Category Archives: Gangs

February 20, 2017

1 officer dead, another injured in Calif. shootout

Two officers were responding to the scene of a traffic collision when a gang member opened fire.

One officer was killed and a second injured in a shootout with a gang member who was wounded in the Monday morning altercation in Whittier, authorities said.

Two Whittier Police Department officers responding to the scene of a traffic collision were getting out of their vehicle about 8 a.m. when a gang member driving a stolen car opened fire with a semiautomatic pistol, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. John Corina.

The two officers and wounded suspect were taken to the hospital, where one officer was pronounced dead, Corina said. The other wounded officer and the suspect are in stable condition.

The wounded suspect was a known gang member, Corina said.

Emergency responders at the scene near Colima Road and Mar Vista Street performed CPR on a male officer while wheeling him into an ambulance, said Brian Feinzimer, a freelance photojournalist who was at the scene as authorities responded Monday morning.

#BREAKING: Police officer shot and killed during traffic stop in Whittier, California https://t.co/rzuPFV6BGk pic.twitter.com/gkWAUM0RY1
— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) February 20, 2017

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February 17, 2017

Ten Arrested, Including Four Illegal Aliens, After ‘Savage’ Gang-Related Killing of Maryland Teen

Imported gang violence continues to afflict Virginia: authorities charged illegal alien suspects with murder and all ten suspects for gang participation and abduction on Thursday for the “brutal” slaying of 15-year-old Damaris Reyes Rivas.

Police arrested ten in connection with Rivas’ death: four adults and six teenagers. FOX5 reports “Jose Ivan Castillo Rivas, 18, Springfield, Wilmer A. Sanchez Serrano, 21, Cindy Blanco Hernandez, 18, and Aldair J. Miranda Carcamo, 18” are adults. Another 17-year-old, Venus Iraheta, who has lived in the U.S. for the past ten years—making her a “DREAMer” eligible for amnesty under an Obama executive order—is also in police custody. Police did not identify the other five juveniles. All ten face charges of abduction and gang participation. Rivas and Serrano are charged with murder.

Rivas died on or close to January 8 of upper-body trauma in a “savage, brutal killing,” Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin Roessler said. Police reportedly found video evidence of Rivas’ death and declined to name the gang connected to the teenager’s murder. According to Maria Reyes, Rivas’ mother, her daughter had gotten involved with the El Salvadoran gang Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13 recently. She told FOX 5 she is receiving violent threats from gang members “blaming her for the arrests” and is afraid for her own life.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement placed detainers on the four adults charged with murder and has asked Fairfax County to alert them before they are released from custody.

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February 13, 2017

‘Round them up and get them out’: Pauline Hanson calls for deportation of African gang members (Video)

Pauline Hanson has called for African gang members to be deported following the latest incident of violence in Melbourne at the weekend.

A gang of up to 40 youths of African appearance stormed the family-friendly festival Summersault, in Melbourne’s west on Saturday night, kicking and punching some festival goers and stealing wallets, bags and phones.

A teenager was also hospitalised after being confronted by members of the gang outside the neighbouring Caroline Springs police station.

It is the latest in a string of gang crime allegedly committed by African youths in Melbourne and Ms Hanson said she had a simple solution to curb it.

“I’ve got the best solution to this. Round them up and get them out!” the One Nation leader posted, attracting more than 300 comments largely supporting her view.

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January 27, 2017

Sheriff: 17 Colombian men linked to 120 Houston-area burglaries (Video)

Four suspects in Fort Bend County Jail are under holds by immigration officials, including Carlos Alberto Riasco Valencia, 35; Layonel Mosquera Mondragon, 31; Harold Jesus Lerma Mosquera, 43; and Reynaldo Rivera Centeno, 44. Some have been deported before, at least one of them twice.

A three-month investigation focused on burglaries investigators have called “unusual” has resulted in the arrests of 17 men from Columbia.

The arrests are the result of combing through 120 burglary calls which occurred over the last year, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. They describe the suspects as Colombian Nationals who targeted those of Middle Eastern, Asian and Pakistani descent.

Detectives say the men were responsible for 49 burglaries in 2016 across Fort bend, Harris and Brazoria counties.

“We do know that they worked in groups. separate groups,” Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls said.

He says the men would break the glass in master bathrooms and seek out expensive jewelry, high-end purses and cash.

“They stayed inside that master bedroom focused on the jewelry and the money and they were gone. Very quickly,” Nehls said.

Detectives began connecting the cases at first because of their timing: they found in curious that they occurred in the evening, not the middle of the day as they say burglaries usually are. It’s not clear how the suspects chose their targets.

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Two Afghan migrants revealed as those arrested over horrific three-hour rape streamed on Facebook Live in Sweden

Victim had clothes pulled off by armed men and was sexually assaulted before cops arrived and turned off the camera.

Two migrants from Afghanistan have reportedly been arrested over the three-hour gang rape of a woman that was broadcast on Facebook Live.

The two men, aged 18 and 20, who are both from Afghanistan, were arrested in the city at the weekend after police were tipped off by social media users, it was reported by The Local newspaper.

The third man, a Swedish citizen aged 24 according to court documents seen by The Local, was detained on suspicion of failing to reveal rape which shocked the world after it appeared on Facebook live.

The three, who cannot be legally identified under Swedish law, have not been charged.

In Sweden a person suspected of a serious crime can be detained without being charged with the approval of a court.

But this is only if there is a risk they will flee the country.

According to the Local, the men deny the accusations.

“I have seen stronger evidence in my days,” the 24-year-old’s lawyer, Andreas Welin, told Sweden’s largest news agency TT after the pre-trial hearing.

The lawyer representing the 20-year-old, Christer Söderberg, says: “A woman is said to have been raped in an apartment. He is suspected of that.

“He denies any criminal offence, he has given in my opinion a perfectly coherent story about what happened.

“I cannot go into details, but he has told me in a way that is not contradicted by anything else.”

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January 19, 2017

Sweden Crumbling: Demands for military intervention as thugs turn Malmo into ‘no-go zone’ (Video)

The Sweden Democrats have demanded soldiers should be sent to Malmo to reestablish law and order as violent thugs have turned the city into a ‘no-go zone’.

Launching a seething attack on the red-green parties in Malmo, Magnus Olsson said it was time to call in the military to end the surge in violent crimes that have been sweeping the city.

Painting a blake picture of Sweden’s third largest city, the opposition politician blasted Malmo has lost enough of its citizens to shootouts, grenade attacks and murders.

Speaking to Expressen, Mr Olsson also said there was a great lack of police officers in Sweden, which means officers could benefit from the armed forces’ resources.

He said: “There is a great lack of police officers in Sweden and Malmö. For this reason, it is perhaps time to let the military and police to stand together to reestablish order in the country.

“We absolutely don’t believe the military should go in and to the police’s job.

“However in times of crisis the military can help keep law and order and assist the police with logistics services, materials, vehicles, and more.”

Mr Olsson also called for the local government to invest more in its police department so they were better equipped to crack down on organised crime.

Malmo has seen a surge in violent incidents and during just three months over the summer in 2016, more than 70 cars were set alight by rampaging thugs.

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January 15, 2017

Lawless Sweden: Lone migrant youths turn shopping centre into ‘NO-GO ZONE’, officials say (Video)

Migrant youth gangs have turned Sweden’s largest shopping centre into a “no-go zone” as they intimidate police, harass girls and deal drugs openly.

Gothenburg police have been forced implement extraordinary measures to cope with the increased number of incidents, which have left shoppers and business owners terrified of their workplace.

Nordstan is Sweden’s largest shopping centre in terms of sales and number of visitors, however once the shops close at 8pm, criminal youth gangs take over despite officers turning out in force.

Jonas Bergqvist, one of the team managers of the city police, told Expressen: “We have seen an increase since last autumn, with mostly unaccompanied minors who are staying here in North Town.

“In the evening they deal drugs and violence between fractions sometimes occur. If there are conflicts from their home countries, they bring them here.”

While his colleague Rikard Sorensen added the thugs was experiencing increasing levels of increasingly more aggressive toward police.

He said: “There is a lot of drugs circulating. I wouldn’t even let my son go down to North Town.

“There is a risk of robbery, but also harassment of girls.”

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January 9, 2017

Chicago gangs put highway drivers in crosshairs

‘People committing these crimes think the consequences for their actions are a joke’

Jonathan Ortiz and other members of his rap group, No Nights Off, stepped onto the stage at Chicago’s House of Blues in mid-September for a concert they hoped would propel their young, promising careers.

Less than two weeks later, the 22-year-old Ortiz, who forebodingly rapped under the stage name “John Doe,” was fatally shot as he drove on an expressway in Chicago. His girlfriend Alexis Garcia also got a bullet lodged in her back.

Ortiz and Garcia were victims of the 38th shooting on Chicago-area expressways in 2016, a record-high number for a city stung by a murder rate not seen in two decades.

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January 3, 2017

‘You CANNOT defend your women’ Experts’ chilling theory behind Cologne sex attacks (Video)

Sex attackers who openly assaulted scores of women in Germany wanted to give Europeans the message they “cannot protect” women, it has been claimed.

On the anniversary of the shocking assaults which took place on the final night in 2015, a German documentary showed behaviour experts reveal in their opinions, the attacks were planned.

Professor and historian Jörg Baberowski said research of the violence shows it was a pre-arranged mass attack, in a location chosen so the world would pay attention.

The New Year’s attacks flummoxed police who failed to stop women being groped and robbed by men carrying translation notes in their pockets so they could threaten the women in their native tongue.

Professor Baberowski said the message of the predominantly North African perpetrators was “you cannot defend your women”.

In their home countries, he said, “the rapists were killed by their own fathers”.

The Berlin’s Humboldt University scholar said the attacks were planned in Germany to show their lack of violence against criminals was being interpreted as a weakness.

The documentary was shown on Western Germany Broadcaster (WDR) on December 30 as police were getting ready to prevent the same thing happening again.

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December 28, 2016

Bored, Broke and Armed: Clues to Chicago’s Gang Violence

Ron, a 23-year-old Black Disciple who uses the nickname Kaos, and for safety reasons asked that his last name not be used, explained the relentless cycle of violence: I’ve already lost friends. If we are making money, I can ignore the urge to retaliate. “But if we’re sitting here bored, getting high and we got guns around, it ain’t nothing else to do,” he added.

The young men who call themselves Gangster Disciples skirted by an empty lot. They marched past a “Stop the Violence” mural painted on a corner store, coming to a halt when they saw members of a rival gang, the Black Disciples.

It was late September on a busy South Side intersection, and now tensions were escalating, gang members who were there recalled.

There were glares, they said. Then words.

“You’re a rat,” a Black Disciple said to one of the Gangster Disciples who he believed had given the police information about him.

Things were about to blow.

It had been exactly 90 days since some of these same men had sat across from one another in an airy church hall to broker peace and confront a hard truth: The gang war they had inherited and were viciously continuing was helping to unravel parts of this city, where the levels of violence were reaching horrific new heights.

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