Skip to comments.'Their profession is violent crime': Alabama police operation seizes 140 guns, indicts 71 suspects
Posted on 05/07/2018 2:44:26 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
A two-month operation aimed at reducing violent crime in Birmingham and beyond led to the seizure of 140 guns and federal indictments against 71 people.
Among those indicted is a 24-year-old man who was acquitted in one murder, pleaded guilty to a reduced charge in another and now is awaiting trial in yet a third killing.
Others indicted under the operation include a man who was convicted of manslaughter as a teen and arrested last month on two Birmingham bank robberies, a sex offender who also has convictions for burglary and carrying a pistol without a license, and a man awaiting trial for the shooting of a Birmingham police officer.
The latter suspect has convictions for felony drug possession and unlawful distribution of heroin. He also has previous arrests for three counts of attempted murder and discharging a gun into an occupied building or vehicle, however those charges were dismissed.
The premise of the operation is simple: find those who are committing gun crimes throughout Birmingham, Jefferson County and the entire northern district and get them off the streets and in prison for the longest amount of time the law allows. One of the ways to do that, authorities say, is by indicting them federally for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm or for using a firearm during a drug transaction.
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Montrell Towns, 24,Birmingham, carrying a firearm during a drug-trafficking crime.
Jimbroski Peterson, 27, Birmingham, felon in possession of a firearm.
Adarius Montrells Sims, 30, Birmingham, felon in possession of a firearm.
Benjamin Madison, 37, Birmingham, armed bank robbery, brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, attempted armed bank robbery, felon in possession of a firearm.
David Armand Palmer, 20, Birmingham, felon in possession of firearm.
Dustin Thomas McCombs, 37, Birmingham, felon in possession of a firearm.
Dwight Orr, 25, Birmingham, felon in possession of a firearm.
Francisco Colorado-Cruz, 37, Trafford, illegal alien in possession of a firearm.
Michael Means, 61, felon in possession of a firearm.
Randel Smoot, 25, Birmingham, felon in possession of a firearm, aiding and abetting in the straw purchase of a firearm.
Ronald Deray Ross, 29, Bessemer, felon in possession of a firearm.
Teaundra Pollnitz, 25, Irondale, felon in possession of a firearm.
Tyrese Vault, 24, Birmingham, felon in possession of a firearm.
What does it tell you when 13 outta 13 felons, who know they are committing a crime by carrying a weapon, carry a weapon for protection?
College-bound Honors students, all...
You have to wonder why the police didn't first try to buy those guns back.
Eleven Blacks, one skin-head White and a Mexican! Is it “racisss” to point that out?
lol. Your mughsot line-up included a white guy.
Just one white guy? That racist! The Po-leece is always picking on poor minorities.
you’re missing the common thread...they’re all trash...
There’s something about those pictures I can’t quite figure out. Something that they almost all have in common. Maybe they’re NRA members? That must be it. After all it’s the NRA that kills people I this country according to the anti-freedom leftists in the media and their accomplices in government (or is it the other way around?)
The trick is extremely slick..... the Al Capone gambit
Can’t get them for murder? get them for felony gun posession
I think that if the cops want to put these guys away, they’re going to have to find some different prosecutors and judges. Otherwise they’ll probably all be out in the street again about five minutes after the verdicts.
—but, but —Joe Biden says we don’t have enough prosecutors to do this-—
“..theyre all trash...”
I can’t argue about that!
1 token white, and 1 token Hispanic. 8>)
I had to laugh when I read that.
They were all .known criminals who were allowed freedom by the wonderful criminal justice system. There ought to be some judges and politicians sent up the river.
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