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Sunday, 26 December 2010

Body found at North East service station - Sunday Sun

Body found at North East service station - Sunday Sun: "DEAD body was found today at a North East service station.
A shocked lorry driver stumbled over the body at Easington Services on the A19 at around 2.30am.
Police were called and cordoned off the area on the south side of the dual carriageway.
A forensic team are being called in to make a detailed inspection of the parking area where the body was discovered.
It is not yet known if the death is being treated as suspicious or not.
A postmortem will now be carried out.
A Durham Constabulary spokeswoman said: “A body has been found in an open parking area of the Easington Service Station at around 2.30am today.
“The body was found by a lorry driver."

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Reno hit men linked to Vancouver gangland shooting - Live@Five

Reno hit men linked to Vancouver gangland shooting - Live@Five: "Four Reno, Nevada men are in custody and facing immigration charges after 10 people were injured at a gangland birthday party early Sunday morning.

Reno? I thought we were a world class city now. What about all that money we spent on the Olympics?

Couldn't we at least get Vegas or Atlantic City hit men?

What's next: Washington state casinos and bingo halls?

And they are facing 'immigration charges'? What about shooting 10 people?

Did the authorities find out they lied about visiting a farm in the last 14 days?"

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Fears over return to Limerick city of gangland criminal Wayne Dundon - Limerick Leader

Fears over return to Limerick city of gangland criminal Wayne Dundon - Limerick Leader: "NOTORIOUS gangland figure Wayne Dundon returned to Limerick last Thursday from his base in the UK, prompting fears that he may attempt to 're-establish his position' as one of the city's most feared criminals.
Reports over the weekend in several tabloid and broadsheet newspapers suggested Dundon had returned with the intention of reasserting himself as one of the city's most feared criminals and gang leaders, and a source confirmed to the Leader this Monday that Dundon has indeed been back in Limerick since Thursday last."

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Ten people were injured early Sunday morning when someone opened fire with a high-powered assault rifle outside of a restaurant where known gangsters were celebrating

5 still in hospital after Vancouver gangland shooting - CTV News: "Three more victims in the Vancouver birthday party shooting that injured 10 over the weekend have been released from hospital, leaving two women and three men still in treatment.

Ten people were injured early Sunday morning when someone opened fire with a high-powered assault rifle outside of a restaurant where known gangsters were celebrating the birthday of accused drug dealer Darren Cunningham.

No arrests have been made in the shooting.

Among the guests at the party were the Askari brothers, who police say are tied to a major gang. An attempt on Sahand Askari's life was made in a Vancouver suburb last week.

Bloody jeans taken as evidence outside Vancouver General Hospital are believed to belong to Paul Alexander Araki. Documents show a man by the same name has a criminal history that includes firearms charges.

Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu said Monday all o"

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Ducarme Joseph owes Revenue Quebec almost $300,000

Ducarme Joseph owes Revenue Quebec almost $300,000: "Reputed street-gang leader Ducarme Joseph has had a legal mortgage of $283,743 imposed on his luxury home in Dollard des Ormeaux.

That's the amount of unpaid taxes and interest Revenue Quebec says he owes for 1994, 1995, and 2010. The mortgage is a lien on the stone-facade home on Radisson St. It is on the market for $1.6 million. He bought the six-bedroom property in 2008 for $1.35 million.

Joseph, 41, is believed to have been the target of a daytime shooting at a boutique in Old Montreal March 18. Joseph fled through the back door, but his bodyguard and another man were killed in the gangland-style attack.

He has been convicted of cocaine trafficking, assault, sexual assault, and forcing a 12-year-old to prostitute herself."

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Gangland boss Carl Williams 'threatened to kill cellmate' | The Australian

Gangland boss Carl Williams 'threatened to kill cellmate' | The Australian: "MELBOURNE gangland boss Carl Williams allegedly threatened to kill the man now charged with his murder, court documents have revealed.

The claims emerged in the Geelong Magistrates Court yesterday as Matthew Charles Johnson, 37, was ordered to stand trial next year for the murder.

The court has previously heard the Barwon Prison cellmates had a good relationship, with Williams's father even sending Johnson spending money.

But documents tendered yesterday allege Williams threatened Johnson before his death, including pretending to run a knife across his throat. Williams also allegedly said he would attack Johnson with a sock full of billiard balls while he was eating.

Williams died in Barwon's high-security Acacia unit on April 19 after being repeatedly struck around the head with the metal stem of an exercise bike."

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Gangland feud reignites as man shot near airport - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Gangland feud reignites as man shot near airport - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "MAN was rushed to hospital after being shot by a gunman in a hockey mask as a result of a gangland feud boiling over again.

Lonely Planet Dublin (City Guide)The injured man, who was being treated at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin last night, is in his 40s and is awaiting trial on larceny charges.

The victim was sitting in a parked car in a lay-by close to Dublin Airport when a dark coloured saloon-type car pulled in and a gunman got out of the passenger side.

The gunman opened fire, hitting him in the arm, before fleeing in another vehicle.

The gunman is described as being 5' 10'' to 5' 11'' in height and was wearing a high visibility jacket and an ice-hockey-type mask or visor.

A second man sitting in the passenger seat of the car, a Volkswagen Bora, escaped unhurt."

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Alan Sugar's apprentice Stella English engaged to scaffolder Ray Dewar | Mail Online

Alan Sugar's apprentice Stella English engaged to scaffolder Ray Dewar | Mail Online: "She grew up on a council estate, mixed with some of South London’s most notorious crime families before winning The Apprentice.

But now Stella English is set to marry Ray Dewar, a scaffolder with links to the criminal underworld in South-East London.

Alan Sugar’s newest recruit, 31, became engaged to boyfriend Dewer after landing the coveted role with the high-profile entrepreneur."

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Abutbul released from prison as mob threatens his life

Abutbul released from prison as mob threatens his life: "Police fear release of mafioso 'Francois the Great' may spark gang wars; Abutbul received death threats while in prison.

Underworld figure Francois Abutbul was released from prison on Sunday, after serving a year and ten months of a 22-month-sentence for physically assaulting his wife.

Gangland: The Complete Season OneWith the Netanya mob boss back on the street, police fear a flare up in gangland violence as his adversaries come gunning for him."

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'Gangland-style' shooting victim named - Crime, UK - The Independent

'Gangland-style' shooting victim named - Crime, UK - The Independent: "Wayne Basnett, 30, from Widnes, Cheshire, is thought to have been targeted in a gangland-style execution.

Mr Basnett, a father of one, was found collapsed with massive head injuries on Pepper Street, Hale, shortly after midnight yesterday.

Residents in the village, near Widnes, alerted police after hearing gunshots.

Mr Basnett was taken to hospital, where he later died.

Sources said he was known to police and may have been the victim of a drugs-related turf war.

A post-mortem examination carried out last night revealed he died of a single gunshot wound to the head, Cheshire Police said."

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Friday, 10 December 2010

Royal security questioned after attack



An attack on a car carrying Prince Charles and his wife Camilla has raised questions as to how the two Royal Family members could have been chauffeured into the middle of a volatile student protest.




The royal couple was headed to a charity event on Thursday evening when their Rolls Royce was attacked in London's West End.



The vehicle drove through an area where students had been protesting planned tuition hikes, and some protesters had escaped from the grasp of police who were trying to keep them in check.



As many as 20 protesters smashed the windows of the royal vehicle and threw white paint on it. Some yelled "Off with their heads!" and other taunts as they surrounded the car and kicked its doors as it tried to make its way to an event at the London Palladium.



Prince Charles and Camilla were not harmed, though they were shaken by what happened.



Associated Press reporter Matt Dunham witnessed the attack and said Camilla "looked terrified" as the car came under attack.



Dunham said the prince appeared calmer, but said "they must have both been terrified" by the actions of the protesters.



A photo showing the open-mouthed reactions of the couple as they sat inside their car seemed to sum up the shocking nature of the incident.



"Prince Charles is not the head of state, but he is next in line to the throne," CTV's London Bureau Chief Tom Kennedy told CTV News Channel from London on Friday.



"This is almost as if the Queen were attacked if she had been out. It is almost as bad."



The incident has raised questions about how British officials keep the Royal Family safe, as well as whether security regulations need to be updated before the April wedding of Prince William and his fiancée, Kate Middleton.



Officials quickly put the blame on protesters, while critics questioned how the royals ended up in the middle of the protest in the first place.



Security expert Charles Shoebridge said the people providing security to the Royal Family should be aware of all developing events to prevent their VIPs from entering into a dangerous situation.



"There are procedures and protocols that have been in place for many, many years that have been tried and tested," Shoebridge told CTV News Channel in a telephone interview from London on Friday.



"And it's really a mystery in many ways why these protocols weren't followed, or don't appear to have been followed on this occasion."



Considering the fact that the demonstrations were well publicized, Shoebridge said it "seems bizarre" that the prince and his wife were allowed to enter the area.



Alex Bomberg, a former aide to the royal family, said police should have kept the royal protection squad better informed of the specific and immediate dangers that the protesters posed.



"You can't blame the royal protection squad for a bunch of anarchists' bad behavior," Bomberg told The Associated Press.



"But you can blame someone for not doing their job correctly and not understanding the situation as it was unfolding. Someone's head should bloody roll."



The Guardian newspaper reported that London Mayor Boris Johnson said that while there are questions about why the car took the route it did, blame should be placed upon the "large number of agitators who were determined to cause the maximum possible trouble and provocation" on the street.



Metropolitan Police Chief Paul Stephenson vowed to launch a thorough investigation into the incident and praised the nearly 3,000 officers who dealt with the "thugs" at the protest.



Thirty-four people were arrested on Thursday, though police would not confirm if the arrests were related to the protesters.



British Prime Minister David Cameron said the people responsible should feel "the full force of the law."



Speaking from Downing Street, Cameron said "responsibility for smashing property, or violence, lies with the people who perpetrate that violence and I want to see them arrested and punished in the correct way."



Despite reports that the violence was limited to a few individuals, the prime minister said it appeared "there were quite a number of people who clearly were there wanting to pursue violence and destroy property."



But no matter what post-mortem spin is placed on what happened, Kennedy said it is nearly undeniable that "somebody made a mistake" at some point on Thursday.



"I think there's a general acceptance when something like this happens, when a car carrying the royal couple is driven right into a street filled with demonstrators, I think the logical conclusion is that somebody made a mistake," said Kennedy.




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Parking ticket for dead man - Yahoo! Cars

Parking Tickets PackParking ticket for dead man - Yahoo! Cars: "parking warden ticketed a car in Cambridge without realising the driver was dead in the back seat.
The grey Nissan Qashqai was parked in a pay-and-display bay in a car park at the River Cam, Cambridge when it was ticketed.
The parking warden didn't see the man slumped in the back seat until after he had put the ticket on the car.
Other people parked in the car park thought the man, who was in his fifties, was sleeping in the car.
Parking wardens are forbidden from waking up people in cars in case doing so gives them a shock.
It's thought the driver had parked on Wednesday to do some Christmas shopping and that he suffered a heart attack when he returned to his car.
The police are not treating the as yet unnamed man's death as suspicious."

Johnson pleads not guilty to murder of gangland killer Carl Williams

Johnson pleads not guilty to murder of gangland killer Carl Williams: "man accused of murdering gangland killer Carl Williams in a high-security unit at Barwon Prison last April today pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Matthew Charles Johnson, 37, stood with his hands on the railing of the dock at the Geelong court as Magistrate Rosemary Carlin found there was enough evidence to support a conviction and ordered him to stand trial next year in the Supreme Court.
The court heard today that copies of statements Williams had made to police were found on a computer hard drive and in printed form in Johnson's cell after the killing.
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Carl Williams. Earlier, Williams' heavily pregnant former wife Roberta told a court how she 'cut him short' in their last phone call on the day he was killed because she was getting ready for a photo shoot for New Idea magazine at the Melbourne Airport's Hilton Hotel.
Roberta Williams, who appeared via videolink at the Geelong Magistrates Court, said Williams had been upset that morning over a newspaper report."

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Arrest Made in Downtown Gang Shooting

Sacramento Press / Arrest Made in Downtown Gang Shooting: "Sacramento Police Department has arrested a suspect responsible for a shooting that injured a 21-year-old man and a 10-year-old boy.
On November 26, 2010, the two victims were walking to Panda Express in the shopping complex located on 19th and S Street. Two suspects that were also walking in the area got into a verbal confrontation with the victims over gang affiliation. One of the suspects, a 16-year-old male Hispanic, pulled out a gun and shot at the 21-year-old. The shooting resulted in both the 21-year-old and a 10-year-old being shot. Both victims received non-life threatening injuries.
Through a tip, detectives were able to identify the involved subjects and on December 7, 2010, they arrested the 16-year-old suspect without incident. The juvenile suspect will be facing charges of attempt murder, possession of a firearm by a minor with a gang enhancement.
This shooting is a reminder that our community is facing serious challenges with youth involved in gangs. The Police Department is actively trying to curtail gang violence with programs like Cease Fire but we can’t do it alone and continue to need the community’s support."

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81 dead in Chile gang warfare prison blaze | Travel news from car rentals

81 dead in Chile gang warfare prison blaze Travel news from car rentals: "massive blaze which started during a riot at a Chile prison has claimed at least 81 lives and injured many more.
The blaze is alleged to have been started during a prison riot between two rival gangs when a prisoner set several mattresses ablaze to distract warders attempting to quell the violence in a cell block at overcrowded San Miguel Prison.
The facility, sited just south of the country’s capital Santiago, holds convicted members of violent drugs gangs, some of whom were rivals before their arrest and imprisonment. The fire, which started in the early hours of yesterday morning, took three hours for emergency crews to bring under control.
Jaime Concha, director of the police operations, told reporters the police had acted as quickly as they could, adding they had to cope with around 1,900 inmates in a facility built to hold a maximum of 700. Television clips showed screaming prisoners frantically waving their arms through the prison’s window bars, begging to be rescued.
A crowd of hundreds of desperate relatives and friends of the trapped inmates gathered at the prison gates, telling television crews the prison governor had ordered the gates locked, preventing emergency crews and fire engines from dealing with the blaze. Prison authorities have not as yet stated the reasons for the delay in firefighter access to Tower 5, the seat of the fire."

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Nazario 'The Craziest One' Moreno Mexican drug lord suspected killed in clashes | Reuters

Mexican drug lord suspected killed in clashes Reuters: "National security chief Alejandro Poire said a leader of La Familia cartel was presumed dead in one of many clashes between drug gang members and authorities in the western state of Michoacan.
Asked in an interview on broadcaster Televisa if the leader was Nazario 'The Craziest One' Moreno, Poire said: 'That is the preliminary information we have yet to confirm. It is an ongoing operation.'
Quiero Charlar con la MuerteSince Wednesday night, armed men have hijacked cars and trailer trucks, setting many of them on fire, to block main roads into several cities acrossMichoacan, President Felipe Calderon's home state.
Bus services into the region have been suspended and hundreds of federal agents deployed in a bid to control what appeared to be coordinated attacks.
Moreno is believed to be the top leader of La Familia, a drug gang that uses pseudo-religious philosophy to justify the grisly murders of rivals and keep its own traffickers from abusing drugs.
He preaches Bible scripture mixed with self-help slogans to gang members and has tried to promote a mystique that is unique among Mexican gangs by claiming to protect the local population.
If his death is confirmed, Moreno will be the second drug kingpin to be eliminated in just over a month, after the killing of the Gulf cartel's Ezequiel 'Tony Tormenta' Cardenas on November 5.
La Familia was hit last year by the arrests of two top leaders and is fighting the Zetas and the Beltran Leyva cartel for control of Michoacan's coast, where traffickers receive illegal shipments of chemicals to make methamphetamines."

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Shooting victim removed from life support

OCEANSIDE: Shooting victim removed from life support: "Police are asking for the public's help to find suspects in a suspected gang shooting last week that caused the death of an 18-year-old Oceanside man.
Edgar Luna, who was shot last week in an apparent drive-by shooting, was taken off life support on Wednesday.
Luna was shot in the head Friday night in the 200 block of Lustrosos Street near Libby Lake City Park in Oceanside.
Luna had been in critical condition at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla until Wednesday night, when he was removed from life support.
Lt. Leonard Mata said no one is in custody in connection with the ongoing investigation. An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday.
In a written statement, Mata said that police are concerned the drive-by shooting may signal that gangs may be changing the way they're operating.
'Drive-by shootings have significantly decreased over the years, in large part due to self-imposed restrictions by street gangs,' Mata said in a statement."

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Ex-Arizona beauty queen gets prison time

Ex-Arizona beauty queen gets prison time: "former beauty queen and University of Arizona law school student accused of orchestrating the kidnapping and torturing of her ex-boyfriend is going to prison.
Pima County prosecutors say 28-year-old Kumari Fulbright was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison and six years' probation.
She pleaded guilty last December to conspiracy to commit kidnapping and aggravated assault as part of a plea agreement that stipulated the prison sentence. The Arizona Daily Star says it was up to a judge to decide how long Fulbright should be on probation following her release.
Fulbright and three men were arrested in December 2007 after the alleged victim told police he'd been tied up and kept captive for eight to 10 hours, robbed and tortured.
Fulbright ran in the Miss Arizona contest and was named Miss Pima County in 2005 and Miss Desert Sun in 2006."

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South Side Indio, or SSI gang:Task Force Busts 3 Riverside County Gangs | NBC Los Angeles

Los Angeles Magazine (1-year automatic renewal)Task Force Busts 3 Riverside County Gangs NBC Los Angeles: "Fourteen of 22 federal defendants were among those arrested Tuesday in Riverside County's largest criminal sweep, which was focused primarily on three Indio street gangs, including one accused of methamphetamine trafficking.
Three defendants already were in federal custody on unrelated charges, an FBI official said.
Eleven federal search warrants were executed during an operation dubbed
``Eastern Encore.''
About $159,000 in cash was seized, most of it at one location, authorities said.
Federal charges accuse the defendants of involvement in a methamphetamine trafficking enterprise, and federal firearms violations.
The investigation into the South Side Indio, or SSI gang, was carried out by a team made up of FBI, federal firearms and immigration agents, and investigators with the Riverside County District Attorney's Office and Indio police."

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Central Islip man convicted in teen's death

Central Islip man convicted in teen's death: "Lavelle Todd, 21, was acquitted of second-degree murder in the Memorial Day 2008 death of Robert Adams Jr. of Central Islip.
He could be sentenced to a maximum of 75 years in prison if County Court Judge Martin Efman rules that sentences for manslaughter and assault may run consecutively, Assistant District Attorney Robert Biancavilla said. Sentencing was scheduled for Jan. 18.
The jury of seven men and five women reached its verdict shortly before 5 p.m. after deliberating about 23 hours over four days.
In Todd's first trial, a different jury could not agree on whether he had acted in self-defense, leading Efman to declare a mistrial in May.
Thursday's verdict stunned Adams' mother and sister."

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Tuesday, 7 December 2010

A 1%er is the one of a hundred of us who have given up on society

Hells Angels On Wheels Movie Poster 24x36A 1%er is the one of a hundred of us who have given up on society
And the politicians one way law.
This is why we look repulsive.
We are saying we don’t want to be like you or look like you.
So stay out of our face.
Look at your brother standing next to you and ask yourself if you would give him half of what you have in your pocket.
Or half of what you have to eat.
If a citizen hits your brother will you be on him without asking him why?
There is no why.
Your brother isn’t always right but he is always your brother!
It’s one in all in.
If you don’t think this way then walk away.
Because you are a citizen and don’t belong with us.
We are outlaws and members will follow the Outlaws way or get out.
All members are your brothers and your family.
Will you steal your brother’s possessions, money, woman, class or his humor.
If you do your brother will do you."

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650 Mongols, or “full patches,” operate in the United States

Honor Few, Fear None: The Life and Times of a Mongol"The Mongols Motorcycle Club, or Mongol Nation, formed in Montebello, Calif., in 1969 and was named after the nomadic tribes of northeast Asia. Original members reportedly were disgruntled Vietnam-era veterans. During the 1960s, The Hells Angels would not allow Hispanics into the club simply due to their race and the Mongols supposedly formed in response to that restriction.

Approximately 650 Mongols, or “full patches,” operate in the United States. The Mongols are friendly with the Outlaws due to a mutual hatred for the Hells Angels. A confrontation between the Hells Angels and the Mongols at Harrah’s Casino in Laughlin, Nev., on April 27, 2002, left two Hells Angel and one Mongol dead.

William Queen, an ATF agent who infiltrated the Mongols in 1998, wrote a very good book about the club called Under and Alone. He describes his two-year life with the Mongols. Resulting federal indictments of 54 Mongol members led to all but one of them being convicted."

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God forgives, Outlaws don’t

Three Bike Gangs Dominate Montana: "The Outlaws Motorcycle Club, also called the American Outlaw Association, was founded by John Davis in 1959 in Chicago. The club has about 34 chapters in the United States and Canada, with about 900 members. Detroit has been the “mother chapter” since 1984. It changed from Chicago when a new national president was elected.

The Brotherhoods: Inside the Outlaw Motorcycle ClubsThe club rallies under the Outlaws’ colors, affectionately known as Charlie. Charlie is a white skull with crossed pistons on a black background. The skull has beady red eyes, which are supposed to watch for trouble behind the wearer’s back. The pistons are outlined in red. The skull is borrowed from the back of Marlon Brando’s black leather Jacket in the 1953 bikegang movie, “The Wild One.”

The club motto is simple: “God forgives, Outlaws don’t.”"

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Bloods-Crips city war continues… | The Negros Chronicle - News around Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental, Philippines

Bloods-Crips city war continues… | The Negros Chronicle - News around Dumaguete City and Negros Oriental, Philippines: "Shooting incidents involving members of the warring Bloods and Crips continue to grip city residents with most of them seeing no end to the retaliatory attacks.
ohnrey Pilipinas was apparently the latest fatality from the Bloods side but whose death was quickly avenged by the slaying of a supposed leader of the rival Crips gang. Pilipinas was shot at close range near the Fish Port terminal by two motorcycle-riding men after a heated altercation.

Mayor Chiquiting Sagarbarria’s declaration of an all-out war against street gangs was met with skepticism since the problem has been pes tering city residents for a number of years now. The ongoing gang war has claimed dozens of lives with suspects getting bolder as the authorities are being perceived as unable to hold the s treets from criminals young and old."

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More Die as Drug Gangs Battle in Mexico - World - CBN News - Christian News 24-7 - CBN.com

More Die as Drug Gangs Battle in Mexico - World - CBN News - Christian News 24-7 - CBN.com: "violent drug war in Mexico is escalating following an attack, Saturday, in Ciudad Juarez that killed 16 people.
Four police officers died when their car was ambushed. Stray bullets also hit two bystanders -- one a 10-year-old girl.
A day later, armed commandos attacked two drug rehabilitation centers in the city, leaving four dead and five wounded.
Gangs have attacked dozens of drug rehab clinics across Mexico, including nine last summer.
Drug cartel leaders sometimes operate the centers themselves in order to recruit addicts -- subjecting the clinics to attacks from rival gangs.
Ciudad Jurazez is just across the border from El Paso, Texas.
Two drug cartels there are battling for control, and it's now considered one of the most violent cities in the world."

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Friday, 3 December 2010

arrested Jonathan Arellano, 19, Jose Castro II, 18, and three juveniles. They could face charges of aggravated assault, aggravated robbery and assisting a criminal street gang.

arrested Jonathan Arellano, 19, Jose Castro II, 18, and three juveniles. They could face charges of aggravated assault, aggravated robbery and assisting a criminal street gang.

By noon, police also arrested a man with a parole violation and another man who they say had drugs on him. The early-morning warrants were served at homes in Old Town El Mirage, in the 11000 block of West Ash Street, the 13000 block of North B Street, the 12000 block of West Scott Drive, and the 14000 block of North El Mirage Road.

El Mirage police called DPS to assist with the crackdown after roughly a year of increased gang activity in the neighborhood south of Thunderbird Road, near the center of the city.

Residents had reported shots fired at cars and beatings. El Mirage officers recently saw a spike in graffiti, El Mirage Assistant Police Chief Steve Campbell said.

Police suspect that many crimes in the area have gone unreported as neighbors fear retaliation if they worked with authorities.

"These guys have created a pretty significant fear factor in the community," Campbell said.
So El Mirage police decided to call in additional resources.

They are pleased with the results.

"It's been a good morning for the community," Police Chief Mike Frazier said. "These are some bad guys, some bad actors."

Members of the DPS gang task force, the Gang and Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission lead a program known as "Operation Eminent Domain" that assists cities in the valley with crime prevention.
Authorities believe the five arrested gang members had committed strong-arm robberies and drive-by shootings, said Bart Graves, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety.

Members of task force and El Mirage Police are confident the arrests will help shut down the leadership of the gang and reduce violence between rival gangs.

"These gang members were vying for control and obviously the residents were victims of the ongoing, escalating violence," Graves said.



Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/12/02/20101202el-mirage-suspected-gang-leaders-arrested-abrk.html#ixzz175Qrq8qX

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Two members of the Nine Trey Headbustas Bloods street gang have pleaded guilty to racketeering

Two members of the Nine Trey Headbustas Bloods street gang have pleaded guilty to racketeering for their roles in the 2008 murder of the gang’s New Brunswick leader, authorities said today.

Syree Hakins, 38, of West Orange, and Tyrane Mathis, 34, of Newark, pleaded guilty Wednesday before Superior Court Judge Joseph Paone in Middlesex County, state Attorney General Paula Dow said.

A third defendant, Davon Parker, 22, of Edison, pleaded guilty to racketeering last month, authorities said. As part of his plea, Parker agreed to testify against Hakins and Mathis.

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Share 11 Comments Hakins admitted he ordered the murder of gang member Devin Thompson, 19, near New Brunswick’s Recreation Park on June 2, 2008, authorities said.

Mathis admitted he participated in the murder, authorities said. Parker testified that the gang believed Thompson wasn’t running its New Brunswick operation correctly, authorities said.

The state will recommend Hakins be sentenced to 16 years in state prison and Mathis be sentenced to 12 years in state prison, authorities said.

Each must serve 85 percent of their sentence without the possibility of parole, authorities said. Sentencing for the three men is scheduled for Feb. 11.

Hakins, Mathis and Parker were among 21 alleged gang members named in an indictment last month that charged the alleged leader of the Nine Trey Headbustas, Michael Anderson, 38, with the first-degree crime of racketeering. Anderson was leading the gang from New Jersey State Prison in Trenton, authorities said.

First-degree racketeering carries a maximum penalty of 20 years. Authorities said Thompson and a friend, Christopher Whitsett, were shot at about 10:18 p.m. on Nichol Avenue at Sandford Street, a few blocks south of the Douglass College campus of Rutgers University, authorities said.

Thompson was rushed to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in the city, where he was pronounced dead at 11:08 p.m.

Whitsett, who was shot in the back, survived. The next morning, investigators told Thompson’s friends and relatives it appeared the shooters had set Thompson up, authorities said.




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Chenier (Big) Dupuy drew up a set of rules to live by after he finished a six-month prison sentence in 2008.

Chenier (Big) Dupuy drew up a set of rules to live by after he finished a six-month prison sentence in 2008.

But there was one key rule he forgot to follow.

Rule No. 11 on the reputed street gang leader's list -titled Ten Rules to Follow -was one that read "No jail. Fini."

Unfortunately for him the list was seized on Oct. 22, 2008, when Dupuy, alleged to be the head of the BoGars street gang, was arrested for drug trafficking.

He has been behind bars since then and yesterday prosecutor David Simon told Quebec Court Judge Jean-Pierre Boyer that the Crown would like to see Dupuy serve the equivalent of an eight-year prison term, less the time he has already served.

In April, Dupuy was convicted on four counts of trafficking in crack, cocaine, marijuana and hashish. The charges resulted from a Montreal police investigation that started only days after Dupuy was released after the six-month sentence he served on a conviction for assault and possession of a firearm.

Weeks after being placed under police surveillance following his release in September 2008, Dupuy was arrested while driving a Lexus that belonged to his girlfriend, Stephanie Castrilli, 23. Inside the trunk police found 2.27 kilograms of marijuana. Later that day, police searched an apartment on Jubinville St. in Laval and found two kilograms of marijuana, 300 grams of cocaine and 90 grams of crack inside a backpack.

Castrilli, who was tried with Dupuy, was convicted of trafficking in marijuana and hashish. A sentence hearing in her case has been scheduled for February.

Det.-Sgt. Jean-Claude Gauthier, a street gang expert for the Montreal police, testified at the sentencing hearing yesterday. Gauthier described Dupuy as the leader of the BoGars, a street gang based in Montreal North that has existed for nearly two decades. Gauthier referred to Dupuy's list of rules during his testimony and suggested it was proof Dupuy planned to expand his gang's reach.

Rule No. 9 for Dupuy was "expansion mtl, l.a., Stl, ont."

Gauthier said this is believed to be a reference to expansion into new drug trafficking turf for the BoGars. He said the initials Mtl is an obvious reference to Montreal while Stl and ont refer to St. Laurent Blvd. and Ontario St., streets that are known to have sections that are considered prime drug trafficking territory traditionally controlled by the Hells Angels and the Mafia. Gauthier said the Montreal police are currently making an effort to prevent street gang members from expanding onto St. Laurent Blvd.

A more ominous "rule" Dupuy felt he should follow indicated he was willing to go to war with rival criminal organizations.

The list of who he was willing to go to war with included traditional rival street gangs, like the Syndicate and the Kraz Brizz.

But it also included a reference to "Spaghetti." Gauthier said the reference "is obvious" but didn't elaborate. It is believed to be a reference to the Mafia in Montreal.

One of the other rules was philosophical. It read "rule the order within the disorder." Another was more banal and read like a reminder: "pay tickets, bills, taxes and GST." The second rule made reference to paying a bar 10 per cent of something and 25 per cent to something or someone else. According to Gauthier, this is a reference to payments pimps are known to make in strip bars where the women they control dance. Rule No. 6 was a reminder to find security for Dupuy's home, business and his son.

Defence lawyer Serge Lamontagne called Dupuy as the only witness for the defence. This produced a sometimes heated exchange between Dupuy and Simon when the prosecutor cross-examined him.

Dupuy denied being in the BoGars, let alone being its leader, and said he has felt the police immediately target him every time he gets out of prison.

"The BoGars, does it exist?" Simon asked at one point.

"Yes, it exists," Dupuy replied after denying several people listed in an intelligence report were members of the gang.



Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Alleged+gang+chief+rules+live/3921706/story.html#ixzz175Pl9V4y


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