Category Archives: Gangs

April 25, 2017

BART takeover robbery: 40 to 60 teens swarm train, hold up riders

The images cannot be shared publicly, she said, because the suspects appear to be minors.

BART police are beefing up patrols at Oakland stations after dozens of juveniles terrorized riders Saturday night when they invaded the Coliseum Station and commandeered at least one train car, forcing passengers to hand over bags and cell phones and leaving at least two with head injuries.

The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Witnesses told police that 40 to 60 juveniles flooded the station, jumped the fare gates and rushed to the second-story train platform. Some of the robbers apparently held open the doors of a Dublin-bound train car while others streamed inside, confronting and robbing and in some cases beating riders.

“I’ve been there 24 years and this is the first time I’ve heard of anything like this happening,” said Keith Garcia, a BART police officer and union president.

Alicia Trost, a BART spokeswoman, said Monday that seven people were robbed — with the victims losing a purse, a duffel bag and five phones. Six people were robbed inside the train car, with a seventh confronted on the platform, she said. Police received no reports of guns or other weapons being brandished.

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April 14, 2017

Tucker: MS-13 gang far greater threat than ISIS (Video)

MS-13 gang members’ link to a quadruple murder and a litany of other crimes around the nation shows we have a foreign insurgency within US borders.

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April 5, 2017

Gangs of ‘Unaccompanied Minors’ Beating, Robbing Women in Montpellier

Montpellier saw a weekend of chaos as groups of up to 10 violent migrant youths launched a series of attacks on lone pedestrians.

Muggings and assaults in broad daylight have become a regular occurrence in recent weeks, as an influx of ‘unaccompanied minors’ from Morocco and Algeria have moved into Montpellier, in southern France.

Early on Friday morning, two youths approached a woman as she was leaving a nightclub with friends. She was struck by a male migrant while his female accomplice snatched her mobile phone and debit card.

On Sunday morning near the Place de l’Observatoire, 10 migrant youths surrounded a woman, beat her, and ran away with her handbag. When the victim’s friend tried to intervene, she too was physically attacked.

When police arrested four of the 10 North African culprits, two other people approached to say that they too had been robbed and assaulted by the youths.

The weekend saw a total of eight incidents in which unaccompanied minors, who are housed by local government and given vouchers to buy their own food, mugged pedestrians in Montpellier.

Between 20 and 21 March, four women fell victim to the young thieves, including a 92-year-old grandmother who was robbed of her purse and debit card.

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Uncle: MS-13 Gangsters Mutilated Va. Teenager’s Body In Grisly Murder

“These are monsters.”

A 17-year-old boy’s body was mutilated by MS-13 gang members, the boy’s uncle revealed in a local radio interview on Friday.

Raymond Wood’s uncle, Dale Wood, told local station WLNI that his nephew’s body had been savaged by his murderers.

“His hands were cut off, his throat was cut, his tongue was pulled into his throat, he was stabbed 16 times, ran over 3 times,” Dale Wood told the station.

The gruesome mutilation in which a victim’s tongue is sliced and pulled through his neck is sometimes known as a “Colombian necktie.”

“How do you do that to a child?” Dale Wood wondered aloud. “How do you do that to anybody? It’s just, unbelievable. It’s definitely not human.”

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April 1, 2017

Suspects in death of teen are gang members, Bedford County sheriff says

Due to the fact that the subjects were illegals “an inordinate amount of time and man hours was required..”

Three Salvadoran MS-13 gang members have been charged with second-degree murder in relation to the death of 17-year-old Raymond Wood, Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown announced Friday afternoon.

Victor Arnoldo Rodas, 19; Jose Coreas-Ventura, 21; and Lisandro Posada-Vazquez, 24, have been arrested and charged with second-degree murder, Brown said during a news conference at Central Virginia Community College’s Bedford campus.

All three are undocumented immigrants and were arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday after initially being detained by the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, according to an ICE spokesperson. Rodas and Posada-Vazquez had been living in Lynchburg.

All three are members of the gang MS-13, Brown said, which is made up mostly of Salvadoran nationals or first-generation Salvadoran-Americans, as well as other Central and South American immigrants.

Brown said Wood’s death was not random and is connected to “narcotic-related activity.”

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March 27, 2017

Police: Gang of 5 Arrested for Murders of 2 Colorado High School Students

Police arrested a gang of five Hispanic suspects for the brutal murders of two teenagers whose bodies were found alongside a rural Colorado road, reports say.

On March 12, the bodies of Natalie Partida, 16, and Derek Greer, 15, were found on the shoulder of Old Pueblo Road near Fountain, Colorado, a town immediately south of Colorado Springs.

By March 24, five Hispanics, at least one with gang tattoos, were arrested for the murders.

The first arrest occurred on March 19 when the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Gustavo Marquez, 19, for the murders of the two Coronado High School students.

Gustavo, who has a long record of violence, was charged with kidnapping, second-degree assault, third-degree assault, and child abuse charges.

Days later, police also arrested Diego Chacon, 18, Joseph Arthur Rodriquez, 18, Marco Antonio Garcia-Bravo, 20, and Alexandra Marie Romero, 20, for the crime. All were booked on various charges such as kidnapping, robbery, and child abuse.

Police have still not released specific details of the condition of the murdered teens’ bodies or if either of the victims was sexually assaulted. There has also been no confirmation of the immigration status of the suspects.

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March 26, 2017

Grooming Victim Whose Life Was ‘Destroyed’ Slams Rotherham Authorities

Rotherham grooming victim Sammy Woodhouse has said she was “betrayed” by authorities in the town, who failed to act on the violent child rapist for fear of “being perceived as racist”.

Now campaigning for other victims of sexual abuse, she said she was “just one of dozens of girls… exploited and viewed as white trash” in Rotherham by Arshid Hussain, a drug dealer ten years her senior from a notorious family of criminals.

“He took everything from me: my loving family, my future, my friends”, Woodhouse told the Mail, recalling that she had “just turned 14” when the then 24 year old began the grooming process.

“He became controlling, possessive and he’d batter me. But the scars of the mental abuse took longer to fade than the bruises. He used to tell me that without him I was nothing and nobody.

“For four or five years, there were times I was so depressed I couldn’t get out of bed. At my lowest point, I wanted to take my own life.”

Woodhouse’s parents were distraught when they learned Hussain was having sex with their daughter, but the “manipulative” rapist told her people’s concern was borne of racism.

“Your dad just doesn’t like me because he’s a racist”, Woodhouse was told.

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March 23, 2017

Chicago Facebook Live gang rape: Suspects sought as family speaks out (Video)

“It hurts me to my core because I was one of the last people to see her. I want to make sure this never happens to anybody else’s kids, and if that starts with taking down this one group, I’ll make that my life’s mission.”

Chicago police were working Wednesday to identify whoever was involved in the apparent gang-rape of a 15-year-old girl that was streamed live for the world to watch on Facebook.

Interviews are ongoing but no formal suspects have been named, according to police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. On Twitter, he denied reports that a suspect had been arrested.

Guglielmi added that investigators were working to build a criminal case; no charges have been announced.

Police first learned of the attack after the girl’s mother approached Superintendent Eddie Johnson late Monday afternoon and showed him screenshots of the alleged assault. The teenager had been reported missing Sunday night after failing to return home from the store.

The horrifying attack was made even more disturbing because as many as 40 people watched the live feed showing up to six people sexually assaulted the teen and did not report it to the police.

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March 10, 2017

Chicago’s violent gangs looting freight cars filled with guns (Video)

“How in the world are these kids getting these guns? I see them on Facebook. Everybody got guns. They can’t go purchase a gun, so where are they getting them from?” said city alderwoman Emma Mitts of the 37th Ward.

On the south side of Chicago, in one of the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods, brazen criminals occasionally hit the gangster’s jackpot: they loot freight containers carrying shiny, new guns.

The guns – boxes and boxes of them – are part of shipments that are destined for gun companies or gun shops across the country. But as gangsters have caught on to the practice, they are ransacking these trains and stealing weapons that eventually make their way to the city’s blood-soaked streets.

“Any time you have individuals who can go in and steal guns from a train, that makes the environment very toxic,” said Pastor Cory Brooks, who leads a church around the corner from the freight yard.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said that since 2013, more than 150 firearms have been reported stolen from freight trains. An Associated Press investigation revealed that some were traced to violent crimes and only 16 were recovered.

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March 4, 2017

Massive gun, drug crackdown in California leads to indictments for 55 people

“This investigation demonstrates the complex, international and multi-faceted nature of the gang threat in North County where heroin, methamphetamine, and firearms related crimes threaten our communities,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric S. Birnbaum.

Fifty-five drug dealers and gang members are facing a slew of gun and drug trafficking charges following a massive bust extending from San Diego to Kingman, Arizona, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.

The move was characterized as “one of the most significant crackdowns in recent memory,” noting that those arrested were responsible for a “substantial portion” of the heroin and methamphetamine distributed in the area.

Over 150 members of the North County Regional Gang Task Force, as well as multiple law enforcement agencies, worked together to search more than 20 locations throughout North County and Kingman early Wednesday morning. Several suspects were apprehended earlier this week, while others were already in custody. Seven defendants still remain at large, two of which authorities believe are in Mexico.

The arrests came as the result of a year-long investigation led by the Task Force, which included extensive surveillance and dozens of undercover drug and weapons purchases.

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