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  • 2 Killed, 20 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    02/08/2016 6:18:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    CBS News Local ^ | February 8, 2016
    Two men were killed and at least 20 other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago this weekend, according to Chicago Police. At least 14 other people have been shot in separate attacks since 5 p.m. Friday.
  • “Significant Immigrant Populations from Central America” Fueling Violent Gang MS-13

    02/05/2016 2:10:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 5, 2016
    A major bust involving the nation's most violent street gang reveals that the criminal enterprise--known as Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13--continues to be energized with new recruits provided by the steady flow of illegal immigrant minors entering the U.S. through Mexico. The affiliation between gangs and the hordes of Central American illegal immigrants who continue invading the U.S. is a story Judicial Watch has been reporting for more than a year. The Obama administration calls them Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) and tries to portray them as innocent, desperate kids fleeing violence and famine in their homeland. The reality is much different,...
  • 5-Year-Old Calmly Calls Cops After Parents Killed: ‘This Dude Shot ‘Em’

    02/02/2016 9:41:34 PM PST · by windcliff · 17 replies
    YahooNews.com ^ | 2-216 | Tara John
    A 5-year-old boy from Chattanooga, Tenn., made a heartbreaking call to the police on Sunday telling the dispatcher that "my daddy and my mama got shot." The boy, who seemed too young to know his address, calmly tells the dispatcher that "this dude shot ’em" and asks her to "tell the police officers to come." The police found George Dillard, 24, and Lakita Hicks, 25, dead in the house, according to News Channel 9. They say the child, who remains unnamed, is unharmed and is currently with extended family. The boy remained on the phone with the dispatcher for more...
  • Aiden Michael McClendon, 22-month-old Florida boy, killed in ‘gang-related’ drive-by shooting

    01/30/2016 8:31:07 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | January 30, 2016 | Tim Perone
    A Florida toddler was shot multiple times during a “gang-related” drive-by shooting, cops said Saturday. Little Aiden Michael McClendon, who was only 22 months old, was shot dead Friday around 6:10 p.m. in Jacksonville while sitting in a car, cops said in a statement.
  • “Youths” Jump Couple at DC Metro Station in Latest Knock-Out Style Beating (VIDEO)

    01/19/2016 2:59:29 PM PST · by lowbridge · 35 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | january 17, 2016 | jim hoft
    A DC couple was brutally beaten at a Metro station in Washington DC after watching a movie Saturday night. Police are looking for several youths in a spree of recent Metro beatings. The youths sucker-punched the couple and kicked their faces. This is the fourth such attack in the last month on Metro passengers. The media has mostly covered up this story. The young couple said they would have likely found another way home if they would have heard about the number of recent beatings.
  • Spike in homicides linked to MS-13 ("Illegals")

    01/14/2016 5:51:19 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 07 2016 | By: Alexandra Limon
    WASHINGTON - Local police departments are concerned about a spike in homicides in our area linked to the notorious and dangerous MS-13 gang. At least seven recent murders in the region have confirmed ties to MS-13, and there are two other cases with possible links to the gang known for its brutality. "The spike, if you would call it, occurred at the end of the year. So there were a number of cases right at the end of 2015, and that's concerning because you don't want to see that carry over into 2016," said Capt. Darren Francke of the Montgomery...
  • Multiculturalism Trumps Protecting Women From Rape

    01/12/2016 4:12:34 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 10 replies
    RCP ^ | Dennis Prager
    Since the scores of New Year's Eve sexual attacks on German women by hundreds of men identified as Arab or North African, the left in Germany has faced a dilemma: which to fight for first -- women's human rights or multiculturalism? This was the same dilemma that faced British authorities between 1997 and 2013. During those six years at least 1,400 girls from the age of 11 in just one English city (Rotherham, population 275,000) were raped by gangs of men, nearly all of whom were immigrants (mostly from Pakistan) or their sons. But British authorities kept silent. Why? In...
  • Three Bandidos motorcycle gang leaders arrested on U.S. drug, violence charges

    01/06/2016 1:13:58 PM PST · by don-o · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/6/16 | Jon Herskovitz
    Three top leaders of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, considered an outlaw gang by U.S. authorities, have been arrested on charges of racketeering, assault and drug distribution that could bring up to life in prison, prosecutors said on Wednesday. The arrests are expected to send shock waves through the Bandidos, who have about 1,500 to 2,000 members in the United States, prosecutors said. The Bandidos, one of the biggest U.S. motorcycle gangs, with branches overseas, are suspected of being involved in a shootout last May in Waco, Texas, between rival gangs that killed nine people. The three named in a grand...
  • Greenfield: Escape From Chicago

    01/03/2016 5:59:02 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 49 replies
    FrontPage ^ | January 1, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Escape From Chicago Chicago: The mess that Democrats made. January 1, 2016 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Chicago is on fire. It's America's mass shooting capital. Its deadliest neighborhoods are gang territories prowled by thousands of killers with some of the highest murder rates in the world. So far, 442 people have been shot and killed in Chicago this year. 2,540 were shot and wounded. 2,982 were shot. Fewer Americans died fighting Saddam Hussein in the Gulf War than in a year in Chicago....
  • Twin Peaks biker's lawyer challenges DA's release form for evidence

    12/29/2015 5:32:21 PM PST · by Elderberry · 102 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 12/29/2015 | CASSIE L. SMITH
    An attorney for a biker charged after the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout is challenging the McLennan County District Attorney's requirement that he sign a release form to receive the prosecutors' evidence in the case. A hearing date has been set for 11 a.m. Jan. 15 before Judge Matt Johnson of Waco's 54th State District Court for a motion filed by Robert Callahan, whose client William Aikin was among the 106 indicted in the case so far. The noon-hour shootout left nine people dead and 20 wounded. Callahan's motion states he has not been able to receive the information after...
  • Former Bandido president not guilty of aggravated assault

    12/19/2015 2:36:27 PM PST · by mac_truck · 6 replies
    KTXS ^ | Will Jensen
    ABILENE, Texas - A jury found Jack Lewis, the former president of the Abilene chapter of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, not guilty of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon late Wednesday afternoon. Lewis, 48, was on trial for stabbing Timothy Shayne Satterwhite, who is a member of the Cossacks Motorcycle Club. It's all related to a fight in the Logan's Roadhouse parking lot in November of 2013. Wednesday afternoon Lewis took the stand in his own defense. He said he never stabbed anyone. A fellow Bandido MC member, Wesley Mason, testified he stabbed Satterwhite and another member of the Cossacks...
  • U.S. Gang Members Linked to Mississippi Teen Girl Burned Alive

    12/21/2015 12:12:45 AM PST · by fella · 74 replies
    Brietbart Texas ^ | 20 Dec. 2015 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    An FBI operation into the Black Gangster Disciples, Vice Lords and Sipp Mob street gangs may provide some answers into the 2014 murder of a 19-year-old teen who was burned alive on a rural road in Mississippi. This week, federal, state and local authorities deployed multiple SWAT teams to arrest nine high profile gang members on multiple charges. In total authorities have been able to get get state or federal indictments against 17 gang members on charges ranging from child endangerment, possession of stolen firearms, narcotics sales, and felon in possession of a firearm to possession of counterfeit currency.
  • New video shows beginning of Waco biker shootout

    12/13/2015 4:50:59 AM PST · by don-o · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | December 12, 2015 | Michael Martinez, Nick Valencia and Jason Morris
    (CNN)New video obtained by CNN shows one camera's angle earlier this year on the beginning of the bloodbath among motorcycle gangs in Waco, Texas, as bikers nervously circle, attack, and ultimately fall or flee.
  • Twin Peaks biker seeks to quash indictment, asks for speedy trial [Waco]

    12/07/2015 5:10:58 PM PST · by don-o · 22 replies
    Waco Herald-Tribune ^ | December 7, 2015 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    An attorney for a Waco biker who was wounded in the May 17 Twin Peaks shootout asked a judge to dismiss the indictment against his client Monday or give him the earliest possible trial date. Judge Ralph Strother of Waco's 19th State District Court arraigned Cody Ledbetter, a Cossack, and Clifford Pearce, a Cossack pledge, who both pleaded not guilty to first-degree felony engaging in organized criminal activity charges, with the underlying offenses alleged to be murder and assault. Like Ledbetter, Pearce, also from Waco, was wounded in the shootout and attended Monday's hearing in a wheelchair. His attorney, Kurt...
  • 4 Killed, 22 Wounded In Weekend Shootings (Chicago)

    12/07/2015 5:46:02 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | December 7, 2015
    About 10:05 p.m., a 30-year-old man was wielding a brick during a fight with a female in the 2300 block of West Jackson, police said. The security guard attempted to intervene, and the man then attempted to strike the guard with the brick. The guard opened fire and shot the man in the chest.
  • Bikers seek Grand Jury Probe of shootings

    12/06/2015 9:18:01 AM PST · by Elderberry · 7 replies
    Radio Legendary ^ | 12/1/2015
    In their call for a Grand Jury investigation of the actions of police at the Twin Peaks Restaurant on May 17, bikers seek clarification of the reported circumstances. In this report, filed five days later, on May 22, Officer Jeremy S. Finch makes reference to the location of Matthew Mark Smith, who was "aspirating" and died because of a gunshot to his torso after he and Officer Fischer handcuffed him in an area behind the building. He says it was close to a fence, but there is no diagram. He also says he got a sight picture on a Bandido...
  • FBI offers $10,000 reward in Baltimore shooting

    12/03/2015 5:50:41 AM PST · by Steely Tom · 5 replies
    WBAL TV ^ | 3 December 2015 | Jayne Miller
    The Baltimore FBI Office is involved in the investigation because of suspected ties to the workings of the Black Guerrilla Family gang. This comes at a time when the city police's clearance rate for homicide cases is 31 percent, about half of the national average. "This particular case does have a federal nexus. It's related to a BGF gang investigation, and we believe when it happened, where it happened, the time of day that (it happened), that someone out there knows what happened," said Scott Hinckley, with the Baltimore FBI office.
  • 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...
  • TWIN PEAKS BIKERS: LAWYERS CONDEMN ‘COOKIE CUTTER’ INDICTMENTS AND ARREST WARRANTS

    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.