Sunday, 3 April 2011

Asia Boyz street gang, but for Skooter this was some kind of a Filipino mafia

They call it Asia Boyz street gang, but for Skooter this was some kind of a Filipino mafia. On Wednesday a Los Angeles judge sentenced a Filipino-American leader of the Asian Boyz street gang to life in prison without parole in connection with eight murders and 10 attempted murders during a crime spree in mid-1990s.
The Fil-Am guy is the 37-year-old Marvin Aclaro Mercado. Judge Robert Perry called Mercado a clear menace to society, noting that only two of his murder victims were rival gang members while the rest that he had killed were innocent, law-abiding citizens
Mercado carried out the killings with his gang in 1995 and 1996, then fled to the Philippines where he was arrested in 2007.How did he become the mogul of the fame killing machine? He organized the notorious Asian Boyz in the early 1990s with fellow Cleveland High School students in San Fernando Valley. By the mid-1990s, the gang had garnerd about 200 members with Cambodian, Vietnamese and Filipino factions, three groups in the suburbs of Los Angeles and one in San Jose, and affiliates as far as Texas.
Skooter believe Mercado would like to follow the footsteps of Al Capone, the Italian-born mafia chief. It was good he was sentenced to life imprisonment, not by lethal injection like what the Chinese did to the three Filipino drug mules.


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