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  • Man Sentenced to 5 Centuries in Prison for Shooting LAPD Swat Officer in Helmet, Wounding K-9...

    10/17/2019 10:21:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 50 replies
    KTLA ^ | Brian Day
    A Los Angeles gang member received a prison sentence of more than five-and-a-half centuries Thursday for shooting a Los Angeles Police Department SWAT officer, who was saved by his helmet, and wounding a police K-9 during a series of shootouts in 2017, authorities said. Jose Afredo Rauda, 36, was convicted earlier this month of 12 counts of attempted murder on a peace officer, 19 counts of assault with a firearm on a peace officer, four counts of assault with a firearm and once count of assault on a police animal, shooting at an occupied vehicle and possession of a firearm...
  • Gangbangers throw up Trinitarios gang symbol at sentencing in ‘Junior’ killing

    10/12/2019 9:15:04 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/11/2019 | Gabrielle Fonrouge, Larry Celona, Natalie Musumeci and Tina Moore
    Two of the five men convicted in the savage Bronx slaughter of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz showed no remorse during their sentencing Friday as they smirked for the camera and threw up Trinitarios gang signs. Jonaiki Martinez Estrella, 25, and Jose Muniz, 23, were pictured flashing the violent street gang’s signs for a Post photographer before Judge Robert Neary slammed them with hefty jail terms. The gesture which Estrella and Muniz made with their thumb, index finger, and middle finger extended, is the “seven points” sign of the ruthless Dominican gang, a police source told The Post. “I cant believe...
  • Gangbangers throw up Trinitarios gang symbol at sentencing in ‘Junior’ killing

    10/12/2019 8:14:44 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    NYP ^ | October 11, 2019 | Gabrielle Fonrouge, Larry Celona
    Two of the five men convicted in the savage Bronx slaughter of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz showed no remorse during their sentencing Friday as they smirked for the camera and threw up Trinitarios gang signs. Jonaiki Martinez Estrella, 25, and Jose Muniz, 23, were pictured flashing the violent street gang’s signs for a Post photographer before Judge Robert Neary slammed them with hefty jail terms. The gesture which Estrella and Muniz made with their thumb, index finger, and middle finger extended, is the “seven points” sign of the ruthless Dominican gang, a police source told The Post. “I cant believe these...
  • 'Ceasefire Week' aims to curb gun violence in Durham

    10/09/2019 3:46:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    WRAL ^ | 10/06/19 | Mikaya Thurmond
    DURHAM, N.C. — Several shootings have occurred in Durham in the last few weeks, including one Sunday morning. Police said a man was shot on West Main Street and drove himself to a nearby hospital for treatment. Investigators questioned two men, but no charges had been filed as of Sunday evening. The shooting came at the start of Bull City Ceasefire Week, which organizers hope will usher in at least a few days of peace in Durham. **SNIP** Other events scheduled for the week include the following: Information about obtaining a GED or attending community college from 10 a.m. to...
  • A violation of unwritten gang rules led to the execution of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, authorities say

    10/07/2019 4:37:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | October 7, 2019 | Megan Crepeau
    In life, Tyshawn Lee was a mischievous fourth grader who loved basketball, Xbox and macaroni and cheese. In death, Tyshawn became a symbol of the cycle of gang retaliation that authorities say drives much of the violence in pockets of Chicago’s South and West sides. Nearly four years after the skinny 9-year-old was lured into a South Side alley and shot execution-style by rivals of his father’s gang, separate Cook County juries last week convicted Corey Morgan and Dwright Doty in his killing. A third defendant, Kevin Edwards, pleaded guilty before the trial. All were allegedly members of the Bang...
  • 1 dead, 1 hurt in Desire shooting; total 13 people wounded in New Orleans since Friday night

    09/22/2019 9:57:44 AM PDT · by bgill · 22 replies
    nola ^ | Sept. 21, 2019 | staff
    One person has died and another injured after they were shot in New Orleans on Saturday night in the Desire area, pushing the total of gunshot victims this weekend in the city to 13. According to New Orleans police, this latest shooting happened in the 3400 block of Louisa Street, when an individual in a black Cadillac drove by and began shooting. A 17-year-old was killed and five others were wounded in a shooting Friday night on City Park Avenue. Four people were shot in the St. Claude neighborhood late Saturday morning, according to police. A number of shots were...
  • Montgomery County’s Illegal Alien Crime Wave (Maryland)

    09/21/2019 9:02:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Introduction Montgomery County, Maryland, is experiencing an illegal alien crime wave. In just a little over a month, eight illegal aliens have been charged with committing sex crimes in Montgomery County: - Salvadoran national Rodrigo A. Castro-Montejo was charged with raping an intoxicated woman.[i] - Salvadoran nationals Mauricio Barrera-Navidad and Carlos Palacios-Amaya were charged with serially raping an 11-year-old girl.[ii] - Honduran national Kevin Mendoza was charged with the rape and attempted murder of a Silver Spring, Maryland, woman.[iii] - Nestor Lopez-Guzman was charged with sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl and her brother over a six month period.[iv] - Honduran...
  • Beto O'Rourke Proposes Drug War Reparations Funded By Marijuana Taxes (Dummy Beto ☘ )

    09/20/2019 7:01:36 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 29 replies
    Forbes ^ | Sep 19, 2019 | Tom Angell
    Marijuana would not only be legalized under a plan proposed on Thursday by Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, but cannabis tax revenue would be used to directly repay formerly incarcerated people through a new "Drug War Justice Grant" program. Unlike other contenders who have come around to supporting marijuana legalization in just the past couple of years, the former Texas congressman has long called for ending prohibition—and his new plan in many respects goes further than those rolled out by other campaigns. While rival candidates have proposed funding programs to begin repairing the harms of the war on drugs through...
  • Testimony Begins in Murder Trial for Pair Accused of Executing 9-Year-Old Boy Over Gang War

    09/19/2019 6:20:59 PM PDT · by bitt · 12 replies ^ | 9/18/2019 | kate chappell
    The fourth-grader was playing basketball in November 2015 when prosecutors say he was lured away from a playground with a juice box, then shot at close range in an alley. In the second day of the murder trial for two men accused of shooting a 9-year-old boy point-blank in a Chicago alley in 2015, family of the young boy and multiple law enforcement officers took the stand. Tyshawn Lee's grandmother was the first to testify, saying her grandson's last words to her were that he loved her. "I wanted to go across the yellow line but police said no. I...
  • Democrats say the Red Flag database cannot include gang databases

    09/15/2019 12:54:10 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 99 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | 9/14/2019 | S. Noble
    Democrats advanced a new measure this week to encourage states to pass “red flag” laws. These so-called extreme risk protection orders authorize removing guns and ammunition from individuals deemed as dangerous by some anonymous, unaccountable person, but it would not include the ready-made lists of gang members. Republicans tried to add an amendment including known gang members, but the Democrats will not permit the inclusion of gang databases. It’s odd since gangs are the ones causing most of the so-called gun violence. They would agree to include the names of white supremacists, but not other terror groups.
  • Democrats frown on targeting gang databases with 'red flag' laws

    09/14/2019 8:57:18 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 54 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 14 sept 2019 | Susan Ferrechio & Kerry Picket
    House Democrats this week advanced a new measure to encourage states to pass “red flag” laws, known as extreme risk protection orders, that authorize removing guns and ammunition from dangerous individuals. Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee amended the measure during a Wednesday mark-up to authorize the federal government to issue extreme risk protection orders in some instances, but they rejected an amendment that would have red-flagged anyone who law enforcement lists as a gang member. “The majority of violent crime, including gun violence, in the United States is linked to gangs,” Rep. Ken Buck, a Colorado Republican who sponsored...
  • Border Patrol Has Arrested More Than 400 MS-13 Gang Members In 2019

    09/14/2019 10:00:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies ^ | September 13, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    The United States Border Patrol Chief Carla Provost released data regarding the number of gang members apprehended by her men and women in her agency during the 2019 fiscal year through August. According to Provost, BP has arrested at least 445 individuals from the notorious Mara Salvatruchaa gang. "This fiscal year through August, Border Patrol agents have encountered & arrested 933 criminal gang members. Some smuggling, some being smuggled, some sneaking in, and some already here," Provost tweeted. These numbers include the following gangs: MS-13: 445 18th Street: 165 Paisas: 82 Surenos: 68 Latin Kings: 21 Tango Blast: 19 USBPChief...
  • Horrific moment a gang targeting drunk people for their cellphones viciously beats, [tr]

    09/12/2019 2:12:05 PM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 12, 2019 | Snejana Farberov
    Police in Minneapolis have arrested more than a dozen suspected gang members, some as young as 13, accused of preying on drunk people and robbing them of their cellphones and valuables in a series of violent attacks. One of the incidents took place on August 3 at the Target Field plaza and was captured on surveillance video. The graphic recording shows a gaggle of about 12 teenagers and young men surround two men playing a game of dice on the sidewalk.
  • Trial to begin in 9-year-old's killing that shocked Chicago

    09/08/2019 3:00:13 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    AP ^ | September 08, 2019 | Staff
    It stands as one of Chicago's most horrific crimes, in large part because of small details that are impossible to shake: The promise of a juice box that lured the 9-year-old boy off a playground and into an alley, and the basketball he dropped when he was shot and killed there. SNIP Jury selection will begin Friday in the murder trial of two of three men charged with carrying out the November 2015 attack on Tyshawn Lee, a smart fourth-grader who prosecutors say was killed by gang members to send a message to his father, a purported member of a...
  • Seven Charged In Baltimore County Murder

    09/04/2019 11:32:08 AM PDT · by IndispensableDestiny · 21 replies
    WBAL NewsRadio ^ | Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | Robert Lang and Tyler Waldman
    Baltimore County police have arrested and charged seven suspects, including one juvenile who is charged as an adult, in connection with last month's killing of a 21-year-old man. According to officials, police determined that Daniel Alejandro Alvarado Cuellar, of the 8400 block of Loch Raven Boulevard, was the intended victim of a planned gang-related murder involving the seven suspects.
  • Swedish King Expresses Concern over Shootings and Bombings

    09/04/2019 9:25:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 9/4/2019 | chris tomlinson
    Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf has expressed public concern over the number of shootings and explosions across the country that are often linked to gang crime. The Swedish monarch spoke out about the recent trend saying during a meeting with senior Swedish police officials alongside his daughter, Crown Princess Victoria, saying: “The anxiety that these actions cause to the public is shared by me and my family.” His Royal Highness added in comments reported by Die Welt that he and the Swedish royal household supported the police and other branches of law enforcement while sympathising with the families of victims...
  • McAleenan signals potential cooperation with El Salvador on migration, gangs

    08/28/2019 8:41:55 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/28/19 | Rachel Frazin
    Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan signed a letter of intent with a top Salvadoran official signaling that the countries hope to cooperate on a range of issues. The areas in which the countries hope to work together are "border security and law enforcement operations," "information sharing," "asylum and protection capacity" and "promoting investment in El Salvador," according to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) statement. The letter of intent was signed by McAleenan and Salvadoran Minister of Justice and Security Rogelio Rivas on Wednesday. “I would like to thank President Bukele for his partnership and for hosting me for...

    08/08/2019 5:58:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 8, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    The accurate name for "criminal justice reform" is pro-crime. According to Garden Grove cops, the Hispanic gang member who stabbed and slashed 4 people to death, in California was a thug with a history of violence who should never have been freed, and was only set loose due to Assembly Bill 109. Also known as the The Public Safety Realignment Act. "This suspect is identified as Zachary Castaneda, who has been identified as a documented gang member," the Garden Grove police chief announced. "This person should have been imprisoned and not allowed to be in our community committing these violent...
  • Chicago hospital stops accepting patients after trauma center is overwhelmed with shooting victims

    08/05/2019 8:19:05 AM PDT · by Salman · 14 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 2019-08-05 | Madeleine Thompson, Laura Ly and Elizabeth Joseph
    Chicago's Mount Sinai Hospital temporarily stopped accepting patients Sunday morning because they were at capacity following a series of shootings, a hospital official said. The hospital went "on bypass" in the early morning, said Roberta Rakove, Senior VP for External Affairs. Hospitals use the term "on bypass" when they stop accepting ambulance runs and those ambulances are diverted to other trauma centers. Mount Sinai Hospital is one of five trauma centers in Chicago, according to Rakove. At its height early Sunday morning, Mount Sinai had 12 trauma patients, Rakove said. She could not provide information on their conditions. Chicago Police...
  • Brazilian gang leader dressed as daughter in wonky prison-break attempt

    08/04/2019 6:34:25 PM PDT · by bitt · 13 replies
    nyPOST ^ | 8/4/2019 | Lee brown
    When “Freaky Friday” and “Tootsie” meet “The Great Escape.” A Brazilian gang leader tried to escape a high-security prison by dressing up as his teenage daughter — even planning to leave her behind in jail, according to authorities. Clauvino da Silva, 42, pretended to be a 19-year-old girl Saturday to walk out of the front door of Rio’s Gericinó prison, with smooth skin, long black hair and a cute pink T-shirt with doughnuts and love hearts. The convicted drug dealer’s amazing get-up was so convincing prison staff only stopped him at the end of visiting time because he started acting...