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  • Seattle Police See spike in Gang Violence

    08/28/2015 12:07:18 AM PDT · by RC one · 13 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 Rap’s Grim Legacy for Comptons Everywhere

    08/26/2015 7:17:57 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | Jason L. Riley
    Gangsta Rap’s 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 can’t 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 Department’s 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: Tomorrow’s 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 people—in a gang, or innocent—within the next 100 days. A law enforcement source confirmed the reports exclusively to The Daily Beast on Monday night. The bet—which follows the death of “KP,” a member of the Rollin 100 gang—was 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 Obama’s 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
    It’s 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 they’re...
  • 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 York’s 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
    Baltimore’s top cop confirms what WJZ has been reporting – -almost 200,000 narcotics are on the streets of Baltimore, and police say they’re fueling deadly turf wars. [Snip] Police believe stolen prescription drugs are driving the violence sweeping the city. “There’s 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 haven’t 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 Gator’s 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 ACLU’s 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.
  • A Few Thoughts on the Waco Biker Shootout

    05/21/2015 11:35:16 AM PDT · by OK Sun · 34 replies
    chrishernandezauthor ^ | 21 May 15 | Chris Hernandez
    So this Waco thing has caught my interest, mostly because of all the dumb things being said about it. I’m no expert and have no direct connection to the Waco Biker shootout, nor do I have access to anything more than media reports. However, based on my experience as a patrolman, assistant active shooter instructor and soldier I’ve made a few observations and educated guesses about what happened. 1) I predict we’ll soon learn most or all of the dead bikers were shot by police officers I base this on a couple things, but the biggest one is a...
  • Gang Bust: 71 Alleged Members of the Grape Street Crips Arrested For Drugs, Murder In New Jersey

    05/20/2015 8:55:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Patch ^ | May 20, 2015 | Eric Kiefer
    The gang allegedly “controlled drug trafficking” in Newark, plotted to kill an FBI agent and intimidated witnesses.Authorities have arrested and charged 71 alleged members and associates of the Grape Street Crips, alleging that the suspects controlled drug-trafficking and other illegal activities in various neighborhoods and public-housing complexes in Newark. In addition to drug-trafficking across large swaths of Newark, the Grape Street Crips – who were founded in Los Angeles but also operate in New Jersey - routinely engaged in acts of violence that included murder, shootings, aggravated assaults and witness intimidation, authorities stated in a release. To protect their gang...
  • Nine Bikers Shot Dead in Waco, TX, USA Biker Gang Shootout [VERTICAL VIDEO WARNING]

    05/20/2015 8:39:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 268 replies
    A fight that escalated to gunfire between rival biker gangs in a Waco, Texas, restaurant parking lot today left nine people dead, police said. Eighteen people were taken from the scene to hospitals, mostly for gunshot and stab wounds, Waco Police Sgt. Patrick Swanton said at a news conference. Everyone involved was a gang member, police said. The violence began as a fight between "criminal biker gangs" at the Twin Peaks Restaurant in the Central Texas Market Place early this afternoon, Swanton said. The fight then spilled into the parking lot where gang members fired at each other, Swanton said....
  • Bikers jailed under $1 million bonds; one bond-reduction hearing set [Waco Trib]

    05/18/2015 9:12:16 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 59 replies
    Waco Trib ^ | May 18, 2015 | Tommy Witherspoon
    The more than 170 members of biker gangs that Waco law enforcement officials say were involved in a deadly biker gang shootout Sunday at Twin Peaks won’t be going anywhere soon. Justice of the Peace W.H. “Pete” Peterson set bonds for 174 gang members charged with engaging in organized criminal activity at $1 million each. “I think it is important to send a message,” Peterson said. “We had nine people killed in our community. These people just came in and most of them were from out of town. Very few of them were from in town.” Meanwhile, a lawyer for...
  • Nine dead in violent clash between rival biker gangs at Texas restaurant.

    05/17/2015 3:56:32 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 324 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 5/17/2015 | Mia De Graaf
    Nine people have been killed and 18 hospitalized in a shoot-out between rival biker gangs at a recruitment event in a Texas restaurant on Sunday afternoon. What started as a physical fight in the bathroom spilled out into the bar and rapidly escalated to involve chains, clubs, knives and gunfire across Twin Peaks Bar and Grill in Waco, local media reports. Diners, including young children, scrambled and many took shelter in the freezer as hundreds of gang members ran rampage around the booths, according to KXXV.
  • 9 Confirmed Dead in Biker Gang Shooting at Twin Peaks (Waco, TX)

    05/17/2015 2:36:49 PM PDT · by kristinn · 171 replies
    The Waco Tribune ^ | Sunday, May 17, 2015 | Olivia Messer
    ***Officers said there were multiple types of weapons used, including guns, chains, knives, bats and clubs.******“There were maybe 30 guns being fired in the parking lot, maybe 100 rounds,” said Michelle Logan, 37, who was at Twin Peaks at the time of the shooting and said she knows some of the victims. “They just opened fire.”*** UPDATE, 4:00 p.m.(CDT): At least nine people are confirmed dead in a shooting around noon Sunday at Twin Peaks restaurant, said Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton. All of the fatalities are members of biker gangs. No patrons, servers or less enforcement officials were...
  • “We Ain’t Choosing No Sides; We Just Choosing Our Side”: Gangs believe do better job than the police

    05/05/2015 4:10:15 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 8 replies
    Medium ^ | 5/2/2015 | Amy K. Nelson
    It’s a few minutes before midnight on Wednesday and I’m sharing a cigarette with a Blood and Crip at a diner 20 minutes outside of Baltimore. It’s two hours past the government-imposed curfew on this broken city and outside its margins the unlikeliest of encounters is happening. Just two days earlier, Baltimore police put out a very different version of gang unity, issuing a memo — just hours after 25-year-old Freddie Gray’s funeral — warning that the rival gangs were planning a possible attack on cops. It put the city on edge, and as violence unfolded in the afternoon as teenagers were trapped in...
  • Democrat-Run Baltimore is a Gangsters' Paradise

    05/01/2015 8:01:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/01/15 | Matthew Vadum
    As members of the Democratic Party that birthed Jim Crow and the Ku Klux Klan embrace the Thug Life, gangsters are now officially cool Democrats in riot-torn Baltimore really like gangsters. As radicals and other criminals reduce their once-great city to ashes, left-wing politicians are defining deviancy down. They just can't stop saying nice things about gangsters and when they occasionally slip up and say accurate things about them, they promptly apologize for speaking the truth. That's the way Democrats in Baltimore roll. As the rule of law is dynamited, they genuflect before them, salute them, and pose for photographs...
  • Baltimore politician tells CNN the word 'thug' is racially charged: 'Just call them n------.'

    04/29/2015 5:51:37 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 39 replies
    ny daily news ^ | 4-29-2015 | JASON MOLINET
    An irate Baltimore councilman said using the word "thug" to describe the rioters who terrorized the city on Monday is just another racial code word. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, City Council President Bernard (Jack) Young and even President Obama have called the protestors who burned and looted the city thugs. Councilman Carl Stokes was having none of it. He dropped the N-word in equating thug with a racist stereotype in an emotionally-charged exchange with Erin Burnett on CNN Tuesday night. "Of course it's not the right word to call our children thugs," Stokes said. "These are children who have been...
  • FREDDY GRAY’S ARREST RECORD: Here’s The Rap Sheet Of The Dude They’re Destroying Baltimore Over

    04/28/2015 9:43:15 AM PDT · by yuffy · 81 replies
    ClashDaily ^ | Posted on April 28, 2015
    That is quite the rap sheet. Here are some things that you should know about Freddy Gray. Heavy – Freddie Gray, who died a week after suffering injuries while in Baltimore police custody, had a lengthy criminal record, mainly for drug-related offenses, according to state court records. Police claim he was “involved in criminal activity,” prior to his arrest. Gray, 25, died after spending seven days in a coma as a result of injuries he suffered while in the custody of city police, the Baltimore Sun reports. […] Gray had a lengthy arrest record with convictions dating back until at...
  • LAPD, Other Police Departments on Alert as Baltimore Warns of Gang Pact

    04/28/2015 4:13:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 27, 2015 | Andrew Blankstein and Tracy Connor
    The Los Angeles Police Department is ordering officers to ride in pairs because of a warning that street gangs made a pact to "take out" cops after a Baltimore man was fatally injured while in custody. L.A. officials said they made the call to issue the so-called "blue alert" out of an abundance of caution, and until they can assess how serious the threat is. In a statement issued earlier Monday, embattled Baltimore police announced they had received a "credible threat" that the Black Guerrilla Family, the Bloods, the Crips and other rivals planned to target officers. "Law enforcement agencies...
  • Police: Baltimore Gangs Threaten To ‘Take Out’ Officers

    04/27/2015 3:42:38 PM PDT · by baltimorepoet · 24 replies
    http://baltimore.cbslocal.com WJZ ^ | April 27, 2015 1:50 PM
    The Baltimore Police Department has received information that a number of Baltimore area gangs have joined forces to “take out” officers. According to a press release from the Baltimore Police department, members of the Black Guerilla Family, Bloods and Crips have partnered to harm law enforcement officials.
  • Gangs Around Nation Threaten Police

    04/28/2015 3:09:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 28,2015 | William Bigelow
    After Baltimore police reported a “credible threat” that some of the notorious gangs around the nation—including the Black Guerrilla Family, the Bloods, and the Crips—have ordered their members to target officers, various police departments are taking steps to protect their officers.
  • Police: Gangs team up to 'take out' law enforcement officers

    04/27/2015 1:44:04 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 91 replies
    WBAL ^ | 4/27/2015
    BALTIMORE —Baltimore City police announced Monday morning that there is a credible threat against law enforcement officers. A police statement said: "The Criminal Intelligence Unit received credible information that members of various gangs including the Black Guerilla Family, Bloods, and Crips have entered into a partnership to 'take out' law enforcement officers."
  • SWAT Teams Respond To Anti-Police Protests In Baltimore (Live Breaking News Video)

    04/27/2015 1:26:07 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 96 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 27, 2015 | FoxNews.Com
    Live FoxNews.com Breaking News Video.
  • BREAKING: CNN - Rioters at it again in Baltimore

    04/27/2015 1:23:30 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 233 replies
    Me | 4/27/15 | GeorgiaDawg32
    Breaking on CNN: Rioters at it again in Baltimore. Police hanging back, again..
  • Student 'Purge' Threat Shuts Down Baltimore Businesses, Schools

    04/27/2015 12:28:50 PM PDT · by kristinn · 670 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Monday, April 27, 2015 | Erica L. Green
    The University of Maryland, Baltimore and numerous downtown businesses closed early Monday, citing concerns about potentially violent activity in the area. Lexington Market, a city courthouse and businesses including T. Rowe Price and Venable LLP said police warned them of large gatherings and protests downtown. According to widely circulated flier, a high school "purge" was to take place at 3 p.m., starting at Mondawmin and ending downtown. Such memes have been known to circulate regularly, but today's has led to bolstered police presence around the city. The flier includes an image of protesters smashing the windshield of a police car...
  • Nation Of Islam and Gangs To Embattled Cities: We’re In Control

    04/27/2015 12:03:02 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 77 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-27-2015 | KERRY PICKET
    The reaction from authorities and activists to the violence exploding from protests in Baltimore appears to be a start of a pattern. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake “thanked the Nation of Islam” Saturday, “who have been very present in our efforts to keep calm and peace in our city.” The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross asked the mayor’s office relating to her comments about giving “space” to those who wish to “destroy.” The mayor’s office would only say her comments were taken out of context. The thank you came following the riots that erupted from local protests relating to the death...
  • Bloods and Crips Team Up to Protest Baltimore’s Cops

    04/27/2015 10:36:21 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 36 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 4-27-2015 | KATE BRIQUELET
    Before protests over Freddie Gray’s death turned chaotic, an unlikely alliance was born in Baltimore on Saturday: Rivals from the Bloods and the Crips agreed to march side by side against police brutality. The alleged gang members are pictured on social media crowding together with Nation of Islam activists, who told The Daily Beast they brokered the truce in honor of Gray, who died last week after sustaining spinal injuries while in police custody. In one photo, a gang activist in a red sweatshirt crouches to fit into a group photo with rivals decked out in blue bandanas. “I can...
  • Suspect arrested in Florida for deadly shooting at North Carolina college

    04/14/2015 5:28:12 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Apr 14
    (Reuters) - The 20-year-old former student sought in the fatal shooting of an employee at a North Carolina community college was arrested on Tuesday after being found sleeping on a beach in Florida, police said. Stancil is accused of killing Wayne Community College print shop director Ron Lane not long after Lane arrived for work Monday morning. Lane was an employee at the school for 18 years, officials said, and Stancil had worked for him when he was a student.
  • (Satire): FBI Admits All Registered Motorcycle Owners Are On Classified Gang List

    03/27/2015 9:11:07 AM PDT · by Baynative · 102 replies
    WaPo ^ | 2/26/15 | N/A
    MSNBC correspondent Jeremy Lancaster sat down with government official Darrin Cornia to discuss recent rumors that have been in circulation in regard to registered motorcycle owners being placed on a classified FBI gang list. After a few moments of introduction, Lancaster bluntly asked the following question,” Mr. Cornia, if I were to make the statement, all registered motorcycle owners are currently showing on a classified FBI gang list, would the statement be true or false? Cornia responded by saying, “That would be a true statement, the FBI has been collecting and compiling Department of Motor Vehicles and Drivers License Division...