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  • California girls, 11 and 12, fatally shot at birthday pool party; 3 others wounded

    07/05/2020 10:29:38 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 5, 2020 | Robert Gearty
    Two girls attending a birthday pool party in California were fatally shot and three others were wounded, according to reports.
  • Just In: 10 Alleged MS-13 Members And Associates Charged With Horrific Crimes We Can’t Even Mention

    05/16/2020 1:50:25 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 21 replies
    Right Wing Tribune ^ | May 16, 2020 | DINO PORRAZZO
    NEW YORK — Following an investigation by ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New York with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and the FBI, four complaints were unsealed Thursday in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, variously charging 10 members and associates of La Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, a transnational criminal organization, with murder in-aid-of racketeering, attempted murder, murder conspiracy, related firearms offenses and marijuana distribution conspiracy. This gang investigation was prompted by three murders, occurring on the street, at Kissena Park and on an elevated Subway Platform in Queens. One defendant...
  • Former Santa Cruz affiliate MS-13 gang leader latest to plead guilty

    03/19/2020 7:42:02 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 2 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | March 18, 2020 | Jessica A. York
    A former leader of a Santa Cruz-level transnational street gang pleaded guilty to federal murder, extortion and other charges this week. Alexander “Pocar” Martinez-Flores was among a dozen men arrested during February 2017 Homeland Security raids around Santa Cruz County and in nearby Daly City. The arrests began as a Santa Cruz Police Department gang investigation in 2011.
  • NYPD alerted of 'credible' threat toward officers after last week's 'assassination attempt'

    02/14/2020 6:04:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 14, 2020 | By William Mansell , Aaron Katersky and Mark Crudele
    The New York City Police Department is warning officers to be "vigilant and alert" following increased "credible" threats toward its officers. Officials are advising all officers to have a heightened awareness "in light of the events that transpired over the past weekend in the Bronx." Officials sent a department-wide email stressing there are "no specific threats against the department," but said desk officers must ensure that every station house security post is assigned and staffed at all times. Law enforcement sources tell ABC News that federal authorities notified the NYPD that they took an alleged MS-13 member in custody that...
  • Soyuz MS-13 landing

    02/07/2020 11:15:36 PM PST · by NorseViking · 7 replies
    SciNews ^ | February 7, 2020
    The Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft landed in Kazakhstan on 6 February 2020, at 09:12 UTC (15:12 local time), with NASA astronaut Christina Koch, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov of Roscosmos. Christina Koch’s 328-day-long mission is the longest single spaceflight in history by a woman and the second-longest single spaceflight by a U.S. astronaut Credit: NASA/Roscosmos
  • Man set to testify against MS-13 found murdered after New York releases witness list

    02/06/2020 4:04:33 PM PST · by lowbridge · 57 replies ^ | February 6, 2020
    A man who police say was the victim of a beating at the hands of MS-13 members in 2018 was found dead in New Cassel earlier this week. -snip Police say Rodriguez was one of three victims of a gang assault over a year ago. According to the Nassau District Attorney’s Office, Rodriguez was protecting someone who was being bullied in 2018 when he was beaten and stabbed by MS-13 gang members known to police as the “Gang of Nine.” Rodriguez was a witness set to testify in a 2018 MS-13 assault case, according to police. The DA’s office says...
  • Furor Erupts Over Killing of Witness in MS-13 Gang Case.The slaying became a flash point for opponents of changes to the criminal justice system pushed by progressive lawmakers in New York.

    02/05/2020 5:24:10 PM PST · by karpov · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 5, 2020 | Ed Shanahan
    In October 2018, Wilmer Maldonado Rodriguez stepped in to protect two boys who were being threatened by members of the MS-13 gang on Long Island, officials said. In return, the gang members stabbed Mr. Rodriguez repeatedly and hit him in the head with a bat. Despite the vicious assault, Mr. Rodriguez agreed to testify against the gang members, who were charged with assault and witness intimidation as a result of the attack, officials said. On Sunday, Mr. Rodriguez was found beaten to death, and by Wednesday, his killing became a flash point for opponents of a series of criminal justice...
  • Left-Wing Media Now Hate Trump More than They Hate Bloodthirsty Gangs

    05/18/2018 12:15:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | May 18, 2018 | Justin Haskins
    If ever there were a “fake news” story, it’s this one.At a roundtable meeting on Wednesday about U.S. immigration policies, including California’s so-called “sanctuary law,” President Trump referred to “bad people” being deported from the United States as “animals,” sparking intense backlash from the everything-Trump-says-and-does-is-racist media.“We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in — and we’re stopping a lot of them — but we’re taking people out of the country,” Trump said. “You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals. And we’re taking them out of the country at...
  • Santa Cruz-Based MS-13 Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Murder

    01/24/2020 4:28:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    KSBW ^ | Jan 24, 2020 | Josh Copitch
    A Santa Cruz-area MS-13 gang member pleaded guilty in court Friday. According to the Department of Justice, Tomas Rivera (aka Profugo, aka Caballo, aka Jonas Portillo Escobar) pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy, and conspiracy to commit murder and extortion for his role as a Santa Cruz Salvatrucha Locos gang member. Advertisement The Santa Cruz Salvatrucha Locos is an MS-13 subset operating in the Santa Cruz area. Law enforcement officials said Rivera was second-in-command of the Santa Cruz gang. He was alleged to have used violence and murder to enforce MS-13 rules. Chief Andrew Mills of the Santa Cruz Police Department...
  • MS-13 gang member will serve 50 years for murder of 14-year-old

    01/14/2020 11:11:13 AM PST · by RightGeek · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/14/2020 | David Aaro
    A 17-year-old MS-13 gang member will serve 50 years in prison for his involvement in the murder of a 14-year-old girl in Maryland last April. Josue Fuentes-Ponce pleaded guilty on Oct. 30 to charges of first-degree murder, participating in the crime as part of a criminal gang, and conspiracy to commit murder, according to NBC Washington. Prosecutors said gang members lured Ariana Funes-Diaz into a tunnel in Riverdale, Md., where they beat her to death with a machete and baseball bat on April 18, the outlet reported. "These individuals had demonstrated violent criminal behavior before, and because they were released...
  • Young People Of Color (By Young People of Color) Are The Most Frequent Victims Of Gun Homicides

    01/06/2020 7:53:42 PM PST · by Perseverando · 28 replies ^ | November 25, 2019 | ADHITI BANDLAMUDI
    A new study breaks down those most vulnerable to firearm violence. Originally published on November 25, 2019 5:03 pm Overall crime in the United States has been declining since the early 1990s. But the same cannot be said for gun violence, which has seen a slight uptick in recent years. A new report from Boston University found that uptick has been led by an increase in homicides of young people — particularly of young black and Hispanic men. Gun Violence Is A ‘Complicated Problem’ Researchers at Boston University, led by Dr. Bindu Kalesan, looked at national gun violence data...
  • Latest MS-13 bust proves Trump was right on the threat from the gang

    12/23/2019 11:25:12 PM PST · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 23 2019 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    The details were chilling. On Friday, the Suffolk County district ­attorney’s office handed down charges against 96 members and associates of the MS-13 gang. The allegations included brutal murders using machetes, assaults, rapes, a large-scale drug-selling operation and widespread intimidation of immigrants on Long Island. The indictments represent a significant step forward in bringing this group of transnational thugs to heel. They will also go some way toward stopping MS-13’s push to expand its efforts to the East Coast from its home bases in El Salvador and California. Kudos to the federal, state and local law-enforcement personnel who teamed up...
  • Massive MS-13 bust: Officials charge 96 members in gang takedown

    12/20/2019 3:34:48 PM PST · by bitt · 19 replies
    nyPOST ^ | 12/20/2019 | Larry Celona, Ruth Weissmann and Amanda Woods | 12:32pm
    Authorities dealt a staggering blow to Long Island’s murderous MS-13 gang — busting 96 members and associates in the largest takedown of the notorious criminal group in New York state history, prosecutors announced Friday. The arrests, all in Suffolk County, are the result of a nearly two-year county, state and federal investigation — and include nine cell, or “clique” leaders of the violent gang — virtually the gang’s entire presence in the county, officials said. The investigation also thwarted seven Long Island-based murder plots, officials said. And perhaps most importantly, the investigation prevented the El Salvador-based gang from getting a...
  • MS-13 Gang: 96 Charged in Sweeping Crackdown on Long Island

    12/20/2019 2:03:10 PM PST · by karpov · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 20, 2019 | Alan Feuer
    The Suffolk County district attorney’s office announced on Friday that it had brought a sweeping indictment against 96 members and associates of the violent MS-13 street gang that included charges involving seven murder conspiracies. The authorities said it was New York State’s biggest crackdown ever on the group. “The goal of this investigation was to deliver a major blow to the gang’s leadership, operations and recruitment in the our region,” Timothy D. Sini, the district attorney told reporters at a news conference. Among those charged in the sprawling case were nine top leaders of the street gang who were part...
  • New York prosecutors take down 100 MS-13 gang members and associates

    12/20/2019 8:22:07 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 29 replies
    The notorious MS-13 street gang in Suffolk County, New York, has been declared "inoperable," law enforcement officials told ABC News. Authorities plan to announce at a Friday afternoon press conference charges against 100 MS-13 gang members and associates in what's described as the largest take down of the violent street gang in New York State history. The 2-year investigation has thwarted seven alleged murder plots, prosecutors said. Originally founded in Southern California by gang members from El Salvador, MS-13, known in Spanish as La Mara Salvatrucha, has been accused in recent years of brutal murders and assaults on eastern Long...
  • Greta Thunberg starts to sound bloodthirsty

    12/15/2019 1:25:53 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Monica Showalter
    Time magazine's Person of the Year is starting to sound a little bloodthirsty: Greta Thunberg told cheering protesters today 'we will make sure we put world leaders against the wall' if they fail to take urgent action on climate change. *snip* Against the wall? It's kind of in line with Bernie Sanders's vow to put bankers in jail, except that it sounds more like something a totalitarian fanatic like Hitler or Lenin or Castro would say. Line 'em up and shoot 'em if they don't do what young Greta says? No disagreement, no civil discourse, no talking things out, no...
  • Oregon officers can no longer ask random questions during traffic stops. An attorney hopes more states will follow

    12/15/2019 1:05:27 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 90 replies
    CNN ^ | 12 15 2019 | Christina Maxouris
    When Mario Arreola-Botello was pulled over, he didn't understand much of what the Oregon police officer was telling him. Botello, a Latino, non-native English speaker, was stopped for failing to signal a turn and a lane change, his attorney, Josh Crowther told CNN. What happened next sparked a years-long court battle that landed at the state's supreme court. In a November ruling, the court decided officers in the state were no longer allowed to ask questions that were irrelevant to the reason of the traffic stop. It's an issue that's often been tackled in courts across the country, but a...
  • IG: Scandal of Historic Magnitude: Not Only for the FBI but Also the U.S. Media

    12/14/2019 5:17:37 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 24 replies ^ | 12/12/19 | Glenn Greenwald
    The Inspector General’s Report on 2016 FBI Spying Reveals a Scandal of Historic Magnitude: Not Only for the FBI but Also the U.S. Media
  • Soto Bonilla found guilty in murder of Lynchburg's Raymond Wood; jury to determine sentence

    12/13/2019 2:17:41 PM PST · by oldvirginian · 13 replies
    BEDFORD -- A small gasp cut the tension in Bedford Circuit Court Wednesday as a member of the MS-13 gang was pronounced guilty of capital murder. The case of 22-year-old Kevin Josue Soto Bonilla has played out over the course of eight days. His charges stem from the March 27, 2017 death of 17-year-old Raymond Wood. He's the second of his co-defendants to stand trial: Victor Arnoldo Rodas was convicted last year of first-degree murder among other charges and was sentenced to 55 years in prison. Two others, Lisandro Antonio Posada-Vasquez and Juan Martin Hernandez, have pleaded guilty to capital...
  • Fairfax County, Virginia Presents Dire Warning to America

    10/30/2019 6:09:41 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 90 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/30/2019
    My home county of Fairfax, Virginia was once a safe suburban area with some of the best performing public schools in the nation. It's now a blinking warning sign to America as it hangs on the edge of complete disaster thanks to unchecked immigration and Democrat takeover of the government. Even with the high concentration of government workers, Fairfax County was once a Republican bastion before it became a political battleground. The Bush/Cheney ticket won the county in a close race in 2000 and then lost it badly in 2004 due to a significant increase in Democrat votes. Fairfax's descent...