol. The youths left the store and returned a few minutes later with a larger group. When the shopkeeper confronted them outside the store as they attempted to leave with the alcohol, one of the youths breaks a bottle over his head before the group kicks and beats him....
  • 3 San Antonio Texas Officers Booked Into Jail For Sex Scheme

    09/25/2015 6:47:03 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 9 replies
    KSAT12 ^ | September 25, 2015 | http://www.ksat.com/news/1-of-3-sapd-officers-booked-into-jail-for-sex-scheme
    Officers Chapa and Galindo were charged with compelling prostitution, aggravated sexual assault and official oppression. "(The victim said) she was promised money for working under cover. This led to her having sexual intercourse with two individuals who she later identified as Galindo and Chapa," the complaint said. The woman told Live Oak police investigators she was put into contact with another man who set her up to meet with a third man. She said that man told her her job would be "catching terrorists." He told her he needed to perform a series of tests -- from drinking alcohol to...
  • Gresham resident shoots and kills intruder, one of four who entered his home, police say (OR)

    09/07/2015 7:20:26 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 18 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 09/06/2015 | Aimee Green
    A Gresham man shot and killed one of four intruders who had entered his mobile home Saturday and began stabbing him with a knife. The 34-year-old resident fought back by grabbing a pistol and shooting two of his attackers, Gresham police say. Police arrived to find one of the suspected intruders, a 25-year-old man, dead at the scene from a gun injury. The resident also shot a 16-year-old suspect, who was brought to a local hospital and Sunday morning was still being treated there.
  • Chicago breaks single-day shooting death record

    09/04/2015 7:17:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/4/2015 | Douglas Ernst
    Chicago has some of the toughest gun-control laws in the country. It also has a new record for shooting deaths in a single day. The Windy City had nine shooting deaths on Wednesday its highest rate of single-day fatalities in over a decade. On July 5, 2003, there were 10 homicides in the city. The Chicago Tribune did an extensive analysis of its records before reporting Wednesdays grim milestone.
  • "Drop Hoes", When LA Street Gangs go White Collar

    08/29/2015 9:37:58 PM PDT · by cicero2k · 17 replies
    KrebsonSecurity ^ | August 20, 2015 | Brian Krebs
    Authorities across the United States this week arrested dozens of gang members who stand accused of making millions of dollars stealing consumer identities in order to file fraudulent tax refund requests with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The arrests highlight the dramatic shift in gang activity in recent years from high-risk drug dealing to identity fraud a far less risky yet equally lucrative crime.
  • Seattle Police See spike in Gang Violence

    08/28/2015 12:07:18 AM PDT · by RC one · 15 replies
    K5.com ^ | August 25, 2015 | Alex Rozier
    Seattle Police held a news conference on Tuesday afternoon to discuss a rise in gang and gun violence in 2015. As of Mid-August, this year has seen nearly 60 more shots fired reports than last year. Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O' Toole said the majority of the shootings and murders are tied to gangs. "Most of the violence we've seen, most of the shots fired we've seen, most of the homicide we've seen are related to ongoing gang activity," O' Toole said. "There's a very small number of people causing a large number of problems."Chief O' Toole spoke of a...
  • El Salvador deems criminal gangs, including MS-13, 'terrorists'

    08/27/2015 11:45:55 PM PDT · by RC one · 5 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 27, 2015 at 2:01 PM | Andrew V. Pestano
    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of El Salvador has ruled that criminal gangs within the country will be considered terrorist groups, including the MS-13 gang. El Salvador's most notorious gangs, Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, and Barrio 18, as well as any other criminal organizations that threaten or frighten the country's people are terrorists because of their "systematic attacks to life, security and personal integrity of the population," according to El Salvador's Constitutional Chamber. The chamber upheld and expanded El Salvador's 2006 Special Law Against Terrorist Acts on Monday...
  • Gangsta Raps Grim Legacy for Comptons Everywhere

    08/26/2015 7:17:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | Jason L. Riley
    Gangsta Raps Grim Legacy for Comptons Everywhere A hit movie about the rap group N.W.A. is a reminder: Glorified thuggery poisoned poor black communities. By Jason L. Riley Aug. 25, 2015 6:39 p.m. ET 242 COMMENTS For two weeks the top box-office draw has been Straight Outta Compton, a meandering biopic about the rise and disintegration of the Los Angeles-area rap group N.W.A., or Niggaz With Attitude. N.W.A. helped popularize gangsta rap in the late 1980s, and even this hagiography cant hide the fact that its legacy has endured to the detriment of poor black communities. The most prominent members...
  • 4 Teens Charged after Man with Gun Permit Kills Armed Robber in St. Paul

    08/05/2015 9:10:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 53 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 8/5/15 | Jennie Lissarrague
    More details have been released about the moments leading up to an armed robbery in St. Paul that left the 16-year-old suspect dead. Four teens have been charged in connection to the incident: 16-year-old Donte Edward Foster of Woodbury, 17-year-old Malcolm James Devion Golden of St. Paul, 16-year-old Kendell Anthony Lewis of St. Paul and 16-year-old Nautica Delshaun Cox of St. Paul. The alleged crimes started at 4:40 a.m. Friday, July 31, after a man reported that his silver sedan had been stolen from an alley behind his house. Two loaded guns were inside the vehicle, the victim reported. Ten...
  • Hispanic Gang Bangers Taking Over in the U.S.

    08/05/2015 8:50:52 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/5/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    MS-13 gang bangers are actively recruiting among all of those illegal alien children that flooded our southern border from Central America last summer and horrific violence is growing in Nassau and Suffolk counties in Long Island, NY. They were targeted by the Latino gangs already here said Det. Sgt. Mike Marino, head of Nassau County Police Departments gang section. How ironic that these unfortunate children have fled the violence in their home countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, only to be sucked into the gang culture here in America! MS-13 is short for Mara, the El Salvadorian slang term...
  • Pictures: Tomorrows Calais Migrants Make Landfall in Italy in Their Thousands as Crisis Rolls on

    08/04/2015 10:58:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Aug 2015 | Oliver Lane
    Over 2,000 migrants have been saved by the Italian coastguard over the past three days, just a fraction of the so-called swarm presently migrating north through Europe. As illegals attempting to cross the Mediterranean in unseaworthy boats to Europe were being rescued, yet more found themselves near the end of their perilous journeys just yards away from the British forward border at Calais, France. Despite significant deployments of riot police, security equipment, and sniffer dogs thousands of desperate attempts to break into the Calais port facilities are still made every night. Britain has deployed 100 new border force guards to...
  • Ex-Watervliet cop among 20 snared in massive drug case

    08/04/2015 12:52:50 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 10 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | August 4, 2015 | By Bob Gardinier, Kenneth C. Crowe II and Brendan J. Lyons
    TROY An indictment unsealed in Rensselaer County Court Tuesday revealed a year-long undercover drug investigation that led to the arrest of 20 people, including including a former Watervliet police officer and numerous members of a Troy street gang. The investigation by the State Police and state Attorney General's office was first revealed last month when a Watervliet police officer, Nicholas Pontore, was questioned about his dealings with a suspected drug dealer, Donald Kodadar, who was affiliated with the "Young Gunnerz" street gang in Troy. Pontore, 29, resigned from his police job on June 18 when law enforcement officials said...
  • L.A. Gangs Hashtag Bet: Kill 100 People in 100 Days

    07/28/2015 11:28:52 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 07.28.15 | Cerise Castle
    After the death of a Rollin 100 gang member, Los Angeles gangs have issued a challenge to kill 100 people as fast as possible. One of the first victims appears to be a 4-year-old boy. Under the hashtag #100Days100Nights, users on Instagram and Twitter are issuing a stark warning: Two Los Angeles gangs are betting which one can kill 100 peoplein a gang, or innocentwithin the next 100 days. A law enforcement source confirmed the reports exclusively to The Daily Beast on Monday night. The betwhich follows the death of KP, a member of the Rollin 100 gangwas allegedly made...
  • Police: Man beaten, stabbed after confronting taggers in Anaheim

    07/27/2015 11:10:03 PM PDT · by Pelham · 18 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | July 27, 2015 | Alyssa Duranty
    ANAHEIM For the second time in about a week a person in Orange County has been viciously attacked after reportedly confronting a group of taggers. On Sunday night, a man was chased, beaten and stabbed by a group of taggers, which he had confronted in an attempt to keep them from vandalizing a vacant building in Anaheim, police said. Anaheim police responded to reports of a stabbing around 9:30 p.m. in the 2600 block of West Lincoln Avenue. The man, in his 40s, had confronted multiple people who were spray painting graffiti on a wall of the unoccupied building...
  • Gangs on LI trying to recruit newly arrived Central American children

    07/26/2015 8:00:15 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 27 replies
    Newsday ^ | 07/26/2015 | KEVIN DEUTSCH
    Latino street gangs led by MS-13 have tried to lure Long Island's newest child immigrants into their ranks, police said, causing concern among local investigators as well as immigrant advocacy groups. The violent, drug-dealing gangs have been vying for new members among the more than 3,000 children younger than 18 who resettled in Nassau and Suffolk counties between September 2013 and September 2014, authorities said. Many of those kids were fleeing violence carried out by MS-13 and other gangs in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala."They were targeted by the Latino gangs that were already established here," Det. Sgt. Mike Marino,...
  • Ypsilanti pastor: 'Parents, take care of your kids' to curb gang violence'

    07/23/2015 5:14:02 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 16 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | Lindsay Knake
    An Ypsilanti pastor called upon parents Thursday to be a part of the solution in decreasing violence in the city and township. Alex Easley, pastor of City of Hope Ministries in Ypsilanti, spoke on behalf of clergy across Washtenaw County at a press conference about rising gang violence in Ypsilanti on Thursday, July 23. "Parents, I call you out today. Take care of your children and then you don't need state funding to help you raise your kids," he said. At the press conference, law enforcement officials laid out a plan of temporary increased patrols and partnerships with the Washtenaw...
  • Raw: Surveillance shows teens in gun show robbery

    07/14/2015 9:22:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    wftv.com ^ | 7/14/2015 | Unknown
    Channel 9 has obtained surveillance video that shows more than a dozen people stealing weapons from a gun show at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orange County over the Fourth of July weekend.
  • Confederate Flag Kills Ten in Chicago... Oh, Wait!

    07/07/2015 10:02:54 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 7, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    If President Obama had a son, he might look like Amari Brown, the little boy killed by a bullet intended for his gang-banger father on the streets of President Obamas Chicago in yet another bloody Windy City weekend. As the Chicago Tribune reported, over the Fourth of July weekend, Amari Brown was one of the ten that were killed among 55 that were shot, none attributed to Confederate flag loyalists: Among those killed was 7-year-old Amari Brown, shot in the chest as he watched fireworks near his father's home in Humboldt Park late Saturday night. Police say they believe the...
  • Black Gangs Uniting, Mobilizing In SC: Rivals Unite In Response To Confederate Flag Supporters

    07/05/2015 6:01:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    FITS News ^ | July 3, 2015 | Will Folks
    Its not just the white supremacist groups like the Ku Klux Klan seeing surging membership as the S.C. General Assembly prepares to take up the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the S.C. State House. Law enforcement sources tell FITS an equally ominous trend is elevated black gang activity which is being exploited by militant black groups in an effort to counter the pro-flag movement. These sources tell us rival gang leaders are putting aside past differences uniting and mobilizing in anticipation of upcoming pro-flag rallies being held at the State House. In fact theyre...
  • At least 19 shot over 12-hour span in Chicago

    06/25/2015 3:10:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    WGN-TV ^ | June 24, 2015 | BY PATRICK ELWOOD
    CHICAGO Two people were killed and at least 16 people were injured in shootings across Chicago since 8 p.m. Tuesday evening. In Englewood, three women were standing in the street near 75th Street and Stewart Avenue at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police say a man ran by and opened fire, then took off in a dark colored SUV. Ten minutes later and several blocks away, three more people were shot at 80th Street and Stewart Avenue. Police say someone in a white vehicle opened fire on the group, hitting a woman and a teenaged girl and boy.
  • Charges: Gang Member Charged for Shooting of Mother, Child in South Mpls.

    06/22/2015 7:40:19 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 36 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 6/22/15 | Cassie Hart
    A 24-year-old Minneapolis man who police say is a gang member is now charged in Thursday's shooting of an innocent mother and her child. On Monday, the Hennepin County Attorney's office charged 27-year-old Dontae Peterson with eight counts of attempted murder and assault. Police announced an arrest Friday. Police say Peterson was arguing with a man, only identified as OT2, and his associates. At about 2:15 p.m. on June 18, Peterson noticed OT2 and his friends were riding in a light-colored SUV that was traveling north on Park Avenue. Peterson ran through Peavey Park and stood between two parked cars....
  • Man, 21, dies shielding mother during South Chicago shooting

    06/21/2015 2:35:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | June 20, 2015 | Gregory Pratt
    James Jones died shielding his mother from bullets meant for him, according to family members.. The 21-year-old and his mother, Alicia Jones, were on a porch in the 8400 block of South Colfax Avenue when a man approached from the gangway, gun in hand, and opened fire, police said. "He used his body to shield her, to save her," said Dietra Luckett, Alicia Jones' sister. After the shooting, Luckett said she went inside the home to find Larry Means, her brother-in-law, and bring him outside. "He was in the bed, shaking," Luckett recalled. Means, James Jones' stepfather, said he was...
  • Law enforcement flock to Waco for gang conference

    06/19/2015 10:00:17 AM PDT · by don-o · 158 replies
    KXXV-TV ^ | June 19, 2015 | Grant Hermes
    MCLENNAN COUNTY - Law enforcement officials from across the country met at McLennan Community College for four days for a private conference about policing the growth of motorcycle gangs. The conference, put on by the Midwest Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Investigators Association out of St. Louis, MO, was scheduled before the Twin Peaks shooting May 17 after investigators saw rising tensions between motorcycle gangs on the rise in Central Texas. "We do a considerable amount of talking about these confederations and coalitions... and try to make them understand a little bit the motives behind these is other than what they advertise,"...
  • While Baltimore Police Idle, Black Lives Perish

    06/18/2015 3:17:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Intercept ^ | June 17, 2015 | Juan Thompson
    On June 6, a 16-year-old Baltimore girl named Arnesha Bowers went to a house party in West Baltimore where she met Donay Dixon, 23, and John Childs, 20. Later that night, Dixon and Childs followed Bowers to her northeast Baltimore home. Once there, police allege, the duo kicked in the basement window, sexually assaulted Bowers, strangled her with an extension cord, and then set her and the house on fire. Dixon and Childs purportedly members of the Bloods street organization made off with $40, a laptop and an iPad. According to reports, the pair committed the heinous crime...
  • (FLAKY FATHER MIKE)Pfleger talks in suburbs about gun violence in city

    06/13/2015 1:49:00 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 20 replies
    Daily Southtown - Chicago ^ | Jun 12, 2015 | Phil Kadner pkadner@tribpub.com
    The Rev. Michael Pfleger was cheered, booed, heckled and given a standing ovation at St. George Catholic Church in Tinley Park. And that was all in reaction to a speech urging everyone to join together to stop the killing of children on the streets of Chicago and throughout the United States. Makes you wonder what the reaction would have been if his topic had actually been something controversial.. Pfleger always sparks controversy. The priest, who has made his home base of St. Sabina Parish in Chicago a stopping-off point for national political leaders and Hollywood celebrities, has a knack for...
  • Staring death in the face: (incredible potrait photos of New Zealand gang members)

    06/11/2015 7:33:36 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 45 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 12th June 2015 | Nelson Groom
    It is New Zealand's most notorious gang whose members operate in a criminal world of violence that is usually shut off to the outside world. But one photographer managed to gain their trust - and in turn rare access - resulting in haunting images of some of the key members of the Mighty Mongrel Mob. Wellington-born Jono Rotman has spent nearly eight years, from 2007, embedded with the Mob, gaining a unique glimpse of their culture, customs and even a bloody clash with rival group the Black Power. Like most gangs, the Mob, who formed in Wellington and Hawkes Bay...
  • N.Y. girl 'barbarically' raped by teen gangsters from El Salvador

    06/10/2015 11:05:56 AM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    WND ^ | June 09, 2015 | Chelsea Schilling
    Three MS-13 street-gang members from El Salvador are being held without bail on charges they forced a 16-year-old New York girl into the woods near a golf course, and two of them raped her while the third kept watch. This is one of the most brutal, heinous crimes that I have seen in a long, long time, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said at a news conference, according to New Yorks WNBC-TV. This poor young woman is so lucky that, quite frankly, that she is alive. These are vicious young men, vicious young men, and what they did to...
  • Batts: Looted Drugs Fueling Deadly Turf Wars (in Baltimore)

    06/04/2015 6:40:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 3, 2015 | Christie Ileto
    Baltimores top cop confirms what WJZ has been reporting -almost 200,000 narcotics are on the streets of Baltimore, and police say theyre fueling deadly turf wars. [Snip] Police believe stolen prescription drugs are driving the violence sweeping the city. Theres enough narcotics on the streets of Baltimore to keep it intoxicated for a year, Commissioner Batts said. More than 175,000 units or doses of drugs were looted from 27 pharmacies and two methadone clinics during the April 27 riots. Almost half of those businesses havent even finished assessing what was stolen.
  • Suspected gang shootings 'coming in so fast' that police playing catch-up (Portland, Oregon)

    05/30/2015 1:07:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | May 29, 2015 | Maxine Bernstein
    Turon Lamont Walker is accused of shooting three people after someone "eyed" him at the Last Thursday street fair on Thursday, May 28, 2015.Sgt. Don Livingston, a supervisor of the city's gang enforcement team, and his investigators were still busy gathering police reports and examining evidence from last week's shootings when bullets scattered the crowd and wounded three people at the jampacked Last Thursday street fair in Northeast Portland. "We're playing catch-up here," Livingston said in the aftermath of the latest violence. "They're coming in so fast." The shooting Thursday night pushed gang violence response calls to 64 this year...
  • From motorcycle clubs to organized crime: Notorious biker gangs

    05/29/2015 10:32:28 PM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 93 replies
    CNN ^ | May 19, 2015 | Holly Yan
    (CNN)Bandidos, Hells Angels, Mongols. They're not just motorcycle clubs, but organized criminal enterprises. "The Bandidos constitute a growing criminal threat to the U.S.," the agency says. "The Bandidos are involved in transporting and distributing cocaine and marijuana and are involved in the production, transportation and distribution of methamphetamine." Hells Angels Motorcycle Club Officials say the gang is heavily involved in the drug trade -- including the production and distribution of methamphetamine and the transportation of cocaine, hashish, heroin, LSD, Ecstasy and PCP. That's not all. "The Hells Angels are also involved in other criminal activity including assault, extortion, homicide, money...
  • Outlaw Biker Gangs Prize U.S. Soldiers, Feds Say

    05/28/2015 3:38:49 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 40 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 27th 2015 | TRACY CONNOR
    The ranks of the nation's most violent outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMGs) include active-duty soldiers who fly their biker colors while serving overseas and even commit crimes on American soil, according to a federal investigation. And military-oriented motorcycle clubs not considered outlaws are starting to adopt the "traits and mannerisms" of their criminal counterparts, the report by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives found. "Even though only a small percentage of active-duty military personnel, DoD (Department of Defense) employees and contractors have been involved in the shootings or violent acts against adversaries, they belong to and/or (are) associated with...
  • Waco Shootout Linked to North Texas Attacks

    05/23/2015 2:58:49 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 67 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | May 19 2015 | Scott Gordon
    The shootout in Waco that killed nine motorcycle gang members began in the weeks before Christmas with a beating at a Toys for Tots event in Wise County and a murder in Fort Worth, according to law enforcement sources. The backdrop is a growing turf battle between the Bandidos which has controlled Texas for years and the Cossacks, a lesser-known biker gang that has been gaining power by aligning itself with Bandido rivals, the sources said. On Dec. 12, 10 Bandidos burst into Gators bar in Fort Worth and "without saying a word, started punching and attacking people,"...
  • Bulletin warns Texas police of potential new threats from bikers

    05/22/2015 3:13:56 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | May 22, 2015 | Kyung Lah, Evan Perez, Steve Almasy and Holly Yan,
    Waco, Texas (CNN)Texas law enforcement officials are investigating what they say are new threats against officers from biker gangs in the wake of a recent shootout in Waco. Members of the Bandidos biker gang who are in the military "are supplying the gang with grenades and C4 explosives," according to a bulletin issued Thursday by the Texas Department of Public Safety and reviewed by CNN. The bulletin warns of plots targeting high-ranking law enforcement officials and their families with car bombs. The bulletin is based on unsubstantiated information from an informant who claimed to have obtained it from Bandidos and...
  • Legalization threatens Oakland drug dealer revenue

    05/21/2015 1:25:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 21, 2015 | by David Downs
    California might be ready to legalize cannabis for adults 21 and over, but some members of the Oakland community are worried it will be a job-killer for their street dealers. Support for legalization proved mixed at a public meeting of the ACLUs Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Legalization in Oakland this week. "Street-level drug dealers who are now selling to 17- to 25-year-olds could see legalization cut their market in half," said Robert Dousa. Many of these dealers are doing it to support their families they need to make money, Dousa said.