Skip to comments.Full-blown war by Hmong gangs alarms police (Sacramento, CA)
Posted on 02/28/2005 10:37:06 AM PST by LouAvul
A raging street war between two Hmong gangs has left three dead since Thanksgiving and spread hundreds of rounds of ammunition throughout Sacramento. In response, gang detectives have more than doubled their presence on the streets, to as many as 30 some nights. With nightly warrant sweeps and probation searches, they're trying to get inside information on some of the most notoriously closed-mouth criminals in the area.
And Asian gangs are not the only concern.
In the past 12 months, other gang attacks have claimed the lives of a Sheldon High School student, a 21-year-old North Sacramento man and at least 18 others.
With approximately 5,000 gang members countywide, police, sheriff's and probation officials are trying to stay ahead of what they say will be a greater crime wave come spring.
Sacramento Police Sgt. John Trefethan is among those who don't look forward to blue skies. When the days get warm, Sacramento's gang members spill into the streets or pile into cars to cruise with their friends.
"The chances of coming into contact with each other are far greater," he said.
Conflict over drug turf, especially the lucrative methamphetamine trade, can trigger violence among any of the area's gangs.
One in every five killings in Sacramento city and county last year - 20 of 102 slayings - was gang-related, up from nine gang homicides in 2000.
So far this year, five of the 15 slayings in the city and county have been gang-related.
Officials estimate there are about 20 Asian gangs in the area, each with membership ranging from 10 to 100 members.
"Gang activity is happening all the time (and) it's going to get really busy," said Sacramento County probation supervisor Marty Matsuda, whose officers oversee 550 of the highest profile gang members in Sacramento.
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Whats up with this?
Careful not to violate their civil rights and no discriminating; race, sexual orientation or otherwise!!!
Bring in a hired, or two gun, if you can't get some locals to handle the problem.
With approximately 5,000 gang members countywide,
And about 700,000 nationwide. People should start really being concerned that they are outnumbering the police in many areas.
95% of our largest cities and 88% of smaller cities suffer gang-related crime.
Picture of our future:
75 Blood gangs in Los Angeles County with about half of those in the City of Los Angeles.
200 Crip gangs in 21 cities and places in LA County.
over 500 Hispanic gangs from the Valley, to East LA down to South Central.
Asian gangs are the fastest growing street gangs in LA County with about 20,000 members.
18th Street Gang
Here ... let me fix that. ;)
Bring in a hired gun, or two, if you can't get some locals to handle the problem.
In a separate incident a St. Paul Hmong officer under investigation for giving his gun to a cousin for drive by shootings. Asian gangs are very dangerous.
A number of Hmong refugees were settled in Wisconsin. We have had a few problems with them, but not to this degree. I think it's because most were settled in small towns or rural areas. The Hmong culture was one of farming and work with your hands. The USA was a big change and many of the young have alienation problems.
I think the gang thing is bigger in Minneapolis and out in CA. The big cities are hard on the Hmong as it puts extra stress on their changing ways and culture.
Just doing the killing that Americans won't do.
Sounds like a Hmong-ous problem.
I've read articles where they're deporting criminal immigrants. They should've started with gang members.
Shouldn't be. The Hmong immigrants are given separated classrooms and teachers for learning, Section 8, welfare, food stamps, SSI; all of their literature in Hmong, legal aid for discrimination and Hmong outreach programs.
The neo immigrants have much more than our old immigrants ever did.
Remember the movie "Escape from L.A."?
Everytime I read an article about LA anymore, the movie immediately comes to mind.
"Sad state of Affairs"
Here's more on No. Californias SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS and "migrants".
GREEN CARDS AND GANGS
Siskiyou County, California, Feb. 26, 2005
They come from Mexico for jobs by way of a document called a green card. Such immigrants are termed legal permanent Residents with many of the same rights as US citizens outlined here,
o To live permanently in the United States provided you do not commit any actions that would make you removable (deportable) under the immigration law (section 237, Immigration and Nationality Act).
o To be employed in the United States at any legal work of your qualification and choosing.
o To be protected by all of the laws of the United States, your state of residence and local jurisdictions.
o To vote in local elections where United States Citizenship is not required. Click here for more details on voting.
o Some jobs will be limited to United States Citizens because of security concerns.
Today Siskiyou county Sheriff Rick Riggins and Captain Mike Murphy presented a slide show and details of Marijuana growing operations on federal forest land as a warning to residents of the dangers of happening across one of these farms. These operations are spearheaded by various Latino gangs, one being the powerful, well armed MS-13 gang that began in El Salvador. Sheriff Riggins stated that his biggest problem in combating this scourge is his office being labeled, "racist".
On Sept. 11, 2004, one such farm was busted by the Sheriff with help from BLM and the forest service netting thousands of plants and several Mexicans who either held green cards or were awol from the Mexican military and in this country illegally. These raids are no simple task as the terrain is nearly insurmountable and usually remote, however one growing operation was within 2 miles of the city limits of Etna, California. Resources are limited in such small counties, with little help from federal officials, even though this organized criminal enterprise has been going on in these mountains for many years. Homeland Security says such operations are not their concern.
The gangs are back this year getting ready for next falls harvest to be distributed across the US. Their supplies and equipment will be brought in from the cities and deliveries to replenish them are undertaken at night every few weeks. The farms are guarded at all times.
Slides of the camps complete with a hooch for living were shown. Huge pits are dug, one big enough for an SUV, for garbage and waste. The trees are cut or skinned to pile moats around the farms to camouflage them. Black irrigation pipe is buried for miles to get water to the plants. The environment on our national lands is being degraded by these operations, destroying habitat and watershed purity.
We saw the AK-47s, axes, shovels, a . 22 rifle with the name Los Pleves scratched on the stock. We saw notebooks of the growers with markings of MS-13 and a drawing of a Lexus that one immigrant intended to buy with the drug profits.
Most of the farms appear to be run by the same organizations mostly through the Mexican Mafia year after year. Though a few are busted, a substantive dent has not been made and they know they can operate here more safely and profitably than in Mexico and there is no worry of getting the product back into the states.
Across the border in Oregon, the story is the same. The Sheriffs of Jackson, Josephine and Klamath County work together to find the farms and arrest the perpetrators. All have been Mexican so far, most with green cards. These same gangs also brew Methanphetimine to finance their organized crime activities during off season.
We do not need yet another guest worker program to supply dangerous gangs with recruits. We need to find out why these people were ever allowed in this country in the first place and how to keep more of them out.
Siskiyou County, California TheTownCrier@gmail.com
I thought the Hmong were a gentle and peace loving folk who just didn't understand our barbaric hunting laws. How can there be such things as property lines and game limits? Certainly, if we would just adjust our culture to their ways all would be well again.
"A raging street war between two Hmong gangs has left three dead since Thanksgiving and spread hundreds of rounds of ammunition throughout Sacramento."
But but but I thought that gun control was supposed to prevent thugs and gang bangers from getting guns.....
I think the MSM has done a major disservice to the people by not reporting on this more. It seems like if it is something destructive to our culture, they do not think it is worth reporting.
I knew it had to be our fault somehow.
"I thought the Hmong were a gentle and peace loving folk "
Most are. Let's see: We have black gangs, Hispanic gangs, Vietnamese Gangs, Hmong gangs, skinhead gangs.
A certain percentage of youths end up in gangs. The Hmong are no exception.
OTOH, there's a Hmong family down the street about three doors. Their teenaged kids are very nice, helping the elderly residents on our block with snow removal, etc. The parents are also friendly, and welcomed my wife and I to the neighborhood with a tray of absolutely delicious spring rolls. All speak excellent English. The only exception is the grandmother, or great-grandmother (it's hard to tell). She speaks only Hmong, but always says hello in Hmong whenever I see her.
Sorry, but I refuse to blame an entire emigrant community for the actions of some of its members. I'm funny that way.
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