Category Archives: Gangs

November 18, 2017

One-Third of 214 Arrested MS-13 Gangsters Were ‘Unaccompanied Alien Children’ (Video)

Almost one-third of 214 U.S.-based MS-13 gang members arrested in an international sweep were invited into the United States by President Barack Obama’s “Unaccompanied Alien Children” policy.

The successful “Raging Bull’ sweep was announced by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Deputy Director Tom Homan in a joint press conference at ICE headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.

The operation is a “significant step towards dismantling and eradicating MS-13 in the United States and in El Salvador,” said Deputy Assistant Attorney General David Rybicki, the second-ranking official at DOJ’s Criminal Division. El Salvador police also arrested 53 gang members in El Salvador.

Sixteen of the 214 arrestees in the United States are U.S. citizens. Five were legal immigrants.

Ninety-three of 214 arrestees are charged with federal or state criminal offenses and will face prison time in the United States, said Derek Benner, the deputy executive associate director of the Homeland Security Investigations division.

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November 14, 2017

Muslim Rape Gang Survivors: ‘Groomers Are Still Abusing Girls in Rotherham’ (Video)

Two survivors of Muslim child rape gangs have said that groomers are still abusing young girls in Rotherham.

Linzi Williams and Natalie Fuller, who have been best friends since childhood, waived their anonymity to speak to Channel 4 about being groomed and raped as children.

Ms. Williams was 15 when she was abused by Arshid “Ash” Hussain, but thought she was having a normal boyfriend-girlfriend relationship as she had never been out with anyone before.

After falling pregnant by her abuser and having an abortion, Ms. Williams told Channel 4 that the childhood trauma affected her ability to trust people and she now suffers from attachment problems.

“At one minute I thought I wanted to keep it, because I thought, ‘Oh, he’s going to be with me and everything’s going to be fine.’ Obviously, it wouldn’t have been,” Ms. Williams said.

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November 1, 2017

Up To 100 Teens, Some With Tasers, Run Wild In Amusement Park, Beat And Rob Patrons

Even the security supervisor reported being taunted and jumped by five assailants. “When the guard flipped one to the ground, he said, the others fled.”

The Halloween advertisement for Great America, a huge amusement park in Santa Clara, California, not far from San Francisco, told park goers that “Fear is waiting for you.”

It sure was.

As many as 100 marauding youths, some armed with Tasers, assaulted and robbed patrons, terrifying thousands of park goers, many of whom fled. The mayhem on Saturday, with about 20,000 people in the park, occurred during the 10th annual Halloween fest and broke out about 10:30 p.m., The Mercury News reported.

Park patrons reported encountering groups of robbers, some armed with Tasers, who ran through crowds stealing mobile phones, purses, and backpacks and sending visitors fleeing for exits. Some panicked visitors tried to scale park fences. About 30 patrons were injured, by one security guard’s estimate.

“It was terrible,” said a San Francisco mom who had brought her 17-year-old daughter and a friend to the haunt. “A kid in a hoodie ran up and pried the phone out of my hands.”

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October 7, 2017

Migrant Youth Gangs Turn Berlin Area into Borderline No-Go Zone

The area around the Alexanderplatz metro in Berlin has become a centre for migrant youth gang violence and drugs, leaving the police to lose control and the district to demand more resources to fight the lawlessness.

The situation around Alexanderplatz has rapidly deteriorated due to the ongoing fights between rival migrant gangs from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and North Africa.

The local government has decided to increase the police presence in the area by building a new police station and hiring two social workers to encourage the young migrants not to commit crimes, but some are sceptical of the move, Berliner-Kurier reports.

The left-wing coalition government plan is to hire the two social workers to act as contacts and look after the young migrant men during the day. Also planned is a small new police station which is to be set up at the construction site near the metro station.

Some, like conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) politician Stefan Evers, are less optimistic about the efficacy of the plans. Evers, who is the CDU’s city development policy spokesman, said: “A new police station and social workers alone will not solve the problems at Alexanderplatz.”

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October 3, 2017

3800 Gang Members Charged in Transnational DOJ Operation

A transnational operation led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions yielded charges against more than 3,800 gang members from the United States, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Sessions, along with law enforcement officials throughout Central America, announced that Operation Regional Shield resulted in charges against thousands of gang members from the violent El Salvadorian MS-13 and 18th Street gangs.

“MS-13 is one of the most violent and ruthless gangs in America today, endangering communities in more than 40 states,” Sessions said. “But under President Trump’s strong leadership, the Department of Justice is taking them off our streets.”

“Today, we are announcing that our partnership with law enforcement in Central America, has yielded charges against more than 3,800 gang members just in the last six months,” Sessions continued. “More than 70 of these defendants were living in the United States, from California to Ohio to Boston.”

“MS-13 coordinates across our borders to kill, rape and traffic drugs and underage girls; we’ve got to coordinate across our borders to stop them,” Session said. “That’s exactly what our courageous and professional DOJ agents and attorneys are doing. We will continue to maintain this steadfast policy and dismantle this gang.”

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October 2, 2017

MS-13

MS-13 is an El Salvadoran street gang, known for its ruthless tactics, that has become an entrenched menace across the United States. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently called MS-13,” one of the most dangerous criminal organizations in the U-S today.” Lisa Fletcher traveled to Long Island, New York, the new epicenter of rising MS-13 epidemic violence, where law enforcement officials point to flaws in current immigration policy that allow the gang to grow and thrive in America.

Nisa Mickens was 16 years old. She loved basketball and hanging out with her best friend Kayla Cuevas. Last September, Nisa and Kayla went missing. Nisa’s parents, Robert Mickens and Liz Alvarado, were desperate.

Liz Alvarado: We were looking so hard, and we could not find her.

After a police van drove past their house, they followed it.

Robert Mickens: We came across another officer a few blocks away, we’re looking for our daughter, and then he’s like, “Do you have a picture?” I was like “Yeah, I have a picture.” I showed him the picture and he looks at me, looks at Liz and goes, you know, “I’m sorry to tell you but that’s your daughter.”

The students were both murdered by MS-13 members, who used machetes and bats. Since January 2016, the gang has been responsible for 21 deaths on Long Island, inspiring a visit from President Trump earlier this summer.

President Trump: They have transformed peaceful parks and beautiful quiet neighborhoods into bloodstained killing fields. They’re animals.

Man: The purpose of the gang is take control of the town. Take control of everything that’s going on with drugs, trafficking, prostitution.

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September 28, 2017

Grooming Epidemic Spreads North to Glasgow, Scotland

Britain’s grooming epidemic has spread to Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland.

Authorities are probing yet another potential grooming ring after receiving reports of a gang targeting girls as young as 14 in an area of the city known as ‘the four corners’, at the junction of Argyle Street and Union Street.

The story was broken by the local Evening Times newspaper, which reports a social work source as saying the area is “rife” with child exploitation problems.

Whilst Scotland has benefited from a surge in employment, hiring, and salary-growth since the Brexit vote in June 2016, Glasgow remains one of Britain’s poorer cities, with the highest rate of unemployed households in the country until fairly recently.

Consequently, it home to many are many poor and vulnerable white girls — groomers’ usual target of choice.

“It isn’t just [my relative] who was targeted, other girls were involved too,” said one informant who remains nameless in order to protect the identity of the victim.

“The police have interviewed me on camera, and social work, and have interviewed [the victim] as well.

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September 11, 2017

Portland Police Are Purging Their Gang Database Because There Aren’t Enough White Gangs

A review of police data by The Oregonian last year found that 81 percent of the “criminal gang affiliates” in Portland’s database were racial or ethnic minorities.

Portland police will no longer maintain a database of suspected gang members, due to concerns that the vast majority of people with the gang label are racial minorities.

Starting Oct. 15, the Portland Police Bureau will end the 20-year practice of issuing gang member designations, which police say can lead to “unintended consequences” and a lifelong stigma even for those who have given up the gang lifestyle. Officials intend to notify the approximately 300 people on the gang list that the bureau will purge all records related to the designations, The Oregonian reported.

“There are still criminal gang members. That doesn’t go away because we don’t have a gang designation,” said Capt. Mike Krantz, according to The Oregonian. “We’re not pretending gang violence doesn’t exist. We’re just taking this one thing away.”

City officials and community activists had long urged the bureau to stop attaching the gang designation to criminal suspects, claiming the practice disproportionately impacted people of color. A review of police data by The Oregonian last year found that 81 percent of the “criminal gang affiliates” in Portland’s database were racial or ethnic minorities.

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August 29, 2017

Berkeley Mayor: Time to Classify Antifa as a Street Gang

Berkeley mayor Jesse Arreguin is calling for “Antifa” — the so-called “anti-fascist” group that proudly uses violence to silence views with which it does not agree — to be classified as a street gang by police.

Arreguin’s comments came after hundreds of Antifa activists jumped police barricades on Sunday and assaulted right-wing protesters, injuring five. National media generally reported that Antifa had initiated the violence.

CBS San Francisco reported:

“I think we should classify them as a gang,” said Arreguin. “They come dressed in uniforms. They have weapons, almost like a militia and I think we need to think about that in terms of our law enforcement approach.”

Arreguin said that while he does not support the far right, it was time to draw the line on the left as well, especially on the black-clad activists who showed up in force and took over both the protests and the park, and played a part in Sunday’s violent clashes.

The mayor said it was also time for the non-violent protesters to take a stand.

“We also need to hold accountable and encourage people not to associate with these extremists because it empowers them and gives them cover,” said Arreguin.

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August 23, 2017

6,000 Child Abuse Allegations in Muslim Grooming Gang ‘Hotspot’ Sandwell in Five Years

From 2012 to 2016, a total of 6,226 child abuse allegations were referred to social services in the West Midlands borough of Sandwell – an average of three a day.

Regional newspaper the Express & Star reports that senior council figures said the number of children being “abused and neglected” was rising in Sandwell, a borough previously described as a “hot spot” for Muslim child grooming gangs.

Sandwell Council leader Steve Eling said it was a “worrying situation” and called for Government intervention.

“These are some of the most difficult and sensitive matters that we have as a council have to deal with,” he said.

“Over the last few years, we have seen increasing numbers of children being neglected and abused. There are now more children in Sandwell who are subject to Child Protection Plans than we have ever had before.

“This is a national issue and Sandwell like many authorities are having to commit more resources than we have ever had to in the past.”

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